Yvonne Stafford was born in Harlem, USA. She holds a Masters Degree from New York University where she majored in the multi-disciplinary arts and theatre.

It was while she was teaching Communications at Hunter College; CUNY that she realized her heart was in the community, not the university. So she has spend the next thirty years as a wife, mother, event planner, store owner, writer, professional development coach, commercial real estate broker – successful and happy – making money, having fun, giving back.

Ms. Stafford studied real estate at New York University. After being trained at some of the leading brokerage houses downtown, in 1983, she established Stafford International Realty which today boasts of being a good thing in a small package. SIR is one of the leading commercial real estate brokerage companies in Harlem. Ms. Stafford, affectionately called the real estate doctor, by many of the small business owners she has advised along the way, has taught real estate at City College and Brooklyn College.

Ms. Stafford, has been a lifelong heath advocate and in 2011 became the author of “From Fast Foods to Slow Foods: How to Wake Up Laughing”. She founded the Natural Living Institute, an organization the helps people help themselves to excellent health. She is an active advocate for holistic approaches to health. She is a health coach and event producer.

Ms. Stafford is Chair and manager The Cooperative Business Association- Harlem Branch (TCBHarlem), which serves as a catalyst for community empowerment, economic development and social change. She currently serves on the Boards of The Harlem Business Alliance, The Greater Harlem Real Estate Board, Birth Fathers Support Network, and Sugar Hill Communications Institute.

Her relationship though real estate with many emerging and established business led her to become aware of and motivated to do something about the failure rate and lack of holistic support of African American businesses in not only in the Harlem community where she lives and works, but nationwide. 

In 2019, she founded Nation Equities Fund LLC, which is a New York based private real estate investment fund. Our mission is to generate a positive economic, social, health and environmental impact in historically Black communities while seeking to offer investors a competitive financial return, at or above market rates for real estate investments.


A Different Approach

After entering real estate over 30 years ago, Yvonne realized that she didn’t like the status quo in the realty company she was working with. She wanted to spend time with her clients, to learn about their needs, wants and dreams. The look on her clients’ faces when she showed them the perfect home was well worth the extra hours it took to locate it.



Home Buying Made Easy

Are you tired of dealing with real estate agents who are more interested in their schedule and commission than in helping you buy or sell a home? If you’re looking for a wonderful, easy real estate experience, Stafford Realty Group is your answer. From subdivision sales to property management, we can meet all your real estate needs.



Quality Over Quantity

Setting out on her own, she made a pledge that we still honor today: Quality Over Quantity. At our real estate firm, it’s more than a few words, it’s our company culture. We want to know just the bare minimum of what you need in your new home, we want to know what your dream home is like. Whatever your needs or desires, we’ll find it for you.


Commercial Real Estate Broker

Yvonne Stafford has experience in all aspects of real estate including buying, developing, selling, brokering, and private consulting to individuals and companies for over thirty years.

We’re there to meet all your needs. At Stafford Realty Group Inc, you’re more than a customer – you’re family!


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