Ralph Chiaia, Agent in NYC - Compass

Ralph Chiaia

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
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Buyer's Agent, and Listing Agent

Negotiation expert


New York University, BA, Journalism

Long Island University, Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing

Client Testimonials

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"Ralph was an absolute pleasure to work with. He's very easy to talk to, and makes the apartment hunting process much more enjoyable than it tends to be. Ralph is very quick and responsive, which also makes the process a breeze. I will definitely be referring my friends to him, and highly recommend trusting Ralph to help you find the apartment you're looking for." - Howard

"I had a great experience with Ralph finding a renter for my condo. He is a pleasure to deal with and made the transaction quick and easy. Would highly recommend working with him!" - Mike

"Ralph is amazing! He is, by far, the best broker I have worked with in my 10+ years living in Brooklyn. He is extremely patient, kind, and understanding, and very quick to respond to inquiries, concerns, you name it. He treated us with the utmost respect and kindness, and I really cannot recommend him highly enough." - Patrick

"Ralph was extremely flexible from the very start of my moving process, from responding promptly to my information request to arranging a time to view it that same morning! From there he was extremely responsive and helpful while we found our way around multiple obstacles and challenges in completing an out-of-state move. I can't thank Ralph enough for his assistance throughout the process, and I can't recommend him enough to anyone else looking in the NYC area!" - Danny

"Ralph was awesome to work with. I needed to get out of a lease early due to personal reasons, and he was incredibly helpful and diligent in helping me find new tenants to take over my apartment. He has a keen understanding of rental markets and the real estate game, but also gets the qualities of what makes for a good home. It never felt like he was just trying to move property around -- rather he was interested in the human qualities of my apartment that made it somewhere I wanted to live, and consequently why someone else would want to settle into it. He provided awesome regular status updates and his thoughts on how to best approach the situation on a week to week -- and sometimes day to day -- basis, and was generally a pleasure to talk to and organize/schedule with. Would definitely recommend working with him whether it's finding your own home or tenants for it." - Mike

"Fantastic. Ralph was super helpful. He provided a lot of options to look through, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and overall just a very pleasant experience." - Chris

About Ralph

Ralph is one of the friendliest agents you will meet in real estate. As a true New Yorker, Ralph was born in New York City and came to real estate after a successful career as a bar owner in South Korea where he was the first non-national to open a business in the area. He is currently enjoying his role as co-founder and CEO of Celebrity Laboratory which imports health and beauty items into the US for sale on Amazon and other fine retailers.

With a strong background in international business and upbringing that’s spanned many continents, Ralph is now able to navigate the ultra-competitive New York City real estate market smoothy, delivering results for his valued clients with determination, knowledge, and hard work. Sellers and buyers will enjoy working with Ralph as he makes assessing New York City’s ownership and investment opportunities — for condos, co-ops, townhomes, office space, restaurants, and more — an easy to digest process aided by his competitive use of automation and advanced metrics to find amazing deals in milliseconds. He has a great team of people he works with who can handle all aspects of a transaction from financing to accounting to real estate law to property management. Ralph always wants to be sure that his clients are thoroughly educated in the process of purchasing, investing, selling, and ultimately securing profits down the road. He will work tirelessly to make that happen. People he works with are regularly commending his service well beyond the normal scope of duty.

Ralph is also experienced in commercial real estate since his background as an owner and manager of several businesses helps him to understand the diverse needs and interests of business clients and investors. He has already created and sold two businesses and has been part of various commercial deals.

Ralph has worked with Amazon for years and has very important technology skills that translate into the real estate arena to seek out and pounce on deals quickly. He’s a huge fan of automation and using algorithms to process large tracts of information to then comb through to find your perfect deal. Working with Ralph means putting that marriage of tech and humanity together for you.

Thanks to his travels and easy-going personality, he interacts smoothly with people from all walks of life. Although Ralph takes business seriously, he always finds a minute or two to relax people his with his jokes and bright smile.

Ralph has a wonderful family with two children and a beautiful wife with whom he loves spending time. When not in the midst of a real estate transaction, you can find him playing tennis in one of Brooklyn’s parks, reading books, or traveling. He is a tennis coach at Saint Joseph’s College.

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