Fiona's Insights

  • Rye Couple: Fiona’s Strategy Sold Our Home

    Helen and Bill are savvy business professionals. Helen, a marketer, and Bill, who works on Wall Street, are self-described “information-driven and analytical types.” So, when they decided to put their Rye home on the market amid the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, they sought data to help them understand the real estate landscape. And they…

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  • Do You Need to See a House Before You Buy It? Maybe Not.

    In 2020, I helped a Rye family sell their home to a couple moving to the area from California. They toured the home virtually and the purchase was completed with the couple never having had to set foot in the house.  Purchasing a home sight unseen is a trend on the rise nationally. Nearly two-thirds of…

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  • From the Upper West Side to Rye: Fiona Led the Way

    Pregnant with her second child, Bettina was looking for more space for her growing family. But she was in no rush. The Upper West Side two-bedroom apartment she shared with her husband and first child was convenient for their jobs and social life. Then Covid hit and her husband’s and her offices closed. The apartment…

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  • Prep for Market Key to 3 Offers, 3 Weeks After Listing

    When the Covid pandemic hit last March, Susan Watson decided to quarantine with her life partner to avoid traveling back and forth from her own home amid the uncertainty of the novel coronavirus. As she learned that more and more families were looking for space outside of New York City, she knew it was a…

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  • Thinking of Moving to Westchester?

    If you’re considering a move north of New York City, please check out my recent interview with Brownstoner, an informative real estate magazine and website in Brooklyn. In the webinar, “Making the Move to Westchester,” I put in the spotlight Westchester’s beautiful Sound Shore, and answered an array of questions for homebuyers, including: Why should…

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  • Leaving NYC? Why Rye, New York is the Best Place to Live

    Pre-pandemic, your criterion for the perfect suburban abode may have been a home closest to a Metro-North RR commuter station, with an easy commute to Manhattan. But with the tectonic shift toward remote work and school, now you may be wishing for a home with a big backyard where you and your kids can take…

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Let Fiona help you sell or find your dream home. Contact Fiona at 914-414-5147 or email her directly.