New York City is one of the most diverse and competitive real estate markets in the world, and we understand that making the decision to buy a home here can be a particularly overwhelming experience. From mastering the difference between condos and co-ops, to planning for closing costs, to approaching the board approval process, there’s a lot to learn.
That’s why we’ve created this buyer’s guide to set you on the right course to owning a New York City home of your own.
This is your home we’re talking about. Where many of your best memories will be made. Where you will take refuge after an exhausting day of work. Where you will entertain your friends and (gulp) your in-laws. Where your children will learn and prepare for college. You deserve an experience that honors the momentousness of the occasion.
It’s not all about what you can afford. It’s also about the lifestyle you want, the space you need, the style of architecture you love, and most importantly, it’s about your long-term goals.
Before we ever show you a home, we take the time to get to know you and develop an understanding of your housing/investment wants and needs. Whether you are looking for a family home in a great school zone, building an investment portfolio, or searching for your dream home, you can count on us to help you identify your objective and tailor your home search to meet your specific needs.
With your goals in mind, we will take you on a tour of different NCY homes to help you evaluate where you want to live (check out our neighborhood guides), or if you already have an idea of which area best suits your needs, we begin to find homes that meet your search criteria.
Most searches begin with looking at homes online, and we communicate with you daily about new listings that come available within your search parameters so that you don’t miss out on “the one.” It’s a collaborative process, and based on your feedback, we refine your search as we go.
As we view properties together, you will find some homes you like and some you don’t. We listen intently to your reactions so that we can continue to modify your search to meet your needs, even tapping into our network to find homes that are not publicly marketed.
Throughout the process we also provide candid advice about future resale value, the cost to rehab or renovate a property, and we help you evaluate the home’s condition with your future ownership in mind. We can move quickly to find you a home or you can take all the time you need; the schedule is up to you.
We are relentless in getting you the best possible result using seasoned negotiation tactics and a deep understanding of various neighborhood conditions. And in a competitive market, we share our tried-and-true methods for making your offer as attractive as possible so that sellers choose you over other interested buyers.
In the end, we find solutions to meet your needs without unnecessarily fanning the flames of conflict or creating drama.