Buyers Info

January 8, 2016
Hudson Harbor Townhouses - Tarrytown NY

General real estate trends – Downsizing…

The price-per-square-foot on condos of this type far surpasses what a downsizing couple can extract from their single family homes.
January 7, 2016
Home in Greenacres Scarsdale NY

General real estate trends – First time homebuyers

(Owning real estate) is also a time-tested method of building a thing called equity. Every time the mortgage is paid, some equity is being gained.
September 15, 2015
Sitting on the housing fence...

Fence sitting can be costly in an sellers market….

There is a take-home lesson here which is that most people sit on the fence far longer than they actually should.
September 7, 2015
Being Disruptive

Why hasn’t disruptive technology changed the commission structure?

With all the “disruptive” technologies around, why have real estate brokerage commissions remained so “sticky”?... No number of disruptive technologies or sexy web platforms has been able to make a dent in the need for a good agent who can maneuver the obstacle course between sticking a sign in the ground and the closing table.
July 26, 2015
Sales Word Cloud

Understanding the MLS (Multiple Listing Service )

There is a lot of misinformation about the MLS floating around. Most sellers seem to think of the MLS as an almost public entity. They really don’t understand what the MLS is, who maintains it, or even its primary purpose.
May 29, 2015
Self serving or serving

When a listing agent wants too much “control” over showings…

Don't create conditions that create unnecessary roadblocks for buyers agents and their buyers. The bottom line is this: The purpose of the listing is to sell the home for the best price and terms. No more, no less.