Hey There Pumpkin!

Hey There Pumpkin!

Howl you doin’? Spooky season is upon us, and there’s that crisp bite in the air that we all love about Fall in New York.

How’s the real estate market in the city? Weekly supply is ticking up ever so slightly in both Brooklyn and Manhattan, though not at the pace of September, leading to a very lackluster month of new listings across the city. September is generally a slower month for closed sales, and we typically look to October to be the rebound month for closed deal volume, but it’s not popping as we usually expect. Pending sales in Brooklyn are up in comparison to Manhattan, where pending sales are dipping. We may be in the midst of a market shift in Brooklyn, but it’s still too early to tell. Brooklyn negotiations are still leaning in favor of sellers at the moment. Manhattan continues to be a buyer’s market and feeling more stressed overall than Brookyn.

We’re seeing Manhattan sellers adjust their prices more seriously to make deals move compared to prior months. That said, sellers are not yet hitting the panic button with super steep discounts.

Out east, data suggests the market is beginning to slow down in relation to the number of homes selling. The median home sales price across the combined Hamptons markets remained stable at $1.725 million, yet 30% fewer homes traded hands in Q3. While the number of closed sales is trending down, we’re surprisingly seeing the volume of closed sales increasing across many of the Hamptons markets. For example, in Amagansett, the median home sales price broke records at $10.7 million – The total home sales volume was impressive, rising 176%  to $221.2 million; this happened despite only 15 closings, 44% fewer closings than the third quarter of 2021 (Behind the Hedges).


The #1 rule at The Agency is No Assholes.

But we never said No Drama.

We’re thrilled to share that The Agency is arriving on Netflix this fall in the new show Buying Beverly Hills. The new real estate occu-soap follows the agents and clients within Mauricio Umansky’s The Agency in Beverly Hills, California. Mauricio, his daughters Farrah Brittany and Alexia Umansky, and the talented group of agents highlight the high-stakes world of luxury real estate in Los Angeles. Get a first glimpse of the new Buying Beverly Hills trailer here:

Market Update


Manhattan Market Update

The Q3 Manhattan real estate market saw year over year and quarter over quarter declines in quantity of sales, and number of new listings to hit the market. Both the median listed price and the average price per square foot was up 7% compared with Q3 of 2021. There were 2,098 contracts signed during the quarter, a 33% year over year decrease and a 37% quarter over quarter decrease. Overall inventory was up 40% compared with Q2 of 2022, but down 48% compared with the same quarter last year.

The Brooklyn real estate market saw a year over year and quarter over quarter decrease in number of sales, number of new listing, and average price per square foot. Total inventory was up 46% compared with Q2 of 2022. There were 1,355 sales in the second quarter, a 21% quarter over quarter decrease and a 26% year over year decrease, while contracts signed were down 36% quarter over quarter and down 10% year over year. The average median listed price was $693,211, down 5% from Q2 of 2022.

Brooklyn Market Update

Glitter and Gay, The Podcast


Tyler Whitman and Glennda Baker’s first season of Glitter & Gay came to an end with Episode 12. In their final episode, the duo discusses how believing in yourself is of the utmost importance. Both Tyler and Glennda have stopped caring about what others think of them and are unapologetically themselves. It wasn’t always that way though – Tune in to listen to them talk about their journeys from desperately trying to fit in and being liked by everyone, to believing in themselves wholeheartedly – SpotifyApple Podcasts, or YouTube.

The fans raved and demanded more G&G after Season 1 wrapped up. Season 2 has already been recorded in Atlanta and will be ready for release soon.

On the Market


Check out a few of our featured listings. You can find all of our active listings here.

99 State Street, #4E, Brooklyn Heights

$1,450,000 | 2 Beds, 1 Bath | Co-op


Awashed in light from three exposures, including a stunning southern bay window, this spacious 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom co-op embodies Brooklyn living with its old-world charm amongst the tree-lined streets. Featuring crown moldings, elegant inlaid wood floors, high ceilings, and a wood burning fireplace with whitewashed brick and custom mantle. The pre-war charm and character of 4E blends with modern appliances and features such as a Bosch washer/dryer, a Verona gas oven, a motion activated kitchen faucet, and motorized shades.

50 Morningside Drive, #62, Morningside Heights

$1,350,000 | 3 Beds | 1.5 Baths | Co-op


Prepare to be wowed! This bright, airy, top-floor home at Morningside Heights’ finest pre-war co-op, La Touraine, truly exceeds expectations. Come for the details; including original hardwood floors, picture moldings, 9.5’ ceilings, and stay for the incredible views over Morningside Park and beyond. The home features Northern and Eastern views, an expansive entry hall, an eat in kitchen, and it drips with pre-warm charm. The home is currently laid out as an expansive two bedroom with home office and formal dining. It can can easily be converted to a three bedroom with a large primary & adjacent dressing room. The building features an elevator, common laundry room, free basement storage, free bike storage, and a shared garden for residents to enjoy. It is also pet-friendly. The location is ideal, with Morningside Park directly across the street, Columbia University around the corner, and multiple transportation options nearby. Stroll through Columbia’s campus to the 1 train at 116th St, or amble through the park to the B/C trains at 116th St.

$779,000 | 1 Bed | 1 Bath | Co-op

$1,450,000 | 2 Beds, 1 Bath | Co-op


This stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has been thoughtfully renovated to perfectly incorporate the charm of a historic townhouse and the modern conveniences of a new building. The home features 11 foot ceilings, an open concept kitchen, gorgeous northern light, and central air. The bedrooms are south facing and overlook luscious Brooklyn backyards. There are skylights integrated into the home to maximize the natural light in the home. The primary bedroom has an original fireplace and an ensuite bathroom. This home also has the most perfect and private rooftop terrace with Manhattan and Brooklyn views. The perfect 3 unit brownstone condo has everything you need including private storage and a tax abatement until 2031.

225 East 79th Street, #7A , Lenox Hill

$499,000 | 1 Bed | 1 Bath | Co-op


Awashed in light from three exposures, including a stunning southern bay window, this spacious 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom co-op embodies Brooklyn living with its old-world charm amongst the tree-lined streets. Featuring crown moldings, elegant inlaid wood floors, high ceilings, and a wood burning fireplace with whitewashed brick and custom mantle. The pre-war charm and character of 4E blends with modern appliances and features such as a Bosch washer/dryer, a Verona gas oven, a motion activated kitchen faucet, and motorized shades.


Triplemint is Now The Agency NY

Hello Friends!

The big day has come! As of this month, Triplemint is now The Agency New York. The Whitman Team is thrilled to be part of the global, boutique brokerage that has single-handedly transformed the experience of buying and selling real estate. As members of The Agency, we can provide our clients with a unique combination of local expertise, global reach, boutique concierge service, and cutting-edge technology. We now have an internal network to promote our listings and support our clients no matter where in the world they may be headed.

How’s the Market in NY now that we’re in the post-Labor Day Fall Market?

Brooklyn and Manhattan supply is coming back, as we expected. Will it continue to rise for a few more weeks or settle down? – We’re keeping an eye on the trends with our friends at Urban Digs. In Manhattan, new listings have come on the market, though not as much as we’ve seen in previous years. Buyers in Manhattan have more negotiating leverage today compared to the leverage they had 3-4 months ago. While transactions may feel lighter in Manhattan compared to the frenzy in 2021, Manhattan is back to its “norm.”

While Brooklyn supply ticks up, the market remains in favor of sellers. If your home is priced right in Brooklyn, it is moving quickly, generally at the asking price or above. Manhattan sellers are having to negotiate more with buyers more compared to sellers in Brooklyn. Across the city, sellers need to be prepared to bring their homes on the market with the right pricing strategy so that they don’t lose out on the valuable momentum during their first few weeks on the market.

Out East, supply is rising but homes are still selling swiftly. According to the Real Deal, “The median number of days on the market for closed listings last month was 111, an all-time low.” Listing discounts appear to be coming back. For two months, the median listing discount was 0%. The median last asking price last month was roughly $2.6 million, but the median sale price was about $2.2 million, creating a listing discount of 2.3%. Much like the trend across the rest of the country, buyers Out East are more hesitant to spend as much as they were when interest rates were under 3%.

Until Next Month,
The Whitman Team

Glitter and Gay, The Podcast


Episode 9 of Glitter & Gay dropped this week. This week they’re breaking down Real Estate Rankings. Every week, Tyler and Atlanta real estate expert, Glennda Baker, are discussing their deepest secrets about how they built their dream lives, the impact sobriety has on their daily lives, and how they stay laughing through it all! Tune in on SpotifyApple Podcasts, or YouTube.

Market Update


In August, Manhattan sales ticked up 6% from the previous month, while other metrics continued to trend down year-over-year. New listings on the market slowed, with 27% fewer listings than in July, and 18% fewer than in August 2021. The number of contracts signed increased 2% from July but was down 29% from this time last year. Inventory remains low; down 6% month-over-month and 5% year-over-year. Prices continue to rise; the median listed price was up 6% and the average price per square foot increased by 7% compared to August 2021.

  • Click here for the Manhattan Market Update
  • Click here for the Brooklyn Market Update
  • Click here for the Queens Market Update

On the Market


Check out a few of our featured listings. You can find all of our active listings here.

99 State Street, #4E, Brooklyn Heights

$1,450,000 | 2 Beds, 1 Bath | Co-op


Awashed in light from three exposures, including a stunning southern bay window, this spacious 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom co-op embodies Brooklyn living with its old-world charm amongst the tree-lined streets. Featuring crown moldings, elegant inlaid wood floors, high ceilings, and a wood burning fireplace with whitewashed brick and custom mantle. The pre-war charm and character of 4E blends with modern appliances and features such as a Bosch washer/dryer, a Verona gas oven, a motion activated kitchen faucet, and motorized shades.

482 7th Street, #3, Park Slope

$1,650,000 | 3 Beds, 2 Baths | Condo


This stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has been thoughtfully renovated to perfectly incorporate the charm of a historic townhouse and the modern conveniences of a new building. The home features 11 foot ceilings, an open concept kitchen, gorgeous northern light, and central air. The bedrooms are south facing and overlook luscious Brooklyn backyards. There are skylights integrated into the home to maximize the natural light in the home. The primary bedroom has an original fireplace and an ensuite bathroom. This home also has the most perfect and private rooftop terrace with Manhattan and Brooklyn views. The perfect 3 unit brownstone condo has everything you need including private storage and a tax abatement until 2031.


Our Days Are Numbered!

Hello Friends,
We hope your August has been wonderful, hot, humid, and filled with ample summer memories.
We’ve officially entered the final days of Triplemint (!!!). In early September, the name Triplemint will become a relic, and we’ll officially become The Agency (ICYMI: Triplemint x The Agency Joins Forces). Over the last 90 days, the two brands have been tirelessly working on the backend to transition Triplemint into The Agency’s world of wonder.

How’s the Market? Manhattan inventory is at its lowest level of 2022 (the prior low was in April). When looking at the number of pending sales, we can see that while demand is down a bit in Manhattan, 2022 is seeing higher demand than 2019. Brooklyn inventory is still super tight and trending slightly down, continuing to put pressure on buyers.

Demand remains strong and stable in Brooklyn, as it has been the last 12 months. Data suggest that sellers in Manhattan are more fearful of the shifting market than sellers in Brooklyn. Manhattan sellers are slashing their pricing faster and Manhattan buyers are seeing this as their opportunity for a better deal than in 2021 in the borough (We thank UrbanDigs for our most up-to-date weekly updates).

The Hamptons market has likely peaked after all the pandemic craziness that ensued since 2020. The Hamptons inventory dwindles as buyers remain very interested. One third of all recent closings have had bidding wars (Bloomberg). We’re looking forward to the fall market and seeing new homes enter the market.

Next month, you’ll see us painting the town red as The Agency. Triplemint, you have our hearts and memories, and we’re excited for the new adventure that awaits us with our clients ahead.

Interested in learning more about the Triplemint x The Agency partnership and how that may affect our relationship with you as a client? This is for you. (Hint: It’s incredible!)

Welcome Betsy Whalen


Please welcome our newest sales agent to the squad, Betsy Whalen!

With the move to Triplemint x The Agency, Betsy opens an exciting new chapter in her career as she joins The Whitman Team. Betsy brings a special energy and creative perspective to each opportunity. Leveraging her experience, boundless network, and wealth of knowledge from her experience of the team, she takes a personalized and resourceful approach to every transaction.

Betsy specializes in working with sellers, buyers, landlords, investors and renters as she is a reliable resource with tenuous hustle. She thrives on integrity and being a strong advocate for those she represents.

Adopted from The Philippines and raised in Connecticut, Betsy spends a majority of her free time deepening her relationships with her friends and family. Interests: lover of abstract arts. Her talents include painting and sculpturing. She is a passionate foodie, walking it off with her chihuahua in tow!

Glitter and Gay, The Podcast


Have you checked out the podcast that’s been breaking the internet for the past month? Tyler teamed up with Atlanta real estate expert & TikTok legend, Glennda Baker, to launch their Podcast, Glitter and Gay.

Every week, they’ll be discussing their deepest secrets about how they built their dream lives, the impact sobriety has on their daily lives, and how they stay laughing through it all! You won’t want to miss this. The first episode dropped this week. Tune in on SpotifyApple Podcasts, or YouTube.

Market Update


Manhattan sales continued to see a month over month and year over year slowdown in July, with 7% fewer sales than in June 2022, and 19% fewer sales than in July 2021. Prices remained on the rise, nonetheless, with year over year median listed prices and average price per square foot up 7%. There were 41% fewer contracts signed year over year, which was also down 19% month over month. Overall inventory was down 5% compared with June and 8% compared with July 2021.

  • Click here for the Manhattan Market Update
  • Click here for the Brooklyn Market Update
  • Click here for the Queens Market Update

On the Market


Check out a few of our featured listings. You can find all of our active listings here.

408 East 79th Street, PHA // Lenox Hill // 4 Beds, 3.5 Baths // $6,995,000


A terraced trophy penthouse priced to sell! Fresh off a gut renovation from one of NYC’s top interior designers, PHA at the stunning Arcadia is a one-of-a-kind residence nearly untouched and ready for the most discerning buyers. The work resembles the perfect marriage of beautiful modern design with the best of the Classic layouts often sought on the Upper East Side. The home features 12-foot ceilings, wrap-around floor-to-ceiling windows, a working fireplace, unobstructed views and natural light, library, chef’s kitchen, custom built-ins, laundry room, and a 6×6 backlit Onyx shower. To top it all off, this home also features one of the best private terraces in the neighborhood featuring an outdoor kitchen with a gas grill and over a thousand square feet to enjoy.

244 MadisonAvenue, 10A // Midtown South // 1 Bed, 1 Bath // $550,000


If you’ve been looking for a pin-drop quiet, graciously sized one bedroom in a flexible, full-service building at the center of it all, look no further! The loft-like living room is lined with custom bookshelves that are just begging you to sit down with your favorite book for a cozy escape from the busy Manhattan streets below. The scale of the room is enhanced by 12’ ceilings and overhead lighting throughout. The kitchen features a renovated eat-in kitchen with a wine fridge, dishwasher and custom cabinets. The bedroom features a dressing area complete with a built-in vanity, room for king sized bed, an office nook, and a large walk-in closet.

225 East 79th Street, 7A // Lenox Hill // 1 Bed, 1 Bath // $510,000


Conveniently located on the Upper East Side, this fantastic one-bedroom home is everything that you have been looking for. The home features a foyer with multiple closets, a large living room with original hardwood floors, high ceilings, a wall of windows with open-city, and southern-exposure views. The open kitchen was recently updated and allows for a dishwasher to be installed. The massive bedroom has room for a king-sized bed, plus other furniture. This home is both charming and functional, the perfect balance for your next New York City apartment.

214 West 16th Street, 5EW // Chelsea // 2 Beds, 2 Baths // $875,000


Back on the market! Come design your dream apartment! This incredible opportunity provides a completely blank canvas for a new buyer. Bring your architect and contractor and create a renovation perfectly styled for you. Already formally combined, create an enormous half-floor two bedroom, two bathroom masterpiece. Accentuated by high ceilings, city views, and tons of light, this rare offering is unique to the marketplace and full of possibilities. Perfectly located in prime Chelsea, this well managed pre-war co-op consists of five floors and 13 units.


The Summer Season

We all love to mutually complain about how hot it is, so let’s just get it over with. HELP. US. WE’RE. MELTING.  Now, onward! We hope your Summer is going swimmingly and you’re finding ways to cool off with pools and popsicles and rooftops as we smolder and relish in the dog days of summer.

How’s the market? Summer is always a quiet time for real estate markets, and that’s what we’re experiencing in New York, a pretty typical July market. We’re all still reading headlines about the looming recession and the downturn of the real estate sales market as interest rates remain higher than the all-time lows we recently experienced, but we’re not seeing sheer panic. As some buyers pull off to the sidelines to “wait and see” what happens, buyers who remain engaged are finding deals in the city.

New listing supply in Manhattan and Brooklyn are both laying low with a light number of homes coming on the market, as we expect in the Summer. Pending sales are still stable in Manhattan, but we anticipate it may take a dip soon as contract signed data catches up. In Brooklyn, the number of contracts signed is up from the Fourth of July holiday but overall, it remains pretty stable. We don’t expect a flurry of new listings to hit the market until the Fall season begins in September. The rental market is a runaway train, continuing to set all-time records, as the sales market pumps the much-needed breaks after experiencing mayhem over the last year and a half.

The Hamptons market has returned to normalcy, but prices continue to set records. Contract activity slows out east between May and July as renters enjoy their vacation home experiences at the beach and as future sellers relax and wait to re-engage their sales plans in the Fall. New listings are incredibly tight, and for the second time since the start of the pandemic, the Hamptons has seen a median listing discount of 0%.

If you’re thinking of Selling soon, now is a great time to connect with us to get a plan in place.

Enjoy the heat, and we’ll see you next month!

Glitter and Gay, The Podcast


Tyler teamed up with Atlanta real estate expert & TikTok legend, Glennda Baker, to launch their Podcast, Glitter and Gay.

Every week, they’ll be discussing their deepest secrets about how they built their dream lives, the impact sobriety has on their daily lives, and how they stay laughing through it all! You won’t want to miss this. The first episode dropped this week. Tune in on SpotifyApple Podcasts, or YouTube.

Buying in a Buyer's Market


If you don’t follow Tyler or The Whitman Team on Instagram, start doing so now. Tyler’s been dropping real estate tips every Monday on “Magic Market Monday.” This week, he discusses why everyone should want to buy in a Buyer’s Market. The headlines and real estate agents get fired up about hot Seller’s Markets when prices soar, but we all seem to get drab about lower prices within a Buyer’s Market and say “things are slow.” Tune in to why we should shift our mindset and all be excited about a Buyer’s Market. Cliff hanger!

Market Update


The Q2 Manhattan real estate market saw year over year and quarter over quarter gains in quantity of sales, median listed price, average price per square foot, and number of new listings to hit the market. There were 3,350 contracts signed during the quarter, a 23% year over year decrease and a 5% quarter over quarter increase. Overall inventory was down 66% compared with Q2 of 2021 and 57% compared with Q1 of this year.

  • Click here for the Manhattan Market Update
  • Click here for the Brooklyn Market Update
  • Click here for the Queens Market Update

On the Market


Check out a few of our featured listings. You can find all of our active listings here.

99 State Street, 4E // Brooklyn Heights // 2 Beds, 1 Bath // $1,450,000


Awashed in light from three exposures, including a stunning southern bay window, this spacious 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom co-op embodies Brooklyn living with its old-world charm amongst the tree-lined streets. Featuring crown moldings, elegant inlaid wood floors, high ceilings, and a wood burning fireplace with whitewashed brick and custom mantle. The pre-war charm and character of 4E blends with modern appliances and features such as a Bosch washer/dryer, a Verona gas oven, a motion activated kitchen faucet, and motorized shades.

408 East 79th Street, PHA // Lenox Hill // 4 Beds, 3.5 Baths // $7,995,000


A terraced trophy penthouse priced to sell! Fresh off a gut renovation from one of NYC’s top interior designers, PHA at the stunning Arcadia is a one-of-a-kind residence nearly untouched and ready for the most discerning buyers. The work resembles the perfect marriage of beautiful modern design with the best of the Classic layouts often sought on the Upper East Side. The home features 12-foot ceilings, wrap-around floor-to-ceiling windows, a working fireplace, unobstructed views and natural light, library, chef’s kitchen, custom built-ins, laundry room, and a 6×6 backlit Onyx shower. To top it all off, this home also features one of the best private terraces in the neighborhood featuring an outdoor kitchen with a gas grill and over a thousand square feet to enjoy.

244 MadisonAvenue, 10A // Midtown South // 1 Bed, 1 Bath // $550,000


If you’ve been looking for a pin-drop quiet, graciously sized one bedroom in a flexible, full-service building at the center of it all, look no further! The loft-like living room is lined with custom bookshelves that are just begging you to sit down with your favorite book for a cozy escape from the busy Manhattan streets below. The scale of the room is enhanced by 12’ ceilings and overhead lighting throughout. The kitchen features a renovated eat-in kitchen with a wine fridge, dishwasher and custom cabinets. The bedroom features a dressing area complete with a built-in vanity, room for king sized bed, an office nook, and a large walk-in closet.

225 East 79th Street, 7A // Lenox Hill // 1 Bed, 1 Bath // $510,000


Conveniently located on the Upper East Side, this fantastic one-bedroom home is everything that you have been looking for. The home features a foyer with multiple closets, a large living room with original hardwood floors, high ceilings, a wall of windows with open-city, and southern-exposure views. The open kitchen was recently updated and allows for a dishwasher to be installed. The massive bedroom has room for a king-sized bed, plus other furniture. This home is both charming and functional, the perfect balance for your next New York City apartment.


An Ode to Halloween’s Past

Happy October! It’s the spookiest, scariest, most haunted month of the year. We hope you have had your Halloween costume laid out all month, preparing to celebrate all the ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and goobers of the world. On Halloween last year, the Whitman Team was hosting a watch party at The Mansion for the finale of Million Dollar Listing Season 8. While we’re not getting together for Halloween parties this year (#StopTheSpread), we are taking a moment to remember our favorite Halloweens on record. Scroll on to check them out!

The Whitman Team’s Favorite Halloween


In 2019, Tyler Whitman made his first appearance on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York. To celebrate the finale, the team threw a party at our freshest new listing that was featured as a banger on the last episode of the season. And if you haven’t seen the listing video for The Mansion at 172 Madison, check it out.

Tyler Whitman’s Favorite Halloween


Tyler Whitman’s favorite Halloween was a few years ago when he dressed up as an overweight, elderly woman. In case you missed it, Tyler was not always the slim chicken that he is today.

Tara Burns’ Favorite Halloween


During Tara’s senior year at Vanderbilt, she was cast to play the “Trophy Wife” on the set of a Montgomery Gentry Country Music video which they shot on Halloween of 2007. When they wrapped, Tara didn’t have time to change before going out to a Halloween party so she just told everyone I was Marilyn Monroe… and it worked!

Ashlie Roberson’s Favorite Halloween


Ashlie doesn’t have just one favorite Halloween – She loved them all. She loved dressing up like the gorgeous Disney princesses and parading around her kingdom (the neighborhood) with her candy bucket in tow. PS: Ashlie didn’t get the memo that Snow White had brown (black?) hair. But alas, introducing Ashlie Roberson, the Blonde Snow White.

Bailey Gladysz’s Favorite Halloween


October 2015 was Bailey’s favorite Halloween. Bailey and her husband, Ryan, got married on Halloween, so for their rehearsal dinner on the night before the wedding, they made the dress code “Costume Mandatory.” Every single guest was dressed in costume.

Katie Haggerty’s Favorite Halloween


Katie’s favorite season begins with Halloween and ends with Christmas! She especially loves Halloween because she loves candy so much. Memories of trick-or-treating and coming home to her parents’ homemade chili and counting her candy will last forever! She always made the same memories for her children by making tons of food for their return home to sit and count their candy with the smell of warm food in the kitchen.

Josh Heyer’s Favorite Halloween


Josh and his college roommates wore really teenie, three-sizes-too-small onesies. The details of the night are a bit fuzzy, but he does remember that going to the bathroom was quite difficult.

Kemba Buchanan’s Favorite Halloween


Kemba lives for Halloween and tends to go all out – 2018 was no different. She dressed up as “The General”, Okoye, from the movie The Black Panther. Okoye was the leader of an all-female armed forces to protect the King, T’Challa. Her character struck a chord in Kemba, portraying a confidence that was feminine and graceful and also mighty; women are both.

Lawrence Lee’s Favorite Halloween


Lawrence loves spending Halloween with his two sons. This photo was from Noah’s first Halloween who was dressed as a penguin. Hunter went as Optimus Prime, in a custom made-by-mommy costume. Lawrence was dressed as a Dad/Real Estate Mogul that Halloween.

John Caulfield’s Favorite Halloween


John’s favorite Halloween in the recent past was his family’s first NYC Halloween last year! Now that he’s moved out to the Hamptons in 2020, they’re ready for new Halloween experiences once again. Bring on pumpkins on the beach.


Goodbye Summer - Hello Fall, Y’all

Labor Day Weekend came and went and we’ve officially bid adieu to the strangest summer in the history of our lifetimes. No Memorial Day Weekend festivities to kick off summer. No large-scale fireworks over the Fourth of July. No big summer send-off parties over Labor Day Weekend. Masks, social distancing, and sanitizer were the norm during the Summer of 2020.

How did the Whitman Team spend the summer, you ask? We’ve got the juice on our summer highlights and what we’re looking forward to most about FALL, Y’ALL.

TYLER WHITMAN


Founder of the Whitman Team

Where did you spend your Pandemic Summer?
Bouncing back and forth between NYC and East Hampton

With who?
Just me and my pets!

Summer Highlight:
Living in close proximity to my horse made it possible for me to ride almost every day. We have made insane progress together, and I couldn’t be more obsessed with the sport and my baby Q.

What are you looking forward to about Fall?
I love fall weather and the fashion it comes with. Light coats, cute layers, pretty sweaters… get outta my way!

BAILEY GLADYSZ


Director of Operations of The Whitman Team

Where did you spend your Pandemic Summer?
In Alpharetta, Georgia. We chose to move down south when the pandemic decided to stick around for the long haul and make new roots in Georgia (where I am originally from).

With who?
My husband (Ryan) and our eight-month-old son (Fox)

Summer Highlight:
Taking our sweet new babe to the beach for the first time. We spent a week in June split between Carolina Beach, SC and Okracoke Island, NC. We got to spend a lot of quality family time with grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. It was so refreshing to get a beachy change of scenery.

What are you looking forward to about Fall?
Pumpkin everything. Pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin picking, pumpkin beer with sugar on the rim, pumpkin pie, pumpkin candles, ALL THINGS PUMPKIN, PLEASE.

JOSH HEYER


NYC/NJ Agent on The Whitman Team

Where did you spend your Pandemic Summer?
In my 650-square-foot apartment

With who?
My now-wife (Ariel)

Summer Highlight:
Getting married 3x in one year (fortunately, to the same girl). We had to postpone our big Charleston wedding twice because of the pandemic and we ended up eloping on a rooftop in Hoboken with a limited guest list.

What are you looking forward to about Fall?
College football (c’monnnn Big 10!)

TARA BURNS


NYC Agent on The Whitman Team

Where did you spend your Pandemic Summer?
Manhattan

With who?
Enjoying being back in the city and catching up with friends and family who I didn’t see during the early days of quarantine.

Insight gained from this Summer:
Home is where my people are. Manhattan is now void of the many activities that give it so much appeal: live theatre and music, indoor dining, and other attractions which are now unavailable to New Yorkers. Still, the energy here is second to none, and New York has found a way to come alive even in the midst of a pandemic. The outdoor cafes and parks are bustling. Nothing can keep us down, and spending these moments with the people I love is the most rewarding part of life.

What are you looking forward to about Fall?
Fall is my favorite time of year in NYC. The weather and the energy is one of new beginnings, and we certainly could use a fresh start this year! I am looking forward to positive change and progress. 2020 has been a reset for us all and I believe that good things are on the horizon with the election and hope for a vaccine.

KATIE HAGGERTY


Whitman Team Hamptons Agent

Where did you spend your Pandemic Summer?
Montauk and the Hamptons

With who?
I spent my summer 2020 with my family in Montauk! I was blessed to also spend my summer in the Hamptons with The Whitman Team from Triplemint.

Insight gained from this Summer:
Summer 2020 was a summer the whole world will remember. The impact of the pandemic brought many families together and many families apart. There were times for all who felt fear and comfort all at once. I was truly blessed during the summer 2020 pandemic to become a part of a new family – The Whitman Team in the Hamptons. I learned to never give up and always smile at others along the way. These past six months made me appreciate my family, friends, and work more than at any time in my life. This picture really makes me happy, as all five of us went through different challenges with leaving schools, saying goodbye to friends, remote work, remote school, not seeing other family members, and adjusting to this new way of life. We all laughed and enjoyed this night together as we parted on our way the next day to start Fall 2020!

What are you looking forward to about Fall?
All of Fall 2020! We won’t give up and keep positive!! Goodbye summer, and we welcome all that will be fall 2020!

KEMBA BUCHANAN


NYC Whitman Team Assistant

Where did you spend your Pandemic Summer?
On Cape Cod in Falmouth, MA

With who?
A wonderful man, his family, and friends

Summer Highlight:
My golly! Summer went by fast! One of my favorite days of summer was my first time visiting Nantucket, for a special occasion, and it couldn’t have been more romantic. We took the boat on a two-hour, sunny, wavy ride out there, had a mouthwatering sunset dinner, watched the boats come in and out at Straight Wharf restaurant (highly recommend going if you’re out in Nantucket), and spent the rest of the evening savoring the moment (see pic of the morning after, leaving the island).

What are you looking forward to about Fall?
I’m curious and excited to see how the energy and adjustments to NYC reveal itself. I always find the seasons bring on a different wave of vibrancy in the city, and this fall, I’m sure will be noticeably unique, or maybe it won’t! Either way, I can’t wait!

JOHN CAULFIELD


Whitman Team Hamptons Agent

Where did you spend your Pandemic Summer?
East Hampton

With who?
My family (wife Jen, and kids Colin and Charlie)

Summer Highlight:
My personal highlight was watching my city kids learn how to ride bikes and swim. My professional highlight was joining a collaborative team – The Whitman Team.

What are you looking forward to about Fall?
Learning how to surf in my new neighborhood at Ditch.

ASHLIE ROBERSON


NYC Agent on The Whitman Team

Where did you spend your Pandemic Summer?
I spent a lot of time out with clients – I became a Citi Bike pro (okay… maybe not a pro). Outside of work, I spent a lot of time on my roof.

With who?
My lovely boyfriend, Eric

Summer Highlight:
We did Whole30 in August, and it was truly wonderful. I explored cooking new foods and healthy takes on some of my favorite foods, like pad thai! Also, halfway through the summer, we decided we would get a Zipcar membership. During the pandemic, we needed to have the ability to do some outdoor activities. We started taking socially distanced day trips to go kayaking and tubing down the Delaware River.

What are you looking forward to about Fall?
We got a puppy at the beginning of September!!! His name is Remy (for Remsen Street, our first home together in Brooklyn Heights). He is a 10-week-old Corgi, and we are obsessed with him. For a daily dose of Corgi puppy cuteness, check out my Instagram. Needless to say, we’re excited to have him explore BK all fall with us.

LAWRENCE LEE


NYC Agent on The Whitman Team

Where did you spend your Pandemic Summer?
Good old Long Island City and shooting back and forth to Manhattan and Brooklyn, with a few Jersey Shore excursions

With who?
My wife, two boys, dog, and 14 plants

Insight gained from this Summer:
Health and family are the most important things in life. Everything else will fall into place when those are cared for.

What are you looking forward to about Fall?
Sweater weather! Crisp morning runs and no more showing up to appointments drenched in sweat.


Real Estate Showings During COVID-19

On June 22nd, phase two of NYC’s COVID reopening plan commenced. After a 15-week hiatus during the PAUSE period, real estate agents were once again allowed to have face-to-face showings with clients. The Real Estate Board of New York swiftly put out guidelines to help keep all parties safe, with guidance on everything from open houses to closings to usage of amenity spaces in buildings.

Prior to reopening, the Whitman Team stocked up on gloves, masks, sanitizers, and wipes. We were ready to rock once the floodgates were open. We weren’t sure what the real estate market would look like on the other side of lockdown, but it quickly became clear there was a major case of pent up demand for our buyers, sellers, landlords, and renters.

Thinking of diving back into your real estate goals? Here is a recap of what changes you can expect when transacting in today’s NYC COVID market:

Masks and gloves are the name of the game. As a buyer or tenant, you’re entering the home of another New Yorker who is as equally exposed to the elements as you are. As a seller or landlord, strangers are traipsing through your apartment, and you should feel confident that they’re being properly advised to protect themselves and your home. Mask up and protect thyself.

Six feet apart. During a showing, all parties are recommended to stay six feet apart which can pose a challenge in very small NYC apartments. Often, clients are sent into the unit with only the listing agent, leaving their own broker at the door.

COVID Disclosure Forms. Plural. Not just one, but two forms. Before attending a showing, your agent will have you fill out two disclosures forms. First, a Health Questionnaire confirming you have not tested positive for COVID or have not knowingly been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID within the past 14 days, you have no current symptoms of COVID, and you have not been in contact with someone who has recently traveled to a highly affected state or country. Second, a Limited Liability form which discloses that you are putting yourself at risk of getting coronavirus by attending face-to-face showings, and if you refuse to sign, your appointment may be cancelled.

Limited touching. Prospective buyers and tenants are asked only to touch things in a home when it’s essential (ie hand railings). Listing agents are expected to disinfect high touch surfaces like doorknobs and countertops (we know you want to rub the kitchen counters, but please don’t).

Open Air. It’s encouraged to have the windows open during showings to keep the air from getting stagnant and ridden with germs.

3D/virtual tours and video tours are now “the norm.” Before COVID, if you were remotely interested in a property after previewing the listing photos, you would have to trek out to see the unit with your own eyes. Now, it’s nearly unheard of for a broker to not have a 3D tour published or a video tour on hand for you when you inquire.

Temperature checks with the doorman. Building managers and co-op and condo boards have their own set of precautions. Some of the more strict buildings even have temperature check stations at the doorman’s post.

Open Houses are a thing of the past. At least for now, as we once knew them. Any “Open House” you see online is strictly by appointment only to keep down crowding in small spaces. We’re seeing a few virtual open houses as well, where the broker holds an open house at a designated time and sets appointments virtually with interested buyers or renters.

Your real estate agent is your personal shopper. For cautious clients, buyers are having their agents preview and vet out properties for them in advance, via video tours or facetiming during a showing. If the buyer is very interested, they will schedule an in-person showing.

Electronic transfers and e-signatures are on the rise. The NYC real estate business is known for being archaic when it comes to making payments via certified checks and requiring wet signatures on paperwork. With virtual showings and closings strongly recommended, much of the industry is getting used to wire transfers and signing documents electronically in order to minimize touch.


Continued High Demand for Pre-Market Listings During COVID-19

If you’re searching for a new home to purchase during the pandemic in NYC, you’ve been in the same boat for the past 15 weeks – the real estate sales market has been moving at a crawl during the PAUSE period, and there has been a major lack of new listings coming on the market. Real estate is slated to begin private showings again with Phase 2 of the COVID reopening plan on Monday, June 22. We are confident that will mean more hot, fresh, juicy listings. However, there will certainly be a pool of sellers who aren’t quite ready to bring their homes to the public market.

During these tough times, sellers are partnering with Triplemint more than ever to get buyers in their homes before they go to market. In order to find more inventory, buyers are turning to our Pre-Market options as an additional stream of homes to consider.

Check out the Whitman Team’s favorite new Pre-Market properties this month. Want more? Give us a call.

Fifth Avenue - Carnegie Hill


2 BEDS • 1 BATH

Situated on Museum Mile with Central Park at your doorstep, this lovely two-bedroom home has been beautifully renovated from top to bottom. Move right into this light-filled, south-facing home in a full-service, post-war cooperative on Fifth Avenue. This is a pet-friendly co-op that permits pieds-à-terre, gifting, and financing up to 80%.

East 74th Street - Lenox Hill


3 BEDS • 2 BATHS

Welcome to this gut renovated, turn-key, home featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms plus a home office/ nursery. Upon entry, you are immediately greeted by tremendous sunlight flowing throughout the South-facing open concept living area. The kitchen has been outfitted with custom cabinetry, Quartz countertops, top of the line appliances (Wolf, Thermador, Bosch) an oversized island with seating for four and additional storage accessed on both sides. The owner and architect designed the kitchen and living area millwork to maximize functionality and offer as much storage space as possible.

West 12th Street - Greenwich Village


2 BEDS • 2 BATHS

This lovely home contains luxurious touches throughout including dimmable LED lighting with fixtures by Jonathan Adler, Restoration Hardware, and Rejuvenation, 5” planked natural walnut hardwood floors, crown molding in all living spaces, and custom fit Hunter Douglas silhouette window treatments. Every room in this gracious home faces east, allowing for open views and wonderful light that pours in throughout the day.

East 69th Street - Lenox Hill


3 BEDS • 3 BATHS

This stunning home also offers custom lighting, Du Chateau white oak wide plank flooring throughout, abundant custom storage, a Bosch washer and dryer, and through the wall ACs. The beautiful, open, custom kitchen contains top of the line appliances such as Kitchen Aid Red Button and Miele. It also has custom white lacquer cabinets, Arabesco marble counters and waterfall, and custom lighting.

West 117th Street - South Harlem


2 BEDS • 2 BATHS

Newly renovated floor-through apartment with very low monthlies. This second-floor home combines the best pre-war features (good bones, high ceilings, dramatic bay windows) with all the latest in design and conveniences, including an open island kitchen (with Bosch appliances), washer and dryer, and smart home features. The huge master bedroom overlooks lovely landscaped brownstone backyards, and features an en-suite bathroom plus a walk-in closet. Tax abatement in place until 2024.

East 80th Street - Yorkville


2 BEDS • 2 BATHS

Upon entering this gorgeous apartment, one of the first luxuries you will notice is a huge walk-in coat closet. Note that this is the first of five closets in the apartment! Enjoy the walk through the impressive foyer, then enter a large living space with recessed lighting, as well as two large windows, which overlook a view of a quiet, tree-lined street.


High Demand for Pre-Market Listings During COVID-19

If you’re a buyer in NYC during the pandemic, you’ve likely noticed that the big spring real estate sales season isn’t exactly going as planned. With significantly less inventory coming onto the market during NYC “pause,” you need to get creative and look at what’s available pre-market. You’re in luck because pre-market inventory is Triplemint’s specialty.

The Whitman Team rounded up their favorite pre-market listings this week. See something you want to check out or want more options in your budget? Give us a jingle. We have access to numerous options from studios to townhouses.

SOUTH END AVENUE - Battery Park


4 BEDS • 3.5 BATHS

This home invites you into a gracious open floor plan, encompassing living, dining, and kitchen that measures 40 feet long. There’s a wall of four windows that allow you to watch the sunset during dinner. The kitchen has the design and function that embodies what the heart of the home should be. It features ample storage in striking custom black oak cabinets, pantry, and bookshelves. The centerpiece of this chef’s kitchen is the custom Lacanche stove imported from France.

WEST 18TH STREET - CHELSEA


3 BEDS • 2.5 BATHS

Spectacular, designer-renovated 2,002-square-foot, 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom residence in a boutique full-service condominium located in the heart of lower Chelsea. Two doors down from the famed Walker Tower, it is also only a five minute walk to Union Square, the Highline, and everything the West Village and the Meatpacking District has to offer. Built in 2003, the 12-story building has recently undergone an impressive upgrade to all the common areas. With a brand new lobby, a well-appointed resident gym with outdoor patio, and a rooftop terrace, as well as 24-hour doorman and on-site super.

WEST 117TH STREET - SOUTH HARLEM


2 BEDS • 2 BATHS

Newly renovated floor-through apartment with very low monthlies. This second-floor home combines the best pre-war features (good bones, high ceilings, dramatic bay windows) with all the latest in design and conveniences, including an open island kitchen (with Bosch appliances), washer and dryer, and smart home features. The huge master bedroom overlooks lovely landscaped brownstone backyards, and features an en-suite bathroom plus a walk-in closet. Tax abatement in place until 2024.

EAST 80TH STREET - YORKVILLE


2 BEDS • 2 BATHS

Upon entering this gorgeous apartment, one of the first luxuries you will notice is a huge walk-in coat closet. Note that this is the first of five closets in the apartment! Enjoy the walk through the impressive foyer, then enter a large living space with recessed lighting, as well as two large windows, which overlook a view of a quiet, tree-lined street.

WEST 28TH STREET - CHELSEA


1 BED • 1.5 BATHS

This gracious 1-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom apartment is the largest 1-bedroom layout in the building. This apartment features floor-to-ceiling windows and receives stunning light with triple exposure: south, west, and east. High 10′ ceilings, in-unit washer/dryer, central A/C, a windowed kitchen with Bosch, Viking, and Sub-zero appliances, a wine cooler, and an elegant master bathroom featuring a marble and limestone bath, with double sink and radiant-heated floors.

WEST 72ND STREET - LINCOLN SQUARE


1 BED • 1 BATH

This top floor apartment features stunning pre-war details with high ceilings and crown moldings, a generous dining foyer, hardwood floors, a windowed eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and quartzite countertops, a renovated bathroom, and excellent storage throughout. This incredibly quiet apartment has south exposure, and dual exposures (south and west) in the king-sized bedroom. A perfect oasis from the busy streets of Manhattan.

EAST FOURTH STREET - NOHO


1 BED • 1 BATH

This gut-renovated duplex loft is located in prime NoHo. The condo features a wood-burning fire place, gigantic living room, and an open renovated kitchen.

FIFTH AVENUE - EAST HARLEM


3 BEDS • 3 BATHS

Don’t miss this stunning 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom apartment featuring high ceilings, large windows, and city views. The gracious layout includes a chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and granite countertops, a master suite with a huge walk-in closet, and a limestone en-suite bathroom.