Street Easy Deals Profile | Condo Developer & Real Estate Broker
Preetam Rao - 201 West 70th Street
I had the pleasure of working with Thomas Demsker on the sale of my apartment at 201 West 70th Street. I couldn't have had a more positive experience in what should probably have been a very stressful situation: selling an apartment with tenant in place while living abroad several time zones away. With his lightning fast responses, analytically based comps, and every "t" crossed, Thomas defines what a service professional should be. I wish I were as good at my job as he is at his. Grade A++ broker and person.
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.
Sharon Schoenberg - The Sheffield
If you're reading this testimonial and considering Tom Demsker as your realtor, look no further - you found the right person for the job. I was concerned about the process and the overwhelming prospects of looking and finding our next home. My husband and I do not live locally in the Tri-city area. That was no problem for Tom. He streamlined the process by having us look at condo information on-line. We gave him our feedback and with that information he thoughtfully continued to find places that would interest us with pinpoint precision. It didn’t take long. Two trips down to the city and we found the “We just knew it” perfect condo. Tom’s thoroughness and dedication kept the buying and closing process right on track. If we had questions, he got us the answers - quickly. Again, not being locals we relied on him to provide us with recommendations for closing lawyers and inspectors. We spoke to a few and selected the ones we were comfortable working with. So if you are looking for a hassle-free, thorough, knowledgeable realtor who actually considers your needs, we would whole heartedly recommend Tom Demsker.
Bob B. - Sheffield
If a busines school were looking for a role model for excellence in sales and marketing, they would choose Tom Demsker. Tom knows that truly understanding the needs of the customer is priority number one. In addition, he is attentive and respectful of the time of the client. He also beleives that the relationship with the client does not end with the sale. That means things like house warming gifts or tickets to sporting events, long after the sale was completed. And one more thing: Tom is a really good man. I highly recommend him.
Steve Lok - DeKalb Lofts
Working with Tom as my long-term realtor and realty advisor was to understand how poor other realty experiences can be. Be warned - once you work with Tom, your standards will rise and you'll no longer be able to accept anything less.
From the fun parts of a property search, to hand-holding through the toughest of events - always a part of the buying/selling process - Tom keeps his cool and helps you keep yours, too, as he tirelessly works in front of, and importantly, behind the scenes to help you realise your goals in real estate.
I could not possibly give a higher recommendation for Tom and his company, and particularly to Tom as a human being who knows that you are one, as well.
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.
Dan Egan - 530 Grand St
Tom was a great help in our search. He was a patient, well informed guide and helped us through a long and difficult process (no fault of his!). He advised us to avoid some tricky situations, was very responsive, always on our side, and we highly recommend him.
Steve R. - West Village Apartment Owner
I've known Tom for near 10 years. He helped us purchase two apartments in NYC and find rental apts. for our children. He is the most honest, reliable, intelligent, real estate savvy professional I've met ... and no, we're not related. He's a total pleasure to work with, thinks out of the box when the occasion arises and delivers on his commitments when he says he will. NY real estate is, of course, complex. There are many alternatives in terms of buildings, neighborhoods, P&S negotiation, ... He has the knowledge and skill sets to be a trusted advisor; which he has been for my wife and I. Negotiating your way through the closing and board process is challenging. Tom made it easy. Well, as easy as it could be
Nancy W. 718 Broadway
Though I have not met Tom in person I have come to know him through the sale of our loft on lower Broadway in NYC. I live in Seattle. Through a few years of tenant difficulty Tom helped us beyond what I have ever experienced in real estate sales. He kept us informed thoroughly, he persevered,
he is full of integrity and speaks honestly! He was invaluable and ultimately sold our property easily and with our full trust and confidence. He is an amazing real estate broker and I would use him again.
Soo-Yeum Lim - 305 West 98th Street, 3AN
You made it very simple and smooth for us from the getgo. Even though we are halfway across the world, you helped make the process not just painless but actually enjoyable.
I am glad that we put ourselves in your very good and capable hands. Thank you again!!
Tom's experience and guidance through my initial buy and ultimate sale 5 years later was invaluable. I felt comfortable during the entire process with him. Ultimately, Tom ended up getting me the highest sale price in my building. Thanks, Tom!
Sujay Banerjee – Seller - 200 East 32nd Street 24C
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 !!
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.”
Humam S. 117 West 17th St - The Brooks Van Horn Lofts
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."
Dhruva G - 251 7th StreetSt
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.
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.
Jonathan C - 234 West 20th St
Demsker Realty throughout a tricky transaction consistently provided sound, stable advice that facilitated a strong, profitable transaction once the deal was completed. I am not sure, the deal would have gotten done if I was represented by any other broker.
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.”
Sali Taylor - 448 West 37th, The Glass Farmhouse
"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."
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.”
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.
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.
Lara Pitaro –718 Broadway
Major League Baseball "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 Ganahl – Renowned Artist- 1255 5th Avenue
“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 – Google
“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 buyer or seller whether they are looking for a studio apartment or a spacious Tribeca loft.”
Michael Greenfield - Attorney
Thomas was great in helping us find our first apartment. He has a broad knowledge of the New York real estate market and was able to narrow down the number of possible apartments to a manageable amount. Thomas is dependable and I am sure he will be a great help to anyone searching for a new apartment.
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.
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 else....my 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 – 300 East 55th Street
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.
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.
Education: B.S. Marketing, Virginia Tech 1993, Broker since 2001
Before Tom became a broker, he was a consumer who was unhappy with the current state of the real estate service market, having dealt with pushy and uninformed agents, so he decided to enter real estate in 2001 to address the shortcomings he saw in his own real estate searches. Tom created the Un-Broker advantage and since 2001 has been using intelligence & common sense to help people in every aspect of Real Estate the right way – caring, empathy, intelligence, proactive approach, common sense and the ability to get things done the right way, the first time.
A virtual rolodex of property information, Tom honed his skills first in rentals and then moved on to sales. This background has helped to give him the most comprehensive property knowledge and understanding. Having sold and rented spaces all over the city, Tom brings expertise where ever you’d like to live. He has developed the un-broker client advantage to help sellers and buyers alike to ensure a win-win situation. Tom has served as a Project Manager and Programmer to two of the top Market Research firms in the country working on such important studies as the Metro Card roll-out and feasibility project. He has a fond interest in fitness and obtained the certifications of Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Condition Association and Certified Personal Trainer from the American Council of Exercise.
Previous Employment - Prudential Douglas Elliman & William B May
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
- Thomas Demsker
- office: (800) 385-8498