Merlino & Gonzalez - October 2020

October 2020




Despite Changes and Challenges

The Housing Market Is an Exciting Place Right Now

Nancy is a realtor with DiTommaso Realty, serving New York and New Jersey buyers and sellers. She’s a client-focused, seasoned professional who is always a pleasure to work with. Nancy has helped many families navigate the current state of the local market and get to the closing table during this difficult time.

right now. It’s hard to tell exactly what the future holds for the housing market, so now could be the perfect moment to act if you’ve been waiting around for the right time. But with every exciting change inevitably comes other changes that are a little harder to grasp. Buying and selling houses is a social game in many ways — there’s a lot of face-to-face interaction that goes into getting the deal done. While we have certain expectations of our clients, it’s on us, the realtors running these deals, to make sure everything is handled as safely as possible so that we can provide the best peace of mind. The National Association of Realtors has set strict guidelines for these interactions, including proper social distancing, sanitizing, and other parameters that we follow with the highest regard. It may make the process different, but it certainly doesn’t make it any less exciting. That’s because our goal is still to help you successfully move into your next chapter. And if I were going through the process of buying or selling my own house, without a doubt, I would turn to Merlino & Gonzalez. We’ve been working together for years because I truly believe there’s no one better you can go to. They’re both client- and realtor-oriented, which is something we, unfortunately, don’t see often, but it makes the process so much easier and enjoyable for everyone involved, namely the client. Teamwork really does make the dream work in this case. If you have any qualms about buying or selling your home in the current market, you can put them to rest with Merlino & Gonzalez. Just like us here at DiTommaso Realty, they’re all about doing everything they can for you, no matter what changes or challenges we all face.

I love what I do because it means helping people move onto the next great chapters of their lives. Whether they’re buying or selling a home, they’re getting ready for a big change, and when the deal is done and we’re all sitting at that closing table together, there’s nothing quite like the happiness everyone feels about what just transpired, on both sides of the table. It’s an incredible feeling that not many people in other professions get to experience. So, when the COVID-19 pandemic began and New York and New Jersey were essentially shut down, putting a pause on those dreams and that happiness was tough. We always knew things would start up again eventually, but we had no idea when or in what capacity. All we could do was wait patiently and plan for all the ways we might need to start approaching the inevitable changes coming to the work we do. Now that we’re here six months later, things have certainly changed, but not necessarily in all the ways you might expect. For one, the housing market is booming! As interest rates have plummeted, there’s essentially been a buying frenzy, and there are actually a lot more buyers than there are sellers in New York and New Jersey currently. But this just means it’s a great market for sellers, too, because if your house is priced correctly, you’re almost guaranteed to get full price (or very close to it)

-Nancy Terracino



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