• Preparing Your Home for the Fall Preparing Your Home for the Fall

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    Preparing Your Home for the Fall

    Unfortunately, the summer season is over.  The days are getting shorter and the weather is starting to change.  This is the perfect time to complete the housework that you have been putting off until now.  Not only is it the perfect time to wrap up the loose ends from the summer, it is also time to be preparing your home for the fall and upcoming winter season.

    Proper fall home preparation is especially important if you are looking at putting your home up for sale.  Here are some important tips in preparing your home for the fall.

    Indoor

    Make sure to check all doors and windows for air leaks.  Improperly sealed doors and windows can really drive up your energy consumption and heating bills as the temperatures drop.  Make sure to replace all worn weather stripping or add more weather stripping to close gaps.  For doors, look at adding a door stop to the bottom of the door for a better seal.

    It is also a good idea to have your heating system checked and cleaned. A properly running furnace is not only for safety, it will also ensure lower energy bills this fall.  Make sure to book early to avoid this busy season and lengthy wait times.

    Unfortunately, the summer season is over.  The days are getting shorter and the weather is starting to change.  This is the perfect time to complete the housework that you have been putting off until now.  Not only is it the perfect time to wrap up the loose ends from the summer, it is also time to be preparing your home for the fall and upcoming winter season.

    Proper fall home preparation is especially important if you are looking at putting your home up for sale.  Here are some important tips in preparing your home for the fall.

    Indoor

    Make sure to check all doors and windows for air leaks.  Improperly sealed doors and windows can really drive up your energy consumption and heating bills as the temperatures drop.  Make sure to replace all worn weather stripping or add more weather stripping to close gaps.  For doors, look at adding a door stop to the bottom of the door for a better seal.

    It is also a good idea to have your heating system checked and cleaned. A properly running furnace is not only for safety, it will also ensure lower energy bills this fall.  Make sure to book early to avoid this busy season and lengthy wait times.

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  • The Importance Of Having A Good Real Estate Agent On Your Team The Importance Of Having A Good Real Estate Agent On Your Team

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    The Importance Of Having A Good Real Estate Agent On Your Team

    Real estate is a people business. It is all about who is on your team and all the connections you have. As an investor, one of the most important relationships you have is with your realtor (which may be yourself). If you are a realtor then the following things are what you need to do for yourself or for your investors. If not then you need to use this as a guide to see if you indeed have a good realtor on your team.

     

    MLS

    The main advantage of having an agent on your team is their access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The MLS gives you access to all available properties for sale. This allows the realtor to find leads to send to you and show you. The faster your realtor sends you a lead, the faster you can work on turning it into a deal or filtering it out and moving on to the next. Make sure that your realtor knows exactly what criteria you are looking for so they can send you the most appropriate leads.

    Reliability

    Realtors have crazy schedules. They are always running around doing a whole bunch of things. You do not want to deal with an agent that is always late, canceling, or rescheduling appointments. Real Estate has a lot of deadlines so if your agent is not on top of things it can potentially lose...

    Real estate is a people business. It is all about who is on your team and all the connections you have. As an investor, one of the most important relationships you have is with your realtor (which may be yourself). If you are a realtor then the following things are what you need to do for yourself or for your investors. If not then you need to use this as a guide to see if you indeed have a good realtor on your team.

     

    MLS

    The main advantage of having an agent on your team is their access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The MLS gives you access to all available properties for sale. This allows the realtor to find leads to send to you and show you. The faster your realtor sends you a lead, the faster you can work on turning it into a deal or filtering it out and moving on to the next. Make sure that your realtor knows exactly what criteria you are looking for so they can send you the most appropriate leads.

    Reliability

    Realtors have crazy schedules. They are always running around doing a whole bunch of things. You do not want to deal with an agent that is always late, canceling, or rescheduling appointments. Real Estate has a lot of deadlines so if your agent is not on top of things it can potentially lose...

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  • Education Is Key Education Is Key

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    Education Is Key

    The real estate industry is changing daily. Staying plugged in and staying educated is the key to success in real estate. As a real estate investor, you MUST invest in your education in order to prosper and stay ahead of the curve. Without education, you can miss a lot of details that will end up with you losing money. And nobody wants that. Long Island real estate has so much competition so educating yourself properly will right away put you ahead of a lot of people. 

    Invest your time in education before you jump into real estate investing and you will not regret it! 

    The real estate industry is changing daily. Staying plugged in and staying educated is the key to success in real estate. As a real estate investor, you MUST invest in your education in order to prosper and stay ahead of the curve. Without education, you can miss a lot of details that will end up with you losing money. And nobody wants that. Long Island real estate has so much competition so educating yourself properly will right away put you ahead of a lot of people. 

    Invest your time in education before you jump into real estate investing and you will not regret it! 

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