Welcome back to Part 4 of Purchasing an Apartment in New York City. The goal of this series is to help home buyers formulate a sound game plan to successfully purchase an apartment in NYC. In this installment, I will focus on the first of three major milestones in the purchase process – an Accepted […]
For the last two years I have used my blog as a way to educate my readers on various facets of New York City Real Estate. However, today I use it for a much more personal purpose. At the end of this month, I will be leaving Cooper & Cooper Real Estate to pursue the next big step in my life and career. Before I address where I am going and what I plan to do, I think it is appropriate to address where I’ve come from and what I have done.
On a daily basis, I come into contact with clients who simply accept the notion that it is okay for a real estate professional to dodge the question, “What is your broker’s fee?” If you have ever used a broker in NYC, you have likely gotten this two word response; “It depends.” So, how do you outsmart the broker who dodges the question regarding fee?
Every once in a while we need to poke a little fun at ourselves and our industry. This is especially true in stressful world of New York City real estate. Agents often act as Copywriter, Editor, and Designer for their own advertisements, resulting in extremely creative descriptions and interesting new “buzz words” or “catch phrases” […]
If April 1st is the day to tell a tall tale or play a crafty joke on someone you love, than April 2nd should be a day of truth and transparency don’t you think! So here we go… On a daily basis, I come into contact with clients who simply accept the notion that it […]
Welcome back to Part 3 of Purchasing An Apartment In New York City. The goal of this series is to help NYC home buyers formulate a sound game plan in an effort to maximize the possibility of “winning” an apartment. A critical component of any successful game plan is creativity and “out of the box” […]
Normally, I try to keep my blog light and positive, and stick to giving helpful real estate advice. That said, I feel the need to comment on a recent blog post I read on Brick Underground last week. The article, An ex-rental agent spills the truth behind broker’s fees, is a must-read – for all […]
I want to thank each and every one you for taking the time to read my blog and seek my advice. It means the world to me when I get a call or email from someone who has read my blog and needs my help. My hope is to give you the guidance you need […]
The following is the conclusion to Purchasing An Apartment In New York City, Part 2: Understanding Your Opponent posted on November 26th, 2014… In every deal, both the buyer and seller assume some risk. In a Buyers’ Market, the risk tends to be shouldered by the seller who must do anything and everything to attract […]
If you haven’t read Part 1 of Purchasing An Apartment In New York City, I recommend doing so. In Part 1, I addressed Preparation. Understanding the market, financial requirements to purchase (from both a down payment and debt-to-income perspective), as well as your strengths and weaknesses as a buyer are essential to “winning” an apartment […]