While first-time homebuyers and even seasoned homeowners might have heard of MLS, they may not be familiar with the role it plays throughout the home buying and selling process.  What is MLS? MLS stands for multiple listing service. It is a database of homes for sale that is produced and maintained by real estate professionals to help their clients buy or sell property. Homes for sale on an MLS are called listings. The MLS listings typically include important property information, such as exterior and interior details, asking price, taxes, and other costs.  How does the multiple listing service work? The multiple listing service works to make the processRead More →

So, you’ve evaluated your finances, thought about your lifestyle and made the big decision to sell your home. With so many things to consider, from home inspections to staging, selling a house can be an overwhelming process. Luckily, for you, here is a comprehensive guide on how to sell your house in 2022. What to expect from the housing market in 2022 While 2021 was a record-breaking year for the U.S. housing market, remaining a seller’s market the entire year, don’t expect a quick shift to a buyer’s market in 2022. While the new year may bring a more balanced market, expect to see an increase inRead More →

The ball might’ve dropped and the parties may be over but NYC still has tons of fun things to do on New Years Day.  1. Winter Spa at The William Vale There’s no need to travel far and wide to experience a Scandinavian spa—The Willam Vale is has brought back its Winter Spa with four perfectly appointed, private, red cedar outdoor saunas and hot tubs for some cold weather self-care. Set up on the fourth floor of The William Vale, the Winter Spa lets you sweat your stress away, relax your muscles and remove toxins as you enjoy the view through the panoramic dome window, awayRead More →

‘Twas the Night Before… by Cirque du Soleil WHEN: Dec. 9-27, see website for schedule WHERE: Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue at 32nd Street, Midtown WHAT: Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever Christmas show, “‘Twas the Night Before…” is a flurry of Christmas cheer, rip-roaring fun and hugely lovable characters, while introducing audiences to the magic of Cirque du Soleil and helping families create new holiday traditions. WANT TO GO? $50 and up. Advanced registration required. Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas WHEN: Dec. 10-Jan. 2, 2022, see website for schedule WHERE: New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St., Midtown West WHAT: Based on Jim Henson’s beloved television special, this tunefulRead More →

Once upon a time, the month of December was a snow-swept dead zone for selling your home. The thinking was, “Why even bother showing it? No one is home shopping now.” Fast-forward to today’s full-boil real-estate market, however, and this traditional home-selling timeline has changed. Even amid the holiday hubbub, people are house hunting in earnest. So if your house is for sale now, yes, you should be hosting open houses, home showings, and more. Curious what holiday home-selling no-no’s you should avoid? Check out some things agents see below that make them cringe, and drive away perfectly viable buyers. 1. Inflatables on your lawn AvoidRead More →