09/15/2015 | Canandaigua, NY- Our real estate market is going strong, and there are a few trends in the Canandaigua Lake area that you ought to know about. For example, the market continues to trend towards larger, year-round homes. While people are still buying seasonal cottages, they are also renovating these cottages into year-round properties.
Author:Andy Griffith Phone: 585-738-5717 Dated: September 29th 2015 Views: 854 About Andy: ...
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You might say that real estate – acquiring land, construction, renovations, investing, or finding the right home – is part of my DNA.
I was lucky – I was raised in a family that owned a business, so at an early age I was exposed to many real estate renovation and new construction projects. That led to my interest in learning as much as I could about the process of acquiring land, working through various approvals, and ultimately, the construction of a new home or building.
By the time I was 18 years old, I acquired an acre of land and had my first home built.
Since then, I’ve acquired, built, and/or renovated several properties over the years in the Canandaigua area. In 1984, I went into the real estate business as a full time Realtor – and I’ve been very actively involved in the business in the Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes area ever since.
I owned and managed an independent Real Estate brokerage for several years before opening RE/MAX Properties in Canandaigua as Broker/Owner.
One of the most important lessons I learned at an early age was that treating clients with the respect they deserve -- and good old-fashioned hard work -- is what it takes to be successful.
I've been both a buyer and a seller, so I know what you want and need from a Realtor.
In fact, one of the things I most enjoy about my business is helping Buyers and Sellers realize their real estate goals.
You want someone who will listen. Someone you’re comfortable with, who’ll treat you with respect and support in the process.
Whether you’re a Buyer or a Seller, you need a local market expert with excellent negotiating skills.
I have access to and can show you every available home listed with RE/MAX and all other Realtors, through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
I can help you through the process of securing a home loan through my many connections in the mortgage business.
I can help you navigate the sometimes-confusing process of making an offer, negotiating, and property inspections, as well as working through the various contingencies and any issues that may arise during the process.
If you’re the Seller, you want someone who will actively and aggressively market your home, utilizing all the traditional and non-traditional resources available -- and of course, get your home sold quickly and for top dollar.
From 1st time home buyers to seasoned real estate investors, I work in all areas and price ranges in the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region of New York State.
Commercial/Investment sales and leasing
People throw the word “passion” around a lot these days. To me, passion means not only loving what you do but also possessing a constant drive to improve the way you do it. That’s why I’m committed to continuing education and learning how to achieve and exceed my clients’ expectations. I routinely spend over 200 hours a year “sharpening my saw.” I give back to the real estate industry by mentoring, coaching and training Realtors from across the nation to become the best of the best in the field of Real Estate.
This is who I am, what I do, and how I do it. I’ll put my experience, versatility, and commitment to excellence to work for you on your behalf. All you need to do is contact me to get started.
"We choose Andy as our "buyers" agent for his knowledge and experience in the Canandaigua real estate market. In addition to his knowledge of the local real estate Andy has and engaging personality. He is personable and honest, and his self confidence allowed us to trust him to be our advocate and facilitate every step of our "buyers" journey.
Andy was on time to appointments, he gave us his full attention and always answered our calls and emails maintaining regular communication on what was happening with our purchase. With Andy there were no surprises."