Similar to his eponymous real estate firm, Shawn Elliott began his career from unconventional roots. A native New Yorker armed with a marketing degree from the University of Miami, Shawn spent 20 years in retail growing the United Colors of Benetton business. It wasn’t until 2002 that he combined his knack for discovering market niches with his passion for beautiful homes by joining Douglas Elliman as a licensed real estate agent. For twelve months, Shawn shined as their top-producing agent – focusing mainly on luxury homes in the North Shore of Long Island’s Gold Coast. He quickly realized that the real estate process had become antiquated and that there was a smarter, more market-savvy way of servicing clients.
At the end of 2002, Shawn opened the doors of Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates. Within one year, he was the number one real estate company in Woodbury, NY and today, with over 100 agents and offices in NY and Florida, Shawn secures more than 50% of high-end market homes in Long Island. His clients range from Emmy Award to Heisman Trophy winners such as Alicia Keys, Billy Joel and Chad Pennington and across the globe to Russia, South America, India and Asia. A frequent traveler to China, Shawn caters to Chinese clientele seeking a beautiful home on Long Island’s North Shore and has been a member of Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) since 2007. In 2012 Long Island Business News awarded Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates Long Island’s #1 Residential Real Estate Office of the Year and in 2013, Shawn was recognized as a Sterling member of Real Estate Policy and Advocates (RPAC).
In 2005 Shawn launched Luxury Title, a title company servicing New York City and Long Island, and in 2009 the first issue of Shawn Elliott Luxury Magazine dropped – a quarterly publication profiling the aspirational Gold Coast lifestyle. Shawn is regularly featured in the media as an authority on luxury real estate with appearances on CBS, CNBC, NBC, HGTV, Selling NY and Bravo as well as features in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Real Deal