2019 Holiday Giveaway – #TeamMonticello


The #TeamMonticello 2019 Holiday Giveaway is here!! All you have to do is take a photo of your holiday lights, email the photo to, and then vote for your picture with your friends on Facebook!*

This year we’ve partnered with a group of fantastic local businesses to offer you some amazing prizes: A one night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park, NY and a $100 dollar gift certificate to Next Door Kitchen & Bar in Ballston Spa, NY | A $100 dollar gift certificate to Restaurant Navona in Albany, NY and two tickets to Landmark’s Spectrum 8 Theatre in Albany, NY | and a $50 dollar gift certificate and coffee from Kru Coffee in Saratoga, NY.

*Eligible Participants must submit their photos to with your home address in the subject line. Once your submission is recieved, you will be asked to fill out a Google Form with your contact information to claim your prize should you win.

Alexander Joins Vox Pop Radio on WAMC on 9/24/19

This week Alex joined WAMC Vox Pop radio where they discussed interest rates, where they are now and where they’re headed. They also took some calls on where the market is this fall and outlook for the remainder of the year.

Learn more about WAMC Vox Pop Radio here.

Listing Your Home with Monticello Matters

Thinking about selling your home yourself because you want the extra cash? Or have you found a discount broker that’s going to give you a cheap commission rate?

While that’s all well and good, in the long run, it might not be the best option. Take a look at some of the photos we found from a discount broker on our Capital Region MLS and compare those to the professional photos we take here at Monticello.



As you can tell, the discount brokers don’t have high-quality photos like we take here at Monticello. Did you know that having high-quality, professional-looking photos is one of the most impactful ways to sell your home?

Not only is it the first impression a seller gets of your home that makes it show better online, but listing with Monticello and using our unique marketing package helps your home sell faster and at the price you want, check out the numbers below comparing Monticello listings to using a discount broker.

Going back to January 1st of 2018, Monticello has had 86 total listings. Discount brokers like “MLS for Less” “RealMart Realty” and “Sell Your Home Services” have had 159 listings.

Of our 86 listings, 4.65% have not sold. Of the ones that have sold, they’ve had an average of 26 days on the market.

Of the 159 discount broker listings, 42.77% have not sold. Of the ones that have sold, they’ve had an average of 46 days on the market.

As you can see, listing your home with Monticello matters. You get better quality photos, a virtual tour, and a drone video tour. Our entire package is made to make sure your home sells in the timeframe you want and at the price you want.

New Listings

Monticello Real Estate has two new listings.

12 Pinewood Drive, Clifton Park

Updated Stans-Colonial in Clifton Knolls neighborhood with large and spacious rooms. Top rated Shen schools – Skano elementary and Koda middle schools. Newly refinished floors, freshly painted, and large updated kitchen with custom cabinets. First floor office could be 6th bedroom or playroom. Full walkout basement with a workout or play area with rubber floor – walkout to attached 2 car garage. Screened porch offers outdoor space in backyard. Huge private backyard with large fenced dog run and custom insulated dog house. Walking distance to the Clifton Knoll park, Locust Lane pool, Barney Road Golf Course, Shen main campus, & Clifton Commons sports fields. Minutes to the YMCA, public library, shopping & eateries at Clifton Park Center. Actual taxes only $5,018! Click here for more information and photos.

27 Berkshire Drive, East Greenbush

Gorgeous, adorable home in a great neighborhood in East Greenbush School district near Holy Spirit School. Move in ready! Central air and a new stamped concrete porch welcome you to this updated 3 BR Cape. Plenty of light – this home has been well maintained with fresh paint throughout. Home features spacious family room with updated floors & windows and recessed lighting. Updated Carrier furnace, Lenox Ac condenser (2018), updated vinyl replacement windows, updated HW Heater (2016), and asphalt shingle roof (2007). Sitting on a beautiful landscaped lot just minutes to area shopping, school, and more. Minutes from Goff Middle School, YMCA and library. Click here for more information and photos.