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Sidney S Whelan

Sidney S Whelan

Lic. RE Salesperson

212-612-9647

About Sidney S:

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...
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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.
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Past Transactions

Address
Unit
Type
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
SF
Price
545 West 110th Street
3F
Condo
3
2.5
1,829
$2,550,000
58 Greene Avenue
HOUSE
Townhouse
6
6.5
$2,099,000
1845 Adam Clayton Powell
6D
Condo
3
2
1,580
$1,500,000
458 West 146th Street
2N
Condo
1
2
1,780
$1,489,000
68 Bradhurst Avenue
PHL
Condo
3
2
1,331
$1,449,000
5242 Arlington Avenue
HOUSE
Townhouse
4
2.5
$1,395,000
500 West 111th Street
2C
Co-op
3
2
$1,390,000
220 West 148th Street
1H
Condo
2
2
1,550
$1,179,000
68 Bradhurst Avenue
1W
Condo
3
2
1,035
$999,000
68 Bradhurst Avenue
8H
Condo
3
2
1,207
$989,000
68 Bradhurst Avenue
7D
Condo
3
2
1,170
$889,000
68 Bradhurst Avenue
6B
Condo
2
2
890
$839,000
68 Bradhurst Avenue
6N
Condo
2
2
960
$799,000
552 West 161st Street
HOUSE
Townhouse
7
4.5
$799,000
68 Bradhurst Avenue
7R
Condo
2
2
967
$750,000
690 Riverside Drive
2B
Condo
1
1
953
$599,000
457 West 57th Street
915
Co-op
1
$329,000
457 West 57th Street
1607
Co-op
1
$329,000
68 Bradhurst Avenue
6D
Condo
3
2
1,170
$3,750
68 Bradhurst Avenue
1U
Condo
2
2
1,040
$3,450
2601 Frederick Douglass B
6A
Condo
2
2
900
$3,100
220 West 148th Street
1C
Condo
1
1
1,132
$2,900
68 Bradhurst Avenue
3O
Condo
2
2
$2,700
230 Riverside Drive
6G
Condo
1
405
$2,400
504 West 136th Street
6E
Condo
1
1
$2,200
68 Bradhurst Avenue
6Q
Condo
1
1
$2,100
385 East 18th Street
6L
Co-op
1
$1,500

Represented Buyer

Address
Unit
Type
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
SF
Price
23 West 116th Street
10A
Condo
3
2
$1,938,300
200 Riverside Boulevard
3M
Condo
2
2
1,330
$1,820,000
5242 Arlington Avenue
House
4
3
3,000
$1,350,000
210 East 73rd Street
2A
Co-op
2
2
$1,340,000
500 East 83rd Street
7J
Co-op
2
2
$1,025,000
51 Saint Nicholas Avenue
7A
Condo
1
1
910
$930,000
400 West 23rd Street
4M
Co-op
1
1
$826,000
201 East 17th Street
24J
Co-op
1
1
$720,000
130 Bradhurst Avenue
1101
Co-op
2
1
$645,000
230 Riverside Drive
6B
Condo
1
470
$615,000
3816 Waldo Avenue
4D
Condo
3
2
1,180
$572,500
350 Cabrini Boulevard
5E
Co-op
2
2
$520,000
409 Edgecombe Avenue
12E
Co-op
3
1
$340,000
3636 Fieldston Road
7B
Co-op
2
2
$275,000
311 East 75th Street
6H
Co-op
1
$260,000