Ellen I Sykes
Real Estate Professional
Licensed Assoc. Real Estate Broker
“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

Press

6.12.21
Grow (by Acorns + CNBC)
Ellen Sykes and Christopher Totaro comment. https://grow.acorns.com/us-cities-where-apartments-are-getting-bigger/?&qsearchterm=shawn%20carter
6.9.21
Apartment Therapy
Ellen Sykes comments. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/studio-resale-value-36929692
5.16.21
The Close
Sheila Trichter, Hala Lawrence, Bonnie Lindenbaum, Ellen Sykes, George Case, and Gerard Splendore comments. https://theclose.com/real-estate-phrases/
5.2.21
The New York Times
9437 Shore Road, No. B7 by Gerard Splendore and 929 Park Avenue 14A by Ellen Skyes featured. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/02/realestate/home-sales-750000-dollars.html  
4.13.21
Gardening Etc.
Christopher Totaro and Ellen Sykes comments. https://www.gardeningetc.com/news/outdoor-maintenance-projects-before-selling-your-home
3.22.21
MartheStewart.com
Ellen Sykes and Mihal Gartenberg comments. https://www.marthastewart.com/8065019/home-buying-guide-tips-real-estate-agents-brokers
2.23.21
Apartment Therapy
Ellen Sykes and Karen Kostiw comments. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/trendy-studio-apartment-layouts-36881968?
2.1.21
Apartment Therapy
Ellen Sykes comments. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/kitchen-trend-real-estate-agents-dread-36870647?
1.5.21
Forbes (Forbes Global Properties)
188 East 78th Street, #31B by Ellen Sykes featured. https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbes-global-properties/2021/01/05/a-look-at-525-million-homes-in-bel-air-hong-kong-and-manhattan/?sh=7d0f4eb359f5
12.30.20
Forbes (Forbes Global Properties)
321 West 78th St Apt. 9D by Lisa Chajet and Parisa Afkhami, 188 East 78th Street, #31B by Ellen Sykes, 980 Fifth Avenue, 9A by Bonnie Chajet and Ronnie Lane, 207 East 71st Street by Mihal… More
12.14.20
Brick Underground
Ellen Sykes comments. https://www.brickunderground.com/sell/how-to-sell-winter-holidays-listing-decorations-nyc-fireplace-closets-coats-bikes
11.3.20
Inman
Ellen Sykes comments. https://www.inman.com/2020/11/03/americans-head-to-the-polls-following-brutal-campaign-season/
10.23.20
CityRealty
1060 Park Avenue, Apt 7B by Ellen Sykes featured. https://www.cityrealty.com/nyc/market-insight/features/great-listings/new-listing-steals-deals-include-sunny-upper-east-side-studio-345k/46781?
10.12.20
City Realty
1060 Park Avenue 7B by Ellen Sykes featured. https://www.cityrealty.com/nyc/market-insight/features/great-listings/new-listing-steals-deals-include-beekman-place-one-bedroom-495k/46781
10.9.20
Brick Underground
Ellen Sykes and Fred Peters comments. https://www.brickunderground.com/buy/how-will-the-outcome-of-the-election-impact-nyc-real-estate-coronavirus
10.2.20
CityRealty
1060 Park Avenue, Apartment 7B by Ellen Sykes featured. https://www.cityrealty.com/nyc/market-insight/features/great-listings/steals-deals-under-700k/46781
10.2.20
Lux Exposé
1060 Park Avenue, Apartment 7B by Ellen Sykes featured. https://luxexpose.com/a-prestigious-park-avenue-pad-at-an-affordable-price-look-no-further/
10.2.20
Lux Exposé
1060 Park Avenue, Apartment 7B by Ellen Sykes featured. https://luxexpose.com/a-prestigious-park-avenue-pad-at-an-affordable-price-look-no-further/

Testimonials

2.16.21
Testimonial from M.H.

You were so informed, responsive and calming when the going got rough. Don and I were totally impressed by your seasoned skills working through negotiations with the ability to keep things on track and moving. You were there for us 100%! It made selling our apartment a pleasure!

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