brooklyn hearth


How We Work:

Attentive Service: Our boutique agency provides highly detailed attention and service. From the initial meeting to the closing, we work closely with buyers and sellers every step of the way to help make every real estate transaction as smooth as possible. Our experienced, friendly staff provides unparalleled support to our many first time and repeat buyers and sellers.

Exposure: Our listings appear widely and have been featured in the New York Times “On the Market” and “Recently Sold” columns. Our friendly and straightforward agents have gained the trust of countless clients and customers who often tell us, “We’re so glad we met a broker we’re comfortable working with.” As a result, we have developed a strong repeat and referral business, far exceeding industry standards. In our experience, nothing gives sellers and buyers more confidence than working with a knowledgeable, experienced “local”. As we’ve grown, many people from other Brooklyn neighborhoods have pulled us into their areas to sell their homes.

Ideally located on Cortelyou Road and Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn Hearth is a gateway to the Brooklyn neighborhoods in which we work, and live. We’re only minutes away from showing and selling your property.

Our History:

Jan Rosenberg co-founded Friends of Cortelyou in 2001, and then Brooklyn Hearth Realty in 2004 to further expand her urban research into action in her own neighborhood. Efforts to revitalize Cortelyou Road took off once Brooklyn Hearth opened, igniting the dormant local co-op market in Ditmas Park and attracting more customers than anyone expected. Neighbors Rebekah Carver & DeAnna Lenhart joined Brooklyn Hearth as agents then quickly became full partners in 2006. Together DeAnna, Rebekah, & Jan established Brooklyn Hearth’s uniquely collaborative and straightforward business model.

We chose the name “Brooklyn Hearth” to convey the warmth and centrality of a fireplace hearth, just as our many contributions to local schools and projects reflect the role we play in Brooklyn’s neighborhoods.

We proudly support the following neighborhood organizations:

  • PS 139 (Playground Renovation & Chess Club)
  • PS 217 (Arts Program)
  • FDC (Flatbush Development Corporation)
  • CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams)
  • CoRMA (Cortelyou Road Merchants Association)
  • Friends of Cortelyou
  • Ditmas Park for Haiti
  • Prospect Park Alliance
  • Greenest Block in Brooklyn
  • Arts Gowanus
  • South Brooklyn Shakespeare
  • 78th Precint Youth Council