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THE WIND SEEMS TO BE CHANGING: THOUGHTS ON TODAY’S REAL ESTATE MARKET

There’s a different feel in the wind. We all know which way the wind was blowing in the real estate market earlier this year: it was a time of gale-force, hold-onto-your-hat currents! Houses were whipping on and off the market in (seeming) moments, and buyers were being buffeted about trying to race to the next new listing before it was gone. Prices were up, and were being bid even higher in multiple […]

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SOME THINGS I LOVE ABOUT BEING A REALTOR…and a Sappiness Alert

Yesterday. I loved yesterday. The morning started with a closing…as my clients, a recently-married young couple, closed on the purchase of their first home. There are few things sweeter than buyers receiving their first set of keys! Closings involving First Time Buyers bubble like champagne. A few hours later I met with another couple, clients who had purchased their first home 5 years ago. Walking in their front door, I […]

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DO HOUSES SELL THIS TIME OF YEAR? A TALE OF A VERY HAPPY HOUR

I know, I know.  Someone told you that you can’t sell your house in the winter.  Or during the holidays.  Or during the winter holidays.  Or anytime except June. I want to tell you the story of a recent Friday afternoon/evening in November, from 4:00-7:00 pm.  Sounds like Happy Hour, right?  Well it was.  But not in a bar and not with drinks. It was a real estate Open House.  […]

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In Winter, Sell a Ski Lodge

It’s cold outside. And, when I went to show a house a few days ago, it was also cold INSIDE. The seller had moved out, and left the thermostat set at 50 degrees. So the pipes wouldn’t freeze. The buyers, however, did freeze. The home was undeniably beautiful, but what the buyers noticed most clearly was… “IT’S COLD IN HERE!!” Sigh. I’m sure the seller would have preferred their attention […]

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Speed Dating in Real Estate

Are you familiar with how speed dating works? An event is held for singles in which folks essentially rotate around the room for 3 minute meetings with one person (ding! bell rings!), and then another person (ding!) and another (ding!). At the end, participants let the event manager know which of the people they’ve met they’d be interested in getting to know better. I’m convinced that today’s house hunting is  […]

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