5 Things You Didn’t See on This Week’s ‘Selling New York’

07 June, 2013 posted by: CORE

HGTV’s “Selling New York” follows CORE agents as they navigate the country’s most competitive – and compelling – real estate market. Here’s our exclusive, behind-the-scenes look of this week’s episode, “The Pressure’s On,” which first aired on June 7th. For more SNY recaps, click here.


In this week’s episode of Selling New York, veteran brokers Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon are presented with a unique challenge, as they are faced with selling the home of one of television and film’s most legendary actresses, Joan Collins.  As the fourth (yes, fourth) brokers to hold the listing within one year, viewers were certainly in for a treat as Tom and Mickey work to close a deal on the icon’s East Side apartment.

As the listing accumulates more time on the market, Tom and Mickey feel the pressure of not only selling the home, but revamping the decor of the 2,200-square-foot, 3-bedroom apartment, located in The Dorchster at 57th Street and Park Avenue.  While determined to keep the signature style of the Hollywood starlet intact, the two develop creative tactics to attract potential buyers to the home.

Enlisting the help of John Lyle, Mickey relies on the expertise of the high-profile designer to provide an elegant and sophisticated redesign of the home for an upcoming open house.  When asked by Mickey what words come to mind when he thinks of Joan Collins, John responds, “Glamour. Drama. Sexy.” To complete the bold decor concept, Mr. Lyle also calls in a favor from Connie Lee, Director at Doris Leslie Blau, a New York City gallery featuring exquisite antique rugs.  With almost $500,000 worth of textiles donated by the company, the team works to make the apartment showroom-ready.  Next, Tom connects with friend and noted musician Hilary Kole to provide on-site entertainment at the open house event.  The two meet at Steinway Hall, where a representative offers to loan a gorgeous Steinway & Sons piano for Hilary to play during her solo performance.

As Tom and Mickey regroup at Joan’s newly decorated home, they are greeted by the actress herself as she invites the duo in, offering each of them a glass of champagne.  As the three make their way into the apartment, Joan is thrilled with the pieces added to the home and anxious to see the fruits of Tom and Mickey’s hard work come to pass.  As the team finalizes the A-list invite list for the open house, both Tom and Mickey prepare to welcome some of the area’s top brokers and guests to the unveiling of the property.

The day of the open house arrives, as brokers and members of the media file into the apartment for a tour of the newly-appointed home. Wowed by the sophistication and drama of the bold new interior, guests are found mingling, conversing over the home’s features and enjoying the sounds of Hilary Kole.  Overall, the open house proves to be a success,  a truly fitting ode to Mrs. Collins.

Read below to find out what happened when the cameras stopped rolling and what didn’t make it into today’s episode of Selling New York! Read the rest of this entry »


241 Fifth Event and Penthouse Reveal

06 June, 2013 posted by: CORE

Eran Chen, Ran Korolik, Moshe Shuster, Doron ZwickelLast night, CORE celebrated 241 Fifth with an exclusive preview of the 15th Floor Penthouse.  Guests enjoyed music and summer-inspired cocktails set against stunning views of New York City’s skyline from the penthouse’s private terrace.  The evening featured furnishings provided by BDDW to compliment the modern design and neutral palette that can be seen throughout the residences.

CORE CEO Shaun Osher and Director of Sales Doron Zwickel mingled with guests and shared candid insight into the project, which has the unique distinction of being the only ground-up construction residential project in Manhattan’s trendy NoMad neighborhood.  Sales officially launched in late-April and the project has been tremendously successful, as noted by The New York Times.

Developed by Victor Homes and designed by Eran Chen of ODA-Architecture, 241 Fifth boasts 46 sophisticated and contemporary condominium units offering a mix of one, two and three-bedroom residences, along with two penthouses.

Please visit the CORE Facebook page for a full gallery of photos from last night’s event and thanks to all who attended!   Read the rest of this entry »


Three of a Kind: Decadent Details

05 June, 2013 posted by: CORE

In today’s low inventory market, it’s a challenge to find a suitable apartment in the City, much less one that exceeds buyers’ wildest expectations. Because of this, homes with luxuries such as wine cellars, breathtaking master closets and private gardens stand out.  Below are three spectacular properties that have some of the most exquisite “extras” New York City has to offer.

17 West 17th Street 5FLR 04

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A Cheat Sheet For Foreign Buyers Purchasing in NYC

04 June, 2013 posted by: Jarrod Randolph


Dear Foreign Buyer,

As a broker who often works with foreign buyers and investors, I am more than familiar with the difficulty of navigating through the wacky world of New York City Real Estate.  With the right team in place, the process can be an educational and exhilarating experience.

To begin the process it’s essential to understand the financial snapshot of a NYC purchase before you begin shopping. This would include guidance and support from an attorney, accountant, and tax advisor.  Once you fine-tune the purchase, a property manager may be an additional team member you should have in place to deal with landlord matters.

With the help of an experienced real estate broker, you can count on these experts to help you manage your purchase in New York City.

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Join The Conversation: “Selling New York” Season 7 Premiere

03 June, 2013 posted by: CORE


The wait is over! This Friday, June 7th fans will be able to enjoy the season 7 premiere of the popular HGTV series “Selling New York“. Set to air in a new time slot at 11:00 AM EST, this week’s episode will feature CORE agents Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon as they sell the home of a celebrated actress. Have you ever wanted your questions about the show answered? Here’s your chance! During Friday’s premiere, join our live Twitter session with Tom and Mickey as they tweet in real time with “Selling New York” viewers right as the episode airs.  Follow Tom at @TomPostilio and Mickey at @mickeyconlon to join the conversation, and of course us at @CORE_RealEstate.  Stay tuned!


CORE in the News

03 June, 2013 posted by: CORE

A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.


House of the Day: A Colorful New York Pied-a-Terre
The Wall Street Journal
Ryan Fitzpatrick and Lawrence Treglia’s Sutton Place South listing was highlighted as a featured “House of the Day” property.  The beautifully renovated 2-bedroom co-op is located in a white-glove, Rosario Candela building and offers both original details and modern fixtures throughout. Read the rest of this entry »


Photo of the Week: Rooftop Rendezvous

31 May, 2013 posted by: CORE


Today’s “Photo of the Week” features a breathtaking view of The Chrysler Building and some of New York City’s other iconic landmarks.  Taken by Emily Beare, this picture was captured during a rooftop gathering held on May 15th at 1375 Broadway.  Celebrating the renovation of the development project and its outdoor space, private equity firm Savanna Partners offered guests the opportunity to enjoy the evening’s festivities and take in the scenery overlooking one of the most iconic skylines in the world.


Six Musts Before Listing Your Home

30 May, 2013 posted by: CORE

Congratulations, you’ve decided to list your home for sale! Selling your home is a huge decision, often marking the end of one chapter and the beginning of another – regardless of whether you’re trading up or sizing down. Before asking strangers to trade their hard-earned money for your place, take a moment to look over these tips from Trulia of what every seller should do before listing their home.


1. Organize Your Paperwork. Every homeowner should have a detailed list of all the past repairs, updates, and upgrades they’ve made. This will help your agent know what should be mentioned. Did you redo the floors or install new windows? These are great selling features because they mean less work in the future for a prospective buyer. Also included on this list should be any home warranty information. These warranties will most likely transfer with title of the home.

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Three of a Kind: Luxurious Rentals

30 May, 2013 posted by: CORE

Renowned across the globe for its unique niche in the real estate market, New York City offers a wide range of options for home buyers and tenants alike. As potential city dwellers continue to pour into the most coveted neighborhoods, the demand for rentals remains at an all-time high – providing the option of experiencing luxurious New York living without the commitment of buying a home. Below are three one-of-a-kind listings that are some of the best rental properties New York City has to offer.


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What’s New: A Work of Art

29 May, 2013 posted by: CORE


Where: 26 East 63rd Street, 10AB
Size: 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms
Asking: $7,500,000
Listed by: Reba Miller

For those searching for unique, loft-style living in the Upper East Side, look no further than this spectacular listing at 26 East 63rd Street. Located in The Leonori between Madison and Park Avenues, this triple mint condition, Beaux Arts condo offers unparalleled features in the heart of one of New York City’s most coveted neighborhoods.  With views of the iconic Central Park through oversized windows in every room, the 2,797-square-foot home features a 47-foot living and dining space, well-tailored for entertaining guests.  Other amenities include 11-foot ceilings, wood paneling throughout, central air conditioning and a top-of-the-line windowed chef’s kitchen.  A master suite with den and luxurious en suite marble bath completes the home.

Interested in seeing what else this home has to offer?  Take a look at more photos of this stunning property after the break. Read the rest of this entry »

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