Real estate agent Brad J. Lamb has been seen on HGTV’s Big City Broker, but he has been getting more publicity as of late for a bizarre poster ad for his business.

Playing off of his last name Lamb, his head is photoshopped onto a lamb’s body, and he is shown with his “team of experts,” which I guess are the four other normal lambs in the ad. Online, his ads have been called “totally creepy,” and some have suggested that Brad Lamb “needs help.”

What do you think? Is Brad Lamb’s campaign funny or creepy? Will it attract new customers or scare them away? Comment below and let us know what you think!

A recent trend at bridal shops is a suggested limit on the bride’s entourage because having too many voices and opinions can be overwhelming. Lately, many New York City real estate agents wish that they could put a similar limit on their clients’ entourage as folks are bringing their parents, friends, decorators, and casual acquaintances before deciding on an apartment.

Last month, New York Magazine covered this trend in their article Just One More Look. They interviewed Jeffrey Schleider of Miron Properties and Adriano Hultmann of Prudential Douglas Elliman, both of whom have experienced wishy-washy buyers.

Schleider tells New York Magazine, “I had one person come back three additional times. First he came with his mother, then a girlfriend and co-worker, and then an interior design and a painter. This is all before putting together a number.” The most frustrating part was that after all this work and time, the client decided not to buy the apartment.

Why are clients feeling more comfortable taking their time? Schleider thinks that the poor economy is a major factor. Buyers want to be more cautious with their investments, so they want confirmation that they are making the right decision from lots of people who have their best interests at heart. Schleider explains, “They want to make sure that if they’re going to do it, they’re going to do it right.

To read more about this trend, check out New York Magazine’s full article at http://nymag.com/realestate/realestatecolumn/67486/.

Home hunters who are looking for pre-war charm but wanting to avoid the co-op boards will be excited to hear that more and more pre-war conversions are becoming condos.

Read the New York Times article here or at at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/11/realestate/11cov.html?_r=1 and find out how you can live in a great Manhattan pre-war building without having to deal with co-op boards.

A year and a half ago, this 15 Central Park West condo was sold for $10.3 million. The condo has just been resold for $21 million.

Apartments next to Central Park are popular lately and are running for higher prices, but is this three-bedroom condo worth $21 million? Take a look and let us know what you think.

http://therealdeal.com/newyork/articles/15-central-park-west-unit-owned-by-yerim-sow-of-senegal-asking-more-than-twice-its-2008-sale-price-goes-into-contract

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The New York Times recently published this profile of Ladies’ Mile Historic District which looked at new housing in the area. To learn more about the Ladies’ Mile Historic District and why it is prime for condominium conversions, click on the link below and check out the article.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/realestate/13posting.html?ref=manhattan

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The former school P.S. 90 has recently been renovated into a new condominium building. The building’s Gothic look, spacious layout, and low prices will certainly attract buyers, and amenities will include an on-site fitness center, entertainment lounge, bicycle storage, and general resident storage.

What do you think? Will people be attracted to the 12-foot ceilings, unusual look, and great amenities? Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704911704575326872178361984.html?mod=WSJ_RealEstate_MIDDLETopNews

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Is your apartment feeling boring and in need of a change? Take a look at Guggenheim curator Dana Farouki’s apartment and draw inspiration from her “whimsical” design.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703615104575329332288461988.html?mod=WSJ_RealEstate_MIDDLETopNews

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