Category Archives: Dirty Real Estate Tricks

Competent Representation When Buying or Selling a Home

I frequently receive emails from TG readers who have had both positive and negative experiences with real estate agents.  The following comes from a reader who felt like he and his wife were duped during the negotiation process by an … Continue reading

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Housing Discrimination

Discrimination in today’s day and age will always continue to surprise me.  But as a real estate professional and father of a 6 year old son and 4 year old daughter, it is almost unbelievable that agents are out there telling … Continue reading

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Wednesday Link-O-Rama

I must apologize for the light postings lately and the lack of original content but today’s Manhattan real estate marketplace is requiring more effort and energy per deal than anytime in the past decade.  Don’t misunderstand me here…I’m not bellyaching…just providing … Continue reading

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Carnival of Real Estate #87

CoRE is up at Reachd.  Check it out with a particular nod to  Bad Pricing Strategies That Will Likely Come Back To Bite Sellers In The Arse! from Silicon Valley Real Estate Guide.

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Manhattan Real Estate: Patience Can Be A Virtue But Ego Isn’t

Manhattan is full of BIG egos.  Some would say that many of those egos help to pump life into the heart of this incredible metropolis.  Perhaps there is an element of truth to that but a big real estate agent ego can be … Continue reading

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Some Real Estate Agents Are Just Stupid

Transcript of a phone call that just took place in my office with a seller’s agent representing a new exclusive property: Jennifer (from my team): Hi, this is Jennifer Breu from Doug Heddings office at Prudential Douglas Elliman.  We noticed … Continue reading

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Friday Link-O-Rama

I continue to be incredibly busy and apologize for the weak number of posts this week.  It has been unavoidable as ech day has been busier than the previous.  So as many of my readers know, when I’m swamped, I … Continue reading

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Property Remains King and Some Buyers Really Suck

I just had the bittersweet experience of receiving a phone call from an on-site sales agent and colleague informing me that one of my prospective buyers just reached out to her to try to "strike a better deal without me."  … Continue reading

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Friday Link-O-Rama

With 2008 upon us, many are making predictions about the direction of the economy and more specifically the health and well-being of the Manhattan real estate market.  In lieu of specific predictions, here are some current links that may shed … Continue reading

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The Agony of a Co-op Board Rejection

With all of the talk still going on regarding the bill to force Co-op Boards to disclose their reasons for rejecting applicants, I couldn’t resist passing along this question posed by The Anti-Discrimination Center via Curbed: REJECTIONVILLE—And now, a note … Continue reading

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