Haute Agent: Shawn Elliot

Shawn Elliott’s Luxury Homes & Estates is not your typical real estate firm. As the fastest growing independent real estate company on Long Island, the firm’s success has claimed it’s place as one of the top ten companies in market share and led to the opening of five offices – Woodbury, East Norwich/Brookville, Cold Spring Harbor, Dix Hills, Roslyn, plus the acquisition of TJ Condos -all in under five years! Over 100 full-time real estate agents are on board, each one specializing in homes over $1 million. In fact, the agents are so driven to sell luxury properties that those who reach a certain level in gross sales receive a lucrative reward – a Mercedes! Elliott has given out over five.

Mr. Elliott owns Luxury Title Agency and has an equity interest in Blackstone Mortgage, making his firm a full service organization for his clients. Shawn Elliott agents are the real deal professionals, a number of his agents have their MBA’s and there are even three attorneys who don’t practice law but rather practice residential real estate. And then, of course, there’s Shawn Elliott himself, who has become almost legendary on the North Shore of Long Island for his event marketing. Just recently he shelled out close to $20,000 for a lavish open-house party complete with 300 guests, catered cuisine, champagne, break dancers and a DJ! The investment was worth every penny, he says. The 12,000-square-foot house’s asking price? $4.5 million.

“The real estate market is changing,” Elliott says. “So in order to be proactive, you have to think out of the box. You need to be creative and put everything you can into the property. And that’s been what distinguishes my firm from others. If there is a needle in a haystack, we will find it.”