Chairman's Circle Gold Award Winner 2014, 2012, 2010
# 8 Company-wide for Most Transactions 2010
In the top 1% of Sales Professionals in the Douglas Elliman Network
"Elyse is simply the best real estate agent I have ever met (and I've met many!). She is bright, funny, personable, proactive, and knowledgeable. She worked tirelessly to help me find the perfect place--one that met ALL of my criteria. She spent so much time with me--ensuring that I understood the process, the current market conditions, and all the options I had. If you are looking to buy or sell property, have a conversation with Elyse. I KNOW she will really WOW you!! I am her biggest fan!"
--W. Arruda, NYC, buyer
I had a great experience working with Elyse in 2005 so she was the obvious choice to again represent the sale of my home in 2008. When entering the scary world of selling, it is a huge comfort to know that all the details are in Elyse's capable hands! In addition to being very savvy about the market and pricing, her marketing and advertising pieces were creative and presented my home beautifully. And how great for me that she is also a talented stager, carpenter, and interior designer—she actually built a piece of furniture to cover an unsightly radiator and brought in color-coordinated accents from her own home to help stage my open houses! Elyse's hard work, conscientiousness, and wisdom all added up to great results for me. She sold my apt for FULL asking price as well as kept me sane and focused, in spite of how stressful selling is. It was a pleasure personally and professionally to work with her. In fact, she was so knowledgeable about the process, the coop rules, and the complexities of the deal (a 1031 exchange) that she was a confident and calming influence on everyone--even my attorney was impressed by her! If you are thinking of selling, I strongly recommend you hire Elyse! I interviewed many agents before signing with Elyse and she is WAY ahead of the pack in every way!
--M. Madden, NYC, seller
"Elyse was the greatest resource person for my recent purchase of an apartment. She is very knowledgeable about the markets and is a very capable real estate agent. Beyond that, what I appreciated most about Elyse is her capacity to attentively and patiently try to understand my (admittedly evolving) needs and preferences and her skills to translate my (at times possibly unrealistic) expectations into something attainable in this real world. She was always willing to help and available whenever I needed advice. She literally held my hand through this whole process! Moreover, I very much enjoyed working with Elyse who is very nice and a lot of fun! I highly recommend Elyse!"
--K. Gotoh, NYC, buyer
Elyse Dubin has been buying and selling real estate for over 20 years, following the market closely and advising clients, friends, and family on how to best position themselves for a sale or purchase. "I am very detail-oriented and focused, and for as long as I can remember people have asked for my help with their real estate questions and property searches. The success I've had with real estate in my personal life is what inspired me to get my license in 2003--I wanted to use that knowledge and experience to help others navigate the New York market successfully, and it really is a thrill when that happens."
A native New Yorker, Elyse knows the city well and understands the diversity and individuality in its many interesting and wonderful neighborhoods. Her strong referral network provides clients with the best possible service in all areas--from mortgage professionals to contractors, lawyers, handymen, insurance agents, stagers, and interior designers. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or rent, Elyse will give you the special attention you deserve and will guide you through the process smoothly and efficiently--from market analysis and pricing to finding the right investment to ensuring board approval--and always with a sense of humor and a smile. "Buying or selling a home is a very exciting and emotional prospect, and it can be stressful at times. My job is to make the process as painless as possible and earn the trust of my client. At the end of the day, what I want people to remember most about me is my ability to guide them through the entire process with skill and integrity."
Prior to real estate, Elyse enjoyed a dynamic career as an executive in the book publishing industry, where she worked with demanding authors, managed budgets and vendors, and directed a large creative staff of editorial, design, and production specialists—making her an expert at working skillfully under deadline pressure and savvy at negotiating, multi-tasking, and interacting with a broad range of people—all key in real estate as well. "I really enjoy meeting new people, listening to their needs, establishing budget parameters, and searching for the perfect fit—and I won't rest until that happens. Elyse's design experience comes in handy when representing buyers and sellers. "When preparing a property for sale I'm happy to offer suggestions—moving some furniture to make a room look larger, adding fresh flowers, or perhaps painting a wall or putting some items in storage temporarily to remove clutter. Positive first impressions can make a big difference in getting the best price for a seller, and sometimes even small changes can reap big rewards." A real estate investor herself, Elyse also has a good eye for reconfiguring a space, which can help prospective buyers visualize the possibilities.