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Judy Oston

Judy Oston

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
West Side Office


Tel: (212) 381-2370
Cell: (917) 439-7111

Townhouse Maven

Judy has been a Townhouse Specialist in Manhattan for almost 40 years, along with a stellar career of selling coops and condos. She has also helped landlords and owners in renting or subletting their apartments.

For the past 15 or so years, Judy has teamed up with Don Correia to become the quintessential real estate duo. They have been awarded 2 Deal of the Year Awards by REBNY and are members of Halstead's Elite Platinum, Diamond and Gold Clubs. In 2015, they were designed as one of the top 1,000 agents by the Wall Street Journal and in the top 1% of Halstead brokers. Their sellers and buyers have proclaimed Judy and Don as "dependable, innovative, professional and particularly caring" and deserving of all the recognition they have received over the years together.

Whether you are a buyer or seller, you will be delighted with the high level of competence and handholding they provide.

After college, Judy first started out as an English teacher with the NYC Board of Ed. and then worked with the NY Urban League Street Academies in Harlem. When she became a mom of 2 children she switched gears, after buying a multi-unit townhouse on the Upper West Side, to become a real estate agent. She intended that to be a temporary career as her children were growing up but it soon became a passion. She adores interacting with her clients and providing them with the best professional services. Her knowledge of the NYC market and especially the ins and outs of buying and selling townhouses is unparalled.

Don had an earlier career in show business starring on Broadway in "Singin' in the Rain" for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Now with Judy, they have become "The Townhouse Experts" and often teach seminars for Halstead and REBNY as well as mentoring many other agents in their office. Their selfless sharing of valuable experience and information has been recognized by Halstead with their "Lean on Me" award. Their on-going seminars for buyers and sellers as well as for fellow agents has distinguished their careers.

You don't need to look any further than Judy and Don for your real estate needs. They are there for you!

Judy and Don, you were a great team of experts whose deep knowledge of the brownstone market was a true source of comfort. The sales process went very smoothly, despite S&P's downgrade action on U.S. government bonds roiling the markets as soon as we put the house up for sale. That certainly made my wish-list pricing unattainable. You were right from the start as to how much the house was likely to sell for, and in the end-game negotiations you got us $25,000 more than I asked you to achieve. Very well done, indeed! Beth and I thank you for all your help, including help finding the buyers--and they were great ones who clearly plan to keep the house as the mini-museum it has remained. Thanks too for the champagne--a great touch! You two covered each other as a great team..." - Bob & Beth S.

"After the death of my husband, preparing our home of 36 years for sale was the most gut-wrenching experience of my life. Judy and Don made the process bearable. They always gave me space when I needed it, a gentle nudge when it was needed. They were always kind, courteous, sensitive and respectful. And also--they loved my apartment and reassured me that they would find me a buyer who was looking for just what I had. Nobody wants to go through the "staging" process. But they insisted and I went along with it. Wow! What a difference! Not even my children--who grew up in the apartment--had fully appreciated our wonderful home property!

The open house was as smooth as it could possibly be. Judy and Don are so professional that nothing was left to chance. From our first meeting, all the way through the closing, they were complete professionals. They continue to work with me on another property in Manhattan. I wouldn't call anyone else." - Betty G.

"We have come to consider Don and Judy as our family's personal real estate brokers. They expertly guided us into (and eight years later, out of) our apartment on the Upper West Side, as well as helping our daughter sell her apartment when she re-located to the west coast. They're the top of the game as far as we're concerned -- knowledgeable, insightful and very personally involved. We couldn't recommend them more highly." - Jill E. and Michael T.

"I have known Don Correia for 30 years and have bought and sold three properties on the Upper West Side. He and Judy are a dynamite team who never fail to respond to you immediately. The transactions that we have worked on together have been fairly complex and time consuming and I was thrilled to be able to work with such dedicated and professional people." - Barbara and Emery O.


Halstead Manhattan, LLC

Current Listings

Past Closings

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


Recent Press

Big Deal

New York Times - Friday, March 6, 2015

New York Rooftop Apartments With Stunning Views

Gotham Magazine - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Upper West Side's New Look Is Mixed Bag

Wall Street Journal - Friday, November 8, 2013

Residential Brokers Celebrate Deal Of The Year

Real Estate Weekly - Friday, October 25, 2013

House Hunting: 7 Homes With Palatial Prewar Designs

The Week - Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Top Residential Agents Of The Week

The Real Deal - Thursday, August 30, 2012

In Manhattan Home Search, Some Choose To Go Big

Wall Street Journal - Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fame Slept Here

New York Magazine - Monday, December 12, 2011

Featured Blog Posts

7 Halstead Agents Make Top Agents in US List
7 Halstead Agents Make Top Agents In Us List

There are over 1 Million Real Estate Professionals in the US and Halstead Property is proud to say that we have 7 of the Top 250 producing Agents and Teams in the Country for 2016! Congratulations to the following Halstead Agents who made this year’s coveted and prestigious Wall...
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Halstead's Top Agents from 1st Quarter 2016
Halstead's Top Agents From 1st Quarter 2016

HALSTEAD’S TOP 1% AGENTS & TEAMS FOR FIRST QUARTER 2016  At Halstead, we win for our clients and for our team, and we love to share our successes! Enjoy below the Top 1% of Individual Agents and Teams who posted the highest gross production in the First Quarter...
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Our Top 1% Grossing Agents & Teams in 2015
Our Top 1% Grossing Agents & Teams In 2015

PRESENTING HALSTEAD’S TOP 1% GROSSING AGENTS AND TEAMS FROM 2015 Halstead Property was very excited to post its best year ever in number of deals and gross commissions in 2015. Our year was over 12% better than the previous record breaking year of 2014. We also had the...
Monday, April 18, 2016

Celebrating Top Women of 2014 at Halstead
Celebrating Top Women Of 2014 At Halstead

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY On March 8 th across the globe we celebrate International Women’s Day . For over a century now, women across all facets of both professional and personal avenues have made poignant strides towards equal rights in the workplace.  Today, we...
Saturday, March 8, 2014

Halstead Wins @ REBNY Deal of the Year Awards
Halstead Wins @ Rebny Deal Of The Year Awards

Special congratulations to the following Halstead Property agents recognized last night at the Pierre Hotel by the Real Estate Board of New York and its members at the 25th Annual Deal of the Year Awards for their exemplary work in the following categories: 2013 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD: Vincent Smith...
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sneak Peek Inside 9 West 82nd Street

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: Don Correia Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2371 dcorreia@halstead.com Judy Oston Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-2370 joston@halstead.com

Part 1 - Sept. 2010 Townhouse 411 Advanced Seminar

Part I of this Advanced Seminar, Halstead & Townhouse Specialists, Don Correia & Judy Oston, take you through the basics of how to pitch & sell a townhouse listing. You'll learn information sources & strategies in obtaining such a listing.

Part 2 - Sept. 2010 Townhouse 411 Advanced Seminar

Part I continues with Halstead & Townhouse Specialists, Don Correia & Judy Oston, taking you through the basics of how to pitch & sell a townhouse listing. They also touch on COO Issues, tenant issues, inspection process, & more.

Sneak Peek Inside 104 East 36th Street

Don Correia represented this exclusive property on 104 East 36th 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 Don at (212) 381-2371 or dcorreia@halstead.com

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