Hyde Park

How to Sell a House BEFORE Putting it on the Market

If you have been paying attention at all to the real estate market here in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area, you probably know that the number of homes for sale is at an ALL TIME low.  Inventory is so low that buyers are waiting to pounce on anything decent that becomes available.  This has created an interesting effect for anyone that has a home they may want to sell.

We have had some listings that we were able to sell BEFORE we put them on the market recently:

We have had some that sold with multiple offers to choose from, or sold in the first few days:

We have even had some Buyers that had an accepted offer to buy a house, and were then approached by other Buyers offering to pay them $15,000-30,000 over what they were paying for the house!  


Houses that top Realtors have the inside scoop on are often called Pocket Listings or some say they are Coming Soon listings.  Zillow even has a special feature that allows only Premier Agents (Finn Team) to post their “Coming Soon” homes.  Our Coldwell Banker Tuesday office meeting even added this to the weekly agenda: “Announcement of listings that are coming.”  This type of networking allows us to have a list of homes in various areas before they hit the market (anyone looking for a complete rehab in Hyde Park on Morten for around $395,000??).

So, if you know you want to sell but you are waiting for your handyman to do some touch-ups. Or your decluttering is taking longer than expected… let your Realtor know about it! Invite them over to take a look.  The house does not have to be “show” ready, and it can even give us a chance to make any suggestions.  How simple would it be to sell your house without having to deal with showings and keeping it squeaky clean 24/7?  This type of pre-marketing even allows the Seller to dictate when showings can happen at THEIR convenience!

So reach out to us today to get more information on the value of your home, coming soon listings, the process of selling, or what differentiates the Finn Team from all other Realtors.  OR if you are not quite at that point yet, follow our Facebook Page for the latest info, or bookmark our website.

FOCUS ON: Hyde Park

Population: 13,152

Hyde Park Cincinnati Neighborhoods

Hyde Park Square hosts more than 175 one-of-a- kind shops, restaurants and events. Every Sunday from May to October, you can find local goods at the Farmer’s Market, and nearby Ault Park hosts music festivals, weddings and more, with miles of pristine nature trails. Right around the corner from the park, one can pop into the Cincinnati Observatory to learn about the sun, moon and stars. A walker’s paradise, with tree covered streets and friendly neighbors, there’s a reason why it is, and will remain, one of the country’s best neighborhoods!

Like the rest of Cincinnati, the Hyde Park market is hot if you’re thinking about selling. Inventory is low, and 73% of homes put in the market in 2015 sold in 30 days or less. We are picking up the pace in 2016, so if you want to find a place in one of Cincinnati’s top neighborhoods, let us know! The Finn Team is the #2 REALTOR® in Hyde Park, and we’d love to help you find your place in the this beautiful neighborhood!

We already have homes on the market here and all over Cincinnati, so call us today for a private showing!

Finn’s Wins in Hyde Park

Finn’s Wins for a Date Night Dinner: Alfio’s

Finn’s Wins for People Watching: Hyde Park Square

Finn’s Wins for Happy Hour: Dutch’s

Finn’s Wins for a Cup of Joe: Coffee Emporium

Finn Team Ranks as Top Real-Estate Team

REALTOR® Rick Finn, Associate, with Coldwell Banker West Shell, Cincinnati, has been awarded the “President’s Sales Club” Award of Pinnacle of Performance designation from the Ohio Association of REALTORS® (OAR).

Finn is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Board of REALTORS® and OAR/ NAR.

OAR officially awarded 2,967 of its members “President’s Sales Club” designations in four recognition levels for outstanding sales performance in the real estate industry.

Honorees were recognized at a President’s Sales Club Dinner during OAR’s 105th Annual Convention, September 20-22, in Columbus.

All OAR members in good standing were eligible for the award.

Award criteria include four levels of recognition: the Award off Achievement ($1 million in sales or commercial leases OR 25 sale/lease transaction credits); the Award of Distinction ($2.5 million in sales or commercial leases OR 50 sale/lease transaction credits); the Award of Excellence ($5 million in sales or commercial leases OR 75 sale/lease transaction credits); and, the Pinnacle of Performance ($7.5 million in sales or commercial leases OR 100 sale/lease transaction credits).

The Ohio Association of REALTORS®, with more than 28,000 members, is the largest professional trade association in Ohio.

Hyde Park and Mount Lookout Real Estate Update

Statistics from the Greater Cincinnati Multiple Listing Service for Hyde Park/Mt. Lookout homes sold for the year 2013.

Mt. Lookout and Hyde Park Statistics

Our office is located in Hyde Park Square, which is central to Downtown Cincinnati and all areas near the city of Cincinnati.  Contact us for specific information and statistics about neighborhoods in Cincinnati.

Finn Team
Rick and Holly Finn
Coldwell Banker West Shell
(513) 560-6513

Exposed Brick: Works with Any Style!

In selling homes in neighborhoods near Downtown Cincinnati, we go through a lot of charming homes.  We love the character of older homes and exposed brick is one of those features that stand out. 

Whatever your style, brick will work!  Blend the rich and rustic color of brick with other materials like metal, wood, stainless to create any look.  



Condominium in Mount Adams with exposed brick as the focal point in the main living area.  




This is a farm house built in 1890, located in the Westwood area of Cincinnati.  The owner exposed the brick chimney in the kitchen and combined that with a contrast of modern finishes.  



This is a traditional home in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Cincinnati, with a brick fireplace as the focal point in the formal living room.

Traditional, Modern, Eclectic, Mid-Century, Country, or Industrial….exposed brick to enhance your decor!