It is important for your unit to have as much exposure as possible. Open Houses, and advertising are key. Showing it as often as possible....it is difficult to say yes to each and every appointment however you never know when the right buyer will appear.... more
If you are offering compensation to a real estate professional that finds you a house you should market that compensation directly. If you are not, the commission is paid by the seller and the brokers fiduciary responsibility would be to the seller. I come across a number of properties subject to the NYC Tax Lien process in my due course of business. Give me exact parameters of what you are looking for and I will let you know what is available.... more
Jessica has given you the best advice here. Because this is a co-op, the seller is going to have to move once you get approved by the board, and all paperwork has been filed properly. The management company generally does not charge for the financials, so it should not be a problem for your attorney to obtain them, even though the seller's agent is not doing their job. When they take the listing, they should get this information from the seller, who gets a copy of these every year. If this co-op need an Attorney General's Disclosure ammendment, they should have a copy of that as well. I will admit however, many sellers just toss this information when they get it.
Are you taking out a mortgage to buy this property? There may be information that is required by the lender pertaining to the co-op that the managing agent will charge you for anyway, such as having a quetionnaire completed.
What is the name of the co-op corporation that you are buying in? Some of the agents who post here might be familiar with it, and can give you some advice.... more