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Noah Rosenblatt and John Walkup from UrbanDigs talk real-time NYC real estate data and trends.

Talking Manhattan Noah Rosenblatt & John Walkup of UrbanDigs

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    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

Noah Rosenblatt and John Walkup from UrbanDigs talk real-time NYC real estate data and trends.

    Today's Mortgage Market with Melissa Cohn

    Today's Mortgage Market with Melissa Cohn

    Today, Noah and John from UrbanDigs dive into the intricacies of the mortgage market with superstar lender Melissa Cohn, Regional Vice President at William Raveis Mortgage. Melissa is an industry legend, and she shares her expert insights on the current state of mortgage rates following recent Federal Reserve actions, the nuances of fixed versus adjustable rates, and the impact of mortgage banking on consumers. Whether you're a home buyer, a real estate professional, or just a finance enthusiast, Melissa's perspectives on navigating the mortgage landscape in today’s economic environment are spot on!

    Highlights:
    00:35 - Implications of the Fed's rate pause on the mortgage market
    04:50 - Mortgage industry commissions post-NAR
    07:50 - Warrantable vs non-warrantable in mortgage financing.
    12:20 - Challenges in the mortgage lending process today
    14:10 - Non-QM (Non-Qualified Mortgage) lenders
    14:40 - The challenge of crypto
    16:10 - Mortgage assumptions
    17:35 - Melissa'a daily data routine

    Melissa's page at Raveis:
    http://www.raveis.com/mortgage/MelissaCohn/

    Connect with Melissa on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissacohn/

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    Got questions? We got answers! Visit our forum:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/forum/index.php?forums/main-forum.2/

    Track the New York City real estate market with real-time data and charts:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/

    Link to our overview of Manhattan or Brooklyn real estate stats:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/marketwide-charts/

    For more Manhattan and Brooklyn real estate conversations:
    http://www.talkingmanhattan.com/

    • 19 min
    Market Alignments, Deal Dynamics, and the Art of Listening with Anna Kahn

    Market Alignments, Deal Dynamics, and the Art of Listening with Anna Kahn

    In this episode of Talking Manhattan, Noah and John welcome Anna Kahn from Brown Harris Stevens. With over 28 years in the industry, Anna shares her invaluable insights on the current state of the market, including thoughts on the surprising effects of interest rates and the art of closing deals in a competitive environment. She also provides practical advice for preparing listings and emphasizes the primary importance of listening in client consultations. Anna's got what it takes to thrive in NYC's real estate scene, so listen in!

    Highlights:
    02:00 - Current market activity and aligning expectations
    04:45 - Qualifying buyers and being discerning with offers
    07:15 - Advice on pricing strategies
    09:53 - Costs and benefits of physical vs virtual staging
    14:00 - Shifting from a 'listing pitch' to a 'listening consultation'
    17:36- Strategies for new agents
    21:04 - Renovated vs unrenovated

    Anna's page at BHS:
    https://www.bhsusa.com/real-estate-agent/anna-kahn

    Connect with Lisa on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/annamkahn/

    ** Want to impress a buyer or seller? Use UrbanDigs Advisor! **
    Need data to anchor a listing pitch or support a price reduction? Our customized deep dives close deals faster and make you look like a hero. Plus, subscribers get a big discount, so the ROI is literally OFF. THE. CHART. Email support@urbandigs.com and let us know what you need.
    https://www.urbandigs.com/advisor/

    Got questions? We got answers! Visit our forum:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/forum/index.php?forums/main-forum.2/

    Track the New York City real estate market with real-time data and charts:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/

    Link to our overview of Manhattan or Brooklyn real estate stats:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/marketwide-charts/

    For more Manhattan and Brooklyn real estate conversations:
    http://www.talkingmanhattan.com/

    • 23 min
    Mastering Manhattan: Lisa Chajet on Pricing, Staging, and Selling in a Buyer's World

    Mastering Manhattan: Lisa Chajet on Pricing, Staging, and Selling in a Buyer's World

    In this episode of Talking Manhattan, Noah Rosenblatt goes one-on-one with Lisa Chajet, a top producer from Coldwell Banker Warburg. They dive into the current state of the Manhattan real estate market, focusing on key insights for buyers, sellers, and agents. Lisa shares her expert perspective on the impact of pricing strategies, the importance of staging properties for sale, and navigating the complexities of the market amidst fluctuating interest rates and buyer preferences. With over 20 years of experience, Lisa's advice spans the art of making a property appealing, understanding market dynamics, and the critical role of agent collaboration in achieving success. Some good takeaways for anyone involved in NYC real estate!

    Highlights:
    01:49 - Staging and pricing dynamics
    07:00 - Preparing for sale with a look at ROI
    08:47 - Challenges of selling units that need renovations
    10:44 - Why content should focus on the property, not the agent
    13:55 - Impacts from NAR decisions
    17:20 - The importance of building relationships
    20:34 - Manhattan's complexities require a collective effort

    Lisa's page at Warburg:
    https://cbwarburg.com/agent/lisa-chajet/

    Connect with Lisa on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-chajet-505a9b186/

    ** Want to impress a buyer or seller? Use UrbanDigs Advisor! **
    Need data to anchor a listing pitch or support a price reduction? Our customized deep dives close deals faster and make you look like a hero. Plus, subscribers get a big discount, so the ROI is literally OFF. THE. CHART. Email support@urbandigs.com and let us know what you need.
    https://www.urbandigs.com/advisor/

    Got questions? We got answers! Visit our forum:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/forum/index.php?forums/main-forum.2/

    Track the New York City real estate market with real-time data and charts:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/

    Link to our overview of Manhattan or Brooklyn real estate stats:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/marketwide-charts/

    For more Manhattan and Brooklyn real estate conversations:
    http://www.talkingmanhattan.com/

    • 21 min
    Navigating Shifts and Building Trust with James McGrath

    Navigating Shifts and Building Trust with James McGrath

    In this episode of Talking Manhattan, Noah and John welcome James McGrath, co-founder and broker at Yoreevo, to discuss recent trends in the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New York City real estate markets. James talks about an unexpected surge in market activity during February, attributing it partly to a slight decrease in mortgage rates which reinvigorated buyer interest. The conversation also touches on the affordability challenges, particularly with co-ops, leading to a noticeable shift of buyers towards condos.

    James also shares his insights on building successful client relationships in real estate, emphasizing the importance of trust, value, and the strategic use of data to guide clients through their purchasing decisions. He advocates for honesty and the necessity of admitting when further information is needed, underlining these as key factors in establishing credibility and long-term client loyalty. Another good one!

    Resources mentioned:
    Property Taxes - https://a836-pts-access.nyc.gov/care/search/commonsearch.aspx?mode=address
    Flood Zone - https://dcp.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=1c37d271fba14163bbb520517153d6d5
    Noise Map - https://maps.dot.gov/BTS/NationalTransportationNoiseMap/

    Highlights:
    00:42 - Uptick in activity
    02:11 - Impact of interest rates
    04:00 - Coop vs condo: affordability
    11:45 - Strategies for turning leads into clients
    14:26 - Building credibility with data
    17:15 - Significance of admitting when additional research is needed

    James' page at Yoreevo:
    https://yoreevo.com/agent/james-mcgrath

    Connect with James on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-mcgrath-52b93913/

    ** Want to impress a buyer or seller? Use UrbanDigs Advisor! **
    Need data to anchor a listing pitch or support a price reduction? Our customized deep dives close deals faster and make you look like a hero. Plus, subscribers get a big discount, so the ROI is literally OFF. THE. CHART. Email support@urbandigs.com and let us know what you need.
    https://www.urbandigs.com/advisor/

    Got questions? We got answers! Visit our forum:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/forum/index.php?forums/main-forum.2/

    Track the New York City real estate market with real-time data and charts:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/

    Link to our overview of Manhattan or Brooklyn real estate stats:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/marketwide-charts/

    For more Manhattan and Brooklyn real estate conversations:
    http://www.talkingmanhattan.com/

    • 20 min
    On the Ground with Ari Harkov: Insights into the Manhattan and Brooklyn Markets

    On the Ground with Ari Harkov: Insights into the Manhattan and Brooklyn Markets

    Today, Noah and John sit down with Ari Harkov, seasoned NYC expert and co-founder of the powerhouse Harkov Lewis team at Brown Harris Stevens. Ari shares his observations on Manhattan and Brooklyn and provides an in-depth analysis of current market dynamics. He discusses the complexities and variabilities of the market, touching on topics like the impact of interest rates, seasonality in buying and selling patterns, and the nuanced behavior of different submarkets. Ari's insights shed light on the challenges and opportunities within the real estate landscape, offering a comprehensive view that combines data-driven analysis with on-the-ground experience. Ari is an expert's expert, so highly recommended!

    Highlights:
    04:04 - Market Dynamics and Seasonality
    05:30 - Impact of Cash Buyers
    09:10 - Election Year Uncertainties
    11:40 - Reflection on a 'Lost Decade'
    15:30 - Basic math for Nervous Buyers
    21:10 - Future of NYC Real Estate
    27:10 - The Human Element in Real Estate

    Harkov Lewis Team Page:
    https://harkovlewis.com/

    Ari's Page at BHS:
    https://www.bhsusa.com/real-estate-agent/ari-harkov

    Connect with Ari on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ari-harkov-54a7216/

    ** Want to impress a buyer or seller? Use UrbanDigs Advisor! **
    Need data to anchor a listing pitch or support a price reduction? Our customized deep dives close deals faster and make you look like a hero. Plus, subscribers get a big discount, so the ROI is literally OFF. THE. CHART. Email support@urbandigs.com and let us know what you need.
    https://www.urbandigs.com/advisor/

    Got questions? We got answers! Visit our forum:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/forum/index.php?forums/main-forum.2/

    Track the New York City real estate market with real-time data and charts:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/

    Link to our overview of Manhattan or Brooklyn real estate stats:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/marketwide-charts/

    For more Manhattan and Brooklyn real estate conversations:
    http://www.talkingmanhattan.com/

    • 27 min
    Market Evolution: Insights & Strategies with Ian Slater

    Market Evolution: Insights & Strategies with Ian Slater

    Today on Talking Manhattan, Noah and John sit down with Trove founder and Compass powerhouse Ian Slater. Ian is another member of the $1B+ club, and his wealth of experience is on display here. He discusses the Manhattan real estate markets as they transition into 2024 and, hopefully, a nascent recovery. Ian shares his unique perspective, having experienced his best year in 2023 against a backdrop of varied market conditions. He addresses the challenge of low inventory, the impact of interest rates, and the shift toward luxury and off-market properties. Additionally, Ian emphasizes the importance of data analysis, trustworthiness, and providing valuable advice to buyers and sellers to navigate the market's complexities. Good stuff, as always!

    Highlights:
    01:50 - 2023 Market performance and its impact on business
    03:25 - Challenges with low inventory and hesitant sellers
    06:00 - Trends in new dev for 2024
    07:50 - Renovation challenges and market dynamics affecting decisions
    10:10 - The psychology behind buyers' preference for off-market properties
    15:00 - The role of data in advising and gaining trust from clients
    20:25 - Importance of knowledge and relationships in real estate

    Trove's Page:
    https://www.trove-partners.com/

    Ian's Page at Compass:
    https://www.compass.com/agents/ian-slater/

    Connect with Ian on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-slater-53688124/

    ** Want to impress a buyer or seller? Use UrbanDigs Advisor! **
    Need data to anchor a listing pitch or support a price reduction? Our customized deep dives close deals faster and make you look like a hero. Plus, subscribers get a big discount so the ROI is literally OFF. THE. CHART. Email support@urbandigs.com and let us know what you need.
    https://www.urbandigs.com/advisor/

    Got questions? We got answers! Visit our forum:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/forum/index.php?forums/main-forum.2/

    Track the New York City real estate market with real-time data and charts:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/

    Link to our overview of Manhattan or Brooklyn real estate stats:
    https://www.urbandigs.com/marketwide-charts/

    For more Manhattan and Brooklyn real estate conversations:
    http://www.talkingmanhattan.com/

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Hal @ New York Launch Pod ,

Talking Manhattan is a must listen!

If you want insight on the New York City residential real estate market then you HAVE to listen to Talking Manhattan. Noah and John do a fantastic job of bringing on high profile and smart guests with great content for the show. Keep up the great work!

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Audio

Need better audio. Sounds too muffled like you are in a tunnel. But like your guests.

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