Kalav bought her first property when she was 18 years old, and it was this initial spark that ignited her passion for real estate. Since then, she has bought and renovated two more properties in her hometown of Leicester, England, where she began assisting her friends and family with their own real estate ventures.
Before embarking on a real estate career full-time, Kalav spent three decades working for local government. Seventeen of those years were spent as a social worker and diversity trainer, which taught her the listening and communication skills needed to be a strong and successful advocate for her clients. Kalav knows how to fight for her clients.
After joining Elegran in 2018, Kalav quickly rose to become one of the most successful agents at Elegran. Her sales volume currently stands at approximately $50 million. Kalav's expert knowledge of the NYC real estate market, combined with her personable nature and dedication to her clients' best interests, has allowed her to easily match her clients to the right home. She's enthusiastic about every part of the city, from its people and architecture to its beautiful neighborhoods, and sharing her love of NYC with her clients gives Kalav great joy.
Kalav is a resident of Hell's Kitchen and a proud member of The Whitby Community and Congregation Beit Simchat Torah. In her free time, she enjoys seeing a play or musical, working out at the gym, and going on long walks with her partner.
While searching for apartments, I found one in a very specific building that I really liked. Kalav was the listing agent for that apartment and one other one in the same building. Kalav was so helpful during the process of viewing the apartment, to the application process, to answering all of my questions. Kalav was also very helpful with providing additional information and providing updates on the process. Kalav was very personable, communicative, knowledgeable, and just overall helpful throughout the entire process. I will absolutely be working with Kalav in the future when it comes to renting or buying! Thanks for all of your help!Fischer A
As a first-time homebuyer, I came in with little knowledge of the process, and Kalav went above and beyond to make herself available to answer my endless amount of questions and to provide much reassurance throughout what can be a very daunting experience. After meeting with several other brokers, I chose Kalav because she was patient and supportive and did not push me to make a decision I was not 100% comfortable with, or bombard me with 100s of listings that were not relevant to my search (something I encountered with the other brokers!). Kalav caters her approach to each of her clients individually, understanding that each client has different needs and ways of navigating the homebuying process. While this is a business transaction, I at no point felt that she was treating me and my experience exclusively as such - she connected with me on a personal level that truly made everything much less scary and stressful. Kalav has many many years of experience in real estate and I would no doubt work with her again in the future! Highly recommend!S Gillis
We cannot recommend Kalav enough. If not for her, we wouldn't have our incredible apartment -- full stop. My wife and I were on the fence on whether to buy vs. continuing to rent. Kalav respected this, was never pushy, and was a great coach at every step of the way. When we saw a great place slightly above our budget, she helped negotiate it down to a great deal -- all while respecting our comfort level. Then, when we entered into contract, everyone she recommended (lawyers, bankers, etc.) was super competent and professional. Throughout Kalav was tireless, highly responsive, a great listener, and a consummate professional. We'll definitely work with her again.Bernie & Mehreen Z.
Kalav has great work ethic. She works hard, yet never pushy. She makes sure that buyers feel comfortable in their search. She is very honest and reliable. I'd recommend her to anyone who's looking to buy.Christina Z.
Kalav really cared about helping me at every step of my purchase and even afterwards. Very friendly and attentive. I highly recommend her and would go with her if I wanted to buy another place.Leandro S.
Kalav was very professional and really easy to work with, and I’m glad she could support me throughout my first home purchase. From scouting out different apartments in the UES to contacting the buyers side and once the contract was signed, guiding me through the board application process and closing, especially given the difficult circumstances of the pandemic, I was thoroughly impressed by her knowledge of the real estate market and co-op buying process. She was always responsive and answered questions quickly, and gave me some great advice as well. I would recommend her as an agent!Annie L.
Kalav was great. It was my first time buying, and she walked me through the timeline and requirements as we worked through a five-month buying process during the pandemic. She got me a price that was $25k under asking when I was going to offer more than that, and was always super responsive. Definitely recommend.Adam H.
Kalav was reliable first to last. As a newcomer to the NY real estate scene, I was relieved that Kalav could educate me in the nuances of co-op hunting. She was informative, trustworthy, and responsive at every step of the way. She didn't pressure me, but when it became clear that I was actively interested in the apt I eventually bought, she intervened with the seller in such a way to help us arrive at a fair purchase price. The walk-through and closing were complicated due to the coronavirus, but Kalav stuck by me, advising and supporting me and my interests. I would recommend Kalav to anyone. She's also a lot of fun, which can be a relief during stressful negotiations or arrangements.Allen R.
Kalav was thorough, reliable, and enthusiastic throughout our buying process. As first-time home buyers, Kalav made the experience fun as opposed to stressful. We highly recommend working with Kalav to find your home. We will certainly reconnect with her the next time we are exploring the market.Adam S.
Kalav has been the best thing to happen to us during our home buying experience in New York. She is very knowledgeable about real estate in the area and digs into the data in order to deliver tangible information about the market. She's also very open, honest and proactive throughout the whole process - we have felt like she was on our team from day 1 and she did everything she could to find us our dream home. We will absolutely recommend her to our friends in the future.Darcy A.
Kalav has helped me with my search for the right apartment in midtown-west. She has excellent local knowledge and has been great at navigating me through the process and procedures and was immensely supportive during a vulnerable time trying to find the right property which ticked all the boxes. She was tenacious and extremely intuitive as to my requirements.Rita P.
Kalav Mistry is the best realtor that I have ever worked with! This is saying a lot because I am older and have bought and sold numerous properties around the country. Kalav took me through the complicated process of finding and negotiating my first purchase in NYC while constrained by my busy job in St. Louis, and maneuvering the schedule requirements of a 1031 exchange. She educated me about condos, coops and condops (I had no idea!) and she quickly gained great perspective about neighborhoods and amenities that would be appealing to me. For months, Kalav ran around NYC checking out apartments while face-timing me when I was available and sending videos when I wasn't, and then visiting those same apartments again when I could make it to NYC. She went above and beyond the call of duty helping me to get my board package completed in time (Again, I had no idea!) She was very honest, never pushy and made herself available at all hours any day of the week to answer my endless questions. I trust Kalav implicitly and I would definitely use her again to buy, sell or lease property in NYC.Debra G.
Kalav responds quickly to any questions. It’s very tough finding the right apartment in Manhattan, but Kalav helped narrow down our choices and guided us in the right direction. We highly recommend her if you’re looking for your next move. She’s kind, respectful and persistent at getting answers for you as you look at properties across NYC.Jesse H. & Trevor C.
Kalav has been very helpful in my entire process of buying my dream apartment! From the beginning, she knew what my requirements are for a studio, and helped me navigate through the complex NYC apartment search process. Kalav is very knowledgeable and honest. She answered my questions whenever I need. She is also very proactive in keeping track of my purchasing process, and follows up with the seller's respective parties appropriately. If I ever sell & purchase another apartment, I would definitely work with Kalav again! Definitely would recommend her to my friends who are looking.Martha H.
Kalav is a novice buyer’s dream come true. She is extremely knowledgeable about public transportation facilities, grocery shopping and dining experiences relative to a building’s location. She guided us through the entire process of finding an apartment that meets our needs, submitting bids and counteroffers, and filling out coop board applications. She was extremely patient and never pushed us when we were out of our comfort zone. In short, she should be the first person you call, when shopping for Manhattan real estate. Kudos to her for an exemplary performance.Wai Sing S.
Working with Kalav was a delight. She was very knowledgeable, helpful, and extremely patient. She always responded promptly. i knew i could trust her completely. I didn’t feel like her main concern was selling. Her main concern was me.Kam V.
Working with Kalav was an exceptional experience. She is personable, yet professional and her level of service was excellent. She immediately understood our needs and worked quickly and tirelessly to secure a great apartment for us. She followed through, followed up and won our trust and respect.Donald W.
Kalav is wonderful! She is just a kind human. She was very honest and helpful every step of the way in my apartment search. She was quick with her response time every step of the way. Thank you Kalav!Alexandra L.
Kalav was a delight to work with from the first moment we spoke. The NYC rental / real estate market can be very daunting and misconceiving at times. Kalav was a breath of fresh air. She is honest, knowledgeable and went above and beyond to find exactly what we needed. I feel very lucky to have connected with her.Heidi L.
Wow, how lucky for me that I met Kalav. It was my first time buying a home. A very nerve-wracking and bewildering process. Kalav was so patient and thoughtful through it all, not one question was silly or insignificant. I am now a proud home owner. So happy to recommend her service to anyone. Thank you so much Kalav!Storto S.
Kalav helped us navigate the real estate market in NYC for both rental and sales. She coordinated multiple showings in a very short timeframe for us. She is very dedicated, hard working and professional. Her transparent nature is refreshing. She was always quick in all of her responses to our numerous inquiries and was very thorough in her evaluation of properties on our behalf. We truly enjoyed working with Kalav and would highly recommend her.Wanita K.
Kalav did an excellent job in finding what I was looking for in a very short period of time. She assessed my style and what my priorities were and filtered out many apartments that she knew wouldn't be right for me. She was very responsive to email, texts, etc. and proactive in finding me what she knew would meet my expectations. In the end, I got an apartment that I love in a location and neighborhood that I love! Thank you, Kalav!Gail R.
I worked with Kalav Mistry when I was thinking about purchasing an apartment in 2019. Every aspect of Kalav's work was superb. She quickly helped me gain perspective on what I could expect to buy within the budget I provided. She understood my schedule and arranged to show a select group of apartments, each of which had substantial merit and was a realistic possibility. Once, when I could not make a viewing because of a scheduling conflict, Kalav went alone and Face Timed me so that I could see a fantastic apartment remotely. I also trusted her to eliminate apartments that were not right for me even when I could not view them at all. Kalav does her research on comparables and knows the Manhattan market very well. Kalav's demonstrates unsurpassed professionalism and she is a pleasure personally -- so you will enjoy your time with her. She also has substantial experience renovating apartments and, thus, can help you recognize opportunities that others might miss.Bonnie H.
Kalav Mistry helped us find a great apartment quickly. She listened to our needs, used her knowledge of the area to hone in on a variety of good prospects that we were unable to source ourselves, took us around with a sense of humor, and helped us negotiate a good deal. She was always open and honest. We would definitely use her again and we will be recommending her to our friends.Doug and Joan H.
Kalav was an absolute pleasure to work with! From our very first phone conversation, I could tell Kalav truly cared and wanted to help my fiancé and I find the perfect apartment for us. I have encountered many brokers throughout my years of living and moving in NYC and have never worked with someone as kind, diligent, responsive, and honest as Kalav. We are so grateful to have found her and will be forever thankful to her for helping us find our first home together!Alexandra C. & Andrew S.
After two months of online and other search methods, attending open houses, meeting so many real estate agents and viewing so many studio apartments that I lost track of the total number of either, I am very grateful to Kalav Mistry for her persistence in helping me find a very nice studio apartment in the in the upper east side area, my first choice in relocating from Queens. Kalav was also persistent in following through with the long, involved application process to a successful conclusion. Thank you, Kalav... I wish you and your clients lots of success in navigating all the ins-and-outs of finding a new Home Sweet Home!Jeanne M.
Kalav spent so much time talking us through the renting process, searching for listings, and showing us many apartments until we found the perfect one. She was in contact with us daily, was receptive to all comments we had, and was really just focused on finding an apartment that fit our needs. She went far beyond the call of duty and made a stressful time go as smoothly as possible. Kalav was kind, patient, and very professional every step of the way. I cannot recommend this lady enough!Lauren
Since the first day I met Kalav, I felt that all of my requests were well accommodated. Kalav’s patience and attentiveness is, no doubt, one of the kind. I have worked with many realtors in NYC, and she is the most personable one by far! Kalav took me through the whole application process, and always provided useful and objective opinions about each listing she had to offer. Hands down, working with Kalav has made my apartment hunting in the city so much smoother that before.Alvin
My husband and I are in the middle of relocating from NC to NYC and Kalav Mistry helped us find an apt from remote. Our experience with her was absolutely seamless as she went above and beyond throughout the whole process. From initially showing us the apt via FaceTime, to helping us select our actual unit and then guiding us through all the paperwork during the approval process, she stayed on top of everything and always had a reassuring and positive attitude. We feel so fortunate to have worked with her!Augustina B.
Kalav Mistry was really responsive and worked so hard to help us get an apartment we loved. She answered every phone call immediately or called back straight right away and kept us informed at every step of our approval process. She was very kind, patient, not pushy at all like some brokers, and didn't try tactics to get us to sign up for something we didn't want. I am excited to move in to our new place and give so much thanks to Kalav for that!Sarah H.
Kalav really is one of a kind. From the moment we started working together, I immediately felt that she was invested in us as people and truly cared about helping us find the perfect home. We were in constant communication, making me feel like I was not just another client on her list. She asked for feedback on each apartment we saw and was patient and receptive as our priorities evolved. She offered us her professional guidance along the way, but also always had our best interests top of mind. There is a difference between someone who is trying to sell you an apartment and someone who wants to help you find a home. Kalav is the latter. I'm so grateful to have worked with her, and I highly recommend you do the same.Lauren S.
Kalav was an invaluable ally in our search for a new apartment. She’s one of those rare gems of a human being in the otherwise sharkfilled NYC real estate market, someone who genuinely has your best interests at heart. She works hard to find a place for you that truly feels like a home, and doesn’t pressure you into settling for something that doesn’t feel right — a common refrain of hers is “no matter what you decide, you’re making the right choice”. She is extremely accessible and responsive, and will go out of her way to negotiate a better deal for you, even without your asking. We were lucky to get to work with her, and if you’re looking for a new home, there’s no one I’d recommend more highly to help you find it.Dakota L.
Finding a nice apartment in NY is not an easy task... even more if you are not American and you just arrived in the city! Kalav was helpful and reactive. She quickly understood my research and was super responsive organizing the apartment visits. She was reachable and helpful through all the process. I needed to move very quickly and Kalav made it happen.Paola A.
We had an exceptional experience with Kalav Mistry. She provided insightful and timely guidance throughout the long process of searching for the appropriate home, securing a loan and interviewing with the coop board. She is the best!Peter & Marie K.