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Elaine Clayman

Elaine Clayman

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Languages Spoken:      SPANISH, ENGLISH

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Elaine Clayman is founder and president of the Elaine Clayman Team. She is consistently a TOP PRODUCER 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 top teams in the nation. Elaine and her team ranked 116th for sales volume in the United States. Justine Bray, Elaine’s daughter, became her partner in January 2013.

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 the result 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 1/2 % of all Brown Harris Stevens agents 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 that 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,, 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 introducing 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 establishing a sound pricing strategy, Elaine helps clients secure the highest price the market will bear in the shortest amount of time. When showing properties, Elaine highlights key features of her client's property 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 and four licensed support staff members who work for her sellers and buyers. As a result of her proven ability to market homes in “lifestyle” buildings, Elaine was appointed Broker Specialist for Brown Harris Stevens-managed luxury condominiums, 525 Park Avenue and Le Premiere. The Elaine Clayman Team handles properties from the Financial District to northern Manhattan. In an effort to give something back for each completed transaction, Elaine makes it a practice to donate a portion of every check she receives to charity.

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 Director of Sales for 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 greater than ever results for their clients and their team.

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Elaine Clayman alcanzó casi $50,000,000 en ventas en 2002 y recibió un reconocimiento como la corredora más importante en Brown Harris Stevens. Elaine vendió el número más alto de departamentos en 2000, 2001 y 2002. Además, vendió el número más alto de propiedades exclusivas para la firma en 2001 y 2002. A través de la investigación extensa, el seguimiento consistente y el apoyo para la compra, Elaine ha creado un volumen notable de ventas.

El profesionalismo e integridad de Elaine Clayman destacan en el campo de bienes raíces. Mercadóloga de nacimiento, es creativa e innovadora en su enfoque y altamente exitosa en el logro de resultados. Antes de incorporarse a Brown Harris Stevens, fue presidente y fundadora de Clayman Realty Group. Su empresa logró éxito y notoriedad destacados cuando introdujo a American Express a la comunidad de corretaje y usó al muy conocido alcalde Ed Kock como su portavoz. Los periódicos The New York Times y Crain's New York Business han aclamado sus triunfos de comercialización.

Elaine ofrece un extenso servicio y apoyo de principio a fin a sus clientes. A través de la consultoría, establece objetivos agresivos pero realistas para vender y comprar. Sus análisis informan a sus clientes de las tendencias actuales del mercado, de las cuales desarrolla un detallado plan de mercadotecnia. Al abarcar una estrategia de precios, permite que el cliente altere los precios basándose en la demanda a la vez que cumple con sus objetivos. Sus programas promocionales son creativos y singulares. Al mostrar las propiedades, Elaine destaca características mediante el uso de medios como la iluminación y crea una atmósfera cómoda para los compradores. Después de establecer objetivos de compra para tipos de propiedades, ubicación, precio y características de la unidad, trabaja para identificar propiedades potenciales para clientes interesados en comprar unidades residenciales. A nadie se le niega una demostración porque Elaine cuenta con un poderoso equipo de mercadotecnia de tres corredores profesionales que trabajan con compradores, y tres personas de apoyo, todos con licencia.

Antes de entrar en el campo de bienes raíces, el espíritu empresarial de Elaine la llevó de la enseñanza a adquirir y operar una galería de arte en Nyack NY y a trabajar como gerente financiero comercial donde se enamoró del negocio de servicios. Su hija Justine vive en Manhattan y trabaja para Calvin Klein. Elaine vive en Manhattan con su esposo Ron Tepperman.

The following is a list of selected sold properties in which Elaine Clayman has represented the seller, the buyer, or both: