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Yep, You Need a Real Estate Lawyer—Here’s How to Find the Right One

Anyone buying real estate will need, at bare minimum, the help of three people—a mortgage lender, a buyer’s broker, and a real estate attorney. The attorney is the one who’ll prepare and negotiate the details of the contract and make sure your needs are being met and your investment protected. Many people wait until the […]

How to Win a Brooklyn Real Estate Bidding War 

While many New Yorkers are coping with being cooped up by seeking the solitude of upstate or the space of New Jersey or Westchester, there are still plenty of us stubborn enough to never leave. So many of us in fact, that many places with desirable features—an outdoor space, washer/dryer, a water view—are going for […]

UPDATE: Brooklyn Americana Music Festival Will Go On—Virtually

UPDATE: Earlier this year, we profiled Jan Bell, founder of the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival. Of course, this is before everything turned upside-down and live events became a no-go. So we were thrilled to hear the show will go on online. Read the full press release below and if you missed our profile of Jan, […]

Landlord Hoping To Retain Tenants During COVID-19? We’ve Got Some Advice.

If you’re a Brooklyn landlord, chances are the economic fallout from COVID-19 has you worried about yourself and your tenants. And while the news may be changing hour by hour, we want to offer you some help when it comes to communicating with valued renters and retaining them during this period of upheaval. That’s why […]

Meet Cierra Britton, Artists’ Advocate and Brooklyn’s Personal Art Curator

Yes, March is Women’s History Month but we like to highlight the women making Brooklyn history year-round! Today, we’re excited to introduce you to curator, art advisor, and artist advocate, Cierra Britton, Cierra is an independent curator whose mission is to help would-be collectors collect with intention.  Not only does she meet with clients to […]

Can’t Make Rent in April? We Have Some Advice That Might Help.

Right now many of you are likely dealing with income or job loss due to COVID-19. We know the next few months are full of uncertainty. While we don’t have any easy answers, one thing we can offer is our expertise. If you can’t make rent (especially for April), we have some advice.  As awkward […]

You’re Invited: Insider Tips and Tricks to Moving in NYC | THIS Friday!

Update: See the full presentation below. Join us this Friday at New York’s hottest meeting spot—Zoom Meetings—for an insider’s look at everything you need to know about moving in NYC. Our founder, Victoria Alexander, will be sharing the info she’s acquired over the past 15+ years helping people find their new home in Brooklyn.  The […]

Links to Keep You Sane! Classes, podcasts, exercise, streaming, and more.

Have some free time on your hands? Now is the time to learn or try something new! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite, LOW-ANXIETY resources and links below for exercise, the arts, streaming recs, adult and kid learning, online socializing, and grownup and kid podcasts. The vast majority of these are free. If you […]

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 […]

What You Need To Know About 2019 Taxes

Tax season is here, and while it’s on many people’s to-do lists, there are some things you should know about filing your 2019 taxes this year. You may remember that when The Tax Cut and Jobs Act was rolled out several years ago, it was a very confusing time for most everyone. The change of […]