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Monday, March 12, 2012

The New York Times covers my apartment hunt

Chris Leggatbuying a manahattan co-op or condoIt was a real privilege to be covered in the New York Times last week. The Hunt columnist Joyce Cohen covered my nearly two year apartment search for Dr. Christopher Leggat. After one deal went sour at the Victoria in The Village, we closed nearly a year later on an apartment at the new development Tempo on East 23rd Street, that he loves. We searched a corridor of Manhattan accessible to the PATH trains that stretched from Battery Park City to Greenwich Village, Gramercy Park and Chelsea. Outstanding client relationships are truly the way that an agent's real estate practice grows. Few things impact one's life as much as buying property. It involves a lot of local knowledge, market research, and number crunching, Chris appreciated that my experience in evaluating those things created real value for him in the process. I'm fortunate to have great clients like him.

see the article in the NY Times »

reader comments:

Wow! Two years of apartment hunting, for real? Well, I guess this could happen if renters are particularly picky or don't have an specific idea about what they really want in a home. If such is the case, renters should probably set their ideal qualities before commencing with their search and they should always be willing to compromise especially since ideal apartments may just be that.

 
 

Yes, it was very long search. It was not because of indecisiveness. It was simply a matter of one deal falling through, because of a sponsor still holding too many apartments in a coop building, requiring more equity in the deal from my buyer-- which he didn't have at that time. That put him into a lease for another year, and delayed the search a while. In the end he knew that I was dedicated to his interests, and guided him to his ultimate success. Some deals take much longer than others. Having great clients helps.

 
 

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