Q: Tell me about the new partnership between Stribling & Associates and Compass.
A: The partnership between Stribling and Compass is now a year old and is working very well as a combination of tradition and experience with technology and youth! It is very challenging but also very invigorating.
Q: Tell me about the different neighborhoods in Manhattan that you represent.
A: For 35 years, my emphasis has been on the luxury cooperatives and townhouses on the Upper East Side and Central Park West. There is no better residential architecture in Manhattan. It is great fun.
Q: Where are families gravitating to? What about young couples/singles?
A: Many of the young people who moved downtown 10 years ago now have families and are now finding the best values back uptown where most of the best schools are also located. It is amusing: you’d think they had discovered the Upper East and West Sides!
Q: What are people looking for most in a property today?
A: Buyers continue to want a recently renovated property as the costs associated with a redo have become almost prohibitive, not to mention the psychiatric bills.
Q: Any advice for buyers and sellers during the current COVID-19 pandemic?
A: In this current crisis, it has become a buyers market almost overnight. As time passes, stability will return and pent up demand will resurrect the market, possibly quite rapidly. In the meantime, it is an excellent time to buy.
Q: Tell me about a coveted listing.
A: There will be a 14-room, five-to-six bedroom duplex coming on the market soon at 941 Park Avenue…when the “dust settles.”