How to Grade Your Listing

Why do so many listings NOT sell? I think it is time to grade our listings in several categories to determine if they are truly salable. Here are the categories and possible grading criteria: Access A – lockbox B – key C – unlimited access without a formal appointment D – unlimited access with a […]


High End Foreclosures

For several months now, I have been alerting agents to the fact that this economy is starting to attack even the high-end seller. As I watched delinquencies dramatically increase in the sector of prime mortgages (good FICO score, good job, good downpayment), I realized that foreclosures in this sector could not be far behind. Well, […]

Today’s Talking Point 10/9/09

Pricing a Property Properly Part 3

Today’s Talking Point 10/8/09

Pricing a Property Properly Part 2

Today’s Talking Point 10/7/09

Pricing a Property Properly Part 1

When will prices again approach the 2005-2006 peak?

Many sellers want to know how long would they need to wait to again see the prices of 2005-2006. Moody’s and Fiserv have actually studied this point. Here are the years that different states will probably return to those prices: Before 2014 Maine Vermont Kentucky Pennsylvania South Carolina Alabama Alaska Iowa Montana South Dakota North […]

Today’s Talking Point 10/05/09

When will prices again approach the 2005-2006 peak?

Today’s Talking Point 9/30/09


Are all price points selling?

There is much discussion about how the real estate market is in the middle of its turnaround based on sales increasing on a year-over-year basis. Though the fact that housing is again moving is fabulous news, let’s not lose sight of which homes are selling. Here is a closer look at different price ranges and […]