Founder, The McIntosh Company, LLC
Licensed Real Estate Broker since 1987
Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
REBNY- Certified Residential Specialist
In 1990, after several years learning the ropes at a mid-size real estate firm in Manhattan, I struck out on my own and formed The McIntosh Company.
Having grown up in Texas, I came to New York City to study art history. I was lucky to land my dream job at The Museum of Modern Art and later became director of a gallery specializing in rare antiquarian prints and maps. After 15 years in the art field, I had a eureka moment in 1986 when I began looking for my own co-op. I discovered that I loved the whole process. And I decided to make residential real estate sales my next career.
My own experience as a buyer, as well as eighteen years of serving on my co-op’s board, has given me insight into the emotional, aesthetic and financial aspects of the processes of buying and selling a home. My more than 20 years of experience as a real estate broker selling homes and apartments in New York City guide me in my efforts to enhance my clients’ experience in that tough territory.
A real estate lawyer once said to me “There are no easy deals.” This turned out to be true. But I thrive on the challenge of making the deal. I enjoy gathering the information my clients need to be fully informed buyers or sellers, dealing with disparate personalities, working out the inevitable glitches that seem to come with every deal. Getting everyone to co-operate while working our way together to a deal that everyone feels is fair, this is what I really enjoy about this business.
I recently bought and sold apartments through The McIntosh Company. This process can be difficult in so many ways, but a lot less so if you are in the very capable, creative, resourceful and supportive hands of Sharon McIntosh and her staff. They are very knowledgeable about the market, buildings’ requirements, the co-op buying and selling processes, and have good relationships with agents from other firms.
Sharon is tireless in finding the right buyer, finding an apartment that is right for you and in negotiating everything from the price to the chandelier going or staying.
If I ever move again, there is no question that the McIntosh Company will be the one I will choose. Since this is not a mega Real Estate Co, you get real personal attention and don’t get lost in the cracks. I can’t imagine being treated better, getting better service or a better outcome at any other company. –Anne Eskridge, Manhattan
Over the last twenty years, Sharon McIntosh has helped us buy two apartments very economically, and sell one of them very profitably. Every step along the way, she’s been a pleasure to deal with. –Daniel and Rebecca Okrent, Manhattan
Sharon McIntosh is in our view the premier real estate broker on the Upper West Side. We have contracted for her services on three occasions in buying and selling co-op apartments. She is a master in bringing buyers and sellers together and understands the proclivities of co-op boards and navigating the murky waters of the interview and approval process. Most importantly, when she represents you, she ensures that you will not be involved in a transaction that is less than ideal. We have referred many clients to her in the past, and we would not hesitate to refer anyone to her in the future. Sharon is our go-to broker because of exceptional personal service, the kind of attention you would never get from one of the mega-agencies. –Doug Garr & Meg Perlman, West End Ave.
I met Sharon McIntosh in 1997, when she sold me my first real estate property in New York City. Later on, she took care of leasing and handling the asset, until I sold it with her assistance 12 years later. Over the years Sharon helped me to buy and rent another property in Manhattan. In my opinion Sharon is a professional, reliable and honest real estate agent. –Moshe Goldberg, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Only a bona fide Miracle Worker could render painless, even pleasant, the four real estate transactions Sharon McIntosh skippered for me in the last 25 years. Thanks, Sharon, for being so meticulous, knowledgeable, and effective. –Edgar M. Housepian, M.D.