Buyer’s AgencyWe are dedicated to you and the seamless success of your real estate goals.
Mick is the best real estate agent I have ever had! I have been renting apartments since 2012 and moving from city to city and apartment to apartment and it has always been a disaster. Mick exceeded expectations. He has great knowledge of New York City in terms of location, price and time of year to rent and even has great insight on the process to get ready to buy. He really made my experience fun and completely bearable, when we all know that usually finding apartments is one of the most miserable things there is (especially in NYC). I have had some not great real estate agents in and out of NYC help me try to find an apartment, but thankfully was introduced to Mick and started to work with him. I would recommend Mick 10/10 times and would not work with another real estate agent moving forward
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!
Working with Mick to purchase my first apartment in NYC was a great experience. He was quickly able to understand exactly what I was looking for and effectively filtered through hundreds of listings to show me properties that fit my needs. Mick is a highly effective communicator and quickly responded to all my question/emails/calls. He was also highly knowledgeable, preparing through comp lists before bidding on units which helped us to stay rational in a market that was highly competitive. Due to the competitive nature of the market/locations we were bidding in, we lost out on a number of early units to all cash offers. However, Mick and his team were able to come up with creative solutions to make our following bids more competitive and I ultimately ended up with a great apartment in a fantastic location. I will be using Mick for my future real estate needs.
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.