Everything you need to know about buying into Brooklyn!
Buying a home can be challenging—but buying in Brooklyn means you’re going to need someone in your corner. Download our free handbook for guidance at every step of the journey—all from Realty Collective, a stereotype-defying Brooklyn real estate service with a strong moral compass.
This is the handbook we give our buyers as a companion to the full suite of project management tools and step-by-step guidance we offer. Download yours to experience our supportive, holistic approach to home buying.
Before Your Search
From readying your credit and assembling your team to finding out how much you can afford and getting pre-approved for your mortgage. Everything to get you ready—right now or in the future.
On the Hunt
Inside tips on condo vs. co-op, new construction vs. resale, fee breakdowns, and rookie mistakes to avoid. Plus, mortgage options and what you should actually be looking at during walkthroughs.
Closing the Deal
Must-read negotiation tips, closing cost calculator, property tax info, insurance savings, and plan-B advice for appraisal issues or home defects—plus plenty of NYC-specific resources.
About Realty Collective
Realty Collective was founded in 2005 by brokers who knew that the Brooklyn real estate experience could be better for everyone. We believe that the real estate experience shouldn’t just be aspirational—it should be achievable.
When you work with us, you’re working with locals, not agents who parachute in to make a sale. And that means we can spot market nuances others miss, answer questions others won’t, and close deals others can’t. We’re rewriting the script on Brooklyn real estate, as a collective that leads with compassion and integrity.