Carl Hardesty, Agent in NYC - Compass

Carl Hardesty

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker | Licensed as Carl Ed Hardesty

Over $1 billion in revenue


Top 1 % of NYC Brokers

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Client Testimonials
"I have worked with Ed Hardesty several times on different properties for my family. Ed Hardesty is first and foremost a straight shooter. He means what he says and he does what he promises. His knowledge of the market and his attention to the needs of his clients assures that whatever those needs are, they are met in a timely fashion. I live out of the country and I needed someone I could trust implicitly that would be be able to make the right decisions and follow through. Ed did all that and he is the utmost gentleman on top of it all. He isn't just five star. He is 10 star." - Amy A.

"Ed always provided the best service and expertise. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional and created an enjoyable experience for me and my wife. Ed demonstrates these qualities to the highest degree. I certainly will recommend him to family, friends and colleagues looking to purchase or list a home in the future." - Ron R.

"Ed has sold 2 apartments for us, After the 2nd go-round we wouldn't consider using another broker. His accessibility, knowledge, and fortitude are unmatched as far as we're concerned. He got us the prices we wanted, quickly, and always it seemed, with a smile on his face." - Frank R.


Licensed in Westchester County

Fine Homes Specialist

About Carl

Ed has been specializing in the downtown luxury market for more than 22 years. Though his interest in real estate began as an investor, it quickly branched out into the brokerage side of the business. He has had the pleasure of representing everything from starter studios to multi-million dollar loft conversions. Along with his team of outstanding brokers, he prides himself in providing very personalized service to the sellers and buyers they represent.

Over the years he has had the opportunity to come in touch with a large and diverse group of people, all of whom have different needs. Being able to handle all of these divergent desires is one of the things he feels he is best at and is also one of the things he enjoys most about this profession. With a touch of Southern charm, a straightforward approach and extensive knowledge of the downtown market and neighborhoods combined with fierce loyalty to my clients he has been fortunate enough to win the praise and respect from sellers and buyers alike.

Born in Baton Rouge, LA, he received a BA in Film and Theater from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and moved to New York City in 1982. He spent the first several years based in NYC and while traveling throughout Europe, working in the fashion industry. In the late 80's he returned to settle down and focus his energies on television, film, and theater. It was during this time that he began his forays into the real estate world. He fell in love with downtown and has been living and working here since.

In his spare time he is an avid martial artist, holding a Third degree black belt ranking in Seido Karate which is a traditional style of Japanese Karate whose world headquarters is located here in New York City.


8 Leafwood Terrace, Irvington, NY

Spectacular colonial styled Westchester estate in beautiful Irvington, New York. Breathtaking grounds await down a long private drive at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. This exquisite 5BR, 4 full & one half bath residence is brimming with elegant details.

A sun-filled double-height foyer with sweeping staircase, formal living & dining room, a wood-paneled library with gas fireplace. The family room with WBFP, gorgeous chef’s kitchen, breakfast room to the deck, lux master suite with WIC, full finished basement with media & rec areas, kitchenette, gym, sauna & wine cellar along with a heated 3 car garage. The secret surprise of this magical 2-acre retreat is the artfully-designed saltwater pool with tiered steps to the spa, waterfall columns & slide which creates a world all its own. Room to play and entertain on the grassy lawn or the spacious outdoor deck. Lovely gardens & stone retaining walls grace the property. Truly one of the most spectacular settings available in Irvington.


2 Ashford Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY

Fantastic new construction mint condition rental building with spacious, luxurious never-lived-in apartments in the heart of downtown Dobbs Ferry! Incredible opportunity to enjoy brand new 2BR or 3 BR/2 bath homes located at the main intersection of the Rivertowns! Exceptional living quarters are enhanced by a prime address offering immediate access to town, shopping, restaurants & the train. Abundant natural light, hardwood floors, crown moldings & beautiful stone/tile work grace the elegant ambience for entertaining. The generously-proportioned residences presents an airy modern open layout with large, lovely living & dining space. The fabulous flow continues with a sleek open kitchen featuring custom cabinetry, stone countertops & stainless steel appliances for the discerning chef. An en-suite master BR with walk-in closet, custom tiled baths, plentiful closet space, a washer-dryer & central air/heating enhance the allure of this premium living destination!


5 Sherbrooke Park, Purchase, NY

Located in the desirable Lincoln Rise section of Purchase, this newly gut renovated home is set on nearly an acre of lush land with plenty of room for a pool, which the builders can put in. Over 5000sf of elegant space offers a custom kitchen that is open to a huge family great room with WBFP. The formal living room with soaring ceilings, WBFP & dining room, allow for lavish entertaining or just relaxing around the fire. There is also a first floor ensuite bedroom & access to the 2 car heated garage. The second floor has 4 ensuite bedrooms with a glorious master suite. Included in the price the buyers have a unique opportunity to custom design the basement space to fit their lifestyle. Want a playroom, movie theater, Gym?? You can also choose the lighting fixtures in the bathrooms as well. This is a unique opportunity to have a "New Home" without the wait. Only the finest fixtures and finishes have been used to recreate this extraordinary home. Photos Virtually Staged.


66 Main Street, Apt 3A, Dobbs Ferry, NY

Feel the pulse in the heart of Downtown Dobbs, moments from everything, in these sleek, sophisticated homes at 66 Main St. Beautiful and boutique styled residences offer open layouts letting nature & natural lighting in, elegant chef’s kitchens, gorgeous bathrooms, modern flooring all combined with 9 foot ceilings to create an amazing space that is clean, tasteful and welcoming. The open kitchens offer custom cabinets, stone countertops, LG 5 stove burner cooktop, oven, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. The bathrooms are a soothing combination of custom fixtures, tile and stone. Great care has gone into the design and construction of these units with careful attention to layout, sound proofing, insulation and energy efficiency which all help create a wonderful and peaceful sanctuary called HOME! Located in the middle of main street, you have easy access to the shops, metro north and famous restaurants that make Dobbs Ferry such a vibrant place to live.

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