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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

Q3 Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Report

October 09, 2018 by: Carol Staab
3rd Quarter Manhattan sales dipped 11.3% since the same time last year. It is the 4th consecutive quarter of declines. As sales declined prices keep falling also. The median price slid 4.5% to $1.1million. The listing discount was about the same as last year @5%. The amount of properties on the market increased by 13%. it was the highest increase since 2011. Resale inventory increased annually for 4 starring quarters. The number of days on the market increased by 15% since last year. The luxu... READ MORE

Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Report – October 2nd

October 02, 2018 by: Carol Staab
The $4 million and over Manhattan luxury market continues to be in the doldrums for the last three weeks. Last there were 17 signed contracts . Condos outpace co-ops 12 to 3. Downtown led the market with 9 followed by the Eastside with 4. The number of days on the market soared to 521from 428 the week prior. The average listing discount was 8% up from 2%. It was the seventh time this year that 432 Park held the #1 contract spot. What's behind the numbers? The number of signed contracts mirr... READ MORE

How To Tell If Your Not So New Condominium Is Aging Well

September 28, 2018 by: Carol Staab
There was a group of new condo developments in Manhattan that were built prior to 2008. Some were well built and others didn’t measure up. Since these condos are now over ten years old it is a good time to check just how well they were constructed. Here are my tips on how to check out your condo building: 1. Check out the condition of the lobby and the amenity spaces. Notice if they were designed to be relatively timeless in style. Is your building is locked into a “ trendy dated style." ... READ MORE

Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Report – September 25

September 25, 2018 by: Carol Staab
The lack luster Manhattan $4M and over continues for a second week with 18 signed contracts. The pace was slow partially to the highest Jewish holiday falling in the week. Condos outpaced co-ops 11 to 5. Downtown that usually is in the lead tied with the Eastside with 7 contracts. The average discount from list price was down to 2% from 9%. The days on market increased to 428 from the 275. The 3rd quarter is almost over with 233 contracts signed versus the 206 from the same time last year. Th... READ MORE

Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Report – September 18

September 18, 2018 by: Carol Staab
Last week the $4 million and over Manhattan luxury market dipped to a low 13 signed contracts. Condos outsold co-ops 9 to 1. Downtown led the market with 5 contracts followed by the Westside with 4. The average discount from asking price was 9% up from the the 6% the prior week. The average number of days on the market plummeted to 275 from the 472 the before. What is behind the big dip? The dip is temporary and mostly caused by the  Jewish holidays falling on Monday and Tuesday. Last year d... 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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