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The Back to School Home Sale

By Sharon Quataert | August 20, 2018

Preparing for a successful fall home sale The truth about the “After-Summer” market More often than not, buyers and sellers we work with in Rochester and western New York State are almost completely focused on June, July & August as the “must-sell” months. We agree that those are extremely popular and busy times to sell…

Selling in Summer

By Sharon Quataert | July 26, 2018

Tips to Make Your Home Look its Best During the Warm Months Without question, summer in New York State is a great time to sell your home! From early spring through August, the Rochester real estate market is booming.  You’ll see numerous open house events as properties come on the market, and if priced correctly,…

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Reasons to Work With a Real Estate Professional

By Sharon Quataert | June 15, 2018

If you’re a fan of “reality TV” shows like Love it or List it, Flip or Flop and Flipping Out, we understand. There’s a sense of drama, entertainment and sometimes a financial windfall. It can be very tempting to jump into the real estate market with a false sense of confidence after watching these shows.…

Renting vs Buying

By Sharon Quataert | May 30, 2018

Home Ownership, has long been considered a “must”, as part of the American dream. That however, assumes we all dream the same dream. You may think that because The Sharon Quataert Team sells so many homes that we want to sell a home to everyone. We just want to help you achieve whatever is best…

Buying Existing vs Building Your Home…

By Sharon Quataert | April 27, 2018

So, you’ve searched the web on your own and visited numerous properties online and it’s becoming clear that available homes are in short supply and the homes that are for sale get multiple offers, leaving all but one buyer out in the cold – again! Since 2016, we’ve been in a seller’s market and it…

March 2018: Buyer FAQs

By Sharon Quataert | March 17, 2018

With more than 30 years of real estate experience, we’ve worked with so many people to help locate a new home or property. For first time buyers as well as those who haven’t been “in the market” for a while, there are so many questions. Below are some of those we hear most often. Q.…

About Your Home Inspection

By Sharon Quataert | November 6, 2017

Whether you are buying or selling your home, an important step during the process will be your home inspection. As a seller, if you have a home inspection, it will reveal what you may need to address before listing your home. As a buyer, it will reveal what you should be aware of before you…

Before Putting Your Home up for Sale

By Sharon Quataert | November 4, 2017

Here are a few items to take care of before listing your home to make the sale process quicker and easier in the long run. Consider a pre-sale home inspection. A home inspector will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and will give you a list of the trouble areas that will stand out…

Get Ready for a Home Showing

By Sharon Quataert | November 4, 2017

Remove clutter. Clear off counters and pack unnecessary decorative items. Put extra furniture in storage, and remove out-of-season items. Don’t forget to clean out the garage, too. Let it shine. Cleaning windows and screens will help bring more light into your home. Replace burnt bulbs, and consider higher wattage in low-light areas. Clean the walls…

7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®

By Sharon Quataert | November 4, 2017

REALTORS® aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers: 1. An expert guide. Selling a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents.  A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the…