Carol E. Levy Real Estate provides the highest level of service, expertise and professionalism for clients who are selling their properties. Carol and her husband, Chris, afford their clients unrivaled personal attention with all-inclusive marketing from start in finish; from personally handling the staging and/or renovating to their expert marketing and selling skills that always achieve the highest prices! With the advantages of a boutique firm, as members of the Real Estate Board of New York, they also provide their clients the same powerful network as bigger firms for marketing properties throughout Manhattan, the metropolitan area, the nation and the world!

Carol’s extraordinary marketing skills include:

  • STRATEGY: Carefully listening to your needs and assessing the uniqueness of your property, Carol and Chris will create the most effective and custom-designed strategy in order to achieve the highest possible price in the shortest period of time.
  • STAGING/RENOVATING: Unlike any other broker in the industry, Carol, otherwise trademarked as “The Makeover Maven”, will personally handle every aspect of increasing the value of your home, as if it was her own. Whether a minor staging or major renovation is required, Carol will achieve sale prices beyond your wildest expectations! (Please see the “Makeover Maven” page of this website for further details.)
  • MARKETING TOOLS: With the highest standards of aesthetic, quality and creativity imaginable, Carol and Chris create unrivaled marketing pieces to showcase their exclusives. Their attention to presenting your home as a trophy property with award-winning photography, impeccable floor plans and creative copy is simply unrivaled! Not only are breathtaking “sell-sheets” and brochures handed to potential buyers and brokers, but Carol frequently sends out mass mailings within your building and neighborhood.
  • PRINT ADVERTISING: Carol is a perfectionist about advertising her exclusives which appear regularly in the most popular high-end media, such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Since Carol is the owner of Carol E. Levy Real Estate, she has the power to spend considerably more money for every exclusive, in comparison to a broker at a larger firm whose budget is limited; therefore, Carol’s listings are afforded a greater marketing visibility.
  • INTERNET ADVERTISING: Your property will be showcased on Carol’s incomparable website with unsurpassed photos, floor plans and inspiring copy. In addition, it will also appear on the websites of top media venues. And, email announcements are regularly sent to thousands of brokers in the entire brokerage community.
  • CO-BROKERAGE: Carol immediately co-brokes your property with the entire brokerage community and constantly reminds them via frequent emails to engage the widest interest.
  • OPEN HOUSES: To properly promote your property, Carol and Chris will regularly host open houses to the public and to the brokerage community.
  • PRESENTATION: With unparalleled expertise, professionalism and enthusiasm, Carol and Chris excel when showing your property to potential purchasers and brokers, and take pride in treating every home as their own.
  • MARKETING ANALYSIS: In order to properly educate their clients, Carol and Chris provide them with the most current market information and analysis on a regular basis.
  • MEDIA COVERAGE: Given Carol’s renowned expertise, she is often asked by the media to share her views about all aspects of the market. Her frequent media exposure presents additional opportunities for her to promote her exclusive listings.

Before you enter the market, Carol has prepared basic guidelines that follow to will ensure your sale will be gratifying and produce the best possible results.


  • ACCOUNTANT: Prior to putting your home on the market, it is wise to consult with your accountant to ensure that you are properly following the guidelines of the laws that will reap the most profitable tax benefits.
  • MONEY MANAGER: If you work with a money manager it is prudent to discuss the plan for investing the profits of the sale.
  • REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY: A reputable real estate attorney should be chosen in advance to make sure that he or she is ready to quickly draw up a contract once you have an accepted offer on your property.
  • REAL ESTATE BROKER: Of course, a critical aspect of your sale involves choosing an expert real estate broker who will make the entire sale process a smooth and successful experience with a winning outcome.
  • STAGING/RENOVATION: Having your home look its best to achieve the highest sale price is essential. Hopefully your expert broker will advise you as to what, if anything, is required to effectively stage or renovate your property. Keep in mind that a little bit of effort to improve your property can reap great rewards! (Be sure to read about Carol’s unparalleled skills as “The Makeover Maven” on this website.)
  • CLEANING/DECLUTTER: Keeping your home looking spotless and de-cluttered during the marketing period is critical.
  • ACCESSIBILITY: Always try your best to work with your broker to allow him or her access as much as possible for showings, whether they are early in the morning or in the evening.


  • CONTRACT: Once you have accepted an offer on your property, your attorney will draw up the contract of sale. Make certain that you define with your broker and attorney the inclusions and exclusions of items in your home that will be specified in the contract. Signing the contract in a timely fashion to seal the deal is always recommended.
  • INSPECTION: After you have vacated your home, be sure you have removed your personal possessions, that all the appliances and fixtures are functioning properly and that it is clean.
  • CLOSING: Bring photo ID, your checkbook for any adjustments, and all sets of keys to your property that you will pass on to the new owner at the end of the successful closing… Congratulations!