As the world becomes evermore noisy and complicated, having competent advisors by your side for big decisions has become a necessity. Transacting in the real estate market is no exception — especially in New York City. This is what inspired Justin Duffy to become a real estate agent. With integrity, ethics, and focus, he believes there is no one whose real estate goals can’t be accomplished in the Big Apple.
“Buying and selling a home is one of the most emotionally and financially stressful decisions we make in our lives. Especially in a large metropolitan area like New York, it can be very difficult to navigate these processes alone. With all of the data available online, we have the unique opportunity as real estate advisors of helping our clients translate and discern what is important for their goals. We need to be their eyes and ears before, during and after the transaction. Many tech companies are seeking to remove real estate agents from the equation all-together — but it doesn’t seem to me like this role can be replaced with algorithms. In fact, it seems as if it’s only getting more important to have a skillful advisor to guide you through the mire. Building these lasting relationships to make our clients’ lives easier long term, while accomplishing their goals in the short term, is what keeps me motivated and inspired every day.”
FOR SELLERS, Justin brings a keen eye for marketing and market analysis. With attention paid to every detail along the way, he is focused on getting the right buyer, for the right price, with the least days on market. This is accomplished through state-of-the-art marketing and advertising, constant communication with his sphere of influence and the Sotheby’s International Realty worldwide referral network. Along with these tools, he also takes advantage of social media and print marketing, where appropriate. Updates are provided to the seller every step of the way to ensure the sale of their listing is handled with the utmost care and diligence.
FOR BUYERS, Justin is a vigilant and understanding partner in your quest for the perfect home. He believes that our space needs to suit our personalities, and that where we choose to live greatly influences the way we live the rest of our lives. Achieving this outcome is done through careful listening, planning and efficiency starting many months before the desired move date. From choosing the right neighborhood, understanding the numbers, to arranging tours, negotiating, compiling board packages, inspections and all the way through closing, Justin will be there every step of the way to guide you to ensure that your goals are met with the least amount of stress possible.
FOR PROPERTY OWNERS & LANDLORDS, Justin combines his marketing savvy with an extensive book of past rental clients to ensure a qualified tenant is secured with the minimal number of vacant days required. Through competitive pricing, widespread online marketing and communication within the worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty agent network, your listing will receive maximum exposure in the best possible light. A pool of applicants will be screened to ensure they meet the owner’s qualifications, and an executed lease will be delivered as quickly as possible. You’ll receive communication every step of the way to ensure that your listing is receiving the attention that it needs.
FOR RENTERS, Justin brings an in depth understanding of the fast-paced, complex and often too complicated Manhattan rental market, along with the tenacity required to complete these deals quickly and with the desired outcomes. He has access to every public and private listing database, along with an extensive personal network of landlord and management company contacts. Once the perfect apartment is found, Justin will get to work on negotiation and securing a lease as quickly and as painlessly as possible. He will be by your side every step of the way, through lease signing and beyond. If you need to relocate before your lease term concludes, Justin can also guide you in navigating the subletting process and securing a suitable subtenant
FOR INVESTORS, Justin brings a large international network of buyers, sellers, landlords and renters, along with a keen eye for numbers and the urgency required to meet your goals. He believes that transacting real estate in New York can always be profitable with the right amount of analysis, patience, diligence, negotiation and focus. Whether you’re looking to expand your portfolio, reduce your portfolio, flip, rent or otherwise, Justin will be a trusted advisor in your pursuits.
Justin is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at Sotheby’s International Realty in the East Side Manhattan office at 650 Madison Avenue. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, the New York Residential Agent Continuum and is a licensed Notary Public.
Prior to real estate, Justin worked in the fashion industry as a regional manager, merchandiser, store designer and window dresser. He was born and raised in Brick, NJ along the “Jersey Shore”. He currently resides on the Upper East Side with his Husky / German shepherd dog mix named Terra. When he’s not serving his clients, you can find him running in Central Park (during off leash hours!), practicing yoga, discussing philosophy with a stranger or roaming the beautiful city that he loves.