Settling for too little unwise strategy for buyers

Would you be happy with a beautiful new home if it meant using this elevator in an Upper West Side building to reach your front door?

An observation I’ve made here and literally to every one of my past and present buyers is that no one ever purchases a new home without accepting compromise.

While that’s true, I also believe that buyers should not fail to appreciate what is important to them.  Some compromises ought to be unacceptable to some buyers, for example:

  • A family of two adults and two very young children shouldn’t settle for a two-bedroom apartment with one bath, even if they plan to divide one of the bedrooms in half or turn a windowless room into a nursery;
  • Consumers for whom style is everything shouldn’t Continue reading