Member, Real Estate Board of New York
When asked what she loves most about working in residential real estate, Haviland Morris’ face lights up. “For me, it’s that incredible moment when a person walks into a property and I watch it dawn on them that they’ve just found their new home. And knowing that I can help them actualize that – FANTASTIC! I’m also extremely fond of uttering the phrases, ‘We’ve got an offer!’ ‘Congratulations; you’ve been approved!’ and ‘We have a deal!”
Haviland’s candor and easy sense of humor are part of why her clients are so fiercely loyal to her and her co-workers sing her praises. Her enthusiasm for the properties and the process is contagious and her down-to-earth manner puts both clients and customers at ease.
Raised in Hong Kong and Singapore, Haviland returned to the U.S. to attend university. Before turning her talents to real estate, she appeared in over 50 films, television shows and plays and was the founder and Executive Director of existential nest, a Manhattan-based domestic organization and design firm. She comes to Halstead from another prominent NYC real estate firm, where her ability to understand and cater to her clients’ diverse needs, combined with a voracious work ethic, placed her on top producers’ lists, made her the recipient of numerous customer service awards, and earned her the coveted title, “Rookie of the Year.”
From the tiny railroad apartment she sublet with several of her friends one college summer to the Village co-op she now shares with her husband and children and on whose Board of Directors she serves, Haviland has experienced first-hand many facets of New York City living. “Selling your home, relocating to a new city, choosing a neighborhood and a school for your children, these are all enormous. But they are also hugely exciting – part of the great adventure of life. My job is to make the process as smooth as possible so that my clients can relax a little and enjoy the ride.”
Halstead Property, LLC