Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Two Secret Ingredients in a Quick Sale


A fresh coat of paint may help, and skillful marketing is certainly important, but only after a key ingredient is in place—a realistic asking price.  Buyers are comparative shoppers, and an overpriced house won’t fool anyone.  How do you figure out a realistic price for your home--With the help of a second ingredient, probably the most important—an effective Broker.  They determine a realistic price upfront, through careful analysis.  Only then will they advise you about such things as fresh paint, and go on to aggressively market your home.  If you want a happy ending, the one place to begin…is with a topflight broker.  Why not begin now ---with a call to me.

Stephanie W. Samuelsohn
Call me:       518-392-8484
E-Mail me:    info@ColumbiaCountyHomes.com

Visit our Website:  www.ColumbaiCountyHomes.com


Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Would You Remove Your Own Appendix...much less overhaul your vehicle's engine? The fact is that, whether a Doctor or a Car Mechanic, most people turn to those with professional experience to get the results they want. In the case of selling a home, there is too much riding on the outcome to hope that a homeowner can do the job himself or herself. While potential FSBO's (homes 'for sale by owner') nearly uniformly focus on saving money, experienced Real Estate agents usally pay for themselves by getting higher prices more quickly. They do this by setting a realistic asking price, advertising the property thoroughly, networking more effectively, qualifying buyers better, and negotiating a better selling price, circumventing potential problems.

I am fully licensed in both NY & MA and bring with me the skills for service & dedication.

Your Hopes, Your Dreams...Our VantagePoint


HINT: From getting a property ready for market to negotiating with buyers, experienced real estate agents take the emotion out of the home-buying process and produce bottom-line results.

Saturday, January 24, 2015



People tend to think the winter season is 'off- time' for buying or selling a home. 

Nothing could be further from the truth. There is an honesty and warmth that animates both sellers and buyers alike during this season - the result is a greater willingness to share and to agree.

So, instead of 'putting off' until after the Holidays, call us. You may end up enjoying a very special New Year's celebration.

Do call us, join in our journey through these "interesting times."

Call VantagePoint Realty and ask for Stephanie 518-392-8484 or

Check out our NEW website"  at:  www.ColumbiaCountyHomes.com


Saturday, January 17, 2015



Why Winter May Be The Best Selling Season

"Real Estate activity has remained strong right through the last Winter...and will almost certainly be strong this Winter, thanks to a strong economy and a greater awareness of the area.  In addition, "Winter Buyers" have always been a special breed--they're not lookers or joy-riders, they are serious, motivated people out to buy.  For these reasons, "waiting until Spring" to list your home--once good advice--is no longer recommended.  It not only delays selling your home, it will cost you additional money each passing month.


If you have been thinking of selling, keep thinking that way.  Call me.  Le me see your home and let me show you my successes and you may be spending next Spring--in a new life."

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Why Winter May Be The Best Selling Season






"Real Estate activity has remained strong right through the last Winter...and will almost certainly be strong this Winter, thanks to a strong economy and a greater awareness of the area.  In addition, "Winter Buyers" have always been a special breed--they're not lookers or joy-riders, they are serious, motivated people out to buy.  For these reasons, "waiting until Spring" to list your home--once good advice--is no longer recommended.  It not only delays selling your home, it will cost you additional money each passing month.



If you have been thinking of selling, keep thinking that way.  Call me.  Le me see your home and let me show you my successes and you may be spending next Spring--in a new life."



Saturday, October 25, 2014

Having A Broker Is Like......

Columbia County Real Estate



Why Having a Broker Is Like Having A Physician


"Everyone loves the security of having a physician - a professional 'friend' to feely call for advice.  Your personal Broker can work much the same way, and is bound to give you the same loyalty and confidentiality--a whole lot more: valuable information about which home improvements will enhance your home's value, or the best local contractors and repair people.   You'll be kept abreast of the market, and be aware of new listings that might be your next home.  When I moved here, I was lost - luckily, I met a Broker who took a genuine personal interest.  Today I enjoy the same close, ongoing relationship with many of my clients.  You've got a Physician you can lean on - why not a Broker too?"

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Columbia County Real Estate 2013




When considering your next real estate transaction and looking for real estate representation call us.   Keep in mind that we will do everything possible to make your buying or selling experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible.  With our experience in assisting with home buying and selling you can be sure you are receiving the best representation possible.

Owning property is one of the most exciting investments you can make, and it should be a fun and rewarding experience.  If you are moving out of the area or downsizing, and need to sell your home, we can help you prepare your home for sale, pricing your home right and marketing it effectively.

If you have questions and would like to talk, please give us a call 518-392-8484.  We are conveniently located in Old Chatham, New York.


                           Your Hopes, Your Dreams...Our VantagePoint

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