The Whole Foods in Columbus Square on the Upper West Side.
When I lived in Washington, D.C. for a while, a Whole Foods store opened a couple of blocks from my house.
I was so excited given — how to put this diplomatically? — the differences between food shopping in D.C. and New York City, I toured the store twice on its first day.
It turns out that I shouldn’t have been thrilled only about the produce, meat, fish and a variety of other items. What mattered even more was the impact that Whole Foods had on property values in the surrounding area.
I’m never thrilled to expose the imperfections of other real estate brokers, but I do believe it is my duty to write about breaches of ethics and immoral or even illegal practices. Not only do I express my concerns with regularity in this blog, but you’ll find additional accounts in my latest biweekly newsletter.
So it is that I am happy to recommend a short piece by SmartMoney titled “10 Things Your Real Estate Broker Won’t Tell You.” It is well worth reading.