Douglas Heddings

The Heddings Property Group
Highlight: Great communicator with integrity. Highly analytical and exceptionally knowledgeable

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Contact Information (646) 200-5802

Vital statistics

Concentration:
Representing Sellers 80%
Representing Buyers 20%

Geography:
Upper West Side, Midtown West/Hell's Kitchen

Price range:
$500k to $1m, $1m to $3m

Lifetime deals: 500+

Sales 2006: $28 million

Sales 2007: $30 million

Sales 2008: $23 million

Background

Education:
Archbishop Curley High School (Baltimore MD); Hunter College, Double BA

Second languages: None

Professional memberships:
Real Estate Board of NY

Active Agent since: 1992

Designations: Founder, The Heddings Property Group

Awards

Prudential Chairman's Circle Platinum, 2003, 2008

 

Prudential Legend Award, 2008

 

Prudential Chairman's Circle Diamond, 2004-2007

 

Prudential Multi-Million Dollar Club

Specialties

Generalists »

I specialize in the sale and/or purchase of Manhattan co-ops, condos and townhouses in all price ranges and neighborhoods, although about half of my business is focused on the Upper West Side.

Corporate relocation »

I have had a great deal of success relocating clients moving to Manhattan. Determining what neighborhood best suits your needs is my primary focus and includes such things as neighborhood tours as well as information on public and private school options for the family.

Investors »

Analyzing market data and determining investment feasibility are key to making a wise real estate investment. In a confusing Manhattan marketplace, I believe that my 17 years in the industry working in both strong and soft markets has proven to be an asset to any investor.

Estate sales »

The estate sale requires an agent who can successfully liase with all parties involved in what can often be a very delicate transaction. It is imperative to be sensitive when working with estate attorneys, executors, and often times mourning families throughout the process. I have extensive experience working with estates to ensure a smooth and painless transaction.

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Agent's personal statement

As the leader of The Heddings Property Group, I'm in the top 1% of real estate agents nationwide. I specialize in the sale and/or purchase of Manhattan co-ops, condos and townhouses in all price ranges and I was one of the early pioneers of using the guided video tour to effectively market properties.

 

Although 51% of my business is transacted on the Upper West Side, I have 17 years of experience assisting sellers and buyers in most neighborhoods in Manhattan having sold in excess of $300 million of Manhattan real estate.

 

I take great pride in my award winning blog, Truegotham.com, on which I provide "dispatches from the front lines of Manhattan real estate." I have had clients report that the blog is also a window into my professionalism and business style.

 

Attentive service, creative problem solving, steadfast patience, and complete dedication to my clientele's best interests are some of the keys to my success and I believe the reason for a constant stream of referrals and repeat business.

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Our summary of
Douglas Heddings

"Doug is a family man who lives and works on the Upper West Side. Doug knows every inch of the West side -- his encyclopedic knowledge of the local inventory, combined with his ability to cruch numbers, makes Doug unique. In addition, he has a strong support team and excels in using new technologies to market properties."

TopAgentGuide™ editors

 

Verified reviews (9)

“Doug has sold 6 apartments of mine in the past 10 years. I can't speak highly enough about him.”
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Brian B.

Posted April 15, 2009. Verified April 23, 2009.

Doug has sold six apartments for me in the past 10 years. The first of those transactions was in 1998 when Doug helped me sell a loft on West 42nd Street. In that sale, and each sale since, Doug has gotten me a great price -- on a few occasions he even set a record price for the building. In two of the offerings, I received offers for roughly $100,000 more than the offering price. I attribute a great deal of that to Doug's skill at marketing and pricing the properties. He has an extensive network which helps bring in buyers and he is excellent at marketing. In addition, he knows the entire city. The apartments which he sold for me were in Chelsea, the Upper West Side and Midtown East, so he does not confine himself to one particular neighborhood. I have enjoyed working with him on each transaction. Doug has always been very professional, honest and straight-forward. He always responded to me promptly which is a problem that I've had with other agents in the past. I can't speak highly enough of Doug.
“Consummate professional. Incredibly honest and ethical.”

Ellen D.

Posted April 2, 2009. Verified April 13, 2009.

My experience working with Doug was excellent. He is the consummate professional and understands the market really, really well. From marketing my apartment, to pricing, to running the open house, Doug gave me great advice. I think that where a seller's broker makes his or her money is after the contract has been signed and before the closing. There are so many things that come up and, in my case, there were plenty. Doug handled the situation brilliantly. I think that there were times in the process that, but for Doug, the deal would have fallen through. Besides the unbelievable marketing work that Doug does, he advised me to price the apartment lower than other brokers advised me. He was very convincing that, strategically, this was the way to go. As a result of listening to him, I had six offers and ended up getting 12% more than I was originally asking. His instinct was spot-on. I can't recommend Doug highly enough and in a profession in which not everyone is as honest and forthcoming as one might hope, Doug stands out as an incredibly honest, ethical and professional person.
“Great listener. Makes sure you are comfortable with the process.”
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Bruce S.

Posted April 2, 2009. Verified April 3, 2009.

Our experience working with Doug was extremely positive. Doug is honest and is conscious of how important honesty is in the relationship between a real estate agent and client. There is a stereotype of real estate agents as somewhat less-than-honest, but Doug strives to defy the stereotype of the typical Manhattan real estate agent. Doug is respectful of, and focused on, your preferences. He listens to your preferences in terms of property type, price range and neighborhood and he doesn't push you to deviate from those preferences. However, he is also flexible. For example, in the course of buying our first apartment with Doug, we switched our focus to condos and away from co-ops, and he helped us do that. Doug is a great listener. He really got a sense of what my wife and I were looking for, and that made the process much easier because we didn't waste time looking at apartments that we weren't interested in or were out of our price range. Unlike with other agents that we have used, Doug never used pressure tactics to make the transaction move more quickly. He understands that buying a home should not be a high-pressure situation; instead, he wanted us to feel comfortable every step of the way. Finally, during the negotiation process, Doug really works to serve the needs of his clients. There can be divergent goals between an agent and their client because it is in an agent's financial interest for a transaction to close. Sometimes they may guide the negotiation to that end. Doug does not work that way. We were very happy with both transactions we completed with Doug -- both buying and selling. I already give Doug unsolicited referrals because I think so highly of him.
“Professional and responsive. Guided me through the process.”

Anonymous

Posted April 2, 2009. Verified April 23, 2009.

I found Doug to be very professional and responsive. He and his team work very well together. Doug has a great personality, but just as importantly, he really understands the subtleties of the Manhattan real estate market. Doug did a good job of guiding me through the process, especially because I was not familiar at all with the Manhattan real estate market. He explained to me the differences between neighborhoods, condos and co-ops, and home styles such as pre-war and post-war. He was very good.
“Even after the Board rejected my first potential buyer, Douglas kept working and never slowed down.”
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Jane S.

Posted September 8, 2009. Verified October 5, 2009.

Before I met Douglas, I had been working with with another agent for six months, but they hadn't done anything substantial in all that time. They were continually bringing people to see the space, but we didn't get one viable offer. When I decided to switch brokers, I looked first at Douglas's website, and on it I saw that he was able to provide a 360 degree tour of his listed apartments and also offered a bit of a neighborhood tour. I knew that was what my apartment needed in terms of marketing, so I talked to Douglas and ended up hiring him. At the first open house he held, I received an acceptable offer. Unfortunately, my co-op Board rejected the applicant but Douglas immediately began showing the apartment again and got me multiple offers at my asking price in a very short period of time. The Board accepted my next buyer and Douglas completed the deal. The whole process was very easy with Douglas, and I'd definitely recommend him as an agent.
“Extremely knowledgeable about the UWS.”
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Jeff M.

Posted April 3, 2009. Verified April 6, 2009.

I had a great experience working with Doug. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Upper West Side real estate market, even at a micro level. He knew which buildings were good and which ones weren't. Doug also explained to me which co-ops were good and which weren't. His entire team is great -- they are very professional and responsive. I had a very good experience and have already recommended Doug to friends of mine.
“Easily the best broker I've worked with.”
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Charles A.

Posted April 1, 2009. Verified April 1, 2009.

Doug is extraordinary. I've worked with many brokers over the years and Doug is easily the best. Having worked with Doug to buy a home, we wouldn't have dreamt of using anyone else to sell ours. Doug stands out relative to other brokers that I've used as dramatically more intelligent, insightful, ethical and more willing to go the extra mile to get the results his clients need. When my wife and I met Doug in person, we were both struck by Doug's level of expertise in the field of New York real estate. We were similarly impressed by his manner, communication skills and all the other attributes that you would want in a broker. Doug ended up showing us more than 50 homes before we found the home we wanted. He did this, not only without any complaints, but with great enthusiasm. Doug became more and more skilled as time went on in terms of understanding exactly what we wanted. In purchasing the apartment, Doug was invaluable in terms of understanding the process and extending offers to the sellers. Now that we are selling our current apartment, Doug is providing us with up to the minute data as to how the current market is evolving. I have a level of confidence in Doug that I never thought that I would have in a broker. I know that we're in good hands. I have already recommended Doug multiple times.
“Used Doug twice to sell my homes. Good interpersonal skills.”

Dan Z.

Posted April 3, 2009. Verified April 6, 2009.

We have used Doug to sell our last two homes, and, in both instances, we have had a good experience working with him and his team. Not only does Doug have substantial knowledge of the New York real estate market, but he also uses all the multi-media marketing tools in his arsenal for maximum visibility. He understands how important interpersonal dynamics help his clients negotiate effectively and is realistic about market values and sellers' expectations. We would recommend, and already have recommended, Doug to friends.
“Very professional. Great marketing in selling our apartment.”

Cynthia P.

Posted April 13, 2009. Verified April 23, 2009.

I found Doug to be very professional and plugged in to the pulse of the market. I very much appreciated his prompt response time to any phone call or email. Additionally, his team is really good. What really attracted us to Doug was his marketing skills: he put a video of our apartment online so that when we had potential buyers come to our apartment, essentially, they were making their second visit. I liked having that video out there. I absolutely would recommend Doug. In fact, we are using Doug to sell another condo that we own.