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By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 24
COMPETENCE IS A RARE QUALITY IN  REAL ESTATE...Do You Have It???  (This is part 2 of a 5 part featured post on the 5 Keys to success in real estate. If you missed the featured post or found it too long to read at one sitting, here it is in separate posts) II. COMPETENCE: Competence is a rare qual...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 31
DO YOU HAVE AN "APTITUDE" FOR REAL ESTATE?...If Not, Take A Look At Why It Is So Important: (This is part 3 of a 5 part featured post. If the featured post, 5 keys to success in real estate, is too long for you to find the time to read--here it is in separate posts.) III. APTITUDE: APTITUDE MAKES...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 3
DO YOU FIND "RAPPORT BUILDING" EASY???....If Not, Keep Working On It!...It will pay off eventually! (This is part 1 of my featured 5-part post..If the featured post is too long for you to find interesting--this will make it easier. Watch for the other 4 parts to follow.) I. RAPPORT BUILDING ....N...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 8
POPULAR POSTS, WITH MORE THAN 3000 CLICKS!!!... NOTE: "Clicks" can be seen under "traffic" on your home page menu. I have been a member here on ActiveRain since 2007. I have had moments of great insight from reading other members posts and I have been inspired on countless occasions to write a po...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 20
....MORE ON SANDY AND IT'S AFTER-EFFECTS: Below, more photos of the damage from Sandy---We are very lucky it was not worse! we are so much luckier than the other places here in New York, like Breezy Point in Queens where they lost 110 houses in a waterfront community--a place where firemen and po...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 7
SANDY DOES NOT MEAN A SANDY BEACH ANY MORE!! Here is the latest from Southampton and the storm that blew through here 2 days ago.... We are doing fine here---except for the major loss of trees, waterfront homes and beaches. Power is out and the internet is spotty, so to get on to AR today is quit...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 46
THE 5 KEYS TO SUCCESS IN REAL ESTATE TODAY; Do You Have Any Others??? THE 5 KEYS:  RAPPORT BUILDING, COMPETENCE, APTITUDE, TRUTH TELLING AND EXPERTISE. (This is a very long post because I wrote the 5 segments to be published individually but decided to put it all out there at once!) I. RAPPORT BU...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 125
ON BECOMING A LOCAL EXPERT: Reveal Little Known Places in Your Area... I wrote a  post in July of 2011 about the effects of local blogging--"Niche Marketing" was what I was focused on. I made a point of the fact that to get the attention you want on your posts you need to make a colorful impact--...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 12
FALL WEEKENDS IN SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK....PUMPKIN PICKING TIME!!! It is September; the end of summer--all the crowds have left the Hamptons and things return to normal! Well, that is what is supposed to happen; but for the past 18 years, things have changed and the crowds that stream into the Ham...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 41
LOCAL "PROXIMITY ASSETS" DRIVE AN INCREASE IN SALES....A Look At The Facts About The NEED For Proximity in today's real estate market... A few months back the Wall Street Journal ran an article about the latest real estate trend for purchases of homes within walking distance to shops, groceries, ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 13
MORE SIZZLE IN THE HAMPTON'S REAL ESTATE MARKET!...HAMPTON'S MARKET REPORTS ARE SIZZLING! On July 14th I wrote a featured post regarding the unit sales we were witnessing in the month of June here in Southampton Village:SIMMERING SALES IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE, NEW YORK!...An Update On Sales Here: ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 14
WHY DO WE "BEAT OURSELVES UP" WHEN A DEAL GOES SOUTH??? It's happening more and more now:  Are you noticing a different tone to the way a seller or landlord speaks to you? Do you have buyers who are angry with you when the house they want so badly is no longer available because another buyer came...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 12
SIMMERING SALES IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE, NEW YORK!...An Update On Sales Here: Yesterday, I checked the transfer of properties here in the Southampton market--Southampton Village to be specific. There in black and white was the evidence I was looking for: JUNE SALES 2012 VS 2011 Week of 7/6/12   2 ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 11
RAISING THE BAR: A MATTER OF TRUST...THAT GOES BOTH WAYS! OK, another post on "Raising the Bar" for real estate agents looks a little over-done! But I get really irked by the constant pointing out of the importance of education to this profession....as if the classroom is the place to correct und...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 15
WHEN A YOUNG PERSON PASSES...Remembering Loss. This is a very sad moment to the real estate community here in Southampton Village today as we watch a Mother in grief and a family go unwillingly into mourning. One of my fellow agents and a close neighbor of mine, Kimberly, just had the horrifying ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 24
THE "SATISFACTION QUOTIENT",  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 "Satisfaction Quotie...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 15
SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK... WHY I  CHOOSE TO LIVE HERE: It was 1978 and I had just moved to Manhattan from Michigan. I was very new to the Hamptons as a weekend get-away and was just beginning to try to spend every summer weekend here. Living in the cement "oven" of the Big Apple can be so oppressiv...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 19
SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE, NEW YORK IS THE DESTINATION FOR  HOME BUYERS... The Head line reads: "A Walkers Guide to Home Buying" --and then the rest of the Wall Street Journal article goes on to describe the "amenities" or "places" they were referring to: Restaurants, movie theaters, drugstores, Grocer...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 8
DO YOU HAVE A "BRIGHT SPOT" IN YOUR MARKET???...In The Hamptons It's New Construction!                                         The best selling houses right now in Southampton Village are New Construction--two of them are my listings. I worked very hard with the developer/builder to get the right...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 49
TODAY, I DELETED A POST FOR THE FIRST TIME....Full disclosure as to why: I did it because it became an unimaginable monster. It became a monster because in the process of going back and forth with an individual, or rather 2 individuals, I could see the writing on the wall and the subject matter b...

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