DESPITE having plenty of competition within the Upper East Side building where they were marketing a two-bedroom, 2-bath condo, Allison Chiaramonte, Tania Isacoff Friedland and Victoria G. Hersh of Warburg ultimately closed the $3,195,000 deal by focusing on differentiating their listing.
“We were on the market during the same period of time as six other two-bedroom units in the building, which was an unusually high number and were asking the highest price for our unit,” said Chiaramonte of #1703 at Manhattan House.
“We were asking $3.195 million while other two bedrooms were asking as low as the mid $2 million range.”
After 81 days on the market, the duo found a buyer who was attracted to the building’s new amenities such as the children’s playroom, valet service and garage, spa a and rooftop lounge.
The apartment itself was also a draw as it’s just one of a handful of condos on the property with that particular layout.
“While they had their pick of two bedrooms and were initially caught up in the price per square foot of the available and recently sold two-bedrooms in the building, they ultimately paid more to secure A1703 because we helped them understand the true value it offers, including its corner positioning in the A-tower, the larger open kitchen, oversized master suite with additional closet space, split bedroom layout, open south and west exposures and larger sized terrace,” Isacoff Friedland said.
159 East 30th Street, #5B
East facing, one-bedroom or flex two-bedroom apartment located in the Bentley Condominium in Kips Bay. Large foyer with deep closet, open style kitchen with stainless steel appliances and white countertops. The bedroom has a closet and the bathroom is renovated. The building, on the corner of Third Avenue, has on-site property management. CC: $844. Last asking price: $750,000. Time on market: 12 weeks. Listing agents: Gabriella Oros and Lidiya Oros, City Connections Realty, Inc. Selling Agent: Mark Becker, Elegran.
10 Park Avenue, #14B
Renovated co-op studio. Kitchen features stainless steel appliances such as a Viking Stove, Bosch Dishwasher, Sub Zero refrigerator; and Caesarstone counter tops. Murphy bed with special lighting and tiled bathroom with Toto toilet and shower doors. Country French hardwood floors.
This co-op building has recently enhanced the lobby, renovated the hallways and upgraded the electrical system. Amenities include roof terrace, 24 hour doorman/concierge, live-in super, laundry room, and bike room. CC: $1,110.96. Asking price: $595,000. Time on market: Four weeks. Listing and selling agent: Cheryl Greenberg, City Connections Realty, Inc.
440 West 23rd Street,
Renovated parlor-floor, two-bedroom, 2-bath duplex co-op with 12.6 ft. ceilings, two wood-burning fireplaces with antique stone mantels and private, south-facing terrace off the master bedroom. Kitchen outfitted with new appliances. Washer/dryer, central A.C., custom molding and woodwork throughout. Located in Fitzroy townhouses one block from High Line. Asking price: $2,795,000. CC: $2,762. Days on the market: six weeks. Listing Agent: Michael Johnson, Corcoran. Buyer’s agent: David Palmieri, Citi Habitats.
233 West 21st Street, 4C
Renovated pre-war one-bedroom, 1-bath co-op on tree-lined block. Hardwood floors and open kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, track lighting and breakfast bar. Windowed bath with new fixtures, granite floors and subway tile. Building amenities include a landscaped common roof deck, bike storage, and a central laundry room. Asking price: $625,000. CC: $914. Days on the market: 14 weeks. Listing Agent: Jimmi Circosta, Citi Habitats. Buyer’s Agent: Timothy Drucker, Douglas Elliman.
333 West 57th Street, 5H
One-bedroom, 1-bath cond-op. Corner south-facing unit with garden views through bay windows in both the sunken living room and the bedroom. Windowed galley kitchen with dishwasher. Beamed ceilings and original parquet herringbone floors throughout. Located at The Westmore, a two-building complex that surrounds landscaped gardens. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman and concierge, fitness center, and landscaped roof decks with grill. Asking price: $895,000. CC: $1,814 per month. Days on the market: 4 weeks. Listing agent: Royce Cara Berler, Citi Habitats . Buyer’s Agent: Xiaoyu Zhang, Whitewave Real Estate.