Selling

In which domestic markets does Douglas Elliman do business?

Q: In which domestic markets does Douglas Elliman do business?   Read More.

What does Douglas Elliman’s relationship with Zillow mean to the homeowner?

Q: What does Douglas Elliman’s relationship with Zillow mean to the homeowner? Read More.

Who is responsible for the title search, buyer or seller?

Q: In a real estate transaction, who is responsible to get the title search done, the seller or purchaser?   Read More.

Can I live in one state and sell real estate in another?

  Q: Can you be a certified agent in one state but live in another? For example, certified in New York, but live in New Jersey or Pennsylvania?   Read More.

What does ‘Contract Signed’ mean?

Question: What does ‘contract signed’ mean on some of your listings? Answer: A contract signed means that a written agreement has been signed by both seller & buyer to sell the property. That written agreement may or may not have contingencies, or points to be accomplished before a closing occurs (and if contingencies are not met then the contract may become null & void) and it would also have a closing date which all parties can work toward.

What’s the first step to selling my home of 30 years?

Q: I’m recently retired and thinking of selling my home which I’ve lived in for over 30 years.  What’s the first step? Read More.

Do finished basements add value to my home?

Q: If I am paying higher property taxes on a finished basement and additional full bath in the basement….Then why is that not considered added value $ to my house when selling? And why can’t I advertise such when selling? Read More.

How is the Westchester housing market for single family homes?

Q: How is the Westchester housing market for single family homes? Read More.

Please tell us about dated colors, new colors and the worst colors to paint the rooms when preparing your home for sale.

Q: Dottie, please tell us about dated colors, new colors and the worst colors. Shannon Read More.

We pay higher taxes, are being compared to houses in undesirable locations and the location cannot be valued?

Q: we recently had our 2-family in north jersey appraised for refinancing. the only other 2-fam in the area are 2-3 miles away and not in desirable locations. we live across(50 ft) from a historic park and pond that can never be developed and pay higher taxes because of that . the appraiser said there is no avail calculation for appraisers to consider this type of issue. this cannot be right. we pay higher taxes, are being compared to houses in undesirable locations and the location cannot be valued in what do you think please advise thank you? Read More.