Summer is supposed to be slow, but that is not what I am experiencing in my business right now. Currently. I have two listings in-contract after just a few weeks on the market! This summer is proving to be a busy time with lots of deals happening, in spite (or maybe because) of lots of … More My Take on Manhattan Markets
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
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
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!
Every time I pass this special condo building located just east of Park Avenue at 135 East 79th Street, I am stunned by its singular beauty. Built in 2012 by the Brodsky Organization and designed by William Sofield, it is the quintessential Upper East Side modern dream made painstakingly with old world craftsmanship. The building sits on the site of the Hunter School of Social … More Modern Dreaming on the UES