What Our Clients Have to Say
Here are just a few testimonials we have received throughout the years.
Dear Randy and Nick,
I write to express Bettina’s and my significant gratitude for all of your terrific help in selling our home recently. From first contact to beyond completion you guys were consummate professionals. And ‘“ while we anticipated that our efforts might go quickly and well, you exceeded our hopes and expectations and, in doing so, were a pleasure to work with.
It was very clear from our initial conversations that you were totally on top of the market and had a complete working knowledge of value, presentation and how best to position a property for sale ‘“ all the while being approachable and collaborative. I have every belief that you bring those attributes to bear in your approach to every engagement ‘“ to the great benefit of each and every of your clients.
Whether it was to set up or advise of feedback from a showing, to address a particular consideration or to generally bring forward the task of selling our property, you guys communicated ‘“ clearly, efficiently and in a business-like manner. You gave concise thoughts and expressed opinions without introducing unnecessary stress. Moreover, you were incredibly responsive and made yourselves totally available to us and the process required to execute a sale.
The quickness with which you brought the property to market on our signing up with you was nothing short of incredible. Literally inside of a few days we had photos taken, brochures produced and promotional cards mailed, and a complete and attractive online property profile. Once you guys nailed positioning for sale you then proceeded to deliver from there on the most important needs ‘“ bringing qualified prospects and genuine interest forward to see the property.
The preparation that you put in early on, made our efforts ‘“ once offers were tendered and around contract review, negotiation and delivery (typically, a high stress time) ‘“ go both smoothly and well. You pragmatically focused on the important deliberations and kept the end-goal in focus without getting side-tracked by anything unimportant. And, on contract completion you did everything necessary to ensure that the sale concluded timely, pleasantly and without issue.
We are most grateful and can’t thank you enough for delivering to our needs and for the enjoyment of our working with you.
Greg Young – Former Owner of 3433 Gulf Stream Rd
Thank you for job well done! It took a while for previous firms to sell our Manalapan Oceanfront Estate, so it’s obvious that Randy and Nick are the best!
Randy and Nick are very knowlegable about the market in Gulf Stream and the contiguous municipalities. They are professional in their approach and are discreet in the handling of confidential and sensitive information. They also know how to handle delicate negotiations and to work with both parties in a sale to achieve an optimal result.
Since they work as a partnership one of them is always available and they are responsive when I have needed their counsel.
I can recommend them without reservation.
Gulf Stream Estate Owner
We could not thank you enough for your true dedication, professional demeanor and kindness during the sale process of our home in Ocean Ridge. The sale of a home is always an emotional and stressful process for the home owners. You helped both Alan and myself go through the process with ease and peace of mind. We would gladly recommend you both to anyone looking for the best real estate team in Ocean Ridge and the surrounding areas. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.
Dr Alan Markowitz and Chely Markowitz
Randy and Nick, Francine and I want to thank you! Working with you …to find a buyer for our Gulf Stream home was a pleasure. Seventeen years ago your real estate firm represented us when we purchased our Gulf Stream home. During those 17 years we’ve known you to be the best in South Florida real estate. That’s why we chose you to help us sell our home. Yesterday, we closed within six months. Your professionalism and knowledge of the real estate market is bar none. We would highly recommend anyone to call Randy and Nick.
Brian and Francine Stenz- Gulf Stream Owner
Professionals make a significant difference to the outcome and experience of selling real estate. In my case, I had an exceptional team of professionals leading the marketing and sale process of my recently sold home in Manalapan, Florida. Randy and Nick, who work with and are supported by the Douglas Elliman Real Estate, brought exceptional insights into how best to position and market my property, which, in many respects, was not an easy sale. They were creative and clever in marketing the exceptional qualities of my property, overcoming a big potential obstacle of premium pricing for a non waterfront home. Randy’s deep experience and knowledge with Nick’s contemporary view of marketing options and exceptional energy and enthusiasm made them an unbeatable team. They delivered in every way.
Peter- Manalapan Estate Owner
We recently listed our Oceanfront house with Randy Ely and Nicholas Malinosky. From start to finish, both Nick and Randy were professional, thorough, innovative and resourceful in selling our house which had previously been on the market with other brokers for some time. Having sold oceanfront property for so long, they studied our house, came up with an innovated approach to marketing it, and got us results in record time. We are very happy with them. We would not hesitate to recommend them to sell anybody’s oceanfront property ‘“ it is clearly their specialty and they know the market inside and out.
The Pross’s- Highland Beach Oceanfront Owner
Randy and Nick are the quintessential brokerage team, from beginning to end the sale of my house was seamless. From the initial assessment through professional photography, staging, marketing, 24/7 attention to detail, buyer interface and ultimate closing I can say it was truly a pleasure. Their advice was sound, their timing perfect. I have known Randy both professionally and personally for over 20 years and am thrilled to have worked with him and his equally capable partner Nick. My only regret is not having contacted them sooner.
Barbara Crocker- 3580 Polo Drive, Gulf Stream
Nick and Randy comprehend how to price a home and position it within the marketplace of active listings. They drive buyers into the listing through open houses and extensive marketing and they understand the negotiation process required to close a deal expeditiously. Nick and Randy bring all the tools required to build a sales campaign and, ultimately, sell the property quickly and for the right price.
Marc Julien- 1040 Melaleuca Rd, Delray
Randy Ely and Nick Malinosky are great! I have known Randy since moving to Florida in 2004 and since then have used him and Nick on close to $25 million in real estate transactions. They have never failed to deliver. Randy and Nick are customer focused, have a deep sense of the market and an impressive network. They are committed to delivering a successful outcome. I would recommend them without hesitation.
Jeffrey Parker- 1780 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan
“If you are thinking of listing or buying in the beach area, I highly recommend the real estate sales team of Randy and Nick. The marketing was fantastic, the web presence was second to none, and they were honest, team players and kept me posted on all activity along the way. They are the best and they did everything they said they would do. Nicholas was so prompt that he could launch a space shuttle. He never missed an appointment and I would grade him at 110%!”
Geris Makris- 40 Bimini Cove
“I was first drawn to Nick because of his excellent marketing skills. However, I quickly learned that his real strength lay in his interpersonal skills. Whether dealing with buyers, brokers or myself his demeanor was always professional, positive and polite. Nick was always available to show my property, and give me weekly updates. My calls were answered and almost never went to voicemail. In short, he is that rare broker who will exceed your expectations.”
Kate Park- 7 Osprey Court
We met Randy and Nicholas by responding to a sign in the neighborhood we wanted to live in. My husband and I were impressed with their knowledge of the area and their immediate grasp for the type of home we were looking for. We were shown excellent house choices and the four of us instantly fell in love with the one we purchased. The final transaction went smoothly because we let them do their jobs in the negotiating process and throughout theclosing as well. We have bought and sold many homes in various states and this truly was one of the easiest.
Bonnie and Rick Letto- 701 Seagate Drive, Delray Beach
My wife Patty and I recently had the opportunity to work with Randy and Nick in selling our home on Crestwood Drive in Delray Beach. While many people would consider the business of selling your home as an unpleasant experience, I have to say that just the opposite occurred. From the fun photo shoot to dealing with the prospective buyers we always had a good give and take. Always respectful, knowledgeable and professional the experience was enjoyable. I have been in the real estate business for over 30 years up north and I can say that I never ran into a pair like Nick and Randy. If anyone ever needs to talk, please get my telephone number from them and I would gladly answer any questions regarding Randy and Nick’s attention to our sale.
Gregory and Patricia Szyluk- 1215 Crestwood Drive
Deciding to list one’s house for sale can be a very difficult decision and stressful event. However, my Realtor Nicholas Malinosky, and his partner Randy Ely, of The Douglas Elliman Real Estate have made the experience a very positive one. Unlike many of the realtors in town who have their names plastered on multiple listings and are often too busy to show the homes themselves, Nick and Randy pride themselves on personally being present for every showing. They treated my house as if it were their own. They are successful, very knowledgeable, especially in the areas they specialize in, and provide decades of experience. Even with their busy schedule they are always available for showing and answering questions; a text, phone call or email is always answered immediately. Nick understood and respected our selling situation from day one and continued to show our home to qualified buyers. I always felt comfortable allowing Nick and Randy to show my house without having to be home. They did have two large dogs to contend with, which they ‘managed’ as a team. After about six months Nick and Randy presented us with an amazing offer and found us the perfect new home. I would not hesitate at all to recommend this very professional, fun, and ‘down-to-earth’ duo.
Marcelle and Sam- 1135 Beach Drive
It can be a big decision to sell a home that you have enjoyed for many years. There are a lot of things you need to take in consideration, like how well will it show, what changes should be made to highlight the particular aspects of the property, not to mention what is a fair price for something you have enjoyed for so long. When my wife was Mayor of Delray Beach we first heard of this real-estate team of Randy Ely and Nick Malinosky and the reputation they have earned as knowing the real-estate market and how to get to get a home sold fast. But nothing prepared us for an eleven day sale without any complications. They came in and told us what to change, what to spruce up, and what to remove. What a great help that was. Then after careful consideration of the current market data a price was proposed. That is all there was to it. Then to top it all off they found us a new home and it was just what we were looking for. My advice is simple if you want a team that doesn’t take a lot of homes at one time and will do everything in their power to get you what you are looking for: you don’t have to look any further than the team of Randy and Nick at Corcoran. I mean that sincerely.
Dean and Rita Ellis- 512 Andrews Avenue, Delray Beach
My wife and I came to South Florida in search of our oceanfront dream home. As you can imagine, a couple looking to spend millions of dollars attracts all kinds. Little did we know that picking a broker was so important. When I tell you we’ve seen everything in terms of real estate brokers it is really an understatement. We moved cautiously and wondered if we’d ever be able to buy anything with confidence. After several months of searching I was fortunate that a close friend of mine suggested I call Randy and Nick. Immediately I learned that they literally knew more about oceanfront property than most of the other brokers I had dealt with combined. Soon, through working with Randy and Nick I gained a vast amount of knowledge and wisdom about the oceanfront market. Over a period of about two years Randy, Nick and I hunted for our dream oceanfront location. They held our hands and guided us through our journey, discouraging us from the bad deals and always patiently waiting for our approval on what we knew would be our perfect location. To make a long story short, Randy and Nick led us to buying a stunning oceanfront lot at a 15% discount to the neighboring parcel which closed two weeks before we did! They introduced us to the best builder in South Florida and we are nearly complete with our 12,000 square foot oceanfront dream home. Randy and Nick are our friends today and we couldn’t recommend them more highly. I’d be happy to speak with anyone considering working with them. You won’t find better oceanfront partners.
Mr. and Mrs. Oliveira- 721 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan
” I recently had the pleasure of working with Nick and Randy on the purchase of my new home that wasn’t on the market. I had called Nick regarding a newly built house I was curious about. I explained what I was looking for and he mentioned he had a house that wasn’t on the market and would speak to the owner. After an intense month of negations we came to terms. Nick and Randy did a superb job representing both buyer and seller. “
David Smith- Waterfront Estate – Delray Beach
Last winter while was out for my regular walk I spotted an open house sign in my Seagate neighborhood. Nick Malinosky was hosting an open house so out of curiosity I stopped in to take a look. I got chatting to Nick and let him know that I was debating with myself whether it was time to sell my Delray home. Nick suggested that he and Randy stop over the next day to take a look so I agreed. The home is on the Intracoastal in Delray and, upon arrival; both gentlemen immediately began to analyze the pros and cons of the property. Each and every day in my business we work with some of the most analytical minds in the world and I immediately felt at home with Randy and Nick’s grasp of the market and analytical approach to both value and to potential buyer characteristics. At that meeting, and on the spot, we generally agreed on value, yet I still had not decided if it was time to sell. These two gentlemen were less than zero pressure to list my home, but instead simply offered me their opinion of value, discussed market conditions and asked me to phone if I ever did decide to sell. Back in Boston a few weeks later, my Delray home still not listed for sale, my cell phone rang and it was Nick. He and Randy had a potential buyer who was looking for an intracoastal spot in Delray and who they felt would be a good match for my home. Nick wanted to know if it would be ok to show my home so I agreed to allow a showing. An initial offer came in that very same day. We negotiated and closed on the house a few months later. Clearly, these gentlemen understand both the analytics needed to determine value and, perhaps even more importantly, how to match buyers with sellers and homes with people. The experience was nothing but professional from start to end. A class act.
Steven Kelliher- Delray Beach Waterfront Estate
Nick and Randy were essential elements for my purchase of a new home and the sale of my existing home. I had no complaints which to me is unheard of in real estate. They were very professional from start to finish. I never had to worry about anything. I would highly recommend them to anybody.
Sean P Colgan- 1001 Harbor Drive, Delray Beach
There are a lot of people who want to list your home and there are a lot of people who say they can sell it fast. When we decided to sell our home in Ocean Ridge we thought long and hard about who to list with. We decided on Randy Ely and Nicholas Malinosky of The Douglas Elliman Real Estate after what we thought was very careful consideration. They said they could sell our house. They said they would both be there for all showings and they would both be there to offer advice and help in how best to sell our home. Randy Ely and Nicholas Malinosky kept all their promises. They were always both present for any meetings. They were both there whenever our house was shown. And when we went under contract 10 days after going on the market, both of them were there to guide us through the process right up to the closing 30 some days later. Yes, they sold our house and we are grateful. But at the end of the day, what was most important was that in Randy and Nick, we had men of integrity, honesty and energy on our team.
Dr. John Wooten and Stephen Greenhut
When buying or selling property in the beach area I recommend using Nicholas Malinosky and Randy Ely. I am in the real estate business and work with hundreds of real estate sales people on a yearly basis. I also personally know many local agents but when it came time to purchase my home I called Nick and Randy. I used their services based on their partnership and experience in the luxury markets. When working with them there was never any rush to purchase, they worked with me until we as a team found the right property. Their local knowledge and enthusiasm was incredible, they are professional and in my opinion the only real estate team to use when buying or selling in the beach area.