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Proficient NY real estate brokers can get you sound property at New York

By Andrew John Cocks | Sound Real Estate

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Proficient NY real estate brokers can get you sound property at New York

If you want to make your property search easier and get some of the best properties in your budget, a real estate broker helps you a lot. Benefits of hiring a real estate broker are many. Firstly a broker has the knowledge and information about the different locations in your surrounding and he or she knows the exact worth of the place. Being experienced in the field they can help you to access the real worth of the property you want to purchase and help you to negotiate better. 


In case you want to sell your property, a broker helps you in finding the exact valuation of your house and gives you the tips on how to enhance its value. Your broker promotes your property among social communities and advertises it on different online channels including social networks.

ny real estate brokers have access to different investors and purchasers and therefore they can help you in selling your property very fast. Online services by them have added advantage over offline brokers as they can do more marketing in less cost. They can spread their word among millions of online customers without any big investment and therefore they have better chances of getting customers as soon as they list your property on their online website. 


If you want to get faster results for your property search, you can hire the services of nyc real estate brokers who give you some of the best investment options in property. For the investors, the services of these professionals are very necessary because they take the burden of investors on their shoulders. They check the papers of property and get legal and technical assistance regarding the property and then provide all details to investors so as to enable them to take better decisions.  


nyc real estate brokers know where the investors can get good returns on their investment and they search only those properties that have good return value. In this way they reduce the burden of investors and investors get the list of only potential property options for them. These experts at real market also provide them assistance on how they can increase the value of their property so as to get better returns on their investment.  


Real estate brokers work hand in hand with investors and help them to maximize their profits. And therefore if you are planning to make investment in property, you should hire a good property broker to ensure safe investment. 

Finding good deals in property investments at New York city real estate is now possible and made convenient for you with SHV real estate advisors the proficient ny real estate brokers. For more information on how and where the property can be bought or sold with nyc real estate brokers ask the professionals at

Platt Park Homes Are A Sound Real Estate Investment

By Andrew John Cocks | Sound Real Estate

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Platt Park Homes Are A Sound Real Estate Investment
It’s an old real estate saying that that holds true – location, location, location. This could not be truer, especially amidst a slower real estate market. It’s important to do your homework on the investment you are making, which means that evaluating a potential neighborhood is especially crucial. An example of a solid neighborhood is Denver’s Platt Park community. Platt Park homes have held their values well throughout the real estate downturn, and the neighborhood is constantly recognized as one of Denver’s hottest places to live, landing on lists like “Denver’s Elite Eight.” We will use the Platt Park as an example of a great neighborhood to invest in throughout this article.
Here are a few things to consider when researching a potential neighborhood to buy a house in:
Location: One of the most important things to think about is the community’s appeal to commuters. How far is it from the area’s major business and culture centers? Denver’s Platt Park neighborhood is located right alongside I-25, making it an ideal location. Bounded by Downing Street, South Broadway Street, Mississippi Avenue and Evans Avenue, Platt Park is only a few miles from downtown Denver and from the University of Denver, making it an attractive spot for those affiliated with the University of Denver, along with people who travel to downtown Denver, or to the Denver Tech Center.
Affordability: Home values have decreased across the country, and now is the time to take advantage of it. While ritzy communities sometimes make wise investments, your money will go much further in a neighborhood with lower home prices. Platt Park property prices range from the $ 200s to the $ 800s so they are very affordable compared to nearby neighborhoods.
The Neighborhood’s Neighbors: Look at the neighborhoods that surround your target neighborhood. This might give you an idea of what trends your neighborhood might follow. It is especially ideal if your community is priced lower than its neighbors. Platt Park is located near Washington Park, one of Denver’s most popular addresses, but it is much more affordable.
Amenities: Evaluate the neighborhood’s amenities. Is it close to many recreational opportunities? Is it close to plenty of shopping and dining venues? Platt Park is located near the beautiful Washington Park and the commercial districts located on Pearl and Gaylord Streets. If you want to be close to these things, then it means that future homebuyers will want to be near them also.
Variety of Homes: It is important that a neighborhood has a large variety of homes and architectural styles. Platt Park homes feature everything from bungalows to classic Victorian-style homes. There is literally something to suit every homebuyer.
Platt Park homes are a sound investment for the future, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to buy one during a buyer’s market coupled with historically-low interest rates.

Visit our website for information on Platt Park homes.

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Beyond Sight and Sound in Real Estate

By Andrew John Cocks | Sound Real Estate

Beyond Sight and Sound in Real Estate

In the 2005 best seller Brand Sense, author Martin Lindstrom says that as much as 83% of all marketing communication is limited to sight and sound. In the real estate business most of the marketing communication is done by sight. Ads placed in local newspapers, the MLS, and post cards announcing open houses etc

However, the most important marketing communication happens when prospective buyer crosses the threshold of a house.

This is very similar to the experience a shopper has when entering a store for the first time. It is at that point, that first impression, where you must use emotions as the media for your message.

The more senses you appeal to, the more dramatic the emotional response will be. I am not talking here of the old trick of baking cookies to get that smell throughout the house. Everyone likes it, but they know the trick so now, it appeals to their logic versus their emotion.

But what if you had a fresh basket of lavender at the front door just as they came in? For some reason, which they can’t even articulate, they feel welcome. It might give them a cozy feeling of when they were a child going to their grandmothers home (because we all remember the lavender sachets grandma had in her drawer). It feels right and it completely appeals to their senses, not their logic.

When staging a home for a retail sale, it is vital to appeal to as many senses as possible. For that reason I use a variety of what I refer to as “Pockets of Emotion” throughout the house. These are those moments in a home that surprise you and make you laugh, give you pause while enjoying a fond memory, or appeal to your senses on such a high level that often times, you can’t even describe why it feels so good-it just does.

I strategically place these “Pockets of Emotion” to suggest that “yes this is a perfect child’s room, because my child is playing right now” or “this is a great kitchen for our family holiday baking projects”. These Pockets of Emotion are designed to truly engage all the senses, not just the sense of sight.

In addition I use the sense of hearing when ever possible. If the home is in a high traffic zone, I may have light music playing in the background to take the focus away from the outside noise. Another great sense of sound is a fountain bubbling and birds chirping (and yes, I know how to make that happen at just the right moment!).

When I stage a house, you will find that I use not merely the senses of sight, smell, and hearing but of touch as well. I love having people touch something as the feeling stays in their fingers then entire time they enjoy the home. It is also a great reason to have them remove their shoes, if you have really wonderful carpet, so they can feel it on their toes. I also use interesting and textured fabrics to draw people into a room. It is so interesting to watch people as they are drawn into a room and encouraged to reach out and touch a window treatment or pick up a pillow. It helps them to fall in love with the property and feel as though they are home.

As for the sense of taste, I have found it is always a good idea to put a tasty surprise where prospective buyers are sure to find it. I often will put a bowl of big beautiful apples in the refrigerator, so it’s a surprise when they open it-with a sign that says “An apple a day keeps the Doctor away-enjoy!” or even seasonal cookies or candy inside an intriguing container that it is so attractive you can’t help but take the lid off.

Remember the more senses you engage, the more emotional the response will be and because of that response the more memorable the experience. Your ability to reach a buyer with a truly memorable experience can be summed up in one word: “Unforgettable”

Often in the blink of an eye, a prospective buyer will a sense whether the environment they have just entered is authentic or not. They will be able to get “feel” if the property is right or wrong. It is my job to make sure that it always feels right and to give them the opportunity to fall in love with their new home, on the spot. When they fall in love-we know the house is sold.

At Simple Appeal we always say “Anyone can make your house pretty. We make your house SELL.” Our system consistently creates environments that appeal to all the senses and gives a genuine and authentic feeling that the buyer is really home.

By Karen Schaefer, Founder of Simple Appeal, Inc. and APSD – The Association of Property Scene Designers. Through Karen and APSD, you learn more about home staging, marketing houses and selling houses quickly.

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