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Kris Sylvester

Kris Sylvester

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Village Office

ksylvester@halstead.com
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Tel: (212) 381-6557
Cell: (646) 456-5217

Kris Sylvester is patient, helpful and understanding; this enables him to quickly satisfy your needs whether you're a new or experienced buyer or renter.

Kris brings a certain kindness, honesty and fairness to his approach. Former record label owner, specializing in alternative rock and alternative country, he started out in the real estate business when he bought his first investment property. One of Kris’ first clients was a featured actor from the top box office film—American Gangster.

Boasting 20 years living in New York, Kris has focused on the Downtown area, from the West Village to Union Square, and currently he is impressed and excited by what you can find in the “new” old neighborhoods of Brooklyn. In addition to his love for New York real estate, he is a good listener and recognizes your home design and architecture requirements, particularly “green architecture,” recently completing the LEED AP course. In Spring 2010 he renovated his personal condo where he utilized green elements in many aspects of the work.

Contact Kris today to start investigating your new home.

“When buying or selling real estate in New York City, there's no one we can recommend more highly than Kris. We felt that we were not just working with an expert, but a trusted friend at the same time. From staging, to listing, to closing, Kris went above and beyond at every turn. It was his personal care and attention to detail that made us feel we were working with the very best in the industry. Trusting Kris's instincts, which always rang true with us, yielded the optimum outcome (or best results?) for our properties.” - Karl M. & Mary Anna P.
“When considering selling our co-op in Prospect Heights, we began researching local real estate agents who had been successful in our area. One of the first agents we came across was Kris Sylvester of Halstead Property. Kris had an extended history of quickly selling listings for solid prices, so we gave him a call. Kris was at our place that evening and predicted what the sale price would be for our home. He was friendly, honest, and forthcoming. Most impressive was that in the few hours between reaching out to him initially and his visit to our home, he had already researched our property and compared it to several similar current listings in our neighborhood. He had a plan for when the unit should be listed and when the open houses would take place. Kris also mentioned that, if hired, he would do a video that highlighted not only our property but also the surrounding neighborhood amenities, which is something that really set him apart from other agents. We decided to hire Kris to sell our home and ended up selling it for almost exactly the price he had predicted during our initial consultation. If you're looking for a real estate agent to help sell your home, we highly recommend Kris Sylvester.” - John B & Elise F.
“We are so grateful to Kris for his incredible insight and business savvy as he helped us navigate the complex process of selling our Brooklyn home. Throughout the whole process, he was patient, extremely responsive, and always made us feel he was completely on top of everything. Kris is knowledgeable and professional, and provides incredibly valuable guidance. Overall, Kris is an absolute pleasure to work with.” - Greg & Jamie Y.
“Kris came highly recommended to me and now I know why. He knew the Brooklyn real estate market backwards and forwards, providing me detailed information on buildings I was considering and helping me gauge what was a good value and what was not. That extensive knowledge allowed me to put trust in his word. Beyond that, he was kind and honest and patient, a truly decent person who did all he could to advocate for me. Right down to the end, Kris guided me through the stressful process of first-time home ownership. I ended up in a wonderful home and he played a vital role in making that happen. I recommend Kris with unqualified enthusiasm whenever I can.” - Bess R.
“A friend who had bought an apartment referred me to Kris without hesitation, and I am so glad she did. I now do the same for anyone who is even vaguely considering buying an apartment! I started working with Kris in January, with a goal of moving by May, and had closed on a great apartment by the second week of April! From the very beginning and throughout the process, Kris was extremely responsive to any and all of my myriad questions as a newbie in the NYC real estate market, helping me to navigate all of the intricacies of buying a place. He somehow stays perennially calm (not easy in a market like this!) and level-headed, which helps so much in the stress of the homebuying process. He is friendly, helpful, and a delightful human being who really is a pleasure to work with. And he genuinely cares about people, which shows. I’m looking forward to buying my next place someday with his help! Thank you, Kris. You are certifiably awesome!” - Nina C.
“Kris was an amazing agent and helped me find the perfect apartment after a long search. He could not have been more patient, informed, and informative. At every step, I relied on Kris to help me find value, make wise decisions, and avoid hassles. Kris should be at the top of the list for anyone searching for a hard-working, trustworthy agent that will look out for your best interests and help you avoid pitfalls.” - Tawfiq R.
“Kris Sylvester is fantastic! He’s very knowledgeable of the market, fun to work with, and extremely responsive. We were first time buyers and Kris always made us feel very comfortable about coming to him with any questions or extra help we needed. He stayed in contact with us even after we moved into the house - just to make sure everything was going well. I would HIGHLY recommend Kris to ANYONE looking to buy or sell!” - Craig H. & Kendra L.
“I worked with Kris on my first home purchase in Brooklyn in 2016. He stuck with me for 11 months in a very competitive real estate market until I got an accepted offer in Bed-Stuy $20K under ask with a lot of the closing costs covered. I learned a lot working with him and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a friendly, knowledgeable, and thorough real estate agent!” - Michael H.
“We were first time home buyers and Kris guided us through every step of the process. He came recommended to us from a close friend, and we have, in turn, recommended him to all of our friends and contacts who are looking to purchase a home. He asked us all the right questions and guided us in all the ways we needed during the process and as we enjoy our home, 2 years later, we are grateful for his expertise.” - Lilach S. and Paco A.
“I worked with Kris to buy and then later sell my home years later. He's very easy to work with and always easy to get in touch with. I was impressed with the listing he put together for the sale which we had an overwhelming response to. He managed the several offers that came in and got us a great offer well over our asking which went through without a glitch. We had great success working with Kris.” - Alyson W.

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372 15TH STREET 1B
372 15th Street 1B,  Park Slope,  Brooklyn,  NY $1,725,000
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Condominium
2 beds  /  1.5 baths
Web #: 16600995

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Outdoor Space

Contact
Kris Sylvester (212) 381-6557
Xanthe Tabor (212) 521-5701
205 WATER STREET 5E
205 Water Street 5E,  Dumbo,  Brooklyn,  NY $770,000
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Condominium
Studio  /  1.0 bath
Web #: 17555629
Contract Signed

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Attended Lobby
Garage
Health Club
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Contact
Kris Sylvester (212) 381-6557
Julie Leedes Bienstock (212) 521-5785

Kris Sylvester's Past Closings

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

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Late last week we heard from a former Prospect Heights co-op owner whose experience left her scarred for life, and swearing that she will never buy again. The rigors of co-op boards aren't for everyone, as is reflected in the...
Brick Underground - Friday, October 20, 2017

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This week, the top 10 listings on Brownstoner included a detailed Bed Stuy brownstone, a renovated townhouse in Crown Heights and an Italianate brick house in Gowanus. There were multiple popular listings this week in Bed Stuy and Park...
Brownstoner - Sunday, July 02, 2017

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Located in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, The Park Pavilion is a three building, 30 unit new condominium development which opened in 2005. The property has easy access to Prospect Park, The Pavilion Cinemas, and many restaurants, bars and services on nearby...
Pursuitist - Monday, June 26, 2017

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This week, the Top 10 listings on Brownstoner included a renovated Greenwood Heights townhouse, a wood-frame Italianate in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and a Park Slope condo with a bold interior. There were multiple listings this week...
Brownstoner - Sunday, June 25, 2017

New York TimesCreating A Garden Oasis In The City

“The rear area was damp and shady, so totally infested with mosquitoes,” said Ms. Kawash, 53, a writer. (Her husband, 48, is a lawyer.) “The fences were collapsing under ancient overgrown ivy,” she added, and a beautiful...
New York Times - Friday, June 23, 2017

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372 15th Street 1B- Windsor Terrace Brooklyn NY

372 15th Street 1B - Windsor Terrace,  Brooklyn, NY - Web #:16600995 Xanthe Tabor, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 521-5701 - Cell: (917) 941-1302 xtabor@halstead.com Kris Sylvester, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-6557 - Cell: (646) 456-5217 ksylvester@halstead.com

365 St Johns Pl A1- Prospect Heights Brooklyn NY

365 St Johns Pl A1 - Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY - Web #:17499885 Kris Sylvester, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-6557 - Cell: (646) 456-5217 ksylvester@halstead.com Tonya Benham, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (718) 613-2816 - Cell: (347) 724-1654 tbenham@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside365 St Johns Pl F - Prospect Heights Brooklyn NY

For More Information: Kris Sylvester, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-6557 - Cell: (646) 456-5217 ksylvester@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 408 Saint Johns Place 4E

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: Kris Sylvester, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-6557 - Cell: (646) 456-5217 ksylvester@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 346 Bond Street 2B

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: Kris Sylvester, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (212) 381-6557 - Cell: (646) 456-5217 ksylvester@halstead.com Julie Leedes Bienstock, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 521-5785 jbienstock@halstead.com

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Ten Hidden Secrets of Prospect Heights
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In 2009, my wife Jen and I, along with our two daughters Zoe and Rhianna, bought our first apartment in Prospect Heights; a 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths with low ceilings. It needed a kitchen and bath to be livable so two months after closing we moved in having made a...
Thursday, January 08, 2015

Brooklyn Must Do: Doughnut Plant NYC
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“Hello Brooklyn!” said the venerable pastry legends at Doughnut Plant as they announced via Twitter that they are opening a new spot, it’s 3 rd New York City location , on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn this coming fall.  The doughnut purveyor will open its doors in...
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