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Brownstoner Loves Brennan!

December 17, 2018. Once again, Brennan Marketing & Sales has landed on the home page of Brooklyn's very own Brownstoner! Our superstar agent, Dawn Silverstein, is marketing an exquisite, newly-renovated limestone house located on “ Doctor’s Row.”

Brownstone Brooklyn Market Report: 2Q18

July 24, 2018. In this iteration of our neighborhood centric market report we have added tables that rank the 11 neighborhoods we currently track using an average price per square metric for both townhouses and condominiums (page 8). We have also identified the top five townhouse and condominium sales by gross sales price and by price per square foot (page 9). We will continue to add coverage of additional neighborhoods in the coming quarters.

New Office, Same Exceptional Service!

July 16, 2018. While we have grown our thriving brokerage business, from scratch, without even having a retail presence, we are trying something new.

Brownstone Brooklyn Market Report: 1Q18

April 20, 2018. We continue to expand our coverage of the neighborhoods we are actively working in with our clients. This quarter, we have added Gowanus, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Prospect Heights to the existing seven neighborhoods—Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Columbia Street Waterfront District, Park Slope and Dumbo. We will continue to add coverage of additional neighborhoods in the coming quarters.

Brownstone Brooklyn Market Report: 4Q17

January 26, 2018. Brennan's Market Reports are a major resource for home sellers and home buyers, as we are presently the only real estate brokerage offering a neighborhood-by-neighborhood analysis of townhouse and condominium sales activity in Brownstone Brooklyn. We do not use a third party to aggregate our data, which is a testament to our superior knowledge of three things: Real Estate, Marketing, and Brooklyn.

Our Jewel in the Neighborhood!

December 7, 2017. Celebrating 16 years in February 2018, Marissa Alperin Studio has been a neighborhood gem at 25 State Street in Brooklyn Heights. If you have never been, we can guarantee you will now after seeing and hearing more about this amazing local jewelry designer. At Brennan, we like to promote people we think really add something to our […]

Go Green for the Holidays!

November 28, 2017. Wendy Story of Story Garden & Rooftop Design is here to give you some simple tips to make your holiday green, aromatic and sparkling this season. This a special edition of our quarterly gardening blog to help you get through the holidays!

Brooklyn Heights Inaugural Designer Showhouse

November 15, 2017. Brooklyn Heights hosted its very first Designer Showhouse and boy, did it Show Out!  Revered interior designers revamped a luxury, almost 7,000 sqft Brooklyn Heights townhouse...

Fall is finally here!

November 9, 2017. It’s hard to believe fall is here with the crazy temperatures we have been having lately. The great news is the high temperatures keep our gardens looking colorful for longer.

Brooklyn Rental Market Report: Summer 2017

October 19, 2017. For the first time in history, renters can have all the luxury and amenities of new construction, and still be just a stones throw from the feel and charm of historic brownstone Brooklyn.

Brownstone Brooklyn Market Report: 3Q17

October 17, 2017. The Brownstone Brooklyn townhouse market saw continued strong transactional activity and Carroll Gardens returned to its relatively high volume. What else is happening in Brooklyn?

3 Tips for Selling Your Townhouse in the Fall

September 5, 2017. If you are thinking about listing your townhouse or carriage house for sale this fall, here are a few things you should keep in mind.

Brownstone Brooklyn Market Report: 2Q17

August 25, 2017. View Brennan's own Brownstone Brooklyn Market Report, to learn what is happening in Brooklyn neighborhoods like Brooklyn Heights, The Hills, Carroll Gardens, and more.

Brownstone Brooklyn Market Report: 1Q17

May 26, 2017. View Brennan's own Brownstone Brooklyn Market Report, to learn what is happening in Brooklyn neighborhoods like Brooklyn Heights, The Hills, Carroll Gardens, and more.

1031 Like-Kind Exchanges: Real Estate Tax Tips

May 26, 2017. Generally, if you exchange business or investment property solely for business or investment property of a like-kind, no gain or loss is recognized under Internal Revenue Code Section 1031.

1031 Exchanges: The Essentials

May 18, 2017. Weren't able to attend our presentation on 1031 Exchanges: The Essentials? Take a peak at our video playlist to see what you missed!

341 Sackett Penthouse Tour

March 28, 2017. Take a tour of the Penthouse at 341 Sackett with Team Wilding Woods at Brennan.The three-level Eco-Penthouse includes a full floor dedicated entirely to elegant living with tall ceilings and oversized, custom windows, and a spacious, open-concept kitchen, living, dining room. Down the open staircase, three large bedrooms and two bathrooms make up the entire lower level.

Brownstone Brooklyn Market Report: 4Q16

March 9, 2017. The Brennan Marketing & Sales Brownstone Brooklyn Market Report for 4Q16 is here!

Passive House — What is it, and why do I keep hearing about it?

January 9, 2017. It’s not uncommon to hear about new and improved ways to cut down energy consumption in your home, no matter the location, size, or type. However, you may have started to hear more and more about Passive Houses. But what exactly are they?

3 Tips to Heighten Curb Appeal without Breaking the Bank

November 2, 2016. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Top 10 BK Real Estate: We’re there.

September 20, 2016. We've got news for you — real estate news that is.

She makes lamps out of mushrooms. How cool is that?!

August 4, 2016.   Brooklyn expert Donald Brennan of Brennan Real Estate introduces us to a Brooklyn designer experimenting with what is being called “bio design”.  We go inside the Industry City studio of Danielle Trofe Design to see how she makes gorgeous lamps out of mushrooms.

Calling All Talented Graphic Designers

June 27, 2016. Hey there! We assume you’re reading this for one very obvious reason: you need a job. Did we nail that, or what?

14 million girls under 18 will be married this year.

June 10, 2016.  That’s 38 thousand today – or 13 girls in the last 30 seconds. Thousands of people around the world are coming together to run for education and gender equality for young women! Now is your time to show that you care. Inspire change by running with us in the Komera Global Run 2016! Won’t you join […]

Donald Brennan X East Wind Snack Shop — On PIX 11

June 1, 2016. Donald Brennan knows Brooklyn better than anyone and how to find hidden gems. Donald introduces us to Chef Chris Cheung, the owner of East Wind Snack Shop in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. World renowned having worked at restaurants such as Nobu, Jean Georges and Ruby Foos, we learn how this entrepreneur took a leap and creates […]

Coming Out of the Woodwork

April 4, 2016. Founders Luke Fasano and Adam Johnson really hit the nail on the head with their ever evolving collection of furniture designed, sourced and built locally from their studio in Williamsburg, which includes a full in-house wood shop and welding studio.

So a baker walks into a bar…

April 1, 2016. It’s here — the next episode of “My Two Cents” with Butter & Scotch, founded by two drunken bakers armed with sprinkles and whiskey. Crown Heights never tasted so good!

Brennan Buzz

February 2, 2016. Did you see us in the news? Not to brag but, 2015 #1 HIGHEST SALE PRICE FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION TOWNHOMES! We're getting more press than Donald Trump. We've broken several records on the Brooklyn real estate scene. Could your property be the next BIG DEAL?

We’re getting more press than Donald Trump

January 29, 2016. Brennan Marketing & Sales set multiple records in 2015. With only six solid years in the brokerage business, our team has time and time again proven that (brokerage) size does not matter— with Brennan, you get local knowledge, with global reach.

Hello…It’s Me

January 21, 2016. New Year's Resolution: Get in shape! How do we look? Exercise more. Eat healthier. Travel often. The new year's resolutions are countless! At Brennan, we're "watching our figure" and getting in shape for 2016— how are we looking?

Seller’s Expectations

November 18, 2015. The real estate market has not only rebounded, it is stronger and more vibrant than ever.

The 6 Best DIY Tips to Prep Your Home for Sale

September 11, 2015. If you’re hoping to sell in the next year, it’s best to put your money towards small changes that have a big impact. Here are the six best DIY tips to prep your home before selling.

Finding Value in Today’s Market

August 18, 2015. The key to your dream home is finding value in today's market.

The Ultimate Home Seller Checklist

August 12, 2015. Take a look at this handy checklist to ensure you know all the important steps that go into selling your home.

Eric Adams on the East New York Renaissance

July 30, 2015. For decades, East New York, Brooklyn was associated with crime and abandonment, but is now poised to undergo a renaissance.

3 Reasons You Should Hire an Agent to Sell Your Home

July 27, 2015. There are plenty of statistics showing that hiring an agent is the smart choice. Check out these facts about hiring an agent vs. selling your home FSBO.

5 Seller Tips – How to sell faster, and for more money, in 2015

July 17, 2015. These great tips can help you get the results you want: to sell your home for the most money in the least amount of time.

Toren, #1407 – In Contract!

June 9, 2015. After acquiring the exclusive listing for Toren, unit 1407, agent Tiffany Lee received multiple offers and the listing quickly moved to highest and best within a couple months.

Brennan’s Season 2 Premiere on PIX 11’s Design Recipes!

June 5, 2015. It’s here! Watch our Season 2 Premiere on PIX 11’s Design Recipes with celebrity interior designer Cathy Hobbs, featuring a tour of 2 Strong Place.

The 2015 Komera Global Run in Brooklyn

May 13, 2015. Join us June 14th in supporting a great cause – the 2015 Komera Global Run in Brooklyn!

Are you a Social Media Strategist?

April 15, 2015. We are now seeking a talented Social Media Strategist / Marketing Coordinator with knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite, Social Media platforms, and SEO.

Tips for Buying a New Construction Property

February 25, 2015. Our very own Donald Brennan offers tips on Cathy Hobbs’ Design Recipes about buying a new construction property.

Recently Closed – 15 Willow Street, featured in the New York Times!

October 3, 2014. 15 Willow Street closed on June 19th at $4,810,000, or $1,000 per sq ft. – $560,000 above asking.

Greening Your Building

September 17, 2014. Get some helpful recommendations to take advantage of greening programs.

Strong Place Townhomes Nearing Completion

August 21, 2014. Townhomes at 2 and 4 Strong Place, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, are nearing completion.

Polishing Up Our Brand and Image – Step One

July 31, 2014. We have recently undertaken the task of updating our brand and image – take a look at our new logo and leave-behind brochure.

Think With Your Head, Not Your Heart

June 17, 2014. Real estate can become entangled and inseparable from your own life if you make decisions with your heart and not your head.

Strong Place New Development Time Lapse

October 28, 2013. On October 17th we hosted an on-line Virtual Open House for our townhouse development, and debuted our time-lapse video “Behind the Construction Fence: Strong Place Townhomes.”