"So you guys wanna come take a listing?" I can't believe it. It's my second day on the job in New York, and my sponsoring broker wants me to go along as he takes a listing? I hung out in Jersey for months and never managed to glom on to anyone who was doing that. I point that out to him, and his attitude is, "well, how are you going to learn?" So I jump in the cab. There are actually four of us – but let me back up. When I realized I was going to work in New York, my next question was, where? And it turns out there were two kinds of brokerage houses: big houses that knew about my column and didn't want me to write about them, and big houses that didn't want me to take listings at 5 percent. For those of you who don't know New York City, let me say that the commission ...
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