Cincinnatti Condo Connection - Part 2

Captain’s Watch #311

This building has it all. Great location at the edge of downtown Cincinnati across from the river parks. It has amenities such as a nice gym and it has a low HOA of $405 per month. This two bedroom with a study is being offered at $595,000.

Small building with only 45 units and it is well run with a healthy capital reserve. This building will make you want to be outside all of the time. There are tennis courts and parks across the street as well as Montgomery Inn Boathouse.

This condo sold for $600,000.

7 Reasons for Having a Condo Doorman

Condo Doorman

Many high rise condos or larger urban condos have a doorman or a concierge. Their primary purpose is for safety and handling building emergencies but they do so much more.


A doorman or concierge is the first point of contact in the building. They can screen people trying to enter the building and keep an eye on the common areas. Most of them have security monitors and can see what’s going on in the garage or the parking lot as well as the pool and other common areas. They also regularly patrol the building.

Screening Guests

They can help you avoid unwanted visitors such as the crazy ex, the stalker or the friend that doesn’t understand texting first. They can also let you know when your guests arrive and are on their way up to your condo. Often your guests need instructions to get to your unit. The doorman can tell them where the elevators are and which floor to go to.

Helping with Packages

Deliveries and package shipments have become a daily occourance for many people. Whether it’s shopping on line, dry cleaning or documents for business, it’s nice to know that there is someone there 24/7 to sign for your packages and let you know that something has arrived. Many will even put perishable deliveries in your refrigerator for you.

Checking on Infirmed or Elderly Residents

Whether you are temporarily disabled from an injury or someone aging in place, doormen are a great resource. I’ve seen them tie old men’s ties daily, help manage home health care workers or check on an unreachable resident for a friend or family member. I can’t tell you how many time I’ve seen an elderly or drunk person fall and a concerned family member call the doorman to check on someone only to find them lying on the floor no where near their phone.

Calling a Cab

A doorman or concierge can call or hail you or your guests a cab. Some buildings have regular car services. This is important if you find yourself with a car that won’t start or a guest who may have drank a bit too much.

Respond to Building Emergencies

The most common emergencies that a condo doorman encounters are water coming from the unit above or fire alarms going off. They are often the first point of contact for this and will arrange with the building plumber and or manager to address the situation. Fast responses mean less damage to the condominiums.

General Assistance

My doorman has let my assistant into my condo when I’ve travelled and left my phone by the bedside, retrieved theatre tickets that I can’t use and held them at the desk for my friends and passed documents or keys on to clients. It’s like having a 24 hour assistant.

Penthouse at Hammond North

This gorgeous condo is on the 19th floor of Hammond North in College Hill. Conveniently located near Children’s Hospital College Hill and near the College Hill and Northside business districts.

It features three bedrooms and a study, and a huge balcony overlooking the treetops. The building has many amenities including a doorman, party room, pool, gym, extensive grounds and swimming area.The condo has undergone a complete renovation in 2020. It includes a gourmet kitchen with a bar area and four bathrooms. It has three fireplaces and an abundance of natural light. It’s being offered at $649,000.

For more information, please go directly to the listing.

Columbia Tower 1 Bed for Lease

Columbia Tower in East Walnut Hills

This 1 bedroom condo is ideal for the busy professional. It’s close to downtown and East side neighborhoods of Cincinnati. It has a private balcony and an updated kitchen. Call Maria Walley for an appointment to see the condo. 513-235-3996

Leased December 2020

River view at 17th Floor Condo at Edgecliff

Enjoy the river view from the 17th floor
  • 3 Bedrooms/2 full Baths
  • Over $100,000 in updates including new HVAC
  • Over 1500 SF
  • Laundry in unit
  • Master Suite with walk in shower
  • Morning sun from East facing unit
  • Beautiful large balcony

See link to find out more about this condo

Preparing Your Condo To Sell

There’s no 2nd chance to make a good 1st impression!

What you do before you list your condo to sell, can help maximizes your sale price! Your goal is to prepare and price your condo so that it sells quickly and for the highest price! Creating a memorable and pleasant showing experience for potential buyers is the priority. There’s no second chance to make a good first impression for buyers.

A good realtor will provide a staging consultation for you. A professional eye can really make a difference. While some homes may need a full staging, others just need a few fresh touches.

So, roll-up your sleeves and tackle the following:

  • Deep clean and de-clutter the home i.e., shampoo carpet & upholstery, wash windows, wipe down doors, woodwork, window sills,
  • Thoroughly clean the kitchen & bath fixtures & appliances
  • Put new knobs on cabinet doors for a fresh (and inexpensive) update
  • Clean hardwood and tile flooring
  • Stage the residence. Less is best! If there’s too much furniture and clutter – remove it from the condo. If you need a touch of color add fresh flowers or a bright decorative item.
  • Store toiletries, tooth brushes, etc. in a linen closet or beneath the vanity.
  • Keep counter-tops, sinks & tub/shower uncluttered and clean.
  • Organize all closets – they’ll look larger.
  • Eliminate musty and stale odors – fresh air helps!
  • Replace old and worn faucets and hardware
  • Put a few potted flowers on the balcony or patio
  • Change furnace filter
  • Replace dated light fixtures and make sure all fixtures have working light bulbs that all match.
  • All appliances and systems should be in good working order

Questions about listing your condo? Do you want a free staging consultation? Maria Walley, Realtor with Comey & Shepherd, is a condo specialist – give her a call at 513.235-3996