November 30, 2021

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A Day in the Life of New York City Real-Estate Agent Kirsten Jordan

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  • Kirsten Jordan is a New York real-estate agent who has handled more than $500 million in deals.
  • The Douglas Elliman broker is also the newest star of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing New York.”
  • The 38-year-old mom of three shared her schedule, packed with property showings and family time.

New York is back, and no one knows it better than Kirsten Jordan.

The 38-year-old real-estate agent and newest star of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing New York” has been closing deals for the past 13 years. She became an agent after a two-year post-college stint living in Milan, Italy, and working odd jobs.

Now she’s closed over $500 million in deals, and she’s ranked among the top-producing agents in New York state, according to Real Trends.

As the city’s real-estate market rallies with competition and signed offers, Jordan finds her business in a phase of “rapid expansion,” she told Insider. While she used to work on five to six listings at a time, her numbers have doubled this year. Today she has 11 active listings as the sellers’ broker, not including properties coming to market soon.

A Westchester native and current resident of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where she lives with her real-estate-developer husband and their three young children, Jordan is focused largely on selling homes in new condominium developments. She reps ritzy properties in locations from the Upper East Side to Tribeca, many with price tags north of $7 million.

Though no two days are the same, most of Jordan’s are spent running around Manhattan showing multimillion-dollar apartments to her clients (who range from influencers to Fortune 500 executives), filming for the show, building her social-media presence, speaking, and getting her recently completed first book (on how to maximize your productivity) published.

She let Insider have a look at her average day.

5:15 a.m.

The day starts early. Jordan first spends five to 10 minutes checking for urgent emails and texts.

After that, she’ll spend an hour or so meditating and working out. “I make sure I move my body every day, whether it’s an early-morning run in Central Park, doing one of Megan Roup’s workout videos in my apartment, or walking to the office,” she said.

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Real Trends ranked Jordan among the top-producing agents in New York in 2021.

Clare Perry/Kirsten Jordan


She’s back home by 7, helping her kids get ready for school. A cup of tea and some herbal supplements follow while the kids eat breakfast.

After the half-hour rush to get the kids out the door, she gets out of the house and starts heading to appointments.

9 a.m.

The workday varies, she said, but includes some combination of “making phone calls, taking out buyers to see properties, showing listings, following up with clients, supporting my team members to take deals across the finish line, filming for ‘Million Dollar Listing New York,’ recording podcasts, live news appearances, writing my book, blog content, etc.”

Kirsten Jordan

Jordan’s workdays involve some combination of calls, showings, filming, and writing.

Clare Perry/Kirsten Jordan


If there’s no

Zoom
meeting on the calendar, she starts by running to a listing appointment, going to the office, or filming for the show. But typically, mornings are reserved for calls.

She spends time connecting with clients, buyers, sellers, developers, and other agents to talk about active deals, upcoming ones, or new projects and collaborations.

Noon

Jordan joins clients and colleagues for lunch meetings at least once or twice a week. She eschews quick fixes like protein bars but doesn’t linger over the meal.

She makes time for coffee meetings, too, so she can catch up with other agents, checking in for insights and getting the scoop on off-market properties.

Afterward, property showings run all afternoon and take her around Manhattan according to her clients’ availability. Jordan’s buyers and sellers range from American investors to families to even Italian buyers, given her connection to Milan and her fluency in the language.

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Jordan’s listing at 155 Franklin St., Unit 4N.

Evan Joseph


2 p.m.

Jordan spends the afternoon showing prospective buyers the properties she’s representing, many of which are new developments.

She reps units in The Centrale (a luxury development on 50th Street in midtown), Gramercy North (a boutique condominium on 23rd Street), and more.

Kirsten Jordan's listing at The Centrale, 138 East 50th Street.

Jordan’s $10.6 million listing at The Centrale, 138 E. 50th St.

Rich Caplan


At The Centrale, she’s representing a $10.6 million three-bedroom, three-bath condo — a new construction with 10 floor-to-ceiling windows, Gaggenau appliances, Capri marble countertops, and picturesque views of Manhattan and the Chrysler Building.

Jordan's listing at The Centrale, 138 East 50th Street.

Jordan’s listing at The Centrale.

Rich Caplan


At Gramercy North, she’s representing a $3.1 million two-bedroom, two-bath newly constructed boutique condo. The unit, which offers Miele appliances and cityscape views, is one of 14 full-floor residences designed by the Italian architect Stefano Pasqualetti.

Kirsten Jordan's listing at 139 East 23rd Street.

Jordan’s $3.1 million listing at Gramercy North, 139 E. 23rd St.

Evan Joseph


She often talks to developers, too, offering her advice on buildings they’re considering purchasing, estimating future market values, or checking in on confidential projects.

6:30 p.m.

Jordan usually gets home between 6 and 7 p.m., when she prioritizes some family time.

“I try to get home at a decent hour, if I don’t have a night event, to spend time with my husband and kids before bedtime,” she said. “If I have an evening event, I come home before to say good night to my kids and change my outfit and freshen up.”

Kirsten Jordan

“I try to get home at a decent hour, if I don’t have a night event, to spend time with my husband and kids before bedtime,” Jordan said.

Clare Perry/Kirsten Jordan


She tries to do a five-minute

meditation
before she heads back out for the evening. And the family goes out to dinner once or twice a week. “Sometimes the best is to have a family outing at one of our favorite restaurants nearby: Gennaro or Serafina,” she said.

9:30 p.m.

“After the kids go to bed, I take time to reflect on my day and follow up on any outstanding items while prepping for the next workday,” she said. “I also try to spend quality time with my husband if we aren’t working or too tired.”

As such an early bird, she doesn’t spend any time on

Netflix
. She gets to bed by 9:30 p.m. and likes to fall asleep as quickly as possible.

Kirsten Jordan

After the kids are in bed, “I take time to reflect on my day and follow up on any outstanding items while prepping for the next workday,” Jordan said.

Clare Perry/Kirsten Jordan


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