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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

How To Interpret Online Real Estate Listings – Pay Attention To The Wording. Especially What Is Left Out!

April 20, 2018 by: Carol Staab
In the online real estate listing description brokers and their buyers can expect to see a lot of superlatives being used. Not every home is the best and most beautiful and has top-of-the line appliances, top quality finishes and gorgeous views. Buried in the description is a lot of info that can give you clues about what to expect from a property besides the size and number of bedrooms and bathrooms that could save you time and be helpful in negotiations. While photos and property videos ... READ MORE

Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Report – April 18

April 18, 2018 by: Carol Staab
Since I focused on the Q1 report in last week's Pulse, this week I'm breaking down how the last two weeks performed. The Manhattan $4 millon and over luxury market continues in its 11th straight week of having 20 plus signed contracts. Last week there were 25 signed contracts. Condos outpaced co-ops 14 to 9. Downtown led the market with 12 signed contracts. The discount rate fell to 5% from the prior week. The average days on market were 380 The first week of April saw 29 signed contracts.... READ MORE

Tips To Getting Your Low-ball Offer Accepted In Today’s Manhattan Real Estate Market

April 13, 2018 by: Carol Staab
The first quarter 2018 Manhattan market saw a 24.6% drop in the number of sales due to the new tax laws and the rise in mortgage rates. Buyers and sellers are in a period of “price discovery”, adjusting their interpretation of real market value causing the pace of the market to slow. The market has transitioned towards buyers. That said buyers who don’t take advantage of this great opportunity will be regret it a couple years down the road. Strategies for Getting a Deal Done 1. Do you... READ MORE

Q1 Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Report

April 10, 2018 by: Carol Staab
Let's take a look at how Q1 of 2018 performed in the Manhattan Luxury Real Estate market. With the total number of sales at 2,180 the first quarter fell 24.6% compared to the same time last year where we saw 2,892 sales in Q1. In terms of pricing, the average sales price was down 8.1%, $1,933,198 versus $2,104,3,50 in 2017. We also saw that the average absorption rate(the number of months it would take to sell the inventory) rose 37.7%. This means that it took an average of 8.4 months for inv... READ MORE

Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Report – April 3

April 03, 2018 by: Carol Staab
The Manhattan $4 millon and over luxury market continued to show its strength for the ninth consecutive week. The storms, the roller coaster stock market nor the holidays had an impact on slowing the luxury market down! There were 26 signed contracts last week. The co-op market which tends to be slower saw 9 signed contracts, the best week in many months. Condos outpaced co-ops 17 to 9. Downtown was back in the lead again with 11 contracts followed by 8 by the Westside . The average number of da... 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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