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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.


    "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

    "Courtney worked with me on finding my first apartment in NYC. Myself and my husband are still in the same apartment nearly two years later. We are super happy with our place. I was relocated by a US company from London. Courtney and I discussed our needs and what kind of style of place we were after. She assisted me on deciding which two areas to focus on - based on our preference for living style / culture / aesthetic. This process was super quick as she immediately understood our needs and vision. My husband was still in London when Courtney took me out on the first viewings, we went out on the week end. We landed on the perfect place on the Sunday - which was the last place I looked at. I saw 6 apartments in total. I believe that Courtney was able to focus and source the right place so quickly due to her in depth understanding of our requirements. After finding the apartment Courtney was incredible as steered all contract / rent negotiation on my behalf, which can be difficult, as being new to the US I didn’t have a credit history here. I have since recommended Courtney to three friends, on separate occasions, who have relocated from London. All have had great success with Courtney in finding their perfect place." – Laura Rule

    "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

    "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

    "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

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