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Rochester real estate is doing well! It has not suffered the ups and downs of the sunbelt areas.
Spring ahead, Fall back!  Referring to our clocks and Daylight Savings Time. How many times have you heard that phrase?  Doesn't it help you keep it straight?  There was a lot of comments on Twitter and Facebook, about people setting the clocks back on Saturday night and others, like myself, tha...
As you know, if you live in the "North," March came in as a Lion and it remains to be seen, if it will leave as a Lamb. Last year was different, it was mild most of the winter.  However, year after year, it appears that March is the swing month for our weather. Weather does affect our real estat...
For those of us that live in the northern part of our country, our real estate market has to deal with the winter deep freeze. Rochester can have some pretty cold temperatures!  How do you cope with the low temps with your business?  Many people do not want to go out in these temps! I know for m...
Martin Luther King, Jr Day 2013 in Rochester, New York. Schools are closed, banks are closed, the Post Office is closed, but I'm working!  Are you?  Do our children take some time today to read about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr and why he has a day on the calendar? Here in Rochester, ther...
When I became President of the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors in January 2012, I started a monthly video message to our members as another media to communicate to them. As I start my second year as President in 2013, I am continuing these video messages.  Here is the January 2013 mess...
Some of you "out there" might just be wondering what the "mortgage financing process" entails.  I am sure you all know that your clients come in for an application appointment but after that - where does the application go and what happens to it?  Here's the answer!   Right after the loan office...
On September 23, 2012, the electronic signature for real estate purchase offers became legal in New York State. we were the last State in the country to make it legal.  I was always hearing stories from my Realtor friends in other States about how convenient and easy it made the task of getting ...
I just finished a great Open House at 92 Keyel Drive in Penfield this afternoon!  I had 12 groups through over the 2 hour period. I had just relisted the property for $159,900 which was a $5,000 reduction from the previously listed price.  I would say there were at least 4 groups that could be w...
I'm sure you have heard someone say, "Why vote, it won't matter anyways!" Would one vote change the election?  Probably not, but it's what is represented by that vote that is significant!  Each of us believing that our voice is important, display that belief by voting!   And by voting, we are sh...
September is REALTOR(R) Safety Month and our Association is promoting it to our members to remind them that they need to exercise caution in their business practice. One of the way I did this was through the use of video which we posted on our Association website, and on on Associat...

Steve Babbitt

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