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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: The Fed Acts, But Will it Be Enough?

To nobody’s surprise, the Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it is ending its bond-buying program earlier than originally planned. They made no changes to interest rates.

What does this mean?

Fed Chairman Powell has made it clear the Fed won’t raise rates until they wind down these monthly bond purchases. Today’s announcement puts the Fed on track to starting hiking rates in the Spring. The Fed expects to raise rates three times next year, and twice in both 2023 and 2024.

In their latest economic projections, the Fed has GDP rising 4.0% next year, while inflation falls from 5.3% in 2021 to 2.6%. Both these estimates were revised upward from their September forecast.

Like many economists, I believe the Fed should have begun raising rates months ago as inflation is rising at its fastest pace in four decades. While it’s great the Fed is starting the process of tightening, their lateness to the party has already hurt Americans who have seen their real income fall for the past several months.

So, I say welcome to the party Chairman Powell, but what took you so long?

Retail sales rose just 0.3% in November, after a huge 1.8% jump the prior month. Higher prices and shortages of goods—along with the strong October number driven by early holiday shoppers—were the culprits here. Don’t worry too much about this, as retail sales were 18.2% higher than last November. Despite spiking inflation, economic growth remains very strong in the U.S., with the latest GDPNow forecast at a 7.0% growth rate for 4Q21. So relax, then go buy something nice for yourself!

According to the latest IRS data, the number of tax filers in NYS with incomes over $1 million fell 3.7% in 2019. What makes this a bit scarier is that nationally the number of millionaires rose 2.4%. Only five other states saw a decrease in millionaires in 2019, and only Oklahoma had a bigger decline than New York. I must admit I am surprised at Oklahoma’s drop, but while we’re talking about the Sooner State here is a list of their 10 richest people.

President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan does have a provision to raise the SALT deduction cap from $10,000 to $80,000 until 2030, but even if that does pass, I don’t think that’s a big enough change to stop more people from leaving.

We will be off next week, but let me take this chance to wish everyone a very happy holiday season.

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