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In which domestic markets does Douglas Elliman do business?

Q: In which domestic markets does Douglas Elliman do business?   Read More.

What does Douglas Elliman’s relationship with Zillow mean to the homeowner?

Q: What does Douglas Elliman’s relationship with Zillow mean to the homeowner? Read More.

How do I apply to be an agent with Douglas Elliman?

Q: I would like to work for Elliman.  I have my NY sales associate license. Where do I apply?   Read More.

Who is responsible for the title search, buyer or seller?

Q: In a real estate transaction, who is responsible to get the title search done, the seller or purchaser?   Read More.

Can I live in one state and sell real estate in another?

  Q: Can you be a certified agent in one state but live in another? For example, certified in New York, but live in New Jersey or Pennsylvania?   Read More.

What does ‘Contract Signed’ mean?

Question: What does ‘contract signed’ mean on some of your listings? Answer: A contract signed means that a written agreement has been signed by both seller & buyer to sell the property. That written agreement may or may not have contingencies, or points to be accomplished before a closing occurs (and if contingencies are not met then the contract may become null & void) and it would also have a closing date which all parties can work toward.

Can I rent an apartment under my corporation?

Q: I own a business and would like to rent an apartment under my corporation. Is this possible? Read More.

How can I tell if our home appraisal is too low?

Q: We are trying to refinance our home and we think the appraisal value is too low.  How can I tell? Read More.

What’s the first step to selling my home of 30 years?

Q: I’m recently retired and thinking of selling my home which I’ve lived in for over 30 years.  What’s the first step? Read More.

Will Co-op Boards negotiate a down payment?

Q: As a first time buyer, I’m looking for a co-op in Manhattan.  I have a good job but haven’t saved enough for a 20% down payment. Are co-op boards negotiable about the amount I would be required to put down? Read More.