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Diana Ventura

Diana Ventura

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
West Side Office


Tel: (212) 381-2316
Cell: (917) 806-8487


Gold Circle Member

“Diana is just simply a solid, excellent broker who really knows the business. She helped me sell an apartment that was difficult to sell and got us top dollar! She dealt wonderfully with the tenant in place and really knew how to push things forward - aggressively but tactfully. She is super at keeping the client posted as to the status at every stage of the game…She is market savvy at negotiating a good sales price. All of this is true and as such I am happy to sing her praises!- Richard K. – A Seller.
“Diana Ventura is the ideal real estate agent. She is knowledgeable, cheerful and very responsive. Diana stuck with us through what seemed like an endless search, listening to and understanding our needs and desires, patiently educating us all the way and getting us a great deal at the end. She was a one-woman rapid response team for our every request for information, data and analysis. What more could you want?” – Helen S. – A Buyer

I enjoy bringing the best possible experience to my clients when helping them sell or buy their homes. From the first property showing, to negotiating the best price for my sellers or buyers, to the completion of the labor-intensive paperwork involved in the purchase, wowing even the most scrutinizing cooperative and condo boards with my thoroughness and attention to detail, I bring my clients to the closing table, stress free. I am a connected networker, and thrive on helping people find what they need: from childcare to architects, from school applications to theater tickets, from the perfect dining table to the perfect home. Exceeding expectations is what brings me the greatest pleasure.

As a child, I always aspired to living and raising a family in Manhattan, and eventually set out to realize that dream: I graduated from New York University with a BA in Journalism, and have been a die-hard New Yorker ever since. Following stints in advertising and stand-up comedy, I traveled extensively throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand before settling in to a career in theatrical production, working with and travelling to venues and festivals around the world.

I was able to take the skills I acquired from my work in the field of performing arts to the world of real estate, where discretion, flexibility, and the abilities to both negotiate and communicate effectively are imperative to getting the job done, especially when unexpected challenges arise. And in New York City, they most often do.

Thanks to my years of travel, I’m conversational in four foreign languages (Spanish, Italian, Hebrew and some French). I also developed from my travels the ability to be a particularly sensitive listener. But most of all, I found that the best part of traveling is having New York to come home to. My roots are firmly planted on the Upper West Side, where I raised my two sons.

Halstead Manhattan, LLC

Past Closings

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


Recent Press

Homes Supplement The Gold Coast

New York Times - Thursday, November 13, 2014

2a Vs. 3a Vs. 4a

New York Magazine - Saturday, October 30, 2010

Dream Homes

New York Post - Thursday, January 15, 2009

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Sneak Peek Inside 49 East 86th Street 11a

Diana Ventura represented this exclusive property on 49 East 86th Street and it is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable please reach out to Diana at dventura@halstead.com or (212) 381-2316

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