Leila Yusuf

Leila Yusuf

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson | Licensed as Leila Hotho Yusuf

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Lynne and Nelson Soares
We had the pleasure of working with Leila Yusuf during our condominium purchase in August/September 2013. She was representing the seller and ended up being the sole broker on the sale/purchase. Leila was a pleasure to work with and handled the entire deal in a very professional, knowledgeable and thorough manner. She was instrumental in making the process smooth from beginning to end. Leila was always on top of things and, in fact, was a few steps ahead. She was pro-active and carried us through from beginning to end. As an additional bonus for us, Leila went beyond the call of duty and, even after the closing, has been very helpful with all aspects of our move into the apartment. We would gladly recommend Leila to anyone who is looking to either sell or purchase real estate.

I’ve known Leila Yusuf since 2004. In 2008 after saving for years I discovered an apartment that I was interested in purchasing. I knew that Leila had a real estate license and she was the first person who came to mind. I trusted her to guide me through unfamiliar territory or buying an apartment in New York City. It was a decision that I was glad I made. Leila proved to be knowledgeable of the New York real estate market. She was able to recommend a lawyer and a banker. She kept me in the loop with everything that was going on and advised me on obstacles that occurred during the purchasing process. Leila was fiercely in my corner when the economy began to suffer and I can honestly say that if it were not for her help I would currently not be a homeowner. Leila was someone that I could honestly talk to and she gave great unbiased advice that was not based on how my decision would impact her. She called to see how I was doing emotionally and her hard work and concern for me has only strengthened our relationship. I would without hesitation recommend Leila to anyone that I knew who was searching for an honest, compassionate, smart and friendly real estate broker.

Zachary Noteman
Leila recently helped us sell our co-op unit in Harlem and we could not be happier with our experience with her. First off, Leila got the pricing right. We started with the right price and despite other similar units in our building coming onto the market at a cheaper price, we did not drop our price based on Leila’s recommendation. In the end, our unit sold for very close to the asking price while the cheaper ones are still on the market.
In addition, Leila was fantastic at helping us navigate all the hurdles that came up throughout the process. It is an extremely difficult and slow moving process to get approval from HPD and HDC (both from the seller and buyer side). Leila quarterbacked the whole process and quickly dealt with any setbacks as they arose. From the time the application was submitted by the buyers, we closed in less than four months which is lightning fast for HPD and HDC! Furthermore, Leila was very responsive to our concerns and helped us stay positive through the whole process (despite the stress!). It was a great pleasure working with Leila and I highly recommend her especially to those in a NYC subsidized apartment. If you want someone to get the job done, Leila is the one!


In affiliation with The Leonard Steinberg Team Leonard is responsible for over $3 billion in transactions.


Leila is part of The Leonard Steinberg Team, which is consistently ranked as one of the top ten teams in the United States the Wall Street.
About Leila

"I do my best to see things from my buyers', sellers' renters', and developers' points of view. "

When you live and breathe your work, success ultimately follows. A true consummate real estate professional, Leila is a member of The Leonard Steinberg Team at Compass. Lead by Leonard Steinberg, his team is responsible for over $3 billion in transactions and is consistently ranked as one of the top 20 teams in the United States by the Wall Street Journal.

Working side-by-side with the most respected real estate brokers and industry professionals in the city, Leila's services are based on trust, kindness, performance, and honesty in every aspect of each property transaction I handle. These values are important to Leila. It is her fervent commitment to maintaining these qualities that have kept her clients, ranging from first-time buyers and sellers to multiple-dwelling owners to seasoned investors, unquestionably loyal. From a $300,000 co-op to a $10 million penthouse, Leila always delivers the absolute highest level of service.

Leila is a Manhattan and Buckscounty, PA resident New Hope & Doylestown Suburbs. Who takes great pride in her profession, providing clients with the highest level of discretion, trust, and loyalty, plus a vast knowledge of today's unique market.

Over her 13-year real estate career, Leila is responsible for over $100 Million in transactions, condos, townhouses, co-ops, New development, and Suburbs homes. 

As a seller's agent, Leila provides a marketing service that is both unique and effective, embracing the digital age, enhancing the exposure of the property, and thereby maximizing the best price. Her clientele ranges from first-time sellers to seasoned multiple-dwelling owners of multi-million dollar homes.

As a buyer's agent, listening skills, patience, honesty, and attention to detail are key to keeping your customers loyal and helping them realize their dreams. She always tells her buyers I want you to sleep well at night and never have to regret anything…being herself and putting her client first.

She is a skillful negotiator and a talented, hardworking individual who has earned not only outstanding results for her clients but has also secured an excellent reputation within the real estate industry.

In 2010 Leila broker a deal by cold calling the owners of townhouses for 11 months in the upper and coming area now known as East Tribeca, with a New Development Project, "Tribeca" Acquisition: $10 Million and anticipated project sellout of $34 Million. Leila recognizes that buying or selling a home is not only a personal and emotional experience but, in many cases, the single most important financial decision one can make.

She helps ease this process by being herself. Leila was born and raised in Kenya and came to America at age 19 to attend the University of Massachusetts, where she studied hospitality and management. Before entering the real estate industry, Leila had a very successful career in the restaurant business, where she worked in management for well-known chefs Jeffrey Zakarian and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Also, she is an owner of a few restaurants chain. When not with clients, she is a proud mother, mentoring newcomers to the business, and loves running, hiking great peaks around the world, sailing, spinning, skydiving, cooking, traveling, and yoga. She is currently working with IT-Project, an organization whose mission is to provide digital education resources to public schools in Kenya.

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