John Stathis

Prudential Douglas Elliman
Highlight: Highly experienced agent perfect for international clients

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Contact Information (646) 200-5824

Vital statistics

Concentration:
Representing Sellers 50%
Representing Buyers 50%

Geography:
Upper East Side, Upper West Side, SoHo/Tribeca

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

Lifetime deals: 250

Sales 2006: Pending

Sales 2007: Pending

Sales 2008: Pending

Background

Education:
Connecticut College, BA (Psychology & Architecture)

Second languages: Greek

Professional memberships:
Real Estate Board of New York

Active Agent since: 1985

Designations: Senior Vice President; Associate Broker

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Generalists »

As a native New Yorker, I have always been fascinated by real estate. Today, I know the obvious aspects of NYC real estate such as the buildings and the neighborhoods, but also the intricacies such as how to choose a good floor plan versus a poor one, and how to successfully combine apartments.

Pied-a-terre specialists »

Because I speak Greek and because many of my clients are from overseas and want a place to call home in Manhattan, I am very familiar with the pied-a-terres in the city. I know which co-ops allow pied-a-terres and which condos cater toward pied-a-terre buyers.

International clients »

I have spent every summer of life in Europe, so I have a good understanding of various cultures and business etiquette. I have been working with International buyers since they really started purchasing in NYC 15 years ago. I understand their needs and provide full service to them after the sale because I can project what they're going to need. I understand fears and concerns and am able to put them at ease and make the transaction as smooth as possible.

Estate sales »

Because of my of architecture background, I can really help executors and Estate attorneys understand the positive aspects of the property being sold because often, these properties are in need of work.

Greek »

As a native New Yorker, I have always been fascinated by real estate. Today, I know the obvious aspects of NYC real estate such as the buildings and the neighborhoods, but also the intricacies such as how to choose a good floor plan versus a poor one, and how to successfully combine apartments.

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Agent's personal statement

Having been born and raised in Manhattan, and because my entire family lives here, to me, New York isn’t simply the greatest city in the world – it is home. I’ve seen the ups and downs the city has gone through, and I having worked as a real estate agent since 1985, I have worked through many different real estate cycles. I actually started in a down cycle but managed to nonetheless succeed. That experience taught me the most important lesson in real estate: location, location, location.

 

Prior to working in real estate, I worked in my family’s food importing business which provided me with a good business background and a keen sense of the bottom line. While buying a home is an emotional investment, I recognize that it is also a financial one. That is why I make sure my clients are making good decisions. In addition, I studied architecture and art in school, so I have a strong aesthetic sense and can quickly hone in on people’s likes and dislikes. I also know that small changes (a door here, a change in lighting there) can make a huge difference in how an apartment shows. I rely on my keen sense of space when “staging” my clients’ homes because my job is to help my clients to achieve the absolute highest price for their home.

 

Throughout my nearly 30 year career, I have worked with clients from all walks of life, from first-time buyers to major celebrities. I have loved working with them all and still do.

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Our summary of
John Stathis

"John has a wonderful personality and a strong business sense. He speaks fluent Greek and maintains strong ties to his family's home on the island of Mykonos. He specializes in the Upper East Side (where he lives) and Midtown (East and West). He's an excellent choice for international buyers and sellers."

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Verified reviews (5)

“John's knowledge of the neighborhoods, buildings, and apartment layouts in Manhattan is encyclopedic.”
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Anonymous

Posted November 11, 2009. Verified November 11, 2009.

During my search for an apartment, John was extremely knowledgeable about different neighborhoods as well as many different buildings and the apartment layouts within them. His knowledge was like an encyclopedia. Ultimately, he found me a great home, and I would use him for any additional transaction I do. I've recommend him to numerous friends, and John has worked with at least five of them, all of which had successful transactions, as far as I know.
“I think John's success is based on his devotion to helping his clients make the right choice.”
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Wolfgang I.

Posted December 7, 2009. Verified December 7, 2009.

My experience with John, both on the buy and sell, was excellent. John had a thorough understanding of my needs. His knowledge of the market, the inventory, and the specific buildings was extremely helpful. He listened carefully to my needs and did not waste my time. He showed only properties and buildings that were financially sound and that fit my objectives. Importantly, John opened my eyes to the possibility of co-op ownership - even though I am a foreign national. He has a thorough knowledge of which co-ops accept foreign buyers. This widened my choices immensely. I think John's success is based on his devotion to helping his clients make the right choice: he clarifies individual needs and shows more options as to how his clients can achieve their objectives. John truly understands the real estate market as well as financial and cultural considerations.
“John's market knowledge sets him apart from other agents - I don't think I'd consider using another one.”

Steven F.

Posted November 2, 2009. Verified November 2, 2009.

I'm a repeat customer with John, so my experiences with him have obviously been very satisfactory. I'd strongly recommend him to anyone looking in the middle- to upper-range of apartments, because I know he's extremely knowledgeable in that area. His knowledge of the market is what makes him stand out among other agents, and because of this, I frankly don't think I'd consider using another agent. John is also a very trustworthy, honorable, and honest guy. He's easy to work with, and an all-around great broker.
“I've never met such an accommodating, knowledgeable broker.”
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Randi R.

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

John is fantastic. I've never met such an accommodating, knowledgeable broker. The whole time he helped me purchase my home, he was informative and patient. He really knows the neighborhoods and buildings that he works with, even down to the specific requirements of each co-op Board. John's approach to real estate is that it's not about making a sale, but it's about him finding a match for his client. I've already recommended John to friends, and I would definitely do so again.
“John takes his work very seriously. He's smart, and he works very quickly.”

Marra K.

Posted November 2, 2009. Verified November 2, 2009.

I hired John because he's very serious, smart, and he works very quickly. I am very satisfied with my experiences with him, which include purchases and sales. John has always helped me with what I've needed. I think he's the best broker in New York.