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Philip Altland

Philip Altland
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Realtor Associate

111 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Office: 212.727.6105
Mobile: 646.483.2437
Fax: 646.497.8766

450 E Las Olas Blvd #140
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Office: 954.290.0275
Mobile: 954.290.0275

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About Me

I have made it a personal goal that I would be a different type of real estate broker. What I offer you are 38 years of experience blended with today's technology. When I began my career in 1978, the real estate business was very different. Listings were on 3 x 5 index cards. There were no computers, cell phones, email or voicemail. As I think back, it is amazing that brokers we ever able to find the right property for our buyers. Real estate companies also did not share their listings so every company had different apartments listed.

Fast forward to 2016. Finding the right home is so much easier and more efficient now. High quality pictures and floorplans give today's buyers the advantage of doing their preliminary search from the comfort of their homes. It is still necessary to actually go out and see the properties, but it is a lot easier to screen which ones are suitable.

In April of 2016 I sold my beloved New York apartment and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I am extremely happy here. I am now licensed both in New York and Florida. I am still actively doing business in New York with the help of my colleague Mary Anne Cotter. We have successfully been doing sales and rentals in Manhattan since my move to Florida.

My new life in Florida has been a dream come true. I was never a fan of bitter Northeastern winters, particularly after falling and fracturing my kneecap in February of 2015. Life in Florida has exceeded my expectations. If you are thinking of making the move South, I can offer you the benefit of my experience of starting a new live 1066 miles South of New York. Even if you are just thinking of buying a home in Florida where you can spend part of the year, I am here to offer my assistance. As a New Yorker for over 40 years, I am in a unique position to help guide you to the right neighborhood. You will pleasantly surprised by how much space you can find in Florida for a fraction of New York prices.

I use stories from my years in the business to entertain and educate my buyers to the process of buying real estate. One of my buyers once asked if, after she bought an apartment, she could still go out looking with me, it was that much fun for her. For sellers, I am a very focused and methodical marketer of the property from setting the correct price, preparing the home to look its best, to the preparation of whatever paperwork is required, and finally the closing.

Here is what three of my buyers had to say:

"Unbelievable perseverance"

Philip has unbelievable perseverance in working with buyers. We began our search four years ago when we had not sold our home in New Jersey and had no real idea how much we could spend for a New York apartment. Philip patiently taught us the market and the different neighborhoods on the West side and downtown in the Village and Chelsea and regularly emailed us new listings to consider. When we finally sold our home, he undertook to show us a huge number of apartments until we found the one where we are today. We never realized how happy we would be in our Manhattan apartment."

"Professional and knowledgeable"

We recently purchased a coop in Manhattan. Our experience with Philip Altland was wonderful. He is a real estate broker par excellence. When we embarked upon our search for a new apartment, many people warned us how difficult the process can be . . . Philip made the experience an enjoyable one. Philip is extremely professional, with an encyclopedic knowledge of neighborhoods, buildings and the real estate market. The best part of our search with Philip was his professionalism, kindness and sense of humor. He made our task an absolute pleasure. We will happily recommend both Philip and Prudential Douglas Elliman to our friends and associates."

"Perfectly organized"

"I thoroughly loved going out with Philip to look at apartments. He had the schedule perfectly organized, and we would see several good possibilities on my lunch hour. He has a car and driver which really made efficient use of my limited time. In addition, he has many wonderful funny stories from his long real estate career which he shared between apartments. They were not only amusing but helped me understand the murky waters of buying a coop in Manhattan. I asked him whether after I found a new apartment I could still continue my lunchtime journeys with him."

My sellers have been just as enthusiastic:

"Came to the rescue"

"After having my apartment on the market for over a year and a half, I called Philip in desperation. I had had two board turndowns with my previous broker, and I had bought a larger apartment. Philip brought a stager to my apartment and made a few recommendations how we could make the apartment look its best for marketing. He even brought art work and decorative glassware from his own home to help make my apartment show well. In a matter of weeks, we had an offer at the asking price from a totally qualified buyer who sailed through the board approval process. Philip certainly came to the rescue after what had been a long, arduous and emotionally draining experience."

"A wonderful experience"

"When I was told by my company that I was being relocated to the West Coast, I was very excited about the move. After suffering through many miserable cold New York winters, the idea of sunny California was certainly appealing. The only problem was that I was told I had to be in California in a very short time. Philip had been my broker when I bought the apartment 15 years before, and when it came time to sell, he was the only one I thought of. He and his stager came and transformed my messy bachelor apartment into a showplace. In only a few weeks, we had a bidding war and I ended up getting over my asking price. Relocation is always very nerve-racking, but Philip made the sale of my apartment a wonderful experience."

"A valuable resource"

"Philip was my broker when I bought my apartment 18 years ago. Since then, my life had taken me to another part of the country, so I decided to sell my New York home. I really have no connections in New York at this point so Philip was an immensely valuable asset. Before I decided to sell, I thought I wanted to refinance the apartment. Philip recommended a terrific mortgage broker who explained my options and helped me make an informed decision. My apartment had been rented for years and needed some work to get it ready for the market. I needed a contractor to help do some work in the apartment. Again, Philip had a wonderful contractor to recommend who helped complete the job quickly and for a good price. Philip introduced me to a stager who transformed my apartment far beyond my expectations. Once we had an offer accepted, Philip's attorney was a dream to deal with and was very responsive and helpful. When it came time to move, it came as no surprise that Philip knew a moving company who was on time, pleasant and gave me a very fair price. I guess his 30 years in the business makes him a valuable resource for recommendations of any kind you can think of."

So whether you are thinking of buying or selling in New York or in Florida, I am here to help you with a smooth and stress-free experience.





 

My Listings

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