NYC is full of agents with the concentration of activity in Manhattan & Brooklyn. I wanted to know where they mostly are in relation to the city itself, the report while as inclusive as possible (See About the Stats at the bottom of the report) I’ve only listed the top 5 in each category, (See categories below) Combing through 180+ brokerages the data
Not so long ago a client asked me if Leonardo DiCaprio was living on the corner of 85th and Central Park West, when I said it was pretty unlikely since there wasn’t a constant frenzy of pre-teens screaming or paparazzi snapping photos in front of the building. Still my client (or as he said, his girlfriend wanted to know) that Leo might be living in what is now known as the Central Park West castle. Undaunted by my opinion or facts he said that he couldn’t wait to see him walking around the neighborhood, undoubtedly grabbing a knish at Artie’s deli or scoring a slice at Pizza Pete’s. So my quest began to find out who purchased the 7900 SqFt behemoth.
How many brokerages are in NYC? Plenty! Below is a list of active brokerages serving mainly Manhattan but also the outer boroughs recommended you read.
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23 maps of NYC defined by real estate brokerages. Part of an upcoming post on searching for apartments.
There was a good article on the basics of disrupting an industry, it comes from a book here. So much has been made of the Uber’s/Lyft’s of the right now. But disruption is not new, it’s just a new buzzword for innovation or transformation. When Steve Jobs brought down record companies nobody called it disruption, he transformed the music industry from it’s entrenched ways and dragged it to the 21st century. Of course you can say he disrupted that and other industries and it would probably fit his style more. The word itself is more iconic now because it brings fear to the old way of doing business, it’s a more in your face of way of saying we are going to find a cheaper and streamlined method of doing what you do only better and it most cases use technology.
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