Staten Island REALTORS®,
Real Estate SINY There have been significant changes in the real estate industry in recent years. Besides being one of the most challenging markets we have seen in a century, the dynamics of how the market operates have drastically changed as a result.

Today, 90% and soon nearly 100% of home buyers will use the internet as their key resource for finding their next home - a change that we at saw coming years ago.

We may appear to be a new company, but we have actually been around for more than 4 years. In that time we experienced incredible growth with nearly 3 million site visitors and a sales growth of over 300%. The housing market had shed nearly 70% of its volume sales over the same period, so in that respect, what our team of Staten Island REALTORS® has been able to accomplish over the past several years seems rather remarkable.

How and Why We Came About...

We studied the patterns of today's much savvier home buyer, and provide them with a much more complete approach to the home buying experience.

I'm sure you have seen the national websites that display listings for Staten Island. Well, we took that concept and were able to take it much further. The main key was to make our website engaging and useful, to keep home buyers tuning in with us daily. For us, this means keeping every available Staten Island listing updated and easily searchable by users of our website. In turn, we're able to engage proactively with our clients.

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We knew it was imperative for our business model to be in control of how potential buyers viewed the homes we listed. That means controlling the advertising medium in which we now operate. Beyond just a real estate company, we are an entire internet media channel for Staten Island real estate. What does that mean for our clients? It means we can market the way we want, without much reliance on third party marketing platforms. Ultimately, it puts our clients' listings ahead of other companies that rely primarily on external venues to advertise their clients' listings. Basically, we have control over an entire advertising medium.

For buyers, we offer a full resource website that surpasses any single entity that can be found locally - even nationally. We provide the most accurate and up-to-date data on every available property for sale on Staten Island. It's searchable, easy to manage, and is a one-stop resource for consumers interested in purchasing a home on Staten Island.

Our knowledge of local communities has allowed us categorize locations and towns based on buyer needs. With the click of a mouse, a call, or online chat to set up appointments, the service our Staten Island real estate agents provide for our clients is unprecedented for a local real estate company.

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What it Means for our Sellers...

We're not just another real estate company, but an entire local real estate media channel. Our company name,, is part of our marketing strategy; it's both generic and Staten Island-specific. This means that buyers who live outside of Staten Island won't have to fumble around looking for specific company websites to find us. By keeping it simple, we stay engaged with potential buyers because we feature every home.

The number one job of any real estate broker is to generate buyers for their sellers' listings. No one has done a better job than us in creating a complete strategy that features both proactive and reactive marketing strategies.

Total Control of your Home's Advertising Position...

With buyers consistently engaging us, we're able to market our listings by showcasing our sellers' homes where buyers will be looking. This puts us in control, rather than having to rely on third party advertising firms.

By being proactive in our marketing, we're able to efficiently match our registered buyers with listings that meet their specific criteria. This contrasts with what you might think that real estate marketing is, and that's what we mean by being proactive. This feature alone is one of the key reasons we have been as successful as we have been in getting our clients' homes sold.

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We Use a Public Relations Format to Advertise Our Listings...

Historically, there has been little about real estate marketing that has been exciting. But we've changed that quite a bit. One thing you'll notice about most real estate marketing is that the agent only provides a quick summary of a property's specifics, with maybe a few lines highlighted. We on the other hand, provide a comprehensive overview of what it's like to live in your particular home and neighborhood, as well as point out positive features that your home offers. This is done in story form, rather than just a quick summary. With our blog platform, we're able to syndicate this information as a newsworthy story, so that it is shown as headline news on CNN, WCBS New York and the New York Post, not to mention several other newsworthy websites. We are the only company locally that is able to perform this level of marketing.

In Conclusion.

Our company was built not just on an idea, but a completely tangible and carefully planned marketing approach for what may be our client's greatest asset. The simplest example of that is reading this company profile alone. It's comprehensive, and more than that, we are proud to tell you every detail. It's this kind of confidence that has driven us to increase business by more than 300% in the last three years. Our agents and company leadership are proud to be at the forefront of what the real estate industry has become, and we have hired the very best agents to exceed your expectations. That means our clients are getting the very best service, and we stand for nothing less. We look forward to serving you soon.

Hi Helene,

I am very knowledgeable about Staten Island and the surrounding areas, and would be more than happy to show you around and help you find the neighborhood that best fits your needs. I would also like to discuss the process of buying or selling a home in the current market. 

An informed buyer or seller is the best client, and a client that will get the most for their money.

Helene Kane

Helpful Info

Why Hire a Realtor?

With so much information readily available online, clients sometimes ask me, "Why should we hire a real estate agent?" They wonder, and rightfully so, if they couldn't buy or sell a home through the Internet or through regular marketing and advertising channels without representation, without a real estate agent. Some do OK, many don't. So if you've wondered the same thing, here are 10 reasons why you might want to consider hiring a professional real estate agent.

1. Education & Experience

You don't need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate professional who does. Henry Ford once said that when you hire people who are smarter than you are, it proves you are smarter than they are. 

The trick is to find the right person. Why not hire a person with more education and experience than you? We're all looking for more precious time in our lives, and hiring pros gives us that time.

2. Agents are Buffers

Agents take the spam out of your property showings and visits. If you're a buyer of new homes, your agent will whip out her sword and keep the builder's agents at bay, preventing them from biting or nipping at your heels. If you're a seller, your agent will filter all those phone calls that lead to nowhere from lookie loos and try to induce serious buyers to immediately write an offer.

3. Neighborhood Knowledge

Agents either possess intimate knowledge or they know where to find the industry buzz about your neighborhood. They can identify comparable sales and hand these facts to you, in addition to pointing you in the direction where you can find more data on schools, crime or demographics. 

For example, you may know that a home down the street was on the market for $350,000, but an agent will know it had upgrades and sold at $285,000 after 65 days on the market.

4. Price Guidance

Contrary to what some people believe, agents do not select prices for sellers or buyers. However, an agent will help to guide clients to make the right choices for themselves. If a listing is at 7%, for example, an agent has a 7% vested interest in the sale, but the client has a 93% interest. 

Selling agents will ask buyers to weigh all the data supplied to them and to choose a price. Then based on market supply, demand and the conditions, the agent will devise a negotiation strategy.

5. Market Conditions Information

Real estate agents can disclose market conditions, which will govern your selling or buying process. Many factors determine how you will proceed. 

Data such as the average per square foot cost of similar homes, median and average sales prices, average days on market and ratios of list-to-sold prices, among other criteria, will have a huge bearing on what you ultimately decide to do.

6. Professional Networking

Real estate agents network with other professionals. Many of who provide services that you will need to buy or sell. Due to legal liability, many agents will hesitate to recommend a certain individual or company over another, but they do know which vendors have a reputation for efficiency, 

competency and competitive pricing. Agents can, however, give you a list of references, that they have worked with, and provide background information to help you make a wise selection.

7. Negotiation Skills & Confidentiality

Top producing agents negotiate well because, unlike most buyers and sellers, they can remove themselves from the emotional aspects of the transaction and because they are skilled. It's part of their job description. Good agents are not messengers, delivering buyer's offers to sellers and vice versa. 

They are professionals who are trained to present their client's case in the best light and agree to hold client information confidential from competing interests.

8. Handling Volumes of Paperwork

One-page deposit receipts were prevalent in the early 1970s. Today's purchase agreements run 10 pages or more. That does not include the federal- and state-mandated disclosures nor disclosures dictated by local custom. Most real estate files average thickness from one to three inches of paper. 

One tiny mistake or omission could land you in court or cost you thousands. In some states, lawyers handle the disclosures, thank goodness!

9. Answer Questions After Closing

Many questions can pop up that were overlooked in the excitement of closing. Good agents stand by ready to assist. 

Worthy and honest agents don't leave you in the dust to fend for yourself.

10. Develop Relationships for Future Business

The basis for an agent's success and continued career in real estate is referrals. Few agents would survive if their livelihood were dependent on consistently drumming up new business. This emphasis gives agents strong incentives to make sure certain clients are happy and satisfied. 

It also means that an agent who stays in the business will be there for you when you need to hire an agent again. Many will periodically mail market updates to you to keep you informed and to stay in touch.