Sidney S Whelan

Lic. Real Estate Salesperson

BIO

A life-long New Yorker and ten-year veteran of the real estate brokerage industry, Sid Whelan has built a reputation among his clients, customers, colleagues and competitors for his passion, integrity, knowledge, care and persistence. They all know that if Sid is on board, the job is going to be done the right way. In his decade in the business, Sid has engaged as many aspects of the New York City residential real estate world as possible, bringing an expansive base of knowledge and experience to his clients. He is an expert in townhouses, new construction and co-ops. As a current townhouse owner, Sid has closed numerous townhouses transactions. His new construction and sponsor sale expertise comes from having sold onsite at eight different new condominiums as well as from representing buyers in many other new construction sales.

 

A former owner of two co-op apartments, Sid served three years on his former co-op board, including one year as its president. This knowledge of the inner workings of a co-op board has given him an unbroken record of successful co-op applications during his brokerage career. In addition, Sid is a landlord who has concluded numerous rental transactions as a real estate agent. Says Whelan, “It may be counter-intuitive but I believe in, and always apply, the soft touch - the soft sell with buyers. It is highly effective. For one, the buyer knows much better than I do what they need, so it’s essential to draw this out and listen carefully. Then, when the purchase property is selected, even the wealthiest buyers experience a moment of vulnerability when they turn over their financial and personal details to complete strangers for evaluation and approval. An aggressive and pushy approach tends to erode trust. In both sales and applications for financing or co-op board approval, trust is absolutely essential. The buyer has to believe what the broker says about the process or they won’t comply with the rules and best practices. In that case, a rejection will become likely.”

 

Sid was born and raised in New York City, attended high school at Milton Academy in Massachusetts and college at Oberlin College in Ohio, where he is currently a member of the President’s Advisory Council. Sid enjoys travel, hiking, fitness and horseback riding. He is an avid home cook, particularly renowned for his paella and his homemade breads. His wife is the Director of the High School at the Dalton School. Together, they live in a 1912 Harlem townhouse with their two daughters, one of whom attends Dalton and the other LaGuardia. A musician since a very young age, Sid has been known to play a mean blues guitar when the opportunity arises. Before entering the real estate business in 2004, he worked in the music business for over a decade and remains close to many musicians of note, often working on their behalf in real estate transactions.

 

FEATURED PRESS

 

Core Exclusives

  • 545 West 110th Street, 3F

    $2,700,000

    545 West 110th Street, 3F

    Condo 1,829 SF

    3 Beds / 2.5 Baths

  • 385 East 18th Street

    $1,500/mo

    385 East 18th Street

    Co-op

    Studio / 1 Bath

 

RELATED Exclusives

 

In Contract

 

Recently Sold

  • 58 Greene Avenue

    $2,099,000

    58 Greene Avenue

    Townhouse

    6 Beds / 6.5 Baths

  • 1845 Adam Clayton Powell, 6D

    $1,500,000

    1845 Adam Clayton Powell, 6D

    Condo 1,580 SF

    3 Beds / 2 Baths

  • 458 West 146th Street, 2N

    $1,489,000

    458 West 146th Street, 2N

    Condo 1,780 SF

    1 Bed / 2 Baths

  • 5242 Arlington Avenue

    $1,395,000

    5242 Arlington Avenue

    Townhouse

    4 Beds / 2.5 Baths

  • 500 West 111th Street, 2C

    $1,390,000

    500 West 111th Street, 2C

    Co-op

    3 Beds / 2 Baths

  • 220 West 148th Street, 1H

    $1,179,000

    220 West 148th Street, 1H

    Condo 1,550 SF

    2 Beds / 2 Baths

  • 68 Bradhurst Avenue, 1W

    $999,000

    68 Bradhurst Avenue, 1W

    Condo 1,035 SF

    3 Beds / 2 Baths

  • 68 Bradhurst Avenue, 8H

    $989,000

    68 Bradhurst Avenue, 8H

    Condo 1,207 SF

    3 Beds / 2 Baths

  • 68 Bradhurst Avenue, 7D

    $889,000

    68 Bradhurst Avenue, 7D

    Condo 1,170 SF

    3 Beds / 2 Baths

  • 68 Bradhurst Avenue, 6N

    $799,000

    68 Bradhurst Avenue, 6N

    Condo 960 SF

    2 Beds / 2 Baths

  • 552 West 161st Street

    $799,000

    552 West 161st Street

    Townhouse

    7 Beds / 4.5 Baths

  • 68 Bradhurst Avenue, 7R

    $750,000

    68 Bradhurst Avenue, 7R

    Condo 967 SF

    2 Beds / 2 Baths

  • 690 Riverside Drive, 2B

    $599,000

    690 Riverside Drive, 2B

    Condo 953 SF

    1 Bed / 1 Bath

  • 457 West 57th Street, 915

    $329,000

    457 West 57th Street, 915

    Co-op

    Studio / 1 Bath

  • 457 West 57th Street, 1607

    $329,000

    457 West 57th Street, 1607

    Co-op

    Studio / 1 Bath

 

Represented Buyer

  •  

    Type

    Unit

    Bedrooms

    Bathrooms

    SF

    Price

  • 23 West 116th Street

    Condo

    10A

    3

    2

    $1,938,300

  • 200 Riverside Boulevard

    Condo

    3M

    2

    2

    1,330 SF

    $1,820,000

  • 5242 Arlington Avenue

    4

    2

    3,000 SF

    $1,350,000

  • 210 East 73rd Street

    Co-op

    2A

    2

    2

    $1,340,000

  • 500 East 83rd Street

    Co-op

    7J

    2

    2

    $1,025,000

  • 51 Saint Nicholas Avenue

    Condo

    7A

    1

    1

    910 SF

    $930,000

  • 400 West 23rd Street

    Co-op

    4M

    1

    1

    $826,000

  • 201 East 17th Street

    Co-op

    24J

    1

    1

    $720,000

  • 130 Bradhurst Avenue

    Co-op

    1101

    2

    1

    $645,000

  • 3816 Waldo Avenue

    Condo

    4D

    3

    2

    1,180 SF

    $572,500

  • 350 Cabrini Boulevard

    Co-op

    5E

    2

    1

    $520,000

  • 409 Edgecombe Avenue

    Co-op

    12E

    3

    1

    $340,000

  • 311 East 75th Street

    Co-op

    6H

    0

    1

    $260,000

 

Additional Sales

  •  

    Type

    Unit

    Bedrooms

    Bathrooms

    SF

    Price

Exclusively represented by:
I The Corcoran Group, II Douglas Elliman Real Estate, III Brown Harris Stevens LLC, IV Town Residential, V Warburg Realty Partnership, VI Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, VII Metropolitan Property Group, VIII Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy, IX The Heddings Property Group LLC, X LG Fairmont Group, XI Exit Realty Landmark, XII Maxwell Jacobs, Inc., XIII Space Marketing Shop, XIV Bond New York, XV Nest Seekers, XVI Bellmarc Realty, XVII Sotheby's International Realty, XVIII Stribling & Associates, XVIV JC Deniro, XX Modern Spaces, XXI Blu Realty Group, XXII William B May,
 

Recently Rented

  • 68 Bradhurst Avenue, 7H

    $3,975/mo

    68 Bradhurst Avenue, 7H

    Condo 1,207 SF

    3 Beds / 2 Baths

  • 68 Bradhurst Avenue, 1U

    $3,450/mo

    68 Bradhurst Avenue, 1U

    Condo 1,067 SF

    2 Beds / 2 Baths

  • 220 West 148th Street, 1C

    $2,900/mo

    220 West 148th Street, 1C

    Condo 1,132 SF

    1 Bed / 1 Bath

  • 68 Bradhurst Avenue, 3O

    $2,700/mo

    68 Bradhurst Avenue, 3O

    Condo

    2 Beds / 2 Baths

  • 504 West 136th Street, 6E

    $2,200/mo

    504 West 136th Street, 6E

    Condo

    1 Bed / 1 Bath

  • 68 Bradhurst Avenue, 6Q

    $2,100/mo

    68 Bradhurst Avenue, 6Q

    Condo

    1 Bed / 1 Bath