Phyllis Crosby

Phyllis Crosby

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


Residential Real Estate
New York City, Since 2017

Design Build Experience

  • Redesigned and renovated a Harlem apartment, to create a second common space for a family of three.

  • Completed an extreme makeover of a suburban home moving staircases, enlarging windows and bumping out the roof to expand the space.

  • Completed the outfitting (walls-in new construction) of two Shanghai apartments including a penthouse suite.

  • Participated on the design team for The twocities Art Gallery in Shanghai China, contributing to the overall project and was specifically responsible for the catering facilities which she later oversaw as the gallery events caterer.

  • Participated in the design of three separate office spaces.

  • Designed several custom features including steel and glass staircases, fireplace mantles, bathroom cabinetry, glass doors. custom milled trim, wood paneling made from antique doors. Outdoor designs included lamp posts, patio and fire pit.


Michigan State University
Bachelor of Arts, College of Social Sciences
Client Testimonials

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"As first-time buyers in the Manhattan market, we faced a host of unknowns when we began our apartment buying process.  Phyllis was simply outstanding in leading us from offer to closing.  She is knowledgeable, accessible, courteous and inscrutably honest.  We highly recommend Phyllis as your full-service real estate broker in this byzantine market known as Manhattan." - Brian & Cathy

"Working with Phyllis on the sale of our apartment was wonderful! As first-time sellers, she made the process comfortable and easy - from pricing to staging to market strategy. She truly went above and beyond, personally helping us to stage the apartment and engaging excellent vendors when needed (photography, staging). The property we sold had some complicated restrictions and she seamlessly worked with our board, city agencies and management company. Not only did we get an excellent price from a great buyer, but all in just a few months’ time. Thank you, Phyllis." - Heather

"Phyllis was a great partner in finding the home of my dreams. What I really appreciated about working with her was her kindness, determination to find me a place that I would be absolutely happy in, and patience during the whole process. There were times when I thought I would not find anything and if it weren't for Phyllis that might've been true, but her persistence and great attitude really helped me find what I was looking for. I thank Phyllis for all her help and knowledge in this process and recommend her to anyone looking for their next dream home.." - Dustin

"I recently purchased a co-op on the Upper East Side for my daughter. In the process of looking at apartments, my daughter met Phyllis Crosby, and told me she had a good feeling about this agent.

Phyllis exceeded our expectations.  She was always pleasant, a good listener and never pushy. Over the course of a couple weeks we saw 19 apartments, and we fell in love with one of them.

I have never lived in NYC nor owned a coop, but Phyllis walked me through the 
whole complicated process.  She was always professional and respectful yet 
at the same time she was extremely easy to work with. Phyllis always answered my questions quickly and thoroughly, providing guidance throughout the whole process.

I highly recommend Phyllis Crosby as a realtor and will certainly use her 
again if I ever buy or sell real estate in NYC again.
" - Joyce

About Phyllis

Phyllis helps people find homes they love. She strives to provide her clients with the highest level of service and is committed to finding property in which they can thrive. She is an attentive listener with an intuitive sense of space. Phyllis is consistently positive and authentic to all of her clients, whether they are a first-time home buyer or an experienced seller.

Phyllis has lived in New York City, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, China and is energized by cities. She enjoys people from around the world, and because of her nearly 20 years living in Asia, brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to both local and international clientele.

While in Asia, Phyllis served with several non-profits providing help to orphans and other vulnerable people. She also co-founded the twocities art gallery, a beautiful art space in Shanghai, dedicated to emerging artists.

Phyllis Crosby lives with her husband Scott in Harlem, New York. She has two college-age kids and a really cool poodle named Chocolate. In her spare time, Phyllis likes to travel, hike, read, and practice hospitality.

Phyllis Crosby’s Listings

Listed By Compass
Leases Out
2 BD
1 BA
850 SF