When it comes to finding the perfect property, Monica Webster of Douglas Elliman will turn your real estate dreams into reality. She has worked in the industry for nearly two decades and currently focuses her business on New York City, Westchester, and Connecticut.
Before taking on real estate, Monica worked as a magazine editor focused on home décor. Her passion for design and architecture led her to real estate, where she now represents new developments in Manhattan and historical homes north of the city.
After living in New York for eighteen years, Monica explains that “now is the time to buy, as inventory is high and interest rates are low.”
In fact, in the third quarter, Westchester has seen increased sales in the $700,000 to $900,000 price range – average for the area. Additionally, there has been a drop in mortgage rates due to SALT, causing more activity throughout Westchester and Fairfield counties.
Whether it’s a young family looking to transition to a home with more space in the suburbs, or empty nesters ready to downsize, Monica navigates the market with ease for her clients. Douglas Elliman provides her a competitive edge, as she’s able to cross-boarders and serve all communities without the constraint of exclusive contracts. With this flexibility, Monica keeps offices in Midtown Manhattan, Scarsdale and Greenwich.
Monica is also part of Douglas Elliman’s Sports and Entertainment, a curated sales division that provides an elite level of real estate brokerage services for athletes, celebrities and ultra-high net-worth individuals. Most recently, Monica sold famed quarterback, Chris Simm’s Greenwich home.
Beyond the traditional, desirable areas to live in such as Greenwich, Chappaqua, or the Upper East Side of Manhattan, buyers have been attracted to smaller towns such as Riverdale in the Bronx and Darien and New Canaan in Connecticut. These alternative areas offer attractive opportunities to save on taxes and get more house for less.
There’s also a noticeable shift in design throughout the suburbs. Right now, Monica is seeing “black framed floor-to-ceiling windows, wired banisters and an emphasis on exterior lighting in gardens and around pools.” In New York City, it’s all about amenities in new developments. For example, Monica describes “a dog run in the building, private pools, golf simulators, exclusive boxing and barre classes, etc.”
When she’s not mastering the market, Monica is a proud mother, and can be found visiting her daughter, who is blind and lives in DC, where she is employed by Deloitte, with her not for profit efforts as the President of National Association of Blind Students. She is also a proud fan of the University of Virginia, where her son once played lacrosse.
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DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REAL ESTATE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT