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DONE DEALS: Home improvement

Ignoring the advice of City Connections agent Laki Igrutinovic nearly cost a seller dearly.

She wanted her two bedroom co-op at 355 Clinton listed as is — and drew just one offer $24,000 under the asking price.

“I advised the seller to renovate the kitchen and properly stage the apartment,” said Igrutinovic. “We took the apartment off

Laki Igrutinovic

the market for six weeks, did the work, then put it back on in the last week of July. “After just two weeks, we received an offer $15,000 over the asking price.”

According to Igrutinovic, the pet friendly Clinton Hill co-op’s apartments represent the best value for your money in all of Brooklyn.

But even offering one of the very rare co-ops where maintenance includes hot water, heat, gas and electric wasnʼt enough to tempt buyers when the apartment looked tired and worn.

After the makeover, Igrutinovic re-listed the unit at $690,000 and it closed at $705,000.



333 E80th St. #3D

Blank canvas, light-filled one bedroom apartment. Open living area with room for relaxing, entertaining and dining. Bedroom with generous closets. Windowed kitchen and windowed bathroom. Asking Price: $539,000. Time on market: 38 days. Agents: GieFaan Kim, Triplemint (pictured; Marlene Crawford Plymouth Management Group

Lenox Hill
575 Park Ave. 409

Oversized one-bedroom apartment in the Beekman full service pre-war building. Entrance gallery, living room, master bedroom, galley kitchen, and large windows, beamed ceilings and herringbone floors. Maintenance includes concierge services, daily maid service, all utilities and private storage. Asking Price: $499,000. Time on market: 584 days. Agents: Allen Brewington, Triplemint; Louise Beit, Sothebys

340 E64 St. #21A

One bedroom, 1-bath at the white glove St.Tropez condominium. South-West exposures with open city views, oversized bedroom, dining area, kitchen with Bosch appliances, washer/dryer and generous closet space. Building features 24-hour doorman, concierge services, gym, children’s playroom, outdoor heated pool, roof deck, garage. Asking price: $1,190,000, Time on market: 229 days. Agents: Sachiko Goodman, Douglas Elliman; Boris Fabrikant & Collin Bond, Triplemint.

430 E57th St. #9C

Renovated pre-war two-bedroom, 2-bath co-op. Home features a large living room with high beamed ceilings, original moldings, hardwood floors and wood-burning fireplace. The gourmet windowed kitchen boasts marble countertops and SubZero, Viking and Miele stainless steel appliances. Master bedroom with en-suite bath and California closets. Located in a McKim, Mead & White-designed white-glove building with fulltime doorman, elevator operator and private courtyard and gym. Asking Price: $1,275,000. CC: $3,150. Days on the Market: 12 weeks. Agents: Margaret Dictenberg, Keller Williams NYC; Medelene Tran, Citi Habitats (pictured).

201 E25th St. #11A

Renovated, oversized one-bedroom, 1-bath co-op. Home features a foyer that opens to a main living room with picture window, gallery-style track lighting and separate dining area. Kitchen complete with granite countertops, porcelain tile flooring and quality cabinetry and appliances. Ceramic tile windowed bath. King-sized bedroom with double exposure. The Peter James full-service, doorman building offers a roof deck, bike room, on-site laundry facilities and parking. CC: $1,644. Days on the Market: 3 weeks. Agents: Dalia Glazer, Keller Williams NYC; Bill Beauchamp, Citi Habitats.

East Village
311 E3rd St. #12

Two bedroom home with low maintenance. Hard wood flooring, over-sized windows in every room and well appointed layout. Master bedroom fits king-sized bed. The second bedroom can accommodate a full sized bed or be used as a home office. Washer dryer permitted with board approval and cats welcome. HDFC co-op with income restrictions. Asking Price: $449,000. CC: $380. Time on the Market: 34 days. Agents: Jill Letts, Corcoran (pictured); Jessica Vertullo, Compass.

Lower East Side
60 Orchard St. #PH

Penthouse condo duplex with private rooftop terrace. Keyed elevator opens directly into the apartment. Floor-to-ceiling windows which can be fully retracted to open air enclosing the living room with a frame-less glass juilet balcony. The kitchen has Liebherr refrigerator, Dacor cook-top/oven and Asko Dishwasher. The master suite is on the second floor and has a large walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom and two separate balconies. The open layout showcases 5-inch wide oak plank floors, built-in gas fireplace, central air, custom California closets, Meile washer/dryer. 7-unit boutique condo building. Asking Price: $2,800,000. CC: $1,069. Time on the market: 160 Days. Agents: Jill Letts, Corcoran; Kelly Waters & Joe Quiros, Compass.

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