Cannot thank Michael enough for helping us find our dream condo within our budget.
Michael showed us places that were not on our list, broadening our horizons and helping us uncover what we really wanted.
In addition, Michael put us in contact with a great lawyer and mortgage broker. We''ve been happily living in our condo for over 3 years and cannot thank Michael enough.
Majlinda is amazing!! She helped me rent my first apartment in NYC this summer. I was brand-new to the city, never lived on my own before, and was absolutely terrified by the process of getting an apartment in NY. But Majlinda immediately made me feel right at ease, and by the end of the first day of apartment-hunting, we found the perfect new home for me! From the moment we started searching, Majlinda was incredibly communicative and responsive to my needs. I really appreciated her openness and honesty as a broker and how much she helped me through the lease-signing, which can be very intimidating for a first-time New York renter. Even after the signing, Majlinda stayed in touch with me to make sure everything was okay and that the move-in was going smoothly. I will definitely be calling Majlinda again if I ever decide to move out of my gorgeous new apartment!!
Mr. Pakula was firstly very responsive unlike the other 3 realtors that I had been recommended through friends. He was very easy to call and get in touch with. Secondly, he took me around in a chauffered car which made it very easy to view properties on my limited time frame since I am very busy in my professional career and only have certain weekends to view properties. He spent time with me on each property we looked at, and advised me against the ones that in his opinion were overpriced and had no resale value in the future. I felt very comfortable with him as a first-time home buyer and my mother had a high opinion of him given the fact that she is in the real estate business carried a lot of weight. He is an excellent agent and you can''t go wrong with him. There is no pressure on his part to sell a property to you and he is always looking out for his clients first and foremost. He is a rarity among agents in NY and I highly recommend him.
Michael is the consummate professional who advised on all aspects of my purchase.
At the time I was stationed overseas and only made it back to NYC every five or six weeks for a few days at a time. Michael made sure that on the days we had allocated to view properties that we made optimal use of my time in the city. We saw many different properties which met the criteria I specified, in the areas I requested. Michael ensured that I had enough time to assess each property and arranged subsequent viewings as necessary to fit my schedule.
When it came time to construct an offer and negotiate with the seller, Michael’s advice and skills were invaluable. He ensured that the starting offer and negotiating process was managed respectfully for both parties and that each response and counteroffer was based on substantive criteria.
Throughout the process I was impressed by Michael’s attention to ensuring that I purchased a home that I would be happy with for the long term.
I highly recommend Michael without hesitation to any other prospective purchasers.