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I Will Make my Prediction

TALES OF SEASONED BROKER I have a few people that I show my articles to before I send them to the very capable JLinks editorial staff and without fail they have always blocked me from making predictions. “What can you possibly gain by making a prediction?” they will say. “If you’re right, no one will…

And All Through the House…

TALES OF SEASONED BROKER One of my more savvy clients once asked both me and her husband to stand in the spacious Family Room on the first floor and wait. She walked back to the entrance, picked up her high heels and walked up the stairs to the second floor. My first thoughts were that…

A Mouse in the House?

TALES OF SEASONED BROKER I sold a home to a relatively young family with 2 little kids. The location of the house, the layout and the interior finishes were exactly what they were looking for – a great match.  About 2 weeks after they moved I happened to bump into this particular buyer at a…

You bought a Home for a Chanukah Present?

TALES OF SEASONED BROKER I was at a house showing this past week a few days before Chanukah and it was one of those special showings where the chemistry just feels right. All the Realtors were getting along, buyer and seller were making jokes with each other. As everyone was getting ready to leave, the…

Forever Homes?

TALES OF SEASONED BROKER An agent of mine shared a Wall Street Journal article with me a few weeks back that explored the increasing phenomenon of homeowners who believe they are buying or living in a home that will be their “forever home” only to find out that the story isn’t over yet and yes,…

Living in Someone Else’s Home

Tales of a Seasoned Broker Early on in my budding Real Estate career, long before smartphones took over our lives and before Teaneck RE became way more fast paced and hectic,  there were moments during the day when I could let my mind “meander” a bit.  Few occasions were more enjoyable than arriving early to…

Downsizing Dilemmas

TALES OF SEASONED BROKER It was almost 50 years ago when shortly after moving to the Teaneck Apartment complex my Mom “a”h began drumming into our young heads that paying rent for 2 years was enough. That is when we made our way to our first home on a street I had never heard of…

FOLLOW THE DETOUR

TALES OF SEASONED BROKER I was on my way to show a house this week when I stumbled onto a bank of police cars signifying the ever increasing phenomena of –  The Bergen County Road Closure. I just don’t recall it ever being so hard to get from one part of town to the other,…

Waiting for the Story to Change

TALES OF SEASONED BROKER It’s been more than a year now that a historic market shift has been in progress. Across all facets of Real Estate, pressure has moved pricing upwards. Historically low Interest rates, buyer demand arising from covid disruptions, scarcity in building materials, labor shortages, a dearth  of homes for sale and my…

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