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Weekends: Commercial Agents vs Residential Agents

 30th January 2017    David_Perlmutter

Is the weekend your time to relax? Or is it when you get your job done? Let’s find out!

Here’s what we learned from our colleagues in the commercial real estate world:

And here’s what we learned from our colleagues in the residential real estate world:

There are no big surprises with these results. As a commercial real estate broker, I only show space on weekends when I have to, and usually that is because the customer is a store owner who can’t see the space any other time. Office customers want to see their potential space during the week, when the office buildings are fully operational. When my kids were younger and I was coaching their sports teams and otherwise attending their activities, I rarely showed space on the weekend. Wearing my brokerage hat, I do often spend time on weekends working in other ways, such as answering emails and strategic planning. Wearing my QuantumListing hat, sometimes I feel like the only time I’m not working is when I’m asleep.

Residential agents’ customers often work on weekdays, therefore they have to show space on the weekend. I am a little surprised that 23% of the respondents said they don’t show houses or apartments on the weekend, but this could have been skewed by the small sample size. Additionally, it is not uncommon for residential agents to have a team partner, so, if they can’t show the place, then their partner will pick up the ball.

What about you? What type of real estate do you practice, and do you show space on the weekend? Let us know in the comments.

 

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ICYMI – August 1, 2016

 2nd August 2016    David_Perlmutter

In case you missed it (ICYMI), here’s the August 1, 2016 of the newsletter we sent out to our Premium Members.

Recent Articles from the QuantumListing Blog

Recent Improvements

Over the last month, we’ve made lots of subtle changes and improvements to the QuantumListing website. Some examples:
The entire listing title now shows in each listing in the Recent Properties section.
We’ve improved how search results are presented, and you can now limit and expand the radius of searches.
Improvements were made to the Enterprise Dashboard so that menus were easier to navigate and functionality increased.
Register and Sign In buttons were added to the mobile version of the website. Because of the website’s responsive design (meaning it is user friendly on mobile devices) we’re considering whether or not to refresh the iOS and Android apps.
Our behind the scenes administrative dashboard has been enhanced so that it will be easier for us to provide the Concierge Listing Service to our Enterprise Dashboard users.
And, of course, we continue to find opportunities to improve website speed and fix bugs.

Concierge Listing Service

As one of our early Premium Members, we’d like to thank you for your support by adding your listings to QuantumListing for you. Just send your listing PDFs to Listings@QuantumListing.com and we’ll take care of the rest.

Happy Anniversary

The QuantumListing iOS app launched on August 5, 2015, so we’re approaching our first birthday! Look for a blog post in the next week on my reflections of the first year, and thoughts about the future. As your one year anniversary approaches, you’ll be getting a notice about renewing your Premium Membership. For individual users, we’re holding the pricing for now at $9.99 for a monthly membership, $24.99 for three months, and $79.99 for a year. For Enterprise Users, the annual fee will be $799. PayPal will be handling the website payments. For those of you that don’t renew your Premium Membership, the Basic Membership will still allow you to search listings. However, you will no longer be able to post listings. If you have any questions, please contact David@QuantumListing.com.
Troubleshooting
Please let us know if you are having any problems at all with the website or app.
The reset password link on the app is not working correctly. If you can’t remember your password, or need help resetting it, please contact support@quantumlisting.com.
Thanks for reading. Feel free to contact David Perlmutter at david@quantumlisting.com or call 914-470-5719 with any questions. If you have not yet become a Premium Member of QuantumListing, CLICK HERE.

Generational Shift in Real Estate Investing

 17th May 2016    David_Perlmutter

bitmoji-20160517082900Be sure to catch my article in the digital edition of The New York Real Estate Journal, “Generational Real Estate Investment: It’s All Over Now, Baby Boom.” It is my interpretation of a poll QuantumListing posted on Twitter. Let me know if you agree with my analysis, or if you have something to add.

You can check out our previous polls HERE, and their results HERE.

David Perlmutter is the author of the QuantumListing Blog and publisher of the QuantumListing App. He is also the owner of Perlmutter Properties Inc. in White Plains, NY.

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