Shirley Hackel, Agent in NYC - Compass

Shirley Hackel

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, NYRS®

NY Residential Magazine's "Top Ten Women of 2010", "Top Ten Agent"- multiple years with previous company


Shirley writes a monthly Insider Insights column on her website She is frequently quoted as a real estate expert in: Avenue, Crains New York, Brick Underground / Brick Underground, AM New York, Mann Report Residential, Real Estate Weekly, The Real Deal, The New York Times, DNAinfo, New York Observer, Business Insider, Curbed, Luxury Listings NYC. Brownstoner
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Client Testimonials

“Shirley made the process seamless. Not only was her advice regarding pricing and marketing spot-on, but her experience and insight in dealing with a [self-managed co-op] board of this nature was invaluable. As an Executor, I did not have the benefit of knowing how to overcome the obstacles of the various board personalities, but I was lucky to have Shirley guide me through the process. She found the perfect buyers to fit the requirements of this board, and we were able to proceed from contract to closing in an unprecedented one month.”
— Franklin H. Julie, Esq.

“Shirley has represented us both as buyer and now as seller of our apartment. She was wonderful about managing our expectations. When it came to the negotiations of our purchase, we met some challenges with the sellers and their agent but Shirley was able to guide us through our purchase successfully and skillfully, even providing us with tips on what to expect from the Board. Since we have worked with Shirley on both sides of a deal, we can attest to her calm and confidence which are so necessary especially during negotiations.”
— Jolie and Todd Goldring

“Shirley has served as my personal real estate agent for at least five transactions over the years, and I have also referred close friends and clients to her with complete confidence, knowing full well that she will manage the process from beginning to end as a consummate professional and patient listener with an uncommon skill set to meet any situation with aplomb.”
— Dee Slavutin

“Shirley helped us purchase our first co-operative apartment on Park Avenue in the early 1980s - when interest and mortgage rates were outrageously high, and fluctuating almost daily, and when we had almost no idea where or how to find an apartment in Manhattan. Fast-forward 30 years and we have bought and sold two more homes with Shirley. She has also helped other members of our family, and we have happily recommended her to our friends when they sought an experienced professional to help them navigate the details of co-ops, condos, and townhouses.”
— Edward Yourdon

“We have had multiple experiences with Shirley over the years in listing two properties for sale and purchasing four separate New York City apartments during the past 15 years. Her market insight, advice, and diligence with helping our family find the best location and situation will always be appreciated. We especially appreciated the dedication and hard work throughout each of these transactions while maintaining the perfect balance of professionalism, good humor, patience, understanding, and diplomacy.”
— Henry J. Nasella

“I hired Shirley after a bad experience with another broker who had overpriced my property and failed to bring a buyer after six months. Shirley exceeded all of my expectations; she can be counted on to get the job done. In less than six weeks, more than 60 qualified buyers were shown the apartment. She managed the competitive bidding that followed, and last week, we closed with our best buyer for more than our asking price.”
— Bill Berkis


Licensed since 1980
New York Residential Specialist® since 2007
Executive Committee Member, REBNY NYRS® 2010-present
Co-Chair, REBNY NYRS® 2010-2014


About Shirley

A top agent with more than three decades of experience and nearly $1B in closed sales, Shirley Hackel has sold hundreds of luxury properties citywide, serving each client with intelligence, integrity and heart. A skillful strategist and expert negotiator, she brings sensitivity to every deal and always delivers exceptional results. A creative thinker, she is keenly attentive to details and achieves optimal terms with flawless execution. Not surprisingly, nearly 90 percent of her business comes from repeat and referred customers.

Well respected for her market knowledge, judgment and discretion, she is often quoted and profiled in leading publications such as The New York Times, Crain’s New York Business and The Real Deal. A recognized industry leader, she shares valuable advice and analyzes market conditions and emerging trends on “An Insider’s Blog” on her website.

Shirley is committed to helping her clients make informed decisions. Passionate and dedicated, she considers it a privilege to serve as trusted advisor in a pivotal life event. The process of buying or selling a home, a major financial undertaking representing a significant portion of net worth, can be fraught with emotion and anxiety, especially in the highly nuanced NYC marketplace. “My responsibility,” she says, “is to optimize terms, reduce worries and ensure a smooth and successful transaction, every time.”

Shirley was named "Top Ten Women of 2010" by NY Residential Magazine, and as a former longtime co-chair and current executive committee member of REBNY's prestigious NYRS® program, she has led the way in raising industry standards. She serves on the executive board of Historic House Trust, a non-profit in partnership with NYC Parks whose mission is to promote and preserve a collection of 23 publicly owned historic sites located throughout the five boroughs.


The Sophie in Bay Harbor Islands, Miami

Located in the exclusive Bay Harbor Islands, this boutique 7 story-condo is attractively priced at approximately $500 per square foot and includes two parking spaces. With only 26 residences, the building features sleek glass balconies and an open atrium with rippling waterfall. The loft-like apartments boast well laid out open floor plans and tall ceilings. Residents can enjoy rooftop pool and spa, fitness and yoga center, kids club and beach membership. Away from the tumult of downtown Miami and South Beach, the area offers serenity and boasts one of the best public schools in the country. Perfect for first time buyers, investors and second homes.

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