In this week’s episode of “Selling New York,” CORE broker Omar Jermaine is tasked with finding the perfect pied-à-terre for fashion designer and musician, Andy Hilfiger (yes, Tommy’s brother!). Andy and his wife, Kim, live in Westchester, New York and are looking for a New York City abode that suits their lifestyle with their two boys. A newbie broker looking to make a name for himself in the biz, Omar is challenged with finding the right choice for clients who don’t have a clear idea of what they’re looking for.
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 #604, which first aired on December 20, 2012. For more SNY recaps, click here.
In SNY episode #604 entitled “For some clients, the answer to their real estate woes is written in the stars,” Vickey Barron’s repeat client, Robert Lighton, is ready to sell his apartment at 256 West 10th Street and relocate to Nyack, NY. Vickey is excited to help Robert sell the apartment since she originally helped him purchase it; however, Robert throws Vickey a curve ball when he mentions a precise time to list the apartment as suggested by his astrologist.
Vickey agrees to list the apartment within Robert’s requested timeframe and takes a tour of the reconfigured space. Originally a 3-bedroom apartment, Robert completely renovated the space and converted it into a large 1-bedroom with 9-foot tall solid wood doors, teak wood floors, a redesigned master bathroom and various antique accents.
After touring the apartment and agreeing to list the apartment at $2.825M, Vickey suggests throwing an event for her single clients to mingle and view the space. Robert agrees to the idea as he wants any and every potential buyer to see the property.
Vickey hosts a matchmaking bash in the apartment and is happy to report back to Robert that she received two new offers, one of which was all cash and Robert agrees that it’s a winner. 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! (more…)
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.
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 #609, which first aired on December 13, 2012. For more SNY recaps, click here.
In this week’s episode of “Selling New York,” CORE broker Adrian Noriega is tasked with selling a colorfully designed and meticulously clean apartment in the Flatiron District. Although the apartment is picture perfect, Adrian’s seller, Phoebe, requests that no open houses be held. Faced with the challenge of getting potential buyers in the door through different marketing strategies, Adrian is up for the task of trying to get his client’s property sold at a premium price.
After agreeing to no open houses, Adrian gets to work on showing the apartment and makes sure that all guests take off their shoes, put on surgical booties to keep the apartment looking pristine, and even takes guests’ coffee at the door to avoid any messes. Although some buyers weren’t interested in the apartment’s views or the color-saturated living room with mod furniture, others absolutely loved the design aesthetic.
Weeks later, Adrian takes a ride to Phoebe’s home in New Jersey for an update on his progress with showings and happily presents an all-cash offer for $3.1M. Phoebe is pleased about the offer; however, Adrian suggests that he can get an even higher offer if Phoebe agrees to an open house. With some hesitation, she agrees to one open house and trusts Adrian’s expertise.
The open house goes well – with booties and all – and Adrian happily presents a higher offer to Phoebe. After all is said and done, the apartment sells for $3.375M, well over its original asking of $3.295M. 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! (more…)
As an introduction to Season Six of Selling New York we’ve decided to switch up our normal epilogue and take a moment to interview SNY veteran and Season Six premiere episode star, Maggie Kent. Since Maggie has been on the show from its start, it only seemed right to have her take a moment to reflect on past and present in this quick Q&A.
1. Do you remember your first day of taping for Selling New York? What was it like?
Yes! It actually turned out to be one of my favorite episodes. It was shot in a beautiful apartment on Mulberry Street and it just felt really fun and easy.
2. Looking back on being selected for the show, did you feel any hesitations about starring in it?
At that time, there was a lot of negative reality TV programming popping up and we were taking a leap of faith that we would be represented in a way that wasn’t negative. HGTV really gave us a look and sound that only made our personal brands stronger.
3. Out of your personal roster, what is your favorite SNY episode?
We know you’ve been waiting with baited breath for any information on your favorite real estate reality TV show and we’re excited to share that this week, Selling New York Season 6 will premiere at a new time slot, Thursday at 6:30 PM EST. In this week’s episode Selling New York favorite, Maggie Kent, will work with her CORE colleague, David Beare, to find a larger dance studio space for a client. Can’t get enough Selling New York? Learn all about what Season 6 will bring and when it will air here.
And don’t forget to check the CORE Blog right after Thursday’s episode airs for our “Selling New York Recap” which features five things you didn’t see during the show and other exclusive behind-the-scenes information.
CORE Agents Adrian Noriega, Emily Beare, Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon were out last night for an HGTV Selling New York event at Linen Hall. The drama and excitement continue this season so be sure to tune in to see how CORE agents manage the competitive landscape of Manhattan luxury real estate. The new season will kick off next Thursday, December 6th at 6:30PM EST.
While Selling New York is momentarily taking a break from new episodes, our agents have been busy putting together some helpful tips for sellers and buyers to use as go-tos when making a decision on anything from a first-time apartment buy, to sprucing up before a showing. Be sure to stop by next week to see the first post of this series!
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
“Manhattan’s top 75 listing agents”
The Real Deal
The Real Deal’s new list of Manhattan’s top real estate brokers ranked by property listing value includes CORE’s Tom Postilio and Vickey Barron, pictured at right.
“Selling New York S5E13: The Art of Persuasion”
A witty recap of last week’s episode of “Selling New York,” which featured CORE CEO Shaun Osher educating a developer on the TriBeCa real estate market and winning the sales and marketing contract for 93 Worth Street.
“The rise of the $20 million-plus listing”
The Real Deal
CORE’s Mickey Conlon comments on the trend of sellers putting their apartments on the market with hefty price tags above $20 million. Says Conlon, “It appears as if many owners who don’t necessarily need to sell are recklessly trying their luck at unrealistic prices. Would it be unfair to call it Russian roulette?”
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 #513, which first aired on July 3, 2012. For more SNY recaps, click here.
CORE CEO Shaun Osher has the difficult task of convincing a developer to ditch his current plans for a new condominium in order to achieve the highest possible sales prices. Although he is an expert when it comes to new construction and converting buildings to luxury residences, Shaun has to go the extra mile to show developer, Eldad Blaustein, what buyers look for in condos in TriBeCa.
After touring Eldad’s soon-to-be converted building at 93 Worth Street, Shaun decides to take him on a tour to explain his ideas for the building. Shaun shows Eldad some typical TriBeCa lofts and also takes him on a walking tour of the surrounding neighborhood to get a better idea of what buyers appreciate and look for when purchasing in the area.
In the end, Shaun’s hard work pays off and Eldad agrees to change his planned layouts to mirror Shaun’s suggestions. Also, Eldad awards Shaun with a deal to market and sell the condos at 93 Worth Street once they’re completed. 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!