Sellers Info

November 18, 2012
Real Estate Issues

The Listing Agent Minefield – Whatever happened to internet transparency?

But....Why are home sellers so confused? Why is the real estate process STILL so opaque? Why are these blogs even necessary?
October 28, 2012

The Listing Agent Minefield – “Everyone I know lists with ‘Big Box Brokerage’ so they must be the best”

When you go to Starbucks, you expect the same service in New York that you get in California... The same would hold true of a McDonald's or a Cheesecake Factory. There is a consistency within these brands that just doesn't happen in real estate brokerage brands and that can extends even within individual franchises.
October 26, 2012
Housing Matters - Tag Cloud

The Listing Agent Minefield – Should I choose my agent from Zillow’s list of premier agents?

What exactly is a "premier agent"? I think most buyers and sellers think that there is some nice person or department at Zillow headquarters that carefully culls the lists of agents and offers premier positions to agents that have strong track records in each particular location. I hate to burst your bubble on this, but nothing could be further from the truth.
October 3, 2012
Housing Matters - Tag Cloud

The Listing Agent Minefield – The more listings the agent has the better! Right?

The answer is "Not necessarily!" Most agents in Westchester County do not have a great number of listings...if any. There are a handful of agents that do and most trumpet that fact as a sign of great success.
September 27, 2012
The Perils of Real Estate Sale - its complicated...

The Listing Agent Minefield – Is a “local” or “hyperlocal” agent really that important?

Real estate is a local business. Its one of the reasons why sites like Zillow and Trulia are of limited use. Real estate is very local.
September 27, 2012
Real Estate Issues

The Listing Agent Minefield…Choosing a listing agent without losing your mind…

This is the first part of a series of blogs that are designed to help sellers who are in the process of choosing a listing agent.