Renting

What should I do to prepare my home for showings?

Answer: Preparing a home for showings is an extremely important task as a home that is well prepared for home showings will likely sell faster than the competition.  Make sure your home is cleaned, de-cluttered, bright and that no foul odors are present. Additionally, have your windows cleaned, and make sure all the lamps are working! Also, de-personalize your home so potential buyers can more easily envision themselves living there. And arrange your furniture so each room has a distinct purpose. These are just a few tricks to prepping your home for a quick sale.

Can I determine how much my home is worth from an internet website?

Not accurately. Websites such as these use computer generated home values based on calculations and formulas offering only a rough estimate of your home’s worth. Every property is unique and to properly price it for the market requires real estate experience, in-depth knowledge of your home, the market and the competition.

How difficult will it be for me to find an apartment if I declare bankruptcy?

Question: How difficult will it be for me to find an apartment if I had to declare bankruptcy last year? Answer: The process can potentially be problematic for a renter who has filed a bankruptcy petition;  however one of our experienced agents may be able to show properties where the landlord will be understanding. In this connection, the potential renter needs to be prepared with a few items: 1. A reference letter from their current landlord representing they are good tenants; 2. A creditworthy guarantor to co-sign in the event they default with their rent payments; and 3. Additional security or pre-paid rent. De som skulle vara sublim bör ta en titt på balklänningar sålda Vi erbjuder ett brett utbud av balklänningar. Du kan välja färg, längd, stil, halsen, silhuett, etc. Känn dig fri att berätta din storlek och beställa en … Read More.

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.

Do you have any market information about the Upper West Side?

Q: Do you have any market information about the Upper West Side?  I need more space – am thinking about selling my one bedroom for a two. Read More.

I’m planning to move to Manhattan in August. How far in advance do I need to start looking for rental apartments?

Q: I’m planning to move to Manhattan in August. How long ahead of time should I start looking for rental apartments? I don’t want to start too early and fall in love with something and have it be rented out by the time I need to move. Read More.

What is the purpose of maintenance fees and when are they applicable?

Q: What is the purpose of maintenance fees and when are they applicable? Co-ops, condos? Are there taxes over and above the maintenance fees? I am particularly looking at 1-bedroom apartments for sale in Manhattan so I am only interested in issues applicable to Manhattan apartment purchases. Thank you. Read More.

My boyfriend and I are moving to NYC and debating whether or not to hire a broker. Is this necessary, and how much can we expect to pay in fees?

Q: My boyfriend and I are relocating to NYC from LA and Toronto – finally, an end to our long distance relationship! We are learning about the NYC market and are thinking about employing the help of an expert broker. If we do this, how much can we expect to pay in broker fees? Also, is it much more difficult to find a place on our own? Thank you very much! Read More.

Is Elliman the biggest real estate company?

Q: Is Elliman the biggest real estate company? Read More.

What am I expected to provide if I’m renting out my Hamptons home for the summer?

Q: If you rent your home in the Hamptons, what is the standard list of what you have to provide (e.g. Towels, tv, etc.)? Thank you. Read More.