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Elayne Reimer

Elayne Reimer

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Park Avenue Office


Tel: (212) 381-3372
Cell: (917) 751-0555

Elayne Reimer is one of the top brokers in Manhattan specializing in luxury buildings on the Upper East Side, and she has earned the top sales awards to prove it. She is a member of Halstead’s Producers Council, which recognizes the top 5% of producers in the company and she has just officially been ranked one of America's Top Real Estate Professionals by Real Trends in 2018. Her numerous accolades while at top real estate companies included being listed in the Top Ten Real Estate Brokers in the North East, Top in listings received in one year, Top in listings sold, Top in commissions earned, and Top in $1,000,000 + sales to mention but a few. Last year, Elayne received a prestigious award presented by the Real Estate Board of New York for creating one the most intricate combined sale. This dealt with many parts; several apartments and several buyers and sellers all needed to create a gigantic sale.

Her clients appreciate her unparalleled expertise, boundless energy and matchless professionalism. As one of her buyers enthused, "Elayne is an excellent, knowledgeable broker...Who says purchasing an apartment in NYC can be among the most agonizing experiences one may encounter? Elayne guided us in the most professional manner sharing her expertise and experience. It made it easy!"

Elayne grew up in New Jersey surrounded by an extended family, all heavily involved in real estate. She moved to Manhattan where she studied at New York University, graduating summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa, then earned a prestigious fellowship from Columbia University to study government. She ultimately earned a master’s degree and launched a successful career as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Eventually, she applied the listening skills she had acquired as a therapist to helping clients buy and sell real estate.

Elayne and her husband live in the fabulous Excelsior building where she loves the services and amenities available to apartment owners. People like to buy from a broker who loves what she sells, and Elayne has listed and sold well over 100 apartments in the few years she has been marketing this incredible building! Many of her clients had to sell to buy there and turned to her for help. Thus Elayne has successfully handled sales all over New York City. She has a fully licensed staff working for her which makes her team available to help you 24/7!

Elayne’s motto is, "Make them happy and never give up!" She looks forward to the opportunity to help her clients find a home they will love, cherish, and enjoy for as long as they wish. And when they are ready to sell and reap their profit, she is there to help as well. Her goal is return and create on-going business. One of her happy repeat clients explained, "I purchased an apartment in the Excelsior and I was lucky enough to be represented by Elayne Reimer in that purchase....I subsequently sold my apartment and purchased a larger apartment, employing the services of Elayne once again. Suffice it to say, Elayne would be my first choice in brokers. She is the quintessential broker."

“Echoing the sentiments of many on the Halstead Web site, you are one of a kind. I can not say enough about your hard work, the consistent level of energy, perseverance in marketing a unit that does not have all the amenities befitting the building. In all realms of the process you were on target with current realities; listing price, selling price (I have your written number of where we would end), time line. The ability to assess situations and prospective buyers, how best to show the unit, with or without furniture and the many suggestions made to help us in the process. As the seller, hearing from you in a timely fashion (days, nights, weekend and holidays) was reassuring that you were working on my behalf. Elayne you are a incredible business partner you exceeded my expectations and I only wish I had another unit I could put up for sale with you.” - Jane E.
“Great! Thanks so much, Elayne. You've been amazing through this whole process. Hope and I really appreciate it. We've worked with a number of brokers over the years and you're definitely the best!” Todd H.
Hi Elayne, just wanted to send a quick thank you for selling my apartment for me and in such quick time frame. You’re definitely the best at selling in this building, anytime you need a referral or recommendation I would be more than happy to speak with potential sellers about you. I’m in the apartment of my dreams because of the energy, focus, patience and professionalism of Elayne Reimer. From the moment I met her, she provided all relevant information, often before I asked. She was clear and forthright about the apartment and the building, and she moved me efficiently through the process of bidding on the apartment, assembling my board package and interviewing with the Board. She made the entire process as comfortable as possible. - Julie H.
Elayne Reimer guided me with the expertise and authority, but not without charm, through the arcane complexities of buying property at the Excelsior and I greatly appreciated her efficient help during the delicate phase of negotiation with the seller. She is the finest realtor I ever met. - Andre C.
When we first met you, we knew we found our match. Immediately, you exhibited concern, professionalism, enthusiasm and proactive steps to land us our perfect apartment quickly. Thank you for the care throughout the process, and for providing us our dream home. - Joe and Michelle S.
Elayne is a broker like no one else! She works ceaseless, a powerful force at the Excelsior, where she can be seen in the lobby day and night! She sells virtually every apartment in this enormous building. She sent me advice about handling the packet of information I had to submit to the board and she was available even after the deal was closed to advise me about whom to speak to when problems arose. She even gave the names of some companies to help install new windows – she saved me a lot of money! - Suzy G.
I am writing to tell you that ELAYNE REIMER is an excellent, knowledgeable broker who assisted us in our apartment search last year. Who says purchasing an apartment in NYC can be amongst the most agonizing experiences one may encounter? Elayne guided us in the most professional manner sharing her expertise and experience. It made it easy! - Adrienne G. F.
I want to express my thanks and recognition for the outstanding results your delivered in the sale of our apartment. In an extremely difficult market and very complicated transaction, you exhibited extraordinary creativity and persistence to get the job done. You are truly a professinal with unique skill sets and expertise. I can confidently recommend you to anyone seeking Manhattan real estate. I know when we return to the market, you will be number one on our list of resources. - Robert G.

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Current Listings

Past Closings

The following are selected closed transactions in which Elayne Reimer represented the buyer, the seller, or both:


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