When you have been searching for Upper East Side condos for sale for a little while you can become quickly jaded and start lowering your standards. One piece of advice that can change things for you is “it is okay to expect great things”. Real estate in NYC is a fickle monster at times. It can go from being a market that just does everything it can to please buyers to quickly swinging to the “get what you can get” attitude. Agents can prep you by using words like “with a little TLC” or “the apartment itself is not great but the building is fabulous”. Everyone you meet try’s to soothe your disappointment by sharing their own condo hunt horror stories. The reality is you deserve to expect great things when you are searching for the perfect condo and should not have to lower your standards.
Keep High Hopes!
There are three things that you should consider before you ever set the appointment to see a condo:
The Upper East Side is a prime, prime location in Manhattan. Choosing the location is very important when it comes to resale value and whether or not you are going to have the lifestyle you want.
There is a building that offers valet services, concierge services, cold storage, individual storage and fully renovated luxury apartments so top of the line amenities are being done successfully. Shoot for the lifestyle that you want instead of reducing your expectations.
Fair market value is a term you will hear a lot when shopping for a condo. VALUE is the key word. Cost is important but not at the risk of sacrificing the lifestyle. Be flexible in your budget!
Be sure to set up a showing at Manhattan House, even if you decide not to buy there, the showing will give you an idea of what you should expect!