NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carol Staab, top 1% luxury real estate agent at Douglas Elliman, announced today the formal launch of her full-service concierge business which will cater to high net worth individuals who are buying and selling their apartments. The bespoke concierge service will provide clients with access to top designers, caretakers, educators, and practitioners, who are otherwise exclusively available to celebrities and Manhattan’s elite through Staab’s unique and impressive rolodex of luxury sources.
“A client’s wants or needs vary dramatically according to their individual taste when they are buying or selling a property, but the one thing that every client wants is excellent service,” said Carol Staab, CEO of 5 Star Elite Concierge Service. “Over the last 26 years of selling high end luxury apartments in Manhattan, I’ve accumulated hundreds of VIP contacts, ranging from the best property attorneys in New York to tutors that can help get your third grader off of the wait list at Horace Mann. I’ve consistently connected my clients with my contacts and feel that there is no better time than now to formalize my services.”
The bespoke service offers perks such as 24/7 contact and guaranteed VIP access to providers.
“With three decades of experience in Manhattan real estate, Carol has amassed an impressive rolodex of some of the best luxury service providers and VIP lifestyle managers in New York City,” said Howard M. Lorber, Chairman of Douglas Elliman Realty. “I am proud of Carol for launching this exciting venture, leveraging these relationships in order to elevate and enhance the real estate experience of her valued clients.”
Lee Stahl, founder and President of Renovated Home, Manhattans Premier Design/Build firm, specializing in full architectural, design and construction of townhomes and apartments in NYC, is just one example of the caliber of people one can have immediate access to via Carol’s concierge services. Lee has 27 years of experience and over 900 completed projects under his belt, not to mention a never-ending list of satisfied customers.
“Over the years, Carol has found us luxury apartments that have gone above and beyond our hopes and expectations. Carol knows the city and the finest buildings,” said Joanne Morrissey, who teaches at the School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science (SRM) and her husband Michael Morrissey who is President and CEO of the International Insurance Society. “She knows the best providers in the City and can get them to do the work quickly and efficiently. She provided us with lawyers, painters, movers, and service personnel of every type. She is almost psychic when it comes to the needs of a buyer,” Morrissey continued.
“The Manhattan luxury resale market claimed 52% of the sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 surging ahead of the new development market. The $4 million to $6 million range is selling fastest. The key to getting a luxury property sold in this market is correct pricing. There are great opportunities for buyers in 2018 due to prices coming down significantly from the peak market of 2014-2015,” said Carol Staab. “My concierge team and I have come up with creative solutions to the challenges of selling luxury apartments in this softer market.”
About Carol Staab
Top producing luxury real estate professional Carol Staab is renowned for having excellent business savvy when it comes to the fine “art of the deal.” Buyers benefit from her encyclopedic knowledge of Manhattan that was honed from her 25 plus years working in various neighborhoods and buildings. Carol has worked with clients from around the globe. She has traveled to every continent in her previous career with Pan American Airlines. Clients appreciate her knowledge of their countries and unique cultures. Carol authored a chapter on Manhattan luxury real estate in the bestselling book “Luxury Home Selling Mastery,” and has been approached by the OHM network to be featured in a segment in the new series. She has also been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Post, Avenue, Quest and The Real Deal.
Carol has lived on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue for 20+ years and is a long-standing member of her condo’s Board of Directors. Carol is a member of the prestigious Core Club in Manhattan. She also has a country home in Southampton, NY and is a member of Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich, CT. She is an avid skier who loves Aspen and plays tennis. Carol also volunteers for the Ronald McDonald House and Central Park Conservancy.
About Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Established in 1911, Douglas Elliman Real Estate is the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area and the fourth largest residential real estate company nationwide. With more than 7,000 agents, the company operates approximately 110 offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey, Long Island, the Hamptons & North Fork, Westchester, Greenwich, South Florida, Colorado and California. Moreover, Douglas Elliman has a strategic global alliance with London-based Knight Frank Residential for business in the worldwide luxury markets spanning 60 countries and six continents. The company also controls a portfolio of real estate services including Douglas Elliman Development Marketing; Manhattan’s largest residential property manager, Douglas Elliman Property Management with over 250 buildings; and DE Commercial. For more information on Douglas Elliman as well as expert commentary on emerging trends in the real estate industry, please visit elliman.com.