July 2016

There are 4 blog entries for July 2016.

Once you’ve decided to sell your home, you naturally want this to go as quickly and smoothly as possible.

There are a lot of ways sellers can help speed the process. We’ve offered advice in the past about curb appeal, staging your home for viewing, and even specific tips for selling in the summer. And now, with a little help from US News, we have some further suggestions!

Price It Right Don’t make the mistake of pricing too high because you expect buyers will try to “talk you down”, or that you’ll lower if it doesn’t sell. An unrealistic price will keep buyers from even offering. Get help from your professional agent to set an appropriate price.

Set The Stage


Make it obvious how the space (especially any small or odd-shaped spaces) can be

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Sunday, October 16, 2016 11:00 am


Almost everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way, so we've decided to make a difference by walking and raising money in our local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. Robert DeFalco Realty is proud to be a Flagship Sponsor of Making Strides Staten Island.

On Sunday, October 16 we walk.

Why do we walk? So that no one walks alone.

We walk because we all share a destination, to end the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer.

We walk in support of the survivors, as well as the ones we've lost.

We walk for ourselves and for the ones we'll never know. And we walk for the ones we hope that we'll never have to walk for. When we stand shoulder to shoulder, we

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You’ve accepted an offer! Your buyer is happy! YOU are happy! Woohoo!

Not so fast. The appraisal can be one of the scariest parts of selling your home. The home appraiser is the person who will determine the final value of your blood, sweat, tears and cash! So… are there tips and tricks to help raise your appraisal? Not really.


An appraiser starts by compiling a list of comps (comparable listings) from the local area. They’ll compare homes that are similar in square footage, location and style that have sold recently. Next they’ll assess your home in person to determine condition, and learn anything that may impact the value. And then math. You can’t fudge math. But there are things you can do to make your best first impression. Studies show

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Breathtaking Twelve acre Gated Estate. The solid Mahogany double door entry invites you to an open floor plan with handcrafted floating staircase, two story great room with beamed ceilings, palladium windows and grand stone fireplace.

The chefs kitchen features granite, marble counter tops and back splash. The Gourmet Kitchen boasts granite, marble counter tops and back splash, gourmet appliances with impressive center island.


 The master bedroom suite has dual fireplace and tranquil master bath.  Private guest suite with separate entrance. This home also has a beautiful heated in ground granite pool, horse barn with seven stalls, run in shed, fenced paddocks, stable house and so much more.  This is truly a must see home to appreciate the

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