Tonya Benham Real Estate Agent at Corcoran

Tonya Benham

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Relocations
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Tonya sells properties fast - selling more than 29% quicker than the average Brooklyn agent.
Tonya has great Condo experience - having sold 18 more condos than the average agent.

Tonya's Transactions

  • 60 Tiffany Pl.
  • 75 Prospect Park West
  • 6735 Ridge Blvd.
  • 79 President St
  • 505 Court St.
  • 1848 East 32nd St
    Single Family Home
  • 337 Chauncey St.

More about Tonya Benham

Tonya believes in a personalized, hands-on presence with her clients and a thorough understanding of the current market to guide successful transactions. She thrives in assisting the global community and delights in the deep meaning of home. When it's time to move, her accomplished track record with buyers, sellers, and landlords put her clients at ease through the entire process. Tonya’s drive, creativity, and nuanced interpersonal skills will get the job done. Tonya carves her path in real estate with vibrant energy, dedication, and a tireless work ethic. Since embarking as a real estate specialist in NYC, she has been the recipient of several company awards including being in the top ten sales and rental agent awards, multiple times. She is also a member of the prestigious multi-million dollar club at Corcoran since 2021. When not running around town for Real Estate, she's ...
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Baldwin-Wallace College


Halstead Customer Whisperer Award 2019, Corcoran Multi-Million Dollar Club 2021, Corcoran Brooklyn/Queens Top Rental Agent October 2022, Corcoran Brooklyn Heights #7 Rental Agent, April 2022, Corcoran Brooklyn Heights Top 10 Sales Agent December 2021, Corcoran Brooklyn's Top 25 Sales Agent August 2021, Corcoran Brooklyn Heights Top 10 Rental Agent January 2021, Corcoran Brooklyn Heights Top 10 Sales Agent December 2019

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Tonya Benham's Reviews & Ratings

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Tonya Benham

  • Tonya helped me buy a home

      Tonya was attentive and supportive throughout the process. She had expert knowledge of the market and area!

    • Tonya helped me buy a home

        Tonya was so great to work with. We had a pretty specific list of what we wanted in a home, and Tonya took the time to understand our needs. She was even able to discern things we couldn't fully articulate. We basically exhausted the market listings over the winter, and were almost about to give up for the season. Then Tonya did some behind the scenes digging and found us a great OFF MARKET property that ticked our boxes. It was meant to be! And then she set us up with a great mortgage broker, and had contacts for lawyers and inspectors. Overall, it was an excellent experience, and we're so grateful our paths crossed!

      • Tonya listed and sold my home

          150%. She went way above and beyond what I expected from a Real Estate agent. As a long time business owner I wish I could have hired her!

        • Tonya Benham helped us buy our dream apartment in Brooklyn. As first-time home buyers, her knowledge and support were invaluable. She patiently explained and helped us through each stage of the complicated process one must go through to buy a coop in New York City. Tonya also introduced us to our lender and our home insurance agent. She was a true ally, very kind and generous with her time. We can't thank her enough for all of her help!

          - Janelle & Bodie, Brooklyn
        • We loved working with Tonya. As first time buyers, she patiently and thoroughly guided us through what could have been a very stressful process. She is extremely responsive, communicative, and on top of things, which was crucial in our ability to close on a coop in Brooklyn. She is warm and down to earth and was truly a pleasure to work with.

          - Sonny & Shruti, Brooklyn
        • Buying or selling a home in New York City is a rollercoaster ride and as a result, we needed a trustworthy partner. We contacted and met several real estate professionals who were decent and generally reputable, but then we met Tonya Benham and we never looked back.When I first interviewed Tonya, she came to visit us at our Condo in Columbia Waterfront. My first impression of Tonya was that she was warm and genuine, she did not come off as a pretentious salesperson, and she was very easy to connect with. She was real and I appreciated that. She walked me through her portfolio and talked about her expertise in the Brooklyn market. She will give you 110% and you get it 24/7. After our meeting, I knew she was the person we wanted to partner with.We targeted July 2022 to list and Tonya made several recommendations regarding the necessary repairs and the best ways to stage our place. Tonya has a great eye for what typical buyers care about or what buyers tend to be picky about and ensured we covered all bases. We followed her advice to prepare for our open house. When it came to pricing and preparing our listing, Tonya came with great insights, and analytics to help us strategize. Not once did I ever feel like Tonya was pushing us to a certain price point, she always made it clear that the decision was ours to make, and she would strategize around our decision.When our condo hit the market, our initial open house was successful despite market concerns because interest rates were on a rise. The listing price and staging helped to drive solid pipeline of interest and we received three offers within five days. The decision to accept the right offer was a rollercoaster ride for us, but Tonya was our rock. She kept us grounded, she listened to our wants and concerns, and she helped steer us to make the right decision.We will always be grateful for Tonya, she was our Michael Jordan. What a masterful performance, we literally felt like we won a championship.

          - Shad & Queena, Brooklyn
        • I am writing to tell you how fantastic Tonya Benham is. I want to emphasize the many ways in which she made this sale happen. Her combination of perseverance, calm, and excellent instincts made this an enjoyable experience a rarity in this kind of endeavor!I believe that without her, we would not have had this sale.She was persistent with the buyers agent, providing ample information.She went above and beyond to help with all the things I could not do, living out of town.She was extremely responsive, and FAST.She thought of many ways to keep the apartment looking great and presenting well, and kept it up until the actual closing, never missing a beat.I could go on and on, but I will simply end with this: Tonya Benham is a gift to work with.

          - Wendy, Fort Greene Brooklyn
        • Tonya is the best! We met her on a whim at an open house in Brooklyn, and were immediately impressed with her knowledge of the NYC real estate market and the neighborhoods we were interested in. Although she was incredibly helpful in sending listings she thought we'd like, she never tried to pressure us. She helped us throughout the entire process of buying our first apartment and was great at navigating all of the complicated requirements, from the original offer to the co-op board interview. Tonya really went above and beyond. She's extremely professional and responsive, and we can't imagine successfully purchasing our place without her. We've recommended her to all of our friends.

          - L.&J. Kensington
        • Tonya worked had to help us find our home, and was the guiding hand we needed during the purchase process. She paid attention to details and never failed to make herself available for any questions we had. We really appreciated her diligence, her willingness to go above and beyond, and her ever-upbeat personality. Thank you again, Tonya.

          - S.P. & M.K Bay Ridge
        • "Many people told me that finding an apartment is a nightmare in New York. But I dont believe in this anymore, since I had a great and happy rental apartment experience with Tonya. We solved everything in just one day: finding an apartment, contacting the landlord, preparing a contract...then, I moved in second day. If I have another chance to find a house in New York, I would definitely reach out to Tonya again because she is a responsible, smart, professional, friendly, and diligent real estate agent."

          - Y.S. Bed Stuy
        • "I worked with Tonya in the fall of 2018. It was my first attempt at apartment hunting in Manhattan. The experience can be overwhelming and costly if you do not understand the rules of the game. Tonya keenly navigated me through the process. In the end, she was able to locate a fantastic apartment and negotiate a deal that worked for me, the prior tenant, and the owner. Above all, Tonya is honest, kind, and considerate terms that are not applicable to all in the NYC real estate market."

          - J.M. Upper East Side
        • "I wanted to thank you again for all that you did for us. It was truly a pleasure working with you and you really made the whole process (which we have both been through many times and do not typically enjoy) so so easy and smooth."

          - Anusha Y. Upper West Side
        • I had wanted to sell my co-op for several years, but no agent could find the right buyer for me, and I never felt that anyone was making an effort or treating me like a valued client. When Tonya spoke to me about marketing my co-op, she instantly won my trust with the kind of questions she asked and her sensitivity. Working with Tonya was a breeze. Several things set her apart from previous agents I had tried to work with: She listened to my story and my history with the property and the neighborhood, and used that information in conjunction with the facts available to her professionally to determine an attractive price point. Bringing her wisdom of the market, she helped me determine the best time to list it and schedule for open houses. She assessed how much staging would be necessary and took initiative in that area. She also worked with my tenants in a way that made them feel supported and therefore supportive of our goal to sell. The result: we had several offers over the asking price and the process to sale was smooth, thanks to her professionalism and great instincts. Brava, Tonya!

          - Catherine, Grand Concourse
        • "You are the best realtor ever!"

          - Johnathan D. Williamsburg
        • "I worked with Tonya when I first moved to Brooklyn from Louisiana, and finding her amidst the scams and schemes that make up rental searching in NYC was a miracle. She was completely understanding of of my situation, and didn't stop until she not only found me a place, but a great place I could call home.When I needed to break my lease due to unforeseen circumstances, I reached out to her once more and she went above and beyond to find someone to take over my lease. If you are looking for someone trustworthy, down to earth, and completely professional, don't look any further. Tonya is a delight to work with and takes away all the stress of the NYC moving process!"

          - Lyndsey Sunset Park
        • "I had the true pleasure of having Tonya Benham to help me sell my property in Brooklyn. This was no easy task, and I had spoken with other realtors who were not successful. From the moment I met Tonya, I knew she would not only get it sold, but she would handle things in the most professional way for me. She was tenacious at communicating all the right moves, she also spoke with me on a consistent basis, and you felt like you had someone who truly cared about your needs as a client. Within no time, my property was sold, and even with some complications, Tonya executed ideas and a seamless sale. I highly recommend Tonya Benham if you ever want to buy or sell a property. She's first class and has an upbeat personality."

          - J.C. Clinton Hill