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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

The Pulse! The Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Market Comes Roaring Back!

March 19, 2019 by: Carol Staab
  The luxury Manhattan real estate market came roaring back with 27 signed contracts last week, making 3 out of the last 4 weeks above the benchmark range. Let’s hope the one week prior dip to 15 was just an outlier! Condos outsold co-ops 23 to 3. 1 townhouse was sold. Half of the apartments sold were new developments. Downtown led the market with 12 contracts. The average discount from asking price was 5% and the average number of days on the market was 555. The Manhattan Resale Mark... READ MORE

VIDEO – Buying a Pied-A-Terre: What You Need to Know!

March 14, 2019 by: Carol Staab
  Second homes, referred to as pied-a-terres are quite common in Manhattan. One just sold for $238M at 220 Central Park South. Many pied-a-terres are located in midtown; however they can be on the east side or west side. They are also popular downtown in areas such as the West Village and Tribeca. Location is key to the pied-a-terre buyer; however, size matters too. The trend these days tend to be smaller apartments $2M and less. Two bedrooms are most common because the second bedroom ca... READ MORE

The Pulse: The Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Market Slides Back Down, While Resales Increase!

March 12, 2019 by: Carol Staab
After three weeks of over 20 signed contracts, the Manhattan luxury market slid down to 15 last week. Condos outsold co-ops 10 to 5, while no townhouses sold. Looking at the numbers by neighborhood, downtown led with 7 contracts. The average days on market were 576, while the average discount from the asking price was 13%. What did the resale market look like? There were 4,377 active listings up .2% from last month and up 16.8% year-over-year. There were 1,840 pending sales, which is up 11.5%... READ MORE

The Pulse Report! The Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Market Continues its Upswing

March 05, 2019 by: Carol Staab
The $4M+ Manhattan luxury real estate market continues to show an upswing, with 22 signed contracts last week. It is the 3rd straight week we've seen numbers above the usual benchmark of 20 signed contracts. Does this mean the spell is broken? While we're still in what's considered a Buyers' Market, sellers are becoming more realistic with their pricing in this market. The average discount from asking price went to 12% last week, up from 11% the week prior. Remember, pricing is both an art and a... READ MORE

What’s Negotiable in The Current Real Estate Market

February 27, 2019 by: Carol Staab
If you are thinking of buying a new apartment in Manhattan here's how you can get the best deal in this current market that is favoring buyers. The Price - This is your most obvious opportunity. Many properties are about 10% overpriced; however, some sellers that price just right for the market. You need to do your homework. You can be more aggressive when buying a new development because you're dealing with a professional seller instead of an owner of a resale apartment. Properties that are ... READ MORE


"It is my absolute pleasure to recommend Carol Staab an associate broker at Douglas Elliman who marketed my apartment 1049 Fifth Avenue #11C. My apartment was on the market with a previous real estate firm for over 300 days and failed to sell. Carol designed a very aggressive custom marketing plan that included top photography, beautiful staging and a compelling property video that really showed buyers the lifestyle my apartment had to offer. Carol also..."

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"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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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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