Category: Opinion

Are Open Houses Worth Your Time?

I recently had a conversation with a seller whose condo association does not allow open houses. Her property has been listed since July and traffic was slow. The property was well priced and matched the comps within the area, it just wasn't seeing much traffic. She posed the question to me if open houses make much of a difference. In my experience, I have seen the pros and cons of an open house, so I shared with her both sides of the coin. You have a buyer perspective, a seller persecutive, a real estate broker perspective, and a luxury...

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Tips On Office Etiquette

Our faborite article of the week “One of the biggest mistakes you can make in your career is not understanding that there are certain codes and rules to abide by in the workplace. If you’re not careful, you may even lose opportunities because others are put off by your lack of professionalism. To get a better idea of the office etiquette you should be aware of, we caught up with Catherine Palmiere, president of recruitment firm Adam Personnel, and Lyudmila Bloch, business etiquette coach at World Class Business Etiquette and author of “The Golden Rules of Etiquette at The Plaza.” Here’s what they told us: 1. Don’t Interrupt your...

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Synchronous Communication Was Yesterday and Asynchronous Is The Tomorrow

Today, we are living in a society that is moving in a direction of wanting everyone when we want it how we want it on our terms. Everyone is spending their time focused on the things they want when they want. You have more and more companies moving towards a society that is on demand, and people have less and less patients, and less and less time to coordinate schedule. There are more and more companies allowing people to work from home, work flexible hours, and even take unlimited vacation days because time is becoming more and more important. Even in the workplace, the amount of...

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Controlling Mental Health

Mental health has recently been a huge topic in the media and politics in the United States and the rest of the world for the past few years.  It seems like, more often than not, we are hearing about new ways to combat these symptoms in adults and children with a new product or treatment that is gaining popularity, or a food or medicine.  Mental health awareness is very much on the rise, but should we be paying more attention to it in the workplace? Currently, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Almost 75% of people with...

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Goodbye To Pocket Listings

People love the feeling of getting something that no one else has seen, touched, or experienced. The feeling of exclusivity has an appeal to some buyers beyond any price point, and for years, sellers have used that as leverage when selling their home. With the option of exclusivity, also comes a possible downfall of less market exposure, but sellers have been taking that chance for years, and it has paid off for them in markets where people want to feel they have a step up on the Jones’ and get a property no one else has seen. Unfortunately for...

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