Keeping a diary of people, places, and things that I have worked with in the past is invaluable. Being able to apply tools and lessons learned from one client and passing them along to current clients can help make a deal. Case in point: I currently have a listing at 45 Sutton Place South. A … More My Little Black Book…of Inspiration!
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
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
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
Continuing on in my journey for my personal Manhattan dream home, we finally closed on our new apartment over the July 4th weekend. Fortunately, the seller had to deliver the apartment in “broom clean” condition, which was no easy feat considering the previous occupant was a lovely woman who also just happened to be a … More Personal Dream Home: Part II — Design and Demolition
Over the years, I’ve helped many clients find new homes. Sometimes, their new home isn’t necessarily perfect for their needs or is in need of some TLC or personalization. I have had the opportunity to witness many partial or full transformations for multiple clients, often helping them along the way. Now, it’s my turn! I … More My Own Personal Manhattan Dream Home — Part I: The Quest to Closing
My clients purchased 1199 Park Avenue, #15C about one year ago intending to do a few updates. Lo and behold, when I caught up with them last month, they were putting the finishing touches on one of the most spectacular renovations that I’ve ever seen. While I consider myself to have excellent vision, I almost … More Post-Purchase Paradise: From Drab to Dreamy
Creative buyers working with the right real estate professionals can turn a good space into the perfect space for their needs. What’s a family of four to do with a unit that’s only roughly 1,000 sf, but with a large balcony spanning the entire width of the apartment? The answer: bring the outdoors in! Apartment 8C at 233 … More Post-Purchase Paradise: Thinking “Outside” the Box
You may have heard the saying that we eat with our eyes first! This also holds true for real estate. There’s no substitute for a first impression. Buyers should instantly be able to picture this space as their home. When done well, an investment in home staging often leads to quicker sales, bidding wars and … More All the World’s a Stage