Aug. 20, 2018 By Compass Real Estate
Compass Real Estate…yes we know, another real estate company is opening shop in your neighborhood.
Except, Compass is different. We are a hybrid firm that is part traditional brokerage and part technology company, which infuses technology and support into both the agent and the consumer experience.
From the streamlined website to the real time data our agents have access to, it is easy to see how we quickly climbed to the number 6 spot in the national brokerage ranking.
With multiple offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the company is now moving forward full speed ahead with planned openings throughout Queens.
The Real Market Team, founded by Christina DeCurtis and Cristina Candio, has been established to help shape their presence in this new territory.
DeCurtis and Candio, who are leading the way, have generated over $350 million in residential sales and have successfully closed out eight new developments in Queens. Their professional reputation is well known by developers and consumers alike. As both residents and investors in our borough, they have an intimate knowledge of this market and are passionate about the development and growth taking place.
Queens seems to be more popular than ever and is seeing amazing changes. It has always been known as the most diverse place in New York but not the most sought after in terms of real estate.
However, it is now being positioned as a major player in new development and entering a new era where Queens is on the verge of overthrowing Kings County.
Both JFK and LaGuardia Airports are going through long overdue upgrades. Mega projects are popping up in neighborhoods ranging from Long Island City to Flushing to Woodside. We now have three NYC Ferry stops. It is only natural that Compass would invest in what is looking like a sure bet and Candio and DeCurtis are a perfect fit to lead the effort in this flourishing market.
The Real Market Team will be launching projects in Astoria and Long Island City in the months ahead.
They are optimistic about the market over the course of the next few years but acknowledge that the market is slowing and will most likely continue that way into 2019.
But don’t be fooled. This is not a reason to hold back on investing in the world’s borough. Interest rates will continue to rise, so the longer you wait, the more expensive it will be to own that dream home. And don’t forget that every rent check is money that you will never see again.
At least when you own, you are building equity as if you are depositing money in to your own private bank. With an increase in inventory you can expect more negotiability for buyers. So get ready to make that offer. As Will Rogers once said, “Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait.”
For a honest opinion about renting, selling, buying or developing, contact your local real estate experts at The Real Market Team.