Dorothy Schrager
Real Estate Professional
Licensed Assoc. Real Estate Broker
Dorothy is an award winning broker honored for her success in sales, her dedication and her professionalism. She grew up in Manhattan, attended NYU and began her career in Broadway theatre production. She subsequently co-founded Signature Sound, Inc., a leading music production, publishing and licensing company. As Vice President, she produced the themes and background music for several television soap operas, game shows and sport shows and ran music publishing companies for several major companies. She also negotiated the rights to use published music in film, TV and Commercials. Dorothy spent five years as Director of Music Affairs at McCann-Erickson Advertising, interacting with the creative and account departments, overseeing the choice and production of music used on all their commercials and negotiating music licenses for all their major advertising campaigns..

Being a native Manhattanite gives Dorothy a unique knowledge of all New York has to offer. Dorothy is very insightful, tenacious and energetic. She immediately tunes in to the needs of her clients who appreciate her integrity, knowledge of the market and most importantly, her patience and commitment. In the highly stressful process of buying and selling properties, Dorothy is a calming influence who makes the process easy every step of the way. Her attention to detail as well as her creative, design and aesthetic sensibilities have been a tremendous benefit to both buyers and sellers. She recognizes the value of 'time well spent' as well the importance of complete discretion. Dorothy has turned her unparalleled commitment to her customers into a brisk referral business from satisfied clients. She is a savvy negotiator with a strong work ethic and an astute business sense who is very successful bringing the buyer and seller together.

Dorothy is also a member of the prestigious NYRS, (Real Estate Residential Specialist), a select group of brokers committed to the highest level of professional education and who have achieved an advanced level of study and the top tier of success in sales.

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Michael Arkin & Dorothy Schrager In The News… Forbes See full article
Dorothy Schrager, Jane Katz, Kate Wollman-Mahan, & Dorothy Salisbury In The News… Forbes See full article
The Real Deal
ChatGPT has disrupted workflows across industries since its debut in November, and real estate is no exception. Some brokers are using the artificial intelligence-powered chatbot to write listing descriptions, answer questions about housing laws and assemble video scripts…. More
Brick Underground
There are important questions you need to ask before buying a co-op or condo in New York City. Some questions will relate to the culture or vibe of the building but others will be about restrictions placed on… More
Apartment Therapy
Murky brown, dreary burgundy, and other dark, dingy paint colors — especially greens — are an immediate giveaway that no one has touched the living room in years, says New York real estate broker Dorothy Schrager.
Apartment Therapy
It’s a buyer’s worst nightmare: Walking into a home and seeing the dreaded texture of a popcorn ceiling staring down at them from above. The same goes for real estate agents. I spoke to seven of them for… More
Real Simple
Buying a new home can be an exhilarating experience. While it may often seem that it takes forever to close on a home, the process of shopping for a home can feel rushed and frenzied—and when it’s all… More
Apartment Therapy
According to Kristina Morales, strategic real estate advisor at MultifamilyCashin, architectural elements of homes largely escaped 1980s design trends — but the same can’t be said for interior design, where the vibrant culture of the era took hold.
1049 Fifth Avenue, Apartment 4D by Dorothy Schrager featured.
Lux Exposé
1049 Fifth Avenue, Apartment 4D by Dorothy Schrager featured This Design-Forward Apartment at 1049 Fifth Avenue Is Radiant from Floor to Ceiling
Apartment Therapy
Bonnie Chajet, Dorothy Schrager, Ronnie G. Lane, and Sheila Trichter comments
Forbes Global Properties
24 Fifth Avenue, Apt 1515/1517 by Jason Haber, 45 East 30th Street, Penthouse B by Arlene Reed and Rebecca Blacker, and 55 East 9th Street, Apt 3M by Dorothy Schrager featured.
Lux Exposé
8 East 83rd Street Apartment PHB by Dorothy Schrager and 11 East 29th Street Apartment 48A by Tania Isacoff Friedland, Allison Chiaramonte, and Rebecca Blacker featured, Fred’s Forbes blog mentioned.
Gerard Splendore, Parisa Afkhami, and Dorothy Schrager comments.
ABC News
Dorothy Schrager and Lisa Chajet comments.
Wall Street Journal
Dorothy Schrager comments.
35 East 85th Street, 12DN with Dorothy Schrager and Harriet Kaufman
The New York Times
35 East 85th Street, Apartment 15AN by Dorothy Schrager and Harriet Kaufman featured.
Lux Exposé
115 East 9th Street, Apt. 11R by Rachel Ostow Lustbader & Jeremy Kamm, 35 East 85th Street, Apt. 10B by Harriet Kaufman & Dorothy Schrager, 31 Jane Street, Apt. 9H by Rachel Ostow Lustbader & Jeremy… More
Marilyn Blume, Joel Moss, and Dorothy Schrager comment.
Dorothy Schrager included.
New York Times
315 East 77th Street, #3A by Dorothy Schrager featured. Read more
Dorothy Schrager pens a column.
Dorothy Schrager pens a column for Inman, and Harriet Kaufman is cited.
Agent Dorothy Schrager pens a column.
Dorothy Schrager pens a column in RisMedia about the importance of staging, and the differences between staging a luxury property vs. a non-luxury property.
Bill Kowalczuk and Dorothy Schrager are quoted in CNBC about Manhattan neighborhoods that foreign investors are buying.
The New York Times
Frederick Peters talks about the value of staging, while Dorothy Schrager’s exclusive at 975 Park Avenue undergoes a makeover. 
Mann Report Residential
Warburg Realty, one of New York’s oldest and most respected residential brokerage firms, held its annual awards ceremony during the firm’s holiday gathering on December 11th at Dylan’s Candy Bar in Manhattan.  Frederick W. Peters, president… More
The New York Times
UPPER WEST SIDE ONE-BEDROOM $850,000 MANHATTAN: 330 West End Avenue (between 75th and 76th Streets), #2B A one-bedroom one-bath co-op with a large terrace, a washer and dryer, and a fireplace in a prewar elevator building…. More
New York, NY – Warburg Realty Partnership, one of New York’s oldest and most respected residential brokerage firms, held their annual awards ceremony during the firm’s holiday gathering on December 6th at Session 73 in Manhattan…. More


Testimonial from L. Hirsch and K. Pratt

We met Dorothy Schrager through a friend of ours whom she had helped find a wonderful apartment several years earlier and hired her as our real estate broker. Following forty years of living in a co-op loft in Manhattan, we sold our home and moved out of state when we retired.  Recently, we decided to purchase a pied-a-terre to return to be closer to friends; family; our faith-based community; and the culture and resources easily accessible in the city.

We were uncertain about exactly what we were seeking:  the neighborhood; type of apartment – co-op vs. condo; pre-war vs. more contemporary architectural features; and size – number of bedrooms and bathrooms; and necessary amenities for seniors, such as a full time doorman; elevator; and accessibility.  Dorothy was very patient with our initial lack of clarity about all of these criteria, and helped us define our priorities – must haves vs nice to haves.  We know we are now on track to find the perfect new home.

Throughout this search process, Dorothy researched apartments in which we had an interest, sharing her knowledge and perspective about the building; its management; features; and local neighborhoods.  Her in-depth knowledge of the Manhattan real estate market is invaluable and she ensured that the available apartments she showed us aligned with our ever-changing priorities.  Her professionalism and expertise were matched by her flexibility and kindness.  As we continue our search, we are so grateful to have Dorothy as our guide to the next phase of our life in NYC.


Testimonial from Mark P.

When I chose Dorothy to be my broker for the sale of my apartment in NYC I was uncertain about my timing. Dorothy gave me what I thought was a very aggressive price due to market conditions. There were several brokers that I talked to but none that made me feel as comfortable as she did. She put a lot of time and effort into the sale and was able to achieve the price. Major kudos. I felt that she went above and beyond and I really felt like I was her only client. I was extremely pleased with all her efforts. There is no doubt I will use her again in a purchase or a sale of another property. Another purchase or sale of all my properties!!

Testimonial from Evonne S.

My search for finding the perfect apartment was a long one, but I couldn’t have imagined it ending more perfectly. Thanks to the help, guidance, ease, thoughtfulness, and professionalism of Dorothy, I could not recommend her enough. She is a class act and someone you want in your corner when finding your next home.

Testimonial from Patrice D.

My experience working with Dorothy Schrager was positive from beginning to end. Thanks to Dorothy’s market knowledge in New York City residential real estate, I was able to find my perfect pied-a-terre quickly.

Dorothy’s approach to understanding my needs was effortless and I would highly recommend Dorothy to prospective buyers in Manhattan. Dorothy is a top-rate person and professional!

Testimonial from Megan K.

Dorothy’s help was paramount to the success of me finding my new home. Her council was invaluable to me. She was patient and diligent. She lent her vast knowledge and experience to me – something that I needed. She’s personable and yet, she is the epitome of professionalism. She didn’t waste my time showing me things that weren’t what I had described when I had told her of my needs.  Yet she exercised discretion and superior judgement in showing me some things that fit my needs that I had not considered. Without Dorothy’s guidance and help, I wouldn’t be living in my home. My home is perfect for me. I have a new appreciation for the phrase “There’s no place like home,” thanks to Dorothy.

Testimonial from Mary W.
Dorothy is an exceptionally professional real estate broker. I had the pleasure of working with her on two completed transactions in less than ten months’ time.  She has a thorough knowledge of New York City’s real estate climate, and
regularly sent me relevant articles regarding the market’s performance from such publications as “Crain’s” and “The Wall Street Journal.”

Dorothy oversaw both the sale of one apartment and my purchase of another, and did so in a very competent and professional manner. She has a fine eye for detail and is very thorough and efficient in preparing for closings under tight deadlines.

Dorothy was always available to discuss the intricacies of my transactions. She interacted with other brokers in a calm and friendly way. She always kept her eye on the big picture while not neglecting the details that are inherent in every real estate transaction. I wholeheartedly recommend Dorothy as the consummate real estate professional.
Testimonial from Jeffrey N.

I have been working with Dorothy since 2008, when I purchased my first apartment on the Upper East Side.  6 Years later when I moved Downtown, I worked with Dorothy to sell that same apartment.  Dorothy is extremely professional and always a pleasure to work with.  She guides you through the process and is always there when you need her advice.  She has an upbeat personality and a tremendous work ethic.  Dorothy is a dream broker to work with.

Testimonial from Jean and Willy S.

We are pleased to have this opportunity to write a letter on behalf of Dorothy Schrager. We have worked with Dorothy since 2008.  During this time, Dorothy has been our realtor for the purchase of two apartments and for the sale of one of them.

We always looked forward to meeting with Dorothy. It was a pleasure to work with Dorothy, because she was always cheerful, friendly and maintained a positive outlook.  We were very impressed with her knowledge of the market.  She was always very diligent and responsive to our concerns.  Although we are not the easiest people to work with, Dorothy was always very patient with us and helped us find a resolution to every problem that we encountered.

We highly recommend Dorothy as a realtor for the the sale or purchase of real estate.  We have worked with many realtors in the past forty years, and Dorothy is the best.

Testimonial from Arnold M.

Dorothy has the highest integrity and is one of the hardest workers I know. She is calming and competent in a very high anxiety filled business. Use her for your real estate needs!

Testimonial from Renee B.

Dorothy is a highly dependable real estate agent, always on time, very detail oriented and always has the client’s best interest in mind. She is very thorough and always looking for the best way to show your property.

Testimonial from Paola and Mattia M.

I’m sending you a letter of appreciation because after 7 years in which both my husband and I have been working with Dorothy on the purchase and then sale of our apartment, we would like to express her our gratitude.

Dorothy is an unparalled professional, hard worker, detail oriented, very organized and resourceful. She is very knowledgeable of the real estate market values and an expert during the transaction process at preventing problems and solving the ones that arise. She is always on top of every detail and no stone is left unturned. Not only has Dorothy achieved our goals, she has always surpassed them.

She keeps her clients always abreast about how the market is going, providing comparables and evaluating pros and cons of every decision.

Her patience together with her elegant way of doing business makes it a pleasure to work with.

Her knowledge of the real estate market together with a wonderful way of approaching clients (either potential sellers or buyers) makes her a 360 degree high end real estate broker.

Feel free to contact us for any further information you may require.

Testimonial from Susan S.

It is with great pleasure that I’m sending you a letter about Dorothy Schrager

We have known Dorothy for over 30 years, and most recently, Dorothy has been our broker during the recent sale of our apartment.

Dorothy demonstrated an incredible work ethic, integrity, and extensive knowledge throughout the entire process.  She completed the sale with finesse, determination, and efficiency.  In addition, she was patient and hardworking, never hesitating to go that extra step to ensure a successful outcome.

Needless to say, my husband and I were extremely pleased with Dorothy’s expertise at all times throughout the course of the sale, and if the opportunity presented itself, we would not be uncertain for one second to use Dorothy as our broker again!

Testimonial from Hillary and David S.

We have been working professionally with Dorothy Schrager since the purchase of our first apartment over 9 years ago.  We have since used Dorothy to sell that apartment and purchase the apartment that we currently reside in.  Our experience working with Dorothy has not only been a positive one but one with a great outcome.  Dorothy is extremely professional, very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.  She is accommodating and reliable and is always putting the interest of her client as the first priority.  Dorothy is a wonderful broker, very professional and an expert at what she does.

Testimonial from Morton R.

We have recently returned to Manhattan to start renovations on our new apartment on East 57th St. which we purchased through one of your agents Dorothy Schrager.  We would like to take a moment to tell you of our experience with Dorothy.  We found the process of purchasing an apartment in the city like navigating through a mine field.  When we stared dealing with Dorothy she was knowledgeable and resourceful.  As time progressed however, she exhibited some even more important qualities, sensitivity, empathy and caring.  She was always there with answers to our many questions, and making suggestions as how we should proceed in our quest to purchase an apartment.  We were finally able to purchase the apartment that we wanted with much of the credit going to Dorothy.  In our opinion Dorothy is not only a smart sophisticated agent, but a caring one as well.  She is a true credit to your company.

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