I am excited to share with you our weekly wide-ranging zoom conversation
with real estate experts from around our area.
-we want to know what the top agents in New York and Connecticut are seeing and hearing
-we want to know which neighborhoods and towns are poised to take off, which ones could crash
-we want to know which firms are getting it done, and which ones might be stuck in neutral
-we want to know where top agents are finding new business as the landscape shifts and we see new imbalance in the market
-we want to pour water on some of the myths and misinformation we’re reading (you heard New York is dead? Fuhgeddaboudit)
-we want to talk to builders, property managers, insurers, mortgage brokers, coop boards and anybody whose lives depend on the deals we are making
The conversation is hosted by John Engel (johnengel.com) in Connecticut and Roberto Cabrera in our Downtown New York City office. We will be joined by various guests including:
-Louise Philips Forbes
REAL Trends named Louise as one of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” and they consistently list her among their annual “Real Estate Top 250,” which recognizes top real estate brokers throughout the country. Louise has also been featured in Avenue Magazine’s annual “Influential Women of New York” and had cover-story honors for House New York and Mann Report Residential magazines. She is frequently quoted in real estate articles for The New York Times, The Real Deal, Real Estate Weekly, and many other notable publications and blogs. She has also appeared on regional TV shows nationwide to comment on local real estate issues while representing the national real estate perspective.
…says contract activity is UP. For September it was at 675 which surprisingly is virtually equal to the average over the past five years. Meaning deals are happening at a very decent clip; they are simply being out paced by the supply of new inventory. Inventory continues to rise, albeit at a slower pace than over the past several months since the re-open, up 20% YOY from 7,500 to 9,600. And that’s 60% higher than the average over the past five years. For Robertos complete market report go to: “Manhattan – What to Make of the Confusing Numbers” https://conta.cc/34wmJLk
Hobbs Inc. has been known as the gold standard for fine custom homes for over 50 years. Under Scott Hobbs the business has grown from $12 million per year to well over $200 million per year. But, the best way to understand Hobbs point of difference in the luxury market is to read what people say about him on HOUZZ.com: “Hobbs Inc is the benchmark for professionalism in the construction industry.” and “Having Hobbs, Inc. as the contractor makes a significant difference to the success of a project.”
…and many more.
If you are a real estate agent looking to pick up new business and good ideas from top experts, you should join the call.
If you are thinking about moving to New York City in order to take advantage of recent price drops, you should join this call.
If you are thinking about moving out of New York City and want the straight skinny on Connecticut, New Jersey, Long Island and Westchester suburbs, you should join this call.
If your career depends on the real estate market and connecting with top realtors, you should join this call.