Top-producing real estate broker Sharon Cohen inspires confidence in clients with clear communication, total transparency and an efficient approach that means not a single second goes to waste. Unfailingly competent and knowledgeable, every move she makes is strategic and informed, and her responsive, solutions-oriented style is backed by more than a decade of industry experience and nearly 30 years of New York City living.
Sharon is a true maverick in Brooklyn real estate. As one of the first agents from a major firm working in the borough's emerging neighborhoods, she deeply believed in their potential. Emblematic of her passion for these up-and-coming Brooklyn enclaves, she moved to Bushwick herself in 2006.
As the leader of The Sharon Team at Compass, Sharon is more than a broker. She's also a resource for the many professional contacts buyers and sellers rely on. She loves the challenge and the satisfaction of getting her clients what they have been dreaming of, and her loyal clientele rave about her effectiveness in doing so. It's not surprising she was awarded top producer honors at her previous firm each of the last five years.
An investor herself, Sharon owns and operates across the city with a specialty in Brooklyn. Sharon specializes in short sales and distress properties, helping owners who are about to lose their homes find solutions tailored to their unique situations. She is a certified Short Sales and Foreclosures Resource (SFR), Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and Buyers Specialist (CBR).
Originally from Israel, Sharon lived in Milan and Paris prior to moving to New York City in 1991 to obtain her BFA in photography at Parsons School of Design. After graduation, she owned and operated a prestigious photography printing lab, where she worked with world-renowned fashion photographers on prominent campaigns. In her free time, Sharon enjoys surfing, yoga, hiking and traveling.
”I have worked with Sharon Cohen various times, as she has helped me secure the right property
for my needs and budget and also sell my Brooklyn home, fast and efficiently. Also helping me
find the next home, with a strong, clear strategy.
I can say above all what makes Sharon stand out and has always inspired confidence is her
ability to be direct and clear in every aspect of the transaction. No time is ever wasted in a
process that can be stressful and in a highly competitive market. Sharon has always taken the
time to listen to my needs and guide me and help - in the right direction, both buying and
Aside from her 20 years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the market, she has the
ability to quickly problem solve and present solutions and fitting my particular needs. I wouldn’t
ever consider working with anyone else.”
Christopher T. Brooklyn Home Owner. ”
”I’ve worked with several brokers before and Sharon is by far the most competent and knowledgeable. I knew she was a keeper when she handed me a folder at our first showing with a detailed itinerary (including timeframes, scheduled breaks, google map, and face sheet of each listing) for the 8 properties I had picked out to see in one day. She intimately understands the neighborhoods and gives good advice geared towards what you are looking for. There is no shying away from cost calculations and her ballpark estimates are usually spot on. Sharon is more than just a broker – she not only finds you the place, but also provides solid contacts for all the ancillary people you need to accomplish your goals. You will not go wrong if you choose her to represent.”
Claire N. ”
”Sharon was recommended by my contractor as the best and the only honest and trustworthy realtor in the area. I am really glad I went with his advise, I got accepted offer after the first open house and my house was under contract within less than two weeks. Sharon was reliable, honest and diligent in getting the most for my house. She is a true professional who you can count on. I highly recommend her.”
“Sharon is extremely capable, knowledgeable and efficient .She was a pleasure to deal with. We were so impressed with her when we purchased a brownstone, through her, that after we did a gut renovation, we engaged her again to rent the units--- which she did in two day's time. The entire experience was handled beautifully. I highly recommend Sharon Cohen.”
“My husband and I were searching for a house for a year with another broker, during that time I became pregnant and increasingly desperate to find a place. I met Sharon at an open house she was having and complained about my situation. She looked at me and said “I have the perfect house for you” and she did. Since then Sharon helped us purchase an additional property for my in-laws. She really understands her clients needs, is amazing at negotiating deals and all around helpful. I wish I could buy another house so I can hang out with her again.”
Susan G. "