New York is the city that never sleeps. It’s also a mecca for culture, business and real estate.
Stribling & Associates has certainly helped impact the real estate scene. For decades the real estate brokerage has been providing market expertise and individualized services to buyers, sellers and renters.
Through strategic partnerships with Cervera – a real estate brokerage in Miami — and the international estate service firm Savills, Stribling’s global reach extends to more than 700 worldwide offices.
Stribling & Associates’ Public Relations Director Ashley Murphy talked with RewardExpert about what keeps the real estate market flowing in an upward direction.
Going Strong for Nearly 40 Years
The company was founded by Elizabeth Stribling in 1980 and has grown into one of the largest real estate brokerages in all of New York City, employing more than 300 agents. Through a series of extensive network and up-to-date property databases, Stribling knows which neighborhoods are most sought after in the market, including the Upper East and West sides, Chelsea, Tribeca and Brooklyn.
In January Stribling received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Real Estate Board of New York. Now, the firm is run by her daughter, Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan.
Make a Name for Itself
With billions of real estate buyers, sellers and renters around the globe, making a name for yourself in an over-saturated business category can be arduous and maybe even impossible in some instances.
That’s simply not true for Stribling, however. It’s a firm that excels by being small yet global, flexible in its ability to go above and beyond to exceed clients’ expectations. It is also unwavering when it comes to ethical standards.
The company also boasts one of the most well-respected new development marketing divisions in the industry, she noted.
“We are consistently ranked among the top brokerages in New York City, with sales volumes that rival companies much, much larger,” Murphy said. “Stribling is also privately owned, and in that sense, we can craft much more customized marketing plans for properties than some of the larger companies with a more corporate environment.”
“Another key difference is (that) both the founder and the president of our company are reachable. You can pick up the phone and call them — not only will they personally answer, but they will give you their undivided attention.”
The Next Real Estate Adventure
Stribling agents are commission-based employees, and the company provides personalized marketing and managerial support for each agent.
When it comes to agents making a name for themselves in the industry, Murphy said starting small can provide clarity and a vision for the future.
“Don’t be afraid to start as an assistant to a top-producing agent,” she said. “There is no better way to learn the business than practical experience. Sign up for desk duty and showings. You never know who might walk through the door and what connections you will make as a result.”
In terms of connections, Stribling & Associates is extending its outreach. The company recently announced it will launch a modern office space at the new WeWork in Long Island City. It marks the company’s first official foray into Queens.
For more information about Stribling & Associates or to see some of the amazing real estate they showcase, visit their website at www.stribling.com.