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Or . . How to navigate contract-to-closing in today's market. On a recent flight from the Luxury Real Estate conference in Vegas, I sat watching the flights update on the air traffic monitor and realized there are some interesting similarities between flight scheduling and closing contracts.     ...
05/06/2009
As an avid high heel fan I would like to raise the discussion as to whether it is acceptable to kick your heels off during business hours.   On extremely busy days of multiple property showings, I have been known to remove my heels to open 20,000 square feet of residence in ten minutes.  On the o...
05/05/2009
On a recent SouthWest Air flight to a Who's Who In Luxury Real Estate conference in Las Vegas, I read story about a man with a profession I never knew existed.  Cameron Hughes is a professional crowd pleaser who literally makes a living by getting spectators out of their seats.  Hired by team man...
05/04/2009
Not all resort vacations require travel.  Those of us lucky to live and work in Fort Lauderdale need not travel far to experience a bit of stress-relieving decadence.  I've conducted some "back yard" research and discovered luxury weekend vacations are only a coconut's throw away.  Beach side res...
04/30/2009
With $48 Million in green energy incentives coming to South Florida, I would like to contribute my two cents to energy conservation: streamlining standby energy in our own homes.  We all have standby energy usage and probably don't even know it.   I did some "green" research on the Internet and l...
04/22/2009
To my mind, one of the gifts of a more challenging economy is awareness.  I have become aware of a positive trend in the South Florida luxury real estate market.  I am curious to know how perceptive people are to this good news and if anyone else has some positive input to add.  My personal sale...
04/15/2009
 A previous blog of mine cited the U.S. Department of Energy in saying that Floridians spend about 20% less per person on energy than any other state in the country. One reader wondered why. I offered an immediate response, but the question got me thinking.  Why is Florida so energy conscious?  I...
04/09/2009
The National Association of Realtors reported a 30% decrease in the sale of second homes in 2008.  In contrast, analysts predict long-term demand for investment and vacation residences remains favorable because of those buyers in their prime years looking for a retirement home.  This may be espec...
04/03/2009
 Citizens of the Sunshine State spend less per person on energy than any other state in the country - about 20% less than the national average.  Quote: US Dept of Energy  This recent quote from the US Department of Energy, along with the March announcement by Vice President Joe Biden that the Oba...
03/30/2009
I was prompted to write this blog in response to an email from one of the buyers I am currently working with who tells me, "Merely looking at these properties on-line leaves me with more questions than answers.".  Of course, my response is to immediately work through the answers to provide the ba...
03/13/2009
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