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1049 Fifth #14A Beth Ailes and the late Roger Ailes

We are delighted to share the excellent experience we had with Carol Staab of Douglas Elliman who recently sold our beautiful condominium 1t 1049 Fifth Avenue . We could not have been more pleased and would not hesitate to recommend her to be your broker to help you get a promp sale at the very best price.In terms of comportment, Carol is elegant and poised, knowledgable and strategic.

As soon as we engaged her she developed a very aggressive marketing plan that included a custom property video which highlighted all the features of the apartment She even incorporated a Carnegie Hill video into our marketing to show buyers the amenities of the neighborhood.

The luxury market was very soft at the time we listed. The average luxury listing was on the market for over a year. But the statistics didn’t’ deter Carol . Our sale took place much earlier than the average time on the market. Carol positioned 14A to standout over the competition in the marketplace. She marketed it on over 40 websites and promoted it weekly to the brokers to keep 14A in front of their minds. The marketing plan produced many showings. Multiple offers were produced inspite of a soft market. Carol used a very strategic strategy that continued to move the negotiations along. The result was an excellent all cash offer that closed less than 60 days from contract signing.

Dear Carol,Many thanks for the successful completion of the sale of 515 East 72nd Street #35D . The process was punctuated with highs and lows and suspense inbetween. We are grateful that you were able to attract many showings in what was a soft market. We are also grateful that you were able to skillfully see it through and keep us calm and feeling certain during the selling process.

Thanks from the bottom of our hearts to you.

Ashutosh and Mamta Tewari

" Katie and I would like to thank you for assisting us with the sale of our apartment and the leasing of a new one. One of the reasons we selected you to be our broker was your aggressive/customized marketing and advertising plans. From the global exposure you gave our apartment through the Douglas Elliman/ Knight Frank websites and 40 others to the creative property video that got over 1,300 views and to the New York Observer article you arranged about me and my apartment , your efforts quickly attracted great interest and obviously reached the international market, since the buyer was from Shanghai.

Your negotiating strategy paid off for us as we received record dollar per square foot.

We appreciate how diligently and patiently you worked with the board to answer questions about the buyer and offered creative solutions that gave the board the certainty needed to approve the buyer.

We are enjoying our present apartment. We trusted your expertise and judgment on the fine quality of the building and the apartment’s top of the line features and layout. The services and amenities are excellent. When I saw the photos and floor plan you sent I knew this was the one. That said we signed the lease without seeing even seeing the apartment first."

Michael and Kim Pedraja

“Your experience, negotiation skills and wonderful personality allowed us to achieve a sale price well above our expectations and in under 60 days.

We were so impressed that you were able to achieve an all cash sale price of $1.05 mm, which was a record square foot price for the building and a full $100,000 higher than the exact same unit style, but on a higher floor, sold for just a few weeks before. Your ability to establish trust allowed you to develop a very special relationship with the ultimate buyer, which persuaded the buyer to reach the ultimate purchase price.

We are convinced that your effectiveness in developing a customized marketing plan, which included staged photos and a property video, was an important contributor to our success. Your tireless efforts to hold multiple open houses created critical process momentum, which resulted in multiple offers above our asking price. We really appreciated how you carefully negotiated with the two leading bidders, extracting multiple counter bids from each. “

Michael Dean MD - 985 Park Avenue # Garden Triplex Seller

" Your professionalism and work ethic made all the difference in the executing this sale. While I very much appreciated your ability to generate interest through your many blast emails , I admired your willingness to pick up the phone and let your broker colleagues know about the wonderful triplex on Park avenue.

" Perhaps the tour de force of your marketing campaign with the exquisite video you had produced. Your script , engaging manner and focus on our Chinese art works were right on point. I understand that the video has been viewed over a 1000 times on your website and that it was a key factor in identifying the buyer residing in Mainland China. The buyer made an offer based on viewing the video. Kudos to you. It is not often that someone makes an offer on al luxury apartment "sight unseen based solely on a video!

" Your expertise, experience and attention to detail ensured that momentum was maintained throughout the negotiation and closing process.

Sharron Dorram " A-list colorist to the stars" & Damian Krause her husband - 345 Greenwich Street #4B

" As you know I own a high end hair salon off Fifth Avenue and have access to the best of everything especially real estate brokers. " We looked for a long time to choose the best broker until we found you. All the other brokers discouraged us for wanting to get our price. Only you encouraged us to stay the course and ask for the full amount because you knew our loft was so special. As a result of your clever marketing and your dynamic personality we secured a family to rent not just for one year but for 3 years!

" We were so impressed with your enthusiasm and determination that we most definitely would give you the exclusive again either to rent or sell."

Nancy Karwick – 1049 Fifth Avenue PH3 Seller

“I just want to take a moment to let you know how please we are with your services and performance as our broker in the sale of 1049 Fifth Avenue PH3. You worked tirelessly on our listing in both marketing and personally showing the penthouse to prospective buyers that culminated in a prompt cash sale for full price.

I was particularly impressed with your ability to understand and evaluate the marketplace. The marketing plan you devised with both comprehensive and very effective. As a result, you were able to reach many qualified domestic and international buyers that resulted in several all cash offers.

You also played an integral role in coordinating the exchange of information and documents between attorneys, agents and the board. You are a consummate professional and I will gladly recommend your service to anyone seeking to buy or sell property in New York City.”

Donald Freedman- Berman & Freedman P.C – Attorney representing 1049 Fifth Avenue PH3 Seller, Nancy Karwick

“I am writing this letter to thank you and congratulate you on the sale of 1049 Fifth Avenue Penthouse 3. It was a pleasure to work with a true professional in the marketing and ultimate sale of the penthouse.

Your design and implementation of an aggressive marketing plan was vital to the success of the sale. I know that you promoted the penthouse locally and internationally to all your exclusive residential networks. Your hands-on approach in personally showing our listing to all your prospective buyers was exceptional. Your constant communication via telephone and email to my clients and to me kept us fully informed of the status of all offers. Most importantly your negotiating skills produced a full price, all cash offer for the penthouse.

Your knowledge of the marketplace, work ethic, professionalism and persistence resulted in the successful sale of the penthouse.

I look forward working with you again and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to any of our clients selling luxury properties in the New York City area.”


"I am glad this episode is over. You have done a superb job thanks to your spirit, enthusiasm and positive attitude"

Amine Soussane seller of 1049 Fifth Avenue 6E.

“Carol has helped my wife and me to find not one but 4 apartments in New York.”

“Carol has helped my wife and me to find not one but four apartments in New York. Carol combines an encyclopedic knowledge of the Manhattan market, a timeless work ethic and a keen sense of her clients’ values and priorities. She was on our side through every phase of the process. I can’t imagine a more knowledgeable or conscientious residential real estate professional than Carol Staab and I recommend her highly.”

Michael Morrissey – President and CEO of the International insurance Society

“Working with me late nights was critical to completing the process”

“Your expertise of the Manhattan real estate market was a tremendous benefit in efficiently guiding me in the right direction… I also very much appreciated your hard work and dedication. Working with me late nights was critical to completing the process. “

Michael Pedraja- Managing Director Barclays Capital

Carol accomplished the complete deal in 90 days”

“ Carol has passion for her profession and can be counted on to come through knowing that time is of the essence , she was able to find the appropriate attorney , negotiate fiercely on our behalf and obtain a price which we found very acceptable and timely, accomplishing the entire deal in less than 90 days.”

Via Belcic, President of V3 Architecture and Design

“I was very impressed with Carol’s persuasion and negotiation skills.”

“Carol represented us in a very difficult negotiation at 1049 Fifth Avenue. I am very impressed with Carol’s persuasion and negotiation skills. I fully recommend her without any reservation. “

Martin Greenberg, CEO Sterling Commodities

“Her creative solutions solved my problem without having to take legal action, all in 90 days”

“When I met Carol I had an overwhelming problem on my hands. My high profile tenant was four months in arrears with his rent. Her creative solutions solved my problem without having to take legal action. Carol was able to sell my apartment in 90 days for a very good price.”
v Nigel Vaz, Managing Director of Sapient

“Carol was able to achieve a record price for our loft in just 70 days.”

“If you are considering Carol Staab as your broker for the sale of your home or apartment I am happy to recommend her as a satisfied client. We hired Carol to sell our large SOHO loft. Carol provided an excellent marketing plan for our loft. Her effort generated a lot of interest in our loft that resulted in multiple offers. Carol was able to achieve a record price for us in just 70 days. The buyer was a successful hedge fund manager but was no match for Carol’s strategy and use of leverage in the negotiations.”

Andrew Phelps, Managing Director Stifel Nicholaus & Co

“Carol was able to use her keen negotiation skills and influence to get us a good price”

“We highly recommend the services of Carol Staab, a very experienced New York luxury broker. Carol represented us in a very difficult negotiation with an investor seller in 1049 Fifth Avenue who had his apartment very overpriced for the condition and the market. We were just about to give up the idea that we could buy this apartment at the right price. Carol was able to use her keen negotiation skills and power to influence the seller to accept a reasonable price and we were able to buy our Fifth Avenue apartment.”

Alex Nester & Elena Podbolotova – 1049 Fifth Avenue Residents

“Despite a steep challenge, Carol was able to find us a 4 bed room apartment.“

“Carol was able to find us a 4 bedroom apartment with river views and southern exposure in a renovated doorman building that has an excellent gym, media room and conference room for our budget. This was a steep challenge because of our budget and very tight market. Carol was able to find us the right apartment on the first showing and we settled for our choice immediately. Carol has great experience and expertise and has all the right attributes of very best of agents. We highly recommend Carol Staab.”

Stasia Kelly, Esquire Partner DLA Piper Law Firm

“You have been gracious and diligent and really cared about us.”

We both want to thank you very much for your help and attention. As there is definitely a part of us that wanted the Upper Westside of Manhattan you never know going forward- and it may not be long before we are back in touch. You have been so gracious and diligent and really cared about us. “

Jonathan Rotman, Investment Professional at Acaualine Partners

Christina Feege, Associate General Counsel L’Oreal USA

“The service that Carol Staab provides is top drawer”

“The service that Carol Staab provides is top drawer. Carol is a keen negotiator and was able to negotiate the price of our apartment way below the asking price. If you need a New York real estate broker you are in excellent hands with Carol.

Toby Esser, CEO Cooper Gay Swett and Crawford


“I am glad this episode is over. You have done a superb job thanks to your spirit, enthusiasm and positive attitude” Amine Soussane seller of 1049 Fifth Avenue 6E.

CAROL STAAB

CAROL STAAB

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker


575 Madison Ave

New York, NY 10022

Office: 212.891.7205

Mobile: 917.273.7787

 

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