If you are thinking of buying on Manhattan’s upper west side, maybe you should take a look at 370 Central Park west. The 6 story co-op at the corner of West 97th street and Central Park west is a small building with a lot to offer. 370 CPW has a great staff, is pet friendly, well managed and has an interior garden for residents. The building is full of charm and some of the apartments have wonderful details like moldings, casement windows, and even fireplaces.
Unfortunately, the only availability in this boutique building with just over 70 residences is a rental for $5700 per month. Having been in several of the apartments, I would recommend to get something on the sixth floor if possible because of the high ceilings or an apartment with a view of the park. Those do not come up that often so if it does, get ready to pounce on it!
If you are selling your Manhattan apartment does it make sense to stage it? In many cases, the short answer is yes. Staging can really help buyers to visualize the apartment and see themselves in it. I have shown many Manhattan properties when parties have really admire a good staging. Not that long ago, I was selling a loft apartment on Manhattan’s upper west side at 370 Central Park west. Since it was one big room, and empty, it was wise of the owner to go ahead and stage it. The company did such a good job that everyone that saw it, loved it. The staging in this case clearly defined the living, dining and sleeping areas. Below is a video of that property.
Another benefit of staging a home is that minor imperfections will not pop out as much as they would in a vacant apartment. Every apartment has some minor perfections even new construction. But when the apartment is empty, those items can really stand out.
For sellers that might not want to shell out $10k-$30k on professional staging, your agent can have the property virtually staged for around $100 per room which normally would be the agent’s cost.
This loft apartment located in a tudor style co-op on 97th street and Central Park west is now in contract. The asking price for the approximately 957 sqft apartment was $1,150,000. Interest was strong due to the 12 foot ceilings, large northern windows and prewar building. The apartment was staged by Rough Luxe Staging shortly before July 4th and within 1 month the buyer came to see it.