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What’s Your Tipping Point?

Tales of a Seasoned Broker Over the years I’ve been asked to do a lot of strange things regarding real estate sales. One of the least enjoyable of these requests is when a buyer that I am working with asks me to approach a homeowner and inquire if they would be interested in selling their…

5 Straight Years

Tales of a Seasoned Broker It’s hard to believe that after 5 straight years of declining housing stock and rising prices that we are still here. The reasons have been discussed and gone over countless times. We are angry at boomers (guilty) for enjoying their homes too much and not leaving already. We are aghast…

The Four Buyers

Tales of a Seasoned Broker The Passover Seder is designed for inclusivity. We proudly declare at the beginning of the meal (in Aramaic) “All that are present should join and eat!” Furthermore, the mere size of the Paschal lamb mandates that we share the meal with more than our immediate families as how else could…

The Four Sellers

Tales of a Seasoned Broker While reading the WSJ’s latest article on the elusive seller and why the baby boomer generation in particular are loath to sell their homes, I came across one statistic that really stood out. This one segment of the population, that for the purposes of the article is defined as those…

A Monumental Shift or Business as Usual?

Tales of a Seasoned Broker As if there wasn’t enough in the news for us to read about this week, somehow Realtors and residential real estate made front page news when the National Association of Realtors, the largest trade group of real estate agents in the country, settled a lawsuit with a group of  buyers…

Things are Heating Up

Tales of a Seasoned Broker The temperature wasn’t the only thing rising this week. We took an in depth look at the numbers and indicators for the very early days of the spring market and, incredibly, prices are continuing to climb higher. In three of the categories we used to gauge current home pricing, each…

Home

Tales of a Seasoned Broker Over the years I have gone into many  homes and, like it or not, I am usually left with a  strong impression by the time I leave. Neat homes, disorganized homes, smelly homes and fresh homes.  How could the owners be anything other than a reflection of the upkeep of…

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