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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

The Line: Finally, a Nice Surprise on Jobs

Good Morning!
Today, we look at the June employment report as well as every
Mets fan’s favorite day.

U.S. payrolls rose by 850,000 last month, much better than the 706,000 expected, and the most since August 2020. That’s not the only good news, as May’s employment gain was revised up from 559,000 to 583,000. The only bit of negative news in the June report (and it’s not that negative) was a slight increase in the unemployment rate, from 5.8% to 5.9%.

After two very disappointing reports for April and May, it looks like the labor market is finally firing on all cylinders. The big question is why did it take so long, when the number of job openings was at record levels the past few months?

Was it that employment benefits were too generous, making it more advantageous for many to stay home? Or was it childcare issues, since many kids were remote learning, or was it just people afraid of getting COVID-19?

25 states tried to address the first reason, by dropping out of the federal unemployment benefits before they expire in September. We don’t have enough data to determine how big a role this played in the June jobs surge, but I think it should get part of the credit.

With the deadline for the other states just two months away, many economists are expecting over one million jobs to be added in each of the next two months as people rush to find work. Childcare issues should be helped by a return to in-school learning for many kids this year, and increased vaccinations could help lessen fears of returning to work.

One thing’s for sure: Companies desperately need workers. Job openings hit a record 9.3 million in April, and employers continue to offer signing bonuses and other perks to fill open positions. Layoffs have subsided, as weekly jobless claims fell to a pandemic-era low of 364,000 last week.

The economy is booming, and I think we’ll see some very strong job gains this summer.

Yesterday was a day all us Yankees fans look forward to, because each July 1 through 2035, the Mets have to pay Bobby Bonilla $1,193,248.20. Ha.

How did this happen, and what does this have to do with economics or finance?

In 2000, the Mets bought out the remaining $5.9 million of Bonilla’s contract, but instead of just giving him that money, they agreed to make 25 annual payments of almost $1.2 million.

Why would the Mets do this?

Well, because they’re the Mets. Here’s where the finance part comes in.

As you may know, Mets ownership was heavily invested with Bernie Madoff, who was promising them amazing returns on their investments. So, they figured, why pay now when we’ll have truckloads of money later? They already had made a similar arrangement to pay Brett Saberhagen $250,000 a year for 25 years.

The new Mets owner Steve Cohen is trying to put a positive spin on this, even suggesting a Bobby Bonilla Day each year. I guess Cohen can laugh about it, since his net worth is currently $16 billion.

Have a great weekend.

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