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February 3, 2017
Highlands Neighborhood - White Plains NY

White Plains real estate – 2016 retrospective…

Numbers are important in real estate, which is why I put so much time into them on my blog. Unfortunately, numbers without context don’t work so […]
January 18, 2017
Homes in Fisher Hill - White Plains

Westchester real estate overview – a look back at 2016…

Well, another year has come and gone and it is time for the Westchester View to take a look back at how the Westchester housing market […]
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.