Rutenberg Continues to Expand with the Addition of Six Top Producing NYC Real Estate Agents

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Rutenberg is pleased to announce the hiring of six New York City real estate agents who have recently joined the company.

Rutenberg - The Smart Brokers

Rutenberg agents are the heart of this company, and we are proud to welcome some of Manhattan's most esteemed brokers.

Manhattan real estate brokerage, Charles Rutenberg, is pleased to announce the hiring of six New York City real estate agents who have joined the firm. As specialists in the New York City market, Joaquin Pinkney, Alice Claudie Harari, Chiu Mary Lee, Elizabeth Exume, Zee Schdeva and Sandra Smith will assist clients with a variety of needs, including real estate purchases, sales and rentals.

“It is an exciting time for Rutenberg as we continue to grow as a firm,” said Stefani Markowitz, President of Charles Rutenberg. “Rutenberg agents are the heart of this company, and we are proud to welcome some of Manhattan's most esteemed brokers.”

Joaquin Pinkney, a native New Yorker, joins Rutenberg from Citi Habitats. He is a graduate of St. John's University, where he continued to develop his passion for real estate. Joaquin’s experience and vast real estate market knowledge enhances his ability to aid clients and help them make the right decision that fits their needs and wants.

Alice Claudie Harari is a licensed real estate agent with more than 30 years of experience, previously working at City Connections Realty. Alice has lived in Manhattan most of her life and has developed an encyclopedic knowledge of the city, which results in providing the most helpful insight for her clients.

Chiu Mary Lee, originally from Taiwan, is a seasoned real estate broker, who joins Rutenberg from Kian Realthy NYC LLC. For buyers, she is a great matchmaker and is passionate on helping them find their perfect home, according to their needs, desire, time frames, and financial capabilities. Additionally, Chiu diligently assists investors find investment properties by calculating the requested rate of return, while also serving as a property manager.

Elizabeth Exume joins Rutenberg with an extensive knowledge on homeownership, rental properties and Interior design. She is passionate about providing her client’s top-tier services, and ensuring they receive quality service. Elizabeth received her B.S. degree from Oneonta and is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York.

Zee Sachdeva is a consummate real estate salesperson with vast knowledge of the real estate market. He comes to Rutenberg from Manhattan Connection and is passionate about using his skills to assist clients, whether they are renters, buyers or sellers. Zee helps clients find the perfect investment property and procure properties with a high return rate.

Sandra Smith, a Montreal native, joins Rutenberg from Compass. Sandra specializes in residential, investor, and foreign purchases and relies on her strong knowledge of the market to provide the best service.

Rutenberg has grown to more than 600 real estate agents who specialize in Manhattan and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Rutenberg business model is designed to appeal to established agents who are looking to grow their business, while earning maximum commissions. For fast-moving, hard-working entrepreneurial driven agents, Rutenberg provides the smartest deal in town. That's why they are– “Rutenberg, the Smart Brokers.”

About Rutenberg:
Rutenberg is one of New York City's largest real estate brokers, with more than 600 experienced agents. Co-founded in 2007 by Wall Street IPO expert Richie Friedman, Rutenberg's 100% commission model allows agents to earn twice as much per deal than at traditional firms. Today, Rutenberg President Stefani Markowitz, Friedman's granddaughter, runs a lean operation that focuses on agent effectiveness, industry knowledge and entrepreneurial support. Rutenberg partnered with real estate coaches Esther Muller and Faith-Hope Consolo, to advance an in-depth continuing education program. Agents choose Rutenberg for the supportive atmosphere to empower their careers and expert coaching to close complicated deals, in addition to keeping their full commissions. To learn more about Rutenberg’s model, leadership team and review agent listings, visit

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