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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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Best Negotiation Strategies To Help You Win Your Dream Home

March 22, 2018 by: Carol Staab
Negotiations can be tricky especially when it involves a luxury property where both the buyer and the seller have high expectations. They may be accustomed to making big deals in their business and take great pride in their negotiation skills. This can lead to long drawn out negotiations where the buyer and seller stubbornly hold on to their negotiating positions. In addition, emotions add another element making it more difficult to get a deal done. It is best to cut out your emotions, which ... READ MORE

Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Report – March 20

March 20, 2018 by: Carol Staab
The robust Manhattan luxury $4 million and over market continues for seven weeks in a row with 26 signed contracts. The condo market outpaced the co-op market 18 to 3. The number of signed contracts were fairly even across all locations of Manhattan. Typically downtown leads the market. Five of the signed contracts were in the $10 million and over range. The average days on market were 409 and the average discount from the original asking price to present asking price was 14% demonstrating that ... READ MORE

New Price Concessions for Manhattan Real Estate Buyers

March 15, 2018 by: Carol Staab
What are some of the concessions developers are offering Manhattan real estate buyers in this luxury market? Take A Look! 252 East 57th Street was built in late 2014. After a period of very slow sales with 95 units, remaining developers decided to step up the level of concessions they are offering. Last year they offered price cuts and in addition, this year they are offering 4% commissions to brokers including a 1% non-refundable commission when a contract is signed. Discounts are old n... READ MORE

Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Report – March 13

March 13, 2018 by: Carol Staab
The $4 million and over Manhattan luxury real estate market experienced 6 straight winning weeks in a row with 21 signed contracts! Condos outpaced co-ops 17 to 4. Downtown tied with the Westside with 8 contracts. Top Luxury Real Estate Sales and Stats Breakdown by Manhattan Neighborhood: East West Midtown Downtown Totals Co-ops 3 1 0 0 4 Condos 1 7 1 8 17 Townhouses 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 4 8 1 8                       2... READ MORE

5 Unfortunate Tax Mistakes To Avoid When Working From Home

March 09, 2018 by: Carol Staab
Working from home has a lot of perks such as saving a ton of commuting time. You can work in your sweats! You can enjoy privacy and be more productive due to lack of interruptions. Working from home can provide many ways for you to save on your taxes. However, with these opportunities also comes dangerous pitfalls that you need to avoid in order to avoid having to be audited. Here are the five most common mistakes to avoid! 1. Neglecting to take all your deductions - One of the best ben... 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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