Ian K. Katz Group, an exclusive buyers agency, has extended its footprint to Westchester County with office space in Rye Brook.
The firm, which also has an office in Manhattan, is expanding to the Sound Shore in response to client feedback and opportunities that Ian Katz, the firm’s principal real estate broker, saw in the market.
“There is renewed first and second-time homebuyer interest in the suburbs, particularly in Westchester, as prices-per-foot in New York City have returned to peak levels,” said Katz.
As an exclusive buyers agency, Ian K. Katz Group is bound by a pledge to only represent its clients when they purchase a home. Katz believes the firm’s business model, which is fairly new in New York State, could flourish in the area.
“We’re seeing younger families decide to relocate to the area, and our business model has resonated with this age group,” Katz said. “They appreciate our exclusive focus on the buying process as we do not sell in-house listings and offer broad, unbiased exposure to the market.”
Alison Katz, the firm’s co-owner and exclusive buyers agent for Westchester, added, “Westchester County presents a range of issues distinct from living in an urban environment, which is where many of our clients are coming from.” Ian K. Katz Group’s new office is located at 800 Westchester Avenue in Rye Brook.
Katz Group eyes suburban business : Real Estate Weekly