Each February, we hold our firm’s Annual Meeting at Christie’s Auction House.
Some fun facts for you about my team and our firm:
The Harris Residential Team finished its best year in 2013, with an improvement of more than 50% over our previous (and previously best) year!
I appreciate all that our clients, referral sources, and raving fans have done to help us!!
I ended up among the top 5% of the firm, in terms of overall business.
Although rentals comprise a very small percentage of my business, my team also was able to win Rental Broker of the Year!
It’s a nice distinction, though a surprising one!
We also sent out more referral business than any other broker in the firm, earning us Referral Broker of the Year.
If you know people looking to buy or sell real estate around the world, call me to be connected to the best in that market for their needs.
For your review, some wrap-up information from 2013:
Across the market, there was 20% less inventory in 2013, but there were a higher number of actual sales (1925 total – a 19% increase), than in 2012. 2013 turned out to be the second best year ever for Brown Harris Stevens, following only 2008, the only year in which we did more transactions.
Importantly, pending sales at the end of 2013 were up 74% from 2012.
Again, a terrific sign for 2014!
And the most astounding statistic – illustrating the dominance of Brown Harris Stevens in New York (you’ll probably see an advertisement on this one):
With only 4% of all active members of the Real Estate Board of New York, we still own the high end:
In 2013, we sold the top 3 cooperatives,
70% of the top 10,
43% of the top 50, and
38% of the top 100
The firm’s average Manhattan sale price was $2,200,000, 52% above the market-wide average.
The average Manhattan associate broker at BHS earned $369,000 in 2013, and the average Brooklyn associate broker $301,000.
Showing that we go where the business is: in Brooklyn, 51% of the firm’s sales were for $900,000 or less, as were 37% of our Manhattan business!
We sold 1,183 exclusives, 34% of which sold in-house.
Of course, the biggest number:
$3.9 Billion in property sold, an average of
$11mm of listings sold per broker!
I’ll cover 2014 predictions in a separate post!