About Shipley Realty

Nan Shipley has been selling real estate since 2006, and established Shipley Realty after an 11 year partnership in Rand Realty.

When you’re looking for a broker to sell your home or to help you purchase a home, you look for experience, compatibility, and dedication. A small firm means that you will get the individualized attention you deserve. There’s no corporate mandate here; only the guarantee that whatever your needs, Nan is ready to listen, navigate and negotiate. Nan considers herself the NYC “house whisperer”; willing to spend the time to find exactly what the buyer desires, and executing the best outcome for her sellers. She has extensive experience with townhouses, as well as co-ops and condos. She has a long list of references which she is always happy to share.

Nan spent 20 years as an executive in the film industry. She had her own company for many of those years, reading books, seeing theater, seeking out people with interesting life stories all in pursuit of the next great film or television idea for producers with very different tastes. It’s the same skill set for real estate: leave no stone unturned and no relationship untapped. Network and connect the right people with the right property.

She has years of negotiating experience, and enjoys the hunt as much as the completion of the deal.

Nan is happily married to a physician, and they have three boys ranging from 15 years to 21 years old. They have raised them in Manhattan, and she has extensive knowledge of the private school sector as well as the public school realm.

Nan and her family have 4 dogs and if you have a dog question, please ask!

In addition to her “day job”, Nan is the chair of the board of the not-for- profit Food Education Fund, supporting the only public culinary high school in NYC: the Food and Finance High School. Students receive a regent’s diploma as well as certifications in the culinary industry. About 80% of the students live below the poverty level and 90% of those who graduate go on to post-secondary education. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit foodfinancehs.org

Shipley Realty FAQ's

Q: Does a small firm hurt my chances when I’m a seller looking to cast a wide net?

A: Not at all! As a member of REBNY, the Real Estate Board of NY, I am obligated to share my listings immediately with every other firm in NYC. I subscribe to a multiple listings service which disseminates my listings to every broker in NYC. It’s the same listings service as almost every major firm uses. That service also sends the listings to web sites such as Street Easy, Trulia, Zillow, Blocksy etc.

In addition, because I am the broker, I can decide how much to spend marketing a listing. I spend extra to make sure that every listing is a “featured” listing on Street Easy. I spend more on marketing brochures than most brokers. I can negotiate commissions differently, because there is no corporate element telling me what to do.

Q: Does your web site get traffic?

A: In today’s market, most people are shopping either with a broker, or using third party sites like Streeteasy. That’s why I make sure that all my listings are featured on Streeteasy. My web site is always up to date, but it’s always the Second place people will come to view a listing, not the first. That’s also true for every other brokerage in NYC.

Q: Do you have references?

A: YES! Please ask me, and I’m happy to furnish them. See the testimonials section as well.

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