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Olga and Keith Team

Olga and Keith Team

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
West Side Office

TheOKTeam@halstead.com

Tel: (212) 381-2632

Q: What do Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx have in common?

A: Olga Bidun and Keith Marder, The OK Team, have successfully negotiated and navigated deals in those four boroughs, sparking many bidding wars and setting several records along the way.

Olga and Keith are a dynamic team with nearly two decades of experience in the New York City real estate market. They utilize their complementary skills to enhance the home buying and selling (and even renting) process for their clients and customers, making the process as pain-free as possible. They have won dozens of companywide awards and have been selected as members of the Gold and Sapphire Circles.

Treating each deal—from a studio rental property to a single-family townhouse—with care, Olga and Keith understand how vital each transaction is to the principals. They stand by their buyers and sellers every step of the way through the murky waters of New York City real estate, delivering unparalleled customer service and never forgetting that among an agent’s most important abilities are credibility, dependability, reliability, capability, and availability. Their emphasis on ethics, professionalism, and communication help Olga and Keith’s clients recognize them as an invaluable asset as they buy or sell their homes.

In addition to their real estate expertise, Olga and Keith stay on top of all modern marketing methods and are extremely active on social media in addition to all traditional approaches to gain exposure for and promote their exclusive listings. They are also well-versed in all things New York City from dining and transportation to shopping and its vibrant history, using this knowledge to maximize the value of their sellers’ homes and help their buyers make the most informed decision.

You can even consider Olga and Keith as your concierges on the ground. Their knowledge of the market, and tracking of its trends, along with Olga’s distinction as a Certified Negotiation Expert, guarantee that the people who work with Olga and Keith will be happy with the end result at the closing table.

The two highly respected agents host a weekly roundtable for fellow agents and have been hand-selected by Halstead to offer their expertise in training classes.

Olga is originally from Belarus and is fluent in Russian. Her daughter Nikki is a Top Chef Jr. and Chopped Jr. champion and has appeared on television several times.

Keith has more than two decades of experience in the field of communications, working with some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. He has served on his co-op’s Board of Directors, giving him firsthand knowledge of the dos and don’ts of board interviews and packages.

Megan and I wanted to thank you for the great job you did helping us buy our new apartment. Knowing you for almost 30 years it came as no surprise to me that you went above and beyond at every turn. As we all know, there are many twists and turns when you buy an apartment in New York City and you navigated them all in a truly professional manner. Your level of customer service and availability made the process as seamless as possible. We know how hard you fought to get us the best deal and for our rights from beginning to end. I would certainly recommend you without hesitation to anyone looking to buy or sell a place." - Rob and Megan
I met Keith by chance at an open house that he was hosting and liked him immediately. I had just started hunting for my first co-op and came across other agents that were either too impatient, aggressive, or flaky. Not Keith--he was very friendly and answered all my questions (and I ask a ton of questions) patiently, which is important for a first time buyer. He consistently got back to me within 24 hours and was very attentive to what I was looking for. Every apartment he suggested I see was progressively better than the last and I never felt that he was wasting my time dragging me around the city to see all that was available. When I finally settled on an apartment I liked, he walked me through each and every step I needed to complete, which was enormously helpful. The co-op application, which is monster document, went smoothly thanks to his detail-oriented assistance in helping put it all together. I very much enjoyed working with Keith and would highly recommend him if you're looking for someone who has integrity and is personable." - E. Lee
Dear Keith, Susan and I wanted to thank you again for all of your outstanding work in our recent co-op purchase. When you told us that buying a co-op in Manhattan would be "unlike anything you have ever experienced," little did we know how accurate your statement would turn out to be. You were right there with us at every part ofthe transaction - from showing us a number of apartments, to negotiating the purchase, to helping us prepare for the board interview. While the process was quite "pain-free," your ongoing advice and assistance certainly helped make it go a lot more smoothly than it otherwise likely would have. Needless to say, we were very satisfied with your representation, and we would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone we know. Thank yon againl" Todd D.
Dear Keith, We just wanted to take the time to tell you how much we appreciate your efforts in finding us the perfect apartment. Thank you for being so patient, understanding and honest with us, Finding a home is not the easiest, but you made it as stress free and simple as possible. Thank you and look forward to hearing from us when we are ready for a bigger place." - Taryn and Rebecca
Dear Olga, Thank you for your guidance and support during our apartment search. With sincere hopes for continuing business relationship and long lasting friendship." - Oleg and Lana
Dear Olga, Thank you for going above and beyond the call of duty. We couldn’t have done this without you." Ron, Michelle, Naomi and Gabriel
Olga, My family and I want to wish you happy holidays. But most of all thank you for all your hard work in finding us a great place in NY we hope to enjoy for many years to come. Thank you again." - The Courtney Family

Halstead Manhattan, LLC

Past Closings

The following are selected closed transactions in which Olga and Keith Team represented the buyer, the seller, or both:

TOWNHOUSES
COOPERATIVES AND CONDOMINIUMS
RENTALS

Recent Press

Done Deals: Carnegie co-op Record

Real Estate Weekly - Friday, August 17, 2018

My Co-op Board Interview: 'We Need To Meet Your Dog'

StreetEasy - Monday, August 13, 2018

Fair Market Value: Find Out What Your Home Is Really Worth

Lending Tree - Thursday, August 9, 2018

What's Selling Now: Homes That Sold For Around $450,000

New York Times - Sunday, May 27, 2018

Featured Blog Posts

The Key to Gramercy Park
The Key To Gramercy Park

What do Julia Roberts, Thomas Edison, the Steinway family, James Cagney, Gregory Peck, a Ringling Bro., John Barrymore, Uma Thurman and Karl Lagerfeld, John Steinbeck and Margaret “The Wicked Witch of the West” Hamilton have in common?
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

On Your Mark, Get Set…Move
On Your Mark, Get Set…Move

Nobody looks forward to moving. Packing is tedious, boxes are heavy, and things can break. Now take a step into a time machine to the early 19th Century and imagine trying to move while 999,999 other families tried to do the same.
Monday, May 1, 2017

Ground Floor is the New Black
Ground Floor Is The New Black

GROUND FLOOR IS THE NEW BLACK By Olga Bidun and Keith Marder, The OKTeam at Halstead Property When searching for a new home, there’s, oh, so much, to consider – location, proximity to parks and transportation, closet space, price, maintenance costs, etc. Many people get...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

How I Met Babe Ruth's Apartment
How I Met Babe Ruth's Apartment

HOW I MET BABE RUTH’S APARTMENT We’re proud to announce the sale of the former Upper West Side home of the late Yankees baseball legend Babe Ruth for $1.25 million, breaking the building record by more than $300k. The proud new owners of the prewar, seventh...
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Five More Fascinating Facts About Manhattan
Five More Fascinating Facts About Manhattan

According to a 1940s film and subsequent television series there are Eight million stories in the “Naked City.” Well, we don’t have room for all of them. How about five? Read on to be enlightened with Five Fascinating Facts about Manhattan.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Olga & Keith's Fascinating West Side Facts
Olga & Keith's Fascinating West Side Facts

More than 200,000 people call the Upper West Side home and people know a lot about the neighborhood. Let’s see how many of the following fascinating facts you know.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Five Fascinating Facts About Harlem
Five Fascinating Facts About Harlem

We recently hosted a walking tour of Harlem. Led by our amazing tour guide, John Reddick, we expected to learn about Harlem’s role past and present as an entertainment Mecca. However, we were blown away by some details of the area’s glorious past. Here they are five...
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The British Invasion - By Olga & Keith
The British Invasion - By Olga & Keith

THE BRITISH INVASION By Olga Bidun and Keith Marder, The OKTeam at Halstead Property In Britain, Big Ben is the nickname for the bell inside the Palace of Westminster, not the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers; they play football, not soccer, and ‘cheerio’ is a...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

From East Hampton to East Side by the OK Team
From East Hampton To East Side By The Ok Team

When you think a home in the Hamptons, you probably think a second home, a place to drive or take the Jitney to during weekends in the summer to get away from the hectic pace of Manhattan.
Monday, October 26, 2015

10 Things to Know About Navigating NYC
10 Things To Know About Navigating NYC

Imagine you leave your house and – gasp – you forget your smartphone, or the battery has died on you. Now picture yourself trying to find an address you have never been to before. Don’t worry, here are 10 general rules of thumb about Manhattan streets and addresses...
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sneak Peek Inside View Over Time: 201 West 70th Street #22A

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: Volha (Olga) Bidun, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2215 - Cell: (347) 913-5345 obidun@halstead.com Keith Marder, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2632 - Cell: (917) 622-4883...

Sneak Peek Inside 201 West 70th Street #22A

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: Volha (Olga) Bidun, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2215 - Cell: (347) 913-5345 obidun@halstead.com Keith Marder, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2632 - Cell: (917) 622-4883...

Sneak Peek Inside 15 West 84th Street - 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: Keith Marder, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2632 - Cell: (917) 622-4883 kmarder@halstead.com Volha (Olga) Bidun, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2215 - ...

Sneak Peek Inside 11 Riverside Drive #7Le - 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: Volha (Olga) Bidun, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2215 - Cell: (347) 913-5345 obidun@halstead.com Keith Marder, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2632 - Cell:...

Sneak Peek Inside 309 East 87th Street 6prs - 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: Abe Rosenberg, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2342 - Cell: (646) 209-4470 arosenberg@halstead.com Volha (Olga) Bidun, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2215 - Cell: (347) 913-5345...

Sneak Peek Inside 15 West 84th Street 1b - 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: Volha (Olga) Bidun, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2215 - Cell: (347) 913-5345 obidun@halstead.com Keith Marder, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2632 - ...

Sneak Peek Inside 201 East 80th Street

Keith Marder represented this exclusive property on 201 East 80th 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 Keith at (212) 381-2632 or kmarder@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 100 West 18th Street

Keith Marder represented this exclusive property on West 18th Street and it is now closed or no longer available. Take a neak peek at this propety and if you are interested in something comparable please reach out to Keith at 212-381-2632 or kmarder@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 20 South Oxford 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: Keith Marder (212) 381-2632 kmarder@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 345 West 88th Street 7-F

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: Volha (Olga) Bidun, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2215 - Cell: (347) 913-5345 obidun@halstead.com Keith Marder, Lic. R.E. Salesperson Tel: (212) 381-2632 - ...

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