Monthly Archives: March 2011

Sometimes you need a kick in the tush-looking back on my first year of blogging

Tweet Where or where do I begin. I started using ‘the Twitter’ in August of 2009. It appealed to me,eventually,as a means of connecting and engaging with people locally,globally,across a variety of topics,not just real estate.And..it appealed because I could do it from my smartphone. I simply was NOT interested in blogging.I heard ALL the…

Manhattan Market Mondays- Never enough time or too much time ?

Tweet I sit here,late on a Monday evening,finally taking some time to think through today’s post. As they say,time is fleeting. We’re always looking for more hours in the day,maybe we need to look for better ways to allocate our time. Impossible you say ? Not really, its a matter of determining what is really…

Buy Now, or Forever Hold Your Peace!-latest blog post from Warburg CEO Fred Peters

Tweet By Frederick Peters, President Last week I wrote about how sellers and their agents need to behave to effectively manage the sale of their properties. So this week I want to turn to buyers. The market has changed so profoundly in the past year that buyer expectations have often had a hard time keeping…

Epicurean East Harlem !

Tweet New Yorkers have many passions-but one thing that I have found over the years that always creates lots of animated discussion-food ! (and shopping of course). When I am out and about with friends or clients,on the quest for their perfect NYC home,our discussions often turn to dining options,or local options for shopping. My…

Manhattan Market Mondays : Too much information or not enough information ?

Tweet As I sit here writing this post,it has been a busy few weeks.When I originally started writing these weekly posts for Real Estate and Women,a new listing was coming to market. As I headed into a weekend filled with family and friends and celebrations,that very same listing was finally officially in contract (fully executed…

THE PRICE IS RIGHT. OR IS IT?- latest blog post from Warburg CEO Frederick Peters

Tweet By Frederick Peters, President Pricing is never easy. To price correctly brokers (and sellers) need to have both a sense of where the market is today and where it might be in a few weeks. We need to take into account the uniqueness of the product, the likely demand relative to other properties and…

Manhattan Market Mondays : Springing Forward

Tweet In many parts of the country we’ve just come off of ‘losing an hour’ as we sprung forward to Eastern Daylight Savings Time. For the better part of the week,I expect many people will continue to talk about that ‘lost hour’….meanwhile how many hours will they spend lamenting that lost hour ? In that…

It’s Not All In Your Head- latest blog post from Warburg Realty CEO Frederick Peters

Tweet   By Frederick Peters, President Earlier this week, David Brooks wrote a brilliant Op-Ed piece in the New York Times called “The New Humanism” (http://nyti.ms/eN8Toj). In it he argues that at all levels of society we have become too dependent on the idea that reason should dominate the softer emotional skills, and that this has…

So you’re getting an iPad ,eh ?

Tweet So today is ‘iPad day’ . The second generation iPad is released for purchase today,many of you may have ordered it online,or are heading to a store…OR you’ve taken the opportunity to purchase an ‘iPad 1’ at a significant discount. At any event,I thought I would write a quick blog post on my experiences…

Manhattan Market Monday : Opportunity knocks ?

Tweet Is it a market of opportunity? It may well be for some buyers and sellers in some markets…. Typically, when the media reports on housing stats, they are reporting on data they gather from the National Association of Realtors, Standard & Poor’s/Case-Schiller indices. There are those who feel we are still at risk of…