Create a quick profile and let NestQuest auto-build a profile page for your home. Share your professional home profile across social media, while NestQuest distributes it to thousands through the MLS and hundreds of top real estate websites. Negotiate and accept offers through the NestQuest platform and book veiwings. All for just $385!


Wear It Like: Father John Misty - Wednesday 12/30 Edition

1. Neuw Denim Iggy Jeans @ Matches
2. Rag & Bone Cotton Henley @ Mr Porter
3. Saint Laurent Black Cotton Corduroy Jacket @ Mr Porter
4. Chin Teo Forged Ring @ farfetch
Sounds: Hotel California (Spanish Mix) by Gipsy Kings @ Amazon


Wear It Like: Father John Misty - Tuesday 12/29 Edition

1. Paul Smith Floral Print Cotton Shirt @ Matches
2. Givenchy Grey Slim Fit Wool Suit @ Mr Porter
3. Maison Martin Margiela Silver Basketwoven Ring Set @ SSENSE
4. Sophnet 7 Hole Zip Up Boots @ Haven
5. Werkstatt Munchen Buckle Belt @ farfetch
Music: Five Hours by Deorro @ Amazon


Wear It Like: Father John Misty - Monday 12/28 Edition

1. Bronte Wool Melange Trousers @ Reiss
2. Bronte Wool Melange Blazer @ Reiss
3. Gellhorn Windsor Rim Glasses @ Warby Parker
4. Officine Creative Anatomia Boots @ farfetch
5. Paul Smith Textured Leather Belt @ Mr Porter
Sounds: Sofa Rockers by Sofa Rockers @ Amazon


12/26 Edition: In This Day and Age, Should I Use A Real Estate Agent To Sell My Home Or Sell It Myself?

With powerful sites such as Zillow and Trulia available in the palm of your hand, real estate information readily available on demand, and smartphone photography coupled with social media marketing, you may question the benefits of using a real estate agent to sell your home.

For starters, let’s take a look at some numbers:

– Having a real estate agent has been proven to net 25% more for your home
– 89% of For Sale By Owner’s fail, eventually listing with an Agent

Real estate agents sell homes every single day, which means they foresee issues and know the best sales and marketing strategies. Real estate agents can also help keep a seller’s emotions in check, which is important.

But what about the cost? 6% can be a steep price to pay!

It’s true. With a median sale price in New York of $549,000, the typical seller would be looking at paying almost $33,000 in commissions. Online brokerage NestQuest Direct thinks this is too much. They think you should be able to sell your home using a knowledgeable real estate agent who can get the most for your home, without having to pay so much. So they launched an innovative flat rate model that uses local agents who are paid a salary instead of commission. You simply choose one of their four flat rate packages and they go to work, saving sellers an average of $15,000!

Chances are your home is your largest asset and therefore you have built up substantial equity. So selling your home can be your most important financial decision. When you are ready to sell, you have to ensure you keep as much of that equity as possible.

With that in mind, many people think that selling their home themselves will save them money. However, real estate agents are proven to get up to 25% more for your home. For example, the founder of popular real estate website, ForSaleByOwner.com tried to sell his New York Apartment himself. But after 6 months with no luck, he enlisted a real estate agent who raised the price of the home by $150,000 and sold it within a few months.

With NestQuest’s flat rate model, sellers get the best of both worlds: savings and a real estate agent.
But if you are still not convinced, NestQuest Direct offers a basic package for owners to personally list their home. If you can find the time, put forth the effort, and utilize available resources efficiently to market and sell your home for top dollar, Go For It.

But considering that 89% of FSBOs end up listing with a real estate agent, the majority of people who have the time and made the effort, simply may not have the knowledge. Poor pricing and marketing strategies are the main reasons for FSBO failure. Local agents have the knowledge and their brokers have spent years advertising, marketing and selling, so they know what works and what does not.

Why are NestQuest Direct Agents different from all other Real Estate Agents?

In addition to their 0% commission flat rate packages which save sellers thousands of dollars, they employ technology and creative teams who specialize in marketing your home. This allows your sales agent to spend 100% of his or her time selling. And NestQuest’s agents are not paid a commission either. Rather, they are paid a salary and bonus based on your satisfaction. So they will never rush a negotiation to get a deal done. They are paid regardless, ensuring they get top dollar for your home.

NestQuest Direct has options for any seller out there, whether that be a FSBO, or a complete hands off seller who wants their home sold fast and for the most money. Contact NestQuest Direct today with any questions. They will send a local Agent to your home and tell you what your house is worth, and how much they can save you.


Friday 12/18 Edition: Open House - Tour Six NYC Dream Homes

Below are six truly amazing properties that will inspire you to think big.

Above: This gorgeous townhouse in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn has a two-story addition that opens to the backyard. Design by Ensemble Architecture

This two-story penthouse, spotted on New York Magazine, includes a living room in the first floor of a rooftop water tower — and a private roof deck with stunning views of the city.

If the gorgeous molding in this townhome by Louisa G Roeder weren’t enough to sway you, there’s also a cozy kitchen windowseat with a view of the backyard.

The rear wall of this Chelsea townhouse is comprised almost completely of glass, allowing the home to meld seamlessly with the garden beyond. See the tour in New York Magazine.

This Tribeca penthouse, spotted on New York Magazine, has an outdoor terrace that wraps around three sides of the apartment, and its own reflecting pool — almost like living in your own private garden, in the middle of New York. You can view a floor plan here. It was on the market last year but has since sold for a modest 22.5 million dollars.

And finally there’s this West Village townhouse by BWA Architects (via Desire to Inspire), with an entire wall that opens up to unite the home’s top floor with the outdoors. It’s a far cry from my fifth-floor fire escape — but hey, it doesn’t hurt to dream.
via Apartment Therapy | Image credits: Ensemble Architecture; New York Magazine; Louisa G. Roeder; New York Magazine; New York Magazine; BWA Architects


Wear It Like: Justin Bieber - Thursday 12/17 Edition

1. Menenzies Bright Blue Blazer @ Reiss
2. Menenzies Bright Blue Trousers @ Reiss
3. Saint Laurent Lizard Tie @ Mr Porter
4. Stirling Silver Tie Bar @ Sir Jack's
5. Lanvin Rosette Lapel Pin @ Mr Porter
6. Church's Oslo Derby Shoes @ Matches
Sounds: Lights by SOHN @ Amazon


Wear It Like: Justin Bieber - Wednesday 12/16 Edition

1. Alexander McQueen Coated Straight Leg Jeans @ Matches
2. Diesel Black Gold Lyving Coat @ farfetch
3. Rick Owens Long Length Jersey Tee @ Mr Porter
4. Cinzia Araia Slouchy Ankle Boots @ farfetch
5. Alexander McQueen Gold Anatomical Bangle @ SSENSE
Sounds: Tuesdays Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd @ Amazon


Wear It Like: Justin Bieber - Tuesday 12/15 Edition

1. Junya Watanbe Comme Des Garcons Man Shawl Lapel Double Breasted Blazer @ farfetch
2. Jil Sander Slim Tailored Trousers @ farfetch
3. Alexander McQueen Skull Pattern Silk Tie @ Mr Porter
4. Michael Kors Lexington Gold Chronograph @ ASOS
5. Icon Brand Lighter Ring @ ASOS
6. Henderson Lace-Up High Shine Oxford @ Matches
Sounds: Get Behind The Mule by Tom Waits @ Amazon


Wear It Like: Justin Bieber - Monday 12/14 Edition

1. Boglioli Double Button Blazer @ farfetch
2. Incotex Embroidered Chino Trousers @ farfetch
3. Olebar Brown V Tee @ Matches
4. Mondaine Stainless Watch @ Mr Porter
5. Monolith 6ct Diamond Bracelet @ The Luxe Factor
6. Givenchy Tyson Leather High Top @ Neiman Marcus
7. Le Gramme Studded Sterling Cuff @ Mr Porter
Sounds: Roses by The Chainsmokers @ Amazon


Saturday 12/12

“You shall love. Whether you like it or not.”Javier Bardem by Dan Winters, 2010. 
“You shall love. Whether you like it or not.”

Javier Bardem by Dan Winters, 2010. 


SQFT Friday 12/11 Edition: Tour This Insane Home in the Catskill Mountains That Would Make The Perfect Supervillain Lair

Tour This Insane Home in the Catskill Mountains That Would Make The Perfect Supervillain Lair

The Shokan House in upstate New York, located in the Catskills on the shores of the Ashokan reservoir and nestled in between oak, fir, spruce and birch trees. Contrasting against the overabundance of greenery is the stern geometry of the house designed by architect Jay Bargmann. Inside is a completely open plan, allowing views of the sweeping vistas from anywhere in the main room. Abundant steel surfaces and support columns and expanses of glass enhance the industrial aesthetic, while exposed concrete floors and walnut furniture pieces reflect the honest construction.













via Hypebeast