by Grace O. Yelp.com 2/18/14
I cannot express how wonderful and helpful our broker, Nick Campbell, was during our apartment search. He is the opposite of the pushy NYC brokers we had dealt with before. My roommate and I really felt like he listened to us and wanted to put us in the best apartment possible, as opposed to trying to get us to jump on the most expensive apartment so he could get a higher broker fee.
Nick worked with our very crazy and disparate schedules, was available to answer any question even when we texted him at 11pm, and actually made the process of apartment hunting fun and exciting.
I'm happy to report that we just moved into our new place over the weekend and couldn't be happier. I cannot recommend Nick enough.
by Lillian C. Yelp.com 2/12/14
Being new to the city and short on time, I contacted Jimmy for some help in finding housing. I knew that I would use Anchor Associates after my first chat with Jimmy, as he took great care and time to detail every step of the NYC apartment rental procedure for me. He was able to find several apartments that suited my preferences and budget, and I was ecstatic to find something during our first outing. Jimmy was very patient with my indecisive mind and encouraged me to hold out until I knew I had found the right apartment. He took me from Chelsea, to the UWS, to the UES, and then back to the UWS when I wanted to take a look at one apartment again, all in the same day. Those horror stories of Manhattanites and their housing experiences definitely didn''t apply to me! When I finally settled on an apartment, the application and approval process was fast and efficient, and Jimmy even offered to help me move my stuff into my new home! All in all, I had a wonderful experience with Jimmy and Anchor Associates, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a broker in NYC.
by Maci W. Yelp.com 2/12/14
Very impressed with Nick Campbell.
My roommates and I were very anxious to find a place and move in as soon as we could. Nick dedicated an entire Saturday with us and provided several apartment options to visit. He was honest, patient with all of our questions and very informative. We would definitely recommend him to anyone searching in the New York City area.
by Tara M. Yelp.com 2/10/14
I had a great experience working with Anchor Associates Group. Nick Campbell is an awesome agent! Nick was very helpful throughout the entire process and put in a lot of time to find places that had what my roommates and I were looking for. As a first time renter I had many questions and Nick was extremely knowledgeable and reliable. It is evident that Nick is very dedicated and passionate about what he does because he went above and truly cared about us finding a good apartment (even made it fun!) Thanks to Nick we found a great place!
by Kamal R. Zillow.com 2/10/14
We were visiting New York from Philadelphia and had two and a half days to look at 1-2 bedroom condos. Ben who was recommended by a friend greeted us at our hotel, before check-in and showed us several properties throughout the city for two days. The initial search was based on a list of possible properties that Ben had preselected with our feedback on Agentfolio. In order to use our limited time efficiently, Ben provided a driver and had prearranged our itinerary with appointments at various properties.
Ben''s knowledge of NYC gave us a good feel of the prices, architecture, amenities and safety of each area. Ben is a good listener and readily modified what we saw on the second day based on our first day''s experience. The final half day involved returning to our favorite condo in the financial district. Within 5 days we had an accepted offer. He then provided assistance and guidance through the condo application process and within a month of our initial search we were condo owners. At our request he also provided useful suggestions for possible lawyers to use at closing.
Ben was attentive and thoroughly professional throughout the process. Without his experience and guidance I doubt whether we would have found our condo and would certainly not have been ushered through the process so efficiently. I feel that no one could could have done better. We would definitely use his services again should the need arise.
by Phil B. Yelp.com 2/5/14
First worked with Ben Willig at Anchor in 2009, during the search for my first Manhattan apartment. He was far and away the best agent of the many I experienced across numerous agencies. He was even proactive in helping me to negotiate the apartment price down.
Fast forward to 2014, and Ben was the first and only call I made when I needed an agent to find my fourth apartment in the city. He referred me to Nick Campbell, another member of his team. Nick was a pleasure to work with and made sure we were taken care of through the process. Thanks to the well-organized search he arranged across a number of neighborhoods, it took us only 5 hours from the start of our search to finalizing the terms of a multi-year lease.
I enthusiastically recommend Ben and Nick to anyone and everyone seeking an apartment in NYC.
by Andrew C. Yelp.com 2/4/14
After Learning that I was being relocated for work, I contacted Andrew Vo from Anchor. After explaining the situation is was in he offered to help me get my Apartment reassigned. Andrew Vo was extremely helpful through out the whole process. He was able to get my apartment rented in 3 weeks!!! Thank you Andrew Vo and Anchor Associates for making my relocation as stress free as possible!
by Faye S. Yelp.com 1/29/14
Ryan McGuirl helped me and 3 friends find a 4 person apartment; no small feat in NYC! He was very friendly and communicative throughout the whole process and would make himself available at a moment''s notice. Ryan also helped us negotiate the fees for the apartment he found for us, and we couldn''t be more thrilled with where we ended up!
by Dina S. 1/17/14 Yelp.com
This review is for Ben Willig.
We started our apartment searching journey with Ben 5 months ago when our friend referred Ben to us. Ben is the most patient and the least pushy real estate agent I have ever come across, who has a tremendous knowledge and connection in the real estate market in Manhattan. We just closed our apartment today, and things went so smoothly and stress-free, it''s been incredible.
Ben respects your opinion, advises you to put in the best purchase price (from your standpoint) and helps you to find the best value apartments. When we were comparing a few apartments, he actually recommended the lower-priced apartment to us, and I was quite surprised he actually did that! This is all because he puts a client''s interest in front of his own - which is a rarity these days. and we cannot thank him enough for all his and his team''s (Andrew in Ben''s team has also been tremendously helpful) support and guidance.
We actually referred a couple of our friends to Ben and we look forward to continuing our relationship with him.
by Lori S. 1/16/14 Yelp.com
Nick Campbell and Jimmy Fernandes were extremely helpful and by far the nicest brokers I have ever worked with. I was against paying a broker fee completely, but after working with Nick and Jimmy i wanted to give them my business as well as recommend them to all my friends looking for an apartment.
They were patient and did not push us into an apartment at all. they left the decision completely up to my boyfriend and I and they were kind and helpful without making me feel bad for asking a million questions.
We plan to use Nick and Jimmy for all our apartment searches going forward and I highly suggest them if you are in the market for a NYC apartment and are looking for understanding, caring people!
by Brant L. 1/13/14 Yelp.com
Just signed my first NYC apartment with Nick Campbell and Jimmy Fernandes! These guys have got to be two of the best in the business. The most real, friendly, knowledgeable and smart guys I have met in my hunt for an NYC apt. These guys took me out in early December to find a spot but the girlfriend didn''t want to commit to a Jan 1 move in. Called these guys up again for a second round and they were more than happy to take me out for a second time. Found the perfect spot and these guys handled the rest. Very attentive and quick response to our questions. Will definitely be recommending these guys to my friends. Big shout out to Nick and Jimmy from Anchor Associates on 57th street. Thanks fellas
by Anthony L. 1/12/14 Yelp.com
I worked with Andrew Vo and we hit it off pretty quickly. I felt comfortable throughout the process and he answered all of my newbie questions quickly. I''ve talked to other friends who went through the process at different places and they were amazed at how smoothly everything went for me. I attribute most of this to Andrew''s expertise and experience in the field, and have been recommending friends to him.
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