Richard MortimerCITY WIDE AGENTRichard Mortimer, a native New Yorker, has lived, worked and sold real estate in virtually every corner of Manhattan. He comes to Douglas Elliman with 20 years of experience in buying, renovating and selling real estate at a profit. Richard’s keen sense of interest in architecture, degree in fine arts and personal and professional experience in renovation and design provide him with a unique ability to recognize and evaluate the potential in any property.Recognizing that buying a home is the biggest financial investment a customer can make, and very often an emotion-based decision, Richard prides himself on approaching prospective clients with the appropriate balance of "heart and head" in the search process and in the final decision to purchase. "I leave no stone unturned in searching out the right living environment and location for my clients, one that matches both their lifestyle and their balance sheet. It's important to approach each assignment with a fresh vision, to see "the diamond in the rough" and help clients visualize the potential that exists in a property.Richard also brings his expertise to the rental market, with over eight years experience with referral and relocation clients.Even in a highly competitive real estate market, Richard has been successful in fulfilling client's real estate goals in some of New York's most prestigious locations. He is a top producer for Douglas Elliman and all of his business is referral based. His clients appreciate his devotion, attention to detail and determination.Richard provides free consultation, helps clients navigate New York with his encyclopedic knowledge of the city and is highly successful in negotiating the best deal for both buyer and seller.My role as a realtor extends far beyond mere bricks and mortar; it's about helping ease stress, listening and problem solving and providing expert guidance. I firmly believe that buying a new home should ultimately be a joyful experience.