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Real Estate Appraiser - David V. Farrell Co.
Blog of David V. Farrell, Broker and Owner of Village Properties of Mineola, LLC a/k/a Long Island Village Properties and Certified General Appraiser / Licensed Auctioneer
I’m writing about a new electrical outlet that would make the typical reader push the ‘next’ button.  But this product is the real deal and, I would be surprised if it weren’t found in most houses within the next few years.  In fact, if I were an electrician today, I’d bring a box of them with me...
I am writing about the words people use to advertise themselves on the Pay-Per-Click systems on Google, Bing, etc. Since my name is David Farrell, and my office in where it is, and I am a Real Estate Broker, Certified General Appraiser & Auctioneer, that I would put words related to that in my ad...
Dear Real Estate Pro, Are you tired of looking up your own property listing in a search engine and finding the results are as follows: 1) trulia  2) local broker (former C21 franchisee)  3) estately  4) patch.com  5) hotpads.com        6) Coldwell   7) Weichert  8) redfin  9) movoto  10) local br...
  We have a new beast to deal with and it is the websites that a) are not brokers, b) advertise all the listings you place on MLS, and c) sell advertising space next to these listings to the highest bidders. Is this really the way we want our businesses to disappear? Broker reciprocity is a wonde...
Let's face it, this real estate market has harmed almost all of us in one way or another. Certainly, sales volumes have plummeted in almost all markets, which was the warning bell I kept chiming before the crash. Agents would tell me they don't mind if real estate prices dropped 20%, they would ...
I am writing this Blog as a question and seeking the opinion of the real estate community nationwide.  Active Rain is always extremely helpful, and I thought there would be no better former in which to pose this question. Our office has been receiving a bunch of BPO requests and handling them eff...
Does anyone have any thoughts out there on the benefits or shortcomings of renewing a fie year franchise agreement?  As a five year owner of a RE/al estate Franchise on Long Island, the costs are unbelievable, but the benefits are substantial.  Would anyone like to add in their $.02?
OK, so earlier I posted asking for comments on why owner's would pick one franchise over the other.  In fact, I'd love to hear comments about why one broker prefers their franchise over others.  However, I've done a lot of thining about it over the past two weeks, and I've come to my conclusion. ...
Recently, I made a very public promise not to visit and "throw fuel on the fire" of the Blogs of people with whom I vehemently disagree.  I was good for a few days, but then I couldn't resist.  First, I read the person's blog.  I thought, "Boy, this guy will probably go on with this baloney forev...
OK, so I recently joined ActiveRain.  Then, I had a look around and was impressed.  I kicked the tires and looked under the hlood.  I found an amazing real estate group.  Then, I looked a little deeper and found a huge group of Bloggers with whom I disagree.  I focused on them and almost let them...

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