NY State MLS Blog


05/04/2018

How To Navigate Consumer Sites If you're listing your home or searching for a new one, chances are you've used at least one of these sites. We've created a guide with everything you need to know about the differences  between the three. There are hundreds of consumer search sites on the internet,
 
05/01/2018

How To Transition From Your Old Home To Your New Home

You’ve accepted an offer on your home - congratulations! If you haven’t found your new home, what do you do next? This is a dilemma we see all the time. You may be moving because of work, or to a bigger or smaller home, or different school district, and finding your new home has been tough in a tight sellers market. Maybe you are building a new home that isn't quite rea
 
04/30/2018

4 Questions to Ask Your Listing Agent

You've decided you want to sell your house. Congratulations! Now, what's the next step?  You may know a real estate agent or even be related to one. You may have gotten a random postcard from an agent touting the last home they sold in your neighborhood for more than list price in just 1 day.  But will you be that lucky?
 
04/30/2018

How To Price A Property For Sale

Motivation Motivation is a key factor in pricing your home. Property is not a liquid asset - meaning it will take some time and effort to get your money out of it. How much time you have to sell will help determine what price the property will ultimately sell for. If you have a short time frame and can’t make any repairs
 
04/18/2018

8 Things a Good Agent Does to Sell Your Home

1. Determine a list price based on how fast you want your home sold.  This will be determined with evidence-based market analysis, which they will present to you with comparable sales and listings.2. Help you prepare your home for sale.  If your home is cluttered, in need of repairs, in need of cleaning, or has other issu
 
04/17/2018

My State MLS Gears Up To Help Realtor®s In MLS Of Choice Transition

EAST GREENBUSH, NY, April 2 - My State MLS, the first nationwide Multiple Listing Service, has kicked off a campaign to inform agents of the changes coming to the National Association of REALTOR®s MLS policy. Starting July 1st, 2018 no MLS can require all agents under a broker participant to join their system. A Facebook p
 
04/17/2018

What is MLS of Choice?

Changes are Coming In July, major changes are coming to the National Association of REALTORS®. Last year, during the 2017 REALTORS® Conference and Expo, the Board of Directors voted to make changes to the way local MLSs interact with real estate agents and brokers. From their statement: “Effective July 1, 2018, that MLS