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    Courtney Smelter has established herself as a highly sought after real estate representative, having successfully negotiated millions of dollars in sales and rentals for clients across Manhattan and Brooklyn. The core of Courtney’s business has been achieved through her high volume of referrals and repeat business—a testament to her dedication at exceeding customers’ expectations.

    A Manhattan apartment owner herself, Courtney has lived in New York City for 13 years. After living in Manhattan for the majority of those years she currently calls Brooklyn her home. This uniquely positions her to combine personal sales experience with an in-depth knowledge of New York City and its vast real estate market. Courtney loves nothing more than the excitement and culture of New York City living. From the wide array of exquisite restaurants to choose from, to relaxing with friends in nearby parks, to staying on top of the newest neighborhood additions, Courtney believes New York living extends well beyond the walls of her home, and her clients benefit from her broad interests and experience.

    Raised in Atlanta, Courtney attended the University of Tennessee and lived abroad in London before relocating to NYC. Before joining the real estate industry, she worked in ad sales with the HGTV and DIY TV networks. Her experience working with high-end clients to negotiate budgets and build trusted relationships has carried on in her real estate career today.


    "We have worked with Courtney on three occasions in New York City—twice when selling condos and once when purchasing one. Without question she is the most professional, attentive, and competent realtor we have ever worked with. To emphasize that point, we have lived in twelve different places and have frequently used the services of realtors. During each interaction with Courtney we have felt completely taken care of in every way. She is a tough but realistic negotiator, a respectful representative, and she is attentive to details. She is knowledgeable about the current real estate market and always addressed our concerns and valued our input. She has the ability to stay grounded in all situations. We highly recommend her and look forward to working with her again in the future when we return to New York City." – Michael and Sharon Newman

    "Courtney is a great agent--very professional and knowledgeable about the New York City area. Whether you are buying, or selling, she works very hard to make sure you are completely satisfied and get what you're looking for. She has excellent communication skills and has helped me tremendously in finding suitable renters for my properties. Having worked with her in acquiring 4 different properties, I wouldn't work with anyone else!" – Grace Chen

    "When I was transferred unexpectedly to LA, Courtney was extremely helpful in working through the lease agreements and quickly finding a wonderful tenant. Future tenants were all also found quickly and at the best market rates. When it came time to sell, I was so glad that I had already developed a relationship with Courtney. I found her to be always professional, knowledgeable, positive and hard-working. With the sale of my co-op, she was very helpful in getting me through the process with working with co-op boards, lawyers from all parties, agents, etc. I would not hesitate to use her again in either a rental or sale of my property. Would most certainly recommend her to others." – Katharyn and Ranusia Howe

    "I'm thrilled to write a review for Courtney. She was a huge help to me when I relocated earlier this year from Brooklyn to Denver. Finding a good tenant for my apartment in a timely manner was key to my move and she handled it flawlessly. Her understanding of the market: how to price, when/where/how to list and show, knowledge of the co-op process was evident and she helped steer me along the way. To make it even more complicated, I was traveling quite a bit before my relocation and she kept me in the loop on her progress every step of the way. She is very responsive and patient, but she also knows when to give a push when timing is critical. I have referred many of my friends to her because she's someone I trust and know will deliver her best. Thank you Courtney!" – Julia Tang

    "Courtney just ‘’gets it’’. She understands the logistical and personal challenges involved in moving countries. Courtney helped me find a rental apartment in Brooklyn in the space of five days (the only time I had available to be in NYC while still living in London) and was very patient with me in terms of wanting to view quite a lot of properties in Manhattan and Brooklyn. She kept in close contact with me at all stages of the process of renting and was always on hand to answer all of my questions and to move the process along. I would definitely recommend working with Courtney to anyone looking to move to NYC." – Andrew Heron

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