You don’t say

What is the background for putting a positive spin on things, even when the facts don’t indicate “things” are all that positive? Is it “the glass is half full” versus “the glass is half empty”? Possibly some folks keep beating the drum that everything is going up and growing and improving knowing they will be […]

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A testimony to the numbers

Who goes there? Is that another home listed and sold in our MLS system I see reported today? In the last 24 hours, 16 homes have been reported as Sold in our database. 15 of them had some sort of price reduction during the listing term, or sold below asking price. Only one sold at […]

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The cost of disruption

The tech world and its pundits talk about which industry will be disrupted next. Travel agencies are a mere shadow of their former stature. Many industries (banks for example) have consolidated wealth and market share and are doing well with far fewer employees. The taxi cab industry is a recent example of disruption, as is […]

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Looking for the better half

Half a year does not a full year make, someone said. In the example of Santa Fe area residential real estate, the first half of a year is usually slightly below what the second half comes in at, because of more active summer and fall months. Let us plan on a stronger second half of […]

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We should be so lucky

The best references to luck seem to always include references to hard work, and being in the right place at the right time. If I get lucky in my real estate career, it is likely because I prepared and put in the hours of work plus got my ass off the couch. Yes, I could […]

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The fudge factor, a strategy

Once upon a time, the Multiple Listing Service was in its infancy and a small group of people sat around a table at La Fonda and talked about their listings; price, location, condition, size, etc. That was the start of the MLS for Santa Fe real estate. Licensing was kind of optional and brokerages were […]

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How do you recognize Cinco de Mayo?

Given the standard evolution of “holidays” into excuses to take off work or celebrate with adult beverages, this one gives people one more reason to smile and raise a toast. The actual day and event that started it is from deep into Old Mexico’s history as the entry from Wikipedia shows: ¬†https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo …not to be […]

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Orange hair and First Quarter results

We all get a kick out of other people on occasion; their words, their appearance, their car driving blunders, etc. But rarely do we get to focus on their character and true being, as that is not often available for us to see. We can chuckle and we can criticize knowing that we do not […]

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It’s complicated…

No, the real estate market is not complicated. It can run hot or it can run cold, sales can climb and/or sales can drop. It can be stagnant and it can be limping along with barely any change month to month. ¬†What is complicated is trying to fit the quality of a home into a […]

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