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By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 18
Do you give yourself the credit you deserve?...No One Else Will If You Don't!!!   No one else but you will give you the credit for who you are and what you have accomplished. It was not that long ago that I finally got the nerve together to ask my manager just how was it that the new agents with ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 101
STRESS GOT YOU DOWN???...The STRESS FACTOR In Real Estate Getting To You Too?As real estate professionals, we are up against almost insurmountable challenges everyday. We deal with people where they live! We have a responsibility that not many other professions have to fulfill: The Home is the pl...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 20
Want a better way to BECOME A LOCAL EXPERT??? Over the past few years I have shared with all of you here on AR what my thinking is about being or becoming a LOCAL EXPERT. As we appear to be moving tentatively out of the depths of the Great Real Estate Recession, there are questions we need to ask...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 8
HAVE A WINDERFUL DAY!!!..The only thing I can say under the circumstances! NO BATTERIES FOR YOU!!! I just got back form the stores looking for batteries--none left anywhere  out here! I looked for straps this morning or bungie cords too, so I could tie down my lawn furniture---no such luck!!! Thi...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 67
What Do you Have To Lose???...How About Everything? What do you do if you can't handle a situation, a shaky deal that is about to go South? a buyer who wants a house but does not step up to the plate? A deal that is contingent on financing and is about to be rejected?  What do you do? Since we ar...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 81
HOW DO YOU MEASURE YOUR SUCCESS?...Many Real Estate agents measure it only through their commission checks!!! We are in a very different profession today--after this recession, tolerance for the abusive agent who thinks they are better than anyone else is GONE! No more room for ill-treatment of a...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 25
DO YOU WANT A PIECE OF THE LOCAL ADVERTISING PIE?...... BETTER GRAB IT!!! I hear that great numbers of Realtors are completely out of the print advertising business!....Not that they are thinking about it or analyzing it or even doing research on if they should do it or not---no! They are complet...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 14
WHAT DO I DO NOW???....How Do I Go Forward On This Roller-Coaster Ride??  I asked myself that this morning---after I ran through my day in my mind and thought about the things that have not happened even with all my hard work and effort...  I asked myself: "What can I do now? What can I do that w...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 22
DOES GOOGLE + MAKE THIS HAPPEN???....Please tell me (if you know)...I can't see why or how, but when someone Googles Prudential Southampton to get the office phone number---they get me!!!  Now, I am not complaining---just have a lot of my fellow agents asking me things like: "How did you do that?...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 22
WHAT DOES THE VENUE OF VIOLENCE IN LONDON HAVE TO DO WITH US??....The same Social Media Phenomenon  May Already Be Here! In London tonight, there were interviews of some these young thugs who are creating the awful chaos in the streets in several cities in Briton.  What is the reason they are doi...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 27
A BIG dose of REAL ESTATE  Reality!...and it shook me out of a day dream! WHAT WOULD YOU  HAVE DONE IN THIS SITUATION??? I thought I was actually going to get a full priced offer on a wonderful house in Southampton Village, the "hot" place to be this summer. I met the buyer and her agent 4 days a...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 6
MARKET MADNESS....Where do you see the markets heading, now that we have a "Deal"??? I got up early today, just to see if we were still among the living! The living markets, I mean. Do we have a chance at NOT being downgraded and becoming a second rate country in the world of finance? Are we goin...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 13
OLD POSTS NEVER DIE; THEY JUST FADE AWAY!...Have You Looked At Your First Blog Post Lately??? My very first blog post was not easy. ...As you all know, it is very hard to sit down for the first time,  face the computerand put down something of consequence. I thought this morning, as I sat down to...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 97
WAS THAT A DEPRESSION I JUST SAW???...Just what are the current housing figures telling us?  I ask this question because, after a terrific 2nd quarter here in the Hamptons, especially here in Southampton Village, I still feel like we have a long way to go to meet the expectations that the sellers...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 8
THE BIG NEWS OF THE WEEK: HAMPTON'S LUXURY MARKET TURNS REAL ESTATE ON IT'S HEAD!!! I am always leery of an article that comes on so strong as several did this past week, talking about the record sales in the high end of the Hamtpons real estate market. We have seen improvements as I have reporte...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 2
HAMPTONS/NORTH FORK 2ND QUARTER RESULTS...Showing encouraging optimism results have just been released and is shown in the link below: http://update.prudentialelliman.com/exchange/Paula.Hathaway/Inbox/JUST%20RELEASED:%20Our%20exclusive%202nd%20Quarter%202011%20Hamptons%20%26%20North%20Fork%20Mark...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 26
"LOCAL IS AS LOCAL DOES"..Maybe A "NEW" tag-line for ACTIVE real estate markets will work!!! I wrote this post on June 15---exactly 1 month ago and had a modest response to the question: ARE YOU IN A REAL ESTATE MARKET PLACE THAT IS GROWING DESPITE WHAT WE ARE HEARING IN THE NATIONAL NEWS? I tha...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 33
IN ONE OF MY LAST POSTS: " PUTTING YOUR "LOCAL KNOWLEDGE" TO WORK FOR YOU: ...How To Make It Work And Why It Will Create More Business! " I wrote that the color in your marketing area is one major way to get a good a solid, emotional description of your niche market: WANT TO CAPTURE YOUR "NICHE" ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 18
ARE YOU SEEING AN UP SWING IN OVER-CHARGING BY SERVICE PEOPLE?....I am and I don't like it one bit!!! In the past week, I have had the following happen with my regular service people: My lawn, which has been totally neglected by the landscaper since May, has suddenly become a place for him to mak...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 89
PUTTING YOUR "LOCAL KNOWLEDGE" TO WORK FOR YOU: ...How To Make It Work And Why It Will Create More Business!!! On May 24th I wrote a blog post called: "YOUR "NICHE AREA" INFORMATION.....A Business BUILDING BLOCK To Create More Business? In that post I made a point of getting your local informatio...

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