Ellen I Sykes
Real Estate Professional
“I was born here, live here, and have raised my children here. I know the city like the back of my hand.” With deep roots throughout the New York community and more than 17 years of experience in real estate, Ellen Sykes is not just an average agent.
She has a perspective of having witnessed the ebbs and flows of the city’s vigorous market over a lifetime and a reputation for trustworthiness, skill and discretion. She specializes in the luxury market but is adept at working with all kinds of clients. She particularly enjoys finding the right place for first time buyers and those who are new to the city, no matter what the budget. Prior to becoming an agent, Ellen enjoyed a full career in the non-profit sector as well as in event planning.
Ellen currently lives on the Upper East Side and is a Certified Citizen Pruner, licensed to prune the trees on the streets of New York in all boroughs. She is also a REBNY Certified New York Residential Specialist, Certified Negotiation Expert, and Certified Buyer Representative. Ellen’s educational background includes degrees from Columbia Business School’s Institute for Not-for-Profit Management, the New York School of Interior Design, and Fordham University. In her free time, she enjoys sailing and scuba diving, and is passionate about alternative energy and land conservation