COVID-19: Adjusting to the New Normal

Posted April 3rd, 2020 by Lesser Kantha Team

Although we have seen a decrease in transaction volume in the townhouse market, in the midst of COVID-19, buyers and sellers are still active. Technology and creativity are more important than ever right now. For the time being, virtual tours and remote closings are the norm; this could permanently change the way we work in the real estate industry.

Despite the traditional, face-to-face nature of real estate transactions, our team and firm have adjusted quickly to get a number of deals done since being quarantined. Within the last two weeks alone, we’ve had 2 closings, which were all conducted virtually from walk-throughs to escrow, and 2 signed contracts.

  • 211 East 48th Street - This Landmarked William Lescaze Townhouse features 4,200 square feet, an elevator, and a large garden. Paying close attention to the balance of solid space and voids, the home was one of the first American structures to incorporate glass bricks into its construction. William Lescaze was eager to create vast amounts of natural light in the home, while remaining fuel efficient and preserving a sense of privacy.
  • 106 Prospect Place - A 19’-wide townhouse located on a historic block in Park Slope that recently underwent a ground up renovation featuring 5,000 sq. ft. of interior living space, and elevator, and a private parking garage.
  • 48 Sidney Place - A beautifully appointed, 21.5'-wide townhouse on a highly coveted place block in Brooklyn Heights. Sidney Place is a tree-lined one-block street of townhouses in the heart of the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. Number 48, built before the Civil War, is truly special.
  • 556 East 87th Street - A charming, four-story, single-family townhouse located in the Henderson Place Historic District, features four-bedrooms, two full bathrooms and three half baths as well as two wood-burning fireplaces, central air conditioning, gracious ceiling height, and two entrances.