Why using a Buyers Agent is the Smart Financial Decision

For as long as we have been selling real estate, a small subsection of the buyer’s pool (currently around 10%) believes that working without a buyers agent representing you is an advantage. It’s not. Here’s why: Have Someone Looking Out for Your Financial Best Interests: If you deal directly with the listing agent and are […]

Need to Sell Before You Buy? Not Anymore…

We have solved one of the greatest pain points for buyers looking to move on from their current home and purchase a new one.  New Job? New family member arriving soon and you need more space? Is your child changing schools? Divorce?  Fell in love with a unique home that you need to secure before […]

Manhattan is on Sale Right Now. It’s a Sale Like I Haven’t Seen in 10 Years.

How Does Three Years Paid Common Charges and a 10% Discount Sound?  I toured a lovely family around town this week to look at purchasing a two-bedroom pied a terre.  We toured 10 properties in two days. What struck me most about my experience this week was how enthusiastic sellers brokers were about making a […]

Don’t Buy the Apartment Next Door

Thinking about purchasing the apartment next door to you?… think again. Combining apartments does two things: First, it creates higher than normal maintenance or common charges. With two units you are now paying for overlapping building services and expenses. From the doorman, building staff, repairs, and even that roof deck you never use. When you […]

Compass Sports and Entertainment New York

Compass Sports and Entertainment Real Estate Division has selected the Columbia Vitolo Team to join their select team of vetted agents with experience working with sports and entertainment clients in the purchase or sale of real estate.  Luxury tech-driven real estate platform Compass has an international sports and entertainment division. Compass Sports & Entertainment Division […]

Case Study: Seller Uses Compass Concierge to Squeeze More Value From Their Loft

Marketing luxury real estate has changed. As has the role of your real estate broker. Our modern marketing approach starts even before a property is listed.  We provide not only the strategy necessary to maximize the value of their property but the liquidity needed to make the process simple and stress-free. We now have a […]

Negotiation Overview: Buyers and the Sale of Your Home

You listed your home for sale, and now you have an offer on it. Things now have gotten real. What should you do next? Counter any reasonable or even unreasonable offer, it is the first step to getting to the buyers bottom line. Negotiating with the buyer and their agent or broker is perhaps the […]

What’s the Difference Between Mortgage Prequalification and Preapproval

What’s The Difference Between Mortgage Prequalification And Preapproval? If you are considering a home purchase, you may have come across the terms “Mortgage Pre-Qualification” or “Mortgage Pre-Approval.” The terms sometimes appear to be used interchangeably, though they are distinctly different processes with different implications for your home search. So what’s the difference between mortgage pre-qualification […]

A Good Real Estate Attorney is Worth their Weight in Gold

Sellers should ask their broker for a real estate attorney referral. Get the names of the broker’s two favorite attorneys. They will likely refer you to someone great, that will get the deal done. Trust us, the broker wants the deal to close as much as you do. Whatever you do, don’t retain one because […]

Do I need a buyers agent when purchasing in NYC?

Having a Great Buyer’s Agent Is Better Than StreetEasy Going it alone? Think StreetEasy is all you need? Let me tell you why you are at a disadvantage by not working with a buyer’s agent in your home search. Firstly, have you seen the inventory lately? There are 46 two-bedrooms on the market in Tribeca […]

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