In the Manhattan of 1984, you would have had a very good reason for market skepticism. After all, the country and our city were still lurching out of a deep recession. Sure, there were some signs of life in former industrial areas like SoHo, but after the carnage of a recession, optimism was in short supply.
While some tread cautiously, Diane Ramirez, an agent at the time, decided that boldness would be rewarded, and that the industry was in desperate need of change. So she started her own brokerage, Halstead. The rest of the story, of course, reads like a New York real estate fairy tale. Diane managed to grow her small storefront firm into one of the most successful and respected luxury brokerages in New York City. [Read more…] about Halstead CEO: How Agents Can Thrive After the Pandemic