We're all aware of the usual suspects — affordability, schools, proximity to transit — but what are other things that are important to buyers and renters?
- is there a nearby place to return packages, likes UPS or FedEx?
- does that train down the block suspend service at night/on weekends?
- is there an urgent care or pharmacy nearby?
- does the grocery (or liquor) store deliver?
“I have clients that constantly ask where the local Soul Cycle is. They are fanatics! But I understand why. It's about staying fit and finding something you love doing. I have a listing at 450 West 17th Street #1506
, an epic junior 1BR with incredible views. I made sure to note there is a Soul Cycle around the corner."
"Grubhub or Seamless accessibility is a must. Clients want access to whatever food they want to eat at whatever hour they want to eat it. Think about it, these are hard working professionals, working long stressful hours, a lot of them are ordering and having access to great open late options is a must."
"My client was training for a triathlon and he had been going to a YMCA in Bed-stuy where they had a pool. Access to swimming was vital for him and when I mentioned a YMCA location with pool on Atlantic Ave basically at the nexus of Cobble Hill Boerum Hill & Brooklyn Heights. He ended up finding a place within a 10 minute walk. And now he loves it."