“Who’s not feeling anxious? Who’s not wondering what’s next, and what’s going to happen in the world?” Ms. Parker asked. “To have these places that feel like a big hug and feel calm — I knew that’s what New Yorkers needed.”
“I’m almost a life-management consultant,” explained Holly Parker, a top agent at Douglas Elliman.
But calls from stressed-out clients demanding technical explanations on property tax law at 10 p.m., or during birthday parties, can cause moms to miss crucial family moments.
“I’m caretaker by nature. I love taking care of people, and that’s why this has been the job for me,”
Parker’s resume includes such accolades as being a top 10 agent for 10 years, No. 5 in the country and highest volume in sales for Douglas Elliman New Development, plus she set records for some of Manhattan’s most expensive properties. Recent sales include several lofts at Tribeca’s 11 Beach St., ranging from $8.65 million-$22.5 million, and 4 Sutton Square at $14.5 million. “You have the trifecta of ‘PPR’: great prices, great properties and amazing rates. Never have I seen those three things happening together. It is a perfect storm for opportunity,” she says.
"Meanwhile, a London-based couple abandoned plans to come to New York to look at properties with Holly Parker, an associate broker at Douglas Elliman. Instead, Ms. Parker took them on a FaceTime tour of one of the apartments under consideration: a three-bedroom condo at 225 Fifth Avenue that’s listed at $6.395 million. “It went well,” Ms. Parker said. “We’re still in conversation.”