Donald Sheffey

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (18)
Brokerage: Charles Rutenberg
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My clients are my top priority and I know what a hassle finding a home in NYC can be, and I am always eager to help take the stress away with my attentive, capable service.  Being a resident of NYC and the Upper East Side for over 15 years, I know it like the back of my hand and my patience and attention to detail enable me to work well with the needs of my clients and their varied schedules & professional backgrounds as well. Prior to real estate, I enjoyed a diverse career in sales, student housing, marketing, and educational sales. I also have a strong creative side and am a full time touring & working musician, performer, producer and writer for television and the music industry. I studied Business Administration and Marketing in college and in my free time, I love live theater, music, and the beach. I also have a feisty three-year-old boxer that keeps me extremely busy. Always on the go & available all the time thanks to technology;) Contact me anytime to set up an appointmnet.

Renter Reviews of Donald

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Jaime ****

review date 11/08/2014 overall rating
Donald was fantastic! He really listened to what we wanted and did not waste our time showig us apartments that he new we wouldn't like. He was in constant contact with us throughout the entire process and made everything very easy on our end. He also went above and beyond to make sure our large dog was welcomed as well. Thanks again Donald!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Donald Sheffey Responded:
You're very welcome. I truly enjoyed meeting you all. You, Jon & Rocky enjoy your place. We'll have to meet at the dog park for a meeting with my Maxwell.
Keep in touch & all the best to you both.
Donald
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Mario ****

review date 08/10/2014 overall rating
Fantastic! Thank you so much Donald! We love our new home!

If you want to work with a true professional, Michael and I highly recommend Donald Sheffey.

He is prompt, courteous and upfront. He responded promptly to every inquiry and made every aspect of the process simple. Donald is definitely knowledgeable and listens thoroughly to his clients' needs and desires.

My husband and I are quite particular and busy. Donald was very flexible with our time constraints and did not waste any time. He only showed us potential apartments we would like, with the amenities we required and in the areas we requested. He understood exactly want we wanted.

Donald explained every detail of the process and was quite helpful with all of the paperwork, formalities and documentation.

Donald not only met our expectations, but exceeded them!

Again, thank you Donald for your amazing service. Michael and I sincerely appreciate everything!


I rented an apartment from this agent.

Donald Sheffey Responded:
Mario & Michael,
It was SO much fun meeting you both and I'm sure you'll be happy in your new place. Let me know when you're all move in and settled in. CHAMPAGNE is on me.

All the best guys
Donald
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Maria ****

review date 06/09/2014 overall rating
I can not thank Donald Sheffey enough! I was so overwhelmed and nervous about the process of apartment hunting. However, Donald quickly put me at ease. He was attentive and readily available. Donald helped with all my paperwork, returned my calls/messages promptly and went above and beyond my previous experience with realtors. Thank you Donald!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Donald Sheffey Responded:
You are very welcome Maria. Enjoy your new apartment and stay in touch. If you need any help finding cool things to do in the neighborhood just shoot me an email

Hugs;)
D
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RUSSELL ****

review date 05/28/2014 overall rating
I appricated Donald's quick response. He provided all of the paperwork made the process seem less. We saw three great properties and had the paperwork in hand to arrange the rental quickly.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Donald Sheffey Responded:
Hey there Russ,
Enjoy your new place. I LOVE working with you lol. Everything always run smoother if you come prepared. I tell this to everyone. You did it and BOOM! you're in and planning your move now. Don't forget to invite me over for that beer when you get settled in, :)

Donald
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Valerie ****

review date 05/19/2014 overall rating
My agent, Donald Sheffey, was the best!!! He was very informative & helpful in every way possible. This move was very "bittersweet" to me and my fiance, however, Donald made this transition as smooth as possible. The area that I was interested in just happened to be the area of town that Donald actually lives in. His knowledge and experience was valuable beyond words. I would recommend Donald Sheffey to anyone moving to New York, he answered so many of my questions and was very patient with me. This is a very exciting time in my life, and Donald made the move a pleasure!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Donald Sheffey Responded:
Thanks Val,
Enjoy your new place. You were an absolute joy to hang out and work with. Keep in touch.
Donald
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Sergiy ****

review date 05/15/2014 overall rating
From the first moment I met Donald I felt comfortable and confident in his professionalism. All appointments were accommodating according to my schedule and kept on time. Showing apartment is an art to present it, show all positive and negative sides and be opened franc and outspoken with client. Donald is that agent that you can trust and believe. He is aware about your concerns and requirements, able to offer exactly what you are looking for. Next complicated and boring process-paperwork went smooth and easy with big his help. He showed again his ability to understand you , communicate effective and make this process as easy as possible.
I highly recommend Donald in any case you looking for new apartment or just if making first steps on the market without any idea what you want. In any case he is great to help you with that.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Donald Sheffey Responded:
Thanks Sergiy,
Enjoy your new place. It was great meeting you and I'm sure you will be happy. Keep in touch.
Donald
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Michael ****

review date 09/05/2013 overall rating
Donald was an excellent resource in helping my look for apartments in NYC.

I reached out to him from out of state and he was very prompt, professional, courtesy, and easy to work with, and was very knowledgeable about the process and what to look for.

I would absolutely work with Donald in the future and would recommend others to do the same.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Holland ****

review date 08/28/2013 overall rating
I can not say enough kind words about Donald. He returned my initial call immediately and asked tons of questions, so he could get an idea of exactly what I was looking for. Unlike almost every other broker I contacted, Donald only showed me places I would like and could afford. Other brokers were more interested in just finding tenants for whatever yukky places they still had open at the end of the month, and some were very manipulative, either trying to talk me into a yukky apt or by scaring me by saying I would not be able to qualify for a better place! The NYC apt hunt is scary to begin with, and Donald is a rare broker, one who actually cares! He nice and funny to boot. He knows the Upper East Side apt market really well, which was very helpful.
Donald kept in constant touch by phone, text and email, unlike most other brokers who only get back to me once (if at all) and then disappear.
One more thing to mention. I was looking for a lower priced studio, and my income is mid-range, and my credit so-so, which caused many of the other brokers to b*****e off. Donald did not, thank god. He found me a sunny real 1 bedroom (not a studio!) that I can afford! I'd suggest to anyone looking for a Manhattan apt to contact Donald. He's your guy!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Claire ****

review date 08/21/2013 overall rating
Kind, thorough and willing to help:)

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Jason ****

review date 08/20/2013 overall rating
Donald was a pleasure to work with as a broker. For something that is normally so stressful and anxiety-ridden, everything was straightforward and actually pleasant. After a quick phone call, he was able to ascertain the type of unit that I was looking for, zero in on a perfect place for me (based on my criteria), and within a couple of days, my lease was signed and I had the keys to my new place! My new apartment is exactly what I'm looking for, and the amazing neighborhood, along with the great access to commuting options for work, just adds icing to the cake.

I would absolutely recommend Donald to ANYONE. His expertise is unquestionable, and his personality makes a painful experience into a positive one. Give him a call!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ivan ****

review date 08/11/2013 overall rating
Donald was quick to respond to my initial inquiry and was able to work with my tight timeframe. He is easy to get along with, which made the process more comfortable and smoother from start to finish. Donald is knowledgable on the real estate market in New York City, and is able to provide insight regarding various listings, neighborhoods, etc... For the second time working with a broker in New York City, Donald is one I would recommend to anyone and would certainly use again in the future.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jared ****

review date 07/11/2013 overall rating
Donald was incredible. He was fast, efficient, realistic, and exceedingly knowledgeable about the Upper West and East side markets. He has an infectious personality that makes him very fun to work with. I would highly recommend contacting Donald to any of my friends or anyone else searching for an apartment in NYC.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Jennifer ****

review date 06/18/2013 overall rating
At first I wasn't looking for a broker to help me, however being an out of state resident I really didn't know much about NY apartments. Luckily I got into contact with Donald and he helped me prepare everything. he let know what I needed in paperwork and what my guarantor needed as well. He basically let us know everything we needed before we flew out looking for a place. I was on a really tight time constraint (3 days before I started me job) and Donald hit the nail right on the head. The apartment was perfect, price was in range, location is great, everything I asked for and more.

If your looking for someone who cares about you, and keeps in great contact (we still keep in contact til this day and its almost been a month) Donald is the right man for you!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Laura ****

review date 05/09/2013 overall rating
I never write reviews. Never. The fact that I'm writing one now shows how much I respect Donald Sheffey. I've lived in Manhattan on and off for 15 years without consulting an agent. I was going through the listings on Naked.com, saw Donald's profile, and contacted him immediately. What you see is what you get. He is charming, personable, knowledgeable, and caring. Yes, caring. He asked me questions to find out what I was really looking for. I have pets. I needed a pet friendly building, which is getting rarer these days. He had wonderful suggestions, and found me just the right place, one I never would have found on my own. I'm sold. I will contact him again next time I move. He's that good.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Arthur ****

review date 05/08/2013 overall rating
I rented an apartment from Donald about two years ago and he was so great I've come back to him. He is efficient, doesn't waste my time on apartments that won't work, is responsive to my questions, and was an incredible negotiator for me the last time. I always feel Donald has my back.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Stephen ****

review date 05/08/2013 overall rating
Donald is a wonderful, committed agent. He went above and beyond to help us secure our apartment. He was attentive throughout the process to ensure a quality transaction. On top of being an exceptional agent, he is an exceptional personality. He made finding an apartment both painless and joyful.

We have enthusiastically referred many people to Donald.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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James ****

review date 05/06/2013 overall rating
Have to say Donald was wonderful. Very professional and he did his homework since he had everything planned out. I work hard and don't have the time to look at ads and see viewings.

I told him what I was looking for and my price range. He showed me 3 places. All were perfect but I knew I had to pick one :)

He even gave me some design pointers which was great!

Tell him what you want and you got it (Isn’t that the reason for an agent. You don’t want to walk around NYC for days)??

So if you want an agent that really cares (and you can tell he does) give Donald a call !!!!

He will work hard for you.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ioulia ****

review date 04/24/2013 overall rating
Mr Sheffey (ok, now I call him Donald because I feel like we know each other so well) was fantastic.

I had been having so much trouble finding an apartment that met my needs. It's like he read my mind....or could see the vision of what I could make of the perfect place (even though others couldn't). He was patient and attentive and got me exactly what I was looking for.

I have now recommended him to 3 other friends and 1 family member who are looking in NYC and he's doing a great job for them as well.

I highly recommend Donald!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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