Sellers Info

February 4, 2010
Real Estate Issues

Death by designation – or – if there are more initials after your name than IN your name you may be a “designation junkie”

But recently I ran into an agent that had the following designations on her card ...."Sally Smith, ABR, GRI, CDPE, CRS, & EPro." Ya gotta be kidding me! This person has more designation letters then letters in their name.
January 29, 2010
Just for fun...

Freaky Friday: 10 Signs that the photo on your business card is outdated…

One of the reasons I don't have a photo on my business card or web site is because agent photos have gotten so ridiculous. I'm firmly convinced that if I put my 45-year-old mug on a card, people would automatically think I was 80 years of age. After all, having a photo that is dated to about half of our actual age seems to be the industry standard.
January 21, 2010
Real Estate Issues

The Self Defeating Brokerage Recruitment Model…the vicious circle continues:

The way brokerages function often is a mystery to the consumer and it often comes as a shock to new agents who think that the brokerage is there to "support" them. Most brokerages disconnected from customer service and the newly licensed agent course became the big cash cow. They recruited and recruited throwing anyone with a license and a pulse up against a wall and hoping that something will stick.
January 20, 2010
Staging Decorating

To stage or not to stage….

There is ample inventory on the market, prices are down and buyers are increasingly picky. Things once deemed insignificant now become major stumbling blocks to a successful sale.
January 19, 2010
The Ritz Carlton White Plains NY

White Plains NY Housing Market Statistics – Fourth Quarter 2009

White Plains NY Bar BuildingThe housing market in White Plains has taken a drubbing since the stock market crash of 2008. Although some adjacent areas are showing small signs of stabilization, the same can not be said for the city of White Plains.
January 17, 2010
Real Estate Issues

How far is too far? Does having a large geographic range of service make sense for the client?

It is very interesting that just as consumers are demanding ever more hyper-local content and knowledge from agents that we are also seeing another distinct trend in the opposite direction: the tendency to list and sell to larger and larger geographic areas.