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Years of Experience
After being personally recruited by Dottie Herman in 2006, John moved to Douglas Elliman where he brought a contingent of 50 agents to the Upper West Side office. In his fifteen years at Elliman, he oversaw more than $2 Billion in sales and managed three offices with more than 400 brokers. John excels in managing projects and motivating salespeople to bring out their personal best.
In New York, if we buy or sell residential real estate in the future, we will only contact one agent: Ami Rothschild. Ami was our buying agent in a highly unusual situation: we live abroad and knew the condo we wanted to buy because we had once lived in the same building and had kept watching that particular building online. We contacted Ami after we already knew the condo we wanted had come onto the market (the day before). She represented us in this extremely competitive environment that is Manhattan real estate: she filled us in on the comparative market and had us consider comparative properties (both in general in Manhattan and specifically in ...— Ben & Anne W.
We want to thank you for helping us sell our old apartment and buy our new one. We enjoyed working with you tremendously and we will recommend you to all our friends. During the selling process, we found your pricing and marketing strategy to be well-researched and well-executed. You were attentive to our concerns and a pleasure to have in our home over and over again during those busy few weeks. We were pleased, also, with the speed with which you found us a buyer and helped them get through the board approval and closing process. On the buying side, your thoughtful insights into the properties we visited were very helpful. You were on the mark in ...— Jennifer & Jim
I am writing to give Lorna Leibowitz with Douglas Elliman my highest recommendation. Lorna possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent Realtor® and has a tremendous “grasp” of the market and that intuitive feeling as to what a house is really worth and how well it will sell. She is diligent, responsive, very professional, and personable. She clearly takes pride in doing a good job. In my particular case as a seller of my home in the UES, Lorna recommended we initiate some minor upgrades as well as stage our apartment to maximize our sales price and sell the apartment quickly. Although it took some elbow grease to get the apartment read...— John
Ami Rothschild guided us through a complicated purchase of two co-op apartments that were later combined into one unit. She was professional and detail-oriented but, beyond that, her ability to keep our interests in the forefront while bridging gaps among the numerous parties was instrumental in our transaction coming to fruition. I can honestly say that without Ami, the deal may have fallen through. Ami excels at listening to her clients and delivering on their wishes. Her assessment and strategy are well thought out and grounded in her considerable experience and the realities of the market. We value and trust her opinions and her instincts so whe...— Dawn R. & Sandy Q.
Rene was great. He is dedicated to his work, always available to answer my questions, and kept everything moving until the end. I could not have gotten my condo without his help. He is quite knowledgeable about the market and he gave me many invaluable advice from price negotiation until closing. He even went out of his way to help me find a very good contractor to touch up my new apartment. On top of it all, he is a great person and very easy to talk to. My relation with Rene started 3 years ago when I was looking for an apartment. Unfortunately, my financing deals fell apart, and could not buy an apartment then. But Rene kept in touch with me afte...— Toshi
Lorna Leibowitz took us by the hand and guided my husband and I through the labyrinth that is "first time buying in Manhattan". What should have been an exhausting and complicated ordeal was made simple, accessible and remarkably seamless thanks to Lorna's professional acumen and attention to detail. She provided her expertise, and offered professional opinions and suggestions. She catered to our specific needs and smoothed over the nasty wrinkles that always come up in the paperwork of buying a home. We cannot thank her enough for making our first home a reality with the manner only exhibited by the best agents who are backed by decades of seasoned...— Kerri
We worked with Rene for over a year and experienced many seller-generated "bumps" in the road. Rene always analyzed the problem and came up with great suggestions to possibly address the issue. He was always working creatively to obtain the best solution to allow us to reach our goal of buying a brownstone. In addition, Rene has an excellent network of support service providers that can help the first-time NYC buyer to move the process along - inspection, legal and financial references that are of high integrity. He will get you to your goal whatever it may be! We are thrilled with our acquisition.— Jaye
Ami’s guidance with the estate sale of my father’s apartment was flawless. Her expert advice and calm demeanor made the entire process stress-free. She helped through every stage of the sale from the staging to the closing, with a keen attention to detail. Ami had a great sense of how to set up the apartment for maximum appeal, even bringing fresh flowers to the weekly open houses. Her professionalism and sound advice through the offering and negotiation process was a blessing, and we were very pleased with final sales price. Overall, the entire process with Ami was a huge success!— Gabrielle O.
Ami was the perfect broker when we bought our Manhattan apartment. She was always dependable with a gentle nature to guide us as first-time buyers. Her attention to detail made the coop board process seem effortless. When we were ready to sell our apartment, we called Ami again! Her sense of calm was just what we needed during a stressful time. She got us an above ask offer in a short amount of time! She even went above and beyond to negotiate the sale of our furniture with the buyer. She is our go-to broker for Manhattan!— Shawn L.
Lorna is fantastic! Identifying critical information quickly and closing in record time. Lorna is a true pleasure to work with! We are so incredibly happy with our dream co-op that Lorna made happen with her very particular "negotiating" skills and years of experience with NYC Co-op Boards. Highly recommend her for any real estate needs that you have! In addition to being a fantastic real estate professional, Lorna is a beautiful person inside and out!— Buyer
We appreciated how Rene managed the process to sell our house within an expedited time frame, how he organized Open Houses and private showings in a way that did not disrupt our family life, and how he integrated our requirements in the sale strategy. The house sold above the asking price in a very short time period, thanks, in large part, to Rene's dedication to the listing and ambition.— Seller
Ami sold our UWS apartment in less than 2 weeks! Our children are little, and she was always mindful to coordinate the showings and open houses to interfere as little as possible with our home routine. During all aspects of the process, Ami was very professional and efficient, getting all the paperwork ready, and dealing with everyone involved with kindness and grace.— Patricia S. & Luiz D.
Lorna was great to work with. Her knowledge about the neighborhood and the building was invaluable. She was a wonderful partner with the patience of a saint! especially with an ever-changing marketplace. Very grateful for her partnership and counsel throughout the process. Sold is a great word! Thank you.— Jennifer
Rene went above and beyond during the entire sale process and was always informative and attentive. Even during the current Covid situation, his responsiveness was always on point and provided the expertise needed to close the sale. Simple words cannot do justice as to how much I would recommend Rene!— Seller
Dear Ami, this is just a note to thank you for all of your help in finding and securing my apartment. I’d given up hope, to tell the truth: thank God you didn’t! I really appreciated your loyalty and meticulous attention to detail. Best wishes.— Richard S.
Rene sold our place after only 2 open houses and for more than asking price. He is extremely knowledgeable, easy to work with, and makes an unpleasant process effortless. I would highly recommend Rene if you need to sell your place.— Seller
Nancy was unfailingly positive, assertive when necessary and had the patience of a wise saint. I don’t think there is any other broker who could have facilitated this sale.— Roslyn G.
From the beginning, Nancy Cabrera was warm and friendly, reassuring in a realistic way, accommodating to our schedules and other needs. She’s an asset to your company.— Susan K and Lois U
I appreciated Nancy’s patience, perseverance and good humor during this long process. I cannot adequately express my thanks…I would love to work with her again.— Erin B
Nancy is the broker I worked with to both buy and sell my Harlem place. She’s thoroughly professional, very dedicated, not pushy, she knows Harlem inside and out and she’s great to work with.— Matthew T.
I affectionately call her Nancy Real Estate. She was wonderful to work with in so many respects - patient, hardworking, accommodating and knowledgeable. I recommend her to all of my friends.— Jenny G.
Nancy was tireless in her efforts to sell our home. Always present, she guided me through an emotional time with her hard work, energy, and understanding. It was a pleasure working with her.— Carol S.
Jill is a energy real estate professional who works to make sure she understands her client to perfectly match up the needs to the property. While always professional, she is personally sensitive, and that is a rare but effective combination of skills.— Barquin
Jill is not "just another broker". She has worked the Manhattan real estate market for years and possesses a valuable knowledge that works for both seller and buyer. Jill is hands down the best broker on the island!— Buyer & Seller
We worked with Jill on the sale of our old apartment and the purchase of a new apartment. At all times Jill was professional and responsive in dealing with various issues that we encountered (absolutely none of them due to her) and we were able to get everything resolved and moved on happily.— Seller
Jill has devoted her career to becoming an expert Manhattan real estate broker. She is very knowledgeable of the marketplace and also works tirelessly with her clients. She is also very detail oriented and expert at preparing Board packages and other things needed to ensure a successful closing. Jill was my agent when I both bought and sold the apartment noted below. I would highly recommend Jill to anyone looking to either buy or sell a Manhattan home.— Buyer & Seller
My experience working with Jill was a dream. I listed my co-op with Jill and she took care of every detail. From hiring an expert photographer to staging the apartment for showings. She vetted any potential buyers to be sure they could pass the co-op board. Finally when the perfect buyer came along Jill negotiated a price that I was very happy to accept. Jill is a fantastic broker and I confidently recommend her to anyone that asks!!— Seller
Elena helped us to go through a difficult 6 mo home buying process and found an opportunity to move forward even in the dead-end situation. We really owe to her.— Buyer
Elena worked with me back in April 2012 when I was relocating from another city. Within 2 days she found me a perfect apartment meeting my requirements. She also helped me to look after the paperwork and served as a negotiator between the landlord and myself. Excellent service. I would highly recommend Elena.— Michael F
Elena was my classmate at NYU MS Real Estate Investments program and I asked her to be my broker on a purchase of 3BR condo apartment. Elena was very efficient and a sharp negotiator, which helped me to get a good price. She also referred me to a great attorney and a mortgage person. It was a one stop solution for me, everything went smoothly and on time, and I am happy that I choose her to represent me in this important transaction of my life.— Peter K
Got us the offer we wanted on our Upper West Side apartment in less than 2 weeks. She was on top of the process from our first conversation to the closing, gave very helpful staging and renovation suggestions and got us the price we wanted.— Seller
Working with Elena Ravich on the purchase of this expensive coop apartment was the best experience my husband and I have ever had with a realtor. Due to frequent relocations and complicated family situations, we have purchased 5 other properties in the last 12 years, so we have some basis for comparison. And we are not easy clients, so any realtor has a challenge in dealing with us! We are too busy to speak much on the phone and often ignore emails, and we hate to be nagged or pressured, but we also don't want to miss out on important information or developments. Elena struck the perfect balance and never nagged but did keep us informed and reminded...— Marilla O. & Marc F.
When looking for our new apartment to call home, John Cheserie, couldn't have made the process any easier. He kept us informed every step of the way. He went above and beyond to make sure the process of moving was enjoyable. We are so thankful for his help and know who to call if we ever move again!— Summer M.
Ellen is the broker everyone needs when they’re looking for a new home…smart, savvy, and the ultimate advocate. I had not moved in 21 years so I truly valued Ellen’s financial thinking and neighborhood guidance. Her design eye – as impressive as her business smarts – enabled me to see how a studio apartment would work since I had to downscale from a one bedroom. In fact, without Ellen, I would’ve passed over the apartment that I absolutely love now! Ellen was tireless in handling every question with the management company and made the entire process seamless. If you want both a broker and an advocate to find a new home, work with Ellen!— Erin
Ellen Silverman, a knowledgeable and experienced broker, helped me find a lovely apartment at a good price on the Upper West Side. She was unfailingly patient, supportive, and responsive. I especially appreciated that she was never pushy with me but did prove to be a great advocate on my behalf in discussions with management to secure the apartment.— Nancy
Ellen is an honest, diligent and caring professional, who will give you an accurate assessment of each listing she shows you. Clients receive the benefit of her financial background and lifetime knowledge of Manhattan. Her design skills are an added bonus for sellers as she will both stage and sell your property!— Jeanne
Ellen was a strategic, compassionate, and significant ally in my search for a new home after I got the devastating news that I had to vacate my beautiful artist’s loft after 25 years in Midtown. I was crushed and overwhelmed by the daunting task of finding a suitable and affordable new home to rent in Manhattan. Fortunately I had Ellen’s calm and diligent guidance to show me what was possible. More than just a tour of spaces, she gave me hope. I was not an easy client, because in such despair. But her thorough, patient, good-hearted, and knowledgeable help saved me. Ellen is The Top Real Estate Agent to call upon to navigate the challenging and comp...— Flash
I've heard such horror stories about navigating the New York market, and I'm happy to say that Ellen ensured that our search was a smooth one. We initially liked the first apartment she showed us, but changed our minds the next day. After explaining to Ellen what we wanted, she promptly got back to us with options that fit our requirements. Never did she push a place we weren't comfortable with, which happens at times with other agents. When we came across buildings she wasn't responsible for, she quickly found a connection and got us a showing. I've worked with quite a few agents in the past and Ellen is, without a doubt, the best I've come across....— Debrah
Ellen Silverman was extremely helpful when it came to the approval process, especially since she lives in the building and knows all of the board members. I had a certain time frame to move and Ellen communicated that information to the management company. Ellen also is available to answer any questions I have even after the application process. I would recommend Ellen as a broker because she listens to what you need, she provides several options and answers any questions you have during the search and application process.— Connie
I first met Susan while shopping for a home in New York City. I had tremendous trouble finding a place that fit my needs. After seeing about 35 properties I was able to secure a Condo in Brooklyn. She made sure that she would be at each appointment, even if it meant her taking the train for almost two hours. It was my first purchase, and Susan made me feel comfortable enough to understand everything until closing. I want to thank you again, Susan. Without you, I would not have been able to achieve a lifetime dream. If you are looking for a Real Estate Agent that will REALLY PUT YOUR INTERESTS FIRST, please contact Susan Skinner.— Sean J. Villalba
We love working with Alyse Kenny. She made our search for the perfect Upper West Side pied a Terre a wonderful experience!— Jihong Zong and Yiliang Chi
Alyse. Belated thank you for all the work you have done for us and the wonderful gift (we cannot stop eating 😅😅) cannot thank you enough for guiding us through the complicated process and hiccups! Again and again thank you so much for your patience. If we decide to sell or purchase another property, I will contact you!— Miho
We loved working with Alyse Kenny! She found us an OFF MARKET property that exceeded our expectations, then negotiated on our behalf to get it within our budget! If you want a SUPERSTAR real estate agent you can trust, that always goes above and beyond, you want Alyse Kenny!— Allie G. and Nick B.
"Thank you for everything you have done. I know you carved out a lot of your time to spend with me, and dealing with my property. I am extremely appreciative of that and know this is the beginning of a wonderful relationship! You really did an amazing job finding my and Amanda's Home. Nadia, Thank you again”— Nicole
"Nadia, Thank you so very much for all of your hard work and efforts. I know, we closed this deal only because of your patience and dedication. It would have never happened without you. Again, a big thank you from all my family!”— Beata
"Be a foreigner and dream of New York .After visiting an international real estate exhibition in Gostiny Dvor. My parents and I met the representative of MIEL Company. He convinced us that we are having the right dream. He gave us brochures and provided with detailed information about standing offers. We were offered to meet with his partner in New York to look for the available real estate offers. Nadia Dilendorf personally called us and we agreed to arrange a meeting. We’ve met with Nadia in New York. She turned out to be not only competent and knowledgeable real estate broker, but a wonderful and pleasant person as well. She had thoroughly plan...— Julia
"In this review we would like to write about the job Nadia Dilendorf has done. We are glad that we were lucky enough to meet and work with such great real estate broker as Nadia. We can state that Nadia is doing a vast amount of work. One of the positive qualities of Nadia is her ability to analyze facts, gather necessary information and on the basis of that make well balanced decisions. Nadia shows her abilities by reviewing various options, choosing the most suitable and thus satisfying clients’ requests and needs. When working with clients Nadia gets to the bottom of things, separating important from the unnecessary. Very often we used to rely ...— Valery, Angelica, Marina and Harry
"We would like to express our sincerest gratitude towards Nadia Dilendorf. Her tenderness and sense of tact were with us the whole three months while the transaction was commencing. Nadia’s communicational skills, her ability to grasp the heart of the matter, understand the needs of her clients; quick reaction to any offer, ability to coordinate the involved parties makes you understand you’re dealing with the high class professional, an expert in her area. Her professionalism is undeniable, her passion and love towards her work and such personal qualities as kindness, sincerity, willingness to help and satisfy any need of her client proves that w...— Viktoria and Sergey
John is known for his supportive communication style and team-oriented approach. During his career, John has developed the skills that enable him to deal with any problems that may arise in a real estate transaction. Contact John & his team today!