About Isil Yildiz Team
The Isil Yildiz Team brings more than 23 years of combined experience in New York City real estate. Their extensive market knowledge and expertise in navigating complex transactions make them invaluable advisors for their clients ‒ ranging from experienced investors to first-time homebuyers across deals of all sizes. The Isil Yildiz Team has closed more than 100 sales transactions in Manhattan and Brooklyn surpassing over $100 million in sales volume. No matter your needs, the Isil Yildiz Team can help you achieve your real estate goals.
Isil Yildiz, the founding member of the Isil Yildiz Team, is dedicated to helping clients achieve their real estate goals through an exceptional and seamless experience. From the very first meeting, she aims to arm her clients with the necessary tools and knowledge to formulate the best strategy and reduce the stresses associated with a complex and consequential transaction. Isil, a former litigator, is a fierce advocate and negotiator for her clients and has become a recognized expert in New York City real estate, frequently invited to speak at home-buying seminars hosted by private companies, lenders, and financial advisory firms.
Originally from Turkey, Isil grew up in rural Texas and moved to New York after completing college at Yale University and law school at the University of Texas. Isil and her husband Bill live in Gramercy, after six years in Cobble Hill. Isil joined Compass in 2015 where she grew her team to include four other exceptional women bringing a wide range of experiences and strengths to better serve their clients.
Isabel Yerkes is the team’s data whiz and was instrumental in shaping the team’s approach to data analysis and marketing systems. A native of Northern California, Isabel moved to New York City to attend Columbia University and has been a New Yorker ever since. She has lived all over the city and has a passion for working closely with clients to find them the perfect home. Isabel is a former fitness instructor who taught at SoulCycle for many years, and her dedication to health and wellness continues to be an important part of her life.
Leslie Diamond is a highly skilled agent with more than ten years of real estate experience. Leslie’s positive attitude and tireless work ethic make her an invaluable asset to anyone buying or selling a home in the city. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Leslie moved to New York City after graduating from Kent State University with a BFA in Musical Theater. She performed both nationally and internationally in the Broadway production of Rent before finding her home in real estate. Leslie lives in Dumbo with her husband Eugene and their son Lucas.
Our Clients Say it Best
"Isil first impressed me because of her genuine interest in and ability to discuss the real estate market and trends in different neighborhoods, and she kept impressing me with her attention to detail, consistent follow-up and availability to move the process diligently along." - Katherine, buyer of a Hamilton Heights co-op
"I had a wonderful experience working with Isil and her team selling my home in the East Village. Their work was fast, focused, and thorough. I always felt in the loop and empowered throughout the process. I've recommended her to several friends since, and would do so for anyone looking to have a successful real estate transaction in New York." - Maha, a repeat client who moved from Manhattan to Prospect Lefferts Gardens
"Isil walked us through every step of the home buying process and consistently offered creative suggestions and advice. It's not easy these days to buy an apartment in Brooklyn, but Isil really helped guide us through it all. She really knows the market and understands how to make a deal. Isil also has an extensive network (mortgage agents, lawyers, architects, etc.) who are pros and were of great help to us. We cannot recommend her highly enough." - David & Sarah, the new owners of a beautiful Park Slope condo
"We had a wonderful experience working with Isil. She is very knowledgeable and always accessible to her client. She kept us informed throughout the whole process. We are looking forward to working with her in our next real estate endeavor." - Qiao, seller of a Morningside Heights condop and purchaser of a condo in Astoria