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One of the top real estate agents in Manhattan, Michael specializes in both sales and luxury rentals. His extensive knowledge of the real estate market contributes to his edge in negotiation and expertise in pricing.

"People want value and that's exactly what I give them," Michael says. "If it was as easy as online advertising everyone would have the same success rate. I have the ability to identify potential buyers and market my listings to their specific demographics, interests, and neighborhoods. I’m very active in the market and have built relationships throughout the industry that are invaluable, especially to a seller. I save buyers tons of time and stress, as I know the ins and outs of the sale process and can provide tremendous insight regarding current and upcoming inventory."

From guiding first-time home buyers and foreign investors to exceeding the expectations of his sellers, Michael works around the clock to assure a smooth and successful transaction. "My clients are not just getting me but a unique team of real estate professionals with the power of the Halstead brand behind us. We're essentially a one-stop shop, scouring the market for our investors, even helping to source capital for our developers."

Outside of New York, Michael is the founder of a real estate brokerage operating in the Sarasota, Ocala, and Tampa, Florida markets. He is a co-developer and the head of sales and marketing for a ground-up condominium development in Sarasota called The Beacon. Michael is a fitness enthusiast and a huge foodie and takes great pleasure in serving his community. He is the board chair of Dorill Initiative, a multidisciplinary arts nonprofit organization committed to empowering youth to tell their stories and transform communities through literary, visual, and performing arts education.


"I've been involved in many real estate transactions throughout the years and dealt with dozens and dozens of real estate agents. Michael Holt is one of the very best agents I've ever dealt with. I would deal with him again in the future and I intend to do so in my next New York transaction. Michael's work is highly recommended!" - Robert R., Writer
"Michael was ethical, diligent, and very attentive to my needs and was available all the time. I have been involved with many real estate acquisitions and sales in the past 12 years in NYC and Michael Holt is one of the best persons I have ever worked with." - Dr. Harrison C.
"Michael was responsive, reliable and knowledgeable. He handled all the details while keeping me informed, which was exactly what I was looking for. I could not have done this without Michael, his help and hard work were very much appreciated." - Elana B., Google Account Executive
"We flew in from Los Angeles, and with Michael's help in navigating through NYC real estate market, we found a condo to purchase within 4 days. Michael also helped us find a reputable NYC real estate attorney to help us with the transaction. Michael was very responsive to our questions and very knowledgeable of the NYC real estate market. We closed the deal and the condo apartment was ours within 40 days. I highly recommend Michael Holt!" - Lan S.
"Michael was fantastic in representing us on both purchase and sale side. We appreciated his honesty, integrity and professionalism. Michael was extremely responsive and was a pleasure to work with." - The Levine Family

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Current Listings

Past Closings

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


Recent Press

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Sneak Peek Inside 244 Riverside Drive #1C - Upper West 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: Michael Holt, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (917) 407-0287 mholt@halstead.com Jonathan Cabrera, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-3379 - Cell: (347) 623-4661 jcabrera@halstead.com Thomas Hirschy, ...

Sneak Peek Inside 165 East 60th Street #3B - 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: Michael Holt, Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Tel: (917) 407-0287 mholt@halstead.com

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