CMK is proud to welcome Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, James Stairs!

A lifelong resident of the Rotterdam – Schenectady area, Jim has been married for over 30 years and has two adult children and one grandchild. Public service has been a major part of Jim’s adult life. His past service as a volunteer firefighter, police officer, paramedic and his current membership in the National Ski Patrol continue to reflect his commitment to our community. Jim believes that you should treat others as you would like to be treated. This belief, coupled with character traits of ...

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The Best Staging Tips for Your Open House

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If you are planning on selling your home (the market is hot!), hosting an open house is a great way to get your home noticed. What may be even more important than the open house though, is making sure your home is organized and decorated in a way that highlights its strengths and ideal features and ultimately in a way that allows potential buyers to envision themselves there!

When staging your home for an open house, aim to “wow” potential buyers. Staging your home includes many crucial techniques such as decluttering, ...

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5 Things No One Ever Told You about Buying a House

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Whether this is your first home purchase, second, or 10th, there may have been some things that no one ever told you about buying a house. Today you’re in luck though because we’re here to provide 5 homebuying tips that we hope you’ll share with others!

1. Focus on the things you can’t change

We can easily get distracted by an ugly bathroom, outdated light fixtures, or walls with all kinds of funky paint colors and overlook a home that has great potential. Cosmetic changes can easily be made once ...

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Using the CMK App in Your Home Search  



Technology has transformed the real estate market tremendously in the past 20 years. Property records were once buried in piles of folders within real estate offices, but now, detailed property records are accessible in minutes to anyone who has a smartphone or a computer. This allows you to become more knowledgeable about what you’re looking for in a home. With technology, you can conduct your own research and create realistic expectations about the housing market before you begin your next step. And guess ...

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