Fighting Social Isolation In Brooklyn

One of the best reasons to live in Brooklyn is for our borough’s rock-solid sense of community. Not just the community of your neighborhood, but those hundreds of daily interactions that make living here worth it—the guy who knows your coffee order, the crossing guard at the school, the neighbor down the hall, the other […]

6 Things To Know About Rent-To-Own Deals

Every so often, lucky would-be buyers can find a listing for condos (or even a co-op!) offered through a rent-to-own option.  Typically, some or all of your rent over a certain period of time (usually 6-12 months, though this varies) is applied to a pre-negotiated purchase price. It’s an option worth considering in a market […]

What You Need To Know About Buying a Home With Defects

If your dream home turned out to come with a few surprises like cracks, leaks, broken mechanicals, or other defects, the good news is that you may have some legal recourse. Of course, getting into a lawsuit is never an ideal outcome but there are many steps you can take before things get to that […]

What’s So Special About a Sponsor Unit Anyway?

Hate the prospect of a co-op board going over your financials with a fine-tooth comb? Think it’s years till you can get anywhere near 20% together for a down payment? It’s time to learn about sponsor units.  What is a sponsor unit?  A special category of apartments in New York City are called “sponsor units.” […]

Why List With Us

Thinking about selling? Give us a call to tell us a bit more about your property and we’ll offer you a free valuation, plus current comps, and a personalized sales plan.  Brooklyn real estate has changed—but we’ll guide you through it. Indulge us in a quick history lesson! Once upon a time, small neighborhood brokers […]

Practically Perfect: Designer Kate Hamilton Gray On a New-To-Market Red Hook Reno

  Open house by appointment, Sunday 12/13 We’re sad to see the current owners move on, but it’s a treat to have this lovely townhouse on the market again. I checked in with designer Kate Hamilton Gray to discuss the renovation.  TF: Hi Kate! I’m a huge fan of your work, as you can probably […]

Commercial Real Estate Link Roundup December

Things are moving fast in the world of commercial real estate in Brooklyn right now. We’re seeing New York City reshaping and remaking itself in real time. If you haven’t been able to keep up, no worries. Here are some links we’ve been reading in recent weeks that might help you get a handle on […]

Realty Collective Open House Guide For Sellers

NOTE: While the information below contains many of the best practices we’ve learned over the years, it’s important to take into account the role COVID still plays on our current real estate market.  It’s always best to connect for the most current info!______ Rule 1: Timing When it comes to the open house, how do […]

Welcome Back, Tina Fallon

We’ve been sharing her talents for a few years now but Realty Collective is thrilled to welcome Tina Fallon back to the team full time! If you’re looking for a buyer’s agent who really understands what it means to buy as a creative in NYC—or—if you’re a seller looking for one of the best stagers and networkers in […]

We’re Especially Grateful This Year

2020 marks Realty Collective’s 15th year of serving Brooklyn! To properly mark this achievement and celebrate the community that has given so much back to us, we’ve selected 15 non-profit organizations to highlight that are doing important work in our borough—and directly helping our fellow Brooklynites. We encourage everyone to learn a bit about the […]