What an amazing year 2015 has been, exceeding just about everybody’s expectations! We continue to receive a tremendous response to our offerings and are poised to significantly increase our business in 2016! In addition to keeping over $350,000 in our clients’ pockets, 2015 saw the evolution of Digs, as we responded to meet the needs of our clients and the market.
First, and perhaps most important, is that Digs has clearly established itself as a full-service brokerage company that responds to each client based on their individual needs. Our philosophy is that no client is the same and, instead of trying to fit a square peg in a round hole, we tailor our services based on what each client wants. What this means practically is that Digs will do as much or as little as a client requests, and everybody still gets a rebate! With some of our clients, we do everything from day one (including providing some therapy as the search goes on). Other clients are independent and want to handle their entire search on their own, sending us listings for our opinions on the units, the building and pricing (and of course, we always provide our full slate of services once a unit is targeted for an offer).
Second, Digs sells! Although Digs was formed, in part, to address a palpable deficiency in the quality of brokerage services provided to buyers, it has become clear that there is a real demand for high-level sell-side brokerage services provided at a price more closely correlated to the lower cost of marketing a unit, shorter time periods that most units sit on the market before going into contract, and the high sale prices commanded in the NYC market. Because of our nimble organizational structure and limited overhead, we were able to handle several sales this year at significantly discounted commission rates while still maintaining our high standards for quality and service, and, going into 2016, we already have several other sales in our pipeline!
That is our Q4 update. Please enjoy the remainder of this newsletter, which includes some links to interesting real estate news and market reports. Thanks to all of you for your continued support! Happy New Year, and have a wonderful holiday season.