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Real Estate Agent - Douglas Elliman Real Estate
It is hard to find a good summary of closing costs in Chinese Languge ( for New York Condo Buyers). If you have friends who want to sell in Manhattan, please contact me. We can connect your properties with our cash buyers. CONDO CLOSING COSTS 买方过户费用(估计数) (Prepared by Catherine Jin) CONDO买方过户费用(估计...
Our team site is experiencing visibility problems in mainland China. It is blocked. ActiveRain is helping me reach Chinese buyers in China. 金小姐Catherine Jin是曼哈顿地产专家, 在纽约曼哈顿居住近19年. 在普天寿道格拉斯爱尔门Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate公司工作, 有多年住家地产买卖经验(Condo, Coop, Townhouse), 精通中英文和多种...
There are very few single family houses in Manhattan. In the city, majority of buyers purchase condos or coops. Manhattan has more than 70 percent of coop residential inventories. Most purchases require coop board approvals and processes can be very lengthy. Most of foreign buyers only purchase c...
We are a group of unique Chinese speaking agents based in New York City (Manhattan).  We are experts in condo, coop and townhouse sales in the city.  Call Catherine at 917 863 0551 or email me at to connect. We also do refer out our buyers/investors out to Florida (Luxury condo m...
Manhattan's only Chinese speaking real estate team is connecting cash rich communities to New York's prime real estate and the opportunities in the US. Please contact me for more details at Prudential Douglas Elliman is the largest residential reale estate firm in New York. To r...
Best deal near Columbia University area: Morningside Heights. Come and see this coop apartment at 123rd Street and Broadway for $219,000 - the east/south facing studio apartment (540SF) on the 21st floor overlooing a beautufil garden. Are you (or your buyer) paying $2000 in rent every month in Ma...
Besides open houses, hosting events at the property, emailing to prevous clients and neighbors, putting signs outside the properties, and putting into MLS,  what else are the most cost effective way to market your listings? 
If you receive a gift, do not un-wrap the gift in front of your Asian friends/clients.  If you are giving your clients gifts, do not expect them to open the gifts in front of you. In many Asian cultures this is considered greedy behaviors - that you can not wait to see the gifts. Of course, you c...
Do not use last names alone, always use Mr/Mrs/Miss before a last name. Do not use first name alone if they are high-ranking, or older than you, specially in formal business situations. Never address (in writing) respected groups using their first names only!!  Ask them if you can use their first...
Sending you Chinese clients clocks as closing gifts is the worst idea!! It means "go to hell' in Chinese (it literally means "go to your end".) It is critical that you do not give these gifts to anyone, but giving watches is great. Although most Asian clients we have are not superstitionious, the...

Catherine Jin

Chinese Real Estate Agent in New York City
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