Buying

HELPFUL TIPS FOR BUYERS

What is the difference between a co-op and condo? What will my closing costs be? What else should I plan for when buying a new home? Here we have answers to these questions and more.

FIND YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Long Island and Queens offer many different neighborhoods and towns each with its own personality. Choosing the right area to suit you is almost as important as choosing the right home. Timely third-party neighborhood and school data is available for your review. Do your research. Explore different areas. Ask questions.

WORK WITH A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL

First things first. You need an agent who will work for you to find the property you want in the budget you need. No matter where you’re looking for a new home, a Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty sales associate is your go-to for any and all questions you may have. They are your expert, your guide, your friend and your new neighbor. Immersed in the communities they serve, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty agents provide a superb amount of knowledge and local expertise about schools, nearby parks, area restaurants and more. Find an agent in the community you’re looking to buy in today to help ensure a smooth buying experience.

FIND A PROPERTY

The search for your dream home begins in your present home. Ask yourself key questions about what you like (and what you don't like) and you'll save yourself time in the home search process. Our website allows you to search based on location, amenities, lifestyles, as well as state-of-the-art mapping. Once you've decided where you want to live "Sign Up" and receive information on appropriate properties via email.

NEED A MORTGAGE?

Once you have an agent, the next step in the buying process is getting approved for a mortgage. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry – your agent can put you in touch with well-respected mortgage brokers that provide the same quality service you’ve come to expect from us.