A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
Cornering the Middle
The Real Deal
In this year’s rankings of New York City’s most influential real estate firms, CORE has been named the “Number 1 Mid-Size Real Estate Firm” in Manhattan. The new ranking signals CORE’s substantial increase in the value of is current listings.
Executive Travel Luxury Report
In the latest edition of Executive Travel, Emily Beare is interviewed. As the market for luxury real estate continues to evolve, Emily discusses this sophisticated buyer’s market.
As the real estate market continues to feel the squeeze of low inventory, listings in New York City are becoming few and far between. Today’s “Three of a Kind” features 2-bedroom homes under $2 million, highlighting a few CORE gems still available in today’s search for quality properties.
This serene 2-bedroom loft duplex is located in the heart of Chelsea. The home boasts balconies on each level, high ceilings, hard wood floors and ample storage. The two levels are connected by a wide, meticulously designed wood and metal staircase. Equipped with gorgeous wooden and modern finishes throughout, the lower level features an entrance foyer, a beautiful chef’s kitchen, including Poggenpohl kitchen cabinets, a Subzero refrigerator, a Viking gas range and a Miele dishwasher. The second level has the master bedroom with a balcony, a wall of custom built-ins and an interior room with a closet currently used as a guest bedroom. (more…)
Tom Postilio & Mickey Conlon are well-known for their star-studded closings, but the showbiz veterans are certainly no strangers to the swankiest openings in town. The duo were guests of their friend and client, legendary songwriter and performer Barry Manilow, for the glittering opening of his critically acclaimed limited engagement, “MANILOW ON BROADWAY” at the St. James Theatre. Beloved by a worldwide audience for more than three decades, the Grammy Award-winning superstar has enriched the American Songbook with dozens of unforgettable hits, including “Mandy,” “I Write the Songs,” and “Copacabana.” Mickey, Barry, and Tom are pictured here at the opening night party held at (where else?) The Copacabana.
Always discreet, Tom & Mickey, who closed the deal on the pop star’s New York digs, won’t reveal where Barry calls home here in the Big Apple, but added that Mr. Manilow “has exquisite taste, so it should be no surprise that his residence here ranks among the finest in the city.”
One of our favorite endorsements from a celebrity client was, “I really don’t know how they do what they do, but they’re just so damn good at it. They’re perfectly cast. Just hire them and you’ll know what I’m talking about.” We’re happy to say we got the job, and though we’d like everyone to take her word for it, we know some might need a bit more convincing. This brief video isn’t as much a testimonial as it is a glimpse into the machinery that makes us tick. Lights, Camera, Action!
HGTV’s “Selling New York” follows CORE agents as they navigate the country’s most competitive—and compelling—real estate market. Here’s our behind-the-scenes look at Episode #610, which first aired on February 7, 2013. For more SNY recaps, click here.
In this week’s episode of “Selling New York,” CORE’s Tom Postilio faces losing the exclusive on an Upper West Side listing. The striking home at 55 West 95th Street has gotten plenty of foot traffic but Tom is continually facing the same concern among potential buyers- the high price tag and high monthly maintenance charges.
In order to show the seller that the price of the apartment is not matching up with comparable properties on the market, Tom brings the seller’s representative around to view similar listings. Then they all return to the CORE office to call the seller and suggest that he reduce the price and offer a buyer incentive to off-set the monthly charges. This is not an easy conversation and the pressure is on to find a buyer before two months is up.
With the adjusted price tag and the unique incentive offer, Tom was able to attract more potential buyers to the listing. Keep on reading for some exclusive behind-the-scenes information on what didn’t make it into last night’s episode of “Selling New York” and what happened after the cameras stopped rolling!
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
Houses of the Week
New York Post
Located in the Flatiron District, one of NYC’s most sought-after residential neighborhoods, this 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo with African oak floors and lighting by Jonathan Adler was recently put on the market by CORE’s Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon. This apartment also features oversized windows, 11-foot ceilings and an open chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances.
Emily and Elizabeth Beare’s Upper East Side carriage house is the perfect property to drop the saying “if these walls could talk.” Bungalux Founder, Alex Brunkhorst, delves into the histories of this beautiful townhouse and more in this article. (more…)
HGTV’s “Selling New York” follows CORE agents as they navigate the country’s most competitive—and compelling—real estate market. Here’s our behind-the-scenes look at Episode #606, which first aired on January 3, 2013. For more SNY recaps, click here.
In this week’s episode of “Selling New York,” CORE’s Mickey Conlon plays real estate matchmaker for a couple from Australia looking for their dream New York pied-a-terre. The bar is set high when they express they want a quintessential New York home for $600,000- $800,000. Views, premium finishes, iconic location? Mickey had his work cut out for him to find a listing with all of those boxes checked off (not to mention his buyer only has a few days in the states to view properties).
Advising that the budget set forth would be extremely limiting, Mickey takes a risk and shows his client, Sue Heath, an apartment priced at more than double their original budget to educate her on what price point would meet their expectations. 400 Fifth Avenue embodies New York City luxury living with premium finishes, breathtaking views and a sleek and modern feel. The buyers want to bring the price closer to their limit so they put in a low offer. Mickey advises against this because he is apprehensive the sponsor won’t take the offer seriously and they will lose their credibility as potential buyers.
Last week, CORE’s own Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon, commandeered Feinstein’s at Loews Regency to host their elite clientele for a very exclusive, star-studded event that recalled the Golden Age of the New York nightclub scene. As the tony nightclub counts down its final days at The Regency, Michael Feinstein performed a private concert of his acclaimed Gershwin show, currently one of the hottest tickets in town. Celebrity sightings included Tyne Daly and Tamara Tunie, as well as many familiar faces from Selling New York, and much buzz about Joan Collins, who famously joined Postilio and Conlon in her very first reality TV appearance. Not to be outdone, showbiz veterans Postilio and Conlon joined Feinstein onstage to croon a few holiday tunes and paid tribute to Frank Sinatra for what would have been his 97th birthday.