Today, there are more than 28,000 residential real estate agents and brokers doing business in Manhattan. Because of the record breaking run-up in sales prices over the last several years, the field has attracted an increasing number of newcomers. Many will not stay the distance.
If you’re a buyer, a seller, or a developer, how do you choose from among the vast numbers of professionals? What makes a good broker? And why hire a broker at all when the Internet provides access to a global marketplace for available inventory?