Sept. 2, 2021

016 Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: The Seasonality of Listing

Winter, spring, summer, and fall. All you have to do is call and agents will be there to list your home! That’s what James Taylor said, right? Ok, maybe not but there is a best time to list and it’s …

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Aug. 26, 2021

015 Show Me The Money! Cash vs. Financed Offers

Have you ever had a few million bucks just itching to leave your pocket? Maybe when you did you thought hey I’ll go to NYC and buy an apartment and get a huge discount? Think again. We all know "cash …

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Aug. 19, 2021

014 Picking a Neighborhood: Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Organic supermarkets, Broadway, restaurants that everyone knows vs hip bodegas, experimental art, and newer cafes. Everyone wants to live there vs some people who don’t even know where it is. Living off the 1,2,3 vs the K, G, or Q …

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Aug. 12, 2021

013 Should I Rent or Sell? What Makes the Most Dollars and Sense

Your boss pulls you into their office and says you have the opportunity of a lifetime but you need to move to London. The market in NYC is suddenly very hot and you consider is this a time to cash …

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Aug. 5, 2021

012 Real Estate Attorneys...We Beg of You...Don’t Use Your Uncle!

Attorneys. We hate them. We love them. However, we need them. They can be costly, but being cheap can be very expensive. Here in New York when a real estate transaction happens it involves attorneys on both sides of the …

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July 29, 2021

011 Think Before You Bid: Low Ball Offers Part 2

You’ve just made an offer. You’re very excited about getting a response back and hopefully getting it accepted. However, the offer is quite low, also known as a low ball offer. We had so much to say about submitting an …

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July 22, 2021

010 Think Before You Bid: Low Ball Offers Part 1

You’ve been searching for your dream home. You walk into a place that is perfect. The list price is high but you had stated this was within your budget. You tell your broker you are ready to make an offer …

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July 15, 2021

009 Pets in Buildings: You and Fido

Imagine the being you love most in the world not being able to live with them or even worse having them ruin your chances of getting your apartment! We are not talking about a crazy partner or an eccentric roommate, …

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July 8, 2021

008 Renovating...Not for the Faint of Heart!

You have found the home of your dreams. Think high beamed ceilings, stunning views and it’s flooded with sunlight. However, there’s carpet everywhere and mirrored walls in every corner. Also the red walls in the bedroom have to go. It …

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July 1, 2021

007 The Walkthrough - Walk This Way!

Today we are discussing the walk-through. What it is and what to look out for. So it’s the day of or the day before your closing, you’ve been approved and you’re ready to own that home but we still have …

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June 24, 2021

006 Like Dating, Choosing an Agent is All About The Chemistry

Your space is too small and you need more room. Maybe you decide you’re ready to downsize or there’s a great job opportunity across the world. These are all good reasons to move. So it’s time to sell your home …

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June 17, 2021

005 The Great Debate: Co-ops vs Condos

You have a chunk of money and you have decided to own a home in NYC. Typically you have 2 choices. Co-ops and condos. What are the differences between a co-op and a condo and what should you consider as …

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June 10, 2021

004 When to Sell: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Is your space getting a bit cramped? Are you expecting a new baby? Have all the kids moved out and you find yourself with too much space? Are you permanently working from home and you realize you want a proper …

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June 4, 2021

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. …

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June 3, 2021

02 Bidding Wars, We Hate Them But They Are Happening!

In a hot market, or just even if a property is priced well, many buyers will be attracted to the same listing. This causes the ever-dreaded, stress-inducing, frenzied situation known as the bidding war! Buyers hate them, sellers love them …

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June 2, 2021

01 Who Are the Real Estate Broads of New York?

Denise Bongiovanni and Sharon Held are Licensed Associate Real Estate Brokers working in New York City. They have a combined experience of 30-plus years and millions of dollars worth of transactions. They've also been friends for years. One day while...

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May 25, 2021

The Real Estate Broads of New York - Trailer

If you are currently active in the NYC real estate market, want to be, or just love real estate...grab a coffee and come have some fun with The Real Estate Broads of New York with Denise Bongiovanni and Sharon Held. …

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