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Willy & Melva- Graniteville

Holly poses with a happy client while holding an over-sized "Sold" sign

My goal was to prepare Willy and Melva’s home for the best show and value! Providing home design tips, neighborhood knowledge, updated data and staying in communication constantly made for a successful home sale.

This is what the Happy Client had to say about their home selling experience:

My wife and I wanted to interview a few realtors before deciding on one. Holly was the first and only realtor we interviewed. She came so well prepare and had already had done research on similar properties in the neighborhood. She advised us on what value we can expect and also the current demand on properties which was really helpful on pricing our home. The house was sold above asking price due to her experience as a realtor in the Staten Island market.

John & Jennifer- Silver Lake

Happy Couple Holding a "SOLD" Sign Celebrate in front of their new home

John and Jennifer were excited to start their home search on Staten Island’s North Shore after the arrival of their precious Baby girl! I was committed to finding Jennifer & John a home that fit their specific needs, and dedicated to negotiating the best price and terms to make the deal happen!

This is what the Happy Clients had to say about their home buying experience…..

Holly is professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. She understood our needs and steered us towards properties that met our requirements. She is very patient. She wasn’t just interested in selling us A house. She wanted us to find THE house. She even offered assistance post-close. She helped us find contractors and I can still rely upon her for assistance. You don’t just get a realtor with Holly. You get a friend.

7 Fall Home Selling Hints For Staten Islanders

Fall Leaves in the sky with a cloud and a sunburst with the Holly's Staten Island Buzz Realty logo

FALL is our favorite season at Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty! The cooler weather and falling leaves create the perfect backdrop for embracing family traditions like apple picking and pumpkin carving. While spring is considered the “peak” real estate season to sell a home, the romanticism of fall can absolutely help maximize your bottom line. As your trusted realtor, we’ve put together a list of “7” Fall Home Selling Hints for attracting autumn homebuyers.

Tip #1: Bring in the Light: As the days get shorter, the sun sets earlier, making homes appear darker. Adding extra indoor light with floor lamps and battery-operated candles can help brighten up a home. Consider solar-powered landscape lighting for outdoors.

Tip #2: Flexibility Sells a Home: Cooler weather means more outdoor activities for families. It helps to be flexible with showings, which may include evenings and weekends. As your realtor, we aim for minimal disruption and optimal results.

Tip #3: Too Much Seasonal Decorating Can Hurt: As you decorate for the holidays, remember less is more. Potential buyers need to see themselves in your home and too much seasonal décor can be distracting.

Tip #4: Show Them Your Cozy: Help potential buyers see the cozy corners of your home. Light fireplaces and show off finished basements for hang out space. Let them know they could spend a few cold months comfortably indoors.

Tip #5: Check the HVAC: You want the air inside your home to smell fresh. Have you HVAC system checked before you need to turn on the heat. If you discover problems with the furnace, it’s better to fix them before your home goes on the market.

Tip #6: Prepare Some Autumn Edibles: Bring autumn scents indoors! Set out freshly baked pumpkin cupcakes or simmer hot apple cider on the stove. Put a tray of cinnamon sticks on the counter, prop open a cookbook to an autumn stew, or fill a bowl with crisp red apples.

Tip #7: Make Your Windows Sparkle: Rain and wind from over the summer months can make your windows dusty or streaked by autumn. You might not notice smudges, but your buyers will. To sell your home, make your windows sparkle.

Be sure to follow Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and of course, Instagram! Visit our Instagram page every Thursday for more “Holly’s Home Selling Hints!”

Whatever the season, Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty is here to represent “you.” We are committed to working towards helping your family achieve their real estate goals 24/7, 365 days a year.

Contact Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty 60 Bay St. Suite 701 Staten Island N.Y.10301 Today! Office: #718-702-6848 or #917-414-0847

7 Home Selling Hints For Staten Islanders

Hand Holding a Small White Birdhouse
They say, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” At Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty, we understand selling your home can be stressful. We can help you diminish some of that anxiety by teaching you ways to prepare your home for potential buyers. As an experienced realtor, I know the process of “staging” property is vitally important! From the moment, you commit to marketing your home for sale, our firm will commit to transforming your home into a place that potential buyers can easily picture as their own. As part of our realty services, you will have our undivided attention, guiding you through every step of the home selling process.

This summer, Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty offered “7” fantastic Home Selling Hints on our Instagram Page. You can set the stage for success with these tips for selling your home, and we guarantee you will see results — FAST.

Tip #1: Make Your Home Sparkle: Presentation is everything. Buyers love clean and spacious homes. If you really want to dazzle them, brighten your home by removing clutter from countertops, tables, and rooms. Scrub down your house from top to bottom. Make it sparkle.

Tip #2: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: If you are taking a photo of your home, be sure that the home’s yard and driveway are uncluttered. Remove bikes, garbage cans, and parked cars. The same applies for interior shots. People are looking to buy your home, not your possessions. Rely on me, as your realtor, to help you prepare your home to be “picture perfect” both inside and out.

Tip #3: Make or Offer Something Yummy: Realtors don’t put out fresh cookies just to treat buyers. A “homey” smell like baking cookies or bread can help people connect with a kitchen. Not a baker? Fake it with a scented candle.

Tip #4: Maintain A Good Flow: The last thing you want is people bumping into furniture as they tour your home. It disrupts their focus and makes your place look cramped. Do a dry run as though you’re are seeing your home for the first time and tweak anything that interrupts the “flow.”

Tip #5: Highlight Focal Points: Draw buyers’ eyes towards any special features with bright colors or accents like plants. A pop of red throw pillows can draw a buyer’s attention to that lovely window seat. A striking fern on the mantle can show off your fireplace. Accentuate the positive.

Tip #6: Make Your Bathroom Feel Like a Spa: Create the feel of a relaxing spa by stacking a few pretty washcloths tied with a ribbon. Add some scented candles and faux plants. Buy bath mats and towels in coordinating tones such as light green, blue or white.

Tip #7: Boost Your Curb Appeal: Don’t spend all your time indoors. Trim your shrubs, weed your flowerbed, fix any peeling paint, and keep the walkway clear. Just adding a row of potted plants along the walkway or a cheerful wreath for your front door can make a big difference.

Feeling more confident about selling your home after reading these tips? Are you ready to work with a realty firm that puts their clients first? Contact Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty 60 Bay St. Suite 701 Staten Island N.Y.10301 Today! Office: #718-702-6848 or #917-414-0847

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Staten Island Home Buyers Wanted!

Looking to buy a home on Staten Island? Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty will provide you with a FREE buyer’s consultation. Our consulting assesses your goals, needs, and fears so we can guide and educate you through the entire home buying process.

Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty wants to listen to YOUR story. Understanding what motivates your home buying aspirations equally motivates us to find you the perfect property!

At its heart, our unique, FREE, professional consultation is about offering transparent choices. As an experienced realtor, I can provide you with a thorough needs analysis and then offer responsible options in how those needs can be addressed. Together, we will explore three main areas:

    1. Plan: Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty will help you determine a best-for-you timeline and create checklists of what to do and when during the home buying process.
    2. Strategize: Guided by my expertise, we will strategize how to maximize your budget, attain your desired location, and find a property that will provide the maximum return on your investment.
    3. Finalize: Once we’ve found your dream home and locked down a contract you can be happy with, I’ll share in your celebration as I hand over your keys!

How do you know if you could benefit from Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty Free Consultation?

  • Are you a homeowner who’s trying to decide whether to “move or improve” and wishes they could get an experienced, objective opinion?
  • Are you a first-time buyer who isn’t sure they’re ready to purchase a home, but would like some guidance on the market?
  • Did a past experience with another broker leave you feeling disappointed because they couldn’t get the job done?

No matter where you are in the process, there are no judgments here. Let me draw you a personal roadmap, starting with the end in mind, mapping out the most direct route to help you achieve your home buying goals.

Contact my office today to set up your FREE Consultation. Office: #718-702-6848 or #917-414-0847

Remember, our personalized home buying service keeps your goals and needs our number one priority! Choose Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty, 60 Bay St. Suite 701 Staten Island N.Y.10301.

Record Condominium Sale With Breathtaking Views of Manhattan – 90 Bay Street Landing

The North Shore’s historic St. George district is known for both its charm and convenience. With close proximity to the Staten Island Ferry, residents who call this community home can enjoy a 25-minute FREE ride to Whitehall Street, Battery Park, and Manhattan’s Wall Street district. Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty, Inc. is proud to assist our clients with purchasing waterfront properties — recently breaking a record condominium sale for The Accolade Condos at 90 Bay Street Landing!

History of Bay Street Landing

In the late 1980’s, several waterfront warehouses overlooking New York Harbor were converted into the architecturally significant complex known as Bay Street Landing. This pet-friendly, five-building community of co-op and condo lofts is home to many medical, legal, financial, art and design professionals. Bay Street Landing provides the perfect combination of privacy, security and tantalizing amenities.

The Accolade – Condos @ 90 Bay Street

As one of the five buildings that encompass Bay Street Landing, The Accolade Condos @ 90 Bay Street, offers a collection of pristine condos, including many with spectacular waterfront views. Residences include studios, one, two and three-bedroom units. Each unit features a sophisticated, elegant design. The Accolade’s expansive interiors provide a blank palette for unlimited decorative possibilities. Windows that stretch from hardwood floors to soaring ceilings deliver buyers panoramic views in every direction. These luxury units also offer stylish chrome, marble, and stainless steel finishes including a stackable washer and dryer and individual climate control. Select units offer a private outdoor space for relaxation throughout the seasons.

On-Site Amenities

Tennis Anyone?: Bay Street Landing has two beautiful tennis courts – FREE for residents to enjoy. The courts are well maintained, in a serene and peaceful setting.

Exercise Facility: Feel free to cancel your gym membership. You can enjoy a healthy lifestyle at Bay Street Landing without ever leaving home! Create your own exercise program before or after work, or get fit any time of day or night. The exercise facility offers a wide selection of free weights, universal-type machines, treadmills, stationary bicycles and much more. The HOA charges a yearly fee for membership in some of the buildings.
Parking: Every apartment has at least one designated parking space. Expecting guests? Notify your private security and they will provide a visitor’s pass so friends and family may park inside the gated community. Street parking is also available.

Picnic On Property: Bay Street Landing offers a picnic and outdoor party area, equipped with gas barbeque grills, a canopy, picnic tables and plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors!

Children’s Playground: Bay Street Landing is a wonderful place for families with children! Kids can enjoy a playground with slides, climbing wall, net, and three crow’s nests!

Dog Run: As a pet-friendly facility, Bay Street Landing’s fenced-in dog run will equally allow members of your furry family to enjoy waterfront living. Mix and mingle with fellow pet-loving residents right on site!

Interested in exploring The Accolades @ Bay Street Landing? Or any of the Bay St. Landing Buildings? Does the charm of historic Saint George appeal to your home buying needs?

Then, CLICK HERE to see my current listing of 48 Bay Street Landing, another SPECTACULAR DUPLEX TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE! It’s a magnificent totally renovated & transformed 2000 sq.ft 2+ bedrooms, 2.5 baths Luxury Duplex co-op in St.George! Check it out on our featured 3D Virtual Tour link! 5 minutes to the ferry, quick & easy commute to Manhattan! Luxurious Grand Entrance with soaring 18ft. ceilings & Amazing Dramatic overhead mezzanine. Pristine Italian porcelain tile flows thru-out the entire first level. You don’t want to pass up this amazing property! Contact Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty 60 Bay St. Suite 701 Staten Island N.Y.10301 Today! Office: #718-702-6848 or #917-414-0847

 

Spectacular Duplex Townhouse For Sale! 48 Bay St. Landing Q1g, St. George, Staten Island New York 10301

Spectacular Duplex Townhouse For Sale! 48 Bay St. Landing Q1g, St. George, Staten Island New York 10301

LOCATION: Historic St. George located in downtown Staten Island is the much-desired neighborhood for this spectacular duplex townhouse. 48 Bay St. Landing Q1g is a gorgeous water view property that gazes on the New York harbor. Why wait? Manhattan style living in downtown St.George, Staten Island. Looking for a unique one of a kind spectacular duplex townhouse in a gated community and an easy commute to Manhattan and Brooklyn? Here it is!

DESCRIPTION: Magnificent totally renovated & transformed 2000 sq.ft 2+ bedrooms, 2.5 baths Luxury Duplex co-op in St.George! Check it out on our featured 3D Virtual Tour link! 5 minutes to the ferry, quick & easy commute to Manhattan! Luxurious Grand Entrance with soaring 18ft. ceilings & Amazing Dramatic overhead mezzanine. Pristine Italian porcelain tile flows thru-out the entire first level.

1ST LEVEL: Tremendous living room, gas fireplace, skylight, dining room, gorgeous kitchen with exquisite maple cabinets, Silestone countertops, Bisazza tile backsplash, Electrolux & Bosch S.S. appliances, 3/4 bath & utility room. Impeccable soundproof Media Room/Bedroom with Movie Screen/motor ceiling mount. A smart home system includes entire house audio. Creston Prodigy programmable thermostat, sound control, temperature, and lighting. Additional features: 4 skylights, central A.C., security system, a comlet doorbell with camera intercom, custom lighting thru-out, new windows and front door.

2ND LEVEL: Huge master suite, lots of closets, skylights, private spa room with jacuzzi tub. 3/4 bath, 2 tremendous semi-private rooms used as offices which can be transformed into 2 private rooms. Enjoy Amazing water views & Stunning sunsets.
Preserved original century-old ceilings, ductwork & timber beams. Cleaned & restored natural brick walls.

AMENITIES: Gym, tennis courts, barbeque area, basketball court, dog run, and playground. A convenient lifestyle in the heartbeat of all that’s happening in the North Shore. Minutes to the Free Ferry, restaurants, St.George Theatre, Staten Island Yankees Ballfield, Lighthouse Museum, future Lighthouse Point and the Empire Outlets.
Enjoy luxury living in this prestigious gated community, 24hr. security and includes 1 parking space. This Amazing homes outstanding flow & energy is a delightful treat for the soul! Must see!

LIST PRICE: $795,000.

INTERIOR: 2,000 sq.ft.

BEDROOMS: 2 +

BATHS: 3

PARKING: 1 space included

GATED COMMUNITY: 24-hour security and check in at gate.

FEES: Monthly $1468.approx. Includes all except electric & cable. Approximately 30% of your maintenance fees are tax deductible.

FLOOR PLAN: Click to Download

HEAT: Gas

AIR CONDITIONER: Central A.C.

PETS: Allowed

Don’t wait on this Luxury Duplex Townhouse! Contact Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty 60 Bay St. Suite 701 Staten Island N.Y. 10301 Today! Office: #718-702-6848 or #917-414-0847

DRONE VIDEO Of 48 BAY ST. LANDING Q1g GATED COMMUNITY:

 

3D VIRTUAL TOUR :


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Nancy – Concord

Nancy was looking to sell her home quickly and yield the highest price possible. Working aggressively, efficiently with knowledge of the neighborhood, helped to give Nancy the results she was looking for. Nancy asked me to hold the sold sign and smile for a photo.

This is what the Happy Client had to say about her home selling experience:

Holly came highly recommended from a friend whose house she also sold. From day one, she was great! Her knowledge of the area and market value was spot on. She listed my house for $50,000 more then I thought and sold it for $10,000 less than our asking price. She was calm and cool through the whole process and was on top of EVERYTHING. Holly received answers from everybody while I was still waiting on callbacks (the power of texting!!) I honestly do not think I could have sold my house without her. She started showing the house the day after the contract was signed and had an offer we accepted before the first month was up. Holly was ALWAYS available if you left a message, she returned your call within 10 minutes. She made the whole process painless and as speedy as possible. I highly recommended her to anyone looking to sell their house-her knowledge, expertise, responsiveness to your needs and her negotiation skills are outstanding (wish there was a rating higher than 5 stars). If you hire her to sell your house, she will work her ‘butt’ off to get you the best price and fastest closing possible.

Jan – Sunnyside

Staten Island Homes For Sale

Challenges sometimes happen when not expected. With knowledge, patience and amazing resources, I helped Jan make her home sale come together…guiding her through the entire process.

This is what the Happy Client had to say about her home selling experience:

Selling my house turned out to be way more complicated than I had ever anticipated. So many hiccups and unbelievable stress along the way. Holly was truly amazing throughout the entire process. She supported me through one of the most difficult times in my life. She was kind, patient and completely professional. Any time I had questions or concerns, Holly was always available to help me figure it out! I highly recommend Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty!

Donovan & Monique: Westerleigh

Staten Island Home Buyers

After viewing only a few homes and then finding the perfect home was a surprise for first-time homebuyers Donovan & Monique. How could this happen so fast? I Listened to Donovan and Monique’s needs and then fine-tuned their search to locate the perfect home.

This is what the happy clients had to say about purchasing their first home:

Holly is amazing! Very knowledgeable, always easily accessible and responds promptly. She addressed any concerns I had and made buying my first home an easy, smooth experience. Most importantly I always felt as if she had my family’s best interest in mind when searching for our home, she is a genuine person, not just someone looking to make a sale.