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By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 14
"THE REAL DEAL"....or is it??? I just read an article in The Real Deal, a New York real estate news paper, and found that the front page article (which was covering the Hamptons real estate market) covered only 2 offices: Sothebys and Corcoran (both owned by REALOGY) and showed ONLY the top agent...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 41
"BLOG MINING"...Ever try that? Do you even KNOW what that is??? If you go back and read your old posts, you are sure to find "Nuggets" of ideas that are still able to be brought forward---thoughts that still apply to the profession of real estate; thoughts and threads of ideas that need to be pol...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 84
YOUR "NICHE AREA" INFORMATION.....A Business BUILDING BLOCK to create more business? Have you thought of it that way? When I write a post about Southampton Village or North Sea, Noyac or Tuckahoe for that matter--a post that really says it all about my "Niche Area"--I make a very eye-catching fl...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 18
DO YOU INFORM?...DO YOU PERFORM?  My new motto in this improving housing market  is: "INFORM/PERFORM" I have been so frustrated just recently by the inability of a buyer to come to a decision on a purchase of a home that they know is the house for them, simply because another agent did not do the...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 22
PRICE....The one and only thing that WILL Ensure that your property will sell! I read about this topic all the time here on ActiveRain---but there is always that reservation: "What if there is a slim chance that I can get a lot more for my house?"...That is a trap! That thinking has kept many hou...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 131
In this very challenging real estate market, I thought it would be interesting to look at which agents are making deals come togetherand which agents are failing to make it happen. This is the most difficult time to make deals come together in this profession; so lets look at the facts. "Sifting ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 16
Trying to force a "Bottom"...a desperate attempt on the part of buyers after the bottom is long over??? I suspect that the reason I am having such a difficult time telling buyers and their agents "The price is such and such, the owner won't listen to lower bids", is just that--they are trying to ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 17
Ever Try a Netbook???...I just got one and I am amazed!!! I came home the other day about 6:00 and turned on my laptop---at least I tried! It was fried... I had so many things to do here without going to the office...I decided since I need something for my car too...I would go to PC RIchards and ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 6
NOT TO BEAT A DEAD HORSE....But here is a question for you: WHAT IS GOING ON HERE??? In july of 2010, I wrote a post that got little or no attention---a handful of comments but a huge number of hits....I think I got 25 comments on the post. So I dropped the matter--until the other day when I post...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 11
....JUST SOLD MY FIRST "SIGHT-UNSEEN" HOUSE!!! "A Match Made In Heaven!" Now, come on! You do believe me, don't you??? I had been recommended by a former buyer, someone who was a Summer tenant of mine who bought a house from me in Southampton Village, NY in 2000. She introduced me to her friend w...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 31
How do YOU turn it around when a listing has been "sitting" for a while??? In this market, here in Southampton, New York, we have listings that we show that are not fresh, listings that are not new to the market  and they are tough to sell...until now, that is! The best sellers right now are the ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 139
"SUDDENLY,  LAST SUNDAY"....That is when the big news broke!--It broke on 60 Minutes when a "Fraud Investigator" was interviewed and she shed some light on the mortgage mess for us mere mortals! Take the time to see the whole report right here: (I had to remove my link because it did not work) so...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 25
OUR CHALLENGE??..."Go Head-long Into The Winds of Change...The Resistance is What Will make You Strong!" These words are my new "Mantra" for the world we are living in right now...they came to me, out of the blue, as I read a few of the AR posts this morning. There is an enormous questioning happ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 34
 AN Outlet For MY Creative Juices In A Cut-Throat Business....Or: WHY I LOVE ACTIVERAIN I love ActiveRain because it is the only outlet that I have found for real creativity in this business...my need to be creative has been stifled because, as you know, when we stick our necks out in this busine...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 10
SPRING RENEWAL--My "ITEMIZED DAILY PLAN" (IDP) to create and renew my business. Today is March 21, 2011---An awesome day in that I have "turned" a corner in my business life; I have made a decision today that all of my efforts going forward will be guided by my "Itemized Daily Plan" (My IDP). I t...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 36
DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW???....If you know what I mean? This post was inspired by Elliott Topkins, a superb real estate attorney in Massachusetts in his post about easements:http://actvra.in/6QM In his post, Elliott makes a point of letting us know what we should have peripheral knowledge ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 73
How do YOU tell The buyer that the house they love is in the wrong spot??? FIVE years ago (2007) I had a buyer who fell in love with a beautiful, historic house that was notorious for it's "Issues". The former owner had major problems with the Village when she bought it. Local zoning laws were no...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 21
DEDICATION  --AND SPRING RENEWAL!...The new things I will do for my life and my business to create a sense of Spring Renewal will include ActiveRain Contests!!! This very timely contest comes on the eve of my having written a "Featured" Post asking for members to tell me how they "Fit ActiveRain ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 16
THE HAMPTONS, Best Place In The World For A Vacation!!If you are planning a vacation during the Summer or the Fall this year, don't overlook the one spot where you will be sure to have the best vacation ever! Many vacationers come to The Hamptons every summer-they may own a home here or they may ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 102
HAVE YOU PLUGGED INTO THE ACTIVERAIN "OUTLET"?....Are you taking full advantage??? After I wrote my last featured post and read all the many comments on it, I realized that the average member here on ActiveRain has no idea of the numerous things that they can find and learn right here in the Rain...

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