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"We interviewed a few brokers and felt an instant connection to Debbie. She knew our neighborhood extensively and it was clear that she did a detailed analysis with regards to comps in the area, prior to meeting with us. She took the time to really listen to us, offer us advice and it felt like we came up with a plan of action together, instead of feeling pressured to just go with the Broker’s advice. Debbie spent a great deal of time and effort marketing our apartment and getting it ready for showings. This was made even more challenging for her as we were still living there, but she was always mindful to work around our schedule. During COVID, we shifted to renting. We were pleasantly surprised that despite our sudden change in direction, Debbie jumped onboard with the new plan and continued to work hard. We fully trusted her to find us the perfect tenants, and she did not let us down. We once again reached out to Debbie when we were ready to sell. She was aware of our strict time line and ensured that she maintained all lines of communications between parties including the lawyers and management agents. She was without a doubt, the voice of reason, and she truly went above and beyond in ensuring that the transaction moved as fast as it possibly could. We completed trusted her judgment and she managed to reassure us on numerous occasions when we hit unexpected delays. Debbie was always available to us, she was quick to respond to our messages, and she somehow managed to stay upbeat and enthusiastic throughout this stressful process." - J+T
"Jackie represented us in as buyer (condo) and seller (co-op) in Brooklyn and we could not have been happier with the experience. She is not only very knowledgeable but also just a real pleasure to work with. Jackie helped us navigate through a challenging negotiation process and she was always extremely responsive and dedicated. In the end, we found the home of our dreams and we could not have done that without Jackie. Highly recommend her. " - Jill H.
"Debbie was a godsend in our six month search for the perfect Brooklyn apartment. Although we've owned a few homes, the NYC real estate market was new to us. So it was comforting to have someone with her knowledge and experience during unprecedented times. She helped us navigate bidding wars, made fantastic recommendations for an attorney and mortgage broker and was always patient and understanding. At times it felt like she was as much a therapist as she was an advisor, and she was always responsive, day or night when we had questions. Truly can't imagine working with anyone else, and am already happily recommending her to friends and co-workers. Debbie's the best!" - CM
"We would not own our dream house today if it was not for Jackie. I have known Jackie professionally for over 10 years. During that time she has represented me in 4 purchases, 2 sales and 2 rentals. This recent purchase involved difficult negotiations over 8 months. Jackie skillfully represented us throughout the entire process. She talked through our concerns and help devise a strategy to get the deal done. Jackie did this all with a “light touch.” We never felt pushed out of our comfort zone and our interests were always paramount. Had she not represented us, we would never have continued negotiations and as a result would not be living in our beautiful property. She is incredibly personable and all parties are comfortable working with her. Her warm personality is combined with over a decade of real estate experience . She has her finger on the pulse of the industry which allowed her to confidently advise us through all our transactions. Jackie is the only professional I would trust with any of my real estate needs." - Deepa A.
"When we bought our first apartment in 2013, Debbie stood out to us among the dozens of real estate agents we met while looking at more than 40 apartments. While we lost out on the bid for the apartment Debbie was representing, she was so clear and friendly and smart in her communication with us, that we always remembered her. You know if an agent tells you something you don't want to hear but you like them more afterward, they are special. When we were considering selling our apartment during the pandemic, Debbie was our first call. We were honestly thinking about trying to sell it ourselves, and we asked what she thought. She said that the network and skill an agent brings is invaluable, and you know what? She was absolutely right. This time, we got a close up view of her communication and cool headedness (sometimes we were the ones who needed it!), and we were nothing but impressed. Our apartment, in a pandemic, sold for 100k over ask. And she was a joy to deal with the entire way through. Thank you, Debbie!" - L+C
"Jackie is great. We have used her services for multiple properties. She works quickly and is very responsive. Our current home purchase proved to be an onerous deal. The bottom line is that we would not have gotten the home we love and now live in had it not been for Jackie’s guidance and intel." - Steven C.
"I've worked with Jackie on a few sales and purchases in the past when I lived in NYC. After moving out of state I'm currently working with her again as I plan my return to NYC. She understands the market, comes up with relevant suggestions, and is responsive. I enjoyed working with her In the past and as we work together now it feels like we're always on the same page. Her calm demeanor and willingness to think outside the box are a must have in the NYC market." - Alison B.
Debbie Zolan and Jacquelynn Rossiter, founders of the Zolan Rossiter Team at Compass, are well-regarded for their industry knowledge, professionalism and sincere dedication to the needs and desires of their clients. With over 30 years combined experience, their expertise in co-op, condo, townhouse resales, on-site new development and working with buyers, sellers, developers, landlords and tenants make them the ideal partner for any residential real estate transaction.
Working in all of New York City but with a concentrated focus on Brooklyn, Debbie and Jackie have a deep understanding of the market, financial savvy, strong negotiation skills and established relationships. They are committed to their clients and pride themselves on their attention-to-detail, quick response times and ability to close deals within a tight deadline or under challenging conditions.
The women met in 2010 when seated in adjacent offices while working at another brokerage and fast became friends and collaborators. Jackie joined Compass in 2017 and Debbie joined a year later. They are thrilled to bring their collective energy and experience to the Zolan Rossiter Team.
Debbie ZolanDebbie, considered an expert in DUMBO, Brooklyn has sold and leased over 175 homes there. Her new development experience includes being the on-site sales manager at 51 Jay Street, a warehouse conversion in the landmarked district of DUMBO where she oversaw sales for the 75-unit building. In addition, she directed sales at 133 Water Street, also in DUMBO, sold multiple Sponsor-owned units at the Echelon in Long Island City and provided consultation on 210 Pacific Street in Cobble Hill.
Prior to her foray into real estate, Debbie worked in marketing and advertising. She was the Vice President, Director of Client Services at Select Communications, a European marketing communications company where she developed brand strategies for high-end fashion, accessories and fragrance companies. She also founded a t-shirt company called Cherry Tee and ran her own marketing consultancy.
Debbie is a long time resident of DUMBO, where she lives with her husband and son along the water. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at her home in the Berkshires, skiing, exercising, cooking and traveling.
Jacquelynn RossiterJacquelynn is the acknowledged University Towers sales leader. She has single-handedly sold/rented 250 + apartments at University Towers, a 547-unit complex bordering Ft. Greene and Downtown Brooklyn. Her enviable skill set includes handling complex estate sales, new development offerings, co-op rentals, sponsor apartments, and short sale negations.
Jacquelynn has a huge heart that goes far beyond just providing exceptional service to her clients and customers, she is an Ambassador with the 5under40 Foundation. The 5under40 Foundation supports women diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 40 through every stage of the disease by empowering their lives, helping preserve beauty and vitality, fostering hope, and strengthening survivorship. Jacquelynn is also a breast cancer 'thriver' and recently celebrated five years since the diagnosis. To read more about Jacquelynn's story or to donate and learn more about this organization visit the 5under40 Foundation website.
When Jacquelynn's not hard at work with real estate or 5under40, you might find her salsa dancing professionally, practicing yoga, or traveling the world with her beloved family.