Nuances of NYC Co-ops and Condominiums

Real Estate Agent with Real Broker LLC



If you are interested in increasing your knowledge base of the NYC Real Estate Market, please click on the link, as this is a really great read!  


Read the Excerpt below: 

"Sylvia Shapiro, a lawyer and board president of a major Manhattan apartment building, has written what will become required reading for anyone buying or selling an apartment, or curious about entering the fray of the co-op and condo market. Shapiro answers all the questions apartment dwellers are afraid of asking the board, broker, lawyer, or accountant-and she does so without talking down or a steep hourly fee. Included are such topics as: Is the building right for you? How can you make the approval process go as smoothly as possible? What should you do if the board rejects you? And what if you get in? Can you keep your dog? How much power does the board really have?

Having lived in her building for more than a decade in blissful ignorance of how it was run, Shapiro awoke one morning to discover that her building was going co-op, and she intended to buy. Intent on protecting her investment, she took on the mantle of board president and set about figuring out how the system worked. Seven years and many trials by fire later, Shapiro presents her hard-earned knowledge in this neat little tome. Apartment dwellers will come to swear by it."

Comments (15)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Welcome to ActiveRain!

For your info, most readers won't click a separate link without reading more information first. Perhaps including the highlights of the article here would get more people to read the article.

Best wishes with your blogging!


Jan 03, 2017 03:30 AM
Geraldine Harper

Good point, thanks!

Jan 03, 2017 08:22 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Geraldine Harper our area doesn't have co-ops so this article is a bonus.... this would be a good topic for many posts on the site...

Jan 03, 2017 04:54 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

and welcome to's a great place to learn, share, market and network....and I hope you enjoy it and benefit from it as much as I have over my past 7+ years here...

Jan 03, 2017 04:54 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Geraldine Harper and Welcome to the Rain where we all help each other and learn from each other.  Make it a great day!


Jan 03, 2017 08:01 AM
Geraldine Harper
Real Broker LLC - New York, NY
Residential and Commercial Sales, Leasing Expert


Jan 03, 2017 08:23 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the post. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 03, 2017 08:36 AM
Geraldine Harper

You're welcome! I' look forward to sharing and gleaning from what my fellow agents across the country have to share.

Jan 03, 2017 01:51 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Hi Geraldine Harper, Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first blog post. I think you will enjoy this network.  On AR you have the opportunity to meet and interact with  professionals here while learning about their various estate markets.

Jan 03, 2017 09:12 AM
Geraldine Harper

Yes, I'm looking foward to hearing what others have to share.

Jan 03, 2017 01:53 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Welcome to Active Rain.  I hope you enjoy your time here.

Jan 03, 2017 10:52 AM
Geraldine Harper

Thanks Richard.  Wow, I see your pictured with "the"  Joel Osteen!  I'm impressed!

Jan 03, 2017 01:53 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Geraldine,
Welcome to ActiveRain.  I think you'll find it a valuable platform for many reasons.  It's a great way to share your knowledge and learn from other industry professionals.  May I suggest you ugrade to a Rainmaker account?  There are many benefits, specifically the public indexing of all your posts!

Jan 03, 2017 02:37 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Geraldine, I'm an old New Yorker and gave up a rent controlled apartment at 83rd and Madison to take dream job in DC.  Hope you'll stick around and share your stories about a Realtor's life on the streets of New York.  I really miss the city!

Jan 03, 2017 04:56 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I would like to welcome you to our ActiveRain Community Geraldine Harper . Please take time to explore the whole site, it's worth it!

Jan 03, 2017 11:09 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It sounds like you know this market well Geraldine.

Welcome to Active Rain, looking forward to reading many more of your posts, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help as you get started here.
All the best of success to you.

Jan 03, 2017 11:16 PM
Geraldine Harper

Thanks!  Will Do!

Jan 05, 2017 06:42 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Hello Geraldine,

Welcome to the Active Rain community! 

Congratulations on your first blog post.

Jan 03, 2017 11:45 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Geraldine welcome to ActiveRain, and congratulations on posting your first blog on this site.

Jan 04, 2017 08:10 PM
Noel Mayer
Upper Montclair Weichert Realtors - Montclair, NJ


Thank you for sharing your first blog post and welcome to the ActiveRain.

Feb 07, 2017 02:24 PM