Born and raised in New York City, Amanda attended Bucknell University and graduated with a BA in French/Spanish with a minor in Music. She continued her educational pursuit at NYU where she earned a Master’s degree in French Studies, including residency in Paris as a part of her program. After grad school, Amanda taught elementary school French at the United Nations International School in New York City. In addition to her fluency in French, Amanda is half Brazilian and speaks fluent Portuguese as well as proficient Spanish. Amanda is also a talented and accomplished musician. The daughter of two renowned and prominent jazz musicians, she established herself as an international recording artist, releasing four albums in Japan since 2008 prior to her career in real estate with Cooper & Cooper. Her captivating personality, approachable demeanor and sensibility ensure a pleasant and satisfying experience while working closely with her clients to meet their needs. In her spare time, she enjoys performing in NY, writing music on guitar and piano, as well as taking scenic photographs around Manhattan.
Nascida e criada em New York, Amanda estudou na Bucknell University e se formou em francês, espanhol e música. Após graduação, ela continuou seus estudos na New York University e concluiu seu mestrado em francês, incluindo estagio em Paris. Após a sua formatura, Amanda foi professora de frances na Escola Internacional das Nações Unidas em NY. Em conjunto com sua fluência em português, Amanda é filha de mãe brasileira e fala português fluentemente. Ela também é uma cantora e compositora. Filha de dois músicos consagrados (Eliane Elias e Randy Brecker) no mundo de jazz e da musica brasileira, Amanda se estabeleceu como uma artista internacional, lançando 4 álbuns no Japão desde 2008 antes de começar sua carreira em real estate com Cooper & Cooper. Sua personalidade cativante, sensibilidade e capacidade profissional garantem uma experiência agradável e satisfatória em quanto trabalhando juntamente com seus clientes afim que possa satisfazer todas as necessidades dos mesmos. Nas horas vagas, Amanda continua se apresentando em NY e escrevendo música no violão e no piano. Como hobby, Amanda fotografa locais interessantes de sua cidade natal.
Amanda Brecker is a godsend. She guided us through 2 tours with all the calm and experience we always wanted but didn't know existed. She found us exactly what we were looking for – within walking distance to both of our jobs in an amazing building in midtown. We would recommend Amanda and Cooper & Cooper to anyone looking for an apartment in this crazy city!
– Em C.
My roommate Ally and I had the most seamless apartment search with Amanda Brecker! She was diligent throughout the entire process and she found us an affordable and homey apartment right on Lexington Ave. As post grads, we were concerned about staying below our price point without compromising any of the amenities that we needed. She succeeded in helping us find a unicorn apartment, all while having the best time.
She is incredibly trustworthy, and we valued her honest opinions of each listing on the tour. As soon as we walked into our soon to be apartment, we knew that it was almost too good to be true. Amanda recognized the urgency and rarity of the situation and we quickly ran towards the nearest Fed Ex Office to print out everything we needed in order to fill out an application. We were approved that same evening by the landlord and we signed the lease immediately the next morning. Her actions to go above and beyond for us were heart warming and we were incredibly lucky to have someone on our side to vouch for us. Amanda was amazing, professional, personable, friendly, and very much the best broker that we could have asked for.
It made the entire apartment search all the more enjoyable and there is not a doubt that if we want to look for another home, she is the first to call. We are so glad that we had such an amazing gal to help us start our lives in New York City!
– Jane K.
My fiance and I worked with Amanda to find an apartment on the Upper West Side and she really made the experience a pleasure. She was friendly, funny, calm, very responsive and accessible, and organized. She would give us her insight on apartments we saw but was never pushy or heavy handed; she really let us direct the process. Amanda took an interest in us and made the process feel personal. We felt very taken care of throughout the whole search. We really can't say enough wonderful things about Amanda and will recommend her to anyone we know who's looking for a home! She really was fantastic!
– Emily M.
I was moving from Vancouver (Canada) to New York and had the pleasure of working with Amanda Brecker. She was incredibly attentive and was holding my hand throughout the entire process, from reviewing all of my paperwork (it was my first time renting an apartment in the US which was a tricky process) to answering all my questions that I had throughout the entire month long process and was always quick to respond and keep in touch. When I met her she was friendly, extremely knowledgeable about various neighborhoods and very efficient. Amanda showed me a few listings on one day, and I ended up going with the apartment that she recommended in the first place and she was right – I absolutely love my apartment and the area that I'm in. After we saw all of the listings she helped me with my application acting as a liaison between me and the listing agent and honestly I wouldn't have been able to do it without her. Overall, Amanda is the go to choice for me and anyone else looking for an apartment - highly recommend her!
– Anastasia K.
We worked with Amanda Brecker from Cooper & Cooper to find our son an apartment in NYC. Amanda Brecker is simply put amazing!!! Our son was on the market for his first NYC apt and Amanda was our broker. She was energetic, warm, friendly and thoroughly professional.
Any time we had any questions or concerns she emailed back immediately and if she was busy she still sent a quick note to tell us her time frame for a response-- that was amazing and so reassuring at what can be a very stressful time.
My husband and I came into the city to look at apts with our son and Amanda was always very thoughtful and helpful with her opinions. We explained what mattered to us in an apt, what we did not like, what we would prefer and she listened carefully and absorbed it all. Therefore she was able to narrow down the search and eliminate places she knew would not be right for us. She was a master at figuring out quickly what mattered to who in the group and what apartments we should just skip looking at. When we were undecided or not agreed upon something she was able to hear all the viewpoints and help us as a family come up with decisions we all felt happy about.
There was a summer day when it was 105 and we looked at 10 APTS or so--we were all getting overwhelmed and not sure how to proceed and Amanda was able to guide us and keep us going and focused.
Once we picked the apt she was amazing at all the details and follow up with the seller's broker, our lawyer etc in order to make the closing as smooth as possible. The whole process was seamless and as stress free as buying an apt can be!! Throughout the whole time each of us would say to each other various times "this would have been a complete and utter nightmare without Amanda, thank goodness we found her!!"
I could rave on and on about the incredible, hard working ,kind, and attentive broker Amanda Brecker is!!!
– Juanita P.
Amanda Brecker is the nicest, most patient and honest broker I know, especially in a city where brokers tend to be scammers and unreliable. She really takes the time to review your criteria and do a thorough search. I was out of the country when looking for a place in NYC and since I couldn't come visit in person she would facetime me when she went, also sending additional pictures and videos. If there were any issues with the apartment she would be very upfront about it, no hidden details or fees. Very reliable and easy to work with, and also super organized.
– Sharmine S.
You need to call Amanda! The truth is that searching for apartments can be stressful, frustrating, and totally exhausting. My roommates and I had an entirely different experience when we went apartment hunting with Amanda. She showed us some amazing apartments and was absolutely great at her job. More importantly though, she was super, super cool. If you're looking for an apartment, why not work with a great agent who also happens to be an all-around awesome person? Amanda will help you find an apartment that is right for you. She will. But your apartment hunting experience will also just be objectively better if you work with Amanda.
– George B.
Amanda is a delight in every way, and I can honestly say this is the best real estate experience I've ever had. She has a gift for connecting, and a diligence and integrity that portends great success so long as her business can benefit from her character. Thank you again. Your tours are superior to those of any other agent I've ever had.
– Eric M.
Amanda was The Best Broker!! I've never seen someone so professional and nice. Now, we live in a perfect apartment, and are so happy. Merci Amanda!
– Marjolaine Y.
Amanda Brecker is an absolute rockstar. Her organization, professionalism, warm personality and knowledge of the city and the apartments she had lined up to show us was impressive. She responded almost instantaneously to emails and texts. Once we met, she was able to show us a large number of apartments in a short period of time while always focusing on us. We found our perfect apartment because she took the time to find out what our wish list was and showed us options that matched it perfectly. Our best way of saying thank you is to refer others to Cooper & Cooper and to Amanda, which we will do!
– Kay K.