Michelle is the go-to person in all facets of her life; her winning personality, sense of style, and boundless energy make her unforgettable. With a zest for life and a passion for helping people, she found real estate to be the the perfect avenue for her interests, though her listening skills and intuition have paved for her the way to success in any industry. She works tirelessly for her clients, and is fully present from the beginning of a transaction to the closing table. Prior to joining the Elegran team, she brought her passion for health and wellness to a managerial position with a startup company in the fitness industry, and refined her design sensibilities and custom service capabilities as a makeup artist at the Pierre Hotel. However, she soon found real estate to be the perfect opportunity to pair her focus on client service with her interest in business development. To be sure, she comes from a family of real estate agents, attorneys, and managers, and her extensive network in the real estate and construction industries in New York compelled her to move to the field she most enjoys. A native of Merrick, Long Island, Michelle has lived on the Upper East Side for over a decade and is familiar with NYC’s diverse communities. When Michelle has down time, you will see her and her Yorkie, Zoe, along the streets of her Upper East Side community. Michelle is dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle, which is reflected in her recipe for success: yoga, spin, gym, and a vegetarian diet.
As someone who values efficiency and responsiveness, I could not have asked for a better agent for my first time buying an apartment. Michelle was quick to answer questions and give advice regardless of the time of day, or day of the week. She paid careful attention to my criteria and never tried to show me apartments that were out of my price range. She was patient and more than happy to make appointments at as many apartments as I wanted to see. Timing is everything in the NYC real estate market and apartments sell quickly. Michelle was persistent in making appointments and working with other brokers to ensure that I was able to see the apartments I wanted to before it was too late. Trying to navigate the stressful home-buying process while leading a busy NYC life is daunting but Michelle made it totally feasible.Erin B.
Finding Michelle Schwartz and having her as my broker in New York City was like finding a needle in a haystack. Michelle is one in a million, her drive to make her clients happy and her infectious personality has made the process of purchasing a home in one of the biggest and most real estate driven cities in the world not only possible, but enjoyable. From the second I met Michelle I could tell that not only was she a professional, but was also looking out for my best interest as a buyer. Michelle is unlike any other broker I had worked with in the past because I could tell she was genuinely not happy until she knew that I was. I was never put in a situation where I felt like I was being pressured to move forward or act irrationally for the sake of closing on the deal. Unlike some of my past experiences with NYC brokers where I commonly felt I was being overwhelm with unwanted listings and wasted time in viewings, Michelle took the time to really understand what I was looking for and even made an effort of getting to know me before she would recommend any potential listings. Michelle was always prepared and was able to provide valuable insight on the properties, knowledge of the areas, and also provide me with guidance as a first time buyer.Craig D.
Amazing, simply amazing broker. Apartment hunting can be quite stressful in New York and traveling while searching added complexity to my situation. Michelle made the process so easy and was extremely helpful and accommodating. She ensured we only viewed apartments that fit our needs and budget and truly had our best interests at heart. She provided honest opinions and valuable advice using her expertise and experience to guide us through the process. From viewings through to the final lease signing, Michelle acted as our advocate to ensure all questions were answered and concerns addressed. Happily in our new location, we cannot thank Michelle enough for all of her effort and support. If you are searching for a new place, I would highly recommend contacting Michelle to guarantee a successful move!Alexis A.
Michelle Schwartz of Elegran Real Estate in New York City, is an agent who if you are lucky, you will get to meet, once in a lifetime. As professional seniors, we decided to move from our home in South Jersey to New York City for my husband’s new job, and to be closer to our adult children. From the beginning of our quest for an apartment in New York City, to the signing of the lease, Michelle looked after us, advised us, and got the job done. She listened to our concerns, our interest, our criteria, and our budget, and found the perfect apartment for us. Along with her team at Elegran Real Estate, Michelle treated us like one of the family, and made our life changing move, the easiest thing we ever had to do.Mindy & Larry W.
Our buying experience with Michelle was professional, personable and at times even fun. Michelle was able to navigate us through the complexities of the NYC real estate market, while maintaining her composure within a competitive environment. What could have been as a “stressful buying” process, turned into a learning education that ended with very positive results. We were seasoned buyers with many properties however, Michelle had knowledge and insight of many new developments and details surrounding coop/condo purchases. Michelle was always patient, always on-time and happy to make appointments at as many apartments as we wanted to see. She has a great understanding of the market that made our home buying experience a pleasure. Thanks Michelle, great job!Donna & John Blaze