Geraldine (Gerry) Angel
Associate Real Estate Broker
Keller Williams NY Realty
120 Bloomingdale Road Suite 101
White Plains, New York 10605
(914) 437-6185

Real Estate News
Real estate daily market update: March 22, 2018
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 6:46:10
All the latest real estate market news ... read more»

Book preview: Inman’s 360-degree view on real estate leadership
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 3:02:19
The following is the introduction to Inman's book titled "Leadership: How Real Estate Leaders Can Act Decisively to Change the Industry," a compilation of articles and Q&As published throughout our first-ever Leadership Week. ... read more»

These new devices are helping Amazon’s Alexa control your home
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 3:00:30
Resembling a suburbanite-friendly version of HAL 9000 from "2001: A Space Odyssey" (but lacking the homicidal tendencies), the new Switch+ is marketed as a lighting control appliance, but also plays music and helps with general lifestyle needs and tasks such as weather reports, traffic updates and adding items to shopping lists ... read more»

Spring Forward: Jesse Shafer and Greg McHale — ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get!’
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 3:00:24
Compass's Shafer-McHale Team started as a friendship between Greg McHale and Jesse Shafer over a dozen years ago and has since flourished into a partnership with well over $400 million in successful real estate transactions under their belts. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jesse and Greg to pick their brain about how they win listings and grow their business ... read more»

4 tips for making your customer service unforgettable
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 2:30:14
The real estate industry is about building relationships with your customers and creating an experience that wins them over. You’re looking to exceed expectations and wow customers so that they can’t help but refer you to the next person in their network who's buying or selling a home ... read more»

Why Milan might be the new hot spot for affluent buyers
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 2:15:08
I spent much of last year with my Inman articles talking about global affluence, how the real estate process works in different countries and how valuable it is for U.S. luxury agents to understand what is happening around the world ... read more»

How to carve out a real estate niche for yourself
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 2:00:09
Real estate is an extremely competitive field. In fact, there are about two million active real estate licenses in the U.S., according to the Association of Real Estate Law Officials ... read more»

Real estate agent hosting open house robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:29:59
For many real estate agents, open houses remain an integral part of day-to-day business and their overall success in this industry. But, as one San Francisco agent discovered firsthand over the weekend, open houses also leave agents vulnerable to criminals who see these marketing events as opportune moments to prey on unsuspecting victims ... read more»

Bombing suspect dead, Austin real estate community remains vigilant
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:55:59
The jarring news brought some relief to the anxiety permeating the Texas capital, where residents were on high alert for more bombings. Austin police said Conditt was thought to be behind all the attacks -- four package bomb explosions and one tripwire bombing, plus the explosion that took his life ... read more»

E-signature giant DocuSign reportedly gearing up to go public
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:23:44
The company behind the digital signature frequently used in real estate may open itself up to shareholders in the next six months ... read more»

Skyrocketing home prices are driving up homelessness rate, study finds
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:46:21
As home prices continue to ascend, many aspiring buyers are priced out of homeownership -- or as one study found, priced out of having a home at all. The DataFace, a San Francisco-based data agency, combed through the pages of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) latest Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) and found that eight of the 10 states with the highest homelessness rates also have the nation's highest median home prices ... read more»

Fed announces rate hike, mortgages already on the rise
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:07:46
In a widely anticipated move, newly appointed Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday announced a modest benchmark interest rate hike of between 1.5 percent and 1.75 percent amidst continued optimism over economic growth in ... read more»

Real estate daily market update: March 21, 2018
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 9:52:08
All the latest real estate market news ... read more»

ICNY 18 Data: The race is on for MLSs to solve broker pain points
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 7:24:01
"... if MLSs [multiple listing services] work together to coincide everything with data delivery then it's just going to be easier for all of us because we can market the same," said Rebecca Jensen, president and CEO at Midwest Real Estate Data, onstage at Inman Connect New York ... read more»

ICNY 18 Data: What you need to know about net neutrality
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 7:21:56
"For Redfin, if it hadn't been for net neutrality, we couldn't have gone from a startup to a public company," said Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson. "It was an essential part of bringing our technology from the small scale to a big scale, and now we feel a responsibility to make sure that dominant players don't dominate the real estate market." ... read more»

ICNY 18 Data: How MLSs might run afoul of federal regulators
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 7:16:17
Did you get into real estate because you wanted to own data? No -- you likely got into it because you wanted to help people, and people are best served when they have the ability to search unlimited data for information. This is what Daniel Castro, director at the Center for Data Innovation, explained onstage at Inman Connect New York ... read more»

Existing-home sales rebound, up 3 percent in February
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 7:07:03
“A big jump in existing sales in the South and West last month helped the housing market recover from a two-month sales slump,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist with NAR, during a web seminar Wednesday. “The very healthy U.S. economy and labor market are creating a sizable interest in buying a home in early 2018. However, even as seasonal inventory gains helped boost sales last month, home prices, especially in the West, shot up considerably.” ... read more»

Spring Forward: Kendyl Young’s secrets to winning listings
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 3:00:59
We recently had the opportunity to chat with Kendyl Young, broker-owner of Diggs, based in Los Angeles. Kendyl shared with us the tactics and approaches she uses to grow her business, stay ahead of the competition, and manage her time most effectively ... read more»

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