A recent Real Deal article highlighted that boutique and startup brokerages have been outpacing growth compared to some of the city’s larger, more established firms.

In 2022, Platinum Properties made its way to the top 10 fastest-growing firms by percentage, proving that boutique firms have a strong standing in the New York City brokerage landscape, according to Corofy’s rankings of New York City’s residential brokerages.

Agent Benefits 

“With fewer colleagues, agents at boutique brokerages often get more direct attention, including customized business plans and personalized advice and training, which most larger brokerages typically don’t have the manpower or bandwidth to provide,” said Melissa True, Sales Director at Platinum Properties. 

True said this level of oversight and support is especially important for new agents, and without it, many will likely decide to leave the industry just as they’re starting out. 

Boutique firms are also often structured as one big team, rather than individual agents and team factions competing for business, True said.

Managers at smaller brokerages are often more inclined to share leads, unlike at big brokerages where they tend to be carefully guarded secrets.

“I’ve worked at places where people, even pre-pandemic, would tell me they prefer to work from home because they didn’t want their competition hearing their conversations,” True said.

Founded in 2005 by siblings Khashy and Dezireh Eyn, Platinum Properties is a full-service real estate brokerage located in New York City. The company has become equally active in commercial sales and leasing, making it one of the few boutique agencies to offer all such services under one roof.

Consistently ranked a top 10 firm, in the last several years, Platinum has closed some of the most memorable deals in modern real estate and recorded its most successful year to date in 2021 — surpassing $500 million in transactions. 

The family-owned brokerage is headquartered in the Financial District with two additional Manhattan offices. Known as the industry market expert in FiDi and Battery Park City, Platinum provides the brokerage community with quarterly neighborhood market reports. 

Platinum is also known for its stellar reputation in the residential leasing real estate market, boasting over 5,000 exclusive rental listings in Manhattan and Brooklyn. 

If you are interested in joining a boutique firm and want to learn more about the Platinum Properties team, please visit our careers page or contact us here

Client Benefits 

Boutique firms don’t just benefit the agents that work there, they benefit their clients, too! 

For our buyer clients, we provide a bespoke experience when searching for a home. Our boutique makeup and high manager-to-agent ratio allow for close oversight and expert support for every client relationship. 

At Platinum, our uniquely collaborative culture ensures that you are getting not only the expertise of one agent but of our entire agent team. The Platinum family is working together to help you find your dream home. 

No matter what your price point, Platinum provides the highest level of customer service for all of our potential purchasers — whether your budget is $500,000 or $50 million. 

For our clients looking to sell, Platinum retains a robust buyer pool in large part due to our close relationship with Zillow and our standing as a top 3% “Best of Zillow” firm. As a result, we don’t rely solely on traffic from your unique listing, but from all similar listings displayed on Zillow.  

At Platinum, our boutique approach allows us to give executive attention to every single listing to best serve our clients. From our CEO to our administrative team, each member of the Platinum team is working on getting your property sold. 

Additionally, we provide consistent, insightful reporting on interest in your property and the state of the market, as well as relevant data, so that we can assist you in a proactive strategy to get your property sold.  

If you are a client interested in buying, selling, renting or investing, please contact us to speak with one of our managers who can pair you with an experienced agent to meet your needs. 

For more information, please read the entire Real Deal article here