Monday, February 23, 2015

Take The FIZZ Out Of The FSBO

Take The FIZZ Out Of The FSBO
Debunking Myths About For Sale By Owner Properties

By George L. Rosario of Coldwell Banker Kueber
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Why do home owners decide to sell their own properties? Some will say it is because they've heard bad things about real estate agents, and others will say that they are sure they can do a better job than any agent, or any other reason. The truth is that most sellers who go the FSBO route do it because in their minds, they can do the same job as a Realtor and save themselves the 6% commission a Realtor would charge them. It is all about saving themselves a few percentage points on the sale of their home.

Is it impossible for them to make it? Of course not. I've heard of a few successful FSBO's in my years in real estate. Notice I said I've heard of them. I've been in the business since 1990 and I am starting to think that I will have better luck meeting Big Foot before I ever meet one of these successful FSBO's.

I have on the other hand met some very unsuccessful, desperate FSBO's and heard enough first hand horror stories to fill up a journal. NAR (the National Association of Realtors) reports that 86% of For Sale By Owner’s hire a Realtor within 7 weeks of putting their house on the market. This means that most FSBO's spend almost two months trying to sell their home on their own, only to end up listing with a licensed Realtor. The latest public records show that only 9 out of every 100 sellers will sell their home through the FSBO forum. Out of those 9, an average of 8 will get far less than what a licensed Realtor could have gotten them.

Why do FSBO's end up with less money? Well, because the only people that go show a FSBO's house is a buyer’s agent (a licensed real estate agent who is an expert negotiator on the part of the buyer). When buyer’s agents approach a seller’s agent, also known as a listing agent such as I am, they know they are facing an expert negotiator that is there to work for the benefit of the seller. Think about this as a court case. In a court case scenario, the buyer’s agent is the prosecutor; the FSBO is a defendant who foolishly decides to defend himself; I am the defense attorney who is hired by the defendant that knows the importance of having an experienced negotiator on his side.

The National Association of Realtors latest statistics show that most home owners will not go past more than 3-4 real estate transaction in their entire lives. An average Realtor goes through an average of 15-18 transactions per year. I average 28 completed transactions per year. Wouldn't it make sense for all home sellers to hire someone who averages 28 completed transactions per year to negotiate on their behalf?

There is this trend among sellers to allow websites such as ForSaleByOwner, Zillow and Trulia to mislead them into listing their own home on their sites under the FSBO section. These sites convince sellers that they will save money if they sell their own home without the expert services of a licensed agent. What they won’t tell sellers is the fact that statistics show houses sold by Realtors sell for 42% more than houses sold under the FSBO title. That means that the seller is sold on the idea of saving the 6% commission they would pay a Realtor, but are not informed that they are literally trading that 6% savings for an additional 42% cost. That’s like trading 6 oranges for 42 oranges. The person giving away the 6 oranges has obviously given away far less than the person giving away 42 oranges.

So what are the benefits of hiring a Realtor?

Realtors have access to tools that most For Sale By Owner’s don’t have. We have access to the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS). We have several webpages to advertise your home. We have access to pre-appraisal tools like Geo Data Direct,, Property Shark, and many other Realtor exclusive tools.

The most common method by which homes are sold is the MLS. Realtors will advertise your property on the MLS so that all other local Realtors (hundreds if not thousands) have instant access to details about your home. These Realtors then forward the information to their buyers and seek out the best qualified buyers to show your property to.

Geo Data Direct helps Coldwell Banker Realtors put together a detailed property value comparable, helping us position your home for best possible results in the market. This tool gives us the ability to see everything that has sold and at what price, as well as access to tax info and other pertinent information to the sale of your home.

Tools like,, Property Shark and other Realtor exclusive sites allow the public limited access to them, but reserve full access for Licensed Realtors. The limited access given to home owners can become costly, and often prove to be too time consuming for owners to use to the full potential. While home owners use these tools before and after work, or during their free time, Realtors focus a large bulk of their day to putting these tools to work for them and for their clients. 

I hear FSBO's tell me they can just as easily put out “Open House” and “For Sale” signs on their properties and spend far less on those marketing tools than they would spend if they were to pay a Realtor a commission to do so. Well, let’s look at this one carefully.

When you are shopping for a car, you know that if you go to a Licensed Dealer, particularly a Certified Pre-Owned car dealer, you will pay more for your car than if you go directly to the guy who puts a 99 cent for sale sign on the windshield. So why would anyone go to a car dealership. Simple! The buyer expects a higher quality product from a dealer than from a private seller. The Licensed Dealer’s product is more money, but it is more trusted and it is therefore more desirable to the buyer.

The same is true with a sofa you purchase from a certified furniture showroom as opposed to the sofa sold at a yard or garage sale. The buyer sees the store bought sofa as being cleaner, more trustworthy and more reliable than the sofa that a private owner is getting rid of on his own.

Buyers who see a For Sale By Owner sign in front of a house go in expecting to pay a lot less. Many buyers will take the owner’s asking price and deduct 6% before they even make an offer. They do this because they figure since the owner is selling it on his own, he doesn't have the expense of paying a Realtor’s commission, so why should the buyer pay that extra amount.

When a buyer meets a Realtor selling a house, the buyer understands that the owner has hired a professional on his behalf, and the buyer perceives that home as being a higher end product and will be more willing to bargain up than down. The bottom line is that the FSBO sign in front of the house may get more offers, but it will always get much lower offers than what a For Sale By Agent sign will get. When you go with the world's most recognized real estate brand, Coldwell Banker, you increase your property's visibility to all of New York, the entire United States, and 49 other countries throughout the world.

I won’t even go into detail about the screening process involved in selling a home. FSBO's are inviting strangers into their home without taking the necessary steps to determine if this stranger is a serious buyer, a tire kicker, or worse, a criminal. There are countless horror stories of break-ins, armed robberies, attacks, thefts, rapes, and even murders of home owners who open up their doors to strangers in the attempt to sell their house. You don’t have to take my word for it. Research this topic online and you will find out just how dangerous it is to tell potential criminals that you are handling the sale of your home without consulting a professional. 

The bottom line is that home owners owe it to themselves and to the success of the sale to consult several Realtors prior to putting their home up for sale. The right Realtor will convey a sense of security, professionalism, experience, knowledge and ability when selling a home. The right Realtor is a buffer, taking on the responsibilities and stresses of selling a home, sparing the home owner of all the headaches involved with the process.

Real Estate Salesperson
Coldwell Banker Kueber

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Is Your Home Ready To Be Sold?

Are You Ready to Sell Your House? Or Better Yet, Is Your Home Ready to Be Sold?
Four Easy to do to-do tops for anyone who desires a quick and painless sale. 

There is no such thing as a home that cannot sell. There are certainly homes that do not sell, but that has very little to do with the homes ability to be sold. All homes can be sold. There are three basic reasons why a home does not sell; location, presentation and price. So how does a home owner prepare a home to be sold?

To make sure your home sells for the best price possible, and in within the time frame that you desire for it to be sold, you need to make sure your home stands out from the competition and enters the market in the best marketable conditions possible.


Have you ever noticed that professional athletes spend more time practicing than they actually spend playing. That’s not because they don’t know how to play, or because they aren't great at the game, or because they like torturing themselves. Professional athletes know that their paycheck is directly related to their performance against the competition, and that their performance against the competition is directly related to their pre-game preparation.


When you make the decision that you want to put your home on the market, you need to prepare yourself and your home in order to get the best results. Here are some simple, but highly effective steps to take in preparing your home. Don’t take these steps AFTER you've listed your home. Start taking these immediately.

STEP 1: Have your home inspected.

I've been in real estate for over 25 years and I've come to expect some tension in the room when I recommend this. After all, who wants to spend money on a home they are planning to sell? The truth is that part of the preparation process is to have an independent, outside source of critique about your home’s condition. You need to know if there are any minor or major issues you should address prior to having your potential buyer’s inspector point them out. This way you can either correct them so that you can get the highest price possible for your home, or not correct them and adjust the price accordingly.

If you don’t think a home can cost you money prior to selling it, consider the following. If the house goes into contract and the buyer’s inspector finds any flaws with the house, you can end up paying a lot more to correct them than if you had discovered them on your own, prior to listing the home. Once you are in contract, you no longer have the luxury of taking your time shopping around for necessary services. Be prepared!

STEP 2: Storage is your friend

Part of the pre-sale preparation is the beautifying of your home. Remember that presentation is one of those key points to address prior to listing your home. Prepare your home to be seen through the eyes of a buyer that suffers from a case of clutter-phobia. The less-is-more approach is always best when you are trying to sell your home.

You may want to find a storage space for large furniture items that you want to get rid of, and get rid of the rest by donating them or having a yard sale. Store the things you don’t need to use right now. Save them for the day you move into your new home. Have a designated area (empty cabinet or pantry shelf) to put away the items that you need to use on a daily basis, but want to hide when potential buyers come see your house.

Invite your Realtor over and have him walk through your home to point out what may send the wrong message to the buyer. Sometimes that which has become part of your every-day world may push potential buyers away. Don’t take it personal. Remember, your Realtor is on your side. I am sure that if you visited my home, there would be things that would make very little sense to you, while not having them would destroy the comfortable flow of the Rosario household. Ask me about this and I’ll tell you why my home flows differently than yours. I guarantee you will have a good laugh at my expense.

STEP 3: Give your home a face-lift

Keep in mind that if your neighbor is selling his home, and he paints it, has it professionally cleaned and replaces any missing knobs and handles, his home will show better than yours. Which one do you think will get more offers, higher offers and quicker offers? Research shows that clean kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. Research also shows that homes that smell like fresh paint sell faster than homes that don’t.

If you have rugs, have them cleaned. If you have hardwood floors, have them cleaned. Clean and empty your kitchen cabinets. Your local Realtor can tell you exactly what to do to get this home ready, and well as give you some valuable insight into the local professionals that can provide these services, many of them giving discounts to customers referred by this Realtor.

My partner Lev Shalomayev and I have a list of contractors that service our local area. If any of our clients call any of these contractors and disclose that we've referred them, the contractors will honor a very substantial discount on their services. Contact your preferred Realtor and let him/her direct you to the right contractor for the job.

STEP 4: Pretend YOU Are Buying This Home

Buyers do not walk around blindly anymore. They go to the building department to check if there are outstanding violations on your property. They check property records to see what government agencies are saying about your home. You may want to check into this yourself. You may discover discrepancies that could hurt the sale of your home. Remember that banks will not approve mortgages on homes that have outstanding issues.

Research your home’s status now and stay one step ahead of the buyers.

George L. Rosario
Real Estate Salesperson
Coldwell Banker Kueber

George L. Rosario is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Kueber in Glendale Queens, and President/Founder of RosarioRealty PP Inc, a consulting group for local real estate investors. George L.Rosario, his partner Lev Shalomayev and the newest member of the team, George L. Rosario Jr. service the Greater New York City areas of Brooklyn, Queens andManhattan. George L. Rosario is an authority in New York City's luxury homes market. George L. Rosario has been interviewed onsite at this office by NY1 and has appeared on top media outlets including CNBC, Good Morning America, FOXBusiness, HGTV, FOX News and Bloomberg. He has met with both Republican and Democrat political leaders as a consultant in our country's real estate investing future. He has received several awards and certificates for his work with veterans in the sale of their homes after retirement. George is best known for his undivided devotion to his wife and seven children.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Rent vs Own? Practical Advice For Renters Considering to Buy.

To Buy or Not To Buy? We will try to help you answer the age old question, which is better, to rent vs own?

While you are going to get a lot of advice from a lot of people towards just about everything you decide to do in life, advice about buying a home should be left up to the experts. This post is about advice for those that are transitioning from renting to owning. This advice is for those potential buyers who are still unsure of the process, the benefits and the potential for growth of wealth related to home ownership. This is one of the biggest, if not the biggest purchase you will ever make in your life. So whose advice should you seek out?

Let’s follow the steps we learned when we were little children in school, and were instructed on how to take a multiple choice exam. I’m talking about the process of elimination. Before we decide who we should consult when transitioning from renting to owning, let’s eliminate those who we should not waste any valuable time on.

The first person to eliminate from your list is you. Surprised? Yes, you need to eliminate you from the initial decision. I’m not telling you to remove yourself from the decision altogether. I am telling you to eliminate that little voice all of us have in our heads that stops us from ever taking chances. That voice is going to be so loud that if given center stage will drown out all other logical voices within you. You already know that owning is better than renting; otherwise you would not be reading this article. The only reason you haven’t moved forward is because that voice, (mine sounds like my parents’ neighbor when I was a kid) will immediately step in and start telling you it’s not a good idea.

Here are some things my negative voice (Norma) has tried to stop me from doing. Norma told me that I was too young to accept the responsibilities involved with being a father. 24 years later, I have 7 children and would not change a thing about my life. Norma told me that proposing to Tina after only knowing her for 30 days was ridiculous. 10 years later I can honestly say that I would have been a fool not to. Norma told me that pursuing a career in real estate was foolish because there is no weekly paycheck involved. 25 years later, I can honestly say this was one of my life’s callings, and I am happy Norma didn't win that debate.

Has Norma always lost? NO! She won the debate against saying yes to that guy who wanted me to help him break into the neighbor’s house. Norma won when she stopped me from eating that 4th serving of super spicy chili at my friend’s Texas Ranch Theme wedding. Norma stopped me from getting that girl’s name tattooed on my chest. Norma has won her share of debates. But when Norma tried to stop me from purchasing my first home, I told her my brother was thinking of going skydiving and she left me alone. Tell your “Norma” voice to go bother someone else when you consider buying a home.

The next people to eliminate are those that do not own a property of their own. Would you agree that asking a vegetarian to point you towards the best burger in town would be a total waste of time? Would you ask someone who cannot swim to lifeguard your next poolside event? Would you ask a non-driver to drive your kids to school? As silly as these questions sound, that is exactly how crazy it is to ask a non-owner for advice about owning a home. Guess what? They will be the first ones to give you all the reasons why you shouldn't own, and some of them will destroy your dream because they have completely given up on theirs. Don’t let their fears affect your life.

Finally, eliminate people who have given you bad advice in the past. If you saw a clear picture of someone who fits that description the moment you read this sentence, then you already know who not to consult on the biggest purchase of your life. Bad advice is more plentiful than the grains of sand at the beach and will drag you down like quicksand. Rise above the negativity.

Now that we've removed those that you should not consult, let’s focus on those you should consult. It may surprise you to find out that I am not going to tell you that the first person to talk to is a Realtor, Real Estate Salesperson, Agent or Broker (whatever you choose to call us). I am a Realtor professional in New York City serving Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. So why wouldn't I want you to speak to me first? Well, because I know the importance of preparing yourself properly for the process. So if not us, then whom? I strongly suggest you speak to a loan officer about your finances and your ability to buy. Loan officers, mortgage bankers and professional lending institutions will give you a good idea of where you stand in the purchasing process. A great lender will even work with you to prepare you for that purchase.

After you've spoken to a lender, go to your local real estate professional (look for a Realtor with access to the local MLS) and ask if there is a preferred lender that he prefers to work with. Ask your Realtor for one or two names of good lenders to speak to, and go do a little shopping around. You would be surprised the difference between lenders, lending institutions and their success rate. Realtors usually know who services the local buyer the best. Of course, if after speaking to your Realtor’s preferred lender you still feel more comfortable with your initial choice, then you should go with that lender.

Once you have found the right lender, ask that lender for his or her professional opinion about your purchasing ability. Ask them if they think you are prepared to buy. Ask them if this is the ideal time for you to buy, or if you should work on any financial issues prior to moving forward. A good lender meets with you free of charge to make sure you are a truly qualified individual. Lenders can assist you in taking care of credit or financing issues that might hurt the purchasing process.

Once your financing is in place, it is time to start the search. Visit your local Realtor and interview him or her as if that person is going to be running your business for the next 30 years. After all, this person is going to be running your business for the next 30 years. Purchasing a home is as much a business based decision as it is an emotional, financial, personal, family and need based decision. Interview the Realtor, and if you feel comfortable with him or her, make a real commitment to work with that Realtor exclusively, and follow through with that commitment. This is an important relationship and it can be ruined easily once you start cheating with other Realtors. Find your purchasing partner and stick with that partner.

Once you have found YOUR Realtor, ask questions. Asking questions as you go along will make the buying process flow easier. As a Realtor, my goal is to take you to the closing table in a well-informed manner. I want to make sure you are ready to sign the papers that will take you from renter to buyer. I want to make sure that once the purchase is complete, you will be able to call me a friend and a real adviser rather than look at me as some guy that pushed you so that he could get a commission. As a Realtor, I can tell you there are no greater feelings of accomplishment than to have a buyer refer to me as their Realtor, their go-to guy! I have built both the selling and purchasing sides of my business from referrals. If you are satisfied, you will tell others and recommend me to others. That is important to the growth of my business, which is why any Realtor professional making this a career will always strive to see you reach the closing table completely satisfied.

Honesty and integrity play huge roles in the success of my business. So believe me when I tell you that George L. Rosario, Lev Shalomayev, George L. Rosario Jr (yes, my 24 year old is in the business) and all other professionals I consider colleagues will never steer you wrong. So if we honestly feel you are better off renting, we will tell you before we waste your time finding a home. While purchasing should be everyone’s goal, not everyone will be ready when they first come speak with us. As professionals, we will work with you to prepare you for the purchase of a home. A year’s worth of detailed and patient preparation to buy is always better than a lifetime of renting. After all, what do you have to show at the end of renting? Responsible owners will always walk away with more than renters at the end of the road. Realtors can help you prepare for the purchase of your home, and to move forward when the time is right for YOU.

George L. Rosario

Real Estate Salesperson
Coldwell Banker Kueber

Also contact George’s business partner Lev Shalomayev at

Thursday, February 12, 2015

I Love My Window

Good morning from NYC.

At this moment I am sitting at home in my breakfast nook, looking out the window at my morning visitors, Tom and Jerry. That's what my children have named the raccoon and cat that visit every morning on our fire escape.

I live in New York City where our balconies are made of steel, and where the trees that we see are purposely planted in the middle of this concrete jungle to give its human inhabitants a taste of nature. Us city folks are a special breed of people. We love the business of our city, and yet our nature in its purest form of humanity longs for some type of connection to nature. So we plant trees in the back of our buildings, where they will not be an obstacle or nuisance to those that need to rush from point A to point B in their busy schedule.

I love the view from my window. It faces the back of the building where no rushing feet march to that familiar beat of the busy New Yorker. Life back here, as viewed from my breakfast nook is so different than the life I view from my living room window in the front of the building. It's a total contrast of what the city life really is. In front of the world, (the front of our buildings) we often paint a picture of the totally focused, purposeful, determined, extremely busy city dweller.

Us New Yorkers all have our own personal escape from the world. For me and for my children, it comes in the form of a raccoon and a cat who have forged an unlikely friendship and who dwell in the back of our building, where the busy buzz of the city simply doesn't exist. It is the place where we watch the sunrise over the tall buildings of New York City, and pretend that they are glorious man made mountains strategically put there for our enjoyment.

To some this may seem as a cold, strange concrete jungle with no feeling and no natural beauty. To us it is home and it is the only place where our breakfast tastes like our breakfast, and where the sunrise is so authentically our sunrise.

Good morning to you all, my friends. May you find your own favorite window in your life.

- George L. Rosario, Realtor with Coldwell Banker Kueber in the greater New York City area.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Attention FSBO, 13 Ways To Protect Yourself & Your Property When Selling Your Home

Dear FSBO (For Sale By Owner) Seller,

When people decide to sell their own home, they often believe the biggest threat is the theft of belongings, and they rarely consider their own personal safety in the planning process. The sad truth is that even real estate professionals have been attacked while showing homes, as Housing Watch (Curry, 2010), the Washington Post (Phillip, 2014), CNN (Ford, 2014), ABC News (Little, 2011) and others have reported in recent years.

Cutler Realty agent Andrew Vonstein, 51 was found dead in a vacant home which he’d shown the day before (Curry, 2010). Essence Realty agent Vivian Martin, 67 was found murdered at a home she’d been showing (Curry, 2010). The home was also set on fire by the perpetrators. Real Estate agent Beverly Carter, 49 was found buried in a shallow grave after showing homes in Little Rock Arkansas (Phillip, 2014). Ashley Okland, 27 was killed while showing a home in Iowa (Ford, 2014), Sarah Anne Walker, 40 was stabbed 27 times in Texas (Little, 2011).

Of course if you want to consider other dangers, identity theft, rape, armed robbery, assault and others do exist. Identity theft is one very common danger, especially for FSBO (for sale by owner) sellers who print their name, phone number, address and e-mail addresses on fliers that they distributed around town. The owner, by selling his/her property by himself may even be exposing the rest of the family to danger at the hands of strangers.

The National Association of Realtors issues safety guidelines for its members, but even if you're selling your home without an agent, taking these precautions is a good idea. Here are 13 ways to protect yourself and your property (Curry, 2010).

1. Schedule Appointments 

Don't allow people to just ring your bell at any hour for a showing. Instead, have them phone ahead to make an appointment. Take their name and phone number and call them back to schedule, so that you're sure you are reaching them at a legitimate number.

2. Give contact lists to others 

Make sure that a friend or relative at a different location has a copy of the appointment list so that they know who you have showings with and when. Check in with each other immediately after each showing.

3. Show when the sun is up 

Show the house in daytime whenever possible. If you must show it after dark, turn on all lights beforehand, and keep the shades, curtains or blinds open at all times.

4. Pair up 

Make sure someone else is present with you for all open houses or showings and that at least one of you (subtly) keeps an eye on the prospective buyer at all times.

5. Bring up the rear 

Let the prospect walk in front of you. Don't lead them, but rather, direct them from a position slightly behind them. You can gesture for them to go ahead of you and say, for example, "The master suite is in the back of the house."

6. Don't get parked in 

During showings, park your car in front of the property rather than in the driveway or in the garage, so that you avoid having your car blocked in. This will make it easier for you to escape in your vehicle, if need be.

7. Plan ahead with escape routes 

Stand near an exit whenever possible. Make sure all deadbolt locks are unlocked for easy access to the outside.

8. Carry an alarm device or cell phone 

If you have a home security system with a remote key fob, keep that in your hand in case you need to press the panic button to alert the monitoring service. You can do the same with the panic button for a car alarm, as the noise it sets off outside can alert people to what's going on (especially if you warn neighbors in advance of your signal). If nothing else, keep a cell phone with you.

9. Take notice of vehicles 

While prospective buyers are taking a tour, take a moment to walk outside to document their license plate, or give this task to a neighbor to note the year, make, model and color of each vehicle that drops people off at your home.

10. Keep valuables out of sight 

Remove small jewelry and money from plain view and out of the front of drawers, especially if you're not going to tour with each prospective buyer. Store away laptops and, if possible, put high-end stereos, flat panel TVs, etc., in storage until you sell.

11. Trim hedges 

Keep shrubbery clipped down around waist level to ensure that you give your front door or your back yard maximum visibility to neighbors or others from the street.

12. Don't be too public 

Limit the amount of personal information that you share. Consider advertising without using your home phone number or address on fliers. Have potential buyers e-mail you to obtain additional information. Use free accounts, such as those available from, whenever possible.

13. Be mindful of groups 

During an open house, be alert to visitors' comings and goings, especially near the end of showing hours. Police have reported groups of criminals that target open houses, showing up in groups near the end of the showing.

This goes beyond the Realtor vs FSBO debate. Let's all stay safe out there.

George L. Rosario

Real Estate Salesperson
Coldwell Banker Kueber

Works Cited

Curry, S. R. (2010, September 23). Two Ohio Real Estate Agents Slain on the Job. Retrieved February 9th, 2015, from AOL Real Estate:

Ford, D. (2014, October 1). Risky business: Real estate agent's killing hits home for Realtors. Retrieved February 9, 2015, from Cnn Online:

Little, L. (2011, April 11). 6 Crimes Committed Against Real Estate Agents and How to Stay Safe. Retrieved February 9, 2015, from ABC News:

Phillip, A. (2014, October 1). Arkansas real estate agent’s murder highlights perils of the job. Retrieved February 9th, 2015, from The Washington Post:

Sunday, February 1, 2015

It's Time to Score Your OWN Touchdown

Today, February 1st, 2015 is the day when everything comes to a stop for many of us, and we focus on the big game. Today is Super Bowl XLIX Sunday! I love this day for the parties, the food, the fun TV ads, the surprise visits from friends, the phone calls, the funny social media posts by die hard fans and some pretenders, the food (yes, I mentioned it twice), and of course the game. This year's Super Bowl will be played between the Patriots and the Seahawks. It will be played in the other Glendale, the one in Arizona. My office is in THE Glendale, the one in Queens NY.

I am not a fan of either team so I will keep my predictions and comments to myself. I am a NY Giants fan so my season ended a while ago. Still, today is not about those that were eliminated but about those that have made the cut and are in the big game. I wish both teams luck and sincerely say, may the best team win.

Today I write in my real estate blog because I got an interesting call this morning from a young couple who is very upset. It turns out that they've been living in a tiny little coop in Manhattan for four years now and they are ready to make a move to something much more presentable for entertaining guests. They planned a Super Bowl party last year and remember how uncomfortable it was to entertain their friends in their small studio sized coop. While location was a key to their purchase, they failed to think ahead and now understand that a couple with one child and a dog simply cannot fit comfortably in a 450 sq ft studio, or to expect to entertain several of their friends for an event like the Super Bowl.

So the search begins. First, I have to find a buyer for their coop apartment. Being with Coldwell Banker Kueber will facilitate that. We are the top selling office in our sector. Second, I have to find them a two to three bedroom condo in the area they want to be in. Being a member of the Coldwell Banker network will facilitate that. We have access to all public inventory in New York City.

So while most people today are enjoying their Super Bowl Sunday party, this young couple is dwelling over the traumatizing experience of last year's party. They are ready to move on, and ready to plan for next year's Super Bowl party at their new place. I've already been promise a seat, front and center in their new condo for 2016's Super Bowl. Ah, my career perks just never end. AWESOME!

Until next year's party takes place, I will focus on my own party. Chicken wings... here I come!

George L. Rosario
Real Estate Salesperson
Coldwell Banker Kueber
917-945-4211 CELL

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