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Ask a broker: Stribling Vice President Anna Hargraves Hall
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"As first time home buyers and new to the Upper East Side, we were grateful to have Anna and James by our side. Their in-depth knowledge of the neighborhood, deep network of relationships, and patience made us feel completely comfortable throughout the process, and confident in our decision. In the end, they were able to find us a home that we absolutely love!" -J. O. and K. A.
"Thank you so much for everything. You handled everything so perfectly and everything went impossibly smoothly."
Seller at 1075 Park Avenue
"You both are so incredible. Thank you so very much for all of your help every step of the way. It has been such a huge effort on your parts and you have been so kind and patient and SO SMART! We cannot believe we have the apartment and you both did all of this so totally perfectly. We can't wait to thank you many times over in the years ahead."
“You have been wonderful to us and so incredibly calm and brilliant through it all. We admire the apartment on a more than daily basis. We could never thank you enough.”
Buyers at 1075 Park
“My wife and I could have chosen from among dozens of qualified brokers when we decided to list our apartment and search for a new one. We consider ourselves to be extremely fortunate that we engaged Anna to handle both transactions.
Anna guided us through the process, both as sellers and buyers, with grace and good humor. Even during the most nerve-wracking stages of these transactions, Anna’s steady counsel kept us focused on our objectives and calmed our anxieties. Her advice was reliably sensible and we trusted her judgment. Thanks to well-planned marketing and appropriate pricing, the apartment we sold went into contract in just seven weeks. On the buy-side, she was very helpful in opining on price versus value and what to expect from potential sellers’ boards. She kept our hat in the ring when we were initially outbid on an apartment and when that transaction ran into trouble, we were able to get the deal done quickly and at a price that made sense for all parties.We would gladly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell real estate in Manhattan. ”
Seller at 520 E 86th Street/Buyer at 2 Sutton Place South
"Based on our very positive experience as clients of Anna’s, we wholeheartedly recommend her to prospective real estate buyers and sellers.When we decided to start looking for our current apartment in 2009, it was a tense and confusing time in the New York real estate market. We really needed someone to guide us who not only had a great feel for the market, but who could thoughtfully address our concerns and keep us focused on what was most important. How lucky we were to be working with Anna! Anna is a true professional; unswervingly honest, with a great knowledge of the market matched by fantastic communication skills and a high degree of emotional intelligence. And last but not least, a wonderful sense of humor that makes even the most tense deliberations bearable! We recommend Anna without hesitation to all of our friends, and know that she’ll do whatever she can to make them happy with one of the most important decisions in their lives."
Buyer at 1133 Park Avenue
"It was a pleasure working with you on the deal at The Hudson. It was the amazing attitude of you and your team that was a significant factor in getting this deal done.
VK, Douglas Elliman
Anna's dynamic approach to real estate has its origins in her prior careers and education. She worked as a magazine writer and for nonprofit organizations, such as The Children's Aid Society and The Nature Conservancy, before pursuing her master's degree in social work at Columbia University. Anna believes those experiences enhance her ability to tune into the wants and needs of clients, be an excellent listener and work effectively with people during one of the most exciting and stressful times of their lives. Her writing background, meanwhile, underscores her facility with clear and concise communication that is critical in real estate.
With her successful broker mother as a role model, real estate was Anna's logical next step when she sought to combine her business and communication skills with her passion for helping people. Working with her husband James as The Halls NYC Team at Compass, she is known for guiding buyers and sellers with both talent, grace and good humor. Anna is a determined problem solver, and clients repeatedly praise her big-picture thinking and ability to spot opportunity.
Taking a "luxury service at all levels" approach to real estate, Anna and James are dedicated to providing high-touch, attentive and knowledgeable guidance to clients at every price point. They have experience across all housing types, from studios to townhouses, in all parts of the city. The duo launched their partnership selling the Upper East Side's Scribner Mansion for $22.5 million. They've also transacted luxury co-op apartments on Fifth and Park avenues, closed a beautiful 10-room apartment at the illustrious River House, worked in downtown lofts as well as both new and resale condominiums. Anna and James are calm, knowledgeable and honest professionals with a depth and breadth of market intelligence that is invaluable in the competitive New York City market.
Anna and James reside on the Upper East Side and enjoy spending time in the Hudson Valley and other more exotic locales. She is a voracious reader, an avid outdoorswoman, and a novice triathlete.