Elizabeth Lee Sample is one of the most successful real estate brokers in New York City where she is responsible for some of the largest and most important real estate transactions. She has achieved some of the highest prices-per-square-foot ever paid for luxury property in the City. Elizabeth is the Board President of Residences at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New York as well is on the board of the Master Association of the acclaimed Time Warner Center. She and her business partner, Brenda Powers, were Sotheby’s International Realty-Upper East Side Brokerage’s #4 brokers for 2015 and are members of “The Thousand” – The Wall Street Journal & REAL Trends 2015 and 2014 exclusive list of the top 0.1% of all realtors nationwide and top five brokers for 2012, listed among NRT’s top 1% in sales in 2015, and were identified by The Real Deal as the fifth-highest listing brokers in 2010, 2011, sixth-highest in 2012 and 2013 and number 12 in 2014, with listings on the Forbes “Top 10 Most Expensive Properties for Sale” lists in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2013. The Sample Powers Team was named to Gotham’s “New York Billion Dollar Brokers” list in December 2013 and had homes on the “Top 10 Most Expensive Listings of 2013 and 2014” list. Elizabeth possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of the Manhattan real estate market and an excellent business sense. She is low key and personable. It's a winning combination which has earned her a stellar reputation during her 21-year career selling residential and commercial properties. She is responsible for well over $2.212 billion in sales and $2.2 billion in equity for developments.
A swift glance at Elizabeth’s current listings and past sales immediately indicates that she is more than comfortable in the world of high-end luxury properties. Elizabeth recognizes residential real estate's dual role as a personal investment and also as an important financial one. This is where her keen financial acumen comes into play. From small to large transactions, Elizabeth has the gift of listening to and understanding the unique needs of every single client. Her focus is solely on creating that perfect match, and affecting the most appropriate and fitting purchase possible.
Working closely with her business partner, Brenda Powers, Elizabeth brings considerable experience, financial savvy and extensive knowledge of co-op boards on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side, the perfect counterpoints to Brenda's flair for marketing and public relations. Together, they produce extraordinary marketing materials for their clients including beautiful brochures, compelling ads, and an impressive array of sales tools which will showcase properties to their best advantage. Elizabeth always gives her full and undivided attention. A winning smile, a calm assured manner, and unparalleled knowledge of the market inspire confidence that your purchase or sale is being handled by a consummate and most dedicated professional.