COVID-19 Keeping You Home? Here Are 8 Ways You Can Help Your Neighbors.

If COVID-19 is changing the way you spend your work or free time—and that’s likely all of us—it’s also a good time to think about helping one another and keeping dollars in your local community if you can. While we encourage you to follow official updates and advice (did you know you can text ‘COVID’ […]

What Could the Coronavirus Possibly Have to Do With Your Mortgage?

OK, we were surprised, too. But what at first sounds ridiculous can actually be pretty quickly connected to this week’s decision by the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by half of a percent as an effort to head off the potential negative effects of the coronavirus on the economy. And while you might be […]

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, […]

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 […]

NYC Co-ops, Your Buying Power and Your Values Aligned

We have all heard of food co-ops and thing they are good but do we know why? and what actually is  a food co-op? Wikipedia says: “A food cooperative or food co-op is a food distribution outlet organized as a cooperative, rather than a private or public company. Food cooperatives are usually consumer cooperatives, where the decisions regarding the production and distribution […]

Talented Agents Who Share Our Passion for Brooklyn Wanted!

During this season we’d like to take a moment and share our appreciation for the Realty Collective team.  Our agents are passionate and creative women and men and we are so grateful to have them!  Would you like to join our team? Are you ready to work in a new environment where you will be encouraged […]