Dina Cohen

CitiHabitats
Highlight: A true advocate for her customers & clients; excellent for first-time buyers

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Contact Information (646) 200-5827

Vital statistics

Concentration:
Representing Sellers 40%
Representing Buyers 60%

Geography:
Gramercy/Union Square/Flatiron, Murray Hill/Kips Bay

Price range:
$500k to $1m, Under $500k

Lifetime deals: 70

Sales 2006: 7 transactions

Sales 2007: 11 transactions

Sales 2008: 14 transactions

Background

Education:
SUNY Plattsburgh, BA

Second languages: None

Professional memberships:
Real Estate Board of New York

Active Agent since: 1999

Designations: Senior Vice President; Associate Broker

Awards

CitiHabitats Gramercy Office Top Ten Sales Agent, YTD 2009

 

CitiHabitats Gramercy Office Top Listing Sales Agent , 2005 & 2008

 

CitiHabitats Outstanding Customer Service Award, 2004

 

CitiHabitats Highest Earning Sales Agent, 2003

 

CitiHabitats Gramercy Office Top Producer, 2000-2001

Specialties

Generalists »

As a lifelong New Yorker, I made Manhattan my home after gaining degrees in both Mass Communications and Liberal Arts. After working on a real estate cable television show at Time Warner which focused on Manhattan real estate, I decided to become a real estate professional, a career I truly love. I am now an Associate Broker and Senior Vice-President at CitiHabitats. While I am happy to assist renters, buyers and sellers in every Manhattan neighborhood, I specialize in Gramercy, Chelsea and Murray Hill. I have won numerous awards throughout the years including Top Producer, Highest Earning Sales Agent, Top Sales Listing Agent, and one that I'm especially proud of, the award for Outstanding Customer Service.

First-time NYC buyers »

Having assisted so many rental clients during my early years in real estate, it became clear that in order to become a full-service broker, I would need to be able to help those former renters buy their first home when the time was right for them. It is a perfect fit for me because I get as excited as they do when they find, "the one." I am there from start to finish and feel a sense of pride when I see my clients become first time home owners.

Buyers moving to NYC »

I enjoy helping my relocation clients who initially come here to try a new job. Not only do I strive to find the ideal neighborhood that matches their lifestyle, but I get as excited as they do when they find "the one." Since I enjoy Manhattan so much, it is my pleasure to show them various neighborhoods and give some history on it as well.

Sellers leaving NYC »

Sellers who are leaving NYC trust me because they know I will make what is likely an emotional time for them completely easy and stress-free. My sellers enjoy working with me because they don't have to worry about anything. I handle it all from start to finish and can refer them to the best real estate attorneys for their needs, movers and anyone in between that will help to make the process easy.

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Agent's personal statement

As a Senior Vice-President and Associate Broker at Citi Habitats, I was both the highest earning sales agent in my office and the top sales listing agent last year. I am a member of Citi Habitats elite Platinum Club, a select group of agents who consistently produce a number of transactions that are above and beyond the organization’s expectations. In addition to being the office’s top producer for the past two years, I was also singled out for providing what is so important to clients – special recognition for “Outstanding Customer Service." I truly enjoy assisting others, and feel that I am well suited to handle the daily challenges and surprises that occur with real estate transactions. My ability to quickly and accurately assess clients’ needs and a strong work ethic have also contributed to my success. It also helps that I am a lifelong New Yorker, with other work experience at organizations such as Time Warner and NBC. I am currently a Gramercy resident and have a special interest in New York City’s history. This is mainly due to the time that I spent producing segments about the city for a show called Realty Views. I am a member of the National Arts Club, enjoy skiing and writing and love the many perks of living in this great city.

Recently sold

Address: Type: Bed: Sqft:
145 East 15th Street Co-op 1.0 700
15 Broad Street Condo 1.0 1051
150 East 27th Street Co-op 1.0 -
16 West 19th Street Condo 1.0 902
160 East 38th Street Co-op 1.0 800
1601 Third Avenue Condo 0.0 528
167 Perry Street Co-op 2.0 1250
200 East 24th Street Co-op 1.0 825
201 East 37th Street Co-op 0.0 550
210 East 36th Street Co-op 0.0 550
211 East 18th Street Co-op 2.0 415
222 Park Avenue South Co-op 3.0 1600
236 East 28th Street Co-op 1.0 600
240 East 35th Street Co-op 1.0 750
245 East 24th Street Co-op 1.0 700
245 East 25th Street Co-op 1.0 800
250 East 30th Street Condo 2.0 1050
26 Gramercy Park South Co-op 1.0 -
315 Seventh Avenue Condo 1.0 764
320 East 42nd Street Co-op 2.0 300
325 West 45th Street Co-op 1.0 500
330 East 38th Street Condo 1.0 775
330 Third Avenue Co-op 0.0 550
333 East 14th Street Co-op 0.0 600
333 West 56th Street Condo 1.0 620
333 West 57th Street Co-op 1.0 900
350 Bleecker Street Co-op 0.0 475
459 West Broadway Co-op 2.0 2300
504 Grand Street Co-op 1.0 800
529 West 42nd Street Co-op 1.0 1000
630 First Avenue Condo 2.0 1036
66 Madison Avenue Co-op 1.0 700
7 Park Avenue Co-op 0.0 400
77 Seventh Avenue Co-op 0.0 600
957 Pacific Street Condo 1.0 802
Grand Street Co-op 3.0 1250

Our summary of
Dina Cohen

"We have heard time and again from Dina's clients that when they worked with her, they never felt any pressure. Dina is a good listener and is great at taking the stress and anxiety out of the real estate process. Having started her career in rentals, Dina has helped bridge the gap between renting and buying for many first-time buyers."

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Verified reviews (8)

“Everything from Dina's straightforward approach to her myriad business contacts made my sale and subsequent move much easier to handle.”

Joseph B.

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

Dina's style of dealing in real estate is very straightforward and honest. She knows the business well, but she isn't patronizing in any way, which was a relief for me. At the same time, she was personable as well as complimentary regarding the degree to which I had prepared my apartment for the first open house. In order to help the sale progress, Dina referred me to numerous other professionals in the real estate business - a storage company, a real estate lawyer, etc. - and each one of these contacts made the sale and my subsequent move even easier. In terms of negotiation, Dina was very articulate about how waiting out for a higher bid might create problems, and I could tell she'd experienced that before. I feel that she's an extremely professional broker, and I'd absolutely recommend her to others.
“Dina and her partner allowed me to stay relatively hands-off in the sale of my inherited apartment.”

Ken S.

Posted November 2, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

Dina helped me to sell an apartment I inherited. The whole experience was great. Dina and her partner did everything they promised to do and ultimately found me a buyer. Dealing with the people involved in the sale wasn't always easy, but working with Dina was always smooth and easy. I didn't have to work too hard on the sale, and only rarely was I involved with meeting prospective buyers. Dina and her partner really got the job done. I would certainly recommend her. She always finds a buyer or seller, whatever her client needs.
“Dina helped us get an extra room in our apartment without adding onto our budget.”
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Judy P.

Posted November 2, 2009. Verified December 7, 2009.

Dina is very much tuned into what her client wants and needs. She listens to the specifics and adds her own insights and experience to the equation in order to decipher exactly what fits her client's family and personal needs. In our case, Dina helped us to look outside the box. We were set on a two bedroom apartment with a balcony, but Dina was able to show us that we could, at the same price point, get a three bedroom with an extra bathroom. Now, we have an extra room, and we're very happy about that. Dina is also very skilled on the business end of real estate. She knows the ins and outs of the transaction, and she was able to assist us in our correspondence with our lawyer, the co-op Board, and anything else we needed. She made the whole process feel very easy, and we highly recommend her.
“Dina's a personable, talented broker who really looks out for her clients and customers.”
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Michele C.

Posted November 2, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

It's always a pleasure to work with Dina. She's easy going, but she always gets the job done, and she keeps me informed all the while. Dina has helped me to purchase a personal home as well as find tenants for a number of Chelsea properties that I manage. Her communication is top-notch, and I find that to be very important. She's diligent with follow ups, and her quick response time shows how much she looks out for her clients and customers. I always recommend Dina to friends and colleagues. Because I work in a commercial real estate firm, recommending a residential broker is very significant, but I'm confident to do so. Dina's a personable, talented broker.
“Dina got us an offer at the first open house she had. We accepted, and Dina made sure the deal went through.”

Joan K.

Posted November 2, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

Maybe it was coincidental, but after working with Dina, we received an offer at our first open house. The property we were selling was inherited by my husband, and it was a nice apartment, but Dina offered a number of suggestions regarding how to best show the space before we held the open house, and I think that helped quite a bit. Even after we accepted the offer, Dina held more open houses just in case the deal fell through. Fortunately, it didn't, and the negotiating and closing phases of the sale progressed smoothly. Because of Dina's quick work, I'd absolutely recommend her.
“Dina's trustworthiness was very important to me. I felt comfortable trusting her with my first home purchase.”
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Kim C.

Posted November 2, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

Dina taught us everything we know about real estate. She's extremely good with first-time buyers and made our educational experience fun. She also worked hard to understand our preferences and she actually listened to what we did and didn't want. Her instincts were equally important. We eventually purchased an apartment that didn't impress us the first time we saw it. We trusted her when she suggested we take a second look and she was right. I couldn't work with a broker whom I couldn't trust and we trust Dina implicitly. She was responsive to all our questions, and we felt quite comfortable with the process. I've recommended Dina several times and I will continue to do so. In addition to her skills as a realtor, she's also very pleasant, funny, and friendly.
“Dina was completely dedicated and responsive to our needs as sellers. She worked hard to get us the price we wanted.”
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Anonymous

Posted November 2, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

I would absolutely recommend Dina. She was very hands-on during the sale of our apartment; almost daily, she provided us with updated information regarding any potential buyers or visitors to the space. She gave us input in terms of the look of the apartment and offered some tips on how to showcase it in the best way possible. Dina was also completely dedicated and responsive to our needs as sellers. We asked her to get us a certain price, and she did everything she could to get as close as possible to that number. She never asked us to lower our asking price, but instead worked at the level we wanted. In addition, she worked personally with us after the apartment was sold. She was able to get us a great discount with a moving company because of her industry connections. The whole experience was very positive.
“Dina's willingness to do whatever it took to find us the right apartment was remarkable. I recommend her without reservation.”
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Donna S.

Posted November 2, 2009. Verified December 7, 2009.

Dina's on her game - she's been in the business for years - and it's obvious in the way that she works. She's extremely professional and thorough, as well as knowledgeable. What I found to be remarkable about Dina was her willingness to do whatever it took to help us find the right apartment. She understood what was important to us, and she never tried to push a property on us that wasn't exactly what we were interested in. As the purchase progressed, she continued to maintain a professional relationship with us, providing support all the while, which was also extremely valuable to us. It was truly a pleasure to work with Dina.