Do you judge a listing by its broker? The Wall Street Journal reports that real estate agents who are rated as “very attractive” see higher listing and closing prices for properties. A study at Middle Tennessee State University found that those brokers had $20,275 higher listings and $15,622 higher sales prices compared to brokers who were deemed aesthetically “average.” But at the same time, attractive agents had 17 fewer listings and 11 fewer sales on average, and their listings tended to take longer to close.
Sometimes Queens is so diverse it’s scary. Upcoming Halloween events include everything from senior events to youth events; cemetery fun to casino fun; and food-making to mask-making. And let’s not even begin to discuss all the great neighborhoods for trick-or-treating. To aid decision-making, the Queens Tourism Council suggests the following activities because they combine enjoyment with […]
Q’Stoners, where do you take your kids to go trick or treating? In yesterday’s events post, there was some disagreement on whether or not Forest Hills and Forest Hills Gardens is a good place to stop for candy. Leave your suggestions in the comments below so we know what neighborhoods to hit up tomorrow evening!
What a beauty in Douglaston! This historic Colonial is actually nestled in the woods, and looks like it belongs somewhere in Massachusetts, not New York City. The interior, which holds four bedrooms and three bathrooms, is very nice, with a renovated kitchen and a sauna in the master bath. There’s also a large deck that […]
Two interesting stories concerning Astoria popped up in the news this morning. The first, an article by Queens Courier on the new development at 14-07 Broadway, called The Baroness. The developers released the above rendering, designed by Raymond Chan, and the finished product will be a 73,500-square-foot, 77-unit condo development. The one-, two- and three-bedroom […]
When you have the sort of interests that I do, a lot of time is spent looking through the little plexiglass windows of construction fences. Back in 2008, when the economy crashed and derailed a lot of the development plans, many of these temporary barriers became somewhat permanent fixtures. That’s no longer the case, obviously, […]