About Us


Beyond the Brokers License
When it comes to helping people purchase real estate in New York, getting a broker’s license is only the beginning. Other qualifications matter: experience, attention to detail, knowledge of the market—and a thorough understanding of the legal and financial complexities associated with buying a new home. And that’s all based on a substantial foundation of integrity, openness, responsibility, accountability, honesty and trust.

At Apartment Buyers Alternative™, we specialize in New York City real estate—condos, co-ops and brownstones—and go beyond the broker’s license to bring you the expertise of an accomplished real estate attorney and mortgage broker all rolled into one.  We’re actively involved with our clients, showing them suitable properties, evaluating the price, helping them negotiate offers and obtain financing. While we won’t act as your attorney in actually negotiating the purchase agreement (we’ll help you find an attorney to do that), we’ll put our legal expertise at your service in helping to negotiate the right business deal and guide you through the complex process. As a licensed mortgage broker, ABA can even help you secure the best rates on your mortgage.

Our Founder
EdSchor-photoABA’s founder and president, Ed Schor, offers a unique combination of experience, expertise and commitment.

Ed’s wide-ranging professional experience has uniquely equipped him to deal with the elusive and nearly impossible. Ed makes deals come together. He began his career as a corporate M&A lawyer, negotiating and litigating multi-billion dollar deals; he then built a successful practice as a real estate attorney.

Ed is dedicated to giving his clients the very best service and support. Thanks to his knowledge and skill, your purchase will be superbly negotiated, well-informed, carefully considered, transparent, understandable and painless.