I'm a visiting scholar at Columbia university. I just found a perfect apartment with the help of Joshua Rodriguez. He is a really nice and professional guy compared with other seven brokers I met for the last week. Unlike others, he cares about what you really need for an apartment and tries his best to find one accordingly. I rarely recommend someone since I'm picky about people. But, if you want to find a really nice apartment and have a wonderful experience in same time, HE IS THE ONE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR!
Francisco was an INCREDIBLE broker. I'd never done apartment hunting before, so I came into the process pretty uneducated - and as a result, likely easy to take advantage of. But throughout the process, Francisco made it very clear that if I told him everything we were looking for and our price range, he'd show me spaces perfect for our criterion.
He set up several viewings, and as we viewed, he developed a stronger idea of exactly what we were looking for. Sure enough, the place he had been saying he thought would be perfect for us ended up being, well, perfect for us! He sat with us through the meeting with the property management, and even helped us get a cheaper deal so that we could afford the building's fitness center.
Overall, fantastic experience. Really suggest working with this group.
Joshua Rodriguez is hands down THE BEST broker in the city. Here is the reason why:
1. He is on your side, fighting together with you to get that dream apartment with the best price. This is important and it actually makes a difference. I negotiated with landlord for a lower rent, Joshua helped me out finding ways to cut the price lower.
2. He listens carefully to the client, carefully select all the apartments meet the requirements, and knows how to plan the route smartly. After telling him the features I want and my budget, Joshua searched for all the availables, eventually found 10, called to book appointments and planned our route well so we don''t need to waste time and energy to go back and forth.
3. He is a very patient and easy going person. I was tired of speaking to snobbish brokers in the city, or those who promised to call back but never did. Finally I met Joshua, he is genuinely a very kind and patient person. While I was being indecisive, he patiently waited and offer honest and helpful suggestions.
4. He respond quickly to msg, emails and phone calls. Efficiency is the key!
After a week''s hard work together, I finally nailed down my dream apartment. Would never get it without Joshua''s help!!
My experience was better than anything I could have imagined getting in Manhattan. Prompt, up-front about everything and very honest. In less than an hour I was applying for an apartment that was perfect for me. Dealing with Eli at Manhattan Realty Group was a pleasure on all accounts.