★★★★★ "Michael Shapot and his Team were recommended to me from my cousin, who is a realtor in NJ. We had met with other realtors, and weren’t comfortable with any of them. My cousin immediately said that Michael was one of the best, and said that he’d use Michael if he was trying to sell an apartment in NYC." – Gary C.
★★★★★ "It was an absolute pleasure to work with Michael Shapot and his team on the sale of my father’s apartment at 170 West End Avenue. It was not your garden variety sale: My father had recently died. I live in Colorado and the co-executors are across the country. Despite the obstacles, Michael handled the transaction seamlessly and walked me through the process in a professional and courteous manner." – Brian S.
★★★★★ "We have worked with Michael and his team several times over the last few years as our family grew; from representing us on the sale of our condo to the purchase of our new co-op (with rentals in between). Through this time, Michael has been patient, diligent, knowledgeable, and truly had our best interest at heart. Michael and his team negotiated multiple offers for us over this time. We have and will continue to highly recommend Michael Shapot and his Team." – Joe & Daniell N.
Our job is to help our clients achieve a successful real estate transaction. This means a sale or purchase at the best possible price, with an on-time closing and the least amount of stress.
How do we do this? Our philosophy is to educate our clients about what is happening in the market and how it relates to them. Therefore they understand their options and feel totally comfortable making smart, informed decisions. We discuss pricing strategies and negotiating techniques to ensure positive outcomes. We have systems in place to navigate the process so there is effective follow-up and communication to eliminate surprises.
We maintain a cool, calm, collected voice of reason no matter how crazy things get. In the crazy world of Manhattan residential real estate, emotions run high. We encourage our clients to make decisions based on fact and reason rather than knee-jerk emotion. We are seasoned veterans who have navigated strong markets and weak markets; we have worked through it all. We are supported by the Nation’s fastest growing real estate company, marketing powerhouse and industry giant, .
Michael is a leader in the industry, with his finger on the pulse of the market. He brings to every transaction an entrepreneurial and business mindset, a strong legal eye and real estate savvy and know how.
Recognized as Manhattan’s 2006 Realtor of the Year by the Manhattan Association of REALTORS(R). Outstanding production awards at all of his companies and at each step of his career.
Michael presently leads a team of nine real estate sales professionals that, last year, closed 89 transactions. He is a former manager of an office of 73 sales agents that was recognized as the franchise’s top NY State office four years in a row.
He brings positive energy to all professional interactions. He is a lifelong learner - Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) by the National Association of Realtors - Certified Real Estate Divorce Specialist by The Financial Divorce Association - Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) by The Employee Relocation Council - Licensed, non-practicing attorney.
Michael closed 75 residential transactions per year while practicing. He is an participant and volunteer - Manhattan Association of Realtors, and Board member for five years - Former Treasurer of Manhattan Association of Realtors - Real Estate Board of New York - Riverside Park Fund - Board of Directors of a coop where he owns an investment property - Board of Directors of Sharsheret, a non-profit that supports families impacted by a breast cancer diagnosis.