Friday, May 26, 2017

Active 55+ in Rocky Hill, CT

COMING SOON! Just listed Active 55+ custom built home with 9' ceilings, gorgeous custom crown molding and columns, gas fireplace & hard wood floors with an open floor plan. Spacious master bedroom suite with a walk-in closet, tiled shower and whirlpool tub on main level and a full additional suite on 2nd floor. Relaxing deck, large basement and even has an oversize 2 car garage. Contact me by email at or by phone at 860-558-2122 for details today!

9 Oslund Way, Rocky Hill, CT listed for $429,900 by Rob Rosa and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, Westchester and New York Properties

Monday, May 22, 2017

Grace and Caring Wins!

I have read a few posts today about Mondays and how hard they can be. I was starting to go there myself (just a little) when I read this email about a buyer that I had a closing with last week. Feels great to get such good news! I would like to thank Jessica and Christian for being such appreciative clients. They understand I provide a professional service that I take personally.
Thought I would send a reminder about what the BEST buyer agents such as myself do and how we can help you. First off, we care for our clients (we are not glorified deli order takers just looking up listings found in Zillow):

- Help get you pre-approved with the right mortgage officer and mortgage product
- Counsel you and help clarify what you really need and want
- Advise you on an offer and how to proceed to get the home you want
- Attend and negotiate any important home inspection items
- Monitor loose ends (contract docs, mortgage commitment, appraisal, resale docs)
- Be there alongside you counseling, advising & supporting you right to the closing.

Final thought… Make sure you hire an agent you will like enough to consider a friend when all is said and done. On the other side of the coin make sure you are a buyer that a real estate agent enjoys working with. A great relationship is a give and take!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Justed Listed Home with Upgrades and Extras in Cromwell, CT

JUST LISTED: Cook like a gourmet chef in this gorgeous renovated kitchen with vaulted ceiling, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, large pantry and custom cabinets with open space design to eat-in area and slider leading out to the deck overlooking a relaxing rippling brook running through your rear yard. This home is perfect for entertaining with a formal dining room, living room and wood stove. The 2nd floor has a huge Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and space on loft for storage, 2 additional bedrooms, a walk-up attic and a 2nd staircase! This home has many updates and extras including the washer/dryer on main living floor, large workshop, newer roof, wideboard floors, almost an acre of land and a very charming staircase. Don't miss this one! 67 Coles Rd, Cromwell, CT for $209,900

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Real Estate

Making an Offer: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

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In competitive housing markets across the country, making an offer that sticks has become increasingly difficult. Ensure your client doesn’t make the process even tougher by succumbing to one of these common mistakes.
“Time kills deals,” says Andrew Sandholm of BOND New York Properties in New York. “Dragging your feet means you could wind up paying more in a bidding war situation or missing out on the property altogether.” Buyers need to be ready with their paperwork, such as bank statements, a preapproval letter, and documents supporting proof of funds, from the day they begin house-hunting mode. That way they can pounce quickly with an offer when they do find a home they like.
Making an offer for their preapproved amount
Smart buyers are getting preapproved to show a seller they’re financially able to purchase a home. However, Chuck Silverston, principal at Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty in Brookline, Mass., warns buyers against using that document to come up with an offer amount.
“Many buyers come in with a preapproval for the exact offer price, but when you’re competing against other offers, including cash offers, you want to show financial strength,” Silverston says. “An exact preapproval could make a listing agent nervous because not only does the buyer not have any wiggle room to negotiate, but they might no longer qualify if interest rates rise.”
Submitting a lowball offer
Lowballing a seller often backfires, particularly in a seller’s market. “A lowball offer that isn't backed up with math or comparable sales data is disrespectful and could turn off the seller and possibly mean you will miss out on the property completely,” Sandholm says.
Waiving inspection contingencies
“I don't care whether it’s new construction or even your mom’s house you’re buying from her – get it inspected,” urges Joshua Jarvis of Jarvis Team Realty in Duluth, Ga. Further, if you waive the inspection contingency in your offer, you may lose the earnest money if you later back out of the deal.
Not presenting yourself well enough
In a seller’s market, buyers need to take steps to make sure they look good in the eyes of the seller. “In today’s highly competitive environment, the listing agent is trying to determine which buyer will be the easiest to deal with,” Silverston says. Buyers may want to avoid pointing out every defect, making nitpicky queries, or questioning the seller’s tastes.
“Basically buyers who act less than enthusiastic will see themselves at a competitive disadvantage when sellers are comparing multiple offers,” he says.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Just Listed Well-Maintained Home with a Beautiful Kitchen and Updates Galore in Newington, CT

Ready to move-in!

Hard wood floors!

Plenty of space for entertaining!

Dining room open to Kitchen!

Plenty of counter space!

Double sink and beautiful lighting in Kitchen!

Finished basement!

Family Room with vaulted ceilings!

Plenty of closet space!

Impeccable home is spotless and move-in ready! Enjoy the gorgeous kitchen with custom cabinets, gorgeous tile, a huge island, stainless steel appliances and a skylight giving you plenty of sunshine. The family room with vaulted ceilings and leading out to a deck is perfect for relaxing. The dining room with hard wood floors and spacious living room with a fireplace make it a great home to entertain in. There is a bedroom on the main level along with a remodeled bath - this an in-law possibility too! The upper level includes a large master bedroom with plenty of storage and closet space. The 2nd flr bath has been updated too! The lower level is an excellent living space with plenty of room for a bedroom, office or TV room. This home is very well maintained, has updates galore and is in a great area with close proximity to Newington center, West Hartford, shopping and restaurants! You don't want to miss this one and it's easy to view. 

Contact Rob Rosa at 860-558-2122 or easily by email at to view this home in Newington at 225 Hartford Ave.  Listed for $224,900.  3 bedrooms and 2 baths

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties
1160 Silas Deane Hwy #101, Wethersfield, CT  06109

Friday, April 7, 2017

5 Bedroom Home Just Listed in East Hartford, CT

JUST LISTED: Don't wait to view this huge home with open space living and updates galore.

The large kitchen gives any chef plenty of room to move and can fit a huge kitchen table with plenty of room and it is open to the oversize living room and formal dining room with a slider out to a large deck and level yard that is fenced in for privacy galore. The first floor also includes a bedroom (may be perfect for in-law) and a bathroom. On the upper level are 3 more bedrooms, a full bath and a huge Master Bedroom Suite with large walk-in closet and private bathroom. The lower level is partially finished with a family room perfect for a gym, a pool table and TV room.

The home is in great condition and well kept and in an excellent location near all conveniences and the Glastonbury line.

5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, listed for $229,900! 111 Britt Rd, E Hartford. Let's go view today, contact me easily by email at Or visit my website at

Offered exclusively by Rob Rosa at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties

1160 Silas Deane Hwy #101, Wethersfield, CT 06109