NYC real estate agent looks to help homeowners ready to take the next step.

“…As a real estate agent its our duty to educate sellers, and most realtors these days are just looking for a quick dollar and don’t have their seller’s best intentions in mind..’

March 16, 2022 09:30 AM

Frank Bergen, Real Estate Agent at Challenger Brokers

In the last 3 years, the NYC housing market has hit peeks in more than a few ways, from record-setting low inventory numbers, bidding wars, shattering records, low-interest rates as well as the average price per square footage. 

Brooklyn & Staten Island have been at the epicenter of a migration, unlike anything the state has seen before. Resulting in a somewhat chaotic market, leaving sellers in the driver’s seat for most of the ride.


“Most owners aren’t sure where they stand in the market, or even where to begin. We need to start educating sellers and stop making every listing ‘just another sale’. Some agents in today’s industry have lost touch with the personal relationship that is needed to help someone sell their home.” – Frank Bergen


The market is constantly fluctuating and can never be 100% predictable but there are some things you can do leading up to the sale of your home to help guarantee you don’t leave any money on the table!


  • 1. Properly appraising your home, and receiving a realistic number from a licensed agent. Understanding how much your home is actually worth is the first step in listing with an agent. Allowing yourself to know what IS possible gives you the ability to see what your options are for upgrading, downsizing or even relocating out of state 

  • 2. Easy touchups such as a fresh coat of paint, decluttering, and power washing your exterior surroundings help showcase your property to its fullest potential. When your agent comes to take professional listing photos – dirty or unkept grounds can be a HUGE deterrent for buyers who may be looking for a home that’s ‘live in ready’.

  • 3. Set a timetable in mind, Acquiring knowledge on the process of sale in New York City is important, it can take 60-90 days from the moment you put your house into a contract for it to officially close and get you paid! Every state has different time periods for the process of sale, so if you are looking to move out of state its smart to get a grasp on your time windows.
  • 4. Pre inspections can sometimes save you THOUSANDS of dollars, knowing ahead of time the problems you may come across can help you save money and time on repairs that otherwise could cost more with time constraints or be more damaged by the time of sale.
  • 5. The biggest component in selling your home is getting the right agent that sets your best interests first. Its important that you have an agent with the necessary skills to negotiate, and navigate obstacles along the way. Agents that ensure you net the most profit on your home, under the terms and time period that work for you is what separates the average agent from an excellent one.
Its crucial in this day and age that sellers understand that not all agents are constantly working to get their sellers the best results, but one thing that’s for sure is that the agents at Challenger Brokers work tirelessly to get you the end result that you’ve always dreamed of. 


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