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REALTY COLLECTIVE IS LOOKING FOR NEW AGENTS

We’re looking for inventive people with a high standard of ethics and a passion for Brooklyn. Are you ready to work in a positive atmosphere where you can grow and flourish? Join our woman-owned, Brooklyn-focused boutique firm where you’ll widen your networks, build on your relationships and see your referrals improve—all while working in a supportive […]

Which Is Better: Pre-Qualified or Pre-Approved?

By Jane Herro When it comes to the home-buying process, a key part of the equation is being ready. A common misstep that people make at the beginning of their search is not being ready with a pre-approval letter, but instead a pre-qualification. A pre-qualification is based on non-verified information provided to the mortgage broker […]

Is This the End of the Buyer’s Market?

Click to make your 15-minute appointment with Victoria.  Brooklyn real estate in the middle of COVID was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. First came the dizzying number of neighbors who left town for more room (or, sadly, because they lost a job) and then came a seller free-for-all—along with rent drops that ensured the cost of […]

Here’s What To Do With Pets During Showings

Seller Tips for Selling a Home with Pets  Spring equals open house season for real estate, so now is the perfect time to get your place in shape if you plan to sell anytime soon (we’re quickly shifting to a seller’s market right now, if you didn’t know). Part of making your place as attractive […]

NYC Real Estate Glossary

  Brooklyn real estate ads are often a slew of acronyms (WFH is hot this year) buried in a heap of adjectives (“cozy” can have…several meanings). But one thing you’ll come across often are the big three descriptors—pre-war, post-war )you’d think these two would cover it all, right?), and new construction. We’ll break down the […]

Thinking of Buying? Here’s Why You Should Talk To Your Mortgage Broker First

Everybody worries about their taxes. And every buyer worries about how they’re going to look to  mortgage brokers but don’t overlook the fact that they’re often the people in the best position to help you look good to their higher ups. Thinking about buying? Consider talking to a mortgage broker before you file your taxes. […]

20 Questions Apartment Buyers Forget To Ask

We’ve seen it time and time again — even when searching for our own places. You think and think about all the things you want to know about an apartment before you see it, but the instant you step over the threshold, your mind goes blank. There’s so much to look at, an agent who’llprobably […]

Most Walkable Neighborhoods in Brooklyn

You may not have heard of National Walking Day (admittedly, we hadn’t), but it turns out that—unsurprisingly—New York City once again topped Walk Score’s list of Most Walkable Cities in the country for 2020. In a year of lockdowns, many of us discovered there was nowhere else we’d rather be than a place where (most) […]

Interest Rates Are On the Rise

Whether it can be attributed to the light at the end of the COVID tunnel, the typical busy spring real estate season, or an improving economy, interest rates are once again on the rise. While many buyers were able to lock in at historically low rates the past few months, that may now be changing. […]

Assistance and Options For Landlords

  We know countless renters are struggling in New York City (and beyond) these days but we also recognize that the kinds of landlords we work with (you know who you are and thank you) are not massive developers and faceless management companies, but real people with bills to pay. So when we came across […]