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Ayo Haynes

Ayo Haynes

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
West Side Office


Tel: (212) 381-2387

2017 Highest Residential Rental Sale Companywide
Licensed in New York and Connecticut

As a native New Yorker, Ayo Haynes grew up with the various neighborhoods of the city as her playground. Today, the city serves as her office as she works with buyers, sellers, developers, and investors to help them navigate the real estate market.

A well-rounded broker working with a range of clients, Ayo has been nicknamed "The Resourceful Broker" because of how she utilizes her professional network to link clients to resources and contacts that will help them achieve their real estate goals. Her ability to anticipate the concerns of each party has also been a major reason for her success in brokering winning deals on behalf of her clients. Out of nearly 1,400 agents she was the winner of the Highest Residential Rental Transaction Companywide for 2017.

Honored as a Power Woman in Business in 2018 by Schneps Communications, Ayo’s business training began at Bentley University in Waltham, MA where she received a BA in Business Communications and an MBA in Marketing. While at Bentley, Ayo picked up crucial organizational skills that she uses to ensure the various aspects needed to get a real estate deal to the closing table are not overlooked.

A natural at marketing and helming multi-faceted projects, Ayo has successfully run her own production company focusing on event planning and live events. She has also lectured and trained numerous executives of top companies around the country on the topics of Corporate Networking and Corporate Diversity.

Ayo serves as a member of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Interagency Foster Care Task Force where she uses her real estate knowledge as part of the Housing Committee. In this role, she helps provide solutions to decrease the number of foster care youth aging out of care into homelessness. Formerly, she served as Vice Chair of the Land Use Committee of Community Board 11 and as that board’s Assistant Secretary. She also proudly serves as a Director on Bentley University's Global Alumni Board.

Prior to real estate, Ayo had a busy career as an actress on television and radio. Her television background and real estate expertise intersected when she was featured nationally on HGTV’s "Selling NY.” She can still be seen and heard on the small screen now and then.

Ayo loves all things that deal with health and wellness and which help people live their best life at home, the office, and at play. A self-proclaimed citizen of the world, her infectious love of life and ease with people of all backgrounds come from having traveled extensively throughout the United States (all 50 states!), Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. Next on her list? Africa and Asia with her young daughter happily in tow!

"Ms. Haynes is more than a dynamic real estate agent but a blessing who only wants the best for her clients. Ayo explains the process and is diligent and supremely principled in finding the best fit. In my experience with Ms. Haynes she was always available and the ultimate professional. She made me feel extremely comfortable as she went over every detail of every property that she showed me, especially the one that is now my home. I wasn’t even thinking of buying at auction but she found the perfect place for me. It needed a lot of work but she helped me realize that it was nothing I couldn’t handle with the right contractor. Most importantly, she expertly guided me to make the winning bid and made sure that all the fine details of buying at auction were not overlooked. This was all deeply appreciated. Anyone who hires Ayo Haynes to be their real estate agent has definitely made a great decision." – A. S.
“A huge thank you to Ayo Haynes for the sale of my studio in Harlem. I bought the condo five years ago and rented it immediately. She used her skills to properly price the unit and vet a tenant. Despite the language barrier, the distance (I live overseas), the rigors of finding a buyer when I was ready to sell, it all worked in perfect harmony. She also worked well with my real estate attorney. We received multiple offers and had a successful sale. All this is the result of her professionalism, determination, tenacity, efficiency, and especially her extreme kindness and courtesy. This comes from the heart of a French lover of NYC. Thanks again Ayo; you've become a true friend over time and I'm proud of it!” – F. C.
“I am so thankful to have Ayo as my NYC real estate agent. The co-op sale process was much longer than I expected, but she made it pleasurable and kept things moving swiftly. I am happy to have that place sold finally! I appreciate the time she spent on it, knowing that it was more than a usual sale. She was terrific! I look forward to working with her again in the future." – K. F.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Ayo Haynes of Halstead for more then 10+ years. Ayo takes her time with clients finding them precisely what they desire and makes sure the process goes smoothly. Ms. Haynes also does an incredible job in following up with all parties in the transaction and keeping her clients informed every step of the way. Ayo is someone that enjoys being a New York real estate agent and prides herself in making sure her clients are delighted at closing. As a Home Lending Officer for over 15+ years in NY real estate, I can say without hesitation she is one of the best in the business.” – Max R., Mortgage Banker, Banco Popular

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


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