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Derek Chan

Premier Agent

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,

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"If you value your time and want excellent service, let me help you in the sale or purchase of your home. You can spend hours, days and weeks with your ear to the ground, posting and searching through ads, or you can allow me to help you sift through the crowd and benefit from my market knowledge and expertise of real estate in New York. This is my job, and I'd love to help you!"

Derek Chan is an honest, experienced professional and a skilled, diplomatic negotiator who knows when to push and when to stand firm to get his clients the best deal. His focus and discipline keep clients on track throughout the transaction, and help them interpret market information clearly so they can make the best, informed decisions along the way.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Derek feels right at home in Manhattan and holds a B.A. in Psychology and Communication from U.C. Davis. He is a natural people person who loves connecting others to things that will enhance their lives. Derek proved this as a teacher and educator, and as a marketing and advertising specialist who successfully brought novel ideas, products and services to market. One of his favorite things about New York is its diverse melting pot of cultures, and of course, great food!

An avid urban explorer, Derek appreciates the storied architecture, beautiful rooftops, historic brownstones and mixture of styles found in all NYC neighborhoods. When it comes to your real estate aspirations, he strives to make it a pleasant and enjoyable journey.
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Ratings & Reviews


11/05/2014 - Romain Dahan
Helped me rent a home.

We are a french couple who recently moved in NYC and we've had the chance to meet Derek at the beginning of our apartment search. Derek is a very nice person with a high sense of professionalism. As we were new in town, we were asking a lot of questions about the american housing market. Derek never spared efforts to explain it. He played a very important role in telling us the ins and outs of getting a flat in Manhattan. He carefully listened to our needs and expectations while showing us a variety of apartments. He took note of every single remarks, positive or negative, we expressed after each visits. He was very keen to keep these reviews in mind for the next visits. While being very professional, Derek has great inter-personal skills that goes way beyond his broker duty. This is certainly appreciated. We will definitely recommend Derek to anyone looking for an apartment here in NYC.  More Less 

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Response from Derek on 11/06/2014

Thank you, Romain. It was my pleasure!



08/04/2014 - amysuesue
Helped me rent a Multi Family home in Chelsea, New York, NY.

Derek was amazing in helping us relocate to an apartment in Manhattan after our move from out-of-state. He was patient when we sent him lists of apartments we saw online, scheduled to meet us when it was convenient for us (including weekends and into the late evening). He was very friendly and professional, making us feel like his only clients. Thank you Derek for all your hard work!!  More Less 

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Response from Derek on 08/05/2014

Thanks, Amy! I'm glad we were able to find a place that worked out for you and Logan. It was a pleasure to meet and know you both!



06/18/2014 - user2854774
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $1.15M in Upper East Side, New York, NY.

Derek was a pleasure to work with. He tirelessly took us to listings in our desired area, sometimes with 2 toddlers in tow. He helped us to narrow things down until we found our home, and he provided good insight to the purchase price. He was also able to help us rent our old place. We highly recommend him.  More Less 

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