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John Barbato

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

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About John
John started his professional career as an architect spending over a decade in both Chicago and New York designing and managing numerous high-end residential projects and retail flagships for prominent global brands throughout the U.S. as well as internationally in Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul and Hong Kong.

This background informs his ability to visualize and pinpoint possibilities of space when marketing properties and offers a definitive edge for his clients. John has also developed a personal investment portfolio of 13 residential and commercial properties over the past 15 years, an experience and knowledge that have proven invaluable as a broker.

With Compass Development, John successfully represented the final sales at 35XV, a ground-up condominium project by Alchemy Properties in Manhattan's Flatiron district. Currently, he is in pre-development on a 97 unit building in Midtown on 5th Avenue. As a broker with Compass, John's driven personality, undying patience and his deep knowledge of New York real estate have allowed him to work successfully with both buyers and sellers in all price ranges. He has brokered transactions in some of New York's most prestigious Coops and Condos in almost every neighborhood in Manhattan and Brooklyn. In 2017, John was ranked among the top 200 brokers by sales volume in the tri-state area on the Best Agents in America List compiled by Real Trends.

Above all, professional conduct, respect, honesty and integrity are the foundation of John's approach to real estate sales and are of the highest importance in his relationships with his developer clients and customers.

John grew up in Columbia County, NY spending a good part of his younger years working in his family's construction business. He holds a bachelor's degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology's College of Architecture in Chicago and a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University.




My Approach


"I'd never call myself a salesman. I like to get to know my clients on a more personal level and treat them as trusted friends. I enjoy real estate and the buying process too much to be pushy or overbearing. It's a fun experience, and I like to share that with my buyers and sellers."




Client Testimonials
★★★★★
"I respect your honest and simple style."
-investor client

★★★★★
"With respect to my late mother, Gloria Sachs, and the sale of her apartment, thank you for your kindness and generosity. My mom had excellent instincts about life and people, and her instincts about you were absolutely correct. She liked you very much, and chose you over many other potential brokers. Your intelligence and good business sense were appreciated throughout our transaction, and now even after."
-Seller of 41CD, The Galleria Condominium, 117 east 57th street.

★★★★★
"I used to shutter and cringe when I heard the word “Broker.” If ever I uttered the dreaded word to a friend or colleague it was always accompanied with a sigh and an eye roll. After all…I’d had bad experience after bad experience and I had come to think of the “Broker” as a necessary evil one had to deal with if you wanted to live in Manhattan. But then…I met John Barbato. My husband and I were in the process of selling our gut-renovated brownstone triplex with a back yard we loved and were looking for a rental. We wanted to stay on the Upper West Side, we wanted a view, more space, a doorman, and most importantly the right apartment. I didn’t think it was possible nor did I ever imagine that I would actually enjoy apartment hunting, until I met John. John changed everything for me and redefined the word “Broker.” After 15 years of dealing with other “Broker’s,” I had finally found one who is patient, works his arse off (he showed me 30 rentals!), and negotiates well for his clients. He never pushed an apartment on me, and when I’d get discouraged he’d always assure me that we would eventually find the right apartment, and we did! We have since left our rental and purchased an apartment in the Laureate. John was able to get us access in the building when it was impossible to “see” the units. He held my hand and guided me through the condo process all the while steering us to what he knew would be a great apartment and a great investment. He was absolutely right! Now I jump at the chance to use the word “Broker” because that means I can tell people all about John. I get excited to refer friends and colleagues to him because I know they will be as happy working with John as I have been. When we plan to sell our apartment, John will be our first and only call. I can’t recommend him highly enough!"
-Buyer and Seller of 11F, The Laureate condominium, 2150 Broadway.

★★★★★
"I knew buying and selling real estate can be highly emotional---and for me, selling my first apartment opened up a slew of mixed feelings relating to my personal life and my independence. Plus, my current tenant wasn't a mere tenant, but a lifelong friend, so I was keen to work with an amazing real estate pro who would also understand the emotional stuff. I can't thank you enough, you certainly rose to the challenge and far exceeded my expectations in every way. I feel like I should have showered you in gifts. Thank you my dear sweet and talented broker John!"
-Seller of 8G, The Grand Chelsea Condominium, 270 West 17th street.

John Barbato’s Listings

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Listed By CompassVirtual Tour

$6,950,000

Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
7
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
134.39
1/21
Listed By CompassContract Signed

$6,400,000

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3.5
Square Feet
4,000
lot size
20' x 92'
1/13
Listed By Compass

$4,350,000

Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Square Feet
1,667
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a front view of a house with a garden
a front view of a house with a yard
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a view of entryway and hall with wooden floor
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a view of a room with gym equipment
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a bathroom with a mirror and a shower
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
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a kitchen with a sink a stove and cabinets
a view of a dining room with furniture window and outside view
a bedroom with a bed and a window
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a living room with furniture and a floor to ceiling window
a front view of a house with potted plants
a view of house with a yard
a view of balcony with wooden floor
a view of a yard
a backyard of a house with lots of green space
a front view of a house with a yard
a front view of a house with a garden
a view of a entryway door of the house
a view of storage and utility room
a front view of a house with a yard
a view of outdoor space and yard
a view of a field with a tree
a view of a yard with a tree
a backyard of a house with lots of green space
an aerial view of a houses with outdoor space and trees all around
1/61
Listed By CompassVirtual Tour

$3,950,000

Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3.5
Square Feet
6,485
Acres
143
1/28
Listed By Compass

$3,945,000

Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5
Square Feet
2,750
a view of a bench in the garden
unknown
a view of a lush green hillside and a houses
a view of a big yard with lots of green space and mountain view in back
a view of an ocean yard
a view of an ocean beach
a view of a porch with wooden floor and windows
a front view of a house with garden
a bedroom with furniture and a couch
1/10
Listed By Compass

$3,750,000

Bedrooms
Unavailable
Bathrooms
Unavailable
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
125
1/15
Listed By CompassContract Signed

$2,900,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Square Feet
Unavailable
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a view of city and mountain
unknown
a view of a wooden floor
a view of backyard with tree
a view of yard with trees
a view of mountain view with mountain
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a view of an ocean
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a view of a bunch of trees
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a view of city and mountain
a view of a field with an ocean
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1/17
Listed By Compass

$1,500,000

Bedrooms
Unavailable
Bathrooms
Unavailable
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
66.45
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a view of a bunch of trees
a view of swimming pool and trees in the background
a view of a yard with trees
an aerial view of lake and residential houses with outdoor space
a view of a lake with an outdoor space
a view of a lake with a yard
a view of a lake in middle of a field
a view of outdoor space and yard
a view of a forest
a view of yard
a backyard of a house with lots of trees
an aerial view of residential houses with outdoor space
a view of ocean
a view of a lake
a picture of a floor plan
a picture of a lake view
a view of a living room with furniture
1/21
Listed By Compass

$1,100,000

Bedrooms
Unavailable
Bathrooms
Unavailable
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
9.01
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a view of a lake with an outdoor space
a picture of a bathroom with a shower curtain
a view of a bunch of a tree
a close up of a plant
a view of a lake with a yard
a view of a lake in middle of a field
a view of outdoor space and yard
an aerial view of residential houses with outdoor space
a view of ocean
a view of yard
a backyard of a house with lots of trees
a view of a forest
a view of a yard
a view of swimming pool and trees in the background
a view of a yard with trees
a view of a lake
a picture of a floor plan
a picture of a lake view
a view of a living room with furniture
a view of an ocean from a window
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a view of a lake from a yard
1/24
Listed By Compass

$1,100,000

Bedrooms
Unavailable
Bathrooms
Unavailable
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
9.33
1/11
Listed By Compass

$1,095,000

Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Square Feet
1,200
1/7
Listed By Compass

$875,000

Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Square Feet
Unavailable
a view of a lake with a yard
a view of a lake in middle of a field
a picture of a bathroom with a shower curtain
a view of a city with an outdoor space
a view of a lake and a mountain
a view of a swimming pool with an outdoor space and seating area
a view of a lake from a yard
a view of an ocean from a window
a view of a bunch of a tree
a view of a yard
an aerial view of residential houses with outdoor space
a view of a bunch of trees
a view of yard
a backyard of a house with lots of trees
a view of ocean
a view of outdoor space and yard
a view of a lake
a picture of a floor plan
a picture of a lake view
a view of a living room with furniture
1/21
Listed By Compass

$800,000

Bedrooms
Unavailable
Bathrooms
Unavailable
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
13.33
a front view of house with yard and green space
a living room with furniture a table and a potted plant
a living room with couches
a view of a house with backyard sitting area and garden
a living room with furniture and a floor to ceiling window
a room with furniture and a large window
a living room with furniture and a large window
a view of living room with furniture and a couch
a bedroom with furniture and a window
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances sink a microwave and cabinets
a view of a dining room with furniture and window
a bedroom with a bed and a window
a bedroom with a bed and a couch
a living room with furniture and a table
a bedroom with a bed and a chair in it
a bathroom with a sink a toilet a tub and mirror
a bathroom with a toilet sink and a mirror
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a view of a house with a yard from a balcony
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1/20
Listed By Compass

$695,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
1
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a close up of a plant
a picture of a bathroom with a shower curtain
a view of swimming pool and trees in the background
a view of a yard with trees
a view of yard
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a view of a lake from a yard
a view of an ocean from a window
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a view of a bunch of a tree
a view of a yard
a view of a lake and a mountain
an aerial view of residential houses with outdoor space
a view of ocean
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a view of a lake in middle of a field
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1/23
Listed By CompassAccpt Offer Ok 2 Sho

$600,000

Bedrooms
Unavailable
Bathrooms
Unavailable
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
3.25
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a view of a grassy field
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a view of a green field
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a view of a green field with trees in the background
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Listed By Compass

$475,000

Bedrooms
Unavailable
Bathrooms
Unavailable
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
22.25
1/26
Listed By Compass

$335,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Square Feet
1,200
Acres
0.14
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a view of a dry yard with wooden fence
a view of a city with an ocean view
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1/15
Listed By Compass

$325,000

Bedrooms
Unavailable
Bathrooms
Unavailable
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
7.94
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unknown
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1/13
Listed By Compass

$299,000

Bedrooms
Unavailable
Bathrooms
Unavailable
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
8.92
1/18
Listed By Compass

$210,000

Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Square Feet
672
Acres
0.27
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a backyard of a house with lots of green space
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a view of a backyard with large trees
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1/11
Listed By Compass

$190,000

Bedrooms
Unavailable
Bathrooms
Unavailable
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
6.90