John Harhay

John Harhay

Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker

John Harhay is an Associate Broker with Bond New York. He has over a decade of sales experience as the lead broker for dozens of sales transactions – including townhouses, cooperative and condominium apartments and both new construction and re-sale properties. John has built his business on a stellar reputation for valuing each individual’s unique situation. His success in the business reflects an ability to understand and survive the variable market fluctuations in the housing industry. A smart negotiator, John is consistently relied upon when deals go to "best and final offer.
From 2008 through 2012 he was the Sales Manager for a major Manhattan brokerage firm. His approachable and inclusive manner and his willingness to provide knowledgeable guidance and assistance were applauded by all of the agents at that firm. In 2013, he was recruited to join Bond New York.
John values the importance of listening carefully to people. His knack for communicating and developing relationships has consistently resulted in personal referrals, one of the most telling signs of a successful salesperson. When emotions fly, John's comfortable demeanor reassures all who are involved by proposing workable solutions for the issue.
While buying a new home is one of the most expensive investments in a person's life, John understands that circumstances can sometimes be a distraction during the process. He is sensitive to this and does what is necessary to accommodate the customer and find a workable plan that serves all concerned. No matter what price point of a transaction, John gives equal attention to every client, customer. An eloquent and learned gentleman, John Harhay is a valuable asset to the sales force at Bond New York.


  • RSB

    Upper West Side
    $1,850,000
    2 BR / 2 BT
  • HORATIO STREET

    Greenwich Village/West Village
    $1,350,000
    1 BR / 1 BT
  • CHARLES STREET

    Greenwich Village/West Village
    $3,350
    1 BR / 1 BT
  • EAST 73 STREET

    Upper East Side
    $2,350
    1 BR / 1 BT
  • E 54 STREET

    Midtown East
    $2,050
    Studio / 1 BT
  • EAST 24 STREET

    Gramercy
    $1,950
    Studio / 1 BT
  • EAST 78 STREET

    Upper East Side
    $1,800
    Studio / 1 BT
  • EAST 78 STREET

    Upper East Side
    $1,800
    Studio / 1 BT
  • 137 MANHATTAN AVE.

    Upper West Side Exclusive
    Sold
    Exclusive Sold
    $2,750,000
    4 BR / 3 BT
  • 464 WEST 44TH STREET, #7C

    Midtown West Exclusive
    Sold
    Exclusive Sold
    $1,771,740
    2 BR / 2 BT
  • 250 WEST 103RD STREET, #5A

    Upper West Side Exclusive
    Sold
    Exclusive Sold
    $999,000
    2 BR / 2 BT
  • W 96TH ST.

    Upper West Side
    Sold
    Sold
    $799,000
    2 BR / 2 BT
  • 110 WEST 71ST STREET, #B

    Upper West Side Exclusive
    Sold
    Exclusive Sold
    $799,000
    2 BR / 2 BT
  • 160 W END AVE., #29T

    West Side Exclusive
    Sold
    Exclusive Sold
    $789,000
    1 BR / 1 BT
  • 372 CENTRAL PARK WEST, #2R

    Upper West Side
    Sold
    Sold
    $775,000
    2 BR / 2 BT
  • 310 WEST 56TH STREET, #1A

    Midtown West Exclusive
    Sold
    Exclusive Sold
    $679,000
    2 BR / 1 BT
  • 225 EAST 36TH STREET, #8N

    Murray Hill Exclusive
    Sold
    Exclusive Sold
    $675,000
    2 BR / 2 BT
  • 150 WEST 51ST STREET, #1116

    Midtown West Exclusive
    Sold
    Exclusive Sold
    $625,000
    1 BR / 1 BT
  • 130 SUFFOLK, #B

    Lower East Side/Chinatown
    Sold
    Sold
    $625,000
    2 BR / 1 BT
  • 350 EAST 30TH STREET, #5E

    Murray Hill Exclusive
    Sold
    Exclusive Sold
    $594,000
    1 BR / 1 BT
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  • LEXINGTON AVENUE

    Upper East Side
    Rented
    Rented
    $4,500
    3 BR / 2 BT
  • LEXINGTON AVENUE

    Upper East Side
    Rented
    Rented
    $4,500
    3 BR / 2 BT
  • WEST 22 STREET

    Chelsea
    Rented
    Rented
    $2,350
    Studio / 1 BT
October 2016 by Jennifer
I rank John 5 out of 5 stars! He was patient, professional, and pragmatic throughout the house-hunting and buying process. He helped me assemble my team to purchase my apartment, then connected me with people to help me renovate it. John was a pleasure to work with from start to finish!

November 2014 by Marcia Meislin , Alexandria House New Homeowners , Upper West Side
I have nothing but the highest regard for John Harhay. He is a realtor with integrity, and his listening skills enable him to hone in on exactly what''s right for his clients so he doesn''t waste our time. John knew immediately that a particular listing would resonate with us because he paid careful attention to detail and to what we said we liked and didn''t like. And now, we are the proud owners of a home that more than surpassed our expectations!

In addition, John helped us navigate the process with his soft-spoken style, his teaching skills, and his vast experience in the NYC market. And he''s also a really nice person! I would recommend John to potential buyers (or sellers) with great confidence.

November 2013
In 2002, with a tiny budget, I wanted to purchase an apartment in Manhattan. I reached out to several agencies, but John Harhay was the only person who returned my call. I suppose no one else was interested in working within my small budget, but John took on the challenge.

I immediately recognized that John is kind and has a very easy way about him. He has a way of making you feel very comfortable despite the stresses of buying a home.

Somehow, John found a studio apartment in a fantastic location in Chelsea, in which I lived happily for more than a decade.

John kept in contact through the years by sending holiday cards. I eventually got married, and my husband and I lived in my studio for a few years, but we dreamed of having a larger apartment.

Careers established, and with a significantly larger budget than I had previously, I again contacted John Harhay and we set off to look for a larger apartment in Manhattan.

We needed to sell the studio apartment prior to purchasing something larger. Remarkably, John found us a cash buyer in an unbelievably short amount of time. The process was smooth, and before we knew it, we were beginning our new apartment search.

My husband and I knew exactly what we wanted, but we did not think we could afford it all. I wanted outdoor space, and was willing to give up indoor space in order to have it. My husband thought that a second bedroom for a guest was more important. We brought our differing requirements to John and put it in his capable hands.
John was able to find us numerous apartments that matched the requirements for both of us.

My husband and I truly did our online research to find apartments in our price range, and we were convinced that we had (virtually) toured every apartment in our price range in Manhattan. Incredibly, John was able to locate an apartment that met both of our requirements - and in a fantastic neighborhood, and within our price range - and we had not seen it on the internet ever before. This instantly proved to us that working with a realtor like John is a must - we never would have found the apartment we ended up purchasing had we worked on our own.

John made everything extremely easy. There was a lot of paperwork to sign for the co-op, John actually went out of his way to hand-deliver the documents to my husband's place of employment.

In short, John has been an absolute pleasure to work with not once, but actually three times (buying, selling, and buying again) over a span of 11 years.

My brother-in-law is now considering purchasing an apartment in Manhattan, and I have already passed along John's information. Additionally, when my father-in-law decides to move into the city to maximize the enjoyment of his retirement years, John will be the only person we call.

-Kristina F. Saxena, LMSW

DNAinfo New York (07/17/2014) - Open House Agenda: Three Apartments to See This Weekend

Open House Agenda: Three Apartments to See This Weekend

By Donna M. Airoldi on July 17, 2014 8:51pm 

Three Apartments to See This Weekend

 

MANHATTAN — While price is a major consideration when looking to purchase an apartment, location is the next most-important factor. Here are three open houses to check out this weekend, each situated at the crossroads of two highly desirable neighborhoods.

Before you go house hunting, check out some helpful stories to guide you through the process:

- Tips for budget-conscious buyers
- Six real estate mistakes and how to avoid them
- 10 tips for buying apartments in new developments
 

180 W. Houston St., Apt. 2F, Greenwich Village, Manhattan
1 Bedroom/1 Bath
Co-op
Approximately 600 square feet
$740,000
Maintenance: $845.68 per month
Open House: Saturday, July 19, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lowdown: This new-to-market, street-facing one-bedroom, on the edge of Greenwich Village and SoHo, hasn’t had a gut renovation, but the seller did update the kitchen and bath “approximately three years ago,” said Elaine Masci, of Halstead Property.

He also moved the entry from next to the kitchen to “open into the living room, creating a cute nook” in the foyer that can hold a desk, dry bar or cabinet.

“It’s a comfortable, proper one-bedroom with a lot of usable space,” Masci noted. “You can also take down the wall in the windowed kitchen to open it up and create a breakfast bar."

The building’s co-op board is strict where it needs to be but also still flexible, Masci said. It allows washing machines in units, unlimited subletting after two years, and pets, with no weight limit for dogs, which is rare.

Location: The building is just west of Sixth Avenue, with all of SoHo and the Village (with its “secrets”) steps away. “You’re surrounded by some of the best restaurants in the city, and the entire world knows about the shopping in SoHo,” Masci said.

The A, B, C, D, E, F and M trains are three blocks up Sixth Avenue; the 1 train is on the corner at Varick Street. For buses, the crosstown M21, the uptown M5 and the downtown M20 are all within a block.

Why put it on your open house calendar? “Apartments in this building rarely come up, and when they do, they go quickly,” Masci said, adding that it was "priced incredibly well."

160 West End Avenue, Apt. 29T, Lincoln Square, Manhattan
1 Bedroom/1 Bath
Co-op
Approximately 900 square feet
$789,000
Maintenance: $1,725 per month
Open House: Sunday, July 20, noon to 3 p.m. by appointment only

Lowdown: Sunlight and city views add to the location appeal for this top-floor one-bedroom in Lincoln Towers, an eight-building development on the border of Lincoln Square and the Upper West Side.

“The apartment is on the 29th floor and faces east,” said John Harhay, of Bond New York. “When you walk in, it’s filled with light. The views are open sky and tops of buildings. At twilight, it becomes magnificent.”

The kitchen is relatively new, and the bath was also renovated, though not as recently, Harhay noted, adding, “The footprint is very large and has a real feeling of openness. There’s also abundant closet space. It’s the only unit of this size that’s [currently] available.”

Building amenities include a 24-hour doorman, fitness room, laundry and an on-site dry cleaner. Pied-à-terres are allowed.

While the maintenance may seem a bit high, it includes electric and gas. There's also central air in the unit.

Location: The building can be entered from either 68th or 69th streets, through a park. Lincoln Square, though part of the Upper West Side, borders Columbus Circle and Midtown West. Lincoln Center, both Central Park and Riverside Park, the Time-Warner Center, and several other shops and restaurants are an easy walk away, including Pier i Café at West 70th Street for seasonal waterfront dining.

The 1, 2 and 3 trains are at 72nd Street and Broadway; the local 1 is also at 66th Street. The A, B, C and D are at 59th Street.

Why put it on your open house calendar? “It’s in the heart of the Upper West Side and is an abundant space at 900 square feet,” Harhay said. “It can be easily converted to a two bedroom, or you can add a nursery, home office or den.”

Note: Viewings are by appointment only. Contact John Harhay via email or at 917-640-1264, or Srdjan Stojanivic via email or at 646-295-7661.

618 Dean St., Apt. 1C, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
3 Bedrooms/2 Baths (Studio/1 Bath on floor plans)
Condo
1,293 square feet
$1.2 million
Common Charges: $289 per month
Real Estate Taxes: $25 per month, abated until 2024
Open House: Sunday, July 20, 1-3 p.m.

Lowdown: When the Merchant House, a 1920 industrial building, was converted to condos in 2004, the developer created unit 1C as an open duplex loft space — which is why it’s listed on plans as a studio/one-bath apartment. However, the seller, a professional photographer, reconfigured it into a three-bedroom, two-bath space, said Brian Giambalvo, of Corcoran Group.

“He used his eye to really capture everything that’s needed in a home when he took the blank canvas and made it what it is now,” Giambalvo said. “None of the openness has been compromised.”

Upstairs is the open kitchen, studio/office space with a sleeping loft and two closets, and the main living area — along with soaring 12.5-foot ceilings. Downstairs are two more bedrooms, with added “antique pocket doors and stained glass windows,” multiple built-in closets and a large laundry room with additional storage.

The private garden connects to the communal garden, “so if you have an overflow of guests, you can open it up,” Giambalvo said. There’s also a communal roof deck.

The unit faces south and is in the back of the building, so “it’s insulated from foot and motor vehicle traffic,” Giambalvo noted. “You can really go out and sit in the private garden and you don’t hear anything off the street.”

Location: The crossroad of retail arteries Atlantic and Flatbush avenues, where Barclays Center and the Atlantic Terminal — with access to nine subway lines, the Long Island Railroad and the Atlantic Mall — is two blocks away. Walk south three blocks and you’re at Grand Army Plaza and Park Slope. The inaugural Prospect Heights Music Festival took place earlier this month.

Why put it on your open house calendar? “You have all the elements of a home here, not just an apartment,” Giambalvo said. “It offers space, separation with the downstairs area, and private outdoor space, but you’re not paying an exorbitant amount of real estate taxes to own a brownstone. Plus, Sunday will be hot, and we’ll have a Sno-cone maker at the open house.”