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Done Deals: Mercer Mission

Brokers Weekly // May 22, 2013

Sometimes, it’s not what you know, but who you know.

When their doorman tipped them off that a bigger apartment in their building at 250 Mercer was about to go up for sale, a couple jumped at the chance to buy it.

They paid $50,000 over the $1.45 million asking price to nab the two-bedroom before it even went on the market.

Lawrence Treglia, an agent at CORE, said the couple moved into their one-bedroom at 250 Mercer in 2002. Two kids later, they were about to go into contract on a two bedroom in the East Village, when the doorman let the big news slip.

Everything about the 16-story property had endeared them to try to stay – a 24-hour doorman, live-in super, common courtyard, rooftop deck.

Their new two bedroom not only gives them the extra space they needed for their family, it has the beamed ceilings, oversized windows, large living and dining area and the character of a downtown loft that they loved about their old home.

Elizabeth Pizzuli of Corcoran represented the seller.

Original Article: Brokers Weekly