Ivana’s extensive understanding of real estate comes in part from growing up in a real estate family. At a very young age Ivana learned the basics by working side-by-side with her father to develop ultra high-end, luxury properties in her native home of Montenegro.
When given the option of taking over the family business, Ivana (in a trademark display of her maverick personality) opted to go out on her own and came to the US alone at the age of seventeen. Upon receiving her B.A. in Media Studies/Public Relations from the College of Charleston in South Carolina she moved to New York City, and now calls Manhattan home.
Prior to starting her career in real estate, Ivana worked with high profile clients in the New York City hospitality industry for internationally acclaimed Andre Balazs and Jean-George Vongerichten. As a recognition of her talent she has received numerous awards in real estate, but the one she holds closest to her heart is “Best New Comer,” which she received in her first year of practice.
Through her professional experience and her active participation in numerous charitable causes, Ivana has developed a considerable network of contacts across all of the major industries in the City. This, together with the assistance of an organization of support that she has personally developed, among, developers, contractors, designers, mortgage brokers, title experts, real estate attorneys and other real estate professionals, makes Ivana a formidable force in the real estate world.
Determined and positive, she is always taking the extra step to get the clients what they want, and once you have worked with her, her dedication and expertise will make her your broker for life.
She understands how stressful it can be to make a move and will make the transition efficient and enjoyable. Ivana has a vast knowledge of Manhattan's dynamic but consistent real estate market and is happy to find you a perfect home, whether renting, selling or buying.
She speaks Serbo-Croatian fluently, has an excellent command of Italian, and is learning Hebrew.When not working, she is an avid yogi who is passionate about encouraging people to include it in their lifestyles.
"I was referred to Ivana through someone who had a great experience finding a place. Ivana was very fast to respond to my initial email to her with a call back, literally within minutes. She took all of my info, dates, budget and what was important to me. I moved from another city and had limited time to find a place. Ivana has a vast knowledge of all listings and properties in Manhattan and immediately gave me a list of options that she thought I would like. I wanted to live in the Financial District which she knows like the back of her hand. Ivana seems to have great relationships with all of the buildings management offices. She was able to get appointments to see listings within an hour of request which is important in NY as these places get leased very fast. I actually ended up liking UES more and Ivana was quick to find options within my price range, all in great buildings. Once I applied for my apartment she continued to help with constant follow ups with the office and trying to negotiate and help me get approved asap. I moved in within days of my application and absolutely love my new home. I don't think I could find exactly what I wanted and as fast as I did without Ivana's help. She is great at what she does and has a lovely personality which makes her a great fit for this business. I would recommend her to all of my friends and family any day!" Y. Boyko-- Yelp, NY, NY
"Ivana is someone that truly enjoys what she does and is a natural for the real estate business. She treats you like you are the most important client she has and will go the extra mile. I have worked with several agents in the past and none have responded with such sense of urgency as Ivana. I am also a former real estate agent myself so I know firsthand the expectations of the business. Ivana is no nonsense, tells it like it is and won't waste your time showing you apartments that don't suit your needs.. But in the same breath she is personable, sweet and genuine. A true pleasure to work with and a standout amongst her peers. There are many pretenders in the NYC real estate business. Ivana is the REAL DEAL." T.Stopperich--Yelp, NY, NY
" As a first time renter in Manhattan, I was not sure about where I wanted to stay or what kind of place I could get for my budget. Ivana went the extra mile by showing me a range of options in different sections of the city while pointing out their the pros and cons. At no time did I feel rushed during the process. I was also pleasantly surprised by her direct, personable and sincere approach in dealing with me. I was expecting to be subjected to the usual broker sales talk going into my apartment search but I did experience that with her at all. Ivana knows a lot about the market in New York and will show you only the best deals!" P.Singzon--Yelp, NY, NY