January 2018 by Brooke E. (yelp)
My fiance and I worked with John in applying for and securing our apartment. He''s no-nonsense (which is crucial) and has been incredibly helpful and upbeat the whole time. I appreciated his candid advice on the units we were considering, even the places that had nothing to do with him. I felt he genuinely had my back. He facetimed by fiance, who was in Boston, to show him a unit, which was above and beyond. I highly recommend him!
January 2018 by Diana D. (yelp)
Not only is John the best broker in NYC will find hands down! He is also one of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of working with on anything! I am so glad I found him seriously. I really couldn''t have done my move without him. From day one he was super nice, professional, up front and helpful and I see him now as not just a broker but an actual friend. :)
When I was looking for an apartment I was really tight on time as I was going away on vacation and then was going to be back in Ireland over the holiday period. I wanted to secure a place before going home for the holidays so myself and my fiancé would have it to move into coming back in Jan. John was really so helpful and accommodating and made the whole thing really stress-free.
The first time I spoke to him he spent nearly an hour on the phone explaining all the in''s and out''s of NYC renting (as someone new to it all) and listened to exactly what I was looking for. He showed me various different places to help me refine my search and ultimately found us the most perfect apartment that we are so delighted with. It''s literally everything we were looking for and most importantly within our budget too!
I cannot stop talking about what a good experience I had with John as my broker and would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone!! If your looking for a broker do yourself a favor and get in touch with John! :)
October 2017 by Chris N. (Yelp)
Two things about me:
I never write reviews and I distrust brokers. So consider this the worthwhile opinion of a skeptic. :)
I looked at probably 50 apartments on UES before hooking up with John. He showed me two places I loved within three days, far better than anything else I had seen. I was second in line on the first application and ended up getting the second place. I''ve been there for a month and love it!
John was honest about every place we visited, all aspects - the good and the bad; I never felt pressured; and he had great apartments to show. For the place I ended up getting, John emailed on Friday that an apartment just came on the market that he knew I would like, but that it would probably go over the weekend. Normally my BS radar would be screaming but he just isn''t like that. We looked after work and submitted the application within an hour (it was THAT perfect). And sure enough, the management company confirmed on Monday, they had several other applications over the weekend. A trustworthy broker who is actually concerned about getting you a place you love - not with unloading stock and grabbing commissions... What a concept!!
I''ve shopped for apartments four times in NY and each time was a nightmare. And I was once again down to the last minute after not finding anything I liked for a month. If you''ve been there, you know.... ugh!
If you''re serious about finding a great place and you have the opportunity to work with John, based on my experience, it will eliminate the headaches and probably land you that dream apartment.
September 2017 by Kyle K- Yelp
September 2017 by Natalie D- Yelp
At one point, my application for an apartment was declined. Upon his own volition, John personally went back to the building manager''s office and asked them to take a second look at my application. I am now living in that building. If it were not for John''s persistence, I would not be as happy as I am now in my new home.
I highly recommend using John as your broker. He is a good man and does not see you as just another opportunity for him to make a profit. You will not be disappointed!
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July 2017 by Alexis - Yelp
I would highly recommend John Dugan for anyone looking to relocate to the city, or for anyone who is looking for a better broker experience. John is the BEST!
July 2017 by Grisham B. - Yelp
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June 2017 by Mary- Yelp
John''s depth of experience both as a Marine and a Chef de Cuisine and as a native New Yorker who lived in all sorts of apartments as a child, and his instinctive intuition about what people really need and like, and also as a NYC family man, make him delightful to be with and talk to and trust. He is a straight shooter and dedicated worker....He put up with all my questions and a few freak out moments when I got the lease to sign and did not understand certain things as I was new to rent stabilized leases. He brought in experts from the firm in this area who explained in detail everything before I signed on the dotted line. They were willing to spend a lot of time with me and were very intelligent, helpful and honest.
People who say he''s the best are not exaggerating! Thanks so so much John and thanks also to the whole staff there at Anchor who helped me. I owe you a big present for this John!!!! .
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