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At Procopio, we are always up to something! Whether it’s our Agent of the Month, latest special event, or 100th home of the month sold, we keep up-to-date and active in our community. Take a look at the latest news from Procopio Real Estate to see just what we’ve been up to!

Owner Renovates Old Oneida Lake Camp into an Immaculate Open Home

January 15, 2021

The property has 45 feet of seawall and allows owners to take advantage of all the recreation that living on the water has to offer. There was a marina down the road and jet skiing, fishing, and tubing were all possible. DiMaggio says that he can watch ten different sets of fireworks on the Fourth of July from his backyard. Learn More at: https://www.syracuse.com/realestate/2021/01/house-of-the-week-owner-renovates-old-oneida-lake-camp-into-an-immaculate-open-home.html

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Great Northern Mall Leasing Office

January 13, 2021

Frank Procopio, who founded Procopio Real Estate in Camillus 10 years ago, says so. His firm recently opened an office in the mall — in the former Yankee Candle shop — and has been hired to be the mall’s new leasing agent. “Great Northern is ready to have life breathed back into it,” Procopio said. “Utilizing new technology and creative marketing, we are ready to take on that challenge. The time has come to usher Great Northern Mall into the modern era.” Procopio may be best known for his unconventional approach to marketing a long-vacant Skaneateles mansion that was so badly vandalized that the town considered tearing it down. Learn more at: https://www.syracuse.com/business/2021/01/great-northerns-new-reps-plan-for-struggling-mall-a-complete-break-from-the-past.html

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Congratulations to Our Top Producers for December 2020!

January 8, 2021

Congratulations to our December 2020 Top Producers: Chantel Hammond, Frank Procopio, Mike Sutkus, Zachary Johnson, Stephanie Alant and Samantha Miller, Marianne Gregorio, Matt Vidler, Douglass Freeman, and Stephen Schmitt.

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Congratulations to Our Top Producers for November!

December 3, 2020

Congratulations to our November Top Producers: Zachary Johnson, Mike Sutkus, Frank Procopio, Chantel Hammond, Douglass Freeman, Marianne Gregorio, Ryan Yamini, Stephanie Alant and Samantha Miller.

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Zombie Mansion: Creative Real Estate Advertising

September 14, 2020

How do you sell a long-vacant Skaneateles mansion that's been so vandalized and caused so much trouble that town officials have started the process to tear it down?

Frank Procopio created and posted on Facebook a 30-second video titled "Zombie Mansion."

It starts with "Walking Dead"-like figures and an image of the mansion in the back accompanied by haunting music. That fades to add the words: 1819 Cherry Valley Tpk, Skaneateles, NY $231,300. It ends with his company's name with "blood" dripping over the logo.

"I'm about as unconventional as you can get,'' Procopio said. "When you are marketing a zombie property, what better way to get attention?"

Since he posted the marketing video, Procopio said he's received multiple offers on the mansion. At one point, there was even a bidding war, he said.

Check out the full article here!

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Halloween at The Park “Witch’s House” Sponsor

September 8, 2020

Come check out this year's new holiday drive-thru! Halloween at the Park celebrates Halloween in a family-friendly, COVID safe way. Brought to you by the event teams who create Lights on the Lake, Fright Nights and Lights on Jacob Lane. You'll be guided down a lighted path in your vehicle as you see festive Halloween-themed displays along the spooky trail. Vehicle passes are advance sale only! Tickets are limited and sold by the day, visit their website to learn more. We hope to see you there!

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Frank Procopio Rated Syracuse’s #1 Agent

Our very own Frank Procopio has been rated Syracuse's #1 real estate agent. All of the real estate agents face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. Click here to learn more!

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Congratulations to our Top Producers for August!

September 3, 2020

Congratulations to our August top producers: Ryan Yamini, Frank Procopio, Zach Johnson, Mike Sutkus, Chantel Hammond, Brenna Poli, Stephanie Alant and Samantha Miller.

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Procopio Welcomes 4 New Members to the Team!

August 26, 2020

Procopio welcome 4 new members to the team: Marianne Gregorio, Donna Yerry, Donna Bonney, and Stephen Schmitt.

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Now Serving the Greater Rochester Area!

July 16, 2020

Procopio Real Estate is now representing home sellers and buyers in Monroe County and throughout the Greater Rochester Area. Welcome to the Procopio team, Kristin Hafner! Get to know Kristin by checking out her bio!

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Congratulations to our Top Producers for June!

July 7, 2020

Congratulations to our June Top Agent, Zachary Johnson! Zach went above and beyond last month with over $1.5 million in sales. Keep up the good work!

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Congratulations to our Top Producers for May

June 8, 2020

Join us in congratulating Chantel Hammond, Frank Procopio, Zachary Johnson, Ryan Yamini, Mike Sutkus, Edward DePalma, Erica Winters, Doug Freeman, and Matt Vidler for being Procopio's Top Producers of May.

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Congratulations to our Top Producers for March

April 6, 2020

Join us in congratulating Edward DePalma, Frank Procopio, Stephanie Alant, Samantha Miller, Zachary Johnson, Chantel Hammond, and Brenna Poli for being Procopio's Top Producers of March.

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Congratulations to our Top Producers for February

March 11, 2020

Join us in congratulating Ryan Yamini, Frank Procopio, Chantel Hammond, Stephanie Alant, Samantha Miller, Eddie DePalma, Zachary Johnson, Doug Freeman, and Brenna Poli for being Procopio's Top Producers of February!

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Congratulations to our Top Producers for January

February 12, 2020

Join us in congratulating Ryan Yamini, Frank Procopio, Scott Pflanz, Zachary Johnson, Laurie Burlingame, Maureen Hale, Doug Freeman, and Brenna Poli for being Procopio's Top Producers of January!!

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Congratulations to our Top Producers for December

January 5, 2020

Join us in congratulating Zachary Johnson, Frank Procopio, and Ryan Yamini for being Procopio's Top Producers of December!

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Congratulations to our Top Producers for November

December 2, 2019

Join us in congratulating Scott Pflanz, Zachary Johnson and Brenna Poli for being Procopio's Top Producers of November!

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Congratulations to our Top Producers for October

November 14, 2019

Join us in congratulating Chantel Hammond, Zachary Johnson, and Ryan Yamini for being Procopio’s Top Producers of October!

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Is Buying a Fixer Upper Home Actually More Cost-Effective Than Purchasing a Move-In Ready Property?

November 9, 2019

Many people buy fixer-upper homes because they think it will save them money in the long run—but is that actually true? According to recent data, not necessarily. Visit The Best Real Estate Blog to learn more!

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Halloween with Procopio Real Estate

October 31, 2019

Another year in the books at Shoppingtown Mall’s Halloween event. Thank you for everyone who came out! We really enjoyed seeing all the costumes.

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Congratulations to Our September Top Producers

October 28, 2019

Join us in congratulating our September Top Producers, Zachary Johnson, Ryan Yamini, Samantha Miller, Stephanie Alant, Erica Winters, Eddie DePalma, Scott Pflanz, Chantel Hammond, and Samira Jaber.

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Top Questions to Ask Before Purchasing A Foreclosed Home

December 28, 2020
Questions to Ask Before Purchasing A Foreclosed Home

When buying a foreclosed home, you are not buying from the previous owner. Instead, you are buying from the bank. Buying a foreclosed home is a whole new purchasing experience. It requires extra caution.

To be on the safer side, it is advisable to work with a trusted Syracuse Real Estate agent to give you advice, and help you jump through all the hurdles involved. Before you make a purchasing decision, there are several questions you must ask. As a result, we will be laying emphasis on the top questions to ask before purchasing a foreclosed home.

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The 4 Bad Habits You Should Ditch Before Buying a Home in Syracuse, NY

December 25, 2020
Bad Habits You Should Ditch Before Buying a Home in Syracuse, NY

One of the best investments you can make for yourself and your future is to buy a good home, especially with Procopio Real Estate in Syracuse, New York. However, before you do this, you must ensure that you are financially prepared to get approved for a mortgage with the best interest rate.

Unfortunately, you might have made some poor financial decisions that could jeopardize your homebuying dream. Before you start your homebuying process, ditch these 4 bad habits to have the best experience

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Signs That Your Realtor Is Not Working for You

December 21, 2020
The Signs That Your Realtor Is Not Working for You

If you are interested in investing or selling your commercial real estate, your Syracuse realtors are supposed to represent your best interest. However, there are times when it does not work that way. Most realtors often want to work for themselves or other powerful third parties.

Since your home investment is crucial and is at stake, you must find out if the realtor is working for you or not. Even if they are the best at what they do, sometimes, they may not be the best choice for you.

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Researching the Best Syracuse Realtors

December 18, 2020
the Best Syracuse Realtors

If you have decided to buy a part of the real estate in Syracuse, then you have made the right choice. Although buying a real estate property can bring feelings of both anxiety and excitement. This is because it is one of the biggest investments you can make in your lifetime. For this reason, it must be handled with care.

Experts have advised that you shouldn’t go through a real estate transaction without consulting competent hands. It is for your own good. As a result, you might soon be on the look for a realtor if you want to buy the houses for sale in Syracuse, New York. This is why we have come up with this article to guide you on how to research and work with the best Syracuse real estate agents.

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How Pets Affect the Home Purchase Process

December 14, 2020
Pets Affect the Home Purchase Process

If you have pets and you intend on getting a home in Syracuse, you must also consider your pet’s needs. Having a pet affects the entire buying process because you need to choose a space that is comfortable enough to give your pets the freedom they desire.

In such a case, there are certain things you need to look out for when searching for a house to buy amongst the commercial property for sale, Syracuse, NY. Many first-time buyers neglect more of these things during purchase, and it always ends up affecting them in the future. To prevent this from happening, work with Procopio Real Estate and let us handpick your ideal home for you and your pets.

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Home Buying: The Closing Process

December 11, 2020
Home Buying Closing Process

The closing process is the last hurdle on your way to homeownership. Many people are of the feeling that this process is a difficult one. The truth is, once you have secured your mortgage and found a home that you like, the closing process will not be difficult.

The closing process of a home is probably the most important process to go through in home buying. As a result, we will be emphasizing how to effectively close a sale and make it official in this article. Below is a step-by-step breakdown of what to expect during the closing process:

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7 Question to Ask When Hiring a Realtor in Syracuse

December 7, 2020
Question to Ask When Hiring a Realtor in Syracuse

If you intend to invest in Syracuse Real Estate, hiring an experienced realtor is a good idea. Although you might feel like you can find a new home on your own, the truth is you will still need the service of a Syracuse realtor. This is because they will equip you with professional advice, give you access to new listings, and guide you through the closing process.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Home in Syracuse Rather Than Rent

December 4, 2020
Reasons Why You Should Buy a Home in Syracuse Rather Than Rent

When you finally want to settle down, you may be stuck with the decision of whether you should buy or rent a home. However, due to the financial constraints of buying a home, a lot of people feel that renting is a better and more attractive option.

Spending part of your revenue to rent a home that can never be yours isn’t always a smart decision. You should know that having a home is one of the best financial decisions you can make. However, the kind of experience you will have depends on the Realtors in Syracuse you work with. When you work with Procopio Real Estate, you can be rest assured of getting a quality home to settle in.

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4 Mistakes to Avoid in An Open House Sale

November 27, 2020
8 costly mistakes you should avoid in an open house sale

If you are trying to sell your home in Syracuse, NY, most people recommend an open house sale. Having an open house sale is a good way to publicize your property. Here, the seller or the seller’s agent allows potential buyers to enter and see the property at any time of their convenience.

By now, you should know that it is critical to display your home’s best assets during an open house sale. On the other hand, underestimating the importance of staging could reduce your chances of attracting a buyer.

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Cash for Homes Ads in Syracuse, NY: The Way Forward

November 23, 2020
7 how to identify the real cash for home ads and the charlatans

Trying to sell your homes in Syracuse when there are more sellers than buyers can be very challenging. If you have put your homes for sale in Syracuse, NY, for a long time and you haven’t seen a potential buyer yet, you might be tempted to take any offer you see or reply to one of those cash for homes ads you’ve been seeing everywhere.

Yes, the cash for home ads might look appealing, but you should know that they are not all legit. Most of them will end up ripping you off for your money. However, if you want to avoid falling into the wrong hands, it is best to work with a recognized real estate agency like Procopio Real Estate in Syracuse.

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Home Selling Strategies in Syracuse, NY: Top Skills to Use for A Better Sale

November 20, 2020
Home Selling Strategies YOU MAY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT

The Syracuse real estate market demand is still developing. Therefore, if you intend to put your houses for sale in Syracuse NY, then there are certain things you need to know if you want to get a good deal in this area.

Apart from working with a reputable real estate company like Procopio Real Estate in Syracuse, these skills will set you up for better Syracuse home sales. As a result, we will be discussing the top skills to use when selling your home in Syracuse, NY.

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How to Avoid Home Buyer’s Remorse

November 16, 2020
Avoid Home Buyer’s Remorse Syracuse

Buyer’s remorse can happen in any deal, including home buying. There will be this tiny voice in your head that makes you feel like you have made the wrong transaction. The truth is that it happens a lot. After you bought one of the houses for sale in Syracuse, NY, you will feel a sense of regret. This feeling of regret is usually known as buyer’s remorse. In many cases, buyer’s remorse is temporary and easy to overcome.

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Selling While Trying to Buy Houses in the Syracuse Area: The Best Decision to Make

November 13, 2020
Selling While Trying to Buy Houses in the Syracuse Area

In the Syracuse area, most people either want to buy a home or intend to sell their old home. In rare situations, some people might want to sell while trying to buy. People that do this tend to face certain situations that make them fall short of good strategies to implement.

The truth is, trying to buy a house at exactly the same time you sell your old one can be quite challenging, although feasible. Work on aligning both dates together, but putting more focus on either the home selling process or buying your home first. There are risks and rewards to buying, then selling, and vice versa.

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Some Brief Tips and Reminders for Buying/Selling Your Home in Syracuse, NY

November 9, 2020

When you intend to buy or sell a home in Syracuse, there are certain tips and reminders you need to know to avoid going into a bad deal. Unfortunately, many realtors in Syracuse, NY, do not offer their customers the right information on how to go about their sales efficiently. Because of this mishap, most people end up buying or selling wrongly.

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The Best Exterior Paint Colors That Will Make Your House Marketable in Syracuse, NY

November 6, 2020
Best Exterior Paint Colors That Will Make Your House Marketable in Syracuse

When selling a home in Syracuse, the color you paint the exterior will have a great impact on the prospective buyer’s perception. It is advisable to go for traditional colors that never go out of style rather than the flashy ones if you want to attract potential buyers. This is because many potential buyers are usually turned off by unique and flashy colors.

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What First Time Buyers Need to Know About Their Mortgage

November 2, 2020
What First Time Buyers Need to Know About Mortgage

The first step to avoiding certain situations like these is to work closely with a real estate agency that you trust. However, we will recommend that you go for Procopio Real Estate to handle the paperwork and inform you about what you need.

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