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Ten: Sean Attebury on What Keeps Him Inspired

Welcome to Ten, CORE founder and CEO Shaun Osher’s rapid-fire interview series with prominent CORE figures. Read on to find out how this week’s subject deals with being on the hot seat.

Sean Attebury’s wide array of professional work experience, in addition to his various passions and skills, make him an asset to CORE’s team of agents. Sean has been involved in several new development projects, including 241 Fifth, and also specializes in resale properties, while his attention to detail has led to his unquestionable reputation for smooth transactions. Sean recognizes, however, that his life can’t be all work and no play. Here are Sean’s answers to Ten questions:

Sean Attebury TEN

1. What did you do before you found this career?

I used to be a Broadway singer. I’ve performed in several world tours as well as a few Broadway productions.

2. What has been the highlight of your career?

Selling out any new development project is definitely a high point in my career. Often, the last few units left in a building are the toughest to sell, so matching a buyer with one of these listings is extremely gratifying.

3. What is your greatest daily challenge?

Turning a “no” into a “yes” for both buyers and sellers. When a deal is in negotiations, finding a consensus between both parties is key. This is different than a compromise, however. In a consensus, both parties’ needs are met.

4. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Happy and still involved in the real estate industry.

5. Where do you find inspiration?

I find heroes in odd places – anyone who overcomes a major life challenge is an inspiration. I like connecting with people, so hearing their stories is a reason to wake up in the morning and welcome the day.

6. Name one thing we might not know about you.

I perform stand-up comedy all over New York City and other parts of the country.

7. What’s your favorite movie or book?

My favorite movie is The Godfather and my favorite book is East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

8. What do you do in your free time?

I get up at 4am and go surfing on Long Island. If there are no waves, I go stand-up paddle boarding on the Hudson River. I also train for triathlons.

9. What’s your favorite restaurant?

Peter Luger. Their aged porterhouse is my execution meal.

10. Tell me something about your home.

My favorite feature is the large, furnished backyard with the grill. When it’s raining, my favorite feature is the full rack of copper cookware and a fridge full of food so I can fool around and make a fun meal.