Interview by Jak Burke,
New York City is a rich and diverse metropolis bursting with new developments and talented real estate agents. Meet Your NYC Agent series is a fun and interesting way to get to know the licensed real estate agents and brokers in your neighborhood. It’s fitting that we kick off this series with an amazing broker who is top of her game, meet Katherine Salyi of Prime Manhattan Residential.
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I am a New York native and believe that hard work leads to success. Both of my parent’s families immigrated to NYC for opportunity and work. They raised me to be respectful, honest, kind and with a strong work ethic. After graduating from George Washington University in 2000, I began my career in real estate.
In 2012 I joined power broker Ryan Serhant at Nest Seekers International, as an integral part of that team, closing over $120 million in sales and selling some of Manhattan’s most exclusive properties.
In 2016, I joined Prime Manhattan Residential. I believe that through hard work you can have it all, and I strive to provide the highest level of integrity and customer service to my clients at all times. I am motivated by the energy of New York City and believe that giving back is a necessity.
Where do you live?
I live in West Chelsea, NYC with my husband and daughter, Julianna (3).
Why do you love living in West Chelsea?
West Chelsea is fast becoming a family destination. The proximity to Hudson River Park, the Highline Park, Cheslea Piers and the Hudson River was an immediate draw for us. We love the easy access to green space, outdoor activities and the daily sunsets. Several local parks are close by, and shops and restaurants continue to open. The art galleries, street art and museums provide an ever changing landscape for us to explore.
Why is NYC a great place to raise a family?
NYC is the world’s best playground. Access to family-oriented restaurants, museums, activities, education and parks has never been better.
What do you do?
I am a licensed associate real estate broker with Prime Residential Manhattan. We are a savvy and skilled boutique residential firm and are consummate advocates for our client’s needs, objectives and desires.
Why do you love your job?
As a working mom and New Yorker, I am passionate about helping families realize they can afford, and enjoy, staying in NYC. I love helping people find their perfect new home or achieve their goals when selling – it’s challenging and very rewarding. As a mother, I appreciate the flexibility of the workday that allows me to do my best at work and be as present as possible when I’m at home.
What Real Estate tips or lessons do most people learn the hard way?
The best tip I can offer is to work with a real estate agent. The NY real estate market is one of the most competitive markets in the world – be represented by a trustworthy and smart agent.
Here’s where you can find Katherine Salyi
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Prime Manhattan Residential
11 West 20th Street, 4th Floor