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One of New York City’s premier real estate brokers for top-tier living and principal of one of the industry’s most technologically advanced and forward-thinking teams.
Vannessa Kaufman, Senior Global Real Estate Advisor and Associate Broker, joined Sotheby’s International Realty in 2009. Since her affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty, Vannessa and her team have consistently ranked in the top 50 teams nationwide. Personally, Vannessa ranked in the top 25 brokers in the country within Sotheby’s International Realty in 2018. She was also elected by her peers as the first agent on the board of directors at REBNY.
Through her dedication, concern, and understanding for her clients and her profession, Vannessa has assembled a team of top real estate professionals who engender her core values whilst maintaining their individual expertise and strengths. Vannessa and her team are fluent in French, Spanish, Italian, and English.
Formerly, Vannessa was president and founder of an esteemed high-end real estate boutique firm, Andrew Emmet & Co., which she named after her two sons.
Over the past 30 years, Vannessa has represented affluent families, the financial community, corporations, investors, and celebrities with co-ops, condominiums, and townhouses throughout Manhattan.
Discerning buyers and sellers entrust Vannessa to guide them through every step of the real estate process and she ensures all objectives are consistently being met with exceeded expectations. Vannessa has lived through many markets due to her years of experience. She is an outstanding negotiator, hardworking, and is always discreet. She is highly respected by her peers for her professionalism, ethical standards, and knowledge. Vannessa has an innate ability to listen, read between the lines, and discern her clients’ needs and desires. Her business has been built on referrals and repeat business.
Vannessa has held many positions at the Real Estate Board of New York and is currently a sitting board member. She has also served as a member of the Ethics Committee, member of Interfirm, member of the Arbitration Committee, two-time co-chair of the Rental Committee, board member of ResidentialNYC.com, member of the Eastside Committee, graduate, a founding member of the prestigious NYRS post graduate accreditation, and founding member of NYRAC. In addition, she is an accredited Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) and Certified Buyer Representative (CBR).