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When you are looking to buy property in New York City, you need the best professional help that you can find. Many buyers use sales agents and spend time shopping through untenable properties, sorting through misinformation, and blindly negotiating.

Real Estate sales agents are helpful when you're selling a property, but their goal is to sell properties regardless of whether the properties are ideal for your budget or lifestyle. When you are buying real estate, you need a buyer’s agent who will work exclusively for you to find an appropriately priced, well-outfitted property that matches your expectations.

Elika Associates is a New York brokerage firm that specializes in exclusive buyer representation. Our agents are experienced professionals who can help you find the perfect property.

Whether you are a US resident or foreign investor we cater our services to your specific housing and investment preferences. Fees for services are paid by seller, Learn more.

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Exclusive Buyers Agent

The Advantages of an Exclusive Buyer's Agent

Elika agents offer serious advantages by giving you a structured, informative view of each property. We focus on delivering an assessment of actual real estate value. As we gather information about various properties, we will cut through marketing copy, clever home staging and other sales techniques that often lead to a bad deal.

We also make sure that we're not wasting your time by presenting substandard properties that don't fit with your plans. As our brokerage firm works exclusively with buyers, we ask our clients detailed information about their goals and lifestyles. We use this information to suggest options for each buyer.

To schedule an appointment with a buyer's agent, or to find out more information, please contact us, find a home or call 212-590-0540.

In addition, an exclusive buyer's agent will:

  • Help you spot misleading information in a property listing
  • Identify overpriced properties and discourage impulse buying
  • Professionally negotiate on your behalf to cut property prices
  • Speed up the closing process, board applications and other common delays

At Elika, our goal is to give our clients a new real estate buying experience. Every part of this experience offers improvements and advantages that would never be possible when buying a home through a more traditional agency.

Taking Stress Out of Real Estate

Inexperienced buyers often make embarrassing, costly mistakes, especially when buying New York City real estate. An experienced buyer's agent saves you money by giving you the information that you need to make informed decisions prior to submitting any offers.

Elika's agents also work to save you time and to make the buying process a much less stressful experience. We will make offer recommendations, handle tough negotiations and prevent high-pressure sales agents from leading you into a bad deal. We draw on decades of combined experience to make sure that you have a real understanding of each property and of the New York housing market as a whole.

Buyers are often confused or frustrated by certain aspects of real estate. We give you easy-to-understand property valuations and handle many aspects of the buying process internally, saving you time and money. You will make better buying decisions, as you'll have all the information that you need laid out clearly, but you'll also spend less time making those decisions.

Simplifying the Buying Process

To make the purchasing process easier, our exclusive buyer's agents move quickly to present you with concrete facts about multiple high quality properties. As our firm doesn't handle sales in any capacity, we have no conflicts of interest when providing:

Home EvaluationsWe have experience in the New York housing market and always find essential information about properties before we show them to our clients. Buyers need to know whether properties are likely to gain value, and by carefully screening the market and previewing properties before showing them, we're able to spot excellent real estate deals that match our clients' needs.

NegotiationsMany home buyers are uncomfortable with negotiations, and when buyers have only worked with sales-oriented brokerage firms, it's easy to understand their reservations. Elika agents have experience with dozens of home negotiations and will make sure that you're not oversold on a property. Learn more: Comparable Market Analysis

Sundry ServicesMortgage brokers, lawyers, home inspectors and other professionals can easily add to the cost of your home purchase. We source the best professionals and help you make the necessary arrangements to purchase your home quickly and easily.

Our buyer's agents offer a new way to view the housing market and to find your dream properties. Save yourself time, money, and stress by using buyer's agents from Elika for your next home purchase.

As a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), we have access to all listings in New York City.

Elika Blog: Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Buyers Agent

Elika as an exclusive buyer agency provides the following service:

  • You - We work exclusively for you, representing your best interest.
  • Brief - Discuss your requirements, lifestyle and budget.
  • Search - We extensively search the market to identify the best property options.
  • Access - Provide privileged access to properties throughout New York City.
  • Feedback - Provide unbiased feedback and updates to ensure you select the right property.
  • Evaluation - Research and perform a Comparable Market Analysis to establish fair market value.
  • Negotiations - We negotiate on your behalf to secure your home for the best possible price.
  • Sundry Services - We coordinate relevant services such as attorney's & mortgage brokers, etc

Accreditations & Associations:

  • Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
  • Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)
  • National Association of Buyers Agents (NAEBA)
    * Elika is the only exclusive buyers agency in Manhattan eligible for membership in the NAEBA
  • Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Real Estate Buyer Agency Council (REBAC)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Fiabci International Real Estate Organization  (FIABCI)

Click here for a free Buyer Agent consultation or call 212-590-0545


Exclusive Buyer's Agent

We are compensated as any other Broker and paid through the proceeds of the sale. Customarily, fees for real estate brokerage have been "built in" to the purchase price of the property. This means that a typical purchase will result in no additional out-of-pocket fees for you!

The question is: Would you want to pay to have someone work for you or for both you and the seller?

When an apartment sells, half of the 6% commission is paid to the real estate company that brings in the Buyer and the other half is kept by the company listing the property for sale, representing the Seller.

But when the real estate company who lists the property also brings in the Buyer, that real estate company keeps both the sides of the commission.

You may be thinking the higher the price you pay for the home, the higher our commission will be, so how does this work? We have a fiduciary responsibility to get the home at the best price for you, not the highest commission for ourselves. We know that our business expands more with satisfied clients, and recognize the long term value of their equity position.