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2019 Holiday Giveaway – #TeamMonticello

SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO HERE!

The #TeamMonticello 2019 Holiday Giveaway is here!! All you have to do is take a photo of your holiday lights, email the photo to Lights@MonticelloNYS.com, 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 Lights@MonticelloNYS.com with your home address in the subject line. Once your submission is received, you will be asked to fill out a Google Form with your contact information to claim your prize should you win.

CONTEST PRIZES:

Contest winners will be eligible for one of three prizes. The first place winner has the option to choose which prize package they want, the second place winner will get second choice, and the third place winner will get third choice. Prizes will be available for pick up at Monticello Real Estate’s Colonie office (421 New Karner Rd, Suite 11A, Colonie, NY 12205) after Monday December 23rd. Prizes are as follows:

  1. A one night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park, NY and a $100 dollar gift certificate to Next Door Kitchen in Ballston Spa, NY.
  2. A $100 dollar gift certificate to Restaurant Navona in Albany, NY and two tickets to Landmark Theatre’s Spectrum 8 in Albany, NY.  
  3. A $50 dollar gift certificate to Kru Coffee in Saratoga, NY.

CONTEST RULES:

  1. Contest submission will run from November 19th-December 8th, 2019.
  2. One entry per household.
  3. Households must be located within the following counties: Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, or Rensselaer.
  4. Submissions must be of your actual house. 
  5. Eligible submissions must fill out a ‘Google Sheet Form’ with contact information.
  6. Monticello will post submission photos in a ‘Facebook Album’ on Monday December 9th.
  7. Contest voting will be from Monday December 9th-Thursday December 19th on Facebook.
  8. The top 4 houses will be selected based on the amount of likes (and reactions) on the original Facebook post within ‘Monticello’s Photo Album.’
  9. Finalists will be announced on Friday December 20th. 
  10. The top 3 finalist’s houses will be judged in person by #TeamMonticello on the evening of Friday December 20th.
  11.  The winners will be announced on Monday December 23rd.

2019 Holiday Giveaway – #TeamMonticello

SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO HERE!

The #TeamMonticello 2019 Holiday Giveaway is here!! All you have to do is take a photo of your holiday lights, email the photo to Lights@MonticelloNYS.com, 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 Lights@MonticelloNYS.com with your home address in the subject line. Once your submission is received, you will be asked to fill out a Google Form with your contact information to claim your prize should you win.

CONTEST PRIZES:

Contest winners will be eligible for one of three prizes. The first place winner has the option to choose which prize package they want, the second place winner will get second choice, and the third place winner will get third choice. Prizes will be available for pick up at Monticello Real Estate’s Colonie office (421 New Karner Rd, Suite 11A, Colonie, NY 12205) after Monday December 23rd. Prizes are as follows:

  1. A one night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park, NY and a $100 dollar gift certificate to Next Door Kitchen in Ballston Spa, NY.
  2. A $100 dollar gift certificate to Restaurant Navona in Albany, NY and two tickets to Landmark Theatre’s Spectrum 8 in Albany, NY.  
  3. A $50 dollar gift certificate to Kru Coffee in Saratoga, NY.

CONTEST RULES:

  1. Contest submission will run from November 25th-December 8th.
  2. One entry per household.
  3. Households must be located within the following counties: Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, or Rensselaer.
  4. Submissions must be of your actual house. 
  5. Eligible submissions must fill out a ‘Google Sheet Form’ with contact information.
  6. Monticello will post submission photos in a ‘Facebook Album’ on Monday December 9th.
  7. Contest voting will be from Monday December 9th-Thursday December 19th on Facebook.
  8. The top 4 houses will be selected based on the amount of likes (and reactions) on the original Facebook post within ‘Monticello’s Photo Album.’
  9. Finalists will be announced on Friday December 20th. 
  10. The top 3 finalist’s houses will be judged in person by #TeamMonticello on the evening of Friday December 20th.
  11.  The winners will be announced on Monday December 23rd.

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.

DISCOUNT BROKER PHOTOS:

MONTICELLO PHOTOS:

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.