Real estate has entered the computer age. That's evident in Stovroff and Herman's newest office at 4086 North Buffalo Road in Orchard Park.
Office manager Pat Taylor said, "While Stovroff and Herman has had an office in Orchard Park for the past 12 years, this beautiful new building provides plenty of room and some new tools to help house-hunters"
The 3,800 square foot office building not only has plenty of room for its 35 associates, but features two resource rooms with some high-tech equipment that is becoming a standard in the real estate industry.
These state-of-the-art real estate tools consist of a computer that is a part of the multiple listing system throughout Western New York. It contains all of Stovroff and Herman's listings, as well as listings from other brokers. The information is complete with room dimensions, amenities, and all other details about that particular property.
This resource room also has a micro fiche projection system that holds lists of property with structural information, tax records, prior transactions, any exterior changes and the property's assessed value. This equipment allows agents to research a property and its area to determine what the best market price is for that home.
"One of the things we like about that room" added Ms. Taylor, "is an agent can research a listing to determine the approximate market value prior to the actual home inspection."
Another room houses a builders library and video library of our area homes. The builders library features information on local builders, model homes, and their construction by contractors represented by Stovroff and Herman.
This information is available to the public, for those who plan to build a home, rather than purchase an existing home. Guided by agents from the Orchard Park office, the public can preview different builders throughout Western New York and choose the one that would best suit needs and budget.
In the same sense, Stovroff and Herman's video tape of Western New York homes helps prospective home buyers see just what kind of existing homes are on the market in this area through taking a tour by video tape. This allows the prospect to make decisions about the areas in which they may want to live. Or, decisions about Western New York in general, if they are relocating.
Ms. Taylor concluded, "As a service, Stovroff and Herman has installed a T.D.D. (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) it enables us to receive written communications from those with hearing or speech impairments. This device also allows us to send current listings and mortgage information to those having the T.D.D. in their homes."
The building owned by Stovroff and Herman also houses an M&T Bank branch.