Get to know Harvey Heit, NYC Associate Broker & (as of Feb 2016) Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker:
Harvey Heit brings to his clients expertise honed over nearly 24 years of full-time real estate sales experience handling a wide array of simple and complex residential and commercial transactions.
His professional accomplishments include helping everyone from first-time buyers and sellers to sophisticated investors with large real estate portfolios.
Coupled with his own personal insight as a townhouse owner, renovator and seller, Harvey has acquired a broad knowledge and personal experience in the housing business that his customers really appreciate.
Harvey is also equally appreciated for the high energy, great enthusiasm and endearing sense of humor he brings to each situation. "Sometimes this is key when assisting buyers, renters and sellers with transactions often involving large amounts of money, to alleviate stress and make the process enjoyable."
He enjoys an exemplary reputation as an attentive Buyer's Agent/First-Time Homeowners and First-Time Sellers Specialist who helps clients seize opportunity, and see the value in property that sometimes goes above and beyond the numbers.
While Harvey serves numerous neighborhoods in NYC, he particularly specializes in Long Island City, Sunnyside and Astoria in Queens, and in Park Slope and the Downtown vicinity in Brooklyn.
Born and raised in the Maryland/Washington, D.C. area, Harvey received his BS in Business Management/Finance from the University of Maryland in College Park. He attained a second Bachelor degree in Hotel/Restaurant Administration, and later an MBA in Marketing Management from Baruch College in NYC while working full time in various management and financial positions in the hospitality industry.
Also a former small business consultant, Harvey decided to pursue his passion for real estate, inspired by his mother, an agent, and father, an appraiser, who also gravitated to the business from other directions in life.
Personally, Harvey is a former professional musician who's still a great lover and listener of all types of tunes. He's also a strong believer in exercise and healthy eating, and as he puts it, "needs to stay in shape to keep up with the rigorous pace of a real estate broker's existence!"
Harvey’s New Realty Executives Today WEBSITE and BLOG can be found at http://www.nycharveyheit.realtor
January 2016, joined Realty Executives Today's New York City Office on Steinway Street in Long Island City.
February 2016, passed Florida Real Estate Brokers Exam and obtained Florida Real Estate Brokers License after taking 72 Hour Florida Real Estate Brokers course as part of my New York State Real Estate Brokers Continuing Education.
2012-2015 Associate Broker, Douglas Elliman Realty on Vernon Blvd, LICity--Condo and Commercial Sales and Rentals in Queens West (LICity, Astoria, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Maspeth) and Manhattan markets.
2011-12, Associate Broker Nest Seekers International--new Condo sales and Rentals in Long Island City Market.
2010-2011, Harvey Heit Realty LLC--hung up my own shingle at my Park Slope Brownstone Home Office.
1994-2010 Sales Associate then Associate Broker (1997) in Park Slope and Downtown Brooklyn and Vicinity. Sold approx. 150 properties, (mostly Brownstone Townhouses, multifamily and mixed use buildings, co-ops and condos) in Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Windsor Terrace, Kensington, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Fort Green/Clinton Hill, Bed Stuy, Williamsburg.
Firms worked for in that period of time included: 1994-2000 Fillmore Realty, Aguayo & Hubner, William B. May (now known as Brown Hariss Stevens).
2000-2009 Rita Knox Realty, 5th Ave Park Slope Bklyn--Made my mark here with this firm and Mrs. Rita Knox as my mentor. (See link below of my closed sales transactions for this period).
Other Relevent Work Experience:
1990-1994 Business Consultant for New York State Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) of Brooklyn and Manhattan (@PACE University). Duties included Business Plan Writing, Financial Proforma Forecasting and Arranging for Financing with banks, the Small Business Administration and Economic Development Agencies for small and medium sized businesses both for startup and generally 1-3 year old businesses.
1977-1990 Various Administrative, Management and Financial Positions in the New York City Hotel and Restaurant Fields. Positions included Assistant Front Desk Manager, Night Auditor, Assistant Controller, Payroll and Personell Managment.
Companies included the Lexington Hotel, Le Chantilly Restaurant, Mayfair Regent Hotel, Stanhope Hotels.
Educational Accomplishments during this period: (achieved while working full time)
1) Completed over 20 Home Correspondance Courses towards and Institute Diploma in Hotel Restaurant/Management via the American Hotel & Motel Association Program.
2) MBA in Marketing Management/Marketing Research, Baruch College, NYC 1986
3) Three Graduate Level Courses from New York University's Real Estate Program--1) Principles of Real Estate Valuation & Appraisal, 2) Real Estate Finance, 3) Real Estate Accounting.
Masters Degree (MBA) Level Education with Expertise in Financial and Marketing Management.
Broad knowledge of Residential and Commercial Real Estate Sales, Marketing and Management acquired over the past 23 years (1994-present) of working full time in the business and over 150 transactions (mostly townhouse sales) for this period.
Expert in Old House Renovation have totally gut renovated my own Park Slope Brownstone 1999-2002.
Excellent Business Writing Skills and a Fascination with Social Media. Planning to start
another blog on the topic of "New York City Real Estate as One of the Worlds Top Investments".
Specific Real Estate Specialties that I currently use of a day to day basis include:
Internal Rate of Return Analysis (IRR).
Member of US Tax Lien Association. Completed Dustin Hahn's Advanced Tax Deed
Recently purchased one of my 2 Florida Condominiums via Broward County Online
Auction. Currently searching for tax liens and foreclosures in Saratoga County, NY.
* Member of Queens New York REBNY Residential Real Estate Council
* Just joined Long Island Board of Realtors--plan to become active here.
I will also soon be obtaining CBR (Certified Buyers Representative).
* Active Member of Long Island City Partnership.
* Former member of Park Slope Civic Council and Park Slope Historical District