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"Maria, I can't thank you enough for finding my miracle apartment with all my "must-haves" in the middle of Manhattan! You are a magician!" -- Dr. E. Gibson

"Maria helped us both with the sale of our previous condo and the search and purchase of our new one. From the moment we said "yes," Maria was hard at work doing the research and strategizing to find us a buyer. I loved that she would meet with us as often as we felt we needed. I also was impressed by how she brought in a senior member of her Douglas Elliman team at times when we were bouncing various strategies and scenarios around. She is a creative thinker...one of the things that struck me about Maria initially, and throughout the process, was how "real" she is. I give Maria Herrera my highest and most heartfelt recommendation." - P. Hennessee

"I can’t believe how quickly this has gone, but Maria asked great questions and had insight into what we were looking for, and she showed us something right away that met all our needs. She is amazing and such a pleasure to work with." - A. Lehner

"Maria you’ve been so helpful and amazing through this whole whirlwind process! Thank you so much." - H. Tobin


You have been awesome! Thanks for your diligence, persistence, and pep talks. I think the whole process was as smooth as possible given the circumstances. Really you have enabled me to build a home here in NYC with the community and family at hand.David

“You really did do a phenomenal job and your efforts were priceless.”

- Christine, Hailee, and Matt D.

Simone,You are pretty good at this. Thank you for everything. You have made this process seamless and comfortable. You have communicated constantly and clearly and always with a smile. You have my recommendation for anything and anytime.

I am so so happy with the apartment – location, management, neighbors, neighborhood, proximity to work. It is the best decision I have made since moving back to NYC. Thank you again for all of your help, time, & patience in finding the place (and all the other possibilities!). This was the first time I made the leap to using a broker & I have to say you made it a great experience, especially in light of the sometimes difficult leasing offices. You worked so well with me and found me the perfect balance of compromises of what I wanted in an apartment & what was realistic in my range. Well worth the fees. I would recommend to anyone I know trying to move in the city.

- April M. Hickey

“Nan, you’ll always get the best price if somebody is selling an apartment and you’ll always negotiate the best price for somebody purchasing an apartment. You’re phenomenal!”

-Ronald Rothstein, owner of Kleinfeld

From www.InSearchOfThePerfectInvestment.com – Harry Newton, editor

“Wonderful conversation last night with a real estate broker. Thirty years ago, she started buying residential property in Manhattan. Apartments. Apartment buildings. Brownstones. The numbers always ‘had to make sense,’ namely the rents paid the mortgages and the upkeep. If there was only a little left over that was O.K., because over time the rents rose, the value of the buildings rose and she refinanced many. That refinancing money allowed her to buy even more apartments.

She’s no longer buying properties since she has more enough to live on. She doesn’t need to keep being a broker of apartment buildings. But she loves the work. And can’t think of anything else she’d rather do. Moreover, she’s bloody good at it. She’s been our broker of choice on everything we’ve done residentially in New York, including buying our own apartment. If you’re buying residential in New York, you couldn’t do better than Nan Schiff.”



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