Selling a Home in Wyckoff: It Can’t Be a Cut-Rate Affair

When it comes to selling a home in Wyckoff, everyone’s primary objective is, of course, to maximize the final proceeds. It’s not surprising that some sellers assume that a savvy business move would be to ask their real estate agent for a reduced commission. After all, cutting the normal 6% a couple of percentage points still leaves a substantial amount, right? The reality: since most people haven’t delved into the challenges that always face real estate agents, they are likely to assume that their agent pockets the entire commission. They have no reason to have delved into how much, at Read More

When Franklin Lakes is Your New Home, Think ‘Adventure’!

Some wise guy once defined a “mishap” as an “adventure misconstrued.” That wry observation contains a useful lesson for those who find themselves in the process of moving to a new home. The stress of a move — whether to a new home in Franklin Lakes or anywhere else — is universally regarded as one of the peak stress-producing life passages. If the move to your new home happens to coincide with a change of job, schools, or the like, the experience can indeed be daunting. So how do you start viewing your impending move as an adventure (rather than Read More

New Home in Ridgewood: Lowering Your Move’s Stress Level

Some wise guy once defined a “mishap” as an “adventure misconstrued.” That wry observation contains a useful lesson for those who find themselves in the process of moving to a new home. The stress of a move — whether to a new home in Ridegewood or anywhere else — is universally regarded as one of the peak stress-producing life passages. If the move to your new home happens to coincide with a change of job, schools, or the like, the experience can indeed be daunting. So how do you start viewing your impending move as an adventure (rather than a Read More

Large Footprints Show Up in Bergen County Real Estate Listings

Last week’s jobs report met familiar disagreement about the progress of the nation’s economic recovery: more new jobs, yes; too many of them part-time: yes; economy improving: sort of; enough? barely– if at all…etc. etc. etc. What is less controversial is the resumption of the nation’s home-buying preference for ever-larger homes. The price of real estate listings in Bergen County might have risen whether or not that trend surfaced in our area, but it stands to reason that if people are reversing their decision to downsize, that’s at least one reason why average real estate listings prices would register an Read More