She listened so specifically to our real estate needs, both spoken and unspoken, that the very first listing she sent us was “the one”...
That is not to say our real estate transaction was straightforward. We are immeasurably glad we had Andrea as our advocate through the whole convoluted and stressful process. She went so far above and beyond the call of duty it’s impossible to even describe here.
We had to sell our coop before we could close on our new house, make some repairs to the apartment before we could close on that, and navigate a very contentious relationship with a grumpy coop board. But Andrea was there every step of the way, from initially walking through our apartment suggesting easy updates and fixes to make it show the best it could, to making us feel super comfortable with the asking price she meticulously pinpointed, to letting the repairman in to our apartment while we were away, to managing the coop board’s many, many demands on our behalf.
Buying or selling real estate in NYC is generally a nightmare. I don’t know how Andrea was able to make it seem fun, but she did. We are so grateful for her expertise, for her friendship, and for the house, we now get to call “HOME”. “ - Laura N.
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Andrea “Andy” Chrem has a strong background in customer service and sales, and housing construction and design, which informs her unique perspective and expertise in the field of real estate.
This Lima, Peru native came to the U.S. to study Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has since then run several successful businesses over the past 20 years in both Peru and New York City, from a construction company to a jewelry company with two stores in Brooklyn and the West Village, and even a luxury baby clothing line. She later took on a position as Operations Manager for La Newyorkina, turning a small “mom and pop” operation into the very successful company it is today. While shopping to buy her first home in Ditmas Park with her husband Scott, Andrea re-discovered a passion for real estate.
Thanks to many years in the sales and service industry, Andrea has a natural intuition when it comes to reading people and understanding what they want. Her expertise in construction and design are invaluable to her clients, allowing her to envision possibilities which can enhance a property’s ambiance and potential. Finding and transforming that diamond in the rough is her forte. Andrea is equally proficient in terms of time management, problem-solving, and organizing details to ensure a streamlined, satisfying experience.
Andrea specializes in South Brooklyn, where she has lived for 16 years. She has a cheerful and open mind and will work hard to make the process of finding your home straightforward and fun as possible.