Yanhua (Lily) Li

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Real Estate Agent

About Yanhua (Lily)


2014 Platinum Award Winner
2014 #5 Individual Agent West Side Office

Lily is a long-time investor in Manhattan property with a great eye for potential. In just her second year with Douglas Elliman, she has already been ranked the #5 individual agent for 2014 and has achieved Platinum status. Whether a 2-bedroom Midtown East condo or her recent $19M sale at the landmarked 39 East 72 Street Upper East Side townhouse, Lily treats every home owner and purchaser with the attention and service they deserve, to ensure the most satisfying and successful real estate experience.

Her winning formula also involves providing sound advice, innovative solutions, and a relentless work ethic to her clients. Care and ingenuity are apparent in all facets of her approach, from marketing materials that are strategically designed and beautifully executed to property showings that are thoughtfully organized, and co-op board packages which are flawlessly prepared.

Lily’s personal and professional real estate expertise allows her to maximize value for her buyer, seller and investor clients alike. Managing her own select portfolio of luxury condominiums in the city gives her a unique advantage when searching, marketing and negotiating on her client's behalf. A specialist in investment properties and condominiums, Lily was immediately recognized as a top 10 producer of the month within a year of entering real estate. She is truly passionate about the business and has a broad knowledge of NYC’s diversity of neighborhoods. “I am completely dedicated to navigating my clients through the New York real estate market maze with a personal touch as we work to achieve their goals.”

Fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese, Lily is a graduate of one of China's elite educational institutes in Beijing; plus she attended NYC's Parson's School of Design. Drawing on her creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, she started her own upscale women's clothing line. Years later, she sold the business and used the proceeds, along with profits from her stock market investments, to build her impressive real estate portfolio. Direct investment skills, international business experience and a background in design allow Lily to help clients meet all their real estate needs.

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  • Chinese
  • English

Yanhua (Lily) Li

1995 Broadway
New York, 10023