Brian Phillips has worked full-time in the real estate industry for over 25 years and has been an Associate Broker with Douglas Elliman Real Estate for nearly 2 decades.
One of Brian's key value propositions is his membership with the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) as a Realtor®. This affiliation demonstrates his commitment to professionalism and ethical standards. Additionally, Brian has developed long-standing relationships, over decades, with fellow agents and Realtors®, which fosters trust and facilitates transactions.
Brian’s team consistently ranks in the top 2-8% of teams nationwide within Douglas Elliman, highlighting Brian’s success and effectiveness in the field. Whether you are looking to sell, lease, or purchase a home or property, Brian’s team, covering Manhattan and the surrounding markets, will provide you with expert guidance.
If you (or someone you know) are considering relocating anywhere in the world, Brian can help connect you with a reliable real estate professional. He has a network of real estate professionals globally. Brian will receive compensation in the event of a successful closing. Edward Smith
Edward Smith grew up in a quaint town in north-east Texas, always yearning to explore the vast world beyond. After high school, he joined the United States Air Force (USAF) on the promise of being stationed in Germany. Over his 4-year tenure with USAF, Edward not only traveled extensively across western Europe but also earned a Bachelor's degree in business administration. Following his service, Edward embarked on a backpacking adventure across 50 countries on six continents, culminating his journey in Australia where he achieved a Master's degree. Edward then jetted off to China where he spent 6 years armed with an innovative idea of starting an online platform connecting Chinese students with American language teachers. It was there that he met his wife. Edward’s global journey has uniquely positioned him for a successful real estate career in New York City with Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area. Edward’s travels have imbued him with an intuitive understanding of diverse cultures, lifestyles, and aspirations. The insights he garnered from living in different countries, especially his entrepreneurial venture in China, have sharpened his ability to understand and anticipate the needs of a wide variety of clients, from international investors to local homebuyers seeking their dream home.
In an industry where understanding and meeting client needs is paramount, Edward's rich tapestry of experiences allows him to connect on a personal level with clients from all walks of life. His background in business further equips him with the acumen to navigate complex transactions, ensuring his clients always get the best deal. Whether you’re relocating from across the country or from abroad, or are seeking an investment property, or a home, Edward's international perspective and vast network are invaluable assets. Furthermore, his online platform, which bridged linguistic and cultural gaps, is a testament to his skill in connecting people across boundaries. In the melting pot that is New York City, these skills are indispensable. Edward's deep appreciation for diverse cultures, combined with his business prowess, positions him as not just a Realtor® but as a global consultant, guiding clients through the intricacies of New York's dynamic real estate landscape.
Edward's memberships with esteemed organizations including Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) for its Residential Listing Service (RLS), the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (HGAR) for ONEKEY-MLS, National Association of Realtors (NAR), and the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR) underline his commitment to having all the data necessary in order to transact in a broad array of markets. In his downtime, Edward enjoys teeing off at the golf course and spending time with his family. With his world-view, business acumen, and dedication to service, Edward Smith is the go-to Realtor® for those seeking an enriched and seamless investment property, home buying, or selling experience in New York.