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Toni Haber is one of the most sought-after real estate brokers in New York. With 30 years of experience, a sharp eye for detail, and a track record of delivering on the high expectations of her clients, it’s no surprise that the vast majority of Toni’s sales come from referrals and repeat business.

Toni’s deep knowledge of the market and concierge-like personal touch make her a top broker at Douglas Elliman, where she’s been a key performer for more than two decades.

In addition to being one of the top residential brokers, Toni is also a leading penthouse specialist in Manhattan. A longtime penthouse resident herself, Toni has an insider’s understanding of this niche. Her passionate insight into this market makes her a go-to for any client looking for the perfect view from the top.

As part of her commitment to deliver highly personalized service, Toni stays on the cutting edge of technology, seeking and applying solutions from research, market intelligence, and communications that help her guide clients as they navigate the entire process of buying, selling, and investing in real estate.

Toni, a second generation Friar, is passionate about contributing to charity, learning, travelling, and skiing. She continues to challenge herself, and makes a point of surround herself with the best and brightest in the world.

As a leader in the dynamic world of Manhattan real-estate Toni has been featured as an expert on LX-TV, Fox News Live, Channel 7, PIX 11, NBC and ABC. She has also been featured in The Real Deal, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Crain’s New York.

Her dedication to providing peerless service has made Toni a go-to for clients looking for a concierge-like touch. Toni truly embodies her motto: People-centered, results-driven.

Entries by Toni Haber

The Rebirth of the Brick-and-Mortar

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 4:32 PM

As the traditional means of business transactions, such as the brick-and-mortar store and the phone call to order restaurant delivery, is moving towards online systems, the opposite is happening for online-based businesses.

During the tech boom, new businesses turned to the online platform as their sole means of...

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Manhattan Home to Six of the Most Expensive U.S. Zip Codes: More Surprising Than You Think

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 5:14 PM

While it is not too surprising that New York City took six of the top ten most expensive zip codes in the U.S. on Forbe's 2014 list, the actual neighborhoods that came out on top are.

The top three spots are taken respectively by Soho's 10013, Lenox...

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Luxury Rentals vs. Condos: Which Will Come Out On Top?

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 1:56 PM

It is no secret that New York City is facing both unprecedented highs in apartment rental rates while condominium prices drive the sales market to unforeseen heights. However, there is now competition between the two spectrums of the market as they are becoming one of the same tier.

Last...

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Innovation Growing Along With NYC's Population

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 4:48 PM

Compared to the rest of the Western world, New York City is young in age. However, given its long-standing infrastructure and housing, sometimes it may seem the older than the rest.

Since the city has developed at such a rapid rate over the past century and especially over the...

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To Convert or Not to Convert? A Look at the Process of Townhouse to Condo Conversions

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 11:13 AM

With the abundance of new luxury development construction covered currently in the media, it can seem that these massive structures are the only new housing being built in the city. However, beyond the superstructures and "starchitects" that garner such widespread attention, a lot of building action is happening right now...

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A Short Break From Real Estate...

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 10:01 AM

Today I want to take a break from real estate to share a life experience I had with a powerful organization and strong group of women.

Last year I was introduced to LIFE Camp, Inc. through my friend Debra Halpert, publisher of Hamptons Magazine. LIFE Camp, Inc. is a...

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Investors Not As Encouraged With Home Flipping As Television

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 10:51 AM

Fixer Upper. Flip This House. Flip or Flop.

With the superfluous demand for television shows exposing the business of house flipping, it comes as a surprise that in the "real world" the demand is not there. In the past year there has been an overwhelming decline in the number...

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Beyond the "Starchitect"

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 12:52 PM

There is an overwhelming fear of the rapidly changing Manhattan skyline. Where that fear stems from is up for debate--is it a fear of the aesthetics of the new look or of the "starchitects" who design the buildings.

The New York Times opened a debate between various...

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Next Big Thing: Commercial Real Estate

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 7:05 PM

Out with the new, in with the newer.

We've seen the influx of residential new developments rising around Manhattan for a few years, but now the commercial industry is taking the lead.

The commercial real estate boom kicked off during the second quarter of this year, with

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New York Real Estate: A Hiding Spot for the World's Wealth

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 10:32 PM

New York real estate is the new Swiss bank account.

New York Magazine recently ran an exposé on the motivations behind foreign buyers to purchase apartments in pricey residential new developments in a city in which they are not permanently located. The answer was simple: They can...

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Extreme Open Houses

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 12:01 PM

Manhattan is one of the fastest moving cities in the world and it seems that the only way to slow down its pace is the start of the summer season. The city's real estate market is no exception to the seasonally relaxed New Yorker attitude, which is stirring up concerns...

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Here Comes an Influx of High-End Office Buildings

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 1:06 PM

Luxury shouldn't stop when you go to work.

In efforts to keep up with the growing demand for high-end amenities and services in residential new developments across Manhattan, office buildings have begun to provide similar luxury environments for their workers.

When New York became home to an overwhelming...

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Manhattan Apartments Outshine Their Celebrity Residents

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 4:01 PM

In New York City, the buildings in which celebrities live are just as famous as the stars themselves; however, this may not always be the case in Hollywood.

Curbed Hamptons recently posted an infographic marking from Movoto the effect of a celebrity owner on the...

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How Many Billionaires Would It Take to Buy New York?

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 11:57 AM

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune shined light on Bill Gate's wealth -- given his $77.5 billion fortune, he could theoretically purchase all residential properties in Boston worth $76.6 billion, leaving him to practically own the entire city.

The purchase price of the city was calculated...

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The Art of Real Estate

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 12:58 PM

Whether utilized as marketing technique meant for profit, or space for cultural propagation, the two worlds of art and real estate have never been closer.

Increasingly within New York City, real estate professionals have been merging with outside industries, such as technology and start-ups, in order to bring the...

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Real Estate Marketing Aims to Override the Power of the Photograph

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 10:35 AM

Out with the old, in with the new. As New York becomes a new hub for tech startups, the city's real estate industry has been gaining innovative approaches to its marketing techniques.

Today's tech boom has illuminated the desired shift away from traditional means of advertising into a more interactive...

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The Big Data Real Estate Controversy

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 1:59 PM

The next weapon in home buying -- big data -- is here, and is not leaving its mark without controversy.

Real estate websites are now providing hyper-specific and localized demographic information about neighborhoods, such as crime statistics and school ratings, and their residents, including race and educational status, across...

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Rent Vs. Own: Manhattan's Continuously High Rent Encourages the Move to Ownership

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 4:33 PM

It is no secret that New York City apartment rental rates have skyrocketed. These days, those NYC residents unwilling to fathom the high rent any longer have sought out a solution: buy.

Median rent in Manhattan in March 2014 was $3,200 per month, which cumulates to a high $38,400...

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What Happened to the Neighborhood Restaurant?

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 3:01 PM

What happened to the neighborhood restaurant? It seems now more than ever your favorite go-to has shuttered, leaving you on a hunt for a new regular spot yet again.

A recent article in The New York Observer uncovers the reason behind the surge of restaurant closures, blaming...

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A Sigh of Relief as the Doormen Strike Is Avoided

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 8:01 PM

After an extended negotiation period between the Realty Advisory Board of Labor Relations -- landlords -- and union Local 32BJ SEIU -- doormen, superintendents, handymen and porters -- residents of the 3,300 buildings those union members service no longer need to fear a workers' strike.

The Realty Advisory Board...

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