Geri Sonkin, Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert (Douglas Elliman Real Estate  516-457-7103) Real Estate Agent



Geri Sonkin
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert
location_on Merrick, NY — Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103
Independent Brokerage
Get to Know Geri Sonkin

There is an expression "nobody cares how much you know till they know how much you care."  Even though I've been in the business of selling real estate on Long Island in New York for the past 27 years, the single most compelling reason to choose me just might be that I truly do care.  I've been on both sides of the closing table and I want the people I represent to get there understanding the process and knowing that they have an advocate, no matter what comes up along the way.  I also want them to be as happy walking away from that table as they were the day they chose to work with me.

While I do have the requisite designations, I'm a CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), e-PRO (Certified Internet Professional), RECS (Real Estate Cyber Specialist), ASP (Accredited Staging Professional), I suspect the most important thing to you is whether or not I will treat you as #1, making your needs my first priority -- and I will.  Some of the things that will affect your experience of buying or selling a home with me are my association with Allen F. Hainge's CyberStars(tm), the most sharing and gifted group of like minded professionals coming from disparate backgrounds, with a passion for learning and implementing the newest technology and finding the best ways of serving their clients; my own quest for knowledge and a never ending search for the "better mousetrap;" my graphic orientation, useful to my home sellers and the buyers my marketing attracts -- and my desire to always keep you in the loop, so you never have to wonder what's going on.

If you take a look at some of my web sites, you'll get a better feel for the Long Island housing market and the options available to you.  You'll find information about schools, activities, neighborhoods, mortgages and a lot of interesting tidbits about living on Long Island.  Want more?  Take a look at my blog.

If you're considering buying or selling a home on Long Island, whether it's in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens or Brooklyn, I'm as close as an email, phone call  516-457-7103 or text.  Ask me about the benefits of staging your home for sale.  My staged homes sell for more money, faster than similar inventory on the market and with far less stress.

Stunning Home Preview

On Long Island's south shore sits this custom built, beautifully appointed home, just perfect for one lucky home buyer.


I specialize in:

Listing Homes - from starters to estates and everything in between. Working with first time buyers, move-up or downsizing, waterfront and condo/co-op buyers. Waterfront homes New construction Relocation Specialist Staging the homes I list to present them in their best light Commercial properties -- for sale and lease.

Adam D. Glassman
"As you may recall, we met a few years ago during an open house in Merrick Woods. My first impression of you was that you were honest, hard working and dedicated to your profession. That impression was a correct one! From the moment you agreed to serve as our real estate agent, you treated Melissa and me with respect and courtesy. You were honest and professional. Your pursuit of the right buyer was relentless, yet tempered by your good sense. In the end, you found the right buyer for us on a number of levels. You got the right price -- the right contract terms -- and above all else, the right buyers. We will be forever grateful to you because we know the purchasers of our home feel the way Melissa and I did when we first saw it. Additionally, not enough can be said about how well you marketed our property. I was quite impressed by the variety of marketing tools and mediums you utilized (such as the internet, print ads, the MLS) to advertise our home, as well as by the creativity you demonstrated in doing so. More specifically, I was amazed the the high quality of the virtual tour you posted on the internet, and I was touched by the charming, almost poetic description of our home that you included on your web site. While it has been said that houses sell themselves -- in truth, it is wonderful, dedicated Realtors like you who sell houses. Thank you again for everything." ADAM D. GLASSMAN
Lois Breihof
"I can't thank you enough for all your help and guidance in selling my home. You made me so comfortable with all the advice you offered. But mostly, the concern you took in assisting, and being available for me at all times. You have made my transition an easy one, and, as I look forward to my future in Maryland, I will always have warm and pleasant memories of our friendship." LOIS BREIHOF
Desiree Wala
"I am writing to you to let you know how pleased I was with your services. You sold my house in record time and made the whole process easy. I have owned other houses, but your knowledge, skills and caring personality made this whole selling process so much easier. I had several other Realtors come over to explain to me the way they plan to sell my house. When you came over, you showed me that you had a plan and the knowledge to carry that plan out. You were very realistic and didn't make me a list of promises. Your personality and honesty is what made me choose you. You guided me and made yourself available when I had questions. By selling my home you helped make another one of my goals come true. Please share this letter with your company and other clients that you may have. All Realtors are definitely not alike. Geri, you truly have skills! Thank You. P.S. I have given your number to some friends who are interested in selling. DESIREE WALA

Serving the needs of real estate buyers and sellers in the Long Island market for the past 27 years with a simple goal -- to help them make educated decisions and to keep their stress to a minimum.