Licensed Real Estate Salesperson & Team Leader
- 90 East Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Welcome to Christofer Conte's Website
Searching for your next home? Try our state-of-the-art map search – with it you can quickly search the entire market. Simply type the address, city, MLS ID, or just hit the search button to get started. The large format map allows you to click and drag, zoom in and view detailed information and photos for all properties currently listed on the MLS.
Selling your home? No other website in the market will showcase your listing with up to 50 high resolution photos! In addition to advertising your property on my own website, I syndicate your listing to other real estate websites across the web.
Whether you are selling your home, searching for your next home, or have any questions about the process – I look forward to helping you!
Open house every Sunday 1:30-4:00pm & Thursday's 12-2:30pm
New construction near Saratoga Lake!
Beautiful model home!
Exceptional standard features.
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Helpful Links for Clients
- SEFCU home mortgage pre-qualification link
Monthly Market Update – Saratoga County
When you need an expert in New Construction.
One of my focuses has been in my real estate career is in the field of new construction. Whether this is your first build or your tenth it helps to always go with the experts.
There is so many steps and so much knowledge needed to properly guide you throughout all of these steps from financing to punch lists.
Call me I look forward to sharing my expertise with you.
Featured New Construction:
Maxwell Villiage 55+ Community
Saratoga Pointe at Saratoga Lake
World wide relocation specialist
Chris Conte Professional Bio
Chris Conte is a Capital District native. His vast knowledge of the area, coupled with his integrity and professionalism are invaluable to his clients. His hard work and commitment are evidenced by his many successful real estate transactions.
Chris brings 12 years of real estate experience, educational, networking skills, and appreciation for the client to assist you with the sale or purchase of your home. You will appreciate Chris’s positive attitude and drive as he proactively and ethically works to ensure his clients’ every needs are met. You will know you are in capable hands as Chris guides you through every step of the buying or selling process.
Specializations and Awards:
- New Construction Specialist
- Relocation Expert
- Coldwell Banker Prime Properties Chairman's Circle
- USAA Real Estate Rewards Network
- Pinnacle Award recipient
- Consistent Top Producer
How to Decide if your Dream Home is a Good Deal
By Jessica Thiefels
It’s an amazing neighborhood, the price is right, but is the house your dream home? That’s the ultimate question and there’s no one correct answer or even a single way to determine that.
Ultimately, a mix of listening to your emotions and turning to the facts will help you paint a clear picture of what life would be like in this new house. Below are a few tips for determining if the home you really like is the one that you’ll love forever.
Listen to Yourself—Literally
The way you react when you see and walk through the home is an important indicator of how you feel about the home. Pat Trainor, a REALTOR® in Blue Ridge, Ga. told Forbes that he knows a house is a good fit when people start talking about furniture as they’re touring the house.
“I believe that most buyers form an impression in the first few seconds after they walk into a house. Is this a happy house? Or does it depress me? Notice how you respond—and trust your reactions,” explains Trainor.
If you’re looking at a number of houses, jot down what you felt as you walked through immediately after you leave. These notes will be helpful as you look back and compare emotions with features, needs-met, etc.
Ask Yourself: How much of my “priority list” is compromised?
You have a list of non-negotiable items going into the house-hunting process. From number of rooms to floor plan, how many items can you check off your list? If you find that you’re compromising on more than half of the items that matter most to you, it may not be your dream home—even if you love the style or location.
Laura Gummerman explains that it’s important to make sure you’re not confusing must-haves with preferences as well. She shares her experience with this “mental negotiation” process:
“Decide which things are preferences vs. needs on your list as well. For example, I loved the vaulted ceilings we had at our last house and really wanted to have them in our next space as well. I kept trying to hold out for tall ceilings, but the house that fit our top priorities was actually a mid-century ranch. No vaulted ceilings anywhere. I had to realize that what was a 'need' was actually more of a 'want' and just switch my visual expectations a bit to get the things that really mattered most.”
Turn to the Data
Buying a home is emotional—stressful, frustrating, exciting, scary, and more, all at once. When deciding if a potential house is your dream home, it’s important not to get too wrapped up in the emotion and take time to check out the data. You can’t deny the facts and the following tools will help you get them.
How will the home appreciate? Use this home appreciation tool to see how much it will appreciate based on the listing price.
Is the home accessible? What’s the Walk Score of the home? If you want to be close to stores, retailers, restaurants and parks, look for a Walk Score of 70 or above.
Is the house over-priced? Use this Home Value Estimator tool to get five value estimates from leading sources, like Zillow. Is the house priced appropriately?
Is the area loud? Get the Soundscore of your potential dream home—the heat mapping technology will allow you to see how loud or quiet the area is.
Learn More About The Community
Whether you’re a single homeowner or a family of four, the community surrounding your home will be a big part of your life. As such, you need to know as much about it as possible. Start to learn by doing research. Look up everything that’s most important to you, including:
- Crime rates
- School quality and availability
- Public transportation—school buses too; Do they come to the neighborhood to pick up the kids?
- Commute to work—Is there a lot of traffic in the morning or at night?
Finding your dream home isn’t easy, but when you tune into your emotions, check out facts and stay true to your list of needs, the process is easier. Use these tips to make the best decision and find the home you’ll love forever.
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