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Here at Olga St. Pierre Real Estate Team, we specialize in Estate Sales.

We sit down with family members after their loved ones pass away and help them determine what to do with the personal items in the home and how to go about the sale of the house.

Sometimes the planning can be tricky and we always consult with a qualified attorney in legal matters. Handling the personal items in the home is always an emotional process that is difficult. Our job is to make things easier: to help with sorting, appraising the values, identifying antique items and making arrangements for the Estate Sale, during which the items in the home are sold. We also make arrangements for items to be donated if needed.

To see how we handle Estate Sales, please stop by our next Estate Sale this Friday, August 10th, 9-1 at 103 Terrace Rd, Levittown, PA, 19056, in the Twin Oaks section. We are handling the sale of the contents of the entire home.

Olga met with the children of the home’s owner yesterday to finalize the details of the sale. They were very overwhelmed by everything that is still in the house, as the closing is scheduled for Friday, August 17th. She explained how the process works for the sale: all items that are of value that the family wants to keep, need to be moved to one room or taken out of the home. Everything else that is in the house, will be catalogued, priced, sorted and divided for more efficient management.

Three members of the team will be working at the Estate Sale on Friday to assure a smooth sale. This type of sale, with proper organization is the best, most efficient way to handle a large amount of personal items in the quickest time.

If you have any questions about how to handle Estate Sales, please contact Olga via email, text or phone. We will be glad to answer any questions about the process.

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A quick suggestion for those sellers that have homes with heating oil. In today’s market everything can be negotiated.

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As part of our Pennsylvania Agreement of Sale that we use for transaction, it states that “any remaining heating oil stored on the property at the time of settlement is included in the sale.” It can be a financial issue for a seller that may have just gotten an oil delivery, as oil prices are high. I always mention to the sellers I start working with, to check on the level of the oil in their tank, to call their oil company to find out when the next delivery is, and to determine if more oil is needed or the delivery needs to be cancelled for the time the home is on the market.

If the oil tank is full and things are going well with the sale of the house, another action step is to initiate negotiations for oil reimbursement with the buyers during the contract negotiations. This way, the seller may be able to get reimbursement for the oil that he or she will not use after the home is sold.

As always, I am here to answer any questions!

 Olga

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GREAT DEALS DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST,  2012 ON NEW CONSTRUCTION…. BUCKS COUNTY!

Contact Olga St. Pierre Real Estate Team today to schedule your walk through the exclusive models and get the August special on upgrades!  267.242.2712 or homeswitholga@kw.com

 

Buy today and receive the following options and upgrades to the model of your choice FREE!

 9 ft Base House Foundation  

Foyer Oak Stairs

Granite Countertops for Standard Kitchen
Upgrade 1 Kitchen Tile Backsplash
Upgrade 1 Kitchen Cabinets
Upgrade 1 Linden Kitchen Faucet
Upgrade Standard Appliances to Stainless Steel
Upgrade 1 Ceramic Floors in Master Bathroom
Upgrade 2 Cultured Marble Counter Tops in Master Bathroom
1 piece Crown Molding in Master Bedroom
14 Seer AC Unit
Hardwood Flooring in Dining Room – Base grade
Upgrade 1 Carpet Pad throughout 2nd Floor
2 Rooms of Custom Color Paint
One, 4 Recessed Lights Package, Kitchen
One, 4 Recessed Lights Package, Family Room
Brace, Wire, Cap and Switch for Future Ceiling Fans, Family Room and Bedrooms 1-4
2 Garage Door Openers
1 External Garage Keypad 

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