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Happy Holidays... Techno Style!! - 12/23/09 01:44 PM
Wishing everyone the Happiest of Holidays and a healthy and prosperous New Year! Amazing Grace Techno - Computer Controlled Christmas Lights from Richard Holdman on Vimeo. (4 comments)
Baby, It's Cold Out There!! - 12/18/09 11:10 AM
In honor of the fact that Winter has finally arrived in the Rochester area, I thought I'd share some weather statistics. Until recently, it's been a very mild holiday season... but that seems to have changed in the past couple of weeks! Recently, we received our first significant snowfalls of the season. I haven't enjoyed trekking out in the cold to brush my car off in the morning, but I have to admit the snow looks gorgeous on the tree branches and when it sparkles in the sun. Rochester-area residents are beginning to enjoy Winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and (2 comments)
Murphy's Law of Real Estate - 12/16/09 08:18 PM
As with everything in this world, real estate is subject to Murphy's Law: "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong." This often translates to the fact that, whenever it's the least convenient to show a listing, that's when a ton of calls come in from agents who want to show it. When the sellers are having family in from out of town, when they're planning a huge party for their children, etc. That's when it happens. Murphy's Law of Real Estate seems to be asserting itself with one of my listings in Irondequoit this week. The property was occupied by tenants who (5 comments)
TRADE UP! 5 Reasons why this is the BEST market to upgrade! - 12/14/09 07:23 PM
This is a informative post by an agent in California. The numbers may be a bit high for the Rochester area, but the reasoning is right on the money! Via Daniel Dima Batsalkin (Boulevard Realty): Have you thought about getting that bigger, better house in a better neighborhood?
NOW IS THE TIME! Whether you need more space, want to upgrade your location, or for any other reason, the current real estate market presents a unique opportunity to capitalize by trading up! 5 reasons why this is the best market to trade up! 1. You will make money NOW on (0 comments)
The Top Five Things "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Can Teach Us About Real Estate - 12/11/09 04:39 PM
Some fun thoughts from an agent in Illinois! We can always learn from Charlie Brown! Via Nancy Milton REALTOR/GRI GoshenRealtyGroup.com (RE/MAX Preferred Partners in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs): As I was re-watching"A Charlie Brown Christmas" (ACBC) this season, it struck me that the terrific life lessons contained in this beloved holiday special could easily apply to those of us who work in real estate -- especially during a year of recession. 1.) MAYBE SMALLER IS BETTER. Charlie Brown's sad little Christmas tree was reviled and then revived with love, faith and a warm, blue blanket. The Peanuts gang understood that -- like a home (1 comments)
Appraisals vs. Assessments: The Real Story! - 12/11/09 04:27 PM
What is the difference between an appraisal and an assessment? That's the question I'll be addressing in this blog entry. I've noticed the two are often confused by buyers and sellers. They tend to use the two terms interchangeably, while in reality they have two very different purposes.
I decided to start my post by consulting the big fat book I received when I got my real estate license, Modern Real Estate Practice in New York for Salespersons and Brokers, Eighth Edition by Edith Lank. Yes, it's still gathering dust on my bookshelf! According to the glossary, an appraisal is (2 comments)
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