Update: we now have a fully executed contract on 545 West End Ave, Apt 16A. It took about a month to go from listing to signed contract — which is not bad considering the current market. Even better? I was able to find an all cash buyer who is hoping to close quickly which is … More Closing The Deal on the UWS
Spring is upon us — even though the weather might not have caught up yet. Some of the same tricks I use for staging a new listing can add a feeling of freshness to your home. Spice up your bedroom by changing with new linens, new colors etc. Softer shades and thinner fabrics will give … More Spring Awakening
Here it is: my newest exclusive listing at 545 West End Ave, #16A. This Classic-7 features 4 bedrooms (or 3 bedrooms with a formal dining room), as well as 2.5 baths, cityscape views from four exposures, and high ceilings. Watch my video to take a virtual tour!
I’ve got another hot property coming up on the Upper West Side, so I’ve assembled my squad. Vital to any sale in this market, is the careful balance of design elements and potential buyers’ personal needs. Every buyer is different and staging an apartment with the most broad appeal requires a special skill set. That’s … More UWS Classic 7 Sneak Peek
As 2017 draws to a close, many people are asking me: what’s going on with the Manhattan real estate market? What do you think is going to happen? My answer: the NYC real estate market is still going strong—case in point: I just sealed the deal and received board approval for another fabulous listing at … More Closing the Year By Closing the Deal
I love my new neighborhood! Living in Harlem is awesome, especially exploring all of the wonderful restaurants, shopping and classic, historical architecture in the neighborhood. As longtime readers of my blog know, I recently moved to Harlem with my husband and son. We love exploring all the sights and sounds around us. There’s a great … More My Recent Townhouse Tour of Harlem
After all of the work both physical, and emotional and the expenses, we are not planning to move anytime soon. However, it is heartening to note that our recent real estate purchase has already yielded a 10% increase in the value of our home above the cost of the renovations! Due to our careful planning, … More Personal Dream Home: Part III — Looking Back
You’ve done all of your homework. You’ve painted, made repairs, hung new curtains, did a space clearing, baked cookies, lit candles, and researched all of the comparables. Then you came up with the ideal sales price. Now the question is: how do you achieve that sales price? All the research indicates that by pricing just … More The Price is Right
Summer might be coming to a close, and it might seem like the market is ready to jumpstart itself again, but it’s been a busy time for the Lorna Leibowitz Team! We recently sold two apartments in the same building. The Gramercy Arms at 145 East 15th Street is a full service, pet-friendly building which welcomes … More Mission Accomplished!
Long before yellow cab maps neglected streets above 96th street, and before many buildings in northern Manhattan were even built, a cadre of New Yorkers lined Riverside Drive rooftops and yards in 1925 to follow the sun–and moon. And they succeeded in their efforts! It was cold, and snow was everywhere. But it was a Saturday … More Don’t Get Eclipsed!