Lorna Leibowitz

Lorna Leibowitz

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Specialties

Fine Homes Specialist and Certified Negotiation Expert®
As a recent graduate of the Seniors Real Estate Institute, Lorna has developed a valuable niche, serving the needs of seniors as they transition from their current home to their next phase of life.
Former Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser®
Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Consulting, Staging

Education

Seniors' Real Estate Institute - Graduate 
Lorna is a graduate of the Seniors Real Estate Institue having completed all of the coursework. 

C.W. Post College - Graduate
Client Testimonials

★★★★★
"I am writing to give Lorna Leibowitz my highest recommendation. Lorna possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent realtor and has a tremendous “grasp” of the market and that intuitive feeling as to what a house is really worth and how well it will sell. She is diligent, responsive, very professional and personable. She clearly takes pride in doing a good job. In my particular case as a seller of my home in the UES, Lorna recommended we initiate some minor upgrades as well as stage our apartment to maximize our sales price and sell the apartment quickly. Although it took some elbow grease to get the apartment ready to show, we immediately had multiple offers during our first showing and accepted a bid well above our asking price within two weeks of listing our home with Lorna. It would be hard to envision someone doing a better job than Lorna or being anything but happy in choosing to work with her. Lorna’s perfect balance of knowledge, drive and enthusiasm will get the job done for you while exceeding your expectations!/i>" - John

★★★★★
"Lorna Leibowitz took us by the hand and guided my husband and I through the labyrinth that is "first time buying in Manhattan". What should have been an exhausting and complicated ordeal was made simple, accessible and remarkably seamless thanks to Lorna's professional acumen and attention to detail. She provided her expertise, offered professional opinions and suggestions. She catered to our specific needs and smoothed over the nasty wrinkles that always come up in the paperwork of buying a home. We cannot thank her enough for making our first home a reality with the manner only exhibited by the best agents who are backed by decades of seasoned experience." - Kerri

★★★★★
"Lorna is fantastic! Identifying critical information quickly and closing in record time. Lorna is a true pleasure to work with! We are so incredibly happy with our dream co-op that Lorna made happen with her very particular "negotiating" skills and years of experience with NYC Co-op Boards. Highly recommend her for any real estate needs that you have! In addition to being a fantastic real estate professional, Lorna is a beautiful person inside and out!"

★★★★★
"Lorna was great to work with. Her knowledge about the neighborhood and the building was invaluable. She was a wonderful partner with the patience of a saint! especially with an ever changing marketplace. Very grateful for her partnership and counsel throughout the process. Sold is a great word! Thank you." - Jennifer

★★★★★
"We want to thank you for helping us sell our old apartment and buy our new one. We enjoyed working with you tremendously and we will recommend you to all our friends. During the selling process, we found your pricing and marketing strategy to be well-researched and well-executed. You were attentive to our concerns and a pleasure to have in our home over and over again during those busy few weeks. We were pleased, also, with the speed with which you found us a buyer and helped them get through the board approval and closing process. On the buying side, your thoughtful insights into the properties we visited were very helpful. You were on the mark in recommending buildings to visit, and your awareness of the changing Harlem market helped us reach a good decision. In addition, connecting us with financial institutions from which to pick was important. We’ve now been in our new home a month, and we are so happy with the way it all worked out. And to think, we only started this process at Thanksgiving. What a quick six months! Again, thank you, and do not hesitate to refer anyone to us for a more personal recommendation if that would be helpful." - Jennifer and Jim


About Lorna

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Lorna Leibowitz has consistently been ranked among the top 10% of all New York City brokers. In her more than 25 years in the business, including her former career as a New York State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser, Lorna prides herself on helping her clients maximize their real estate return. In the high stakes world of Manhattan real estate, Lorna provides the expertise that goes beyond "street easy" to "street smart," enabling her clients to achieve a successful conclusion to their transaction.

As of January 1, 2022, Lorna joined Compass as a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker. For the last ten of those years, John Lawrence was her Sales Manager. Recently John made the move to Compass, and now heads The Lawrence Team. Lorna is thrilled to have joined forces with him in order to provide exceptional customer service.

When working with sellers, Lorna sets herself apart from other brokers by strategically positioning their home for sale. She moves swiftly and with precision to maximize the sales price. Her top-tier contacts include designers, stagers and marketing professionals. Lorna uses her finely honed skills to make sure that her sellers’ listings receive the best possible first impression. Lorna takes advantage of all the latest technology, including staging (whether live or virtual), as well as professionally-drawn floorplans and recommended alternative floorplans when needed. When the presentation is perfect, Lorna utilizes all the appropriate selling outlets, including video tours and social media.

When working with buyers, Lorna works tirelessly to find them the perfect property. Sometimes that means exploring different neighborhoods or uncovering a property not currently on the market. When negotiating on a buyer’s behalf, Lorna relies on her tough negotiating skills to help her clients secure the best price and terms, without overpaying. Her contacts in the mortgage field are tops and can provide creative lending solutions.

As residents and owners of a Manhattan condominium, Lorna and her family enjoy taking advantage of the many cultural and recreational opportunities our City has to offer. In the past several years, Lorna has expanded her reach to include areas outside of the City. The professional contacts she has developed also enable her to help her clients as they pursue their real estate dreams outside of Manhattan.

Lorna Leibowitz’s Listings

1/10
Listed By CompassVirtual TourOpen: 4/21 12:00PM - 01:30PM

$835,000

Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Square Feet
1,046
1/7
Listed By CompassVirtual TourOpen: 4/21 01:30PM - 02:30PM

$588,000

Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Square Feet
720