Meet The Team

Our team is comprised of every essential component you'll need to increase your advantage in the real estate marketplace.

  • Team Leader and Listing Specialist: Strategy, marketing, positioning and more; Implementing all that a seller will need to properly position a property for the strongest first impression leading to the capture of the highest, best and most qualified array of buyers.

  • Buyer Specialists: First hand connection to the buyer. They have their fingers on the pulse of buyer interests, trends, loan options and purchase possibilities. Each holding a strong book of buyer-clients that are actively seeking a place to own throughout the many neighborhoods in NYC and Long Island.

  • Back Office and Field Operator: The support system who expedites the communication with attorneys, loan officers, inspectors etc. They are focused on the necessary work to help your Listing and/or Buyer Specialists stay in the field and in touch with you.

Anthony Fernandez

Team Leader & Listing Specialist

NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker | NYS Notary Public

Designations: Graduate Realtor Institute, Shortsales and Foreclosure Resource, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Equator Certified, Qualified NYS Real Estate Licensing Instructor

Memberships & Positions: NAR - National Association of Realtors, NYSAR - New York State Association of Realtors, LIBOR - Long Island Board of Realtors, NAHREP - National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (2020 Queens Chapter Vice-President), FORCE - Federation of REO Certified Experts, REOMAC

About: Growing up in Brooklyn, NYC and best known as being From The Neighborhood now a YouTube channel he has created to deliver the enjoyable days and places that makes you want to be... From The Neighborhood™.

As a child he learned of the importance of connecting with the community and building relationships. Confident and forthright, he is forever thinking as a business owner and knowing this is the outlook toward a better future for all. Holding many positions in various industries since his first job at age 10, hardly ever needing a job application, he upholds the value of a good reputation. He started at his family owned bodegas, to then owning his own computer network and design business, to working in retail, arts and entertainment, information technology, as a property manager and real estate broker. Uncomfortable with conforming career titles, he rather be known as a creator of neighborhood stake holding, equity owning, community advocating, transferable wealth builders...basically known as “homeowners”.

He is a second generation real estate practitioner and has practiced sales for over 15 years. He is currently the NAHREP 2020 Queens Vice-President and the team leader of a dedicated team representing private individuals, GSE and corporate clients of residential and multi-family properties.

Jie Ling (Jelin) Zhao

Buyer Specialist

NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Designations: Certified Buyers Representative

Memberships & Positions: NAR, NYSAR, LIBOR

About: Jelin is a personable, energetic, and upbeat young agent who embraces challenges. She is focused, eager to learn, and believes that simple things like understanding how to prioritize tasks in a workflow can change the future. She loves to spend time connecting with her clients and helping them achieve their real estate goals. Being born and raised in South America in addition to having a Chinese background has exposed her to a wide range of experiences, perspectives and has strengthened her capacity to adapt. Her multifaceted upbringing not only enables her to fluently speak 3 languages but grants her the readiness to quickly associate with and understand her clients needs. She firmly believes in lifetime partnerships and her key for that is always giving 100% to each transaction.

Prior to becoming a real estate agent, Jelin was a software engineer and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Her passion lies heavily in problem solving and exploring technology. She loves studying the market and discovering innovations to push her business and elevate her clients to new heights. Efficiency is her top priority and she wastes no time in establishing strong communications, rapport and understanding with everyone that she collaborates with. Clients working with Jelin can always expect accountability, reliability and commitment above all else as she treats every situation with care and compassion. The motto that she strives to live by every day is to have passion and confidence to do what we love.

Aracelis ruiz

Buyer Specialist

NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Memberships & Positions: NAR, NYSAR, LIBOR

About: Originally from Panama, Aracelis’s family came to the United States when she was young. Being raised in a Spanish speaking household, Aracelis grew up bi-lingual and culturally aware. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and went on to work in property management for about 10 years. Since her first multifamily purchase at the age of 24 she has purchased and sold several properties in Boston, New York and Florida. She moved to NYC in 2003 and has since called New York her home.

While still working in property management she went back to school for Interior Design at Parsons. She worked in construction project management and development before she decided that real estate was the one constant common denominator throughout her life. Her diverse knowledge and passion for real estate as well as her kindness and compassion towards people has cultivated an amazing blend of the type of person you want to help you achieve your real estate goals. She feels honored and grateful to have the opportunity to help people and build amazing relationships with clients that she calls friends.

Eran Hershco

Buyer Specialist

NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Memberships & Positions: NAR, NYSAR, LIBOR

About: Born and raised in Israel and a veteran having served in the Israeli army for 3 years in the Tank division. After service, he explored cultures of the Far East in India, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore, and Australia. He arrived to the United States exploring work opportunities in sales and servicing people. Quickly beginning his sales career in the ad space for the Yellow pages and then transitioned into the restaurant service industry. Sales and service were always his passion as he excelled at Xerox providing B2B solutions for clients. However there was more he wanted to contribute.

Upon discovering these same strong virtues in the field of Real Estate, he set out to become a Real Estate Agent. Within the last 12 years later, he has become the one entrusted to help so many make some of the biggest life decisions. Having found the right alignment of purpose and passion, he is proud to be part of each client's story, see their happy faces and knowing his work has helped them find a new place to call home.

Aisha Shaikh

Team Coordinator

About: Aisha is a determined individual who has grown up in Upstate NY. There is nothing that crosses her path that she won’t resolve. After graduating from college she gained experience in the field of Human Services and began her work in the Hudson Valley. Years later, she ventured to NYC to advance her career path. For her first NYC apartment, Aisha experienced the desire to find a place where she could feel at "home”. She quickly learned about the importance of location and budget in real estate. If you ask her why she chose her first NYC apartment, she will say “the French doors.. I honestly just loved the French doors.” Truthfully though, it was the experience with the real estate agent and landlords that really stuck out in making her final decision.

This experience is part of the foundation of how she helps her team to excel. Aisha’s exceptional customer service skills, commitment to perfection, meticulous attention to detail, and calm nature, help bind teams and clients. She guides her team with strategies in organization, prioritization, and constantly offering advice. She is personable and relatable to clients from her own experiences. Aisha ensures she manages the processes from pre-listing to post-closing in order for the Team Leader, Buyers Specialist, and Field Operator to excel in their respective areas to provide an experience that is as memorable as her own.

Sean Buttimer

Field Operator

NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, U.S. Marines Veteran

About: Originally hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Sean was taught at a very early age about accountability and follow-through. Experienced and knowledgeable, he has previously worked in a variety of fields from landscaping to education to corporate security. Primarily a logic-focused thinker, he is interested in the facts on the ground and making sure clients aren’t trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.

Sean’s superior writing skill has made him proficient at conducting reports and communicating the most necessary information. His previous Marine Corps enlistment and extensive travel have taught him the importance of variety and perspective.