Friday, October 27, 2017

Best Testimonial Ever!

This was a very trying situation for many reasons, that I won't go into here. So the fact Jeffrey stuck with us and had this to say about the service he received means more than you could ever imagine!

And for the record this was a deal that was under $700,000. We go the extra mile for every client we work with regardless of price!

"Good Morning:

I already said to Marty and one of my buddies last night, that I’m eager for the first opportunity to refer someone to you because I am so impressed and happy with all that you did.  I think you manage the obstacles that came my/our way with the best possible skill and strategy.  Further, you tolerated and contained my reactions.  That’s a unique accomplishment!   Those  who know me well, know all of the above is quite a compliment. Historically, I have not been a fan of brokers.  You changed that with regard to your group.  But your words capture my experience: “excellent” and I’m sure you noticed I have a BIG mouth and will use it to spread that around.  So, I hope it becomes helpful to you as time unfolds.  All the best.  I am certainly appreciative of Marc O encouraging me to contact you !



Monday, October 16, 2017

Who Needs to Advertise??

We are coming up on our 10 year anniversary, truly hard to believe. In 2007 I started the company to offer discounted rental commissions, I was of the opinion it was a good time to put buying on the back burner for the moment. 

In 2009 I was approached by a former rental client that wanted to purchase and asked what I could offer him. Hence began the journey and the evolution of what is today one of the leading full service companies that offers commission rebates and discounted listing fees. 

What is most beautiful about our approach is it benefits both the listing agent and the seller. Neither has to accept less money, we absorb that through our efficient business model. They benefit with a seamless transaction and a happy buyer that is easy to transact with. The rebate gives the client confidence to bid more aggressively or at least gets them to 'their' number even if the seller can't get their organically. 

So in ten years I have not spent a dollar on advertising (Though I may have experimented with GOOGLE adsense when I started to the tune of $100).  

This is why:

"Dear Keith, Norman and Christian,

I just wanted to send a quick note of thank you to you guys. I really appreciate all of your hard work over the last (many) months, and getting us over line with the closing last week.
It is very exciting for us and there is no way we could have made this happen without you guys. 
If we ever do this again (which we really hope to) we will absolutely be calling you guys first!!!

Thanks again,
Adam & Ginger"

Saturday, October 14, 2017

As a Buyer, Read This Article Carefully...

This is a nice piece on the current market in NYC with support and stats from some pretty reliable sources.

I always read theses pieces and think what goes through a buyers mind when they read these quotes from listing agents?? The gleeful commentary on how they have tried to manipulate reality to get a home with some obvious defects sold. Don't get me wrong, that is their job; but as a buyer do you really believe a listing agent when they say you will be better off dealing with them directly? Lol. Not.

The Most Common Obstacles to a Sale — and What to Do About Them