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Sapphire Club 2017, 2019
Halstead's Platinum Circle

Alison Draper's passion for real estate and “eye for design” coupled with her personalized, customized approach to a buyer's and seller's real estate needs allows her to successfully orchestrate deals for her clients, which has led to over 15 years of success. Especially in today’s intricate and competitive market, working with an experienced and creative professional like Alison is essential and beneficial.

Alison’s clients appreciate her genuine interest in helping to satisfy their real estate needs and desires whether they are purchasing or selling a home. Those who have experienced her superior service have remained extremely loyal. As one client stated, "After I met Alison, I never considered working with anyone else!" Buyers and sellers have also been delighted by the high standard of ethics Alison provides. Not only is she supportive and attentive in preparing clients for every step of the real estate process; she is an expert at navigating them through their transaction and sharply negotiating the best possible deals for both sides. In addition, Alison's gift for writing and love of design has translated into dynamic and succinct home descriptions and her popular blog STAGE RIGHT, featured on her agent page and the company's blog site.

Alison’s seasoned sales, marketing, and negotiating skills were previously honed working at two top advertising agencies in Manhattan. She also enjoyed a career in acting with roles in theater, film, and television. Her background has led her to serve a diverse clientele in the arts and entertainment industries, as well as others who are seeking or selling a wide range of Manhattan properties.

Alison attended Kent School in Kent, CT, and is a graduate of Georgetown University with a BS degree in Business Administration. Alison is an active member of The Cornell Club (affiliated with her alma mater Georgetown University) and enjoys attending various fundraising events, with a soft spot for environmental and animal charities. Having lived in various neighborhoods in Manhattan, she knows the vast Manhattan marketplace intimately and enjoys sharing her discoveries on the latest cultural and culinary attractions throughout this magical city.

"Alison Draper is exceptionally hardworking, courteous, and persistent. It's a pleasure to work with her! I recommend her highly." PG – Seller
"Alison was just the right person for a delicate closing. She displayed unfailing tact, resourcefulness, and good humor." CK – Seller
"Alison is great! We recently bought our home through her, and she made the experience easy and efficient. This is our family's second time using Alison, and we would not hesitate to use her in the future. We strongly recommend Alison for all of your real estate needs!" – Tommy L.
"Alison worked tirelessly, faithfully, and enthusiastically to find the perfect home for my family and me. She took the time to get to know us and our needs - so well she could vet apartments on my behalf! Alison explains, educates, and takes you through every step of the process. She keeps you informed, is flexible, and available to the end. Alison made the closing process so incredibly easy, it was a pleasure. I wouldn't work with anyone else." CB - Buyer
"Alison helped me buy and sell my NYC apartment. I trusted her immediately. Over the 13 years of ownership, she and I stayed in contact. She became my friend, and there was no question at all as to who I would work with when it was time for me to sell. Alison helped me procure top dollar in record time. I am grateful for her work, her hustle, and most importantly, her integrity and friendship." Lauren T. - Seller
Wow! Weren't we lucky! You were terrific in helping to make it happen. We'll be forever grateful! - Niki F. and Dr. Joel H. - Buyer
Alison made buying a NYC apartment a pleasure for my wife and I. First, she got to know exactly what was important to us and started to show us only places that fit. She understood that I need data so she often sent me important market data and analysis. We live most of the year in Florida, it was important to be efficient when we were in town to see places. Alison got to know our tastes and neighborhood preferences in no time and narrowed down our search quickly. She only contacted us when there was a close match. After many months of patience, Alison found what she thought was the perfect place for us. She was absolutely right! It was perfect and we bought it immediately. We are so excited about our NYC apartment and thankful that we had such a perfect professional to guide us and look out for us. I highly recommend Alison to anyone looking for an outstanding NYC agent. - Buyer
Alison was a pleasure to work with. Her knowledge of the market and clear sales plan was key for me. She has a good eye for design, creating expert staging that really helped to show the apartment at its best to secure multiple offers quickly. I have no hesitation in recommending Alison’s services to my friends. AKP - Seller
Alison worked with us to find exactly what we were looking for. She was hard working, friendly and found my family the perfect apartment. We couldn't be happier and we will certainly use her in the future. - Buyer
We found you to be both highly professional and personable - a pleasure to work with. Your prompt response to our needs and concerns, your suggestion of the most effective strategies, your attention to detail - both paperwork and photography of our apartment - are very much appreciated. - Seller

Halstead Manhattan, LLC

Current Listings

Past Closings

The following are selected closed transactions in which Alison Draper represented the buyer, the seller, or both:


Recent Press

On The Market In New York City

New York Times - Thursday, August 16, 2018

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On The Market In New York City

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Stage Right – Outdoor Design
Stage Right – Outdoor Design

With the arrival of spring, the desire to spend more time outdoors is undeniable. As spring moves to summer this desire only increases, so refresh your outdoor space with captivating design trends that are blooming in 2018. Your updated home will not only amp up your enjoyment with friends and...
Friday, May 18, 2018

Stage Right: Holiday Design 2017
Stage Right: Holiday Design 2017

The holiday season conjures up feelings of magic and celebration as we create memorable times with loved ones. If your home is on the market during this time, bring in that holiday sparkle and spirit! Only serious buyers are on the hunt during this time, and competition is less brutal,...
Monday, December 18, 2017

Staging Tips for Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year and festive décor helps sweeten the day. Whether you lean towards glamorous, rustic or simply want to veer away from the strictly traditional, there are plenty of simple ways to spice up your decorating. If you are showing your...
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Stage Right: Fall Design 2017
Stage Right: Fall Design 2017

Fall is the time to incorporate ‘cozy’ into staging your home. As the weather cools, having a soothing place to curl up and retreat is essential. Play with layering textures and try mirroring the colors of fall foliage. Your updated home will not only amp up your enjoyment with friends...
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Outdoor Spaces Summer 2017
Outdoor Spaces Summer 2017

With many more lazy summer days and sunset-filled evenings ahead, now is the perfect time to take advantage of staging, and enjoying, your outdoor space. Whether your space is large or small, simple updates will help amp up your enjoyment with friends and family while captivating the interest of potential...
Monday, July 24, 2017

Spring 2017 Home Decorating Trends
Spring 2017 Home Decorating Trends

With the arrival of spring, captivating design trends are blooming - providing hints on staging your home during this time. Whereas home design concentrates on expressing a homeowner’s tastes, staging is about highlighting a home’s strengths and allowing buyers to imagine themselves living there. So, bring in the correct amount...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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Feng Shui Staging Tips By Alison Draper

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of arrangement and has been used in Chinese culture for thousands of years. It relates to “Qi” pronounced “chee” in English. Qi is described as energy. You can cultivate your inner Qi with yoga, tai chi, acupuncture and more. Outside of yourself,...
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