Sarah Kochanek

Sarah Kochanek

Languages Spoken:

  • French
  • Polish
  • 315-416-3271
  • 315-671-3360
  • 315-446-0494
  • 6800 East Genesee Street
    Fayetteville, NY 13066
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About Me

I've been a licensed New York State sales agent since 2010, and am now full time with Coldwell Banker Prime Properties - I have lived in the Syracuse area all my life.  I belong to a few associations that require lots of continuing education to make sure we are on the cutting edge:

  • Central New York Board of Realtors (GSAR)
  • Multiple Listing Service for Buyers & Sellers convenience (MLS)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)  

I enjoy working with First time home buyers and Sellers everywhere. I chose to work for the most recognized franchise name in Real Estate, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties, for the technologically,advanced marketing and new construction programs. My previous work experience is in property management with 8 years in the downtown and Eastwood markets, and 2 years in luxury student housing specializing in new development and aquisitions.  

 

The Fayetteville Office

The Fayetteville office is consistently the top office in the eastern suburbs and the 2nd largest in the Syracuse Area...'08,'09 and'10. Also recognized as the 2nd largest/highest producing Coldwell Banker Office in New York State. It's simple, take some of the highest producing and effective agents and give them the best tools to list and sell Real Estate. Here's some reasons...

  • Largest integrated Web Platform
  • Call capture systems, email notification system for rapid response
  • Leader in New Construction Representation
  • Leader in Real Estate Technology and Full Service Broker...view any property on our mobile site

How are you going to sell my home

Cut through the chase...here are the keys-

#1. Price your home correctly...the biggest question here is how do you know what's right? One way is call in 2 or 3 agents and get their opinion and have them explain why they support the price they tell you. Pick the price that makes sense, it might be the lowest or it might be the highest. This pricing conversation must include absorption rate, how long homes are on the market before they sell in your price range. When in doubt, hire an appraiser to give you a price. Once you pick a price, now pick an agent.

#2. Proactive Listing Plan of Action...or what exactly is the agent is going to do to get your home sold. Make sure you know what their plan is because it's to late after you sign a contract to find out they don't use todays tools or techniques to find the home buyers. They need skills, experience, technical ability plus a deep understanding of todays market. *Note to self* if agent tells you in their first breath their marketing includes holding an open  house and put in the newspaper, thank them for coming over and call the next agent on your list as fast as you can!

#3. Negotiation Strategy... what happens when you get an offer and how does the agent plan on getting you the most money? Here's the place you can test the agents' ability to negotiate by asking them to cut their commission. Agents who don't value their service wont value your home as well as if they can't defend what they earn, they can't defend your price. Make the agent give you a net sheet based on the "predicated sales price" so you know how much money yoy'll realize at closing.

#4. Closing The Transaction...takes attention to detail, tracking dates, follow up and communication. When interviewing your agents, ask them how many cancelled contracts they've had in the last year and the reasons. This path should get you the agent and sale you seek.

Professional Interests

I enjoy all social events and love to networking!  I am a member of the Syracuse Women Inspiring the Spirit of Entrepreneurship and Toastmasters International.  Staying current with todays evolving communications between clients and customers demands constant attention and education for constant technological demands. I believe in education - is very important to me to be a lifelong learner.  I have certifications in social media and 10 years experience as a property manager in CNY in diverse portfolios ranging from HUD to luxury student housing.  Thinking of investing?  I can stay on your team after your purchase as acting manager for your property or portfolio!

 

Education

Baker High School, Baldwinsville, NY.  I have attended too many colleges to name.  Rochester Institute of Technology, Le Moyne College, Utica College, University of San Francisco, & SUNY Oswego to name a few.  Started as a double major in Communications and Philosophy with a minor in women's studies and Public Relations then went on to pursue an MBA with a Real Estate concentration.  My purpose in life is to make a positive impact in my community by making people's dreams come true.  I will do whatever it takes to make that happen in the most positive way possible, with honesty and integrity.  I like to help.

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Syracuse

Syracuse is located in the heart of the state of New York. Under Chief Hiawatha, it was once considered the capital of the powerful Iroquois confederacy. ...

Manlius

Manlius is a town east of the city of Syracuse, on the eastern edge of Onondaga County, NY.   At the 2000 census the population of Manlius was ...

Jamesville / Dewitt

DeWitt is a town in Onondaga County, NY. The town population was 24,071 at the 2000 census. The town is named after a judge and soldier, Major Moses DeWitt. ...

Onondaga Hill

Onondaga Hill is southwest of the city of Syracuse, in the town of Onondaga in Onondaga County, NY. It is considered a hamlet. It is located at the intersection ...

Fayetteville

The village of Fayetteville is located in Onondaga County, New York. At the 2000 U.S. Census, the village of Fayetteville had a population of 4,190. The ...

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5251 Pleasant Valley Rd, Smithfield, NY 13035
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