Winter is just around the corner. It's the slowest season of the year.  If you are a seller, you'll have less competition and the available buyers will be really-really serious.  If you are a buyer, let us help you find a home efficiently and effectively.  But first...

You have to Get Going!  We can help.

 

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 2013, our Tolland share was 8.8% of ALL transaction sides. The next highest agent has 2.29%. For Tolland County, we have a 12% share of the total number of transaction sides done by the top 10 agents. The next highest after us has 10.6%. Working with us, you too can benefit from the integrity, knowledge, experience and relationships that are behind our consistent success.

The 2014 local markets have been relatively steady and similar to 2013 with some ups and downs for individual towns. Early in the year activity lagged, most likely due to the severe winter. It picked up, true to seasonal patterns, in the Spring and Summer.  The Fall season has been slightly slow: most likely influenced by external conditions such as stock market, ebola fears, foreign events, the midterm elections and the overall challenges of the Connecticut economy. As some of these factors have passed or settled down we should return to normal patterns. After the end of year holidays, activity generally picks up in the second half of January and slowly grows into the peak Spring season.

If you are contemplating entering the market as a seller or a buyer, each season has its own advantages and disadvantages. The season should only be one factor in your decision-making. Other factors include interest rate expectations, relative supply and demand, and your own individual circumstances.  If you are moving out of area, also consider the trends at your destination: are prices there rising faster or falling?  

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*

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 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.