Honest, helpful, and fair are just a few words that best describe Kris Sylvester. Whether they’re an experienced seller or first-time buyer, his approach to real estate always puts his clients at ease. Kris’ depth of knowledge about New York City’s real estate markets and his ability to inform and educate, continues to ensure a seamless experience for his clients.
A 30+ year resident of New York, Kris is an expert in Brooklyn’s diverse neighborhoods as well as Downtown Manhattan. Originally attracted to real estate through his love of architecture, Kris is well-versed in sustainable design and green living, which is why it’s not surprising that he’s a LEED AP-educated real estate broker.
Although Based in Manhattan, Kris works with clients on sales or purchases both domestically and internationally. With an extensive international network, he is able to effectively help clients no matter where they are located.
A highly effective broker known for his unmatched devotion to his clients, Kris’s success is almost exclusively based on glowing referrals. He earns the respect of his clients by working tirelessly on their behalf while offering them candid and honest advice. Thanks to a tremendous full-time support team—as well as the use of cutting-edge technology—Kris makes it possible for his clients to live the dream of homeownership, selling, or renting.
When considering selling our co-op in Prospect Heights, we began researching local real estate agents who had been successful in our area. One of the first agents we came across was Kris Sylvester of Halstead Property. Kris had an extended history of quickly selling listings for solid prices, so we gave him a call. Kris was at our place that evening and predicted what the sale price would be for our home. He was friendly, honest, and forthcoming. Most impressive was that in the few hours between reaching out to him initially and his visit to our home, he had already researched our property and compared it to several similar current listings in our n...— John B. & Elise F.
A friend who had bought an apartment referred me to Kris without hesitation, and I am so glad she did. I now do the same for anyone who is even vaguely considering buying an apartment! I started working with Kris in January, with a goal of moving by May, and had closed on a great apartment by the second week of April! From the very beginning and throughout the process, Kris was extremely responsive to any and all of my myriad questions as a newbie in the New York City real estate market, helping me to navigate all of the intricacies of buying a place. He somehow stays perennially calm (not easy in a market like this) and level-headed, which helps so...— Nina C.
Kris came highly recommended to me and now I know why. He knew the Brooklyn real estate market backwards and forwards, providing me detailed information on buildings I was considering and helping me gauge what was a good value and what was not. That extensive knowledge allowed me to put trust in his word. Beyond that, he was kind and honest and patient, a truly decent person who did all he could to advocate for me. Right down to the end, Kris guided me through the stressful process of first-time home ownership. I ended up in a wonderful home and he played a vital role in making that happen. I recommend Kris with unqualified enthusiasm whenever I can.— Bess R.
Kris was really great. He came highly recommended by a couple of friends and I can't recommend him enough. Buying a home is a difficult process: stressful and challenging. My fiancé were first-time buyers, and not both living in Brooklyn at the time. So, I feel our situation was a bit more demanding than most. Kris's expertise, advice, and patience was essential in guiding us through the process. I'm especially thankful to him for helping us choose our lawyers and bankers, managing those relationships, and for his straight-forward handling of negotiating and interpreting contracts.— Ryan P.
When buying or selling real estate in New York City, there's no one we can recommend more highly than Kris. We felt that we were not just working with an expert, but a trusted friend at the same time. From staging, to listing, to closing, Kris went above and beyond at every turn. It was his personal care and attention to detail that made us feel we were working with the very best in the industry. Trusting Kris's instincts, which always rang true with us, yielded the optimum outcome (or best results) for our properties.— Karl M. & Mary P.
Kris has been a terrific partner and guide in the long and aggravating process of buying a home in Brooklyn. He's definitely knowledgeable about the local markets - many of them - and extremely responsive to all phone, text and email communications. He guided us through the negotiations and was thoroughly on our side throughout. He's a responsible professional, honest, straightforward and a very nice guy to be around! We feel lucky to have found him.— Dr. Kathy Bacon G.
Kris is a terrific real estate agent who really knows New York City's neighborhoods and its real estate markets. I needed a tenant for my apartment in Carroll Gardens, and Kris quickly found a strong set of prospective renters, vetted the top candidate, and delivered a signed lease in short order. My tenant has been great. She pays her rent early, keeps the apartment clean, and is straightforward and trustworthy. I can't imagine a better tenant.— Doug H.
Kris Sylvester is fantastic! He's very knowledgeable of the market, fun to work with, and extremely responsive. We were first time buyers and Kris always made us feel very comfortable about coming to him with any questions or extra help we needed. He stayed in contact with us even after we moved into the house - just to make sure everything was going well. I would highly recommend Kris to anyone looking to buy or sell!— Craig H. & Kendra L.
Kris was an amazing agent and helped me find the perfect apartment after a long search. He could not have been more patient, informed, and informative. At every step, I relied on Kris to help me find value, make wise decisions, and avoid hassles. Kris should be at the top of the list for anyone searching for a hard-working, trustworthy agent that will look out for your best interests and help you avoid pitfalls.— Tawfiq R.
We are so grateful to Kris for his incredible insight and business savvy as he helped us navigate the complex process of selling our Brooklyn home. Throughout the whole process, he was patient, extremely responsive, and always made us feel he was completely on top of everything. Kris is knowledgeable and professional, and provides incredibly valuable guidance. Overall, Kris is an absolute pleasure to work with.— Greg & Jamie Y.
We were first time home buyers and Kris guided us through every step of the process. He came recommended to us from a close friend, and we have, in turn, recommended him to all of our friends and contacts who are looking to purchase a home. He asked us all the right questions and guided us in all the ways we needed during the process and as we enjoy our home, 2 years later, we are grateful for his expertise.— Lilach S. & Paco A.
I worked with Kris to buy and then later sell my home years later. He's very easy to work with and always easy to get in touch with. I was impressed with the listing he put together for the sale which we had an overwhelming response to. He managed the several offers that came in and got us a great offer well over our asking which went through without a glitch. We had great success working with Kris.— Alyson W.
I worked with Kris on my first home purchase in Brooklyn in 2016. He stuck with me for 11 months in a very competitive real estate market until I got an accepted offer in Bed-Stuy $20K under ask with a lot of the closing costs covered. I learned a lot working with him and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a friendly, knowledgeable, and thorough real estate agent!— Michael H.
Kris Sylvester gives us a tour around around the West Side's Hudson Yards area.
A highly effective broker known for his unmatched devotion to his clients, Kris’ success is almost exclusively based on glowing referrals. He earns the respect of his clients by working tirelessly on their behalf while offering them candid and honest advice.