inside real estate

July 22, 2011
Housing Matters - Tag Cloud

Real Estate for Robber Barons…a new show for HGTV

Each week contestants need to find a distressed seller who is willing to sell their home for a fraction of its actual value because of contestants charisma has convinced the seller to ignore the basic principles of mathematics, common sense and their own best interests.
July 12, 2011
Housing Matters - Tag Cloud

Why does it cost so $#%!ing much to sell a home – Part 1 – Too Many Passive Hands in the Cookie Jar….

People often ask me that question - albeit without the profanity - though in the back of my mind they are just trying to be polite...but that's what they are thinking!
June 27, 2011
Caveat Emptor - Let the buyer beware

Caveat Emptor – Let the buyer beware – and due diligence

When home buyers engage an agent they often expect us to be the repository of any and all neighborhood information. They often don’t see the need to do their own research because they can just pick the brains of their buyers agent.
June 23, 2011
ducklings & your growing family...

Family Growing? Bursting at the seams? Is it time for a move?

I know of so many people who feel "stuck" in their homes even though they are bursting at the seams with a growing family.
June 13, 2011
Don't overplay your hand...

Getting Real – with real estate – home buyers manage to shoot themselves in the foot….

It was once said that there are two main emotions that drive any market - fear and greed. This market is definite staked towards buyers and as a result - some are overestimating their power by pushing the greed card way too far.
May 28, 2011
Larchmont Village Home - Larchmont NY

Making an offer to purchase a home…working with the market…

The "market" has its own siren song...it's own mind and it calls out to both buyers and sellers alike. It can not be escaped by either and generally speaking - it pleases no one completely. I suppose you can think of the "market" as some sort of collective - for Star Trek fans - this is something akin to the Borg..."Resistance if futile...."