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Benefits of Working With a Long Island Realtor

A good Long Island realtor is the key to buying or selling a house on Long Island. Competition is fierce for real estate along this beach-lined peninsula. Whether on the North Shore or South Shore, in Nassau or Suffolk, you need a Long Island realtor to navigate the Long Island real estate market and strike a winning deal on your home.

Why do I need a Long Island realtor?

Western Long Island real estate is high in value for apparent reasons. It enjoys easy access to New York City, outstanding amenities, top-ranking educational institutions, and an uncrowded, nature-rich ambiance.

Nassau County and Garden City real estate and the rest of Long Island have reached record-high values within the last two years, and the market is still growing. However, growth is constrained by high mortgage rates and limited inventory. At the end of June this year, fewer than 5,000 houses were on the market throughout Long Island. Without a Long Island realtor, it can be hard to find and close on the perfect deal.

What are the benefits of a Long Island realtor?

A good realtor is a home seller's or buyer's greatest asset. When finding properties or purchasers in a tight high-end market, you need a professional with years of local experience — the more, the better.
Finding the best home for your needs

Online property listings are indispensable these days but can't replace a human touch. A Long Island realtor can grasp your unique needs and suggest excellent properties you may not have considered. Sometimes, you don't know a house is perfect until you're standing in it. While you might overlook certain options online, a realtor who has visited local properties won't let you miss out.
Pricing your home correctly

Overvaluing or undervaluing a home is the biggest mistake a seller can make. If priced too high, your property might flounder on the market for a year. If it's listed too low, your property won't bring in the financial capital you need.

When assessing the value of Long Island real estate, a local realtor should be your first point of contact. They'll provide a comparative market analysis based on nearby property prices for comparable estates.

However, a home's value is the sum of many parts, including neighborhood schools, amenities, and even social trends. A Long Island realtor with local insight and experience will know what buyers are willing to pay for your home's intangible assets, and they'll make sure your list price reflects it. Get a Long Island real estate home valuation today.
Get your home into sales-ready condition

Presentation is everything when it comes to selling a home. Long Island realtors know precisely what your buyer pool wants to see, hear, feel, and even smell when they walk through the front door.

From a flower garden's curb appeal to the aroma of freshly baked cookies, a thoughtful home presentation can win you a quick, satisfying sale. You'll be glad to have your Long Island realtor's local business contacts when you need a renovation team to install new countertops or a staging service to replace all your furniture.
Poker face negotiation power

Long Island real estate can be a tough game. It helps to have a realtor negotiate on your behalf. A good Long Island realtor can gauge situations accurately and objectively, thanks to their many years of experience in the market. Laura Carroll and her team take particular pride in maintaining excellent working relationships with other Long Island realtors, which opens up unique opportunities for their clients.
Knowing the process

Buying or selling your Long Island home comes down to paperwork in the end, and it can be hard to keep track of lengthy requirements. Luckily, Long Island realtors know the process by heart. The same goes for local building codes. If you're planning a nursery extension or a garden greenhouse, inform your realtor straightaway. They'll look for a property in an area where regulation codes allow it.

A good Long Island realtor also offers you invaluable financial guidance regarding tricky decisions, like buying a new home before you sell your current one. Laura Carroll's team can help you understand and acquire a bridging loan that makes your dreams a reality.
Finding a home in a tight market

Often, the perfect home is a best-kept secret. And in a tight market, by the time you find your dream home online, 20 other buyers also want to make an offer.

The best Long Island realtors keep their ears to the ground. They're the first to hear about local home sales, sometimes even before they're listed. Laura Carroll has lived in Garden City, Nassau County, for 10 years, so you can count on her and her team to snag you great opportunities before the crowds descend.

Nassau County real estate

Nassau County is a premier Long Island real estate market, with a residential closed median sale price of $725,000 in July 2023. Manhattan is only 45 minutes away by car or train, making Nassau County the perfect address for people who want to enjoy the city without enduring its hustle and bustle all the time.

Laura Carroll specializes in Western Long Island real estate, especially Rockville Centre, Manhasset, Port Washington, and the surrounding areas, plus a particular focus on the renowned enclave of Garden City.

Garden City real estate

Garden City sits at the heart of Nassau County, only 18 miles east of Midtown Manhattan. This picturesque village was founded on lofty ideals in 1869 by Irish textile merchant Alexander Turney Stewart. Garden City maintains much of its original vision, with plentiful integrated green space, handsome Tudor- and Colonial-style houses, and superior opportunities for education, recreation, shopping, and dining.

Each area of Garden City has its flavor. The Estates section offers the grandest homes, the Mott section has three-bedroom houses from the 1930s, and the Western section is a newer construction. Excellent schools can be found in several Garden City neighborhoods; in fact, Garden City goes above and beyond regarding resources for children. The Long Island Children's Museum is here, the Cradle of Aviation Museum, and the enormous St. Paul's Recreation Complex.

Find a great Long Island realtor today

The Laura Carroll Team, a dream team containing nine of Long Island's top real estate professionals, is here to help you buy or sell in Garden City and Nassau County. Laura's Wall Street background, community connections, and relationships first philosophy have generated $500 million in total sales, with $100 million in 2021 alone. Contact the Laura Carroll Team today to become part of the family and reap the benefits of an outstanding Long Island realtor.

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Laura Carroll

Laura Carroll

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

About The Author

Building trusting relationships while providing exceptional customer service. These are just some of the many things you can expect when working with Laura Carroll and her team. Primarily serving Garden City and Nassau County, Laura has over 10+ of experience connecting clients to their dream homes–coupled with her rich financial background, which she uses for the benefit of her clients. 
Born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, Laura has lived in Garden City with her husband Glenn and their three kids for the past decade. She began her real estate career ten years ago when she and her family moved from Pittsburgh to Garden City. Prior to becoming a real estate agent, Laura had an extensive background in finance, working for Wall Street, before she decided to go in a different direction in her life. She has not looked back since and is proud of the real estate career she has built.  Through many years of hard work and dedication, she earned a place on Real Trends Top 500 in NY State for the past three years and has sold over $500 million in real estate and $100 million alone in 2021. When working with her clients, Laura likes to lead with the philosophy “Relationships First.” Not only does she take the time to get to know her clients and their individual needs, but she also builds rapport with fellow agents, which gives her buyers and sellers the best real estate transactions possible. 
Laura is a Garden City real estate agent that is deeply passionate about her work as a real estate broker. Having built her team from the ground up, she is exceptionally proud of all the work she and her team have done to help their clients achieve their real estate goals. Laura specializes in working with buyers and sellers in Garden City and Nassau County, particularly Rockville Centre, Manhasset, Port Washington, and the surrounding area. 
In addition to being a successful broker and Garden City real estate agent, Laura is a highly active member of the community. She spends a lot of time supporting her kids in their sporting and extracurricular activities. She is also a board member and advocate for the Children’s Miracle Fund of Long Island, a beneficiary of Cohen Childrens’ Hospital. When she isn’t conducting real estate transactions, you can find Laura spending quality time with her family, grabbing coffee with one of her friends, going hiking on the north shore, and jogging outside.

Work With Laura

Holding nine years of financial and sales experience working on Wall Street, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Laura has expertise working with a diverse community of clients.

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