Welcome to our new blog! We want to be able to communicate with our customers and provide helpful information that will help buyers and sellers in the central New York real estate market.
We’ve had a very, very busy fall and early winter! Most all of our listings have gone under contract. We’ve sold several houses as a buyer’s agent, too! The market is definitely recovering from the post-tax rebate slump that we were seeing in our area. In 18 years related to the business, I can’t remember when I’ve been this busy at this time of year.
Are you thinking about selling? The Cortland, Ithaca, Groton, Dryden market needs quality listings. By quality, I mean adequate homes at a reasonable price. Homes that have painted wallpaper and are being marketed as “completely renovated” are not really what we’re looking for. We’re looking for home sellers that are honest and realistic about what they have and expect a fair market value for their home. Feel free to call our office at 607-898-3456 and talk to someone about your home.
Downtown Groton has been busy this fall. We’ve been very lucky in our little town, really. We have some lovely stores–The Groton Hobby Shop (I’m partial to this one since I own it…), a new thrift store called Bargain Buys, and a wonderful gift shop called Brittany Station that have appeared to be particularly busy during this holiday season. We have a new bio-plastics company coming to town called Pylantis. A hydroponic lettuce grower is opening in our industrial park at the top of the hill. The Groton Business Association sponsored a visit from Santa that included gifts for the children, cookies and hot chocolate from Bun Appetit Bakery and sing along caroling with a DJ. It’s events like these that make living in a small town so wonderful to me.
Ok…since this is my first entry, I’m not going to ramble on forever. I’m excited to see it pop up on our site.
More about small town life soon!