manhattan apts: Why I Love My NY Realty office Rutenberg Realty NYC - 06/27/11 12:52 PM

Having worked for the poster child of a Micromanager once before, I realized how lucky I was to have found a place to call "home".  This did not come easily mind you--just like anything in life.  I had to do my research, a little bit of trial and error, and a little detecting.
Here are a few main reasons why this NY Realty, Rutenberg Realty NYC will be my home for a good long time.
•  There are no dysfunctional managers which cramp the growth potential of their NYC real estate brokers.
•  None of them act like self-important, egotistical, micromanaging … (4 comments)

manhattan apts: Show your Rainbow Colors in NYC this Weekend at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. - 06/25/11 05:59 AM
Show your Rainbow Colors in NYC this Weekend at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village.

Now we have a double reason to celebrate this weekend!  This is truly a milestone for human rights.
I am so glad that state passed the law for same sex marriage in its final hour.  People should be able to get married if they wish to do so, and live the way they choose with all the same rights as everybody else.
This Marriage Equality Act is a welcome addition to the evolution of modern civilization.
You can celebrate at the Stonewall Inn at 53 Christopher St. … (4 comments)

manhattan apts: Show your Rainbow Colors in New York City this Weekend - 06/24/11 10:19 AM
Show your Rainbow Colors in New York City this Weekend
The Gay Pride Parade originated in New York City and is just one rainbow-colored event among many that goes on in NYC during Gay Pride Week.  But this is undoubtedly the most colorful and largest gathering of all activities
It is a good opportunity to show support for our brothers and sisters, regardless of sexual orientation-- and an amazing opportunity to have some fun, take some great photos, and join them for the emancipation of traditional norms.
The parade goes down Fifth Ave and 36th St. and ends on Christopher and Greenwich St. in Greenwich Village.

manhattan apts: My Favorite Tool in Managing Websites for Real Estate - 06/24/11 09:13 AM
My Favorite Tool in Managing Websites for Real Estatehands down is Google Analytics. This amazing FREE tool gives the user a myriad of information to track the performance of your website.
Make sure to take out your ISP address and that of your web developer so that the numbers are accurate and true.
Some cool features include showing the user where most of the leads are coming from, broken down by countries and by states.  It also gives you a rundown of keywords that generated traffic to your site, which pages on your site are the most visited, an overview of where … (3 comments)

manhattan apts: A testament: Pets Help Sell Manhattan Apts - 06/20/11 04:33 AM
A Testament: Pets Help Sell Manhattan Apts
When this NY Times article came out a few months ago, I thought to myself, that is absolutely true!  But--I have to add, only if the pet is well behaved.
A prefect example was this past weekend.  I had some clients that were looking to purchase a Manhattan apartment for their child.  It was a whole family affair, except for the sibling that was going to actually live in the unit.  All family members, including the Manhattan real estate broker --me, were enamored by this rescued husky mix, who was fortunate enough to have found … (5 comments)

manhattan apts: Happy Father's Day to All - 06/19/11 06:30 AM
Happy Father's Day to All!
Not all of us are lucky enough to have a father in our lives; or one that truly knows what it takes to be a good father.  Either way, that should not stop you from honoring someone in your life who was a great role model, and stepped into those shoes of being like a father to you.
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manhattan apts: Antique Jewelry (Genuine High End) Addicts & Greenwich Village Apartments - 06/18/11 05:23 AM

Antique Jewelry (Genuine High End) Addicts & Greenwich Village Apartments
If you are into fine antique jewlery, from engagement rings to genuine Tiffany silverware, this is the place for you. It is a true treasure trove of all things small and valuable offered at a fair price.
I was walking by University Place and stumbled upon this tiny little store that had a number of unique pieces displayed in their window.  I'm not the type to even consider vintage, but there was something about this quaint shop that made me walk in an explore all the fascinating pieces being offered.
The first thing … (4 comments)

manhattan apts: Choosing Your Manhattan Real Estate Broker Based On Their Commission - 06/17/11 09:39 AM

Choosing Your Manhattan Real Estate Broker Based On Their Commission
One of the first things that a potential seller asks is, how much do you charge?  It undoubtedly should be a question that should be asked.  Commissions and fees are not set by law and each seller has the right to negotiate fees and commissions with the Manhattan realtor or broker.
Keep in mind, an agent that settles for less fees and/or a lower commissions, do not guarantee that you will net more money on the sale of your home.   Because they are willing to work for less money may mean that … (0 comments)

manhattan apts: Café Ronda and Upper West Side Apartment Pricing - 06/16/11 05:37 AM
Café Ronda and Upper West Side Apartment Pricing
This unassuming little Upper West Side gem was just such a tasty and ubber reasonable surprise! I was guilty of judging a book by its cover. Yummy to the core!
Everything we ordered did not disappoint. We were there for dinner as a four top and ordered Croquetes de Bacalao crispy creamy cod fish croquettes, the Parrillada platter which consisted of rib eye, skirt steak, short ribs, argentine sausage, served with ensalada mixta & one side dish of your choice; and the coup de grace was the Paella de Mariscos Negra mussels, clams, sepia, head-on … (3 comments)

manhattan apts: De-Mystifying NYC Real Estate Broker Commissions for Rental Apartments in Manhattan - 06/15/11 09:32 AM
De-Mystifying NYC Real Estate Broker Commissions for Rental Apartments in Manhattan
In most cities, it is the landlord that pays the broker to fill their apartments.  For apartments in Manhattan, it is the tenant that pays the 15% broker fee; which subsequently is based on the amount of the annual rental contract.  The reason is, it is a landlord’s market and always has been.  With the average price of a one bedroom home being $750,000, most people have no other option but to rent.
If NYC lofts in Tribeca go for $4000+, then you will need one month rent plus one month security ($8000), … (3 comments)

manhattan apts: Manhattan Apts/ Rental Market Report May 2011 - 06/14/11 03:31 AM

Manhattan Apts/ Rental Market Report May 2011
WoW!  What a spring and summer season this is turning out to be.  Extremely tight inventory has left prospective renters left with no choice but to pay higher prices and left with almost nothing to choose from.
I have not seen it this tight - ever. Manhattan is already known to have an average of a 1% vacancy rate; at times a bit higher, at times slightly bit lower.  But this time, we are boasting a .69% vacancy rate.  Keep in mind that this is data for almost 39,000 buildings from 96th St. … (3 comments)

manhattan apts: Shen Yun Performing Art at Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side, June 23-26, 2011. - 06/13/11 04:41 AM

Shen Yun Performing Art at Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side, June 23-26, 2011.
If you are looking for some cool things to do in NYC this summer. Check back regularly on my blog for constant cool happenings in and around the city.  This is trully a sity that never sleeps!
This Chinese Classical dance troupe based in New York, seeks to present the genuine culture of China's 5,000 year old ancient civilization, which has sadly been lost over the past sixty years due to the turmoil in China.
No other art form in the world boasts strong expressive … (3 comments)

manhattan apts: High traffic on website! Boasting an average of 1000+ visitors a month. - 06/12/11 05:31 AM

High traffic on website! Boasting an average of 1000+ visitors a month.
I am so grateful to my readers, clients, and prospective clients who have help support the success of my brand new website for real estate that is only 4 months old, and already generating an incredible amount of traffic in its infancy.
I try to make the experience for my readers, fun and interactive.  There is nothing more boring than to go onto a site that does not stir any sort of emotion for the reader.  But again, I ask myself, how exciting can a website really be???
Well, I … (14 comments)

manhattan apts: Real Estate Trends for 2011 - Consumer Behavior - 06/09/11 05:09 AM

Real Estate Trends for 2011 - Consumer Behavior
It is hard to keep up with the ever changing faces of technology; but it is vital for us as Manhattan real estate brokers to keep up with these technology trends in order to continually increase our effectiveness in dealing with the next generation of customers.

•             200 Trillion text messages are received in America every single day
•             Texting is the #2 use of cell phones after checking the time
•             YouTube is the 3rd largest search engine - #1 for video (358,000 real estate videos)
•             70% of YouTube … (5 comments)

manhattan apts: What to do When Your Clients Ask About the Crime Stats in Your Area - 06/07/11 07:08 AM
What to do When Your Clients Ask About the Crime Stats in Your Area
We all know we are not allowed to state racial profiles and other unsavory neighborhood descriptions and details.  This interactive map from Trulia might help.
My question was, how can NYC and Manhattan apts not be covered when it practically is the financial epicenter of this country???


manhattan apts: Its about time! - 06/06/11 06:42 AM
We are the only city that I know, that does not have an MLS system to help facilitate buyers who wish to purchase Manhattan apts of lofts in NYC.
For years, buyers have had to go from website to website, piece mealing their search; which probably makes them wonder how this first class city can be left in the dark ages. My take on this is-- the Big Boys wanted to keep everything to themselves since there is so much potential to make big money.   The more closed off that process can be, the better for them.
Well, … (3 comments)

manhattan apts: Living in Cramped Manhattan Apts? Here's your solution - 06/06/11 05:26 AM
Living in cramped Manhattan apts?
Whether you are living in tiny apartments in Manhattan, or a grand lofts in NYC.  Here are some amazing furniture solutions for you.
Necessity can be trully said to be the mother invention.  The creativity and functionality of these pieces is trully amazing.  Great video!


manhattan apts: Watch Pro Tennis Players at Randall's Island July 6-20, 2011 - 06/05/11 01:21 PM

Watch Pro Tennis Players at Randall's Island July 6-20, 2011
Calling all tennis fans!  This summer Randall's Island will be a haven for tennis buffs who want to watch world class players do battle in the Season of #1's.  Some of the notables are Martina Hingis, Anna Kournikova, Lindsay Davenport, Kim Clijsters, and John McEnroe vs. Jimmy Connors.  Yes-- you heard right!  The two classic rivals of tennis will do battle again on Thurs., July 14.
Call 1-888-WTT-NYC1 or
There will even be a free round trip luxury bus rides from Manhattan's Upper East Side apts. Discounts available for Sportime members and USTA … (1 comments)

manhattan apts: How to Avoid Scams for Manhattan Apts on Craigslist - 06/03/11 09:28 AM
How many of you have searched Craigslist for Manhattan Apts for rent?   We are entering the peak rental season,  which also means peak season for scammers to be preying on YOU!
We all know someone who has used Craigslist, or have heard about these scams that plague Craigslist.  I had 2 clients this month alone who were victimized on Craigslist. With the ever tightening market; April 2011’s Manhattan vacancy rate is at .94%; making this site an excellent fertile hunting ground for scammers.
Here are some tips for you, if you choose to brave Craigslist.
If it … (3 comments)

manhattan apts: A Must See in NYC for the Weekend - 05/28/11 05:13 AM
    SLEEP NO MORE- This interactive, scary- thriller production based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth plays fully on man’s voyeuristic instincts to the core.  A standard issue white mask heightens one’s experience for total anonymity.
Check your coats and bags in because you will be running after actors.  Do make sure to follow then because each little isolated scene offers a unique viewing experience on its own.
Explore secret parts of the show that a single chosen person is randomly selected for.
Watch out for random stops on the elevators where you are just booted out with no warning!
There is no … (0 comments)

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