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 […]

Case Study: Estate Sale Used Compass Concierge to Maximize Value of Property

Seller Case Study #2 (Compass Concierge)  Problem: Estate consisting of three adult children beneficiaries have hired us to sell their late mother’s artist loft in Soho. The Estate does not have the liquidity necessary to pay for the repairs in order to get the most value out of the sale.  The loft has not been […]

Case Study: Seller believes their unique loft is worth more than the comparable sales

Seller Case Study: Coming Soon Problem: Seller believes their unique artists loft is worth more than the comparable sales. This is a common seller pain point.  A seller came to us frustrated after meeting with 2 different realtors to sell a classic Tribeca loft. After those meetings, the seller felt that none of them truly […]