Interview by Lynne Walrod
New York City is a rich and diverse metropolis bursting with new developments and talented real estate agents. Meet Your NYC Agent series is a fun and interesting way to get to know the licensed real estate agents and brokers in your neighborhood. Meet Maor Shefer an agent at Nestseekers.
Where did you grow up?
Tel Aviv, Israel. I moved to NYC when I was 24 years old. I came initially for my love of the arts. I found that real estate gave me the freedom and flexibility to pursue my passion for music and at the same time helped me utilize my interior design education.
Where do you Live?
I live in the upper west side (UWS) and upstate in Hudson. I have lived in the UWS for ten years and love it’s diversity. The neighborhood continues to grow and I love being a part of it’s constant evolution. My business partner Bruce Mishell and I sell and rent a lot of real estate in our neighborhood as well as most major neighborhoods in the city.
What do you do?
I am a real estate agent for Nestseekers International and I run a staging business called Magic Hill in Hudson.
Can you tell me more about your staging business?
Magic Hill is an antiques and gallery store located in Hudson, NY at 558 Warren Street. We are a member of the Hudson Antiques Dealers Association (HADA) and our style includes: mid century, shabby chic, art deco, french, traditional, and modern. The gallery section features Bruce Mishell’s paintings.
The current exhibition “My True Colors” is a retrospective of Bruce’s oil paintings. We also provide staging services under the Magic Hill umbrella. Many of our NYC real estate clients love our staging as it helps properties show better, they often sell quicker and receive a higher bid from buyers. We pride ourselves on combining our love of the arts with our real estate acumen.
What do you like about Nestseekers?
They are a medium sized boutique firm. They allow their agents to be creative and they create an intimate work environment. They have great networking, events and our agent Ryan Serhant is on Million Dollar Listing New York!
How can people reach you?
My real estate profile is here.
And here is the information for Magic Hill:
PHONE: (518) 828-4200
ADDRESS: 558 Warren Street, Hudson NY 12534