Michelle Flaherty Archive

Gen Y Agents and Boomer Clients: Getting Beyond ‘You Look So Young!’

By Michelle Flaherty Philbrook A while back, I got a call on a condo listing of mine. The potential buyers were a retirement-age couple looking for a new place just large enough for their kids to stop by for...
February 25, 2013

NAR So Far: Four Running Themes in Anaheim

By Michelle Flaherty Now that we’re on to day two of the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, and my mind and body are beginning to adjust to west coast time, the pieces of information that I will bring back home...
November 12, 2011

No Tax Credit? No Problem!

By Michelle Flaherty Has the incentive for first-time home buyers to break into the market just gone away? My non-scientific market research has shown me that it has not.  My buyer clients are still excited about the house hunting...

The Way They Do It, You CAN’T Do It

By Michelle Flaherty Having grown up in a family real estate business, I have seen my parents conduct themselves in certain ways.  Now that I’m a REALTOR(R), I try to model their behavior as much as possible.  In almost...

Midyear: How to Prep for a Visit to The Hill

By Michelle Flaherty Philbrook This is my fourth year taking an active role in one of the most exciting aspects of the NAR Midyear meetings – personally meeting with our congressional delegation on Capitol Hill to discuss issues important...
May 13, 2010

Safety, Salesmanship, and the Anonymous Internet Lead

By Michelle Flaherty A couple weeks ago, I received an e-mail from a person I didn’t know.  The person was inquiring on a property that another broker in my office had listed, and they wanted to set up an...

Life After the First-Time Home Buyer Craze

By Michelle Flaherty Does anyone else miss working with people who want to buy AND sell? In a market marked by bank sales, short sales, and first-time home buyers, it’s easy to lose sight of what lies beyond this...

Why is it so Hard for REALTORS® to Go On Vacation?

By Michelle Flaherty This week, I went on a quick trip with my fiancé to visit the site of our upcoming wedding in Marco Island, Florida.  With my work week reduced to Monday and Tuesday, I went into action...
September 30, 2009