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Here’s How We’re Rethinking Real Estate During COVID-19

As the country adapts to changes in day-to-day life and new routines, we’re doing the same here at Realty Collective—making conscious choices that prioritize the health and safety of our team and clients while navigating this new normal.  Much of our work goes on as usual—yes, people are still buying, renting, and selling!—but we’ve instituted […]

Brooklyn Bridge | Buying into Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge is our new series featuring our clients’ real stories of what buying in Brooklyn is really like. Buying a home anywhere is a challenge. But buying in Brooklyn is a true journey. Finding that just-right combination of affordability, location, style, and livability can sometimes feel overwhelming. That’s why we wanted to bring you […]

See This Artist Family’s Red Hook Home Renovation

Sooner or later, most home buyers learn that even their perfect property isn’t always perfect the day they get the keys. Making a home your own can mean anything from small projects like repainting an accent wall to a complete home renovation. That latter scenario was the case for a family who fell in love […]

Don’t Get Catfished This Valentine’s- 6 Cat-Traps That Snare First-Time Buyers

Don’t Get Cat Fished! Common Mistakes Buyers Should Not Make People learn from mistakes and that is why having an advocate is a valuable resource in your Brooklyn real estate experience. It is easy to miss something when you do not have a seasoned professional by your side  because even in the days of google […]

Inheriting Property and Estate Planning By Gino DiMeo (part one)

With home prices skyrocketing in the Carroll Gardens area over the last couple of decades, estate planning has become a topic of major importance amongst families in the area. Homes that were bought by middle class folks at a relatively reasonable price many years ago are now worth 3 and 4 million dollars. In 2014 […]

6 Traps That Snare First-Time Renters

Heads Up First-Time Renters Don’t Get Apartment Catfished! For the most part, people usually learn from their mistakes.  It’s why we believe having a tenant advocate is a valuable resource in your search for a space.  Unethical brokers and landlord use easy to fall for industry traps that could snare first-time renters in. Working with a […]

Sweeten is Your Free Renovation Matchmaker this Valentine’s Day ❤️

The process of renovating can be complicated and finding the perfect contractor and specialized professionals is important. We’ve been working with Sweeten, the New York renovation experts, for a while now and we always recommend them to clients. They joined us at our “Buying into Brooklyn” crash course for first time home buyers back in […]

Open House Guide For Sellers (Part Two)

Tip #3-Out of the house! You, your dog and your dust bunnies! Clean and Declutter your space and stay away during showings! Leading up to your first open house  we hope that you have started taking steps to clean, declutter and stage your apartment.  Do not wait until the last minute to do a deep clean, […]

#RepYourBlock 2020

With less than a month out from petitioning season  let’s get together in our district to represent our neighborhoods in February! There’s still time to #RepYourBlock Join us for an informal info session on February 2.  Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and Council Member Carlos Menchaca will be there — come hear from them about why running for […]

NYC Open House Guide For Sellers (Part 1): 

Series: Open House Rules Sellers Need To Know Before They List! Rule 1: Timing When it comes to the open house, how do you know whether your agent is doing it right—from picking the optimal time slot, to advertising in the right places, to showing up prepared? Make sure you ask these qualifying questions of […]