Alyssa Morris

The Corcoran Group
Highlight: Hard-working, patient Brooklyn agent with a good eye; a rising star

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Contact Information (646) 200-5802

Vital statistics

Concentration:
Representing Sellers 50%
Representing Buyers 50%

Geography:
Brooklyn

Price range:
$500k to $1m, $1m to $3m

Lifetime deals: 54

Sales 2006: $8 million

Sales 2007: $16 million

Sales 2008: $12 million

Background

Education:
Brown University, BA

Second languages: None

Professional memberships:
Real Estate Board of New York

Active Agent since: 2006

Designations: Senior Associate Broker

Awards

Member of Corcoran's Multi-Million Dollar Club, 2006-2008

Articles/publications

"Grin & Share It" - NY Post, 2007

Specialties

Generalists »

My area of focus is two to three bedroom apartments and townhouses in historic brownstone Brooklyn, especially those surrounding Prospect Park. I handle sales in these areas ranging from $200,000 to $2 million. I have expertise in Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens and am familiar with many other great Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Parents »

I enjoy helping parents find homes that fit their needs for space, location, amenities, and style. The bulk of my sales have been two to three bedroom apartments and townhouses -- offering space for a growing family.

Townhouses specialists »

Having bought and completely renovated a four-story historic house two years ago, I am always excited when someone is looking to sell or buy a townhouse. I love the architecture of Brooklyn's townhouses and all of the details that go into making it a home. I have knowledge of construction and renovation from my own personal experience and from my extensive design background. This enables me to assist people through the process from seeing potential in their space, to finding reputable contractors and understanding costs, to advising on what kind of upgrades will present the largest challenges.

New condos specialists »

I have experience selling developers' new condos in challenging markets, so I understand how to price and stage units to make the best impression possible. On the flip side, I also have completed many new condo deals for my buyers. I understand buyers’ concerns and the details that go into making a purchase in a new construction building. I can walk them through each step in the process, including inspecting the building to ensure it is solidly built, advising on what to look out for in an offering plan, recommending lawyers that have experience with sales in these types of buildings, understanding potential delays, and highlighting special closing costs that often go along with a new construction purchase. This ensures that there are no unexpected surprises in the end.

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Agent's personal statement

I have a personal enthusiasm for the neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Originally from Cambridge, Massachusetts, I came to Brooklyn ten years ago and have since bought and renovated two Park Slope apartments and a four-story house in Lefferts Manor. Having bought and sold properties of my own, I understand the importance of making the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. I truly enjoy helping people through what can seem like a stressful process.

 

After graduating from Brown University, I worked for many years as a Creative Director for a major book publisher. This experience enables me to bring a unique perspective to the buyers and sellers with whom I work. I understand visual space, have an eye for aesthetics, and can help buyers visualize the many options available within a property. My marketing experience also gives me the background to help sellers prepare their property for the best impact possible. Most importantly, my husband and I often work as a team. One of us is always available and our complementary personalities help us work easily with many situations and all types of people. We have calm personalities, are organized and detail-oriented, energetic, and extremely devoted to projects we take on.

 

We place a great amount of importance on loyalty and trust in all of our dealings with others. Because of this, we form long-lasting, trusting relationships -- a quality that is so important when you are buying or selling your home and your investment.

Recently sold

Address: Type: Bed: Sqft:
107 Rutland Road Townhouse - -
113 Sterling Place Co-op 1.0 1000
113 Sterling Place Co-op 1.0 1000
115 Eastern Parkway Co-op 1.0 650
120 Boerum Place Condo 1.0 1080
140 8th Avenue Co-op 1.0 800
145 Van Dyke Street Townhouse - -
153 Lafayette Avenue Co-op 2.0 -
15th Street Condo 2.0 1575
1735 Caton Avenue Condo 1.0 535
192 West 9th Street Townhouse - -
20 Plaza Street East Co-op 1.0 900
20 Plaza Street East Co-op 1.0 700
21 Butler Place Co-op 1.0 -
210 Berkeley Place Co-op 2.0 -
218 Lincoln Place Co-op 1.0 700
220 Berkeley Place Co-op 1.0 800
220 Berkeley Place Co-op 2.0 -
2233 Caton Avenue Condo 2.0 979
2233 Caton Avenue Condo 2.0 979
2233 Caton Avenue Condo 2.0 977
2233 Caton Avenue Condo 2.0 979
233 East 4th Street Townhouse - 1740
233 President Street Co-op 3.0 1200
25 Plaza Street West Co-op 1.0 800
25 Plaza Street West Co-op 1.0 -
25 Plaza Street West Co-op 2.0 1200
251 7th Street Condo 1.0 -
270 5th Street Co-op 3.0 -
27A Jackson Place Townhouse - 1700
30 Main Street Condo 2.0 1494
357 4th Street Condo 3.0 1278
363 7th Street Co-op 2.0 900
363 7th Street Co-op 2.0 800
37 7th Avenue Co-op 2.0 1150
37 7th Avenue Co-op 2.0 -
372 15th Street Condo 2.0 925
376 15th Street Condo 1.0 -
378 7th Street Co-op 2.0 1000
399A Prospect Ave Townhouse - -
405 2nd Street Townhouse - -
412 11th Street Co-op 2.0 -
420 12th Street Co-op 2.0 1200
420 4th Street Co-op 1.0 715
426 Sterling Place Co-op 1.0 650
441 10th Street Townhouse - -
446 12th street Condo 4.0 2000
456 Prospect Avenue Co-op 2.0 -
51 East 2nd Street Townhouse - 2220
535 Dean Street Condo 2.0 1350
656 Carroll Street Co-op 2.0 1000
759 President Street Co-op 2.0 1000
784 Carroll Street Co-op 3.0 1700
862 Carroll Street Condo 2.0 755
94 Wyckoff Street Condo 2.0 -
943 President Street Co-op 2.0 -
951 President Street Co-op 1.0 880
Lincoln Place Co-op 2.5 875
Rutland Road Townhouse - -

Our summary of
Alyssa Morris

"Alyssa works very hard for her clients and is particularly good at following-up on issues and opportunities. As a buyer's agent, she does not put undue pressure on her clients and is very patient. For sellers, given her design background and her personal experience in renovating properties in Brooklyn, she's good at identifying hidden value that can be unlocked through targeted renovations."

TopAgentGuide™ editors

 

Verified reviews (9)

“Alyssa was very patient and attentive. We felt comfortable working with her.”

Criswell L.

Posted July 20, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

When my wife and I learned that we were expecting our second child, we decided that we wanted to upgrade to a larger apartment. We had a lot of preferences in mind regarding our new property, and Alyssa was very patient and attentive to what we were looking for. In the past, we hadn’t always found that sort of patience in other brokers, so we were very impressed by Alyssa’s understanding. We felt comfortable working with Alyssa, both professionally and personally, and we never hesitated to ask her any question that presented itself during our search. We’ve already recommended Alyssa to a number of friends. She really made us feel like our needs were more important than the transaction, and the fact that she stuck with us on and off for over a year is evidence of that.
“Alyssa's aggressive marketing of my apartment in a dead market was instrumental in the sale.”
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Krisztina J.

Posted July 21, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

When I got married last year, I was very excited to be moving, but I wasn’t looking forward to selling my apartment in a dead market. I am very glad to have selected Alyssa to be my agent, and I’d definitely recommend her to others. From the start, she marketed the apartment very aggressively and advised me as to how to price the apartment. Within a month, we had three separate offers, but Alyssa never pressured me into taking any of them if they seemed too low for me. She was genuinely interested in helping me sell my place, and she did a great job of it. She was assertive with potential buyers, and friendly with me. She maintained a level of professionalism throughout the process, and she was always available if I had any concerns. Alyssa was truly instrumental in selling my apartment, and I can’t express how thrilled I am to have worked with her.
“Reliable and thorough agent who gave me peace of mind.”
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Kimberlee A.

Posted September 10, 2009. Verified September 27, 2009.

When my husband and I found out we were expecting our first child, we decided to upsize our home. I’d worked with a couple of real estate agents before, and in all my experiences, I had done most of the follow up with my own questions. My past agents weren’t around when I needed them, and I even had to track them down a few times to get the answers I was looking for. Alyssa changed that. I’d known her for a number of years, and with our most recent move, I decided to contact Alyssa to be my broker. She was the first agent I’ve worked with who I felt was really working for me and keeping my best interests in mind the entire time. Especially in this market, that gave me a peace of mind that I hadn’t experienced in real estate before. She took care of everything with the purchase, even the small details I hadn’t expected her to notice. The process was quick and easy. I would absolutely recommend Alyssa to family or friends. She was a great help in a stressful time for my family.
“She was the driving force behind the search for our home.”
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David C.

Posted July 20, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

My wife and I worked with many different agents before finding Alyssa, and she was the first and only person who not only showed a genuine interest in what we were looking for, but also made a real effort to show us only the properties that matched our criteria. Some of the other agents only showed us apartments that they were hoping to sell and often waited for us to recommend a property we were interested. On the other hand, Alyssa sent us daily reports of new listings that she thought we might like. She was really the driving force behind our search, and we appreciated that. We ended up finding a great apartment that suited our needs perfectly, and we were very happy with Alyssa’s performance throughout the process. We would absolutely recommend Alyssa to others. We’ve already done so with friends and colleagues, and they’ve subsequently thanked us for the referral.
“An agent who looks after you through each step.”
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Erin M.

Posted September 10, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

Alyssa is a wonderful agent. I think it’s difficult to find an agent willing to work exclusively with a buyer and represent their interests, but Alyssa did just that. Because I was a first time buyer when I worked with her, I was hoping to find an agent who would keep my concerns in mind, and I feel like Alyssa looked out for me the entire time we worked together. Even though the purchase was a relatively small one, she took enormous amounts of time to ensure that I was handling everything in the best way possible for my future and to answer any questions or concerns that I had during the process. I’ve already given Alyssa’s contact information to a number of friends who are considering buying. She really sets herself apart from the rest of the market.
“With Alyssa's help, despite the awful market, we went into contract within three weeks of listing our apartment.”
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Rebekah M.

Posted July 20, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

Alyssa made everything about selling our apartment very easy. She did a truly excellent job laying the grounds to sell the property quickly, and even in this market environment, we went into contract just three weeks after first listing. Alyssa really impressed us during the negotiations. She was never intimidating to our buyers, and was honest regarding what she thought was best for both us and them, which is why we’d recommend her to both buyers and sellers. She was accessible and personable, which really helped our buyers feel comfortable, too, and kept the deal moving forward. Our experience with her was absolutely great.
“Insightful guide who is patient, and understanding”
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Andrea I.

Posted July 24, 2009. Verified October 5, 2009.

I have nothing but good things to say about Alyssa. When my partner and I decided to buy a house, we hired Alyssa to help us both sell our co-op in Brooklyn and purchase the new property. We’ve dealt with many real estate agents in the city, and Alyssa was one of the few who actually felt human to work with. She has a great personality, and offered insightful guidance rather than pressuring us into a decision before we were ready. Whenever we wanted to take time to weigh our options, Alyssa was patient and understanding. I have already recommended Alyssa to friends, and I’d continue to do so to anyone who asks. She’s a truly gentle and caring person.
“Alyssa made me feel well-informed and knowledgeable with my first purchase, and she guided me through every step of the process.”
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Tina M.

Posted October 7, 2009. Verified October 7, 2009.

My experience working with Alyssa was excellent. She was very professional and helpful, especially for a first-time buyer. Through the entire process, she remained patient with me and explained every step of the purchase to me, which made me feel well-informed and knowledgeable about my decisions. She also guided me in the right direction regarding my decisions, and made sure I did everything correctly. Alyssa was calm and thorough with her work, as well. I have already recommended Alyssa to friends, and I would absolutely recommend her again.
“Alyssa is relentless. She is much better than any other agent I've worked with.”

Laura C.

Posted July 21, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.

Alyssa is what I would call a go-getter. She works hard, keeps herself extremely organized, and keeps a professional attitude no matter what situation she’s put in. All of these qualities make her a real pleasure to work with. What I found even more impressive about Alyssa is that she really listened to what I was hoping to achieve by selling my apartment, and she worked through a number of negotiations to get me the price I was hoping for. Because of her relentless work, I’ve already recommended Alyssa to several friends. I think it’s very difficult to find an agent like her, and she’s definitely much better than any agents I’ve worked with in the past. Once she understands her clients’ goals, she doesn’t stop working until she reaches them, and I think that’s a truly admirable quality to have.