Megan McGinn brings a unique set of skills to her position as licensed sales agent for Elika Associates. Real estate sales is an ideal union of her backgrounds in real estate law and clinical psychology. Her legal expertise ensures the best protection for her clients, and an efficient and smooth closing. Her knowledge of psychology complements the legal component in allowing her to understand clients on an individual level and pair them with a home that most benefits their lifestyle and mental wellbeing. Megan’s keen ability to listen and understand her clients’ needs coupled with her industry relationships and affiliations give buyers with a clear advantage when pursuing a property purchase in Manhattan, whether it be a pied-a-terre or primary home.
In any purchase transaction, clients can expect that their needs will be fully realized and Megan will pursue them with the same tenacity she puts forth in all aspects of her life. From working in Real Estate law for over two years in New York, Megan has a thorough understanding of a real estate purchase from contract to closing. To assist her clients in successfully navigating the Manhattan Property Market, she comes to the table with comprehensive knowledge of New York City condos and coops from re-sales to new developments. Megan has an uncanny ability in seeing the advantages or disadvantages of a particular property that allows her clients select a home that will add value to their lives. She makes it her priority to explain all components of the purchase process to buyers to put them in the driver’s seat and ensure they feel comfortable with the proceedings.
In essence, this is what sets Megan apart from other agents. Her unique talents lie in her ability to listen and communicate effectively with the buyers, and all parties involved in a real estate purchase. Before joining Elika, Megan worked as a research coordinator for the Human Communications Lab at Columbia University, while taking classes to pursue her PhD. Her education has given her the advantage of being a diplomatic negotiator among people of various personality types and backgrounds. From making presentations on Capitol Hill to the advisors of Senator Hillary Clinton to conducting field work research as a therapist, Megan’s communication tactics have been recognized by the National Achievement Academy Award for the Social Sciences. These skills have served Megan well, in particular during the price negotiation stage of the purchase process.
Megan grew up in a suburb just outside New York City, and attended Columbia University so she has an extensive knowledge of all areas of the city. In particular, she enjoys the shopping in Soho and weekend bunches in the open air cafes of the West Village. As a self proclaimed food connoisseur she is familiar with the very best restaurants in the city- as a student she has also come to love the more affordable, little known “gem” eateries Manhattan has to offer. Her longtime interests in food, wine and architecture have led her to explore all parts of the city; the landscape and transportation have become second nature to her.
Megan’s love of the city, knowledge of real estate law and effective communicating skills give her buyers all the resources needed for a smooth and satisfying purchase. Her main priority is to ease any reservations of the client through her hard work and diligence in pursuing their needs.
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