Isil has been quoted in Brick Underground "Where to Buy and Not in NYC" on good investments for new buyers
Isil holds first-time home buyer seminars for companies across the City; prior to real estate, she was an attorney specializing in white collar criminal defense & investigations and securities litigation.
Isil is fluent in Turkish.
B.A. in Political Science from Yale University (2004); J.D. with honors from University of Texas School of Law (2007).
Yale class secretary (Class of ’04); Board Member and Director of Communications for Yale NYC.
Dedicated to helping her clients realize their individual goals, Isil provides an exceptional real estate experience whether buying, selling, or renting in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and beyond. Isil's thorough understanding of the intricate residential sales and rental process and in-depth market knowledge makes her a trusted advisor for her clients ranging from first-time home owners to experienced investors. Since 2014, Isil has closed more than 60 sales transactions across countless neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn and has extensive experience in coops, condos, single family homes, and multi-family properties for both end-users and investors.
Isil works with many first-time home buyers and regularly presents home-buying seminars at various companies, lenders, and financial advisory firms. Her goal is to make a daunting process transparent and easy by educating her clients on the overall process at the onset and explaining all intricacies throughout. Isil also helps her clients assemble a top-notch team (attorney, mortgage professional, insurer, inspector, etc.) and manages the process to ensure a smooth closing.
Originally from Turkey, Isil moved to Texas at age 10 with her family, but always dreamed of someday living in New York. After earning a BA in Political Science from Yale University and a law degree from The University of Texas, Isil moved to her dream city to practice law.
Isil was always fascinated by New York City's architecture and distinctive neighborhoods -- and most enjoyed being a trusted advisor and fierce advocate for her clients. After six years as a litigator, Isil was inspired to marry these passions and leave behind the law, devoting herself to helping countless people make their homes in her adopted city and guiding them through the most important purchase (or very consequential sale) of their lives. She brings to residential real estate the same qualities that defined her time as a litigator: diligence, attention to detail, and thoughtful analysis and advice.
Drawn to its parallel mission of making real estate more seamless for the consumer through technology, Isil joined Compass in May 2015. She soon formed the Isil Yildiz Team, bringing on Isabel Yerkes in January 2016. In its first year, the Isil Yildiz Team completed 26 sales transactions totaling over $25 million in sales volume.
Isil and her husband Bill recently moved to Gramercy, returning to Manhattan after six years in Cobble Hill, after stints in Nolita, the West Village, and Union Square. In her spare time, Isil is busy renovating and decorating her log home in Greenwood Lake, NY and hosting dinner parties at her home in Brooklyn. She is also an active Yale alumna, serving as Class Secretary of Yale College Class of 2004 and Director of Communications of Yale.NYC, where she spearheaded the rebrand from YAANY, including development of the social media campaign, new website, and all communications strategy.
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