Staten Island Multiple Listing Service provides Islandwide real estate initiative benefiting homebuyers and home sellers
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (April 11, 2023) – With the median sales price of Staten Island homes dipping 0.8 percent year to date as of last month, but climbing 2.2 percent as compared to March 2022, this year’s homebuying season has the potential to be a busy one as buyers seek to lock in affordability.
Homebuyers on the Island will have the opportunity to jump-start the buying season Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, as Realtors hold open houses as part of “Open House Weekend,” a boroughwide initiative presented by the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service (SIMLS), whose online home is MLSsiny.com.
During the weekend, Staten Island Realtor subscribers of SIMLS will hold open houses throughout the Island, bringing attention to the many benefits of homeownership. Open houses provide a convenient opportunity for consumers in the local community to connect with the borough’s real estate experts and ask questions about the homebuying process and housing issues that matter most to them.
OPPORTUNITY FOR BUYERS, SELLERS
“Forty-four percent of recent buyers used open houses as a way to find their dream home,” said Frank Reali, Staten Island MLS chairman of the board. “Open House Weekend is a great chance for buyers to do just that, as well as get an idea of what they can afford on the Island. It’s also an opportune time for sellers to market their home and attract potential buyers.”
Dedicated to consumers, MLSsiny.com provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date public display of Staten Island home listings available. As an organization, SIMLS is a hub through which more than 275 local real estate firms work on behalf of sellers and buyers to exchange information on properties for sale and for rent.
“If you are selling your home, make sure to ask your Realtor if they are a subscriber of the Staten Island MLS, and discuss being included in Open House Weekend,” Reali advised.
Sandy Krueger, CEO of both SIBOR and SIMLS, said, “Staten Island Realtors visit hundreds of homes with buyers each year, and have a unique understanding of what buyers want and can get for the price in our local market. Buyers who are willing and able to take on the responsibilities of homeownership can begin their home search process by attending our Open House Weekend and learning more about homeownership and local housing issues.”
LOCATIONS OF OPEN HOUSES
For additional information and locations of open houses, visit MLSsiny.com and click on the “OPEN HOUSES” icon.
About the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) and Staten Island Multiple Listing Service (SIMLS)
Established in 1915, the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) is the largest professional association in Staten Island, N.Y.
SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.
Comprised of approximately 2,500 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.
SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 275 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 5,000 real estate transactions every year.
All SIBOR Realtors belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
SIBOR and the SIMLS may be reached at 718-928-3220 and viewed online at MLSsiny.com. SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at Staten Island Board of Realtors, Twitter via @SIBOR, LinkedIn (Staten Island Board of Realtors) and Instagram at SIBOR REALTORS (siborrealtors).
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