Mark Danich

Mark Danich

Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker

With over 16 years of real estate brokerage experience, Mark Danich has enjoyed a successful career in residential sales and rentals. He heads The Danich Team, managing a number of properties for landlords and private owners. He has brokered numerous sales closings and thousands of rental deals. His most recent sale at the prestigious 432 Park Avenue on Billionaire’s Row set the mark for Bond's highest sales price closed last year.

Mark is known for being a knowledgeable, responsible, and highly ethical broker. He is proud to be among the first Certified Real Estate Advisors to graduate from the certificate program at Touro College. A member of the Real Estate Board of NY since 2000, his excellence in managing properties, and matching buyers and renters with the right homes, has facilitated a loyal and enduring customer base that continues to grow, as well as having brought about satisfying personal relationships.

Previously, he worked for American Express where he received numerous awards and holds a B.A. in Urban Planning. Mark also keeps on working outside of real estate. He sits on the board of RAM Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to empower women and free modern day slaves in Pakistan, where he visited last year.


November 2014 by Piper Gore
Mark Danich is extremely helpful, knowledgeable and personable. Moving across the country is a bit stressful and he made me feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend him.

Brick Underground (08/20/2013) - Found A Great Rental? Here Are 4 Inside Tips For Beating Out The Competition

 

FOUND A GREAT RENTAL? HERE ARE 4 INSIDE TIPS FOR BEATING OUT THE COMPETITION

Offer to take the apartment "as is," include a personal bio, plus more tips from the front lines

Agreeing to take the apartment "as is"--custom paint job and all--can give you the inside track, say brokers.

When I recently pounced on a rent-stabilized alcove-studio apartment in a doorman building (did I mentioned that it has a dishwasher too?!), my application was not exactly the only one submitted.
 
My broker outlined in great detail how hard it would be to land a rent stabilized unit of this caliber even with my near-perfect credit and other credentials. But then he offered what turned out to be a deal-clinching tip: Offer to take the apartment "as is."
 
More on that strategy below, along with other off-the-beaten-path ways to help you secure the rental of your dreams....
 
1. Offer to take the apartment "as is" and take over the lease right away
 
Provided the apartment is not a complete wreck, let the broker know to highlight that you'll take the apartment 'as is'--without being cleaned or painted--when your application is submitted, says real estate agent Mark Danich of BOND New York.
 
 "It gives you a better shot at standing out and landing an apartment when there are multiple bids--especially the case for an under-market rent stabilized deal which is rare and extremely difficult to find," he says.
 
In my case, the building agreed to paint anyway. They also gave me the contact number of the person who sands their floors and he sanded and polyurethaned the floors for a very reasonable fee of $400.
 
2. Be proactive -- and put a lot of money down if you can
 
If you can, offer to put more than the required amount of money down--several months' to even a full year's worth of rent, says real estate agent Adina Azarian of Adina Equities
 
(Note: This won't work in a rent-regulated building, where putting up extra months' rent is legally prohibited.)
 
Adina also tells renters to "be proactive and actually ask the landlord or the landlord's agent, 'What would it take to get the place?'  Usually, a landlord will like the sincerity and interest and tell you exactly what they want." 
 
In the case of a co-op sublet,  suggesting you may want to buy after renting may be an incentive to the owner, Azarian says.
 
And in the case of a condo, a tenant who explains that they're open to the owner's specific needs--like showing an apartment while still occupied to other investors or setting up a long lease--is probably going to get put on the top of the list.
 
3. Offer incentives -- but don't get too extravagant
 
"I've had prospective tenants offer to replace the kitchen appliances with new ones, offer custom suits to the owner, offer to sweep and clean the lobby and front of the building twice a week, offer up gift certificates to restaurants, a free cruise around the city in a sail boat and free gym memberships," says real estate agent Gary Posylkin of Miron Properties.
 
These types of incentives tend to work better in smaller buildings with small landlords than in large ones, Posylkin says.
 
"Can it work?  It's rare but I've seen it happen. Will most landlords entertain these things? No," he says.
 
4. Don't be afraid to get personal
 
Add a personal touch when putting in an application, even when it comes to rentals, says real estate agent Holly Sose of  City Connections Realty.  
 
"I always write a bio about my customer," says Sose. "Something short but detailed about what they do, what their interests and hobbies are and what charities they're involved with. I think it gives a human and warm feeling to the rather dry application process." 
 
Sose says she'll do this no matter how big or small the building is.
 
"At some point, a human being is going to review that application and in a tight and competitive market, I like to make sure that my customer's application presents itself as the clear winner every time," she says.

The Real Deal (01/01/2013) - Broker Exchange

 

Broker exchange

January 01, 2013 
By Andrea Cetra

Residential

Bond New York
Mark Danich joined the firm as a senior vice president and associate broker. He was previously an associate broker and certified real estate advisor at City Connections Realty.

Citi Habitats
Alejandro Beitler was hired from MNS as a licensed real estate salesperson. Blair Robinson joined the firm from Rapid Realty as a licensed real estate salesperson. Shari Swan was hired as a licensed real estate salesperson from Mark David & Company.

Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group
Justin D’Adamo was promoted to managing director from sales director.

Stribling & Associates
Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan has been named president of the firm, replacing her mother, company founder Elizabeth Stribling, who will assume the role of chairman. Kirk Henckels, head of Stribling Private Brokerage, is taking the position of vice chairman.

Town Residential
Roberto Cabrera joined the firm as senior vice president and associate broker. He was previously a senior vice president at Halstead Property. Kathy McFarland was hired as a senior vice president and associate broker from the Corcoran Group, where she was vice president. Mattie Wiser was hired as a representative and associate broker from Warburg Realty, where he was an associate broker. Ginger Shukran joined as a representative from Keller Williams NY, where she was a salesperson. Etienne Lafaye joined as a representative from Trump Sales and Leasing, where he was a sales representative.

Commercial


Avison Young
Whitney Meyer joined the firm as a senior vice president. Previously, she was director of asset management and leasing for Mitsui Fudosan America.

Colliers International
Drew O’Malley joined the firm as executive managing director from the Bluestone Group, where he was managing director.

Murray Hill Properties
Mark Silver joined the firm as a national executive director of global corporate services. Previously, he was national director of senior housing and head of global healthcare for Colliers International.


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