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Anne Mitchell, Both Buyer and Seller in ny, ny 10022

i need a good realtor to sell my apartment in new york city, any advice?

Asked by Anne Mitchell, ny, ny 10022 Tue Mar 4, 2008

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1.) Ask them to provide a written guarantee of their marketing plan.
2.) Make sure they're going to do more than have open houses and ads in the paper.
3.) Make sure they put your apt in front of as many buyers as possible - local, national and international (have a STRONG internet presence).
4.) Make sure your communication is with them directly and not an assistant.
5.) Make sure they treat you with respect.

You're likely going to pay your broker 3% to sell your home. Make sure they earn that commission. Need more advice? Feel free to contact me privately.
4 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 4, 2008
Hi Anne,

I hope you sold your apartment by now since you asked this question and it was answered four years ago.

Mitchell Hall
2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 23, 2012
Mitchell Hall, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
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Alison, with all due respect the questioner is asking for a REALTOR® to sell her apartment in Manhattan not in another state.

Only MANAR members are REALTORS® in Manhattan. DG Neary is a member of MANAR therefore your listings can go in the Manhattan MLS.

Technically you are a REALTOR in Manhattan through your broker of record in Manhattan not through your license in another state.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 11, 2008
Mitchell Hall, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
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The best way in my opinion is to ask a freind or a relative who they used. Your doorman is a great resource and may have the inside track on a great agent. Who knows, you may even have an agent who lives in your building and is a specialist in your building.
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2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 4, 2008
Use someone you can find readily on the web. There are a number of places including Trulia to research the kind of Realtor you want to work with. This is a relationship so you definitely want to like who you are dealing with and make sure they are competent.
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2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 4, 2008
do not go to century 21, fillmore, and those big companies, crooks, play all the dirty tricks in the book and do not care as long as they get a sale. smaller guy much better. those guys are so arrogant.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 23, 2012
It's amazing that a question posted more then 4 years ago is still getting answers and agents trying to sell this apartment. Kind of like a puppy jumping in their water dish. Some agents are so excited by a potential lead for a listing they don't bother to look at the dates of the original responses. This question also already had a "Best" answer from Aileen which was quite good.
Don
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 17, 2012
Hi Anne!

In addition to many of the other fantastic suggestions below, I agree with Alison's suggestion of interviewing agents that have a track record of selling in your building or neighborhood [Turtle Bay]. These agents generally have a deeper understanding of the building, it's financials and it's policies. This intimate building knowledge is quite valuable.

Good Luck!

Rudy
Social Media Guru at Trulia
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 11, 2008
Mitchell, you are right to point out to the questioner the worth of a trade association -- its members adhere to minimal ethical standards, among other things -- but it's not technically true that only MANAR members are REALTORS.

I'm not a MANAR member but I'm an NAR member, and therefore a REALTOR, through my license in another state.

Ali
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 11, 2008
I would recommend Aileen. She received the Best Answer nod from you. She is a consummate professional. She works and lives on the east side of Manhattan and is a REALTOR®. Only members of Manhattan Association of REALTORS® and members of MLS Manhattan that adhere to the code of ethics can be called REALTORS®. Most real estate agents in Manhattan are not REALTORS®. You will be in great hands with Aileen. Good Luck!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 10, 2008
Mitchell Hall, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
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1) interview three realtors and ask them what your apartment will sell for. The one who quotes you the lowest price is probably the most honest.

2) discuss upfront what can go wrong. I wrote an article about this in the November issue of Money magazine -- my main point was you need to explore all scenarios, positive and negative, at the beginning. What will you do if your apartment doesn't get foot traffic after three weeks? If it goes into contract and falls out again?

3) You may want a realtor who is experienced in selling your specific building -- if you want to email me at ali [at] dgneary [dot] com with your address, I will tell you who has experience there specifically.

good luck!

ali
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Alison Rogers
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Insider Real Estate Tips with a Twist of Humor: http://tinyurl.com/2ag28z
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 5, 2008
2008 ...five years ago...I hope you have sold your place!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 9, 2013
Generally when the weather is warmer there are buyers. Colder weather, buyers dont like to get out and see apartments. Summer and early fall tends to be warm. Better to market it now and sell it asap. I can take pictures and put up ads. I can work on an exclusive basis or non-exclusive basis. Exclusives is 5% (negotiable) and for nonexclusive I do 3% if I bring a qualified buyer.

Non-exclusive agreement, I put up ads and I represent the buyer and show them many apartments not just your apartment, if they like your apartment and bring funds at closing, I get paid by you 3% buyer's broker commission.

Let me know selling real estate is my passion.


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DOM PASCUAL, J.D., ESQ.
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Demsker Realty
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 23, 2012
Generally when the weather is warmer there are buyers. Colder weather, buyers dont like to get out and see apartments. Summer and early fall tends to be warm. Better to market it now and sell it asap. I can take pictures and put up ads. I can work on an exclusive basis or non-exclusive basis. Exclusives is 5% (negotiable) and for nonexclusive I do 3% if I bring a qualified buyer.

Non-exclusive agreement, I put up ads and I represent the buyer and show them many apartments not just your apartment, if they like your apartment and bring funds at closing, I get paid by you 3% buyer's broker commission.

Let me know selling real estate is my passion.


--
Thank you!

DOM PASCUAL, J.D., ESQ.
ASSOCIATE REAL ESTATE BROKER
Demsker Realty
"Your Experts in NYC Luxury Apartments & Lofts"
304 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
Cell: (631) 741-2764
E-mail: dompascual@gmail.com
Join my social network: http://cityamicus.com
Company Website: http://demskerrealty.com/
Blog: http://dompascual.wordpress.com/
Listings: http://dompascual.postlets.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/dompascualesq
Facebook Profiles: Dom Pascual; Manhattan Broker

** All information contained herein does not constitute any warranties, offer or commitment or obligation of any sort and/or kind whatsoever and is subject to change, error, omission and/or withdrawal without prior notice. **
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 23, 2012
Interview several brokers. They will all come to you with a presentation and tell you comps in the neighborhood. Each broker will sell themselves. You need to hire someone you are comfortable with and you feel with be truthful. It's not about the brokerage name its really about the broker. Who you ultimately feel will work hardest for you.
I would love the chance to speak with you directly. Please feel free to email me.
Michele Portnof
Senior Vice President
Associate Broker
Charles Rutenberg Realty
mportnof@crrnyc.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 15, 2012
please email me at regis@nestseekers.com , i would love to see your property for sale!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 15, 2012
Dear Anne

I’m Regis Roumila AND I DO HAVE A QUALIFIED BUYER

I would love to see you apt for sale ,

Please let me know when it's a good time

I'm looking forward hearing from you,


Best Regards,


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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 12, 2012
I have been doing this for years and can easily get you the most exposure. My company is a giant in the industry here, part of a mega umbrella of over four MASSIVE agencies. Once I have the address of the building, I can send you comparables as well as history of the building.
Give a native New Yorker the exclusive and let's get your home sold for the best possible price you can get!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 18, 2008
Absolutely only use a MANAR member (only we are REALTORs and therefore subscribe to the highest code of ethics) and absolutely use a company that is not just a local NYC company but one that is local, national and international. Also use one that is part of the largest relocation network. Then in that company, find an extremely hardworking agent with great negotiating an problem-solving skills. Oh, that's me and my company. Let's talk!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 14, 2008
Give me a call at (718) 698-2179 at Prosperity Real Estate Group, I can help you answer any questions you may have, this is not commitment to come with us. YOu can come and inquire about this even if you are already working with someone. Buying a properity is a constitutional right, and we are here to make sure you are not provided with erroneous information. We welcome this questions because it allows us to do research for you and ourselves which we can share with others.

My Name is Caesar Galindo Office manager, and Law Student at CUNY Law School.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 13, 2008
Just to add to what's been said before. Since co-op sales are more complex and require extensive documentation, it is essential that any agent you chose has experience selling co-ops. In addition, agents who have sold in the building are likely (but not always) to know the particular rules and procedures of your particular co-op. Also, you might want to get an opinion from the managing agent as to recommendations. If I can be of any help, call me at 646-714-2720. I am an attorney and coincidentally had a client buy at Turtle Bay.
Good luck Anne.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 12, 2008
Call me. 212-772-8510 x217
Elese Reid, Vice President
Edward Lee Cave, Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 10, 2008
I love Alison Rogers' book "Diary of a Real Estate Rookie," and enjoy reading her articles in Inman News. I agree with everyone here so far and also am encouraging you to take your time to find an agent you can trust to look out for your best interests. What a person wants and what a person needs is not always necessarily what they wind up with. You are looking for someone who is realistic about the market trends, yet creative enough in their marketing approach to effectively expose your home to enough searchers so the right buyer will find it and possibly make you an offer.

To aid you in your home buying or selling process, our website offers a wealth of information, so please feel free to visit our Resource Center at http://www.TannStarr.com and select the REMAX icon to check out the Buyers and Seller section tabs.

In today's real estate market, you need to work with a company you can trust that has professionals you can rely on. Whether you are buying or selling your primary residence, a second home, or relocating to a new neighborhood, RE/MAX People Realty can help make your homeownership dreams come true.

P.S. So can all of the other R.E. agents on Trulia.com taking the time out to answer your question. Take your time, explore all of our websites, email or call, which ever feels comfortable for you. It is an important decision that shouldn't be rushed. This is your home we are talking about. Your new home may depend upon the proceeds from your old home. Everyone wants the most bang for their buck. Wishing you the best with your sale. Enjoy your day. Regards, C.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 8, 2008
Anne, Jacky Teplitzky is a top agent working out of Prudential Douglas Elliman's 575 Madison Avenue
office. She's a coop/condo expert specializing in Eastside area properties. Her telephone # is (212) 891-7263. I've added a link to her webpage. You'll be in great hands. Good luck. Gerry
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 4, 2008
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