Mirador’s Wellness Expert Dr. Lynn Saladino: Improve Your Mood by Improving Your Living Space

Improve Your Mood by Improving Your Living Space

BY ISABEL NAVARRETE

Brick Underground recently interviewed Dr. Lynn Saladino, Mirador Real Estate’s own Health and Wellness Consultant, about how our living space can affect our emotions. In the article, Dr. Saladino explains how a cluttered or noisy apartment can increase stress, and provides seven tips to alleviate that stress and improve your overall mood, such as by increasing the amount of light or using softer colors when painting. Read all of her tips here.

Mirador Real Estate Announces the Opening of its Newest Office

Mirador Real Estate is proud to announce the opening of our newest office location, the fifth since our first opened just three years ago. The new office is located at 16 East 12th Street in Manhattan and will specialize in sales. Its 1900 sq. ft. bi-level space was gut renovated and completely re-imagined by our in-house interior designer, Logan Yost, who created an open, energetic, and vibrant forum that includes a lounge area and wet bar.
Karla Saladino, co-founder of Mirador Real Estate, explains, “Because we had a demand for more seller side representation, we decided to roll out an environment where we can cater to our sellers and buyers. We had explosive growth these last two years, but I held back on taking on many larger sale side rep projects until we were ready. We are now excited about going full-steam ahead in the sales arena.”
Read the full-length announcement at citybizlist.
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Mirador Cited in Nestio’s Observer Interview on Empathy and Building a Business

One of the tools we are proud to use is Nestio, a cloud-based software platform that helps us manage our listings so we can connect renters with open apartments more quickly and efficiently. Mirador Real Estate was one of the first clients of Nestio, adopting it in its earliest stages and providing feedback to the developers as they continued to refine it. Nestio founder Caren Maio describes this development process in an article about empathy and its importance to building and growing any business. Empathy is a cornerstone of our own organization, and we couldn’t agree with her more.

Caren Maio: “It’s all well and good to solve people’s problems. But businesses also exist to make money. What I’ve found most eye-opening of all, however, is how often these two things go hand-in-hand. Care for customers, first and foremost, and growth and profit follow.  Partly this is human nature. When you’re constantly talking with your customers and gathering feedback, you’re also cultivating rapport and confidence. This builds the kind of deep relationships that endure even when things don’t go exactly as planned. At the highest level, empathy actually reciprocates empathy. Your customers become your champions: rooting for you as your product evolves and improves.

An example: One of my earliest customers was Mirador Real Estate, a prominent residential brokerage in New York. Their managing partner, Karla Saladino, offered some of the most incisive and honest feedback about our initial iterations. Today, she’s a good friend and also one of our fiercest advocates. I’ve seen this sense of ownership from customers time and time again. They happily refer us to other clients, help us with promo videos and even do reference calls.  Without empathy, it’s hard to imagine this kind of dynamic.”

Read the rest of the article here.

 

 

 

 

Mirador’s Managing Partner Karla Saladino featured in this week’s Observer

Our Founder and Managing Partner Karla Saladino Weighs In on Current Rental Market Costs

The Observer recently asked Mirador Real Estate’s managing partner, Karla Saladino, for her expertise, quoting her about the recent decrease in average Manhattan rents. Many landlords, rather than lower rents, are offering more incentives to entice people to sign. Karla explains that in newer buildings, these incentives are offered not to bring in more rent money, but to bolster rent rolls and fulfill promises made to investors:
Karla Saladino, managing partner with Mirador Real Estate, suggested, however, that outside of a few neighborhoods like Midtown West and Long Island City that have seen a surge of inventory in recent years, landlords are more often using incentives less out of strict necessity than a desire to goose their buildings’ values.

“We are seeing more concessions because the landlords want to hit certain rent rolls, and the secret is out that you can do that with concessions,” she said.

Established landlords with high levels of equity in their building will often cut prices instead of offer incentives, Saladino noted. On the other hand, she said, “In new developments a lot of times [owners] were promising investors certain [rent] levels, so they will incentivize sort of non-stop.”

But wait, who do they think they’re fooling? Surely an investor can do the math and figure out that 12 months at $5,000 isn’t actually $60,000 a year if you’re giving away a month free, right?

“That’s not always disclosed,” Saladino said. “I’ve seen marketing contracts that put incentives into the marketing costs, and sometimes investors look at the marketing costs and don’t realize that’s in there.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Mirador’s Wellness Guru Dr. Lynn Saladino featured in this week’s Brick Underground

 Mirador’s Sought-After Wellness Consultant, Dr. Saladino Sheds Some Much Needed Light onto How to Successfully Select Prospective Roommates
Mirador Real Estate believes in doing more than just placing people into apartments. We make sure our clients are in their best possible living situation, one that meets their unique needs and requirements. To that end, we employ a health and wellness consultant, Dr. Lynn Saladino, who is able to advise our staff and clients, helping them find ways to improve their physical and emotional well-being. An example of Lynn’s practical advice appears in this recent Brick Underground article about finding the ideal roommate in New York City.
“Be clear yourself as to what it is your looking for—do you want a friend, or just a roommate?” advises Lynn Saladino, a health and wellness consultant for Mirador Real Estate. “And if you’re reading someone else’s ad, try to get a feeling for what the person is looking for; whether they seem friendly in the ad, whether you would have written it in a similar way.” This is also a time to take note of potential communication skills, and whether they’re clear, timely, and respectful in their responses. “If the communication isn’t good at this point, it won’t be when you actually move in, either,” says Saladino.

Mirador’s Wellness Guru Dr. Lynn Saladino featured in this week’s Brick Underground

Mirador’s Wellness Consultant Dr. Lynn Saladino featured in Brick Underground

Sharing Space can be Stressful. To Help Ease the Strain, Dr. Saladino Shares her Expert Tips on How to Pick the Right Roommate for You.

One of the first steps in nailing down an apartment is often finding a suitable roommate (or two).  While most of us have a repository of anecdotes about roommates who have come and gone over the years, there are always a few stories that we wouldn’t miss had they never happened.  Whether they’re eating your food or operating a few levels of spectacle above that point, holding steadfastly to some ground rules along with a healthy sense of self-awareness can help establish a congenial living environment.

Mirador Real Estate’s own wellness consultant Dr. Lynn Saladino has some handy tips for finding that balance.  “If you write a bit about the vibe of the living space you are looking for, you’ll likely attract a person who is looking for the same,” and finding someone who has similar expectations of the roommate relationship is crucial for maintaining an even keel while navigating the waters of apartment living.  A willingness to start conversations and face confrontations regarding the terms of your living situation can prevent conflict and frustration for those sharing their space with someone, be they a friend or stranger.  For more advice and even perhaps a few things that wouldn’t seem immediately obvious, head over to Brick Underground for more advice on harmonious living.

Mirador Real Estate’s Eydie Saleh featured in Brick Underground

Mirador’s Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and Appraiser Eydie Saleh Weighs in on Rental Qualification Process for Grad Students Looking to Live in NY

Living in one of the most populated cities in the world, it’s easy to forget that New York is also home to one of the largest student populations in the country.  While working toward that brass ring career, graduate students can face significant barriers in their search for an apartment.  The consensus among realtors is that while graduate students may find a landlord willing to work with transitional financial situations, many will be reluctant to accommodate students without a guarantor.

“It goes without saying that every landlord is different, but standard, larger management companies tend to be pretty stringent,” says Mirador Real Estate’s Eydie Saleh, but this doesn’t paint as discouraging a picture as one would expect.  There are still multiple avenues to finding a rental while you pursue your higher education so long as you’re willing to do a little extra legwork.  Eydie and others chime in on Brick Underground with a quick guide to qualifying for a rental through official and unofficial channels to help move you into a cozy study space so you can earn your higher degree with a lower degree of stress, read more here!