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I was reading a terrific, thought provoking post by Ann Sabbagh this evening: "Is Spring Coming To Real Estate?"....and in my comment to her I mentioned a conversation I had with one of my associates this afternoon: This agent said to me:"I feel like it is Spring or something--doesn't it feel like Spring selling right now?? " The real estate market is going through a major adjustment here; it seems to be settling back into the normal Spring and Fall markets....we had lost sight of these key selling periods during the massive upswing in sales (53 comments)
In the past 10 years or so, I have been living in a part of Southampton that has become "THE" place for young families to live. They buy the 1930's bungalows, fix them up and settle in for the long term. The close proximity to schools, parks, the ocean and the heart of the village make this neighborhood prime and extremely popular. After 9/11/2001, I saw a big increase in year round residents in this immediate area; most just moved out of New York City and settled into their second homes here. Many are young families (72 comments)
10 Reasons to buy a home now...a perfect time according to SOME experts! - 09/17/10 12:15 PM
10 reasons to buy a home now...a perfect time according to SOME experts! I agree with that theorem for the following reasons: Prices are lower than they have been for 5 years. Rates are at record lows. With a plan to live in the house, you can rely on equity growth. Owning vs Renting is to your advantage since rental fees go to someone else's income. mortgage payments add to the equity in your home. Ownership builds your stature in your community. There are tax benefits to owning vs renting. You can change the way the house looks if you want, unlike when you are (4 comments)
Here's What I Do When I Write A Post....How About YOU??? - 09/16/10 06:14 AM
Here's what I do when I write a blog post---how about you??? I have put off writing this post for some time because I almost felt that I was giving away trade secrets..:) But as I go forward in my blogging experience (since '07) I see the value in sharing with my fellow mates here on AR and so I will now give you what it is that I do when I write my blog posts and maybe some of you will have things to share also!! First, Let me say that until I incorporated the use of the Draft mechanism I was spinning (60 comments)
Ever Have A Friend Ask You To Rent Them Something?....ONE WORD: DON'T!!! - 09/12/10 01:19 PM
Ever have a friend ask you to rent them something?...One word: DON"T!!! I did and I am still suffering the consequences. After you read this, I have a question that I really want to get answer on: WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE??? First of all-This man is not a close friend--more a business rather than a close friend and I have seen him infrequently over the 20 years that we have known each other, BUT, We have many mutual friends and I did not want to risk my reputation by making any mistakes! I heard from him a month ago when he asked me to find a (75 comments)
Feeling The "Shake-Out" Yet?....More And More Agents Are Leaving Real Estate For Greener Pastures! - 09/09/10 07:21 PM
Feeling the "shake-out" yet?...the "shake-out" that is taking place, here in the Hamptons at least, is a direct result of the slower housing market and the complete stalling of high-end real estate in general. More and More agents are leaving real estate for greener pastures; this follows the storm that hit most markets, leaving the housing market in shambles! In Southampton in particular, there are agents leaving this market to go to another nearby area looking for the illusive sale and listing that they can't find here anymore...Established local agents have taken back the territory, so to speak!
Agents that I had rarely seen during (111 comments)
DO YOU FEEL SUCCESSFUL??? Are You happy with your business?...If not, READ ON! I have had numerous requests for all 5 articles from "5 Keys To Success In The Real Estate Business". I wrote 5 posts recently that were read by numerous members; however, many missed a couple of them, so I decided to offer up all of them again in the same post. It is always open for discussion, this "ways to be successful" stuff, but I want to share with all of you what is successful in my business...this and the use of some techniques that I studied years ago... and maybe by (22 comments)
ARE YOU A REAL EXPERT???.......EXPERTISE IS EARNED, NOT LEARNED! - 09/06/10 10:34 PM
**PART 5 OF A 5 PART SERIES "5 KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE BUSINESS" Are you a REAL Expert in your real estate area? Expertise is "Earned" not Learned"...it is a name that can not be claimed, but is awarded in the conversations of the happy clients and customers who you leave in your wake. One thing that is not normally understood by many real estate agents is that expertise is EARNED, not LEARNED! No one is an expert simply by the number of years in the business either! Successes come from a combination of attributes that make up an underlying foundation of EXPERTISE...and there-in are the (40 comments)
"TO TELL THE TRUTH!"...OR: *"In these times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act!"(*compliments of George Orwell)
**PART 4 OF A 5 PART SERIES: "5 KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE BUSINESS". In this part of my series "5 Keys To A Successful Real Estate Business" I want to reveal why truth telling is at the very foundation of a successful business. TRUTH BE TOLD: What if you were counting on a friend to be straight with you regarding the most basic parts of your friendship--and that friend turned out to be an absolutely deceitful person (9 comments)
"APTITUDE" MAKES AN AGENT SUCCESSFUL!!! Do You Have It? ...If You Don't, Why Should you? - 09/01/10 10:53 PM
*PART 3 of the Series: "5 Keys to A Successful Real Estate Business" "APTITUDE" MAKES AN AGENT SUCCESSFUL!!! Do you have it? ...If you don't, why should you? Your customers and clients expect you to have it!!! This is a real estate question that we all need to address. It is expected that all real estate professionals have an aptitude for real estate; there are exceptions to this however. So, I will give you the actual meaning of the word. according to the dictionary: APTITUDE 1. capability; ability; innate or acquired capacity for something; talent: She has a special aptitude for real estate. 2. readiness (4 comments)
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It is rare that we are given the chance to talk openly to the public or even our fellow associates...this is THE PLACE!....WELCOME TO MY BLOG
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