Dear Ideal, My roommate, Emma, and I recently worked with James Williams in our search for an apartment. I was so grateful for, and astounded by, James's service that I felt compelled to write to you to express my appreciation. Emma and I had been searching for apartments for three weeks when we met James. He was warm and professional. Within our first hour of working with him, I knew that James was far superior to other agents with whom I had previously worked. After Emma and I put in an application for an apartment with James, a real estate agent I had previously met with called to tell me that he had planned on showing us that specific apartment. Emma and I had cancelled our appointment with that agent and never saw the space with him. Even so, he claimed that we had broken our fee agreement with him. He proceeded to call and text me incessantly all afternoon, telling me that the apartment's landlord knew about the situation, and that we should be applying for the apartment through him. James was in constant contact with me during this time, speaking with the landlord, and working to resolve the situation. When the agent did not cease texting me after several hours, I began to feel uneasy. I felt his actions could be classified as harassment, and expressed this to James. James called the agent on my behalf. He very calmly and professionally spoke to him about the situation. I received no further messages from the previous agent, and was so grateful to James for how he handled the situation. As a single 25 year old woman with no nearby family, I am used to fighting battles on my own (and in New York City, there are plenty of small battles that manifest themselves daily). Having few to consistently rely on can be exhausting; when the situation with the disgruntled agent presented itself, I braced myself for another instance in which I would have to muster my strength and present my case to someone who had little intention of listening to me. Instead, James was my back up that day. I felt I could ask his professional advice on how to handle the situation, and he became my sounding board and representative. His service truly exceeded my expectations. Not only did he fulfill his role as real estate agent, but he gave me peace of mind. I will forever be appreciative for James's handling of that conflict My roommate and I soon found that we were able to quickly get approved and move into an apartment that we had seen before we met James. Desperately needing an apartment, we did so, but not without heavy hearts at the fact that we were not going through James. Had it not been for the unexpected and destructive involvement of the previous agent, James would have absolutely succeeded in finding us a perfect apartment. James remains the finest agent I have worked with, both in New York and in Boston, my previous city of residence. I will refer everyone I know to Ideal Properties Group, and I will do so because of James. Most sincerely, Sarah K.
Sarah K., 10/20/2012
Austin has been nothing but pleasure throughout our rental search. He has shown us probably close to a million apartments. Of the lot about 85% were really close to what we were looking for, and the place we went with is a very good deal on a great Cobble Hill block. Thanks for making our quest a great one!
Lisa Kanouse is simply awesome. She takes the time to understand exactly what you're after, and then she takes the time to find it. I will never use another broker again, Lisa is my broker for life. John
John M., 09/20/2012
Jake is very cool, relaxed and even-keeled. When my roommate and I needed some serious help finding a good place, Jake came to the rescue and found us a stunner in Bushwick. Thanks, Jake! We'll send all our friends your way.
Sarah L, 09/08/2012
Amanda Verlizzo is uniquely attentive, personable, and remarkably easy to work with! She made our entire experience of seeking the right apartment and eventually signing the lease for it a pleasant, stress-free experience. Both my wife Melanie and I wholeheartedly recommend Amanda to anyone looking for their rental home in the area. Timothy
Cobble Hillians, 08/24/2012
I just wanted to thank Jen for helping me in my apartment search last month. She was very attentive and followed up with me on all questions and concerns I had. It can be hard to find a good broker in Brooklyn and Jen proved that there are good ones out there.
Working with Joseph has been nothing but a pleasure. He is always available, and keeps you updated every step of the way. I would refer him to anyone looking for a broker in a heartbeat.
Jessica N, review from Naked Apartments, 07/12/2012
We came to Dave looking for a two bedroom rental home in Carroll Gardens. From the moment we first had contact with him, Dave was a true pleasure to work with. He never hesitated with the process, he followed up with us and stayed in touch to make sure all our needs were met. He showed us a beautiful brownstone apartment that had just hit the market, which we`re now happily living in...
Dave from Ideal is hands down the best broker in Cobble Hill! He helped us find one of the most affordable and most beautiful apartments in the area. Dave is a true treasure to this little respected profession. I've been through near-hell with a few other brokers in Cobble Hill and Park Slope, and we would always chose Dave over anyone else, local or global. Thank you, Dave!
Marco and Danielle, 05/30/2012
Dave from Ideal Properties Group's Court Street location showed us a number of fantastic apartments in Cobble Hill. One was better than the other. He really listened to our requirements. Dave is remarkably nice! Very friendly, and he knows lots of local property owners which translates into some great inventory. We signed a lease last week and moved in today. My roomie and I couldn't be happier. Dave, we owe you at least one drink for pulling this one off!
Martine K., 05/17/2012
Dave put a lot of attention and care into helping me to find an apartment. He listened carefully to all of the things I was looking for in an apartment and I felt he really `got it`. Then he did searches for me frequently, zeroing in on the places that matched my criteria. The fact that he was searching for me relieved me of so much of the burden of looking. He didn`t waste my time and only showed me things he thought I would like, and was extremely diligent about following up with me and staying in touch. Simply put, he was just incredibly helpful and supportive. I felt that he genuinely wanted to help, took an interest in my search, and was completely sincere in his efforts to helping me find something I would love.
As a first-time landlady, I was nervous and unsure how to go about finding a good tenant. I was lucky to find Matt, who quickly found me an excellent tenant with great credentials who was ready to go with a security deposit and everything! Matt is patient, kind, a great listener, and just a straight up cool dude. THANK YOU MATT!!! I can't imagine a better broker- no joke!
Thanks so much to Jen Emetarom for all of her hard leg work in finding us an apartment. Although we found another apartment outside of Ideal Properties, she was so helpful and professional and I would gladly recommend her to anyone I know looking.
i never expected to be so thoroughly impressed with a real estate broker. i've been renting in brooklyn for over a decade now, after all. shinichi from ideal's court street location was really amazing. he helped me find EXACTLY what i needed to make my rental days in cobble hill fun and easy. during my 5-week search for a new apartment, and from the moment i applied for a place to the happy moment i received my keys, shinichi couldn't have been more focused, more sympathetic, more pleasant to work with. you don't need any other brokers, ever, if you know shinichi. thank you, shinichi-san!
nadiapetros, review from CitySearch, 04/19/2012
We walked into the Ideal office afer a stressful apartment hunting experience. Immediately the agents began looking up properties for us to view. By the end of the day, we had found the perfect place. Thank you Ideal Properties Group, and most specifically - Richard!
In a real estate universe where my previous experiences normally used descriptors such as "nightmare," "migraine," and "stressful," Jennifer Rhodes flipped the script. Her ability to provide a fun, easy and ideal (pun intended!) experience was tremendously appreciated. We plan on working with Jennifer in the future and will keep her business card handy for referrals.
Linda & Larry, 04/12/2012
Jennifer worked with my girlfriend and I on finding the perfect apartment for us and what we needed and wanted. She guided us through every step of the approval process, and fiercely negotiated on our behalf. I highly recommend her services as a broker. Thank you, Jennifer!
Dear Ideal, I wanted to let you know of the incredibly positive experience that my fiancee and I had while working with one of your realtors, Myles Stiffler, over the past few weeks. I first reached out to Myles regarding an apartment that was listed on the Ideal Properties website, and he responded with a phone call within minutes. We quickly developed a rapport over e-mail, and Myles spent two days over two weekends showing us apartments in Park Slope. While we ended up finding an apartment with another realtor, it was only the location of the building that resulted in our lease application, as our experience was not nearly as pleasant. Myles is responsive, pleasant and incredibly knowledgeable about Park Slope. When one of our desired apartments rented late in the evening (on Friday) the day before we were to see it, Myles spent considerable time researching alternative apartments to ensure that our morning together was as productive as possible. During the week, Myles regularly reached out with new listings and encouraged us to remain positive during a stressful search: my fiancee and I will be married on April 14th, and we only had three weekends to find our first apartment together. In the future, we will be sharing Myles` contact information with friends looking for apartments in Brooklyn. He is an asset to your team, and we greatly appreciated the time and attention that he provided during our apartment search. Thank you. Dan & Ann
Dan & Ann, Email to Ideal's Management, 04/12/2012
Joseph is a rock star! I searched a ton of apartments and dealt with several brokers and Joe is far and away the best broker I`ve ever dealt with. He`s knowledgeable, polite and a true professional.
Milona V., Review from Naked Apartments, 04/12/2012
This is just a quick note to thank Chris personally for assisting me and my partner in our search for our new apartment in Park Slope. We are both impressed in how dedicated and thorough Chris was throughout, and how great of a space he found for us! Chris's approach to showing places and making sure you get what you apply for is refreshing, and extremely candid. His passion for what he does is evident in every meeting, every call, and every email. Your work made all the difference in our search, Chris, and we are happy to say that we have found our broker for good!
Laura N, 04/12/2012
I am writing to let you know how absolutely thrilled we were to have found Chris, thanks to whom we now have our great Windsor Terrace apartment. I'll be posting a review on yelp as well, but I understand you are Chris's supervisor, and it was important to me that you know what an absolutely stellar job Chris did. Our situation was a bit complicated, because we needed to find an apartment with a 6 month lease. Of all the brokers with whom I worked (and there were several), Chris was the only one who actually took our constraint seriously, and made a real and successful effort to talk to landlords in advance, and only show me apartments where this uncommon request could be accommodated. I know he even spoke to some landlords (including our current landlord) multiple times, to convince them to agree to this constraint. In addition, he was extremely and uncommonly helpful throughout, making every interaction with him a pleasure. When we signed our lease, he even gave us a beautiful card, as well as a gift to what is the very nicest cafe in our new neighborhood - his thoughtfulness was really incredible. We'll be leaving New York at the end of the summer, otherwise I would never again use another broker other than Chris. I will make an effort to spread the word about him whenever I can. very best, Danna A.
Donna A., Email to Ideal's Management, 04/03/2012
When you're faced with endless choices in New York City's muddy waters of real estate, it is difficult to see the forest for the trees, and there is little time to waste. Ideal Properties' agent Andrew was able to quickly grasp our needs and desires and help us make timely decisions for a guaranteed and fast approval of our rental application. Thanks, Andrew!
I just wanted to thank Chris who works @ Ideal. He found us a great place in Park Slope for My Family & I. Chris & Mike make it possible for regular people to get great apartments in Brooklyn. Thanks Again
Christopher Duran was absolutely amazing. Courteous, hard-working, efficient and communicative. We needed a 6 month lease, which is very hard to find. Chris made sure to talk to the landlords about this in advance, so I would not waste anytime seeing apartments where this was not possible (something none of the other brokers I worked with bothered to do). He called our landlord several times, until he agreed to have us take the place. When we signed our lease, he even gave us a beautiful card with a personal note, and a gift card to the the very nicest cafe in our new neighborhood in WIndsor Terrace - he actually did the research to find out this info! His thoughtfulness was really incredible. The rental market here is really stressful, but Chris just made the whole experience work for us, I can`t recommend him highly enough.
Looking for an apartment was leaving me with an enormous sense of dread, until I met with Ilia. He got an immediate sense of what I was looking for and narrowed what would normally be an overwhelming search down to just a few days of top choices. I had plenty of time to look, but didn`t need it - he found the place I wanted that quickly. His down-to-earth style mixed with professionalism made my experience feel like just a great time hanging around the neighborhood. Thanks so much!
Worked with Jennifer Nubia Emetarom and she was just great. Spent some time figuring out what we were looking for and nailed it after seeing only two places. No pressure to see places that weren`t for us, which is rare for anyone who`s dealt with brokers before. Definitely recommend her and ideal properties.
They did a great job of helping us find an apartment. Sat down with Jen and after asking us what we like, need, etc. she found us a few places to look at. Took the second place and she made the whole process incredibly easy. Finding an apartment in NY is just awful, but Jen made it quite a bit easier and much less painful.
Donna H, review from Yelp, 03/06/2012
Michael McGullam is a fantastic agent! When we started our search, we tried to work with several different agencies but found the agents to be uninterested in really getting to know us and what our needs were, uninvested in finding the "perfect" place and happy to sit and wait for us to pick up the phone and call them before they would reach out to us with opportunities. Working with Michael was a totally different experience! Most of all, we appreciated his patience, proactive approach, timely responses to our many questions, honest opinions and hard work scouring for places that would be great for us. From the very beginning he asked the right questions to understand what we were looking for - feeling like we had someone who "got us" took a lot of the pressure off. When we finally found the "just right" apartment, he was as excited as we were and, even through the final negotiation and lease-signing phase of the process, always seemed to be on "our side." He was really good at explaining why the landlord was doing or saying certain things and never made us feel bad about asking questions or pushing back. We highly recommend Ideal Properties Group, too, for being better than most at keeping their site updated with available listings - lots of other agencies in the area have sites that feature old (already taken) properties and don`t update with listings frequently. All in all, a great operation and a great agent. We highly recommend Michael and Ideal Properties Group!
Alex and Adrian, 03/02/2012
Matt was extremely professional and effective in listening to our needs while searching for an apartment. He is very helpful and also very kind. We were very fortunate to work with him.
Joanne and Naum, 03/01/2012
I just wanted to take a minute to thank Mike for fantastic service. He was very professional, personable, and made the process very non-stressful. The truth is my fiance and I had been looking for a place to live for 3 days and I was at my breaking down point until I meet Mike. He answered all our questions, was very understanding of our stress and even anxious attitudes. He took us around from spot to spot making the search very relaxing on our end. We felt very at ease with everything. My Fiance and I recommend using Mike at Ideal properties for your next housing need.
Ryan's uncanny ability to handle complex transactions and recognize the less obvious, his work ethic that won't allow him to quit are the rare qualities that first come to mind when I think of Ryan and the role he played in finding us our new retail location. On a personal level, we feel that Ryan is made of the highest ethical fiber, a true rarity in his challenging business. Ryan and Ideal helped us effect a great lease, and for that and for months and months of their work we are very thankful.
What a great experience! I started looking for my new place about a month ago. Ilia showed me a lot of great apartments; so many that it was almost difficult to decide which one to pick as my new BBQ haven. He helped me throughout the process, and made the decision a more informed one, and easier. I love my new place, and can`t wait to throw a party in my garden! Ideal Properties is invited!
Sonya K., 02/13/2012
Especially in a neighborhood known for its high-pressure brokers, "above and beyond" barely does justice to the incredible service I got from Lisa when I was looking for a one-bedroom in Park Slope. Her honesty and low-key style. Sensing that I was uncertain about this first apartment I considered applying for, she suggested I sleep on it before applying and lost the easy commission. Ultimately, I found the perfect apartment in a building whose management company required more ID, proof of income, proof of good credit, and so forth than anything she`d heard of before, and she guided me patiently and with good humor through a vetting process that took 8 hours in the office plus numerous faxes, phone calls and emails afterwards. I can`t say enough about her patience, professionalism, and kindness. Thank you!
Leah N., 02/07/2012
"Apartment hunting" is hands down my least favorite thing to do, ever - it is so stressful, and the majority of rental agents with whom I`ve dealt have been slimy and obnoxiously "sales-y," the type that clearly doesn`t really care about what you`re actually looking for, pushing you towards less than IDEAL (look at that!) spaces for their commission. I didn`t encounter this attitude at all with Evan. While my boyfriend and I ended up finding an apartment elsewhere (got lucky and were able to work directly with an owner), Evan certainly did his job - he was patient, communicated with us actively, listened to our requests/needs, and worked to find a space that would work for us (even though I was panicky and relentlessly texting and changing plans). He was a pleasure to work with, and I would recommend him (and this company) to anyone looking for apartments in Brooklyn.
Jessie , 01/18/2012
Ilia did an awesome job of finding us a great apartment in a very short time. No pressure at all and was willing to show as many places as we had time to see. Very smooth transaction and GREAT customer service. Thanks again!
Keith , 01/11/2012
I had just returned from a 2 month trip to asia. 1 month before my family was to arrive at our new, yet to be obtained apartment. I explained to Evan at Ideal Properties that I was under tremendous time pressure to find a suitable dwelling fro my family, Even understood my urgency, and immediately went to work. I think we saw 7 apartments the first day we met. Over the following 2 weeks of my search, Evan was in constant contact we me. Keeping me updated as to new apartments that had just become available. I worked with several other agents from different agencies over the course of my search, And none of them worked nearly as hard as Evan did to find us a home. Highly Recommended.
Andy O, 01/11/2012
Ideal Properties helped me and my family relocate from San Diego to Brooklyn. The process was smooth and efficient, from Ideal's agent Matt setting up appointments for us to his manager helping us get quickly approved. Very much appreciated. Thank you!
miya224, review from CitySearch, 01/10/2012
It was great working with Andrew. Professional, polite, responsible, and worked hard to find the right property for me.
I think Citysearch has Ideal in wrong category here - this is a real estate agency (not sure if they do management). In any case, Renee from Ideal is a rare find. We enjoyed our time with her looking at 14 apartments in Park Slope. One apartment was more beautiful than the next. She really listened to what we needed, and delivered. Always reachable by email and returning our phone calls. We have decided to extend our current lease, but we'll be back to Renee in six months' time. She's the only one of the Park Slope brokers we really trust after our month-long and quite frustrating search. We only wished we found her right away.
LahmarL, review from CitySearch, 12/10/2011
Amazing, well-synched crew! I worked with two different agents (I never realized they all share their listings!), and both were incredibly professional and knowledgeable. Thanks Ilia for helping us find just the right space. And thanks for not wasting our time, we really appreciate it!
I was pretty overwhelmed with the task of finding an apartment in New York (especially coming from overseas) but Matthew Meyer made the search so much easier. He worked so heard finding places which matched what I was looking for, and was always friendly, relaxed and kept in close contact. After having some bad experiences with other agents I was so glad when Matt was looking after us. Highly recommend!
Sam Henman, 10/22/2011
Matt Meyer was a real pleasure to work with. He was relaxed, easy-going and really made an effort to show us places that suited our needs. He kept us in the loop of his progress at all times which meant we weren`t left to fret and wonder. Matt took the stress away in apartment hunting and we wouldn`t hesitate to engage his services again. Thank you Matt!
Tina & Sam, 10/13/2011
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Matthew Meyer. He was friendly, knowledgeable about Brooklyn, responsive to my frequent questions, and genuinely interested in finding me the right place to live. I had always heard the NY real estate market was fierce and cutthroat, but Matthew made the experience pleasant and painless. I am confident that had I gone elsewhere, I would not have been as happy with the result.
Jon W, 10/13/2011
Jen - My wife and I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for all the work and time you spent with us to get us settled into a place that met our individual needs. We noticed you went above and beyond the regular responsibilities before and during our transition to Brooklyn. Additionally we had a great experience with Eric during the time you were absent. We wanted to thank you and those involved in making our move to Brooklyn occur in the smoothest way possible. Thanks again Jen and Ideal!
Shayna and Matt G., 10/10/2011
We worked with Maria for a few weeks and she was instrumental in finding us an amazing apartment in Carroll Gardens. Highly recommended! Ideal was also very helpful throughout the process. Truly a job well done.
GraceToday2, review from CitySearch, 09/25/2011
We worked with Maria for a few weeks and she was instrumental in finding us an amazing apartment in Carroll Gardens. Highly recommended! Ideal was also very helpful throughout the process. Truly a job well done.
GraceToday2, review from CitySearch, 09/25/2011
My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Olena. Olena was friendly, professional, and never too pushy. I would definitely work with her again and recommend her to friends. Thank you, Ms. Tsyganova!
Ami Stevens, 09/12/2011
My roommate and I met with Rich (Richard Liegey, firstname.lastname@example.org) towards the beginning of our apartment search, before meeting with any brokers. After hearing horror stories, we were bracing ourselves for a miserable time. Rich was extremely patient, did not try to sell us an apartment if he did not think it was a good deal, and also drove us around from place to place and spent two full days with us, on a holiday weekend, to accommodate our difficult schedules. He gave us straightforward advice even when it was not to his advantage. He took our criteria (price range/ neighborhoods/ proximity to subway) very strictly, and continuously contacted us as soon as new places came up on the market. We both enthusiastically recommend Rich.
Diala S., 09/11/2011
After meeting with a number of realtors who all seemed to be in a hurry to go somewhere, I found Lance Lowe at Ideal Properties. He never rushed or pressured me. Lance was very friendly, yet focused and attentive, and had a very upbeat and positive attitude. He was very willing to show me several great apartments which fit my needs and pocketbook. Communication was great. He always answered the phone and he was quick to return my calls. I would definitely work with him again. A real straight-shooter who is a careful listener and has a good handle on the facts.
My first experience looking for a place to live in Brooklyn was not only painless but downright enjoyable, thanks to Matthew Meyer. He showed me a diverse set of properties to suit my needs and give me a sense of the marketplace. Matthew is professional, knowledgable, accommodating, and easy to be around. He has a relaxed non-salesy approach that is refreshing to see in the real estate business. Highly recommend working with him!
Euvin showed us so many beautiful apartments in Fort Greene that I forgot their count. I finally went with a loft on S.Oxford that looks like dreams are made out of. Euvin came highly recommended... and he delivered without a glitch!
Juanita Santi, 08/29/2011
Cricket at Ideal Properties Group has been simply exceptional in helping me find an apartment! I had a lot of (some difficult!) requirements and Cricket has listened to them all patiently. She understood my needs flawlessly and has come up with some great apartments for me to view. Cricket's thoughtfulness and wonderful, down-to-earth demeanor has made my apartment search a very pleasant experience.
Juliette G., 08/14/2011
OH, FINALLY! Finally, finally, finally, finally...!!!!! Have I said FINALLY yet? Honest broker, great listings, awesome selection! Thank youuuuuu!
niCOLEtte, Review from Merchant Circle, 08/13/2011
This will be one of those unusual testimonies. I am not a renter. I am a landlord of 12 unit rental bldg in Prospect Heights. I initially worked with the largest & most known brokerage firm in Brooklyn for our rentals as exclusive listing. However, looking at the situation with this brogerage, I switched exclusing listing to open listing and called Ideal Properties. Less than I week I have received an application. My pleasant surprise is not with this application. However, it was all agents prompt follow-up, the ability to bring clients, cordial manner, and yes execution that they were actually able to rent our units. Ideal is rather a new firm. But , with this experience, I learned how much all of the agents are dedicated & communicative. Hats off to all Ideal agents. Lan P, 08/09/2011
Lan Park, 08/09/2011
My girlfriend and I had the absolute pleasure of having Iman Inde (Brooklyn) help us search for an apartment. Iman was respectful, insightful, and most importantly, honest. I would highly recommend him!
Nick showed us some very good places, accurately described in advance so as not to waste our time. Very professional, incredibly quick to understand your needs. Thank you.
My girlfriend and I looked at several apartments with Jen in the Fort Greene area. She knows the neighborhood and it shows. She was extremely sensitive to our wants and needs and was a pleasure to work with - her sense of humour and wit actually made this arduous process fun. After dealing with unscrupulous agents who did absolutely nothing for us and were completely unreliable (and barely literate), Jen was the only person that we trusted and would work with again. I would wholeheartedly recommend Jen and Ideal Properties to anyone looking in Brooklyn. We adore her and look forward to running into her around the `hood.
Paul J Pinizzotto, 07/18/2011
My husband and I spent literally four hours with Mr. Morisawa, and he had the most amazing apartments to show us. After days of searching, it was so refreshing to see that nice apartments actually exist in Fort Greene! We`re signing our lease on Saturday; no more hydrating every weekend and going through crummy apartments with a host of brokers! Thanks, Shinichi!
After dealing with every possible variety of real estate sleaze over the past 9 years living in New York, stumbling upon Ideal Properties was like a light at the end of the tunnel. Not only are they totally professional and follow-up in a timely and comprehensible fashion, they have a few locations, where the agents can actually be found during work hours and even are open in the evenings and on weekends! Their documentation is immaculate, receipts for everything, no corners cut, and never any bullshit or hidden agendas. Their name perfectly represents their ethics - something that is rarely synonymous with real estate in the first place. I recommend working with Evan or Lance as I dealt with both of them. Justin, the guy in charge, was super attentive and honest, unlike most firms where the guy in charge is used as an excuse to inflate fees. (Sound familiar?!) Basically if you want to move in Brooklyn, you NEED to go with these guys.
A D, 07/07/2011
It has been a pleasure working with Dave Bunting during my apartment search in Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens. As soon as new places came on the market he contacted me immediately and worked super hard getting us in to see apartments that weren`t quite ready yet in hopes to be the first to see the place. He also knew lots about the neighborhood and was honest, open and not pushy or flakey as other brokers can me. I recommend Dave.
This review is for Andrew Westphal. After initially being stood up by another one of Ideal's brokers, I had the pleasure of working with Andrew to find our apartment in park slope. We were in a rush, trying to find an apartment for less than a month away, and Andrew worked with our time frame showing us several apartments on the first day that we showed up (with no advance notice, as we were supposed to work with another broker who never showed). When we changed our criteria after that day, he went with it and knew of the perfect apartment in our new price range which we decided on the next day. We got the process done quickly and efficiently, and although it really sucks to pay a broker fee, it saved us a lot of time and effort.
Amanda H, review from Yelp, 05/26/2011
I was looking to move into my first place. After spending weeks trying to get brokers to return my calls I found out about IPG. I was able to get into contact with Nick immediately and he even rearranged his schedule to show me the place that same evening. He was friendly, attentive and seems to genuinely love his job. If you can afford to get a broker, I definitely recommend going to Nick at Ideal Properties Group.
Monika R, 05/20/2011
This was my first time looking for an apt and I met with 4 agents before I met with Evan. I didn`t know what to expect with realtors but they all seemed so disingenuous. They showed me apts that clearly were not what I was looking for and practically told me I was crazy for passing it up. When I finally met Evan I was extremely relieved to meet someone who seemed so genuine and honest. I didn`t have a deadline so I wanted to take the time to find the perfect place so I was really particular about it. He worked his butt off for two months actively showing me apts and learning exactly what I was looking for. He patiently stuck through it and ended up showing me the perfect apartment! Thank you Evan! I would recommend you to anyone who is looking for an apt!
PARIS SMITH at `Ideal Properties` was the seventh agent I met from the strip of agents on Park Slope`s 7th avenue. I had to find an apartment in the area to relocate from the UK within a week! My girlfriend and I were immediately impressed with her PROFESSIONALISM. Despite arriving shortly before closing we were politely welcomed with her ABUNDANT ENERGY. She quickly revealed her INTELLIGENCE, GOOD HUMOUR, and most importantly a speedy EFFICIENCY that proved decisive in me wanting to give her my business although I was seeing properties with other agents the whole time. Paris EXCELLED and found my perfect home. Discerning house hunters will be delighted with Paris, this young lady is going to go far!
Martin L, 05/11/2011
Alan Canovic is an absolutely wonderful agent to work with. My girlfriend, dog, and I were struggling to find the perfect place in Williamsburg when Alan came to the rescue. He was friendly, motivated, attentive and actually listened to us when we described our ideal home. Then he went out and found it for us! I will be recommending Alan and Ideal Properties to all my friends looking to relocate in the area. Good luck with the baby Alan! Thanks again!
Adam Kirk, 04/11/2011
Shinichi Morisawa is AMAZING! He was ALWAYS responsive, prompt, and helpful. He never pressured us and was happy to listen to our desires, which is rare in the broker world. He was upright and honest with us and did not ask us to settle for less than our "ideal property" or waste our time. As you may know good properties are rented very quickly and he stayed one step ahead to ensure our application was processed quickly so we would have a fair chance. We joked that we were checking our "Shini-mail" because he emailed us often with updates.... Ask for Shinichi! Smorisawa@idealpropertiesgroup.com
Joely and Peter, 03/23/2011
Maria was great to work with. I picked her out of the many others because of how efficient she was even from the first time she responded to my email. She was very patient and really worked hard to find us the perfect place. She was a pleasure to work with and we will be recommending her to any friend looking for a home in Brooklyn.
Maria Heredia, 03/01/2011
Ideal made the sale of my condo in Carroll Gardens a great experience. Based on my previous experience with brokers in the area, I was expecting lack of communication and a broker slow to provide updates. Ideal's team was something else altogether. They did an outstanding job selling my condo. In this curious economy, they only needed two open houses to have my place in contract, and sold it a month and a half thereafter. Jennifer from Ideal always got back to me if I had any questions and was always on top of the paperwork that needed to be filled out. She always gave adequate notice about showings and open houses, and coordinated all visits, inspectors, lender, buyers, other brokers. I've never worked with a broker who was so open and willing to work with others just to make sure my condo sells!!!! You can't go wrong with Jennifer and Ideal as your broker!
SonyaD28, review from CitySearch, 02/11/2011
Ryan Lanning helped me and my boyfriend find the perfect apartment. We just moved in four days ago and could not be happier. Ryan was thorough, knew what we were looking for and only showed us apartments that fit our neighborhood, budget and other requirements. He was very easy to get a hold of and stayed in constant contact with us throughout the application process. His manager was willing to negotiate the broker fee with us and took a percentage off. After a miscommunication and paying two credit checks (one to Ideal and one to the building's management company) Ideal immediately refunded their credit check no questions asked. Both my boyfriend and I went through brokers before and found this office to be working hard for their fee. They seem to understanding how taxing it can be to find a great place in the city and were excited to help. It's also a small office with young, hungry agents who talk to you on your level. I would give five stars but we found the apartment on the first day of looking so our relationship with the office was very short compared to other posts. Also, I felt they could have gathered more information on the property before we started the application process: avoiding the fronting of two credit check fees, as well as understanding the property's online application process a little better.
Tricia O, 02/04/2011
Barbara Louka was the most PRO-active realtor we worked with in our long apt search! She knows the Brooklyn neighborhoods, had a lot to show us and made us feel relaxed and that we were in good hands. She checked in with US every few days - not a lot of Brokers do that. Even notified us when something was reduced in price! We never felt like she was just trying to "make a deal". She was really working for us.
Rachel B, review from Yelp, 01/15/2011
Barbara Louka at Ideal is great. She works the Brooklyn / Park Slope area for the most part. Barbara got a good idea of what we were looking for quickly and didn't waste our time with things we didn't really want to see. She also was very goood at dispensing advice about potential negotiation tactics. So many brokers don't bother to do this and just tell you to accept things at face value. She also never gave us the line of "Well, this is New York. That [whatever reasonable thing you are looking for] doesn't exist." She worked the ol' mainframe to crank out some things that could work. Barbara will work hard for you and be your advocate, and if you're going to pay a fee, you should accept no less.
Adam E, review from Yelp, 01/14/2011
When I first met Iman, he was warm, friendly, and provided great customer service. When the first few apartment I requested to see were not the perfect fit for my family, Iman listened and found other properties that he felt would be good for us. We ended up finding the perfect place thanks to Iman`s motivation, attentiveness, and great communication skills. We would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat.
Shayna G., 01/03/2011
Iman Inde is a treasure in the real estate industry! He is kind, down to earth, and relaxed. He listens to what the customer wants and works hard to find matches. Moving from Texas with 2 dogs is no easy fit for Brooklyn, but Iman did everything he could to find apartments for us. Iman is just the kind of broker you want when embarking on the stressful apartment hunt because he attentive without being pushy. I highly recommend Iman to anyone searching for a new place to live!
Rob helped us find a great apartment in the neighborhood we wanted to live in. He was extremely helpful and kind, and made us laugh in the car. I`d highly recommend working with Rob.
Bob was absolutely the best find I`ve ever made in NYC real estate. The apartment we found together is a close second and exactly what I wanted and needed. He listened, worked extremely hard, ran around with me looking at places in order to narrow down what I really needed - without wasting my time at all - and in less than a week we found what I was looking for in a neighborhood that was above and beyond what I had hoped for with what I could afford. Such a solid guy, and a fantastic resource - he couldn`t have done it better.
Jason Brownrigg, 10/27/2010
My partner David and I have been working Rob on finding an apartment in Brooklyn. Rob was incredible to work with. He was professional, listened well, and really went beyond what was asked of him to show us apartments. In the end we we went with another unit, but I wanted to make sure I did something for Rob because he was so good to work with. Your company us fortunate to have him on board. I would recommend him to friends in a minute. Please make sure that Rob knows how much we enjoyed working with him. Sincerely, Ed P.
E-mail sent to Ideal`s management team, Ed P., 10/21/2010
Shinichi was incredible to work with! He was incredibly honest and patient with all my questions (not to mention I was late to all of our meetings). Not only did he show me a whole lot of apartments, but he showed me a bit around Brooklyn and this guy knows Brooklyn. He answered all of my phone calls and emails. I highly recommend him! Deserved every penny of the commission!
Joanna K, 09/13/2010
My fiance and I worked with Iman to rent a beautiful (and affordable!) 1 bedroom apartment in Prospect Heights. Iman`s patience, reassurance and genuinely honest attitude made the sometimes strenuous process of finding an apartment in NYC smooth and stress-free. He is unlike any other broker I`ve worked with and he stands as a true example of how the industry should run! Thanks again!
Ellen and Dylan, 09/10/2010
Iman Inde, you`re amazing! We only had a month to find an ideal place; one that we wanted to stay in for a good few years. Our last place was found last-minute with an *other* realty group and we settled for not-so great (bug infestations, slumlords, the works). Originally I`d called another agent from Ideal one morning after being frustrated with other realty groups and dishonest people. In no more than an hour, Ideal Properties had Iman call me - on his lunch hour - letting me know that he`d be able to show me places that afternoon. Kind, honest and interested, he discussed with me what mine and my husband`s ideal place would look like, the price, the location, etc. Iman showed me apartments only within our price range and all beyond our expectations. That day we filled out an application. After a week we were approved! Iman never stopped making sure everything was OK- he even called me on the day of our move-in to make sure that we had our keys! The experience changed our whole outlook on the realty business. Thank you so much Iman for helping us find the apartment of our dreams!
Dave Saba is a breath of fresh air in the real estate business. He respected our limited budget and our time; he communicated clearly and effectively; and he worked hard to find us an apartment in our price range. Yet Dave is not just a good broker, he`s a really nice person. He sincerely cared about finding us a space we were comfortable in, and never put pressure on us to make a commitment. Although we ultimately decided to rent in Queens, instead of Brooklyn, we will definitely contact Dave when we`re looking in the future. Nicole and Nick
Nicole and Nick, 08/18/2010
Super big thanks to Rob for helping find a great apartment in Park Slope. He is a very personable, trustworthy, and extremely patient broker. Having lived in Brooklyn for a few years, I appreciated that he was very honest about the neighborhoods and always was quick to respond to my inquiries. I had never used a broker before using Ideal and I believe it was worth every penny! From the first email to the lease signing, we were able to sign in under a week. Thanks again!
Two days after Ideal opened their new office on Court Street, I walked in and gave them my rental apartment listing. Me and my family have lived in the area for over 60 years now, and it's refreshing to see such friendliness and prompt expertise in a broker!!!! They showed my apartment over a dozen times and did not stop until they found me a great tenant. Thank you, I really appreciate this, and I'll be back soon with my other rentals. Donna
DDiNapoli, review from CitySearch, 07/25/2010
This letter is to document the outstanding broker services provided by Maria Vitagliano of Ideal Properties in Brooklyn, NY. My mother and I arrived in Brooklyn on Thursday, July 15 to apartment hunt with only a narrow window of time in which to find a place to rent. As neither of us were familiar with Brooklyn, I called a listing posted by Maria on Craig`s List and from that point on she became an invaluable source of listings as well as information about Brooklyn. Maria apartment hunted with us tirelessly over the course of the next three days, taking us to several properties in the July heat. She was very patient and kind as well as very knowledgeable about specific neighborhoods and properties. She went above and beyond the call of duty during her time with us, by far outshining all other brokers we worked with during our trip. We can`t thank her enough for her services and would definitely recommend her to any Brooklyn newcomer in need of a trusted broker.
E-mail sent to Ideal`s management team, S. & J. Akhter, 07/23/2010
Ideal's agent Robert helped me find my new home!!!! He was a pleasure to work with despite the brutal heat in Brooklyn. We took our time, and he guided us every step of the way. Excellent service. Thank you Rob!! I will make sure my friends know about you and Ideal!!!!
JonesMart, review from CitySearch, 06/29/2010
Honesty does make the difference, and Ideal's realtors are at the forefront of it in Brooklyn, otherwise home to a variety of rental scammers. I am gladto have found Ideal & Robert and through his and his company's efforts, my amazing apartment on Polhemus Place. Just a quick note of how much I appreciate your help and hard work, Robert, I remember you telling me how rarely good work in your industry gets acknowledged. Thanks again! P.
peterinBKLYNfinally , review from CitySearch, 05/22/2010
My fiance and I were looking to move to the Park Slope/ Fort Greene area and we were very lucky to have worked with Iman. From the start he was very organized and efficient, perfectly scheduling out our viewings. Iman is one of the nicest brokers I have ever dealt with - unlike most brokers he treats you like a real person, not just another sale. I would highly recommend Iman to anyone looking for a Brooklyn apartment.
My husband and I had the real pleasure of having our tenant apartment rented this month by Rob, salesperson from Ideal Properties. The entire process took maybe a week, not only because the customer loved the apartment, but because Rob kept on top of the entire process, which even included a second visit at the customer`s request. We were surprised to find that the final paperwork was done by Rob at nine in the night (on a very rainy evening), which encompassed for him a trip to the client in DUMBO and then to Park Slope to deliver us the lease. We didn`t ask for this extra attention-we could have waited until morning-but he gave it anyway. Of all the agencies we listed with, as well as listing on Craigslist, Ideal Properties brought more people to look at the apartment more than any other venue-by far! I think you must be doing something right. Rob certainly is. Please thank everybody at Ideal for their assistance renting this apartment.
E-mail sent to Ideal`s management team, Barbara E., 04/29/2010
My New Yorker boyfriend and I needed a new place fast! After relocating here from Chicago with my 70 lb mutt, his one bedroom was a disastrous situation. After searching through craigslist and meeting with random agents without any success, a friend recommended Ideal Properties, which to say the least was, well, ideal. They were not only easy to work with, but also trustworthy - something that I find to be unfortunately rare with apartment hunting in any big city. Mike, the broker we worked with was great and made everything about a typically painful process practically fun! I would recommend Ideal to anyone, new or old to the city!
Leslie & Matt, 03/15/2010
Apartment searching is never fun, but there is nothing worse than spending time looking at apartments with brokers that don`t want to be there, and are very uninspired. We looked at an apartment with Iman Inde, who was great. He didn`t seem to mind when we had to wait 20 mins for my wife to arrive, he was patient, interested and even (at least appeared) to be happy to show us around the same apartment the next day in a snow storm. We took the apartment, and where happy to have found such a genuine and patient broker. Thanks Iman
Andrew W, 03/02/2010
My agent, Iman Inde, did a wonderful job showing me a number of apartments suited to my budget and specifications, and ultimately I landed on a 1BR right off the park that is delightful. Unlike other brokerages I've dealt with in the past, Ideal was honest, laid back, and genuinely helpful for an apartment search conducted on very short notice. There was no pressure to jump on an apartment except when (real) competing offers existed, and Iman took the extra step of ferrying me back and forth in the Slope for viewings and also to get things done. Rents, neighborhoods, and apartments are all actually as described, which is not always the case with some of the more fly-by-night brokerage operations. Communications back and forth with Iman were consistent and solid, which was essential since I am constantly on the road for work and had to do parts of the lease-signing process from DC. Ideal takes the standard (painful) New York commission of 12-15%, but they run a legitimate operation, offering a transparent experience and some real value if you're looking to get your search done in a hurry, with cost a more secondary concern. I do wish there was some more leverage / bargaining power with the management companies they work with, since there were some annoying hoops to jump through in my lease process. However, these hoops are all too typical for the New York market, so for what it's worth, Iman / Ideal Properties helped me navigate that market very comfortably and conveniently.
Jules S, review from Yelp, 01/31/2010
Working with Rob has been a great experience. He has been extremely helpful in finding us the perfect apartment. My wife and I relocated here from out of town and didn`t really know the area but Rob was right there to answer all of our questions. Rob`s professionalism and good sense of humor made the experience of finding a new home a nonstressful event - even though it was pouring rain and freezing cold outside! I highly recommend Rob to anyone who is looking for an apartment - you won`t be disappointed.
Jeff P., 01/22/2010
Rob enabled us to find the perfect apartment in Park Slope after only a few days of searching. It is not only due to the fact that he was efficient and organized, he was also very patient - especially with french newcomers like us - and took a lot of time to explain all the details, which made us very comfortable. He was friendly, honest, full of advice and did not hesitate to negotiate with landlords to get us the best deal. Rob is definitely an experienced and reliable professional I would recommend to anyone. We also thank the other agents and their manager for the excellent service they provided.
Erwan F., 12/21/2009
It was a pleasure to work with Bob - he helped me find a new place in just a week! He was prompt, organized and courteous and took the time to walk through all the details. Great with follow up and follow through. Would definitely recommend him!
Jennifer Cunningham, 12/15/2009
Mr. Fishman took us step by step through the entire commercial leasing process with astonishing ease. Even in this tough market, he had our storefront rented within three weeks! We had it listed with another broker for ALMOST A YEAR, with little activity! I would send anyone to Mike without even batting an eyelash. A true professional, and a fantastic negotiator!
Ideal Properties' agent Iman displayed an enormous amount of energy in showing us apartments in Park Slope and Gowanus - never once pressuring us, or showing us spaces outside our target price range or desired neighborhoods. Iman was instrumental in helping us determine how much we should offer (realistically) to the landlord whose apartment we were considering renting. His knowledge of the market is profound, and he navigated us smoothly through the application process, all the way to the lease signing. We felt confident that our decision was the right one… every step of the way! I just realized I posted our praise of Mr. Inde at Ideal Properties' other office - but he's more than worth both... With Iman, you're in the right hands.
jonalmarion , review from CitySearch, 10/28/2009
I am writing this email to comment on the professionalism and excellent service that I recieved from Mr. Inde as well as other agents (unfortunately I do not remember their names) regarding 1** 12th. Street. Mr. Inde`s prompt responses, professionalism and availability to market my apartment prompted me to give him the listing. Unfortunately, the apartment rented through Craigslist before Mr. Inde or other Ideal agents could even see it. However, I received numerous calls from Ideal agents requesting information and attempting to match the apartment with prospective clients. I received more requests from Ideal agents in three days than I did from other large realtors in two weeks! I would like to inform you that I own homes on a number of different streets in Park Slope (in the low teens). Because of the excellent service that I received regarding this particular apartment, Ideal will be my first choice for future rentals or sales listings. Thank you. Sincerely, Rosemarie F.
E-mail sent to Ideal`s management team, Rosemarie F., 10/13/2009
My five star review has less to do with Ideal Properties and more to do with Jennifer Rhodes: http://idealproperties... a fantastic agent with Ideal. Jennifer happened to be the listed agent on a property I was interested in seeing to rent. After dealing with many other New York/Brooklyn agents I wasn't expecting much...I'm sure most of you know what I mean. Jennifer was more than a pleasant surprise. Jennifer came prepared, was not pushy and though she knew I was interested in a particular property she came with other choices for me. I really got the feeling she cared about what she did and about what would best meet my needs. She's intelligent with an eye for space and an immediate understanding of her client's needs. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Maria C, review from Yelp, 09/16/2009
Andrew from Ideal was very helpful in finding us just the right apartment in Carroll Gardens. We told him what we were looking for, and that’s exactly what he found us. I mean, it was supposed to be frustrating and complicated…! But thanks to Andrew, our search turned out to be anything but.
mollyjoneas, review from CitySearch, 08/29/2009
I worked with Iman Inde and am now happily installed in a truly "ideal" apartment. Iman was friendly, easy-going, and extremely patient. But most importantly, he listened carefully, making sense of my wishlist even when I contradicted myself many times. When I found what I was looking for, Iman acted quickly, making all the right calls on my behalf. I would recommend Iman to anyone frustrated by the New York apartment-hunting scene!
Caitlin Mitchell, 08/05/2009
Mr. Burke placed Myself, My Fiance, and her daughter in the perfect apartment and neighborhood. I was moving from Manhattan, and my Fiance was moving from Massachusetts with her daughter; I had very little knowledge of the Brooklyn neighborhoods and was also suspicious of apartment brokers in general. We met Richard to take a look at the first apartment on the list. after a brief conversation he knew the first place wasn`t fitting for us and knew exactly where we should live. We met Richard the following day and he introduced us to Windsor Terrace, showed us an apartment across the street from a great Elementary school and a block from Prospect park. The apartment is perfect, the owner of the apartment is great, and we are hoping to never leave the neighborhood. Richard is an expert matchmaker and can be credited with giving me and my family a great start to a happy life in Brooklyn!
Rick Murphy, 07/30/2009
Barbara was an excellent agent. I was told by other firms that it was too soon to look for an apartment, but she showed us great places in areas we wanted and in our price range. Being new to New York, she was able to walk us through the leasing process and put us at ease. There were no issues, and I would definitely return to her if we move or refer her to any of my friends looking for an apartment. Thanks Barbara, for finding our new home!
James D, 06/17/2009
Ideal ended my year-long search for the right space for my new bar! Thanks to Maria my architect can finally put in motion our long-discussed plan. Maria was relentless - working with the landlord's attorney, and mine. Whenever the negotiations stalled, Maria put fire under all of us. Ideal's support personnel was always available and prompt. Thank you! My search is finally over. I'd use Ideal's services any time.
JakeSan, review from CitySearch, 06/13/2009
It took me and my partner a while to find a new space for our commercial venture. We worked with Ideal's two top commercial leasing agents, and it was a pleasure. They were brimming with ideas and helped us negotiate a difficult lease. If there wasn't for the leader of the team, we would have never had the meeting of minds with our new landlord (who by the way is a great guy!) Brooklyn, here we come! Bakeries will not be the same in this borough after we implement our business plan......................
Roman G, review from CitySearch, 04/22/2009
Maria listened carefully to what I was looking for. She was involved and went out of her way to help me find an apartment. She was a pleasure to work with and I`d recommend her to anyone looking for an apartment.
Linda B, 03/03/2009
My agent treated me like a human being! Over and over again, over a month-long search for a perfectly appointed duplex apartment, Dave showed me that I was much more than a pile of dollar bills to him. I truly appreciate all your efforts, Dave, and look forward to referring my friends to you!
We just rented an incredible apartment in Cobble Hill with Maria`s help and expert guidance. A fierce negotiator, she was great to have on our side. Maria, we can`t wait to see you at our home-sweet-home warming party!
Warren D, 01/11/2009
My daughter and I simply loved working with Ideal`s Mike Colombo. He went out of her way showing us lots and lots of apartments - and we`re grateful for his expertise and his patience. True professional!
I worked with Mike Colombo to find our new place in North Slope. We rented the 2nd apartment we saw w/ Ideal because the caliber of their listings is so much better than other w/ other brokers. Mike was great to work with - he listened to what we needed and always followed up very quickly. Thank you!
Maria was charming and professional, showing me places according to my availability in a moment`s notice. Thanks again Maria!
My roomie and I just rented the most fantastic apartment in the whole of Brooklyn! 150 Clermont rocks!!!!!! Richard, thanks for making this happen.
David Z., 10/28/2008
Barbara`s expertise in helping us find our new apartment was invaluable! Thank you - we love our new place! Clermont is truly a great building and we can`t wait to move in Nov 1.
Joan M, 10/20/2008
Best agents in Brooklyn! No more vacancies... We can`t stop being amazed at this firm`s professionalism and dedication to keeping the three units of our Park Slope brownstone filled with great tenants! Working with Ideal is a true pleasure!
RoaxTon, Review from Kudzu, 09/11/2008
Fantastic service! My boyfriend and I just signed our lease earlier today. It was an entirely pleasurable process, and we highly recommend Justin Dower from Ideal. He seemed to know pretty much every single little thing we needed to know, and we hope to get to find a place to call our own through Justin once we`re ready to buy. Good luck, Justin, and thank you!!!
sanhati, Review from Yahoo Local, 08/09/2008
I have been working with Ideal for a few years now. Every time I have an apartment for rent, they bring me qualified tenants. Just last week they rented my last unit on President Street (Park Slope). It took them TWO!!! days from the moment my secretary informed them of the availability. They perform so consistently that I don`t think I`ll ever consider another agency. Thanks for all your hard work, guys!
John P., 08/05/2008
Mike Columbo was extremely honest and helpful! He answered all of our questions, and made himself available to us at all times. Once we signed, Mike helped ensure that our apartment was painted, clean, and ready for us. I would highly recommend using Mike and this group! Thanks again!!
My wife and I had a great time looking for a new apartment with Maria. We needed to make a decision quickly, and thanks to Maria we were able to see several quality places mere hours after our first call in. We wrapped up the deal shortly after and always felt we had the help and support needed to make our decision. Thank you for your finely tuned listening skills and hard work!
Ryan H., 07/17/2008
My experience with Richard Burke and Ideal Properties was excellent. Richard was expedient, efficient and thorough. He showed me everything I wanted to see, answered all of my questions and was genuinely interested in helping me find the right property. The office staff was professional and courteous. I was looking for a very specific type of property which many other Realtors had told me would take "a very long time to find." We found that property within hours of our first outing. Thank you Richard and Ideal Properties.
Rev David Corvini, 07/15/2008
It`s really refreshing to work with an honest, scrupulous agent- especially one that`s truly knowledgeable in their business. We are still looking for that ideal apartment, but we`re sure we`ll find one through this firm! Especially since they showed us other firms` listings too!
Jonathan G.; Review from Merchant Circle, 07/09/2008
Dear Mr. Serras: I wanted to take a moment to express my total satisfaction with your firm. My daughter graduated from college this spring and wanted to reside in Brooklyn. She had been having a difficult time trying to locate something that matched her needs when she learned about Ideal Properties Group. Martine Shandles worked with her closely and throughout the process was encouraging, helpful and went out of her way in every instance to ensure that the process went smoothly. Every phone call or email was answered promptly and professionally. Martine was timely and unwaveringly pleasant from the first contact right through the final lease signing with the landlord. I am certain you already know what an exemplary employee you have in Martine, but I wanted to be certain to express our gratitude. We will recommend you to others, and if my daughter embarks upon another apartment search in Brooklyn, she will most certainly contact Martine. Thank you for having made this experience such a pleasant one.
Ann H., 07/07/2008
Working with Jennifer was like working with a good friend that truly had our best interest at heart. Jen was very responsive, listened closely to what we wanted in a new home, and followed through to the very end, though endless counter-offers, inspections, reports, re-schedules of the closing date. We would highly recommend Ms. Rhodes to anyone that is looking for property in Carroll Gardens!
Anna Clevenger, 06/24/2008
We worked with Jennifer from Ideal Properties and our faith in real estate agents is now restored! She was great every step of the way! We highly recommend this agent`s services; Jen made tough decisions easy.
Shawna; Review from Merchant Circle, 06/21/2008
Awesome agents! I contacted a few different Ideal Properties agents, and they all responded promptly. I needed to move by June 15, and they were able to find just the right place for me within TWO DAYS!? Their inventory is great, so it wasn`t that difficult to begin with. Thanks for all the help!
EXPERTISE GALORE--THESE PEOPLE KNOW ... what they`re doing! We just rented a two bedroom in Brooklyn Heights! Having gone through a number of irrelevant searches with other firms, we stumbled upon Ideal Properties on Craigslist. Their agent, Mike, was helpful, always on time, and returned our calls promptly. He guided us through the process FLAWLESSLY. Expensive, but worth it! It is true that you get what you pay for.
Erin; Review from Merchant Circle, 06/11/2008
Kelli saved us from Rapid Realty! We walked into the Ideal office afer a nightmarish experience. Immediately the agents began looking up properties for us to view. By the end of the day, we had found the perfect place. Thank you Ideal Properties Group!
Kim; Review from Merchant Circle, 06/11/2008
Our experience in renting an apartment in Cobble Hill with Ideal was nearly perfect. They are so professional! Thanks, Mike, and we`ll call you back when we`re ready to buy!
John; Review from Merchant Circle, 06/11/2008
I am endlessly thankful to the Gods of Backpage for having found Ideal Properties. This firm is amazing! I love their website, I loved their approach to my appointments, and they fiercely represented my interests in front of our current - AND PAST! - landlady. It was a tough deal to be made, but with their help... it happened! Ideal really know their business! Irene, brand new Carroll Gardener
Irene; Review from Merchant Circle, 06/11/2008
I worked with Mike in my North Park Slope move. Mike ensured he was available at every step of the process; I could always reach him via phone and he showed apartments around my schedule. Further, he ensured I was comfortable and knowledgable about every part of the process from viewing to move-in. The entire apartment hunt with Mike was an extremely pleasurable experience, unlike the headaches and annoyances that it often causes! I highly recommend Ideal and Mike......
I am yet to meet a more professional, more helpful, and more personable agent. Mike is a true asset to his profession! We rented a gorgeous two bedroom apt in Park Slope--and the process was even enjoyable! Our building manager rocks, too.
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