Hamptons (Southampton, NY)
By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 6
"EXTENDED FAMILY" BUYERS....had any of those lately???  I am speaking of families who have other members of their extended family who must move in with them. It may be because of money concerns, it may be because the family enjoys being together; whatever the reason, there are many families now sharing their homes with grown children, their families and also elderly parents. I have even seen a divorced couple move into a compound just to be able to share custody of their children!  I believe we are witnessing a major shift in lifestyle happening right now! I don't know if it is happening out there in the "real" world of middle America. But "Extended Family" buyers are everywhere here in The Hamptons and they are making sure they are able to accommodate several additional people along wi...
By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 9
A HIGH "SATISFACTION QUOTIENT"...DO YOUR BUYERS AND SELLERS HAVE IT? IT'S A KEY ELEMENT TO A SUCCESSFUL SALE IN TODAY'S REAL ESTATE MARKET...It's Not the same thing as a "Comfort Level" since that can be reached with relatively little input from the agent and has less to do with the process of actually buying a home. A high "Satisfaction Quotient" deals with the seller or buyer's feelings about how they are being treated in general, how the critical information they need is disseminated for them, and how they feel about the buying or selling process as the agent has explained it to them. In my featured post,  A COMPREHENSIVE MARKET ANALYSIS CAN BE VERY PERSONAL.... from today I offered up my own way of doing a CMA. It is my standard now, to prepare a personal "report" to the homeowner a...
By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 49
The Tenderest of Holidays!...A Thanksgiving Story From Today ( I wrote this post right during the Thanksgiving weekend and took it down because a member told me she thought it had too much information in it--meanwhile, I see a story like the football player and his actions and it brings everything up all over again, including this experience of mine.  So, I wanted to share it again with all of you since I have had several requests for it..Thanks for reading it.) As I was driving back home this morning to Southampton from Sagponack after working with a young woman and her 3 children, I was overwhelmed by tears that would not stop---they slipped out of my eyes without me even realizing it until my face was drenched--then I could hardly see to drive! Peeling onions had the same effect on m...
By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 15
"FACEBOOK, TWITTER"...The "new" Monkey on our backs?...You be the judge! This is a post inspired by Mario Jannatpour today when he wrote his post:  Are Facebook and Twitter killing America?   My response to his post was:     "I think I see your post as an analogy of what is happening in this country--and I agree. Symbolically, the Twitter, Facebook crowd are looking at life entirely through the lens of "social" networking, not through the lens of hard work, including manual labor. The trend to be a part of the Internet realm without having to participate in the physical act of creating goods and products or even offering services that may mean income for the average American, has made us all a little less aware of the real hard work that it takes to stay afloat. We are losing out to the...
By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 6
"HAMPTON'S HIDEAWAYS"...Great Places To Go When You Don't Want To Be "Seen". The Hamptons is located on the Eastern End of Long Island and includes the towns of Southampton and East Hampton, New York. Most people do not think of the Hamptons when they want to just go away to relax and not be "seen" by a lot of other vacationers. We are all in search of total privacy at times and it can be very hard to find it---especially in the most popular vacation spot in America! Short of having a home here where you can literally vegetate for a long weekend, the Hamptons is not known for being a very relaxing place where you can "disappear" for a while to be alone or to be with the one you love. There are places here, however that could fit the bill if you know about them--I, myself, have "gone awa...
By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 11
2011, SOMETHING TO REALLY CELEBRATE!!!....I have plans for New Years Eve: Relax, quietly at home, without a single thing to do but think about the New Year. No, I don't have any big plans thank goodness! I can't wait to watch the ball drop on TV--without all the fuss and mess of a "Bash"! I just want to absorb what has happened to me in 2010---It has been one of THOSE years, where I just pulled out all the stops and went for the business that was out there. Difficult, harder than ever to close but this has been one of my best years and I love it!!! No more big New Years Eve bashes, big sprawling parties that mean nothing in the end except a bad hang-over!!! No, this year I am going to enjoy the quiet of my home, with a fire burning and a glass of champagne and my little Yogi at my side:...
By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 12
The air is crisp and the trees are golden!....Come see the Hampton's colors at their finest! If you have heard of the Hamptons and have never been here, now is the time to make that trip---come for the holidays and the perfect weather--we get the most beautiful Indian summers here, and the weather doesn't change for another month or two. Even though we had snow the other morning, that is a rarity and it lasted about 15 seconds and then it was gone! Take a walk down to the ocean and see the fall colors of the water and the sky! You will find gray clouds moving quickly across the sky and the gunmetal gray of the still ocean a most peaceful place to be!.           It's not just the leaves that change color; the ocean itself becomes a deeper blue and gray. It looks so cold and uninviting co...
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