003 The Board Interview - Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

003 The Board Interview - Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

New York City is a unique place to buy real estate. Most of the housing stock are co-ops that require a buyer as the last step in the sales process to be interviewed by your neighbors known as the board. Hence, the dreaded "board interview" where...


New York City is a unique place to buy real estate. Most of the housing stock are co-ops that require a buyer as the last step in the sales process to be interviewed by your neighbors known as the board. Hence, the dreaded "board interview" where buyers often have to grovel, donate their firstborn, or don an outfit that does not involve yoga pants. You may have heard horror stories about this. Well, we are here to tell you, they are all true. You’ve gotten this far with one more hurdle to go. Do you make it to the finish line? 

We’re talking about what to expect when you go before a co-op board for the interview in order to purchase the home of your dreams. Some questions are mundane, others can be off-putting. We’ll prepare you for the unexpected and make sure you nail that interview.

A few things to remember is that you will need to be prepared for anything, dress casual is best, don't ask any crazy questions, and get ready to be your most boring self who will happily answer questions with the end goal in mind. The goal being to get that approval from the board so that the next step is to close!

These are the tips and tricks you can learn when you're working with a great agent who is going to get you through the process.

If you have any other questions about the board interview or anything else please reach out to us at www.therealestatebroadsofnewyork.com

or email us at deniseandsharon@compass.com.

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