For All Of Your Waterfront Listings In The Finger Lakes – Wine Trail Properties

If you are looking to purchase lakefront property or even lake view property, you need go no further.  At , we have the staff that can offer you the best in customer service.  We are not too busy for you and we will work around your schedule.   No question or concern  is too small or too big for us.  When it comes to your satisfaction in service, we want to be Number 1 with you.  After all, we realize our business depends on your referrals.  Keuka Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Seneca Lake, Waneta Lake or any of the lakes in the Finger Lakes, we can give you a complete list of all of the properties available for sale.

 

Our website is easy to use, simply choose the way you would like to view.  Once you register, you can have a search set up specific to your requirements.  Then you will receive a notification when new lakefront properties for sale come on the market.  You can even save your favorites.  But just as a reminder, this time of year lakefront properties come on the market one day and are gone the next.  So if something really catches your eye, you should consider calling us to set up an appointment.  This statement is true for Canandaigua Lake properties.

For those on the lakefront that are thinking about selling, we can assist you to position your property for the smoothest and quickest sale.  Just give us a call and we can discuss.  Find out how we end up with multiple offers when placing a property for sale.  We look forward to working with you and for you – just give us a call.

You have earned and you deserve it, your personal lakefront property that you can enjoy when ever you choose.  And how nice to have a place to share with family and friends.  This is how the best of memories are created !

 

This information brought to you by Mary St.George Realtor, Associate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, 315-719-8377

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Missing Keuka Lake Info On Zillow

Many buyers and sellers have been using the “expertise” of Zillow for the last few years, so much so, that if it is on Zillow, then it must be.

I have previously been a member of the Zillow pro team, allowing me to use more photos on my listings, show up as the real estate pro for my area ( zip codes ) and even write and submit blogs.  I tried the program, actually several times.  I always thought if the other realtors are doing it, I should as well.

Then I started having issues.

  •  Listings that were not mine were showing up as mine.
  •  The listings that were actually mine had the wrong information ( sometimes the same listing would show up several times – all with different info ).  Usually these listings I could correct.
  • Owners of properties would call me up to ask why I had their property listed for sale, and of course I did not.  When I investigated, they usually did show as being for sale and my picture and name would be listed on the same page. Actually no one had the property listed, it just showed up on Zillow that way.
  • One of the times I had a pro membership, I was allowed to receive leads through an 800 number.  I would receive a call and it would start out ” Hello, you are receiving a customer inquiry through Zillow.”  I would answer and the person on the other end would say something like ” Hey how long will it take to get my payday advance? or ” You sent the wrong medical products.”  Completely taken back, I would contact my Zillow rep.  Of course they would turn it over to their tech support.  Needless to say, I do not have a pro account with Zillow anymore, but I still receive the occasional “Hello, this is a customer call from Zillow”, at which point I hang up.

Occasionally I still log into Zillow, to see what they are up to and what is new.  Today I received a phone call from one of my clients stating that a friend of hers saw her house for sale on Zillow for $935,000.  I had to look immediately because her house is listed at $1,099,000.  I could not find it on Zillow for sale.  Eventually I found it, but not for sale and it has two different prices listed as you can see in the photo below, actually three prices, one is not the sellers address ( 453 E Lake Rd $16,000 ) $1.15 mil and $1.16 million.  Both prices for her property are incorrect and it is listed as not being for sale.

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So if you are a buyer looking to purchase property on  Keuka Lake, do not expect to see all available listings on Zillow.  If you are a seller, do not get nervous if your house is not listed or listed incorrectly.  For everyone out there in my selling area, please call me if you are looking for a property to purchase on Canandaigua Lake, Keuka Lake, or Seneca Lake.  I will be able to give you information on all properties available for the correct price and with the correct information. 

Zillow is a third-party service that offers real estate information and estimates.  I am sure they do not intentionally give out incorrect information, but I believe it just happens through the various programs they use to compile info.  The other issue affecting Zillow now, is that many of the Multiple Listing Services are not automatically giving Zillow the information any more, but information does show up through agents that are still paying for the Pro service. How they will succeed with just partial and or incorrect information, I am not sure.  But to my clients: Buyer and Seller beware on Zillow !

I have now educated one of my Keuka Lake clients and they in turn have educated  their friends.  It looks like in the future I will need to remind all clients about information obtained on Zillow or any other third-party site.

For the correct information for the above listing, you can find it on our website Wine Trail Properties.  It is a beautiful waterfront home and deserves to have the correct information available as well as all of the wonderful photos available. Contact me personally if you would like a viewing of this magnificent property.

And for the best information for all lakefront properties for sale on Keuka Lake, contact myself or anyone in the office.

Information brought to you by Mary St.George Realtor, Associate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, 315-719-8377, [email protected]

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Are You Pre-Approved or Pre-Qualified To Purchase A Lake Home ?

The housing market is heating up, the buyers are out, mortgage rates still sit at record lows, housing prices are still grounded, but the market is moving from a buyers market to a seller’s market.  It seems like we went to sleep to a buyers benefit and woke up to a sellers dream, that is literally how fast the changeover occurred.

In the past you made a decision to purchase a property, then you started looking at all of the real estate ads.  Then realtors told you to have one leg up on another buyer, you needed to get pre-qualified.  This would at least give you an idea if you really can afford the home of your dreams. Now to bid on a home ( submit an offer to purchase ), you really should be pre-approved.  The difference ?

  • Pre-qualification – basically a mortgage broker asks simple questions of the buyers, such as income level and current loan commitments such as car loans and possibly a current mortgage.  This helps to determine how much of a home you can purchase ( the dollar amount )

*  Many times with just a prequal letter, the lender puts you at their mercy knowing that time is of the essence.  Basically once you sign the contract, you need to find a lender immediately to  meet contingency commitments of the contract

  • Pre-approval – this is where you actually submit proof of income and all financial obligations  and a credit report is pulled.  With rates still so low, many buyers also start here to move towards a commitment quicker, allowing the buyer to lock in to a specific rate.   With the change in times – this is the way to start.

* Pre-approval saves time spent looking at homes you can not afford

* Buyers can normally close quicker since most of the paperwork is done

* When multiple offers are placed on a home you like, a pre-approval letter just may give you the edge you need

 

As one attorney just told me ” The best offer on the table is not always the highest  offer.”  We were talking about a couple of offers that were presented on a property.  The first offer has a large down payment and the buyer already had secured a pre-approval on the balance.  The second offer  was cash for a couple thousand more.  ( I know you think the second offer was much better. ) The sellers attorney recommended that a stipulation with the second offer be presented.  Just because someone says they have funds available does not necessarily mean they are liquid ( available on short notice ). So instead of an acceptance of the offer from the second buyer, a counter was given that stated ” Buyer must have funds put into escrow within two business days.”   As things turned out, the first offer was the one that actually worked out.

Many times cash buyers assume because they can put cash on the table, the seller will just turn over for them.  However, if the seller has a highly desirable property, it may be financially strategic for them to take a higher offer with a mortgage contingency.  the buyer is indeed pre-approved, the process between the two offers can be as little as two weeks in time.

So for serious buyers, make sure that you are pre-approved or have qualified funds that can be withdrawn on a short notice. And when you are serious about purchasing your lake property, give me a call to start looking at the lake homes for sale on Keuka, Canandaigua or Seneca Lakes.

This information brought to you by Mary St. George Realtor, Associate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, 315-719-8377

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National Fishing and Boating Week

National Fishing and Boating week occurs on the first full week of June every year.  This year the dates are June 2-10,2012.  What a great reason to experience the love of fishing and boating.  Go ahead , gather some friends or family and get out on the water, the experience is worth it.

Girls, boys, men or women, fishing and boating are open to everyone to enjoy.  The Finger Lakes offer miles and miles of boating opportunities from shallow, weedy lakes like Honeoye Lake to cavernous cold lakes Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lakes.

  • Find Your Boat – Take a look at and watch a DVD that will help determine the best boat for you and your family.

 

  • Make Memories – Bring the young ones a long, you will have as much fun as them.  Record the day and share the video with other family members over a bowl of popcorn.

 

  • Buy A Fishing License – When you purchase a license, the money goes to conservation programs, fish hatcheries, studies on invasive species and clean water programs.  All of these programs work to insure you have a great fishing experience now and for your children.

 

  • Discover A New Hot Spot – Find a new place to pull in the catch of the day by using the .

 

  • Learn From Others – visit for all kinds of resources, maps and information.

Of course the best place to take off from in your boat, is of course your very own lakefront property.  Call me when you are ready to purchase your own lakefront home.  What is better than a boat and a dock ?  A house with a boat and a dock !  – Oh yes, my favorite….Keuka Lake …perch from the cold waters of Winter.

Information brought to you by Mary St.George Realtor, Associate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, 315-719-8377

 

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One Of The Best Memorial Day Weekends In The Finger Lakes

As far back as I can remember, I can not remember a Memorial Day Weekend that was just so weather perfect.  The skies were blue, the lakes had warmed up, the temperature was warm and summer like and in some places if you were lucky, there was a nice mild breeze.

 

I was fortunate enough to get around to three of the Finger Lakes on this Memorial Day weekend; Keuka Lake, Canandaigua Lake and Seneca Lake.  I spent Sunday working and spending time with friends on Seneca.  We toured around the lake to visit friends and clients.  On the boat it was neither too warm or too cold – it really was just perfect.

So now I would like to ask you why you are not yet on the lake ?  Call me , we can work on that little issue.  You still have plenty of time to enjoy the summer on one of the Finger Lakes. Don’t you hear the lakes calling you ?

Remember if you are looking for a great place to purchase on Canandaigua Lake to make your own, call myself or Ray Leone.  If Keuka Lake is more your flavor, contact Seth Olney or myself.  On Seneca Lake, reach out to Dave Reeve, Seth Olney or myself.  Just be sure to call one of us.

As always, if you have some great pictures of the lakes, I would love to showcase them on my blog and of course I will give you credit for your work.

The peacefulness of the lake gave me time to reflect on all of those service men and women that have lost their lives defending our freedom.

This information brought to you by Mary St.George, Associate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, 315-719-8377

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