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Susan is professional, responsive and honest. Those are the three most important traits for a broker to have.
To me, the three most important traits in a real estate broker are professionalism, responsiveness, and honesty. In my opinion, these are Susan’s three best qualities. She is far and away the best agent I’ve ever met in terms of these attributes, and she’s a real pleasure to work with. I’d recommend her without hesitation. She’s incredibly knowledgeable about the Chelsea area and the buildings within the neighborhood.
Henry G.
Extremely pleasant, comfortable and successful experience.
My experience working with Susan was extremely pleasant and comfortable. Susan took the time to understand what I was looking for in an apartment and helped me find just the right one. Susan was thoughtful, patient, extremely professional and always responsive. She was able to facilitate and expedite the process so that both the seller and I were very pleased with the timetable. I believe that Susan is a strong negotiator who worked diligently to ensure that both parties moved smoothly towards an agreement and ultimately a contract. I can say for certain that I will turn to Susan again when I am in need of a real estate agent and I highly recommend her to all.
Mary G.
The "Queen of London Terrace," has orchestrated two purchases and a sale for me over the last eight years. Given that back in 2013 I was undertaking my first property purchase in the USA and knew nothing about Co-Ops, I needed extra special handling. Susan was patience incarnate. She's incredibly loyal and thoughtful and always maintains great communication. A thoroughly decent person, Susan's exactly who you need on your side in the crazy world of NYC property.
Sara K
Susan Singer was our real estate broker during the recent sale of our co-op in New York. Her work was exemplary. She got the sale and the closing done rapidly. She also quickly and efficiently surmounted the many obstacles that occurred during the period between the signing of the sales contract and the closing. All this was done while we were located outside of New York City. I highly recommend her and would use her again should the opportunity present itself.
Robert S
Susan is always a step ahead. Very pro-active.
I’ve bought and sold with Susan now, and I’ve never been as comfortable with another agent as I am with her. She’s very pro-active, is always a step ahead, but she keeps me well-informed with the whole process, so there are never any surprises. I highly recommend her. In selling my apartment, I think Susan priced the property perfectly, and her negotiating skills were remarkable. On the buying end, she took care of me while still representing her seller, and I really have the utmost respect for her because of that. Whether purchasing or selling, working with Susan is a wonderful experience.
Chris J.
I recommend her strongly. Susan is an advisor, an advocate, someone you can trust. I've had the most extraordinary circumstances that she has helped me navigate. She's committed to the long term relationship and is relentless in the pursuit of solutions that work(ed) for me. I would never venture into a real estate endeavor without her.
Morgan Shorey
Susan is very professional, highly detail oriented and very easy to work with. She is a straight shooter and extremely honest with her clients, wanting the best for them. I can highly recommend her to anyone seeking a truly professional Realtor.
Anuurag B.
Susan’s guidance, support and responsiveness made all the difference.
For a number of years we thought about living in New York City but quite frankly, the entire process overwhelmed us. This past May, we met Susan and the journey towards owning an apartment began. Susan’s help, guidance and support in our quest to become NYC apartment owners were immeasurable. She was by our side, step-by-step, providing valuable information about the market, community, co-op living, etc.
Michelle S.
Susan is very professional and has tremendous experience in the Manhattan real estate market. Her expertise was a huge asset in our sale since I was handling the sale of a very unique older penthouse from long distance. Without my need to fly to New York, she handled staging,marketing and showings. Highly recommended
Hal Shapiro
Susan provides the utmost level of service to her customers. When I sought to rent out my apartment, Susan took a commanding lead on the process, organizing the marketing, board approval process, document drafting, and numerous other details that I didn’t have to worry about. She has a keen sense of the market – my apartment was in contract the day after it was listed – and a confidence that I found reassuring throughout the process. Susan’s experience and knowledge at London Terrace are unparalleled. There is no doubt that I work with Susan again.
Marc S.
Susan was our broker for the sale of our co-op in New York. Our sale was a breeze thanks to Susan. When we sat down with her the first time, she came prepared with comps, and after viewing the apartment, she set the initial price that was just right. She was able to find buyers who truly loved our apartment, and we sold the apartment very quickly with no drama. Great communication and really accommodating. Having said that, what sets her truly apart from other brokers is her decades of experience imo (e.g. setting the right price, understanding the market and target audience). Highly recommended.
Y Nam
Susan didn’t just find me an apartment, she found me my home. Buying and selling in this city can be frustrating and, let’s face it, plain awful. But Susan was always there with her sage advice, reassuring words, and to tell me to “breathe.” Her support was needed and much appreciated. And in the end, I didn’t just find a home, I gained a friend.
Vicki Jacobson

MAKING LIFE EASIER WITH AN ORGANIZED NYC CLOSET (YES IT IS POSSIBLE!)

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In New York, space is at a premium—especially in your closet. When it comes to New York City apartments one does not commonly think of excess closet space. With most apartments being closet sized themselves (unless of course you live in this gorgeous Upper West Side apartment) we as New Yorkers just have to accept small closets and give up any idea of extra space or belongings. 

What if you do not want to give up your fashionable clothes though? Well then you’ll want to look into moving to a great apartment that already has amazing closet space. Such as this sun-drenched Chelsea apartment that has THREE huge walk-in closets in which to store all varieties of footwear and fashion. Obviously a necessity when it comes to living large on one of Chelsea’s hippest blocks.

Yet if that is not an option I’ve compiled some of the best resources and tips for making your current closet work the best for you. Until of course you finally decide to move to West 24th Street.

AVOIDING MISTAKES:

To start Drea Montali laid out some of her top organizational tips that people need to avoid. As a professional organizer, closet stylist, and space planner Montali has seen it all. Inspired by a minimalistic approach and a “less is more” philosophy, Drea’s goal is to help others love what they have and feel like they are in their own personal boutique everyday. She states that,

  • People often confuse organizing with cleaning. Organizing is about creating a system that makes your life easier, saves you time and is meant to last long term. You are not just cleaning up a mess you made during a busy work week.
  • Not making the best use of your space. During most organizing consultations, I notice a lot of open wall space not being utilized. Organizer Tip: check out the back of your closet door. I like to add belt hooks there because it usually frees up a drawer somewhere!

MAXIMIZE THE SPACE YOU HAVE:

 

One great idea is to think about investing in a custom closet system for yourself. It is a great way to maximize space and with less stress in your life you can finally breathe a little easier every morning. It’s also a great investment because custom closets are considered a capital improvement so they add value to your property. A valuable feature as seen in this London Terrace Towers apartment which has custom shelving in the bedroom and a California Custom Closet in the foyer. Characteristics that will continue to add value to the property down the road.

Other ideas in addition to investing in a custom closet include:

  • Slim Hangers: They take up little space so you can fit more clothes. Hangers that are  uniform takes your closet to the next level as well.
  • Shelf/Drawer dividers are also great for compartmentalizing.
  • Labels are great for off season clothes. That way you know where everything is and if you are packing for a last minute beach getaway you don’t have to pull apart five boxes to find your swimsuits.

BE SMART ABOUT STORAGE:

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Storage products can be a bit of a trap: they all seem useful in the store, but at home they often end up making a closet feel even more cluttered. However, if you choose shelves, boxes and hooks carefully, based on your specific closet needs, they can also be extremely helpful for sorting out your wardrobe. Before buying anything, take note of where your particular closet problems occur. For example, if you own a lot of scarves or belts, the right type of rack can keep them in place. Try a small revolving rack that hangs in your closet beside your clothes. These racks hold multiple belts or ties and because they spin around, you’ll never have to remove the rack to sort through your accessories. With unusually shaped items, like hats, you might have to get creative.

Baseball caps can be strung on a cap rack that hangs over a closet door, but you might prefer to get broad-brimmed hats out of the closet altogether and keep them in pretty hat boxes or display them on wall pegs in your bedroom.

Also be realistic about what you don’t need. If you mostly wear heels, a shoe bag that only holds flats will go unused. And some of the best closet storage solutions won’t be found in the closet section; one easy and efficient way to store handbags is to slip shower curtain hooks over your closet rod and hang bags up by their straps.