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New to the {RC} Team – Hi, I’m Farah!

Hey! It’s so great to introduce myself to you – I’m Farah and I’m working as {RC}’s new Executive Assistant! It’s already been such a welcoming atmosphere, working with all of you to help you find your Brooklyn homes. I’d love to share a few fun facts about me, since you all have done your […]

Women-Owned Business Series: Dr. Sanjeet Baidwan of I.M. Well Medical

This week, we spoke to Dr. Sanjeet Baidwan of I.M. Well Medical about her experience as a female business owner who got her start during the pandemic. With her “clinic-in-a-bag” primary care practice, Dr. Baidwan has been serving the Brooklyn community in all matters of health and wellness. Read what she has to say about […]

Brooklyn Bridge | New Home Buyer in Sunset Park

Brooklyn Bridge is our ongoing series featuring our clients’ real stories of what buying in Brooklyn is really like. Buying a home anywhere is a challenge. But buying in Brooklyn is a true journey. Finding that just-right combination of affordability, location, style, and livability can sometimes feel overwhelming. That’s why we wanted to bring you […]

Brooklyn Couple Brings Personality into Bed-Stuy Apartment

When home-buying, it can be difficult to see the potential in a space. Even if you’ve found your dream apartment, it’s always important to find small – or even big – ways to make the place feel like home. Sometimes this can be done by moving in all your belongings, or putting up picture frames […]

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Refinance

Refinancing your mortgage can be the smartest financial decision you ever make. It can also be risky. And a time sink and a mental drain. But when you do it right? Hoo boy, can it mean big savings in the long run. So if you’re debating it, we’re giving you six questions to ask yourself […]

Selling a Property With Tenants

Once you’ve decided to sell a rental property, there are two routes you, as the landlord, can opt to go: You can wait for the tenant’s lease to expire before putting the property on the market or you can sell with tenants still in the home. As you might have guessed, there are pros and […]

How Much Does It Cost to Sell a Home?

When you’re thinking about selling your home, it can be easy to quickly get overwhelmed by all the unknowns. Not only is the process time-consuming, it can be expensive too—and riddled with surprise costs homeowners might not expect. So before you check the Zestimate, pull the comps, or pull up your calculator app to run […]

Meet Laura Vogel, a Producer Forging Her Own Unique Career Path

We’ve got a thing for multi-tasking, multi-hyphenate women around here. In fact, most of Realty Collective’s agents double as creatives in their non-real-estate lives. You’ve probably met RC agent Tina Fallon, producer of the long-running 24 Hour Plays, but we’d like to introduce you to another woman getting things done in Brooklyn by putting her […]

Escape From New York: A Guide to Buying in the Hudson Valley

This is the first in a series of five blog posts about buying in the Hudson Valley. Look for a new post each day this week. First things first, no, we don’t want you to bail on Brooklyn. For the record, we’re staying put and there’s no place we’d rather ride out this pandemic (or […]

Real Estate Lingo 101: Breakeven Horizon

If you were to look at real estate as a totally dispassionate, rational, and transactional prospect, the conventional wisdom says that if you’re doing a short hitch in a city—New York, yes, but Sacramento, Little Rock, wherever, it doesn’t matter—it’s best to rent and not buy. If you’re staying for the long haul, go ahead […]