Buyer’s AgencyWe are dedicated to you and the seamless success of your real estate goals.
Mick DiStasio was a great help in finding an apartment in NYC just within 2 days and making the move possible in under a week! We received a great choice of different apartments in different areas and had the time to make our mind up what we would prefer incl. the flexibility to adjust our criteria for apartments on the go. Thanks so much Mick, was a great experience!
I had a great experience working with Mick DiStasio - he was very friendly and helpful with my apartment search and showed me a lot of nice places. He was patient with my long "wish list" and did his best to find options that would work. He''s really responsive as well, always keeping me in the loop about new listings and answering my questions. Unfortunately I haven''t found the right apartment yet and may put the search on hold for a while, but I would definitely work with Mick again in the future.
We worked with an Anchor agent to find our current apartment a few years ago and had a great experience. He''s not there anymore, so we decided to pick someone else from the website this time around. We ended up working with Mick DiStasio and he was fantastic! He really took the time to get to know us and what we wanted. We didn''t look at any apartments that didn''t check off the majority of our boxes. Although we spent the majority of two afternoons searching, it felt efficient, but at the same time, not rushed. Once we had seen all of our options, Mick sat down with us for a drink to talk about which place would be best for us. He had our best interests at heart and wasn''t just worried about the bottom line, and that meant a lot. Bonus: Mick''s "wingspan" is the width of a queen bed, which can be very helpful when trying to get a grasp on a space!
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.