Monica, prior to real estate, attended the New York School of Interior Design for graduate studies: which lead to being principal of her own design firm, formerly VP of Sales at for LaPerla, hosted a radio show called “Monica’s Style”, was lifestyle Editor at Large for “Scene and be Seen” for FCHome Magazine, etc. All this took place in the NYC! Although commuting from the suburbs, her core experiences took place in the Big Apple. That is just one example that sets her apart from her peers.
Born in Manila, and raised overseas, Monica’s family later settled in Buffalo, a region near where her ancestors founded Cornell University. Currently, Webster resides in both Greenwich, CT and the Upper East Side, which suits her clients evolving needs best. Greenwich, with its population of a mere 60,000, is known as the Hedge Fund capital. With that said, locals frequent both NYC and Greenwich for freedom of lifestyle. Monica Webster has tremendous bragging rights with celebrities, musicians and artists to mention a few, she is experienced in:
• Selling NYC co-op’s and condos for families yearning for a yard, more room and suburb lifestyle to raise their children.
• Helping suburban couples find a pied a terre (studio) to purchase for weekend getaways in the city.
• Assisting “empty nesters” that want to find convenience of lifestyle, purchase in NYC.
• Post college students needing a rental in NYC. • Helping young families buy homes in Westchester, NY and Fairfield County, CT.
Having an apartment in the city, when you live in the suburbs is colossal! No luggage, cold train schedule to follow, car service, hotel rules, etc….. Whatever your motivation, the key to finding the right apartment at the right price is an experienced realtor who can relate to where you are now, and where you want to be next. Your child cannot navigate their rental search alone. The 15% of the annual rent is due for the landlords broker fee no matter what, regardless if you have your own tenant representation. So be smart, select a tenant salesperson to help you, have your own representation! This way your salesperson gets 7.5%, and the landlord’s salesperson gets 7.5%, and you are protected. The Exclusive Right to Represent contract with the landlord has a fiduciary responsibility to the landlord. So don’t think for a minute that you are being represented and protected, if you go directly to a listing broker! You will need assistance with the tedious board application, what neighborhood would best suit you, your budget, whether you need a guarantor, etc. Right now it is a tenant market and there are tons of rentals to choose from.
Monica’s NYC office is in the heart of Manhattan, 56th between Park and Lexington. She is EXCEPTIONAL because she can cross borders personally as she is a member of 4 Multiple Listing Services: OLR (Online Residential, which is all NYC), GMLS (Greenwich), CMLS (All of Fairfield County, CT), HGMLS (Hudson Gateway, all of Westchester Counties, NY). Currently, street.com, and msn.com, have looked to Monica for her recent expert opinion on NYC real estate. She can be reached at 203.952.5226.