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Allison Pennell

Allison Pennell
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson o: 718-399-4176
apennell@bhsusa.com

Allison Pennell knows and loves every corner of her our city: its people and stories, cultural shifts and incarnations, idiosyncrasies and neighborhoods. She is a lifelong New Yorker, having lived on the Upper West Side before moving to Park Slope. A graduate of Barnard College, Allison attended Stanford University for a graduate degree in Documentary Filmmaking.

Allison came to Brooklyn nearly 20 years ago with her design/builder husband, where they have invested in renovation and new construction projects both in Brownstone Brooklyn and Upstate New York. Her adventures in construction and renovation have nurtured a genuine and abiding interest in seeing...

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Allison Pennell knows and loves every corner of her our city: its people and stories, cultural shifts and incarnations, idiosyncrasies and neighborhoods. She is a lifelong New Yorker, having lived on the Upper West Side before moving to Park Slope. A graduate of Barnard College, Allison attended Stanford University for a graduate degree in Documentary Filmmaking.

Allison came to Brooklyn nearly 20 years ago with her design/builder husband, where they have invested in renovation and new construction projects both in Brownstone Brooklyn and Upstate New York. Her adventures in construction and renovation have nurtured a genuine and abiding interest in seeing how other people live and a desire to help them find their perfect property.

Prior to joining Brown Harris Stevens, Allison was a longtime magazine writer, working at Parents and Nick Jr. Magazines, http://Babble.com and more. She was also a frequent contributor to the dearly departed local blog, F***ed In Park Slope as well as the Park Slope Food Coop’s Linewaiter’s Gazette.

In her first full year at BHS, Allison has closed three sales and seven rentals. Allison’s strong interest in New York City architecture and housing is matched by a broad and detailed knowledge of Park Slope and a deep passion for problem-solving and discovering the best solution, fair dealing and research. Her people and administrative skills, along with her connections in the design and building communities will lend themselves well to helping you make your own real estate transition.

Client Reviews:

Buying my first apartment was a daunting experience, but having Allison Pennell as my real estate agent made the process comfortable, easy, and even fun! Not only is she a whiz at finding rare, amazing properties, her no nonsense approach and direct negotiating style made me feel like I was in control throughout the entire process. With three people's requirements and opinions to consider, we did not make Allison's job easy, but in the end all of her hard work paid off - I ended up with the apartment of my dreams and I couldn't be happier! On a personal note, Allison is hilarious, warm, and full of wisdom, which made spending every weekend together for close to a year (yes, she stuck by our side and persevered for almost a year), a joy, so much so that I now consider her a friend. I would recommend Allison to anyone looking to buy or rent a home in the NYC area and will never stop singing her praises. - Lucy Bennett

Allison Pennell did far more than sell my apartment for an excellent price. Her careful attention to detail, good spirits, and vigilance saw us through potentially thorny challenges with ease. My apartment was particularly tricky. I was putting it on the market for the second time, after the first sale fell through with another realtor after an accepted offer of almost $100,000 less than the ultimate selling price. Allison positioned my property in the best possible light. She worked meticulously to get the apartment ready to show and to find the right asking price: something the market would support but that would be enticing enough to get buyers through the door. Her stewardship brought the price up to an immensely satisfactory point at well above ask and in two weeks. I was very happy with where we landed. But I also felt like the buyer was getting a fair deal, all things considered. - Adriana Velez

Allison was extremely thoughtful and supportive throughout the process of buying our first apartment. She sat down with us at the beginning of our search to help identify what we were looking for, and from there forward, sent us only relevant listings and gave us her honest opinions and feedback. She is very attentive and was always very quick and responsive to our

questions and needs. Allison really did her due diligence in the comp search so we felt like we were making an informed offer, allowing us to come in below asking! - Stacey and Markus

I am writing to thank you for your extraordinary service as our rental agent. Your patience, integrity, optimism and knowledge made the entire process a more pleasant one. By engaging you, we were able to reduce the stress, stay within our original budget and cut down on the amount of time we would have lost from work. You represent the best possible traits of an agent and provide an outstanding image for Brown Harris Stevens Real Estate. We will most certainly recommend you to friends and associates in the New York area. - The Davidsons

Whether you are looking to buy, sell or lease your property, Allison is available to help:

- Evaluate Your Apartment's Potential- Share Market Conditions and Personalized Comparables- Advise on Increasing Value With Renovation- Navigate Co-op Boards- Put You in Touch With Relevant Industry Professionals- Find Your New Home and Scope Our New Neighborhoods

100 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Brown Harris Stevens Brooklyn, LLC

Sold Properties

The following is a list of selected sold properties in which Allison Pennell has represented the seller, the buyer, or both:

Cooperative and Condominiums
Rentals

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