When we talk I'll probably ask you what you like and what you don't like about New York City apartments --I won't waste your time. If you have a dog or dogs, cats, or any special request, tell me! This will be a big help in locating an apartment suited to you. My number one goal as your real estate agent is finding you an apartment that you will enjoy coming home to. That feeling of being happy when you open your apartment door is very important. I know, because I have experienced it for 15 years now in my own beautiful studio apartment.
My Experience as a NYC Real Estate Agent
I am an Upper Manhattan specialist, and that includes the neighborhoods of:
I have lived in Marble Hill for 15 years, and I have been fortunate to be able to grow my business in this beautiful enclave of pre-war buildings, detached houses, and in my newest project, The Promenade, a 70s-era high-rise that sits by itself next to the Harlem River and just west of the Marble Hill MetroNorth station. I love showing apartments there, because it has unmatched views all the way down to Midtown, over to the New Jersey Palisades, East to Queens, and North to Van Cortlandt Park. Yes, it is great to work up here, enjoying the breezes off the Harlem and Hudson Rivers, and the “big sky,” with its ever-changing blues and cloud formations.
Before moving uptown I worked at one of the "Big 3" real estate brokerages for 7 years. I learned a lot there, including what you need to know before buying an apartment. I also realized that I prefer working for a small company in which I know everyone and see them on a regular basis.
Altogether I have been in real estate for over 20 years, and frankly, since I’m not a kid anymore I don’t run all over New York City showing apartments. What I decided to do is to focus on and gain a deep knowledge of Upper Manhattan real estate, west of Broadway, and to make this my specialty.
Get an Insider’s Look at Upper Manhattan Living
I’m happy to answer any of your questions about the neighborhoods I cover. Go ahead, ask me anything you want to know—I’m a geek about my territory and will probably tell you more than you wanted to know about the Upper Manhattan neighborhoods in which I show apartments.
Getting more space for your rent money is just the start of what you can experience once you take the A-Train and come up North. And if you insist on going downtown for your social life, the A-Train can get you there is less time than you might realize. Though I’m willing to bet you’ll enjoy the parks, the food, and other things to do so much that you won’t feel the need to run downtown every week.
I show only good real estate listings, because, as I said at the start, I will use your time wisely. I literally can’t show a building or apartment that I’d be embarrassed to walk in to. Since I live where I work and hang out, I’ll know right away when I see you on the street whether you think I treated you well.
If you like my work as your real estate agent, I do hope you will refer me to your relatives, friends and associates, and I always love a candid review of what I have done for a client. I have experience in helping clients rent
, buy or sell apartments and buildings
, and I am always excited to work on a new listing or project! Give me a call, 917-771-0172, text me, or email [email protected]
for a quick response.
What my Clients say
"Annie Hawkins was the eye in the storm of trying to find the right apartment. We went through a few brokers, but Annie has a calmness about her that comes from years of experience and knowing the ropes. I had only ever been the roommate, never the one with my name on the lease, and she made this unfamiliar territory smooth sailing. While I love my new apartment and cannot imagine leaving it right now, I know if Annie is there when the time comes that it will make moving exciting and something to look forward to." - Wendy B. | 10/26/18
"I worked with Annie and she was perfect: patient, prompt, professional and polite. Very quick to respond to any of my calls or emails and very accommodating to my schedule. The apartment hunting and application process couldn''t have gone more smoothly thanks to her!" - Brigham B. | 9/30/18