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Is Your Broker Doing His/Her Best to Sell Your Property?

Posted on Tuesday October 19, 2010 9:09 PM
by Joseph Kazickas 1 Comment »

The term is to “co-broke” it means to share a listing or to co-operate between brokers to facilitate a sale and in the Hamptons it appears to be some sort of dark science. In principle every Hamptons agent is willing to co-broke but in practice are they really? The brokerages make their money on convincing sellers to list exclusively promising that they will do their best to promote the property’s sale to the max, but are they really doing that? MLS  (Multiple Listing System) has failed to be adopted in the Hamptons because the major market players have repeatedly rejected it. Why would they reject a first rate technical system that is reasonably priced and provides for seamless and immediate sharing of exclusive listings between brokers. Simple, because every MLS board more than provides for co-broking, they insist on it without reservation, as well as all sorts of other “annoying” practices like regular updating of listings, deactivation of sold or off the market properties from the Internet. For an intellectual take on some of these issues please see the following article. The Great Hamptons MLS Debate. Full disclosure the author of this article is not only a smart guy but he’s my business partner.

Should I lower my price?

Posted on Sunday October 17, 2010 3:15 PM
by Joseph Kazickas 1 Comment »

It depends, however if you are serious about selling your property and it has been on the market for more than a few months, you probably should. Here is one take…

Bulletin: The Internet Changes Everything

Posted on Monday October 11, 2010 8:44 PM
by Joseph Kazickas Comments Off

Yeah I know the Internet’s important. Big deal. So what’s new?

A lot in fact… If you’re a seller, the bottom line is that there is no other media that even approaches the power of the Web when it comes to selling real estate. Not TV, not radio, and definitely not print. Think about it, at the end of the day a real estate sale is more about information than about bricks and mortar, grass and trees. For property information, educated consumers today turn to the Internet first. Here’s a sobering fact for you…

  • The National Association of Realtors has found that as of 2008 88% of home buyers research available homes on the Internet, in fact they start their home buying process on the Internet.
  • That’s 9 out of 10 people research property for sale or rent on the Internet!

So how is your property being displayed? How comprehensive is your realtor’s Web strategy. The Internet is really about the free flow of information. Does your broker embrace that philosophy? You’d better hope so or you’d better choose another broker.

Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions – A Primer

Posted on Monday October 11, 2010 5:19 PM
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Here’s a great post about “covenants, conditions and restrictions” known as CCR’s, and how they might effect the property you own, or are considering purchasing, here in the Hamptons.

Introducing Hamptons Marketwire Because the Internet Changes Everything

Posted on Monday October 11, 2010 5:18 PM
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So while it’s not news to anybody that the Internet is important we thought we’d take this inaugural blog post to introduce and start the conversation about Hamptons real estate and the role of technology in specific the Internet. is brought to you by us, Rosehip Partners, LLC, the team who gave you the highly successful and now will follow all the local and regional real estate and market news as well as the Hamptons scuttlebutt, but with an emphasis on technology and the Internet and the roles they play in marketing and selling real estate. Our goal is to make our customers and clients smarter about buying and selling real estate as well as to have a little fun with it. Why us? Simple, since our real estate business lives or dies by the Web we feel qualified to hold forth on the subject. And we’re all local to the Hamptons so we know a thing or two about that as well.

Stay tuned, more to come… Launched

Posted on Thursday September 30, 2010 10:21 AM
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Leading Hamptons real estate brokerage, Rosehip Partners, LLC has launched a new website that showcases thousands of Hamptons homes and commercial properties all elegantly displayed, easy to search and updated daily.

Founded by Joseph Kazickas and James Young, Rosehip Partners is a licensed real estate brokerage, serving the East End of Long Island, New York, AKA “The Hamptons.”

Rosehip Partners offers several cutting edge Internet based solutions for eastern Long Island including, and the soon to come that provide unparalleled access to the Long Island real estate market

After the phenomenal success of Hamptons Rentals, Rosehip Partners has now applied the same principles to Hamptons Properties for sale: updated data, information sharing, elegant search and display and flexible solutions for sellers. For anyone buying or selling homes, commercial properties or residential land in Hamptons is “must-see Web.”

Hamptons Properties employees qualified local real estate agents to provide buyers quick access to the best available properties in Hamptons.

For sellers Hamptons Properties offers highly flexible listing options depending on the particular needs of a client that span the gamut from self-service to full service brokerage. All of its offerings focus on getting a property maximum exposure while saving the client money on real estate commissions.