Memorial Day weekend here was absolutely beautiful, and as holiday weekends tend to be slow real estate-wise, I was able to hit a number of parties, barbeques and benefits. (No, I’m not running for political office and did not kiss any babies.) People are always talking to me about my website, especially the ‘Current Market Conditions’ section, and there’s often a lively discussion. In between the monthly ‘Market Conditions’ updates, a lot can happen. New listings, particularly interesting sales, shifts I pick up from buyers and sellers that I talk to, and the monthly releases of national and regional housing data. There’s also news, like the status of Swinging Bridge reservoir or the proposed power line project (and the fight against it). For those of you who now me, I probably have opinions about it all. And visitors to this site have a lot of opinions, as well.
Over the weekend, a couple of people encouraged me to start a blog. And when I mentioned it to some others, they thought it was a great idea. So here it is, bare bones right now, but give me a week or so to get some topics going. And if there’s a topic you’d like me to start, please drop me an email.
There are a couple of ground rules, though. Because I’m a licensed real estate broker, there can be no discussion of commission rates (brokers cannot engage in discussions of commission rates, as it is a violation of Federal anti-trust laws.) Also, please refrain from making comments about any other specific real estate broker or agent; comments about me, pro or con, are fair game, but comments about other real estate professionals can put me in an uncomfortable situation.