Aug. 4, 2022

64 With Mortgage Rates On The Move What Should You Do?

What goes up must come down and that includes just about everything including the real estate market. In NYC and all across the US we just experienced a very hectic and crazy seller’s market, but eventually, that ends and when …

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July 28, 2022

63 Problems in Paradise & What To Do

Imagine this after going through one of the most insane markets as of late you are finally in your dream home here. NYC ownership has become a reality and you’re now looking at furniture, artwork, and how to best set …

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July 21, 2022

62 Relocating to NYC: How To Get Over The Sticker Shock

You’ve watched it on TV and seen it in the movies. You have dreamed your whole life of it. Then one day that dream is going to become a reality - you’re moving to NYC! Maybe your job is moving …

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July 14, 2022

61 Selling at a Loss

There is nothing like living in NYC but there is really nothing like owning in NYC! We love watching people buy and sell here dropping in and out of their lives as they buy bigger or smaller apartments as life …

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July 7, 2022

60 Making an Offer in a Changing Market

The market is hot! Buyers are in bidding wars and losing out on properties. Sellers are pricing very high and it’s still going over ask. Everyone is stressed and it feels nuts, but then all of a sudden everything changes. …

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June 30, 2022

59 Staging an Apartment: Is It Worth The Cost?

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Well, that rings true for your home. While most sellers don’t want to spend the money on staging if they’ve already moved out or are selling the …

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June 23, 2022

58 Bidding on a Dawg: Is It Overpriced or Just A Bad Apartment?

You are searching to buy a property. There is nothing on the market to buy and then suddenly you come across an apartment online. You can’t believe your eyes as the apartment is in a great location. However, then you …

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June 16, 2022

57 Pricing Low vs High: The Great Debate

The time has come when you decide you’re going to put your property on the market and move on. Maybe you just got engaged or maybe you’re retiring and moving somewhere warm, but either way, you decide you want to …

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June 9, 2022

56 Loose Lips Sink Deals

Deals can be tricky, they can be frustrating but every now and then they can be incredibly easy, friendly, and fun. However, sometimes they can be a little bit too friendly for our taste. If you are a buyer or …

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June 2, 2022

55 Why The Right Attorney is So Important!

Often a thing of beauty happens here in NY. A buyer finds an apartment and a seller decides to sell it to them. The price is good for both sides and an agreement is reached quickly. As a broker, we …

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May 26, 2022

54 Estate Sales: Are They Different?

You’re searching online for properties and you find something online pretty attractively priced. What’s the catch? Ah, it’s an estate sale. Often when working with buyers on estate sales there are some extra points to consider. Are there any...

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May 19, 2022

53 Should I Buy The Apartment I'm Renting?

You’ve been renting an apartment for a long time and now you have the opportunity to purchase it. You’ve been test driving the apartment for all these months so you think you know the apartment, but do you? This happens …

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May 12, 2022

52 One Year Anniversary Show: Our Best Advice for Buyers and Sellers

Time flies when you’re having fun. It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since starting the podcast. We have grown our audience, and we are not sure if that is due to the two of us or …

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May 5, 2022

51 Seller Financing: What Is It and How Does It Work?

You’ve listed an investment property and a buyer asks about creative financing. You make tons of money but you really don’t qualify for a mortgage with a bank because you don’t show everything you make. You want to get creative …

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April 28, 2022

50 Sponsor Apartments: Pros and Cons

You’re searching for an apartment and you continue to see this every now in the description and it says “sponsor apartment, no board approval”. It seems too good to be true but you wonder what is a sponsor apartment, do …

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April 21, 2022

49 It's A Hot Market, But Are You Sure You Want To Sell

It’s a hot market and there’s low inventory. You get a flyer every day in the mail from multiple brokers asking if you want to sell and that there are buyers lining up for your place. You will probably make …

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April 14, 2022

48 Should I Hire My Broker Friend to Sell My Home?

You own a gorgeous loft downtown in NYC and decide it’s time to cash out. You have put everything into this property and figure this will be your big payday when selling. Now it’s time to pick a broker. There’s …

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April 7, 2022

47 99 Problems at The Walkthrough - Do I Still Close?

Imagine this…it’s the day before or the day of the closing and you are so excited! Finally the day is here. You meet your broker at your almost new home for the walk through. To your horror you find a …

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March 31, 2022

46 Decisions! Decisions! How To Choose The Right Offer

It’s a seller’s dream. You list your apartment, your home is flooded with buyers and your broker tells you that there are multiple offers coming in. You go to a bidding war and your broker then tells you there are …

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March 24, 2022

45 Two Contracts, One Sale: How Kosher is This?

Imagine this… you are the buyer, you fall in love with an apartment, make a bid, have it accepted but then you experience something called the slow down as the contract doesn’t go out quickly and the other side is …

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March 17, 2022

44 I Can Do This. How Hard Can It Be? Why You Need a Seller's Broker

The market is hot so why would I pay someone when the apartment will sell itself. I know the property better than anyone. I’ve bought and sold my homes in other states so how hard can this be in NY? …

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March 10, 2022

43 Do I Really Need a Buyer's Broker?

“I like to do things my own way so I don’t need a broker. I have bought and sold 5 houses so I can do it on my own. I know how to negotiate. I will get a better deal …

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March 3, 2022

42 Bidding on a Hot Property

Right now we are in a seller’s market in NYC. However, even in a seller’s market, there are some properties that are hotter than others. In speaking with each other daily Sharon and I have been discussing strategies on how …

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Feb. 24, 2022

41 How Much Should I Renovate My Apartment Before I List?

Imagine this…funky light switches, red walls, mosaic tiling in the pattern of flowers, oversized chandeliers, granite floors…these are some of the design choices we have seen in apartments. The question then becomes should I keep them before I...

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