Staten Island NY is the home of many beautiful parks

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Visit our parks,
Staten Island has a lot of natural beauty.
Here will find a list of our cherished parks.
If you are a nature lover you’ve come to the right place.

Bloomingdale Park – 138 acres
Mostly preserved for wildlife. Includes water falls & hiking trails. Areas of the park are for public use which include baseball fields, a soccer field, playground, softball fields, basketball courts.

Blue Heron Park – 222 Acres
Beautiful nature center, streams, ponds, swamps.
The park has free programs which include nature walks and bird feeding. Address 222 Poillon Ave S.I. N.Y. 10312

Clay Pit State Park Preserve – 260 Acres
83 Nielsen Ave S.I NY 10309, 718-967-1976
Spring fed streams, ponds, wetlands. The park offers bird watching, hiking.

Clove Lakes Park
Offers four lakes, streams and lots of greenery. Offers row boating, fresh water fishing. Other features are a public ice skating rink, picnic grounds, playgrounds, baseball field, bridle paths for horse back riding, nature trails and a restaurant.

Fort Wadsworth- Part of Gateway National Recreation Area. Historic site.
Park Rangers lead walks and tours. Protected natural plant and animal communities.
718-354-4500 Open dawn to dark 7 days a week.

Fresh Kills Park
Plans are in the works to build a wonderful park here. Some plans include a boardwalk, soccer and baseball fields, public roads, bridle paths, a bird island, and a 5,000 seat stadium. This was the home of the old landfill.

Great Kills Park, Gateway National Recreation Area
Great walking and running paths. Beach, bathhouse, snack bar, bicycling, fishing, ball fields, swimming, butterfly & geology walks & beautiful water views.

Latourette Park – 455 Acres
Greenbelt location offers a golf course & woodlands. Great for sleigh riding on the hills in the winter.

Miller Field
Hosts summer concerts, has ball fields & picnic areas. Walk to New Dorp beach from here.

Silver lake Park- 107 Acres
Offers golf course, restaurant, clubhouse & tennis courts.

Staten Island Botanical Garden
Beautiful gardens, green house, plants & ponds.

Walker Park 50 Bard Ave
Tennis Courts

Willowbrook Park – 164 Acres
Boathouse, playground, ball fields, tennis courts and a pond. Home to the children’s carousel.

Wolfs Pond Park over 170 Acres 718-984-8266
Salt water fishing is permitted, walking and jogging paths, playgrounds, tennis, beach, dog park run.

Our precious Staten Island parks are just another reason people are choosing Staten Island as the ideal place to live. Staten Island still has that home town quality. You can live close to the city and enjoy all the green open space S.I has to offer. Dont miss the boat, now is the time to buy. Interest rates are at an all time low.

Arlene Trunzo,BCREP,CRS,e-PRO,GRI,SRES
Licensed Board Certified Staten Island NY Realtor®
A.T. Real Estate Specialists LLC
718-317-0949 or 917-359-1985
cmyrealtor@aol.com
www.atrealestatespecialists.com

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Reasons For Sellers To Not Sell Without A Realtor (FSBO)

For Sale by Owners lack access to qualified buyers or a means to qualify buyers.

Buyers May Not Trust for Sale by Owners; real estate agents have a legal and ethical obligation to disclosure latent or hidden defects of the home. These defects might be things you might leave out, unintentionally simply because you might not know what to disclose in the first place.

For Sale by Owner’s may lack sufficient Marketing Exposure, improper pricing, and lack of objectivity.

According to the National Association of Realtors, “for sale by owner” properties lose a percentage of the price they could have gotten if the owner listed with an agent

Many agents will avoid showing for sale by owner (FSBO) listings to their customers and clients.

  1. Exposure: We can give you much more exposure, we will list your home in the Staten Island multi borough MLS website and on numerous real-estate web sites that we know the buyers frequent.
  2. Protection: we gather all the information that is possible from any person who shows interest in viewing your home. If they are agents we have access to their license number and all of their contact information. We make sure all of your offers are presented to you in a timely fashion. We make sure that all offers to purchase your home always includes a pre-approval before you respond to the offer.
  3. Expertise: We know all of the questions to ask the buyers. We know where to market your home, we guide you in the negotiation process. We can be much more objective and do not have emotional ties to the house
  4. Net more money and sell quicker. When you use a Realtor we have access to information in regard to recent closed and pending sales on a daily basis. Within a few months market conditions can easily change, we keep you informed of those changes. Before you accept an offer we check the conditions in your area
    to make sure you are selling at a price in line with other similar properties in your neighborhood.
  5. We guide the buyer and if they need our guidance we can offer them names of mortgage representatives so they can become pre-approved and have full knowledge of what to expect in regard to their payments and closing costs. We will bring you buyers that are informed and are ready willing and able to purchase.
  6. We have lists of other professionals that we have worked with over the years.
    Professionals who specialize in other aspects of the sale people like attorneys, accountants, title expeditor’s. When necessary we can help by putting you in touch with them.
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Real Estate 411 

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When you’re buying or selling, the obvious source to get your real estate question answered is your real estate agent but where do you go the rest of the time?  As a homeowner for many years to come, you’ll need reliable help and solid suggestions.

Our business goal is to have a select group of our friends and past customers who consider us their Staten Island NY lifelong real estate professional. We want to earn that trusted position so they’ll enthusiastically refer their friends to us.  Our plan to achieve this is simply to help these people with all of their real estate needs not just when they buy or sell but for all the years in between.

Throughout the year, we offer reminders and suggestions by email and social media that benefit your homeowner experience.  When we find good articles to help you be a better homeowner, we’ll pass them along.  You’ll discover new ways to maintain your property, minimize expenses and manage debt and risk.
We want to be your “Go-To” person for everything to do with Staten Island NY real estate.  If we don’t have the answer you need, we’ll point you in the right direction to find it.

We’re here for you and your friends…now and in the future.  Please let us know how we can help you.

Arlene Trunzo 917-359-1985, 718-317-0949, cmyrealtor@aol.com
A.T. Real Estate Specialists LLC

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Why sellers and buyers should work with a Realtor

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The most important thing a seller can do is position their home in the top 10% of most likely to be sold homes. Compare your home to recently sold homes in your area. This can be done by allowing us to do a freIf you are interested in selling your home we would welcome the opportunity of consulting with you. Let us help you maximize the price of your home.   Allow us to explain the top ten percentage principle concept of Real Estate sales to you.e market analysis or market evaluation sometimes called CMA.

Sellers should know that they pay no fee for Real Estate Services until the title is exchanged and the homes transaction has closed.

Real Estate sales and marketing should always be a combined effort between the homeowner or buyer and the Realtor they chose to work with.  In order to achieve their common goals, Realtors will coach and educate their clients and customers so everyone is on the same path to a successful sale. Sharing knowledge of current market conditions and motivation to act quickly is always the key.  There are many Reasons sellers should list with a Realtor and buyers should work with a Realtor.  Here are some of them:

  • Realtors are trained negotiators and can negotiate without conflict.
  • Realtors follow up and provide feedback.
  • We use professional advertizing techniques which is very effective.
  • We understand the sellers and buyers wants and needs.
  • We have qualified buyers waiting. We have access to a large inventory of listings.
  • Buyers & sellers have trust and faith in their Realtors professional ability.
  • Sellers will have less inconvenience and greater security and more time for themselves using the services of a Realtor.

Buyers confide in their Real Estate agent and feel comfortable sharing their feelings. They are quick to talk about their likes and dislikes to their agent. They don’t’ always feel that they can be so direct when speaking to a seller.

Real Estate Brokers and agents can ask personal questions in regard to financing. When a seller is trying to sell his home without the service of a Real Estate broker they may not feel comfortable asking the questions they should be asking.  The buyer may not feel comfortable answering those kinds of questions when speaking directly to the seller. Real Estate people can easily help buyers get pre approved by local direct lenders and Mortgage brokers or mortgage bankers. Real Estate Brokers can provide net proceeds to sellers. They can also give buyers approximate closing costs.

Some transactions can be complicated; Real Estate Brokers know how to solve many of the problems that may arise. You can rest assured your transaction will be handled with professional care and diligence.  Staten Island & Brooklyn home sellers and buyers have put their trust in our abilities for many years.  We produce positive results, please allow us to help you achieve your Real Estate goals.  A.T. REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS LLC & Arlene Trunzo, Licensed Staten Island NY Realtor.

Contact us:

E-Mail: cmyrealtor@aol.com,

Tel: (917) 359-1985

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