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3 Steps to Selling Your Home Fast

Have you thought of selling your home but don’t know where to start?

Here are 3 simple steps that will help you get your home sold. A real estate professional can help you with any of these steps.


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How long will it take to sell my Union County home?

The length of time it takes to sell your Union County home is dependent on several factors, the most important of which are:

  1. Location
  2. Condition
  3. Upgrades
  4. Marketing

The average Union County home that was sold in 2014 was sold after 66.6 days with the range in Days on Market from 50 days (Cranford) to 105 days (Linden).  Among the fastest towns were Fanwood with 51 days, Westfield with 53 days, and Garwood with 54 days. Among the slowest towns were Union with 96 days and Rahway at 85 days.


More great news – every single town in Union County had a faster average Days on Market in 2014 than in 2012.


The county average showed that homes in Union County sold 14% faster in 2014 than in 2012. The biggest improvement in DOM were Rahway and Fanwood with a 33% decrease in time it takes to sell a home. The slowest improvement was in Linden which only showed a 5% decrease in time to sell a home.


How does this affect you? If you’re a homeowner, you can improve the length of time it takes to sell your home by improving its condition.  Another critical step is to choose a competent and professional agent who can market your home appropriately.

When you’re ready to buy or sell a Union County home, please contact us for more information!

Scotch Plains Real Estate Market Report – November 2014

A necessary first step to take before you buy or sell a Scotch Plains home is to learn about local real estate market trends. Here’s what you need to know this month.

There are currently 148 single family homes offered for sale in Scotch Plains. While the inventory is dropping since the summer peak, there are still plenty of homes to sell. In November of 2013, there were 119 homes actively listed. The high inventory this year isn’t because homes aren’t selling – in fact, homes are selling quite quickly. There were 25 sales in Scotch Plains in November, nearly 3 times as many as there were in November of 2013. The high inventory this year is because  some homeowners who have postponing selling for a few years are finally feeling confident that their home values have returned.


While prices continue to fluctuate in Scotch Plains, the trend is definitely upward. The average sale price in Scotch Plains in November was $499,324, about 4.5% higher than the 12 month average of $478,000.  The average list price in November was $605,318, also about 4.5% higher than the 12 month average. A corresponding increase in List Price is a direct result of increased homeowner confidence in home values.


Days on Market: 
Homes continue to sell quickly in Scotch Plains and there is no evience that the slow Days on Market of 2012 will return. The average home the sold in Scotch Plains in November was sold after 59 days, slightly faster than the 12 month average of 62 days and significantly faster than the 2012 average of 86 days.


What this means to you: If you’re interested in selling your Scotch Plains home, your first step is a Comparative Market Analysis, which of course we are happy to provide free of cost or obligation. With a Comparative Market Analysis, we will show you what your property will likely sell for and offer suggestions to improve the value and sell it as quickly as possible.

If you’re interested in purchasing a Scotch Plains home, your first step is a mortgage pre-qualificiation. We’re happy to help connect you with a mortgage professional and begin helping you to find your new home. Feel free to peruse the homes offered for sale at and let us know when you’re ready to start touring homes!

Team Zuhl is here to help you every step of the way. Please call or email us when you’re ready to get your home on the market! Good luck!

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Do you know how to attract buyers?

Do you want to sell your home?

The first step is, of course, the list your home with a reputable real estate agent and have it exposed to as many potential buyers as possible.

When buyers first hear about your home – through their agent or through some marketing your agent has done – they often will drive by the area. When they drive by, they’re looking at the neighborhood and making sure it feels like some place they’d like to live. If they like it, they’ll make an appointment to come see it. If there’s anything they don’t like, they won’t make an appointment and you’ve lost an opportunity to get that buyer in to see the home.

It’s very important that your home’s first impression is a great one. Paying attention to the details that make up your home’s curb appeal will make a big difference in how many buyers will see the home. Here’s what you need to know.




If you’re thinking of selling your home, call us for a free comparative home analysis and find out what your home is worth!

Free Comparative Market Analysis of your Clark Home

Do you know what your Clark home is worth? We do!



Call  us today for a free Comparative Market Analysis! We’ll compare your home with others like it and can usually estimate within 2% of what your home would sell for in today’s market.



Clark Real Estate Market Update – July 2014

Before you buy or sell a home in Clark, you need to understand the market conditions. Here’s what you need to know this month:

Inventory: There are currently 88 homes on the market in Clark ranging in price from $187,000 to $1,100,000 – definitely something for everyone in this market! Nine homes were sold in June which is very low for June.

Prices: The average and mean sales in June were 38% higher than the 12 month sales average and 30% higher than May. One or two high end sales can create this anomaly so it probably doesn’t have any significance in terms of the summer real estate market. While summer prices typically increase due to supply and demand, July’s numbers should give us a better indication of where the market is heading.

Days on Market: The average sold home in Clark in June was sold after 48 days on the market – a bit slower than the previous several months, but certainly not a slow market!

What this means to you?

Since only 9 homes were sold in June, the inventory will continue to increase. Buyers will find that they have a great selection of homes to choose from and sellers will find that their homes need to be in tip-top showing condition in order to sell.


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How Do Sellers Choose The Right Agent?

IImaget’s important that the real estate agent that you choose to market your home is the right agent for you. Choosing a real estate professional is a challenging task – there are many qualities a potential buyer or seller wants in an agent, and it’s not always easy to find the right person. 57% of buyers and sellers interview only one agent before hiring them. According to a survey conducted by the New Jersey Association of Realtors, 33% of all respondents said that they chose their agent based on the agent’s honesty and trustworthiness.

How a prospective agent plans to market your home is an important factor to consider.Not all real estate professionals are equal. Choose the agent that you trust to do the best job in marketing your home so that it can be seen by as many potential buyers as possible. Our marketing plan includes Open Housesfree virtual tour of your home, free dedicated website for your home, free international marketing, and free marketing on websites like,,,,, and dozens of others, including our own

You should be sure that the real estate agent that you choose is an expert in your neighborhood. Do they have a website like where current market reports of your area are posted?

While being a local expert is important, you also want your agent to be able to market your home to a wide national and international audience so that buyers planning to relocate to your area are able to view your home.  Hopefully, your agent will be a member of  Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest seller of homes in the world. Our properties are marketed globally to more agents than any other company.

For more information on choosing a real estate agent to fit your needs, please go to and watch the free video named “Selecting Your Real Estate Agent.”


As always, if there’s anything Team Zuhl can do to help you get your home ready to sell, we’re just a phone call away!

Preparing Your Home To Sell

You only get one chance to make a good first impression. Here’s how to make sure that your home’s first impression is a great one!

There are 3 factors you need to consider when you list your home for sale:

1. Location – Where your home is located has the biggest impact on how quickly your home will sell and an important first step in selling a home is to study the real estate market conditions in your area. Please contact us for the most recent real estate market reports for your neighborhood or go to Your real estate professional will also help you to compare your home with others like it to see what the market value of your home is. This is called a Comparative Market Analysis.

2. Marketing – Not all real estate professionals are equal. Choose the agent that you trust to do the best job in marketing your home.

3. Condition – Only you can control the condition of your home. Prospective buyers who tour your home and are comfortable in your home will be more likely to buy it. To prepare your home for sale, you’ll want to make sure that all routine maintenance is up to date. Then, remove all clutter as best as you can. Store, sell, or dispose of everything you don’t want to make your home the most appealing to prospective buyers.

The steps you need to take to make sure your home is in an appropriate condition to show at its best, please go to and watch the free video named “Preparing Your Home To Sell.”Image


As always, if there’s anything Team Zuhl can do to help you get your home ready to sell, we’re just a phone call away!

What’s a Comparative Market Analysis?

Most real estate agents will offer you a free Comparative Market Analysis. 

What is a Comparative Market Analysis?

A Comparative Market Analysis, or CMA, is not an appraisal but it serves as an estimate of the market value of your home. It’s a good indicator of what your home will likely sell for in the current real estate market. 

Your home’s value is affected by its location and condition as well as by the conditions of the local real estate market. It is not affected by how much you owe on the house or how much money you’ve invested into the house. 

How is a CMA calculated?Image

In a CMA, your property is compared to other recently sold  properties of similar size and similar neighborhood. 

We also compare the tax assessment of recently sold homes in your neighborhood to their sale price and calculate a assessed value to market value ratio for your neighborhood. Then, we can plug in your assessed value and determine a likely market value. ..  

How can you get a CMA?

Most realtors will provide you with a CMA free of charge. Don’t hesitate to contact us at 908-917-4189 or at for your free CMA today! 

What’s Up in the Cranford Real Estate Market? Inventory!

cranford prices

Inventory: There are currently 88 single family homes offered for sale in Cranford including this beauty on Hory Street.  Twelve homes were sold in March for a total of 42 homes sold so far this year.

cranford inventory

Prices:  The average home in Cranford sold for $318,054 in March, 9% lower than in March of 2013 and 14% lower than March of 2012.

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