This is the broker, who, along with the developer, spuriously claimed that units at the building had $1 tax bills. He also claimed, after troubles with Bedford-Stuyvesant foreclosures he represented came to light, said "I was just a hired gun."
It's worked out for him, it seems. Serhant, representing author Jonathan Safran Foer's effort to sell his Boerum Hill townhouse (Pacific Street, just west of Bond) for $8.995 million (cost: $5.4 million in 2014, first listed by another broker for $10.495 million), bought it himself for $7.6 million, according to the Real Deal.
Honesty is the best policy. When you’re 3, 13, 30, 60... It’s the best policy with friends. At work. With your partner. A lot of people are nervous about being honest because they think it’s easier to lie. That it will save them time or heartache to just lie. But what they don’t realize is they could get so much further if they just told the truth in the first place. Be brutally honest. Authentically honest. Not only will people people respect you more, but you will respect yourself more. And then you will be more productive. You’ll be happier. You’ll wake up with lighter shoulders and a pep in your step. Try it. You will become addicted. I promise. Who’s with me??