Peter is a third-generation New York real estate professional. His real estate sales philosophy is a combination of old-world values of client service, coupled with state-of-the-art contemporary technology. His clients are clients for life, and they rely on him at important times. He brings experience, passion, and problem-solving strategies to every transaction, skillfully managing every facet of the deal.
Peter is well-regarded for his empathy, his ability to rapidly assess and understand client needs, and his unremitting focus on results. He is particularly adept at providing his clients with a stress relief approach so often absent in today’s highly-charged marketplace. Real estate is in his blood, and it serves to enhance his knowledge and passion for his work.
Peter attended the Hackley School where he was a scholar athlete and was awarded second-team All-American in Lacrosse. Later, he graduated from Trinity College with a major in International Relations and a minor in Italian Studies. He has spent considerable time working, traveling, and studying abroad.
“You have an advocate in me; know that when you are ready, I will be ready to represent you in achieving your real estate related goal. All of my clients and their interests are held in strict confidence.”
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"I cannot recommend Peter Riolo highly enough. He shepherded my husband and me through an extremely complicated, not to mention emotional sale of my childhood West Village brownstone a few years ago. (He actually won a REBNY award for that deal.) Peter went above and beyond what any broker has ever done for us in any other purchase or sale (used because those subsequent deals were outside of NYC), and I didn't quite appreciate that until I experienced those other brokers, who ranged from so-so to unpleasant. In addition to being supremely capable, reliable, knowledgeable, hardworking, and practical, Peter is an absolutely lovely, modest person: frankly, not what you'd expect to find in the world of NYC's high end real estate. We have stayed in touch with him and his growing family because we missed him after the deal went through! You'd be lucky to have him as your broker, and while I hope never to have to deal with real estate again in NYC, if I do, Peter is the only broker I'd ever use."
"Peter is the truest sense of a real estate professional. His knowledge of architecture, history and curiosity for culture translates to deep insights into neighborhoods and the dynamics that shape them. Peter was the selling agent at an apartment I went to view with my wife on a Trulia find. He ended up becoming my dual agent. He’s personable, direct and his passion for helping you find the right fit and not just any home is what I value most. He has become a friend and trusted advisor."
"Stu & I also really appreciate all the wisdom & knowledge you have helped us with all during this exchange.Thank you."
- Rooftops Realty Corp.
"My wife and I hired Peter to sell our apartment at ## Park Avenue. He took care of everything from preparing the property market to creating a marketing strategy. Peter understood the market pre-war Condominiums, he negotiated with prospective purchasers, and smoothly coordinated the closing in our desired time frame. Peter was always clear with this communication and through his work, we got a record price the apartment line in the building! We highly recommend hiring Peter after a very positive experience.”
“Both Fae and I wanted to thank you your participation in making these transactions possible. It certainly hasn't been a "piece of cake!" Yet, this afternoon, all parties involved, all emotions included, all misunderstandings cleared, etc. we concluded something quite extraordinary. At least, we feel that way.
The venture begins, and either way, your names, faces, roles, will be permanently engraved in our hearts.”
-Eric, Fae, and Mini-Elinor
“As you know Nina and I have been living ## Riverside Drive a number of months. Enough time to get a sense of the place. We love it!
Without you, it is very likely we would not have the place. We had rather precise demands –something in Manhattan, but affordable, located so it was easy to escape the city; something that was old, but not too old, with character; something that was near a subway; something that had three bedrooms; something with plenty of light, etc.. You were tireless in finding properties to look at. You were very skilled in helping us to make a selection of the apartment we actually wanted –pointing out strengths and weaknesses.
Then, after we had decided upon a place to pursue you were creative in helping us pursue it. We were interested in a coop, and you were brilliant in helping us with the handling the board. We needed to understand the finances of the coop, you were wise there. You were absolutely decisive in helping us to acquire a mortgage.
I found you cosmopolitan, knowledgeable, and tireless. In sum, if one can talk of a brilliant realtor, you were one. Thank you very much, and all the very best. We will send you business.”
-Stephen P. Reyna
Peter has represented me and my husband twice: both in the purchase and sale of our Brooklyn apartment.
In 2014, when we bought our first home through Peter, the market for apartment sales in Brooklyn was extremely fast-paced and competitive. Peter helped us to navigate this difficult market and put forth competitive offers while still finding a great value for our money. We were able to close on an apartment within our desired budget, timeframe, and neighborhood, and we were happily situated before our wedding.
A little over two years later, when we found out we were having a baby and needed more space, Peter helped us to sell that Brooklyn apartment. He helped us every step of the way from choosing the right list price and arranging the ideal staging conditions. Once we listed our home with Peter, we had competing offers for well over asking within a week, and were in $25k over asking within two weeks.
From the start, Peter was great to work with: he is personable, communicative, reliable, knowledgable and effective at his job. He has always treated us with respect and put forth his best efforts to make us happy as clients and as people. We are very happy and thankful that we were able to work with Peter on multiple occasions, and that he steered us in the right direction. We did even better on the apartment than we were hoping for, and we are thrilled with the work Peter did for us.
If we had to do it all again, we would choose Peter again in a heartbeat. Highly recommended!
“When I was looking for a new location, Peter was my exclusive buyer broker. He was honest, creative, pleasant, and hard-working. Once, when I saw a new lead for a possible location, he was there within hours, negotiating with the on my behalf. He immediately followed up by performing necessary due diligence. In short, he surpassed my expectations in both service and integrity. Peter is a good person to have in your court!”