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Beyond the Sale: Essential Post-Closing Tips for Buyers and Sellers in Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens
May 22, 2024
Our comprehensive post-closing guide equips you with essential tips for buyers and sellers.

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Luxury Home Trends: Discover the Ultimate Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens Lifestyle

May 14, 2024
See how innovative architecture and smart tech define modern luxury living.

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Hamptons Agents Making a Difference: Spotlight on Local Causes

May 10, 2024
The East End is full of generous people trying to make a difference in the communities in which they live.

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The Future of Real Estate: Technology and Innovation Shaping the Industry

May 6, 2024
Explore how technology in real estate is revolutionizing property buying and selling for a smarter, more efficient market.

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The Importance of Pricing Your Home Right from the Start

May 2, 2024
Unlock the secret on how to successfully price your home effectively from the get-go for a smooth sale and attract the right buyers.

Brooklyn Homes for Sale
Brooklyn Real Estate Recap: Find New Homes with Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty

April 30, 2024
The Brooklyn property market continues to impress, and Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty thrives with several successful sales.

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Spring Home Buying Tips: Navigating the Real Estate Market

April 23, 2024
Spring is a popular season for homebuyers as the weather improves, and the real estate market heats up.

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The Great Outdoors: Top Outdoor Amenities Home Buyers Seek in a Dream Home

April 15, 2024
Discover which top outdoor amenities are on every home buyer's wish list for their dream home.

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Luxury Home Features That Last Lifetimes


April 11, 2024
DGSIR agents Jason Friedman & Rudi Friedman's luxury Old Westbury home featured on Sotheby's International Realty.

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Green Thumb Delights: Tips and Tricks for a Flourishing Home Garden

April 8, 2024
Unlock the secrets to a flourishing home garden with tips and tricks that will be the envy of your neighborhood.

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Decoding Mortgages: What's Included and is Property Tax Covered?

April 3, 2024
Unravel the components of a mortgage and discover if property tax is included.

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Top Tips to Consider When Selling Your Home This Spring

April 1, 2024
Maximize your home's potential in the spring seller's market with these top tips for a successful and profitable sale.

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February's Finest: Top Real Estate Sales with Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty

March 29, 2024
Explore the top real estate sales of February with Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty.

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Thrive in Harmony with Nature: Green Living on Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens

March 25, 2024
Unleash your eco-conscious side! Explore green living trends on Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens.

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Embrace Spring: Unleash Your Dream Home Potential Across Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens
March 18, 2024
It's a time for rejuvenation, and what better way to embrace the season's spirit than by refreshing your surroundings?

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The Power of Professional Staging: Transform Your Property

March 14, 2024
Discover how professional staging transforms your home, attracting buyers and maximizing offers.

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Selling Your Home Fast: Low-Cost Strategies with High Impact

March 11, 2024
Low-cost curb appeal, staging & tips. Learn why Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty is the perfect partner for a stress-free sale.

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Home Improvement Projects: Boost Your Curb Appeal and Value

March 5, 2024
Spruce up your Long Island, Brooklyn, or Queens home this spring with cost-effective upgrades that boost curb appeal and value.

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Hosting a Successful Open House: Essential Etiquette Tips for Sellers

March 4, 2024
Learn essential etiquette tips to impress potential buyers and sell your home fast.

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Unveiling January's Top Sales at Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty

February 26, 2024
We're thrilled to share some of our most remarkable January sales from across Long Island and Brooklyn

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Preparing Your Property for Winter: Crucial Steps for a Warm and Efficient Season

February 20, 2024
It's important to prepare your property to withstand the challenges of winter while ensuring comfort and energy efficiency.

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DGSIR | Young Professionals Network's Second Annual “Give for Good” Fundraiser

February 16, 2024
The YPN recently held its Second Annual Give for Good fundraising event.

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Create Lasting Memories During Long Island Winters

February 15, 2024
Discover hidden gems & must-have features for the perfect Long Island winter home.

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Design Dreams: Top Trends to Cozy Up Your Home in 2024

February 12, 2024
Discover top design trends to transform your home into a cozy winter haven in 2024.

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Understanding Property Taxes and Assessments: A Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners
February 6, 2024
Have you ever wondered how these taxes are calculated or what factors influence your assessment?

Dec 2023 Sales
Celebrating Exceptional December Sales at Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty

January 30, 2024
Dive into our extraordinary December sales, as we celebrate the art of selling homes that embody the epitome of luxury.

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Transform Your Space into a Winter Wonderland

January 22, 2024
Embrace the season's magic with cozy winter design inspiration that turns your space into a welcoming home.

Winterize Your Home
Conquer the Cold with These Winter Home Maintenance Tips

January 16, 2024
Essential Home Maintenance Tips for a Warm & Worry-Free Season with Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty.

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Real Estate Resolutions for 2024: Declutter, Downsize, Dream Home?

January 11, 2024
Declutter Your Life, Downsize Your Space, or Find Your Dream Home: Daniel Gale Sotheby's Guides Your 2024 Real Estate Journey.

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Building the Blueprint: Long Island Leaders Envision 2024

January 8, 2024
Long Island leaders, including Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty CEO, Deirdre O'Connell, reveal their predictions for the year ahead.

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Debunking Crazy Real Estate Myths: Setting the Record Straight

January 5, 2024
As we enter the new year, we'll debunk some of the craziest real estate myths that have been circulating and set the record straight.

Winter Home Buying and Selling
Navigating the Pros and Cons of Buying a Home this Winter Season

January 2, 2024
While the warmer months are hotspots for home buying, there is an opportunity that comes as well during the winter chill.

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Long Island Real Estate Market Trends as 2023 Closes: Stay Ahead of the Curve

December 27, 2023
Discover the top trends shaping the Long Island real estate market as 2023 closes; essential for homebuyers and sellers alike.

November sales
November's Finest: A Glimpse into Luxury Living with Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty
December 19, 2023
From sprawling estates to charming homes in vibrant communities, these top November sales offer a glimpse into the pinnacle of luxury living.

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Understanding Tax Implications: Buying and Selling a Home
December 18, 2023
Buying or selling a home is a significant financial transaction that can have various implications for your tax obligations.

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Preparing Your Home for a Successful Winter Sale
December 11, 2023
Optimize your property's appeal even in the colder months with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holidays

December 5, 2023
Selling your home during the holiday season may seem challenging, with potential buyers focused on holiday festivities and family gatherings. However, it can also creat opportunities.

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Is Now the Right Time to Sell Your House?

December 1, 2023
Deciding whether to sell your house is a significant financial and emotional decision. There are many factors to consider, including the current real estate market conditions.

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Tips to Host the Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

November 22, 2023
With thoughtful planning and a few strategic tips, you can host a memorable Thanksgiving gathering that leaves everyone feeling thankful.

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Setting the Stage: Table Setting Tips for a Thanksgiving Feast
November 20, 2023
As Thanksgiving approaches, the food takes center stage, but the art of table setting plays a crucial role in creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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Home Makeover: Transforming Your Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens Home
November 13, 2023
Discover practical and cost-effective home improvement ideas to enhance the aesthetics, functionality, and value.

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Maximizing Benefits: Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Homeowners
November 8, 2023
Whether you're a first-time homeowner or have owned a property for years, taking advantage of year-end tax planning can help.

Celebrity Design Trends
Celebrity Design Trends in 2023: Where Glamour and Innovation Collide
November 6, 2023
The world of celebrity design is continuously evolving, bringing forth captivating trends that inspire and mesmerize.

Seasons Real Estate Market
How Seasonal Factors Impact the Real Estate Market
November 2, 2023
The real estate market is always evolving, and understanding the impact of seasonal factors can offer valuable insights.

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Ensuring A Spooktacular Night: Essential Halloween Safety Tips
October 30, 2023
Whether you're trick-or-treating, attending a party, or decorating your home, these Halloween safety tips will help you navigate the night.

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The 1970s Home by the ‘Architect of Long Island’ Built to Show Off an Art Collection
October 26, 2023
The mid-century modern design by prominent east coast architect Norman Jaffe includes gallery-like spaces and innovative lighting.

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Long Island Schools: A Guide for Families
October 25, 2023
Discover the top public and private schools on Long Island, offering academic excellence for families relocating to the area.

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Elevate Your Living Space: The Ultimate Guide to a Luxury Home Design
October 23, 2023
Discover the secrets to creating a luxurious home design with our comprehensive guide and indulge in opulence.

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Katherine Cirelli Honored by Long Island Business Network
October 20, 2023
Cirelli honored as a 2023 Top 50 Women in Business honoree for Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty.

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Brooklyn Real Estate Market: Growth & Trends in 2023
October 16, 2023
Discover the factors driving the Brooklyn real estate market in 2023, including the growing appeal and emerging trends.

Pumpkin Picking on Long Island: The Top Destinations
Pumpkin Picking on Long Island: The Top Destinations
October 10, 2023
As the crisp autumn season approaches, Long Island becomes a hub of vibrant colors and, of course, pumpkin picking.

Prepare Your Home for Listing Photos
Preparing Your Home for Stunning Photography
October 3, 2023
Captivating photographs are essential for attracting potential buyers when selling your home.

Discover Long Island's Neighborhoods
Discover Long Island's Neighborhoods: Your Essential Guide for Homebuyers
October 1, 2023
Searching for your dream home on Long Island? It’s essential to find a neighborhood that complements your lifestyle.

Embrace the Fall: The Benefits of Selling Your Home in the Fall
Embrace the Fall Season: The Benefits of Selling Your Home in the Fall
September 21, 2023
While many people tend to list their properties in the summer, there are undeniable advantages to selling your home in the fall.

Moving Tips and Tricks: Simplify Your Relocation Process
Moving Tips and Tricks: Simplify Your Relocation Process
September 20, 2023
Discover expert tips and advice for a smooth and stress-free move as you embark on the exciting journey of leaving your beloved home.

Effective Ways to Add Value to Your Home
Effective Ways to Add Value to Your Home | Increase Property Value and Maximize Worth
September 14, 2023
To sell your home soon, there are ways to make it more attractive and appealing to potential buyers. In this blog post, we'll explore proven ways to add value to your home.

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Freddie Mercury's Tiffany Moustache Comb is Surprise Hit of the Auction
September 7, 2023
The smallest item in the Freddie Mercury sale is driving bids sky high. It’s intricate, stylish, practical, and used in grooming rock ’n’ roll’s most iconic moustache.

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Home Organization and Decluttering Tips

August 28, 2023
Explore practical home organization and decluttering tips to help you regain control over your living space and enjoy a more peaceful and efficient home environment.

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Exploring the World of Mortgages: A Guide to Different Types of Home Loans
August 24, 2023
Buying a home is a significant milestone in most people's lives, and finding the right mortgage to finance that dream can be a crucial part of the journey.

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Getting Ready for Back-to-School: Organizing Your Home for a Smooth Start
August 16, 2023
As summer comes to a close, the excitement of a new school year approaches. However, the transition from lazy summer days to the busy school routine can be a bit overwhelming without proper organization and home preparation.

Hip Hop Artists and Their Best Sneaker Collabs to Buy Now
Sotheby's Feature: Hip Hop Artists and Their Best Sneaker Collabs to Buy Now
August 9, 2023
With a shared bond centered around sentiment, sneaker culture and Hip Hop music have fostered a deeper relationship than what meets the eye.

Al Fresco Eats: Discover Outdoor Dining in Huntington, NY
Al Fresco Eats: Discover Outdoor Dining in Huntington, NY
August 3, 2023
Nestled on the picturesque North Shore of Long Island, Huntington, NY, offers a delightful blend of vibrant culture and culinary delights.

Top Home Design Trends for the First Half of 2023
Recap of the Top Home Design Trends for the First Half of 2023
July 24, 2023
Let’s explore the home design trends that made statement in the first half of 2023. These top design trends make for a stylish and welcoming home, whether renovating or refreshing.

Embrace Energy-Efficient Features for a Greener Home this August
Embrace Energy-Efficient Features for a Greener Home this August
July 24, 2023
As the scorching summer heat continues, August presents an opportune time to explore energy-efficient features that can make a significant impact on your home's sustainability and utility costs.


Three Must-Try Eateries on the Long Beach Boardwalk
Three Must-Try Eateries on the Long Beach Boardwalk
July 24, 2023
With its stunning coastline and vibrant atmosphere, Long Beach is a haven for food enthusiasts seeking delightful dining experiences. Nestled along the iconic Long Beach boardwalk, you'll find a myriad of eateries offering delectable treats to satisfy every craving.


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Decoding Real Estate: Must-Know Terms for Home Buyers and Sellers
July 24, 2023
Navigating the world of real estate can sometimes feel like deciphering a foreign language. From unique jargon to industry-specific terms, it's important for home buyers and sellers to understand the key terminology used in real estate transactions.


Sotheby's Auction House: A Legacy of Excellence Beyond Real Estate
Sotheby's Auction House: A Legacy of Excellence Beyond Real Estate
July 24, 2023
Welcome to your journey into the world of Sotheby's Auction House, where history, culture, and luxury converge. We are privileged to share the remarkable legacy of Sotheby's Auction House – a beacon of excellence that extends far beyond the realm of luxury real estate.

Billy Joel Lists Long Island Waterfront Home for $49 Million
Billy Joel Lists Long Island Waterfront Home for $49 Million
May 16, 2023
Billy Joel is looking for a buyer in a "New York State of Mind" for his Long Island home, 'cause he's "Movin' Out!" The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has listed his breathtaking five-bedroom, six-bathroom waterfront estate for $49 million with Bonnie Williamson of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty.