When BrickUnderground.com asked me to come up with information that buyers shouldn’t tell their brokers, I didn’t have a hard time drafting a long list.
Site founder Teri Karush Rogers and I pared the list down to eight. Of course, as a broker, I would much prefer to know what’s on my buyers’ minds. That’s great from my point of view, maybe not so wonderful from theirs in that I may well choose not to to work with them to find a condo or co-op in Manhattan.
That said, here’s No. 7 on the list – along with what I would interpret from what is said:
“We are committed to finding a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with a renovated eat-in kitchen and a terrace on a high floor with unobstructed views in a building near Fairway for under $700,000.”
Translation: “Don’t confuse us with the facts. We know these things: Hannibal Lechter was a vegetarian, Joan Rivers was born with that nose, and Andrew Cuomo won’t run for governor.”
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Senior Vice President
Charles Rutenberg Realty
127 E. 56th Street
New York, NY 10022