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Interesting comments on the Dutchess County Real Estate Market.
Have you ever seen a house that has experienced a freeze up and then a thaw?? This is a very expensive mess to clean & repair.This is exactly what happen to a client of ours. The owner moved to Texas in November. We suggested that he winterize his home. He refused because of the cost ($450.00) th...
In reading through lots & lots of AR blogs, there seems to be a common thread. I see comments about addiction, I see comments almost apologizing for not writing often enough. Comments about points. the list goes on & on.I thought we could come up with some of the 12 steps, that would help us all ...
One of our newer agents received a call  from an executrix to list her parents house. She  tells her that her parents had committed  suicide in the house. The agent was very apprehensive to say the least. I agreed to go with her. I did tell the agent that this "might" be a difficult home to sell....
Years ago, My partner & I  sent monthly "farming" letters to vacant landowners. It didn't matter whether it was a small building lot or a large tract of land. We knew that by having land listings, the builders would find us.One evening in the office I answered the phone and the caller asked for m...
What an amazing way to view Real Estate!Once I accepted the offer for a day on a Harley and found the proper clothes, One must have the proper outfit. I had the Jeans and Boots and with some borrowed leather ,I was ready. At least I looked the part on the outside!!So the day arrives!! A good look...
That's what I am told about New Yorkers. I disagree with that. It is all relative-We might be a little impatient, but that is it.This conflict in speech is what I encountered with a customer moving into the area from ALABAMA. From the very first meeting, I struggled. Not only did they have a deep...
The upscale townhouse community, Fox Ridge, was scheduled to open in a few months. It was a very popular spot-off I-84 and close to the train for the NYC commuter. It was getting a lot of positive buzz on the streets.There were to be several phases. Each phase had a limited choice of design.My cu...
When the decision was made to open our office, two of the partners had to take the Brokers test. They attended the same fast paced Broker class. That part was quick and both passed the local test with flying colors.The next step was of course the NEW YORK STATE test. No need to worry. This was th...
HEY!!! YOU NEVER KNOW!!!The  Mega Millions jackpot is now $58,000,000. The drawing is tonight , and I am planning to win.Many home purchases will be on my agenda.1st home:     Baltimore. I would like something on Shakespeare Street in the Inner-harbor. I am originally from Baltimore & have witnes...
I hate participating in trade shows. I always swear that this company will "Never Participate Again".The event planner/organizer always goes on & on about the wonderful opportunity we'll have & yada,yada,yada & would we need electricity (YES - to commit suicide) - Who cares!I have participated in...

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Interesting comments on the Dutchess County Real Estate Market.