inside real estate

April 9, 2012
Bright sunny BR - New Rochelle NY

Question to Westchester NY home sellers: Do you know what your MLS listing looks like?

Its amazing that sellers seem to blissfully unaware of how their homes are represented on the MLS....I've seen mistakes that run the gamut from the merely careless to the totally absurd.
January 20, 2012
Choosing a real estate agent in Westchester NY

How to Choose a Real Estate Agent to List Your Westchester NY Home

How on earth does the consumer choose an agent? With so much hype, smoke and mirrors that the actually process can seem about as clear as mud.
January 14, 2012
Trust - A broken link

Why does “trust” and “real estate” mix about as well as oil and vinegar?

Sadly, when I hear the word "trust" and "real estate" in the same question - my mind really turns to salad dressing. They just don't seem to mix at all.
January 10, 2012
Supply and Demand

When Will the Westchester NY Real Estate Market Recover?

Some parts of Westchester NY are already recovering. In areas such as Scarsdale and Larchmont, we saw our fair share of competitive bidding this year. This breath of fresh air was restricted to single-family homes in specific municipalities. Prices in these areas are well off their lows in spite of continuing declines elsewhere.
December 12, 2011
Housing Matters - Tag Cloud

Would you so “no” to winning the lottery?

If you are a thinking of buying a home in Westchester NY - and you have the means to purchase - then CONGRATULATIONS! you have won the real estate lottery!
December 6, 2011
Housing Matters - Tag Cloud

Commoditizing the real estate industry – are all listing agents created equal?

What I was emphasizing in that first post was that an agent can not defy market forces. If prices are down and the market is a bear which is the case for most of Westchester homes for sale, then even the most stellar agent will NOT be able to get you a 2006 price in 2011. The notion that the "right agent" will get the seller "their price" is a fallacy which dies a slow hard death for many sellers.