Shawn Elliott has turned the failures of other companies into his successes. While other companies failed to sell their clients' Luxury Homes, he stepped in and sold them at the highest price in the shortest amount of time.
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. 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 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
Nest Seekers Expands to the Gold Coast of Long Island and Joins Forces With Boutique Firm,Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes and Estates
NEW YORK—Nest Seekers International, a full-service residential and commercial luxury real estate brokerage firm,today announced that Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes and Estates, a Long Island-based full-service real estate firm has joined its ranks. The boutique firm, founded in 2002 by Shawn Elliott, services Long Island’s most prestigious communities spread between areas of Old Westbury, Brookville, Oyster Bay Cove, Roslyn and more. Now, 15 years later, Elliott’s team, along with millions of dollars of listings and projects, is joining forces with Nest Seekers.
“I’m excited that my elite team is coming together with the Nest Seekers family,” said Elliott. “We can only do so much in Long Island when our clients are worldwide. Our business has expanded, and we needed to be part of an organization that has a global presence. Now, we can service our clients in New York City, the Hamptons, South Florida, the West Coast and Europe, and it’s amazing. Nest Seekers gives us greater resources and technology to operate and connect between these markets,” said Elliott.
In his new role, Elliott will expand Nest Seekers’ Ultra-Luxury Division, overseeing high-end listings in multiple markets.
“We plan to open more offices in the area. Smart, successful agents and firms have realized that they have to think like global fashion brands and investment banks. It’s not about being the biggest in one region anymore. Our message is that we have global brokers who serve local markets. Shawn and his team will do that with us,” he added.
Shapiro emphasizes the importance of seeking multi-faceted talent for the firm.
“Shawn understands the vision of our company. We aspire to on-board diverse,, like-minded individuals that understand marketing and branding, speak multiple languages and are licensed in several states, and Shawn fits the bill. We encourage our team to move between markets. That’s the future of the modern agent,” said CEO, Eddie Shapiro.
Shawn currently serves at the Chief Marketing Director for 924 Bel Air Rd, the most expensive home in the U.S. listed for $250M. Shawn has appeared on CNBC’s “Secret Lives of the Super Rich,” CBS’s “Living Large,” NBC New York’s “Open House” and more.
Shawn’s son, Zach Elliott, has worked closely with his father for years and will lead business development and marketing efforts in 2018.
“My role is to engage and on-board a younger generation of real estate stars, and use cutting-edge technology such as drones and virtual reality to disrupt the marketplace,” said Zach.
About Nest Seekers International
Nest Seekers International is a game-changing firm in the rapidly expanding global real estate marketplace. The firm’s hybrid tech-enabled service model has inspired a new way of thinking in the industry, and its approach to daring and unconventional marketing has elevated and revolutionized the way people think of real estate.
Nest Seekers International continues to expand with 20 offices and more than 900 team members and around the globe. Based in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island City, The Hamptons, New Jersey, Miami, Beverly Hills and London, Nest Seekers International has emerged as a leading global real estate firm.