the hamptons: 10 YEARS OF CHANGE...ON THE RIGHT TRACK?? - 07/01/19 05:58 PM
10 YEARS OF CHANGE...ON THE RIGHT TRACK??
Jeff Dowler has challenged all of us to come up with 10 or more changes that we have experienced; life-altering in my case and to this day I am not complaining.
The year was 2010: I began writing about my blogging; I was three years into blogging and I loved it!! That is when I took the long view that I was on my way to writing a book and I wrote "BLOGGING MY WAY TO A BOOK" in April of 2010. It has been my focus all along but I did get waylaid by the … (10 comments)

the hamptons: From Localism Posts To A Book...Sound Like A Good Idea? - 07/30/18 07:22 AM
From Localism Posts To A Book...Sound Like A Good Idea?
I wrote a post in 2010 about my adventures in blogging here on ActiveRain. Most of my posts are about The Hamptons with local information and history being my focus....and I do review some of my posts from time to time. 
I thought it could be quite enlightening to read this one again since it had to do with my ultimate goal of writing a book. I just wanted to see what I was thinkng about back then.  To my total surprise and joy, I discovered that I was on my way, at that point, … (14 comments)

the hamptons: LOCAL PRODUCE, HEALTHY EATING AND FUN...ALL FOUND IN THE HAMPTONS!!! - 08/02/14 04:24 AM
LOCAL PRODUCE, HEALTHY EATING AND FUN...ALL FOUND IN THE HAMPTONS!!!
Farm stands are just one Iconic statement of the Hamptons...There are many but the Farm Stand is the stand-alone Icon that has been brought forward from the earliest times to now with very little if any change!
The Farm land and the Ocean, seemingly the most crucial elements of earth and water that seed, cultivate, propagate and create the primary foods for our table, are the big draw here.
When the masses head out this way for summer fun, they normally first seek out the nearest farm stand to gather the local fare for their dinner … (10 comments)

the hamptons: "EXTENDED FAMILY" BUYERS....Had Any Of Those Lately??? - 02/27/14 03:44 AM
"EXTENDED FAMILY" BUYERS....had any of those lately??? 
I am speaking of families who have other members of their extended family who must move in with them. It may be because of money concerns, it may be because the family enjoys being together; whatever the reason, there are many families now sharing their homes with grown children, their families and also elderly parents. I have even seen a divorced couple move into a compound just to be able to share custody of their children! 
I believe we are witnessing a major shift in lifestyle happening right now! I don't know if it is happening out there in the … (6 comments)

the hamptons: THE LOST ART OF PUMPKIN CARVING... - 10/03/13 04:08 AM
  THE LOST ART OF PUMPIN CARVING...*
Last year I found out there was a major offering of pumpkins on the back roads here in the Hamptons--there were farm stands and little pumpkin patches that the local farmers were selling pumpkins from and these were the most beautiful, big orange pumpkins you will ever see.

 
One farmer, though, went to the extra effort of hiring someone who was well known for carving pumpkins; he would carve faces in them as they were sold to a child or adult---These pumpkins were the most wonderful works of art and I swore I would come back … (4 comments)

the hamptons: A PUMPKIN, CARVED BY FRANK - 10/01/13 11:42 AM
     A PUMPKIN, CARVED BY FRANK *
Last year I found out there was a major offering of pumpkins on the back roads here in the Hamptons--there were farm stands and little pumpkin patches that the local farmers were selling pumpkins from and these were the most beautiful, big orange pumpkins you will ever see.

 
One farmer, though, went to the extra effort of hiring someone who was well known for carving pumpkins; he would carve faces in them as they were sold to a child or adult---These pumpkins were the most wonderful works of art and I swore I would come back … (9 comments)

the hamptons: FUN THINGS TO DO IN SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK THE FUN PART OF THE HAMPTONS - 06/02/13 10:43 PM
FUN THINGS TO DO IN SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK, THE FUN PART OF THE HAMPTONS... 
Sure there are other villages and hamlets to enjoy and each one has it's own personality and attractions; but there is something about Southampton, New York that makes you want to come back again and again and again!!!
 
What to do the first week here in the Hamptons??? Whether you are a summer resident or a summer tenant--there is always the question of what to do with the kids?--now that you are all settled in?
 
 HAPPENINGS IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agawam Park and Playground was just recently updated to include all kinds of new equipment. Located at … (32 comments)

the hamptons: HOW DO YOU EAT AN ELEPHANT?....Bite by Bite!!! - 02/11/13 10:12 PM
HOW DO YOU EAT AN ELEPHANT?....Bite by Bite!!!
In one of my last posts  HOW DO YOU MARKET YOURSELF???...Keep Up Or Lose Out!, I had a few comments that made me stop and think about the approach I brought up in that post: You need to begin to catch up or you will lose out.....The less I DO and the longer I wait to begin using the new technology available in the marketplace...the more behind I fall!
I had several comments on that post that opened the door to the idea that "being out front" in the race to get the leading edge is the way … (50 comments)

the hamptons: NEW CONSTRUCTION IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE, FROM A PROVEN SOURCE.... - 01/26/13 03:13 AM
NEW CONSTRUCTION IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE, FROM A PROVEN SOURCE....
In the past 2 years I have had the pleasure of working with and for a man who is a very careful developer. He does one house at a time; making certain he has it sold before he begins his next project. His goal is to leave a lasting mark in Southampton Village that will become a part of it's history.
There is teamwork that functions at the most important juncture during the process, from the search for a perfect lot to the finished product:
Locating the prime spot, near all … (4 comments)

the hamptons: A NEW BLOG SITE IS LIKE A NEW PAIR OF SHOES!...A Bit Painful To Start - 01/21/13 04:25 AM
A NEW BLOG SITE IS LIKE A NEW PAIR OF SHOES!...A Bit Painful To Start; But give it some time and it WILL pay off!
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO START A BLOG??? I wanted to write this post for those who think they want to start blogging but can't find the courage or the incentive to do so---those who just keep putting off begining it, putting it on the back burner as so many other agents get involved and seem to master the art of blogging quickly.
It is all a fantasy, this idea that you can begin blogging and … (42 comments)

the hamptons: THE BATAAN DEATH MARCH IS NOT FORGOTTON....Especially By One Local Blue Blood Family Member!!! - 11/21/11 09:07 AM
THE BATAAN DEATH MARCH IS NOT Forgotten...Especially, By One Local Blue Blood Family Member!
Many members of the families of the survivors of THE BATAAN DEATH MARCH, are looking forward to the release by PBS of the Home video version of the television documentary film, "The Tragedy Of Bataan" by writer/producer Jan Thompson. The series was created by Thompson after she engaged Alec Baldwin, a well known actor and a local Hamptons  resident, to narrate the film.  In a historic twist to the epic story, the home version of the film will be presented to local  high school and Junior high school students by Patricia Birks,  the daughter of one … (2 comments)

the hamptons: OLD POSTS NEVER DIE; THEY JUST FADE AWAY!...Have You Looked At Your First Blog Post Lately??? - 07/31/11 09:46 PM
OLD POSTS NEVER DIE; THEY JUST FADE AWAY!...Have You Looked At Your First Blog Post Lately???
My very first blog post was not easy. ...As you all know, it is very hard to sit down for the first time,  face the computerand put down something of consequence. I thought this morning, as I sat down to write a post: "Maybe I need to review what I have written in the past...maybe something will trigger a new post.
 
 
Well, THAT was a thought that triggered a whole lot of stuff--especially my own inability to want to go back and read what … (13 comments)

the hamptons: THE BIG NEWS OF THE WEEK: HAMPTON'S LUXURY MARKET TURNS REAL ESTATE ON IT'S HEAD!!! - 07/23/11 11:04 AM
THE BIG NEWS OF THE WEEK: HAMPTON'S LUXURY MARKET TURNS REAL ESTATE ON IT'S HEAD!!!
I am always leery of an article that comes on so strong as several did this past week, talking about the record sales in the high end of the Hamtpons real estate market. We have seen improvements as I have reported in the recent past, but to say that prices are now on the upswing here is a very audacious statement at best--we have had several $5 Million + sales here but that does not mean everything is coming up roses here in this very fragile marketplace.
In fact … (8 comments)

the hamptons: "LOCAL IS AS LOCAL DOES"....MAYBE A "NEW" Tag Line For ACTIVE Real Estate Markets Will Work!!! - 07/14/11 10:48 PM
"LOCAL IS AS LOCAL DOES"..Maybe A "NEW" tag-line for ACTIVE real estate markets will work!!!

I wrote this post on June 15---exactly 1 month ago and had a modest response to the question:
ARE YOU IN A REAL ESTATE MARKET PLACE THAT IS GROWING DESPITE WHAT WE ARE HEARING IN THE NATIONAL NEWS?
I thank those who responded early on and it made me realize that the local market place is extremely vulnerable right now to National news reports about how bad the real estate market is---Yesterday I heard that the media is now predicting it will take until 2017 before the real estate market begins … (26 comments)

the hamptons: "THE REAL DEAL"...Or Is It??? - 06/13/11 03:01 AM
"THE REAL DEAL"....or is it???
I just read an article in The Real Deal, a New York real estate news paper, and found that the front page article (which was covering the Hamptons real estate market) covered only 2 offices: Sothebys and Corcoran (both owned by REALOGY) and showed ONLY the top agents from those 2 firms, calling them the top agents in the Hamptons. Loaded with amunition regarding the volume each holds in listings, the point was made that these are the only agents worth their salt in the Hamptons. Meanwhile nothing is mentioned about the agents who had record sales for 2010 from Elliman....We sold more … (14 comments)

the hamptons: THE HAMPTONS, Best Place In The World For A Vacation!! - 02/26/11 01:40 PM
THE HAMPTONS, Best Place In The World For A Vacation!!
If you are planning a vacation during the Summer or the Fall this year, don't overlook the one spot where you will be sure to have the best vacation ever! Many vacationers come to The Hamptons every summer-they may own a home here or they may rent. Whatever their situation, the level of enjoyment and repeat vacation time spent in this resort area tells you that you can't have a better vacation than right here on the Eastern End of Long Island.  
In this article I will cover some of the treasures that I … (16 comments)

the hamptons: DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR 10 BEST ACTIVERAIN POSTS WERE IN 2010?... You Too Can Find Out How You Came out!!! - 01/02/11 02:36 AM
DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR 10 BEST ACTIVERAIN POSTS WERE IN 2010?.... You Too Can find out how you came out!!! Thanks to David Popoff, and his post: What were your 10 Best ActiveRain Post in 2010? , I took his suggestion and reviewed what I had written in 2010 and took a look at the views and clicks for the top posts during that time.....I had an awful lot of posts featured but many reached just under 2000 views so those do not count. All of those listed got at least 2564 views and the top posts got 6000 to 7000 views!!! I included the … (25 comments)

the hamptons: THE HAMPTONS in the Fall!.....Nothing quite Like It!! - 10/07/10 02:43 PM
The Hamptons in the Fall!...Nothing quite like it!
Those of us who live here, in the Hamptons, year round are the luckiest of all!!! We get to be here during the most beautiful and delicious time of year: Harvest Season.
September and October is when the crowds are gone, the weather is perfect, the colors take on a vastly different hue and the time to pick pumpkins has arrived!
On the way to Bridgehampton from Southampton is Water Mill.  Every Fall, Pumpkin farms, located along the stretch of Route 27 open up to the public and create an environment that children never forget! Hundreds … (11 comments)

the hamptons: The "Rogue" Agent.....Our Own Worst Enemy!!! - 08/22/10 12:29 AM
The "Rogue" Agent.....Our Own Worst Enemy!!!  We all know they exist, whether by intent or by desperate measure, these agents are amongst us and they are doing harm to all of us---and they are also doing great damage to the buying/selling public.
"FIRST, DO NO HARM!".... it should be an oath we all take! 
As I was ruminating about a very tough deal  that I am putting together--it struck me that the process of  considering what I should say and do when I am at the very beginning of a working relationship with a buyer or a seller, always looks the same: I am VERY careful … (181 comments)

the hamptons: How Do We Keep The Up-Trend in Home Sales Going??? I have some ideas that seem to work for me! - 08/14/10 02:07 PM
How do we keep the "up-trend" in Home Sales going??? I have some ideas that seem to work for me! I am currently in contract on 2 deals and will be writing an offer on Monday--so something I am doing is right!!!
In many markets there has been a nice bump up in real estate sales and now it is up to the professionals of this business to keep the arrow pointing skyward....any way we can!!!
I have decided that in my marketing area, which is driven by the stock market and Wall Street in general, I will do everything in my … (48 comments)

 
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