Buyer’s AgencyWe are dedicated to you and the seamless success of your real estate goals.
I can't say enough how helpful, patient, and knowledgeable Mick was throughout my search and ultimate purchase of a co-op in manhattan. Never having lived in the city and being a first-time home buyer, I was extremely intimidated by the NYC market and had no idea where to start. Mick listened to all of my criteria and was able to provide invaluable insight on both positive and negative aspects of different neighborhoods throughout NYC. He was also an immense help to me while navigating all of the different co-op rules from offer acceptance to closing, which can be pretty overwhelming. I worked with him for almost a full year and at no point felt pressured to "like" or purchase an apartment that wasn't for me. He really wants you to find the right fit for you. I would recommend him to anyone looking to purchase in NYC!
I recently had the pleasure of working with Mick DiStasio. He is absolutely amazing. He went out of his way to accommodate me more than once and is extremely reliable. Even though I had a tiny time frame, he helped me find a beautiful apartment. Not to mention he''s extremely personable and hard working! Thank you so much Mick, I don''t know what I would have done without your help!
Mick DiStasio was referred to me by a good friend and it was such a pleasure to work with him. My roommate and I ended up finding our dream apartment in our desired price range AND location on the very first night! We were in a bit of a time crunch because the move was unexpected, so we are super thankful to Mick for making this a quick and seamless process. We have heard such horror stories about brokers, but this was completely the opposite. Mick made himself readily available, cabbed us around to showings, helped us throughout our lease signing, and gave us some great contacts for moving companies and other services. He is a super nice guy and very conversational. Definitely recommending Mick to all of my other friends who are moving to new apartments!!
How Elegran Works With Buyers?
1. As a buyer, why should I work with Elegran?
Purchasing real estate is likely to be the biggest and most complex financial transaction a person will make in their life. First and foremost, we listen in order to align with our individual clientele’s goals.
Transparency is not synonymous with Manhattan real estate. Elegran has built its own proprietary multiple listing system, Alfred, to facilitate this need in the market. We consolidate properties both on and off-market, and what could be coming to market soon.
The process begins by educating you on the market and inventory as well as advising on specific property strengths and weaknesses’. Your agent will negotiate terms, financing, and legal recommendation customized to the buyer and property type, prepare the board package, and facilitate the closing processes as well as inspection, walk-thru.
Our relationship doesn’t stop at the closing, as we ensure a seamless transition for you into your new home. We will absorb stress while removing pressure and emotion from the process. It should be noted that a buyer who relies on the seller or a listing agent to handle both sides of a deal does not have representation or an unconflicted advocate.
2. What does a buyer’s agent do?
A buyer's agent is a licensed real estate professional agent who represents and advocates for the buyer in their transaction. We are skilled advisors with authority to act on your behalf as the buyer in negotiating and ultimately acquiring real estate.
Legally, as your buyer’s agent there exists a singular fiduciary duty to you, the buyer, with the intention of protecting your interests during all stages of the purchasing process.
3. Who pays the buyer’s agent fee?
There is generally no out-of-pocket cost to have a buyer’s agent. The seller pays the commission upon the sale of their home which typically covers both the seller and buyer’s agent. This commission is contractually set prior to the property being listed on the market. Utilizing a buyer’s agent may save you tens of thousands of dollars when buying a home, not to mention your most valuable asset -- Time.
4. How do Elegran agents differentiate from others?
At Elegran we choose highly collaborative agents to represent our brand that live into our core values both personally and professionally; client centricity, professionalism, integrity and empathy. We then train and develop each of our representatives to be an advisor and a full-time real estate professional. Real Estate is our career.
Elegran has a time tested and proven network of industry professionals. These strategic relationships encompass leading real estate attorneys, mortgage bankers, and brokers, movers, interior designers, contractors, and architects will become your ally during your transaction and maybe even a close friend.
Through leveraging Elegran’s proprietary technology, Alfred, and coupled with our market insights and analytics, Elegran’s agents are deeply skilled at negotiating the best price for our clients. Elegran’s agents have a track record of selling 8X the amount of real estate as a typical NYC real estate agent.