Nicholas Palance is a NYRS® certified top producer at Douglas Elliman Real Estate with extensive experience selling prime real estate all over New York City from Fifth Avenue co-ops, West Village penthouses, expansive SoHo lofts, and Upper West Side condos to Victorians and Brownstones in Brooklyn. Nicholas' reputation for integrity, creative deal structuring, discretion, and carefully listening to his clients is the cornerstone of his success.
During his first year in the business, Nicholas was named Brown Harris Stevens Rookie of the Year. In 2012, Nicholas won the prestigious "1st Place Deal of the Year Award" by The Real Estate Board of New York for closing the industry's most challenging deal in New York City. Nicholas was selected by Hall Willkie and the Co-Chairmen of Terra Holdings to serve as Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Sales overseeing fifty seasoned agents in Brown Harris Steven's thriving Park Slope Brooklyn office. This experience in 2013 rapidly heightened Nick's exposure and strengthened his ability in his current role as a top broker in Manhattan. The majority of Nick's business comes from repeat clients and referrals. For investors, Nick identifies suitable properties, facilitates the sale, and also keeps their assets rented at top levels.
What do you do best?
I am highly adept at meeting new people wherever I go and making strong, lasting connections. I’m naturally curious and people fascinate me.
What makes you the best?
I truly love working in real estate and was raised by a real estate agent. I believe what sets me apart from my competition is that I always put my clients’ interest first in order to create lifelong relationships.
In 2012, I was awarded 1st Place Deal of the Year by the Real Estate Board of New York. In 2013, I became the youngest Executive Vice President, Director of Sales in the firm’s history.
What are your aspirations?
Personal: I always want to be in a position to give back to my current charities, such as Best Buddies New York, Guitar Mash, and the National Down Syndrome Society.
Business: I want to be the #1 Real Estate broker in New York City.
Most challenging moment?
The first time I was filmed on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York. I have zero acting experience and was incredibly nervous reacting to the lights, cameras, and microphones.
Trust your gut.
While I look up to many public figures in the arts and business worlds, such as John Mayer, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, Jack Welch, Jessica Alba, Beyonce, Derek Jeter, Shaun White, Kevin Spacey, and Edward Norton, I truly believe you are a product of who you surround yourself with. For that reason, my favorite people are my family, friends, and colleagues.
Manhattan, Paris, Barcelona, and Cape Cod.
I cannot imagine life without an iPhone and a guitar!
Music, Golf, Fitness, and Food.