Janet Sylvester

Fosters Way, Dover, NH

Foster's Way Dover NH

Work with this custom Builder to design the perfect home for you and your Family. Energy Star rated, smart technology and State of the Art construction methods and materials. Just the icing on the cake given the incredible waterfront community that allows for stunning water views, water access and the opportunity to own a deep water slip. Take your boat to downtown Portsmouth, the Wentworth or out to the Isles of Shoals. This location, stunning design and quality of construction provides the ultimate Seacoast Lifestyle. Additional lots and price points available.

5 lots available, prices start at $895,000.

More info below:

Low Home Inventory on the Seacoast!

Low Home Inventory! Do you know what that means? 

That means your home might be worth more than you think. That means your home could sell quickly.

Here on the Seacoast we have QUALIFIED buyers actively looking for their new home. We just do not have enough homes to show them.

According to the Seacoast Board of REALTORS® April Press Release, "Real estate sales activity in the 13 Sample Seacoast Towns registered modest monthly gains in March as record low inventory levels limited the spring market to a sluggish start." 

Last week, we called neighbors and previous clients with homes that met our buyer's desires to see if they would consider selling their home.  

In our office, we have personally seen recent bidding wars, multiple offer situations, and homes going under agreement within 24 hours of listing.

Based on NNEREN MLS reports, for the months of March and April (to date) Great Island Realty's closings in the same 13 Seacoast towns, have a 99% of list to sell price with an average of 16 days on the market!

So while you may be waiting for the warmer weather to get your spring clean on and yard work done, buyers are out looking for homes. So call Great Island Realty today to have one of our amazing agents come tell you what your home is worth. 


Happy Earth Day 2015!

There is a lot going on around the Seacoast to celebrate Mother Earth today and throughout this month! Shopping at the local farmer's market, participating in a beach clean up and attending Solarfest at UNH all help contribute, do you know that there is a lot you can do at home to become more green?

According to the National Association of Realtors® 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, in New Hampshire Heating and cooling costs, energy efficient appliances and energy efficient lighting are all considered "very important" factors when purchasing a new home. Especially when building a new home.

There are simple steps to start with to make your home more "green":

  1. Switching to energy efficient light bulbs. While LED bulbs might be more expensive up front cost, their long life and energy efficiency will save you money in the long run
  2. Change to programable thermostats. The new Wi-Fi thermostats quickly learn your heating schedule and reduce the amount of time your heat is running
  3. Install water saving shower heads
  4. Upgrading appliances, doors and windows to ENERGY STAR® rated items

Be sure to check out NHSaves.com for rebate and discount information as provided by your utility companies. There may be ways to save money on the items to help turn your home into a more desirable home with energy efficient features and lowered utility costs!

At Great Island Realty we will be focusing on being more green as well: Using less paper, more recycling and unplugging our computers at night!

Enjoy this beautiful Earth Day! 

Check out our Pinterest Board: Going Green for more tips and tricks! 




Spring Cleaning & Staging: Now is the time!

Spring Cleaning & Staging: Now is the time!

Here on the Seacoast, it is finally starting to feel like Spring! And since it is time for you to do your spring cleaning, you might as well consider an important factor when selling your home: Staging It.

However, no matter how clean your home is, or is not, staging is beyond just cleaning. The goal is to give prospective buyers the vision to picture themselves living there.

According to the National Association of Realtors® 2015 Profile of Home Staging: 

"Thirty-two percent of buyers' agents believe staged homes increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer by one percent to five percent."

A qualified real estate agent can advise you on how to 

1. De-personalize - a neutral setting to help a buyer envision where they would hang their family photos. This includes possibly changing your neon green daughter's room to a more popular shade.

2. De-clutter - a house can be clean and still have clutter. Use your spring cleaning and impending move to take this time to purge! Donate, have a yard sale, start packing or throw it away! 

3. Furniture Arrangement - Your real estate agent can help you by either using your existing furniture to help define a space, or perhaps they have you rent/borrow/buy a new piece to help display how an oddly shaped space might function better.

Check out Great Island Realty's Pinterest Board "Tips and Tricks" for more home staging and curb appeal advice! 

Luck of the Irish, or Luck of a Great Real Estate Agent?

In the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and Southern Maine there are a lot of Irish decendents out celebrating their heritage today, but do you have to have the luck of the Irish to have a successful real estate transaction?

Here at Great Island Realty we are big believers in making your own luck! That is why all our agents are continuously honing their skills and knowledge of the real estate market trends for the Seacoast and beyond!

 When it comes to selling your home, a great realtor can make all the  difference! By  listening to your real estate agent's advice on pricing,  staging, marketing techniques and  offer negotiations you just might find  that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

 If you are buying a new home an exceptional realtor can provide you  with realistic  comparables, negotiating tactics and knowledge of the  area to find you the best home  for your four leaf clover collection!

 So when it comes to real estate it's true that a talented and educated realtor can make    all the difference! With, or without a lucky little  leprechaun to assist!

  Happy St. Paddy's Day! After all a little extra luck can't hurt!