Susan Singer

The Corcoran Group
Highlight: Pioneer within the city's green/sustainable movement

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Contact Information (646) 200-5824

Vital statistics

Concentration:
Representing Sellers 75%
Representing Buyers 25%

Geography:
Chelsea, West Village, Harlem/Morningside Heights

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

Lifetime deals: 300

Sales 2006: $22 million

Sales 2007: $26 million

Sales 2008: $27 million

Background

Education:
Monmouth University; Baruch College

Second languages: None

Professional memberships:
Real Estate Board of New York; Board of Directors of AEEREP (Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals)

Active Agent since: 2001

Designations: Certified EcoBroker; Senior Vice President; Associate Broker

Awards

Corcoran's Multi-Million Dollar Club, 2002-present

 

Corcoran Chelsea Office Broker of the Year, 2006

 

Corcoran Monthly Top Ten Agent, 2005 & 2009

 

Corcoran Rookie of the Year, 2001

Specialties

Generalists »

Since I broke into this business, my motto has always been "It's all about you!" Whether you are a first-time buyer purchasing a studio or an executive trading up to a $4 million penthouse, I will guide you every step of the way through the process. Throughout my career, the awards that I've earned such as "Rookie of the Year" and "Chelsea Salesperson of the Year" have been the result of my unwavering commitment to my clients and achieving their goals.

Green-focused clients »

When you or your child has to consider allergies when looking for a home you need an educated EcoBroker to guide you through the options. While there are a limited number of buildings in NYC which were built specifically with those needs in mind, it’s important to work with someone who knows that market. I became the first certified EcoBroker in NYC over three years ago and have been involved in green and sustainable living since the 90’s. My knowledge covers not only air quality but also the ways in which we can minimize our homes' carbon footprint. While my first goal is to find or prepare a home for my client which is comfortable and a good investment, if we can accomplish this while being socially conscious to the global impact of our choices then I feel I’ve done my job threefold.

First-time NYC buyers »

I cut my teeth in real estate by selling studios at London Terrace Towers. It was the perfect training ground for attending to the needs of young professionals who, while on the fast track in their careers, had little time for the details involved in board packages. As my business developed, my buyers recommended me to their friends as someone who they could trust with their first investment in NYC real estate. Whether the market is robust and prices are on the rise or inventory is swelling and opportunities are increasing, an experienced realtor can offer guidance based on history. I take great satisfaction in knowing that when the sale is completed my buyers come back to me for advice on home insurance and a myriad of other decisions…including their next home.

Pied-a-terre specialists »

Many of my clients' business or lifestyle requires a second home in the city, where they can spend a few days to work or relax. Others are buying for their children to stay while in school or starting out with the hope of using it personally in the future. London Terrace is one of just a few co-ops which allow this type of purchase. Over the years I've served many families in finding the right home for the right reason.

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Agent's personal statement

My motto is “It’s all about you.” Whether you’re buying or selling, I will take you from inception to completion with an eye on your future in any type of market. I have marketing smarts, high energy and the ability to produce in an ever-changing and competitive New York City market.

 

As an established member of Corcoran's Multi-Million Dollar Club, my success in real estate is the natural culmination of my business endeavors. In the early 90’s when environmental concerns were taking hold, I opened a green business in upstate New York where I developed and sold all natural and recycled products for the home and garden. It was very exciting to work with artists and suppliers to find and create products that not only added beauty to one’s personal environment but also were globally responsible.

 

My passion helped to launch an on-going Earth Day Celebration in Kingston, NY and cultivate a devoted customer base. Shortly after returning to Manhattan I entered the world of real estate. I quickly worked my way up the ranks, first earning the title of Corcoran Vice President after a mere two years in the business, then being named Chelsea/Flatiron Salesperson of the year in 2006 and Corcoran Senior Vice President. In the first and second quarters of 2008 my achievements earned me the distinction of being named one of NRT’s Top 1,000 Sales Associates out of 54,000 and I continue to hold that rank in their top 2%.

 

In 2006, I integrated my passion into my business by becoming New York's First Certified Eco-Broker. My classes prepared me to define, locate and mitigate environmental hazards as well as training in ways to build, retrofit and develop sustainable living spaces.

 

Over the years, I have devoted myself to bringing green initiatives to my own home, London Terrace Towers, in hopes of creating a “healthier” building through energy conservation and efficiency. This effort began with my gift of over 750 CFL bulbs to the London Terrace Towers tenants and now includes a management driven program. I continue my efforts by speaking at events and teach consumers about green living with my comic strip - The Adventures of the Green Queen at www.susansingerspaces.com.

Recently sold

Address: Type: Bed: Sqft:
10 West 15th Street Co-op 1.0 800
10 West 15th Street Co-op 1.0 800
101 West 23rd Street Co-op 1.0 850
101 West 23rd Street Co-op 2.0 1300
105 Thompson Street Co-op 0.0 400
127 West 15th Street Co-op 1.0 450
127 West 79th Street Co-op 0.0 450
14 Horatio Street Co-op 1.0 700
140 East 28th Street Co-op 2.0 1200
140 East 28th Street Co-op 2.0 1200
140 West 23rd Street Condo 2.0 1400
142 East 16th Street Co-op 0.0 600
142 East 16th Street Co-op 0.0 600
149 Sullivan Street Co-op 2.0 500
165 West End Avenue Co-op 2.0 1265
201 West 16th Street Co-op 0.0 -
210 West 19th Street Condo 0.0 600
260 West 10th Street Co-op 1.0 906
260 West 10th Street Co-op 1.0 750
270 West 11th Street Co-op 1.0 -
270 West 17th Street Condo 1.0 563
270 West 17th Street Condo 1.0 550
300 RSD Co-op 2.0 -
300 West 23rd Street Co-op 1.0 750
300 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 -
333 West 22nd Street Co-op 2.0 1100
345 West 21st Street Co-op 1.0 -
349 West Broadway Co-op 0.0 -
35 Mercer Street Co-op 0.0 1650
350 w 42nd street Condo 2.0 1070
360 West 22nd Street Co-op 2.0 1400
40 W 12th St Co-op 1.0 -
40 West 12th Street Co-op 2.0 1050
40 West 72nd St. Co-op 0.0 -
405 West 23rd St Co-op 0.0 500
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 -
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 550
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 500
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 -
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 -
405 West 23rd Street Co-op - -
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 1.0 600
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 1.0 600
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 500
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 400
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 -
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 500
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 1.0 -
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 530
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 500
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 500
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 560
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 500
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 480
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 -
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 530
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 500
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 -
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 550
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 -
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 550
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 400
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 -
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 550
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 1.0 850
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 550
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 550
405 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 500
405 West 23rd Street, 8I Co-op 0.0 500
410 West 23rd Street Co-op 1.0 840
410 West 23rd Street Co-op 1.0 800
410 West 23rd Street Co-op 1.0 800
410 West 23rd Street Co-op 1.0 800
410 West 24th Street Co-op 1.0 800
410 West 24th Street Co-op 2.0 1350
410 West 24th Street Co-op 0.0 450
410 West 24th Street Co-op 1.0 750
410 West 24th Street Co-op 1.0 854
410 West 24th Street Co-op 1.0 850
410 West 24th Street Co-op 1.0 -
410 West 24th Street Co-op 0.0 -
410 West 24th Street Co-op 0.0 475
410 West 24th Street Co-op 0.0 -
410 West 24th Street Co-op - 450
410 West 24th Street Co-op 0.0 550
410 West 24th Street Co-op 2.0 1050
410 West 24th Street Co-op 0.0 475
420 West 23rd Street Condo 2.0 1200
420 West 23rd Street Condo 2.0 800
447 West 18th Street Condo 1.0 -
465 West 23rd Street Co-op 2.0 1125
465 West 23rd Street Co-op 1.0 -
465 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 -
465 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 500
465 West 23rd Street Co-op 1.0 875
465 West 23rd Street Co-op 1.0 850
465 West 23rd Street Co-op 0.0 500
465 West 23rd Street,14C Co-op 1.0 750
470 West 24th Street Co-op 1.0 -
470 West 24th Street Co-op 2.0 850
470 West 24th Street Co-op 2.0 1400
470 West 24th Street Co-op 1.0 -
470 West 24th Street Co-op 1.0 750
470 West 24th Street Co-op 1.0 850
470 West 24th Street Co-op 1.0 850
470 West 24th Street Co-op 1.0 900
470 West 24th Street Co-op 1.0 850
470 West 24th Street Co-op 2.0 2700
470 West 24th Street Co-op 2.0 1250
470 West 24th Street Co-op 1.0 800
470 West 24th Street Co-op 1.0 750
472 West 144th Street Condo 2.0 1500
50 W. 67th Street Co-op 1.0 -
61 West 9th Street Co-op 1.0 -
706 Riverside Drive Condo 3.0 1350
706 Riverside Drive Condo 1.0 864
706 Riverside Drive Condo 2.0 860
706 Riverside Drive Condo 2.0 860
706 Riverside Drive Condo 3.0 1350
706 Riverside Drive Condo 3.0 1328
706 Riverside Drive Condo 2.0 930
725 Riverside Drive Condo 4.0 1812
725 Riverside Drive Condo 1.0 683
725 Riverside Drive Condo 1.0 683
725 Riverside Drive Condo 1.0 -
725 Riverside Drive Condo 1.0 683
725 Riverside Drive Condo 4.0 1812
725 Riverside Drive Condo 1.0 825
725 Riverside Drive Condo 1.0 825
725 Riverside Drive Condo 4.0 1812
725 Riverside Drive Condo 2.0 1016
725 Riverside Drive Condo 1.0 683
725 Riverside Drive Condo 1.0 605
801 Riverside Drive Condo 1.0 817
801 Riverside Drive Condo 2.0 920
801 Riverside Drive Condo 1.0 949
801 Riverside Drive Condo 2.0 920
801 Riverside Drive Condo 1.0 631
801 Riverside Drive Condo 1.0 631
85 Eighth Avenue Co-op 0.0 500
875 West End Avenue Co-op 1.0 700

Our summary of
Susan Singer

"As New York City's first Certified Eco-Broker, Susan is a pioneer within the city's green/sustainable living real estate movement. Besides having a focus on Downtown and far Uptown properties, she's well-versed in green technology, green buildings in the city, and strategies for buyers and sellers to make their homes more eco-friendly. Susan believes that 'going green' not only promotes sustainable living, but can also be a profitable investment. Susan's clients report that she has strong marketing skills."

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Verified reviews (8)

“Susan is professional, responsive and honesty. Those are the three most important traits for a broker to have.”
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Henry G.

Posted September 16, 2009. Verified October 23, 2009.

To me, the three most important traits in a real estate broker are professionalism, responsiveness, and honesty. In my opinion, these are Susan's three best qualities. She is far and away the best agent I've ever met in terms of these attributes, and she's a real pleasure to work with. I'd recommend her without hesitation. She's incredibly knowledgeable about the Chelsea area and the buildings within the neighborhood, and I found that to be extremely helpful in my search for a property, especially because purchasing can be such a complicated process.
“Susan's guidance, support and responsiveness made all the difference.”

Michelle S.

Posted September 7, 2009. Verified September 9, 2009.

For a number of years we thought about living in New York City but quite frankly, the entire process overwhelmed us. This past May, we met Susan and the journey towards owning an apartment began. Susan’s help, guidance and support in our quest to become NYC apartment owners were immeasurable. She was by our side, step-by-step, providing valuable information about the market, community, co-op living, etc. What I appreciated the most was her availability and responsive to all my calls -- in today’s world, that accounts for a lot. We cannot praise Susan's qualities as a professional real estate agent enough. Today we are the proud owners of a co-op in beautiful London Towers Terrace and we have Susan to thank for that. We absolutely would recommend Susan!
“A responsive, diligent agent with a soothing, patient personality.”
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Giovanni B.

Posted September 8, 2009. Verified September 8, 2009.

Susan is a professional through and through. If she were a doctor, I’d give her bedside manner a 10 on a scale of 1-10. She’s knowledgeable, realistic, patient, and she provides guidance and understanding. She has a soothing personality despite her extremely busy career. She is responsive and diligent. After working with her twice, I would go so far as to consider her a friend. She hasn’t let me down yet and I doubt she ever will. If you are in need of an agent you can rely on and trust, Susan is top class. I would recommend her without hesitation.
“Because I was purchasing in a new development, I has specific timing needs on the sale of my Chelsea co-op. Susan paced the sale beautifully.”

Anonymous

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

Overall I had a great experience working with Susan. She helped me to sell my Chelsea co-op in the summer of 2009. Susan was cognizant of my timing needs throughout the process and paced the sale beautifully. Because I was moving to a new development, the date of my closing was somewhat uncertain. She found a buyer that had some flexibility in the closing date, and I was able to time the two closings to occur within a week of each other. Despite the weak market, she got a contract signed in just over two months when all other one bedrooms in my building had been languishing on the market. Susan was incredibly hard-working throughout the process, sometimes holding two open houses in one week, and kept me well informed at all times. I would absolutely recommend Susan and I would use her services again the next time I’m on the market.
“Extremely pleasant, comfortable and successful experience.”
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Mary G.

Posted September 10, 2009. Verified September 11, 2009.

My experience working with Susan was extremely pleasant and comfortable. Susan took the time to understand what I was looking for in an apartment and helped me find just the right one. Susan was thoughtful, patient, extremely professional and always responsive. She guided me through the process of becoming a first time homeowner with such attention to detail and was able to facilitate and expedite the process so that both the seller and I were very pleased with the timetable. I believe that Susan is a strong negotiator who worked diligently to ensure that both parties moved smoothly towards an agreement and ultimately a contract. I can say for certain that I will turn to Susan again when I am in need of a real estate agent and I highly recommend her to all.
“Susan did an excellent job selling my co-op.”

Anonymous

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

Susan helped me sell my co-op apartment in the London Terrace building in Chelsea. She did an excellent job and she knows London Terrace like no other broker. Her contacts and insights saved me time and needless aggravation during the sales process. If you are looking for a real estate agent, do yourself a favor, and hire her immediately!
“Without Susan's help, I doubt the transaction would have gone through.”
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Ron D.

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

I've known Susan as an acquaintance for quite a while. When I decided to look for a new apartment, we started to develop both a professional relationship and a friendship. I had already chosen the apartment I wanted to live in by the time Susan became involved with the transaction, but if it hadn't been for her help, I don't think the purchase would have gone through. She did a fantastic job, and made sure that the process moved forward and didn't fall apart. I would absolutely recommend Susan to anyone looking for a broker, because I know she's one of the best. I work in a very prestigious residential building on Fifth Avenue, so I see brokers daily, and I know how they work. I've noticed that the majority of broker-client relationships are based on the idea that one hand feeds the other. Brokers know they're going to make money if they're friendly, and they want repeat clients. Susan is much more honest than that. Her motto is to always be straightforward and truthful, and her concern for her client is much more genuine than you might see with other brokers. Susan is the real deal, and you won't find better.
“Susan is always a step ahead. Very pro-active.”

Chris J.

Posted September 16, 2009. Verified September 24, 2009.

I've bought and sold with Susan now, and I've never been as comfortable with another agent as I am with her. She's very pro-active, is always a step ahead, but she keeps me well-informed with the whole process, so there are never any surprises. I highly recommend her. In selling my apartment, I think Susan priced the property perfectly, and her negotiating skills were remarkable. On the buying end, she took care of me while still representing her seller, and I really have the utmost respect for her because of that. Whether purchasing or selling, working with Susan is a wonderful experience.