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
We are ranked topmost for 2010 through 2013 in Tolland. In 2013, our Tolland share is 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%. By working with us, you too can benefit from the integrity, knowledge, experience and relationships that are behind our success.
Winter Season is here. The holidays are behind us and with it the normal lull between Thanksgiving and New Year. Winter is the slowest season in terms of new transactions but that only means there are fewer than in Summer, Fall or Spring. While there are fewer buyers and fewer sellers active this time of year, the season has its own advantages: the buyers that are active now are serious buyers -- they are braving the cold because they need a house. For sellers listing in the winter season, there is less competition which increases their leverage with buyers. As the season progresses it also gets the influx of buyers and sellers that need to move by about the time the school year ends.
In our markets, the supply of houses for sale has been relatively tight all of last year and the pattern continues as we start 2014. Prices have had some ups and downs with the specific details varying by town and price range. In some of our towns, median prices are up a bit, in others they are down some. Unlike recent years the changes have been more moderate. While the national press carries stories of strong recovery in parts of the country, action has been more muted in most of Connecticutm, including our markets. The state economy and employment situation is a bit of a challenge.
If you are contemplating entering the market as a seller or a buyer, now may be the best time to make your move. Interest rates, while still historically low, have been trending up. In many parts of the country new construction has been picking up and will create some competition for existing home sales sooner or later.
We would love to discuss your particular situation and circumstances with you and can then offer you specific and relevant advice and recommendations so you can make your own informed decisions.
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We are EXPERTS in our business We STAGE your listed house and make it look its best We MAXIMIZE your home's marketing EXPOSURE using the best available TOOLS & TECHNOLOGIES
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As a seller, your success hinges on three primary factors: pricing: our in-depth market analysis gives you fact-based decision-making capability, presentation: our included staging services & comprehensive advice help make our listings stand out, and maximum exposure: our business success gives us the resources to invest in web features, marketing, technology & tools so that buyers will find your listing, wherever they look
Each of our listings gets between 6,000 and 10,000 views per month. Our website gets an about 120,000 to 160,000 page-views per month.
We work full-time as a team and thus can provide a degree of availability, communication, transaction management and overall process oversight that is impossible to match for single agents & totally out of reach for part-timers.
When you list your home with us, we work side by side with you to help you prepare for the market and then stage your home for optimal presentation: it makes a BIG DIFFERENCE
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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*
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.
I work in a team with my husband, Cornelius Kafka, (e-PRO, CDPE®, CIAS®), also a state of Connecticut licensed Realtor. As a team, we combine my many years of experience in real estate with his long experience in business and in information technology at some of the largest corporations 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 Adwords, 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. Cornelius Kafka is also a Certified Distressed Property Expert (email@example.com) and a Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS®)
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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.
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Pricing Your House Right is most Critical but STAGING MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE
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