Cottie Maxwell is a premier broker on the North Shore of Long Island. After having been a real estate agent for 8 years in the Washington, DC, and Virginia area where she was a consistent multi-million dollar producer, Cottie joined Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty team in Locust Valley, New York in 2003. Since then she remains a powerhouse in the Luxury Real Estate market and is consistently a top producer across all of Daniel Gale Sotheby's. Cottie's success can be attributed to her complete and comprehensive knowledge of current and past inventory, negotiation skills, professionalism, and genuine passion for what she does. She provides consistent personalized service to buyers and sellers which has earned her a reputation of impeccable dedication, integrity, loyalty, and trust. She is constantly exceeding expectations through an exceptional level of service; guiding her clients and customers through the entire real estate process with patience, persistence, and a proactive approach.
From viewing to closing Cottie will contribute valuable insights based on her experience with interior design, construction, aesthetic staging, and extreme attention to detail. Additionally, Cottie can provide a quality referral for additional services including home inspection, mortgage brokering, landscape resources, antique dealers, tag sale management, and book dealers among others. For each of her clients, Cottie takes pride in attending every showing to give the best attention to every buyer. She offers her talent and unique marketing skills to present a home in the most marketable way. Gourmet cooking is one of Cottie's passions and she personally invites agents, clients, and prospective buyers to her open houses where she presents them with an outstanding gourmet lunch.
As can be seen, by her client testimonials and press coverage, Cottie provides outstanding service to all her customers, specializing in the Brookville, Old Brookville, Upper Brookville, Centre Island, Glen Cove, Glen Head, Laurel Hollow, Locust Valley, Lattingtown, Matinecock, Mill Neck, Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove, and surrounding areas. "I would love to help you in any way I can with your property!"
Awards & Accomplishments
- Named One Of America's Best Real Estate Professionals By Real Trends For 2021
- Gold Circle of Excellence
- 2016 Office Unit Leader, Third Place
- 2015 Second Quarter Unit Leader
- 2015 Office Production Leader, Third Place
- 2011 Office Production Leader, Third Place
- 2009 Office Production Leader, First Place
- 2009 Office Unit Leader, Third Place
- 2016 Office Listing Leader, Second Place
- Accredited Buyers Representative
- Senior Real Estate Specialist
- Certified Buyers Representative
- Graduate Real Estate Institute
- Member Long Island Board of Realtors
- Member National Association of Realtors
- Associate Real Estate Broker
Cottie's Sold Listings
We would like to thank you for the wonderful, professional service you provided to us as we searched for that "perfect" home. You were always available for us, even when we were away, and for that we are very grateful. While you represented the seller, we felt like you were genuinely concerned about our best interests. This type of service is rare at best. Thanks to you, all aspects of our purchase went smooth and we are settling in to our new home. We have every intention of referring you, as well as Daniel Gale, to our friends and associates. Thank you very much for making our home buying experience such a pleasant one.We would like to thank you for the wonderful, professional service you provided to us as we searched for that "perfect" home. You were always available for us, even when we were away, and for that we are very grateful. While you... Read More
A HUGE thank you for everything you did to help us find the home we know is meant for us! From the moment we walked in the door, you provided your insights on the house's construction and layout, confirming our hopes it was well built and would be a solid investment if we decided to move forward. Then, once the inspection had been scheduled (for the next day thanks to you once again), you let us know what issues the house had and what would be reasonable to ask the seller to have fixed without coming across as difficult.
Your professionalism and knowledge of the market and process was impressive enough, but you went (far) above and beyond our expectations to help us negotiate through to contract signing in a matter of days on a house that could've easily slipped through our fingers had there been once slight hesitation or delay. You were on top of every move and made sure we didn't make any wrong turns. That, combined with your very impressive negotiation skills, are what enabled us to find a home in an area we love, on a street we love, and faster than we ever thought possible.
Thank you again and again.
I wanted to tell you on behalf of both my mother and I how much we appreciated your assistance and guidance with the sale........To say that I received an education in the conduct of a real estate transaction in New York would be an understatement. ......In particular, we wanted to recognize Cottie Maxwell's efforts not only in bringing the sale to closure but also in the longer-term sales effort. ........Cottie's suggested upgrades to the property were strategic and meaningful and ultimately proved very helpful when the right buyer finally appeared.
The level of service and effort that she provided far exceeded anything that we would have expected of an onsite agent. Her knowledge of the local market(s) and persistence with all potential buyers gave the property the best exposure it could possibly have received and ultimately maximized the result under difficult market conditions to the seller. For a remotely located person trying to fairly represent a parent/owner, the knowledge that she was working on our behalf provided the highest level of comfort. Her time spent with the ultimate buyers of the house was critical in establishing confidence on their part that key systems were functioning correctly and that their decision to purchase the property was, in fact, a correct one. Most importantly from our stand point, Cottie persisted in her selling efforts with our property when it would have been much easier and convenient for her to capitulate to a lower offer and move on to the next project. Many thanks again to both of you for your assistance and persistence and with sincere best wishes for your continued success.Dear Bonnie, I wanted to tell you on behalf of both my mother and I how much we appreciated your assistance and guidance with the sale........To say that I received an education in the conduct of a real estate transaction in New York would be an... Read More
A thousand thank you for your time taking me around the Pockets of real estate from Centre Island to Glen Cove! Your insight and knowledge of this area is remarkable and I love that you know everyone! I look forward to the day where we can focus on a special home with your guidance and help. So fun spending time with you too!A thousand thank you for your time taking me around the Pockets of real estate from Centre Island to Glen Cove! Your insight and knowledge of this area is remarkable and I love that you know everyone! I look forward to the day where we can... Read More
Cottie Maxwell has served as my broker on three separate transactions, both on the purchase and sell end. My wife an I were very happy with Cottie's level of professionalism, knowledge and commitment.
Cottie Maxwell is very hard working and always on time for all her appointments with clients and even on time to meet contractors and house staff. She was always available to lend a hand above and beyond her real estate brokerage responsibilities.
My wife and I would highly recommend Cottie to anyone seeking a good, intelligent and seasoned broker in the Nassau area.Cottie Maxwell has served as my broker on three separate transactions, both on the purchase and sell end. My wife an I were very happy with Cottie's level of professionalism, knowledge and commitment. Cottie Maxwell is very hard working and... Read More
Thank you ever so much for making the sale of my aunt's house such a pleasant experience. I knew at once that I was working with a true professional. I was impressed the way you presented the ads, along with your unique description of the house. You certainly are a credit to your profession. Many thanks for your kindness.Thank you ever so much for making the sale of my aunt's house such a pleasant experience. I knew at once that I was working with a true professional. I was impressed the way you presented the ads, along with your unique description of the house. You... Read More
Dear Patricia Petersen and Bonnie Devendorf:
I write this letter on behalf of Cottie Maxwell to let you know about our tremendous experience working with her on the sale of our house .........and her simultaneous effort to sell us our current home...We were also extremely impressed with Cottie's abilities, demeanor and subsequently her tremendous responsiveness.....I have a strong appreciation for Cottie's remarkable responsiveness, her ability to accurately and concisely provide information, as well as her unwavering ethical compass.
Faced with a possible conflict, a person in her situation could easily have acted out of self-interest, but Cottie proved herself to be exceptionally honest, straightforward and ethical. In a relatively short period of time, Cottie secured several offers on our house and we were able to negotiate reasonable terms for the purchase of our new home. And, Cottie held our hand throughout the process to make sure everything went smoothly and efficiently. I rarely take the time to write letters of this kind but in this case, it was certainly warranted. We were very fortunate to find Cottie and you are extremely lucky to have her.Dear Patricia Petersen and Bonnie Devendorf: I write this letter on behalf of Cottie Maxwell to let you know about our tremendous experience working with her on the sale of our house .........and her simultaneous effort to sell us our current home...We... Read More
I am very happy to recommend Cottie Maxwell of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty. Not only was she incredibly knowledgeable and professional in all things having to do with real estate but she went way beyond the call of duty in assisting my brothers and me in the sale of a large estate in New York. Without her wise advice and good humor, we might still be mixed in the administrivia of trying to sell a house in a challenging economic environment..........
We choose Cottie because of a wonderful recommendation from a friend and because of her comprehensive presentation. We made the right choice. Throughout the time period we worked with her, she was great about staying in touch and incredibly helpful with logistical support as my brothers and I all live quite a distance from New York. I was also very pleased with the marketing of the property that she managed for us. The ads and features in magazines and papers were all tastefully done and well designed. And perhaps most importantly, Cottie was exceptionally good with prospective buyers. Her cordial manner put everyone at ease and her wealth of experience gave everyone the satisfaction that they were getting reliable information. When we found our buyer, Cottie's assistance didn't stop there. She helped considerably with such logistical details as finding an antique rug dealer, finding a rare book salesman and even finding a church group that was willing to come to the house and take away household items that would have otherwise been thrown out.
In fact, I don't think there is one thing she would not have done to make the sale of the house go easier on my brothers and me. I feel that we were very fortunate in having Cottie represent us in the sale of my father's house. She had our best interest in mind throughout the process and we concluded with a very positive result for all. I would be happy to talk to anyone about Cottie's ability ....I will be a very enthusiastic supporter of her abilities!I am very happy to recommend Cottie Maxwell of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty. Not only was she incredibly knowledgeable and professional in all things having to do with real estate but she went way beyond the call of duty in assisting... Read More
I recently had the pleasure of working with Kathryn (Cottie) Maxwell Pournaras in the sale of my house in Locust Valley. The house went on the market May of 2013, into contract December of 2013, and closed March of 2014.
Deciding to move after living in the same house for thirty-five years is a complex process, and Cottie provided thoughtful advice and guidance throughout the entire period. In addition, the input Cottie accessed from Daniel Gale provided valuable information to position the sale of the house in context of the market as a whole.
Cottie was very professional in her efforts to market the house with thorough advertising and numerous open houses. When a serious offer was received, Cottie shared careful and sound advice on the next steps, which resulted in a contract of sale. Never once during the entire process did I ever feel that the sale of my house wasn't foremost on her mind. Whether to a buyer or a seller, I would wholeheartedly recommend Cottie and would absolutely engage her again, if the situation arises in the future.I recently had the pleasure of working with Kathryn (Cottie) Maxwell Pournaras in the sale of my house in Locust Valley. The house went on the market May of 2013, into contract December of 2013, and closed March of 2014. Deciding to move after... Read More
We have just closed on our house in Brookville, and Cottie was our broker. We could not recommend her more highly.
We started planning to sell our house in late 2019, and put it on the market in early 2020 just in time for COVID to hit. Our timing was unfortunate but Cottie helped us manage through it, both the preparation and the sale process.
She was very proactive in the preparation. She was able to describe the house to differentiate it, helped us prepare the house so it showed at its best (eg removing clutter, getting an engineer’s report so we could fix things that would be negatives to a buyer), produced a beautiful video, and rallied other brokers to find potential buyers. Our house was not an easy one to price but she did her research and involved her colleagues to help advise us given the difficult environment.
She also managed the sale process very smoothly with minimum disruption to us. We were away for part of the time but gave her keys and trusted her totally. She also managed potential buyers to minimize disruption while we were there and she truly represented us as sellers when negotiating with potential buyers, obtaining our asking price rather than desperately trying to get the sale.
Cottie is highly experienced, knowledgeable, a good listener and adept in her manifold abilities. In short, she is terrific and we could not have asked for more.
I want to thank you for the extremely professional way that you represented my interests in the sale of my property at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho.
We all know that the market circumstances of the last several years have been possibly the most difficult since the Depression of the 30's-notwithstanding, your advice and service were always enthusiastic, accurate and prompt. You used frequent advertising and numerous "open houses" for other brokers which included appealing buffet lunches was to encourage greater broker participation. During the many showings of the property never once were you late or unable to be present.
From the 1960's to the present, Nancy and I purchased (and sold) a number of properties in what most would consider to be upscale residential areas, such as: the North Shore of Long Island (Laurel Hollow and Meadow Brook); Manhattan (two Park Avenue Co-ops and an East Side Townhouse); Scottsdale, Arizona and Pinehurst, North Carolina. In all of these we used leading real estate brokers to represent us. I can honestly say that, among them all, you were the most professional, the most helpful and the most pleasant to deal with. I owe you great thanks for your assistance.
I was just thinking about how pleasant you made the selling of our property in Upper Brookville and I realized I had neglected to formally thank you!
Everyone knows you are the best, but maybe they don't know why. From the home cooked parties you throw at open houses to the tireless hours you work, to the sage advice you share about prepping the property for maximum WOW factor ........ you just (as the Brits would say), tick all the boxes!
I am forever grateful for your guidance, perseverance, understanding and hard work and wanted to thank you formally for getting top dollar for our property and for making the journey a kind and warm experience.
You are very talented, and more importantly, have become a dear and treasured friend.
Thank you so much for the beautiful hurricane glass candle holders with the silver detail on the outside. Such a tasteful accent to our new hoe. We love them! They are all set up with the sand you collected for us and some beach shells. It really looks great. We cannot thank you enough for all your help with finding our house and guiding us patiently through the purchasing process. Thanks to you, we feel like we have found our dream house! We look forward to the good times and memories that will be created there together with you and Dad/Tom as we make it a home. Thanks a million!Thank you so much for the beautiful hurricane glass candle holders with the silver detail on the outside. Such a tasteful accent to our new hoe. We love them! They are all set up with the sand you collected for us and some beach... Read More
Cottie Maxwell and Daniel Gale did a fabulous job marketing and selling my home in Mill Neck. No reasonable person could have expected more. Cottie held countless "open houses" and followed up diligently with every potential buyer. My home was presented beautifully in all your publications-I couldn't have asked for more. I would enthusiastically recommend your office and especially Cottie Maxwell to anyone looking to sell their home. Thanks for all your help!Cottie Maxwell and Daniel Gale did a fabulous job marketing and selling my home in Mill Neck. No reasonable person could have expected more. Cottie held countless "open houses" and followed up diligently with every potential buyer. My home was... Read More