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Elana Streim's extensive knowledge of New York City residential real estate is unparalleled. In an ever-changing market, she extends the highest level of counsel and progressive thinking in order to stay ahead of the curve, earning her a long track record of success for both buyers and sellers alike, and a reputation for being an expert in her field. She has received numerous industry accolades including the 2016 Gold Award from her previous firm.
For sellers, her effective pricing, strong negotiating skills and customized multi-channel marketing plan for each property serves her well in generating a smooth and successful sale. For buyers, she listens closely to her customer's specific needs and applies her vast market knowledge to identify the best possible opportunities. She provides her customers with the knowledge and insight to make informed decisions about their home purchase. As a result, buyers have consistently sought her advice and trusted her judgment. Elana's customers span from first time buyers to international investors, as well as those looking for a change in lifestyle. Her biggest pride is the fact that many of her original clients not only continue to buy and sell with her, but also refer her to others.
Elana is known amongst her clientele for her keen ability to assemble a co-op board package, one of the most sensitive, detailed, and critical pieces of the home-buying process. Her board packages are airtight - consistent, complete and easy to understand. "Making a good first impression is critical when applying for a co-op." Her meticulous nature and eye for detail ensures that her buyers are being properly represented from both a personal and financial perspective.
Elana's ability to help ease clients through one of the most important milestones in their lives has been the consistent theme throughout her professional career. A classical violinist since 4 years old, she formed her own boutique entertainment company at the age of 14 serving as both a performer and a musical consultant for weddings and marriage proposals. Her ability to tailor each event to a couple's specific vision has made her a leading source for creative entertainment in New York. Originally from New York, Elana graduated summa cum laude from Binghamton University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Mandarin Chinese. Her experience working in an international Chinese real estate law firm based in Shanghai only solidified her deep interest in real estate and international affairs.
”It is somewhat problematic to write a review when all the superlatives have consistently been used in previous reviews concerning Elana. I can only confirm what has already been said. She is everything I have read and more. If there were six stars she would be deserving of that profile. For background, as the executor of mom’s estate, I required a wise motivated individual that was capable of handling a multitude of personalities and complex logistics, who could work well under an impatient executor that was looking for a seasoned negotiator with a confident demeanor. Not only did she possess all the aforementioned but she also brought to the table “top of the line problem solving”. After interviewing a wide cross section of real estate companies, the decision to engage Elana as our selling broker was a slam dunk. Elana, made the process incredibly smooth because she does her homework and knows her marketplace cold. On top of that and just as important, Elana knows how to interact with a full range of support personal such as the building super, doormen, lawyers, movers, trade professionals, and staging personal, etc. It’s her capacity to engage people and give them her full attention that makes her so special. Even if she has six things happening at once she will make that one person on the other side of the conversation believe that they are the most important concern for that moment in time. That is a special talent which very few people possess. Whether the person reading this review is a buyer or a seller really doesn’t really matter because in either case you want the best person for your team! Elana is that person. She represents “high standards and high values”. What more could you ask for! p.s. mom’s apartment sold in one week’s time without issue.”
- David Frankel – Upper East Side Seller
”By way of background, I met with over two dozen Selling Agents when looking to buy a home in NYC between 2015-2016 -- they ran the gamut in age, skill, and style. None of them impressed me to the point where I wanted to work with them as a Buyers Agent; in fact, while there were several variables at play, the one constant was that I was planning to *not* use a Buyers Agent. Having a background in real estate investing and a familiarity with the NYC residential real estate market, it seemed like an unnecessary cost and a clear potential savings opportunity. After seeing an apartment that Elana was the Listing Agent for, it was obvious that she was the most knowledgeable Sales Agent I had met over the prior two years. She was incredibly detailed oriented, she acknowledged all of my concerns in a straight-forward way, and had knowledgeable responses that made it apparent how she had researched the building, its financials, its zoning, even the wiring throughout the kitchen, and had thought about creative solutions to potential issues. The apartment wasn't the right fit but I was convinced that if I were to work with a Buyers Agent, I would be in capable hands. After seeing several additional apartments, Elana found the perfect apartment that met various requirements. She was the first to say it wasn't a good fit or call out an issue, even when it wasn't in her best interest to do so -- a rare quality among any Salesperson. Despite a series of negotiations with the seller and several opportunities for the deal to fail, Elana helped keep the deal on track, remained very involved, offered honest and thoughtful insight and advice, performed very diligent follow ups, and went above and beyond to make the process as seamless and painless as possible. She was a consummate professional throughout the entire process, even following up post-sale with thoughtful updates on market comps. I could not recommend Elana more strongly.”
- Mike – Upper East Side Buyer
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