Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What is the value of your home?

An appraisal is a calculated opinion of the value of your home compared to similar homes. The price agreed to by a seller and buyer is another way of determining value. Keep in mind the home must appraise by the appraiser assigned by the potential buyers bank in order for the buyer to obtain a mortgage on the home. As a Realtor I can do a market analysis which consist of comparing recent sales of similar homes to your home.  This allows us to anticipate the value of your home to determine a list price and test the market by showing the house to potential buyers. Call me for a free market analysis of the value of your home. Joan Gerni, Lic.R.E. Broker/Owner NNY HOMES 315-782-4476 Office or email me at

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Everyone hopes the sale of their home will be a smooth transaction.  Realtors learn from experience and my experience since 1991 is one of my most valuable assests I offer my seller and buyer clients.  I know how to negotiate and handle the challenges that can arise in a real estate transaction.  For Example:
  • Pricing your home to sell
  • Staging your home to enhance your homes features
  • Negotiating purchase offers
  • Lets think positive! Negotiating multiple offers!
  • Home inspection concerns can arise and my goal is to find a solution
  • Appraisal? A low appraisal does not have to mean the end! Ask me how I grieve apprasials.
  • From start to finish I am here to make my clients dreams come true
  • Let me take the stress out of your next real estate transaction
There's no place like NNY Homes...I've worked hard to earn my reputation and I'm here to serve all your real estate needs.  Call me today for a free, no obligation consultation. Selling or buying, if you have questions I have honest answers! Joan Gerni, Lic. R.E. Broker/Owner NNY HOMES 315-782-4476 Office or your call is always welcome to my personal cell 315-778-7653

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Home renovations to enhance the sale of your home!

You may not recover 100% of the cost of home renovations however it might be what sells your home!  If you have home projects underway...finish them prior to offering your house for sale.  Potential buyers will most likely be obtaining a loan to purchase your home and most banks will require that new drywall be finished with atleast one coat of primer paint and new sub floors must be covered with flooring.  New light fixtures can add a finishing touch! I showed a home recently where the owner had planned on putting up new light fixtures, had the light fixtures in the box but the potential buyer got to see bare electric wires sticking out of the junction box. First impressions are important in todays Real Estate market! Have your house in top showing condition and enjoy the reward at the closing table!