What, with looming commission caps, rising online brokerage and the tech squeeze, it can be a dogs life for agents out there.
But the shoe was on the other foot for one potential buyer when they put in an offer for a classic Brownstone Brooklyn apartment.
Joan Goldberg at Brown Harris Stevens had a rush of offers when she listed the renovated two-bedroom with its own private roof deck at 312 Hicks Avenue in Brooklyn Heights (pictured top) at $1.125 million.
“The sellers were willing to price sensibly and we had a large response with multiple bids immediately,” said Goldberg.
The best offer came from a dog owner but, when the co-op reversed itself on allowing a dog, it was back to square one. However, that roof deck proved to be a big attraction. “We were showing in brutally cold weather, yet people insisted upon spending time on the roof,” said Goldberg. “When the buyer walked in, I knew she loved the space. Sometimes I can tell who the best buyer might be. She was a winner.”
Joel Moss of Warburg Realty brought in the buyer, who closed at $1,203,820 in a deal with just a 36 day life cycle.
345 W145th St. #12A2
560 s/f one bedroom, 1-bath co-op with views of historic City College of New York. Turnkey unit on the 12th floor. New wide plank wood flooring, gut renovated windowed bathroom with subway tiling and modern vanity. Renovated kitchen with granite counter tops, subway tiling backsplash, and new white appliances. Full service building with 24-hour doorman, laundry, bike room, storage, live-in super and parking garage. Asking price: $440,000. CC: $791. Time on market: 151 days. Agents: Arielle Carraha, Triplemint; Alex Tseng, Jet RE.
Upper East Side
119 E84th St. #4D
One bedroom, 1-bath co-op in boutique pre-war building off Park Avenue. Formal entry foyer, square living room, windowed eat-in kitchen. High beamed ceilings, picture frame moldings, windowed bathroom and hardwood floors. Washer/dryer hookup. Pet friendly building with part-time doorman, live-in super, bicycle storage and laundry room. Asking Price: $595,000. CC: $1,370. Days on Market: 21 days. Agents: Allison Chiaramonte and Tania Friedland, Warburg Realty; Susan Raanan, Brown Harris Stevens.
Upper East Side
305 E72nd St. #7F
Renovated one bedroom with new floors and renovated kitchen. Full-service building with 24-hour doorman, live-in super, on-site gym and laundry room, bike and storage rooms. Landscaped roof deck garden. Roof has solar panels and a rainwater retention system. Pet friendly co-op pied-a-terre friendly. Asking price: $620,00. CC: $1,411.24. Time on market: 167 days. Agents: William Bolls, Edwin Jiminez, Corcoran; Tedy Ma, Halstead.
311 E38th St. #11C
Alcove studio condo with private balcony overlooking the East River. Hardwood floors throughout and a separate galley kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and cabinet space. Marble tile bath with soaking tub. The Whitney luxury full-service building with 24-hour doorman, concierge, live-in super, gym, bike room, additional storage area and laundry room on every floor. Asking Price: $695,000 CC: $574. Days on the Market: 13 weeks. Agents: Louis Liu, RE/MAX Real Estate Group; Grace Nguyen, Citi Habitats .
11 Fifth Ave. #6R
One bedroom, 1-bath apartment. Livingroom with oversized windows that overlook a row of pre-war red brick townhouses. Separate dining alcove can be converted into a nursery, second bedroom or den. Large master bedroom. Washer dryer hookup. The Brevoortis is a post-war co-op with a full-time doorman and concierge, gym, circular driveway, common garden, backup generator and parking right in the building. Asking Price: $1,325,000. CC: $2,083. Days on Market: 34 Days. Agents: Tania Friedland & Allison Chiaramonte, Warburg Realty; Ellen Klein, Compass.
195 Willoughby Ave. #1710
Top floor, renovated one bedroom co-op. Open kitchen with bar seating, new plank floors, contemporary fixtures and spa-like finishes in the bathroom. One of the tallest buildings in the area with lots of sky and LIC skyline views. Located across the street from Pratt near the G train. Asking price: $499,000. CC: $786.15. Time on market: 92 days. Agents: William Bolls, Corcoran; Nathan Holland, MNS Real Estate.
42 Tiffany Pl. #3B
Two-bedroom, 2-bath condo on a historic cobblestone street. Living/dining room with hardwood floors and eight windows with three exposures. Modern kitchen with Bosch stainless steel stove and dishwasher. King-sized master bedroom with private balcony. In-unit washer/dryer. Located in warehouse conversion that offers low monthly common charges and a tax abatement until June 2021. Asking Price: $1,350,000. CC: $519. Days on the Market: 4 weeks. Agents: Anthony Robles, Douglas Elliman; Kilby & Marizete Browne, Citi Habitats.