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Brian Henson

Here’s what a few of Brian’s clients have to say about him:

“Brian is a gentleman and a true professional. He helped us sell our place and find a new one, breaking down what can be a very intimidating process into manageable steps. In particular, when it came to the costs, we were clear on what to expect for both the sale and the purchase before even embarking on this adventure. In the end, we had multiple offers on our place within the first two days and now live in a new place we love. We would highly recommend him to anyone.” -Tom & Erin B.

“In our search for a broker to help us sell our apartment, Brian stood out from the crowd. He was 100% hands-on throughout the process and was available whenever we had any questions or concerns. We would highly recommend Brian's services. He is a true professional!” -Mike & Katie B.

“Working with Brian was great. Within five days of deciding to sell, we had our first open house. From that showing, we received numerous offers above our asking price and had a fully-executed contract in place two weeks later. Brian knew exactly where to price our apartment to stimulate demand and ultimately exceed our sales price goal.” –Conner & Kate M.

“A superb, astute, and personable broker – we highly recommend Brian.” -Moira M. & Ralf G.

“Brian did spectacular work in managing the sale of our apartment in less than two weeks’ time! He was able to secure 11 bids over the asking price in a 10-day period. More impressive was the way in which he communicated with all the stakeholders and organized the buyer activities. He did everything from securing the bid, working with all the attorneys, and liaising with the board. Brian's marketing skills, communication approach, service ethic, and overall professionalism are more than notable.” –Edward R. & Tere W.

"Brian has distinct skills that were beneficial in the sale of our apartment. His analysis of market data derived a sound price; his adaptability to personality types secured more bids; and his pragmatism in negotiations produced a deal. We will work with him again in the future and have already recommended him to a valued colleague." -Ash Z.

“Brian gets results and is a pleasure to work with. He sold our apartment in three weeks; we’d tried listing it previously without results. He also got us our dream apartment. Brian goes above & beyond, and will be with you through the entire process. I can’t ever imagine working with anyone else in NYC.” –Jordan & Stephanie S."Brian is a great communicator, straight up the line, proactive, knowledgeable and focuses on your needs. He gets the job done. In short, he is a terrific broker." –Charlie W.

“Brian came highly recommended by a trusted friend. Thanks to his hard work, we found and purchased our dream home with relative ease. He proved to be invaluable during each step of the process. Even after closing, he provided lots of helpful information regarding moving and contractors. Brian is a consummate professional and is definitely one of the best real estate agents in the city.” – Dr. Kan & Jing H.

“Impeccable service. We recommend him highly.” –Matthew & Gemma C.

“Brian tailored the sale of our apartment and purchase of our new apartment to meet our needs from beginning to end. We are extremely happy with both outcomes. He worked diligently to make certain that all aspects of both transactions went as smoothly as possible. Brian's informed, polite and helpful demeanor made the entire process less stressful. It is easy to see why Brian is so successful.” –Dave S.

"Working with Brian was great. He consistently stayed in touch, worked weekends and most importantly got results. We got a great price and closed much faster than I thought possible." -Dr. Erik M.

"Brian is not only very professional, pleasant to work with and kind, he also takes the extra time to help the process move as smoothly as possible." -Michael & Debra W.

“Brian is a true professional, and went beyond what I expected at every step of the process. From beginning to end, even after I moved in, Brian was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and helpful. You cannot be in better hands, and I would recommend him to anyone!" -Christine W.

"Brian is one of the best real estate agents I have ever worked with. He is thorough, knowledgeable and patient. He is always thinking from his client’s perspective. He truly is a professional you can trust." –Ying Z.

"I could not have asked for a more ‘hands-on’ broker. Brian was fully committed to my every need for the sale to insure the most flawless deal possible. Brian and Elliman will have my next real estate deal for sure.” –John-Paul L.

“I worked with Brian on the purchase of my apartment. Even though I was on a tight budget, I had a lot of requirements and wasn’t willing to compromise on much. Brian searched high and low to find an apartment I love and was a fierce advocate when negotiating the terms of the sale with the owner. I am really pleased with the outcome. Brian truly saves his clients money and headaches.” –Dr. Anna P.

“Brian exceeded all of my expectations in selling my apartment & finding me a new one. He worked very hard & I couldn’t be happier. I would recommend him to anyone who desires a passionate and caring broker.” –Veronique P.

“After meeting Brian at an Open House, we knew he would make the perfect realtor for our needs. From the initial consultation to the closing, Brian maintained a level of professionalism that’s unusual in today’s real estate market. He actually makes the process enjoyable.” –Michael H.

“With conscientious caring and dedicated service, Brian makes you feel like you are his one and only client and makes sure you find the home of your dreams.” –Dhara P.

“Brian made the process of selling as easy and streamlined as possible. His professionalism, attention to detail and sensitivity helped make what could have been a very arduous and emotional process a much more pleasant and palatable one.” -Marisa G.

“When I decided to buy a pied-a-terre in New York, I started the search on my own. After a number of fruitless efforts I was put in touch with Brian. He was a delight---very professional and knew the market well. Thanks to Brian, it did not take long until I found the perfect apartment.” –Laura F.

"Brian was amazingly patient with my search for an apartment. No request was too big for him. He truly believes in the buyer's right to make the final decision. His professional & pleasant demeanor made the often distressing process of finding the perfect home more bearable. It was a pleasure to have him on my side." –Barnny L.

“Brian is one of the most persistent, dogged and determined real estate professionals I have ever met. He’s the kind of man you want. He obviously loves what he does and he has that special thing that you have to be born with: He wants to make people happy.” - Garrett B. (Developer)

“Brian made the process of viewing apartments enjoyable and entertaining. He had a relaxed yet engaged attitude, and readily took cues as to what we were looking for. Once we were in contract, Brian took a lot of the anxiety out of the high-stress measures of preparing the Board package. He explained processes and timelines, and readily followed up with the seller’s broker and co-op management. Even after we closed, Brian remained in contact with us to recommend workers to help us spruce up our new place. Coming from out of town, we were able to use our time efficiently, which we really appreciated.” –Anne & Phil B.

“Brian was resourceful and informed on the NYC real estate market. He is the main reason buying a home was such an easy process. I love my West Village apartment and the thanks goes to him!” –Emmeline K.

“Initially, I was hesitant to work with a realtor thinking that I might feel pressured into buying a property that I didn’t really love. However, Brian put my fears to rest immediately. He is a dedicated, highly motivated, full-service professional who really listens to what his customers are looking for. His patience and understanding are of biblical proportions (and no I’m not exaggerating!) Brian walked this very nervous buyer through every step of the purchase process and I am very grateful to have found him. I love my new home!” –Judy S.

"I worked with Brian through a stringent closing process, as a first time buyer. During this time he was calm, controlled and never pushed me to make any decision I was uncomfortable with. He executed the final steps to closing with great ease, responsiveness and efficiency. I have happily recommended Brian to friends and family." -S. Siva

“Brian went above and beyond what is expected of a real estate agent. He explored every option in order to make sure I was happy and comfortable, and ultimately got what I wanted." -Justin K.

Jon Fisher


Jon Fisher did a great job selling our 3 bedroom, getting the best price for us, and dealing successfully with a myriad of details.  I would recommend him to anyone in New York.

Bevan D.


Not only did Jon find my dream apartment for me, he also guided me through the daunting “co-op process” with the utmost ease.  I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a real estate broker.

Susan R.

Jon was a dream broker with integrity, as well as being a great guy.  He listened to our comments, did his homework thoroughly and tirelessly showed us great loft properties. 

Nancy S. & Bill F.


Jon is someone you want to have by your side while going through the real estate process. He is assertive without being pushy and always maintains a good sense of humor. I felt reassured working with Jon in a process that demands some of the bigger decisions of one's life.

Josie W.


Working with Jon was great!  He found me a fabulous apartment within my budget and in my first-choice neighborhood.  He was a great help with the co-op board package and interview and he kept me calm during a very stressful process.

Cheryl W.


Jon brings energy and vitality to the work, and he has much experience and many contacts to keep the process moving.  - he's a mensch! 
Thanks so much Jon.

Steve S.

In addition to running open houses for all our properties. Jon always did his homework before he escorted us to other properties. We were always confident that he would do the right thing.

Karyn & Joe B.


As first time buyers, we had a lot to learn about the real estate process.  Jon was patient and clear as he took us through each step.  He quickly and intuitively had a sense of what we wanted, and worked with us to understand our options and our needs.  Recommend him highly.

Theresa & Theo

Reggie Juan Douglas

Reggie was my broker in the sale of my Strivers Gardens Condo and I want to say that I fully endorse him without any reservations. You would be in excellent and trustworthy hands. There is an abundance of real estate professionals in this city and the following reasons are why I think Reggie stands out from the crowd.

Even though he is unfailingly professional, Reggie is also an incredibly nice and warm person and it never feels as though this is just a professional front. He really is just that kind of person, so easy to get along with, not once giving me the feeling that I wish I didn’t have to deal with him. I also felt that the buyers might not like my apartment but at least they were going to like my broker!

Selling (and buying) are extremely stressful processes, which I have gone through several times. Even though I would like to tell you otherwise, I have to say that it never goes completely smoothly and, with so much at stake, it can be very unnerving. Reggie was always incredibly confident and hopeful, but not in a mindless way, always, with his steady calmness, able to guide me towards the bigger picture.

He is also unbelievably tireless and hardworking. I can’t stress this point enough. He never wanted to miss a chance for an Open House. Literally the only time he did, was for big holidays or when I asked him not to have one. He also was constantly up to date on all the pertinent information affecting the situation of my sale even though I knew he had other properties he was also working on. And perhaps the most impressive, and I could give several examples of this, even the tiniest hint of some new fact or new information, Reggie would grab it and think creatively how this would enable or enhance the sale and go to work on turning it into an asset to work for us. Someone once told me the name of a banker that had worked on a sale in our building who I just offhandedly named in front of Reggie without any purpose or idea, and the next time I spoke to Reggie he had already called the person and enlisted him as an ally in our sale.

-Charles

Mr. Douglas is very professional, responsible, & conscious of his client’s needs. Always on time & considerate. He worked hard to sell my apt for a much higher price than originally listed; and I was very pleased. I highly recommend Mr. Douglas! He will not disappoint his clients! – Maldonado

I recently had the pleasure of working with Reggie Douglas. I came to New York City with less than four days to find an apartment with very specific amenities and desirable location.Reggie put together an impressive list of viewings. So impressive in fact, I ended up renting the first apartment I saw. Reggie was incredibly thorough, knowledgeable, and kind. He made sure I was over-prepared with all the potentially necessary paperwork, as well as asked for specific details of what I wanted / needed in my new home. He was professional, yet approachable, and I felt he really had my very best interest in mind. Too add to his excellent customer experience skills, Reggie followed up a few times to make sure everything was going well, and all lose ends tied up. I found that to be very thoughtful. I plan to highly recommend Reggie to future New Yorkers and already have shared his contact information with a few of my co-workers planning to move to NYC in spring.Thank you Reggie for making my move seamless and enjoyable!- Melissa Hernandez

Reggie was both representing me, the buyer, as well as the seller when I purchased my condo. At no point did I feel a bias from him, which was very much appreciated. Throughout the process he kept me informed of each step. He has a great attitude and is easy to talk to. I would highly recommend Reggie as he knows the market and is able to provide excellent advice and guidance.

R. Barreto

"Reggie is a consummate professional. I try and avoid brokers as much as possible because it usually feels like an unecessary expense in finding an apartment. In our case, the building had a number of very technical administrative hurdle (processing paper work, application, condos approval, management company approval etc). He worked very hard for us, was always responsive, and I felt he fought hard for us when negotiating with the landlord. I will go back to him on my next real estate search.

Salim and Elisa"

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