16 years connecting buyers & sellers.
Michael Meier is not only a top producing real estate broker, but also a devoted husband and dad, innovator, entrepreneur, technology guru, and an award-winning marketing expert. With 16 years of real estate experience, Michael has created and operated a very successful luxury, boutique real estate firm as well as a top producing team at one of the world’s largest brokerages. The experience and knowledge he brings to the industry is unparalleled and unmatched across the board which has driven him to be a very sought-after public speaker in both public and national forums.
Michael was born and raised in Teaneck, NJ where he was the third child out of seven. From an early age, he would visit with his grandfather every Friday afternoon, who also lived in Teaneck, and the core principles of the MEIER family would be taught and exemplified. Michael’s family is full of achievers from doctors and lawyers to technology pioneers, and with his parents and many of his siblings still residing in the area. You may also find his father and sister running their private practice, Bergenfield Women’s Health, in Bergenfield, NJ. His roots run deep in Bergen County, as his mother grew up in the area and attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and where he, himself, attended school in Paramus, attended local summer camps, and vacationed with his family along the Jersey Shore.
Taking control of his own story, Michael moved to NYC, and after graduating from Manhattan’s Sy Syms School of Business with a degree in finance, he began working for a software company. It wasn’t too long after that his passion for people and the relationships he developed drove him into the real estate world. Michael quickly made a name for himself as one of the leaders on the number one team at Douglas Elliman and opened up his own firm that became internationally recognized. His clients came to identify him as not only knowledgeable and data-driven but also by his outstanding customer service and white-glove experience.
With so many friends and family making the move between New York and New Jersey, Michael felt as if he had a responsibility to his clients to better serve their needs during their transition. After getting pregnant with their third child, Michael and his wife made the decision to move back home to Tenafly, NJ to raise their three amazing children and set down roots for their family. Michael now services both sides of the Hudson and has the ability to walk his clients through the selling and buying process from A-Z, as well as marketing his client’s properties to double the amount potential buyers.
Working with Michael, you are treated as family. He makes a point to get to know his clients and their families as well as builds a foundation on trust and reliability. Most of his clients are repeat or referral based solely because he finds success through his client reviews and testimonials. Finding an agent who is not only knowledgeable in both markets, but also trusted and respected can be tricky, but with Michael Meier representing you that is what you will have every time.
Michael and Diane had been mailing us updates about their “In Contract and Sold” listings in our building for some time. We were also aware that they had sold several units close to or above asking price. We decided to meet with them to assess the value of our apartment as we were considering moving out of the city. We quickly understood that Michael and Diane not only knew our building, its staff and the neighborhood very well, but they were ready with a strategic plan about how they would get us the best price for our apartment. We connected quickly and they listed our home, and within 48 hours of listing the apartment they got us our full asking ...— Robert W.
My initial contact with Michael Meier was through a cold call. He had a client for my apartment, and at the time I wasn’t looking to sell. He seemed well informed about the market, and put me in touch with a professional mortgage broker. Though out the next two years, he stayed in touch, and when I was ready to sell, we met in person. Relationships are very important to me, but as a creative director, I also wanted to see if Michael would have a strategy to get me a great price in a short period of time. Michael’s team hit the “home run” I was looking for, by strategically marketing to the loft’s greatest assets. As part of the Mint’s marketing camp...— Claude
When my family and I were looking to hire an agent to sell our Greenwich Village apartment, we wanted an aggressive, but professional team to represent us in the deal. Five years prior we had a terrible experience purchasing the apartment. The prior seller’s broker and attorney were incompetent, uncommunicative, and borderline unethical. They made it very difficult to get the deal finished. Fortunately, when I met Michael in person, he seemed like the direct opposite. Michael was very accommodating, and agreed to a phone interview with my parents as well. They were living out of state. My parents felt that he was well informed, and appreciated that ...— Aaron L.
I first met Michael many years ago when I was looking to sell my apartment. He had reached out to me regarding a buyer he had for a different apartment that I owned, but that I was not looking to sell. I liked his proactive approach and asked him if he would value another property I owned. He jumped on the opportunity and I hired him. He found a buyer for the apartment and we got into contract. While in contract, the buyer tried to renegotiate, claiming that he had financing issues. However, Michael told me to stand my ground, and not negotiate. He was right, and we got the sale completed. Since then, he has rented out another apartment for me sever...— Larry F.
Two years after selling my father’s apartment, I reached out to Michael to see if he could help me find an apartment to rent in New York. I only had a short window of time to visit and search for a space. There were very few rentals available on the market. I was fearful that even if I found a space during my short visit, I would lose it to another tenant. Michael had an apartment that he was soon to list in the West Village. It was in a perfect location, and there would have been so much demand for it. We trusted Michael, and took the apartment sight unseen! Michael’s team knows a lot of people! Because of their collaboration and networking, they s...— Goble J.
I came to know and respect Michael Meier through our mutual respect and love for our dogs. Our dogs were very fond of one another, which gave Michael and I the opportunity to get to know one another. When the time came for me to sell my apartment, I asked Michael to take a look, and provide me with an evaluation. He was very knowledgeable and had already sold other apartments in my building. Ultimately, he did a great job marketing the apartment and sold it to an all cash buyer. He helped ensure the process was as smooth as possible for me, even while I was coping with my father’s declining health, from accepting the offer through until closing.— Sarah A.
I was referred to Michael through an out-of-state real estate broker. We interviewed several agents, but he was the most prepared and confident, and we felt that he would fight for the highest sales price. He not only delivered on his promise, but his entire team was amazing. For example, one of his agents, Jennifer, was so organized, thorough and customer oriented. She showed the apartment and assisted Michael in navigating through a multiple bid situation. If you are looking for a customer-first, service-oriented and experienced brokerage with an efficient team, I highly recommend Meier Real Estate.— Iline S.
Michael Meier called me about selling my home, but it was 5 years too soon! I did offer to show him my apartment, and he came prepared to discuss valuation, even though there was no chance that I was going to list. I appreciated his market knowledge, and even more so, his follow up over the course of the next few years. When the time came to sell, Michael and his team did a great job, and executed the sale flawlessly. He has a great system of building relationships with people, and if you are looking to sell, there is a good chance Michael already has the client for you in mind.— Deepak R.
Michael brings a vast knowledge of the NYC market and a large network of contacts, including past clients and perspective buyers. His whole team is creative, well connected and extremely resourceful to connect buyers and sellers at the right moment. His bias towards action and proactive approach really made the difference. I highly recommend reaching out to Michael whether you are a buyer or a seller in NYC. Not only are you getting the best broker in town, but you also get to work with someone who is a pleasure to deal with every step of the process.— Camilo R.
Michael was reason that I ended up selling my full full floor loft for more than I could have imagined! He was steadfast on how it should be marketed, even when I was against his plan, he convinced me that making a promotional video in and about the loft space would raise the online profile. And to my big surprise, his thinking outside the usual real estate ad plans was the selling point that sealed the deal!— Bill B.
Michael had, by chance, contacted me regarding buyers he was working with that were looking to purchase in the West Village. I wasn’t eager to sell, but he brought me a terrific offer, and made the process of selling my apartment very simple. I got an offer I could not refuse, which enable me to fund a new venture. If you’re looking for a smooth transaction, and a well-connected broker, Michael’s your guy!— Adam H.
After an unsuccessful venture with another real estate agent, I hired Michael Meier to sell my apartment. From the beginning, I appreciated his enthusiasm and style. He came with a great sales record and demonstrated an aggressive sales ability. He did a great job selling my duplex, and then put me in touch with an agent in New Jersey, who helped me find my next home.— Fred S.
I have worked with Michael for several years and I give him my highest recommendation. Michael is extremely thorough, driven and knowledgeable about the NY real estate market. I don’t know anyone who works as hard for his clients as Michael does. He is definitely a person you should consider hiring, whether it be to purchase or sell your home.— Mark M.
I have done several transactions with Mike. You will not find a more knowledgeable or dedicated professional to assist you with your Real Estate needs. He knows the market and takes the time time to learn about you making him extremely effective. I am glad to now count him as friend in addition to being my sole Real Estate Advisor in NYC.— Mike C.
Michael was fantastic in his ability to help my wife and I see a market opportunity and establish a great price for our apartment. Then he and his team worked diligently to not only find a buyer, but to address all of the issues that were raised during the process. I would highly recommend him, and would work with him and his team again.— Frank E.
Michael is a focused, determined and detailed individual that when faced with a challenge has the tenacity to do what is required to complete the task at hand. I would highly recommend Michael if you are looking to purchase, sell or lease a property.— Joseph M.
Other brokers were trying to convince us to list for $20K lower than we wanted. Michael was confident that he could get our price and had a plan to do it. In less than a week, we had multiple, full-ask offers!— Lara K.
Michael happily helped me sell my apartment. They also helped me purchase another apartment they had listed, which was fortunately dog-friendly, since I own a Great Dane.— Joe D.
I owned 5000 square feet of a Chelsea loft building. Michael found us a great buyer, who paid well above the initial asking price.— Bill B.
Michael was very accommodating, very responsive, and has a solid understanding of pricing properties.— John C.
Finding an agent who is not only knowledgeable in both markets, but also trusted and respected can be tricky, but with Michael Meier representing you that is what you will have every time.