John Speaks

John Speaks

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

John prides himself on being honest and straightforward. He recognizes that not all customers are the same and works hard to identify their individual needs and desires. With over 25 years of experience in finance, he is good with numbers and can help you analyze all aspects of a transaction. He also has invested in numerous properties which gives him a broad perspective.

John was trained as an attorney but turned to finance early in his career. Prior to joining Bond, he was a Managing Director for an insurance company that guaranteed structured finance securities. He also worked for many years as an analyst for a major rating agency, including a five year stint in London and the Asia/Pacific region.

John loves New York and the rich cultural and entertainment opportunities it has to offer. He is an avid Yankee fan; and with roots in upstate New York, a staunch supporter of the Buffalo Bills. Talk to John for attentive service and guidance through the difficult buying and/or selling process. He also enjoys helping investors make tough decisions.


Sold Listings

Address Type Beds Baths Price Date
201 E 79TH ST., #11B Coop 2 2 $950,000 07/2018
347 West 57th Street, #6A Condo 2 2 $1,550,000 01/2018
320 East 86th Street, #4E Coop 1 1 $610,000 01/2015
230 Riverside Drive, #1H Apartment Studio 1 $545,000 01/2015
93 Rapelye Street, #6H Condo 2 1 $570,000 01/2015
347 West 57th Street, #6A Apartment 2 2 $940,000 01/2015
263 W END AVE., #18D Coop 1 1 $845,000 09/2013
66-36 YELLOWSTONE BOULEVARD, #25G Coop 1 1 $199,000 01/2011

June 2015 by Genna Plumitallo and Drini Marku
“John Speaks was a great real estate agent to assist us in the purchase of our first NYC apartment especially with having limited knowledge of how the NYC real estate market works. John supported us throughout our search and throughout the process of our purchase. John was very thorough and worked tirelessly to find us an apartment that fit out budget, needs, and desires. If I had to recommend a NYC real estate agent I would absolutely recommend John Speaks. We really appreciate all his work and help in finding and purchasing our home!”

July 2014 by Jim
We contacted John under the recommendation of a friend. He turned out to be extremely helpful. When it came to information about neighborhoods, comparative values, quality of the offering, etc., he had the answers that we needed. He helped in analyzing our finances, dealt expertly with negotiations, worked to find a banker, and walked us through the mortgage process. He was friendly, honest and straightforward, all of which we really appreciated.

July 2014 by Ana Stoyanova
I had the pleasure of working with John Speaks when we were looking to buy a 2 bedroom condo. He was excellent and we could contact him anytime with questions. John successfully negotiated with the seller''s agent and we happily closed the deal with his help.

May 2014 by Mimi
I have nothing but great things to say about John Speaks, the real estate broker who helped me and my sister find a great apartment. My sister doesn''t live in NY and this is the first time that we are buying in the city. John was very patient and knowledgeable. He explained all the arcane rules and differences between co-ops, condos, and condops. He was very thorough and suggested neighborhoods and properties that we would not have considered. He also made himself available to show us properties himself. He was responsive to our emails and many questions. The closing was a very long and protracted process; John was amazing at helping us navigate it. I highly recommend John''s services.

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