Buying, selling, and renting real estate in New York City depends upon clear communication. Appointments are scheduled, offers are submitted, countered, re-submitted, rejected or accepted, and sometimes withdrawn.
An agent might receive hundreds of inquires regarding a new apartment. They're answering their phones at odd hours, responding to texts just before descending into crowded subway stations, and all the while e-mailing with their co-workers to arrange for who will cover Sunday's open house on Barrow Street.
Amongst the clamor, clanking, and ringing of the city, whispering and crying out of voices, and clinking and jingling of keys being insterted into locks that will open and close doors, there's one sound that has a certain strength that all of the other sounds lack: silence.
Whether you've submited and offer and are waiting to hear whether it has been accepted; are trying to decide between making an offer on one home or another, deciding between which bank to use as your lender, or considering which company to list your home with, silence has a certain way of assisting that no internet search, home valuation tool, or market report can match.
Take a breath. Keep calm. And buy, sell, or rent an apartment in New York City.