A fourth generation New Yorker with a thorough understanding of his hometown’s evolving neighborhoods and fluctuating real estate market, Jeff is not only devoted but an expert at helping his clients achieve their goals. He works with sellers to sell their properties for the best possible price and helps buyers fulfill their dreams by finding and securing their new home or pied-a-terre.
Jeff combines his love of the city’s rich history and his commitment to exploring and celebrating New York’s great neighborhoods by hosting several industry award-winning programs. One is a series of well-attended walking tours, aptly titled “Rediscovering New York.” The other is a series of podcasts, also called Rediscovering New York, which can be heard on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, SoundCloud, and other services.
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As a result, we had more traffic in our first open house than had ever visited the apartment on our previous attempts and we were immediately receiving offers. Jeff also demonstrated just how ethically he conducted himself. Though it was clear that one offer could have earned him far more commission than the others, he presented all offers without prejudice. The offer we accepted was the best possible deal for us and was exactly what we felt we should receive for the apartment. The process from listing to accepted offer went exactly to script from a REALTOR who knows what he is doing. Jeff's experience and attention to detail did a whole lot to smoo...— Brice & Mayra
When it no longer made sense for my wife and me to continue holding our former apartment as an investment property, we approached Jeff about selling it. He had always been fast at finding qualified and reliable renters for our apartment and we hoped he would demonstrate the same success with our sale. He did. Jeff gave us a very realistic assessment of our apartment value and expectations for sale. We had tried selling the apartment on two prior occasions before we met Jeff and never received the traffic or offers we felt should have been possible. Jeff took a much more pragmatic approach to our sale than we had experienced with prior brokers. Rathe...— Seller
198 Washington Park was/is an extraordinary house, called a trophy house by REALTORS. It was my home for 36 years, and the thought of selling it made us extremely sad, but it was time. Because of the condition of the house, I had my doubts it would fetch a decent asking, and further doubts that the estate I shared the house with and I would be able to work together. Not only did Jeff middle that very prickly path beautifully by keeping both parties in the loop, but he also did a great job of marketing because he was knowledgeable about the architecture of the house and familiar with Fort Greene. Very specially, he used his podcast and neighborhood v...— Sue A.
Once we found our perfect home, Jeff guided us through the process of negotiating an acceptable price and contract terms. After that came the true adventure of securing all items for our board package. Jeff took control of this process in a manner that eased our stress and anxiety and ensured that a complete and beautiful package was delivered to the co-op on time. Another example of Jeff’s going above and beyond is that the seller did not vacate the property until the morning of closing Jeff stayed at the apartment until the move was complete. Jeff made what is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life very easy and comfortable. Should we...— Howard O.
Jeff was very professional and reassuring about his expertise, and I decided to list my property with him. I’m thankful I did. Jeff took care of all the details, including marketing my apartment and meeting with buyers continually. Within six weeks of listing with Jeff, I had an accepted offer. Little did I realize that most of his work on this sale would come after the contract was signed. To say that the board approval process was difficult would be an understatement. Aside from his work in assembling what I was told by the management company was an exceptional board package, a number of very challenging issues came up during the approval process ...— Barbara S.
Jeff Goodman was wonderful throughout my search for my first home. His diligence, availability to answer any and all questions, real estate expertise, and sense of humor were key to making the apartment search as smooth as possible. Jeff guided me through viewing countless properties and I was so appreciative of his attention and commitment to keeping me informed of developments as soon as they happened. Jeff's guidance and expert review of all co-op board packages resulted in a board package that the listing agent complimented as perhaps the most meticulous he had ever seen from a buyer. I credit Jeff with having guided me to a wonderful new home. ...— Laura G.
Throughout the search process, Jeff was just a pleasure to work with. He was incredibly responsive and clearly knowledgeable about the New York real estate market broadly and about specific properties that we visited. He was also incredibly patient. We were very picky and even as our search took many months, Jeff always encouraged us to wait for the property that we loved. When we finally found that property, we also found ourselves in the middle of a heated bidding war (12 offers in 24 hours). It was Jeff's advice on how to analyze the home's value and structure the final bid that landed us as the winner of that bidding war.— Buyer
We received seven offers, with the highest bid substantially above the asking price. After the buyer ended up taking longer to close than we thought, Jeff allayed all my concerns and ensured a smooth closing by taking care of all the small details that were not technically part of his job. I have worked with other brokers in the past, but none took such pride in making sure every important aspect of the transaction was handled properly. Jeff is a quintessential professional whom I would recommend enthusiastically. I know that in the future when I need help with a real estate transaction, Jeff will be my first call.— Juan T.
I compliment Jeff on one of his key attributes: patience. He worked diligently on finding just what we wanted. Jeff was especially valuable during our purchase process, pointing out several questions we should ask that we hadn't thought of. The bottom line is Jeff did everything in the best interest of his client. I think we worked with Jeff on and off for nearly three years. While we are now settled comfortably in our co-op, we continue to stay in touch. When we can, we attend Jeff's walking tours. And of course, whenever I run into someone in need of a REALTOR, I recommend Jeff without hesitation.— Daniel & Kathleen M.
Even after the property was found, Jeff remained a tremendous resource, making sure that our co-op application and other details of the purchase went smoothly. We really appreciated that he even sat through our multi-hour closing, just to be sure there were no last-minute problems. We are, in the end, just thrilled with our co-op and know that we wouldn't be living there were it not for Jeff. We also know that not many real estate agents would have made the process of getting there as pleasant. We've already recommended Jeff to one friend and colleague and will happily do so again.— Carrie & Brett
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Jeff combines his love of the city’s rich history and his commitment to bringing New York’s great neighborhoods to life for his clients and friends by hosting several industry award-winning programs.