I can sum up my experience with David with something I said to him during our last meeting. Rather than saying thanks for finding me a great apartment I said, somewhat awkwardly, Um so could we be friends in real life even though I signed for an apartment. That is how awesome David is-he works incredibly hard, is very kind, extremely patient and by the end of it you legitimately want to stay friends. Below I will describe details. In terms of my apartment finding experience, David did a perfect job. I found my dream apartment that had all the things I was looking for. David really listens and does his best to find what you really want down to the minute details. He doesn’t try to sway you from things you truly don’t want to compromise on. He found me a beautiful apartment, in the location I wanted, that really fit my personality and I love it! Before I go into further detail, I want to note that I am extremely picky. My friends will not go shopping with me because I am utterly indecisive and constantly change my mind. There were many times in the process where I thought David would throw his hands up in the air and quit because of how indecisive I was. But he never did! Instead he would say let’s get on a call and we would talk thru my options and the pros and cons of the apartments was looking into. I never felt pressured to rent anything. Rather, I just felt that I received good clarity from our conversations. It almost felt like a therapy session because he would get to the root of why or why not I was interested in signing for an apartment and what was stopping me. There were multiple times where he went back to the drawing board to find more listings because I was just that picky. I don’t recommend being as picky as me because it’s a bit silly, but I will say I don’t know any other broker or person really who would be able to deal with my indecisiveness as patiently as David did! Adjectives to describe my experience working with David. Surprising, amazing, fun and truly delightful.
Surprising, It was surprising because living in Manhattan for the past 10 Years I have never met a broker who wasn’t trying to trick me into thinking my budget would only afford so much. Either that, or I met brokers who just couldn’t be bothered with cultivating a relationship with their clients. David’s client relationship building skills are unlike any I have ever seen. He asks you what you want, your budget and he really does everything in his power to find you this within what’s realistic.
Amazing, When I started looking for apartments by myself I was discouraged because I wasn’t finding things that fit my very specific requirements, along with my budget. I tried working with some other person initially and he rudely told me my expectations were too high and it was impossible. I almost threw in the towel and stayed in my current apt, but then I happened to walk by David’s office and figured I would give someone new a chance! What luck! David assured me I could find something I loved with the budget I had and got to work finding apartment after apartment that fit my needs and wants.
Fun, David is just fun. I’ve never had a broker work so hard and simultaneously be so nice and fun. Whenever I get overwhelmed, he talked me thru things and gave me the information I needed to come to a good decision.
Delightful, It was a delightful experience for all the reasons above and for the fact that I ended up signing for an awesome apartment, in the neighborhood I wanted, that I love! Any and all questions were answered by David clearly and happily. I want to also say that after the whole process was done-a part of my cynical New York self assumed I wouldn’t hear from or see David again. It made me a little sad to be honest. However, the day I moved into my apt, as I was unpacking, I heard a knock on my door. There was David, To wish me well on my move, see how I was doing and even to bring me an apartment warming gift. Honestly if you want someone extremely genuine, kind, super smart, very very connected in terms of what’s out there on the market for rentals and buys and very dedicated to finding you your dream home, within your budget. David is the one for you! I can’t say enough good things about him and have already raved about him to every single person I know who is looking for a new home and apartment. If you searched for a broker and found him consider yourself very very lucky and know that you are well on your way to finding your dream home.