Hillary Landau

Hillary Landau

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker | The Hillary's Homes Team
Experience

Awards

• 2021 Real Estate All Star, Westchester Magazine
• #1 Agent in Briarcliff Manor School District 2019
• Voted Best of Westchester, Westchester Magazine - Reader's Choice for Individual Realtor
• Platinum Award for Sales 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019
• Gold Award for Sales 2014 and 2015

Professional Associations

• Certified in Investment & Commercial Properties
• National Association of Realtors
• New York State Association of Realtors
• Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors
• Women's Council of Realtors
• Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service

Specialties

Buyer's agent, Listing agent, Relocation, Staging
Designations:
• Certified Buyer Representative
• National Association of REALTORS®

Education

• New York University, Masters of Social Work
• The American University, BA, Psychology and Criminal Justice
• The Highland School, Jamaica Estates, NY

Charity

• Executive Board Member of the Briarcliff Manor Chamber of Commerce
​​ • Board Member, Briarcliff Manor Education Foundation
​​ • Co-Chairperson of the New Families Committee assist in various PTA committees
​​ • Fundraiser for local charities such as the Ronald McDonald House at Maria Fareri Children's
​​ • Hospital/Westchester Medical Center
​​ • Club Fit Briarcliff // USTA Tennis Teams // Trump National Golf Club
About
Nothing makes me happier than connecting people and, through real estate, I find my joy bridging buyers and sellers.

Ultimately, the work of bringing together buyers and sellers is all about helping people navigate a major life change, in times both joyful and challenging. I offer my clients the highest standards and this extends to the network of professionals I refer to, from attorneys, title and insurance specialists to lenders and movers. My goal as your realtor is to ensure a wonderful transaction from start to finish.

My boutique approach encompasses not just selling a home but highlighting the quality of life in the communities I serve. As a lifelong New York City gal, I understand what it’s like to transition from the city to the ‘burbs. It’s my mission to help families settle into their new community feeling connected to everything – plumbers, painters, neighbors, babysitters, nursery schools, restaurants and even new friends.

When I list a home I bring my own team of strategic partners to stage and photograph the property with polish and professionalism, and this holds true across all price points. Beyond just listing the home on MLS, I take full advantage of social- and digital-marketing opportunities to attract the most qualified buyers. I stay on top of the latest research and analytics for my market and beyond.

By focusing on my hometown of Briarcliff Manor and the surrounding towns of Pleasantville, Chappaqua and Ossining, I’m able to offer unparalleled local insight. In addition, my carefully culled network allows me to refer clients interested in exploring other areas in the county, the state and across the country to like-minded realtors.

Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"I cannot say enough! Working with Hillary has been nothing but smooth and stress free. She is the sweetest person and very knowledgeable about the market. She will not steer you in the wrong direction and will work with you through the entire process. This was our first home and we had no idea how the process fully worked. It felt like a breeze since we had Hillary on our side! 100% recommended to anyone looking to buy in the Mount Pleasant area. She’s the best!!!!"

★★★★★
"Wonderful experience. Of all the agents we interviewed Hillary had the best insight on the market and how our home should be presented. She successfully guided us through each stage of the process and was a joy to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend Hillary to anyone who needs a full service real estate professional."

★★★★★
"Purchasing our new home in a very competitive market was an experience made far less harrowing thanks to the expertise, local knowledge, patience, kindness and good humor of our realtor, Hillary Landau. In the unlikely event that my family will be moving again any time soon, I would seek her out in an instant. From the very first showings through to our closing date, it was always delightful to have Hillary on our side."

★★★★★
"I’m not going to lie, I was HIGHLY DUBIOUS of working with ANY real estate agent as a buyer. I have a Zillow account, I was scouting the listings, and I was confident that I could find and close on the perfect house for my family. Man, I am glad I changed my tune! Working with Hillary turned my recreational, aimless, and amateur house hunting into a productive process that landed us in an amazing new home! From curating listings, to coordinating showings, making the right offer, closing, and finding local contractors to suit our needs Hillary was 100% on point. She made the process smooth, is knowledgeable about the neighborhood, and was super-responsive to all our questions. I would absolutely recommend working with her and her team! "

★★★★★
"Without a doubt Hillary and her team at Compass were thorough, professional and compassionate to our needs. When we first met she was very prepared, had local comparisons of similar sales and together we worked as a team to correctly price our home. She is extremely knowledgeable. We followed her lead on everything!! We worked with her team of experts to assist with staging, painting, moving furniture and she was involved EVERY step of the way. Selling a home can be very stressful with all the unknowns, but Hillary was very hands on and very responsive to all our calls and text messages. She was there when we needed her for sure. She's great to work with. We highly recommend Hillary and the Hillary Homes Team/Compass!!! "

★★★★★
"What more is there to say than what you’ve read in all of Hillary’s other reviews? We could not have found a better partner for our home search. Hillary was fantastic from the start. She educated us about the towns and different neighborhoods. When we found our house, she guided us through the purchase process, never pushing and always giving great advice. Through the contract to closing, she was always available to answer questions and even after closing, she gave us recommendations for home professionals as well as directed us to the best sushi and pizza in town. Buying a home is stressful, especially during these crazy times. Hillary’s knowledge, experience, and warm personality helped keep us sane. I would recommend her to everyone without hesitation."

★★★★★
"I would highly recommend Hillary for all of your real estate needs! She helped us close on our house in Briarcliff Manor and she was EXCELLENT to work with. Great person, excellent communicator, super responsive, very knowledgeable, and she tells it like it is! She is the exact type of person I would want to handle my real estate deal. We were new to the area, and to help us get settled into the community, she gave us great recommendations regarding local businesses and professionals and connected us with folks in the neighborhood - which was just an added bonus! I would definitely work with Hillary again, and would recommend my friends and family to her!" - Kristen

★★★★★
"Hillary is the go-to person for real estate needs! From Day 1 to closing, she was with us by providing correct guidance, provide suggestions on our sale process. She is very responsiveness and her team is excellent! "Listen to Hillary" :-) It is true and she will make things happen. We are very happy with her approach, knowledge, process, negotiation skills and many more to day."

★★★★★
"When we started looking for a home, we grew increasing disheartened by the process and had no idea why anyone would even need a buying agent. Then we met Hillary at an open house and the light went off: we were with the wrong agent! I called her that night and we began our new search the next week. As first-time buyers we had no idea what questions to ask, what to look out for, how and when to bid competitively, and most importantly, how to get a house that had the ability check all of our boxes. Hillary was able to provide the knowledge, objective perspective and guidance we needed to confidently make informed decisions throughout the entire process, and was a fierce advocate for us from day one to closing. We would recommend Hillary a million times over to any buyer or seller looking for an extremely professional, warm, whip-smart agent (with a strong GIF-text game to boot!)"

★★★★★
"Hi - We recently worked with Hillary on the purchase of our first home. She is knowledge, responsive and provided sound advice throughout the process. Hillary has a calm demeanor which is incredibly helpful during a sometimes stressful, emotional process. Hillary never pressured us to make a decision and provided good advice when asked throughout the process from putting in our offer to our final walk through. It was a pleasure to work with her."


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