A native of Seoul, South Korea, Helena came to the United States to attend college at the University of California Irvine, where she earned her BS degree in Information and Computer Science. She subsequently excelled in the computer field as an information technology manager and software engineer for many years, a career which ultimately brought her to Manhattan in 1989. Fluent in her native Korean as well as in English, Helena enjoys working with both a local clientele as well as overseas customers looking to own a property in this wonderful city.
After raising her two children on the Upper East Side, Helena made the natural transition to real estate. Her successful former profession provided her with an exceptional ability to analyze issues and find appropriate solutions, and to effectively manage projects from beginning to end to attain the best outcome possible. Helena uses these skills and her professional experience to bring buyers, sellers and properties together. She listens carefully to people's needs, utilizes the extensive resources available to her to search for and market homes, and then orchestrates a seamless deal so everyone walks away feeling rewarded.
Helena understands the purchase, renovation and sale of property, having personally undergone the process herself several times. She enjoys helping customers and clients through what can often be a stressful process. Outside of work, Helena stays busy volunteering as a docent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She loves to go to operas and listen to classical music, participates in several book clubs, and even makes time for the occasional run in Central Park. Having served as an officer in Joint Schools Activities, an association of NYC private schools, she is knowledgeable regarding all aspects of New York City private schools.
"Helena was superb in absolutely every aspect. Her care, her attention to every detail, her expertise, her ability to work with people from all walks of life, her immediate responses, and her ability to obtain the best possible results in every detail are invaluable. It is rare to find someone of this caliber." - Sarah G.
"I can’t imagine that there is a more professional, informed, intelligent and helpful real estate agent in the tri-state area.
Helena started by listening carefully and understanding (even more than me!) what I was looking for in an apartment – my price range, the type of dwelling and neighborhood, but she also understood what I could undertake in terms of renovations. Then she carefully selected enough, but not too many apartments and promptly arranged showings. She accompanied me to all showings and asked questions that I may have missed. Once we selected an apartment, she had excellent recommendations for lawyers, contractors and decorators to help me assess all the costs that would come with the purchase. She walked me through every step of the board package, thoroughly and patiently answering or researching every question and concern that I had. Then when additional concerns arose, she firmly renegotiated for me while still maintaining an open and respectful relationship with the sellers. She was my advocate every step of the way." -Joan T
"Helena Park has been my New York realtor on two separate occasions and I can honestly and heartily recommend her sterling professional skills to others. She is focused, alert and informed and always tasteful and courteous in every dimension. Her perceptive and easy, honest conversational style make her the ideal partner in the complex New York real estate market.
Thank you for this opportunity. Helena was, and always will be, top shelf and of great value to those who are fortunate enough to work with her." - James M.
"I worked with Helena both when I purchased and sold my first home. During my search to buy, Helena was so patient and understanding as I had needed to stay within a specific budget and also required my out-of-state father to co-sign. This is very difficult especially in New York but Helena found a variety of great places for me! The most important priority for her was to see us happy and confident with our final decision.
I loved the apartment we ended up purchasing and have many happy memories living there. A few years later when I decided I was ready to move back to LA, it was a no-brainer that Helena would be the agent to help us sell.
The buying and selling process can be very overwhelming and challenging but Helena was amazing at walking us through the entire way both times!" - Janice K.
"I have worked with Helena Park for a number of years with properties in New York and the Hamptons. She is honest, hardworking and understands the micro economy of New York’s real estate market. Helena gave me balanced advices in my best interest and I can trust her without question. I would use her services whenever I am buying real estate anywhere. I highly recommend Helena Park to anyone buying real estate in New York." - Maureen M.
"Helena is very professional. We have worked with other senior level real estate agents in the past in Manhattan and Nan compared to Helena. She is super conscientious. Three steps ahead of everyone else. And Helena Sincerely cares - as if she was moving into the apartment we were buying." - Julie F.
"She was great! She promptly answered questions and helped me navigate the complicated approval process for the apartment I rented. I would recommend her to anyone!" - Adam
"... we thought of you and your invaluable energy, meticulous hard work, persistence and guidance throughout our buying AND selling processes!
Thank you so much for all you've done for us -- we could not be happier with our new home and neighborhood, and pinch ourselves every day over how well and smoothly everything worked out.
We are your biggest fans!" - Andrea