Dee Downing

The Corcoran Group
Highlight: Experienced Upper East Side professional, excellent for sellers

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Contact Information (646) 200-5802

Vital statistics

Concentration:
Representing Sellers 65%
Representing Buyers 35%

Geography:
Upper East Side, Midtown East

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

Lifetime deals: 250+

Sales 2006: 12 transactions

Sales 2007: 15 transactions

Sales 2008: 12 transactions

Background

Education:
Guilford College, B.A.

Second languages: None

Professional memberships:
Real Estate Board of New York

Active Agent since: 1987

Designations: Senior Vice President; Associate Broker

Awards

Corcoran's Winners Circle

Specialties

Generalists »

I work with clients throughout Manhattan, but have primarily focused on the Upper East and West Sides. I enjoy representing sellers as well as buyers and have no price minimum or maximum. I find most of my clients as a result of personal referrals and work well with high-end clients as well as younger family members just starting out. I've been in the business for over twenty years and have experienced both up and down markets.

Estate sales »

I have had quite a bit of experience selling estates on behalf of families and/or executors. This usually requires a bit more “hands on” work in terms of giving advice on services available to help appraise and/or remove items in order to “stage” an apartment to show it to its best advantage. Working with different members of a family who may or may not agree on the value of the property to be sold requires a great deal of patience.

Sellers leaving NYC »

Working with clients who are leaving the city is another case where the sellers require a bit more hand holding through the process as they may have already left the city and be dealing with all the details by long distance. Again, this type of sale requires recommendations of services, movers, and most importantly communicating the process to the sellers in a way that does not cause them to needlessly worry.

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Agent's personal statement

Experience. Integrity. Professionalism.

 

I have worked for over twenty years selling real estate in Manhattan. My colleagues and the people I work for know that I am professional, dependable and discreet.

 

My goal is to find the right home for my buyers and to find the right buyers for my sellers’ homes. My marketing and sales skills transferred from an earlier career in advertising and public relations. My negotiating skills were fine tuned as an executive with an international travel company where I also acquired painstaking attention to detail and full service orientation.

 

If I am hired to sell a home, I research the building, the neighborhood and all of its positive and negative aspects. The marketing and advertising strategy are “fine tuned” specifically for that property. I am there for every showing.

 

If you are looking to purchase a property, I help you determine all the important details (where, what type of property, how much you want to spend) and then work tirelessly until we find the right home…and help you negotiate the best price.

 

I love what I do and I think it shows in my positive attitude and my ability to communicate with my clients and the other members of the real estate community. Most of my business is referrals.

 

Give me a call, I’d love to speak to you!

Recently sold

Address: Type: Bed: Sqft:
10 East 70th Street Co-op 2.0 1600
10 East End Avenue Co-op 2.0 1150
10 East End Avenue Co-op 2.0 925
1049 Park Avenue Co-op 2.0 1500
1049 Park Avenue Co-op 2.0 -
1049 Park Avenue Co-op 2.0 1550
105 West 13th Street Co-op 2.0 1000
1050 Park Avenue Co-op 2.0 1800
11 East 86th Street Co-op 2.0 2000
111 East 85th Street Co-op 1.0 750
1120 Park Avenue Co-op 2.0 1700
1125 Park Avenue Co-op 3.0 -
1175 York Avenue Co-op 1.0 950
1199 Park Avenue Co-op 4.0 2500
120 East 79th Street Co-op 2.0 1200
1230 Park Avenue Co-op 4.0 2235
146 East 49th Street Co-op 1.0 750
146 West 57th Street Condo 1.0 1094
157 East 74th Street Condo 3.0 2300
162 East 80th Street Co-op 2.0 1300
163 East 81st Street Co-op 2.0 -
165 East 72nd Street Co-op 1.0 950
165 East 72nd Street Co-op 1.0 725
167 East 61st Street Co-op 2.0 1500
168 East 74th Street Co-op 3.0 2000
17 East 89th Street Co-op 1.0 -
170 East 78th Street Co-op 1.0 975
170 East 79th Street Co-op 3.0 1700
176 East 71st Street Co-op 3.0 2800
19 East 88th Street Co-op 1.0 900
20 Sutton Place South Co-op 3.0 2400
20 West 64th Street Condo 2.0 1040
200 East 89th Street Condo 3.0 1400
200 East 90th Street Cond-op 5.0 2000
201 E 62nd Street - 3.0 -
201 E. 80 Condo 4.0 -
201 East 15th Street Co-op 1.0 720
201 East 80th Street Condo 4.0 2280
201 East 80th Street Condo 2.0 1305
201 West 70th Street Co-op 1.0 600
225 East 73rd Street Co-op 2.0 -
23 Waverly Place Co-op 0.0 -
235 East 54th Street Co-op 0.0 -
235 East 73rd Street Co-op 2.0 1356
240 East 76th Street Cond-op 0.0 -
240 East 76th Street Cond-op 0.0 -
245 E 93rd Street - 2.0 -
245 East 93rd Street Condo 1.0 970
245 East 93rd Street Condo 2.0 960
245 East 93rd Street Condo 2.0 1400
245 East 93rd Street Condo 4.0 2500
25 East 86th Street Co-op 2.0 1550
255 East 49th Street Condo 3.0 2000
288 Lexington Avenue Co-op 1.0 720
288 Lexington Avenue Co-op 2.0 1170
288 Lexington Avenue Co-op 0.0 453
30 Beekman Place Co-op 1.0 1000
300 East 71st Street Co-op 0.0 400
310 West 99th Street Co-op 2.0 1150
310 West 99th Street Co-op 2.0 1300
315 East 68th Street Co-op 1.0 850
322 Central Park West - 3.0 -
345 East 56th Street Co-op 3.0 1550
35 Park Avenue Co-op 1.0 -
350 East 57th Street Co-op 2.0 2000
350 East 57th Street Co-op 3.0 2200
420 East 51st Street Co-op 2.0 1422
435 East 77th Street Co-op 1.0 700
444 East 75th Street Co-op 1.0 850
45 East 89th Street Cond-op 3.0 1650
45 Sutton Place South Co-op 2.0 1500
45 Sutton Place South Co-op 2.0 1700
470 Park Avenue Co-op 1.0 950
475 Park Avenue Co-op 2.0 2400
500 West 176th Street Co-op 1.0 1400
55 East 93rd Street Condo 1.0 -
61 Jane Street Co-op 1.0 950
61 Jane Street Co-op 1.0 950
8 East 68 Co-op 2.0 -
8 East 68 Co-op 2.0 -
8 East 68th Street Co-op 2.0 2400
8 East 68th Street Co-op 2.0 -
80 Park Avenue Condo 0.0 575

Our summary of
Dee Downing

"Dee is kind, warm, mature, and above all, professional. She's wonderful with families and has a focus on the Upper East Side. We've known her for 20 years; she's well respected and considered a delight by all who work with her. Dee is easy to deal with, listens carefully, and knows her business."

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Verified reviews (11)

“Dee is a savvy and aggressive seller.”
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Lynn S.

Posted August 12, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

Working with Dee has been wonderful. She’s a smart and aggressive seller, and I’ve found that she’s a real advocate for her client. Her understanding of the market comes from her experience and hard work – she’s always doing her homework before any meeting with potential buyers or brokers. We’re currently in the process of closing on the sale of my apartment, and it’s been a very enjoyable experience working with her. I would definitely recommend Dee to friends and family. From the beginning, she’s been positive and energetic, and that’s really helped to alleviate a lot of the stress of relocating for me.
“A true professional. She went out of her way to educate us about the intricacies of Manhattan real estate.”

Anonymous

Posted August 12, 2009. Verified September 23, 2009.

My wife and I were looking to sell our co-op apartment quickly, and Dee came through for us. She was able not only to find a buyer and close the deal in a very short timeframe, but she also kept the selling price in the upper end of our desired range. We’ve owned a number of properties around the country, and Manhattan tends to have many more intricacies to deal with in real estate. There are taxes and fees involved in selling a home that I wasn’t aware of, and Dee did a great job to carefully explain all of those issues to us before we decided on our selling price. Dee was truly concerned with making sure we understood everything involved in the process of selling, and she kept us well-informed the entire time. I would recommend Dee to friends and family without a doubt. She’s a true professional.
“Dee never pressured me to buy an apartment. She is a terrific person and a delight to work with.”

Anonymous

Posted October 27, 2009. Verified October 27, 2009.

Dee helped me both to buy an condo and sell a co-op on the Upper East Side. I have already recommended Dee to my friends because she is ethical, dedicated and in tune with what her customers want. From the start, Dee knew what it was I was looking for and she tried hard to meet my needs rather than simply sell me an apartment. Throughout the process, Dee was very patient. We started working together in January and didn't find the apartment that I wanted until August, but Dee never grew tired up searching. Not once did she pressure me to buy an apartment. Dee is experienced, knowledgeable, hard working and diligent. Just as importantly, she is a terrific person and a delight to work with.
“Since we purchased our first home with Dee ten years ago, she's been a great resource for anything related to real estate.”
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David B.

Posted October 1, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

We bought our first home with Dee about ten years ago. What we found remarkable about working with her is that she really listened to us. Instead of just going to the regular listings, Dee was able to take our preferences and recall a specific apartment that had just fallen out of contract and become available again. It wasn't an easy find by any means, but it turned out to be exactly what we wanted. We made a bid on the property almost immediately, and that's the apartment we own today. Over the last decade, we've kept in contact with Dee, and she's been a wonderful resource for us. When we thought about remodeling our terrace, we called her to ask if it would be worth the investment. I call her a couple times every year with real estate questions, and she always gets back to me within a couple of days. I completely trust her opinion. I would absolutely recommend Dee to others.
“I was a realtor in the city for many years, and of all the brokers and sales agents that I know, Dee was the only one with whom I trusted the sale of my home.”

Keith H.

Posted October 7, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

I was a realtor in the city for many years, and of all the brokers and sales agents that I knew professionally and personally, Dee was the only one with whom I trusted the sale of my home. She's a consummate professional, and working with her was perfect in every way. Dee is organized, efficient, and hard-working. She made the process of selling a home, which can be very stressful, completely effortless for us. Dee took care of everything from marketing to open houses to difficult negotiations with several potential buyers. We weren't in the city for a great deal of the time in which Dee was selling our property, but we had complete trust and confidence in her abilities. I have already recommended Dee to friends, and I would continue to do so without reservation.
“Dee made sure that I was informed and educated throughout the buying and selling process.”

Anonymous

Posted September 10, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

Last year, I was looking to upsize from my apartment to something larger, and I was interested in relocating from Greenwich Village to the Upper West Side. I worked with Dee both to sell my apartment and purchase a new one, and she was very pleasant to deal with. Dee possesses a thorough understanding of the market, and her professionalism is outstanding. She was always able to take my calls, respond to my questions, and ensure that I was informed and educated about the entire process. Even though there were some complications in both processes, Dee worked hard to resolve them and her effort really paid off.
“Dee's approach to finding a property for a client is similar to that which an architect might take in designing a home for someone.”

David B.

Posted October 21, 2009. Verified October 26, 2009.

Over the course of the past thirty years, I've lived in six different states and owned between ten and twelve homes. In most of my transactions, I would not hesitate to refer to the people I worked with as real estate agents. With Dee, I would change that title to a real estate professional. What resonated with me so strongly was that Dee didn't just show me properties and hope to find one that I liked. She really tried to understand my likes, dislikes, and my lifestyle. She then interpreted all these things to try and find a property that fit me perfectly. It was very much the approach that an architect might take in designing a home for a client, and I found that to be both unusual and extremely valuable. I would recommend Dee to anyone. She's completely unpretentious, and she truly cares about her clients.
“We've worked with Dee to both buy and sell a home. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dee.”
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Sharon S.

Posted August 14, 2009. Verified October 23, 2009.

My husband and I have worked with Dee both in buying and selling property in the city. Dee truly excels on both fronts. In selling, Dee knew exactly how to advertise and market the apartment in order to create as much excitement and demand for it as possible. She initially set the price at a very modest level, which incited a bidding war between interested buyers and resulted in us getting a much larger offer than what we had ever expected. In buying our next apartment, we too were caught in a bidding war, but Dee was able to shepherd the whole process and help us win the apartment without offering an exorbitant amount. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dee to my friends and family. She’s an excellent advocate for her clients, and can play both sides of the real estate game extremely well.
“Dee was professional, helpful, and a pleasure to work with. I've already recommended her to my friends and family.”

Frank B.

Posted October 1, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

We hired Dee to help us find a pied-a-terre on the Upper East Side. She initially took us to a variety of properties and quickly learned what was of interest to us. Subsequently, she narrowed her list down to properties that were within our parameters, so we saw very few homes that we weren't interested in. That was all extremely helpful. Once we found a property, Dee was responsive to our questions, and she never pushed us to commit before we were ready. She was a pleasure to work with, and she was extremely professional throughout the process. I have already recommended Dee to friends and family, and I would do so again without hesitation.
“My family considers Dee our agent for life. We've been working with her for the past 20 years.”
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Jerome C.

Posted August 12, 2009. Verified September 23, 2009.

My family has been working with Dee for the past twenty years. Together, we’ve bought and sold property in the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Midtown, and Downtown. Not only is Dee a great agent, but at this point, she’s become a part of the family. We refer to her as Aunt Dee. As an agent, Dee is careful to never be over-bearing. Instead, she gives the guidance that we want, but then she allows us to make any decisions. She respects our thoughts and choices, and we’ve never felt like we were coaxed into any decision that we weren’t happy with. What Dee really excels at is taking the potentially nightmarish process involved with real estate and handling everything in the most painless way possible. She knows the market, she knows the co-op buildings, and her advice has always proven to be sound. All of this makes the whole process much easier. We’ve recommended Dee to family and friends countless times since we first worked together. They’ve all been just as happy as we have, and we continue to recommend her whenever someone asks.
“Our experiences working with Dee have been uniformly excellent. After four separate transactions, we're still working with her, and we're still happy.”
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Richard B.

Posted October 7, 2009. Verified October 23, 2009.

We've worked with Dee in three real estate purchases, and we're currently beginning to work with her on a sale. Our experiences working with Dee have been uniformly excellent. Dee really knows the neighborhoods of Manhattan, and she knows details about many of the buildings. She knows which buildings have difficult Boards and which are more pleasant to work with, but in both cases, she also knows exactly what it takes to make sure a deal goes through. Whenever we've needed to find her, she's been accessible and available to talk. She has a second home outside of the city, but even when she's there, she's still able to help out and answer any questions we might have. I would absolutely recommend Dee to others, and I've already recommended her to friends who later purchased a home with her. Dee is truly a pleasure to work with, and she's a great person.