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By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 21
"PUFF-BACKS"--THAT'S WHAT I CALL OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA SITES.....Lots of Hot Air That Is Meaningless drivel. When Richard Weiser, Kerrie Greenhalgh and the like are all writing posts about commenting here on AR I felt the need to put in my 2 cents worth.... Those other sites that seem to be so omino...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 81
THE BROKEN WINDOW THEORY....A Call to Action for the real estate community..... I read in the Wall street Journal yesterday of the passing of a great conservative thinker and theorist, James Q Wilson. He was the source of a new theory about crime in the early 60's, which offered up an unusual exp...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 81
WHAT'S WITH THE SUPER-CRITICAL ATTITUDE??...Why Is There Such A Need To Make others Wrong?? I love it here on ActiveRain...I love the posts because they are so informational---I love the posts because they are so eye-opening and Leading Edge in terms of their perspective. I have met more unusual,...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 16
THE HAMPTONS IS SET FOR A BANNER YEAR!....Already, Sales Are On The Increase!! In my last market report and Hamptons News Letter, I talk about the upward trend in real estate sales, specifically at the high end of the market. When I last checked, the number of signed contracts appeared to be at a...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 90
ARE YOU A SKEPTIC???...Do You Question The Motives Of Almost Everyone You Come Across? I AM, AND I DO!!!......and I am proud of it! Recently, I was challenged by a business acquaintance with the idea that if I was going to question someone about their intentions when it came to volunteering to do...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 5
WHAT'S HOT RIGHT NOW???  SUMMER 2012 RENTALS IN THE SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE, NEW YORK!!! In November 2011, I wrote a post that covered: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RENTAL PROPERTIES IN THE HAMPTONS...It was viewed 2144 times, so I am publishing it again with updates for those who missed it the ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 141
   GOOGLE JUICE AND CHEESE...What Do They Have In Common??? Did you know that there is a concern about the way we get points for blogging here on ActiveRain??? Did you know that some members have dropped off the blog roll because they don't think it is such a good thing to get points for what we...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 14
A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION???...WHO DOES THAT ANYMORE? I stopped making New Year's Resolutions because I have never kept one! Gone are the days when I would take great care in picking out a New Year's resolution---I never had any luck in keeping them so I discarded that old idea several years back.....

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 64
DON'T DROP THE "LOOKIE LOUS"!! Keep them around until they do buy! It is so important that you do not just drop a potential buyer---how do you know if you have a serious one or not? By asking the following questions: Do you need to sell your current home before you buy another one? Have you inves...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 34
DOES YOUR "LIFE PLAN" ALLOW FOR TURBULENCE??? After 2011 and all the unexpected events that we all dealt with, I think it merits a post to dicuss just this issue.... The other day (Dec. 17th) I wrote a post here on AR asking if you have done your plan for 2012--your "LIFE PLAN", that is: DO YOU H...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 69
"BUYERS REMORSE" AND HOW TO DEAL WITH IT.....AND DEFEAT IT! I spoke to an agent today who is going through losing a deal because her buyer is having second thoughts....Buyers Remorse is so common that most agents have a way of handling it and pushing beyond it with the buyer. But there is still a...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 10
  SUMMER IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE, NY!--DO YOU HAVE YOUR 2012 RENTAL YET?....Some people have already signed leases for theirs!!! After one of the most peculiar summer rental seasons ever for Southampton Village in New York, this is now the place to look for 2012 summer rentals...at least it appear...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 2
THE BATAAN DEATH MARCH IS NOT Forgotten...Especially, By One Local Blue Blood Family Member! Many members of the families of the survivors of THE BATAAN DEATH MARCH, are looking forward to the release by PBS of the Home video version of the television documentary film, "The Tragedy Of Bataan" by ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 2
IS THIS A GOOD TIME TO SELL A PHEASANT CLOSE PROPERTY IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE, NY? I was asked that question as I spoke with a homeowner in the Pheasant Close community this last month. At the time, I was watching as 4 homes in Pheasant Close sold at prices that were already an improvement from '0...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 67
"STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND" OR...Why do Local Agents lose their Local Focus??? "All real estate is local"...is a well recognized and well understood statement about real estate in general. Yet the idea of "Local" has been lost just recently, especially as agents attempt to "capture" more busines...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 8
POST LANE: A STREET OF "NOTE" IN SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE..A Valuable Piece Of History, Included! Post Lane is a very quiet, short and desirable street right here in the heart of Southampton Village, in New York State. Old line Families with such recognizable names as Foster, Howell, Cook, Sayre and H...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 33
"JUST LET IT GO"...The most important TIP you can ever get! I can't explain why it works but "Just Let It Go" does have the recognition of being the one thing you can do in real estate to give yourself some control over a very difficult situation. Just recently, I have had situations that were im...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 50
HOUSING MARKET ANALOGY: A Giant Bloodsucker Feeding On Itself After Sucking the life out of the American Dream.. The housing market is like a giant blood sucker feeding on itself --the market needs "blood" or money to survive--(to be able to sell those troubled houses), and there is so little of ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 169
THE THIRD WAVE: Look who is going into foreclosure NOW!!! There is going to be a Congressional hearing in the next day or so to evaluate the results of TARP on financial institutions and on the housing market...wonder what they will find out?---and what they will tell us??? I have heard rumors th...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 42
"CHAFF!...SCHMAFF!"...A bad attitude or just a better way of doing business??? I don't know about you but I want to be recognized as the Wheat, not the chaff!....I want to be the person who is recognized for the "focused" approach, not the laid back, non-communicative attitude that homeowners com...

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