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By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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Southampton New York...a beautiful place to Invest, Live and Visit! This post was inspired by a number of things and I wanted to get right on it so I would not lose valuable insight that I gained from my post yesterday--"BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN SOUTHAMPTON NEW YORK....." This was written after I f...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 9
I was taken a-back by a post I just read on some obscure website that was coming up on the front page of Google. The crux of the story was not to inform but to malign living in Southampton New York....The main idea on that site is to say that you should NEVER think of living in Southampton New Yo...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 14
NEVER, EVER FORGET WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU CAME FROM!!!  I have to write this post because of something that  just  happened to me. I was talking to this young man who is coming into the real estate business and he was asking me all kinds of questions about the business and how I managed to rea...

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 weathe...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 18
"I need a vacation"....Are things more difficult to get done....or is it just me??? That's how I felt the other morning, Friday to be exact. I have been busier than ever, closing 5 deals in 2 months...all of which were complex and problematic beyond anything I have ever experienced before! My bus...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 35
" I don't really feel comfortable!"....How do you identify "Buyers Remorse"?  Buyers don't ever say"I don't feel comfortable buying this house." or "I have a bad case of Buyers Remorse!" NO, this is something we as professionals need to identify. I have found that there are subtle signs early in ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 82
"You don't know what you are doing!!"....Heard that lately?  A friend and fellow agent, (a new, younger real estate agent as a matter of fact), was told that several months back, when she was working with a customer. This customer was someone who was looking for a house that she just couldn't fin...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 53
THE THINGS WE DO!!--FOR OUR CLIENTS, OUR CUSTOMERS... I am really not complaining; I know that the job of a real estate professional is hard. Even though the public seems to think we make a lot of money for very little effort, WE know what our jobs entail, especially if we produce more than the a...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 115
WHY DO WE NEED TITLE INSURANCE???--does that question ever come up for you ??? I had a sale here in Southampton Village recently where my buyer was insisting upon not buying title insurance. He felt that it was just another expense that he could choose NOT to buy...I was at my wits end trying to ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 41
DOWNSIZING AMERICA: Proximity is key; Mini-estates are being created, right here in Southampton!!! Builders are building them and buyers are buying them---where is it heading? I think we may have a trend here! No more 10,000 Square foot houses--no more multiple acres of land to manage and no more...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 13
This is a post that I wrote a couple of weeks ago and I just now found out that the comments were blocked for some reason...have any of you heard about this happening?? I was spurred to go to my old posts to see if any if any of my older posts were comment-disabled because of a post I just read  ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 20
What "comfort level"??? Where is it? What is it? Where can I find it? Finding a "comfort level" for your buyer.....How do you do it?   Are you satisfied with your approach? Do you have a reputation for informing your buyers, or do you find that many of your buyers walk away from the buying proces...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 122
DOES "PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT" MEAN ANYTHING IN RESIDENTIAL SALES? I had a buyer contact me  last week and I referred her to a new member of my team while I was on vacation. She has taken a stance on the idea that we were not doing our job. Why? Because we do  NOT evaluate a property for her by pri...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 53
PARALLEL WORLDS???....Two leading indicators follow similar paths!!! I was reading a terrific, thought provoking post by Ann Sabbagh this evening: "Is Spring Coming To Real Estate?"....and in my comment to her I mentioned a conversation I had with one of my associates this afternoon: This agent ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 75
ARE YOU OPENING DOORS?....Do YOU feel comfortable "Farming" your neighborhood??? In the past 10 years or so, I have been living in a part of Southampton that has become "THE" place for young families to live. They buy the 1930's bungalows, fix them up and settle in for the long term. The close pr...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 4
10 reasons to buy a home now...a perfect time according to SOME experts! I agree with that theorem for the following reasons: Prices are lower than they have been for 5 years. Rates are at record lows. With a plan to live in the house, you can rely on equity growth. Owning vs Renting is to your a...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 60
Here's what I do when I write a blog post---how about you??? I have put off writing this post for some time because I almost felt that I was giving away trade secrets..:) But as I go forward in my blogging experience (since '07) I see the value in sharing with my fellow mates here on AR and so I ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 75
Ever have a  friend ask you to rent them something?...One word: DON"T!!! I did and I am still suffering the consequences.  After you read this, I have a question that I really want to get answer on: WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE??? First of all-This man is not a close friend--more a business rather th...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 111
Feeling the "shake-out" yet?...the "shake-out" that is taking place, here in the Hamptons at least, is a direct result of the slower housing market and the complete stalling of high-end real estate in general. More and More agents are leaving real estate for greener pastures; this follows the sto...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 22
DO YOU FEEL SUCCESSFUL???  Are You happy with your business?...If not, READ ON! I have had numerous requests for all 5 articles from "5 Keys To Success In The Real Estate Business".  I wrote 5 posts recently that were read by numerous members; however, many missed a couple of them, so I decided ...

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