I’m a pretty even keeled guy. The Marine Corp taught me discipline….balance. Today, being a father of two boys ages 10 and 14, I can honestly say that it takes a lot to get me angry. I’m usually unaffected by ignorance. But I can’t seem to shake this one...Read More
Selling your home can seem overwhelming at times. Once you find a buyer you still have a laundry list of items that need to be accomplished before you can close. At Herman & Co we always recommend that our clients seek representation from a local attorney. Your attorney will assure that you are protected at contract signing and...Read More
Home buyers are out there. Lurking…watching…sitting on the fence waiting to pounce on a deal for a fairly priced home and a low interest rate.
But they remain elusive to some home sellers.
Here’s why…Read More
If your home was built before 1978, it is likely that there was lead-based paint used. This applies to both the interior and exterior surfaces. You cannot tell by looking at it to make that determination, in fact it may have been painted over several times. This, however, does not eliminate the needs to determine...Read More
1524 - Giovanni da Verrazano discovered The Narrows, which are the waters between Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.
1609 - Henry Hudson sailed into The Narrows and named the island after the States General of Holland, Staaten Eylandt...Read More
Todt Hill is one of the most secluded, rural, and expensive residential neighborhoods in New York City. Located just 7 miles from mid town Manhattan, it has no stores, restaurants, apartments, townhouses or bus stops. The building lots are large by New York City standards, with a minimum zoning requirement of 10,000 square feet. Houses in the 2 square mile neighborhood are expensive with some selling for as much as $6 million. The most expensive section is on the grounds of the 135-acre Richmond County Country Club, the only privately...Read More
Nestled in Staten Island’s Greenbelt is a small enclave of very secluded homes in High Rock. Lots start at around 10,000 sq ft and go up to around an acre. Homes range in size from a 1,500 square foot cottage to a 10,000 square foot center hall colonial.Read More
In 1984 the television show “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” premiered with massive success. It was the dawn of reality television. Sometime later, MTV Cribs showed us how wealthy people lived. Now there are actually channels dedicated to this. We all have a voyeuristic tendency to see how other people live. Especially wealthy people. The following 10 homes are...Read More
There are several Side Hall Colonials for sale in Prince’s Bay (Staten Island) NY. The most common side hall colonial is approximately 2,200 sq ft and has 4 bedrooms, formal living room, formal dining room, family room, large eat in kitchen, 1 car garage, and spacious backyards, built on...Read More
It took me 32 years to find my career. After high school there was 4 years of college + 4 years in the Marines + 3 years as a middle school teacher + 3 years working as a sales manager for a fortune 500 company. I was trying to find myself as many of us do. I am blessed to be in the real estate business….Read More
Luxurious ocean front homes line many streets in Southeast Annadale (Staten Island) NY. Arbutus Ave and Arbutus Way are lined with multi million dollar mansions and ocean front estates ranging in price from $1,000,000 to $4,000,000. They range in size from 2,500 sq ft to over 15,000 sq ft and offer every amenity you...Read More
Just minutes after take off, Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III, announced in a calm voice “brace for impact,” to his 150 passengers aboard US Airways flight 1549 just before safely bringing his plane down onto the icy, 65-foot-deep waters of the Hudson River. Being a highly skilled pilot, he saved hundreds, potentially thousands of lives by remaining calm and solving the problem by doing what he did best…Read More
There are several Center Hall Colonials for sale in Tottenville (Staten Island) NY. The most common center hall colonial is approximately 2,600 sq ft and has 4 bedrooms, formal living room, formal dining room, family room, large eat in kitchen, 1 car garage, and spacious backyards, built on approximately...Read More
I’m proud to announce that we have recently launched our new website, www.Herman.NYC
The new company website showcases all homes being sold on the Staten Island multiple listing service via an IDX feed from our local Staten Island MLS. This will allow buyers to search for homes based on their criteria in the same manner as real estate agents would do a search on the MLS....Read More
Negotiating is such a large part of our daily lives that it surprises me how bad some of us negotiate. It doesn’t matter what you do for a living or what your status in life is, all of us negotiate everyday. Some of us feel intimidated by the idea of negotiating, but the fact is, negotiation is something we’ve been doing all our lives. I’ve been negotiating since I was born. The first time I was hungry I negotiated with my mother by screaming...Read More
Hear why one of California’s largest real estate firms pulled ALL of their listings from syndication. No more REALTOR.com. No more Zillow.com. No more Trulia.com. What are your thoughts?