We recently went apartment hunting in the East Village. Alexander did a great job showing us tons of places. He was friendly, helpful and patient with us. We never felt pushed into anything. He knows his job. He''s honest. In a city like NY, those are two valuable assets.
My roommates and I moved from out of state, which is daunting as it is. We spent our first few days in NYC working with a terrible brokerage firm that conveniently only had apartments at our maximum price ( even though the location was undesirable- East Harlem!!?) Finding Alpha was like coming home. Andi helped us find an apartment in one day that was beautiful ( hardwood floors, large living area, windows in every room) in the area we wanted ( Upper West Sidea) and below our maximum price. We were able to sign the lease in a few days and move in less than a week later! I absolutely recommend Alpha...for anyone moving- choose wisely- picking the wrong realtor is a nightmare.
I finally moved in:-))) got some of my stuff although I have no single furniture to put it into but I am just so happy. I love the apartment!!!!! The super is also very nice and I feel home being back to the area:-). Happy end:-).
I am so glad I met you and that you made this possible for me! I really hope to see you around some time!
At my wit's end. That's where I was when I found an ad on yet another apartment finder site, for yet another "spacious one-bedroom" in the right neighborhood, at the right price that was... and here's the biggest factor... PET FRIENDLY. I'd already been turned down by a couple of brokers who wouldn't even work with me as I searched for a no-fee apartment that would accommodate me and my 100lb Akita. Apparently Akitas are considered aggressive breeds in NY...so even when I found apartments that allowed dogs over 50lbs...chances are they STILL wouldn't allow my dog.
So anyway, I sent an email in response to the ad and heard back from Chris Corigliano from Alpha within the hour. Turns out that specific apt didn't allow dogs over 25lbs (which, let's face it...under 25lbs isn't really even a dog)...BUT...he said I'll find you something. He took me on...he didn't laugh at my meager budget (which would be a good mortgage in some towns...but in New York doesn't seem to get much more than a cardboard box ...but under a GOOD bridge). He didn't think I was crazy to want a full size kitchen and a bedroom that ACTUALLY would fit a BED! He didn't say, I can't help you when he found out about the size of my dog. He said...don't worry...we'll find something.
And after a difficult search...with him even sending me leads while I was traveling out of the country for work...and looking at tons of apartments... and getting more rejections based on my dog... we finally found something. FINALLY. A proper one bedroom. He negotiated the rent down to fit in my budget and got me the move in date that I wanted (pro-rated for the month...which seems to be an issue w/a lot of the buildings these days). He was calm, he was patient and now my dog and I can remain together in a lovely apartment, in a convenient location (3 stops to my job!!).
Oh...and to top it off, when I moved in...waiting for me was the gift of a little tin of olive oil from his family's farm in Italy. Seriously? So, would I recommend Alpha, absolutely. Chris C. ... a pure class act.
The only downside was that I did end up paying a fee (although it was well below the standard broker fee rates in NYC).
And for the record... as a public service announcement: I have met more aggressive Chihuahuas than aggressive Akitas. It's all about training and socialization. (Just had to get that off my chest).
Gilad, helped us, and he was GREAT really was amazing customer service and put every waking moment of his time into helping us find a home. I have never seen someone so dedicated to a person he had just met then he was, if you are in need of a new home and you need help come to Alpha, more importantly come to Gilad, he made a very painful process a little less painful
We worked with Mike Chang from Alpha Properties while searching for our first apartment in NYC and were 100% pleased. We were looking for a 2 bedroom on the Upper East Side. My roommate and I saw Mike''s listing on Craig''s List listing and were able to visit that day. We really liked the apartment, but knew we had a particular situation as one of us was currently out of the country. He met with my roommate that night to discuss the application process and the best plan of action. He was diligent in helping us through the process and worked intently to ensure we accepted and approved in a timely manner. Mike was professional and responsive throughout the entire process which really put us at ease. We had worked with an unreliable broker beforehand and were so pleased to have found Mike. He made the process easy and much less stressful. Can''t say thanks enough. Highly recommended!
Joe Mor is simply amazing. He is trustful, helpful, kind, caring, hard working, accommodating, always available, extremely knowledgeable and effective. ?Our situation was unique in that we were looking for an apartment for my daughter that would also have room for me to visit a few times a month as I had just lost my husband. Joe was so considerate and understanding and compassionate. ?He didn''t hesitate when we wanted to see over 10 apartments at often difficult times. He didn''t stop searching until we found the perfect apartment in the perfect location. I felt like he was my son. He won me over at a time in my life when no one could say anything to me. He should be commended for taking a very difficult situation and making it comfortable. I will recommend Joe to anyone looking for rentals. He is tops!!
David was a gentleman.
Extremely easy to work with.
Quick in responding to messages.
Showed very competitive listings.
I worked with Michael Chang, who was extremely hands-on, helpful, and dependable. If I called him he was always there to answer my call, and met with me at very short notice on multiple occasions. When I expressed my budget, he made sure not go over it, and actually ended up finding my boyfriend and me a place below the number we were expecting to spend (hard request to get filled in this city). I highly recommend Alpha based solely on my experience with Mike, who literally found us the apartment of our dreams in a day!
This review is specifically for the broker Mike Chang: My roommate and I had been looking at apartments in Manhattan with other brokers and management companies before We met Mike .We were very disappointed with their professionalism, honesty, and ability to take our wants and requirements for our apartment into considerations. Mike, however, responded promptly. He took the initiative to even point out a listing the next day of our call to him.
Mike was punctual and came prepared for the showing .He was also highly transparent through the process, and gave us advice and suggestions.
The next day we met with him and we weren''t so impressed with the first apartment but he was prepared with printouts of other apartments.
It was nice to have choices and an agent who was by our side and fighting for us. We think very highly of him.
After 5 viewings, one apartment stood out! With the proper paperwork, our application was submitted for approval. We''re so happy to have found our apartment and thankful Mike was there to help us!Finding an apartment is a difficult thing to do but don''t stress out. You will have choices.... maybe not as many as you would think BUT there are some places that are gems. You just have to stick it out... and have a great agent who cares for real estate work. Mike Chang is one of them!
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