Elaine Clayman

Brown Harris Stevens
Highlight: Extremely hard working, experienced (2,000+ deals) and tenacious broker

Photo

@@Name@@

Contact Information (646) 200-5802

Vital statistics

Concentration:
Representing Sellers 65%
Representing Buyers 35%

Geography:
Upper East Side, Midtown East, Upper West Side

Price range:
$1m to $3m

Lifetime deals: 2,000

Sales 2006: $55 million

Sales 2007: $70 million

Sales 2008: $30 million

Background

Education:
City College of New York, BA; Hunter/Lehman College, MA; IONA College, Cert. in Financial Management

Second languages: Spanish

Professional memberships:
Real Estate Board of New York

Active Agent since: 1987

Designations: Associate Broker; Managing Director; Brown Harris Stevens Relocation Specialist Certificate

Awards

#1 Broker: Highest Volume of Sales - Brown Harris Stevens, 1988 - Present

 

#1 Listing Broker of The Year: Most Exclusives Received - Brown Harris Stevens, 1988 - Present

 

#1 Relocation Broker of the Year - Brown Harris Stevens, 2004-2005

 

Brown Harris Stevens Cirlce of Excellence, 2007-2008

 

Top 3 Listing Agent - The Real Deal, 2004

Specialties

Generalists »

I am focused on helping sellers and buyers between $1 million and $20 million. I win the award every year for selling the most properties for my firm, Brown Harris Stevens. I have been a top NYC broker for over two decades and have formed a remarkable team of "functional specialists" who are able to offer their expertise to each of our clients. My team has sold properties everywhere in Manhattan.

Penthouse specialists »

For the past two decades, I have identified and sold the ultimate penthouse apartments in New York City. From the top of Time Warner to Sutton Place, Park and Fifth Avenue and all of the avenues between the Hudson River and the East River, I offer my clients the personal care and attention needed to buy and sell the most unique and prestigious properties. My creativity, focus, perseverance and team structure ensure that your home will receive marketing through Christie’s Great Estates, Important Residential Properties Magazine and the Luxury Homes section in the New York Times Magazine. I have been featured in the press because I have sold some of NYC's most unique properties. If you want to work with a true penthouse expert, please give me a call -- I look forward to meeting you!

New condos specialists »

Part of my team's education incorporates visiting new construction sites so that, at any given time, my brokers are intimately familiar with new developments and their unique and special features. My team's vast knowledge of new condo developments enables our clients, both local and foreign, to compare apples to apples and make the right decision for their needs. My team prides ourselves on educating our clients about the new condo market -- especially if our clients are new to the city.

Family-sized apt. specialists »

I have handled a vast number of 3-6 bedroom homes throughout Manhattan. I truly love finding large homes and placing families referred to me through our Christie’s Relocation affiliation. Relocation clients want to know everything about their new neighborhoods and I simply love doing the research on schools, culture, shopping and more. My research keeps me fresh and the customers informed. My sellers love seeing the effort put into creating brochures that speak to not just the apartment but the neighborhood lifestyle. Selling large homes to families suits my creative energy and benefits buyers and sellers. I once almost talked a seller into staying!

Spanish »

I am focused on helping sellers and buyers between $1 million and $20 million. I win the award every year for selling the most properties for my firm, Brown Harris Stevens. I have been a top NYC broker for over two decades and have formed a remarkable team of "functional specialists" who are able to offer their expertise to each of our clients. My team has sold properties everywhere in Manhattan.

Video profile

Agent's personal statement

After over two decades of successfully honing my skills by selling over 2,000 properties, I consistently receive awards for selling the most properties and exclusives for Brown Harris Stevens. I also receive numerous awards for Relocation and Referral Sales.

 

I have a unique team with a special model. The Elaine Clayman Group works as a team of “Functional Specialists.” What does this mean? Each licensed staff member focuses on different aspects of the process. We have three specialists: Client Relations, Marketing and Transaction Management.

 

Our Sales Associates are dedicated to selling the properties as well as monitoring every single property on the market and bringing their knowledge to our buyers and sellers. As a result, no one is ever turned down for an appointment allowing sellers the most exposure. The promotional initiatives and dedicated marketing campaigns brought to our sellers are creative and unique.

 

When showing properties, my Marketing Team highlights features using lighting, staging and other presentation techniques which create an inviting, comfortable atmosphere for buyers. Our clients’ referrals have been our greatest compliment.

 

The professionalism, integrity and unique business model of the Elaine Clayman Group stands out in the field. I am continually sought out by major media outlets and industry associations as a leading residential real estate expert and "thought leader." Most recently, I was named by New York Living Magazine as one of New York City’s “Premiere Brokers” as well as the Real Deal that featured me as one of the “Top Three Listing Brokers” in Manhattan. In 1998 former Mayor Ed Koch was my spokesperson.

 

I look forward to working for you and bringing you our expertise!

Recently sold

Address: Type: Bed: Sqft:
10 East 70th Street, 8B - - -
10 West 15th Street, 1622 - - -
10 West 15th Street, PHF - - -
10 West Street, 23A - - -
101 West 12th Street, 9Y - - -
11 Riverside Drive, 12ME - - -
110 East 87th Street, 3A - - -
110 East 87th Street, 3B - - -
111 East 88th Street, 5EF - - -
1165 Park Avenue, 7C - - -
120 East 87th Street, P4G - - -
120 East 87th Street, P6C - - -
120 East 87th Street, R24B - - -
120 East 87th Street, R24C - - -
120 East 87th Street, R28A - - -
120 East 90th Street, 8C - - -
123 East 75th Street, 12C - - -
130 Barrow Street, PH502 - - -
130 East 63rd Street, 10E - - -
130 East 63rd Street, 12E - - -
130 West 19th Street, thE - - -
132 East 35th Street, 13G - - -
132 East 35th Street, 14A - - -
132 East 35th Street, 18C - - -
132 East 35th Street, 18K - - -
135 East 83rd Street, 6B - - -
136 East 36th Street, 5G - - -
136 East 76th Street, 15A - - -
136 East 76th Street, 15A - - -
139 East 33rd Street, 15H - - -
145 East 15th Street, 7D - - -
145 East 48th Street, 24F - - -
145 East 48th Street, 8F - - -
145 East 76th Street, 2B - - -
15 Broad Street, 3322 - - -
150 West 56th Street, 3111 - - -
151 East 85th Street, 10D - - -
155 East 34th Street, 14GH - - -
155 East 38th Street, 6D - - -
157 East 72nd Street, 10E - - -
157 East 72nd Street, 4H - - -
159 Madison Avenue, 10BC - - -
159 Madison Avenue, 2A - - -
159 West 53rd Street, 34G - - -
16 West 16th Street, 12FS - - -
160 East 38th Street, 12C - - -
160 East 38th Street, 17H - - -
160 East 38th Street, 28A - - -
160 East 38th Street, 3B - - -
160 West 66th Street, 28G - - -
165 Christopher Street, 5D - - -
165 West 66th Street, 16L - - -
166 East 61st Street, 16K - - -
166 East 61st Street, 19G - - -
166 East 61st Street, 9G - - -
170 East 88th Street, 4D - - -
170 East 92nd Street, 1D - - -
170 West 89th Street, 5D - - -
170 West End Avenue, 10C - - -
174 East 74th Street, 5B - - -
175 West 93rd Street, 1B - - -
175 West 93rd Street, 2J - - -
179 East 79th Street, 10B - - -
181 East 73rd Street, 8D - - -
188 East 64th Street, 1105 - - -
188 East 64th Street, 2203 - - -
2 Tudor City Place, 6D/S - - -
20 East 35th Street, 11G - - -
20 East 35th Street, 11K - - -
20 East 35th Street, 12C - - -
20 East 35th Street, 12F - - -
20 East 35th Street, 15J - - -
20 East 35th Street, 2E - - -
20 East 35th Street, 2F - - -
20 East 35th Street, 2LM - - -
20 East 35th Street, 4F - - -
20 East 35th Street, 4F - - -
20 East 35th Street, 5J - - -
20 East 35th Street, 5L - - -
20 East 35th Street, 6A - - -
20 East 35th Street, 6A - - -
20 East 35th Street, 6L - - -
20 East 35th Street, 7G - - -
20 East 35th Street, 7J - - -
20 East 35th Street, 8C/D - - -
20 East 35th Street, 9E - - -
20 East 35th Street, 9K - - -
20 East 35th Street, 9L - - -
20 East 68th Street, 4G - - -
200 East 32nd Street, 15E - - -
200 East 32nd Street, 20E - - -
200 East 32nd Street, 25E - - -
200 East 36th Street, 16B - - -
200 East 57th Street, 14G - - -
200 East 74th Street, 7F - - -
200 West 79th Street, 15F - - -
201 East 28th Street, 15H - - -
201 East 28th Street, 15L - - -
201 East 66th Street, 8H - - -
201 East 79th Street, 8C - - -
203 East 72nd Street, 6B - - -
203 East 72nd Street, 9B - - -
205 East 77th Street, 11H - - -
205 East 78th Street, 9J - - -
205 Third Avenue, 10J - - -
205 Third Avenue, 18D - - -
205 Third Avenue, 4E - - -
205 Third Avenue, 7D - - -
205 Third Avenue, 8V - - -
205 West 54th Street, 10E - - -
205 West 54th Street, 1E - - -
205 West 54th Street, 2E - - -
205 West 54th Street, 3C - - -
205 West 54th Street, 3E - - -
205 West 54th Street, 3E - - -
205 West 54th Street, 4D - - -
205 West 54th Street, 4G - - -
205 West 54th Street, 5F - - -
205 West 54th Street, 5G - - -
205 West 54th Street, 6E - - -
205 West 54th Street, 6G - - -
205 West 54th Street, 7B - - -
205 West 54th Street, 7C - - -
205 West 54th Street, 7E - - -
205 West 54th Street, 7G - - -
205 West 54th Street, 8F - - -
205 West 54th Street, 8G - - -
210 East 47th Street, 11B - - -
211 East 53rd Street, 6H - - -
215 West 78th Street, 2D - - -
215 West 92nd Street, 10B - - -
220 East 73rd Street, 1D - - -
221 East 78th Street, 1G - - -
223 East 78th Street, 3D - - -
225 East 73rd Street, 5C - - -
225 East 79th Street, 12CDE - - -
225 East 79th Street, 6C - - -
225 East 79th Street, 8B - - -
225 East 86th Street, 1203 - - -
225 East 86th Street, 502 - - -
230 East 52nd Street, PH1F - - -
235 East 40th Street, 32F - - -
240 East 35th Street, 11F - - -
240 East 47th Street, 29A - - -
240 East 47th Street, 2C/D - - -
240 East 47th Street, 2E - - -
241 East 76th Street, 6A - - -
244 Madison Avenue, PH-H - - -
245 East 54th Street, 11R - - -
245 East 54th Street, 17M - - -
245 East 54th Street, 19H - - -
245 East 54th Street, 22H - - -
245 East 54th Street, 23N - - -
245 East 54th Street, 24K - - -
245 East 54th Street, 24L - - -
245 East 54th Street, 25A - - -
245 East 54th Street, 25D - - -
245 East 54th Street, 25K - - -
245 East 54th Street, 25M - - -
245 East 54th Street, 26R - - -
245 East 54th Street, 27G - - -
245 East 54th Street, 29S - - -
245 East 54th Street, 30H - - -
245 East 54th Street, 30N - - -
245 East 54th Street, 4H - - -
245 East 54th Street, 4L - - -
245 East 54th Street, 5G - - -
25 East 83rd Street, 2A - - -
25 East 83rd Street, 2A - - -
25 East 83rd Street, 3A - - -
250 East 87th Street, 15D - - -
250 East 87th Street, 27A - - -
250 East 87th Street, 28H - - -
250 East 87th Street, 5D - - -
250 West 75th Street, 4D - - -
250 West 75th Street, 5A - - -
255 West 108th Street, 10A - - -
264 Lexington Avenue, 10C - - -
295 Greenwich Street, 6A - - -
300 East 33rd Street, 14E - - -
300 East 40th Street, 12B - - -
300 East 40th Street, 12N - - -
300 East 40th Street, 14A - - -
300 East 40th Street, 14D - - -
300 East 40th Street, 15C - - -
300 East 40th Street, 16B - - -
300 East 40th Street, 16N - - -
300 East 40th Street, 16N - - -
300 East 40th Street, 17K - - -
300 East 40th Street, 17R - - -
300 East 40th Street, 18P - - -
300 East 40th Street, 19C - - -
300 East 40th Street, 19D - - -
300 East 40th Street, 20P - - -
300 East 40th Street, 21E - - -
300 East 40th Street, 21K - - -
300 East 40th Street, 21S - - -
300 East 40th Street, 23W - - -
300 East 40th Street, 24K - - -
300 East 40th Street, 25D - - -
300 East 40th Street, 25E - - -
300 East 40th Street, 25E - - -
300 East 40th Street, 30P - - -
300 East 40th Street, 30P - - -
300 East 40th Street, 31A - - -
300 East 40th Street, 32B - - -
300 East 40th Street, 32W - - -
300 East 40th Street, 33K - - -
300 East 40th Street, 5J - - -
300 East 40th Street, 5J - - -
300 East 40th Street, 5V - - -
300 East 40th Street, 7S - - -
300 East 40th Street, 9K - - -
300 East 54th Street, 24A - - -
300 East 59th Street, 2102 - - -
300 East 59th Street, 2505 - - -
300 East 59th Street, 2505/4 - - -
300 East 59th Street, 2805 - - -
300 West 23rd Street, 10F - - -
300 West 23rd Street, 10F - - -
301 Cathedral Parkway, 1H - - -
301 Cathedral Parkway, 1H - - -
301 Cathedral Parkway, 4G - - -
301 Cathedral Parkway, 5M - - -
301 East 48th Street, 4J - - -
301 East 48th Street, 6K - - -
301 East 52nd Street, 2B - - -
301 East 62nd Street, 3B - - -
301 East 64th Street, 7F - - -
301 East 64th Street, 8G - - -
301 East 69th Street, 19F - - -
301 East 78th Street, 6C - - -
301 East 79th Street, 20N - - -
301 East 79th Street, 24B - - -
301 East 79th Street, 35G - - -
301 East 87th Street, 17E - - -
301 East 87th Street, 24D - - -
303 East 49th Street, 18 - - -
303 East 49th Street, 8 - - -
303 East 57th Street, 34G - - -
304 East 65th Street, 29C - - -
305 East 40th Street, 12B - - -
305 East 40th Street, 14M - - -
305 East 40th Street, 15JH - - -
305 East 40th Street, 15K - - -
305 East 40th Street, 15K - - -
305 East 40th Street, 16J - - -
305 East 40th Street, 18L - - -
305 East 40th Street, 7J - - -
31 West 21st Street, 5FL - - -
310 East 46th Street, 20F - - -
310 East 46th Street, 8S - - -
310 East 49th Street, 10E - - -
310 Riverside Drive, 1101 - - -
310 Riverside Drive, 1121 - - -
310 Riverside Drive, 1511 - - -
310 Riverside Drive, 1522 - - -
310 Riverside Drive, 715 - - -
310 Riverside Drive, 803 - - -
310 West 52nd Street, 33J - - -
310 West 86th Street, PHN - - -
311 East 38th Street, 18D - - -
311 East 71st Street, 8A - - -
311 East 71st Street, 8ABC - - -
311 East 71st Street, 8B/C - - -
311 East 83rd Street, 3A - - -
314 East 41st Street, 305B - - -
315 East 12th Street, 23 - - -
315 East 69th Street, 4H - - -
315 East 69th Street, 5G - - -
319 East 50th Street, 8D - - -
320 East 42nd Street, 101 - - -
320 East 42nd Street, 1918 - - -
320 East 42nd Street, 2208 - - -
320 East 42nd Street, 2212 - - -
321 East 48th Street, PHB/C - - -
324 East 50th Street, 2CD - - -
325 East 72nd Street, 12B - - -
330 East 33rd Street, 10K - - -
330 East 49th Street, 6E - - -
330 East 70th Street, 1K - - -
333 East 34th Street, 2O - - -
333 East 75th Street, 11J - - -
333 East 79th Street, 10X - - -
333 East 80th Street, 6D - - -
333 West 22nd Street, 3B - - -
340 East 74th Street, 2G - - -
340 East 74th Street, 9F - - -
340 East 80th Street, 4J - - -
349 East 49th Street, 6G - - -
350 West 42nd Street, 41F - - -
350 West 50th Street, 4F - - -
360 East 72nd Street, A1405 - - -
360 East 88th Street, 18D - - -
372 Fifth Avenue, 3J - - -
392 Central Park West, 15W - - -
400 Central Park West, 2R - - -
400 Central Park West, 9J - - -
400 East 56th Street, 4R - - -
400 East 59th Street, 4D - - -
400 East 70th Street, 1204 - - -
401 East 89th Street, 11J/K - - -
401 East 89th Street, 6A - - -
401 East 89th Street, 8G/H - - -
404 East 79th Street, 20F - - -
404 East 79th Street, 21F - - -
404 East 79th Street, 30D - - -
405 West 23rd Street, 8I - - -
407 Park Avenue South, 15E - - -
407 Park Avenue South, 16C - - -
407 Park Avenue South, 16E - - -
407 Park Avenue South, 17C - - -
407 Park Avenue South, 19F - - -
407 Park Avenue South, 24E - - -
407 Park Avenue South, 3F - - -
407 Park Avenue South, 8A - - -
407 Park Avenue South, 9B - - -
407 Park Avenue South, 9D - - -
407 Park Avenue South, 9E - - -
411 East 53rd Street, 6K - - -
415 East 37th Street, 25G - - -
415 East 54th Street, 29GG/30J - - -
417 East 90th Street, 7E - - -
420 East 72nd Street, 15A - - -
422 East 72nd Street, 11B - - -
422 East 72nd Street, 12B - - -
422 East 72nd Street, 35D - - -
422 East 72nd Street, 5F - - -
425 East 63rd Street, W7A - - -
425 East 86th Street, 8A - - -
425 Fifth Avenue, 60A - - -
430 West 34th Street, 8E - - -
431 East 82nd Street, 4A - - -
431 East 82nd Street, 4B - - -
431 East 82nd Street, 4B - - -
433 East 51st Street, 2CD - - -
433 East 51st Street, 3A - - -
435 East 65th Street, 2C/D - - -
440 East 57th Street, 8C - - -
444 East 86th Street, 10C - - -
445 East 86th Street, 16B - - -
445 East 86th Street, 2A - - -
45 Sutton Place South, 17L - - -
45 Sutton Place South, 4F - - -
45 Sutton Place South, 6E - - -
45 Sutton Place South, 9-O - - -
45 Tudor City Place, 1103 - - -
45 Tudor City Place, 1104 - - -
45 West 54th Street, 3A - - -
45 West 54th Street, 5A - - -
45 West 54th Street, 7C - - -
45 West 54th Street, 8A - - -
45 West 54th Street, 8A - - -
45 West 54th Street, 8D - - -
450 East 83rd Street, 9D - - -
454 West 46th Street, 3DS - - -
460 East 79th Street, 15E - - -
460 East 79th Street, 15E - - -
460 East 79th Street, 20BC - - -
49 East 96th Street, 11C - - -
5 Tudor City Place, 535 - - -
50 East 89th Street, 11F - - -
50 East 89th Street, 12C - - -
50 East 89th Street, 26E - - -
50 East 89th Street, 3C - - -
50 West 96th Street, 4A - - -
500 East 83rd Street, 4H - - -
501 East 79th Street, 3E - - -
509 East 88th Street, 2D - - -
510 East 84th Street, 1E - - -
510 East 84th Street, 2E - - -
510 East 84th Street, 3C - - -
510 East 84th Street, 4B - - -
510 East 84th Street, 4D - - -
510 East 84th Street, 4E - - -
515 East 89th Street, 6B - - -
52 East End Avenue, 12B - - -
520 East 72nd Street, 12-O - - -
520 East 90th Street, 4D - - -
520 East 90th Street, 4G - - -
520 East 90th Street, 5B - - -
520 East 90th Street, 5C - - -
524 East 72nd Street, 28B - - -
525 East 89th Street, 6H - - -
530 East 76th Street, 16K - - -
530 East 84th Street, 1L - - -
530 East 90th Street, 4/5J - - -
530 East 90th Street, 4A - - -
530 East 90th Street, 4D - - -
535 East 86th Street, 18F - - -
545 West 111th Street, 1C - - -
550 GRAnd Street, J11F - - -
58 West 58th Street, 8A - - -
60 Sutton Place South, 12E/S - - -
630 First Avenue, 11C - - -
630 First Avenue, 11E - - -
630 First Avenue, 11L - - -
630 First Avenue, 14G - - -
630 First Avenue, 16K - - -
630 First Avenue, 16K - - -
630 First Avenue, 17E - - -
630 First Avenue, 21F - - -
630 First Avenue, 22E - - -
630 First Avenue, 23E - - -
630 First Avenue, 24B - - -
630 First Avenue, 25E - - -
630 First Avenue, 25E - - -
630 First Avenue, 27C - - -
630 First Avenue, 28H - - -
630 First Avenue, 29N - - -
630 First Avenue, 30L - - -
630 First Avenue, 31B - - -
630 First Avenue, 31E - - -
630 First Avenue, 31H - - -
630 First Avenue, 33L - - -
630 First Avenue, 33L - - -
630 First Avenue, 33N - - -
630 First Avenue, 33N - - -
630 First Avenue, 34D - - -
630 First Avenue, 34N - - -
630 First Avenue, 34N - - -
630 First Avenue, 3D - - -
630 First Avenue, 3M - - -
630 First Avenue, 4K - - -
630 First Avenue, 4K - - -
630 First Avenue, 6F - - -
630 First Avenue, 6J - - -
630 First Avenue, 6L - - -
630 First Avenue, 8A - - -
630 First Avenue, 9N - - -
649 Second Avenue, 5C - - -
649 Second Avenue, 6H - - -
7 East 14th Street, 1223 - - -
7 East 14th Street, 827 - - -
7 East 35th Street, 12E - - -
7 East 35th Street, 1G - - -
7 East 35th Street, 4A - - -
7 East 35th Street, 6E - - -
7 East 35th Street, 8C - - -
7 East 35th Street, 8F - - -
7 East 35th Street, PH16F - - -
7 East 35th Street, PH16F - - -
7 Lexington Avenue, 9F - - -
7 Park Avenue, 84 - - -
7 West 96th Street, 8E - - -
70 Park Terrace East, 2G - - -
750 Park Avenue, 9A - - -
77 Bleecker Street, 103 - - -
85 Eighth Avenue, 4B - - -
855 West End Avenue, 1BC - - -
860 Fifth Avenue, 20H - - -
860 Fifth Avenue, 5G - - -
980 Fifth Avenue, 17A - - -

Our summary of
Elaine Clayman

"Elaine is a very strong broker with over two decades of experience. Her team provides tremendous support for sellers and buyers alike. She's tenacious, energetic, and serious about her business. We recall her once making a presentation with a cast on her leg--nothing stops her. Further, she has a great command of her neighborhoods and buildings. Elaine is equally at ease in co-ops, condos and townhouses."

TopAgentGuide™ editors

 

Verified reviews (9)

“Has helped us buy and sell on four separate occasions.”

Michael V.

Posted May 19, 2009. Verified July 14, 2009.

Elaine helped us buy two homes and she helped us sell both. Elaine is extremely thorough, easy to get in contact with and she and her team are always available. She made each transaction go smoothly. We have already recommended Elaine to many people. Elaine knows the market and is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate process. She was also always honest with us and never made us think that we could get more than we could, both on the buy and sell side. Elaine was well organized and her presentation to us when we were going to sell our apartment included an impressive comparable analysis. The way she staged our apartment was excellent. She covered every detail to get us the best price for our apartment.
“Used Elaine to buy and sell my home. Felt like I was always taken care of.”
Contact

Marian F.

Posted May 11, 2009. Verified September 13, 2009.

When I was thinking about selling my apartment four years ago, I called Elaine to come see my apartment. She made a wonderful and impressive presentation and she introduced me to her entire team, The Elaine Clayman Group. Everyone who works with her is tops at what they do. In the presentation, we discussed how to photograph the apartment and where to price my apartment. My apartment sold very swiftly, but not so swiftly that I was worried that we priced it too low. Rather, Elaine and her team priced my apartment perfectly. Elaine advised me to reject the first offer i received because it was too low. The next offer came in within dollars of where she priced the apartment. It was magical. I had such trust in Elaine, that I took a trip to Russia while my home was on the market. Even though I was abroad, Elaine kept in touch with me and was extremely responsive. Elaine and her team are extremely professional. In the summer of 2008, after having rented for a few years, I decided that I was ready to look to buy an apartment. Of course, I called Elaine. Elaine and her team helped me find a treasure of an apartment and I couldn't be happier. Her team was especially helpful with the co-op board package, financial statements and the preparation of the offers. Elaine has an expert on her staff who helps you prepare all the necessary forms and documents. It really made the process much smoother and less stressful. In both transactions, Elaine's hand-holding always made me feel as though I was being very well taken care of. I would not hesitate to recommend Elaine and her team to my friends and family.
“Helped my family relocate to Manhattan from Virginia. I'd definitely recommend her.”
Contact

Patricia M.

Posted May 18, 2009. Verified September 23, 2009.

I would definitely recommend Elaine to anyone who is interested in buying or selling Manhattan real estate. We worked with Elaine on our purchase of a condo on the Upper East Side. My experience working with Elaine was excellent. She knew the market very well and takes an efficient approach to the real estate process. She has a team, so that allows her to use different personnel within her team to focus on the specific aspects of the process such as showing apartments or documentation. Elaine's team also put us in touch with other professionals that assisted us in the purchasing process such as real estate attorneys. Elaine was most directly involved with the pricing of the apartment and the negotiations. She and her entire team did an excellent job.
“Fantastic negotiator. Lovely to work with.”

Anonymous

Posted May 11, 2009. Verified May 19, 2009.

Elaine is excellent. I actually met Elaine because she was the seller's agent for the apartment that we were buying. After the transaction, Elaine approached us and asked if she could make a presentation regarding the sale of our apartment. Until that point, my husband and I had not even considered using an agent -- we were going to sell the apartment on our own. Elaine's presentation was very professional and thorough. Surprisingly, Elaine thought that the selling price should be higher than we were planning on asking for. She said that we were off target -- and she got what she said she was going to get us! We would have happily sold our apartment for considerably less if not for Elaine. Having worked on both sides of the transaction with Elaine (as our agent and as the seller's agent), we know that Elaine's negotiating skills are top-notch. Even though she is a tough negotiator, our relationship with Elaine was very warm and cordial. She is a star and lovely to work with. Three years later, we still have a relationship with Elaine.
“Top-notch broker. Most professional broker I've ever seen.”

Mike P.

Posted May 13, 2009. Verified July 22, 2009.

Elaine is phenomenal. My experience working with Elaine could not have been more positive. Elaine was as professional, responsible and effective as any agent that I've ever seen. I am 82 and have practiced law for most of my life and I have never seen a broker as professional as Elaine. Unlike most agents, she runs her business like a true business. Her team of specialists makes the entire process of selling my home as efficient as possible. They were great. I absolutely would recommend Elaine to anyone considering buying or selling a home in Manhattan. She is tops.
“I'd recommend Elaine without qualification. Terrific agent in all respects.”

Evan W.

Posted May 12, 2009. Verified June 12, 2009.

My wife and I actually did not proactively look to sell our apartment. We received a letter from Elaine stating that she had a client who was interested in purchasing our apartment or our line of apartments within our building. We met with Elaine and she was terrific. We agreed that if Elaine could sell our apartment for the price that she thought she could, we would be on board. True to her word, she did that, so we sold our place. Within two months, Elaine found us an amazing apartment two blocks away from our old apartment. We absolutely, 100% and without qualification would recommend Elaine. She and her staff were terrific and the level of personal attention was great. The way she marketed our apartment was effective considering that we sold it within weeks and received more money for our apartment than we had ever dreamed possible. In terms of looking for a home, she paid strict attention to our purchasing guidelines and she came through. I can't imagine another agent having the combination of experience, market knowledge and focus on personal attention that Elaine has.
“I've used Elaine to buy a personal home and sell multiple investment properties.”
Contact

Joan R.

Posted May 12, 2009. Verified May 12, 2009.

I would definitely recommend Elaine. I have used Elaine to purchase my own home as well as sell a number of my investment properties. She knew the market well and ran a comparable property analysis so that we were able to accurately price my properties. Working with her was extremely comfortable -- there was nothing hidden about anything. Elaine is up-front and reliable. Each time I worked with Elaine, I was totally comfortable with the transaction and totally pleased with the outcome.
“Really facilitated the deal. Guided us through the board package process.”
Contact

Paula H.

Posted May 13, 2009. Verified July 15, 2009.

When my husband and I decided to start looking to buy an apartment in Manhattan we chose to work with The Elaine Clayman Group at Brown Harris Stevens. Elaine Clayman had developed a "team" concept in which she has experts handle various aspects of the process so that, unlike most brokers, no one is expected to cover every aspect of the complicated procedure. While Elaine oversees all her team members, she reserves her time to focus on the negotiation and board package aspects of the purchase. We could not have been happier with this system because we received high quality personal attention at every step in the process. We never had to worry about Elaine not being available to negotiate because she had to go to a showing or an open house. Since she assigned one of her helpful sales associates to show us the various apartments available, that freed Elaine to lead the team and be available for consultations. Elaine recommended a preliminary review of our finances by another expert member of her team trained to deal with that aspect. Thanks to his review, we were assured of the range of prices at which we were qualified to buy. Within minutes of our choosing a favorite place, Elaine went into over-drive to facilitate the deal. She began assembling a board package, and was constantly on the phone back and forth between us and the seller's agent negotiating and working out the details of the deal. While offering my husband and I excellent advice as to what kind of bid to make, Elaine made every effort to obtain the best deal possible for us. Once the we agreed on the price with the seller, Elaine guided us through the board package process. She told us which letters to include and which to leave out and gave us pointers for the board interview. She put us in touch with a real estate appraiser and a mortgage broker who were also terrific and easy to work with. Elaine and her team made the process go extremely smoothly; she and all her team members are true pros. The Elaine Clayman Group at Brown Harris Stevens has my husband's and my highest recommendation.
“Took control of process. She's fabulous.”

Linda B.

Posted May 12, 2009. Verified May 12, 2009.

Working with Elaine was very easy. She came in, saw our apartment and then seamlessly guided us through the process. She was always in control. Elaine sold our apartment extremely quickly, at a price that we wanted, even in this economy. She and her team worked tirelessly -- day and night -- to complete the transaction. Elaine is fabulous and we are very happy with the sale. I would absolutely recommend Elaine to everyone and anyone.