Tuesday, September 15, 2015


When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold.
In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the importance of using a real estate professional. We realize that technology has changed the purchaser’s behavior during the home buying process.  For the past two years, 92% of all buyers have used the internet in their home search according to the National Association of Realtors’ latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers.

However, the report also revealed that for the second year in a row 96% percent of buyers that used the internet when searching for a home purchased their home through either a real estate agent/broker or from a builder or builder’s agent. Only 2% purchased their home directly from a seller whom the buyer didn’t know.

Buyers search for a home online but then depend on an agent to find the actual home they will buy (53%) or negotiate the terms of the sale & price (31%) or understand the process (63%).

The plethora of information now available has resulted in an increase in the percentage of buyers that reach out to real estate professionals to “connect the dots”. This is obvious as the percentage of overall buyers who used an agent to buy their home has steadily increased from 69% in 2001. 

Bottom Line
If you are thinking of selling your home, don’t underestimate the role a real estate professional can play in the process.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

This is a beautiful home in Stamford, Connecticut

For a new home in a location featuring the best of urban amenities and breathtaking natural beauty, ask me about available properties in Stamford, CT. Adults and families alike are served by a city featuring a host of art galleries, upscale night clubs, restaurants and several annual festivals. Stamford's climate means residents can enjoy activities all year long. From luxurious waterfront homes to more moderate dwellings, let me find just the right Stamford, Connecticut home for you.

If you are looking for a new home in an area that boasts a combination of breathtaking natural beauty and all the amenities of a thriving metropolitan area, I would love to show you some Stamford homes for sale and let you see what the region has to offer.
From Stamford waterfront view homes to downtown dwellings, the region provides me with the opportunity as a realtor in Stamford CT, to showcase a city that offers a wealth of entertainment, shopping, dining and recreation, all set amidst the natural beauty of the Long Island Sound.

Unique Features of the Region

The city of Stamford boasts a population of over 126,000 and has been described as one of the best places to live by a number of national media. There are a variety of available properties in the region, from Stamford waterfront view homes to modest city dwellings.

As a realtor Stamford CT, I always like to point out to clients the interesting features of the region.
Stamford was the ninth-safest city in the United States in 2006 (among cities with populations of 100,000 or more), up from the 11th safest in 2005, according to the FBI.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $72,315, and the median income for a family was $88,205

Stamford is situated near the southwestern point of Connecticut. It comprises a number of neighborhoods and villages including Cove-East Side, Downtown, North Stamford, Glenbrook, West Side, Turn of River, Waterside, Springdale, Belltown, Ridgeway, Newfield, South End, Westover, Shippan, Roxbury and Palmers Hill. There are still a number of references to North Stamford as a separate town, but they legally and functional act as one town. Surrounding towns include Pound Ridge, New York to the north, Greenwich to the west, and both Darien and New Canaan to the east.

The warm/hot season in Stamford is from May through late October. Late day thundershowers are common in the hottest months (June, July, August), despite the mostly sunny skies. The cool/cold season is from late November though mid March. Winter weather is far more variable than summer weather along the Connecticut coast, ranging from sunny days with higher temperatures to cold and blustery conditions with occasional snow. Like much of the Connecticut coast and nearby Long Island, NY, some of the winter precipitation is rain or a mix and rain and wet snow in Stamford.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Stamford, CT - Lovely and well maintained Residence for sale

Lovely and well maintained Residence with all the amenities to live comfortably and spaciously. Two full levels of living space with potential for an In-Law unit downstairs or simply as additional space for a large family. Located in a very quiet street but yet conveniently close to High Ridge Road and The Merritt Parkway. Close to the Newfield Golf Course, Shopping and areas of public entertainment.
$744900 - 5 Bedrooms - 3 Bathrooms - 1 Fireplace - Sqft. 2796 -
171 Dannell Drive, Stamford, CT 06905

Friday, September 4, 2015

Strong Job Market Brings More People to Greenwich. CT

Are you starting to look for Greenwich, Connecticut homes for sale?
This market has many excellent benefits, including strong schools and a stable job market. Here's what you need to know about starting the search for a home in Greenwich.

Strong Job Market Brings More People to Greenwich. CT

Great schools may draw families, but those families need work in order to make a life for themselves in Greenwich. Ask any Greenwich real estate agent what one of the most exciting aspects of life in Greenwich is, and that agent will likely say the job market. Jobs in Greenwich are easy to find, both in Greenwich and in the surrounding cities.

In Greenwich, homebuyers will find work available in numerous industries. The largest employer in the city is Bimbo Bakeries Inc., but UBS and RBS Bank in Stamford also employs thousands of area residents. For those who are not looking for work in technology or finance, the public school district is one option, as is the Greenwich Hospital. IBM, one of the largest technology companies in the world also has his headquarter in Greenwich.

In addition to these options, Greenwich sits just 40 minutes from New York City. Many people choose to enjoy the suburban atmosphere of Greenwich while working in one of the many businesses located in New York City. This ideal location improves the job market even more for new residents of Greenwich.

Greenwich Homes for Sale Experiencing Increased Sales and Prices

For those in the market for Greenwich, CT real estate, talking with a Greenwich real estate agent quickly is going to be important, because the market is a warm one where buyers are purchasing and prices are on the way up. This is excellent news for Greenwich area sellers. Buyers can find bargains, but they are going to have more competition for the homes available in the current market.

Home values in the Greenwich market are in the mid $1.812.500 from $1,767,500 range, home prices have increased in recent months. Real estate experts expect them to continue to increase throughout 2015. The market is considered very healthy with few foreclosures, indicating the stability that the local population enjoys.

As you consider your options in the Greenwich market, whether you are buying or selling, you need the right real estate agent on your side. I am Juan Carlos Garcia, your Greenwich real estate agent, and I am ready to help you understand these market trends as you look to move to this popular area. Contact me today to get started!