Monthly Archives: April 2011

Park Avenue Tulips !

Tweet   Walking with a colleague to preview a classic six cooperative apartment on the Upper East Side that had just come on the market…as we crossed Park Avenue,I stopped to snap a shot of one of my favorite signs of spring (although today it feels as if we jumped right into summer! ) in New York…

Manhattan Market Mondays : TMI ?

Tweet In the mid to late 90s,I had some knee issues and I was consulting with an orthopedic surgeon on the Upper East Side. As part of the process,he directed me to several resources on the internet so that I could learn a bit more about what was going on,the various potential courses of treatment,and…

I LIKE NEW YORK- latest blog post from Warburg president Frederick Peters

Tweet Frederick Peters, President Sitting on the plane flying home from London, I am thinking about the ways the British system of selling real estate differs from ours. I met last week with a firm of high end estate agents, who do a significant amount of business in both rentals (or “lettings” as they are…

Manhattan Market Mondays : Unique,yes really

Tweet Today I sat,trying to determine what I’d write about. I vacillate between trying to focus specifically on Manhattan,but also being somewhat mindful of the overall picture of what’s going in in real estate,beyond my little area of the earth. While colleagues around the nation struggle with short sale requirements and increasing levels of foreclosures-I’ve…

Manhattan Market Mondays : Is listening that extraordinary ?

Tweet It is extraordinarily easy to get wrapped up in what didn’t happen,why it didn’t happen,and get bogged down in those thoughts. Whether its our business lives,our personal lives. It could be the deal that didn’t happen,or well any number of things. But in a conversation last week,something dawned on me. The best way to…

Why Do We Do It ? – Warburg President Frederick Peters looks back on the why in his latest blog post

Tweet Frederick Peters, President Every now and then I like to reflect on why I became, and remain, a residential real estate broker. When I started, in 1980, men didn’t pursue this job; they became commercial brokers. Residential was a “woman’s business.” Over the years I have been treated like a servant (that happens a…

Manhattan Market Mondays : Where’s the value ?

Tweet First few days of April are always incredibly interesting . Lots of attention turns to data from months gone by,as everyone turns to look at the quarterly reports from several of the major firms. Everyday we read stats about the national housing market,as well as then the local market,and all the submarkets. But,besides ‘how’s…

By the numbers : this month’s stats for the Warburg Realty Website- March 2011

Tweet The highlights: • In March 2011, we saw more than 9,360,000 hits. • These unbelievable traffic levels, translate into an average of more than 334,000 hits per day, or just under 14,000 hits per hour. • Again this month, we surpassed 100,000 hits on the Warburg Blog. • With more than 500,000 hits, our…