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Learn more about Caryn's Journey Through Real Estate

Caryn Ogurek

Caryn Ogurek is one of our newest agents here at Tom Crimmins Realty. She brings professionalism, integrity and over 20+ years of Real Estate Appraisal experience to our office. It makes her a very qualified Real Estate Agent around for pricing your home just right! Caryn started working as a real estate appraiser in 2002 and worked as an assistant at first. She obtained her certification and started her business, Caryn Michael Appraisals, in 2006.

Backtrack to 1998, prior to stepping into real estate, Caryn became series 7 licensed (amongst several other related licenses) and worked on Wall Street as an assistant trader and an online trading company as well. Soon after the 9/11/2001 tragedy,…

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All about Historic Richmond Town:

Historic Richmond Town

In the Richmond town section of Staten Island, there is an authentic town and farm museum complex called Historic Richmond Town. It is situated at the intersection of Arthur Kill Road and Richmond Road, which is close to the island's geographic center. Historic Richmond Town is a staple location in Staten Island. This is a popular location for all the people of Staten Island.

The Historic Richmond Town keeps the history of Staten Island alive by keeping this place open all year round. The county offices were gradually relocated from Staten Island to closer to Manhattan, after Staten Island joined the other five boroughs of New York City in 1898. As a result, Richmond Town became a quiet community as the many…

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All About the Legacy and History of Alice Austen:

Alice Austen

Alice Austen was born in 1866, and she became one of America's earliest female photographers. I am going to give you a little insight into the artistic world of Alice Austen. Her life was not an easy one from the beginning. Her Mother had no means of supporting Alice on her own so she moved back to her parents home "Clear Comfort.” Alice grew up in a family of all adults, there were no other children in the household.

The first camera that Alice was introduced to, was one that was purchased by her Uncle, Oswald Muller who was a Danish sea captain. The camera was a bulky wooden box and Oswald Muller would demonstrate how to use it to his wife, and other members of the Austen family including…

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Our Million Dollar Sales in 2022:

109 HECKER

With the start of 2023, we wanted to shed light on our sales of 2022 and showcase how our agents are always able to work diligently to sell homes no matter what obstacles come their way. We first want to thank each and every single one of our agents for all of their hard work throughout the entire year and wish them the best of luck on another wonderful year ahead. We are so proud of each agent and their accomplishments; they fully embody what it means to be a part of the Tom Crimmins Realty Family.

In the year of 2022, we had 372 real estate sales, making us one of the Top Agencies on the Island. With that being said, we also had many deals that sold for well over a million dollars and we wanted to use this…

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All about the Staten Island Zoo:

Staten Island Zoo

The Staten Island Zoo is an 8 acre suburban zoo in the West New Brighton section of Staten Island. The zoo is open all year, with the exception of Christmas, New Year's Day and Thanksgiving. The Staten Island Zoo (also known as Barrett Park) can be traced back to three Staten Island War Heroes; Major Clarence Barrett, Colonel Richard Penn Smith, and Colonel Edward Harden. In the 1800, this area was home to many high ranking military officers who owned stately estates on Clove Road such as Colonel Smith and Colonel Harden.

The Staten Island Zoo was built on the grounds of Colonel Edward Harden. Colonel Harden and his wife Julia moved into 614 Broadway on Staten Island in 1908, where they resided in what would…

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Annual Christmas Celebration:

Suzanne and Tom

The annual Christmas celebration for the Tom Crimmins Realty family was held last Friday, January 6th. It was a fantastic evening with plenty of individuals we hold dear in the real estate industry, from friends and family to our dependable attorneys and cherished mortgage brokers with whom we collaborate so closely! It was a night of fun and fellowship to remember the year we had and thank our devoted, diligent, and devoted agents! We appreciate everyone who came, and we look forward to preparing for an even better year in 2023. Shown below are some wonderful photos taken at the event.

Looking to buy or sell your home on Staten Island? For all your real estate needs, look no further than Tom…

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Pros and Cons of a Home Inspection:

INSPECTION

When purchasing a home, one important step most realtors encourage prospective buyers to take is getting a home inspection done on the home they put down an accepted offer on. A home inspection is a detailed inspection of the home in order to determine the condition of the property. During a home inspection, the inspector analyzes the specific conditions of the home usually when the home is being sold on the market. The inspector will inspect different features of the property such as the heating and cooling systems, electrical work, plumbing, the water, sewage, and many more things.

A home inspection confirms to the new buyer that the current property is safe to live in and gives them insight on what to…

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RESIDENTIAL - TWO FAMILY - SEMI ATTACHED - FOR SALE IN GRYMES HILL:

53 CEDAR TERRACE

THIS HOUSE FOR SALE CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE TOMCRIMMINSREALTY.COM AS WELL AS NYC.FLEXMLS.COM (MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE)

A must see Two Family Semi-Attached Home on a private block in Grymes Hill. Main unit has a combination living room/dining room along with a galley kitchen, two bedrooms and a full size bathroom. 2nd unit is a mirror image of the main unit. Close to public transportation and the SIE/VZ Bridge.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR MORE HOMES IN STATEN ISLAND THEN PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BE DIRECTED TO OUR WEBSITE. IN ORDER TO VIEW MORE OF OUR MLS LISTINGS CONTACT US AT 718-370-3200 DURING OUR OFFICE HOURS. WE OFFER A LARGE SELECTION OF CONDOS, TOWNHOMES, SINGLE FAMILY…

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Burying a Statue Can Bring Your Home Sale Good Luck:

FOR SALE SIGN

Did you just recently list your home on the market? If you are worried about your home selling or are not getting any offers? You may need the luck of St. Joseph on your side. St. Joseph is known for blessing sellers with good luck in the ability to sell their home. Burying a statue of St. Joseph in your backyard along with some prayers has given people some good luck with the home selling process. St. Joseph protects and blesses the home with good luck for years and years to come.

If you have never heard of St. Joseph, he was a well-liked person in the Catholic faith. He is Mary's spouse. Even if you don't consider yourself religious or have never visited a church, you probably recognized him…

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Price Reductions on Office Listings:

60 HEBERTON AVENUE

As we have stated previously on past blogs if the home you are trying to sell has been on the market for a longer period of time than other properties in the region, the realtor may recommend a price reduction. Listed below are some of our latest office listing price reductions over the past month or listings that were put back on the market.

Price Reduced:

20 Stratford Avenue A: MLS #1158659 1st floor co-op with 1 bedroom and 1 full bathroom located right off of Howard Avenue. To learn more about this property view the MLS listing!

1100 Clove Road 4-O & 1100 Clove Road 5-O: MLS #1149745 & 1158198 A Clove Lakes co-op two bedroom and two bathroom, to learn more about this property view the MLS listing!

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