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Deborah Sokoloski

Deborah Sokoloski

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Park Avenue Office


Tel: (212) 381-3271
Cell: (917) 854-4921

Ranked by REAL Trends as one of America’s Best Real Estate Teams in New York
The Wald Team, Producers Council Top 5% for 2014, 2015 and 2016
Halstead Top 1% Gross Production 4th Quarter 2016
#1 in Rentals
#1 in Townhouse Sales
Sapphire Club - $3 – $6 Million Sales
Emerald Club - $6 – $10 Million Sales

Deborah Sokoloski along with Ellie Wald, Oksana Somkaylo, Yotam Nadler, Sarah Kier, and Ante Jakic, have represented a wide variety of clientele from different aspects of the real estate industry and a multitude of countries including; Russia, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Israel, Ireland, South Africa, India, Ukraine, Italy, France, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Korea just to name a few… The team’s extensive experience with local and international clients along with the skill set, resources, combined to deliver an outstanding customer service results in consistently exceeding their client expectations.

“I have just purchased a small co-op pied-à-terre in Manhattan, using The Wald Team as my brokers. I live in Los Angeles, and have over many years bought and sold dozens of properties in the L.A. area, most of them up in the millions, but never did any real estate business in New York, where, as I found out, everything is different and much more difficult, and I had no idea what I was doing. Deborah Sokoloski and Ellie Wald guided me clearly through every step down to the smallest detail, and in all my real estate experience I have never seen or heard of brokers who worked so hard and so long for this very tiny sale, the smallest by far that I have ever transacted. I kidded them that considering the hours they put in weighed against the profit they would earn on this, they were making about eight cents an hour, if that. Then yesterday, two days after my property closed, there arrived at my door a huge congratulations/house-warming gift from them. Which wiped out their eight cents an hour, I’m sure. But they were never deterred, never wavered, got the business completed though some very rocky setbacks, and I remain both astonished and grateful. For me, as Bogart said in “Casablanca,” “This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!” - Kelly L.”
We recently purchased a new apartment for investment and had the pleasure of dealing with Deborah as the listing agent. Deborah and her team handled the transaction efficiently and with a high degree of professionalism. Deborah streamlined the cumbersome process of interacting with the management company, and always promptly responded to all communications. We were so impressed with Deborah that we retained her to subsequently rent out our newly purchased apartment. She was able to rent it very quickly and for higher than advertised price! We recommend Deborah and her team without hesitation. Thank you Deborah! - Seth and Larisa
I have used Ellie Wald's team to buy an Apt. in NY City. As I came specially to find an Apt, we worked really hard and found the apartment that I wanted to buy in only 1 month! Ellie and Deborah are both very kind, honest, efficient and hardworking. Deborah was the broker who did the search and went with me to see the different apartments. I truly enjoyed working with her! And we stayed in good relations. I will certainly be happy to continue working with the Wald Team. I highly recommend using their services. - Michelle D
“Deborah, I feel so lucky that our paths crossed. You handled this transaction flawlessly from beginning to end. It was a great experience for me and I can’t thank you enough." - Richard E.
Deborah was definitely God sent because at a time when I was experiencing some challenges in finding an apartment, I met Deborah for the first time, we spent a couple of hours and found the perfect apartment. She understood what I was looking for and the price range. It was such a pleasure to work with her. By the way, I have a colleague at work that is looking for an apartment (with no broker fees).I will provide you with her contact details. Thanks again for everything. Have a fabulous day!” - Narisha”
I found Deborah on-line and didn’t know what to expect since we had not met and I needed to find an apartment on very short notice. Stuck in traffic, I was late the morning we were scheduled to meet to look at apartments. Fortunately Deborah waited and reworked the day’s schedule to accommodate my unfortunate tardiness. Deborah set up a very full day of showings reflecting a broad cross-section of the market, tailoring what she showed me as the day went on to reflect my preferences. Ultimately I decided on apartment that day, working with Deborah to put down the deposit and taking it off the market. Deborah walked me through my first New York City apartment closing which was a much more pleasant experience than I ever expected. Now over a month into my lease I am very grateful for the chance to work with Deborah and the outstanding service and responsiveness she provided.” - Robert K.”
We were just getting married in a couple of weeks and needed a new place to call home. Finding an apartment in City by itself can be daunting, let alone finding a place to call home. With busy travel schedules and only limited time in the City, Deborah took time to carefully understand our needs and preferences and worked tirelessly to show us only the apartments that met our criteria. After an extensive search, she helped us negotiate and sign a lease for our new home in the heart of midtown. We are thrilled with our choice to work with her. Absolutely the best! Thanks Deborah!” - Zimmer and Ceyda”
I have been searching for an apartment for the past six months for my mother in Florida. I used several brokers and found Deborah Sokoloski to be honest and ethical but most importantly well-versed in the New York City rental market. I looked at over 50 units and Deborah found the unit that was ultimately rented. She tells it like it is and does not try to make the quick sale. She was very patient in the search, we went out several times walking many blocks looking at different units. I would highly recommend using Deborah for any of your rental needs, and she will not forget about you once she collects her fee she’s great with the follow up. - Dean C.”
This winter my boyfriend and I decided to move in together for the first time. We had an idea of what we wanted and what we wanted to pay, but have both had bad experiences with brokers in the past. Knowing we couldn’t tackle this process alone we stumbled upon some of Deborah’s listing and planned a date to meet up. The first day we met Deborah she completely alleviated all of our doubts and set to helping us find our first home. Deborah was kind, patient, and extremely determined to help us find exactly what we were looking for. She took detailed notes, pre-screened every apartment she took us to, and helped us as if we were her own family. Over the course of four full weeks and countless apartment viewings Deborah never gave up hope and helped keep us motivated when the search seemed hopeless. If you get the opportunity to work with her in your next home search - rest assured you will find exactly what you are looking for and Deborah will make it as painless as possible. - Nicole & Corey”
I met Deborah Sokoloski when I went to check out an apartment just to get an idea of what was out there. I knew immediately I wanted to work with her. She was so nice and non-judgmental and I was confident I could find a great place with her help. I own an apartment in Florida but I was clueless as to how the New York real estate market worked. She guided me every step of the way with the utmost patience and even talked me off the ledge a couple times when I thought I was going to lose it. It all worked out with her help. I have a great place that I love and I couldn’t have done it without her advice and intimate knowledge of the process. I highly recommend Deborah and the Wald Team. - Kate
Thank you for being so thoughtful. You surprised me with such touching gifts, which mean a lot to me. You worked very hard for us and we appreciate it. We cannot thank you enough. All the best, Jane and Pat A.

Halstead Property, LLC

Current Listings

Past Closings

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


Recent Press

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New York Times - Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Real Estate Weekly - Friday, January 19, 2018

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New York Times - Friday, February 12, 2016

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The Real Deal - Friday, November 07, 2014

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Real Estate Weekly - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Market Reports