April 2014 by Jennifer Y. 3-26-14 Yelp.com
I moved from Chicago to New York this past summer and was looking to find an apartment before I made my move. I visited New York and met with David only twice before I ended up finding my apartment. I told him what I was looking for in an apartment (as well as my price range), and David was able to help me find exactly that! As someone who values efficiency, I especially appreciated that David was clearly organized and responsive throughout the entire process. It was apparent that David knows New York and the real estate market extremely well. He was able to give me advice on what a good or not so good deal was and why. He made the whole process much more stress-free and smooth for me. I''ve also since recommended him to a number of my friends, who have also had positive experiences purchasing and renting apartments in New York with David''s services.
January 2013 by Jean B. 11-28-12 Yelp.com
Unlike some of the other brokers I had called, in response to various NYT listings when I was first starting my search, there was simply no "sleaze factor" with him. He was very straightforward, telling me he deals only with open listings (for one month or less fee, unless they are his own exclusives), and in fact I almost signed a lease with a great NO fee property he brought me to. He even recommended some fun NYC things for me to do after I moved.
I ultimately signed a lease directly with a big management company (a friend lived in the building and gave me the lead). When I emailed David--unlike the one other agent who had showed me a few apartments in another area of NYC, who responded very snidely--he couldn''t have been nicer about it, even though I''m sure it''s frustrating when that happens. He simply wished me luck and said he''d appreciate any referrals I might send his way.
So browse those confusing NYT real estate online classifieds until you''re cross-eyed, if you must, but if you see something you like you don''t need to call the numbers listed on those ads--many of which are duplicate listings, very "creatively" photographed and described, and/or no longer even available. Just call David and let him set up some showings for you.