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About

Brandon and Elaina thrive on being an all encompassing resource. With careful precision they seek out the perfect properties for their clients, then provide them with elevated white glove service, handling every facet of the transaction, alleviating any stress, and negotiating on their clients' behalf as though it was their own money. They are the Dynamic Duo who help turn your dreams into reality. On the sale side, Elaina is a designer and will help reposition, de-clutter, and stage your property to make it appeal to a broader spectrum of buyers, sell quickly, and generate a higher profit.

Elaina Kats - Working as a creative director in the fashion industry for over 20 years, Elaina developed her business skills and knowledge that were to form the foundation for her future success in real estate. However, it is Elaina's personal work ethic that makes her shine. Originally from Russia, Elaina has lived in Rome and traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and Turkey and has been residing in NYC for the past 25 years. She is fluent in a variety of languages including English, Russian, French, Spanish, and Italian and works exceptionally well with international clients. Relationships with all clients, and delivering a superior level of service, is key to her approach.

Elaina's spot-on instincts, attention to detail, and the art of being able to match her clients with their perfect home have landed her major success in the real estate industry. She will go to great lengths to find the ideal fit for her clients in both uptown and downtown Manhattan. Her invaluable wealth of knowledge and expertise in all areas of Manhattan property market, including co-ops, condominiums, townhouses, and new developments of the city is unparalleled. She knows what the NYC housing boards are looking for in their packages and gets her clients through the process seamlessly. Having raised a son in Manhattan, Elaina is also particularly sensitive to the lifestyle requirements of today's busy families.

Her single-minded focus paired with superior client skills has earned her a reputation for professionalism, perseverance, and determination. Elaina will make your experience of purchasing or selling a home pleasurable, not stressful, and guide you through every step of the process smoothly and effectively.

Brandon Michaels - Brandon's expertise in sales and his modern approach, strong work ethic, and integrity are the foundation of his successful career. Combining an extraordinary range of experience in luxury sales and the highest level of customer service, Brandon delivers exceptional results to every client he serves.

A resident of the Upper East Side, Brandon focuses on luxury properties throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. Brandon’s broad business background makes him the right choice. Whether working with first-time buyers or sellers or securing the perfect investment property, Brandon ensures that the transaction goes through as seamlessly and efficiently as possible, quickly assessing the clients’ needs and presenting them with a wide range of options that suit their lifestyle and budget.

Prior to real estate, Brandon had a successful career in the fashion industry which allowed him to travel extensively and make strong global connections.

Brandon’s real estate business is built upon extraordinary instincts, keen negotiating skills, attentive service, sound advice, innovative solutions, and relentless work ethic. His attention to detail means that all marketing materials are strategically designed and beautifully executed. Property showings are thoughtfully staged, prepared and organized, and co-op board packages are flawlessly executed.

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