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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.
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.
June 5, 2012
Rolling the dice on trust

Of Vicious circles, virtuous cycles in the agent/client relationship…

Trust is hard because so many people are indeed dishonest. There are times where I feel like I'm shooting craps when I take on a new client, with the odds stacked against me in the trust department. Sadly, I'm often quite certain that the client has the same issue with me.