Putting your home on the market during the holiday season might seem stressful and frustration in theory. If you haven't read already, December is a great time to sell because there are few homes on the market and buyers are serious for the new year. Here are a few tips to make it through the holidays while you consider selling. 

Hire A Real Estate Agent

It seems cliche, yes; but employing a professional will allow you to unload the worries that come along with selling a home. Your real estate agent will burden the pressure — and work — of finding the perfect buyer for your home. Real estate agents also have access to the MLS system where they can provide you more exposure for your home. This will free up your time to enjoy the season with your…

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Douglas Patterson and Elizabeth Habeeb are all smiles after engagement at Westerleigh Park.

On Saturday, December 19th, Westerleigh Park held its Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The night was filled with carolers, hot chocolate and the big man himself, Santa. Santa came into Westerleigh Park in style on a firetruck and distributed presents to all children. There was a good turn out and fun was had by all.

PS 29 Chorus sang beautifully and Port Richmond High School Band played wonderfully, Tom Crimmins Realty sponsored with events and gave out gift bags for the holidays. 

A very special congratulations to Douglas Patterson and Elizabeth Habeeb on their Christmas engagement! We wish you the best of luck in your future together. 


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As a real estate agent, or any other professional, you probably have come across the struggle of achieving a work-life balance. The concept of working towards success is the clear goal, but having a successful personal life is key to having a healthy life too. Real estate agents have the opportunity for a flexible work schedule, yet some agents don't know how to manage their time accordingly. Below is a short list that corresponds with Juanita McDowell's article in this month's New York State REALTOR.

  1. Like most first steps, you need to realize the problem. So here, ask yourself - where is most of my time being spent? Break down your time into whether you are spending it on: work, family, health or a hobby. 
  2. Regardless of your profession, time is…

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Staten Island Cystic FibrosisCystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening illness where more than 75 percent of people with CF are diagnosed by age 2. (x)

On Friday, November 27, at the Looney Bin Comedy Club, US Mortgage sponsored the event and joined forces with agents from Tom Crimmins Realty to raise money for this great cause. The packed sold out show is proof of people's care and support.

Sincere thanks to Steve Milner CEO, Tim Kennedy and Elli Kalamaras of US Mortgage and many agents from Tom Crimmins Realty for all their support. A special thanks to Marion Alameda and Suzanne Crimmins for spearheading the event.

The heartfelt night brought a true smile to 12 year old Kamryn Rose Fasano, Marion's cousin, who suffers from Cystic Fibroisis.

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Thinking about something for the holidays to give to a friend or your family member that they can use around the house and will appreciate? Time to get sentimental and here are a few ideas on where to start:

Social Print Studio, formerly known as Printstagram, and Snapfish are ideal for the personalized gifts. Social Print Studio will take photos from your friends' social media or your own to make the perfect gift. You can make a sticker book to metal prints for a person's wall gallery to photostrips. Snapfish has similar products but you can upload your own pictures and customize any order. Create a wall calendar and you choose how many pictures are featured each month, or select a group picture and have it made into a throw blanket. Snapfish has…

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At Tom Crimmins Realty we are big believers in working very hard for our clients. Our clients could be either buyers or sellers. Once we have agreed to represent our clients, we aggressively handle the transaction, negotiate and advise each step of the way.

Training and continuing education is very important. At Tom Crimmins Realty we regularly educate our agents on all aspects of real estate so we can legally and properly represent our clients.

On Tuesday, December 1st, over 70 of our agents attended a Buyer Agency Representation Seminar conducted by the well known expert Rosanne Farrow, and a mortgage seminar conducted by Dan Boxman of United Northern Mortgage.

The seminar was held at the Manor House Restaurant and it was a great education…

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