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Are you thinking about selling but want to wait until after the holiday season?  

Here are some great reasons not to wait!

*There is less competition for buyers!

*People out looking in the freezing cold and snow tend to be serious about a home purchase.

*Because there is less competition you may get more money!  Less to choose from = less negotiating.

*Your home is usually decorated and comforting with holiday smells…just make sure to stage it correctly and tastefully!

*You can always restrict showings if it interferes with holiday parties or celebrations.

*Buyers have more time to look during vacation time from schools and jobs or while visiting friends and family.

*You can delay closing until after the holidays pass!

*When you sell your own home during the winter you are in a stronger position to purchase a new one when all those spring for sale signs pop up.  You will have the maximum negotiating advantages as your home will already be sold!

So what are you waiting for?  Call me and I will take care of everything for you 🙂

~Jenn

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Resort Style Living in Amityville

There are very few homes that boast this amount of custom beautiful woodwork!  Call me today to schedule an appointment to see this unique and stunning home!

MLS #  2684687

Click Here for the MLS Listing

http://www.mlsli.com/homes-for-sale/NY/Amityville/11701/82-Bayside-Pl-125160362

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http://www.realestateshows.com/735380

160 feet of top notch composite bulk heading  and one of a kind cedar boat house!

160 feet of top notch composite bulk heading and one of a kind cedar boat house!

Custom molding through out this stunning home!

Custom molding through out this stunning home!

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Power Washed DeckIt is amazing what the simple act of cleaning up outdoors can add to your selling value.  Buyers make snap judgements all the time.  They  look at how a home is maintained inside as well as outside.  Keep your outside well maintained this Spring to make sure all the potential buyers that do a “drive by” first see your home at it’s best.  Keep in mind that a drive by in our neck of the woods may also be by boat, not just by car in the front of your house…make sure your decks are well maintained.  There are fantastic stains available at your local hardware stores.  Keep it simple and neutral when picking your color choice.  Grab a power washer and clean off the walkways, your siding, and anything else that has the grime from the past seasons laying on it!  After it is cleaned up, treat your wooden decks with a one coat sealant available in so many different options.  Buyers will believe that your home is just as immaculately maintained inside as well as outside and we can’t sell your house unless we get the potential buyer to step inside….

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Spring Landscaping

If you are thinking about selling make sure to pay attention to your landscaping details. Some flowers and black or brown mulch go a really long way in adding to your curb appeal.

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fantastic front doors

You don’t need to spend a fortune this year to give yourself the curb appeal to set your home apart from your competition. Sprucing up your entryway is one of the most important things you can do this spring. The first impression of buyers is often a lasting impression. Many simply do a drive by of the house to see if they are interested in taking the next step. Take a look at your own front door and these examples to see how your can add some curb appeal of your own!

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Many of the homes in Long Island are some form of a Cape.  It may be a dormer, half dormer, or not at all…the possibilities are endless as to what you may actually see when you walk up the stairs.  Traditional Homes magazine recently put out some fantastic bedrooms and this one in particular struck me.  It is very difficult to set up furniture in rooms where the ceilings slant down and there is not full ceiling height.  This picture has a great layout for this situation.  Try re-arranging your furniture and see if you can’t get a little more style in your bedroom.   

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SAVE THE DATE!!!
55th Annual Holiday Homes Tour
The Bay Village Civic Association of the Amityville is proud to present the Friendly Bay Village Holiday Homes Tour, which shall take place on
Saturday, December 1st, 2012 from 12 pm until 4pm.
Seven distinctive and gracious homes in the Incorporated Village of Amityville will be showcased, festively decorated for the holiday season by their owners. The styles and architecture of these Bennett Place homes spans the history of this beautiful Village, all welcoming and worth attention and praise.
Potpourri simmers in the kitchens, live music greets visitors tantalizing the senses and heralding the season. The small Amityville Firehouse near the north end of Bennett Place will be open to sell tickets and crafts, serve mulled cider, and assist patrons.
Local businesses will be offering discounts to Tour patrons in support of the Bay Village Civic Association sponsoring the Tour this year.
Visit St. Mary’s Church, an 1888 historical landmark, in the center of the Village to shop and enjoy complimentary refreshments at the Tea Room in the Parish Hall. There vendors will offer a variety of crafts, ornaments, gifts and home baked confections for sale. Beautiful raffle prizes, donated by local merchants and residents, will be on display to be raffled at 4pm. Winners need not be present. Father Geminder will be available in the church to discuss its history.
Across from St. Mary’s Church, the Amityville Historical Society Lauder Museum a costumed docent will lead a walking tour of the historic area at 3pm. The museum will be open to view holiday vignettes of the past. The Tour will begin at St. Mary’s Church.
At 5pm the Village Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in the center of the Village at the Triangle.
Tickets for the December 1st Tour will be $25.00 and may be purchased beginning in mid-November at Johnson’s Florist, Bella Maison, Amityville Acupuncture and Wellness, Self Image Salon, and the Lauder Museum. On the day of the Tour only, tickets may also be purchase at any of the homes and at the small Firehouse Annex on Bennett Place during the event after 12pm. Each keepsake ticket contains photos, histories and maps to all of the homes featured on this self-guided Tour. The homes may be visited in any order.
Parking is available at the large municipal lot at the corner of Bennett Pl and Merrick Road. Another large municipal lot is located a few hundred feet north on Broadway (Rt 110) across from the First United Methodist Church. Bennett Place will be for pedestrian traffic only during the Tour.
Visitors to local businesses, St. Mary’s Church, the Lauder Museum and the Tree Lighting may park at the Park Avenue School, running parallel one block west of Rt. 110 from Merrick Rd to the Triangle in the center of the Village.
Proceeds from the Tour will be donated to the renovation of the Amityville Beach Playground. More information may be obtained by emailing HolidayHomesTour@AOL.com or at 631-691-8435 from 8AM – 8PM. Leave message for return call.

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