Helping You Design Your Future
Speaking with Linda Bernell’s clients about their encounters with her in buying or selling their apartments is the best testimonial to her unique, dedicated, creative, and seamless way of working towards their goals and expectations.
"From the moment we first began working with Linda through our closing, she was a reliable, consummate professional—and an absolute pleasure to work with."
"Personable, dependable, supportive, and determined, Linda guided me through a difficult process and made it enjoyable."
"Linda is a savvy broker with a keen eye for detail whose finger is on the pulse of NYC’s real estate market."
A seasoned entrepreneur and native New Yorker, Linda Bernell helps her clients achieve their real estate goals as seamlessly as possible. Dedicated, intuitive, and creative, she builds relationships with her clients in order to meet their needs. "I love working with my clients and helping them in any way to achieve their dreams," Linda says. "My goal is to make them happy."
With a background in design, Linda has a discerning eye that allows her to see a space as a canvas, with endless possibilities. For her sellers, Linda does magic with staging or lightly altering and turning any property into a beautiful, move-in ready home. Linda knows that buyers often do not want to preview apartments that appear to need a gut renovation. Whether you are buying or selling, Linda helps create a vision for the space and offers decorating advice and access to her vast list of vetted resources at no fee. She also works with your contractors, architects, accountants, and advisors to simplify her client’s process.
Additionally, Linda is a skilled pricing strategist who eliminates the need for monthly reductions in ask price. She presents a clear, honest picture of market values and realistic price goals to prospective buyers and sellers. This is reflected in her record: In her last five listings, Linda has not had a price reduction, has had multiple bids, and has gone to contract within 10 days.
Above all, Linda knows how to work for clients in need of a little more time, a little more compassion, and a little more creativity.
Linda has an active life in Manhattan, where things never get dull between her passions for her work and her love of fashion, art, and beauty. Expressing gratitude daily, she knows that surrounding herself with positive energy and the love of her daughter Jenny, four amazing grandsons, and her fiancé Adam is what makes the world shine.
"Linda couldn’t have made the sale of our Upper East Side co-op apartment any more seamless. From the moment we first began working with Linda through our closing, she was a reliable, consummate professional—and an absolute pleasure to work with.
Linda is a savvy broker with a keen eye for detail whose finger is on the pulse of NYC’s real estate market. What truly makes her unique is her fabulous eye. She saw the potential in our apartment, and after helping us accurately price it, she put her design skills to use in staging it. She worked with us to enhance the appeal of our apartment, spending only a few hundred dollars to transform it. She even brought in a few accessories from her own collection to complete the look.
Linda was particularly sensitive to our needs as young parents with a one-year-old at home. She graciously met with us at off hours to accommodate our crazy schedules and even scheduled showings around our baby’s naptimes. Thanks to her diligence we secured multiple offers after our first—and only—open house! We would highly recommend Linda Bernell and the Bernell-Frank Team to any prospective house hunters or sellers." – Julie & Ethan M.
"Linda Bernell is a one-stop real estate broker for all of a seller’s needs. Using well-researched knowledge of the buyers’ demographics and tastes and the seller’s budget and time constraints, Linda staged and sold two related apartments for us within a short timeframe, despite Manhattan’s challenging real estate market conditions. Her sense of style and presentation of the apartments yielded five good offers above asking price within one week. Linda’s love of her work and caring dedication to her client made a difficult process easier for us, and we are grateful that we chose the Bernell-Frank team to represent us in the sale." - Starlin L.
“Linda Bernell was referred to me by a very reliable source - my daughter, a NYC attorney. They had met at a charitable event and my daughter said I would like her. She was right! From my first contact with Linda, I knew she would find me the right apartment- and she did! Linda told me I would be in my apartment by the summer - and I was!
Aside from being personable, dependable, supportive and determined, Linda guided me through a difficult process and made it enjoyable. I felt like she knew what I wanted and she did not waste time showing me apartments that would not be appropriate. In fact she viewed each apartment before showing it to me. Her positive, optimistic outlook was contagious and I felt completely confident that she would find me the right place. And - I never felt pushed.
After finding my apartment, Linda guided me through the bidding process and then the co-op application process. She was there each step of the way. Her support never wavered.
I highly recommend Linda as a real estate broker. Her sensitivity to the needs of others makes her a great broker as well as a great person.” - BL
Halstead Manhattan, LLC
The following are selected closed transactions in which Linda Bernell represented the buyer, the seller, or both:COOPERATIVES AND CONDOMINIUMS
- 132 East 35th Street, 5k
- 201 East 79th Street, 14f
- 8 East 83rd Street #2
- 8 East 83rd Street #2B
- 215 East 80th Street #8K
- 134 East 35th Street