100+ sales transactions
Over $65M in sales since 2016
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The Isil Yildiz Team is made up of three dynamic women who bring more than 20 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 home buyers across deals of all sizes. The Isil Yildiz Team's robust infrastructure, including a dedicated marketing associate and access to Compass's unparalleled resources and technology, ensures that clients enjoy a seamless and personalized real estate experience from start to finish. Since 2016, the Isil Yildiz Team has closed more than 70 sales transactions in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Isil Yildiz, the founding member of the Isil Yildiz Team, is completely dedicated to helping clients achieve their real estate goals. Whether representing buyers or sellers, she is committed to providing her clients with an exceptional real estate experience. As a recognized expert in New York City real estate, Isil is 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, but always dreamed of living in New York. After college at Yale University and law school at the University of Texas, she finally made the city her home. For six years Isil was a litigator advising clients and fighting battles for them in and out of the courtroom, and she brings this same client-focused advocacy to real estate. Isil's legal knowledge, coupled with her diligence and creativity, gets results no matter the curveballs or challenging market conditions. She is a fierce negotiator and a trusted advisor in all real estate matters. Isil and her husband Bill live in Gramercy, after six years in Cobble Hill.
Isabel Yerkes joined the Isil Yildiz Team in January of 2016. 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, including Morningside Heights, Hamilton Heights, Union Square, the East and West Village, Prospect Heights, and, most recently, Chelsea. Isabel loves everything about New York City and has a passion for working closely with clients to find them the perfect home. As an early member of the Isil Yildiz Team, Isabel was instrumental in shaping the team's approach to market research and marketing systems. Isabel is the ultimate data whiz, providing much of the market analysis for the team. Isabel is a former fitness instructor who taught at SoulCycle for over four years, and her dedication to health and wellness continues to be an important part of her life.
Leslie Diamond, the most recent addition to the Isil Yildiz Team, is a highly skilled agent with more than ten years of real estate experience. Leslie prides herself on having a truly client-centered approach ‒ she understands the art of listening and the importance of communication, which allows her to understand her client's goals through every step in a transaction, providing them with the very best service and solutions possible. Leslie's positive attitude and tireless work ethic are at the heart of what makes 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 has lived in many different parts of the city, including the Upper East Side, Washington Heights, the East Village, and Brooklyn. Outside of real estate, Leslie has worked in the retail, restaurant, and entertainment industries. She performed both nationally and internationally in the Broadway production of Rent before finding her home in real estate. Today, 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