by Ghazala Kohkan | Dr. Kohkan Shamsi
We are writing to express our pleasure with the real estate agent Mariana Bekerman of Coldwell Banker Bellmarc group, who represented us in our recent purchase of a co-op apartment in New York City.
Mariana guide us through the entire process which was totally new for us right from the pre qualification to searching for apartments making offers at the right time and closing the deal. She is always available we have e-mailed and texted her at 11pm and got an immediate response even though it was late. We are very grateful to her for all the help and patience to find us our dream apartment. The best part about working with Mariana is she understood immediately after seeing a few apartments with me as to what we really liked she did not waste time. As we bought a co-op the paperwork was immense and she helped us at every step, coordinated with our bank and attorney and kept them updated of every little thing. She understood our frustrations and kept us calm through the long process in the end it was worth it.
This is our second purchase of property had a pleasurable experience, Mariana is savvy knows the market inside out and extremely committed and hard working never gives up. We could not have found our dream apartment without her.
We would recommend Mariana Bekerman and her expertise to everyone who is interested in buying or renting in the city.
by Seth Weiner
My wife and I had worked with a number of brokers when we first moved to the city to rent, and then others when we started our search to purchase a home. Out of all of these people Mariana was the best. She is professional, patient, responsive, thoughtful and keeps her calm in the midst of turbulence. We are now living in a home we love and owe a great deal of that to Mariana and her team
My experience with Mariana Bekerman was phenomenal in every aspect of the process of looking , finding and closing on a studio apartment in Manhatten. Of course, Mariana provided the expertise needed to find a home; beyond this, however, she was available to guide me through all the unexpected hurdles that arise in today''s real estate market. From stellar advice on location and neighborhood,price and negotiations, to in depth insights on the importance of the small details, to the finishing issues that arise at closing, she proved to be an agent and an advocate with professionalism, expertise, and priceless tactical and strategic thinking. On top of this top-notch service, It was a painless experience due to her approach My sincere gratitude and respect to you, Mariana
by Florent Canepa
Working with Mariana was fantastic. Usually finding and buying an apartment can be a long and tiring process. But with Mariana, everything was so smooth. First, she gives you an accurate idea of the market, which means she''s showing you what is available and immediately understands your taste and what you are looking for. For showings, she is always on time and checks everything with you as if she were to own the place. Always smiling, energetic and most of all "no bullshit" kind of person. She will never force you to do something or oversell a specific apartment. She just wants the right place for you because she is a people person. She''s also an awesome negotiator which means you can count on her to do the talk with everyone (agents, coops etc.). Finally her network is great : whatever you need (lawyer, movers etc.) she will provide. And the best thing is her network is as reliable as she is.
Mariana is the kind of agent you want to keep all the way, whatever your needs regarding real estate. She is a keeper !
by Alexa Wilansky
Mariana was the sweetest and most personable broker. She really cared about what I was looking for, and I wasn''t just another client of hers. We developed a bond beyond work. I''ll be using her in the future for sure and will certainly be staying in touch.
by Emily Hache
Working with Mariana was great! She really listened to what my needs were and was respectful of my price range, location preferences, and desire for not living above a restaurant/bar/grocery store. Lastly, she was very proactive, responded to my e-mails and calls quickly, and helped me prepare my application, which was very quickly approved with her guidance.
by Claude Simon
Mariana Bekerman not only acted as broker in a recent purchase that I made, but she proved invaluable in securing the right property for me. She is one of the most diligent brokers that I have encountered through the years. No stone was left unturned in the search and no issue passed without her follow-up to conclusion.
Mariana combines her own intuition with a careful and steady assimilation of her clients’ needs. As she progresses in the search , the array of properties shifts closer and closer towards your needs. The decision to buy is finally a simple one.
All this is done with breathless efficiency, perfect timing, consideration and a friendly attitude.
Thank you Mariana. I couldn’t be more pleased!
Mariana is wonderful to work with. Her personality was always upbeat and positive throughout our journey to search our second home in NYC. Her extensive knowledge of NYC real estate and follow up skills provided my wife and I relief during some stressful moments as we searched for that perfect condo. She is a great negotiator and does not push you to make a decision. She maintained a speedy responsiveness and we would recommend her to anyone looking in NYC in boroughs. Thank you Mariana!
by Andre Markarian
My husband and I moved from San Francisco to New York. We were given Darla''s contact information at Coldwell Bank by one of my husband''s co-workers, but we ended up working with Mariana and Tasha. They were both GREAT and both found great options for us to choose from. Tasha focused more on the Washington Heights / Inwood area, and showed us some newly renovated, beautiful, very affordable two bedroom apartments. We were ready to set on two of them, but decided to go with the one that Mariana showed us in the Upper East Side. It''s nice to work with two different brokers who focus on separate areas of the city.
Tasha and Mariana really know what they are doing and are also a great pleasure to work with. They are nice, funny, friendly while very professional.
by Susan Somerville
Mariana Bekerman was just wonderful to work with. In a matter of two and a half hours we saw 9 apartments. The variety of the properties was amazing. She set up all of these appointments with very little notice. I told her I felt like we were on an HG TV show. I decided on an apartment that afternoon. She continued to facilitate every step until I moved in, and has checked in to see how everything is. Mariana is professional, knowledgeable, and a delightful person to work with. I recommend her without reservation.
by Raluca Anghel, DVM
"Mariana is the most dedicated and professional agent i met. I had
the pleasure of working with her this past year, when she helped me buy
my first home. The task wasn''t easy as a new graduate, but where other
agents gave up, Mariana didn''t. She saw my case as a challenge and
conquered it it the most professional way. She is courteous, a hard
worker (nights, weekends, holidays, and during her own vacation), very
knowledgeable in her field and most importantly she keeps her word.
by Cynthia and Christopher
We used Mariana twice this year to help us find an apartment. The first time was when we needed a summer sublet. After listening carefully to our original ideas of our needs and budget, Mariana showed us a large array of properties, and we were delighted with the beautiful property we chose. At the end of the summer we decided to rent another apartment, and Mariana again scoured the market on our behalf. She was willing to stay up late at night to review listings that met our criteria. She was the best at suggesting properties that we should consider, and arranged for us viewings of apartments that we identified. Mariana then guided us around the city to show us a large number of apartments that fit our budget (okay, so the budget expanded!) and our needs. We are now living in a beautiful, spacious, and imaginatively designed apartment we love, thanks to Mariana."
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