Joe Rand, our Editor-in-Chief and lead contributor is the Chief Creative Officer at Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty.
He is the founder of the “Client-Oriented Real Estate” (“CORE”) school of real estate education, based on the idea that real estate agents should build their business by learning how to be great at the job of helping clients buy and sell homes.
He has been a featured speaker and moderator at Real Estate Connect, the RIS Media CEO Conference, the Women’s Council of REALTORS Annual Conference, and many other industry events.
He is a regular contributor to Inman Media, writing about industry issues mostly relating to agent education and client service.
He is a graduate of Georgetown University, Georgetown Law Center, Stanford Law School, and a former law professor at Brooklyn Law School and Fordham Law School.
He lives in Nyack, New York with his wife and two children.
Sales growth in the Northern New Jersey housing market was suppressed by both a continued lack of inventory and the impact of the 2018 Tax Reform SALT Cap, but we did see modest but meaningful price appreciation in many county-wide markets. We believe that the market is still poised for both sales and price growth in what will be a strong summer and fall market. Regional sales were down slightly, but the results varied by county. Regional single‑family sales fell about 3% for the quarter, finishing […]Read More
The Bergen County housing market was flat through the second quarter of 2019, with both sales and pricing tracking close to last year. Single‑family home sales were down about 2%, while condo sales were up about 2%. Similarly, pricing was mixed, with both single‑family home and condo prices falling about 1% on average. We believe that the market is being hampered by both a lack of viable inventory and the 2018 Tax Reform cap on state and local tax deductions (the “SALT Cap”), which hits particularly hard […]Read More
CLOSTER, NJ — Attilio Adamo, a trailblazer in marketing and selling luxury homes, received the award for #1 Team in Volume company-wide by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, which includes a network of 12,000 independent sales associates and 360 offices across the United States, Canada, Jamaica, and The Bahamas. Adamo, New Jersey’s leading broker, is based out of the Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty office in Closter, NJ and leads the Distinctive Collection, which features homes selling for $1M and […]Read More
White Plains, NY—Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has added two new Associate Brokers to its award-winning team: Peter Gorbutt and Carlos Gomez, who are both consistently-ranked multi-million dollar agents. Says Denise Friend, Regional Branch Manager, “We could not be more thrilled to have Peter and Carlos on our White Plains team of top producers. They really know this market and understand what our clients want and need and are able to deliver it all when it comes time to […]Read More
The Northern New Jersey housing market slowed a bit in the first quarter of 2019, with sales down and prices flat. But we believe that the market is still poised for sales growth and price appreciation in what will be a relatively robust spring market. Regional sales were down, but the results varied by county. Regional single-family sales fell about 4% for the quarter, but that cumulative number masked a real divergence in the county results. For example, sales were […]Read More
The housing market in Westchester and the Hudson Valley was a “tale of two markets” in the first quarter of 2019, with a sharp divergence between higher-priced and lower-priced counties. But we believe that the market is still poised for sales growth and price appreciation in what will be a relatively robust spring market. Regional sales were down, but the results varied by county and property type. Regional single-family sales fell about 3% for the quarter, but that cumulative number […]Read More
The Bergen County housing market coasted through the first quarter of 2019, with prices flat but sales up modestly. For the quarter, single-family sales rose almost 3%, but the average price was down just a tick. The single-family market has been slowly cruising along for the past year, with little sales growth and only about 1% of price appreciation, which is a little disappointing considering the market fundamentals. We might be seeing some impact from the 2018 Tax Reform’s $10,000 […]Read More
The Bronx housing market stumbled in the first quarter of 2019, slowing after torrid growth throughout most of 2018. Sales were down sharply for most property types, and prices were mixed. Going forward, we will be watching to see if this trend continues in the traditionally robust spring market, but believe that the fundamentals of the market are still very strong. Prices were mixed, depending on property type. The average price was up just a little more than 1% for […]Read More
Pricing in the Dutchess housing market soared again in the first quarter, with single-family home prices spiking from high demand and limited inventory. Average prices were up almost 19% from the first quarter of last year, and over 11% for the rolling year. We caution readers, though, not to read too much into that data, because the quarterly average price was skewed by a number of large-acreage multi-million-dollar sales that are not representative of the average homeowner experience. That said, […]Read More
Sales in the Essex housing market went up again in the first quarter of 2019, but this increase in buyer demand had a middling effect on pricing. Sales rose over 5% for the quarter, and finished the rolling year up almost 4%. But pricing was mixed: for the quarter, the average price was down over 4% for the quarter, and down 2% for the year. We might be seeing some impact from the 2018 Tax Reform’s $10,000 cap on state […]Read More