Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog


How well do you know the role of executor?

While some of us have gone through it and understand the role of executor, those of us who have not may be wondering what the job entails. Here are some basic bullet points of information about the role of executor to help put things into perspective. The role of executor In a nutshell, an executor [MORE…]


Searching for the best: The first-time home buyer Realtor

If you’re a first-time home buyer, there are many things going through your head right now. Atop that list might be: how does a first-time home buyer select a Realtor? Good question! We’ve compiled a list of things to look for — and avoid — when searching for a Realtor or real estate agent to represent [MORE…]


Real Estate Experts to Present Informational Seminar at the Fairways at Lancaster

Anne Kader and Sally Bally Conover, licensed real estate brokers and members of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will present an informational seminar at the Fairways at Lancaster on Thursday, August 17 from 6 pm – 7 pm. The Fairways is a luxury living community for active adults 55+, and is located at 5352 [MORE…]


What does it mean to be executor of an estate?

We’re often asked: What does it mean to be executor of an estate? Well, to be honest, it can be kind of complicated. For example, laws governing executors vary from state to state, and no two estates are ever the same. Some are very small and are settled with little trouble. Others contain multiple properties, many assets [MORE…]


How long does an executor have to settle an estate?

Because executors can live on one coast or the other and anywhere in between, there’s no simple answer to the question, “How long does an executor have to settle an estate?” Many states have different laws on the books that need to be followed that can change timeframes from location to location. Also, estates can [MORE…]


Questions to ask a Realtor when buying

Do you know what questions to ask a Realtor when buying a home?  Home buyers are an interesting study. Some will walk through a home barely speaking a word, giving little indication if they like or dislike the property. They have a clear picture of what they want, and they know it when they see [MORE…]


Olear Team plans informational seminar for older adults and caregivers

Michael Olear, a licensed real estate broker and member of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will present an educational seminar on Wednesday, August 2 at 1 pm. The seminar will be hosted at Sandra Lane Senior Apartments, 705 Sandra Lane, North Tonawanda. This seminar is open to the community and focuses on real estate [MORE…]


What is an executor of an estate?

Being real estate professionals, it’s a question we hear — and answer — rather frequently: What is an executor of an estate? When someone passes away, typically an executor is named in the will. It becomes the executor’s duty to safeguard and eventually liquidate the estate to the satisfaction of the court, the deceased’s beneficiaries [MORE…]


Realtor vs. real estate agent: What’s the difference?

So, do you know the difference when it comes to hiring a Realtor vs. real estate agent? Both terms — Realtor and real estate agent — are used frequently. But the question often arises: Are they the same or are they different? While both terms reflect someone licensed to sell residential or commercial real estate, [MORE…]


An Estate Executor’s Responsibility to Beneficiary

Let’s get right to the point: An estate executor’s responsibility to beneficiary is huge! It is a role you need to approach with the highest level of professionalism. It is a task that should bring a sense of pride and accomplishment. Approach it as a final favor on behalf of a loved one. The Olear [MORE…]