Meet The Terrace Experts

The smartest way to buy, sell, and own terraced properties

Work with the top real estate team at Brown Harris Steven specializing in selling, buying and owning high-end properties for sale with private outdoor terraces in Manhattan.

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Why us.

So, what gives us more expertise than the broker who sold you your apartment, or the agent who advised you to purchase it? Over the 25 years, we’ve helped clients buy and sell many homes with private outdoor space and like most agents, we originally paid only nominal attention to the exterior space itself. However, after dozens of these transactions, a few absolute truths became obvious to us.

Our team is composed of real estate experts that have closed over 30m+ in sales of coops, condos, and townhouses across New York City ranking in top of NYC’s top real estate firms, but that’s the least of why you should be impressed. Unlike any other brokers or even brokerages, our team spent years becoming experts in terraced real estate and then created the most comprehensive database of terraced properties that allows us to more accurately calculate terraced property value, make the search for a terrace home easier, and empower our clients with information that is not biased, rather data-driven. If you’d like to learn more about our analytic approach visit our research page, here.

Every single day our mission is to build upon this success by creating even more resources for terrace homeowners during every stage of ownership, buying, selling, and holding. We. believe that our expertise provides homeowners with real estate guidance beyond just their transaction, rather through the entirety of homeownership.

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Leveraging Industry-Leading Technology for International Listing Exposure

We were reminded in 2020, how incredible the power of data is. How we share it is just as important. Unlike, any other real estate brokerage, we offer sales data that is the most relevant to you as a terraced property owner. It took over 3 years to create our terrace listing database. This extraordinary effort has created the ability for us to provide you with unparalleled information and empower you during your real estate journey.

That means, we care about you beyond the sale. We are here for you throughout your ownership. By providing you with this data, we hope to empower you as a terrace homeowner.

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Frans Preidel

CEO, Founder

Frans Preidel has enjoyed a high level of accomplishment in the residential sales industry for many years. His discerning clientele comprised of successful entrepreneurs and executives trust his knowledge and thorough approach that ensure confident real estate decisions. Frans has a stellar reputation for providing discreet white-glove service and honest, educated guidance. He has an intimate understanding of his clients’ unique needs and lifestyles, and is flexible in accommodating their demanding schedules. “It is of paramount importance that my buyers and sellers always feel listened to, well informed, and satisfied with their results. Whether I am selling grand apartments, marketing a historic townhouse, or navigating someone through the purchase of a home, my goal is my client’s success. To deliver that, I use my drive and tenacity to get the deal done.” A native of Holland, Frans was educated in Belgium, Switzerland and the United States. His international background enables him to comfortably connect with people of all origins, ethnicities and social circles. Prior to entering real estate, he honed his business savvy and customer relations expertise in the financial markets, first as a trader then as a broker of foreign exchange derivatives. Frans also built his own business from the ground up, growing it into a multi-million dollar organization as the top supplier for New York City’s finest gourmet retailers.
Darrin Chin

Creative Strategist

Originally from Los Angeles, Darrin Chin now lives in Midtown Manhattan, where he serves a robust list of clientele from Brooklyn to Manhattan. His lengthy career, top tier education, unparalleled track record, and kind demeanor set him apart in the field immediately. He specializes in real estate branding and design and has amassed over 7 years of successful transactions with both buyers and sellers. Currently, he holds the position of CMO for the Terrace Experts where he is responsible for the development and execution of all 360 marketing campaigns and any subsequent operations. He partnered with every major New York City firm (Compass, Corcoran, and Douglas Elliman) in order to provide top producing agents with his leading-edge digital and print marketing strategies. Currently, as an agent at Brown Harris Stevens, Darrin has the unique ability to not only offer up his real estate expertise, but also to ensure his clients receive the gold standard when it comes to accessing the market, creating visibility, and procuring quick and lucrative transactions. He places the needs of his clients above the dollar and won’t shy away from honest feedback, even if it means losing a sale. The reputation he’s amassed precedes him, but it’s truly his giving nature and relentless work ethic that keeps clients coming back.