I am writing to thank you for your tireless efforts, which led to the successful marketing and sale of Apartment #43 at 501 West 138th Street.In this case, as with many others you have handled for us on behalf of the New York County Public Administrator, your suggestions regarding painting, minor repairs and staging have resulted in substantial return on the investment made. In addition to your marketing expertise, your understanding of the co-op board approval process was invaluable in completing the sale of this apartment. We appreciate your professionalism and personal attention to detail. It is always a pleasure to work with you, and I expect we will have more opportunities to do so in the near future.

— Peter Schram, Esq.

We want to thank you for helping us sell our old apartment and buy our new one. We enjoyed working with you tremendously and we will recommend you to all our friends. During the selling process, we found your pricing and marketing strategy to be well-researched and well-executed. You were attentive to our concerns and a pleasure to have in our home over and over again during those busy few weeks. We were pleased, also, with the speed with which you found us a buyer and helped them get through the board approval and closing process. On the buying side, your thoughtful insights into the properties we visited were very helpful. You were on the mark in recommending buildings to visit, and your awareness of the changing Harlem market helped us reach a good decision. In addition, connecting us with financial institutions from which to pick was important. We’ve now been in our new home a month, and we are so happy with the way it all worked out. And to think, we only started this process at Thanksgiving. What a quick six months! Again, thank you, and do not hesitate to refer anyone to us for a more personal recommendation if that would be helpful.”

— Jennifer Edwards and Jim Gaherty

I am writing to give Lorna Leibowitz with Douglas Elliman my highest recommendation. Lorna possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent realtor and has a tremendous “grasp” of the market and that intuitive feeling as to what a house is really worth and how well it will sell. She is diligent, responsive, very professional and personable. She clearly takes pride in doing a good job. In my particular case as a seller of my home in the UES, Lorna recommended we initiate some minor upgrades as well as stage our apartment to maximize our sales price and sell the apartment quickly. Although it took some elbow grease to get the apartment ready to show, we immediately had multiple offers during our first showing and accepted a bid well above our asking price within two weeks of listing our home with Lorna. It would be hard to envision someone doing a better job than Lorna or being anything but happy in choosing to work with her. Lorna’s perfect balance of knowledge, drive and enthusiasm will get the job done for you while exceeding your expectations!

— John Nakos

I cannot tell you how pleased I am at the final outcome of the sale of my apartment at 140 West End Avenue. From the beginning, your attention to detail and your calming manner enabled me to go to work and leave the details of the sale of my apartment to you. In a market that was spiraling downward, and a limited pool of mortgage money, you were able to find me a buyer who not only loved my apartment, but was able to secure a mortgage and win approval from my very demanding co-op board. You always made yourself available for showings and varied the times of Open Houses to accommodate prospective buyers’ schedules. Your willingness to try a variety of marketing strategies helped me to sell my apartment, which was very similar to several others that were on the market at the same time. You capitalized on the details that made mine special, while minimizing any negatives. Several other brokers expressed interest in selling my apartment however I felt that with their heavy inventory of apartments at Lincoln Towers they would not give any personal attention to my apartment. I applaud your professionalism and positive attitude and I thank you again for helping me achieve my real estate goals.

—Deanna Lerner

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your hard work and the excellent results you achieved on the sale of my late aunt’s Upper West Side apartment.

After emptying and de-cluttering the apartment, you prepared an alternate floorplan that made it easy for potential buyers to visualize more modern layouts, including an enlarged open-style kitchen and a combined living/dining room. Your sales strategy, which included on-line and social media, resulted in heavy attendance at open houses and lots of interest among possible buyers. In just a few weeks you achieved a sales price which exceeded my expectations.

Lorna, you are the ultimate professional and a pleasure to work with. I can’t thank you enough for all of your hard work. I will gladly recommend you to any of my friends.

— David King

Lorna was of great assistance to me on an estate sale of a greatly devalued cooperative apartment in NYC. With her expertise and knowledge of the market she convinced me to renovate and stage the apartment. She listened to my concerns and was able to guide me to the correct decision. The apartment sold quickly and at a much higher price than I could have anticipated. I highly recommend Lorna whether you’re buying or selling real estate in NYC.

— Frederick J. Martorell