TOP REAL ESTATE AGENT IN NEW YORK MORGAN TURKEWITZ
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Morgan Turkewitz got her start in the real estate business nine years ago. Fresh from her Semester at Sea study abroad program, Morgan and a friend decided to move to Nashville. There, Morgan hit the ground running in the world of sales, selling office supplies business-to-business and ultimately earning the number two salesperson rank in the nation for her company. Meanwhile, her brother was working in the mortgage field in New York City, and suggested that Morgan could transition her proven sales skills to a career in real estate. Eager for her next challenge, Morgan made the leap. Now, almost a decade later, she’s carved out an intrepid reputation as an agent with a personal touch who delivers results.
Serving all of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and parts of Queens, Morgan leads The Turkewitz Team at Compass. Today, the majority of her business is built on repeat and referral clientele—a proven testament to the memorable service she provides. What are the driving forces behind her success to date? She personalizes her service for each and every transaction, applying sharpened listening skills, attention to detail, and follow-through to deliver on her clients’ goals. “Every client has different wants and needs,” Morgan explains. “That’s why listening is so important to me. At the end of the day, I don’t want to waste their time, so if they give me a boundary in terms of what they’re looking for, I respect it. When they’re ready to make a decision, there’s often a lot of emotion involved in the process, so I’m there to give them the information they need to make the right call.”
What’s more, Morgan’s commitment to customizing her working style for each client goes beyond the transactional level. She takes a personal approach to building lasting relationships with clients, whether she’s catching up through text message or social media, or hanging out face-to-face and developing friendships organically. “I stay connected with my clients every step of the way—from the initial search to the closing table and after,” she says. “I keep them informed of any relevant market news, or what’s going on with the sales activity in their building. Just because the transaction is over, it doesn’t mean my relationship with them is over. I do my best to make the process as easy, stress-free, and uncomplicated as possible. I have a lot of dedicated systems in place so that nothing gets overlooked and no questions go unanswered. It keeps things organized and systematic in a transactional process that can otherwise be very complex.”
When it comes to marketing listings, Morgan’s strategy accounts for all variables and market opportunities. All properties headed to market enjoy top-to-bottom exposure, from professional photos, floorplans, professionally drafted descriptions, custom designed showing sheets, custom videos, and more. Likewise, Morgan’s banner office offers various in-house marketing tools that powerfully boost listings’ visibility. This includes an exclusive network tool that allows agents to connect with other agents that are representing or have represented comparable apartments in just a few clicks. Another exclusive tool called Collections is seen by many as the Pinterest of real estate, and easily allows Morgan to keep her sellers up-to-date on the current market as it relates to their apartment.
To give back to her community, Morgan, her brother, and two of their friends founded a non-profit called Kid Care, which treats homeless kids to experiences they might otherwise miss out on. From baseball games or a trip to the movies, to participation in a local Little League—Kid Cares gives underprivileged children the chance to take part in the charity’s motto: “Let Kids be Kids.” In her remaining free hours, Morgan most enjoys staying active at the gym, spending quality time with her friends and loved ones, cooking, and traveling.
Looking ahead, Morgan has plans to continue mindfully growing her business, with hopes to further develop her team in the years to come. All the while, she’ll continue to bring her patented brand of personalized care to New York’s aspiring buyers, sellers, and renters. Finally, considering what she loves most about her chosen field, Morgan Turkewitz has this to say: “Every day is different and I love the chance to help people achieve their dreams—whether that’s selling their place to move on to something new, or helping someone buy an apartment as a first-time purchase or investment. At the end of the day, it’s all about helping people get what they want in a way that’s stress-free, effective, and fun.”