Category Archives: Market Insight

Pros and Cons of Residential Off-Market Properties

There seems to be an increasing trend both locally and across the country of attempting to sell residential properties quietly and without any advertising, media exposure or MLS/listings feed. These non-traditional off-market properties are frequently a topic of debate amongst … Continue reading

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It Passed: New Tax Laws and Potential Impact on NYC Real Estate

Last week I discussed the potential impact of what was then the “proposed tax plan” on our local NYC real estate market. Today the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” has passed both Houses and will be signed into law as … Continue reading

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Proposed Tax Plan and Potential Impact on NYC Real Estate

I’m not generally one to discuss hypotheticals, but seeing how so many customers and agents are deeply concerned about the potential impact of the $1.5 trillion in proposed tax cuts, here are my thoughts. First of all, in my 25 … Continue reading

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Manhattan Market Microscope

In an effort to make sense of current New York City real estate market conditions, I chose to take a deeper dive into data from the last 60 days. I we examine a representation of all of the properties that … Continue reading

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When Should I Engage a Real Estate Agent? Seller’s Edition

A few weeks back I discussed why it is never too early to engage a buyer’s agent to assist with the purchase of real estate. Now let’s explore the right time to engage a real estate agent when selling a … Continue reading

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Social Media and Doing Right by Our Clients

This past September I decided to take a break from social media, specifically Facebook. While I missed the pictures of my sister’s kids, the posts from my nephews, in-laws, my mom and many of my friends, I did not miss … Continue reading

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Outdated Sales Tactics Remain the Norm

I wrote this piece nearly 8 years ago for my blog and unfortunately, not much has changed: PRICED TO SELL…MOTIVATED SELLER…NOW THE PRICE IS RIGHT…OWNER SAYS SELL You can probably guess where I’m going with this before you even finish … Continue reading

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Seller Beware–Your Exclusive Agreement May Not Be Expiring When You Think

With nearly 30,000 licensed real estate agents in New York City and only about 12,000 transaction per year, it is no surprise that some less than savory agents turn to desperate measures to ensure that they make a few dollars. … Continue reading

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History Repeats in Manhattan Real Estate

Once upon a time, I suggested that a client strongly consider a purchase at 15 Central Park West. That client barked at me that she “would NEVER pay $2,000/sf for an apartment in Manhattan! That is just absurd!” Since then, … Continue reading

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Why I Live in New York City

My wife makes me! That is all. No, seriously, my wife was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and made it clear to me that she wouldn’t likely ever have the desire to leave Manhattan. I … Continue reading

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