Q: Tell me about the different towns you represent in Northern Westchester.
A: We mainly cover the North Eastern part of Westchester County, which includes Bedford, Lewisboro, Mt. Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge and Somers. There is very little inventory, which is the case in all of Westchester. There is still incredible demand from buyers who are coming from NYC and also as far as California. A well priced house will typically sell with multiple offers within a matter of days.
Q: Why should people work with Ginnel?
A: Ginnel Real Estate was established over 70 years ago and has the most consistent in depth knowledge of the market in this area. Most of the larger firms are a product of multiple acquisitions and typically are run by
managers who don’t have long term local knowledge of the area. As a leading boutique firm in Northern Westchester, we were the number one selling office in 2021. Many of the homes we sell, we’ve sold numerous times over the last 70 years, which gives us a unique perspective.
Q: What advice can you offer buyers and sellers?
A: Buyers should do their financing homework well in advance so they can be best positioned when the right house comes along. They will need to act quickly and with as few contingencies as possible to be competitive. Sellers should present their home as well as possible. Homes that are in perfect condition are selling at a premium. Pricing is also important, you can still be too high in this market. The sellers that try to build in the most the market has to offer don’t do as well.
Q: Tell us about a standout listing.
A: 59 West Patent Road was originally built in 1928 and meticulously renovated in 2017. The property features over eight high flat acres of lawns and specimen trees, an apple orchard, and a vegetable garden.