NRT Top 1000 Nationwide 3Q 2017
Multi-Million Dollar Club 2016 - 2017
First Time Buyer/ Seller Specialist
Brooklyn Buyer Specialist
Clinton Hill Specialist
The Michael J. Fox Foundation
Honest. Reliable. Trustworthy. Knowledgeable. These are the words that Sam’s buyers and sellers consistently include in their five-star testimonials about his work. His steadfast commitment to his clients can’t be understated. The son of a refugee-turned-NFL football star and an M.I.T.-trained computer consultant, Sam grew up inspired by his parents' passion for and commitment to hard work and achieving the unthinkable. He goes above and beyond. He wouldn’t have it any other way.
Sam brings to Compass expertise in working with first-time buyers and sellers in Brooklyn and Downtown Manhattan -- his home for over 15 years. Prior to joining Compass, Sam achieved rising star status in just 2.5 years at his previous brokerage as a member of Corcoran’s prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Club and most recently an NRT Top 1,000 agent nationwide. As a former teacher, he brings a calm disposition and genuine enthusiasm to educating buyers so that they feel empowered to make sound decisions. Equal parts creative and analytical, Sam’s imagination and sound reasoning deliver superior home marketing strategies. Upon joining Compass, 75% of his sold listings closed at or above the asking price! He couldn’t be more excited to join Compass, put its innovative marketing and data tools to work, and continue to build a network of happy clients and neighbors.
If you haven’t met Sam at an open house, then perhaps you’ve seen him around town with his camera, at the US Open passionately cheering for his favorite tennis players, or out indulging in live music at some of the city’s more intimate theaters and performing spaces. When he can't convince his family to visit The Big Apple, he makes time to pay them visits in Boston, MA, Northeast Harbor, ME and Naples, FL. And when he’s seeking new frontiers, he enjoys an adventure along an international coastline, most recently 5 countries in 20 days in Scandinavia!
We don't know where to begin. Sam's professionalism, knowledge, diligence and calm disposition were instrumental in helping us with both the sale of our coop in Brooklyn N.Y. and the purchase of our new home in Florida. His expertise was evident every step of the way. Thanks to his negotiating skills we were able to simultaneously sell our coop and purchase our new home without any delay. Sam kept us informed and was always available to answer questions. If we had to do all over again, Sam would be our number one choice! We cannot thank Sam enough.
- Shirley in Clinton Hill
My husband I purchased our first home from Sam. He is honest, reliable, trustworthy and reassured us throughout the process. What I appreciated the most about him was that he is extremely knowledgable about our neighborhood and our building. Throughout the process we met at different local spots to get to know the neighborhood better and he answered all our questions quickly and accurately. He also continued to work with us after to help us network and meet our neighbors and other people in the building. He did such an amazing job that we recommended his services to our close friend who also recently purchased a place through Sam. When we eventually purchase our next place, he will definitely be our real estate agent again. :)
-Mackenzie in Clinton Hill
I don't usually spend time making recommendations for businesses or services but Sam's responsiveness, professionalism, communication, analysis, and delivery of goods was over the top and exceeded every expectation. I'm business and investment savvy and know the Brooklyn market pretty well so few agents could satisfy the high bar I had for real estate analysis and expertise. Sam isn't just your basic real estate salesperson pushing another home your way. He knows how to identify value in the market and both tactically and strategically make it happen. I would highly recommend him as your broker.
-James in Park Slope
My husband and I bought our first home in Brooklyn, and Sam was recommended to us by our close friends who also used him as their agent in a similar neighborhood. I wish I could give him more stars because I don't think I've ever been more over-the-top satisfied by a recommendation from a friend before in my life. Sam is a lovely guy, but what made our experience with him 5 star was his deep and technical knowledge of the home buying process, local neighborhoods, and willingness to go above and beyond what you would expect from a great agent. He was available to discuss all of our demands, hesitations and questions and made the process painless for us as very busy time-short professionals. My husband is a corporate transaction lawyer and felt as if Sam's knowledge of the contract and financial transaction associated with the home buying process was very impressive and thorough - this guy does his homework and always comes prepared with details! He also came ready to give us advice about how to manage the entire home buying process. From real estate attorneys, to mortgage brokers, and house painters, Sam was supremely helpful with providing quality recommendations to help with the entire process. 6 months later and we are still in touch with him and he often checks in to make sure things are going smoothly. When/if the time comes to sell there is no doubt in our minds that we will be calling Sam!
-Melayna in Bushwick