Jan. 19, 2023

88 In NYC, If You Snooze You Lose When Making Real Estate Decisions

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions. Some people are very decisive. Black and white. I love it. I hate it. They know what they want. Others, well, can’t decide if their life depended on it. Well, what if their housing depended on it? …

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Jan. 12, 2023

87 A Foreign Buyer in a Foreign Land of Real Estate

Imagine this. You come to NYC maybe 7 or 8 times a year due to work, and you start loving it here. Or maybe during college, you spent some time here, and even though you don’t live here now, you …

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Jan. 5, 2023

86 Even In Real Estate, It's Important To Always Be Prepared

Happy New Year! We can’t believe it’s another year. Time flies, as you know, and before we know it, we will be in the Spring market. We thought it would be a good time to talk about getting your home …

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Dec. 29, 2022

85 'Tis The Season To Welcome Guests, But Wait Your Building Won't Al…

Imagine this…you live in NYC. You love living here (obviously), so much so that you shout it from the rooftops metaphorically. But then sometimes all of this love causes your friends/family/acquaintances to give you the good news that they are...

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Dec. 22, 2022

84 Ho! Ho! Holy Tips!

‘Tis the season to be jolly and also plentiful with cash. Sharon and I always advise and answer questions from our buyers, sellers, and tenants about all sorts of questions regarding real estate. One question always comes up regarding tips …

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Dec. 15, 2022

83 Stop The Property Search Insanity! What Am I Doing?

Imagine this…you’ve decided you want to buy an apartment and are ready to pull the trigger. Your broker searches for you and comes up with many fantastic options. You excitedly go from one property to the next, and each one …

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Dec. 8, 2022

82 Buying Property With Friends, Do You Really Want To Do This?

Today we want you to think back. Think back to the good old days of college when you were living with your friends and how much fun you had. The world was your oyster. Now fast forward that to today, …

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Dec. 1, 2022

81 Price Drops Like Weight Loss Get You To Your Goal

Imagine this… you have been studying the market during the best market for sellers anyone has ever seen in the history of the world. At least, that’s your interpretation due to all the prices you see in terms of closings …

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Nov. 23, 2022

80 Be Thankful For Your Broker

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I hope there are things we are all grateful for. One thing we hope you are grateful for is your broker. This might seem rather gratuitous, but as two hard-working brokers, we think that when you …

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Nov. 17, 2022

79 Investment Properties, Should I or Shouldn't I My Broker Knows For…

NYC is an amazing town. We think it’s the best and there is no place else we would rather live. Many people choose to live here as their primary residence. Some buy as a second home here, and then some …

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Nov. 10, 2022

78 Should I Stay or Should I Close

The date has been set, and you have been revolving everything around it. Your movers, packing, and your life. The closing is finally here and ready to go. But there is a problem. The toilet exploded at the walkthrough, the …

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Nov. 3, 2022

77 Compromises...They Are Not Only For Relationships

There are so many shows about real estate out there, and I have to be honest, I don’t watch any of them. A long time ago, before I was in real estate, I watched a few, and I remember two …

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Oct. 27, 2022

76 Boo! Open House Horror Stories

We have all walked through a haunted house at some point in life, but what about while trying to sell a house or an apartment in NYC? Open houses have always been an excellent way for a seller's agent to …

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Oct. 20, 2022

75 When You Feel A Property Has Been Misrepresented

Have you ever bought something on Amazon, read the reviews, and then realized this wasn’t what you thought it would be when you received it? Well, so have I. Well, imagine buying an apartment, spending months getting a mortgage and …

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Oct. 13, 2022

74 When The Board Wants Money In Escrow

You have gone through the process of searching and finding a co-op you love. You have handed in the dreaded board package and have interviewed with the board. The only thing left to do is close, but not so fast …

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Oct. 6, 2022

73 Selling an Apartment With A Difficult Tenant

Imagine this…you’re a broker in NYC, and you get a call. It’s a client you’ve known for a few years, and you love them. They are lovely and have decided to sell the stunning loft you helped them purchase a …

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Sept. 29, 2022

72 Board Packages: Why They Are So Important As A Buyer

Whenever I tell people that buying in NYC is different than anywhere else, I can literally hear them rolling their eyes. I get it, New Yorkers; we think we’re special. Ha! But whenever I tell people that buying is different …

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Sept. 22, 2022

71 Should I List With A New Brokerage?

You had your property on the market for 6 months and it was shown often but no offers. You really liked your broker or maybe you’re not sure if you liked your broker because they didn’t sell your property. You …

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Sept. 15, 2022

070 My Life is Complicated Job Wise Should I Buy Right Now?

There is nothing like buying a new home. Whether it’s new development or a resale and it’s new to you sometimes change can be just what you need for a fresh start. But what happens when change is happening in …

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Sept. 8, 2022

69 It Ain't Over Til It's Over & Closed!

You decided to list your property because you’ve already moved out and it's now ready to hit the market. Things are going great and there are many inquiries about it. You are lucky enough to get an offer on it …

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Sept. 1, 2022

68 Bye Bye Buyer: What To Do When Deals Fall Through

You’ve been looking at properties for the last six months and now you have found the ideal home. You are so excited as you receive an accepted offer and you’re already figuring out what to get rid of and what …

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Aug. 25, 2022

67 The Board Interview: Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

The Broads needed a break so we are re-releasing an oldie but a goodie about what a board interview entails. We will be back next week with new content and more great information. New York City is a unique place …

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Aug. 18, 2022

66 Buying Renovated vs Un-renovated: What Makes More Sense

There are many choices to make when buying. You want to consider location, size, a building with amenities vs one without and renovations. Thinking about if you want to renovate or not is a big decision as it will determine …

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Aug. 11, 2022

65 Developments in New Development

We all know change is inevitable and we would say that change is not always a bad thing. Right now no matter where you live change in the real estate market is happening and the one thing that has always …

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