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Pricing Your Home to Sell

By Sharon Quataert | August 6, 2019

Pricing Your Home to Sell Pricing your home to sell is a perfect mixture of art and science. How you price it will affect three things: Whether you will profit in the sale How much you will profit How long your home will sit on the market At Sharon Q Realty, our knowledge of the…

Places to Explore: Mt Hope Cemetery

By Sharon Quataert | June 15, 2019

One of the most beautiful settings in Rochester is not usually thought of as a tourist stop or a place for locals to hike or run or take a relaxing walk, but it should be! First in the Nation Located on 196 acres at the corner of Mt. Hope and Elmwood Avenues in the city…

Four Reasons to Buy a Home This Summer

By Sharon Quataert | June 11, 2019

Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 3.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year. Home values will…

Seven steps to selling your home

By Sharon Quataert | June 3, 2019

Set Your Goals First, ask yourself, “Why do I want to sell and what do I expect to accomplish with the sale?” If  you’d like to sell your house within a certain time frame or make a particular profit margin, write it down. You and your real estate agent will map out the best path…

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Home Financing and Finding

By Sharon Quataert | March 22, 2019

When you start thinking about buying a house, one of your first considerations will likely be affordability – can you afford a house payment on top of whatever debt you already have? We’re here to help with a few answers and a few ideas.

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Taking Care of Your Credit Score

By Sharon Quataert | March 8, 2019

There are two essential components that make up a successful house purchase: finding the perfect home that fits your needs and being able to secure the funds necessary to buy it. For the first, you can depend on your Realtor® to help you find the right home in the right neighborhood for the right price.…

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…