WHEN Corcoran agent, Isabel Biderman, and her foreign buyer met Jaswant Lalwani and his foreign seller, it could have spelled disaster.
But constant communication and a little bit of schooling had both sides celebrating a $9.5 million deal
Biderman’s art-loving buyer fell in love with the four bedroom Trump Tower apartment number 61AB the minute he saw it.
“It had all the qualities we had been looking for,ˮ said Biderman, noting her client wanted views and a loft space to hang his art collection.
The 3,000 s/f apartment offers panoramic city and river views from every room and, after a two year gut renovation, was in pristine condition. Dramatic walls sealed the deal.
Lalwani added, “With both foreign buyers and foreign sellers, the complexities of the sale were streamlined by diligently educating my clients about the financial implications of the sale.
“With both parties not present, it was especially important to communicate several times daily to make sure the sale was proceeding smoothly.ˮ
It was a 60 day process that began when Lalwani listed the apartment at $9.85 million.
Upper East Side
460 E79th St. #11F
800 s/f converted two bedroom 1-bath condo with city and River views from every window. Living/dining room has hardwood floors and custom built radiator covers. Renovated open kitchen with granite counter-tops, master bedroom with California closets. Wall of windows, renovated bathroom, full size washer/ dryer. Full service condo with full-time doorman, live-in super, garage, central laundry room, bicycle storage. CC: $844. Asking Price: $899,000. Time on the Market: 110 days. Agents: Paige Nelson, Sotheby’s International; Anisa Saroop, Corcoran Group.
750 Park Ave. #12B
High floor one bedroom Park Avenue apartment with entry foyer, open-plan living room/dining room with dark wood floors. Glass doors lead to balcony that runs the full length of the living room. East-facing master bedroom and updated bathroom. Asking Price: $895,000. CC: $1,999. Days on the market: 83 days. Listing Agents: Peter Schwartz, TOWN Residential; Crystal Fischer, TOWN Residential.
309 E49th St. #2-3A
Two bedroom, 2.5 bath duplex in full-service luxury condominium. Living room and modern, eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite floors. Newly renovated bathrooms. Hardwood floors throughout. Spiral staircase leads to master bedroom with en-suite bath and second bedroom with custom built-ins. Washer/dryer. Building amenities include full-time doorman and concierge service. Asking Price: $1,399,000. CC: $1,682. Days on the Market: 25 weeks. Agents: Anju Tandon, Douglas Elliman; Artak Amiryan, Citi Habitats.
101 Warren St. #1250
1,363 s/f two bedroom, 2.5 bath 12th floor condo. High ceilings, protected views from floor-to-ceiling windows. Open Bulthaup kitchen with stone counter-tops opens into the living area. Each bedroom comes with custom closets and en-suite bathroom. Next door to Whole Foods and across the street from the new Asphalt Green. Amenities include 24-hour doorman/concierge, fitness center with on-site trainer, spa, sun deck, indoor/outdoor play area, screening room, elevated Pine Tree forest, and attended parking garage. CC: $1,262. Asking Price: $2,900,000. Time on the Market: 105 days. Agents: Amanda Sawyer, J. Eric Becker, Chad Maltby, Corcoran Group.
561 Broadway #4A
One bedroom, 1-bath 2,100 s/f co-op in the pre-war Singer Building. Once the studio and showroom of a sculptor, the 47 ft. wide space has floor-to-ceiling windows, French doors and is bordered by a wide Art Nouveau Juliet balcony. The builing has a 24-hr doorman. CC: $3,766. Asking price: $2,398,000. Time on market: 6 days. Agents: Elaine Schweninger, Town Real Estate; Frances Katzen and Nicole Krinick, Douglas Elliman.
2 Northside Piers, 19C
One bedroom, 1-bath condo on the waterfront. Unit has hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows, pass-through kitchen with stainless steel appliances, including dishwasher. Building amenities include a heated indoor pool, fitness center, 24/7 doorman, screening room, children’s playroom, on-site valet and parking garage. Asking Price: $949,000. CC: $529. Days on the Market: 2 weeks. Agents: Ralph Modica, Douglas Elliman; Eugene Litvak, Citi Habitats.
Prospect Park South
34 Crooke Aven. #2B
One bedroom, 1-bath 758 s/f simplex with renovated kitchen, high ceilings, hardwood floors, washer/dryer and marble bath. Building offers 24-hr doormen, storage, laundry, roof deck, gym. CC: $384. Asking price: $450,000. Time on market: 1 week. Agnets: Teresa Stephenson, Platinum Properties; Arvik Group.