Born in Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey, Seth Podell made his way to Elegran – and back to the city he loves – after studying and working all over the world. A Susquehanna University graduate, Seth received his MBA from St. Mary’s University in London after a year of studying and work in London and four months of study in Bangkok, Thailand. Seth has worked in marketing for Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls and in sales for a major financial trading company before getting his real estate license and joining the team at Elegran. Seth prides himself in bolstering the business skills and negotiating acumen he learned in business school with the equally important human skills of listening and asking the right questions. “My goal is to find out what my clients are truly looking for, and then helping them find the perfect home in the greatest city in the world,” he says. Though he specializes in rentals and sales on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side, Seth is at home in any Manhattan neighborhood and has worked with clients from all walks of life, from artists to high-ranking military officials to financial executives. Seth played on a Susquehanna soccer team that made the first NCAA appearance in school history, and still plays soccer – and just about any other type of sport – for fun during his spare time. He also loves to travel, watch Broadway shows, and enjoys eating – and cooking – Italian and Thai food.
Dear Mr. Rossi, I don’t often have the time or the inclination to write a letter of this type, but in this case I must make an exception. Last week I did an apartment search with Mr. Seth Podell, looking for a rental in Manhattan in the $7-8000 range. I currently live in Denver but have lived in Manhattan for many years. Mr. Podell was as competent at his job as anybody I have ever dealt with before in your business, I have bought and sold about 10 properties in the past few years. He was bright, pleasant, and most importantly, very knowledgeable in the specific needs that I had told him I required. As it happens, I did not take an apartment in that last trip to NY, but if I find that at this point in my life NY is where I belong I will use no other broker to purchase my eventual home there. In this era of gross incompetence in so many fields that require personal interaction you should be proud to have him as a member of your group: this guy is a keeper, and will be a great success!Paul B. M.D
Nick and Seth were able to help us find the perfect home. Nick was very knowledgeable and accommodating in case we needed assistance. He made the process very easy. I would highly recommend Nick and Seth.Paulina T.
Seth and Nick are exceptional. They knew the market, they knew how to best stage our apartment to show it off. They built a nice flow of potential buyers. There aren't enough superlatives to describe how wonderfully and professionally they handled the sale of my apartment. They helped with the negotiations so we could obtain the best price. I am recommending them to everyone I know who is looking to sell their apartment.Sylvia M.
I met guys when I was looking to rent an apartment in Manhattan for my family. Our first talk was on phone about my request, they were very attentive to the details and they prepared inspection of rental apartments very professionally. Their execution to find rental apartment and arrange to sign rental contract process was excellent. And I think I was not the easy case :)Alex S.
I found Seth and Nick to be a pleasure to work with and very effective. They made the whole process of buying a condo and getting Board approval easy. In addition they were easy people to interact with and very responsive. I highly recommend them.Peter G.
Nick and Seth assisted me in locating an apartment in NYC. Nick was extremely knowledgable of the area and was able to show us apartments that fit our needs. Nick's professionalism and proptness also made the experience extremely smooth. I not only know Nick as one of his clients I also have a working relationship with him, his professionalism and courtesy towards our mutual clients makes Nick my number one source for all of my clients real estate needs. I know that when I refer a client to him that they will be taken care of and all of their needs will be met. If you are in the market to purchase a new home and want a hard working, knowledgable, and overall good people to assist you in that process look no further than Nick Anable and Seth Podell.Charlie S.
I had a great experience with Nick and Seth. Nick was my main contact. He met with me, ascertained what I was looking for, guided me through listings and patiently showed me the listings I was interested in. He was very responsive and when he couldn’t make an appointment, Seth made himself available and was similarly helpful. I received honest feedback from Nick on each apartment viewed and never felt pressure. When I wanted to make bids, Nick was supportive of my goals and honest in his evaluations. He handled the negotiations for the apartment I bought very well once again achieving a deal well within the parameters he was given. Throughout the process we discussed the process and reached a consensus on approach. Finally, he and his team were extremely helpful in getting the necessary documentation and approvals necessary for the closing. I highly recommend Nick and Seth for a great buying experience.Allan M.
Seth first helped me buy an apartment and subsequently, I used him and his team-mate, Nick, as my selling agent. Throughout both processes, Seth and Nick were very responsive and helpful, especially with introductions to ancillary providers (lawyers, staging company). Not only were they not pushy, they were patient with all my questions about the housing market, and assisted in setting the "right" price for my sale. I am extremely happy with their service and would definitely recommend them without hesitation.Serene P.
Nick and his team are the best! They were very professional, patient and responsive. The excellent service they provided truly were very impressive. We would rate them a 5 star team!Edie J.
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