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By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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KILLING BROKERAGE--HOW LONG BEFORE ZILLOW SUCCEEDS???The Headline says it all: Zillow Launches Instant Offers Pilot Program  This is another way to allow sellers to list their homes and for buyers to buy them, resulting in a deal without having to pay a commission!! Sound familiar? I wrote a post...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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MAKE YOUR BUYERS AND SELLERS HAPPY--INFORM THEM!!It sounds simple enough, right? Nothing is easier than to keep your customers and clients informed of all the things that you know they need to know.Well, it rarely happens that an agent will be sure to inform them of every important detail from th...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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DO YOU HAVE A LIFE GUIDE FOR SUCCESS??"Today is the first day of your life as a SUCCESSFUL real estate agent."Even though we  think we know we are successful, until we really look at our situation and evaluate it in truth, it is very hard to say that to oneself.I am telling you that I have a guid...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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REAL ESTATE *DABBLERS: A NEW MARKET DRIVER FOR 2017?When the real estate market dropped dead in 2009 there were no risk takers, or Dabblers in real estate out there buying up real estate--at least here in the Hamptons.These buyers,  whom I will call Dabblers have been more negatively affected by ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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 "MASSIVE OVERHAUL" OF NEW YORK STATE FIRE CODEAs of October 3, 2016 New York State has made a major change in their required egress window code for lower levels or basement living spaces in private residences .These changes will make a significant increase in building costs for new builds and ne...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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THE ILLUSIVE BUYER...I don't know about you but I am finding that the whole real estate market has changed in the last year or so. Not just the attitude of buyers and sellers but the whole way of doing business has changed.It is like the Jeanie is out of the bottle and anything goes with buyers a...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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STATE OF THE MARKET …ONE YEAR AND COUNTING     Hampton real estate has had several really good years since the 2008 housing crash and the recession that followed. The years of 2013 and 2014 saw record sales and price increases that brought us back to the 2006-2007 levels. Buyers and homeowners ne...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 8
A MAJOR SHIFT IN NORMAL SUMMER VACATION MONTHS? Last year about this time, I was asking myself and my fellow agents what was going on? The rental market had been so quiet that it was like the dead of winter traffic-wise right up until Memorial Day here! Hamptons Summer rentals traditionally rent ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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Explosive New Development in Southampton Village, NYA BUCOLIC SUMMER HAVENThose who have lived in the Hampton's for the past 25 years or more know that Southampton Village is very quietly the preferred place to live. It’s the only Hampton built right on the ocean and it is in close proximity to 9...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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 Finding a Big Payoff For Your Local Knowledge.... As real estate professionals we all know the tremendous value of knowing what is good in your marketing area and what you find the public needs to know about if they decide to buy  and live in your niche area. I have spoken to so many of my fello...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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THE BEST SUMMER IN THE HAMPTONS IS AHEAD!!! This historical 4-square traditional, located on one of  the most desirable streets in Southampton Village is on the market for under $5million and offers a pool, tennis court and close proximity to the famous Little Plains Beach just blocks to the cent...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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HOW DO YOU VIEW THE WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE ON NAR?It has been some time since I have read such scathing things about the real estate profession, but this one takes the cake: article recently published by The Washington Post.I believe we all recognize the frailties of the real estate business and...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FRESH, LOCAL PRODUCE!!!This is a post that I wrote a year ago as we settled in here in the hamptons for a wonderful summer. This summer has begun with the normal crowds but this year more than last is a beauty--the weather has been spectaular and after that long horrible winter...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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THE TOWNHOME BUSINESS IS ON FIRE!!!...at least it is here in Southampton Village.It has been almost a year since I last posted something here on AR and it feels so good to be doing it again!,First of all, this has been a record two years for me in real estate so finding the time to blog has been ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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THE MOST OBSCENE THING TO HAPPEN.... There! I knew I would get your attention by the title! Now, I can tell you what it is: Activerain has been taken over by the likes of Trulia; and my blog posts and all the time I spent over the years since 2007, now belongs to this BEAST of a website! All my h...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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BIG HOUSES ON SMALLER LOTS: "AFFORDABLE LUXURY"  In 2011, I sold two small capes on small lots (.33 acre lots) and a developer bought them through me. With my guidance and his builder's and Architect's acumen we created a whole new market for this historical Village of Southampton. Both of the ne...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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LOCAL PRODUCE, HEALTHY EATING AND FUN...ALL FOUND IN THE HAMPTONS!!! Farm stands are just one Iconic statement of the Hamptons...There are many but the Farm Stand is the stand-alone Icon that has been brought forward from the earliest times to now with very little if any change! The Farm land and...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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HISTORICAL AND UNFORGETTABLE: ONCE UPON A TIME IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE... Restaurants, movie theaters, library, playgrounds, drugstores, Grocery stores and more are all within a 1/2 mile radius within the Village limits here and that has been the driving force for homeownership in Southampton sinc...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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  4TH OF JULY IN SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK...UNFORGETTABLE!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR PRECIOUS NATION! I am re-blogging this today after I got a comment from someone on this post from last year....the comment was an inspiration to me and was written by someone who is acknowledging the respect he has for...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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HOW TO FIND THE TIME??? I have a schedule now that allows for meals and sleep as the only personal time I have anymore! The Hamptons have never been busier--at least for me that is! Yesterday: 7:00 AM--I met a locksmith at the townhouse I have been waiting for the tenant to leave for 6 months! 8:...

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