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Real Estate Agent - ERA Queen City Realty
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2006 

Saturday I received a call from a panic stricken agent, claiming that her customer would not be able to make an offer on one of my lisitings. She went on to stay that she had just received a call from the buyer's attorney, one with whom she has worked with on numerous occasions. He told her that ...
12/25/2006
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TO MY FAMILY OF RAINERS,WHETHER YOU ARE A CELEBRANT OF ONE OR NONE OF THE MANY RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL HOLIDAYS OF THIS SEASON, LET US PAUSE AND TAKE STOCK OF OUR MANY BLESSINGS.AND WHILE YOU'RE AT IT, OFFER PRAYERS /GOOD DEEDS FOR THE LESS FORTUNATE AMONG US.MY JOY IS MY FAITH IN HUMANITY, MY HOPE ...
12/23/2006
Have you ever had that well intentioned client, who thought that everyone else was equally inclined? It is the making of a DAYMARE that goes to into night!Let me start from the beginning. I received a corporate relocation referral on February 15, 2006 for a three family, owner occupied property. ...
12/22/2006
In less than sixty days, the New Jersey legislature complied with the court order to address the issue of same sex marriages. I wrote about this very topic as it relates to a New York Times article purporting expected increases in home sales, Somewhere Over The Rainbow.New Jersey joins the ranks ...
12/20/2006
Client consultation is my favorite part of the interview with a prospective seller. This session gives me an opportunity to set the stage for our working relationship. I can set up the parameters for marketing the property by answering some very basic questions posed by the seller. Invariably, it...
12/19/2006
Many many moons ago when I started in this business, the Real Estate Agent was sort of a rainmaker, the facilitator of dreams. No questions asked, without a shadow of a doubt, you were trusted like the family friend or physician. After all, I know how much my customer earns, what they do for a li...
12/16/2006
No surprise here. Westfield has very few properties that are two to four family. There were none on the market in November. Not only were there no multi-family properties on the market, there were none under contract nor did any close during the month of November. Last year November saw six listi...
12/13/2006
November 2006 saw a 23.59% increase in the number of listings over November 2005. Westfield had 241 single family homes listed for November 2006 with a median list price of $779,900, averaging 98 days on the market. Of the 241 listings, 37 were new with a median price of $649,900. During ...
12/13/2006
November 2006 saw a 75% reduction in the number of listings over November 2005. Scotch Plains had 1 multi-family home listed for November 2006 with a median list price of $374,000, averaging 153 days on the market. There were no new listings during the month. There likewise, were no sales...
12/11/2006
November 2006 saw a 22.99% increase in the number of listings over November 2005. Scotch Plains had 214 single family homes listed for November 2006 with a median list price of $579,900, averaging 109 days on the market. Of the 214 listings, 29 were new with a median price of $579,000. During the...
12/10/2006
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