For 35 years, Don Correia has excelled in real estate sales in New York and California. He and his longtime business partner Judy Oston have received REBNY’s coveted Deal of the Year award twice, have been named to Halstead’s prestigious Diamond Club four times, and were included in the top 1% of agents in the nation by the Wall Street Journal in 2015.
Don is known for taking exceptional care of the buyers and sellers he represents, diligently going the extra mile to ensure the best deal possible. Having worked with many entertainment industry stars, he knows how to offer the star treatment to each of his clients.
He also knows the ins and outs of New York City living, having personally bought or rented over 20+ properties with his wife, actress Sandy Duncan. With clients, he has dealt with every type of property available in New York, from East Village studios to Park Avenue co-ops.
Don and Judy are especially known for their townhouse expertise and have a combined 70 years of experience, making them true experts in the industry. They combine their thoughtful hard work with a dose of humor, always serving as knowledgeable guides for their clients.
Before entering real estate, Don was a well-known performer who appeared on Broadway, television, movies, and even as an acrobat in Las Vegas’ Folies Bergere. He received a Tony Award nomination for his performance as Don Lockwood in Broadway’s Singin’ in the Rain and won an Emmy Award for A Tribute to Richard Rodgers.
"I have known Don Correia for 30 years and have bought and sold three properties on the Upper West Side. He and Judy are a dynamite team who never fail to respond to you immediately. The transactions that we have worked on together have been fairly complex and time consuming and I was thrilled to be able to work with such dedicated and professional people." - Barbara and Emery
"We have come to consider Don and Judy as our family's personal real estate brokers. They expertly guided us into (and eight years later, out of) our apartment on the Upper West Side, as well as helping our daughter sell her apartment when she re-located to the west coast. They're the top of the game as far as we're concerned: knowledgeable, insightful, and very personally involved. We couldn't recommend them more highly." - Jill E. and Michael T.
"Judy and Don, you were a great team of experts whose deep knowledge of the brownstone market was a true source of comfort. The sales process went very smoothly, despite S&P's downgrade action on U.S. government bonds roiling the markets as soon as we put the house up for sale. That certainly made my wishlist pricing unattainable. You were right from the start as to how much the house was likely to sell for, and in the end-game negotiations you got us $25,000 more than I asked you to achieve. Very well done, indeed! Beth and I thank you for all your help, including help finding the buyers—and they were great ones who clearly plan to keep the house as the mini-museum it has remained…You two covered each other as a great team…" – Bob & Beth S.
"After the death of my husband, preparing our home of 36 years for sale was the most gut-wrenching experience of my life. Judy and Don made the process bearable. They always gave me space when I needed it, a gentle nudge when it was needed. They were always kind, courteous, sensitive, and respectful. And also, they loved my apartment and reassured me that they would find me a buyer who was looking for just what I had. Nobody wants to go through the "staging" process. But they insisted and I went along with it. Wow! What a difference! Not even my children—who grew up in the apartment—had fully appreciated our wonderful home!
The open house was as smooth as it could possibly be. Judy and Don are so professional that nothing was left to chance. From our first meeting all the way through the closing, they were complete professionals. They continue to work with me on another property in Manhattan. I wouldn't call anyone else." – Betty G.
Halstead Property, LLC