Sellers Info

May 24, 2010
Real Estate Issues

Will the REAL listing agent please stand up?

Seriously,  finding out the name and contact information of the actual listing agent of a property  should not be an enigma wrapped in a mystery.  But […]
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.