THE KAFKA TEAM

Not your Average Realtors

 #1 Tolland selling agents since 2010

With the Heat, comes the RUSH.

Our local Market is HOT and very Active!

If you have been thinking about listing your home,  NOW may be the time to act.  Buyers are active and the inventory of homes for sale is limited.   The active buyers are cautious and deliberate decision-makers. Let us help you prepare your home so it is a compelling opportunity for buyers. 

Good preparation and realistic pricing  bring offers.

We know what to do,  what buyers want and, we help you get your home ready and then stage it to make sure its features are highlighted so that it is better positioned than the competition and aligned with today's buyer preferences and expectations.  From wide-ranging market exposure, online presence, photography, curb appeal, open houses, readiness for showings we cover it all.  

Looking for a home to buy and have not yet seen one that "clicks"?  You may want to look at our COMING LISTINGS so that when it comes to market you can act fast.  

Real Estate touches us all in one way or another since it impacts many aspects of our lives: where we live influences our kids’ education, our friendships and relationships, how far we commute to work, and many of the memories we create with our families. Whether we rent or purchase a home, we try to find the best possible setting for us and our families.

The stakes are high and as such, the process deserves expert support.

Real Estate transactions are complex, involve large $ amounts, are legally and process-intensive. They combine emotional and rational factors, involve multiple parties and institutions. The combination can often make them confusing. Thus, finding the right partners and guides for this challenging journey is crucial to sellers and buyers alike.

As buyer or seller, we believe that you deserve the best representation available. We are here to offer you what is required to accomplish your goals effectively and efficiently. We help you make the process as smooth as possible.

 We are experts on our field. We stay current with market conditions, advances in marketing and technology. We invest in our business.  Ongoing communication with our clients is a top priority as we seek to prevent problems whenever possible and resolve them when necessary. Broad experience helps us with creative solutions: it gives us a wide repertoire of approaches to fall back on. Those are just a few of the things that allow us to maintain our #1 position as best-selling agents in the town of Tolland for the last 5 years.

You need experienced partners on a complex journey

The Kafka Team will be there every step of the way!

See our latest TESTIMONIALS & latest SALES

Call us for a free consultation

Marilu 860-305-8967 * CK 860-508-2589

or email: marilukafka17@gmail.com

Tolland Top Ten Agent Share Transaction Sides

 

Tolland Top Ten Agents Share by $

Marilu & Cornelius Kafka

The  Kafka Team  

A unique combination of extensive real estate, business and information technology experience working for you every step of the way towards a successful transaction. Our individual strengths are multiplied through our affiliation with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties

Since 2010 we have ranked at very the top for Tolland real estate transactions. In 2015, our Tolland share was 28% of the transactions done by the top 10 agents.

In terms of $ Volume of Transactions, we had  30% of the transactions done by the top ten agents. Working with us, you too can benefit from the integrity, knowledge, experience and relationships that are behind our consistent success.

The 2016 Spring Season is, as we expected, following the usual pattern: Spring is the busiest season, followed by Fall, Summer and Winter in that order.  In contrast with 2015, when the Spring season did not really get going until April, due to the relatively severe Winter and the large amount of snow which took time to melt away, 2016's Spring season started early towards the end of January.  Buyers remain very selective and cautious. This is not surprising since in a flat market time does not forgive pricing mistakes.

Aside from the many resources on our website here are two links for a free download of Spring 2015-2016 Seller Guide and Spring 2015-2016 Buyer Guide.  For an in-person consultation please contact us.

If you are entering the market as a seller or a buyer, each season has its own advantages and disadvantages. Seasonality is only be one factor in your decision-making. Others include interest rate expectations, relative supply and demand, and your own individual circumstances.  If you are moving out of area, you must also consider the trends at your destination: are prices there rising or falling at a different rate? By waiting, will you lose more on your purchase than what you gain by postponing your sale?

We would love to discuss your particular situation and circumstances with you and can then offer you specific and relevant advice and recommendations as well as a competitive market evaluation so you can make your own informed decisions.

Call 860-305-8967 or email us: marilukafka17@gmail.com

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When choosing a Realtor, you should aim or the best combination of Agent and Brokerage: 

Marilu & Cornelius Kafka, Sales Executives, Realtors

  • Full Time Dedication and Availability
  • Service with Courtesy, Effectiveness
  • Attention to Detail, Proven Processes and Systems, Experience
  • Frequent, Timely, Responsive Communication
  • Client Testimonials and Company Awards / Recognition
  • Savvy Exclusive Team:  Apply Latest Technology Tools on Your Behalf

#1 Agent in Tolland County and Town of Tolland 2010, 11,12,13,14*

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Full Service Estate Company

  • Local Market Leadership 
  • Recognized, Valued Brand
  • Strong Customer Service Values
  • Track Record & Reputation
  • Broad Marketing Scope & Rich, Innovative Tools
  • Full Service Menu
  • Strong Customer Satisfaction Record
  • Investment in Technology Innovation to Better Service You

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties: Largest Market Share in Tolland County*

 

 

 

* based on statistics from Realtors Multiple Listing Service, Inc.

Every one of our clients receives: outstanding service, attention to detail, constant communication. We adapt to your preferences and style while always sharing our experience, insight and advice. Between the resources from our brokerage and the many extras we can afford to invest in to improve our marketing and service you get the most effective use of available capabilities. Our goal is to use our depth of experience to help you make the sale or purchase of your home as smooth and trouble-free as possible by anticipating and avoiding problems that create delays and stress.

Buying or Selling a home is likely one of the most important financial decisions in your life. You NEED a full time, experienced professional Realtor to represent and advise you.

As a team, we combine many years of experience in real estate with long experience in business and in information technology at some of the largest corporations. It positions us well to maximize your property's exposure and our service to you. Together, we can be more available, pool knowledge, expertly cover more angles: Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, Google Ad-words, Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress Blogs are just some of the newest technologies that we use for the benefit of our business, to gain exposure for our listings, and to foster our relationship with you as a buyer or seller. 

Find out more about us

 

For the latest Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Market Report click on the market report link on the left menu bar

For the current Connecticut Mill Rates, click on the Connecticut Mill Rates link on the left menu bar

 

If you are considering a sale, while the drop in prices over the last few years may give you pause, remember that most likely you will also be a buyer and the lower prices and those record-low interest rates may not last. 

If you are considering a buy, remember that interest rates are still at historic lows. It is a virtual certainty that sooner or later they will go up. A small increase in the interest rate has a disproportionate effect on the size of loan you can afford with a given level of income.  Do the numbers yourself by examining the impact of a 1% increase in interest rates on the payments for a 30 year loan.  You will find that a 1% increase in interest rates, with approximately the same payment as before, translates into a home price that you can afford that is much less.

 

Not finding quite the right home? Check our Coming Listings and be the first to know what will soon be on the market.


Relocating?

If you are using a relocation company let me know. Marilu is a Certified Relocation Specialist and we work with all relocation companies


Pricing Your House Right is Critical but STAGING also MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE

For TIPS on how to make your house LOOK BETTER AND GET EVERY PENNY YOU DESERVE. CALL me: 860-305-8967 OR EMAIL me: marilukafka17@gmail.com

Stand Out from the competition, SHOWCASE YOUR BEST FEATURES  Let us SHOW YOU HOW.