Daniel Chun ASSOCIATE REAL ESTATE BROKER

Cell

908-227-6877

Office

212-729-5712, Ext. 108

Email

daniel@elegran.com

Daniel Chun is a former intellectual property attorney and legal project manager. He earned his engineering degree from Lehigh University and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. His clients have included Fortune 20 companies and multi-national law firms.

Daniel is known for being a calm but strong voice for his clients in high-pressure situations. He is adept at bringing clarity and focus to the process while doing so with integrity. Daniel’s clients most appreciate his level of engagement with their needs and his attention to detail.

For Daniel, real estate is a passion. He recognizes both its incredible investment potential as well as the significance of how close to the heart “home” is to his clients. Daniel calls Brooklyn Heights home, with his wife and dog. He is an active leader at his church and, in his spare time, he enjoys golfing with just about anyone.

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Address Beds Baths SQ ft Price
1 Hanson Place 2 2 N/A
$1,899,000
233 Pacific Street 2 2 N/A
$1,855,000
14 East 96th Street 2 2 1,300
$1,670,000
365 Bridge Street 2 2 1,700
$1,400,000
42 Main Street 2 2 1,100
$1,325,000
55 Poplar Street 2 2 1,160
$1,325,000
200 East 61st Street 1 1 N/A
$1,250,000
120 Boerum Place 2 2 N/A
$1,250,000
55 Poplar Street 2 2 1,057
$1,235,000
4 Revere Place (TOWNHOUSE) 7 5 N/A
$1,210,000
257 West 117th Street 2 2 1,212
$1,100,000
220 Riverside Boulevard 1 1 N/A
$1,045,000
200 West 79th Street 2 1 850
$1,011,000
257 West 117th Street 2 2 966
$965,000
212 East 48th Street 2 1 N/A
$920,000
189 Schermerhorn Street 1 1 N/A
$880,000
60 Remsen Street 2 1 N/A
$830,000
55 Poplar Street 1 1 798
$806,000
310 West 56th Street 0 1 500
$790,000
390 Riverside Drive 1 1 N/A
$745,000
340 Dean Street 0 1 N/A
$720,000
652 Lafayette Ave 2 1 N/A
$715,000
239 East 79th Street 0 1 N/A
$610,000
314 West 94th Street 1 1 N/A
$600,000
25 West 13th Street 0 1 460
$590,000
18 West 129th Street 1 1 596
$485,500
442 47th Street (Townhouse) - IN CONTRACT 5 3 N/A
164 Bond Street - IN CONTRACT 2 1 N/A
Address Beds Baths SQ ft Price
340 East 64th Street 4 4 N/A
$16,500
99 Warren Street 2 3 N/A
$11,500
75 Wall Street 2 2 N/A
$8,950
101 Leonard Street 2 2 N/A
$8,000
111 Hudson Street 1 1 N/A
$7,000
666 Greenwich Street 1 1 N/A
$6,050
240 East 47th Street 2 1.5 N/A
$5,000
322 West 57th Street 1 1 N/A
$5,000
200 East 82nd Street 2 1 N/A
$4,600
10 Barclay Street 1 1 N/A
$4,595
175 West 87th Street 2 1 N/A
$4,450
666 Greenwich Street 0 1 N/A
$4,400
270 West 91st Street 1 1 N/A
$3,900
102 West 73rd Street 2 1 N/A
$3,600
53 Boerum Place 2 2 N/A
$3,600
33 West 85th Street 2 2 N/A
$3,600
220 Riverside Boulevard 1 1 N/A
$3,500
205 West 10th Street 1 1 N/A
$3,450
80 DeKalb Ave 1 1 N/A
$3,362
92 Orchard Street 1 1 N/A
$3,200
8 Spruce Street 0 1 N/A
$3,090
211 West 56th Street 1 1 N/A
$2,995
129 N. 3rd Street 0 1 N/A
$2,850
357 Sterling Place 2 1 N/A
$2,800
18 West 129th Street 1 1 N/A
$2,700
25 West 13th Street 0 1 N/A
$2,625
55 Poplar Street 0 1 500
$2,525
25 West 13th Street 0 1 N/A
$2,500
1 Wall Street Court 0 1 N/A
$2,400
45 West 110th Street 2 1 N/A
$2,400
205 Huron Street 1 1 N/A
$2,325
18 West 129th Street 1 1 N/A
$2,100
423 East 83rd Street 1 1 N/A
$2,050
408 West 130th Street 1 1 N/A
$1,800

Testimonials

If I had a few key words to describe Daniel, all of which comprise a recipe for success in an uber-competitive and unpredictable real estate deal market like Manhattan, they would be “analytical, thoughtful, methodical, poised, persistent, organized, problem-solver, detail-oriented.” With these attributes, many of which undoubtedly stem from his background as a lawyer and project manager, I knew Daniel was the right broker to assist me in navigating the difficult market in Manhattan and securing just the right apartment that would meet all of my criteria within a limited period of time. Understanding my criteria, Daniel was able to arrange showings and make recommendations right away on potential candidates and was extremely helpful in narrowing the choices ultimately to the right one or two finalists by explaining the pros/cons of each candidate in a very analytical way, including thoughts about true value, expected economic returns, appreciation potential, etc. When it came time to submitting an offer and going into contract, Daniel’s poise, persistence and problem-solving ability were truly exemplified in the result that we were able to secure, and at certain critical points, save, a deal for an extremely competitive condo unit in a prime location and building with a sale contingency, which is a rarity for Manhattan real estate. Daniel was able to mobilize quickly the team of bankers and lawyers needed to perform diligence and enter into contract within the very short window of time we had to work with. All throughout the process, Daniel was actively engaged, accessible and responsive to all of my concerns and queries as a first-time homebuyer in Manhattan, always making me feel like my deal was important and a priority. From start to closing, which took only 3 months, I could not be happier with my experience with Daniel. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation. - Jacob

Trustworthiness. It's one of the most important characteristics that a buyer or renter looks for in his broker. When my wife and I were looking to purchase an apartment last year, we knew that the process of searching, finding, evaluating and closing would be a daunting one. We also knew that we needed to have someone on our side whom we truly believed had our best interests at heart. Daniel was that broker. From the first conversations with him about what we were looking for, to working through our expectations, concerns and questions, Daniel was always patient, thorough and genuine in our interactions. When he finally did help us find a unit, he also helped us find the right team to bring the matter to a successful close. I know that some relationships end there, but Daniel continued to assist us with some matters post closing, including finding wonderful tenants in extremely short order and drafting up lease agreements. Needless to say, this went a long way in solidifying our relationship and making it easy for me to know who to turn to with my all future real estate needs. I have already referred several of my friends to work with Daniel, which I think is the highest endorsement I can give for any professional. Highly recommended! - Brian K.

There's no better way to describe Dan than trustworthy and reliable. I entered the New York City home-buying market without a real understanding of just how tumultuous, emotionally draining, and arduous the process would be. As a first-time buyer, coordinating the many complex steps of the process was a task more challenging than I could have ever imagined. Maybe it’s the New York market, maybe it’s my inexperience – either way, it’s overwhelming. But Dan was a trusted advisor (and, at times, therapist) in all of this, providing insightful guidance into the Brooklyn market with a consistently calm demeanor. I cannot reiterate how valuable this trait of Dan’s is, because once you are knee-deep in the process, emotions will run high. And that’s when you will undoubtedly benefit from an agent like Dan, whose composure and balanced perspective will keep you level (and sane). At the negotiating table, Dan remains his cool and collected self, but is sure to uncover every detail and bargaining chip in your favor. He is also relentlessly dedicated and persistent in chasing the sell-side throughout the process to unearth as much as he can about what the other side is thinking and ensuring that your bid gets maximum mindshare with the seller. Finally, Dan is well-connected with every layer and nuance of the Brooklyn market, being a local homeowner himself and familiar with the best lenders and real estate lawyers in town. In short, Dan is a true partner in the process, invested in your success and, more importantly, happiness with the home-purchasing process. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to help you navigate your journey! - Ben K.

Purchasing a home in New York can be a daunting process and finding a trustworthy broker even more so. Thankfully we were introduced to Dan, who from the minute we met, put our minds at ease. His approach is extremely thoughtful in that he took the time to get to know us and our situation yet he is also very rational and realistic when it came to setting our expectations. He created a simulation that transparently broke down the costs we could expect and worked within our budget to ensure there were no surprises. At no time did we feel pressured or that we were being given a sales pitch. We moved forward and Dan found a home that met our criteria sooner than we had expected. As is typical in New York we were in a bidding war with multiple offers on the table. Dan provided strategic counsel and through his guidance and tactical approach our offer was accepted. We are so thankful to have met Dan and cannot recommend him more highly to anyone who is in the market to find a new home. - KJ and Hannah

My husband and I were planning a wedding and trying to buy an apartment in NY (as first-time home owners) at the same time. I thought this was going to be an impossible task, but Daniel was incredible and vital in helping us throughout the entire process. Given we were new to the market, Daniel helped to ask the right questions to bring out what our true negotiables and non-negotiables were. After listening attentively, Daniel did an amazing job in sending us constant new apartments that were on the market that fit our criteria. Daniel helped to build a simple but detailed financial model to walk us through various scenarios such as renting vs buying, different mortgage lengths, different down payment scenarios, etc. He was incredibly patient and easy to communicate with, which built up a lot of our trust with Daniel. Throughout the search, bidding process, paperwork, and closing process, Daniel was at our right-hand -- he helped to proactively answer questions, give guidance, and recommend next steps. I am so thankful to have met Daniel as our broker and could not imagine having worked with anybody else as closely. - Christine and Ted

Earnest is the best word to describe Daniel Chun (humble would be the next best word, but earnest comes first). Daniel's sincere effort and goodwill was a relief in this frenzied experience of NYC apartment hunting. Our nineteen-year-old daughter needed an apartment. She is an opera student at a NYC music conservatory. Dorm life is not a good fit for her academic rigor and practice/performance demands. She was fortunate to find three other wholesome young women with whom to share an apartment. And herein lies the problem: what landlord in NYC will rent to four teenage girls? The first agent we met told us, "You are small potatoes. This is hardly worth my time!" Though this agent managed to show us a few places, they were all over budget. He claimed the apartment he meant to show us was rented that very morning, so we would need to stretch our budget to look in the same building—a classic bait and switch. Later, we met two more agents. As we viewed one yucky place after another, it was curious to me that, the moment we expressed our disinterest, the agent would offer that same place at a lower price. In a matter of minutes the monthly rent went down by hundreds and agent commissions were slashed just because the agent really wanted to 'make it work.’ All of the agents we worked with showed a lack of integrity that was exhausting, yet somehow we still needed to find an apartment! One of the girls found Daniel Chun's name on the back of a church bulletin. His integrity was evident from the beginning. Daniel was very clear with us—renting to four students with four guarantors is not easy. In addition to being clear, he presented us with viable options. Daniel gave us his valuable time and treated us like valuable clients. Daniel respected our shoestring budget and never made us feel like 'small potatoes!' Daniel was correct. Securing a lease with four tenants, four guarantors in four states, none of whom live in NYC was harder then any of us imagined. Daniel promptly responded to numerous emails and guided our four guarantors through this contractual and financial frontier. The happy ending is these young women have a charming apartment on the Upper West Side that feels safe and wholesome. We are grateful for Daniel Chun. Thank you, Daniel. - Tracy M.

I could not be more pleased with my experience looking for an apartment in Manhattan with Daniel Chun at Elegran. Though I was working with a tight schedule, he was able to line up apartments that were within my preferred location and price range. Daniel coordinated everything ahead of time and was on point; all the apartments that we looked at fit my specifications and were scheduled with maximum efficiency so as to be able to see as much as possible with my limited schedule. In one afternoon, I was able to select a great apartment and had a fun time in the process! - Naomi H.

I was in contract to sell the apartment I had lived in for nearly 20 years, had not found that "bigger place" I had intended to buy, and had less than 2 weeks to find a rental in NYC. I was furiously searching on-line for "no-fee" apartment buildings, making appointments to see apartments in my price range, and fearing the worst. Enter Daniel Chun: He noticed that I had accessed his company's real estate listings and asked if he could be of any assistance. He accompanied me to look at a studio apartment-it was smaller than my office. There was no way I could fit my "stuff" in that box. Daniel sat me down, asked me what I was looking for in an ideal world, and then told me he would take care of it. He also told me that we should not bother looking at the other apartment he had scheduled to show me. I walked back to my soon-to-be-sold apartment almost sure I would be knocking on my parents' door with all of my possessions in boxes on the curb. A day or two later, Daniel called to tell me we would be spending Saturday looking at apartments. I was very skeptical--but desperate--so off I went. The first apartment we saw was...perfect! The second apartment we saw was...perfect! The third and fourth apartment he showed me were...perfect! I could not believe my eyes. I could envision myself living in each and every apartment we saw that day! I had been running around for weeks looking at apartments I had found on-line and thought would be "perfect" for me, only to find that they were nothing like what I had expected. In one day, Daniel Chun showed me 4 perfect apartments. How did he manage that? He listened, asked questions, and listened some more, until he understood what I wanted and, more importantly, what I needed in a home. Then he helped me decide which one to actually rent--and thank goodness he did, because I truly had no idea what to do! To say that I highly recommend Daniel Chun is truly an understatement. His expertise in everything real estate related, coupled with his ability, determination, and passion for matching people to places, makes him the only real estate agent I will ever use again. - Sharyn R.

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