"Austin Schuster really delivered for me when he sold our family residence. More than just achieving the highest price ever paid in the building it was Austin's care and desire to help and guide us through the sale that really resonated with all of us. His marketing was simply top-notch. It was such a pleasure to work with a friend who is also a serious professional."
RiverGate Capital, Founder
"I would like to commend you for your fine work in selling my late mothers apartment at 980 Fifth
Avenue. You successfully created a bidding battle between two interested buyers which resulted in
my mother’s estate obtaining a price higher than I originally thought was obtainable. In addition,
you were very competent in reviewing the buyers coop board application packet and guiding the
buyer through the approval process in a difficult “white glove” luxury building. I thought your
marketing materials, photographs, floor plans, furniture and flower arrangements were all first class
and helped sell the apartment.I am sure that your future clients will find all your services to be top notch and hope to use your
- Gary Pokoik, Pokoik and Steinberg
"Austin quickly focused on the types of properties I was looking for. He only brought me
opportunities worthy of consideration, frequently ahead of the market. Once we identified the right
property, Austin added a great deal of value in the negotiation and execution of the purchase. I am
thrilled with my loft in Tribeca."
- George Schoen, Cravath - Partner
"Austin Schuster is a highly motivated professional; is extremely knowledgeable about market
trends; is a tenacious negotiator and provides best in class service to his clients."
- Joe Sprouls, Global Division Head
Citibank Real Estate
"Austin Schuster isn't one of those NYC brokers who 'move' apartments with lowball asking prices.
When we met, Austin never brought up the weak real estate market. Instead, he focused on the
strengths of our home and its location. Within one week after we agreed to retain Austin and
Sotheby's, he had shown up with a top notch photographer, printed a gorgeous 4 page brochure, got
the photos up on all the real estate websites, held a well attended open house, secured two all cash
bidders, met with the bidders separately over coffee, concluded the bidding process and sent us a
signed contract over our asking price. He was hard working, available and thoroughly professional
- Ed and Ellen Silverstone
"Austin knew exactly what I was looking for. He found me the perfect apartment! As a first time buyer, Austin walked me through the whole process and in a matter of 75 days after seeing the apartment and making an offer, I was able to close, renovate and move in!! He gave me great advice and worked very well with my lawyer and mortgage company. It could not have gone smoother. I highly recommend him and will definitely use him for any future real estate transactions."
- Patti Kim - VP William Morris Agency
"After a year and a half of frustrating failure by a reputable broker at another firm to sell my family's 7 room home on Central Park West it was a relief to find your highly professional methods and energetic efforts. You quickly repositioned the property and successfully sold the apartment for more than the previous broker had tried to convince me was possible to receive. Crucial to the sale was your excellent job of staging the home and your rapid identification of a qualified buyer. You brought a fresh start to the marketing and we were all thrilled with your efforts and results. Thank you again. You are a class A broker and friend."
- Jim Toback - Writer and Director