Frederick P. Wohlfarth is a specialist in residential real estate who knows the real estate business from the ground up. Rick established Wohlfarth & Associates, his own Upper West Side brokerage firm in 1978, after five years of valuable experience in New York City’s vacant building program, as a developer and general contractor creating moderate and low-income housing in fringe areas. Rick also brings to the field professional experience in accounting — he’s a CPA who has worked for ten years with both a public accounting firm and a Fortune 500 company. As an investor in New York City buildings for co-op conversion and condominium development, Rick lives on the Upper West Side and thus has the advantage of knowing intimately the townhouses, co-ops and condominiums from Central Park West to Riverside Drive, from Columbia University to Central Park South, and he is knowledgeable about properties all over the city.

As principal of Wohlfarth and Associates, Rick emphasizes the following factors as instrumental to the firm’s success and solid reputation: personal interest and service, thorough knowledge of the market, good negotiating skills, honesty, and accountability. Rick is licensed in New York, Connecticut & Maine and has sold and leased over $1 billion worth of properties, ranging from luxury co-ops and condos, to lofts and mint condition townhouses. Fluent in Portuguese, Rick has expanded his real estate portfolio to include property in Brazil and has over the last decade developed an international clientele. He’s also extended his brokerage to Maine where he specializes in luxury waterfront property for the second home market.

Over the years, Rick has assumed a leadership position within the industry, formerly as Chair of the West Side Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), whose mission is to promote and uphold the highest professional standards of practice. Rick has also been a member of REBNY’s Deal of the Year and Public Relations Committees. Rick was the 2012 President of MANAR (Manhattan Association of Realtors) and sits on the council Board of Directors of FIABCI (The International Real Estate Federation – New York City Council). In addition, Rick is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPA’s. He is a frequent lecturer at numerous institutions including New York University, the City University of New York, and REBNY. Rick knows that buying and selling a home are important and complex financial and personal decisions, and his warm, no-nonsense straightforward manner reassures his clients. Diligently researching and co-broking throughout the city, he updates his clients and thoroughly prepares the necessary materials for successful presentations to banks and co-op boards. Rick likes to point out that the personal referrals from satisfied buyers and sellers have been instrumental in building his business and establishing his reputation.

Clients appreciate Rick’s patience, his clear and detailed explanations of the residential market, and the integrity that he brings to all transactions. He is recognized throughout the profession as a broker’s broker and he works diligently to uphold this proud reputation.

Current Listings

New York City Listings

    • For Sale

    For Sale
    Year built: 1926
    Maintenance: $3,101

    • For Sale

    For Sale
    Year built: 1901
    Maintenance: $1,780

Past Sales

Past Rentals


“From the outset of this daunting process of selling our co-op in NYC, Rick stood out as an agent whom we could trust and who had a great deal of experience. We interviewed several possible agents and Rick came prepared with a knowledge of our neighborhood and an impressive method for pricing co-op apartments like ours. He quickly won our confidence. Rick conveyed a genuine enthusiasm about our coop. With a photographer, he developed attractive ads and a great video that he wrote and narrated himself. We encountered some challenges due to unexpected dips in the real estate market, but Rick remained committed, developed new marketing ideas, and was always realistic and encouraging. RESPONSIVE always, returning texts and calls with lightening speed. We highly recommend Rick.”

Larry Zelnick

Rick Wohlfarth is the consummate real estate professional. He is market savvy, results focused, respected by his peers and possesses a finely tuned understanding of a client’s needs and concerns. When my wife and I made the decision to sell our home of 35 years, a property valued in the millions, we chose Wohlfarth over the several multi-office, multi-state firms who sought us as clients. It was a wise choice.

Rodney Alexander

My wife Brett and I have had the pleasure of working with Rick Wohlfarth in a number of capacities over the years, from both the buying and selling sides.

In 2000 Rick represented the seller of the West End Ave. co-op we ultimately bought. Although he did not represent us per se, his skill and professionalism in navigating a complex process of approvals was key to buying the unit. Rick represented us directly in 2013 when we sold this West End Ave. co-op for a very fair price, and through a process that took no more than 90 days from the moment we approached him. Rick also represented us in finding and negotiating the deal for the apartment we currently and happily live in.

Rick offered his seasoned advice and input throughout a process that at times can be tiresome and confounding. He takes the time to genuinely understand his clients and their needs from the outset, eliminating a lot of potential wasted time and frustration that often seems inherent to the business otherwise. Rick’s negotiating skills are second-to-none, and we know we can always trust that he will look out for our interests before theirs or any others. Rick is courteous and dependable, and perhaps most importantly realistic and candid.

We can’t imagine being involved in a real estate transaction without Wohlfarth and Associates.

Jacob Hill

Rick Wohlfarth successfully brokered the sale of our cooperative apartment, our beloved home of 23 years, and then the purchase of a new smaller one. Both properties are in NYC. He worked tirelessly and single-mindedly on our behalf to ensure that both transactions resulted in the best outcomes for us. Throughout, Rick demonstrated high professional standards and ethics, ensuring that we were fully satisfied with both the process and the ultimate results. During the course of the two years that it took to complete these transactions, Wohlfarth and Associates remained a constant presence in our lives and deftly guided us through the sometimes rough terrain of the New York City real estate market, even when we occasionally lost stamina. Rick’s great energy and enthusiasm easily rallied us into action and kept us eternally positive. As a client, I quickly grew to trust Rick’s invaluable insights and advice. He and his staff were always available to discuss, plan, or merely listen and never swayed from their role as our advocate. They kept us focused and on track. It was a pleasure to work with them!

Beth Handler

“When it came time to sell my UWS co-op, I knew Rick and his team were the best fit. Rick was very familiar with my building and the neighborhood. He managed all of the details as I was no longer in NYC. The digital presentation was beautifully done. The open houses were very successful. The sale went smoothly and Rick got me the dollar amount I was looking for. Thank you Rick!”

ME Grindi