Deborah Ribner

Deborah Ribner

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent

Languages: English, Spanish


University of Vermont - Bachelor’s Degree, Sociology


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Client Testimonials

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"I can’t speak highly enough of my experience with Deborah Ribner. I was selling my dad’s apartment in Manhattan after his death and had very little knowledge of how the city market worked. I therefore needed to work with someone who was thorough and patient, but most of all, who I could trust. I found that person in Deborah. Her professionalism, honesty, and hard work ethic made the process seamless and painless. She held my hand each step of the way and answered all my questions with the utmost of respect and sensitivity. She was always accessible and knowledgeable. She even helped me pack up contents of his home on her days off knowing how difficult a process it was for me. I now consider Deborah a friend and would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to sell or purchase a new home. " - Jodi

"Deborah is far and away the best real estate agent I have ever worked with! She is honest, hardworking, and caring. If you need someone to walk you through the tricky process of buying, selling, or renting your home, look no further. Most agents are looking to make a quick transaction, but Deborah really takes the time to make sure you are fully taken care of on all ends of your real estate transaction. The attention to detail is what makes working her unique and brings a sense of calm to what can be an overwhelming experience. Thanks again for all your help Deb!" - Adam

"In the world of New York real estate, some very special people truly stand out. Deborah Ribner is certainly one of them. She is a terrific broker who always goes the extra mile for her clients. She does whatever is needed to get the job done in the most efficient and gracious way. As a real estate attorney, I know how lucky her clients are to have her on their side. Her first priority is their best interest and I have seen her succeed time after time. I would never hesitate recommending her to my clients as I know they would be in the best possible hands. I love working with her and I look forward to many more deals together. " - Jill

"Authentic, honest, thorough and thoughtful are just some of the words that describe Deborah and my experience working with her as my agent. Deb approached the sale of my apartment as if it were her own. She thought of everything before, during and after the sale. Deb takes a unique and personalized approach with her clients. She took great care in ensuring that we found the right family to purchase my apartment, who would prove to be a true and serious buyer. We went through every detail, with her advising me what I needed to do before we even thought about listing the apartment which in the end proved to be incredibly successful, and I was able to achieve my asking price. Buying and/or selling your home is emotional and stressful, Deb is the perfect agent to work with–she will put you at ease and see the job through and even make it fun!" - Elyssa

" I interviewed several candidates for the the assignment and was impressed with Ms. Ribner’s knowledge of the 10 Mitchell Place building and the area around the Beekman neighborhood. She presented a complete view of recent trends in Manhattan before we decided on a marketable price. This preparation and her understanding of the trends allowed us to reach a price that would satisfy our financial goals and facilitate a transaction in a reasonable time.
Deborah then created a comprehensive marketing and advertising plan to stimulate traffic with qualified prospects. Her plan included an inviting brochure, email blasts, extensive internet coverage, direct mailings, personal calls and creative invitations to open house events. Her efforts and dedication to the assignment created immediate traffic and within a short time bids. The result of her efforts was a full price no contingent transaction. Furthur, Deborah assisted the buyer and monitored the approval application through The Board of the Cooperative.
It was a pleasure to work with a dedicated professional and I would highly recommend her for your future real estate transactions.!
" - David

"I met Deborah while viewing one her exclusives. She knew her property inside and out, elicited my feelings about the space and took an interest in what I was looking for. I told her about a property I saw and without provocation offered me helpful insight about the building's history. She stood out among all the agents I had encountered and I asked her to be by agent. She selected appropriate properties for us to view and within two weeks we successfully negotiated the purchase of a coop on the Upper East Side. We had three weeks to put together an extensive, somewhat ambiguous, board package which ultimately came off without a hitch due to Deborah's knowledge, attention to detail and diligence. I highly recommend Deborah Ribner to be your agent whether you are selling or buying a property." - Linda

About Deborah
Deborah Zimmerman Ribner offers her clients a unique mix of characteristics which have paved the road to her success in real estate. Deborah appreciates the beauty in numbers. A creative, out-of-the-box thinker, she combines with being a data-driven, number crunching, problem solver. Hailing from a marketing background, she possesses innovative ideas, a great eye for design and the ability to visualize potentials. Her love of facts and figures makes her a genius at pricing properties, while always backing up her reasoning with hard data. Equal parts patient and persistent, her clients praise her genuine ability to listen to their needs and lock into their goals.

As the co-founder of The Ribner Starr Team, Deborah works with clients throughout the city, possessing an invaluable ability to read people and situations, giving her the upper hand when negotiating on a property. Strategic, curious, and always looking to her enhance her skillset, there is no one better than Deborah to help clients navigate the co-op Board process. She believes that there is a solution for almost every predicament and prides herself on learning from obstacles along the way. Confident, calm, and open-minded, Deborah takes much pride in her career in real estate.

In years past, Deborah worked for American Express when she designed and implemented a high-end, lifestyle marketing program for their Platinum Card. After that, as a hobby, she began to design belts from her home, which forayed into her own accessory/leather goods company, where she sold to many high-end boutiques, such as Scoop, Barney’s, and Lord & Taylor.

A New York native, Deborah earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont. An avid skier and a former competitive tennis player, Deborah is no stranger to discipline and hard work. Residing on the Upper East Side with her family, she takes advantage of running and biking in Central Park. Deborah enjoys live music, visiting galleries and other cultural institutions. Deborah has a penchant for photography and always seems to be working on a creative venture of her own.

Deborah Ribner’s Listings

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