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Realty Takes


Cooperation in a Competitive Industry: Teaming Up


We all know that in team sports, players must cooperate with each other, then compete fiercely against the other guys. But who ever thought of the real estate business as a team sport? A blood sport, maybe? Nevertheless in what we repeatedly describe as a very tough business, teaming can be successful. (Some other views including Paul Brennan's and Rick Hoffman's, Prudential Douglas Elliman and The Corcoran Group, respectively, next column!)

From Melanie Ross, local product, celebrated real estate maven who suggested the topic: "I recently ran into one of my former 'kids' who told me she has teamed up with someone fairly new to the business. He's energetic, smart and anxious for success. She's well connected, been in the business for years and years, with lots of referrals from past businesses seven deals closing in May. It seems to be the way to go for some real estate folks."

So here we go on teams which will carry over to next week as well. (So, with other team tales do contact us!)

From Gordon Hoppe: Evan Kulman and Gene Stilwell are stars, great team, great guys, out of Corcoran Bridgehampton. This is what they have been using for marketing:

"Corcoran's Kulman-Stilwell Team: 2006 Bridgehampton Salespersons of the Year!

ncomparable knowledge, service and results are what every customer and client can expect when retaining this talented top-producing brokerage team for their Hamptons real estate business. With decades of seasoned expertise and proven success between them as real estate professionals, marketers and investors, Evan and Gene are also longtime East Hampton residents who understand their market territory and clientele's unique needs.

Together, Evan and Gene still maintain strong connections spanning from the East End to Manhattan, as they do a loyal client following who would work with no one else. For the ultimate customer service and satisfaction, and the results you deserve, contact the Kulman-Stilwell Team today!"

Says Gioia diPaulo, The Corcoran Group, Sag Harbor: "I've teamed up with my son, Mark, and our collaboration allows us to give our clients constant service while enabling us to have time to ourselves knowing our business won't suffer. I'm strong in Sag Harbor, North Haven, Noyac and Mark is very knowledgeable south of the highway. Our strengths compliment each other and benefit our customers and clients. Being in Paris and Marrakesh without having to worry about what's going on at home makes life much more fun!"

Stoecker and Wilson: Yes, well, we had lunch (again lunch!) with a new team from Town and Country Real Estate (joined by the articulate Paige Stoeker, as well). It was fun and informative. The fun part was their "localness" going over all the graduating classes from EHHS, a peg which I rely on since my own were Classes of '75, '77, '78.

Bill Stoecker, EHHS class of '71 (graduated with Charlie Marder and Michelle Verderosa, now Trunzo) and Jennifer Wilson, EHHS Class of '89. Jennifer's mom and dad, Pat and Richard Wilson, had the Village Toy Store on Main Street, remember? Both veteran broker Bill, and his new partner, Jennifer, bring a world of outside experience (and I mean world-wide geographically, too) to the industry. They know their town; they know the business. How can this team not do well together for both clients and customers?

From Barbara Weinman whose daughter gifted her with a team of two: "Lisa had twin boys," Barbara tells us. "Jack and Lucas, all are well." Congratulations. (Ms. Weinman with Jan Robinson not only teamed, but went into their own business, Hampton Homes Inc. more next week):

Late news, I mean really late.

Also late news from Judi Desiderio Town and Country Real Estate: "You're invited. Hope you are coming to Cinco di Mayo . . . grand opening of the Bridgehampton office, from 4 to 7 p.m. Sat. Lots of great stuff!"

Finally, an e-mailed CNN money.com report from Prudential Douglas Elliman's Laura L. Scott, who has been described to us as CEO Dottie Herman's right hand person. A while ago we met her for lunch (there I go again) and Ms. Scott was very impressive, indeed. The e-mail tells about a big drop in real estate speculation Report shows investors making fewer buys; "but vacation-home purchases show increase actually up 4.7 percent during the year to a record 1.07 million units." The oh really! observation from the piece "Some 79 percent said the primary reason for their vacation-home purchase was to use the home for vacations . . ." Oh, really!

Yes, well, all real estate may be a strange business.

Contact us at lonafirst@aol.com and visit gettingbackinthegame.com. Realty Takes can also be seen at indyeastend.com.

The New Listing of the Week is offered free to brokers on a rotating basis. Please submit a JPEG photo of the property along with a WORD document with the listing information to news@indyeastend.com, attn: Rick. There is no charge for the placement. e all know that in team sports, players must cooperate with each other, then compete fiercely against the other guys. But who ever thought of the real estate business as a team sport? A blood sport, maybe? Nevertheless in what we repeatedly describe as a very tough business, teaming can be successful. (Some other views including Paul Brennan's and Rick Hoffman's, Prudential Douglas Elliman and The Corcoran Group, respectively, next column!)

From Melanie Ross, local product, celebrated real estate maven who suggested the topic: "I recently ran into one of my former 'kids' who told me she has teamed up with someone fairly new to the business. He's energetic, smart and anxious for success. She's well connected, been in the business for years and years, with lots of referrals from past businesses seven deals closing in May. It seems to be the way to go for some real estate folks."

So here we go on teams which will carry over to next week as well. (So, with other team tales do contact us!)

From Gordon Hoppe: Evan Kulman and Gene Stilwell are stars, great team, great guys, out of Corcoran Bridgehampton. This is what they have been using for marketing:

"Corcoran's Kulman-Stilwell Team: 2006 Bridgehampton Salespersons of the Year!

Incomparable knowledge, service and results are what every customer and client can expect when retaining this talented top-producing brokerage team for their Hamptons real estate business. With decades of seasoned expertise and proven success between them as real estate professionals, marketers and investors, Evan and Gene are also longtime East Hampton residents who understand their market territory and clientele's unique needs.

Together, Evan and Gene still maintain strong connections spanning from the East End to Manhattan, as they do a loyal client following who would work with no one else. For the ultimate customer service and satisfaction, and the results you deserve, contact the Kulman-Stilwell Team today!"

Says Gioia diPaulo, The Corcoran Group, Sag Harbor: "I've teamed up with my son, Mark, and our collaboration allows us to give our clients constant service while enabling us to have time to ourselves knowing our business won't suffer. I'm strong in Sag Harbor, North Haven, Noyac and Mark is very knowledgeable south of the highway. Our strengths compliment each other and benefit our customers and clients. Being in Paris and Marrakesh without having to worry about what's going on at home makes life much more fun!"

Stoecker and Wilson: Yes, well, we had lunch (again lunch!) with a new team from Town and Country Real Estate (joined by the articulate Paige Stoeker, as well). It was fun and informative. The fun part was their "localness" going over all the graduating classes from EHHS, a peg which I rely on since my own were Classes of '75, '77, '78.

Bill Stoecker, EHHS class of '71 (graduated with Charlie Marder and Michelle Verderosa, now Trunzo) and Jennifer Wilson, EHHS Class of '89. Jennifer's mom and dad, Pat and Richard Wilson, had the Village Toy Store on Main Street, remember? Both veteran broker Bill, and his new partner, Jennifer, bring a world of outside experience (and I mean world-wide geographically, too) to the industry. They know their town; they know the business. How can this team not do well together for both clients and customers?

From Barbara Weinman whose daughter gifted her with a team of two: "Lisa had twin boys," Barbara tells us. "Jack and Lucas, all are well." Congratulations. (Ms. Weinman with Jan Robinson not only teamed, but went into their own business, Hampton Homes Inc. more next week):

Late news, I mean really late.

Also late news from Judi Desiderio Town and Country Real Estate: "You're invited. Hope you are coming to Cinco di Mayo . . . grand opening of the Bridgehampton office, from 4 to 7 p.m. Sat. Lots of great stuff!"

Finally, an e-mailed CNN money.com report from Prudential Douglas Elliman's Laura L. Scott, who has been described to us as CEO Dottie Herman's right hand person. A while ago we met her for lunch (there I go again) and Ms. Scott was very impressive, indeed. The e-mail tells about a big drop in real estate speculation Report shows investors making fewer buys; "but vacation-home purchases show increase actually up 4.7 percent during the year to a record 1.07 million units." The oh really! observation from the piece "Some 79 percent said the primary reason for their vacation-home purchase was to use the home for vacations . . ." Oh, really!

Yes, well, all real estate may be a strange business.

Contact us at lonafirst@aol.com and visit gettingbackinthegame.com. Realty Takes can also be seen at indyeastend.com.

The New Listing of the Week is offered free to brokers on a rotating basis. Please submit a JPEG photo of the property along with a WORD document with the listing information to news@indyeastend.com, attn: Rick. There is no charge for the placement.

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