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 […]

Watch the Latest Buying Into Brooklyn Presentation | New Info, New Questions

Every time we partner with Attorney Rashidah Siddiqui and Loan Originator Lisa Yountchi for one of our presentations, we uncover new information to share with you about the Brooklyn home buying process—not to mention the fantastic questions we field from participants. If you haven’t seen the presentation before, now’s your chance. You can watch it […]

You’re Invited | Buying From a Design Perspective: What to Look For When Shopping For a Home, Fixer upper vs Turn key

We’ve all been glued to our TVs and following along on social media, trying to get the low-down on buying a bargain fixer upper. A little sweat equity, a lot of elbow grease, and some imagination can make it your very own dream house. But we’ve been enticed by those turn-key properties, too. Imagine stepping […]

20% Down Alternatives: Using Gift Money

For many New Yorkers—particularly Xers and Millennials—the path to home ownership often involves gift money for that 20% down payment. If that’s not you, we get it (trust us), and we’ll be covering alternatives in the next few articles because you’re far from alone. For those who do have access to gift money, it can […]

What’s Our Most-Requested Brooklyn Neighborhood Right Now? See Our Latest Listing to Find Out.

549 41ST ST #1B VIDEO TOUR STREETEASY LISTING Whether it’s the panoramic views—from the Statue of Liberty, across the Manhattan skyline, and on to the rest of Brooklyn—the vibrant mix of Latino and Asian cultures, or the lure of the waterfront, Sunset Park is currently our most-requested neighborhood among those buying in Brooklyn. Sure, The […]

Landlord Hoping To Retain Tenants During COVID-19? We’ve Got Some Advice.

If you’re a Brooklyn landlord, chances are the economic fallout from COVID-19 has you worried about yourself and your tenants. And while the news may be changing hour by hour, we want to offer you some help when it comes to communicating with valued renters and retaining them during this period of upheaval. That’s why […]

Meet Cierra Britton, Artists’ Advocate and Brooklyn’s Personal Art Curator

Yes, March is Women’s History Month but we like to highlight the women making Brooklyn history year-round! Today, we’re excited to introduce you to curator, art advisor, and artist advocate, Cierra Britton, Cierra is an independent curator whose mission is to help would-be collectors collect with intention.  Not only does she meet with clients to […]

You’re Invited: Insider Tips and Tricks to Moving in NYC | THIS Friday!

Update: See the full presentation below. Join us this Friday at New York’s hottest meeting spot—Zoom Meetings—for an insider’s look at everything you need to know about moving in NYC. Our founder, Victoria Alexander, will be sharing the info she’s acquired over the past 15+ years helping people find their new home in Brooklyn.  The […]