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It is my goal as your full service real estate agent specializing in the Lower Hudson River Towns & Villages to provide you with superior service at all times. My local expertise and extensive real estate experience within Westchester County, especially Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Briarcliff Manor, Pocantico Hills, Pleasantville, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Ossining, Croton-On-Hudson and Cortlandt Manor, will benefit you whether you are serious about buying or selling a home at this time, or are a returning client checking out the many homeowner resources I offer.
Buying a home? I look forward to helping you select and aquire the home of your dreams by taking time to listen to your needs and desires.
Selling a home? My real estate expertise and many effective marketing programs will give you the exposure and edge you need to sell your home quickly for top dollar.
Returning Client? I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve you and hope you take advantage of the valuable resources I provide. Come back to visit often!
I consider these communities excellent places to reside and would love to share with you my enthusiasm for the various and unique neighborhoods within them. I pride myself on providing unparalleled service in a friendly, attentive and honest manner and look forward to developing a long-term relationship with you.
Please contact me today to find out how I can best assist you with your real estate needs.
Legends Realty Group has become as of August 2nd, 2020 the proud affiliate of the Corcoran Group enabling us to provide our clients with even better, completely customizable and more comprehensive services encompassing a broad range of realty, relocation, mortgage and insurance offerings. We cover all of Westchester County and especially the Lower Hudson River Cities, Towns & Villages from our offices in Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow, Briarcliff Manor, Irvington & Bronxville.
My services for Westchester County home buyers
Just A Little Bit About Me
I am a life long Westchester County resident and a licensed real estate agent and Realtor® specializing in the Lower Hudson River Towns & Villages.
These communities are excellent places to reside and I would love to share with you my enthusiasm for the various and unique neighborhoods within them. I pride myself on providing unparalleled, personalized service in a friendly, attentive and honest manner and look forward to developing a long-term relationship with my clients. To put it into other words: "Service is my #1 priority!" Please see my Client Testimonials, Virtual Tour for Buyers, and Virtual Tour for Sellers to get a better idea of the full scope and quality of the services I am offering.
Before I excelled in my real estate career, I spent over twenty-five years in key managerial, marketing and sales positions, representing, with much success and recognition, some of the top brands of the high end gift and collectibles industry, including W. Goebel, M.I. Hummel, Swarovski and Disney.
Buyers agent - First time home buyers - Investors - Sellers agent - Condos, co-ops, homes, luxury homes and estates - Residential & commercial real estate services - Covering all of Westchester County especially Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Briarcliff Manor, Dobbs Ferry, Cortlandt Manor, Ossining, Pleasantville, Pocantico Hills, Scarborough, Irvington, Croton, Bronxville & White Plains
Certified Buyers Representative (CBR)
Consumer Credit Expert (CCE)
Graduate of the Floyd Wickham S.M.A.R.T. Program
The S.M.A.R.T. program focuses on presentation, negotiation and selling skills, creating referral relationships, time management skills, and the principals of providing exceptional service. Graduates must complete an intensive 42-day training program and demonstrate mastery of the essential program skills.
Chairman's Elite Club Member - Top Producer, Listings & Sales
Top achievement awards from Westchester County Board of Realtors for 2003 & 2009 (Silver Awards), and for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (Gold Awards), and 2007 & 2010 (Platinum Awards).
Eleven Years In A Row - Voted 2010 through 2020 FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent by Westchester Magazine
Member of Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (HGAR)
Member of Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service (HGMLS)
Member of Point2 National Listings Service (Point2Homes)
Member of New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR)
Member of National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Member of Board of Pocantico Hills Resident Association (PHRA)
Member of Active Rain Realtor Network
Member of Trulia.com Real Estate Network
Member of Zillow.com Real Estate Network
Member of Realtor.com Real Estate Network
Just A Little Bit About Corcoran Legends Realty
Corcoran Legends Realty is a dynamic, state-of-the-art Westchester County real estate brokerage with offices in Tarrytown, Briarcliff Manor & Irvington, New York.
The company was founded by the area's top-producing agents who bring a combined total of 100 years of experience with them. They wanted to attract the best and most respected real estate professionals in the industry and, by putting them under one roof, create a company that ensures superior service to individuals buying and selling homes. Their partnership is based on the belief that a better and different business model would empower them in their future ventures. They are actively involved in the community and can share a wealth of information and knowledge with their clients.
Charter members of Corcoran Legends Realty are Mary Case Friedner, Phyllis Lerner, Karen Stroub, Elvira Aloia, with managerial support from Marcene Hedayati.
"The Legend begins with the faces you have come to know and trust."
Real estate is one of the most exciting investments one can make and it should be a fun and rewarding experience. We are committed to the highest standards of practice and pride ourselves in the knowledge and experience our agents offer. We guarantee superior service because we adhere to strict training guidelines, demonstrate well-honed skills and practice all regulations vigorously. Our goal is to provide you with unsurpassed service at all times, so please do not hesitate to contact us and tell us about your real estate objectives!
Chairman's Elite Club Member - Top Producer, Sales & Listings
Top achievement awards from Westchester County Board of Realtors for 2003 & 2009 (Silver Awards), and for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 (Gold Awards), and 2007 & 2010 (Platinum Awards).
Eleven Years In A Row - Voted 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent by Westchester Magazine.
Home Sellers Services
Property Preparation & Staging Advice
Market Analysis & Pricing Advice
Multi Media Marketing & Advertising
First Time Home Buyers Services
Repeat Home Buyers Services
Investors, Builders & Developers Services
Residential Rentals & Landlord Services
Expert Negotiation Advice & Help
|Lois & Angelo Arena
|"Phyllis, thank you for all your help and walking us through both the sale of our old home and the purchase of our newly built home. For us, it was an overwhelming process and your expertise and patience helped us every step of the way. You explained everything completely and your constant communication kept us updated. You gave us all the information we needed and we could see you were serious about craft. Your knowledge of the Westchester area and real estate, in general, was a Godsend. We were ready to give up and accept quite a bit less than we asked for our old home, but you advised us to hold firm and we benefited. You were also there every step of the way for the purchase of our new home, which was no easy feat. We were purchasing a new build which took much longer than expected and you made sure no detail was overlooked. We would not hesitate to recommend you as you are an honest, knowledgeable, and reliable person. Once again, thank you so much.”
|"Dear Phyllis, thank you so much for helping us find the perfect home and being so great throughout the home buying process! When we met, you instantly tuned into to what we were looking for and were able to advise on additional things to consider. Your advice was always genuine and catered to our best interest. Your thorough knowledge of Westchester was extremely helpful in picking an area that was best suited to our needs. Your dedication and support really assisted us in making a decision and placing an offer. Your expertise helped secure the house after it went into bidding and we felt comfortable and calm the entire time. In contract, the amount of follow up and detective work you did to answer any open questions was admirable and we were so grateful to have you in our corner. As first time home buyers, we could not have been in better hands. We are so extraordinarily happy in our home and couldn't have done it without you!!!"
|"Working with Phyllis was such a pleasure! I can’t gush enough about how much we appreciated her vast knowledge of all of Westchester and her willingness to go above and beyond on all our requests. Her upbeat attitude, patience and advice were invaluable assets along our home hunting journey. I would, and do recommend Phyllis to anyone considering moving to the Westchester area. She helped us find our dream home, now hire her to help you find yours!"
|"Phyllis was fabulous to work with. She met all obstacles head on and dealt with the process like a seasoned professional. I would recommend Phyllis and her team for all your real estate needs. She made a stressful situation not so stressful and I am now happy to have her as my friend."
|"Phyllis Lerner was the perfect real estate agent. She handled both our sale and purchase. She got us asking price on our sale and a great deal on our purchase. She was knowledgable, thorough, and completely trustworthy. She took all the anxiety out of the process! The whole thing couldn't have gone smoother. We highly recommend her for all your real estate needs!"
|Alexis & Tom McGuffin
|"Dear Phyllis, we are in our new house and couldn't be happier, thank you for all your hard work and support through this process! We really appreciate you always making yourself available, your fast communication with us as well as other agents and sellers, your sage advice, and great attitute. We always felt well supported and taken care of by you. We especially valued your willingness to get things done when other parties dragged their feet during our closing process. Despite the typical emotional roller coaster that is buying your first home, you made us feel comfortable the whole way through. Hans was great too! Thanks, Alexis & Tom."
|Sue & Michael Holzmann
|"Phyllis is a consummate professional who goes above and beyond for her clients. Phyllis was our agent for two different house sales and in both cases she advised us on the best price to ask and did everything she could to ensure that our homes sold quickly and seamlessly. Phyllis responds immediately to your questions or concerns and truly makes the process of selling a home much less stressful."
|Roger Chookazian & Gina Fazzinga
|"Do you have a best friend in the Real Estate business? Well, we do now! Phyllis Lerner works for you as if you are one of her best friends. She makes sure your property is priced right, looks great, and is ready for market. Selling a home is stressful enough but having someone like Phyllis on your side helps in every way."
|"We were referred to Phyllis and she was an amazing real estate agent every step of the way. This was our first time buying a house so we had so many questions and concerns that she always addressed. To make things worse, we were very picky (champagne taste with beer budget) but she was extremely patient to help us through the long and difficult search until we found our perfect home. Houses were flying off the market at such a fast pace and it gave us an advantage to have someone as responsive and knowledgeable as Phyllis. We cannot thank her enough and would not hesitate to use her again if (hopefully not!!!) we are ever in the market for a new house again."
|Nancy & Jesse Goldstein
|"Dear Phyllis and Hans, I don't believe there are to many couples around that can say that their Real Estate experiences in the Pocantico Hills community, which initiated over 30 years ago began and ended with the same wonderful person but that is exactly what our experience has been with you Phyllis. You first introduced us to Pocantico Hills back in 1982 and sold us our first home here and now with your knowledgeable, expert, professional advise, guidance and extremely diligent hard work helped us to sell our very loved home in Pleasantville. Both you and Hans were wonderful in all aspects of our transaction and helped us obtain maximum results in a very challenging market. The result of our sale will absolutely help set the course for what we hope will be many years of enjoyment and adventure as we enter our new and exciting lives in Sunny Florida. We can only express our deepest and sincere appreciation and gratitude for a job very well done. Once again, we will reiterate that you were the only Broker we ever considered for the sale of our home. Our advise for people looking to buy or sell a home in Westchester County and especially Pocantico Hills, the only person to call is Phyllis Lerner. Live and be well, with continued success in everything you do. Yours truly, Nancy and Jesse"
|"Phyllis, just wanted to send you a little note letting you know how much I have appreciated you helping my Dad and I from start to finish with our search for a home here in Tarrytown. You have been a big help and it is not everyday you come across genuine people like yourself. Thank you again for all you've done to help us with our home search. Kind regards, Nikki."
|Griff & Alicia Murray
|My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Phyllis Lerner last Spring as we searched for a house in Pocantico Hills and Pleasantville. We found Phyllis to be extremely knowledgeable, professional and helpful during the entire process. Looking for a new home is exciting but also stressful and Phyllis did everything you could ask a Realtor to do and more. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a new home and wants to work with somebody with extensive knowledge and always puts the client first."
|"Phyllis faced many challenges in selling my house - seller living out of state, a divorce, and listing a house in the midst of a renovation. She gave us smart advice about where to focus renovation resources to command top return on investment. Her guidance on pricing the house meant we met our target price, sold the house quickly, and had multiple offers. Phyllis is a smart realtor and a great communicator. There was no B.S. and she got the job done in the exact way we asked. Thank you!"
|"My family was in the process of relocating to Westchester County from Central New Jersey. Phyllis was highly recommended to us by a colleague of mine, and the recommendation could not have been a better fit for us. We started working with Phyllis several months before we put our house up for sale, as we wanted first to get a good feel for the housing market here in Westchester. Throughout the process, Phyllis was patient, informative, understanding, responsive and a true professional. After only a few outings, Phyllis was able to lock in on our needs and preferences. This made the searching more productive and saved us the trouble of looking at homes that did not fit our criteria. My wife and I feel that we have gained a friend as well as a Realtor. Even after months of being in our new home, I have contacted Phyllis for various recommendations or general information. She is always responsive and willing to help. In my line of work, I have dealt with many Realtors; and Phyllis is at the top of my recommendation list." Eugene Knowles
|"Anyone who has sold a house or has purchased a home knows how time consuming and frustrating it can be. My situation was one where both needed to be done at the same time. Phyllis made the procedure pleasant and as stress free as possible. She not only talked me through every stage of the process but she also went above and beyond in helping complete each task. Phyllis took the time to get to know what I was looking for in my new home. She researched many places and sought out the kind she knew I would like. She was more than patient and understood how hard this process is on a personal level. On the selling side, she was right on target on what was needed to be done as far as updates to the home and other details for reselling a home. Phyllis was always reliable and was always available to either show the home I was selling or show me a place I wanted to see. I always felt comfortable contacting her about any part of either process and she always took the time to speak with me and explain everything in full detail. Phyllis was so dependable and such pleasure to work with. Her honesty and dedication to each client’s personal taste and situation is such a unique quality and made my experience pleasant and worry free. I would recommend Phyllis to anyone either selling or buying a home, I can assure you she will help you through every stage and make the experience a great one!" Sue Carissimo
|"I met Phyllis Lerner on a whim when I was beginning my search for a new apartment. I downloaded the Trulia app on my phone and began sending e-mails to many Realtors when I came across apartments I was interested in viewing. From the second I met Phyllis, I realized she was the type of Realtor I needed to work with. She had a very gentle, patient way about her and as a first time home buyer, that gave me a very comforting feeling. From that point on my search for an apartment became a little easier and went very smoothly. Phyllis answered every question I had (and believe me I had many) without hesitation! She even walked around a hilly garden apartment complex looking at different apartments on a day when temperatures hit record high degrees this summer... and she did it without rushing me or showing me any type of problem at all! In fact she made sure that I saw as many apartments in my price range and with the amenities that I wanted as possible. This helped me immensely when I made my final decision because I was able to make comparisons and weigh the pros and cons for the places I had viewed. All in all, Phyllis helped make a process that can be extremely stressful and difficult go very smoothly for me. I would highly recommend her to any and all people I know who are searching for a new home!" Kim Nieves
|Chris & Meg Whitten
|"Phyllis was diligent and flexible. She didn't use any pressure sales tactics, and didn't limit the houses we saw to the ones she, or her company, were trying to sell. She always went out of her way to do what needed to be done (which ended up being a lot on our case!). We felt completely comfortable working with her and would recommend her to anyone looking in the Hudson Valley area." Chris & Megan Whitten
|Louis & Rosee
|"Dear Phyllis, words cannot express how grateful we are to have worked with you - you are kind, patient and very generous. We thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts - we could not have done this without you! We are so happy with our new home! Michele, Louis & Rosee
|Lisa & Paul Zedlovich
|"Phyllis is warm, helpful, honest and committed. Everything you want and need in a real estate broker. Without her help and perseverance we would never have found the home we now love" Lisa & Paul Zedlovich
|Keith & Adrienne Johnson
|"I like to share our experience working with Phyllis Lerner. The search for our new home began three months ago prior to meeting Phyllis. During these three months, we had the trials and tribulations that come with house hunting. The agents we worked with would either show us homes that were desirable but clearly out of our communicated price range and vice versa. It was as if no one was listening. Shopping for your first home is filled with its own anxious moments to begin with and the attitudes of the agents were only exacerbating those nervous moments. That changed the day we met Phyllis Lerner. From the first conversation we had, it was obvious that what we wanted was important to her. She showed us three properties that instantly met our criteria. In addition to that, she was intimately familiar with the surrounding area; it felt as if we were getting the inside scoop with every turn we made! It just so happens, we purchased the first property she showed us. Each step of the way, Phyllis was honest and upfront about the next steps and the process. If she didn't know the answer to a specific question, she wouldn't pretend to answer; she would get back to us once she found out, in a timely fashion. Phyllis also has a very professional demeanor. That was never more obvious than during our closing. She was prepared and in control the entire time. The message here would be: buying a home, as we learned, can seem like an insurmountable burden at times. Instead of being one of these obstacles, Phyllis was a valued teammate who helped us to victory." Keith & Adrienne Johnson
|John & KumRae Lee
|"My wife and I cannot express how thankful we are to Phyllis for finding us the HOME OF OUR DREAMS in Tarrytown, NY. We have moved ourselves and relocated with corporations over ten times across the country and we can attest that Phyllis is undeniably the best agent we have partnered with in so many ways. She is very patient and attentive. Phyllis worked for us for over one year to help us find our home and she consistently sent us listings that matched our needs. She is amazingly responsive and more often than not would pick-up phone calls right away or call back within 15 minutes... she made us feel as if we were her only customers! Phyllis went out out of her way to accommodate our busy corporate schedules. She met with us in the evening, weekends and even during the holidays. The most important quality Phyllis possesses that is so important in an agent is her high level of integrity and trust. We never felt pressured to place a bid on a home. She always balanced the pros versus the cons and provided us with an objective and unbiased assessment of each home we viewed with her. Even after we closed on our dream home, we continued to do business with her as she was successful and timely in renting our condo. Phyllis you are absolutely the BEST real estate agent and we thank you for all that you have done for us over the past few years." ---- See more testimonials at http://www.westchester-real-estate.us
Phyllis Lerner - NYS Licensed Real Estate Broker, Co-Owner - Corcoran Legends Realty - Serving all Westchester County Communities - www.westchester-real-estate.us - 914.438.7556