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Agent - Carol Staab

Manhattan Real Estate Brokers

Welcome to Manhattan. I’m Carol Staab, your guide to one of the most dynamic real estate markets in the world. I’ve called the city home for over 20 years and I know its neighborhoods inside and out, from Morningside Heights to the Lower East Side and points beyond and in between. If you dream of living in Manhattan or you want to expand your investment portfolio in this perennially hot market, I can help you find the perfect property here.

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The Pulse

Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Report – January 16

January 16, 2018 by: Carol Staab
Last week in the luxury $4 million and over market there were only 12 signed contracts compared to the 24 signed contracts the same week in 2017. Top Weekly Sales and Stats Regional Breakdown: East West Midtown Downtown Totals Co-ops 2 1 0 1 4 Condos 0 0 2 4 6 Townhouses 1 0 0 1 2 Totals 3 1 2 5                       12 Weekly Sales Volume Total was $119,035,000 versus $77,885,000 prior week. Average ... READ MORE

Q4 Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Report

January 16, 2018 by: Carol Staab
The fourth quarter Manhattan market saw the lowest number of sales in six years. The total number of sales were down 12%. The average sales price fell below $2 million for the first time in two years. The luxury market was the weakest segment of all. The average sales price dropped 21%. The inventory in the luxury market grew significantly. The absorption rate ( the number of months of luxury inventory on the market rose from 10 months to 17 months. Two reasons for the exceptionally weak four... READ MORE

The Nine Types Of Buyers You Will Find At Open Houses

January 09, 2018 by: Carol Staab
1. The Eternal Renter – These are buyers who have been renting forever and have been looking to buy for an eternity. They go out every Sunday looking for their dream home and never but never pull the trigger to buy. 2. The Voyeurs – These are buyers who indulge in looking at real estate. It is their obsession and they are out every Sunday looking! They gawk at every article in an apartment like they are looking in an art museum. Open houses are one of their favorite past times. 3. The ... READ MORE

Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Report – January 9th

January 09, 2018 by: Carol Staab
Only 12 contracts were signed in the luxury $4 million and over Manhattan market in the first week of January. Was it the Bomb Cyclone storm, frigid weather or post holiday doldrums that caused the continued slow market? We shall see! December and the start of the year are typically slower times in the real estate market. My 4th quarter 2017 video market report will be out next Tuesday. The 4th quarter Manhattan market saw the lowest number of sales since 2011. Top Real Estate Stats and Sale... READ MORE

When Is The Best Time To List Your Home?

January 04, 2018 by: Carol Staab
If you are thinking of listing your Manhattan Home in 2018 you should get started right now in January! Sales volume usually is strongest in the first half of the year. There are several reasons for this! 1. Bonuses are paid out the first quarter. Buyers wait until they receive their bonuses to start shopping. 25% of Manhattan sales are from the financial sector. Wall Street is enjoying record performances and bonuses are expected to be generous. 2. School decisions are made in February or M... READ MORE


"Dear Carol, Many thanks for the successful completion of selling 35D. It was fully punctuated with highs and lows with all the suspense Inbetween. We are grateful that you were able to attract many showings with your marketing strategy . You were able to Skillfully negotiate for us and see it through. We deeply appreciate your emotional support and frequent communication during the process. All the best for everything. Thanks from the bottom of our..."

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"We are delighted to share the excellent experience we had with Carol Staab of Douglas Elliman who recently sold our beautiful condominium at 1049 Fifth Avenue, We could not have been more pleased and would not hesitate to recommend her to be your broker to help you get a prompt sale at the best possible price. In terms of her comportment, Carol is elegant and poised, knowledgeable and strategic. As soon as we engaged her,..."

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"I am glad this episode is over. You have done a superb job thanks to your spirit, enthusiasm and positive attitude..."

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"The service that Carol Staab provides is top drawer The service that Carol Staab provides is top drawer. Carol is a keen negotiator and was able to negotiate the price of our apartment way below the asking price. If you need a New York real estate broker you are in excellent hands with Carol...."

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"We both want to thank you very much for your help and attention. As there is definitely a part of us that wanted the Upper Westside of Manhattan you never know going forward- and it may not be long before we are back in touch. You have been so gracious and diligent and really cared about us...."

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Carol Staab

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

575 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022

Office: 212.891.7205

Mobile: 917.273.7787

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