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There are plenty of expensive properties in the Hamptons…

Posted on Friday November 26, 2010 4:49 PM
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There are plenty of expensive properties in the Hamptons…but here is a take on property values worldwide from our friends down under. Got it, Mate? Read more here.

Amazing what a few guys with computers can do…

Posted on Thursday November 18, 2010 11:25 PM
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Pretty amazing what a few guys with computers can do…Bid on the City goes global!

Real estate reaches for the cloud

Posted on Monday November 15, 2010 7:13 PM
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Agents say goodbye to troubles with file sizes, signatures.

We love the cloud here at Rosehip! Our model incorporates every element of cloud computing, using Google as our platform.

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The Smart Money at Work

Posted on Monday November 8, 2010 3:10 PM
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Got a business plan you’re trying to finance? Looking for investors? Banging your head against the wall being told you don’t have the experience, don’t have the track record, that your product isn’t unique enough, that your proposal is too risky? Well if it’s any solace let me tell you a NY story about real estate, about greed, legendary salesmanship and finally gross ineptitude by those same people that have turned you away time after time, the investment class, the “smart money.” Anyway, it’s an old story but seeing this latest news made me chuckle. It seems the smart money isn’t always so smart…

Rosehip Takes a Different View

Posted on Sunday November 7, 2010 12:35 PM
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Our culture is under a sea change, and we realtors in the Hamptons are not immune. Most of the brokers who are quoted try to paint a rosy picture and as to the state of the market going forward, it’s a great time to buy, etc… But the reality is, who knows? And does it really matter?  The Way We Live Today Today in business, like in culture we are in a state of, if not revolution, then major transformation brought on by the convergence of the Internet and mobile communication. The changes are profound and here to stay. So sellers and buyers should ask themselves, how plugged in, or more to the point how unplugged is my broker. Since optimization of the Internet space is the key to selling real estate today, and it is, it has to be, the agency you choose to market you property better offer you a coherent and relevant Internet strategy, and Rosehip does. More to come in the days ahead…

The Hamptons Economy and Repaving Montauk Highway

Posted on Friday November 5, 2010 3:48 PM
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Wow! Finally! They’re, the NY DOT to be specific, will undertake repairs of the Montauk Highway this coming week. Though only a stopgap measure in anticipation of the full repaving between Watermill and Montauk that is scheduled for 2012, any improvement is desperately needed as the “Main Road” out here has fallen into a shocking state of disrepair.

Is this a sign of “Morning in the Hamptons” a gently crocus breaking through and hinting of a thaw ahead. The economic numbers are better, unemployment, retail sales, Wall Street is back to pre-crisis levels. It’s been a difficult two years on the east end for local businesses and realtors. Have we reached a bottom? Yes. Just look. They’re repaving the Montauk Highway!

What is Rosehip?

Posted on Thursday November 4, 2010 8:12 PM
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The publisher of this blog for starters.

Rosehip Partners, through the strength of a technology and service model developed, now offers a new, Web-centric real estate brokerage platform that serves all parties to the Hamptons real estate transactions, homeowners, landlords, renters and buyers

Homeowners use our sites to promote their Hamptons property for sale or rent, obviously a very targeted and high-end market. Those searching for property can save listings and when ready interact seamlessly with expert agents that are local to the area.

Our platform and business model allow for us to offer improved service over our competitors for a smaller fee and so we will never get beat on price.

I Want To Sell My Property!

Posted on Sunday October 31, 2010 2:53 AM
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Really? Ask your broker if they are part of a local MLS. The Hamptons real-estate market is set up to benefit the broker, not the seller or buyer. Why does that matter?
Let me start to count the ways…no transparency, no reliable data, anti-competitive, collusive, abusive of duty, exclusionary, and so on. Multiple Listing Services are the backbone of the industry, and without an MLS, or reasonably priced alternative, it isn’t only the consumer who suffers, it is the real estate business itself as well.

Get the contract signed and the money deposited – ding bat!

Posted on Friday October 29, 2010 9:23 PM
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Here is an interesting story having to do with a big potential rental in Southampton – gone bad. We don’t think it is especially smart to hand over the key without a signed lease AND the deposit (in the bank). Ouch.

From the NY Post…  read it here.

The Next Tenant in the old Saks building in Southampton?

Posted on Thursday October 21, 2010 9:34 PM
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We’re betting on Ralph Lauren. Furnishings and accessories.