Charles Curkin

Prudential Douglas Elliman
Highlight: Experienced agent with an encyclopedic knowledge of the Upper East Side


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Contact Information (646) 200-5802

Vital statistics

Representing Sellers 50%
Representing Buyers 50%

Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Chelsea

Price range:
$1m to $3m, $3m to $10m

Lifetime deals: 100+

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North Yarmouth Academy; Connecticut College, BA; Tulane University MBA (in progress)

Second languages: None

Professional memberships:
Real Estate Board of New York

Active Agent since: 1990

Designations: Senior Vice President


Douglas Elliman Chairman's Circle Gold, 2008


Douglas Elliman Chairman's Circle Platinum, 2007



Generalists »

In my 20 years as a broker in New York City, I've run the gamut: selling, buying, East side and West side. You name it, I've done it. When people in the industry want to know something about real estate, they come to me.

Art collectors »

I have a degree in the history of art as well as my own collection. As a collector myself, I understand the unique needs of art collectors.

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Agent's personal statement

I have been a full broker in Manhattan since my son was old enough to go to school. I have loved every minute of my career and am the go-to person for many of my peers. I have sold property in almost every neighborhood in Manhattan. I have a degree in the history of art as well as my own collection. As a collector myself, I understand the unique needs of art collectors.

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Our summary of
Charles Curkin

"Charles knows everything about the Upper East Side: he loves its history and knows who lived where, when, how much they sold for and where they went. He resides on Park Avenue himself. His strong knowledge of the Upper East Side helps him understand the pros and cons of each homeand how to best value and/or market them."

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Verified reviews (3)

“Knowledgeable agent who virtually knows every building in the city.”

David S.

Posted August 20, 2009. Verified October 5, 2009.

Working with Charles has been a delight. One thing that I’ve noticed from dealing with a number of real estate agents in the city is that to be good, an agent has to play the role of psycho-therapist for his client. He must understand the things that you’re not even sure you know that you want, and he needs to get you to articulate those things. I find that Charles has that skill, and I find that rare. Out of all the agents I’ve worked with in the city, Charles the most knowledgeable, and not just in one or two ways. He just seems to know virtually every building in the city, and he has a very wide and thorough knowledge of the industry, including how to work with co-op Boards, which is extremely important if you’re interested in buying a co-op. To me, Charles’s encyclopedic knowledge is invaluable. I would unconditionally recommend Charles to my friends and family.
“Charles was a rock throughout the process of purchasing my apartment. He kept me calm, focused, and made the whole transaction easy.”

K.C. W.

Posted August 21, 2009. Verified October 5, 2009.

I would absolutely recommend Charles to a friend or family member. Working with him to find a home was a wonderful experience, and he really helped me solve the dilemma I was in. Before I started working with Charles, I didn't think I could afford to live in Manhattan anymore. I was newly single, and I was in a bit of a panic about having a fun social life. I was willing to spend a bit more if I found somewhere that was perfect for me to live, but Manhattan apartments seemed totally out of my range. In one of our earliest meetings, Charles took a monstrous list of over 3,000 available properties and narrowed it down to less than 100 that would be suitable for me--all within a couple of minutes. Every one of those apartments was in a fun, workable neighborhood, and they were all within the range of what I was planning to spend. Charles had a very clear and immediate idea of what location and type of property would work best for me and what would make me happy, and his intuitions were absolutely on the mark. Charles did an amazing job of keeping me calm and focused. Because I was facing the prospect of being an owner for the first time, I had a lot of concerns. He had a very soothing quality, and he made sure that my worries were discussed and that I made a sound financial, as well as living, decision.
“Charles worked with my children to both buy and sell an apartment.”

Randy K.

Posted August 24, 2009. Verified September 26, 2009.

Charles helped my children buy and sell an apartment. My children sought to try and buy an apt on their own but had a difficult time finding a good agent. We knew Charles, so we approached him with what our children were looking for and asked if he could help. Charles said that he could. Given what my children were looking for, Charles immediately had a particular apartment in mind. We saw the apartment and acually purchased it within four days. Charles' knowledge of the inventory in the city, as well as his personal relationships with other agents in the city, is fantastic. When Charles helped my children sell their apartment, ran open houses every weekend until he sold the apartment. Ultimately, he got the highest price ever for a one bedroom in the bulding. He ran open houses every weekend until he sold