Listing a house for sale is a very emotional decision. Selling a house can also be an exciting time as it’s a chance to move onto a new adventure. Make the entire process less stressful by following this handy guide on how to get the most out of the selling process.
1. Choose a real estate agent carefully.
The real estate agent is perhaps the most important person, other than the seller and buyer, to be involved in the selling process. Ask for recommendations from friends and do research before settling on which agent to hire.
2. Prep and stage the home prior to listing.
The first impression buyers will get is the one they receive from the listing pictures. Ensuring that the home is clean, bright, and fresh prior to listing photos being taken will put the home’s best foot forward. Remove clutter and photographs, minimize bulky furniture, open curtains, and make sure the floors are sparkling clean.
3. Curb appeal is key.
Many potential buyers perform a drive-by of the home prior to scheduling a showing. Spruce the front of the home up by mowing the lawn, planting flowers, touching up paint, and making sure the house number is visible from the street.
4. Practice proper open house etiquette.
An open house is a great way to get many buyers through the home at one time. Do a thorough cleaning of the entire home prior to the open house, put out fresh towels, light candles, and lock up any animals. Also, keep any valuables out of the house and password-lock all computers during an open house.
5. Be prepared for inspections and appraisals.
Many factors go into the sale of a home, including inspections and appraisals. Prepare for the possibility that buyers may request minor repairs to be made after the home inspection is completed. Have a real estate agent present during the appraisal to point out the positive aspects of the home.
6. Take a moment to say goodbye.
It’s important to take a look around and remember the good times that were had at the home before moving onto the next chapter. Consider throwing a farewell party before moving to celebrate the adventures ahead, while also reflecting on the past.
As we approach the warmer summer months, more people are looking for different ways to experience New York City. Whether renting a bike to cruise around the big apple or finding a fun restaurant to get a taste of New York, there are countless ways to enjoy yourself this summer. Here are some of the great attractions that New York City has.
Experience the City on one of the Countless Rooftop Bars and Restaurants
Dine or grab drinks at one of New York City’s many rooftop bars and restaurants in order to truly experience the incredible magnitude and beauty of the city. Rooftop bars and restaurants continue to be a staple of larger cities like New York. Not only can visitors get a full understanding of the city’s depth, but they are able to get a strong grasp of the beautiful architecture. Additionally, rooftop bars and restaurants are scattered throughout the city, so visitors can choose what view they want. A great rooftop bar is the Met Roof Garden Cafe & Martini Bar. Overlooking Central Park and the Manhattan, the Met Garden Cafe & Martini Bar is a perfect spot for visitors who wants to get a breathtaking view of the city.
Located in the heart of Brooklyn, Coney Island is famous for many different reasons. Celebrating its 95th anniversary this year, Coney Island has become known as a staple of the New York City culture. From rollercoasters to a full beach and boardwalk with countless restaurants and shops, Coney Island provides entertainment for every type of personality. Because of its rich history, many parts of Coney Island are considered historic landmarks in Brooklyn, including the world famous Coney Island Cyclone, the wooden roller coaster that has been in operation since its opening in 1927.
Free Movie Under the Stars
There are few things that can be more beautiful than a star-filled night with friends. At the Bryant Park summer film series, you will have the opportunity to experience the city night’s beauty. Running every Monday until August 21st, residents and tourists alike can come together to watch different movies throughout the summer. The best part? The movies are free to watch, and vendors are available with great snacks for purchase. Some feature films for 2018 include King Kong, Dirty Dancing, and All That Jazz. The free movie under the stars is perfect for nearly everyone occasion, including a night out with the family or a significant other.
With one month of the new year already in the books, it’s time to start looking ahead to the exciting changes awaiting New York City in 2018. Here’s a glimpse at some of the most significant upcoming shifts in the Big Apple’s architectural landscape.
Real Estate — Commercial
The new shopping center at Essex Crossing is set to make a splash sometime this year, with hot and happening businesses such as Trader Joe’s, Target, Splitsville bowling lanes, and Regal Cinemas all set to debut in the space. The 42-story building which houses Domino’s Sugar Refinery is undergoing a significant refurbishment, and Domino’s has further plans to debut an 11-acre park this summer.
Looking even further ahead: Cipriani’s new food market is also beginning construction, with its 28,000-square-foot behemoth to debut sometime in 2019.
Real Estate — Residential
Delancey Street will see an influx of new residents both young and old, as the rental units at 115 Delancey and the senior center located at 175 Delancey are both ready to take on tenants. Also for seniors: 140 Essex Street has plans to unveil a new center for elderly residents as well.
Aiming to repair what is arguably one of the most important issues faced by New York residents, the MTA plans to invest $836 million to address issues with the subway system. In a significant move, Hudson Yards is set to begin work on its coverage of the second half of the west rail yards. Additionally, work on 15 Hudson Yards will be completed, with the building topping out at a whopping 88 stories.
Another hot-button topic: The creation of new living space for the city’s 8-million-plus residents. A few areas that are scheduled for rezoning this year:
-Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, with plans to create 4,000 new rentals, over a third of which will be reasonably affordable
-Gowanus, after a series of false starts in recent years
-Inwood, in a long-overdue, revamp of the region, as only 200 new apartments have been added since the turn of the millennium
Look for these changes and more in 2018, as New York dives headlong into the future!
About Avraham Glattman
Real Estate professional, Avraham Glattman, is an extremely successful man in many aspects. Not only is his Real Estate company, First American Properties Group, one of the top in New York City, but Avraham is an exceptional family man who holds great history from his life’s events.
Avraham Glattman was born and raised in Israel, where he stayed until he was a young adult. Avraham attended school in Israel until his completion of high school. After high school Avraham served in the Israeli Army for 3 years. In 1989, Avraham Glattman was sent to America. He was asked to work for an Israeli newspaper in Brooklyn, New York. The company paid for him to fly to NY and work, so he did.
Avraham Glattman met the woman of his dreams soon after settling in Brooklyn. The decision was made that he was not letting her slip away and New York City would be his new home. He married beautiful New York City born wife, Lisa, in 1991.
A few years later, Avraham Glattman and wife Lisa started their wonderful family. Three children and two dogs later, Avraham and his family reside happily on Long Island. Avraham Glattman’s eldest son Daniel, 16, the middle child Abigail, 14, and the youngest boy Yoni, 12, are all extremely active with very diverse hobbies and interests. The pups, Louie and Luna add tons of character to the Glattman family. Avraham has his hands and schedule full with his children’s’ sports events, concerts and school activities.
Daniel is a big hockey fan, with a dedication to the Devils, while Yoni, contrary to Daniel, is a Tennis player. Abigail is your typical girl’s girl at age 14, with a passion for music and a specific love for the band, One Direction. In addition to hockey, Daniel is a soccer fan as well, just like his father. Avraham is a big Manchester fan. He saw the World Cup in Germany years ago and is very proud of that experience. In addition to his love for soccer, Avraham Glattman enjoys a good book and Global Politics. He quotes, “Give me a book, I will read it.”
As a successful business man and loving family man, Avraham Glattman has much to look forward to waking up every day. He absolutely loves his career and being able to benefit individuals in the industry of Real Estate, but the main thing that keeps Avraham Glattman optimistic and gives him the most purpose, is his family.