Harold J. Valestin, Agent in NYC - Compass

Harold J. Valestin

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
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University at Albany: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)/Minor, Human Biology/Finance


Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

St. Francis Preparatory High School

Client Testimonials

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"You have to try to convince Harold that he’s not the developer himself. He sees it through their eyes and he brings so much energy and excitement. That’s what makes him unique. He understands the development process, the product and there’s never been a project he’s worked on when he hasn’t outperformed everyone on the project and everyone’s expectations. " - Andrew

"He has the right attitude, the right approach and he brought a lot of energy to the project and the right tools. When we set up our next project we will absolutely be using Harold and his team. " - Yan

"From day one, I knew Harold had hustle and he’s one of the best brokers and deal sources out there. He’s smart, hard working and spots opportunities and goes after it more aggressively than anyone I know." - David

"Harold was super helpful, trustworthy, knowledgeable, professional and caring. He truly cares and looks out for the needs of his clients. I have had a business relationship with Harold for the past four years, and each time we have worked together, his effort and effectiveness have always exceeded my expectations. Not only is he my real estate agent, but a friend as well. I will always call Harold for all of my real estate needs and highly recommend him to anyone who needs a reliable, efficient, knowledgeable, trustworthy (gets the job done), and caring real estate advisor. " - Rosella

"Harold, I’m sorry for the delay in properly thanking you, so thank you for everything you did to help me find the perfect place in Long Island City. As you know, you came to me highly recommended, and I could not have been more pleased with the result. After two weeks of previous searching with different brokers, which left me depressed and without hope of finding a suitable apartment, you were able to help me find a perfect place, despite my low budget and high expectations. Not only did you find a place that I am happy with, but my parents are also thrilled with my new apartment. So, thank you! While I hope I don’t have to move for a long time, whenever that time comes, I will most definitely be reaching out to you! Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving. Again, thank you again! " - Robin

About Harold J.

There are several things that make Harold a key player in today's real estate market: for example, being a native New Yorker, possessing a background in finance, and having an insatiable work ethic. Harold has not only read about and studied the trends in NYC’s real estate market, but he has also witnessed them and he helped set them. Raised in Queens, he possesses a unique view of the expansion of new developments and the rising value of the outer boroughs: both for buyer and seller. His expertise and insight make him better able to help each of his clients make an informed decision. In addition, Harold has extensive experience in the Manhattan market which he earned working in its concrete canyons for over 17 years, all of these experiences combined have enabled him to transcend working in just one neighborhood or borough to be an all New York City broker. He has been quoted or featured in The NY Times, Wall Street Journal, NY Daily News, NY Post, The Real Deal, and the Mann Report as well as a myriad of other publications. He's even been featured in a segment of NBC news regarding real estate trends in Queens.

His previous work as a stockbroker, proprietary trader and financial planner, makes him very knowledgeable in regard to the trends and changes of the financial and housing markets. He utilizes said knowledge to help each client realize the greater value of their investments.

After over a decade of new development work, his relationships have given him the ability to use his amassed skills in the investment sales arena. He is now bringing development and investment opportunities to casual investors as well as to some of the biggest names in the industry.

Whether working with a developer, or an individual client to methodically sell a home; or a customer interested in buying or investing in one, Harold has something to bring to the table. For developers, he counsels and fine-tunes marketing strategies to promptly and conclusively sell out the development. Whether working on small developments or grand ones, he brings a high level of professionalism and a history of results. For each of his customers, he brings his knowledge and expertise in all areas of real estate. Honest, reliable and diligent, Harold attentively makes sure all of the real estate transactions he is involved with garner tangible results.

On a personal note: Harold is married and a proud father of three. He is also involved with variable charitable organizations as well as coaches high school football and track at his alma mater, St. Francis Prep.


Santorini at 35-40 30th St

The Santorini is a throw back to the Pre-war buildings of yesteryear where it was all about living space and not how many apartments you can fit in a building. Santorini is designed with sprawling layouts, beamed ceilings and modern touches that make these condominiums home. Santorini is located in Astoria, one of the best neighborhoods in, not only, Queens but NYC. Three stops from Manhattan, near all living necessities such as supermarkets and pharmacies, and some of the best nightlife NY. The building has a lot of outdoor space for owners. There is a courtyard, Resident’s lounge with terrace and a roof deck with spectacular views of Manhattan. The building also parking available for purchase. The homes have crystallized countertops, stainless steel appliances, porcelain baths, solid wood floors, absolutely fantastic closets, large windows and much more.

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