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Elaine Clayman

Elaine Clayman

445 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212.906.9353 TEL
212.303.3218 FAX
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Elaine Clayman is founder and president of the Elaine Clayman Team. Elaine, her daughter and partner Justine Bray, and the Elaine Clayman Team are consistently TOP PRODUCERS at Brown Harris Stevens, New York’s most prestigious residential real estate firm. In 2011, The Wall Street Journal / REAL Trends recognized the Elaine Clayman Team as one of the leading teams in the nation. Elaine and her team ranked 115th for sales volume, and their high sales production has stayed constant annually.

  • “Congratulations on making the REAL Trends 2014 list! You are in the top 0.1% of all agents nationwide, and you have also earned the America's Best Real Estate Agents badge.” – 2014 REAL Trends Best Real Estate Agents

Elaine has sold an average of 100 properties every year for the past twenty years. As head of the Elaine Clayman Team at Brown Harris Stevens, she has achieved this remarkable sales volume through extensive research, consistent follow-through, and best-in-class purchase support. Prestigious awards line her office for consistently selling the most properties, being the top “Listing Agent” for both the company and her east side office as well as being the “Relocation Broker of the Year.” These awards are received and achieved annually because of her huge national and international client following. Elaine’s work is global. Elaine Clayman and the Elaine Clayman Team’s sales are among the top one-half of one percent of Brown Harris Stevens as well as nationwide.

Elaine's professionalism and integrity stand out in the field. A born marketer, her creative insights have helped realize outstanding results for her clients. Before joining Brown Harris Stevens, she was president and founder of Elaine Clayman Realty Group. Her company garnered unprecedented national media attention when she introduced the use of the American Express card to the brokerage community, employing well-known former Mayor Ed Koch as her spokesperson. Elaine brings this creative marketing to the sellers whom she represents.

  • “The way she marketed our apartment was effective considering that we sold it within weeks and received more money for our apartment than we ever dreamed possible.” – Marian F.

Continually sought out by major media outlets and industry associations as a leading residential real estate expert and thought-leader, Elaine's marketing triumphs have been heralded in The New York Times and Crain's New York Business on several occasions. She appeared on Bloomberg News as an industry expert. She was named one of Manhattan's “Premier Brokers” by both New York Living and New York Magazine, and has been featured recently in New York Home, The Real Deal, Mann Report, smartmoney.com, and on WABC-TV and WFUV Radio. She is honored as a top agent in “TopAgentGuide,” a Zagat-type guide of the top 100 agents.

Elaine and her team provide extensive end-to-end service and support for clients and customers. She has created a team of functional specialists. She has changed the old way of doing business and has introduced a new paradigm – a new way of doing business.

  • "Working with Elaine was very easy. She came in, saw our apartment and then seamlessly guided us thorough the process. She was always in control. Elaine sold our apartment extremely quickly, at a price that we wanted even in this economy. She and her team worked tirelessly – day and night – to complete the transaction.” – Linda B.

From initial consultation through accepted offer, she establishes aggressive, yet realistic, objectives for clients. Her analysis informs them of current market trends, and serves as the foundation of a comprehensive marketing plan for their property. By comprising a sound pricing strategy, Elaine helps clients secure the highest price that the market will bear in the shortest amount of time. When showing properties, Elaine highlights features using lighting, home staging and other presentational techniques to create an inviting, comfortable atmosphere for buyers. No one is ever turned down for a showing because Elaine has a powerful marketing team of professional brokers who work for sellers as well as buyers, and four support staff — all licensed. As a result of her proven ability to market homes in “lifestyle” buildings, Elaine was appointed Broker Specialist for Brown Harris Stevens-managed luxury residences, 525 Park Avenue and 1199 Park Avenue. The Elaine Clayman Team handles properties from the financial district to northern Manhattan.

Before launching her real estate career, Elaine's entrepreneurial spirit took her from teaching, to owning and operating an art gallery in Nyack, N.Y., to working as a fee-based financial manager, where she became enamored with the service business. Elaine lives in Manhattan. Her daughter Justine, a Senior Sales Associate and partner of the Elaine Clayman Team, joined the group over a decade ago and continues the family tradition of consistent results-based success. Elaine is very proud that Justine has become her partner and together they look forward to achieving ever great results for their clients and their team.

In an effort to give something back for each completed transaction, Elaine makes a practice of donating to charity with every check she receives.

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