There are many characteristics that make for a successful realtor. One of them is having lived or worked in the region. Greg Williamson is a Douglas Elliman broker who was raised in Brooklyn Heights, has studied the entire city and now lives on the Upper West Side. Today he works with developers designing and planning 25,000-200,000 square feet condo buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Williamson points out how he’s seen changes in the neighborhoods as a longtime resident, enabling him to actually “learn the product over time in an organic way.” So, for example, specifically within New York, when people are considering a move from one borough to the other, he can give them the up to date, real-time information they need.
“There are a lot of people in Manhattan who are looking in Brooklyn — Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Dumbo. They’ve heard wonderful things about Brooklyn, and they have friends who live there, but they’re nervous about making the jump over the bridge. I tell them it’s a different vibe, it’s its own community, and a great alternative to moving to the suburbs or staying in the city.”Greg Williamson, Douglas Elliman broker
The results speak for themselves. Since joining the firm, Williamson has consistently been ranked in Douglas Ellman’s top 1% nationwide and a regular winner of the firm’s prestigious Pinnacle Award.