Representing Sellers 25%
Representing Buyers 75%
Upper East Side, West Village, Midtown West/Hell's Kitchen
$3m to $10m, $10m plus
Lifetime deals: 400
Sales 2006: $72 million
Sales 2007: $88 million
Sales 2008: $55 million
New Rochelle High School; University of Miami, BA
Second languages: None
Real Estate Board of New York
Active Agent since: 1992
Designations: Senior Vice President; Sotheby's Head of Private Referral Group
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As a Senior Vice President at Sotheby's International Realty, I regularly work with buyers from all around the globe. This enables me to market my listings to the broadest possible network of potential buyers. I deal with clients on an as-need basis, whether they are looking to buy or sell an investment property, a pied-a-terre or a personal home. My favorite part of my job is helping find someone the right home for their needs, no matter what the price range.
In the past year, I have traveled throughout the world including to France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Thailand and Abu Dhabbi. At each destination, I have leveraged the Sotheby's International Realty brand to develop a network of clients -- both buyers and sellers. I have helped dozens of international clients move to Manhattan and I teach seminars in Manhattan about buying and investing in NYC real estate.
In the past two years, I have sold $60 million of Manhattan townhouses.
I regularly work with buyers from all around the globe and in all price ranges, including homes over $10 million. Buying and selling homes in the ultra-luxury market is unique because there are fewer properties and potential counter-parties.
Agent's personal statement
Buying a home is a very personal statement. I believe when clients look at potential properties they "buy with their heart." That is why I listen to my clients to learn what means most to them and what they consider important. By doing this, I can more effectively and efficiently match my clients with the right home for their needs. Studying the computer listings is not my way; instead, I prefer a more personal approach: finding my clients the right home sometimes comes down to simply having a gut feeling that there is a fit.
One critical aspect of my job is guiding my clients through the process so that they can make confident and educated decisions. That is why I am so diligent in gathering market information and comparable homes. I encourage my clients to see a variety of apartments so that they can get a good sense of the market.
I also am extremely experienced working with international clients. Since most international clients, and non-New Yorkers are unfamiliar with the rules that apply to buying co-ops, condos and townhouses in Manhattan it can be intimidating for these types of clients to purchase a home in the city. Having many years of experience working with non-New Yorkers looking to buy in Manhattan, I hold my clients' hands throughout the process and explain the nuances of purchasing in Manhattan such as putting together a co-op board package and preparing for a co-op board interview.
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Our summary of
"Lee is an energetic New Yorker: she eats, breaths and sleeps real estate. She has a wonderful personality and puts herself out for her clients. Lee is elegant, well traveled, and brings an aspect of fun to the process. She works particularly well with international clients. Lee often travels the world for her sellers, creating interest in Sotheby offices around the globe. She has homes in NYC and Ibiza and lived in Hong Kong for many years so she understands the sensibilities of international buyers and sellers."
Verified reviews (6)
Posted July 21, 2009. Verified September 23, 2009.
Posted October 14, 2009. Verified November 11, 2009.
Posted June 11, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.
Posted July 17, 2009. Verified October 5, 2009.
Posted July 20, 2009. Verified November 9, 2011.
Posted July 23, 2009. Verified September 23, 2009.