Buyers are warming up to new technology — just ask Gerald Magpily.
The Nest Seekers agent helped a retired investor buy a midtown condo via video link.
With the aim of generating additional income, the client was looking for a mid-priced unit with low carrying costs.
“He had seen at least 50 apartments; typically, three or four a day in person with me and he was usually exhausted by the end of all the showings,” said Magpily.
When a one-bedroom at 333 East 45th Street hit the market at $780,000, the client happened to be in Los Angeles, so Magpily connected with him using an app called Google Duo.
“This was the first time either of us had used the app” said Magpily. “The client loved the fact that he was in warm Los Angeles while it was a cold 20 degrees in New York during the time of the showing.”
Tsuruko Shirakawa and Sus Tokunaga of Furumoto Realty represented the seller in the deal, which closed at $750,000.
“This was the first time I attempted a sales showing through a live video call — I would certainly do it again,” said Magpily.
301 W110th St. #15H
Two bedroom, 1.5-bath at Towers on the Park. Entry foyer, renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Caesarstone counter tops and custom cabinets. Living/dining room with views of Central Park. Bedrooms have same open views. Both bathrooms are renovated. Ample closets and hardwood floors throughout. Building offers 24-hour doorman, garage, garden, bike room and laundry. CC: $527. Days on Market: 31 days. Agents: Kristina Ojdanic & Greg Kammerer, Corcoran.
1420 York Ave. #3H
Studio condo. Main living area featuring double window and hardwood floors. Separate kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, including built-in microwave. Ceramic tile bath with glass enclosed tub/shower. Building with landscaped roof deck and live-in super. Asking Price: $485,000. CC: $481. Days on the Market: 5 weeks. Agents: Steven Kalachman, Steven Kalachman Real Estate; Shannon Aalai and Jahma Levi, Citi Habitats.
Upper West Side
498 West End Ave #6C
Three bedroom, 2-bath 1,695 s/f in new development. Great room and open kitchen with oversize island with wine fridge. White oak floors in kitchen, living room and dining area. Master bed with en-suite bath and walk-in closet. High ceilings, solid core interior doors with polished nickel hardware. Washer, dryer and central AC. Pet friendly building with live-in super, fitness room, playroom, laundry, secured storage, bicycle storage. Asking Price $3,195,000. CC: $1,385. Time on Market: 87 Days. Agents: Carla Briscoe, Rutenberg NYC; Louis Phillips Forbes, Halstead.
Upper East Side
201 E77th St. #11E
One bedroom, 1-bath co-op. 22 ft. long living room with picture window, parquet floors, designated dining area and built-in office nook. Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a ceramic tile backsplash. Four closets and thru-wall A/C. Crown molding throughout. Building amenities include a newly-renovated lobby and roof deck, laundry room, bike storage and live-in super. Asking Price: $595,000. CC: $1,336. Days on the Market: 5 weeks. Agents: Sandra Gansberg, Douglas Elliman; David Balk, Citi Habitats (pictured).
10 Park Ave. #6KL
Gut renovated two bedroom, 2-bath with chef’s kitchen, pantry, sunken living room with double exposure. Master bedroom with en suite bath, built-ins and walk-in. Second bed set up as home office. Pre-war details include solid oak floors, restored casement windows, beamed ceiling. Through-wall air in the living area and bedrooms. CC: $2,772.12. Asking Price: $1,695,000. Time on Market: 9 Weeks. Agent: Cheryl Greenberg, City Connections Realty; Cynthia Dillon, Keller Williams.
244 W4th St. #3D
Pre-war one bedroom, 1-bath with 10 ft. ceilings and wood-burning fireplace. Good closet space, old world charm. Located on the 3rd floor of a five-story, pet friendly co-op with live-in super, and unlimited subletting policy after two years of ownership. CC: $869. Asking price: $775,000. Time on Market: 9.5 Weeks. Agents: Nicole Orphanos, Douglas Elliman; Tama Robertson, City Connections Realty (pictured).
75 Eldert St.
Three-family townhouse a short walk to the J, M, Z trains. Recently renovated to feature brand new appliances and floors and a finished cellar. Building is 20 by 65 ft. and sits on 20 by 100 ft. lot. Top two units are currently rented. Owner duplex unit is vacant. All utilities are separate, including central heating and cooling system. Tenants pay their own utilities. Asking Price $1,799,000. Time on Market: 56 Days. Agents: Rosy Klein, Rutenberg NYC; Dani Ohayon, Tomer Shmuel, Massada Home Sales Inc.
2112 36th Street
Two-family brick townhouse featuring two, two-bedroom apartments with eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, living room and full bath. There is a two-car detached garage and front patio. Property sits on a 28 by 100 ft lot and has a new boiler and water heater. Asking price: $1,595,000. Time on Market: 91 Days. Agent: Luis Prawl, Level Group.