Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog

Happy Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for?

On Tuesday, Nov. 20, James Conley, a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and partner at The Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will join other volunteers at Buffalo’s City Mission for the organization’s annual Turkey Drop. Located at 100 E. Tupper St. In Buffalo, the City Mission provides meals, shelter, educational assistance and spiritual guidance for those [MORE…]

Some ‘upgrades’ can downgrade the value of your home

If you’re in your home for any length of time, at some point thoughts of renovations will race across your mind. But did you know there are some renovations that are better left on the drawing board, especially if you might be selling your house at some point in the future? Following are some renovations [MORE…]

Home closing checklist for sellers

Selling a house can be a long, complicated process. There are, however, several steps you can take to ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible. Following is a home closing checklist for sellers that will help guide you through this transaction. Clean the house from top to bottom, inside and out. Don’t leave [MORE…]

Post-retirement life: Is home-sharing in your future?

One fact that everyone can agree on is that America is aging. And while it’s true that Americans are living longer than ever before, one negative to come out of that situation is that it comes with a financial cost as many seniors are simply outliving their savings. As a result, some seniors are forced [MORE…]

What do top Realtors do differently?

While there are a lot of individuals working in real estate, there’s actually just a small percentage of agents who are making what the population would consider to be a great salary. Being a Realtor is hard work and takes a tremendous amount of dedication and effort to make it to the top. So what [MORE…]

Helping community — from social work to selling homes

By Jim Bisco “For us, it’s about helping people.” That’s the value statement of Olear Team/MJ Peterson Real Estate, a phrase that characterizes the team leader’s inclination since his social work pursuit four decades ago. “Helping people has always been important to me. I’ve always felt gratifed doing that,” explained Michael Olear, MSW ’84. After [MORE…]

How to overcome the emotional hurdles of selling a home

Selling A Home? There are countless memories made in a home which can result in a flood of emotions when it comes time to sell the homestead. And sometimes, sellers might even feel a bit of remorse. That’s perfectly natural! These are common feelings that lessen with time and typically go away completely once you’ve successfully [MORE…]

Tips to avoid a delay in closing

You did it! You’ve made your way through the entire real estate transaction right up to the actual closing. While you’re almost at the finish line, there are still some obstacles to overcome to ensure successful completion of your transaction. Following are some tips to avoid a delay in closing. Make sure you’ve met all [MORE…]

Learning the secrets of a home stager

If you enjoy watching the popular television shows that focus on housing rehab and sales, you probably already know the secrets of a home stager. A home stager is a professional who comes into a private residence to make the home as appealing as possible before the open house events begin. While hiring a professional [MORE…]

Selling your home? Consult a real estate agent

Selling a house looks easy, right? You just put a sign in the front yard and wait for interest to build and offers to come rolling in. Of course, it’s much more difficult than that, yet some people still insist on trying the “for sale by owner” route. In the end, most regret that decision [MORE…]