The NYC real estate market is heating back up, at least according to the Wall Street Journal. “That is the new face of a more competitive Manhattan residential market in 2017, amid signs that a prolonged slowdown might be drawing to an end.” Here’s what we’ve observed: unlike the weather, the market is beginning to … More Is Manhattan Heating Up?
In Manhattan, the land of Chinese billionaires and Russian oligarchs, when it comes to co-ops, it is the co-op board that rules. My buyers won the bidding war and now it was time to prep them for the all-important co-op board interview! First I sent them my extensive tip sheet which is designed to address all … More It Ain’t Over Til The Co-op Board Sings!
Here’s the scenario: It’s Sunday afternoon and my buyers just saw their dream apartment. Just one small problem. The seller had just accepted an offer. My buyers were bereft. They just had a baby and this was the apartment of their dreams. What to do? Luckily, this being Manhattan and my being a top … More It Ain’t Over Until It’s Signed, Sealed and Delivered!
In this post, I thought we’d take a look at the other side of real estate — buying. I just got board approval for an apartment I sold at the historic 310 Riverside Drive building. Another of the most common questions I get has to do with co-op boards. Imagine this: you’ve looked all over the … More How To Ace Your Board Interview
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
Selling my mom’s apartment was a bittersweet process. A frequent question I get is what to do with deceased’s property. Can we still sell it? What happens to the contract? Is the listing agreement still valid? What if it hasn’t been signed yet? Neil Garfinkel,Esq. a real estate and banking partner at Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, … More What to Do When the Owner Dies
Sometimes it’s not about expanding your budget, changing the wish list, or shifting your search area. Rather, it’s all about having the best broker in town who makes sure you’re ready to hit the ground running…and that you’re first buyer in the door! … More The Early Bird Gets the Deal