Sellers Info

May 17, 2010
Real Estate Issues

Who Is Zillow Really Targeting? It’s the AGENT stupid – not the consumer….

Those who have been reading my comment threads on various forums know that I have absolutely no love for Zillow whatsoever. I consider their forums poorly monitored, and their Zestimates to be pointless bordering on the unethical.
May 14, 2010
Moravain Cemetary - Military funeral

H. Melville Hicks Jr. – 1929-2010 – R.I.P. Dad – You Fought the Good Fight

For those of you who have been reading The Westchester View for a while now, you might be wondering why I suddenly stopped posting.  I’m sad […]
April 25, 2010
Real Estate Issues

Real estate agents embrace social Darwinsim – the unending quest to “thin the herd”

There have been several recent blogs about the war between part-time and full time agents....Each camp is armed and dangerous - and with fewer sales to go around - the goal is the extinction of competition...
March 7, 2010
Gambling on a better offer - Lottery Balls

Dear Seller, About that number in your head….

Whenever I go on a listing appointment, I generally find that the seller already has a "number in their head" about what their home should sell for.
February 13, 2010
Real Estate Issues

Falling off the cliff – into the abyss…

Yesterday I showed a foreclosure. Until fairly recently, Westchester hasn't witnessed much in the way of "underwater" home ownership. We've always had our share of foreclosures, but they were far from commonplace.
February 8, 2010
Real Estate Issues

Death By Designation – Trends from the comments and some further reading.

There is a body of opinion within the industry that shares some of the concerns regarding real estate agent education that I brought up in my post. The issues have been out there and are under continuous debate. So please don't shoot the messenger.