Elika Real Estate

category: Real estate agency, Apartment rental agency, Condominium rental agency, Property management company, Real estate agent, Real estate consultant, Real estate developer, Real estate rental agency
address: 101 Avenue of the Americas 9th Floor, New York, NY 10013, United States
Phone: +1 212-590-0540
Monday9 AM–6 PM
Tuesday9 AM–6 PM
Wednesday9 AM–6 PM
Thursday9 AM–6 PM
Friday9 AM–6 PM
Saturday10 AM–5 PM
Sunday10 AM–5 PM

site: https://www.elikarealestate.com/
rayting: 4.9
services: Service options: Online appointments, On-site services,
Crowd: LGBTQ+ friendly,
Planning: Appointment required,

Name: s**** c***
Date: 2024-01-31 17:57:47
Rating: 5
Comment: We worked with Jillian Maslow at Elika and she was terrific - informed, energetic, positive but clear-eyed, and especially patient. She frequently steered us away from places that she knew werent right for us and then guided us through the offer-acceptance-board approval when we found a place that was. A genuine buyers agent. Highly recommend.

Name: M O**
Date: 2023-08-25 20:27:16
Rating: 5
Comment: After our experience buying an apt in NYC with Amy, it was a no brainer to seek her help again when we wanted to look for a home in the suburbs. Her knowledge and thoroughness helped us navigate a tough buyers market. It was so reassuring to get her advice stemming from her years of experience and in the end we were able to buy our dream home. We cannot thank her enough and we highly recommend Amy!!

Name: C**** W*****
Date: 2023-07-25 19:10:55
Rating: 5
Comment: I recently purchased a condo in NY using Elika, with Amy Rivers as my agent, and I couldnt recommend her more. I started looking on a Tuesday and wound up putting an offer in that Friday, closing two months later almost to the day. She gave me a great list of initial properties, helped me sort through exactly what I wanted, suggested important things I hadnt considered, helped to prioritize, and was always immediately accessible for all of my many questions. Since Im in CA it was a little difficult to schedule viewings but Amy made it easy. Once my offer was accepted Amy helped me navigate the sometimes-labyrinthine approval process, and again as a CA resident some of these NYC details really needed some navigating. Every step of the way, from helping me out with a final walkthrough I couldnt be there for to details even after closing about getting keys, utilities, etc, Amy was always there smoothing the way. Buying property is never easy but Amy made the whole process about as painless as it possibly could have been, I wouldnt hesitate to work with her again and I recommend her unreservedly.
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Name: B** K
Date: 2023-06-21 05:00:24
Rating: 5
Comment: I spent many months working with Amy Carlozzi on purchasing my co-op apartment in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. She was extremely kind, knowledgeable and PATIENT with me, a client with no previous NY real estate experience. I would gladly work with her again on my next purchase and highly recommend her to those looking in Manhattan. Elika, all of your agents should be like Amy!

Name: M***** F******
Date: 2023-05-09 14:05:54
Rating: 5
Comment: **2023 update**Amy Rivers is absolutely the best agent one can possibly hope for. She is a true professional and a very trustworthy person. She provided good and genuine advice. This is our second time working with Amy. Even before we started the search we knew that we wanted to work with Amy from such a fantastic first experience. The second time around we were looking in the suburbs and its a whole other level of competition compared to NYC. Amy helped manage very tricky situations and difficult counterparts. She pushed hard where she needed to and got us a second chance at our house when the bidding process was not clear.She went above and beyond what one would expect a broker would do for their client. Even our other service providers commented on how responsible and reliable Amy is.If you are looking for a broker in the NYC area, (and you should always have a buyers agent no matter what), please speak to Amy!*****It was a true pleasure to work with Amy Rivers at Elika for our purchase. She took time to understand what we were looking for. When viewing apartments, its clear that Amy has our best interests in mind and making sure that we are happy with our ultimate choice.As a first time buyer in NYC, we were not clear on all the complexities involved with the purchase process. Amy was extremely helpful from beginning to end. Especially navigating the board package process, she provided valuable insight and guidance from her wealth of experience. Highly recommend working with Amy!

Name: W****** A*****
Date: 2022-11-22 14:40:57
Rating: 5
Comment: I cant say enough good things about Amy! She was professional, friendly and made the process of finding and purchasing my NY dream apartment as easy and stress-free as possible. She first shared several listings that fit my parameters (and didnt miss a beat the couple times I changed those parameters) and then scheduled back-to-back showings for the weekend I was able to come into the city. Amys approach was a bit more low-key that most realtors Ive encountered, which suited me nicely - sharp and savvy, but no pressure. She was attentive to my needs, pointed out plusses and minuses I may have missed during viewings, and had a great working- knowledge of the city and its neighborhoods. I wholeheartedly recommend using Amy as a realtor and I will definitely reach out to her if I find myself buying or selling in the future.

Name: M******* D*****
Date: 2022-08-07 21:41:02
Rating: 5
Comment: Amy is the best! She makes buying in Manhattan as stress-free as possible. As a first-time homeowner, I started the process clueless. But Amy explained the differences between buying a co-op and a condo and even recommended lawyers and lenders. As a lawyer, I am embarrassed that Amy negotiates better than me. When I made an offer on a unit in a new development, she got the developer to pay taxes and fees that they usually do not budge on. She was there every step of the way and even came to my unit inspection before the closing. Amy is my real estate wonder woman. :)

Name: B***** W**
Date: 2022-08-02 16:52:20
Rating: 5
Comment: Denise was very helpful and patient during my home search. She provided lots of insights that I wouldnt have known being a buyer on my own. I really enjoyed working with her. Would 100% recommend!

Name: A**** A******
Date: 2022-07-02 16:59:42
Rating: 5
Comment: Amy @ Elika did a wonderful job helping us to find our dream apartment. She was extremely helpful and attentive and very quick to respond to and resolve any questions or concerns we had throughout the process. Amy was an absolute joy to work with and we will definitely be recommending her to any of our friends and family that are looking for a new home.

Name: F*** B***
Date: 2022-07-01 19:37:36
Rating: 5
Comment: I had the pleasure of working with Amy Rivers on a home search which started in late 2020 and ended with us finding a wonderful home at the start of this year. Throughout the process Amy was extremely helpful and professional, coordinating several viewings which were complicated by the pandemic. When we found the “dream home” she also helped me navigate the process as a first-time homebuyer, explaining the timing and what to expect between offer submission and closing. I can’t recommend her enough. Thanks Amy! Still loving the house!

Name: N*** H
Date: 2022-04-17 03:06:21
Rating: 5
Comment: I knew having a real estate agent would be crucial to finding an apartment in NYC, and I’m so glad that I chose to work with Elika Real Estate. Amy Rivers was the most wonderful person to work with. She was super helpful and patient, answering any question (no matter how silly) I might have. She really took into account my needs and wants when compiling a list of apartments during the viewing and I’m so happy to say that I’ve found my dream home. I highly recommend Elika Real Estate to anyone looking to find a place in NYC.

Name: P***** C*******
Date: 2022-04-12 13:29:42
Rating: 4
Comment: I was looking up Real Estate lawyers on Google and for some reason Domicile properties came up, so I called them with my query. Patty said that though they do not provide RE legal services, if I told her what the issue is, she could direct me to the appropriate person. Right off, I was impressed that she had taken the time to offer help, when she could just have left it at a No, sorry we dont provide this service. She made some really helpful suggestions and was very pleasant about a couple other queries too. Next time around, Im certainly going to use them as our RE agent!

Name: J*** M****
Date: 2022-04-11 16:30:24
Rating: 5
Comment: I worked with Gea on finding a new home in Lower Manhattan recently. Gea is a pleasure to work with and very friendly and attentive. I definitely appreciate the fact that his time is fully dedicated to buyer clients as well.Im a first time homebuyer with a very specific idea of what I wanted in a home, and Gea did a wonderful job of guiding me through the process and finding listings that were good candidates and well-matched to my criteria.We ended up getting an offer accepted well below asking on a beautifully renovated co-op apartment that was perfect for me, at which point the board approval process began - which is rather strict at the new building. Gea worked with me to put together an airtight board package that resulted in an approval.Ive now been in my new home for two months and I couldnt be happier here. I would definitely recommend Gea to anyone looking for a broker to guide them through the buying process.

Name: M****** S******
Date: 2021-11-15 01:15:50
Rating: 5
Comment: My husband and I happened upon Elika Real Estate while looking for a broker to assist us with the purchase of our new apartment. We submitted a request via the website, and were very fortunate that Amy Rivers responded to our request. We had a great initial conversation with Amy about our needs and she was quick to provide us with options to start considering. We also provided options to Amy and she efficiently arranged all of the viewings that we wanted. We had a fun time looking at apartments with Amy. She asks a lot of great questions, and gave us a lot of food for thought as we looked at each option. The apartment we ended up deciding to purchase was one that was a suggestion from Amy and wasnt even on our radar. Amy was there for us and responsive throughout the whole process from research through purchase. She was always available for us to answer questions, give guidance, and just help keep us sane throughout the process. I highly recommend Amy and am so grateful that we got the chance to work together. We love our new apartment!

Name: K****** S*******
Date: 2021-10-12 15:38:20
Rating: 5
Comment: When my partner and I moved to NYC during the pandemic and started looking at buying our first condo, we weren’t sure what to expect. In Boston, we only had negative experiences with real estate agents and were apprehensive about working with one. I found Elika Real Estate in a Google search, and liked how they were buyer’s agents that would represent our best interests.Enter Amy Rivers. From the start, Amy was so thoughtful about our wants and needs for our new home, and was extremely knowledgeable about the NYC real estate market - down to each neighborhood. She was responsive each time we requested a showing (and there were a lot!) and was always kind and thoughtful throughout the process. Even after one of our deals fell through, she maintained her positive energy and knew we would find our perfect home.Amy was an absolute joy to work with, and a true gem in this industry. I would recommend her highly to anyone looking for their new home or property in the NYC area!

Name: m*** k******
Date: 2021-09-15 19:46:51
Rating: 5
Comment: We are sharing with the utmost appreciation for the service, professionalism and care that Elikas Amy Rivers brought to our experience of purchasing a NY coop. Our experience is fresh having just purchased our new place over the summer. Amy was extremely responsive to our needs and requests for a 2nd property from the very beginning. She honored our interest in certain neighborhoods, price points, design elements & other specifics to a T. Amy readily shared her deep knowledge of the NY coop market historically & now which helped us understand the purchasing climate and environment. Her attention to detail has been unmatched in our experience with many other realtors. She consistently took stock of the necessary and complicated documentation & responsibilities we had during the process; all with a hopeful, collaborative and warm presence. She shared of herself professionally and in personal ways that we found comfortable and inviting. We look forward to being in our perfect coop and staying connected with Amy as a trusted person and friend in NY.

Name: S**** L****
Date: 2021-08-11 19:26:37
Rating: 5
Comment: It was an absolute pleasure to work with Jillian Maslow at Elika in our search for a home in Manhattan. Jillian took the time to understand our needs, spent hours doing video tours of properties we were interested in, truly represented our interests with the sellers agents, gently coached us on the ins and outs of Manhattan and co-op boards, and pushed our banker to get things moving quickly. For a true personal touch and fully professional services, I highly recommend Elika Real Estate and particularly Jillian our agent.

Name: C***** C***
Date: 2021-08-06 14:45:18
Rating: 5
Comment: Im so happy that Denise helped me with my first home purchase. She is amazing and personable and professional. Denise was always a phone call or text away whenever I had any questions and I can tell she genuinely cares. I felt at ease knowing she was taking care of everything and she was very attentive. I highly recommend Denise. I have actually been recommending her to my friends who are looking to buy in Queens. Thank you Denise and Elika Real Estate.

Name: C****** B******
Date: 2021-07-28 20:35:17
Rating: 5
Comment: I reached out to Elika because they had a lot of very positive reviews. And I needed help with a problem: I had to find an apartment FAST, because my old lease was about to expire, in just a few weeks.Amy to the rescue.I heard back immediately from Amy Carlozzi, who became my agent. I could not be more happy with Amys wonderful work. Shes smart, responsive, a total pro, and best of all, she gave me VERY personalized listings. Once she learned what I was looking for in an apartment (location, size, amenities), she gave me a LOT of great options.Let me add that shes also VERY patient and gives great advice. At the last minute, I got cold feet about an apartment that I was about to choose. I told her why I wasnt feeling good about the decision, and she helped me talk through it. Thanks to her advice, I chose a different, much better apartment, and Im so glad I did. Im glad I listened to her.If you want a smart, hard-charging, honest, awesome real-estate agent, ask for Amy. Shell help you find a home you love.

Name: J***** R*******
Date: 2021-07-22 08:33:41
Rating: 5
Comment: Our realtor Denise Thirkill was absolutely fantastic in every way.As first time home buyers she made us feel comfortable in situations we were unfamiliar with, and never made us feel like a burden, despite our frequent questions. She was always up front with us, and very clearly had our best interests at heart at all times. She knew when to push a seller and when to back off.Despite difficultly in home availability, she was always ethical and was always immediately responsive. We would recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy a home. Her expertise was invaluable and we would not have succeeded without her. She even helped out after the home buying process was complete.

Name: K****** L**
Date: 2021-05-03 17:55:55
Rating: 5
Comment: Very recently I closed on a co-op apt in New York City with the help of my fantastic agent Jillian Maslow at Elika associates. I was a first time home buyer and really did not know much about the process. She was enthusiastic about explaining the process and sharing her knowledge and experience with me. She patiently accommodated my needs of knowing the details. Very professional in her response and communication. I like her way of communicating in a calm way even unpleasant or negatively surprising situations arise. She specializes in putting together the board package on behalf of me. Im sure my co-op board was very impressed by how it was organized and presented well. She played amazing role in making closing happen by talking to my attorney when I was tired of the long process. Not just because shes an exclusive-buyer agent but also she truly cares about her work and clients satisfaction. It feels like she is taking my home purchase as she buys for herself or her family.Strongly recommend Jillian as your agent!

Name: S***** N*
Date: 2020-06-02 18:37:39
Rating: 5
Comment: My fiance and I worked with Elika, particularly Amy Rivers, to buy our first home (a co-op in Manhattan) and we could not be happier with our decision. From the start, Amy was extremely invested in helping us find the perfect home. We were out-of-state through much of the process, and Amy went above and beyond for us despite the distance - she took the time to truly understand what we were looking for. She worked hard to set up showings for us that fit into our tight schedules when we were in town, allowing us to see every apartment we wanted to see (all of which were completely in-line with what we were looking for). Eventually, we found our perfect home in the West Village - an area Amy knows very well (she, along with the rest of the Elika team, is truly an expert when it comes to Manhattan real estate). She made sure to go to bat for us every step of the way - her main concern always was to find us our dream apartment, for the fairest price. Amy made the process smooth for us and took so much stress out of it. She was on call for our many questions, and was always there to our answer our calls/texts/emails. Amy and the rest of the team value relationships first and foremost, making them such a great partner to work with. They are truly invested in their clients, and are not “transactional” in any way - I know my relationship with Amy will continue, even now that we’ve settled into our home. I highly recommend working with Amy Rivers and the Elika team!

Name: D****** L**
Date: 2020-05-18 16:02:25
Rating: 5
Comment: I was beyond fortunate to have Margaret as a buyer’s agent for my first time home purchase in NYC. 1. She is very responsive. I never waited for more than 10-15 minutes for any correspondence. Day or night. 2. She is reliable. When she says she will follow up, she really does. No balls dropped ever. 3. She is honest. I ran into some situations that since my price range was rather low, some agents didn’t want to be helpful out pf fear of receiving low commissions. But she worked with me the best she can, regardless of the price range. 4. She is very personable. She is very easy to talk to, doesn’t put you through any unnecessary pressures, yet hard working. She will share every knowledge she’s got about the area of your interest which can be very helpful as every corner of NYC can be so different.Ask for Margaret. You won’t be sorry.

Name: E******** S****
Date: 2020-02-29 11:27:47
Rating: 5
Comment: Amy was wonderful to work with as she guided us through the rather convoluted process of buying a coop. She listened to our needs and showed us only those apartments that had the requirements we were looking for. She gave honest opinions and sound advice during the negotiation process. Amy worked around our schedule and was willing to work evenings and weekends. We appreciated her professionalism, candor and knowledge. We highly recommend Amy to all buyers looking to purchase in New York City.

Name: R** S******
Date: 2019-05-16 23:21:54
Rating: 5
Comment: As a first time homebuyer, I felt like I was jumping into the deep end of an ocean full of sharks wearing prime filet steaks as clothing. Manhattan is the most competitive real estate market in the entire world and I knew next-to-nothing about it.Walking into this market with Gea Elika was like flash evaporating the water, leaving the sharks flopping helplessly on the ocean floor while you stroll through to take your pick of the best coral on the reef to call home.Geas unique insight in the market comes from his steadfast representation of buyers only, producing the kind of week-to-week market visibility no data tool, analysis subscription or premium newsletter can buy. His reputation compels the kind of credulity that propels his clients to the front of the line in every building they visit. Its an instant signal to the seller youre not here to mess around. His taste is so discriminating it cut months off the search saving us from lemon buildings every single weekend.So much could be said about this experience but it is not exaggeration to say that Ive had a harder time hailing a cab in the rain, boarding the L train in the morning, and finding a decent burrito in Manhattan than I had buying a home with Gea Elika.Gea is the New York buyers unfair advantage in the most treacherous market on Earth.

Name: l* p**** C*
Date: 2019-01-15 10:50:29
Rating: 5
Comment: Waratah Properties Algarve were incredibly helpful during our searching Vale Do Lobo, they made sure we had everything we needed to get our lovely new home before we had to be out of our rental. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family. They always had our best interests at heart.Thank youWaratah

Name: P**** A*****
Date: 2018-10-06 16:26:15
Rating: 5
Comment: Jillian and Gea were incredibly helpful during our search and made sure we had everything we needed to get our new place before we had to be out of our rental. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family. They always had our best interests at heart.

Name: J****** H****
Date: 2018-08-15 18:05:01
Rating: 5
Comment: Margaret L. (Elika Associates) was extremely knowledgeable and helpful as we search for a condo in Brooklyn, NY. She is truly a Buyers agent and acts solely in the interest of the buyers (us), especially during the negotiation stage. Margaret is very responsive in emails, phone calls and text messages, she has many quality references from attorneys, banks to inspectors. Margaret did everything we ask of her such making appointments, speaking to sellers/agent, showing up to MULTIPLE appraisals, showings, walk-troughs and closing. On top of that, she is such a sweet and nice person, she listens and offers (no pressure) advice. We couldnt ask for a better buyers agent. Thank you!!

Name: J**** C******
Date: 2018-05-23 17:16:40
Rating: 5
Comment: Buying real estate in NYC is an extremely daunting task. With Jillian Maslow and Elikas help, however, our entire process went seamlessly. Providing expert guidance in every aspect, Jillian attended a number of open houses with us, readily armed with dozens of questions that we didnt have the expertise to ask ourselves. After finding an ideal apartment for us, she helped negotiate a fair price and even connected us with an excellent lawyer to help push through the paperwork. Jillian devoted weeks to the truly staggering task of assembling our board package, her calm demeanor and helpful attitude proving essential to getting all the pieces together in a timely manner. She coached us through our board interview and finally accompanied us to closing to make sure all loose ends were tied up. She was absolutely essential and a joy to work with every step of the way - we would not have been able to do it without her!

Name: L**** A
Date: 2018-03-22 21:38:43
Rating: 5
Comment: Denise Thirkill was our buyers agent. Its great to have an broker whom you know is entirely on your side, and in it to make sure that you have the best outcome. Denise was very diligent in finding listings that fit our criteria for sq footage, location, price range, etc. while also looking for her unique take on whether or not a prospect would be a fit for us. So we did not waste time on apartments that we would never have bid on, such as those needing extensive renovations. She met us at every appointment, and went into the apartment with the same keen eye as you would look at yourself. In one case, she noted a flat landing outside of the kitchen window (not for use as a terrace) and inquired about how the area drained water which could have caused damage to the kitchen wall, something I would never have thought of to ask. After a long delay in approval of our bid, Denise advised us to write a letter to the owner to personalize ourselves. She has excellent instincts for negotiations and for what might be appropriate as next steps. Highly recommended.

Name: N*** W*********
Date: 2017-11-18 19:36:22
Rating: 5
Comment: As a first time renter in the US and Brooklyn, I needed a lot of help in understanding the market. Gemma was super hands on, showed us around and made the whole experience very pleasant and time efficient. From helping to narrowing down the search, to understanding and negotiating costs and setting up visits. I was initially concerned about the broker fee but the deal we got because of Gemma’s help made up for it right away. Very much recommend Elika and Gemma for anyone who is looking to get a lease in New York.

Name: R***** L*******
Date: 2017-11-15 21:13:59
Rating: 5
Comment: Gemma found our dream home. She was extremely helpful, professional and she immediately understood what we were looking for. She showed us multiple fantastic options and took care of everything to make the otherwise pretty painful process a walk in the park.

Name: D*** R*****
Date: 2015-11-24 15:11:57
Rating: 5
Comment: Jillian was easy to work with and helped us find the perfect place. I highly recommend her and the Elika team!

Name: J****** X*
Date: 2015-05-21 02:54:27
Rating: 5
Comment: Gea is even better than what we could ever imagine. We found him through NAEBA. Very nice guy. He doesn’t require any upfront commitment, which is a huge risk for him, AND he was not pushing any deal. Gea is very professional in dealing with all kinds of people. But what we value the most, is his honesty. He is not just trying to say something that we want to hear, but what he thinks is right, based on his experience. Over the three months, we’ve gone through tons of different apartments. Even though he’s very busy, he was always there. He also patiently and promptly answered all of our questions. During the negotiating process, he was very professional. For the first apartment we bid for, we walked away because Gea told us that the price the seller asked for was ridiculous. Finally, we found our dream home, with Gea’s help. I don’t know what else you could expect from a broker.

Name: R*** N*****
Date: 2015-03-08 01:38:11
Rating: 5
Comment: As first time home-buyers, we needed a lot of guidance through the process of figuring out fair value, negotiating the price, and figuring out the other details involved. Gea could not have been more gracious in answering all of our questions and making sure that we were informed buyers.

Name: M**** G******
Date: 2014-10-25 09:19:55
Rating: 5
Comment: As first time home buyers in the New York area we had no idea what to expect and only knew we had a daunting task ahead of us. Due to several factors we had a very complicated closing, but Sara was absolutely wonderful and helped us keep calm. From the very beginning it was clear she had only our interest in mind. She helped us with every step, even after we were in contract. I highly recommend Elika Real Estate and especially Sara Yap, a wonderful professional who really knows the industry.

Name: H***** J*******
Date: 2014-10-19 14:49:49
Rating: 5
Comment: We contacted Gea Elika after 3 months of conducting our own search in Manhattan through Street Easy and going to Open Houses on weekends. We were originally thinking that by going to Open Houses, we would eventually meet an agent whose style matched ours and whose knowledge of the market was suited for what we were looking for. Finding the right agent in New York City turned out to be a tougher task. Buying your home any time anywhere is one of the biggest decisions you make, but it becomes that much bigger in NYC where youre making a sizable investment especially in a hot market. Getting the right advice over saving a few thousand dollars or shaving a few months to rush into a decision was very important to us. The process for us was much more about working with an agent who was patient and consultative to help us through our own thinking about this decision. We didnt know this going into it (as much as we thought we did) and that was one of the most invaluable parts of working with Gea and his approach.After getting a bit of experience going through Manhattan open houses and interacting with several agents, I decided to search for buyers agents and found Gea. Since he didnt require us to lock into any agreement with him right away, we saw it as low risk to work with Gea for a few weeks to see if he was the right fit. Gea worked with us through our initial set of requirements and spent the time to listen and help refine our search. One advice I would offer to any home buyer, especially in NYC, is to stay engaged in the process and regularly offer feedback to your agent (assuming you have one that listens well!)Our search once we started working with Gea took 6 months before we entered into contract. We started out looking in lower Manhattan but ended up buying a brownstone in Brooklyn. The inventory was low so any properties we were interested in often had multiple offers from the first open house. We put in 3 serious offers (in both Manhattan and Brooklyn) that we lost out on to higher or all cash offers. We had numerous places that we considered putting offers in on but the savvy advice of Gea, backed by his experience as well as facts and data he would research and provide us, helped us avoid the wrong investments or places that ultimately wouldnt meet our wants and needs. This was really important and helped further establish our trust in Gea. He wasnt in it to make a quick commission which became apparent when he advised against certain offers. Geas circle of recommended references from mortgage brokers to home inspectors was another invaluable part of the experience of working with him that helped us put together the right team.Im happy to say that weve been living in our new home for a month and a half. We are happy with our decision and couldnt have done this in a very hot market without Gea. In summary he top reasons we recommend Gea are:- he invested the time to look at properties with us and listened to our feedback- he invested the time in researching the right price when we put in offers- he advised against the wrong investments based on his experience and knowledge of NYC real estate- he never pushed a property for a higher price or a higher offer just to closeGea earned our trust and future references.

Name: E**** S******
Date: 2014-06-25 17:58:43
Rating: 5
Comment: I first entered in contact with Gea when I decided to buy a property in NYC. Since the very beginning he has been extremely supportive. As I am living in Frankfurt (Germany) I was looking for someone trustworthy and able to get things done despite the distance. I spent a week in NY in order to visit some apartments and Gea organized my agenda in a very efficient way making an effective use of the little time I spent there. He has been extremely honest by presenting me only opportunities within the available budget and all worth thinking about. I was so happy with him that I also asked him to manage the property. Having Gea as my representative in NY is like having a very good friend at my side.

Name: S**** d* C****
Date: 2014-03-08 23:11:41
Rating: 5
Comment: My family and I had a wonderful and very successful experience working with Gea. I started my search for a real estate broker hoping to find somebody honest, hardworking, and knowledgable. Gea was all of those things and more. As a buyers agent, he truly cares about the buyers specific needs.He was very patient with us and explained everything we needed to know about the New York City real estate market. Our needs were particularly unique and probably more narrow than what most agents would want to deal with. Gea really bent over backwards to help us get the perfect condo.Gea was with us every step of the way. Before we even knew the location or condo type we were looking for, Gea helped us figure out where to begin. The minute a potential match popped up on the market, Gea gave us all the information about the listing. When we were ready to visit a condo, he made it happen when it was convenient for US. Finally, when we were ready to make an offer, he stepped up to the plate and fought for us to end up on top of the bidding war. Even after the closing, he was there to offer guidance. We could not be more happy and we cannot recommend him enough. Thanks Gea!

Name: B****** A** R*****
Date: 2014-02-21 19:58:47
Rating: 5
Comment: Sara Yap was great to work with! She represented the buyers of a co-op I was selling as the listing broker. She was patient, thorough, and knowledgeable - truly a joy. I would love to do more deals with her!

Name: Y*** G**
Date: 2013-11-30 09:56:39
Rating: 5
Comment: Rebecca Wu is one of the best brokers I have met not only because of herprofessionalism but also her attention to detail and extreme patience with thelong difficult process during my search for housing.I was a young professional fresh out of college looking for an apartment in NewYork City. Having never really lived in the city, the experience of looking forhousing was daunting, not to mention I did not have any guarantors who livedin the tri-state area. After learning about my tight schedule with work and mysituation, Rebecca took note of my preferences and helped me to find the perfectplace within a few days. It was a fast and efficient process and the experiencebecame a lot easier with her help. In every step of the application process, shewas there offering me suggestions while seeing the process through with theagent. Even after I have moved-in to the new apartment, she asked about theliving situation and made sure I had no problems with the apartment.Rebecca is truly a responsible and caring person, and I feel very happy that I wasable to receive her help in this process. I would highly recommend her to anyonelooking for housing in New York City.

Name: M**** G*******
Date: 2013-10-31 16:25:34
Rating: 5
Comment: Elika Associates are by far the best real estate firm I have worked with in New York City. Gea acted as broker for the rental of our Condo in Manhattan and did a superb job. He found a tenant before the property even hit the market and at a price that was beyond my expectations. The whole process was a breeze.Having worked with numerous brokers in NYC it was refreshing to deal with someone who is genuine, honest, efficient, professional and at the same time lots of fun. The sort of guy you would feeling confident doing a deal over the shake of a hand.Gea continues to go out of his way to help out. For example checking up on the work of flooring contractors, painters and cleaners for me when I’m out of town.Elika Associates were introduced to me by a friend and I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Gea if you are looking to buy or rent out a property in NYC

Name: i** s******
Date: 2013-10-04 01:41:22
Rating: 5
Comment: Sara Yap has been very helpful, fun and yet professional who helped me find my dream place to live in. I was content with her representation and will definitely recommend her to anyone searching for future homes. Thank you Sara

Name: S****** L********
Date: 2013-09-22 13:50:48
Rating: 5
Comment: We were very fortunate to be introduced to Gea by a trusted friend for whom he had recently found a lovely condo on the East side. At the time we knew that we wanted to stop paying rent and invest in our residence, but we really didnt have any idea what or where would fit our needs. Gea spent a great deal of time helping us understand our options and showing us units in various neighborhoods. His patience paid off and he found the perfect unit to meet our needs in Battery Park. He knows the market, he focuses on his clients needs, and by working only for the buyer he never tries to push any property. Weve been here 3 years now, and were still very pleased to have worked with Gea. I highly recommend him for any prospective buyer--you wont be disappointed.

Name: J B
Date: 2013-09-09 17:02:33
Rating: 5
Comment: I worked directly with Gea of Elika Associates and he has definitely earned my full confidence. I was moving up from Las Vegas, NV and he made the whole process of finding a place so much easier. Mr. Elika exhibits professionalism and is a tireless work ethic. I could reach him anytime of the day and he would make himself available to talk with us and work with us. I am really impressed by the service he provided us looking for the right property in NYC. He walked us through the buying process in detail so there was no room for confusion. I would recommend anyone to work with him in future. Thanks Gea!

Name: P**** B******
Date: 2013-07-31 12:53:42
Rating: 5
Comment: I have had a great experience with Gea from Elika Real Estate who was instrumental in not only sourcing high quality investment prospects but helping me navigate the New York real estate market, procure financing and purchase from abroad.Gea was responsive and gave well informed and balanced views on all potential properties. Since acquiring an investment property Gea and the team have managed the property for me seamlessly.If i was to buy again Gea would be my man on the ground!

Name: J**** G******
Date: 2013-07-22 00:32:37
Rating: 5
Comment: I really enjoyed working with Gea Elika of Elika Real Estate. This experience was everything we had hoped for from a buyers agent. Mr. Elika demonstrated excellent service in helping us find the right property, and not just any property that he could just collect a commission on and walk away. He walked us through the buying process as first time investors in great detail and gave us first class representation. His experience and knowledge of the marketplace helped us navigate the market with confidence and ease. I look forward to working with Mr. Elika in the future and highly recommend Elika Real Estate for anyone looking for an exclusive buyers agency.

Name: S***** T******
Date: 2013-07-19 01:35:54
Rating: 5
Comment: Working with Gea and Elika Real Estate made setting up in New York that much easier, especially as we doing so via correspondence from Australia.Being a young family we wanted to avoid a sublet situation and then having to move again so we briefed Elika to find our new home.Gea listened to what we were after, provided numerous options and personally inspected up to a dozen properties on our behalf. From which he provided honest assessments, took additional photos and at one property (the one we ended up taking) even returned with a tape measure to ensure our furniture would fit.We have now been in our West Village home for 3 months and we couldnt be happier. Therefore, i wholeheartedly recommend Gea and Elika Real Estate to anyone in a similar situation to ours. You wont be disappointed.

Name: C**** M******
Date: 2013-06-13 21:14:46
Rating: 5
Comment: I had a wonderful experience working with Gea at Elika Associates - his professionalism and dedication helped me smoothly purchase my first apartment in New York. To begin with, the website is fantastic with a great service to alert you to apartments that fit your criteria. His guidance on what property to look for was key as a first time buyer and his access to resources is great.Having closed less than a week ago, I am looking forward to many happy memories and years in my new apartment and I wouldnt hesitate to recommend his services to friends or family and would definitely use his services again in the future.

Name: D**** M***
Date: 2013-04-15 17:23:29
Rating: 5
Comment: We want to send a personal thank you to your company for your help in finding our new home, and particularly call your attention to the outstanding job that Ben Nitti did for us. Though this is the first time we have made a purchase in New York City, it happens to be our third real estate deal over the years. Each of those times we have engaged a Buyers Broker and have had excellent experiences in doing so. Naturally, we sought to work with a Buyers Broker again as we began thinking about purchasing an apartment in NYC, but had no idea if such a firm existed for this market. Luckily we found your company.We had some question as to whether or not a Buyers Broker could live up to our other experiences, especially in what seems to be a cut-throat real estate market like NYC. Would we receive the same personalized attention? Could a Buyers Broker really help with the intricacies of a NYC transaction? Would a Buyers Broker even being interested in working within the neighborhood we desired and within our certain requirements?Ben certainly proved that the answer to all of our questions was a resounding yes. Professional, courteous, and well-versed in the real estate process, Ben was a true partner for us every step of the way during our purchase. He listened to our requirements, did timely and relevant research, and presented us with a strong list of possibilities that matched all of our needs. He attended every viewing with us and made great recommendations on the properties, while maintaining the appropriate neutrality in our personal decision. It was clear he was there to support us.During the offer process, Ben was the driving force behind the deal. He made sure all parties involved were acting appropriately and in a timely manner. When other parties may have been dragging their heels, Ben knew just how to approach the situation to get things moving again. Bens guidance, such as the recommendation for our Mortgage Broker, was very much appreciated and helped our deal go incredibly smoothly.As we moved into the board interview phase, Bens execution of the board package and his advice on the interview was invaluable. He made us feel at ease about the entire process of purchasing a coop -- a process that was completely new to us.Simply put, we believe that the success of this deal is due in large part to Ben.We would not hesitate to recommend Ben to anyone, or to use him again should be make another real estate purchase. In terms of a person representing your firms image and reputation, Ben couldnt possibly have done a better job.

Name: N****** S****
Date: 2013-03-31 18:27:25
Rating: 5
Comment: I used Elika Associates to purchase my first investment property in Manhattan. Currently, this property is generating great income. Mr Elika is very knowledgeable of city and the market. Hes a real professional and an amazing negotiator. He will not rest until the client is satisfied. I am currently in the market for a new family home for my husband and our son. Mr Elika has been very patient in helping us attain our dream home. I plan on using him time and time again.

Name: J**** T***
Date: 2013-03-17 00:17:03
Rating: 5
Comment: I have lived in NYC all my life and have always found the process of looking for a place to live excruciating, that is until I met Gea and Megan. When I was finally ready to purchase my first apartment they found the perfect place for me within days. They handled every step of the process with professionalism and total regard for my best interests. Years later I couldn’t be happier with my choice of apartments or who I used to find it. I will ever use anyone else.

Name: R**** L*******
Date: 2013-03-12 18:05:09
Rating: 5
Comment: I had the pleasure of working with Elika when I recently relocated to New York. Having never dealt with the New York real esate market before, I was extremely lucky to have Megan from Elika representing me. She found me the perfect apartment and was kind, patient, and professional throughout a process that would have been daunting without her. I would definitely recommend Elika to anyone looking to buy or rent an apartment in New York.

Name: T*** P****
Date: 2013-01-26 03:27:25
Rating: 5
Comment: Great company. Gea Elika knows New York real estate from top to bottom. He represented me twice , once in acquiring an investment property which is yielding good results, the other purchasing my current residence. I was impressed on both occasions with his knowledge of Manhattan real estate, attention to detail and negotiating skills. If your looking for a place in NY id highly recommend you consider his services.

Name: J***** C***
Date: 2012-12-25 06:18:51
Rating: 5
Comment: Just want to thanks Elika Asssociates for their service. I am over satisfied and highly recommend for all...

Name: D*** W*********
Date: 2011-11-10 15:27:16
Rating: 5
Comment: Best real estate agency in New York. They helped me with all my purchases in the past and I am happy to have them on my side!

Name: K*** M******
Date: 2011-11-06 20:58:58
Rating: 5
Comment: Thanks again for everything you guys do in the area. I know that its tough to find a reliable real estate company here in New York, but I am happy with Elika, and will be back again.