Category Archives: Dirty Real Estate Tricks

Seller Beware–Your Exclusive Agreement May Not Be Expiring When You Think

With nearly 30,000 licensed real estate agents in New York City and only about 12,000 transaction per year, it is no surprise that some less than savory agents turn to desperate measures to ensure that they make a few dollars. … Continue reading

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Social Media and Doing Right by Our Clients

This past September I decided to take a break from social media, specifically Facebook. While I missed the pictures of my sister’s kids, the posts from my nephews, in-laws, my mom and many of my friends, I did not miss … Continue reading

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Can You Trust Your Real Estate Agent?

Although the bar continues to be raised in the residential real estate industry, marginal agents remain the scourge of the industry’s reputation as a whole. From big ego to misinformation, it is all too often that an agent is an … Continue reading

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Rental Guide to Manhattan Rentals and Leasing

If you are thinking about renting in New York City, there are a few things you should think about and prepare in order to secure an apartment.  Here’s a look at what you’ll need – and need to know – … Continue reading

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Hamptons Market Philosphy is Bass Ackwards

It has only been 6 months since our office started operations in the Hamptons and I can tell you that this market is in desperate need of an overhaul and a shift in perspective from both consumers and real estate … Continue reading

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My Continuing Education

As brokers, we become so focused on closing the deal that we forget a huge piece of each and every transaction involves real live people. I have been a broker for years. I’m a good broker, but I think a … Continue reading

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Seller Beware: Is Your Agent Protecting Their Best Interest?

Those who are regular readers of TrueGotham know that this blog was born out of the necessity in my mind to dispel the used-car salesman persona of real estate agents.  Before I go further I want to say that I’m … Continue reading

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Transparency Most Effective Way to Manage Expectations

Readers of TrueGotham know exactly how I feel about transparency and I do believe that the real estate industry as a whole is getting much better at accurately representing property to the prospective buying public.  Yet I continue to be baffled … Continue reading

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More Fair Housing Education Needed…Desperately!

After selling Manhattan real estate for 16 years, there is very little that shocks me.  But in this day and age and in a city that is supposedly one of the most progressive in the world, Fair Housing violations continue … Continue reading

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Real Estate Agents Playing Nice: A Sign of the Times

Not long ago there was a time when agents for buyers had great difficulty scheduling appointments with seller’s agents as property lasted only days on the market.  In fact, as an agent who has represented predominantly sellers for my entire … Continue reading

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