Archive for the ‘U.S.’ Category
Weekly Roundup: Outer boroughs vs. Manhattan, Hamptons on rebound, growing June sales and prices, eager buyers, actors aiming lower, moreJuly 26, 2013
Weekly Roundup: Broker titles, celebs on the move, growing supply, reverse mortgages, the American Dream, boarding houses, and moreJuly 19, 2013
Next week’s Weekly Roundup will be the last until Sept. 6
Weekly Roundup: Hot sales, rising prices and rents, upward trending rates, online reno tools, conflicting recovery predictions and much moreJuly 12, 2013
Weekly Roundup: Foreclosure auction, DOMA effects, climbing prices and rates, millennials, home offices, housing affordability and moreJune 28, 2013
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You would think the Internet would have doomed the real estate industry by now. Or, as it has done with the travel industry, at least wounded its denizens.
A long piece on the Bloomberg Businessweek site explores the phenomenon, which has defied most expectations.
Headlined “Why Redfin, Zillow and Trulia Haven’t Killed Off Real Estate Brokers,” the article by Brad Stone notes that the kind of electronic marketplace that has decimated classified ads and taken the swagger out of car dealers “hasn’t dented the fortunes of real estate brokers.” He continues: (more…)
Weekly Roundup: Brooklyn, inventory, bidding strategy, prices, Airbnb, interest rates, owning vs. renting, inspired renovating and much moreJune 7, 2013
Listing agents hate it when sellers stick around during open houses or other showings.
Most owners can’t keep their mouths shut, pointing out improvement and perceived advantages of their home. They tend to shadow prospective purchasers, who usually make the rational decision to escape swiftly.
Their presence intimidates buyers, who become reluctant to confide in each other and their agents. They also shrink from opening closets doors, cabinets and appliances.
However many times sellers hear that they are not wanted, I keep running into those whose presence interferes with the very objective they are trying to reach.