Ilona Gillman's focus is on the individual client, not just on the sale. The desire to really understand her clients' needs and wants is what makes her service unique. With experience in transactions involving landlords and tenants as well as buyers and sellers, Ilona combines knowledge with that extra attention to detail. Having personally owned co-ops in Manhattan as well as single-family homes has given her keen insight on the steps of the board approval process, and the intricacy of proceeding successfully to close in a real estate deal.
From the Republic of Georgia, Ilona had always dreamed of living and working in NYC and in 1998 she moved to Manhattan. She is now living the dream and loving it. Not only is she working at a career she loves – real estate; she is raising two wonderful children in the city and is active in their activities. Ilona enjoys helping clients, whether they have children or not, find the perfect apartment and neighborhood that works with their current lifestyle. She builds her business largely through loyalty and word-of-mouth referrals from clients who appreciate her protecting their best interests.
Fluent in Georgian, Russian and English, Ilona holds a degree in Pharmacy as well as Economics and Business Management from Tbilisi State University. She previously handled marketing and sales for her family's aquaculture business, but has always been fascinated with real estate. Her marketing and sales skills and customer service orientation make Ilona a creative, confident and caring agent you can trust to do the best job possible.