Hillary Li, a real estate professional serving Queens and the greater Nassau County of Long Island, brings a rare balance of drive and genteel manners to assisting her clients with their purchasing or selling needs. Whether you’re looking to find the right investment property, thinking about purchasing your first home, or a retiree needing a change, you’ll find her trustworthy and dependable nature coupled with a strong work ethic a refreshing experience.Hillary’s family emigrated from China to settle in Brooklyn in 1991, and Hillary quickly adapted to life in the states. An honor student and star athlete, she went on to attend SUNY Albany where she graduated with a degree in Psychology and double minored in Business and Communication. With a strong inclination towards business, she entered the corporate world, working her way up from an entry-level position to working directly under the CEO and VP of Sales and Marketing at a top engineering and construction firm. Her strong work ethic and the ensuing success has been no different after transitioning to real estate in 2013. She gained valuable experience working for a neighborhood boutique firm. Hillary’s ability to learn quickly and adapt to the current trends in the market led her to hit sales in the millions of dollars per year almost immediately, and grow significantly to reach double digits after only five years in the industry. Her desire for new challenges and territories led her to Queens, her home since 2016, and Long Island, working for the well-established brand of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.With a business approach that can be described as “client first,” Hillary takes that philosophy a step further by going above and beyond, at times sacrificing some of her own commission to ensure that a real estate transaction leads to a successful closing for her clients. She’s been described as kind and driven, detail-oriented, yet with an in-depth understanding of the overall picture. She takes on any disputes or challenges, protecting her clients’ best interests and getting things done efficiently and professionally.It is no surprise that Hillary enjoys the thrill of real estate, from the business aspect to seeing how happy her clients are after the sale or purchase of their property. She appreciates helping people reach that happy place. She has also cultivated a rich personal life, training for marathons, traveling to her favorite places like Maui, and being outdoors as much as possible. For Hillary, unplugging from technology provides the necessary balance from the strenuous work of real estate and the hustle and bustle of city life. Hiking the trails, taking in nature and just enjoying how beautiful the world is keeps Hillary in her own happy place.