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Ivonne Velasquez

Ivonne Velasquez

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
West Side Office


Tel: (212) 381-2509
Cell: (973) 978-9889

Languages Spoken:      SPANISH, ENGLISH

Townhouse Deal of the Year 2014
Customer Service Award 2014
Halstead Helping Hands Ambassador- Harlem Office

Selling with Soul and Fueled by Passion

When asked what she does for a living, Ivonne responds with a lively, “I make magic!”

Ivonne’s energy never ceases. A seasoned broker who grew up and started her business in New Jersey in 2005, she made a bold move in 2010 when she moved to NYC. She immediately began to immerse herself in all that New York has to offer. It was an easy transition given that her New Jersey real estate background specialized in residential marketing, listings, and sales. That experience made it natural for her to sell townhomes. “I was groomed to list and sell houses; that’s all I knew,” she says.

Ivonne believes that in order to call yourself a specialist, you should be well-versed in all aspects of the business. By maintaining an effective network of other professionals, she seamlessly shares ideas, concepts, business, and success by living and performing from a space of connectivity. “I've grown to not only understand, but to live knowing that your circle is your strength,” Ivonne says. “My business is a lifestyle; it encompasses every aspect of our every day from the obvious service to community, education, wellness and beyond.”

Prior to real estate, Ivonne worked as a home furnishings consultant for two of the largest retailers in the nation. In order to guarantee her success she studied architecture, design, styles, history, and Feng Shui. She also dabbled in other industries including public relations, fitness, and entertainment. She brought her knowledge in all these disciplines to her real estate career, which is the field that ultimately fulfills her. She found success quickly by being named Rookie of the Year and making the Circle of Excellence for four consecutive years.

Knowledge, compassion, connections, and local market statistics continue to be the anchors for her success. Informed, trusting, and happy clients will always be her focus.

Ivonne maintains her energy, focus, and smile through regular workouts of Bikram yoga, meditation, and strength training. She is passionate about wellness and maintains mindfulness towards all its dimensions. She also volunteers with local community organizations.

“Almost 7 years ago we met Ivonne when she was a realtor in NJ. My +1 and I thought that we would be living in NJ for the foreseeable future and would then commute to NY for work. She showed us at least a half dozen properties in many different towns. In any event life took a turn and my +1 decided to join the military. So plans of putting down roots in the northeast were put on hold. For the last 4.5 years we have lived in a few different places North Carolina, South Korea, but we always knew that NY was were our home would be. NY was the place we met, fell in love, got engaged and the place we knew we wanted to raise our family. So, in the beginning on 2014 we decided to make the permanent move back. Through Facebook we saw that Ivonne was still in the real estate game, and we knew that we had to reach out!
She was here in NY with a new company and ready to jump back on board with us, we couldn't have been happier! We thought that our wish list would never be able to stay completely intact, that we would have to severely compromise. But we were wrong, we got everything we wanted! It took 5 months, 12+ properties, 3 offers, a heartfelt letter and one tenacious agent and we finally purchased our forever home! Ivonne not only worked with us, she fought for us! She went to battle to get us what we wanted. She put in the time, time and more time to get our voice heard. She listened to our wants, wishes, dreams and concerns and together we got the job done. Ivonne is the type of realtor that will take each listing like she is the buyer and/or seller. She looks at the process from all sides and is fair and true in her actions.
Ivonne has become part of our family. If we ever decide to jump in the race again and move (15 years from now) Ivonne will be the only one we call! She is a great asset to your team and to the human population at large!” - Lanita & Rakiyah W.

Halstead Manhattan, LLC

Current Listings

Past Closings

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


Recent Press

Fighting For Residential Rental Agents And The Value They Provide

Real Estate Weekly - Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Change Comes To Striver's Row

Wall Street Journal - Friday, August 1, 2014

What's Up In Uptown?

Chelsea Now - Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Featured Blog Posts

The Women of Strivers’ Row
The Women Of Strivers’ Row

Strivers’ Row – my neighborhood. Not only is it picture perfect with its brick and limestone facades and refuse-free curb appeal, it is also brimming with businesses run and operated by WOMEN. It’s a magical place where the divine feminine is at the helm of entrepreneurship and community.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A Foodie Affair
A Foodie Affair

We live in a city where we can indulge our gastro whims at a different restaurant from endless cultures 365 days of the year. It’s a blessing and a curse. Sure, it’s nice to get all dolled up for a five course meal, have a sommelier suggest the best pairing...
Thursday, May 18, 2017

All You Need to Know About Harlem Eat Up
All You Need To Know About Harlem Eat Up

The yesteryears of uptown dining bring to mind the finger licking soul food that many of us traveled to Harlem from downtown and across the bridges to get our hands on. Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken, Sylvia’s chicken and waffles, Amy Ruth’s oxtails, mac and cheese and greens are...
Thursday, May 5, 2016

What A Year So Far for Halstead Helping Hands
What A Year So Far For Halstead Helping Hands

Halstead Helping Hands, our private philanthropic foundation established to “give back” and better the daily lives of those in need, has accomplished the following since it’s inception:
Monday, May 4, 2015

Ivonne on Harlem's Leading Ladies
Ivonne On Harlem's Leading Ladies

HARLEM LEADING LADIES By: Ivonne Velasquez , Lic. R.E. Salesperson in our Harlem Office As Women’s History Month came to an end I thought about the women in my community who are making history by running landmark businesses and being a source of service.  As a...
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Vonnie's Favorite Fitness Spots in NYC
Vonnie's Favorite Fitness Spots In NYC

VONNIE’S VIEW –LET’S GET FIT! By: Ivonne Velasquez , Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Halstead Property Harlem Office.  Fitness is a Tool! Every so often I like to take inventory of what I’ve dubbed “...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sneak Peek Inside 1185 Park Avenue #4I - Upper East Side, NYC

This property 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: Ayo Haynes, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2387 ahaynes@halstead.com Ivonne Velasquez, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2509 - Cell: (973) 978-9889 ivelasquez@halstead.com

155 West 126th Street #4B

155 West 126th Street #4B ~ Upper Manhattan, NYC Web #: 19930279 Ivonne Velasquez Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2509 Cell: (973) 978-9889 ivelasquez@halstead.com Ayo Haynes Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2387 Cell: (203) 706-4200 ahaynes@halstead.com Haynes Velasquez Team Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2387 haynesvelasquezteam@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 70 West 139th Street 3b - Upper Manhattan,  NYC

This property 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: Adam Horowitz, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2597 - Cell: (646) 294-2317 ahorowitz@halstead.com Norman Horowitz, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-4214 - Cell:...

Halstead Helping Hands

Halstead Helping Hands is the private, philanthropic arm of Halstead Property, which supports not-for-profit causes and community-focused initiatives in our marketplaces. In this video Halstead Helping Hands leaders and agent ambassadors reflect on a number of successful initiatives that took place in recent months. Our Harlem office spearheaded Support East Harlem last spring to collect goods and food for those...


Halstead’s Executive Directors of Sales Sandy Wilson and Gus Perry present to you the historic and cultural highlights of the Harlem Section of Manhattan. Such hightlights include Sandy taking us to Sylvan Terrace — a small street that is part of the Morris Jumel historic area and currently used in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Gus points out that Harlem has open...

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