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  • Is StreetEasy’s chief succeeding?

    September 23, 2015 10:07AM
    Susan Daimler

    Susan Daimler, who has already started and sold two startups, said success requires “thinking big and taking risks.”

    From the September issue: Susan Daimler drove west to Silicon Valley at the height of the tech boom in the late 1990s — a trendy, but prescient move. Now 38, the New York native has become something of a serial entrepreneur. She’s already founded and sold two startup companies.

    But Daimler’s latest gig, running the listings portal StreetEasy, is a different beast entirely. After being tapped to lead the site in 2013, it’s now up to Daimler to monetize the nearly 10-year-old company and grow its audience. [more]

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    From left: Jonathan Makolondra and Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman

    Will New Yorkers buy and sell real estate via the Internet? Online real estate brokerage Redfin says yes.

    The Seattle-based tech company, which has raised nearly $170 million from investors to date, announced Friday that it will launch in Brooklyn. Jonathan Makolondra, a former agent with Rutenberg Realty, will lead its expansion. “We’re very excited about a lot of the new developments coming to Brooklyn,” Makolondra said. “We think that’s going to help us grow.” [more]

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    Sofia Song

    Sofia Song, a real estate data maven who made a name for herself at StreetEasy and later was a top executive at Compass, is now at Douglas Elliman.

    Song’s first day was Aug. 19,  two years to the day that StreetEasy was acquired by listings powerhouse Zillow for $50 million. Song left StreetEasy a few months after the Zillow deal and helped to get Compass off the ground.  [more]

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    From left: Susan Daimler, Leonard Steinberg, Bill Rudin (credit: STUDIO SCRIVO) and Jeffrey Fine

    Susan Daimler, the general manager of StreetEasy and Zillow NYC, hardly cuts an intimidating figure. Except, perhaps, to a room full of real estate agents, who publicly tout the listing sites for improving access to data but quietly wonder if that access will sideline brokers.

    Add in a paid advertising program, and you’ve got a recipe for the kind of public spat that ensued this morning at Compass’ “Future of Real Estate” panel discussion at the Asia Society. Along with Daimler, developer Bill Rudin took part, as did Jeffrey Fine, a top real estate executive at Goldman Sachs. [more]

  • Manhattan condo prices (credit: Streeteasy)

    Manhattan condo prices (credit: Streeteasy)

    Conditions for buying in Manhattan keep getting rockier — a new report from Streeteasy found that inventory of available homes for sale in Manhattan hit its lowest point since 2010 in the first quarter of 2015. [more]

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    From left: StreetEasy’s Susan Daimler, the new Building Experts feature and Zillow’s Spencer Rascoff

    TRD Friday Feature:When StreetEasy launched its “Building Experts” advertising program last month, it was billed as a “win-win” that would reward agents for their knowledge of a building and match consumers with the best possible broker for a given listing. [more]

  • Midtown Condo Inventory

    (Credit: StreetEasy)

    While Manhattan is seeing a record drought of condo inventory, one area of the island’s inventory is actually booming. [more]

  • Rendering of 400 Park Avenue South (credit: Christian de Portzamparc/ Handel)

    Rendering of 400 Park Avenue South in NoMad  (credit: Christian de Portzamparc)

    It’s hard to walk more than a block in Manhattan without stumbling across a residential condominium project in the works, but until all that spanking new product goes live, the market will continue to be defined by scarcity. The city’s condo inventory hit a record low last month with only 3,175 units on the market, according to StreetEasy’s latest Manhattan Condo Market Report.

    Meanwhile, pending sales rebounded in February — as is the norm after slow winter months — jumping up 27.5 percent since January. [more]

  • (Credit: StreetEasy)

    (Credit: StreetEasy)

    Looking to sell your home in New York City? Don’t underestimate the power of a nearby farmer’s market, French doors or kitchen cabinet space.  [more]

  • A Floored floor plan and the company's CEO David Eisenberg

    A Floored floor plan and the company’s CEO David Eisenberg

    StreetEasy has partnered with Floored to offer potential buyers a 3D look at an apartment’s floor plan. [more]

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    New York City skyline

    Think Manhattan condo prices couldn’t possibly keep rising? StreetEasy shares your sentiment. [more]

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    From left: 250 West Street unit listed for $13,500 per month and 205 North 9th Street unit listed for $3,350 per month

    A one-bedroom Noho co-op was the most popular Manhattan rental listing in November, according to data provided by StreetEasy. [more]

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    From left: 30 Willow Place unit in Brooklyn Heights listed for $5,000 per month and 524 West 19th Street unit in Chelsea listed for $18,000 per month

    A three-bedroom Lincoln Square condo was the most popular Manhattan rental listing last month, according to data provided by StreetEasy. [more]

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    Manhattan CondoPrice Index in the third quarter (credit: StreetEasy)

    The Manhattan co-op market took the biggest hit in inventory among all housing types during the third quarter. [more]

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    Spencer Rascoff

    Zillow’s chief executive officer Spencer Rascoff has been very busy indeed.

    In an interview with the New York Times, the CEO of the Seattle-based real estate database discusses, among other things, the firm’s recent acquisitions of StreetEasy and Trulia, the importance of the New York housing market to Zillow’s overall business plan and where he’d like to see his company in the next few years. [more]

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    67 Morton Street in West Village

    The West Village was once again the most popular Manhattan neighborhood for all rental and for-sale residences in September, comprising 14.8 percent of total searches, based on all StreetEasy searches in which an area was specified.

    In the area, the most-viewed listing on the website was for a two-bedroom condominium unit at 139 Christopher Street asking $6,000 per month in rent. Other popular listings included a two-bedroom condop at 67 Morton Street asking $3,995; a two-bedroom condo at 110-114 Horatio Street asking $5,445; and a studio co-op at 53 Morton Street asking $2,900. [more]

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    22 Cornelia Street in West Village

    The West Village was the most popular Manhattan neighborhood for all rental and for-sale residences in August, comprising 15.6 percent of total searches, based on all StreetEasy searches in which an area was specified.

    The neighborhood took the top spot in July as well, with 16 percent of total searches. A studio co-op at 22 Cornelia Street, listed for $2,275 per month, was the most-viewed listing on the website for that area. Filling out the top five were, in descending order, Greenwich Village (14.7 percent), Chelsea (13.8 percent), Gramercy Park (13.5 percent) and the Flatiron District (12.8 percent). [more]

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    From left: 2255 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, which underwent a 6 percent chop, and Alan Lightfeldt

    The number of price chops on apartment listings in Manhattan and Brooklyn has climbed steadily over the past year. In the former, 63 percent of neighborhood offerings underwent reductions, while 53 percent took a tumble in the latter.

    Of all the neighborhoods in those boroughs, Roosevelt Island saw the biggest jump in price drops, as the median recorded sale price in July fell 65 percent to $840,000 from $1.48 million. Still, the price chops do not necessarily show that prices have decreased overall in the past year. [more]

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  • From left: Trulia and Zillow's home pages

    From left: Trulia and Zillow’s home pages

    When looking for an apartment in New York, potential buyers and renters rely on a bevy of different listings sites to glean information such as a property’s price per square foot.

    But searches on StreetEasy, Zillow and Trulia may yield three different sets of numbers. [more]

  • From left: Trulia and Zillow's home pages

    From left: Trulia and Zillow’s homepages

    Zillow, the largest residential listings website in the U.S., is reportedly looking to acquire rival site Trulia for as much as $2 billion. [more]