After moving to New York over 20 years ago, Arlene Hochstat not only made the best decision of her life, but adopted her new city with a passion. Her wide circle of friends and family throughout Manhattan has given her great reason not only to visit but to explore the ...

various neighborhoods in which they live. Arlene‘s seasoned knowledge of the city is enhanced by her upbeat personality and the great enthusiasm she brings to her role as a Residential Specialist. She is considered a consummate professional who excels at the art of the deal thanks to the sharp business, organizational skills she honed over 28 years in apparel sales and marketing. Making the transition to real estate in 2004 was a natural progression. In her prior positions she worked with leading department stores, mail chains and major discount stores negotiating the sales of millions of dollars worth of merchandise each year.
She currently does the majority of her business in Plaza 400 a Sutton Area co-op. Residing in the building makes her the go to broker many owners in the building turn to. Her prior career experience has made her an expert at identifying needs, solving problems, and maintaining a calm, clear results-driven approach to any task at hand. Just as important to Arlene’s success is her ability to LISTEN to her
real estate clientele’s unique needs. This is a major asset in helping buyers and sellers of fine properties achieve their goals, and to provide SERVICE throughout the transaction. Her attentiveness to customers (whether sellers or buyers) coupled with her attention to detail makes Arlene a real estate professional you can trust and rely on.

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To Sell an Apartment, No Detail Is Too Small

On a recent Thursday morning, Jamella Swift, a Citi Habitats broker, was trying to anticipate every detail that would prevent a buyer from purchasing the two-bedroom condo she was selling in Bedford-Stuyvesant. She put a full-size bed in the bedroom so buyers wouldn’t think the room was too small.

Priciest, cheapest listings to hit Manhattan this week

Superbroker Dolly Lenz of the eponymous Dolly Lenz Real Estate had the priciest listing to hit the Manhattan market this week with a $7.25 million townhouse at 8 Sniffen Court in Murray Hill. The two-bedroom former carriage house was constructed in 1860, one of ten such homes at Sniffen Court behind a locked iron gate…. More

Buyers may have remorse – but their brokers sure don’t

For all its pitfalls, current market conditions make it as good a time as any to rep the buy-side

The Upper East Side’s co-op conundrum

With a stuffy reputation and more condo competition, luxe co-ops see sales volume tank 30-plus percent — a sign that the glory days may be over

Brother-sister broker duo find success joining forces

Real estate dynasties are ingrained in the fabric of real estate in New York City, from commercial to residential. Sons and fathers, mothers and daughters, even husband and wife teams can be found in every firm. But a brother and sister team? Team O at the Level Group may be one of the first.