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Who is Your Buyer? Infographic by Alexander Maxwell Realty

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Who is Your Buyer? Infographic by Alexander Maxwell Realty

When you choose Alexander Maxwell Realty you choose a company which helps to invest in your future, to us you are not a one-off client – we form long-standing relationships with all our valued customers. To us, your property is a work of art and it is exactly how our All-inclusive Strategic Marketing Package presents it to the world:

1. Let’s meet and brainstorm

At our first meeting and walkthrough of your property, we will discuss the initial market assessment,  pricing, and marketing strategy. We will talk about your target audience and the best way to reach them. Millennials are very different from baby boomers. Investors and first-time homebuyers have very little in common. Who is your buyer? We’ll help you to achieve an optimal market positioning based on your goals, whether it is the sale price or timing.

2. It’s time for a facelift

Whether it is a brand new construction or a 200-year-old castle, your property will get a facelift based on the Strategy we agreed on at the first step. It could be as little as a few expert staging recommendations or even more extensive measures such as paint or landscape improvement. We’ll show you the numbers and how a small tweak at the initial stage can deliver tremendous return at the closing. Our industry partners can get the job done timely and efficiently, we even provide easy financing options if necessary.

3. PR and Marketing Gears are starting to spin

Next, we will start executing the Strategy: whether it is an award-winning real estate photography, property branding, aerial/drone imaging, video walkthrough, exclusive property website/url, social media campaign, search engines optimization, feature in a critically acclaimed publication with a global reach, or all of the above – it is all included in our Strategic Marketing Package at no additional cost to you!

4. Here is the fun part!

Just before the listing is ready to be presented in all of its glory to the public, we will hold an exclusive first look event for our club members – potential buyers, real estate brokers, industry leaders, and news outlets. At the end of the event, we will distribute a press-release, interviews, and event photos through 250+ media/pr/news channels and push the property listing via MLS, Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia and 100+ other real estate marketing platforms.

5. Building Windmills, not Walls

Real Estate is a dynamic and ever-changing market. Those who can harness the energy of the winds of change will eventually win. During the time on the market, we will help you to negotiate offers and adjust your Strategy based on the market feedback.

6. Paper-pushing is still a thing, even when it’s digital

Selling Real Estate is a process that involves many team players and an enormous workflow of documents. Our team will assist you and your legal team with paperwork all the way from the beginning until closing and we will stay on top of the timeline, making sure everything is on track!

Who is Your Buyer? Infographic by Alexander Maxwell Realty
Who is Your Buyer? Infographic by Alexander Maxwell Realty
Duncan Avenue Group

Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, New York

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Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY - Duncan Avenue Group - Maxwell Alexander - Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography

Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, New York

Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY - Duncan Avenue Group - Maxwell Alexander - Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography
Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY – Duncan Avenue Group – Maxwell Alexander – Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography

Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY - Duncan Avenue Group - Maxwell Alexander - Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography
Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY – Duncan Avenue Group – Maxwell Alexander – Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography

Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY - Duncan Avenue Group - Maxwell Alexander - Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography
Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY – Duncan Avenue Group – Maxwell Alexander – Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography

Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY - Duncan Avenue Group - Maxwell Alexander - Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography
Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY – Duncan Avenue Group – Maxwell Alexander – Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography

Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY - Duncan Avenue Group - Maxwell Alexander - Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography
Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY – Duncan Avenue Group – Maxwell Alexander – Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography

Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY - Duncan Avenue Group - Maxwell Alexander - Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography
Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY – Duncan Avenue Group – Maxwell Alexander – Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography

Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY - Duncan Avenue Group - Maxwell Alexander - Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography
Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY – Duncan Avenue Group – Maxwell Alexander – Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography

Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY - Duncan Avenue Group - Maxwell Alexander - Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography
Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY – Duncan Avenue Group – Maxwell Alexander – Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography

Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY - Duncan Avenue Group - Maxwell Alexander - Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography
Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY – Duncan Avenue Group – Maxwell Alexander – Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography

Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY - Duncan Avenue Group - Maxwell Alexander - Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography
Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY – Duncan Avenue Group – Maxwell Alexander – Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography

Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY - Duncan Avenue Group - Maxwell Alexander - Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography
Real Estate Property Photoshoot in Cornwall, NY – Duncan Avenue Group – Maxwell Alexander – Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Photography

Duncan Avenue Group

Introducing Landida™ Smart Landscapes | America is Converting to Intelligent Landscapes

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Landida™| Smart Landscapes

America is Converting to Intelligent Landscapes

Climate Change is here and those who want to survive are adapting! Let’s adapt to the new reality in style! To be exact in modern,  sophisticated, sustainable, environmentally friendly yet fashionable style.

Landida™ landscapes are designed to reduce or completely forgo the use of precious energy, fresh water, harmful pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers. Yet they are human and pet-friendly, visually pleasing, evergreen, eco-conscious and virtually maintenance free. Ditch your lawn mower and join the Smart Landscape Revolution!

Landida™ Smart Landscapes
Landida™ Smart Landscapes

Open Landida™ Franchise in Your City

America is Converting to smart landscapes! Ditch the grass and save the Planet! Join the Movement and be your own boss with Landida™|Smart Landscapes.

Landida™ Smart Landscapes | Get Grass-free at landida.com
Landida™ Smart Landscapes | Get Grass-free at landida.com

Aerial Drone Photography

Copake Lake Estate – Real Estate Photography Project by Duncan Avenue Studio

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Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group

Duncan Avenue Group

Villa 9W – Luxury Hudson Valley Luxury Villa by Duncan Avenue

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Villa 9W- Authentic Hudson Valley

Just like a good bottle of wine, Villa 9W is designed to inspire, relax and entertain family and friends. All with authentic Hudson Valley Style, high-end design, and unprecedented comfort.

Experience the Magic of Hudson Valley for Yourself!

Welcome to the magnificent Hudson Valley Villa located just minutes away from World-Class Travel Destinations such as Dia: Beacon, West Point, Storm King Art Museum, Newburgh Riverfront Fine Dining, Shawangunk Wine Trail, Farm Trail and much more.

Explore little towns, shop at small family owned boutique stores, organic farmers markets, visit world-class fine arts museums and galleries. Ski Hudson Valley Slopes, hike Hudson Valley Trails, climb Hudson Valley Mountains! There is so much to explore in the area and so close to New York City!

This designer home is an ideal commuter location with close proximity to I-87, I-84, Route 9W, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and Metro-North train station and just 50 minutes away from NYC. Unique architecture, award-nominated interior design and unprecedented functionality & comfort make this luxury villa a true gem in the Hudson Valley. The spectacular two-story high woodburning fireplace in the center of the home creates a cozy and warm environment during the cold winter months. Spacious loft area with an indoor balcony gives the flexibility for creating a space that fits any needs (additional bedroom, office space, or a lounging and entertainment area). High-end finishes such as quartz countertops, wood kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and designer light fixtures are only a few of the updates. Brand New Mitsubishi split systems heat pump and ACs, as well as LED lighting, add additional value and comfort for many years to come. The combination of natural and designed landscapes make this very private yard enjoyable year around. The outdoor deck along with the bluestone graveled area and spacious lawn are ideal for large entertainment and family gatherings.

Artwork, furniture, decorating pieces, all electronics, and outdoor furniture are excluded from the listed price, however, they can be added on. For the ease of negotiating those items into the purchase price buyers can select any and all of the following packages:

  • Outdoor Package: All outdoor furniture including patio set, lounge chairs and table, patio tent, hammock, and all deck and landscape lighting – $1500
  • Tech Package: Vizio 65″ flat screen smart TV, Samsung sound bar + sub-buffer, Ring driveway motion lights and camera, Ring video doorbell, smart outdoor lights (controlled by SmartThings Hub), Samsung SmartThings Hub, WiFi garage door opener – $2000
  • Dining Room Package: Solid wood dining table and chairs for 6, artwork – $1500 Bedroom Package (for a single bedroom): Custom beds and headboards, high-end, eco-friendly memory foam mattresses, nightstands and artwork (first-floor bedrooms include oversized area rugs) – $2000
  • Living Room Package: couch, coffee table, side tables, accent chairs, tv table, custom shelves, oversized leather rug, bar chairs, – $2000 All items included in the above packages are excluded from the listing price.

Villa 9W - Luxury Hudson Valley Vacation PropertyWelcome to Duncan Avenue Homes’ Villa 9W!

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Feature – Duncan Avenue’s Villa 9W - Duncan Avenue Design Studio
Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Feature – Duncan Avenue’s Villa 9W – Duncan Avenue Design Studio

This is one of a kind home designed by Duncan Avenue Design Studio – Hudson Valley’s premier Real Estate Developer and Award Winning Team of Designers featured New York State of Design Competition.

Villa 9W- Authentic Hudson Valley
Villa 9W- Authentic Hudson Valley

Located in the beautiful Hudson Valley (Newburgh Town, NY) Community, minutes to World-class travel destinations such as Dia: Beacon, West Point, Storm King Art Museum, Newburgh Riverfront Fine Dining and Golf Courses.

Private Beach at the Villa 9W - Hudson Valley Luxury Bed & Breakfast
Private Beach at the Villa 9W – Hudson Valley Luxury Bed & Breakfast

Sustainability, sophisticated style, smart LED lighting and custom designer furnishings and light fixtures are only part of the beautiful features incorporating reclaimed wood and handcrafted forged steel elements.

Villa 9W - Hudson Valley Luxury Vacation Home/Hotel
Villa 9W – Hudson Valley Luxury Vacation Home/Hotel

The center of the home is a 2-story-high steel fireplace in the middle of an A-frame atrium/living room. The spacious loft area with vaulted ceiling offers access to an indoor balcony and is the perfect setting for a private yoga session. On the main floor, you will find the fully equipped laundry room. Eco-friendly concrete flooring throughout with eco-friendly rugs in all bedrooms complete the overwhelming sense of comfort.

Villa 9W- Authentic Hudson Valley
Villa 9W- Authentic Hudson Valley

Smart indoor climate control system, rustic yet sophisticated decor, and high-end designer elements make this home a true gem in the beautiful Hudson Valley.

DA SKY - Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
DA SKY – Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York

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Aerial Drone Photography

New Aerial Photos from DA SKY – Aerial Photography in Hudson Valley

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DA SKY - Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York

New Aerial Photos from DA SKY – Hudson Valley’s Premiere Aerial Photography Services

Hudson Valley Homes and Estates really do have a lot of character, not to mention that the architecture, landscaping and nature setting is truly stunning. With the backdrop of the Hudson Valley, it is a prime location for aerial drone photography. With years of experience, it is safe to say that Duncan Avenue Photography Studio Team works diligently to make sure that our clients get the result they want out of their aerial photography and this is especially the case if they are trying to sell or market their property. With breath-taking photographs and a friendly team who will work closely with you every single step of the way, you know that you can count on us to go that extra mile while also delivering remarkable and stylish photos that you never thought possible.

Hudson Valley Aerial Photography

DA SKY - Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
DA SKY – Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York

DA SKY - Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
DA SKY – Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York

DA SKY - Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
DA SKY – Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York

Villa 9W - Hudson Valley Luxury Bed & Breakfast
Villa 9W – Hudson Valley Luxury Bed & Breakfast

DA SKY - Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
DA SKY – Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York

Beautiful Sunrise over Cornwall on Hudson, New York - Hudson Valley Aerial Photography by Duncan Avenue Studio
Beautiful Sunrise over Cornwall on Hudson, New York – Hudson Valley Aerial Photography by Duncan Avenue Studio

DA SKY - Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
DA SKY – Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York

DA SKY - Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
DA SKY – Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York

Alexander Maxwell Realty

Buying a Home?  Price is Just the First of Six Negotiations

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Buying a Home?  Price is Just the First of Six Negotiations

by Dino Alexander, NYS Licensed Real Estate Broker [ Alexander Maxwell Realty ]

Dino Alexander, NYS Licensed Real Estate Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty
Dino Alexander, NYS Licensed Real Estate Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty

If you haven’t purchased a home before, or if you have and didn’t bump into all six of these negotiations, you may have left money on the table. Too many homebuyers are fixated on the offer price for the home, but there are a number of opportunities to negotiate that can save you a ton of money. And, it’s not just money on the deal. It can be money every month for years.

#1: The Offer Price

Everybody knows this one, and it gets the ball rolling. If you’re working with a real estate agent, they will likely offer advice. They may tell you not to go too low, as you may be told to take a hike. But, you are the boss in this transaction. The best way to give yourself some leverage is to have a backup house that you’re fine with buying if you blow the first deal.

#2: Counter Offers

If the seller takes your first offer, you’ll be wondering why, or if you offered too much. There are some negotiations that go through multiple counter offers. Some deals walk up by small jumps, with the buyer and the seller thinking they’re tough negotiators and it’s not a good deal unless they bounce numbers back and forth for a while.

#3: Contingencies

It’s not all about money when you’re buying a home. When you’re checking out the listing, there may be notes like “hot tub not included,” or “storage building not included.” There can be any number of possessions that the seller may not want to leave. Counter offers can be a little bit of money and some item(s). Asking for that hot tub can be a legitimate counteroffer, and the seller may come back with a yes, but at a higher selling price.

Sometimes the contingency isn’t an item. Instead, it may be the closing date. A seller may want to stay in the home a little longer than the closing date you want for move-in. Negotiations can bounce back and forth with the price moving up and down based on other contingencies.

#4: Repairs

When the home inspection is finished, you receive the inspection report. There may be repairs that you want the seller to do before closing. Or, you may ask for money to do the repairs after closing. This is often better, as the seller will want to get them done as cheaply as possible. You will be more concerned with having them done right.

Here’s a warning about repair negotiations: if you are congratulating yourself on beating the seller with a lowball selling price, don’t expect to get much or any consideration if you want repairs. At that point, the seller has already been locked into the selling price, and they may not have any more room to bargain. Even if they do, they may be a little upset about that low purchase price after thinking about it for a while.

#5: Mortgage Terms

The mortgage terms are the negotiation that will be with you for a long time. Often it’s more shopping than negotiating, but you never know until you ask. Sure, the bank, lender, or mortgage broker will give you a rate quote, points, costs, etc. Usually, you are working with a mortgage broker, so whatever they show you, ask for something better.

They are getting a fee from the lender they are taking you to, and they may be able to cut that fee to keep from losing your business. At the very least, negotiating with them can get them to shop your loan to other lenders, as they work with more than one.

#6: Insurance

Get quotes from different insurance companies or, if you’re working with a broker, get them to shop your policy for the best deal. Be careful, though, as you don’t want a better price if they’ve knocked out some of the coverage you really need.

There you have the six points in a home purchase where negotiating can save you money. Working at each of them can save you thousands upfront and tens of thousands over the years you own the home.

Alexander Maxwell Realty - Luxury Hudson Valley Real Estate - List with the Best
Alexander Maxwell Realty – Luxury Hudson Valley Real Estate – List with the Best