Parisa M. Afkhami
Real Estate Professional
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Parisa M. Afkhami is a Manhattan-based real estate professional and strategist with over 30 years of experience in helping clients create more balanced, productive and fulfilling lives. Her expertise spans across neighborhoods, industries, cultures and countries. Solutions-oriented, well-networked and deeply empathetic, she is regarded as a resident expert of the Upper East Side, a natural problem solver and a skilled negotiator when it comes to complex property transitions on the international stage. She offers her clients a complete package of real estate services and advising that lasts long after a transaction is complete.

Parisa honed her analytical-yet-personalized approach to client service over the three decades she spent as a successful management consultant, executive coach and career strategist to Fortune 500 companies. She discovered she had a natural affinity for the art of creating a home after helping several friends navigate significant life transitions. By helping them to conceptualize their new living spaces and create new opportunities for themselves, Parisa came to understand real estate as an emotional and life-defining experience. This is why she nurtures every client relationship with detail, care and understanding. In addition to maintaining longstanding client connections, she is passionate about empowering women and the next generation of female leaders.

Parisa has a Master’s Degree from Columbia University. She resides on the Upper East Side and Westchester with her family and is active at the Dalton School.

In her free time, Parisa can be found exploring the city, musing artwork at galleries and discovering new neighborhoods. On weekends, she enjoys spending time outdoors playing tennis and gardening in Upstate New York. Also a travel enthusiast, she lived abroad for many years, visiting 38 countries and establishing strong connections with international clientele. She speaks English, Farsi and French.

Press

1.25.22
City Realty
Kate Wollman-Mahan & Parisa Afkhami comment https://www.cityrealty.com/nyc/market-insight/features/get-to-know/manhattan-sales-amp-contracts-central-park-tower-tops-588m-sales-wake-red-hot-holiday-season/54321
11.26.21
Mansion Global
Parisa Afkhami comments. https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/with-u-s-borders-reopening-domestic-buyers-should-get-ahead-of-the-competition-from-overseas-investors-01637929197
11.22.21
Better Homes and Gardens
Parisa Afkhami and Svetlana Choi comment. https://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/moving/selling/tips-to-sell-home-slow-winter-season/
11.11.21
Lux Exposé
40 East 84th Street, Apt 5D by June Gottlieb, Steven Gottlieb and Emily Becker, 45 East 72nd Street, Apt 11B by Bonnie Chajet and Ronnie Lane, 422 East 72nd Street, Apt 16E by Parisa Afkhami and… More
11.9.21
StreetEasy
Parisa Afkhami comments. https://streeteasy.com/blog/flood-insurance-facts-for-nyc/
10.7.21
Apartment Therapy
Kate Wollman-Mahan and Parisa M. Afkhami comment. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/best-paint-finishes-for-every-room-36985059
8.29.21
Forbes
Ellen Sykes, Sarah Minton, Parisa Afkhami, and Rachel Ostow Lustbader comment, 1160 Park Avenue 14B by Ellen Sykes, 315 East 65th Street, Apt 10AB by Lisa Chajet and Parisa Afkhami, and 965 Fifth Avenue 5A by… More
8.26.21
Forbes
Becki Danchik, Ted Karagannis, Parisa Afkhami, Chris Totaro, Bill Kowalczuk, Andrea Wernick, Rowena Dasgupta, Allison Chiaramonte, Wendy Greenbaum, & Jason Haber comment, 40 East 78th Street 6G by Wendy Greenbaum, 174 East 74th Street 14-AG by… More
8.25.21
BobVila.com
Parisa Afkhami comments. https://www.bobvila.com/articles/when-buying-a-bigger-house-could-be-a-bad-idea/
8.25.21
BobVila.com
Parisa Afkhami comments. https://www.bobvila.com/articles/never-compromise-on-these-5-things-when-buying-a-home/
7.20.21
Apartment Therapy
Parisa Afkhami comments. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/signs-youre-ready-to-buy-a-house-36950287
5.26.21
BrickUnderground
Andrea E. Wernick, Parisa M. Afkhami, and Elizabeth H. O’Neill comment. https://www.brickunderground.com/buy/advice-for-dealing-delays-condo-coop-questionnaire-mortgage-contingency-rate-lock-nyc
5.5.21
Apartment Therapy
Parisa Afkhami comments. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/landscaping-trends-on-their-way-out-36912403
5.5.21
BrickUnderground
Parisa Afkhami and Christopher Totaro comment https://www.brickunderground.com/rent/how-to-negotiate-lease-renewal-with-concessions-net-effective-rent-landlord-nyc
2.28.21
Real Homes
Mihal Gartenberg, Bill Kowalczuk, Karen A. Kostiw, and Parisa M. Afkhami comments. https://www.realhomes.com/us/news/the-one-reason-you-should-always-walk-away-from-a-home-sale-according-to-realtors
2.18.21
BrickUnderground
Parisa M. Afkhami and Mitch Askinas’ client comments https://www.brickunderground.com/rent/upper-east-side-condo-rental-upgrades-flooring-lenox-hill-amenities-discount-coronavirus-nyc.  
2.9.21
StreetEasy
Steven Gottlieb, Parisa Afkhami, Steven Goldschmidt, Karen Kostiw, and Gerard Splendore comment. https://streeteasy.com/blog/buying-a-home-in-nyc-everything-you-need-to-know/  
2.8.21
Brick Underground
Harriet Kaufman and Parisa Afkhami comment. https://www.brickunderground.com/sell/selling-staging-outdoor-space-backyard-roof-balcony-patio-furniture-plants-lighting-nyc
2.3.21
Apartment Therapy
Steve Gottlieb and Parisa Afkhami comment. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/real-estate-agents-outdated-kitchens-36871690?
12.30.20
Forbes (Forbes Global Properties)
321 West 78th St Apt. 9D by Lisa Chajet and Parisa Afkhami, 188 East 78th Street, #31B by Ellen Sykes, 980 Fifth Avenue, 9A by Bonnie Chajet and Ronnie Lane, 207 East 71st Street by Mihal… More
11.26.20
Forbes
Mitch Askinas, Ted Karagannis, Parisa Afkhami comment. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nealleitereg/2020/11/26/pet-friendly-apartments-in-new-york-city-for-every-budget/?sh=1b4bea1198e0
11.10.20
Brick Underground
Parisa M. Afkhami, Johnathan Agrelius, and Christopher Totaro comments. https://www.brickunderground.com/buy/do-buyers-want-open-floor-plan-concept-apartments-work-at-home-coronavirus-nyc
10.19.20
StreetEasy
Gerard Splendore, Parisa Afkhami, and Dorothy Schrager comments. https://streeteasy.com/blog/temporary-walls-for-apartments/
7.29.20
StreetEasy
Parisa Afkhami, Becki Danchik, and Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://streeteasy.com/blog/what-is-debt-to-income-ratio/
6.20.20
Apartment Therapy
Parisa Afkhami comments. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/homebuying-2020-36763207 
3.29.20
Hunker
Noemi Bitterman, Parisa M. Afkhami, and Allison Chiaramonte comment. 190 East 72nd Street, 19B by Susan and Michael Abrams, 8 East 96th Street, 11C by Claire Groome, 32 East 74th Street by Rowena DasGupta & Bill… More
3.16.20
Mansion Global
Wendy Arriz and Parisa M. Afkhami comment. https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/coronavirus-sends-mortgage-rates-lower-but-will-it-be-enough-213104
3.6.20
Forbes
Parisa M. Afkhami comments. https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisachamoff/2020/03/06/stock-market-correction-interest-rate-cut-driving-new-york-city-real-estate-market-amidst-coronavirus-caution/#62a77b196d1a
2.20.20
Hunker
Parisa M. Afkhami and Becki Danchik comment. https://www.hunker.com/13724551/how-to-buy-a-home-when-youre-in-debt

Testimonials

1.9.22
Testimonial from Andrea Khazzam

We are immensely grateful to Parisa for landing us the perfect apartment in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Manhattan. All within a matter of weeks. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to help us navigate the complicated NYC real estate market. Parisa understood exactly what we were looking for and she was able to find something even better, beyond our wildest dreams. Not only is Parisa extremely knowledgeable and experienced, she is also very personable, and a pleasure to work with. She was there for us every step of the way, from the search to the closing. Thank you, Parisa! We lucked out with you.

12.11.20
Testimonial from J.E.

Parisa, thank you for sharing your expertise and insight with me during my journey to purchase a home. Your keen insight and knowledge of the real estate market gave me the confidence to make the right decisions for my family during a major life transition. Additionally, thank you for sharing your expert advice and ideas on space, design, neighborhoods, and for going the extra mile to share resources that help bring the purchase to life beyond the closing date. Your expertise, guidance and thoughtful insights were invaluable and greatly appreciated by me and my family.

12.3.20
Testimonial from Valentina M.

We are so grateful for all of the hard work Parisa put in for us when we bought our new apartment. She went above and beyond anything I would expect a realtor to do, especially while closing during the peak of the pandemic in New York City. But more than anything, it was the support that she gave us after the closing. I don’t think anybody knows the Upper East better than Parisa. She offered a wealth of information on anything and everything for a new family who just moved into the area. Parisa was always available whenever we had questions and supported us through every step of the process, which was especially challenging during the pandemic.

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