Residential Sales, High End Rentals
Ria Browne has utilized over 20 years in business honing her visual instinct and business acumen to the process of buying, selling, and renting homes. Having started her career in real estate at white glove agency Stribling & Associates, she’s now able to include cutting edge technology and data to her services with Compass.
With careful consideration of a client's needs and the most current market knowledge, Ria strives for a streamlined process, and her sense of integrity and knowledge ensures a human approach with the utmost professionalism.
"For both buying and selling real estate, it's important to make a meaningful connection - I love getting to know my clients because it helps me provide insightful service. Everyone needs a home, and living beautifully is achievable at any price point - it’s about making informed choices. There are so many different elements to creating the best quality of life, and I love helping people find that ideal."
Having lived and worked in New York for 25 years, Ria has expansive knowledge of the city with particular expertise in Brooklyn, where she lives with her husband and 2 children. Ria a member of the Real Estate Board of New York's Residential Brokerage Sales Council, a committee that shares trends and best business practices.
"Working with Ria was one of the highlights of my NYC real estate buying experience. She is warm, personable, patient, well-prepared, knowledgeable ... the list goes on. Ria not only listened to what I was saying I wanted in a home -- even when I couldn't articulate it very well -- but also what I wasn't saying. She curated all of the listings for me, and when we visited open houses, she would often help me envision what it might be like to live in both the space itself as well as the neighborhood, which I found very helpful. I trusted Ria's taste completely, and still do. Ria is incredibly dedicated and responsive; she made me feel cared for throughout the entire process. Even when she was away on vacation (on another continent, no less!), she would call to check in. I'm so thrilled with my first home purchase and am already trying to find more ways to work with Ria, starting with recommending her to all my friends!"
"As a first time buyer, working with Ria was a total pleasure. She is incredibly warm, and caring, but equally important was very professional. If we ever had a question (we had a lot of them) or needed something resolved with the seller quickly, she was very responsive to our needs. To that end, she was also a great resource for recommendations throughout the process including the wonderful lawyer she suggested. We would highly recommend her, and when it comes time to sell or buy another property she will be the first person we reach out to."
- JL & DK
"We had the distinct pleasure of working with Ria Browne this year while looking for an investment property in Brooklyn. Within 24 hours of speaking with Ria, she had us scheduled to visit several properties the following weekend. Within a two-week period we had found what we were looking for, which was due to Ria’s astute listening skills. Ria was also excellent with follow-through and answering questions with immediacy. Ria is extremely professional and understands her market very well. She has given us great recommendations during the entire process; i.e., lawyers, insurers, home repair companies, etc. We would highly recommend her! And she’s a great person to boot!!!"
- JE & RE
"Ria made the whole process of finding an apartment from the UK extremely smooth for us - we couldn't have done it without her. She was so helpful educating us on the process of renting in Brooklyn, and we really valued her judgements about the different properties she viewed for us. We found her approach really warm, caring and reassuring, and would recommend her very highly!"
– CC & SB
"Ria was essential to a challenging estate sale transaction. Her design sensibility contributed to an impeccable staging of a coop apartment. Thanks to her excellent sense of the market, the listing price was ambitious but exactly right: we had several offers in the first week. She was a true team player, and helped keep all parties moving forward, despite several speed bumps, to a successful closing."
"I can't say enough about Ria–from her willingness to educate to her professional skill navigating markets, boards and banks–she exceeded every expectation I had for an agent and was as much friend as advisor throughout my journey. When I ran into difficulties between my small, self-managed coop board and a demanding lender, Ria was able work with and across all parties–buyer, seller, agents, mortgage brokers, lenders and the board–in order to save the deal and get me to the close. Her sharp wit, communication skills and attitude would make her great at anything; her tenacity, expertise, network and knowledge of the market make her the perfect partner in the hunt for a new home. I recommend Ria without hesitation, and am grateful to her for all of the hard work she put in in order to find me the right home."
"We have been most fortunate in finding Ria Browne from Stribling. We are based in London and Ria has guided us painlessly through the purchase and subsequent rental of an apartment. She is professional, fastidious and tireless in meeting your requirements, affable and a joy to deal with."
- WK & SK
"Ria was an amazing and indispensable person to have on our team. She helped make - what is usually a very stressful process - friendly, natural, and honest. She fought hard for us, around the clock, but always managed to do so with grace and respect. Everyone on all sides trusted and enjoyed working with her, which really helped ground the transaction in a down to earth way."
– ML & JF
"Ria's terrific organization, wonderful communication and excellent knowledge of the business enabled us to find exactly what we were looking in a very competitive market. Ria is very prepared and does an excellent job of communicating with all parties involved and represented us in the best way possible. Her calm professional manner enabled us to move swiftly and with the least amount of stress possible to find the home we were looking for. It was a pleasure working together and we are thrilled with the outcome."
- KB & MB
"We would like to take a moment to thank Ria Browne for stellar service that went far beyond any realtor we have ever encountered. We have travelled extensively for business and have had homes all over the United States as well as Europe. We moved to New York from Los Angeles and knew nothing about schools, neighborhoods, transportation or the many types of housing in the New York area. Ria maneuvered us through the myriad details of deciding where to live, and the differences between a condo and a co-op. Ria was unflagging in her service and sometimes visited open houses for us while we were out of the state and then reported back to us not only with her thoughts but with realistic pictures that helped us see past the glossy perfection of the listing photos. We could never have found a home without her, and her skill in closing the deal was impressive beyond words!"
– DN & JN
"Ria and her firm provided an exceptional level of service that far exceeded our expectations. It was an absolute pleasure working with her, and I can hardly imagine a broker exhibiting a higher level of diligence, attention to detail, responsiveness, and—most important—care. At every step, Ria clearly demonstrated that she cares about her clients and her work."
– JM & SM
"Ria Browne and Tony Simone provided exceptional service to us when we sold our Brooklyn apartment. Tony was relentless and instrumental in helping us to successfully navigate some issues we were having with city administrative agencies. He was in constant contact with us, and not only reassured us through the process, he made sure it got done. Ria describes what she does not as sales, but as a valued service, and we couldn’t agree more with this. We received numerous solicitations from various brokers, but there was something different about Ria. She is the commensurate professional and helped us successfully sell our apartment sooner than we expected, and with exactly the results that we wanted. We can’t recommend Tony and Ria highly enough."
– SH & PM