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Zillow Acquires Ashley Madison

ADDED July 24, 2015 1 COMMENTS

SEATTLE In the very same week that the Zillow Group set social media in the real estate space on fire with their purchase of software firm Dotloop, CEO Spencer Rascoff has announced the purchase of website AshleyMadison.com. It is unknown how the dating platform for cheating spouses fits into Zillow’s model, but industry insider comments…Read More »

J. Philip Real Estate Welcomes Brittany Alvarez

ADDED July 23, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Jennifer Maher, the manager of our Mahopac office, has done it again and hired another renaissance woman. She and I are  excited to announce the affiliation of Licensed Salesperson Brittany Alvarez with the firm. Want to hear glowing praise? Check this out: “Ms. Alvarez’s reputation in Putnam County precedes her. Brittany is known as a…Read More »

Q Branch

ADDED March 24, 2015 0 COMMENTS

I am biased, but I think I have the best people on my firm’s team. That’s why the company has grown through an era in the industry when many other firms disappeared. One of the very best examples is Angela Johnson. In August, 2012 when Angela joined the brokerage I wrote this: …”it is with immense…Read More »

State of J Philip Real Estate 2014 Edition

ADDED December 31, 2014 0 COMMENTS

If you’ve noticed the conspicuous absence of updates here let me assure you that the reasons are all good. I am fine, the company is fine, and we have been busy. I have lots of good news to report. First, after our best year in 2013, I wrote a year ago that I could foresee…Read More »

Preparing a Home to Sell: 2014 Westchester Spring Real Estate Market

ADDED January 26, 2014 5 COMMENTS

“De-cluttering” is so 2008.  As I advise new clients listing their homes on the market to sell this spring, I am surprised to see how their jaws drop when I start the pre-sale preparations not with tidying up, curb appeal or repairs, but with fighting the battle online.  Here’s what I mean: Before the 2014 consumer visits…Read More »

On Being Hudson Gateway MLS President

ADDED January 19, 2014 1 COMMENTS

After 4 years as Vice President of the Multiple Listing Service, this past Thursday I was sworn in as 2014 MLS President. I have to admit that it was a proud moment, but I also feel very strongly that there is quite a bit of work to do. Our association has merged with 3 other…Read More »