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Done Deals: Asked and Answered

A year of searching finally paid off for Engel & Voelkers agent Dolly Hertz when she stuck to her guns on an asking price.

Dolly Hertz

Her LA buyers secured a pied-a-terre at 77 Bleecker Street with a $695,000 all-cash offer after low-balling on dozens of other units.

Hertz explained, “My buyers had seen about 50 units all over Manhattan — 10 in this building alone. Over the course of the year, they asked me to present offers on numerous units, always substantially below asking price, against my advice. They lost every bid, yet persisted in feeling that their strategy would get them a steal.”

When unit #918 hit the market at $695,000, Hertz said, “I suggested they act immediately and offer over asking price. I knew they wouldn’t take my advice, which they didn’t, but they did offer full ask – thankfully in cash, which was the convincer.”

Priced to sell, the renovated 500 s/f top floor apartment has an open view over the building courtyard, two skylights a wood-burning fireplace and exposed original beams,

Shirley Hackel and Michael Smith at Compass repped the seller.


Upper West Side

Manju Jasty

1389 W82nd St. #7B

One bedroom, 1-bath corner co-op apartment in pet friendly building. Living room with pace for dining area, eat-in kitchen and foyer. The bedroom has open views. Parquet floors, renovated bathroom. The elevator building has a well-appointed roof deck and part-time doorman. Bike room, laundry and live-in super. Asking Price: $750,000. Days on the Market: 89. Agents: William Bolls & Manju Jasty, Corcoran .

360 CP West, #9G

Studio apartment overlooking a landmarked church and offering side views of Central Park. The kitchen has Calacatta marble counters and backsplashes and Miele appliances. The master bathroom has floor-to-ceiling marble slab walls. Bathroom outfitted with custom cabinetry and Waterworks fixtures. Building has a bike room, laundry and live-in super. Asking price: $795,000. Days on Market: 13. CC: $546. Agents: Alan Shaker & Jeffrey Stockwell, Stribling; Kristina Ojdanic & Greg Kammerer; Corcoran Group.

Midtown East
200 E58th St. #12A

Carolina Germain

One-bedroom condo with three exposures (north, east and south). Oversized windows and new hardwood floors throughout. Living room allows for separate dining area or can be converted to second bedroom. Windowed walk-in kitchen with breakfast bar, marble counters, glass subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. The Blair House is a full-service building with a full-time doorman and landscaped roof deck. Asking Price: $999,000. CC: $973. Days on the Market: 5 weeks. Agents: Norman Brannon, The Burkhardt Group; Carolina Germain, Citi Habitats.

117 E57th St. #34AB

3,100 s/f apartment configured as three bedroom, 5-bath but convertible to four bed. 270-degree views, 60 ft. wide living room and 24 ft. wide master bedroom with his and hers en-suite bathrooms and walk-in closet. Open layout maximizes views. Walk-through kitchen, walk-in laundry room, private office. Lutron solar and blackout shades. The Galleria has a 24-hour doorman and concierge, live-in super on-site parking. Lobby houses contemporary art installation by Sheila Hicks and there is a 54th floor Sky Terrace, triplex spa and fitness center. Asking price: $5,350,000. CC: $4,839. Time on Market: 449 days. Agents: Jim Andre, Core Group Marketing; Mohit Sethi, R New York.

140 W22nd St. #5D

Thomas Nichols

908 s/f home in full-service boutique condo converted in 2008. South facing unit with 10 ft. beamed ceilings, walnut plank flooring, 8 ft. solid core doors, stainless steel and chrome hardware by Newform, and additional luxury features throughout. Open kitchen with Bosch stacked washer and dryer. Master suite with walk-in closet Building offers bike storage, 24-hour doorman and concierge, full-time resident manager, common roof deck. Asking price: $1,480,000. CC: $849. Time on Market: 49 days. Agent: Justin Tuinstra, Douglas Elliman; Thomas McNichols, R New York.

Greenwich Village
23 E10th #1103

One bedroom, 1-bath pre-war co-op apartment with renovated kitchen and bathroom. Deep closets, 9.6 ft. ceilings, hardwood floors and a separate windowed dining area. High-floor views of Greenwich Village. The Albert is a full service building with 24-hour door staff, a resident manager, full time handyman, porters, bike storage and landscaped roofdeck. Asking Price: $999,000. CC: $1,455. Days on Market: 117 Days. Agents: Dennis Feldman, Corcoran Group; Ugo Russino and Mary Dunne, Warburg Realty.


Fort Greene
135 Ashland Place, #4C

One-bedroom, 1-bath co-op with separate dining area and wall-to-wall windows. Parquet floors and generous storage space, including foyer walk-in. King-sized bedroom with dual exposures. Located in the Kingsview complex, a gated, green community of five buildings located one subway stop from Manhattan. Building amenities include indoor/outdoor parking, playground and residents’ bike storage. Asking Price: $530,000. CC: $742. Days on the Market: 9 weeks. Agents: Andrew Mapp, Corcoran; Jack DiBlasi, Citi Habitats.

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