Jesse Shafer

Jesse Shafer

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker | Licensed as Jesse A. Shafer
About Jesse
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I was raised in a small waterside town on Eastern Long Island. It was a terrific place to grow up, but the day I realized that Manhattan was a quick ride by rail, I was on the train every chance I had. And when I graduated from Union College, there was no question where I was headed.

I started out getting the proverbial coffee for producers in the TV business and quickly worked my way up in that rapid-fire world. Creating television programming from scratch taught me how to promote an idea, plan ahead, think fast on my feet, be on time as well as generous in my application of elbow grease. It was challenging work I loved, but I needed something more. A deep look inward helped me conclude that the world of real estate managed to best combine my professional skills as well as my passions, and from Day One I haven't looked back.

In my twenty five years living in the city, I lived in eleven different neighborhoods, three boroughs, and have recently expanded into Fairfield County. I know the metro area inside and out. I’ve bought, sold, leased and invested in coops, condos and townhouses all while relentlessly learning every inch of the real estate business. When we work together, you’ll have the benefit of this hard-won experience. Every transaction is a family affair for me. I’m talking about the fully invested "pick you up at JFK in a snowstorm” kind of family affair. I take great pride that my clients are clients for life and thanks to them, the Shafer Group has become one of the top 200 in the country with over $1B in career transactions, dually licensed in both New York and Connecticut. I'm also super proud to be a Founding Agent at Compass, and an integral part of the company's Origin Story from a scrappy local Manhattan outfit to the largest independent brokerage in the country.

My journey has led me here. I’m a devoted husband and a proud dad. Whether it’s in New York, Connecticut or points far and wide, my job is to help you achieve your real estate dreams, and I will deliver.