demsker realty


Changing the standards of New York Real Estate by giving you more

"You are the star of this show, while Demsker Realty is your supporting cast to satisfy your Real Estate needs like no one in the marketplace."

I started Demsker Realty after 8+ years of working for the Top New York City (NYC) Real Estate Companies like Prudential Douglas Elliman while specializing in Luxury Lofts, Apartments for sale in New York City (NYC). I am providing sellers and buyers a new style of business in the New York Luxury Lofts and Apartments for sale market, utilizing my Un-Broker philosophy which provides the highest level of service and intelligence needed for success in the New York City (NYC) Real Estate market.

We exceed expectations everyday.

Un-Broker Advantage

"We didn't meet a whole lot of brokers we felt comfortable with in New York," Mr. Guzyk said. "A lot of brokers had bad vibes. They didn't know what they were selling, they were too pushy, and the only thing they seemed to care about was themselves."

BY BETSY SCHIFFMAN - Special to the Sun February 23, 2006 -URL:

The "Un-Broker" doesn't sell you on anything. We facilitate easy decisions through an influx of pertinent information about the marketplace concerning New York City (NYC) Luxury Lofts and Apartments for sale, so we can develop your needs and wants. Every step of the way the customer/client is kept abreast of the marketplace and educated to produce quality results that they desire. We never use pressure to persuade people and simply create a relaxed environment with a copious informational flow providing a complete array of knowledge to get you the best results when buying or selling a New York City (NYC) Luxury Loft or Apartment.

The space speaks to the buyer, so whether your buying or selling a New York City (NYC) luxury loft or apartment, the "Un-Broker" simply allows for the proper matches to be made without deploying any annoyance, arrogance, hard sells, stupidity or any other trait that's has made the term New York City Broker (NYC) broker synonymous with evil. The "Un-Broker" treats you as he wants to be treated and puts all your needs first before anything else. We know that you are truly the important people in these scenarios and that we are merely a supporting figure that will accomplish your goals tirelessly. Working with the "Un-Broker" you not only get a professional but you also have a trusted friend on your side who is always honest, personable, knowledgeable and working for you all the time. This service model that I have designed has been developed from my own experiences with brokers in and out of the business. It made me realize what people really need was someone who knew what they were doing, honest and is a real person (and nice). Our business is all based on this concept.

Ten Guarantees of the "Un-Broker"

  1. Treat people as you want to be treated.
  2. Create a personable and friendly environment.
  3. Listen, and get people what they need to ensure their success.
  4. Provide current and consistent informational flow.
  5. Be intelligent. Produce creative solutions to provide appropriate results.
  6. Create low pressure atmosphere
  7. The Customer's needs always come first.
  8. Provide Professional service and Common Sense.
  9. Utilize Technology to create customer involvement and efficiency.
  10. Provide Tireless effort to accomplish your goals.

What we demand from our Agents:

  1. Use common sense when making decisions and follow the rules - Character, integrity, honesty and transparency are what we are demanding every day.
  2. Exceed Expectations for your customer / clients and focus on their needs before thinking about your personal needs or money you can receive. Make sacrifices to ensure others happiness before your own.
  3. Be Proactive in your pursuit of solving problems for your customer/clients and yourself. Be independent and self-sufficient and work on situations on your own before enlisting support. Think outside the norms and constraints of what you are required to do and come up with creative solutions that benefit all involved.
  4. Your Word is Gold so don't use them wantonly and always live up to what you say you are going to do.
  5. Quality, everything you do should be of the highest quality possible for your abilities whether it be how you interact/service your customers to how you handle inquiries.
  6. Dress Code, there is none. Use your best judgment and common sense as to what is appropriate.
  7. Democratic environment, the company is very interested in your ideas, thoughts and interests. Please share them at will. There won't be any special bonus in terms of money but you can help shape the company and direction of the company.
  8. Cooperation with fellow agents is required for our success. Please be available to help others in need or who ask for help. Conversely feel free to ask anyone for help or questions. It helps us all to learn and grow more. Also the better everyone performs will impact the year-end bonus that all will receive if the company is profitable. Share what you got; knowledge, skills or information.
  9. Be Creative in your pursuit of business and working with customers/clients. Dare to be different, unique and true to who you are. Be flexible.
  10. Treat others better than you want to be treated even when the chips are down or you might lose some money on a deal that doesn't happen. You will get further in the long run with this approach as you will always come out of every situation looking 1st class.
  11. Respect should be provided for yourself, fellow agents and customers/clients at all times.
  12. Self Manage yourself in your daily business days. You are an adult, so please act like one.


Nancy Lok, 111 Hicks

Tom was referred to me by my brother who used Demsker Realty to find his condo. Tom recently helped me sell my apartment. From our first meeting, I appreciated that he did not rush me to sell within a certain time frame and was honest and accurate with the value of the apartment whereas other brokers might have pressured me to list at a lower price to get the sale (and their commission) completed faster. He is very much a straight-shooter and will offer direct and honest answers to every question in a very timely manner. His expertise, guidance, and patience made selling my apartment a smooth process. I will use Demsker Realty for any of my future buying/selling needs.

Eric Cho, 303 Greenwich Street

We were not sure if we wanted to sell the apartment on our own or go with a Broker. After speaking to Thomas, we were confident that he had the skills and the knowledge to get us the best price for the apartment. His knowledge in the industry, (especially in NYC) gave us reassurance that he would be able to sell our apartment at a good price. He is responsive in all communication and strategic in his approach in handling tough situations. We are happy with the outcome. 

Toby Weiss, 402 East 90th

Demsker realty is the only company I will use for real estate transactions. They went way above and beyond the call of duty by helping me buy a great apartment, fix it up and turn it into an income generating rental property. I have worked with Thom on 2 transactions after my friend recommend him. He knows what he is doing, moves fast, makes good recommendations, keeps you updated and in control the entire time without the pressure that others have.

Humam Saknini - seller 117 West 17th St

If the recent changes in housing market taught us one thing, there is always a flight to quality... Not just the quality of your home, but also the quality of your agent. Tom is meticulous, hard working, strategic, and honest. He executed flawlessly for us, and was on our side every step of the way.

Viviane & Brian T. 305 West 98th St.

We chose Thomas Demsker to handle the sale of our apartment after meeting with several other brokers. Immediately it was clear that Thomas was the only and best choice - he is straightforward, honest and gave us great advice. Thomas is incredibly responsive and experienced, and made us feel as if our apartment was his only priority. He always replied to our admittedly numerous questions immediately. And, most importantly, he delivers - he got us a wonderful result and navigated a complicated closing process for us, taking all the stress and frustration off of our hands. We will recommend Thomas to anyone and every one who is looking for a broker.

Stephen Brooks - seller 430 West 34th St

For personal service, attention to detail, warmth and caring, Tom Demsker can't be beat. Add to that his keen knowledge of the real estate market place, excellent advice and boundless energy, and he is an ideal broker. I feel very fortunate that I was represented by him instead of one of the giant agencies. After listing we received two offers in about 30 days and closed 60 days after going to contract. Sweet."

James C. Shaffer - Korn, 448 West 37th St

Mr. Demsker made it so easy for me as a client, I didn't have to worry about anything. He was very trust worthy of handling all aspects of my transition. I am looking forward to having him find me a new apartment in the near future.

Fred Berger - seller 300 East 55th - The Milan

I had interviewed three other brokers prior to our agreement. Fortunately my instincts lead me to go with you. Your professionalism and knowledge of the industry allowed you to maximize the selling price. You were relentless in achieving my goals. The hard work and class which were displayed were impeccable. I recommend your service highly to any seller.

Jim Lampley - HBO Sports

I have never before worked with such a responsive, communicative, committed un-broker. at this rate you will reinvent the image of your business. Look out.

Brooke Primont - 79 West 12th

Tom was such a pleasure to work with. So professional, easy and reliable. I never would have gotten as much for my apartment if he hadn't been selling it. That I am sure of.

Lara Pitaro - 718 Broadway

Tom is one of those rare combinations (particularly in the NYC real estate market) of integrity, untiring energy, and impeccable market-knowledge. We never once felt pressured, and always knew that Tom would have the answers for us at any given moment. He made what could have been an incredibly stressful experience (purchasing our first home), a pleasure."

Rainer G - 1255 Fifth Ave

Thomas Demsker had been not only lots of fun to work with but he sold my place within a week. I couldn't believe it. he was very efficient and wonderful to work with and also non stop communicado.. I was wondering when that poor guy is sleeping or resting.

John Ray - 333 4th Street

Tom Demsker was a professional in every respect of the word for the 8 months that we worked together. He was persistent in showing me what I wanted in my price range, but never inflicted his opinions on me in a forceful manner. Working with Tom was a breath of fresh air after dealing with many previous brokers. He is fair, patient and honest with his clients. I would highly recommend him to any first time buyer whether they be looking for a studio apartment or a spacious Tribeca loft.

Martha F., Deustche Bank.

I was pleasantly surprised after numerous bad broker experiences. Right off the bat he listened, put my apprehension at ease and found my dream apartment. He displayed characteristics that weren't present with other brokers and was tireless. Based on my first experience I used Tom again. In this tough market I needed real help and he found my "needle in a haystack". Tom was able to find me a brownstone 2br, with outdoor space under 900k and navigate the bidding war to get me my new apartment. I wouldn't think of using anyone broker for life!!!

Terry Quinn, 252 7th Ave - The Chelsea Mercantile

My experience with Tom in both the selling and marketing of my condo and finding another was 100% professional and without surprises. I was hoping to work with a individual that would do what he said and Tom did just that.

Larry Krobath, 77 West 55th St.

I found Mr. Demsker was able to provide a complete array of skills and services. These skills helped me in getting my unit ready for sale, marketing it to a wide audience, working with the many private showings and handling the offers from prospective buyers. I will certainly use his services again when I am in the Manhattan market

Peter Mathias, 9 Barrow

Tom provided balanced insight into each specific property and was well versed on the overall market conditions affecting my buy.

Chris G, 200 East 24th St.

Working with Tom was like working with an old friend, as there was no pressure to buy it was just an agreement to find a place that was right for us. Any advice given by Tom was built on facts not on hearsay or current fads. Everything was done at our pace. When we were ready to put our place on the market Tom was there with the current trends that helped us price and market it accordingly. One open house later we had multiple bids and Tom did his homework and helped us pick the best buyer while maximizing profits

Scott Sussman, 447 West 45th St.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Thomas. He knew what I wanted and did not waste my time showing my apartments that did not fit my criteria. In the end he found me a great apartment that I am very happy in.

Philip Christopher - President & CEO

I would not hesitate to recommend you to any of my friends. You did a great job!You exhibited dedication and professionalism which are the ingredients to success

Brian Stetter - 67 East 11th

Tom takes committment to his clients to the next level. He did such a great job helping me find and buy an apartment, that I didn't even hesitate to call him again when I sold it several years later. Throughout both the purchase and sale, he went above and beyond at every opportunity, not only making the process easy for me, but getting me maximum value along the way. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in NYC.

Sali Taylor - 448 West 37th

Thomas is a wonderkin, clever, creative, honest and a super positive, go getter. You can absolutely trust him to take the best care of you. He will go many extra miles to move your space. He's a hip and savvy marketer. If your apartment situation is unique as ours was, he will know how best to position it and where to advertise to find the right person for it.

Hana L. - 402 4th Ave

Tom Demsker did an excellent job on the sale of my apartment in Brooklyn. He provided timely and helpful advice regarding the sale price as well as generating interest at a time when sales were just starting to falter. I was delighted with the outcome of our sale and the effective communication Tom Demsker maintained... with all parties involved to move the sale through as efficiently as possible to the benefit of all.

Jonathan Moss Tucker - 184 Thompson

with an intimate knowledge of new york city real estate, a keen eye for value, and a low-pressure demeanor, you might mistake his diligence for that of a respectable doctor. this isn't a back-up job, or a fall-back plan: demsker loves real estate. oh, and, he makes other agents look like card sharks and car salesmen.

Sujay Banerjee - 200 East 32nd St

As a seller of this unit, I had a great experience with Tom !! He was professional,direct, set reasonable expectations, and always kept me updated throughout the selling process. He had this unique ability to proactively get documentation from management even before a deal was in place. Not too many brokers would go this route :) All in all a phenomenal experience. He's highly recommended !!

Ben Herman, 61 Jane

I was an out of state pied-a-terre buyer and Tom helped me find my perfect location with a great view in the West Village. He led me through the complicated co-op application process and was always professional, polite and helpful. I strongly recommend Tom Demsker for your property search in Manhattan.

Arif - 261 West 28th Street #4A

Navigating Manhattan real estate can be an overwhelming process. However, Tom Demsker brings a level of integrity and experience that I rarely see in other brokers. You can always expect honesty and sound advice from Tom regardless of the situation. The caliber of service Demsker Realty provides is unlike any of the other larger brokers in Manhattan. There is a big misconception out there that the larger brokers with extensive marketing machines will provide a better level of service which can't be further from the truth. Demsker Realty is head and shoulders above any other broker in the city.

European Couple - Luxury Condo Buyer

We can't say enough about Tom. Living overseas, we are hardly the typical clients, yet throughout the process we never felt disconnected. Tom took our needs into account at every step - from arranging showings of potential residences to shepherding us through a rather tortured purchase process. We always felt supported by Tom - he truly represented our interests and never pushed something we didn't want. More than that, he worked tirelessly through a complicated and sometimes difficult renovation of our property. Without Tom's honesty, responsiveness, persistence and good judgment, we never could have succeeded.

Dhruva G - 251 7th Street Park Slope

Tom has been the best realtor I could imagine working with. He really tried to understand my needs, worked with me to find exactly what I was looking for and gave honest and informed feedback when I asked for it. He will be my go-to for all sales and buying needs going forward. I wouldn't even consider working with anyone else.

What we offer - The most complete compensation package for high character agents:

Company Offerings (subject to change at DR's discretion)

Demsker Realty is Agent-centric

What we offer - The most complete compensation package for high character agents:

Company Offerings (subject to change at DR's discretion)

  • Generous Commission Split - 70% Flat Split for all Deals
  • EOY Commission Plan (Based on company Net profits generated by agents - 10% of Net Profit to agents)
  • NYT, Street Easy, Trulia, Zillow online Ads and many more.
  • Direct Mail to building for exclusives: Just Listed and Just Sold.
  • Professional Photos for Exclusives
  • Professional Floor plans for Exclusives
  • Jaguar Real Plus Database, Rental Express & Omni Feed
  • Error and Omissions Insurance
  • Office Hub 379 West Broadway
  • Enterprise Server, Intranet and Calendar
  • Omni Feed & List Hub for automation to hundreds of websites
  • MS Word, Excel & Adobe Professional software
  • Photocopying for Board Packages
  • Conference Rooms

Agents Pays:

  • REBNY each Year (you must be a member as per REBNY)
  • Business Cards
  • Personal Marketing

What will never happen:

  • No Desk Minimums,
  • No Business Fees,
  • No Desk Fees,
  • No Technology Fees