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Hot Topic: The Art of Staging

12 April, 2017 posted by: CORE

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Did you catch agents Tony Sargent and Steve Snider in The Real Deal last week? Both were interviewed for a story on the value of staging a listing and offered examples of how it’s helped move a property and sell it above ask. Click the link below to read more insight from Tony and Steve!

Click here to read the full article: Staging for the starter apartment



 

Dwell Diaries: 456 Washington Street, 10D

28 February, 2017 posted by: CORE

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Dwell Diaries provides a peek at a “day-in-the-life” in one of CORE’s exclusive listings. From master suites to neighborhood hotspots, our diary doesn’t spare a detail!

Waking up in the master bedroom at 456 Washington Street, 10D is never short of spectacular – especially when you can enjoy unparalleled views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty. Footsteps away, you’ll find a private terrace that boasts the same stunning perspective. Why step out for a latte when you can enjoy a cup of coffee with a view?

Your morning routine is made easy at this top-of-the-line Tribeca condo, thanks to a fitness center curated by Equinox that includes private yoga and a training studio. Should you fancy meeting friends for a workout, why not take a spin at Soul Cycle or practice your boxing skills at The Dogpound nearby? The 550-acre Hudson River Park is also just moments from 456 Washington Street, 10D.

Fortunately, Tribeca never lacks fabulous eateries if dining out for lunch is your preferred afternoon routine. The casual, tavern-like Locanda Verde at iconic The Greenwich Hotel serves up New York history in addition to rustic Italian fare. Bubby’s on Hudson Street is a must for brunch on the weekends. If you enjoy the homestyle American eats there, stop in at the new Southern-style restaurant Harold’s Meat and Three for lunch next time. Craving some culture after a decadent lunch? You’re not far from the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Should you desire a quiet evening at home with the incredible sunsets that abound at 456 Washington Street, 10D, end your day with a barbecue on the beautifully furnished roof deck. If a night on the town is more your style, a wine-tasting at Terroir Tribeca or some artful cocktails at The Bennett might be the perfect final stop before heading home. Spectacular amenities, breathtaking sunsets and proximity to the best of what Tribeca has to offer – what more could you ask for?



 

Hot Topic: Mother Nature On The Mind

19 October, 2016 posted by: CORE

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What is better than a super chic home with high-end design? One that’s environmentally-friendly, too! Last week, Metro featured Steve Snider and Lisa Blumencranz‘s listing at 151 West West 20th Street, PH5D not just for its gorgeous interior, but for the home’s environmentally-friendly wash room, low voltage lighting and energy efficient washer and dryer. This rare 2-bedroom Chelsea loft won’t just make all of your dreams come true – it’ll make Mother Nature’s come true too!

Click here to read the full article: Inside Look: Live an Enviormnetally-friendly Existence in these NYC Apartments



 

Hot Topic: Luxury Living at Liberty

14 September, 2016 posted by: CORE

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Does a spa-like and serene master bedroom with separate his-and-hers bathrooms with quartziete heated floors, a freestanding soaking tub and a steam shower sound appealing to you? Enter into Steve Snider, Jason Walker and Lisa Blumencranz‘s listing at 114 Liberty Street, 10FL, featured in Metro  last week. This luxurious 5-bedroom home with design infused zen will make you feel relaxed the second upon entering.

Click here for the full article: Inside Look: Three Luxury Master Bedrooms



 

24 Hours with Steve Snider

08 October, 2015 posted by: CORE

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’24 Hours With’ takes a look at a day in the life of CORE’s agents. Steve Snider shares the power of knowledge and the key to his success.

Every night, before I go to sleep, I set my alarm to a different song. It switches things up a bit, making 6:30am a little bit easier. I actually don’t mind the early wake-up call though. I began running almost two years ago and I enjoy being at Hudson River Park early. There is something very motivating about starting my day pushing myself and doing something I love.

When I get home, almost ritualistically, I go through the daily listings and send out emails to my buyers keeping them up to date on any new listings and any price adjustments that have taken place. I like to keep my buyers educated and it makes their search, which can tend to be overwhelming, a bit less stressful.

Mornings in the office are an important part of my day. The day gets progressively busier and spending concentrated time at my desk allows me to make calls, answer emails, and strategize with my partner about what we are doing to help our business continue to grow. It is essential to keep things running smoothly on the back end.

By noon I take off running to meet with clients for the rest of the day. On a typical day, I will meet with a seller, take a buyer out to see a handful of apartments and go to various meetings to keep me at the forefront of the market.

Yesterday was exciting because I had a listing pitch and I think I nailed it. The sellers bought their apartment 3 years ago and they love it but want to capture the market and reinvest in new development. We talked about average returns, rents and true expectations. I am a very numbers-and-analytics oriented person and I try to convey the trends that we are seeing to help them make the best decision possible. Developing trust is key and the more information that I know the better.

I have an insanely good memory, which is helpful in these situations because I am able to give my clients all of the comparable sales that are taking place and also compare those to trends in other neighborhoods. We need to know the market facts from the Financial District to Hell’s Kitchen to do this job well.

My partner and fiancé live in the West Village. While we’re walking home, we talk about what went on in our day and talk about tomorrow’s agenda. This daily walk home allows us to let the workday fade away. We love to find a little West Village restaurant to sit and relax and eat, that is a favorite past time of ours. Being part of the neighborhood gives us a bit of normalcy and roots in a crazy and chaotic city.

The truth is, in the world of NYC real estate, no two days are ever the same. There are highs and lows and so many emotions in between. I love what I do and I’m grateful for each day and everything that goes along with it. I wake up ready to conquer the next day and I am excited about the next dragon that needs to be slayed.



 

Good To The CORE

10 November, 2014 posted by: CORE

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This weekend, Team CORE tackled a Tough Mudder in Kissimmee, Florida. Shaun Osher, Michael Rubin, Steve Snider, Sean Attebury, Ben Jacobs and McKenzie Foster – led by team cheerleaders Lisa Blumencranz and Bryan Baltimore – took on 12 miles designed to test strength, stamina, teamwork and mental grit. Over the course, the team ran through grass fields, grazing pastures and swampy mud to finish.

Congratulations to our Tough Mudders! Take a look at more photos of the team in action below. You can donate to Good To The CORE and the Wounded Warrior Project here.

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CORE in the News

26 May, 2014 posted by: CORE

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

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For a Slightly Reduced $12 M., Mercer Street Penthouse Triplex Goes Live Once More
New York Observer
Emily Beare and Christian Rogers‘ Soho penthouse listing at 111 Mercer Street is featured in this ‘Manhattan Transfers’ piece. Boasting over 3,000 square feet of interior space and approximately 1,600 square feet of outdoor terrace space, the home is currently on the market for $12 million.

Home Shopping…The Old Fashioned Way
Real Estate Weekly
Steve Snider and Paul Johansen discuss the impact of walk-in clients in this trend piece. According to Steve, individuals often view new CORE listings at the firm’s Chelsea storefront, leading to an average of 25 to 30 additional clients each week.

7 Glamorous Terraces in NYC Homes
HGTV Frontdoor
Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon‘s Gramercy Park listing at 233 East 17th Street, as well as Emily Beare and Christian Rogers’ penthouse listing at 111 Mercer Street were showcased in this Manhattan outdoor spaces roundup.



 

CORE in the News

10 March, 2014 posted by: CORE

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

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Social Media’s New Status
The Real Deal
CORE’s Director of Marketing Elizabeth Kosich provides expert insight about the importance of social media within the real estate community.  In regards to content, Elizabeth says “Facebook drives engagement and is a one-stop shop for focus grouping. Twitter is really effective for sharing news and driving traffic, and Instagram is great for visual content,” such as listings.

West Village People
SCENE Magazine
Steve Snider discusses the growth of the West Village and its increasing popularity. “The growth of the Meatpacking District and the opening of the Whitney Museum and High Line all contribute to the trends we are seeing in this area,” says Steve.

A Day in the Life: Emily Beare
The Real Deal
Emily Beare is featured in this profile piece, documenting her day-to-day activities as a wife, mother and real estate broker.



 

Ten: Steve Snider on Keeping Perspective

25 September, 2013 posted by: Shaun Osher

Welcome to Ten, CORE founder and CEO Shaun Osher’s rapid-fire interview series with prominent CORE figures. Read on to find out how this week’s subject deals with being on the hot seat.

New to CORE but not to real estate, Steve Snider’s in-depth knowledge of the market far surpasses the conventional boundaries of many of today’s agents. Over the years, Steve’s skill set has expanded to all aspects of the market, allowing him to work seamlessly along each stage of the real estate transaction process. Still, Steve’s number one commitment is to his family. Here are Steve’s answers to Ten questions:

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1. What did you do before you found this career?

I have been in real estate for more than 15 years, but I took a five-year break in 2005 and worked with a United States-based non-profit in Mozambique. I was the program director for an organization that led an initiative to build and develop a national poultry industry. Under my direction, the industry grew more than 200% and as a result, now employs over 40,000 people and is responsible for more than 4% of the nation’s GDP.

2. What has been the highlight of your career?

I would say entering the New York City market and having relatively quick success with 41 transactions in my first 12 months as an agent. I proved to myself that I could succeed in a very competitive environment.

3. What is your greatest daily challenge?

Juggling my time between my personal, professional, and family life. With 4 kids, my time is always stretched to the limits. Coupled with a demanding real estate career and enjoying time with my girlfriend, my days are very, very full.

4. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I see myself as a top-producing agent in New York City which will afford me the opportunity to travel internationally more often. I also hope to continue to engage with sustainable business development opportunities in developing countries.

5. Where do you find inspiration?

My faith, my kids and my girlfriend. I try to keep what’s important in perspective.

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