Monthly Archives: January 2011

Manhattan Market Monday : Busy Buzzing !

Tweet As always,alot of talk and discussion of where the future of the industry is going. Especially on my mind having been in alot of discussions at RE Bar Camps,and Inman and just in general with colleagues ,both local,and from afar. The more technology comes into play,the more the comparisons to the travel industry abound….

Are you ‘Surviving Your Serengeti’? -Redux

Tweet I had an incredible opportunity to read Stefan Swanepoel’s new book Surviving Your Serengeti earlier this month-and I wrote a very brief review of it-here’s a few reasons why I think this is a MUST read ! Oh,and if you missed the earlier post,here it is ! Disclosure : http://cmp.ly/1/rsb8fz

My State of Residential Real Estate Address- from Warburg CEO Frederick Peters

Tweet by Frederick Peters Officially our recession is over. That said, there was more to our recent economic woes than bad mortgages. Too much borrowing by everyone – the Federal government, investment banks, individuals -, a NIMBY attitude towards any sort of economic pain inherent in realigning debt with equity, and the difficulty of competing…

You want me to sign something and fax or email it back ?

Tweet Ok.Many of you may be saying,what the heck is faxing ? Well,yes its still done.Very rarely these days from an actual standalone fax. Many people today use some variant on electronic faxing. Why is this on my mind ? Today,I recieved a document. My signature was required on an open house agreement for this…

Fit for the Board -From Warburg Realty CEO Frederick Peters

Tweet By Frederick Peters Last week I wrote about the advantages of living in a co-op. This week I want to say more about the process of becoming a co-op owner. Buyers at every financial level feel trepidation about assembling a strong, coherent Board package which they must submit to the building’s Board of Directors…

Manhattan Market Mondays-Taming Technology !

Tweet Originally published on January 24th,2011 It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks to start off the New Year. Last week, still in recovery mode from Inman Connect, Agent Reboot and RE Bar Camp…and back to the business of real estate in New York City. Tonight, as I write this, far later than I…

Manhattan Market Monday’s- Brief Recap & Reaction from last week’s RE conferences

Tweet Originally published on January 17,2011 Here in the US. Today is the day when we observe Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. The actual date is January 15th, but it’s observed the third Monday of January. If we are connected on Facebook, you would have seen this on my personal profile in the  morning (along with…

Manhattan Market Mondays : Conferences,yay,or nay

Tweet Originally published on January 10,2011 Slight detour this week… As I write this, far later on a Monday than I would ordinarily, I’m preparing to attend the Inman Connect conference in NYC, Real Estate Bar Camp New York and Agent Reboot. In the year since I attended my first event, I not only learned,…

Happy New Year & Welcome to Manhattan Market Mondays !

Tweet I’m a contributor over at Real Estate and Women-and I write a weekly blog post,as well as periodically contribute to weekly chat discussions,and other things such as webinars.I encourage you to check it out-but I will also publish my weekly posts here on my home blog as well. Originally published January 3,2011 A very…

Free photo exhibition at FIAF ! : Paris/New York : Crisscross Views

Tweet Two of my favorite cities in the world-of course,I’m a native New Yorker,and a tad bit biased-but this was a superb exhibition,I went in December after reading a WSJ article about it-and this mornign saw it in the AM New York and saw that it is ending on Saturday ! See New York and…