Below, in no particular order, you will find a list of the most reputable and well known real estate brokerage houses in New York City, with most of them having offices in other cities besides. By providing this list we are by no means promoting or advocating any of the below firms and we are certainly not be compensated by them, we are simply listing them as a resource for anyone who might be interested.
Brown Harris Stevens: Brown Harris Stevens is a New York institution older than the City itself. In 1873 when Charles S. Brown opened his real estate appraisal business in Lower Manhattan, New York City was still just one borough surrounded by four other places called Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island and Brooklyn, It was not until 1898 that New York annexed the other boroughs, giving shape to the City we know today. Brown was a man with uncanny prescience, recognizing as early as 1873 the role that New York would come to play as the nation’s economic and cultural center. From the bucolic New York of the late 19th Century, through the cosmopolitan 20th Century and now the global 21st Century of today, Brown’s company, which has since evolved into Brown Harris Stevens, has become known worldwide as the leader in New York City’s residential real estate market.
Prudential Douglas Elliman: Founded in 1911, Douglas Elliman has grown to become the largest regional and the nation’s fourth largest real estate company, with a current network of more than 3,800 agents in over 65 offices throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island (including the Hamptons and North Fork), Westchester and Putnam Counties, as well as South Florida. In addition, via a strategic partnership with Knight Frank Residential, Douglas Elliman’s powerful network extends to 43 countries across six continents.
Leslie Garfield: Recognized as “The Dean of Townhouse Brokers” by Town & Country Magazine, Mr. Garfield’s boutique firm, Leslie J. Garfield & Co., Inc. has led the market in residential, institutional, and commercial building sales for the last 30 years.
Corcoran Real Estate: Over 35 years, we haven’t just been around the block. We’ve been around nearly every block of New York City. In 2003, we expanded into the Hamptons and South Florida. Today we have 42 offices, over 2,200 agents and over $18 billion in sales annually.
Massey Knakal: Massey Knakal is a diversified real estate company, exclusively representing owners in the sale, retail lease and/or financing of their properties. With over 100 employees, four offices and thorough coverage of the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester County, Long Island and New Jersey, Massey Knakal Realty Services dominates the New York metropolitan area’s property transaction marketplace.
Town Real Estate: Founded in 2010 by a dynamic executive team, Town strives to become an integral part of the New York real estate landscape. Its founding members are a close-knit group of leaders with acclaimed success and expertise in luxury sales, new development marketing and rentals. Innovative, experienced and built on strong business principles, Town is perfectly poised to deliver dramatic results in today’s real estate market.
Stribling Real Estate: Founder Elizabeth F. Stribling meticulously selects and nurtures real estate professionals. Our agents know the intricacies of the luxury real estate market and offer an unparalleled degree of personalized attention. With unrivaled knowledge of the city’s most distinguished properties and sought after neighborhoods, Stribling’s associates are highly regarded for their professionalism, discretion, and creative thinking. This is why Stribling stands out among hundreds of other residential real estate firms in Manhattan.
Sotheby’s Real Estate NYC: Sotheby’s International Realty sells exquisite homes in premier locations across the US. Through a combination of sophisticated marketing, unparalleled access, and an esteemed collection of affiliates, we’re able to unite luxury homes with the right buyer at the right price. Our agents are skilled professionals with insightful local knowledge and deep expertise in luxury real estate. Their dedication to high-quality service means that no matter the requirements ? breakthrough design, ocean views, equestrian stables ? they’ll be able to help discover the most desirable and extraordinary homes available.