This is Mojo, Raquel’s husband writing. Lovely meeting you in the Park on Sunday! Thank you for your interest in being a “buyer representative” for our elusive and eventual pied-a-terre. However, we are not in the market for a buyer representative. Isabella and I are quite adept at locating apartments of interest on StreetEasy and other web sites, and have been going to open-houses in the city for the past year, knowing one day we will find the apartment meant to be ours.
We prefer negotiating directly with the listing broker. With limited inventory in our price range and great buyer demand, we feel the only advantage we have is to deal directly with the listing broker, so they have the incentive of keeping both sides of the commission.
If your company is the listing agent for an apartment of interest, we would be happy to know. But since all listings are found on StreetEasy, we would surely find out about it, and if interested in making an offer, would negotiate with you or your associates as listing agent.
Thank you for your interest, and say hello to Ralph!
Mojo and Raquel