Donald Sheffey

Donald Sheffey

My name is Donald Sheffey and I’m a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson working for Level Group.
My true passion for Manhattan and my ongoing interest in high end luxury residential properties (sales & rentals) ensure that I am always kept informed and up-to-date on relevant trends and projects that impact the current market.

I totally understand the importance of client satisfaction. My innate ability to listen to and integrate one’s needs into a successful deal ensures that clients are consistently given a tailored experience before, during, and after all is said and done.

I am a Manhattan resident, currently residing on Manhattan historic Upper East Side, and while not hard at work showing selling and renting fabulous apartments and homes, I enjoy going to open houses, and following the trends in Manhattan’s luxury clientele.
I also love music and run a small media production company called Weezie Productions. I love fine dining, jogging, swimming, live theatre and being in the company of pleasant people. If living in fabulous apartments with great views is for you…look no further and call me - click my email and send me a message NOW.

March 2017 by Cori R , Renting my new studio through Donald. , Upper East Side
Renting my new studio through Donald has been the most stress-free, seamless apartment rental experience I have ever had in Manhattan. When Donald initially showed me the apartment, he said he would wait 2 days for me to decide if I wanted the apartment or not before showing it to anyone else. In 8 years and 5 apartment searches in Manhattan, that is the first time EVER that a real estate agent showed me such consideration. It allowed me to think the decision over before committing. If I had been rushed, I probably would have passed on the apartment and missed out on a great opportunity. Every meeting we had - apartment viewing, second viewing, lease signing, lease drop off, Donald was on time and communicative via text and call. Donald offered great information regarding the management company and superintendent, and was able to arrange a meeting with my new super before the move-in so I could ask further questions about the building. I was incredibly touched when Donald personally dropped off a housewarming gift along with the copy of my new lease. Finding your next home is an incredibly personal experience, and Donald''s hospitality and extra effort made the whole process stress-free. I was lucky to have him as my broker!

February 2016 by Jennifer M. , If your looking for someone who cares about you. , Upper East Side
At first I wasn''t looking for a broker to help me, however being an out of state resident I really didn''t know much about NY apartments. Luckily I got into contact with Donald and he helped me prepare everything. he let know what I needed in paperwork and what my guarantor needed as well. He basically let us know everything we needed before we flew out looking for a place. I was on a really tight time constraint (3 days before I started me job) and Donald hit the nail right on the head. The apartment was perfect, price was in range, location is great, everything I asked for and more.

If your looking for someone who cares about you, and keeps in great contact (we still keep in contact til this day and its almost been a month) Donald is the right man for you!

February 2016 by Laura L. , I will contact him again next time I move. , Upper East Side
I never write reviews. Never. The fact that I''m writing one now shows how much I respect Donald Sheffey. I''ve lived in Manhattan on and off for 15 years without consulting an agent. I was going through the listings on, saw Donald''s profile, and contacted him immediately. What you see is what you get. He is charming, personable, knowledgeable, and caring. Yes, caring. He asked me questions to find out what I was really looking for. I have pets. I needed a pet friendly building, which is getting rarer these days. He had wonderful suggestions, and found me just the right place, one I never would have found on my own. I''m sold. I will contact him again next time I move. He''s that good.

February 2016 by Sergiy S. , From the first moment I met Donald I felt comfortable and confident in his professionalism. , Upper East Side
From the first moment I met Donald I felt comfortable and confident in his professionalism. All appointments were accommodating according to my schedule and kept on time. Showing apartment is an art to present it, show all positive and negative sides and be opened franc and outspoken with client. Donald is that agent that you can trust and believe. He is aware about your concerns and requirements, able to offer exactly what you are looking for. Next complicated and boring process-paperwork went smooth and easy with big his help. He showed again his ability to understand you , communicate effective and make this process as easy as possible.
I highly recommend Donald in any case you looking for new apartment or just if making first steps on the market without any idea what you want. In any case he is great to help you with that.

February 2016 by Arty S. , I always felt Donald had my back. , Upper West Side
I rented an apartment from Donald about two years ago and he was so great I''ve come back to him. He is efficient, doesn''t waste my time on apartments that won''t work, is responsive to my questions, and was an incredible negotiator for me the last time. I always felt Donald had my back.

February 2016 by Ioulia K. , Patient and attentive and got me exactly what I was looking for. , Upper East Side
Mr Sheffey (ok, now I call him Donald because I feel like we know each other so well) was fantastic.

I had been having so much trouble finding an apartment that met my needs. It''s like he read my mind....or could see the vision of what I could make of the perfect place (even though others couldn''t). He was patient and attentive and got me exactly what I was looking for.

I have now recommended him to 3 other friends and 1 family member who are looking in NYC and he''s doing a great job for them as well.

I highly recommend Donald!!!

February 2016 by Holland B. , Donald. He's your guy! , Upper East Side
I can not say enough kind words about Donald. He returned my initial call immediately and asked tons of questions, so he could get an idea of exactly what I was looking for. Unlike almost every other broker I contacted, Donald only showed me places I would like and could afford. Other brokers were more interested in just finding tenants for whatever yukky places they still had open at the end of the month, and some were very manipulative, either trying to talk me into a yukky apt or by scaring me by saying I would not be able to qualify for a better place! The NYC apt hunt is scary to begin with, and Donald is a rare broker, one who actually cares! He nice and funny to boot. He knows the Upper East Side apt market really well, which was very helpful.
Donald kept in constant touch by phone, text and email, unlike most other brokers who only get back to me once (if at all) and then disappear.
One more thing to mention. I was looking for a lower priced studio, and my income is mid-range, and my credit so-so, which caused many of the other brokers to blow me off. Donald did not, thank god. He found me a sunny real 1 bedroom (not a studio!) that I can afford! I''d suggest to anyone looking for a Manhattan apt to contact Donald. He''s your guy!

February 2016 by Mario & Michael , Fantastic! , Financial District
Fantastic! Thank you so much Donald! We love our new home!

If you want to work with a true professional, Michael and I highly recommend Donald Sheffey.

He is prompt, courteous and upfront. He responded promptly to every inquiry and made every aspect of the process simple. Donald is definitely knowledgeable and listens thoroughly to his clients' needs and desires.

My husband and I are quite particular and busy. Donald was very flexible with our time constraints and did not waste any time. He only showed us potential apartments we would like, with the amenities we required and in the areas we requested. He understood exactly want we wanted.

Donald explained every detail of the process and was quite helpful with all of the paperwork, formalities and documentation.

Donald not only met our expectations, but exceeded them!

Again, thank you Donald for your amazing service. Michael and I sincerely appreciate everything!

February 2016 by Valerie L , Donald Sheffey, was the best!!! , Upper East Side
My agent, Donald Sheffey, was the best!!! He was very informative & helpful in every way possible. This move was very "bittersweet" to me and my fiance, however, Donald made this transition as smooth as possible. The area that I was interested in just happened to be the area of town that Donald actually lives in. His knowledge and experience was valuable beyond words. I would recommend Donald Sheffey to anyone moving to New York, he answered so many of my questions and was very patient with me. This is a very exciting time in my life, and Donald made the move a pleasure!

February 2016 by Feh G. , My experience with Don was fantastic! , Upper East Side
My experience with Don was fantastic! He was quite patient, communicative and efficient! I had to travel abroad after looking at apartments. While abroad, Don kept me updated. Once I found my apartment, my move was delayed because FedEx misplaced leasing documents sent to the leasing company. Don went the extra mile during the leasing process; following up with the leasing company, picking up my keys so I could attend orientation at my new job. Don has checked up on me to ensure I am settled and has made several useful recommendations re designing my apt, restaurants etc. I would recommend Don for everyday of the week and twice on Sunday!


New York Post

Published 08/30/2016 - By Live next to Harper Lee’s NYC hideout for $2,650 a month


Live next to Harper Lee’s NYC hideout for $2,650 a month


Here’s a listing you can write home about.

A one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan’s Yorkville neighborhood — most of all, a unit located directly next to the former lair of late reclusive author Harper Lee — has hit the market, asking $2,650 per month, The Post has learned.

The Alabama-born author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Go Set a Watchman” kept apartment 1E in the building, located at 433 E. 82nd St., near York Avenue, for 40 years, as The Post reported shortly after her death in February.

Lee, who died in her sleep at an assisted-living facility in Alabama at age 89, paid less than $1,000 a month for her one-bedroom in this building, which looks out to a courtyard. She split her time between the Big Apple and her hometown of Monroeville, but hadn’t lived in these parts since suffering a stroke in 2007. Still, she renewed her lease for another two years, just months before dying.

“She’s up to date on her rent,” live-in property manager Steven Austern previously told The Post.

Now, a fan of Lee’s work can swoop in on unit 1F.

Also a one-bedroom, this new rental measures 800 square feet. It comes with built-in bookshelves, new kitchen appliances and an updated bathroom with new marble touches and a white pedestal sink. A total of six windows also fill the apartment with good natural light.

There’s room for a king-size bed in the sleeping quarters and a dining nook in the roomy living area, the listing notes.

Donald Sheffey of Level Group is repping this pad.

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