July 2013 by Julia D. , YELP - 7/13/2013
After scouring Craigslist and other apartment rental search engines for a studio within walking distance to NYU, I realized i was in over my head trying to hunt for an apartment without a broker. I decided to contact Crystal after reading Louisa Z''s review.
Crystal has one of the best work ethics I''ve ever encountered. She''s unbelievably experienced and thorough, and overall really enjoyable to work with. During our initial phone consultation, she asked me many questions to understand exactly what I was looking for with regards to rent, commute, apartment amenities, etc. She then emailed me listings to give me a better understanding of what to expect during our meeting. Since I was coming from out of state and had a tight schedule to find the perfect place, Crystal also made sure I compiled all of the appropriate documentation before heading to NY.
I''ve been told that looking for an apartment in the city is worse than getting a root canal without novocaine. Luckily, I had Crystal''s expertise to help me find the perfect place. During our meeting, we viewed around 10 apartments. I never felt like Crystal was trying to push me beyond my means. She seriously had my best interests at heart. It was an added bonus that she''s also one of the friendliest and happiest people I''ve ever met.
I fell in love with a studio blocks away from campus and knew it would be my future home. I got nervous when I noticed another girl felt the same way. Faced with fierce competition, I began to get nervous that the perfect apartment would be snatched from under me. This is where Crystal''s years of experience were worth her broker''s commission. Because Crystal had a strong working relationship with the management company and experience, she knew certain things that the other girl didn''t. I was able to sign the lease for my village gem at the end of our appointment. I heard the other girl was devastated. I''m sure she spent the next few days searching for another place in the crazy summer heat while I enjoyed my free time exploring the city. Maybe she''ll learn from her mistake and hire Crystal.
Overall, I really enjoyed my experience working with Crystal. I would recommend her to anyone relocating to attend NYU. Actually, I would recommend her to anyone looking for a great broker. She''s seriously the best.
July 2013 by Erin S. , YELP - 7/7/13 - 5 Stars!
July 2013 by Max G. , YELP - 6/29/13 - 5 Stars!
She is highly professional in all aspects of the service: her apartments are all well displayed online, she takes great care in researching and finding the right places to show, and she is very knowledgeable and helpful in negotiating and closing the final terms. My wife and I were impressed by single apartment she showed us.
I have lived on and off in NY for many years, and I have worked with a number of agents, and have had some shockingly bad experiences. But I can attest that Crystal is trustworthy, highly competent, and a pleasure to work with.
July 2013 by Lukas W. , YELP - 6/26/13 - 5 Stars!
December 2012 by Louisa Z.
Crystal’s approach was great because 1) she set up a ton of appointments for apartments that fit my wish list based on our initial consultation, 2) she always asked for my feedback on what I liked and didn’t like from each of the apartments we saw, and kept that in mind when deciding what apartments to show me next, and 3) answered any and all questions I had about the different NYC neighborhoods, what my commute would be like to work from a particular apartment, etc. All in all, as a first-timer to NY, I felt much more educated about the NY real estate market after looking at apartments with Crystal.
Luckily I was able to find my perfect apartment (a spacious studio in Greenwich Village with a doorman, high ceilings, a terrace with a view, and a short commute to work) within a week of my initial phone consultation. Crystal was extremely accommodating, super nice and friendly to work with, and I always felt like she had my best interest in mind.
All in all, I’m very happy with my experience with Crystal and I would recommend anyone frustrated with their apartment hunt to give her a call!
September 2012 by Diego G.
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September 2012 by Ashley H.
Crystal responded within a half an hour of my first inquiry regarding the apartment. She was very efficient in contacting the landlord of the building to make sure my roommate and I could rent the apartment - as we are both students and first-time renters. We were able to visit the apartment that day, and Crystal helped to get things turned over very quickly for our approval. Any question or concern we had was immediately addressed and answered. The pictures she posted of the apartment and the price were both completely accurate...which is not always the case with some brokers. I highly recommend working with her!
September 2012 by Michaela W.
When we first met Crystal we described our dream apartment and location etc. She immediately responded " I promise to find you your perfect apartment", and she sure did! After looking at about 4 apartments the last one was the perfect one for us and we immediately decided on it!
Crystal was amazing to work with! So helpful and funny and she really picked up on our taste and what we were looking for! I can really recommend her! She fought for our apartment and was so determined to find us the perfect one!
We will for sure use Crystal again and we recommend anyone who is looking to work with someone professional to do the same!!
January 2012 by Katya G.
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