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Aaron Seawood

Premier Agent

10 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Licensed Associate RE Broker (7 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Property Management,
Interior Design

Ratings & Reviews

Aaron Seawood is a lot of things: knowledgable, experienced, genuine, charismatic, suave, funny, smart, empathetic and extremely down to earth. I've only had experience with one other broker (the one I used before thankfully switching to Seawood) and Aaron is NOT a typical salesy broker - in other words, he is not the type of guy who would pressure you to buy a place so that he can collect commission. In fact, he discouraged me from buying several places I was considering putting offers in on - places I would have ultimately been underwhelmed with and so when I did finally find my current apartment, which I still live in and love, it is thanks to Aaron that I waited and found a home that is everything I wanted (balcony top floor unit in The Gretsch building). The icing on the cake: well, I bought my place 3 years ago for 770k and now its valued at 1.2m. Similarly now I'm starting the process again and Aaron's attitude is no rush buddy - if we find a great spot then we'll grab it - if not, you love your current place. You see, he values our relationship, which is for the long haul, over a quick commission. People's needs and interest in real estate are different and Aaron is very much in touch and able to provide you with what it is YOUR needs are, whether they be more investment focused or more quality of living focused or, if you are like me, somewhere right in the middle - a place that I love living in but has appreciated nicely. It goes without saying that Aaron is a skillful negotiator and knows the market very well, what is good value, what is over valued and how to make strategic offers. There are some people you just know know their stuff and Aaron is one of them so you don't have to worry about getting the best deal - he's got that covered. He'll tell you when you can make a more aggresive offer (which we did on a place way under market and we got it, but I ultimately chose not to go with it), but he will also be realistic with you and tell you when you are going to need to bid at or above market, which is SO important if you don't want to lose THE place once you finally find it. And I know this from paying full ask for my place (when I wanted to come in lower, but listened to Aaron) and I later found out there were 3 other bidders just barely under me. Thankfully I listened to my wise agent. On top of everything else, probably most importantly, buying a home doesn't happen overnight and so the agent you chose to be your guide in the process better be someone you enjoy spending time with and respect. Aaron Seawood is a class act above all else and I'm grateful to call him a true friend.

  

05/14/2015 - reidccovington
Bought a Condo home in 2012 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.

Aaron Seawood is a lot of things: knowledgable, experienced, genuine, charismatic, suave, funny, smart, empathetic and extremely down to earth. I've only had experience with one other broker (the one I used before thankfully switching to Seawood) and Aaron is NOT a typical salesy broker - in other words, he is not the type of guy who would pressure you to buy a place so that he can collect commission. In fact, he discouraged me from buying several places I was considering putting offers in on - places I would have ultimately been underwhelmed with and so when I did finally find my current apartment, which I still live in and love, it is thanks to Aaron that I waited and found a home that is everything I wanted (balcony top floor unit in The Gretsch building). The icing on the cake: well, I bought my place 3 years ago for 770k and now its valued at 1.2m. Similarly now I'm starting the process again and Aaron's attitude is no rush buddy - if we find a great spot then we'll grab it - if not, you love your current place. You see, he values our relationship, which is for the long haul, over a quick commission. People's needs and interest in real estate are different and Aaron is very much in touch and able to provide you with what it is YOUR needs are, whether they be more investment focused or more quality of living focused or, if you are like me, somewhere right in the middle - a place that I love living in but has appreciated nicely. It goes without saying that Aaron is a skillful negotiator and knows the market very well, what is good value, what is over valued and how to make strategic offers. There are some people you just know know their stuff and Aaron is one of them so you don't have to worry about getting the best deal - he's got that covered. He'll tell you when you can make a more aggresive offer (which we did on a place way under market and we got it, but I ultimately chose not to go with it), but he will also be realistic with you and tell you when you are going to need to bid at or above market, which is SO important if you don't want to lose THE place once you finally find it. And I know this from paying full ask for my place (when I wanted to come in lower, but listened to Aaron) and I later found out there were 3 other bidders just barely under me. Thankfully I listened to my wise agent. On top of everything else, probably most importantly, buying a home doesn't happen overnight and so the agent you chose to be your guide in the process better be someone you enjoy spending time with and respect. Aaron Seawood is a class act above all else and I'm grateful to call him a true friend.

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05/11/2015 - jenny106
Helped me rent a Multi Family home in Upper West Side, New York, NY.

Aaron Seawood is by far the best broker in New York City. I have worked with Aaron on multiple occasions over the past 6 years (finding a spacious 4 bedroom with 3 roommates, finding a fantastic brownstone UWS studio and most recently an amazing studio off Central Park West). He is dedicated to not just finding you an apartment, but the one that works uniquely best for you as your home and within your budget. Aaron is highly knowledgeable and well-known in his field which sets you apart from everyone else in an incredibly competitive market. He always puts in the extra effort to get you to the top of the list so you get the place you want before anyone else. Some of the best characteristics of Aaron is that he is always reliable, sincere and trustworthy. Any moving process can get complicated at times, but Aaron is always there making sure the journey is as smooth and stress-free as possible. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or rent in NYC!

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Response from Aaron on 05/16/2015

Awww Jenny, thank you! It has been a wonderful ride over the years and I am excited every time to get the call for us to "find a better place than the last one." You are truly a gem; and always prepared which makes it easier for me to help you secure something special. I hope you enjoy your new place; and I will be at the ready when the time comes again to make magic!

 

  

05/07/2015 - normanspinrad
Sold a Cooperative home in 2014 in Greenwich Village, New York, NY.

"I’d call Aaron Seawood the Rolls Royce of real estate agents, which he is, but that’s a bit misleading because he’s also hands-on with physical help when needed, and emotional support which people so often need when they’re taking the step of selling their home. Hands on, heart on, wisdom on. . Aaron Seawood turns the business of selling real estate into an art." Written from Paris because we have been able to move to France with the help from Aaron.

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05/06/2015 - user1540494
Helped me rent a home in Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York, NY 10002.

"Most efficient use of time and money when dealing with the NYC real estate market. His approach was simple, pragmatic, professional and most important of all... produced the desired result. He listened to my search parameters and offered the best variety of units that fit my needs. Ultimately, locating the best apartment I have had in all my time spent in the city.

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Response from Aaron on 05/08/2015

Thanks Dexter! You are a class act all the way, and very easy to work with. Being flexible, and open to suggestions of different neighborhoods ultimately landed you the sweetest apartment on two different occasions. I'm excited to help you again when the time comes! All the best my friend.

 

  

05/06/2015 - stein jaime
Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY.

"On first meeting Aaron, we immediately felt comfortable with his warm personality. He is definitely a people person, and it was very easy to discuss our selling situation which was complicated to say the least. No one wants to shell out extra money for the sale of their home, however, working with Aaron took the stress away from us and we did not have to deal with any hassles. With Aaron’s guidance and expertise, he made the selling process practically seamless. When it came down to the finer details of making the place more presentable, Aaron treaded lightly since he did not want to offend or come across as too pushy. He listened and gave great advice; which in turn led to one open house where over 100 people came and we had a dozen offers at asking price and above. Given the amount of energy Aaron created around the sale of our apartment, several owners in the building were equally impressed and wanted to know who our broker was. They requested his contact information due to the success of our open house, and subsequent selling price. We definitely appreciated all of his hard work and efforts to make the process of selling our home an easy one. We would highly recommend Aaron to any of our friends or clients. Aaron truly is an exceptional broker and definitely money well spent!"

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Response from Aaron on 05/14/2015

Thank you Jaime! I remember like it was yesterday...sitting at your dining room table and you asking me to justify a 6% commission vs. an agent offering to do it for 4%. Fortunately, you trusted that my marketing savvy and Corcoran's global reach would yield a profit far surpassing the "perceived savings". Being rewarded with an $80,000 above asking sale price, and becoming fast friends was the ultimate win-win. And for that, I am truly grateful.

 

  

05/05/2015 - sarliz313
Bought a Cooperative home in 2013 in Prospect Park South, Brooklyn, NY.

Meeting Aaron was the best thing that could have happened to our apartment search. When Aaron found my husband and me, we were floundering around the New York City real estate market, trying unsuccessfully to find a home that would both fit our budget and our lifestyle. As first time buyers, we were lost in a sea of real estate sharks, inflated prices, and cash buyers. Aaron took us under his wing and spent months with us, walking us through the process, attending open houses, assessing comparable real estate in the neighborhood, preparing offers and more. He stuck with us through every step of the way, promptly and patiently responding to emails and giving us the information we needed to feel comfortable. Finally when we found the home that was right for us, Aaron helped us navigate the tricky purchase process. He was always charming, genuine and relatable, while also being extremely professional and always representing our best interests. He made sure we felt prepared and confident for whatever we were walking into, whether it be the co-op interview or the closing table. He was a calm, positive, (and often hilarious!) voice of reason throughout the entire process and we are thrilled to call him our friend and agent.

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Response from Aaron on 05/14/2015

Thank you Sarah! It was so much fun, and at times challenging, finding your place given the inventory shortage. Kudos to you both for maintaining a great attitude throughout, and being clear about your 'must haves' and not settling; and yet flexible enough for me to help you work the angles. I love you guys, and you too baby June!

 

  

05/05/2015 - butlerpaule
Helped me rent a Multi Family home in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY.

The best experience and service I have ever had working with an agent. He asked great questions in the very beginning about what I needed and wanted in a property. And we continued to have very specific and thoughtful conversations about options and considerations, not just about the properties themselves, but also about "fit" into my lifestyle, family needs and work needs. He provided a class of service that was fantastic (always on time, extremely thorough, and knowledgeable). I would recommend him over and over again.

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Response from Aaron on 05/06/2015

Thanks Paul, I appreciate the rave review. You are the dream client: prepared, honest, clear about what you want, and able to make a decision when presented with the perfect place. Thank you for speaking to my class of service, and efforts to make sure your new place would be the right 'fit', particularly with you relocating back to Brooklyn from Atlanta. I would happily work with you over and over again, and am never too busy for your referrals. You're the best!

 

  

04/25/2015 - bobbytp
Sold a Multi Family home in 2015 in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY.

Aaron Seawood worked with me for the sale of my brownstone at 391 Park Place in Prospect Heights Brooklyn, which we closed back in Feb. I have to say he far exceeded my expectations in every aspect of his services that led to the sale of my property. We used to live in our 391 Park Place brownstone but had to move to Asia back in 2013 when Aaron first helped me with placing a tenant into our triplex. Following his great advice, we were able to achieve the best possible rental rate in the market. Very satisfied with his services, we signed him up to put our property on the market for sale around the end of 2014. I was really grateful to have him as my coordinator and facilitator to make this transaction possible. He handheld my property through last-minute renovations, and through the change of my troublesome property manager; all of this with me living very far away in Asia. And of course, the price he got me put a big smile on my face. His professionalism, expert advice, and willingness to go way beyond the call of duty made him the best agent I have every worked with. There is no question in my mind that he will be my agent for my future needs.

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Response from Aaron on 04/27/2015

Bobby, thank you for the rave review! It was such a pleasure working with you on the sale of your property. You made my job easier by being receptive to my suggestions, as well as having great ideas of your own that maximized the sale price. I am always here for you, or anyone that you refer. Love to Gale and the family.

 

  

03/10/2012 - user198488
Helped me rent a Townhouse home in Upper East Side, New York, NY.

This was my 1st time renting an apartment in NYC and with all the bad press surrounding brokers, my guard was up. However, once we met and worked with Aaron Seawood, he shattered every negative stereotype there is regarding brokers. He was dedicated to making sure my roommates and I found the apartment we were looking for, in the area we wanted, and within our budget. It was obvious that he did not want us to settle for an apartment so that he could simply move on to the next customer (despite the fact it only took 1 day of walking around the city to find our place!). He put in the extra effort to ensure we were proud of our new home.

Aaron is extremely knowledgeable about the renting process, which undoubtedly worked to our advantage. True story: When my roommates and I found an apartment we were happy with Aaron asked us, "If you we were to go look at another place and later find out that this place we just looked at is taken would you be upset?" Our answer was "yes." Aaron then told us that we needed to go fill out an application right now. Of course once we did that we find out that another group had submitted an application within 15min of ours and as such the apartment owner would choose between the 2 applications. Despite the anxiety this gave my roommates and I, it didn't faze Aaron in the least. He told us exactly what we needed to do to prepare all of our necessary documents so that our application was the most complete and most organized. With no surprise to Aaron and to our relief, our application was chosen.

Aaron is confident and aggressive in an incredibly competitive market, and he got us the apartment we wanted. We were able to trust Aaron and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an apartment in NYC.

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Response from Aaron on 05/06/2015

Alex, thank you for the resounding vote of confidence. I vividly remember our experience working together; and truth be told, you helped me help you by agreeing to suspend our search to apply for that apartment. It was a dogfight, and a lot more competitive then I may have led on but the reality is that you and your roommates were qualified, prepared, and then seized the opportunity to bond with the owner as suggested. In the end, we secured an awesome apartment, and made a lasting memory. Much success to you Dr. Lubin (that sounds good, you were just starting your internship back then!)

 

  

03/10/2012 - user571869
Bought a Cooperative home in 2012 in Upper East Side, New York, NY.

Aaron Seawood is hands down the best broker I've used since I've lived in Manhattan (10 years and 5 different apartments). When we were looking for a rental, he worked tirelessly to find us exactly what we wanted - we didn't have to compromise on anything including price. Aside from being a super likeable, sincere guy he has amazing relationships with owners and other brokers so the process was completely STRESS FREE. I've referred him to numerous friends who have also had a similar experience. After living in our rental he found us for two years, Aaron recently helped my husband and I make our first apartment purchase. It's a long process - and Aaron was an all-star member of our team. He referred us to many helpful resources to educate us on the home buying process and saw countless apartments with us until we found THE ONE. Working with Aaron is truly a pleasure - he's our secret weapon!

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Response from Aaron on 05/06/2015

Jami, I never took the time to thank you and Joe publicly for singing my praises. Given that most of my business is repeat and by referral, it means that much more to know that you have made me your 'go to guy'; and I don't take that lightly. Initially helping you with that rental, and then scouring the Upper East Side to help you buy your first home was an amazing experience, and a personal victory. In hindsight, we practically stole that apartment! lol Thank you for your trust, and I can't wait to do it all over again as your family expands. Much love to you both!