7 Things the Industry Should be Doing Amid Coronavirus

(Note: the following piece was originally published in Inman News) Like many of my colleagues, I’ve been reading — with great concern — about how the ripple effect of the coronavirus pandemic is playing out and how it will affect…

State of J. Philip Real Estate: 2019 Edition

Spoiler alert: Best year ever by every metric we employ.  Last year’s summary was wrapped up thusly:  In years past, I’ve made numerical predictions, but this year I’m going to be a bit more coy. I’m looking for good agents…

$100 Million Sold- a Happy Milestone

I am linking to a short video I posted on LinkedIn recently that acknowledged the firm’s milestone in exceeding $100,000,000 worth of real estate sold in our “home field” MLS for the first time in our history. The MLS scene…

J. Philip vs The Market: Westchester Single Family Homes

In one corner, we have the Hudson Gateway MLS- weighing in at over 1300 firms, 1650 offices, and 13,000 agents. In the other corner, we have J. Philip Real Estate, weighing in at about 80 active residential agents and 2…

A Tale of Two Real Estate Markets- in the Same Place

It might seem contradictory to say there are two distinct markets in the same geographical footprint, but what we’re seeing in Westchester and the surrounding counties is in fact two entirely different markets. I know that there are tons of…

Waiting for the Flowers? Bad Idea.

The spring real estate market in New York starts January 2 for a variety of reasons. The holidays are behind us, NYC buyers get an early start, and often, those who need to sell know that if they wait too…