|Internet and long distance Real Estate transactions
do not need to be risky or a gamble. They are however, when you are
unfamiliar with who you are dealing with. Many, not all, of the
people selling property in the
Buffalo market are not sharing information honestly or accurately.
In many cases very run down and poor neighborhoods are portrayed
as excellent and houses needing several (10 to 25) thousands of
dollars in repairs are said to need minor cosmetic work. I like to
use a numbering system from 1 being the worst to 10 being the best
to rate a neighborhood and the exterior and interior of a home to
avoid not only gross but even minor misrepresentation. I recommend
you hire a realtor or have a friend drive by the house to see it
and the neighborhood. Call the police and a few different
businesses to get an unbiased opinion of the area. And of coarse
if possible fly here, get a tour of the house, area and Buffalo
THIS IS WHAT SEPARATES ME
FROM MOST OF MY COMPETITORS AND
MOST IMPORTANTLY OFFERS YOU THE
CONFIDENCE IN CONDUCTING A LONG
DISTANCE, LARGE INVESTMENT, REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION.
1. I LIVE HERE - Born and raised in Buffalo
NY, in the suburb of Tonawanda. Iím in the phone book, have an
office here and I am easily accessible. A lot of people selling
Buffalo property do not live in Buffalo or just have a local cell
phone, just moved here or are here temporarily. Here today gone
tomorrow. I have been investing in Buffalo Real Estate for 25 years, 19 of them in a down market and Iím still here.
2. SOLID BUSINESS REPUTATION in the
community. People know me and of my company. After 25 years
and 800 transactions, over 400 purchases, (approximately 25
internet sales and approx 50 sales from out of state referrals and
another 300+ local sales), attorneys, businesspeople and city
officials know who I am and are aware of my excellent track
3. LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT/BROKER for 20 years.
Hundreds of realtors know me or have heard of me. As a
licensed Broker I am regulated by New York State.
4. INTEGRITY AND HONESTY in every transaction. As stated prior
I give full disclosure of condition and location of all properties
sold. I will overestimate expenses and underestimate rents
so there is no disappointment after the sale. In numerous
instances after a sale was closed money was spent at no cost to
the buyer to either put in carpet, fix a roof, side a portion of a
property, install or fix a furnace or electric system or paint a
I AM NOT INTERESTED IN OR DO I PARTICIPATE IN
FLIPPING AS DEFINED BY
What this means is that although many of my sales
are quick flips where I buy something to resale quickly, this fact
in itself is not a negative thing. What is a problem and many
activists are up in arms about is when unscrupulous investors sell
problem properties, dumping a run down property on an unsuspecting
buyer and deception in the information given about value and cost
of repairs, quality of neighborhood or projected rental income.
You can ALWAYS count on accurate information from me. But you
should always still do your homework and ask questions.