How to Win in a Competitive Market
APRIL 11, 2017 WRITTEN BY
A little over a year ago, I posted my thoughts on the impending buying season of 2016. Last year was a rather interesting year, at least for me. Buyers became more selective in their choices and desires. Sellers, for the most part, stood firm in their pricing. The ultra high-end of the market saw major price adjustments and had sluggish ...
2016 Agent Awards!
DECEMBER 13, 2016 WRITTEN BY
2016 was a monumental year for LG Fairmont. Thanks to everyone in the LG Fairmont family for their amazing contributions to our continued success. We recently held a celebration to honor some of our top performing agents for 2016 and would like to take a moment to congratulate them again for their hard work. Here are LG Fairmont’s ...
What You Need to Know about Renting an Apartment in NYC
NOVEMBER 16, 2016 WRITTEN BY
The biggest shock to most NYC newcomers is that they have to pay a broker (me!) to find them a rental, which is not the case in most major cities. In NYC, there are hundreds of landlords and management companies. Apartment listings are often not advertised to the general public and are only in listing databases accessible to licensed ...
Looking to Move?
AUGUST 29, 2016 WRITTEN BY
Summer is coming to a close. Soon school will be back in session and your regular routine will start again. You wanted to wait until summer ended so as not to disrupt your family’s vacation time. Now you are thinking about moving to a bigger space. Where to begin? The summer months are normally the slow period in real estate. Parents ...
Borough-by-Borough: When’s the best time to list your property for sale?
APRIL 8, 2016 WRITTEN BY
Spring has finally sprung and in the New York real estate world and that means it is apartment shopping time! If you are thinking of selling your apartment or townhouse this year, when you list your home can greatly affect the number of days it sits on the market and most importantly, the final sale price. According to the StreetEasy, ...
Our Top-Five Reasons for Co-op Board Rejections…
NOVEMBER 9, 2015 WRITTEN BY
Our Top-Five Reasons for Co-op Board Rejections… Tips for Avoiding Them We’re in a new era, where social media accounts are examined as part of the co-op board-approval process, pet evaluations are common place, and some co-ops have even asked to interview applicants’ children. Co-op boards can sometimes even ask ...
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Raised in a family of successful real estate agents on Long Island, Neil Zaken was born to rule the industry. While attending college at the University at Buffalo, he decided to spend his summers learning the ropes in a New York City real estate office. After graduation, he decided to permanently immerse himself in real estate, and began working for a midtown firm....