Daniel Gotlieb Real Estate Agent at Digs Realty Group LLC

Daniel Gotlieb

Real Estate Agent at
Digs Realty Group LLC

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  • Condo Specialist
  • Co-op Specialist
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist

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Daniel gets the job done - completing more sales than the average New York agent by 34%.
Daniel has great Condo experience - having sold 44 more condos than the average agent.

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More about Daniel Gotlieb

WHEN YOU HIRE DIGS, YOU HIRE ME, DAN GOTLIEB, a man obsessed with New York City and its real estate. I moved to Manhattan right after college, attended law school on the Upper West Side and have lived all over the City – the Financial District, Chelsea, the West Village, Murray Hill, the East Village and the Upper West Side, where I now live with my wife and two boys. I started my career as a commercial real estate attorney, working primarily on large New York City-based deals, but I was always interested and engaged in the dynamic NYC residential markets. Upon getting my real estate broker’s license, I continued to practice law while helping friends, family and clients purchase homes in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. As each year passed, and I became further involved in residential real estate on the broker side, my interest in law continued to wane. When I found myself studying ...
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Franklin & Marshall College and Fordham Law School

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Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB)

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Daniel Gotlieb's Reviews & Ratings

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    • I searched for listings on my own and tried to negotiate directly with sellers agents to lower the purchase price since I wasnt initially represented by a broker. I quickly found that no sellers agent would entertain this, and so I was thrilled when I was referred to Dan. Not only did he give us significant cash back at closing (essentially getting us a lower purchase price), but he also provided a detailed market and comps analysis when we decided to make an offer and valuable insight and advice throughout the home buying process.

      - Elisabeth S., Upper East Side, Manhattan
    • I contacted Dan based on a coworkers recommendation and recently closed on my new apartment in Brooklyn! Dan was a great resource and worked with me to make sure I was getting exactly what I wanted. And after all that, he handed ME a check at closing with my broker rebate!

      - Laura E., Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn
    • Dans services were a perfect fit. With his large rebate at closing, I was able to convert the time I spent on Streeteasy into sizable savings and benefit. Any services I needed or questions I had, Dan was happy to provide in a quick manner. For anyone looking to head into the NYC real estate market, Dan is the clear choice.

      - Ryan K., Midtown East, Manhattan
    • Glad to have found Dan to help us find our new home in FiDi. In addition to the financial incentive of the 2% rebate, the entire home buying process was a pleasant one for us. Dans knowledge of the NY market as well as willingness to give a frank and unbiased opinion was a huge plus. Never during the process did he pressure us, and he worked at a pace that we were comfortable with. Thanks a bunch Dan.

      - Samit and Ishita K., Financial District, Manhattan
    • Buying a New York co-op was one of the most daunting experiences we had ever faced. Between the financial preparations, paperwork, legal documentation and negotiations, at times the whole thing felt completely overwhelming. We were extremely lucky, however, that we chose Dan as our broker early in the process. Dan made us feel that we had an experienced partner on our side that patiently broke down and explained every step we took. He provided options whenever possible and always let us know what to expect next. Eliminating the unknowns helped give us the confidence we needed to buy the apartment we wanted, and the added value of the rebate Dan offers was the icing on the cake, that left us with a truly great feeling and excited about moving into our new home. We simply cant thank him enough.

      - Larry and Melissa S., Morningside Heights, Manhattan
    • From start to finish Dan treated this as a partnership and not simply a transaction. He has great knowledge of the industry, genuine concern for the wellbeing of the client and excellent trade contacts. Even when the closing became complicated (as it invariably does), he got us past the finish line.

      - Pavle S., Park Slope, Brooklyn
    • Before my husband and I were expecting our first child, we knew that our apartment would ultimately be too small for us. I mentioned to Dan that we were considering buying a new place in a couple of years. Dan asked what would be ideal for us, and kept us on his radar. He would occasionally send listings that, even though I wasnt ready to be looking, helped give us a sense of the market and what was available.My pregnancy and the time after were consumed with baby planning and sleepless nights of early parenthood. We didnt have time to think about a new place, yet felt the pressure quite keenly as our son began to take his first steps. I told Dan that we were getting close to a point of outgrowing the place, and he began a search for us in earnest. The listings he sent were ones within the realm of possibility for us, with some above and below to help us refine what we wanted and what we could afford. He reviewed some of the listings I found on my own, giving his expert opinion and offering to help any way he could. He didnt put any pressure on us about any of the places, merely suggesting we take a look at the posts and tweaking his search based on our feedback.He sent us a listing for an apartment on west 111th street that I would have never found on my own, as my search restrictions had been narrow, and Dan had a broader search that included places we could easily convert into what we wanted. We went to the open house for the apartment, located a few blocks away from our current place, as our hope was to stay in our neighborhood. From the moment we walked in, we could imagine ourselves living there. We had a wonderful feeling about the place and were eager to call it home. We talked to Dan that evening (a Sunday night), and he came out to see it with us the next day. He communicated with the sellers broker, expressing our interest and finding out as much information as he could about the apartment and how the seller would handle the offers coming in (they had four offers within 24 hours of showing and a couple above asking!). Dan took a careful look at our finances and talked us through a bidding strategy. He let us drive the conversation and made sure we felt good about our offer. He never pressured us. He offered his opinion when we asked, but always kept it focused on our goals and what we felt was best for us. He talked us through ways to present the strongest package possible, and in the end, we felt that if our offer wasnt accepted, we would be okay knowing that we did all we could. When Dan called the next morning, leaving a message on my voicemail saying he had good news, we were ecstatic. Our offer had been accepted! The sellers broker commented to Dan that we had put together a very strong package overall. I am certain we could not have done that without Dans aid.Dan was responsive, prompt, courteous and professional throughout the process, both with us and the sellers broker. It was clear the sellers broker respected Dan and enjoyed working with him on the deal. In the several months it took to get to closing, Dan was always there for us, advocating for us and helping us get to the finish line. I know we wouldnt have found or secured our place had it not been for Dan. We are grateful to him and enthusiastically recommend him to others!

      - Gowri and Shane K., Upper West Side, Manhattan
    • From the moment we met Dan at an open house until the day of closing, we were nothing but impressed and satisfied by his professionalism, his extensive knowledge of the NYC real estate market, his deep caring about our frustrations looking to purchase in this very dynamic market, and his help with the multitude of questions and post purchase references we needed as 1st time buyers. Purchasing an apartment can be one of the most exciting experiences; it can also be frustrating, disappointing, time consuming, and quite overwhelming. Dan was there with us every step of the way, a trusted and patient advisor, giving frank and unbiased opinion yet we never felt pressured to make a decision he worked with us at the pace that was comfortable for us. As 1st time buyers, we were often uncertain pre-war, post war, no need for any reno, gut reno Dan was there for us through all the questions. Dan truly cares about his clients, a wonderful person and realtor. The rebate that he offers is the final testimony of his care, giving back to his clients to make their transition just a bit easier. Our family is so grateful to you Dan! Thank you!

      - JCM, Upper West Side, Manhattan
    • We came to work with Dan following a recommendation from friends who had just purchased an apartment with his help. We were at the time working with a broker but were not feeling that she was adding any benefit or assistance to our home search. From day one working with Dan was a wonderful experience. He is honest, attentive, professional and gave us the assistance and support we needed. We feel that Dan made our purchase process easier, and it didnt matter what time day or night, weekday or weekend, he was available for our questions and to assist in our purchase. We highly recommend Dan and Digs to all.

      - Anna B. and Bob M., Gowanus, Brooklyn
    • Working with Dan was a godsend. He found me apartments to look at in the neighborhoods I liked, shepherded me through the process, did a careful analysis of the value of the apartment I wanted, helped me seal the deal, found me an attorney I could work with for the closing, and all within his business plan that provided me with a refund at the closing. Dan was great to work with.

      - Doug B., Upper West Side, Manhattan
    • As a first time homebuyer Dan expertly guided me through the process from my search through bidding, contract and closing. Beyond serving as in invaluable resource, the rebate that I received paid for my renovation! I have referred Dan to multiple people, all of whom also have great things to say, and we all agree that Dan added so much value, we would use him again even if he didnt offer a rebate.

      - Josh N., Upper West Side, Manhattan
    • Honestly, Dan, its you I need to thank for your support and guidance. Not to mention putting up with all my drama. Out of all the experiences in life where I thought I might walk away with a friend, buying and selling NYC real estate was, not gonna lie to you, not even in the top 500 Few things make me happier than seeing good people do good work. Gold star!!!! And I look forward to hearing more success stories.

      - R. Miller, Tribeca and Financial District, Manhattan
    • I am thankful for having Dan recommended to me when I decided to purchase my first starter apartment in NYC. He was completely honest and insightful with the market, which made the process pleasant. From start to finish, I was completely comfortable and trusted his guidance. If you are not sure where to start, Dan is awesome to work with!

      - Theresa P., Upper West Side, Manhattan
    • Dan assisted us in the purchase of a two bedroom apartment in the West Village. Throughout the entire process he was engaged, knowledgeable, and well prepared when we entered into negotiation. His gentle pressure got us the price we wanted. The closing process, usually the most stressful part of a purchase, was made much easier with Dan assisting us. We would recommend him to anyone without reservation, and have done so already to several friends.

      - Tom D. and Ben E., West Village, Manhattan
    • Dan was very supportive and patient in guiding us through our first home purchase! He was communicative and responsive during the search process. He took a genuine interest in finding us an apartment that met all of our requirements, in the best location, all within our budget. He was also a knowledgeable resource for us to get a better understanding of the market and general offer/closing processes. We truly could not imagine going through this process without his support!

      - Mansi V. and Matt C., Downtown Brooklyn
    • We are so grateful to Dan for his assistance and knowledge during our apartment search and purchase. He was such a valuable resource from start to finish, and we always felt we could trust his advice and opinions as he walked us through such an overwhelming process. Dan helped us understand what to look for and what to avoid, what was a good value and what was overpriced. Thanks for helping us find our dream home!

      - Shayna and Adam L., Murray Hill, Manhattan
    • We have worked with many professionals in the northeast (including lawyers, accountants, real estate agents, and consultants), and Dan is clearly one of the very best professionals weve worked with. He is smart; he is knowledgeable; he is available; and he is patient. He really went out of the way to research the best negotiating position for our offers. We would not hesitate to recommend Dan.

      - Tim and Jin C., Battery Park City, Manhattan
    • We were introduced to Digs Realty before we were ready to buy and just wanted to get a sense of the Manhattan real estate market. Dan spent countless hours talking to us about different neighborhoods, market movements, and the pros and cons of various developments, never pressuring us to start looking and always giving us his complete attention. After about six months of picking Dans brain, we knew what we wanted. We told Dan what we were looking for, and he sent us our dream apartment within minutes of it being listed. We only had to look at one apartment and, even though there was competition from other bidders, we got our apartment thanks to Dans diligence, market knowledge, and negotiating skills.

      - P. and S. Mehta, Upper West Side, Manhattan
    • Take it from us, if you arent already working with Dan, you should be! From negotiating the well over ask sale of our Park Slope condo to pushing for the under ask purchase of our Lower East Side co-op, Dan was an amazing partner in the hunt for our new home. In this extremely competitive real estate market his ability to cut through the noise and give you honest, insightful and strategic recommendations are invaluable. Plus, his unique business model sets you up to make the most out of your investments, without sacrificing any level of service. Essentially, you cannot go wrong! Both professionally and personally Dan is a great person to have on your side.

      - Tim D. and Nakita P., Park Slope, Brooklyn and Lower East Side, Manhattan
    • Dan is hands down the best real estate broker I have ever worked with! After a string of horrible experiences with other NYC brokers I had lost all hope of finding someone competent to work with. All of that changed once I found Dan. He is knowledgeable, professional, honest and truly cares about doing right by his clients. I used the rebate to fund a renovation, which allowed me to increase the value of the property. A huge win all the way around! Thanks so much for everything, Dan. It was truly a pleasure working with you.

      - Melinda C., East Village, Manhattan
    • Dan has been amazing to work with in our journey to buy our first home. He took the time to really understand our criteria, blew it out of the water by preparing extremely detailed rental analyses for us, patiently answered all of our questions, and gave us his honest opinions on potential apartments and their respective neighborhoods. Weve already recommended Dan to several of our friends, whove all had similarly great things to say. Thank you for taking such great care of everyone who comes your way, Dan!

      - Justine T. and Adrian Z., Prospect Heights, Manhattan
    • Dan was the most honest and knowledgeable broker we have come across during our apartment search. In fact, he discouraged us from buying places that were not exactly what we were looking for but were much more expensive and would have given him a much higher commission than the apartment we purchased in the end. He was always quick to respond to our many questions and his communication was always friendly and patient. Dan was a pleasure to work with and get to know both on a professional and personal level. Weve recommended him to everyone we know looking to buy or sell an apartment.

      - Yaniv and Amy E., Upper West Side, Manhattan
    • We spent countless hours on StreetEasy and felt knowledgeable about Manhattan, but Dan was invaluable in calculating comps, helping us negotiate our offer, and navigating the closing process. He was honest, informative, and was there to support us in every step of a lengthy co-op approval process. We wholeheartedly recommend him as a partner that you need to have at your side when dealing with all the intricacies of buying in NYC. The business model of a rebate was an added bonus, allowing us to fund a renovation and turn our new apartment into a true home. Thanks Dan!

      - Kat and Chris B., Greenwich Village, Manhattan
    • As a first-time home buyer in the competitive market of NYC, it was a pleasure working with Dan. I was extremely happy to have him guiding me through the entire process. He did a very thorough job, and his information sharing, honesty, and knowledge of the real estate market were beyond excellent. Dan always made himself available if I needed to talk or had questions, and was always flexible in meeting arrangements. He helped me during each step of the process, including a bidding war, and, when needed, he also referred me to people he trusted for the closing and mortgage application, which were all very efficient and competent. Finally, the rebate I received after closing made it only better! I would definitely work with him again if I decide to sell my place, and will highly recommend him to anybody looking for an excellent broker in NYC.

      - Alex L., Upper East Side, Manhattan
    • We have known Dan for almost 10 years and have recommended him to a number people, all of whom have had fantastic feedback. One year ago, we were fortunate enough to be able to work with Dan on selling our 2BR apartment in an UWS coop. He was professional, creative, immediately responsive, and very accommodating to our needs. His feedback on how to prepare our apartment for sale was very concrete and easy to follow and he was able to clearly communicate strategy around pricing and timing of showings. We never felt pressured or rushed and we always like like we were a priority to Dan. Even though his pricing is much more reasonable than a traditional real estate broker, the time and effort he puts into each sale is comparable if not higher. We would never purchase or sell another apartment in NYC without Dan and continue to recommend him to all of our friends and family.

      - Ellen W. and David V., Upper West Side, Manhattan
    • Dan is a fantastic broker and guided us through a year long search to finally find our new home. He has excellent market knowledge and attention to detail, which showed in the insightful and honest advice that he provided. Dan supported us through all aspects of the process from delivery of tailored listings matched to our needs, through advising in contract negotiations, and finally facilitating all of the logistics needed to get through board approvals and closing. We highly recommend Dan and would gladly work with him again in the future.

      - Pauline L. and Li Z., East Village, Manhattan
    • Dan Gotlieb and his Digs Realty team were wonderful to work with during our recent apartment purchase. Dans vast knowledge of NYC real estate and high responsiveness gave us comfort and helped us navigate the NYC home purchasing process confidently. Throughout the identification of a new home, the negotiation process, the creation of the board package/interview and at the closing table they were there the whole time and provided us great service. Finally, at closing we received a very nice rebate check unbelievable! We highly recommend Digs Realty!!!

      - Kira and Judah S., Upper East Side, Manhattan
    • Two words to describe working with Dan for both buying and selling an apartment: Genuine and patient!From the beginning of our apartment hunt to purchase on the UES, Dan was always available for any questions we had about the neighborhood. We never felt pressure to pull the trigger on an apartment. He was incredibly patient and truly cared about our best interests and not just the commission. When we needed help running the numbers to see how one apartment compared to another, Dan was always very honest and never pressured us one way or another.We also worked with Dan to sell our other apartment. He had great advice on how we could do small cheap improvements to raise the price of the apartment which was very helpful. Unfortunate for us, our first buyer backed out. Dan didnt stress one bit. The next day it was back on the market and 3 days later we were back in contract with another buyer.Dan is fantastic to work with and we look forward to working with him again as we grow our family and move around the city.

      - Harris and Allie S., Upper East Side and Kips Bay, Manhattan
    • We werent planning on having a broker represent us on the buy side but when we met Dan at an open house, we were impressed by his knowledge and attitude. We thought wed give him a try and we were extremely happy we made that choice as Dan was by far the best and most value-add real estate broker weve ever worked with. He helped us understand all of the finer points of each apartment we looked at and when we settled on the apartment we ultimately bought, he walked us through the entire process. Dan and his team were a huge help with the co-op package process and getting to closing. We highly recommend Digs Realty as a truly valuable partner in the real estate business.

      - Paul and Arlene B., Upper West Side, Manhattan
    • We purchased our first co-op a few months ago and Dan was excellent! He is very knowledgeable and provided a really thorough comps report when we were ready to make an offer. He provides honest feedback is overall a pleasure to work with. He responds to emails and texts in a timely fashion. His team put together our co-op application package and carefully reviewed it to make sure it was complete. I have heard that buying a co-op can be a challenging experience, but it was quite smooth with Digs. We will definitely work with Dan in the future if we buy again!

      - Ankur D. and Priyanca R., Murray Hill, Manhattan
    • Much thanks for the rebate check and for making our first co-op purchase a smooth and pain free experience. Thanks to Sara as well, her hand-holding helped make the board package doable! We are happy to share your name with anyone we come across who may be looking to buy a residence in Manhattan. It was a pleasure working with Digs.

      - Meryl and Mark F., Upper West Side, Manhattan
    • We worked with Dan for over a year and went through 4 bidding wars until we finally bought our apartment. My husband and I went through multiple brokers before finding Dan and can be very demanding clients, and we were very happy with Dans services. He is extremely responsive and accommodating and offered helpful advice throughout our entire process. Even after closing on the apartment, Dan has been just as responsive whenever we have reached out to him with random questions. In an industry where trust is key, we always felt like Dan was on our side and highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy/sell an apartment.

      - Erica P. and Allen L., Midtown East, Manhattan
    • I had purchased a co-op 8 years ago, but had not had a great experience with my first agent, so when I was ready to start thinking about something new, I went looking for a new agent. I found Dan and Digs Realty through Google searching, and was initially attracted by the rebate concept. But I would work with Dan on any real estate transaction, rebate or not (though its an amazing part of the deal!) Dan is fantastic. I worked with him for almost 2 years on buying a new apartment, and then selling my previous apartment. Dan is extremely knowledgeable about the market as well as the ins and outs of the legal aspects of the deals. He was a partner to me from start to finish. He was patient and guided me through my VERY specific search in the Village areashe was supportive and buttoned up as we bid on multiple apartments that turned out not to be the oneand he helped me maneuver just the right way to finally land a new apartment that was 100x better than any of the ones Id bid on before! And then he worked incredibly hard to sell my previous apartment, right as the market took an odd turn, and helped me get the price I needed on that final sale. Dan is incredibly responsive, answering texts, calls and emails quickly; and he was persistent and on top of all the details on both of my deals. I couldnt have made it through this 2 year long process without him! And will absolutely work with Dan in the future!

      - Kelly E., Greenwich Village and Union Square, Manhattan
    • Dan is the best broker weve worked with. The search of our apartment in Manhattan lasted on and off for 3 years. Dan was always there for us and finally helped us close an apartment that we love. With a real estate attorney background, Dan is very knowledgeable about the market and all aspect of the real estate transaction. He accompanied us seeing apartments all over Manhattan and always gave us honest opinions about pros and cons of each apartment. The insights he had on all the buildings were very helpful in helping us make decisions. We never felt pressure to buy, and Dan was always very patient. No matter whether we contacted Dan by text, email, or phone, he never failed to respond quickly. Dan is someone we can trust and depend on. Its rare to high quality of service and save money. With Dan, we got both! Wed highly recommend Dan to anyone who wants to buy or sell real estate in NYC.

      - Jason C. and Jie Z., Upper East Side, Manhattan
    • Ive been working with Dan for the last 2 years and am finally about to close on a brownstone in Brooklyn. Dan is very knowledgable about markets all over NYCespecially Manhattan and brownstone Brooklyn. I really appreciate his patience as hes stuck with me over multiple deals that Ive killed and dealing with my very specific requirements. Dan is diligent and quick to respond to emails and texts at all hours. Ive worked with several other NYC brokers, and Dan is by far the best. And on top of that he gives you a huge chunk of his commission at close!

      - Nick E., Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn
    • Dan has been a remarkable resource in our search for an apartment in Manhattan. We had very specific and unique requirements, but Dan patiently stuck with us for over three years and multiple failed bids and contract negotiations, until we found our dream home! Dan is extremely knowledgeable in many aspects of the real estate field. With the refunds that Dan provides to his clients (he gave us a check right at closing), his services are a remarkable value! The refund doesnt mean he skimps on the service in fact, we feel that he has done way more for us than previous full-fee brokers we have worked with. He is especially great at providing detailed comp analyses that help you get confident that the price you are offering makes sense given the market. Not only do we highly recommend Dan and Digs Realty to anyone looking to buy a property in NYC, but we have already referred Dan to several family members and coworkers, who have all had a great experience!

      - Eugene W. and Wenjun J., Upper West Side, Manhattan