Sellers Info

June 10, 2012
Being a number one agent

Every real estate agent and brokerage is #1? How is this possible???

When home buyers and home sellers in Westchester choose an agent, they often wind up taking a leap of faith - and dive in with the first person that seems reasonably suitable.
December 15, 2011
Staging Decorating

From Old Listing to Sold Listing!!

Getting furniture was not an unexpected suggestion (for staging) but PAINT??? That made no sense, it was just painted!
May 28, 2011
Larchmont Village Home - Larchmont NY

Making an offer to purchase a home…working with the market…

The "market" has its own siren song...it's own mind and it calls out to both buyers and sellers alike. It can not be escaped by either and generally speaking - it pleases no one completely. I suppose you can think of the "market" as some sort of collective - for Star Trek fans - this is something akin to the Borg..."Resistance if futile...."
January 5, 2010
Real Estate Issues

Crazy requests, wild concessions – tales of a frustrated home seller…

Sellers with homes listed today will be able to identify with some of the antics that buyers in a bear market will pull. But this is about a listing that was active 14 years ago in 1996 - during another deep housing recession. I wasn't a real estate agent at the time, I was a seller. My mother had just died after a prolonged illness and I was listing her house for sale.
December 12, 2009
Scarsdale Villiage

Scarsdale NY – Housing and Market Statistics for Third Quarter 2009

Scarsdale NY housing has been in the cross hairs of the housing recession for a while now. Initially, it was resistant to the correction taking place in other parts of the country. Eventually the forces that had hit other parts of the country so dramatically, came home to roost even in the most resilient areas of Westchester. However, some of the numbers show signs of a bottom being at hand.
December 9, 2016
Trend vs Fad

Trends vs fads in real estate – Part 2…

When we invest in our homes there are almost always two goals in mind: we want to enjoy the changes ourselves, but we also want to know that what we do will have a positive impact on our home’s value when it comes time to sell.