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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 s...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 14
LUXURY HOMES ON SMALLER LOTS.... In 2011, I sold two small capes on small lots (.33 acre lots) and a developer bought them both 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 new houses we...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 8
"TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE"...A Necessary Clause or Just Another Legal Snafu? In my experience in the past, when a "Time is of The Essence" clause was put into a contract of sale it was a rare event. Usually there was a good legal reason for inserting it into a contract of sale and it was always ver...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 3
HOW DO YOU ENTER CO-EXCLUSIVES ON TRULIA AND ZILLOW??? After all the troubles that agents report over the sites Trulia and Zillow, many of the agents here in the Hamptons have decided to get on board, in spite of all the hoopla. After I saw my former home and my listing appear as if the co-exclus...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 10
A SELLER WHO WILL NOT LEAVE THE HOUSE WHILE YOU SHOW IT...Is A Seller Who Does NOT Want To Sell!!! The time is now to clarify why it is totally unaceptable for the owner to remain on the premises while it is being shown for sale. Just a few months ago, I had a big disagreement with the man who ow...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 15
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!!!...After A Year Of Loss, I Feel Like I Can Make It! Let me think; This is the year that wasn't for me! I was followed by a sense of loss all year and it has kept it's grip right up to the last few weeks of this year---I am glad to see 2013 go!   My best friend and loving Y...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 6
WHAT IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE AREA?...THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND!! Many agents think it does not matter if they are unfamiliar with an area that they are trying to sell in. But that is the one thing that buyers today require: An agent with Local Knowledge. It is critical for an agent to know local ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 2
NEEDED: LUXURY CONDOS & TOWNHOUSES!  In my last post about the Luxury Condo and Townhouse business,"CONDO SALES/DEMOGRAPHIC DATA...AN UPDATE:" I told you all about the changing climate in this end of the home buying market here in the Hamptons, Southampton in particular. Where, in the past this c...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 6
"AGENT MATCH" IS OVER; WHAT BETTER WAY TO MATCH AGENTS THAN ACTIVERAIN?? I saw the letter that was written by the NAR official telling us why they are discontinuing the Agent Match website---I congratulate them for finally seeing the light!...NO one can possibly think that a website on a computer...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 31
WHEN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS START MAKING DEMANDS...Just Try To Accommodate them! A fellow agent just emailed me asking for my guidance as she is attempting to advise a homeowner in how to get approval for renting out her new home in the Town of Southampton. I have not had the bad fortune yet in taking...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 6
 GETTING TO KNOW YOU...Don't Forget To Maximize This Blogging Benefit! The other day, I had someone respond to one of my posts about the importance of blogging...in that statement the buyer made, I found the key to blogging that most of us overlook in our daily attempts to get our posts out there...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 33
DO YOU EVER TAKE A "FOR SALE BY COMMITTEE" LISTING?...IF SO READ ON...   FOR SALE BY COMMITTEE...Your Good guidance is crucial in a Trust or Estate real estate sale. After recently handling several listings of this sort, I figured I would share a little of what I have learned from those and give ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 28
  CONDOS: SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER.... I just watched as 22 units of a total of 50 Condos at Bishops Pond went to contract here in Southampton Village this past summer. This follows a sudden surge in sales at the Polo Club Condos where 6 units of 12  closed earlier this year after sitting only parti...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 107
DO YOU GIVE YOUR BUYERS A HOUSE WARMING GIFT?...Sometimes it is just not a wise thing to do! A PERFECT GIFT... I am always stumped as to what to  buy for a buyer who bought a house through me.  Do I buy them something personal? Do I take them out to dinner? Is it incumbent upon me to buy them any...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 34
This is another part of a series of 3 posts on blogging and how important it is to the real estate community, nationwide. Without this form of marketing, I would be just another bump on the face of the Hamptons real estate market. Real estate agents are a dime a dozen here in the Hamptons and the...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 51
  TELL ME A STORY ....A Story About Real Estate and Local Information…  Note: This is part of a series of posts about the importance of blogging to real estate agents and brokers--starting it, keeping it going and doing it with continuity. We are in the middle of a major shift in real estate brok...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 26
TIPS TO SELL YOUR SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE HOME: A BRIEF MARKET SUMMARY:  In this customarily active real estate market here in Southampton Village, New York, we have seen a market shift from inactive in late 2008 into 2010, to very active in June-2011 up until now. Brand new construction sells at wit...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 21
LIVING IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE, NEW YORK... Restaurants, movie theaters, playgrounds, drugstores, Grocery stores, are all within a 1/2 mile radius within the Village limits here and that has been the driving force for homeownership in Southampton since it was founded in 1894. Small wonder then, th...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 47
WHEN IS A LAW TOO MUCH LAW???....A look At A Village Gone Haywire With A New Zoning Law! You all know me well enough to know that  I love the Village I live in, right? I love it more than any other place I have ever been and I am always on board with the way it is run (since the 18th Century, ev...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 28
  4TH OF JULY IN SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK...UNFORGETTABLE!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR PRECIOUS NATION! FLAGS ARE FLYING ALONG EVERY STREET--as Southampton Village prepares the streets for the July 4th parade and all the accompanying crowds. The parade begins at the train station and meanders Southward t...

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