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John Barbato

Member, President’s Circle

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Phone:
O 646.613.2633 | M 917.254.7630
Office:
32 Avenue of the Americas, New York
Email:
jbarbato@stribling.com
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John Barbato - Stribling & Associates

I treat every client as if they're my best friend. Buying a home is a personal experience, and getting to know my clients in this way helps me understand their needs.

Experience

John started his professional career as an architect working for several years in both Chicago and New York designing and managing numerous high-end retail and residential projects throughout the U.S. as well as internationally in Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul and Hong Kong.

With Stribling & Associates, John quickly earned a position within the firm’s President’s Circle. His tenacious and driven personality, undying patience and his love and knowledge of New York’s world of real estate have allowed John to work successfully with both buyers and sellers in all price ranges. He has brokered transactions in some of New York’s most prestigious Coops and Condos in almost every neighborhood in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Currently John is representing the final sales at the 35XV condominium project developed by Alchemy Properties.

As a real estate investor himself for over 15 years, John leveraged an initial loan of $20K, combined with a good amount of smart wit and a lot of creative negotiating, into a small portfolio of 9 highly successful residential and commercial properties of his own, an experience that offers his sales clients an unparalleled understanding of the real estate investment market.

Above all, professional conduct, respect, honesty and integrity are the foundation of John’s approach to real estate sales and are of the highest importance with all his client and customer relationships.

John grew up in Columbia County, NY spending a good part of his younger years working in his family’s construction business, received a bachelor degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture in Chicago and a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University.

My Approach

"I'd never call myself a salesman. I like to get to know my clients on a more personal level and treat them as trusted friends. I enjoy real estate and the buying process too much to be pushy or overbearing. It's a fun experience, and I like to share that with my buyers and sellers."

Testimonials

With respect to my late mother, Gloria Sachs, and the sale of her apartment, thank you for your kindness and generosity. My mom had excellent instincts about life and people, and her instincts about you were absolutely correct. She liked you very much, and chose you over many other potential brokers. Your intelligence and good business sense were appreciated throughout our transaction, and now even after.
Seller of 41CD, The Galleria Condominium, 117 east 57th street.

I used to shutter and cringe when I heard the word “Broker.” If ever I uttered the dreaded word to a friend or colleague it was always accompanied with a sigh and an eye roll. After all…I’d had bad experience after bad experience and I had come to think of the “Broker” as a necessary evil one had to deal with if you wanted to live in Manhattan. But then…I met John Barbato. My husband and I were in the process of selling our gut-renovated brownstone triplex with a back yard we loved and were looking for a rental. We wanted to stay on the Upper West Side, we wanted a view, more space, a doorman, and most importantly the right apartment. I didn’t think it was possible nor did I ever imagine that I would actually enjoy apartment hunting, until I met John. John changed everything for me and redefined the word “Broker.” After 15 years of dealing with other “Broker’s,” I had finally found one who is patient, works his arse off (he showed me 30 rentals!), and negotiates well for his clients. He never pushed an apartment on me, and when I’d get discouraged he’d always assure me that we would eventually find the right apartment, and we did! We have since left our rental and purchased an apartment in the Laureate. John was able to get us access in the building when it was impossible to “see” the units. He held my hand and guided me through the condo process all the while steering us to what he knew would be a great apartment and a great investment. He was absolutely right! Now I jump at the chance to use the word “Broker” because that means I can tell people all about John. I get excited to refer friends and colleagues to him because I know they will be as happy working with John as I have been. When we plan to sell our apartment, John will be our first and only call. I can’t recommend him highly enough! Buyer and Seller of 11F, The Laureate condominium, 2150 Broadway.

I knew buying and selling real estate can be highly emotional---and for me, selling my first apartment opened up a slew of mixed feelings relating to my personal life and my independence. Plus, my current tenant wasn't a mere tenant, but a lifelong friend, so I was keen to work with an amazing real estate pro who would also understand the emotional stuff.
I can't thank you enough, you certainly rose to the challenge and far exceeded my expectations in every way. I feel like I should have showered you in gifts. Thank you my dear sweet and talented broker John!
Seller of 8G, The Grand Chelsea Condominium, 270 West 17th street.

Quoted in

Daily Dream Home: The Laureate Pursuitist 5/2/17
First-Time Home Buyers Who Did It on Their Own New York Times 4/21/17
Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller were neighbors, but... 6sqft 3/14/17
A condo in Marilyn Monroe's former Midtown East... Curbed New York 3/13/17
Furnished Midtown one-bedroom with dignified decor... Curbed New York 1/5/17
A White, Bright, Sexy Home NBC Open House TV (via YouTube) 4/4/16
Elegant Midtown One Bedroom with Fireplace Asks Just... Curbed 1/26/16
Check Out This Unique and Grand Pre-war Chelsea Abode The Real Deal 11/30/15
New Listings Brokers Weekly 10/14/15
New Listings Brokers Weekly 10/7/15
Mint Condition Upper West Side Condo Now Available Curbed 4/29/15
The 20 most expensive buildings in New York City The Real Deal 7/29/14
LXTV Open House LXTV 5/19/14
Luxe Listings New York Post - Alexa Living 5/6/14
Open House NYC LXTV 4/20/14
Done Deals Brokers Weekly 3/19/14
Dream Homes New York Post 1/30/14
NYC brokers sell the world The Real Deal 10/1/13
The top rental deals of 2012 — and the agents behind... The Real Deal 1/1/13
Gimme Shelter New York Post 11/8/12
The Closer The Daily News 6/8/12
New Listings Brokers Weekly 4/25/12
Gimme Shelter The New York Post 3/15/12
Power Tower New York Post 9/22/11
Anne Hathaway's Breakup Pad Can Be Yours New York 9/15/11
Olympic Tower New York Post 09/21/2011

Specialities

  1. Residential Sales
  2. High End furnished rentals
  3. New Development

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