John Tenore

Sotheby's International Realty
Highlight: Downtown focused agent with very strong analytic skills

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Contact Information (646) 200-5824

Vital statistics

Concentration:
Representing Sellers 60%
Representing Buyers 40%

Geography:
West Village, Chelsea, SoHo/Tribeca

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

Lifetime deals: 100

Sales 2006: $12 million

Sales 2007: $17 million

Sales 2008: $18 million

Background

Education:
Rutgers University, BS

Second languages: None

Professional memberships:
Real Estate Board of New York; Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate

Active Agent since: 2003

Designations: Vice President; Associate Broker; REBNY Designated New York Residential Specialist

Awards

NRT Top 1,000 Sales Associates Nationwide

 

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Specialties

Generalists »

Having joined Sotheby's International Realty in 2003 I quickly established myself as a leading producer selling luxury Manhattan real estate. I pride myself on being honest, approachable and a professional who provides my clients with the full-service brokerage attention they deserve. My goal is to create a personalized experience that is second to none while guiding my clients through the vast array of choices and decisions involved in the buying and selling of luxury property.

Sellers leaving NYC »

I have worked tirelessly to create an extensive network of top-rated agents around the world and I can connect you with the right agent anywhere on the globe. My network consists of agents whom I’ve personally met and have gotten to know and I can recommend someone who would be suitable for you and your personal needs.

Parents »

The majority of my business is referral-based and very often my client is a young professional looking to buy their first home in the city. These clients often are recent college or business school graduates who have limited financial resources. Typically, these transactions involve parental participation either by assisting financially or by making the purchase outright for the child as a gift. These transactions require a bit more time and patience to ensure that everyone is happy. Some co-ops allow for a parent to gift the money for the purchase while others do not, so knowing which buildings will allow for this type of purchase is critical. My extensive experience in working with this type of buyer allows me to guide my clients confidently through the purchasing process.

Buyers moving to NYC »

When I work with clients from outside the city they quickly find out that they are in good hands. Whether you are looking for a pied-a-terre or are empty nesters looking to relocate back to the city, I will provide you with a personalized experience and will guide you confidently through the purchase process.

For pet lovers »

As a pet owner, I understand how important it is to find real estate that will not only satisfy your particular needs but will also welcome your much loved pets. I know the policies of each and every building in NYC vary on this topic and I pride myself in knowing which buildings are the most pet-friendly. This will not only save you time in your search for real estate but will help guarantee a place that you and your pets can truly call home.

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Agent's personal statement

Having joined Sotheby's International Realty in 2003, I quickly established myself as a leading seller of luxury Manhattan real estate. I pride myself on being an honest and approachable professional who provides my clients with the full-service brokerage attention they deserve.

 

My goal is to create a personalized experience that is second to none while guiding my clients through the vast array of choices and decisions involved in the buying and selling of luxury property. I am a dedicated professional who remains on the cutting edge of real estate by attending conferences, round table events and seminars.

 

I’ve built effective business relationships and have developed an extensive network of real estate professionals throughout the country. Most of my business is referral-based.

 

While working with sellers, I offer a customized marketing plan and for my buyers I am able to draw upon my financial services background to analyze my client’s buying power so that I am able to guide them confidently through the purchasing process.

 

In 2007, I was selected by the Real Estate Board of New York to receive further education. This forum was offered only to agents who have achieved prowess in the industry and is designed to help them share experiences and discuss ways to improve the client relationship with regard to the sale of New York City properties. Only 30 agents were chosen to attend this training and receive the New York Residential Specialist Designation (NYRS) as proof of their commitment to ethics, negotiating skills and knowledge of the marketplace.

 

In addition, I consistently achieved the distinction of being named to NRT’s Top 1,000 Sales Associates out of all 64,000 sales associates nationwide. A graduate of Rutgers University, I earned my bachelor’s degree in management and finance. I am also a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate.

Recently sold

Address: Type: Bed: Sqft:
1 Morton Square 9-AW Condo 3.0 1991
10 West Street 19-G Condo 4.0 3618
100 Riverside Blvd 17-A Condo 1.0 923
130 West 30th Street 9C Condo 3.0 2064
145 Hudson 14-A Condo 4.0 5198
2 Fifth Avenue 7-F Co-op 2.0 -
201 East 21st Street, 7D - - -
230 Central Park West , 6K Co-op 1.0 -
25 Columbus Circle 59-D Condo 3.0 1862
270 Broadway 21-C Condo 2.0 1998
299 West 12th Street, 5E Condo 1.0 850
344 West 23rd Street 7-D Condo 1.0 732
50 King Street 8-C Co-op 1.0 -
50 King Street, 8D Co-op 1.0 -
520 West 19th Street 9-AC Condo 4.0 3623
565 West End Avenue 6-E Co-op 1.0 -
66 Leonard Street, 3C Condo 2.0 -
8-10 Warren Street 3-E Condo 2.0 2010
99 Jane Street 10-B Condo 3.0 1750
99 Jane Street 2-B Condo 2.0 1152
99 Jane Street 4-L Condo 2.0 1210
99 Jane Street 6-D Condo 4.0 1995
99 Jane Street 6-L Condo 2.0 1210
99 Jane Street, 4C Condo 3.0 1672
99 Jane Street, 5J Condo 2.0 1208
99 Jane Street, 6A Condo 2.0 1225
99 Jane Street, 6F Condo 2.0 1344
99 Jane Street, 6H Condo 3.0 1799

Our summary of
John Tenore

"John is particularly professional and sophisticated. He comes from a consulting and finance background, so his analytical and quantitative skills are top-notch. He has a pro-active work ethic, is honest and patient. John focuses on Downtown neighborhoods."

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Verified reviews (8)

“I love working with John. He is patient, dedicated and his negotiating skills are fabulous.”
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Suzanne C.

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

I absolutely love working with John. We’ve worked together a number of times, and my last experience with him was critical. I had an eleven room condo at the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park City that I was extremely hesitant to sell, but I needed to let go of the property. John took what could’ve been an emotionally devastating experience and made it wonderful. He understood my feelings and was extremely considerate of them throughout the entire process of selling the home. He wasn’t like most real estate agents who just want to make their commission. He was patient, understanding, and was truly committed to my needs. His negotiating skills were fabulous, and he was able to get a very handsome offer from the buyer. He was there at the closing, and because of his compassion, I still keep in touch with him today. I recommend John to everyone I know. I referred a friend to him just last week, and she’s already very happy with him.
“John is a straight-shooter and great communicator.”

David G.

Posted August 5, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

Five years ago, I was looking to invest in a condo and was connected to John. He’s been renting the property for me since then, and I can tell that his top priority is to keep both myself and my tenants happy. John is a straight-shooter, a great listener, and he’s able to communicate very well with our tenants, which makes him a great value to me. My work keeps me extremely busy, so for John to be so effective and professional is a definite help with the property. Working with John has been a pleasure and I would certainly recommend John as an agent to others.
“John is professional, considerate and responsible.”

Maggie A.

Posted August 5, 2009. Verified September 23, 2009.

My experience working with John has been a true pleasure. John’s very professional, considerate, and my husband and I are very satisfied with his work. Something that was very important to my husband and me was finding an agent who would take our two cats into consideration. John himself owns pets, and is great with ours. After a showing, he makes sure to tell us how the cats reacted, and he's very responsible with them the whole time. When he shows our balcony, he usually holds one of them to make sure nothing happens. It's this type of personal attention that makes John great. I would most certainly recommend John to someone looking for an agent.
“John possesses not only a strong professional network, but also a great social network with homeowners in Manhattan. I think this is one of the most influential aspects of making a sale in today's market.”

Salvatore R.

Posted October 14, 2009. Verified November 11, 2009.

John is currently helping me sell my West Village apartment, and even though we're still in the process of the sale, my confidence in his abilities has led me to recommend him to multiple people. John is extremely knowledgeable, and he works very hard to understand the current market and the neighborhood in which he's working. This allows him to refrain from engaging in false expectations and instead provide his clients with real facts and statistics. Because of this, I've never felt like I've been making decisions based on conjecture. What I find to be particularly valuable with John is that he has not only a strong professional network, but also a great social network with owners and renters in every neighborhood. I think this is one of the most influential aspects of making a sale in today's market, and the trust John has gained within his network is remarkable. Through working with John, I can see that he cares both about the buyer and seller in a deal, and he realizes that working with both is the only way to make a deal move forward. He's ethical and honest, as well, which I think shows a true commitment to his clients.
“John is a hard-worker who takes the initiative to ensure that a transaction goes smoothly.”

Mimi R.

Posted August 5, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

I’ve purchased and rented several properties in the city over the past few years, and my experience with John was by far the best I’ve had. He was extraordinary. I was originally looking to sell my luxury apartment, but after the market fell, I decided to rent it out instead. Given the type of property it was, I was looking for very specific clientele, and John and I discussed what rental rate I was hoping for and what was realistic to expect at the time. We came up with a range of what I was willing to accept, and John was able to find me a tenant that paid at the top of that range. It wasn’t simply the results that made my experience with John wonderful, though. Closing a deal can be hit or miss, and I understand that. What stuck out to me was that every step along the way, John’s follow-through was flawless. He understood that as a businessman, I was very busy, and he never once intruded in my life. He was always researching on his own accord and communicating with the Board, building management, and potential tenants to ensure that everyone had the same information, and I never once had to get involved. I would definitely recommend John to friends or family. He’s receptive to his clients, takes the initiative, and puts in the necessary work behind the scenes to make the whole process move forward smoothly.
“We would've been very unhappy had we not worked with John.”
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Mark E.

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

I've recommended John to a number of friends because of the way he listened to my family's needs. My wife and I had a very particular area of the city in mind when we hired John to help us find a home, and after exhausting our search in that area, he redirected us to another part of the neighborhood that he might be more suitable for us. His instincts were absolutely right. He proved that he'd really listened to our preferences and spend the time to get to know us. My wife and I both agree that we would've been very unhappy had we not worked with John, and we're extremely glad that we did.
“Not only is John pleasant to work with, but he's completely committed to me as both a past and potentially future client.”
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Anonymous

Posted October 14, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

In order to describe John, I have to start by saying that working with him is very pleasant. He's quite accessible and responsive, and throughout our dealings together, I felt like we were working as partners. He was always straightforward with me, he understood the position I was in during our transactions, and he had a strong grasp of what I was looking for in my move. I would definitely recommend John to friends or family. I've become very interested in real estate, and since we've closed, John has really stood out as an agent. He's stayed in close contact with me where other agents have failed to do so, and he's remained as a helpful, responsive resource regarding the real estate market. I've appreciated his commitment to me as a past and potentially future client.
“From what I've heard about real estate in the city, there don't seem to be many brokers who are honest, but honesty is a word that epitomizes John.”
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Becky M.

Posted October 14, 2009. Verified November 11, 2009.

I think that navigating the real estate process in the city, especially as a first time buyer, is difficult. John has a calming presence, and his extensive experience translated to an ability to lead me through the entire process of purchasing my first home in the city. From what I've heard about real estate in New York, there don't seem to be many brokers who are honest, but honesty is a word that epitomizes John. He was very straightforward from the start, and he told me every detail of each property we looked at together. He never tried to sell me something out of my price range just to make more money for himself, and he was an advocate for me as a client in all aspects of my purchase. I would definitely recommend John to family and friends. He kept me informed and up to date the entire time we worked together.