Selling an apartment, particularly in NYC, can be a daunting and difficult experience. However, any concerns we had were alleviated when working with our broker, Fainna Kagan. Fainna is truly professional, very intuitive and has extensive knowledge of the NYC real estate market.
During our first meeting, Fainna recommended listing our apartment at a price higher than what we expected. We were surprised by this, but Fainna had clearly done her research. She came armed with similar sales in our building and neighborhood and had a precise understanding of where our apartment fell within the spectrum. Fainna was absolutely right in her assessment. Within a week of listing our apartment, we had multiple offers, most of which were at or above asking. We had a signed contract shortly thereafter.
Fainna was very involved in every step of the process. She helped us stage and photograph our apartment so that it could be seen in its best light. She coordinated directly with our building to arrange an open house. When the open house garnered a lot of interest and became quite crowded, Fainna still managed to connect with prospective buyers. When it came time to make a decision between offers, Fainna helped us determine not only which offer was strongest, but also which one made the most sense for our needs as a family. Fainna was there every step of the way. She went above and beyond what the average broker would do.
Working with Fainna was such a pleasure. She has an obvious knack and enthusiasm for real estate. She saw the potential in our apartment and made sure others saw it too. She is extremely forthcoming and direct. Her negotiation skills are stellar, likely as a result of her prior experience as an attorney. Most importantly, however, Fainna listened to our needs and made sure that we were comfortable throughout the process. We could not have asked for anything more. I would not hesitate to recommend Fainna to anyone selling a property in NYC.