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Upper Manhattan Parks

June 29, 2018 | By Evan Paliotta

NYC would simply not be the incredible place it is without its parks. Going to a park on a lovely day with a coffee or lunch and people watching is a free way to seize the day! When people think of parks in NYC, a few immediately come to mind including Central Park, Washington Square Park, Bryant Park etc.… Most New Yorkers do not venture uptown and they’re sadly missing out on a few hidden gems. Alas’ here are a few parks that allow you to step outside of the hustle and bustle and bring a smile to your face:

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How to Buy a Home in Your 20’s

May 21, 2018 | By Evan Paliotta

With all this capital appreciation in houses combined with wages rising not nearly as quickly, it can feel like you’re in a vicious circle. You save for a down payment, prices rise faster than your ability to save, you decide to save more, prices rise quickly and so on and so on. The millennial can feel fettered by this situation, however there are a few things one can do to escape. Here are some tips to break your shackles: Purchase something smaller or in a less expensive neighborhood: You can live in a modest 2 bedroom in the West Village spending $4,000 a month on rent, or you can get a large 2 bedroom in Harlem for around $800K and spend $4,000 a month on a mortgage a...

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A Few Testimonials

May 14, 2018 | By Evan Paliotta

With any business, the goal is to deliver value. I have something to offer, and someone else values it enough to act on what I’m offering-that’s all business is. In real estate, we’re essentially consultants: you have a desired outcome, and we have the means (information, relationships, and expertise) to get you there. Below are a few testimonials from client’s who really appreciated the value I brought to their lives: Noé: We're so happy to have worked with Evan for our first apartment purchase! He turned what we thought would be a stressful, complicated process into a smooth, fun ride! We were working with difficult time and other constrain...

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Which Agent Is Right For You?

May 11, 2018 | By Evan Paliotta

Real estate is a special type of market, as it doesn’t necessarily abide by the 80-20 rule in business (80% of your revenue coming from 20% of your clients). While in the long term, us real estate agents can get most of our revenue via referrals from happy clients, in the short term it’s structured for a one-time transaction. This system can give any buyer or seller pause. Ultimately, who you work with matters so do your due diligence like any responsible consumer making a large purchase. You can do this by getting a feel for an agent’s style and determining whether it’s a good fit for you. Here is a list of 5 types of agents you’ll encounter in the rea...

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How Well Do You Know Yourself?

May 4, 2018 | By Evan Paliotta

Over 2,000 years ago, Socrates proclaimed the key to wisdom is to “Know Thyself”. That adage holds true in all facets of life but especially when making a significant life decision like the purchase of a new home. Knowing what kind of buyer you are will leverage the advantages of your style to hopefully get your home at a good, fair price in conjunction with a smooth transaction. Without further adieu, here are a few types of buyers I encounter in my field: 1. The Window Shopper- These buyers want to see every open house to get a feel for the market. They are typically tough negotiators. When they find their perfect home at a good, fair price, they just can’t...

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Doggies Day Off

April 30, 2018 | By Wendy Lo

Are your dogs not the most adorable lil’ canine critters to prance about on four legs? Of course they are! But when was the last time you spent a pampering weekend with your furry fellas? “But Wendy, where do I even start?” Well, paw-nder no longer! PARKS Kick off the weekend with a classic: a romp in the park. Forget the picnic blanket and wine, your dog wants one thing and one thing only – sniffing every gosh darn thing it can get its little nose on. Trees? Check. Sidewalk? Check. Other dogs? Oh smell yes! A good sniff in the park is like a dog charting the Amazon, so pick one already!

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Press Release: Doing Good In The Neighborhood

April 25, 2018 | By Staff

BIZZARRO AGENCY DOING GOOD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD The Inwood Good Shepherd Women’s Shelter gets a Bizzarro Boost NEW YORK, April 23, 2018 — The Bizzarro Agency—a fixture of Upper Manhattan’s real estate scene, has undertaken charitable initiatives as a way of celebrating the company’s expansion. The company now dedicates a portion of their profits to local charities. The Bizzarro Agency is pleased to announce their first charity, the Inwood Good Shepherd Women’s Shelter, which received a $10,000 donation on April 7, 2018. At The Bizzarro Agency’s first charitable brunch, held at New Leaf Cafe and Restaurant, volunteers from the shelt...

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