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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! In Prime Selling Season, The Manhattan Luxury Market Takes a Hit

April 16, 2019 by: Carol Staab
After five weeks of numbers above the benchmark, the Manhattan luxury market's winning streak broke last week, with only 17 contracts signed. These numbers are a big disappointment as it's the prime selling season! Sales included just 3 new development condos. The five townhouses that were sold are all located on the Upper East side, in the 70s & 80s between Lexington Street and Park Avenue, averaging under $10M. Broken down by neighborhood, the Eastside led with nine contracts followed by d... READ MORE

The Pulse! With the Right Pricing, Manhattan Luxury Real Estate is Seeing Above Average Numbers

April 09, 2019 by: Carol Staab
The luxury Manhattan real estate market is seeing an above average number of signed contracts since mid-February, with 27 contracts signed last week. We also saw the highest number of co-op sales since last May. How did the numbers shape up with condos vs. coops? Condos outsold co-ops 14 to 11. Downtown led with 11 contracts followed by the Eastside with 10 contracts. The average number of days on the market were 454 and the average listing discount was 5%. In the overall resale market, there... READ MORE

The Pulse! The Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Market Sees 5 Weeks of Strong Numbers!

April 02, 2019 by: Carol Staab
The Manhattan Luxury $4M & over real estate market saw five weeks of over 20 contracts. Twenty-one contracts were signed last week. Condos outsold co-ops 15 to 2. Four townhouses were sold. Downtown led the market with 12 contracts. The east side followed with 5. The average asking price in this quarter was the highest since 2005. The average number of days on the market in the first quarter were the highest number tracked - 516. The luxury market saw 19% fewer contracts in the first quarter... READ MORE

How to Understand Listing Broker Jargon

March 28, 2019 by: Carol Staab
Do you have difficulty trying to understand property descriptions? You are not alone! Here are 18 tips to help you decipher “broker jargon”! 1. “Bring your architect” means total renovation. 2.Bring your toothbrush - means that the home is in move in condition. 3. Partial river view or peek of the park mean that the view is just a sliver. 4. Updated baths could mean anything from classic design to gold sinks & swan faucets 5. Cozy, could mean small & dark. 6. Charming - p... READ MORE

The Pulse Market Report: The Manhattan Luxury Marketing is on a Roll!

March 26, 2019 by: Carol Staab
The luxury Manhattan real estate market is on a roll! For the past 4 out of 5 weeks contract numbers have been above the benchmark of 20, with 27 contracts signed last week. Condos outsold co-ops 15 to 10 and there were 2 Townhouses in contract. Not surprisingly, Downtown led the market with 11 contracts followed by the Eastside with 6. While this is all excellent news, the quarter will mark the 3rd year in a row that signed contracts have declined in the first quarter. This quarter is seeing... 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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