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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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7 Tips for Selling Your Home in a Buyer Centric Market

July 19, 2018 by: Carol Staab
Price your apartment to compete with comparable properties. If you don't you will get few showings and no offers. Don't hire a broker who lies to you about the price just to get your listing. This just hurts your chances! Your home must show well online with top level staging , the best photography and a compelling video. You must develop patience because there will be fewer showings. Th marketing needs to be aggressive , creative and reach a widest pool of buyers. Be negotiabl... READ MORE

Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Q2 2018 Report

July 17, 2018 by: Carol Staab
The second quarter 2018 Manhattan market real estate report revealed data that strongly supports that we are in a buyer centric market this year. It was the lowest number of sales in the second quarter in nine years. The number of transactions fell 17% from the same quarter last year. In addition inventory rose 12% to its highest level since 2012. The new development share of the market of luxury sales fell to half of all the luxury sales. The resale market saw a slight increase in the med... READ MORE

Do You Wan To Buy Your Apartment In An LLC ? Here Is What You Need To Know!

July 13, 2018 by: Carol Staab
There are some good reasons for wanting to buy your apartment under an LLC. The reasons are privacy, asset protection and a safeguard against liability claim. If you are buying in a condo then the process is pretty simple. Unless there is some rule in the by-laws against LLC's which is unlikely you can just go ahead and buy in an LLC. If you are buying in a co-op then you need to find out about a buildings policy prior to moving forward. There used to be a section of the Internal Revenue Code... READ MORE

Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Report – July 10

July 10, 2018 by: Carol Staab
The Luxury $4M and over Manhattan real estate market continues to enjoy its 23 week run of 20 or more signed contracts . 20 Contracts were signed last week even in spite of the long July 4th holiday. The Westside really surprised us with 8 signed contracts and tied with downtown who usually comes in first. Condos outnumbered co-ops 13 to 5. The average discount was 5% down from the 7% the prior week. The number of days on the market were also down to 269. Typically they are averaging over 300. ... READ MORE

Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Report – July 3

July 02, 2018 by: Carol Staab
The luxury $4M and over market is continuing its 20 plus signed contracts per week run since January. Condos outsold co-ops 13 to 4. Last week we had 22 luxury contracts signed in Manhattan. Downtown with 11 signed contracts took almost half of the market share. The Eastside came in second with 8 contracts. The average days on market were 390. The average discount remained the same as the week prior at 7%. Behind the Numbers Behind the numbers- In spite of the slower pace and increased inven... 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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