Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Spring Lake: Come Visit Our Realtors

In between rain showers, I visited the main street in Spring Lake last week. The main thing that you notice in town is the large number of real estate offices. The town is inundated with offices from well known names like Weichert to no name shops that just opened in the recent boom. One candy shop owner, that was clearly annoyed with all the realtors in town said that the town placed a limit on how many agencies can set up shop in town. The proliferation of so many real estate agent offices has clearly crowded out more interesting shops and businesses that might actually attract people not interested in buying property.

(I would add that many banks are also guilty of dulling up downtown areas. Although most people probably like the convenience of their own branch in a particular area, no one visits Broad Street in Red Bank or the main thorough-fair in Madison and Chatham because there is a Chase branch next to a Commerce branch next to a BOA next to a Wachovia.)

3 Comments:

Anonymous rbyzell said...

just crazy. seems like it's ending but sure hope the madness ends soon. interesting article at cnn money.com/real estate. anyway. hope you had a nice vacation silver. back just in time for the crash!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What realtors are to Spring Lake, Korean-owned hair and nail salons are to Leonia.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006 9:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha...you guys are lightweights....Come over to hoboken since we got them all -
Dry cleaners, nail salons, banks and realtors

Wednesday, September 06, 2006 12:47:00 PM  

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