A mother, an investor, and an Associate Broker with THE SERHANT TEAM of Nest Seekers International, Sara Golan knows that the foundation of any successful relationship comes from empathy and trust. It is why she treats each of her clients—whether they be a first-time home buyer, a private seller, or a multi-million dollar developer—as a genuine partner, using her vast wealth of knowledge and experience to guide them in a way that makes sense for their diverse lifestyles and goals.
Sara reigns from Rose Hall Town, Berbice and was raised by her mother, an educator, who taught at Rose Hall Primary and later years in NYC Board of Ed. Though originally from Guyana, Sara was raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn. While it was the picturesque townhomes and row houses of this neighborhood that first sparked her interest in real estate, her professional journey in the industry began 20 years ago as an assistant for a real estate developer/investor. Working in Brooklyn and Queens, she gained valuable experience in construction, management and sales. From there, Sara honed her knowledge of home financing and mortgages by working in the lending industry for 5 years, and followed that by co-owning a real estate development office.
Since 2012, Sara has been focusing on residential sales in Brooklyn—including neighborhoods like Bed-Stuy, Bushwick, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Crown Heights, and Flatbush—as well as parts of Queens. She co-manages Ryan Serhant’s Bedford-Stuyvesant office with her husband, Joshua, and together they work with local developers to customize, market, and sell newly renovated properties. As a brownstone specialist, her expertise in design and construction management and her ability to sell for above market prices are invaluable assets. Sara is more than comfortable working with people of all backgrounds and professions, and is well-versed in both buy-side and sell-side transactions.
In those rare moments when she isn’t showing homes or prepping a new listing, Sara can likely be found traveling abroad, spending time with her family and pug, or volunteering at the Boro Park location of Masbia, a soup kitchen that serves over 2 million meals a year. In those even rarer moments when she isn’t doing any of that, she is without a doubt doing Pilates, yoga, or Kathak. Together, Sara and Joshua own several investment properties in Bushwick and Bed-Stuy and are investors in Olmsted, a Michelin-rated eatery in Prospect Heights.
Despite her success in the US, Sara still feels a deep connection to her homeland. “As a Guyanese immigrant, I’ve done my best to fulfill my potential so that my mother’s efforts to give her children the American opportunity would not go to waste. I do remember Guyana as my home, amidst the chaos, I still feel a sense of serenity in it’s nature. I am still in touch with my school friends, family and colleagues. My dream would be to go back and help move the country forward- there is still so much work to be done!” Sara shared.
You may contact Sara at www.nestseekers.com