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This is one of the reasons I decided to create an Yelp account. A good broker in NY is hard to find, this one deserves all the praise.
I was initially looking for a place in Manhattan but my budget limited me to seeing bad to ordinary apartments at best. I decided to give Queens a shot and ,of course, started with an online search of Long island City and Astoria because these neighborhoods were the closest to Manhattan where I work. I used multiple different apartment platforms and Ivan's name was a recurring one on all of them. In all honesty, there were other similar ads posted by other agents, so I guess they could have shown me similar places but I decided to bet on Ivan based on the fact that he seemed to know LIC well and also based on his reviews. I clicked on a couple of his ads and (I don't know how it is possible) I received a response to my inquiry within no more than 5 seconds.
We engaged in a conversation and he offered to call me to better understand my needs. We scheduled an appointment to see a few places on the weekend. He took me to 3-4 buildings which he described as "the best deals on the market right now" because of the incentives they were offering in comparison to other buildings which were not. I liked everything he showed me. Worse, I liked every building almost equally. It was extremely difficult for me to decide on one single apartment because I did not know much about the neighborhood and the pros and cons of each building. I then went on asking a ton of questions to better evaluate and Ivan answered all of them quickly and with patience. His confidence and knowledge were fundamental, I trusted him and his professional opinion and this eliminated so much anxiety. For me, this broker was a huge help. Pleasant, easy going, knowledgeable, serious when needed and when numbers are involved, honest, straightforward, fast and effective in his communication. "As good as it gets"!
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