State University of New York at Cobleskill - AA, Liberal Arts
New York Junior League - Volunteer
Spread the Sparkle - Board Member
"Heather is a fantastic realtor with amazing energy and dedication to her job. She spent over three months patiently working with us to find the perfect two-bedroom coop on the UES. She showed us over 30 properties, accompanying us to almost all of the showings. Furthermore, as first-generation NYC homeowners, she guided us through the whole process, connecting us with the appropriate people along the way. Heather is extremely responsive, tenacious and dependable. She served as a wonderful advocate for us." -Kristen R. & Greg
"Heather made our first-time buying experience very simple, patiently laying out the process and setting expectations for how long steps would take and what options and decisions there were to make. She connected us with other professionals for lending and insurance who we liked better than the ones we found on our own. Most importantly, Heather helped us deal with some unexpected last-minute problems, advocating for us and making sure the other party properly addressed our concerns - without her, we wouldn't have known what to do!" -Peter F. & Liz F.
"Finding a right realtor is the most important step in purchasing a house and it’s essential to have a knowledgeable and trustworthy real estate professional to guide you through the difficult process. It was an absolute pleasure working with Heather Cooper. Throughout the journey, Heather demonstrated immense patience and made sure I always felt like a priority. Beyond the expertise and professionalism, she was always ready to answer all my questions in-dept explanations, ensured that fully understood the process. I highly recommend Heather to anyone looking for an experienced, reliable and knowledgable professional. I was delighted with her service throughout the entire process of buying my condo." -Lily M.
"I was a first-time buyer of a pied-a-terre in Manhattan and knew next to nothing about the process. Heather patiently walked me through all of her complicated steps. We encountered a few hiccups along the way, but thanks to her expertise, everything worked out. I would highly recommend Heather to anyone looking to buy or sell." -Melanie D.
"Heather is truly an amazing broker. She listed my apt for sale and did everything from Marketing, open house etc and we used their "Concierge" service which covered all expense for the seller (myself). Compass concierge service was extremely helpful as I did not have enough to cover the cost of repairing/renovating the coop apt. Heather is not only very professional but also has a great character and she is very knowledgeable about NYC market. She gave me very good advice on navigating the whole process and renovating the apt via Concierge, she has great taste and I was able to finish the complicated renovation. She is great at what she does and very passionate about her work. I can trust her that she will get the job done no matter how complicated it is. She works extremely hard and is very responsive. I never had to follow up on anything in this process as Heather was always on top of everything. She remembers all the details and ensures everything is done perfectly ensuring there is enough cushion time (she is very organized, plans thing ahead and will not do things last min). She is truly dedicated to her work and clients. She has such positive energy with high work ethics. I highly recommend Heather and without hesitation I will recommend her to my friends." -Sandy L.
"I had the pleasure of working with Heather on my recent apartment purchase. Heather was informative in helping me figure out realistic options given my budget and collaborated with me in finding a shortlist of apartments. Given the extremely competitive market, Heather was fast and assertive in getting me apartment viewings. I ultimately found something I’m very happy with. Thank you Heather for guiding me through the steps and making me very happy with my new home!!" -Robert P.
"Heather was an instrumental part of my search process and from the very beginning, looked to fundamentally understand what I, as a buyer was looking for. She was patient in dealing with all of the questions I had as a first-time homeowner/co-op owner, and was always proactive in ensuring that appointments were made in a timely fashion to accommodate my schedule, and that the sellers' agents were addressing immediate questions regarding the co-op and building management, and that the board application and interview processes completed smoothly. I would recommend working with Heather, whether you are a new or experienced homeowner, as you will certainly be in good hands. Thank you, Heather!" -Isaiah J.
"Having a complete pro like Heather by my side during my co-op purchase made all the difference. As a first-time buyer, I was so grateful for her expertise in the market and her absolute fluency in the process of buying a home in NYC. She was my essential guide from day one, always making herself available to answer questions, set up viewings, or - most importantly - go to the mat for me in support of my interests as a buyer. A consummate diplomat and negotiator Heather always knew exactly how to adapt her approach to navigating the many pitfalls and personalities of the NYC market. I'm hugely grateful to have had Heather's help throughout this process - could not have done it without her!" -Marcie M.
"I met Heather when I was looking to purchase an apartment near Central Park. She represented me as the buyer and I felt she was a true partner in the deal. I almost went to contract on one apartment but stopped short because of some issues in the building and some noise problems that became apparent during the final inspection. Heather supported my decision to not purchase the first apartment and then helped me find just the right place. Everything went smoothly and in the end, she even advocated for me with a broker at her firm (who represented the seller) when there was a question over who should remove the previous owner’s sofa. She was really a great communicator, very knowledgeable, and followed through on her word throughout the process. I enjoyed working with her and recommend her without hesitation." -Suzy R.
"Heather is great to work with and I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent. She's incredibly responsive and very knowledgeable on the entire process. She's always willing to help and truly puts in so much time and attention into each of her clients. She is someone who you can always count on to have your back which is exactly what you need in the process." -Angela S.
"Heather is very professional, patient and devoted to our NYC apartment search. She constantly updates new match to us by emails, text messages and Compass app. She gives great inputs but never adds pressure to our decisions. I highly recommend Heather to anyone who wants to buy or rent in NYC." -Jian L.
"Heather is very diligent and helps me successfully find my dream home during this pandemic situation. She helps me navigate the competitive and complex housing market in Manhattan and is very patient to show me 30+ places in a short period of time. She provides great advice and guidance for a first time home buyer like me, and also helps me find contractors for home renovation. She keeps everyone in the process engaged and manages the closing timeline efficiently. I cannot thank her enough!!" -Zhendong Z.
"Heather was pivotal to the success of my first apartment purchase. Always available, positive, and eager to help, she is someone who will be on your team and will have your back! Heather endured dozens of apartment visits before I found "the one" and took it all in stride. She also had great recommendations to help me assemble a team of mortgage bankers, attorneys, and insurance brokers, all of which worked extremely well together through the whole process. I would recommend Heather to anyone who is looking for a broker." -Daniel F.
"I was very fortunate to come across Heather in the process of searching for a new apartment. Heather stuck with me through thick and thin and led me to the finish line of closing. She always had my back, was available whenever I needed to talk something through, and gave me honest feedback on all of our apartments. It really felt like we were a team. I would highly recommend Heather to anyone searching for their new home. Her dedication is unmatched." -Jill W.
"Working with Heather to find my perfect apartment was great! We had a few hurdles with extra COVID forms and protocols, but she was on top of it, available, easy to get in touch with and sent everything electronically. Heather set up my tour sheets and lined up all the viewings within the hours I was available so we were very productive. She was also great at following up with my questions and suggesting additional properties. Best of all, she has a great network, provides great referrals, and communicated clearly during out negotiation and closing process." -Chun L.
"Heather listened well to my asks in terms location, apt type, amenities, etc. in my search for renting an apartment. She was patient and showed me several properties, working with my schedule and was responsive to any questions that arose. It was a great experience working with Heather, I have referred many friends to her and highly recommend using her for your rental and sales needs!" -Jaimee R.
"I enjoyed working with Heather. She worked hard and got me the best price on my apartment sale. She also helped me buy the apartment I wanted. She worked hard to negotiate a reasonable price on an apartment with multiple offers." -Susan G.
"Heather was a pleasure to work with. Heather worked around our schedules to set up a time to view the listing we had been interested in and also set up several other viewings in the neighborhood. Heather helped make the the offer, contract and closing process easy and seamless." -Eve H.
"Heather helped a type A southerner get through the NYC co-op process with as little pain as possible! In addition to her individual energy and ability to quickly learn what the client wants, Heather also picked a great team to work with! I recommend Heather to everyone looking in the NYC market." -Sherry M.
"Our agent Heather Cooper was an unbelievable professional from dealing with us the sellers down to staging and pictures of our home that it sold in one day. Heather got us more then what we asked the girl knows her stuff. It truly was a great experience. Would definitely use her again and we can't stop telling all our friends about her." -Myla K.
"I simply cannot say enough good things about Heather and my personal experience renting an apartment through her, or recommend her more strongly or with more confidence. As someone moving back into the City after living in the suburbs for over 25 years, I was so impressed with her knowledge of the market, her thoughtfulness in listening and discerning the things I wanted in an apartment and very quickly finding a number of options that were all within my criteria. She is incredibly hardworking, friendly, patient and positive. I was extremely impressed with her responsiveness and professionalism. I could not be more pleased with the terrific apartment she found and successfully negotiated for me. I was so appreciative of her focus and follow through every step of the process from locating the apartment, helping me navigate the application and approval process and coordinating my move into the building. And I particularly appreciate that she followed up with me after I was moved in to be sure that I was happy." -Kieran B.
"Heather did a wonderful job in helping me buy my starter apartment. She is extremely responsive and knows how to get things done quickly. With her guidance my apartment buying process went very smoothly as she made sure that I was prepared for every step along the way." -David A.
"I was referred to Heather through another broker within NYC. I was told that Heather was very knowledgeable within the areas I was searching for an apartment (Grammercy, Murray Hill, Midtown, Upper East, Lower East) and I found that to be 100% true. I viewed numerous apartments (I think about 9 total) with Heather and for each appointment she was on time, knowledgeable about the landlords, great about asking the right questions regarding the apartment, and always keeping my preferences in mind. I would recommend Heather to all of my friends or family looking to rent, sell or buy in NYC." -Gian P.
"I was looking for a broker to help with subleasing the co-op apartment that my wife and I own and as it turned out, Heather ended up taking on the entire process. That was not my original goal but after meeting with Heather in person, it just made sense to have her handle everything. Heather delivered as promised. She set up the open house, had references checked and handled all of the paperwork and other tasks involved with having our a tenant approved by our Co-op Board. Heather kept us in the loop every step of the way either by e-mail, telephone or text message. Or sometimes by all three. I appreciated her professionalism and I'd recommend Heather in a heartbeat to anyone who asked my opinion." -Felipe Z.
"Heather helped my husband and I find a great little place on the Upper East Side. I was shocked at how quickly she worked - she took our "wish list" to heart and got us into a great place without wasting any time. Even after we had signed, Heather made it a point to make sure we were well taken care of and has since kept in touch! I highly recommend Heather as an agent - she has been doing this for a long time and it shows!" -Lauren Y.
"I have worked with Heather for a number of years. She has always been quick to understand my needs and resourceful at meeting my requests with expedience. I have recommended others to her in the past and would only be more inclined as her experience has grown. She is not only exceptional at what she does, at this point I consider her a friend." -Joe S.
"I was a first time buyer when I worked with Heather. She did a fantastic job of walking me through the process, starting with patiently showing many options, all the way to helping me with the closing process. I highly recommend her." -Steven F.
"Heather handled the rental of our apartment beautifully. She is very responsive, knows the market, and processed everything with little input from us. We had a good renter in there within the time frame we'd hoped for. And we did this all remotely (since we've left the city and now live in another state). She's great!" -Allison R.
"It was such a pleasure to work with Heather. She is actually a friend of mine, but in no way have we ever dealt professionally in the past. In fact, this was the first time I got to see her perform at her work. It was actually a little weird because I got to see a little bit of a different side of her; she was so professional, knowledgable, thorough. I am actually very proud of her seeing how she works and how successful she has become at her job. So to explain how this all came about, my girlfriend and I were looking to find a bigger apartment sometime late 2013. We were looking to find a place by Jan 2014. Because it has been some time since I dealt with a broker, I reached out to Heather for some advice. Since she was a friend, I trusted her. However, I will be honest, I was a little reluctant to get involved with her at a business level because.. I don't know, when it comes to work/money and friends, I would rather not take a chance, to avoid any arguments or falling out. But, after a few discussions I realized that Heather really knew what she was doing, gave great advice, was brutally honest (which I really appreciated), and so I decided to go with her. Right off the bat, and something I clearly noticed, was that Heather really took the time to -understand- what my girlfriend and I were looking for. The brokers I have worked with in the past, some typically kind of just show you apartments hoping you'd bite, or even in a way try to convince you to take the deal. In some very few unfortunate cases, I was even talked down to by them - "you're making a mistake", "you don't know what you're doing this is a great deal" - stuff like that. But not Heather. She took the time to listen to what we wanted, explained how certain things she could do and how other things might have been a reach. Great communication. Soon after she was showing us apartments, and although some were better than others, they were all inline with what my girlfriend and I were expecting. I have to admit that out of the how ever many apartments we looked at, my girlfriend and I ended up choosing the first apartment that we were shown. It was honestly a home run. Everything else we were shown were just comparisons to that. I'm not sure if Heather secretly planned it that way, but it was great. Now that was just part one. There was all the paperwork and application process afterwards. (This apartment is a condo that we are renting.) It was really a lot. A lot of signing, a lot of making sure we had every statements, etc. Heather was very organized and neat. She made sure we had everything, and we did. Although I was a little nervous at times on whether or not we would be approved, I would have to say overall it was a smooth process. Just a quick note about responsiveness; if you notice I gave her 4 stars. Heather is a great communicator, and she will definitely, definitely get back to you - especially with a lot of information. But, that being stated, she is also a very busy lady; she has a lot of clients. So, maybe you might not get an email or text back to you in 15 minutes (which I think would be unreasonable); but, you will hear from her by the end of the day (pretty much at worst). If anything, I would think that 5 stars in this category is a little unrealistic; and I would be a little wary if a broker had nothing to do but get back to you immediately. Thank you for reading!" -Tom L.
"Heather is an excellent professional and helped me renting out my apartment in Turtle Bay NY is a very short time frame. The tenant she has selected is very reliable and everything is going smooth. As an owner, I do not live in USA and everything is usually more difficult than usual when dealing with renting the apartment. Heather did an excellent job, way beyond her duties, to manage all additional tasks making things easy for me from remote. I highly recommend Heather as very reliable agent and person, I wish her all the best for the future and wish every owner to be lucky enough to have a broker like her." -Sebastiano M.
"Our agent Heather Cooper was an unbelievable professional from dealing with us the sellers down to staging and pictures of our home that it sold in one day. Heather got us more then what we asked the girl knows her stuff. It truly was a great experience. Would definitely use her again and we can't stop telling all our friends about her." -Kristen C.
"We’ve worked with Heather throughout our entire search process and it couldn’t have gone better, truly thanks to her. Not only is she an expert on the NYC real estate market but she works so incredibly diligently and thoroughly on the buyer’s behalf. Her work ethic is second to none, as she’s always connected and incredible with response and in taking care of anything needed. Heather also does an incredible job of listening to your needs and wants and aligning those with specific properties. We would give her our highest recommendation if you have any NYC real estate needs." -John M.
"Had great knowledge about NYC. Would consistently send me listings within my budget and exactly what I was looking for. She was always very responsive to email and texts and was always reminding me about certain things during the closing process (which is very hectic). She was always available for any questions and would suggest her to anyone." -Michael L.
"Heather was absolutely outstanding, both as a real estate professional and as a human being. As neither of us had ever lived in Manhattan, we had no familiarity with its market or Byzantine processes for buying apartments. Heather efficiently educated us, expertly managed our expectations, led us through the process of choosing a neighborhood and type of property, and arranged showings so that in a 1 week visit, we were able to select an apartment and make a successful offer. Heather was always accessible and actively engaged with us through every step of the bewilderingly complex and prolonged process of buying a Coop apartment. Her referrals to mortgage and legal specialists were also excellent. Most of all, Heather made the process of buying a second home fun and enjoyable as well as informative. She is a very upbeat and friendly person who is a delight to engage with." -Jeff & Susan W.
"Heather is an extremely knowledgeable and capable broker who will guide you through your real estate journey, even if you are at the very beginning of your search (like I was!). She listens to exactly what you are looking for and was able to provide realistic options for purchase and work with me throughout the entire process. The process of purchasing property requires dedicating many hours from all parties and Heather was more than willing to put her time and energy into helping me secure my home!" -Erin M.
"In May I realized we needed a coop in Manhattan for early September. After finding a few that interested me, I contacted a couple of brokers. Heather answered me promptly and efficiently, and I never sought another opinion. She was honest, hardworking and always replied to my texts. A native New Yorker, Heather has an instinctual knowledge of the market and masterfully directs you toward what you need and want. Heather stuck with me through the entire process, and now we have a wonderful place in the neighborhood we chose. I would recommend Heather to anyone without a moment’s hesitation. She is your realtor, without a doubt, from start to finish." -James D.
"We were very lucky to find Heather while looking for our son's co-op. She is knowledgeable, professional, honest, hard working, thorough, patient and extremely accommodating with her time and availability. She made sure we saw the good and the bad in each apartment, building, super and etc. She was curious in our interests/jobs and made sure we found a neighborhood that suited our needs. She also surrounds herself with other professionals to make sure the sale runs smoothly. She was able to recommend a great mortgage broker and saved us from dealing with an amateur. That really could have wreaked havoc on the deal. So I would say, YES we would definitely recommend Heather! A professional all the way!!" -Bernadette & Derek W.
"Heather was thoroughly prepared from the start with Comparison properties as well as ways to improve the property get to get the most money. Her pricing was right on and almost immediately after we began showing we got multiple offers in at the time a relatively difficult market. My previous agent had it on for almost a year without much success. Within 1 month we had excepted an offer and then closed. Heather also is a very responsive if I had any questions or any time I had a phone call . I never felt hurried with the numerous questions that I would ask her. More importantly after the excepted offer she was quite diligent in getting the sellers as well as the condo board and to do their part in moving the closing process along , Particularly important in this pandemic environment where things are often delayed. I would highly recommend her without reservation." -Aspan O.
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Heather treats each client as if they were a close friend and each transaction as if it were her own. She listens carefully to her clients' needs and truly thrives on educating them about the process and the market. For sellers, Heather is an expert in staging, marketing and pricing while buyers benefit from her patience, thoroughness and the kind of neighborhood knowledge only a native New Yorker can deliver. Heather is strategic in her approach and adapts nimbly to changes to ensure her clients always receive the most value from their sale or purchase.
Before real estate, Heather formed her meticulous attention to detail and ability to flourish in fast-paced environments in law as a paralegal and financial services working on the trading floor. She's a masterful multi-tasker and problem-solver with an astute grasp of numbers and legal processes, and her persistent drive and proactive nature are legendary among those who know her. As a Certified Negotiations Expert, it's no surprise that Heather excels at negotiating and executing seamless transactions. In addition to her noted professionalism and expertise, Heather is a natural connector and networker who has a genuine love for people and a passion for bringing clients to the closing table.
Heather is a Bronx native and graduate of Baruch College, where she received a bachelor's degree in political science. She resides on the Upper East Side and enjoys the area's wonderful restaurants, shopping and proximity to Central Park. Heather is an avid volunteer and loves making a difference through her work with charitable organizations; she's currently on the Board of Spread the Sparkle, which represent women who have been victims of domestic violence. When she's not working with clients and nonprofits, Heather loves yoga, travel, going to the beach, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Heather is proud to be a part of Compass, where her outstanding service is backed by cutting-edge technology and industry-leading marketing tools.
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