At a glance
Pleasantville, Pound Ridge, Thornwood, Mount Kisco, Katonah, Bedford, Chappaqua, Armonk
Buyer's Agent, Seller's Agent, Luxury Market, Marketing, Armonk Market
A licensed real estate professional and HGAR Member, our Multiple Listing Service, Consistent Award winner, Ilyse specializes in listing and selling properties in Armonk, Chappaqua, Bedford and Pound Ridge. Prior to her life in real estate, she pursued a career as a reading specialist after receiving her Master's Degree in Education and Fine Arts. Ilyse believes that nothing can replace experience, which she certainly has. However,she attributes her success in real estate to her outstanding negotiating skills, communication skills and her ability to close a deal.
Recognized by her clients, customers and the brokerage community alike for her integrity and commitment to her profession, Ilyse has been a consistent achiever of the "Top Producer" awarded by the Westchester County Board of Realtors, placing her at the Gold Threshold level and the top ranks of productive Westchester Realtors. Letters written of appreciation are equally as lengthy as her... More
Professional Associations & Designations
Member, National Association of Realtors Member, New York State Association of Realtors Member, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors Member, Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service
Organizer for property improvement, Whippoorwill Hills, Armonk. Member of Bnai Yisrael, Armonk NY
Artist, Sculptor, Painter, Home Design
Real Estate Expertise
Recognized by her clients, customers and the brokerage community alike for her integrity and commitment to her profession, Ilyse has been a consistent achiever of the "Top Producer" .
Masters Degree Education, William Paterson, NJ. C. W. Post College Long Island University, B. A. Education and Fine Arts.
Ilyse Bauer has been my realtor since my husband and I moved out of the city in 2007. She helped us find our first home and then in 2013 helped us sell our home and buy our current home.
As a realtor she excelled in many areas:
1. Supportive and positive through the entire process.
2. Always got back to me in a timely fashion about questions/concerns.
3. Very honest and straightforward about houses she shows. She takes into consideration the needs of the buyer and wants to make sure that she shows houses that fit the criteria of the buyer. As a new homeowner it was nice to have someone point out things that I may not have thought to consider.
4. Very good at keeping us informed with activity happening around houses we were interested in.
5. She gives great feedback on how to negotiate the best price.
6. Has great vision on what things could be done if things weren't exactly what I was looking for.
On the seller side:
1. She is enthusiastic about getting the house exposed as much as possible to agents and potential buyers.
2. She gives great advice on what needs to be done to get the house in showing condition while still being able to live in the house during a very stressful process.
3. She makes sure the pictures of the house represent the house in the best possible way.
4. She is great at watching the market and making sure the value of the house is realistic for the current market.
I enjoyed going to look at houses with Ilyse. She made me excited about buying a new home. I felt good (for the second time using her) that she had my back and was always putting my needs first. Her cheerleading attitude made me look forward to looking at lots of different houses.
I have bought and sold houses a few times in the past 30 years. I have never dealt with a realtor that is so impressive, especially under such a difficult real estate market and weakened economic situation.
My house is currently in contract. Before I listed my house on the market, I interviewed a bunch of realtors before settling on Ilyse Bauer, who also lives in our community. I sent out emails to my friends and asked them who is the realtor they would recommend for me to use. Ilyse was referred to me by a former Whippoorwill neighbor who sold her house and moved to Florida. Before Ilyse, this person listed with another realtor who did nothing for a year; Illyse sold it within 6 months.
I can tell you Ilyse is an extremely knowledgeable and hard working professional. She is very energetic and has always gone the extra mile in marketing and trying to sell my house. Ilyse knows what small touches add a big appeal to the house. She is also very down to earth and well connected with the realtor community. There is genuine warmth about Illyse that I felt when I first met her, and this gut feeling helped me choose to list with her; a decision I have not regretted for a moment. Her extremely positive and high energy level, always focusing on moving forward, is a great asset during a very trying emotional roller coaster period when your house is on the market. Ilyse takes only one to three listings at a time so she can devote all her energies to selling "her" properties. That is her top priority and ultimately she gets the job done!
This is my unsolicited endorsement that might save you some time and trouble in listing your house.
Shean-Mei Sheu (Seller)
Ilyse is a consummate professional who was most instrumental in the very successful transaction of selling our house.
She possesses a keen eye for detail, and her warm and friendly personality make her the ideal broker for both a buyer or seller.
Ilyse is always available, and her ability to think in a creative manner always ensures that the optimal result will be realized.
I have engaged her services as a purchaser, and she most recently represented me as the listing agent for the sale of my home. I would most highly recommend her services for anyone looking to buy or sell a house.
Steven Lipman (Buyer/Seller)
"Ilyse was an amazing resource for our family as we purchased our first home. She was incredibly friendly and generous with her time, as she met with us on several occasions to fully understand our preferences and needs. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area and when our search became serious, she only showed us houses that were right for us. Once we found the house we loved, she was so helpful in guiding us through the rest of the process. Even with tight deadlines and demanding situations, Ilyse was always friendly and professional, and had our best interests in mind. I can’t provide a strong enough recommendation for Ilyse, she is truly wonderful, and you would be lucky to work with her."
Jared Podnos (Buyer)