Only a few weeks after CORE Madison Avenue opened its doors, agents at the new location have wasted no time learning even more about their surroundings on the Upper East Side. In order to expand on their first-hand knowledge of residential buildings in the area, several agents joined the new “Walking Tour” initiative spearheaded by Madison Avenue’s Director of Sales, Reba Miller. In preparation for the tour, agents were designated to a specific building and asked to become an expert on the property with the purpose of presenting their findings to the group. (more…)
This week’s question: What’s the most common distraction in a home that may turn off potential buyers?
The CORE agent verdict: Clutter!
It seems like a fairly standard and obvious answer, but agents across the board are always faced with the challenge of getting sellers to de-clutter. CORE agent Debbie Batres explains that “In New York City, space is hard to come by and walking into a space where most of the apartment is covered in ‘things’ lessens the appearance of usable square feet.”
Our foray into Midtown yesterday got us thinking more about the neighborhood and its conveniences — like being walking distance from Central Park, the Theater District and the city’s best shopping, as well as the quick access to nearly every other desirable neighborhood in Manhattan. With that in mind, let’s highlight some of our other favorite listings in the area.
Imagine the buzz and excitement of Times Square being right at your doorstep. Rising 17 stories above the din of Crossroads of the World, this one-bedroom oasis with floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony is perfect for those who want to be immersed in the sights and sounds of New York City. Best of all, the full-service building sports a number of luxury amenities, like a lounge/bar area, landscaped outdoor space, state-of-the-art gym and putting green. Just remember, live here and you’re going to be getting a lot of phone calls from friends and family around New Year’s Eve time.
In an age when finding a reasonably priced two-bedroom apartment is tricky even in the outer boroughs, it’s refreshing to see this Upper East Side apartment just hitting the market. Perfectly utilizing all 1,000 square feet, and even providing a bit of private outdoor space, this is the type of condo for the buyer who needs more than a one-bedroom apartment but isn’t quite ready for the urban mega-home. Big beautiful windows let in all the light, and the apartment boasts new hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and that most elusive of Manhattan amenities, a washer/dryer. The Upper East Side location is one of the best for shopping, restaurants, and schools (the prestigious Lycee Francais School is only a block away). Below, a glimpse inside one of the bedrooms.