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By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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10 YEARS OF CHANGE...ON THE RIGHT TRACK??Jeff Dowler has challenged all of us to come up with 10 or more changes that we have experienced; life-altering in my case and to this day I am not complaining.The year was 2010: I began writing about my blogging; I was three years into blogging and I love...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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 THE HAMPTONS...Secret LivesLife here in the Hamptons is not all glamour and easy-going lifestyle, as it appears to be in the media and from a celebrity point of view.As a work of fiction, I am hoping these short stories will open a new way to view this incredible place, without invalidating the ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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HOW IS YOUR LOCAL KNOWLEDGE?--ITS NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER!!William Merritt Chase lived here and ran the Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art from 1891 to 1902. He taught his method known as "en plein air" or painting outdoors. Because he loved the light found here in the Hamptons, Chase taught...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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STOP COMPLAINING AND START EXPLAINING!!The past week or two have been the most confusing, challenging and frightening times that I can think of in real estate since I started in 1993.As things unfolded and I was seeing the reality of just what was happening here in the Hamptons and the City, I re...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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ZILLOWS "HOSTILE TAKEOVER" OF HAMPTON AND MANHATTAN BROKERAGE--FAIT ACCOMPLI!For all of you out there who have read my MANY articles about the stated goal of Zillow when they opened their doors in 2006, you can say you knew what would happen---you can even say you were warned!The goal? To "put al...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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DIRECT HUMAN INTERACTION--PART II--CHECKMATE!...  Real estate today is an extremely complex profession! In today's marketing of real estate, there is a huge void in the interaction between the buyer/seller with the agent. The relationship between buyer/seller and their real estate agent was sacro...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY BUSINESS IF I STOP PAYING FOR LEADS???This was actually said to me when I spoke to a fellow agent about her participation with the biggest lead generator out there.I had asked her if she felt bad about what was happening to our real estate business here in the Hamptons, esp...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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WHEN SOMEONE SAYS THE NICEST THING...It's Music To Our Ears!Rarely do we get to hear compliments in this profession--at least in my experience.A while ago however, I read a compliment that was written by our new Regional Vice President of The Hamptons, Carl Benincasa. It was an article that he wr...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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From Localism Posts To A Book...Sound Like A Good Idea?I wrote a post in 2010 about my adventures in blogging here on ActiveRain. Most of my posts are about The Hamptons with local information and history being my focus....and I do review some of my posts from time to time. I thought it could be ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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HOW DO YOU  MARKET  YOURSELF IN TODAY'S CHAOS??We are in a shifting real estate market in most parts of this country---Our customary ways of doing things may not even work anymore. We don't have the same ways of reaching the public as we once did...not so long ago!So  many changes in social media...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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Dehumanization of The Real Estate AgentIt has been too long now for most people to remember how real estate agents and their brokers functioned in the past.My last post, "'DIRECT HUMAN INTERACTION'...The Importance Of HUMAN Connection In Real Estate" was featured here on AR. This post covered the...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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"DIRECT HUMAN INTERACTION"...The Importance of HUMAN Connection in real estate. Real estate today is a complex profession! In today's marketing of real estate there is a huge void in the actual connection between the buyer or seller with the agent. Names appear on ads, but not before the Companie...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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IN MY HUMBLE OPINION...Things I Have Needed To Say For SO Long!! No one has a corner on "Best Agent"--Therefore I can call myself the "Best, most infomed agent in the Hamptons"; I will also, however, make sure I do the best that I can and be better informed than the next guy/gal. (And I refuse to...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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  DON'T EVER SAY I DIDN'T TELL YA!! DO WE ALREADY KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN REAL ESTATE IN THE FUTURE??? I believe we do--on some level. If we open our minds and "free-associate" our thinking so that we narrow down the probabilities and possibilities we will very often find the seeds that b...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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REALTOR.COM VS. ZILLOW.COM--AN EPIC BATTLE??I will make this post very brief--There is already too much talk and not enough action going on in our industry about the likes of Realtor.com and Zillow and how they are ravaging the brokerage community by demanding a huge investment on the part of bro...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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THE CASE AGAINST ZESTIMATES--CASE CLOSED??I know this is an emotional issue, at least it is to me and everyone else out there who have been harmed by the Zestimates put out there as valid assessment of value on a piece of real estate. The public is up in arms--as much as they can be with so littl...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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HOW WOULD YOU INFORM A BUYER OF THIS?I think I have heard everything now--Buyers in The Hamptons are falling victim to more and more of this sort of disruption: BUYERS CLAIM THEY DID NOT KNOW ABOUT TRASHY TV SHOW FILMING NEXT DOORMore and more we are finding the bucolic environment of the Hampton...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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 A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME...I don't remember exactly when I heard that Fred had gone home from the hospital. They released him so that he could go home and recuperate there instead of the hospital. I heard rumors that he was surprisingly well.I had not seen him for some time, was actually thinking h...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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 A PURPOSEFUL LIFE— I find the word, "purposeful" so new sounding yet so profound in its meaning. I love to use it, but find it is one of the more difficult words to just plop into a sentence. It rarely fits! But somehow it comes to mind more readily, now that Fred has found his purpose and as he...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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"HAMPTON'S HIDEAWAYS"...Where To Go When You Don't Want To Be "Seen". The Hamptons is located on the Eastern End of Long Island and includes the towns of Southampton and East Hampton, New York. Most people do not think of the Hamptons when they want to just go away to relax and not be "seen" by ...

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