A good real estate agent will guide a buyer through the purchase process from start to finish, but knowledge is power, and speaking the language will make you a savvier home shopper. And just as coffee ordered “light and sweet” means cream and sugar in New York City, the Big Apple has a dialect of real-estate speak with a few unique twists. Prime your vocabulary with these 10 essential terms.Read More
Last week, news broke on some impactful changes that are going to effect our real estate market – some good, some not so good. I want to first share the news with you and then share what sort of impact it could have on the market.Read More
Even if it feels like winter will never end, 2019 is already barreling along, and several of the year’s trends are beginning to crystallize. We’re seeing people work new texture, line, and scale into their spaces in ways that emphasize comfort just as much as style. In short, comfy is in. These three mood boards show some of the themes of what’s trending…Read More
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Most everyone wants to know what’s going to happen in the real estate market for years to come. First up is what’s 2019 looking like. While I don’t actually have a crystal ball (shocking, I know), here are my 2019 predictions based on what’s happening locally and globally, and most importantly, from our first hand experiences in the marketplace.Read More
In a very spooky HALLOWEEN episode of Guidance by Glazer we were joined by a special guest, Eric Stam from Citizens Bank, one of our preferred mortgage bankers. We discussed the current interest rate environment and its implication on buyers in NYC, a hot topic right now. Tune in to find out where they're at, where they've been and where they're likely heading!Read More
Thinking of buying interstate or overseas? Then we've got you covered. Here's why referrals matter and how you can deepen your search by working with us. Also, we've brought back our favorite pair of baby blues 👓 ---- Tips, tricks, strategies and industry insights to keep you ahead of the curve.Read More
It's time for a recap on Q3, 2018 people! Don't you want to know how many contracts were signed? Why the market has shifted? What the current state of the market is? Or where we're heading in Q4? Of course you do. Which is why you need to tune in and watch Jay break it all down in real terms. No fluff, no nonsense. Just the real deal explained in logical terms. Now that's #GuidancebyGlazer.Read More
“DO NOT FIGHT THE MARKET. WORK WITH THE MARKET.
Know your motivation and accept the ebbs and flows of the real estate market.”
We're dropping knowledge 💣’s this Friday morning in episode 31 of #GuidancebyGlazer: How to determine if it's time to make a price adjustment.
Tune in for the 5 items you need to consider!Read More
Joining us today in EP30 of Guidance by Glazer is my very special guest,
Andrew Luftig, from Chaves Perlowitz Luftig LLP law firm, one of our preferred real estate closing attorneys. Today, we're discussing 1031 exchanges, a tax-deferred strategy many investors use when buying and selling in NYC.
Today we're providing you with a market report for what you can expect in Q3, 2018. We're getting a bit more technical this time and will be covering some key market snapshots to give you a sense of what's happening in your market place right here in NYC.Read More
Selling an off-market home is to real estate as a hole in one is to an amateur golfer: you hear a lot of stories about it happening with others, you want it to happen so badly for yourself, but it seldom does.Read More
Last month I was able to share a few tips on how to get the best possible price and terms as a buyer since we are widely considered to be in a buyer’s market. While this is true there are definitely sellers achieving new price records for their homes, and their buildings.
It’s not new to say that the market has shifted: prices are softening across the board and even ultra-hot markets like Clinton Hill, Brooklyn are starting to slow down. Inventory has ticked up and buyer demand has cooled. What does this mean? Well for one, what it doesn’t mean is that the real estate market is dead or doomed or anything so absolute. It means that everyone will have to be a little more strategic, a little more thoughtful about buying and selling, and work a little bit harder.Read More
No, I am not talking about myself.
Although, if you knew me you might say the same thing! Rather, I am talking about the state of the real estate sales market - It’s a strange world out there. One of the proverbial godfathers of my business, Bob Knakal, said of the market earlier this week, “I am confused. I hope we have more clarity by the end of the year, because I’m no more certain where we’re going than I was at the beginning of the year.” While market conditions can never be boiled down to an exact explanation, here are a few thoughts on why it’s so confusing out there!Read More
If there’s one constant that I’ve observed over the years in upward and downward shifting markets, it’s that there’s a disconnect between listing prices and actual market conditions. In an “up” market, sellers and brokers pay too close attention to the comps, eventually pushing prices up caused by bidding wars. In a down market, sellers and brokers still pay too much attention to comps, relying on data of months and years past, which doesn’t accurately reflect what’s happening today.Read More
From 2011 through 2015, it was smooth sailing for real estate brokers.
Well... at least on the listing side. The market was very strong: prices continued to appreciate, inventory remained low, and as a result, sellers (and their brokers) had it made. But during this frenzied buying period, the preparation a broker must give to a listing in order to optimize the sale when it goes to market (or rather, the broker's attention to detail, if you will) was lost in the heat of the buyer's market. What does this mean, exactly?
Everyone ALWAYS wants to know - what’s happening in the market? The best response I can give is actually a question back: Well, what market are you in? Are you a buyer, a seller, a renter, or a landlord? There are always opportunities in every market, but the answer is different depending on what type of consumer you are.Read More