“Working with Elie made dealing with the crazy NYC real estate market bearable. She was professional, kind and focused on finding me a home – contrary to any industry stereotypes.” “Elie was thorough, organized, and followed through to make home buying a smooth and stress-free process. I would gladly recommend her to anyone interested in the market.” Elie’s accolades are both heartfelt and well deserved. This native New Yorker is a dedicated, diligent and honest professional who does not believe in the hard sell – only in hard work. She is committed to ensuring that there is a proper and comfortable fit between her client’s real estate goals, priorities, preferences and resources. “Honesty and preparation go a long way,” she believes. “My job as an agent is to inform clients wisely and help manage the transaction, not to make decisions for people. Buying and selling are very emotional experiences, so I strive to move the process forward along the least complicated path, anticipating hurdles so each deal is smooth and relatively painless”. Elie, who earned her undergraduate degree from William Smith College, worked for CARE USA, a humanitarian relief organization for eight years prior to becoming a real estate agent. Personally, she enjoys going to the movies, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. “I think it is important to spend a good portion of your day laughing,” says Elie, who tries to inject humor and fun into the real estate journey as well.