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Julie Leedes Bienstock is committed to providing incomparable customer service for all of your real estate needs. Having had many of her own New York City real estate transactions, she appreciates that finding or selling a home is one of life’s most important decisions and takes great pride in being able to understand her clients’ needs and successfully execute on their goals.
Julie has lived and worked in New York City for more than 20 years. Prior to real estate, her years of stage acting and her experience as a theatre professional led her to a career as a teaching artist for the prestigious Manhattan Theatre Club and the Tony Award-winning education department of Theatre Development Fund. As a teaching artist, she created and led theatre workshops in preparation for bringing NYC students to Broadway and Off-Broadway plays; helped students create their own theatre in after-school programs; and moderated post-show discussions between the audiences, performers, and creative teams for Broadway plays.
A career in real estate was a logical and exciting transition for this former educator and stage and screen actor, dynamic people person, and someone whose former career had her using her Metrocard up to seven times a day. In her 20+ years as a New Yorker, Julie has lived in numerous neighborhoods and knows this city inside and out. But she never tires of learning more and sharing her knowledge of all this great city has to offer.
After 20 years in Manhattan, Julie moved into a new development condo in DUMBO seven years ago. She recently sold that apartment (in a week!) to purchase a larger apartment just three blocks away in one of DUMBO's iconic prewar buildings. Julie definitely enjoys sharing her real estate expertise with her clients all over Manhattan and Brooklyn, but really shines as a DUMBO ambassador. She has become well-known and trusted by many as the DUMBO neighborhood specialist.
Julie is always happy to take your call, and looks forward to being a part of the milestone that is your real estate transaction.
"Julie handled the recent sale of our DUMBO condo with flawless professionalism. Selling your home can be a stressful process, but Julie was a calm and guiding force throughout, which meant everything to us. She took the time and care to transform our apartment into a beautiful place that highlighted all its best features, and the difference was profound. We trusted her expertise and it paid off better than we could've imagined; she sold our apartment to the first people who walked in the door and at full ask. Julie has a true appreciation of the emotional component of selling your home, an eye for detail and the business savvy of the market to make any real estate transaction a success. We're looking to purchase our next apartment now, knowing that Julie is someone we wholeheartedly trust to guide us in the right direction." - Katie K."My husband and I contacted Julie to rent, and later, to sell our DUMBO loft. We loved working with Julie on both transactions and recommend her professionalism, enthusiasm and market savvy to anyone considering the sale or rental of their apartment." - Stephanie B."Working with Julie on selling our home was a dream. She was knowledgeable, personable, patient, efficient, and effective. She delivered in every stage of the process and we could not have been more thrilled with her performance or the results." - Maamoun J."Julie was fabulous to work with. She marketed our Brooklyn coop with her unique brand of professional enthusiasm, and provided sound and immensely helpful advice every step of the way. Her skill in effectively and ethically negotiating multiple offers secured us a strong deal that was not only well over ask, but had no trouble getting through a stringent board approval process." - Zach V. and Amy F.“I cannot recommend Julie highly enough. She is both knowledgeable and well connected, and was able to not only show me many apartments that met my requirements, but also offer advice and information regarding types of buildings and locations. She was never pushy and only ever had my best interests in mind. Her patience during my search was unparalleled and I was thrilled with the final results!” – Natalie D.“Jeff and I are certain that this move would not have been possible without your expertise. We had exhausted our options and were very downtrodden about the moving process when Travis put us in contact. You knew exactly which neighborhood would be suitable for our budget and our desired lifestyle and found us an apartment in less than a week! More importantly, you were our quarterback throughout the entire process and worked tirelessly to make sure that we got the apartment we wanted. You made it easy! For that, we are ever grateful! Thanks again.” - Camille C.“Julie’s help in navigating the NYC marketplace was invaluable to my wife and I as we were planning our relocation. Her constant attention to every detail made our move almost frictionless.” – Jim N.“Julie Leedes is that rare individual who understands the importance of long-term relationship-building. While most people in a sales capacity can't help but "always be closing," to quote David Mamet in Glengarry Glen Ross, Julie takes an entirely refreshing approach to real estate. She actually takes the time to listen and get to know her clients individually, which allows her to get a firm grasp on what her clients are actually looking for. She has no agenda but figuring out what a prospect wants and then working creatively, tirelessly and aggressively to fulfill that person's objective. She does it with warmth, grace, humor and good cheer. She is a delight to partner with and I'm happy and relieved to know that whenever I need to wade back into the NYC real estate market, I'll have Julie Leedes at my side.” - Hank H. K.
Halstead Property, LLC