Ann Takahashi

Ann Takahashi

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Ann’s prior career in social work as a manager, consultant and clinician enhances her ability to interact with a diverse population. She has developed the critical skills of listening, exploring, facilitating, negotiating and troubleshooting. Ann is able to quickly put others at ease. As your real estate agent, she brings the benefits of her attention to detail and ability to quickly assess the needs of both buyers and sellers.

Ann is passionate about cuisine and travel. Her curiosity has enhanced her knowledge of international architectural styles and interior design. Originally from California, Ann has lived in New York City for most of her life and, as a result,she is familiar with the revitalization and growth of its many neighborhoods. She received degrees from both U.C. Berkeley and Columbia University in social work.

Ann will provide you with outstanding personalized service, sourcing and matching you with the best properties. She will sensitively guide you through the maze of real estate investing.



October 2017 by Ling Z.
I had the pleasure of working with Ann Takahashi this summer and she helped me find my dream apartment in midtown.
I was referred to Ann by a colleague so already I knew that she is someone I can rely on.
From the first day I met Ann, I realized she is a well-organized and detailed orientated person. Ann always researched ahead and showed up prepared and punctual. She tailored to my needs and offered her professional opinions when called for. When I had questions or doubts regarding the building or the sales, she would work tirelessly to find out all the necessary information, and does not stop until she gets me the answers.
We started looking in May and I closed in Sept. She guided me the entire way, from making appointments to see places, to making an offer, to obtaining mortgage, to board approval and lastly to closing. She was there for me every step. Without her, I certainly could not accomplish it in less than 5 months, especially in competitive market like NYC where demands are high and Co-op boards are strenuous.
I would recommend Ann to my friends and family without hesitation. And I hope you will get to work with wonderful agent Ann Takahashi as well!


June 2017 by Jane A.

Ann Takahashi found the apartment of my dreams. With her expertise we were able to update my old apartment with fresh paint, new tiles and appliances so that it was “picture perfect.” for marketing. Thus, she was able to find a qualified buyer who paid our full asking price. Ann was always available to answer my questions and worked tirelessly on my behalf. She is reliable, helpful and competent. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell an apartment.

May 2016 by Susan and Joe M. , Chelsea
We cannot say enough about how positive our experience was with working with Ann Takahashi, from Bond New York Properties. Ann is a very patient, caring, and flexible individual, and is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market. She did an excellent and professional job in putting my sister’s apartment on the market after her unexpected death, and completed a very difficult task for us with as little anxiety for us as possible. She came in with a plan, executed the plan immediately, and the apartment was sold only one week after putting a professional video of it on the internet and holding one open house, having a huge response.

Ann responded to all of our e-mails and phone calls quickly, and was always available for our questions and concerns. She was a pleasure to work with, and we highly recommend her.



August 2014 by Ernest L.B.
Ann is a wonderful realtor. She's patient and knowledgeable, and will work tirelessly to get you the deal you want.

October 2013
My partner and I started looking for our ideal co-op in late February of 2013. We found it and closed by the end of May the same year.
Ann Takahashi helped us streamline our options which were the West Village and the Financial District of Downtown NYC.
She has a quick and precise sense of what we were looking for and kept in close contact only offering to show us properties that suited our needs. Needless to say, we are busy New Yorkers and didn''t have a whole lot of time to look at superfluous places that were not in our price range or out of our desired neighborhoods.
We found our perfect West Village apartment with her. We closed in record time, under three months. Unheard of in the sellers market of 2013.
I can''t imagine a smoother transaction that Ann helped facilitate as our broker. We would gladly recommend her to any of our friends and hope to do business with her again.
We love our place! Thank you Ann.
Shaun C.S. and Dustin H.

October 2013
We picked Ann from the website without knowing her as we needed our broker
to negotiate with the seller. We were lucky to find her because she was
very responsive and knowledgeable about the market. She understood our
needs and provided excellent recommendations. She was very nice to work with. We would highly recommend her to anyone.
Ryoko and Taki

May 2012
"In the day and age of hard sells and impatient brokers Ann takes the time to listen to your needs and is never pushy. She found me exactly what I was looking for well below my max price. That's hard to beat. I have and do recommend her to anyone looking for a broker that listens to your needs."
Brandon C.

January 2012
“Thank you for having such a wonderful person work for your organization.”
Mary Ann and Frank Polifione

"We enjoyed working with Ann Takahashi. Her professionalism was present throughout our selling process: pricing the property correctly, creating a great fact sheet, following up with us after each open house, and great "hand-holding" in this tough market. From start to finish, Ann did a great job."
Nina and Fima S.

“My wife and I met Ann Takahashi and asked her to act as our real estate broker in our quest to find an apartment in Manhattan. Ann is one of a kind- she is the embodiment of what you would want in a real estate broker. She displayed a unique combination of honesty, perseverance and persistence.
Ann has complete knowledge of real estate documents and is a tremendous asset when compiling board of directors package that are required before board interviews. Ann's skill as a negotiator and mediator are profound. Because of her wonderful personality we feel sincerely blessed to have met Ann and would be privileged to be her friend.”
Aaron F.

"Ann has something few other agents have -- real people skills. She had a keen understanding of the kind of living space I was looking for and was always responsive. Even though she had other clients, she always made me feel as though I was her only client. I would definitely recommend her to others."
Allison C.

"We are very pleased with Ann Takahashi's assistance in finding our ideal apartment. She demonstrated her competence and service throughout the process. She is very client-oriented and efficient. After understanding our requirements, she conducted an extensive research and identified possible options for us. While it was our first experience to buy an apartment, she explained everything that we needed to know. She meticulously checked our papers and documents in order to make sure that they match and
make sense. We were also impressed by her persistent follow-up with the related institutions to make sure that the paper process was in order. Moreover, she gave us adequate advice and coaching about how to go to the Board meeting. Without her assistance, we would not have found such an ideal apartment. We will highly recommend Ann to anyone who is interested in buying an apartment."
Kaz and Michiko K.

“Ann was recommended to me by a friend and I can't speak highly enough about her. She listened to what I wanted and needed and found me the home of my dreams. She was always available, dependable, incredibly professional and just wonderful to work with. She made the whole process easy and fun and I can't imagine going through this process without her. I would highly recommend her to anyone.”
Dr. Rubina W.

“Ann Takahashi was invaluable in helping me find and buy my first apartment. Ann made the process easy and stress free, and was always available to help answer questions, no matter how rudimentary. And most importantly, she listened to my needs; she quickly understood what I was searching for, and with her diligence and hard work, I found the perfect home within just one week of looking.”
Erik G.

The New York Times (02/05/2016) - Home Sales Around the New York Region

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/02/07/realestate/07Real-Estate-Matrix-Graphic.html?ref=realestate&_r=1

The New York Times - Home Sales Around the New York Region - February 5, 2016


The Real Deal (03/01/2013) - Residential Deals

 

Residential deals

March 01, 2013 
By Evan Bleier

Clinton

$1.18 million
350 West 50th Street, Apt. 34F

Two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,005-square-foot condo in elevator building (Two Worldwide Plaza); apartment has terrace, hardwood floors and laundry; building has doorman, concierge, health club with pool, garage and courtyard; common charges $1,253 per month; taxes $1,435 per month; asking price $1.19 million; one month on the market. (Brokers: Gabriel Bedoya, the Corcoran Group; Ann Takahashi, Bond New York)

“My buyer, a private investor, was referred to me. Her original aim was to find an apartment for her daughter, then [she] saw the value as an investment. We looked at 35 apartments, made a couple of offers and finally chose this one. [The buyer] was enamored with the water and skyline views, the custom-designed built-ins for storage and the full-service building. A major challenge was working with the lender. The sale took a bit longer than expected due to bank delays caused by the increase in sellers wanting to close by the end of the year. Even with the buyer’s outstanding relationship with the lender, it was still an arduous task to get the process expedited.” Ann Takahashi, Bond New York

Upper West Side

$1.39 million
150 West 79th Street, Apt. 2EF

Three-bedroom, three-bath, 2,300-square-foot co-op in prewar elevator building (the Dorset); apartment has hardwood floors; building has part-time doorman, live-in super, roof deck, bike room, storage, laundry and backyard; maintenance $2,320 per month; asking price $1.39 million; three weeks on the market. (Brokers: Pamela Berman, Stribling & Associates; Louise Phillips Forbes, Halstead Property)

“This was my first real estate deal! The previous owner, Jack Gottlieb, recently passed away after 30 years in the apartment. One of the co-executors of the estate is a longtime friend and colleague from when I used to work in the theater business. My friend offered me the exclusive. Gottlieb was [composer] Leonard Bernstein’s longtime associate, so I had a joke about the walls of the apartment being able to sing. It was a spacious apartment with great “bones,” but needed renovation to open it up and modernize it. [In pricing the apartment], we knew that most buyers would want to spend a good deal more to renovate it to their own tastes. I would have to say that the buyers found us. I released the listing, and two days later I had my first — and only — open house. The buyers felt that the space and location worked for them. Once the new owners were approved by the co-op board, everyone was quite satisfied.” Pamela Berman, Stribling & Associates

Upper West Side

$1.6 million
90 Riverside Drive, Apt.10C

Two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,300-square-foot co-op in prewar elevator building; apartment has formal dining room; building has doorman, concierge, gym, storage, laundry and courtyard; maintenance $2,120 per month; asking price $1.65 million; five weeks on the market. (Brokers: Ann Cutbill Lenane, Douglas Elliman; Jennifer Bogner, Maxwell Jacobs)

“The buyer, a good friend of mine, asked me to go to a few open houses with her, and we went to three of them. As soon as she saw this one, she knew. It’s a beautiful building; it has high ceilings. It’s not a really large apartment, but it has a feeling of grandeur. They wanted to put in their own style of kitchen, and that wasn’t a problem. The building has a half-basketball court. They have a 13-year-old son, so the court wasn’t a requirement but it was a huge plus. It was really important for the seller to close by year’s end because of the change in capital gains taxes at the end of 2012. We were a little nervous about the year-end closing because they had to get a mortgage, but it all worked out. The contract was signed in October and we were able to close and get the mortgage by year’s end.” Jennifer Bogner, Maxwell Jacobs

- See more at: http://therealdeal.com/issues_articles/residential-deals-55/#sthash.hDpwYw27.dpuf


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