If you haven’t read Part 1 of Purchasing An Apartment In New York City, I recommend doing so. In Part 1, I addressed Preparation. Understanding the market, financial requirements to purchase (from both a down payment and debt-to-income perspective), as well as your strengths and weaknesses as a buyer are essential to “winning” an apartment in NYC […]
Studies show that children have natural collaborative negotiation skills from a very young age. Unfortunately, those skills tend to diminish as we “grow up” and lose our edge. Watch my video for 5 Negotiation Tips we can relearn from children and use to improve our outcomes in our daily negotiations.
I recently had a good friend ask if it was OK to “pick my brain” about buying an apartment in NYC. He was concerned that he was wasting my time, and didn’t want to take too much of my morning. I told him, regardless of whether you purchase in two months or two years, reaching out […]
I often hear this statement from my coaching clients often, “Eirik, my client is irrational and unreasonable. I can’t force my client to do what I want. I don’t control their behavior.” To that I say, “You’re absolutely right. You cannot control your client — and you certainly can’t control the other side — but you can INFLUENCE them. You […]
As as very wise person once quipped: Homeowners live in the monthly payments, not the purchase price. Mortgage interest rates are undoubtedly and understandably a large consideration when it comes to purchasing a new home. Over the past several years we have experienced historically low mortgage interest rates as the U.S. economy slowly recovered from […]