CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Victoria was outstanding. I was up upfront about a bad experience from another realtor and gave her my expectations. She more than lived up to them. She actively listened to what I wanted and what I could afford. She only showed me that range but still kept me apprised of what else was available. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable. Victoria made the experience easier and pleasurable. I felt comfortable with her immediately and recommend her highly.  

My girlfriend and I just moved to New York a few months ago and started out in a sublet. Eventually we needed to find our own place, and having only ever sublet apartments, this was our first time going through the application process and signing a lease. The prospect of having to get our first lease was pretty nerve wracking. Luckily, we found Victoria

Victoria was just wonderful. She explained to us in detail what the process of getting an apartment in the city was like and made us feel completely at ease despite the inherent stress of moving and apartment hunting. She was sweet and professional. When we decided to go for the first apartment she showed us, she was extremely efficient, quick and just plain awesome about the application process. We definitely recommend Victoria, and if we end up moving from our current apartment next year, we definitely know we want to work with her again. 

Victoria is an real estate agent who is very professional and knows what her clients need for their future apartment. I found a perfect unit through her in a real short period of time. She is also very communicative and checks her clients on how they are doing even after moving in. I truly recommend her to anyone who wants to look for an apartment in New York City.

Victoria was extremely helpful and always available! She found me the perfect apartment and help me negotiate a difficult landlord!  

I just wanted to say thanks again for all of your help Megan, you really have been wonderful.  I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know who is looking for an apartment.  Have a great night! And goooo Patriots! :) 

Every apartment Leo showed me I liked and wouldn't mind living in, which felt good because he didn't waste my time. I ended up going one that he loved, he felt out what I liked and found the perfect place for me. I would rent from him again, but I still love my current place.

Leo was amazingly helpful, kind, and tentative to my needs. He did found me a apartment at the best deal possible, not like other broker's I've used that found higher priced apartments for higher commission. It was my first apartment in NYC, so Leo helped me pick a neighborhood that is a great fit for my lifestyle when I knew absolutely nothing about the different places to live. I am thankful for Leo and I will use him again... If I ever leave my lovely apartment ;)

Such a pleasure to work with. Leo was really knowledgable about offerings all over the city. He asked what I was looking for, where I wanted to be, and quickly came back with a few awesome places, one of which I soon after rented. Easy to get in touch with, he was a pleasure and helped make this process quick & seamless.

Such an excellent broker. Im a little late in writing this review, but wanted to take time to review the great help she was although I didn't take the apartment. Honestly, she was a breath of fresh air in comparison with the many nightmares I have had with searching for apartments in this big city. Always punctual, very knowledgeable and super helpful with all of my questions and needs. I'm planning to move again in a year so I'll definitely be going back to her!

I really enjoyed working with Timidi. She was quick in responding to calls and texts and listened to me when I told her what I was looking for in an apartment. A lot of brokers have shown me apartments out of my price range or with features I specifically ask to avoid. She is knowledge about neighborhoods and really does her research.

Timidi has a wonderful personality, so it made the time we are spent looking at apartments together enjoyable.

First I would like to start by saying I normally don't write reviews. However, I was so pleased with Timidi as an agent that I felt it strongly necessary. I'm usually not excited or thrilled about the idea of looking for an apartment. As a matter of fact it's something that I typically tend to dread & get very stressed about.

From the time I initially contacted Ms. Amaso she made me feel like this process would be the breeze it ended up being. She responded in a timely manner, & she arrived to our designated address right on time as well. I let her know the way I was feeling & she reassured me there was no need to worry or stress which automatically helped me to feel more at ease. She was kind, patient, considerate, honest, & extremely helpful. I can honestly say that when it comes to needing or referring a real estate agent I will never look any further than the stellar Ms. Timidi Amaso. I highly recommend her as a broker.

Nishan was a great broker! He was quick to respond to any and all questions throughout the process. Nishan helped with each step and advocated for us when needed, leading to my Roomate and I finding the perfect apartment. He was friendly and understanding of our demanding work schedules. 

Nishan is hands down the best realtor i've ever worked with. He had a ton of amazing apartments lined up for me to see, and when I found one I liked, he was there every step of the way to help me through the process. He's extremely responsive via text, phone and email and will go above and beyond to make sure everything goes as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.

Wow, where do I start? Lisa was the nicest, most professional real estate agent I worked with during my search, which is saying something - I looked at 10 apartments before renting a one bedroom from Lisa. I was starting to panic by the time I met with her. I had to leave my apartment in two weeks so I found one of her listings. She was available immediately for a showing for the apartment she listed that I was interested in the same day. The 1st time meeting her she made the entire process really quick and easy. She informed me all the proper paperwork that I need in order to qualify for this apartment. I was the first one to apply the very next day. Her quick thinking worked and I signed my lease yesterday! After being completely at wits end, Lisa found me an apartment I can't wait to move in to. I can't thank her enough for her help and patience with my family and I calling/texting/emailing her in just one day. I recommend her to anyone. 

If I could give Lisa ten stars, I would! She responded quickly to all of my inquiries about NYC apartments in a quick and efficient manner. We met with her in person and she showed us apartment in Upper West Side. Lisa was very attentive with what we were looking for to rent. We found an apartment the same day and signed the lease, the day of. We are so happy to have found a perfect apartment in the area we were looking for. She made the entire process simple and quick. I highly recommend Lisa to anyone considering moving to the city!!! 

Richard really listened to what my roommates and I were looking for despite our very low budget. He was funny, pleasant, quick to respond, and made the highly stressful process as pleasant as possible. I would definitely recommend him. Thanks for your help, Richard.

I recently moved from Minnesota to New York City, and had two days to find an apartment that met my personal requirements (clean, safe, charming) and that was also in my price range.  Needless to say, I was panicking, and was convinced that I wouldn't be able to find a place I liked, let alone qualify financially.  I met with a few brokers, and while I was shown some great places, none of them were in my price range, and none of them jumped out as "the one."  That is, until I met Richard Bucci […].

 

I saw a few apartments with him, and was surprised with the quality of all of them.  The last one he showed to me, however, was perfect, and the price was even better.  I am so incredibly happy with my apartment; I will be truly saddened when it's time to move out!

 

But anyone can you show you a nice apartment.  What was so amazing about my experience with Richard was how genuine and earnest he was (is).  Compared to many of the other brokers I worked with, Richard was a different breed.  He truly cared about finding the right apartment, and didn't try to sugarcoat the negative aspects of the places he showed (like many brokers do).  He didn't pressure me into considering apartments that I didn't like, which was wonderful.  I felt very secure working with him, and was so happy to give him the business when I signed my lease (I was initially dreading signing a check for the broker fee, but he truly deserved it, and I was happy to give it to him!).  He is truly a one of a kind broker in the city. I can't say enough good things about this guy.

 

Overall, my experience with this company and Richard were fantastic.  Highly recommended!

Georges was quick to reply and suggested great alternative neighborhoods to fit my budget.

Was impressed by Georges’ extensive knowledge of rental buildings we visited. He proposed having a backup apartment to the apartment I applied for, I am glad I listened to Georges, the backup apartment is the apartment I live in today!

Georges had a friendly, professional approach that I appreciated. Preparing me in advance for the paperwork I needed and advising which neighborhood would best fit my budget, got me the apartment I really wanted.

Melissa was lightning fast responding to my initial inquiry. She worked to understand my needs and lined up many apartments for me to see. She suggested a neighborhood that she thought I would like that was not in my original criteria--I loved it and rented one of the apartments there! Melissa's knowledge of the city helped me find a great apartment.

Melissa was the absolutely most wonderful part of the entire apartment search. She was incredibly responsive to our emails and was always on time and ready to show us as many apartments as she could to maximize our time. After showing us about six apartments, she was still willingly to go further to get US the best deal. You could totally tell that she was focused on us as people not just as customers. She put up with us being anxious and nervous about sealing the deal and really pulled it off! Additionally, after we got an amazing place, she followed up with us multiple times, really proving that she cared about us long after the actual sale took place. I have recommended Melissa to friends and will gladly do so again!

Melissa was extremely helpful during my apartment search process. Her knowledge of New York City and neighborhood advice helped me to find my new home! I would highly recommend Melissa to anyone looking for an apartment in NYC.

Melissa was incredibly responsive, flexible, and FAST. She found good listings, prepared a volume of apartments for me to view, and set appointments. I had recently read a statistic saying that a sale was not made upon the first follow-up, nor the second. Melissa seemed aware of this--she was patient, she followed-up (not in an imposing or annoying way), and when the time came for me to find a place, she found one.

Melissa was always quick to respond. She listened to my needs and suggested options I had not thought of. Melissa's knowledge of my needs and of the city helped me find a great apartment. Melissa was a valuable partner and was easy to work with.

It was a pleasure working with Melissa. She is was very communicative and kept me informed every step of the way! She continues to provide me with answers to questions that come up, which I very much appreciate.

Melissa could not have been better, more helpful or more patient. She only showed me apartments that fit the criteria I gave her, she was very helpful as far as contacting me when something that she thought I might like came on the market, she gave me her honest opinions about apts when I needed them and ultimately she found my new apt which I love! Can't recommend her highly enough.

It was a breath of fresh air to deal with someone in real estate that really knows what they are doing and is eager to help you out. I had a great experience.

Melissa was great. Resourceful, super-responsive, and fast. She's the example of why you work with a real estate broker, sifting through thousands of listings to present you with a number of viable options, working closely with you to complete the applications and work as a liason between you and the owner in order to rent an apartment when that time comes. Highly recommended.

Melissa was prompt, courteous, and helpful every step of the way in my apartment search. Her knowledge of Manhattan and the UES in particular took a lot of stress out of the experience, and I am so excited about finding my new NYC home!

Melissa helped my son find an apartment when he moved from Brooklyn to Manhattan. As a former realtor for 25 years, I was impressed with Melissa's knowledge of her market, attention to detail and professionalism. Highly recommend. 

We had a great experience with Rafal. He listened to our needs and found us a great space!

Rafal was helpful and easy to get in touch with. He found us a great place and was very friendly.

 

Rafal was the best agent I dealt with. Stayed up late collecting our application information so he could submit it first thing in the morning.

Rafal was great and very accommodating! He promptly returned my emails and was available to talk or meet.

Rafal was super helpful when he was showing me apartments. He did his homework and made suggestions based on our conversations. I would definitely use him as a referral.

Rafal was very quick to respond to emails and provided great listings and information suited to our desires. He was very easy to work with and stayed within our budget restrictions, which was much appreciated as many other realtors were not as accommodating.

Rafal was friendly, efficient, and relatable. It felt as though a friend was helping us through the moving process rather than a greedy broker. He is respectful, smart, and very easygoing. Never thought I would enjoy working with a broker!

Rafal didn't pressure me at all, which was a huge difference from nearly every other real estate broker I came across. Seemed down to earth...if I wanted the apartment, great. If not, then he wasn't going to try and convince me otherwise.

Rafal was a pleasure to work with. He was super down to earth and relatable. He showed us the apt and answered questions about the area. I'd definitely recommend him again.

Rafal was very helpful during our process of finding an apartment. He kept us updated and was very flexible to accommodate our work schedules.

Rafal was very helpful in our process of finding an apartment. He was also flexible and accommodating when it came to my and my roommates' work schedules.

Rafal was very helpful during our process of finding an apartment. He was also very flexible and accommodating to our work schedules when viewing the place.

Rafal was a pleasure to work with. He was super down to earth and relatable and did a great job selling the apt. He was punctual and super communicative to ensure the meeting time and place was confirmed. I would recommend him!

Working with Rafal was a breeze. I'd recommend him to friends when they are on the market for a rental.

Rafal was incredibly professional and motivated to find me an apartment. When I seemed unsure of what I was looking for, he asked all the right questions to make sure that neither he nor I wasted any time looking apartments or neighborhoods that wouldn't be the right fit. He always followed up when he said he would and brought a terrific attitude to every meeting.

Excellent! He really helped us work with some issues and get what we wanted.

Rafal is a wonderful, kind and thoughtful person to work with. He has all the right skills and knowledge that I am looking for from an agent.

Rafal was great to work with - he did everything he could to ensure my husband and I found the best home within our budget. He also stepped up when some unforeseen challenges came up (which had nothing to do with him or his company) and aggressively worked towards uncovering all possible solutions.

After trying to find an apartment on my own I decided to use a broker. I found Rafal online and told him exactly what I was looking for. He met with me a few days later and showed me some apartments. What ww saw was much better then anything I had seen on my own. After looking at three apartments I had found one I really liked. Rafal guided me through the application process and made sure I had everything I needed, he made things very easy. I would recommend Rafal to anyone who's looking for an apartment.

Rafal was great. He was very patient with me in the process. Also texted me about places and my interests about places. When I found a place with another company he was happy for me and wished me luck. A very nice guy. I will be contacting him in the future and referring him to my friends.

Rafal stood out among past experiences with agents in the city. He seemed to be knowledgeable and he has his head on straight, I'd use him again in the future

It was a pleasure to work with Chris. He was down to earth, respectful, and extremely professional. He was very successful in making sure a very tight deadline was met and with ease. I would absolutely recommend Chris to anyone looking for a great realtor.

Chris was very attentive and listened to what I was looking for and had several suggestions on areas and apartments after we looked at the initial unit I inquired about. He was very consistent with hiscommunications and email follow up. Even when I decided to get a unit that he didn't show me, he offered to assist me with any questions about the area that I may have to ensure I was happy.

Christopher found us an amazing apartment that fulfilled all of our requirements in terms of location, space, and budget. He was especially helpful in effectively moving the application process along, even though we were not all in NYC at the time of the rental. I definitely recommend Christopher for anyone looking to rent an apartment in NYC, especially students!

Megan was great. Renting a place can be time consuming and stressful. She asked me questions and listened to my answers. After we viewed the apartment I inquired about she took me to 4 other places. Needless to say I submitted an application and moved in 48 hours later. Thank you, Megan- I appreciate your dedication. I will refer my friends and family to you.

Megan was great. She helped me find and apply for an apartment back in September. I absolutely love my new apartment and would recommend Megan to any of my friends!

If I could give five stars, I would, because Megan is truly a phenomenal real estate agent. What most first-time buyers don't realize is that your agent can make or break your first purchase. Even though NYC is a big city; most realtors know each other and judge a seller/buyer by the agent representing them. Megan has an amazing reputation within her field, and will secure you the best deal in the most professional way.

Megan is one of the most dedicated and passionate real estate professionals in the market. She provided me with the most amazing personal service! Her quick response time and constant communication with me made me feel like I was her top priority. Megan's knowledge of the business is a great asset to her clients and I highly recommend her for all of your real estate needs.

I had reached out to Jessica 3 months prior to my desired move in date because I wasn't too of the process or time frame to rent in NYC. Jessica kept in touch with me and provided listings that matched my criteria until my move in date approached. By this time, we had established such a great relationship and I trusted she knew exactly what I was looking for. At our second appointment to preview apartments, I found the one and she made the application process seamless. Jessica made my move to NYC so easy and I couldn't be happier that I worked with her.

I have been living in the apartment Jessica helped me find for about a month now and I couldn't be happier. I was having a really difficult time finding an apartment on own because my work schedule was too hectic. I inquired to one of Jessica's listing in Sheepshead Bay and all my problems were solved. I only had two weeks to find a place and after seeing just a few apartments with her, I found exactly what I was looking for. She was thorough from start to finish and was always available to answer my questions. Jessica is definitely an agent I will work with again and recommend to my family and friends. 

Chelsey was very accommodating, professional, and helpful. I didn't end up renting one of the apartments she showed, but I would recommend Chelsey.

Chelsey was very nice and knowledgeable. Good company as well. She has a lot of experience and would recommend working with her highly for future rentals. Thanks so much for your time.

10 Stars! Georges Bleuzen is doing an excellent job. A dedicated member of the real estate industry, he keeps his clients and prospective buyers or sellers informed of the latest laws, amendments and regulations applicable in New York City. In addition, any changes in market trends are carefully illustrated and thoroughly explained. He is well informed and extremely pleasant in his dealings with colleagues and clients alike.

Dina is fantastic! I was mulling a couple of valid options for rentals in Hells Kitchen, but not entirely sold on either of them when I contacted Dina about a unit that looked like it would be sufficient that was significantly less than my other options. As it turned out, the space was perfect, with a great view, and has turned into the perfect home for me in NYC. Dina was lightning fast to respond, and scheduled a viewing within minutes of me contacting her - at 10:00 PM. She was prompt, and had several other options aside from the one I had inquired at the ready (several of which we checked out just so that I could be sure.) I could not have been more happy with her responsiveness and attention to detail. 

Additionally, her agency does an excellent job at negotiating the terms of the lease and taking care of all of the details in the process (my lease signing was tricky as I was out of town for work a majority of the time from selection to occupancy, and they worked to ensure I was able to get everything done without traveling back to New York in the middle of my work trip.) 

After signing, Dina sent me a ton of information with neighborhood tips and places to check out. Full service agent who gets the details from start to finish. Highly recommended.

It was probably the worst day of the polar vortex - snowing almost 10 inches that day. But Dina put on her winter boots and trudged with me to the building just a few minutes before they were closing. She was quick and responsive and truly understood exactly what I was looking for. That was a Wednesday. Everything was signed, sealed and taken care of fast enough for me to move in on Saturday - yes, 3 days later. 

Additionally, I was interested in buying and Dina was on the ball once again. Sending me relevant listings and displaying flexibility to meet after work and on weekends, we saw multiple apartments. Given what I was looking for, she is very knowledgeable of the market and suggested I wait a bit until the supply gets replenished. 

All in all, she is more than just an agent - she has become a friend and I look forward to working with her and highly recommend her.

 

A great experience! I was just about to give up on finding an apartment and I saw one of Dina's listings. She responded right away and gave me all the information I needed before viewing the apartment. Dina is a great agent; honest, courteous and professional. Not an easy find in an agent in NYC. She made sure the process was smooth and she ironed out a few of the wrinkles inherent in the NYC rental process. She was always responsive to my questions throughout the entire process. She never dropped the ball. I was very impressed and I highly recommend Dina to anyone looking to find an apartment. I am extremely happy with my new apartment! Thanks Dina!

Dina found us an amazing apartment that fit all of our requirements in terms of location, space, and budget. She was especially helpful in effectively moving the application process along, even though we were not all in NYC at the time of the rental. I definitely recommend Dina for anyone looking to rent an apartment in NYC!

Tito is an extremely friendly, dedicated, knowledgeable broker who is the type of person who puts forth all energy and commitment to finding his client an apartment. I felt in extremely good hands under his guidance and direction. There is no other broker I'd rather work with than Tito. From the get-go he made a person connection, professional commitment to my apartment needs and satisfied follow-through. When I think of Tito and his role, I think of 100% value.

Tito is awesome. I was new to NYC and had no idea where to start my apartment hunt. He was mindful of my needs and also provided tons of tips for a young gal like me in the city. I would definitely recommend him to all my friends. He has a keen eye for space, neighborhood, and personality fits.

Tito's expertise isn't just grounded on relative RE experience, it's based on a visionary perspective that has been shaped by years of meticulous observation within the various environments that he's been a part of.

Tito was prompt & professional - exactly what I was looking for. Most importantly, he knew a ton about the neighborhood which made my decision simpler. Worked out great.

Tito has been a great broker - very friendly and great communication! We are new to the ins and outs of renting in New York and all of the various pitfalls, and he was a great help throughout, even recommending great places to buy furniture and appliances for our apartment!

Tito is professional, astute, honest and won't waste your time. Class act. 

I would highly recommend Tito again. Very professional and helped us find an apartment that fit all of our needs. Having moved to the city from out of state, it was great to have a broker that told us how it was and had our best interests at heart.

Tito helped to make an often arduous experience absolutely easy going and somewhat enjoyable. He walked us through all the varying features of the space in a concise, well articulated and well paced manner which resulted in the comfortable decision to proceed with the apartment.

Thank you so much for the thoughtful and generous gift certificate to Tasty n Sons! That is one of our favorite restaurants in Portland, so we’re excited to go back there. Jon and I really appreciate your efforts throughout this process, from trying to rent the apartment to handling the sale of it. It has given us peace of mind knowing that you were acting as our advocate with potential clients. Thank you for your prompt turnaround on any questions we had, and your professionalism while dealing with extremely difficult people at Murray Hill Terrace and Akam. If we can be of help in providing a referral, please don’t hesitate to let us know. It has been a pleasure working with you.

As the mother of a senior at NYU, I highly recommend broker Matt Dure and DSA Realty Services.  Matt is highly responsive, caring, patient, knowledgeable, level-headed with good instincts and judgement.  He was the only one who responded promptly out of 5 different firms the day before July 4th and identified 10 studios and 5 two bed-room apartments to view on Friday in our neighborhoods of choice - the Village, Chelsea and Flatiron.  He patiently worked through details with two sets of parents and daughters (living in different states); took measurements of all of the rooms in various apartments; connected the daughters to the super; and supported us through negotiations with the landlord - from late at night to over the weekend. 

He is really terrific to work with and very customer oriented - excellent broker!

Andrew was very polite and patient with us during our apartment process.

So far the little bit of time I have spent in the neighborhood and in the apartment are pretty great. Thanks for all your help Megan, you’re great at what you do!

We were very lucky to have Michael as our agent for the apartment search, as he always gave us fantastic listings which were all places we could have taken. None were unrealistic, and they fit perfectly within the criterias we were looking for. We were always amazed that he was able to find new places even if our meetings were fairly frequent. Michael made this whole move less stressful for us, and surprisingly a positive experience for us. If we ever have to move again, we would definitely try to ask Michael.

Wade showed us several apartments which met the criteria we established in order for us to understand the value equation.  He described to us the nuances of the various neighborhoods as well as the process of renting an apartment in Manhattan.  Overall, he made the experience understandable and enjoyable and perhaps most importantly he respected our time by only showing us apartments which fit our needs.   Subsequently he identified some options that met our budget and timing requirements and he and Andrew viewed them with Andrew selecting one of those.  Wade guided us through the application process and patiently and thoroughly answered all of our questions.  All of this leads us to our lease signing meeting on Friday.  Wade is a credit to DSA Realty and we will choose to work with him again when its time for another apartment.

I moved from Chicago to NYC and had 4 days to find an apartment here. Overall the experience finding a place was horrible until I started working with DSA and their stellar staff.  On my last day of searching they helped me find the right place for me and were friendly, honest, and helpful throughout the entire process.  Given the number of realty companies in this city that are out to just make money off you, it was breath of fresh air to work with DSA - they actually cared about my living needs and preferences.  I highly recommend them if you are moving within the city or from out of state.  They made this process successful and transparent.  Thank you Alex and Christine - you rock!

Good morning, Christine

I enjoyed our conversation yesterday morning.  It is clear to me that your Group is unique....I have experienced the sense of commitment to relationship and the trust that follows, in every interaction that I have had.  In the 'medical world' in which I have invested my career,  these principles are also critical for good outcome...I recognize and appreciate the investment that is necessary to achieve this.

Steve and I hit some unexpected stumbling blocks yesterday....I had had every expectation that we would complete our process.  He will give me another date and I will return at the very beginning of your next cycle.

I look forward to completing this current business with your Group and to the future interactions we will have.

Thank you.

After staying in an apartment in the LES with five roommates for over two years, my apartment was closing down. I was looking for a studio in the East Village that I'd be happy to stay in for at least two years but I needed to find it fast. After sending a message to DSA, Matt Dure got back to me right away and on the 4th of July to boot!

Matt had quick communication throughout the whole process along with Christine from DSA. He showed me the apartment I asked to see and had three more apartments within a couple block radius to show me too. To be honest, the other three apartments were all better than the one I asked to see and all within the same price range I asked for. 

I ended up finding a much bigger studio than I expected in a great location for the price I wanted. The whole process from apartment viewing to paper work to lease signing was done the same week I came back to town after the 4th of July weekend holiday. After all the broker reviews I've seen online, this was about as seamless as you can hope for in NYC.

Wade - Thank you for taking the time to help me find my first place in Manhattan. I appreciated your honest advice and all the time you spent showing me some great places (hands down better than all the other brokers and websites that I used). Thank you for getting me great deal. Good luck with everything.

Mike was very easy to talk to and took time to listen to exactly what I was looking for, and didn't waste either of our time by trying to show me listings that didn't meet my criteria. I greatly appreciated his professionalism. I will definitely recommend him to anyone looking to rent an apartment.

My roommate and myself had been looking for an apartment for around a month. Both of us were stressed in more ways than one about finding the right place in the amount of time we had. We had hoped to find something in our price range that wasn't too tiny or a disaster. I found out about DSA Realty, and set up and appt. with realtor Alex Mecum to see some places. The second apartment he showed us was an absolute perfect fit. The area was what we wanted, the price fit our budget and the apartment had just been renovated and was in great shape! Alex got in touch with us to follow up and was available to show us the place again right away. With DSA's help we were able to get the ball rolling very quickly. The lease was completed by Christine Carter, and DSA was truly incredible at staying in touch and letting us know that our getting the apartment we wanted was their priority. We were able to successfully lease the place, and we couldn't be happier, not only with our new apartment but with DSA who helped us find it and made the whole experience incredibly enjoyable. Everyone that we met and worked with from the organization was friendly helpful and just overall there to make the rental process not a terrifying experience. I would highly recommend and definitely use them again!

We love our new place and love the neighborhood.  Thanks again Megan for helping us out and making everything simple! Hope you are well.

I recently worked with Mike to find an apartment in the East Village. Mike was a pleasure to work with. He was nice, easy going, but very professional. After losing our first application due to error on our part, Mike fought hard to make sure we wouldn't be homeless. He earned every penny of that commission. I would recommend Mike to anyone looking for an apartment in the area.

We're pretty much obsessed with our apartment (which we've decorated quite nicely!) and the surrounding area. Thanks again for all your help Megan, we couldn't have snagged this place without you!

Very honest and straight forward company. I worked with Alex, who made me feel very comfortable with the easily overwhelming market of finding the right apt in NYC. It's easy to experience consumer vertigo when searching for a Manhattan apt.  DSA made the process simple, factual, and specifically tailored to what I was looking for in a home. I highly recommend.

Simply said, if you are looking for a place in the east village that is livable and affordable work with this company. They got us exactly what we wanted and didn't waste our time.

Thanks so much Christine, the apartment is great! Thanks so much for all your help and the nice message - I will definitely be working with DSA again

if I need a new apartment in the future, and will refer friends to you and Alex. This has really been the best experience I've had looking for a place in NYC.

Mike was very responsive to my emails/calls/texts from start to finish. He was very friendly, easy-going and did not pressure us into making any decisions we didn't want to. He was very understanding to our budget and did not pull a switch and bait like most brokers do. The pictures listed were real and the apartment looked even better in person. We will definitely use him again if we need to find a new place in the future. Thanks Mike, we LOVE our new apartment!

We love the apartment and the area. Feels soooo at home which is great seen how we just relocated from Sweden. Thanks again for all your help Megan!

My boyfriend and I had spent a few weeks looking for apartments in the East Village and in Brooklyn. Of all the brokers/agents we met with Alex was great! It didn't put any pressure on us, was professional and easy to work with. We looked at one place which was too small and once we described what we were looking for he showed us another listing which was perfect but out of our price range.


He kept in touch and eventually lowered the price within our range. We met Christine in the office, she had a similar vibe, very professional and easy to work with. We got all of our documents and were approved within 24hours.
 

Overall- we got a great place in the east village for an affordable price.

Megan, thanks for finding me an apartment I love :)

I had an awful/exhausting time trying to help my boyfriend find an apartment UNTIL we found DSA. They responded to my emails right away, Alex Mecum met us early the next morning, and met a few more times over the course of the week til he found "the place" -- which is spacious, clean, beautiful (nice molding and a fireplace), cheap as could be, and a great location in the East Village.

Made NYC apartment looking seamless. Michael was very resourceful and helpful with the process. I definitely would recommend him and DSA to friends and co-workers.

 I've worked with DSA realty to find apartments twice now and would do it a third time.  Both times I was helped by Alex Mecum who, like others have said, is a breath of fresh air in the sometimes-shady apartment hunt world.  Alex really got to the heart of what I was looking for and seeing an apartment with him was never a waste of time.  Twice he went above and beyond my expectations - the best time I was locked out of my apartment and he went back to his office after hours to pick up spare keys for me.  I highly recommend Alex & the rest of DSA realty.

Alex helped us out, and he REALLY knew his stuff, didn't waste our time looking at places that weren't what we wanted and was never pushy. Many of their places are no-fee, too (such a contrast in every way to other brokers and companies). They followed through politely via email, were always available, and left us feeling really satisfied with the experience.

Alex & Christine -- Thank you so much for everything you did to get me the apt! I'm so excited to move and w/out you I probably would've ended up in some kind of crack den with a roommate named Slippery Pete. Instead I've got a great apt in a great location with an awesome backyard. Many thanks! -A

We thought that finding a place in New York would be a never-ending nightmare but we were proven wrong. Alex Mecum and Christine Carter from DSA realty found THE apartment for us in next to no time. All in all our experience with DSA Realty was perfect. It took us just four days to find an apartment beyond our expectations and below our budget maximum. They managed to find a beautiful place for us in a lovely neighborhood although we are foreigners with two dogs, a short credit history and no guarantors.  Alex and Christine are extremely friendly, helpful and professional - a "mix" one does not find very often. We would definitely work with them again and we already recommended them to our friends.  Alex and Christine, thanks again for your help!

Thank you so much for the thoughtful and generous gift certificate to Tasty n Sons! That is one of our favorite restaurants in Portland, so we’re excited to go back there. Jon and I really appreciate your efforts throughout this process, from trying to rent the apartment to handling the sale of it. It has given us peace of mind knowing that you were acting as our advocate with potential clients. Thank you for your prompt turnaround on any questions we had, and your professionalism while dealing with extremely difficult people at Murray Hill Terrace and Akam. If we can be of help in providing a referral, please don’t hesitate to let us know. It has been a pleasure working with you.

As the mother of a senior at NYU, I highly recommend broker Matt Dure and DSA Realty Services.  Matt is highly responsive, caring, patient, knowledgeable, level-headed with good instincts and judgement.  He was the only one who responded promptly out of 5 different firms the day before July 4th and identified 10 studios and 5 two bed-room apartments to view on Friday in our neighborhoods of choice - the Village, Chelsea and Flatiron.  He patiently worked through details with two sets of parents and daughters (living in different states); took measurements of all of the rooms in various apartments; connected the daughters to the super; and supported us through negotiations with the landlord - from late at night to over the weekend. 

He is really terrific to work with and very customer oriented - excellent broker!

Brandon was very knowledgeable, patient, and understanding of what I wanted in an apartment. Working with him was a great experience and I would recommend him to friends! 

We were very lucky to have Michael as our agent for the apartment search, as he always gave us fantastic listings which were all places we could have taken. None were unrealistic, and they fit perfectly within the criterias we were looking for. We were always amazed that he was able to find new places even if our meetings were fairly frequent. Michael made this whole move less stressful for us, and surprisingly a positive experience for us. If we ever have to move again, we would definitely try to ask Michael.

I moved from Chicago to NYC and had 4 days to find an apartment here. Overall the experience finding a place was horrible until I started working with DSA and their stellar staff.  On my last day of searching they helped me find the right place for me and were friendly, honest, and helpful throughout the entire process.  Given the number of realty companies in this city that are out to just make money off you, it was breath of fresh air to work with DSA - they actually cared about my living needs and preferences.  I highly recommend them if you are moving within the city or from out of state.  They made this process successful and transparent.  Thank you Alex and Christine - you rock!

Good morning, Christine

I enjoyed our conversation yesterday morning.  It is clear to me that your Group is unique....I have experienced the sense of commitment to relationship and the trust that follows,

in every interaction that I have had.  In the 'medical world' in which I have invested my career,  these principles are also critical for good outcome...I recognize and appreciate the investment that is necessary to achieve this.

Steve and I hit some unexpected stumbling blocks yesterday....I had had every expectation that we would complete our process.  He will give me another date and I will return at the very beginning of your next cycle.

I look forward to completing this current business with your Group and to the future interactions we will have.

Thank you.

After staying in an apartment in the LES with five roommates for over two years, my apartment was closing down. I was looking for a studio in the East Village that I'd be happy to stay in for at least two years but I needed to find it fast. After sending a message to DSA, Matt Dure got back to me right away and on the 4th of July to boot!

Matt had quick communication throughout the whole process along with Christine from DSA. He showed me the apartment I asked to see and had three more apartments within a couple block radius to show me too. To be honest, the other three apartments were all better than the one I asked to see and all within the same price range I asked for. 

I ended up finding a much bigger studio than I expected in a great location for the price I wanted. The whole process from apartment viewing to paper work to lease signing was done the same week I came back to town after the 4th of July weekend holiday. After all the broker reviews I've seen online, this was about as seamless as you can hope for in NYC.

Mike was very easy to talk to and took time to listen to exactly what I was looking for, and didn't waste either of our time by trying to show me listings that didn't meet my criteria. I greatly appreciated his professionalism. I will definitely recommend him to anyone looking to rent an apartment.

My roommate and myself had been looking for an apartment for around a month. Both of us were stressed in more ways than one about finding the right place in the amount of time we had. We had hoped to find something in our price range that wasn't too tiny or a disaster. I found out about DSA Realty, and set up and appt. with realtor Alex Mecum to see some places. The second apartment he showed us was an absolute perfect fit. The area was what we wanted, the price fit our budget and the apartment had just been renovated and was in great shape! Alex got in touch with us to follow up and was available to show us the place again right away. With DSA's help we were able to get the ball rolling very quickly. The lease was completed by Christine Carter, and DSA was truly incredible at staying in touch and letting us know that our getting the apartment we wanted was their priority. We were able to successfully lease the place, and we couldn't be happier, not only with our new apartment but with DSA who helped us find it and made the whole experience incredibly enjoyable. Everyone that we met and worked with from the organization was friendly helpful and just overall there to make the rental process not a terrifying experience. I would highly recommend and definitely use them again!

I cannot describe how truly helpful Brandon was. My roommate and I were first time renters, and he was there every step of the way with helpful advice, support, and constant communication. He was never deceptive, and altogether was very personable and trustworthy. When our first apartment fell through, he had three new options waiting for us within hours. We ended up finding the perfect apartment within our price range and an amazing neighborhood. I definitely look forward to working with Brandon and DSA Realty again in the future.    

I recently worked with Mike to find an apartment in the East Village. Mike was a pleasure to work with. He was nice, easy going, but very professional. After losing our first application due to error on our part, Mike fought hard to make sure we wouldn't be homeless. He earned every penny of that commission. I would recommend Mike to anyone looking for an apartment in the area.

Very honest and straight forward company. I worked with Alex, who made me feel very comfortable with the easily overwhelming market of finding the right apt in NYC. It's easy to experience consumer vertigo when searching for a Manhattan apt.  DSA made the process simple, factual, and specifically tailored to what I was looking for in a home. I highly recommend.

Simply said, if you are looking for a place in the east village that is livable and affordable work with this company. They got us exactly what we wanted and didn't waste our time.

Thanks so much Christine, the apartment is great! Thanks so much for all your help and the nice message - I will definitely be working with DSA again

if I need a new apartment in the future, and will refer friends to you and Alex. This has really been the best experience I've had looking for a place in NYC.

Brandon was very helpful and very communicative. Unlike most brokers, he wasn't pushy and listened to what we wanted. Although we ultimately decided to stay in our current apartment for another year, we will definitely use Brandon in the future.

Mike was very responsive to my emails/calls/texts from start to finish. He was very friendly, easy-going and did not pressure us into making any decisions we didn't want to. He was very understanding to our budget and did not pull a switch and bait like most brokers do. The pictures listed were real and the apartment looked even better in person. We will definitely use him again if we need to find a new place in the future. Thanks Mike, we LOVE our new apartment!

My boyfriend and I had spent a few weeks looking for apartments in the East Village and in Brooklyn. Of all the brokers/agents we met with Alex was great! It didn't put any pressure on us, was professional and easy to work with. We looked at one place which was too small and once we described what we were looking for he showed us another listing which was perfect but out of our price range.


He kept in touch and eventually lowered the price within our range. We met Christine in the office, she had a similar vibe, very professional and easy to work with. We got all of our documents and were approved within 24hours.

Overall- we got a great place in the east village for an affordable price.

I had an awful/exhausting time trying to help my boyfriend find an apartment UNTIL we found DSA. They responded to my emails right away, Alex Mecum met us early the next morning, and met a few more times over the course of the week til he found "the place" -- which is spacious, clean, beautiful (nice molding and a fireplace), cheap as could be, and a great location in the East Village.

Made NYC apartment looking seamless. Michael was very resourceful and helpful with the process. I definitely would recommend him and DSA to friends and co-workers.

 I've worked with DSA realty to find apartments twice now and would do it a third time.  Both times I was helped by Alex Mecum who, like others have said, is a breath of fresh air in the sometimes-shady apartment hunt world.  Alex really got to the heart of what I was looking for and seeing an apartment with him was never a waste of time.  Twice he went above and beyond my expectations - the best time I was locked out of my apartment and he went back to his office after hours to pick up spare keys for me.  I highly recommend Alex & the rest of DSA realty.

Alex helped us out, and he REALLY knew his stuff, didn't waste our time looking at places that weren't what we wanted and was never pushy. Many of their places are no-fee, too (such a contrast in every way to other brokers and companies). They followed through politely via email, were always available, and left us feeling really satisfied with the experience.

Alex & Christine -- Thank you so much for everything you did to get me the apt! I'm so excited to move and w/out you I probably would've ended up in some kind of crack den with a roommate named Slippery Pete. Instead I've got a great apt in a great location with an awesome backyard. Many thanks! -A

We thought that finding a place in New York would be a never-ending nightmare but we were proven wrong. Alex Mecum and Christine Carter from DSA realty found THE apartment for us in next to no time. All in all our experience with DSA Realty was perfect. It took us just four days to find an apartment beyond our expectations and below our budget maximum. They managed to find a beautiful place for us in a lovely neighborhood although we are foreigners with two dogs, a short credit history and no guarantors.  Alex and Christine are extremely friendly, helpful and professional - a "mix" one does not find very often. We would definitely work with them again and we already recommended them to our friends.  Alex and Christine, thanks again for your help!

Nice and easy to talk to. Travis listened to my concerns and answered my questions and had a good memory of our prior chit chats. He never lost patience with me even though I was probably very difficult with my apartment demands... 

Megan- Thank you for all your help and making my transition from SF to NYC so easy.  I love my new place and neighborhood. I will be sure to refer you to anyone who is looking for a place in NYC. 

Thank you for making this such a good experience. This was my first time around using a broker in Manhattan and would not hesitate to recommend you.

I really appreciate all of the HARD WORK that you put in to help me find a place and it's too bad that the places on 30th/Lex and 35th/Lex didn't work out. I also appreciate that you had my best interests in mind and were really pleasant to deal with (unlike most brokers). If there is anything I can do to help you out such as write you a recommendation etc., please let me know. I will also be sure to recommend you to my friends.

Travis has been an incredible help in our apartment search. He listens to our questions and is easy to talk to about concerns. We found him by chance, as we walked by the office late on a Saturday afternoon, and are truly lucky to have him working with us. He makes the 'brokers fee' worth every penny.

I think Travis really heard what I was wanting and sent me appropriate listings after first meeting, making for a fairly quick/easy transaction. And I really appreciated that he remembered little random conversational details. Nice to be treated as a person in a process that can sometimes be very awful... THANKS!

Travis was an absolute pleasure to work with and he went the extra mile to show me some great places. It never appeared to be his goal to just sell me on the highest priced apartment. I would most certainly let my friends & associates about him, and I hope there are more others like him out there though I have my doubts :(

Travis listened to what I was looking for in a building i.e. washer/dryers, elevator and out-door space. I have a set budget on the monthly rent and Travis showed me apartments within the budget. He was very well prepared and knows that rental market in NYC. I will definitely recommend him to my friends.

I recently moved to NYC from Miami and had read about the horrors of New York brokers. After experiencing our fair share of terrible, pushy, and rude brokers, we came upon DSA Realty. James showed us a great apartment in the East Village. Unlike most brokers we came across, he didn't push us to sign quickly or tell us the usual "you won't find anything better than this." He simply told us that if we were interested, to let him know. After going through the whole singing process, it seemed that we would have to pay an additional month of rent, but James was able to negotiate with the landlord so we wouldn't have to. Overall, James was a very nice, easygoing, down to earth guy that made us feel comfortable and at ease in the otherwise stressful New York rental market.  

I would definitely recommend DSA to anyone looking for an apartment in NYC. They are a great brokerage firm.

I really enjoyed and appreciated having Travis as my broker. From the start, he managed to be friendly, charming, and personable, while still being professional. He was willing to negotiate and communicate my needs to the landlord effectively so that I was able to afford and secure my dream apartment. When I had questions, he was quick to respond and extremely informative. I would highly recommend Travis to any other apartment seekers and would love to work with him again in the future!

I moved from Chicago to NYC and had 4 days to find an apartment here. Overall the experience finding a place was horrible until I started working with DSA and their stellar staff.  On my last day of searching they helped me find the right place for me and were friendly, honest, and helpful throughout the entire process.  Given the number of realty companies in this city that are out to just make money off you, it was breath of fresh air to work with DSA - they actually cared about my living needs and preferences.  I highly recommend them if you are moving within the city or from out of state.  They made this process successful and transparent.  Thank you Alex and Christine - you rock!

After staying in an apartment in the LES with five roommates for over two years, my apartment was closing down. I was looking for a studio in the East Village that I'd be happy to stay in for at least two years but I needed to find it fast. After sending a message to DSA, Matt Dure got back to me right away and on the 4th of July to boot!

Matt had quick communication throughout the whole process along with Christine from DSA. He showed me the apartment I asked to see and had three more apartments within a couple block radius to show me too. To be honest, the other three apartments were all better than the one I asked to see and all within the same price range I asked for. 

I ended up finding a much bigger studio than I expected in a great location for the price I wanted. The whole process from apartment viewing to paper work to lease signing was done the same week I came back to town after the 4th of July weekend holiday. After all the broker reviews I've seen online, this was about as seamless as you can hope for in NYC.

My roommate and myself had been looking for an apartment for around a month. Both of us were stressed in more ways than one about finding the right place in the amount of time we had. We had hoped to find something in our price range that wasn't too tiny or a disaster. I found out about DSA Realty, and set up and appt. with realtor Alex Mecum to see some places. The second apartment he showed us was an absolute perfect fit. The area was what we wanted, the price fit our budget and the apartment had just been renovated and was in great shape! Alex got in touch with us to follow up and was available to show us the place again right away. With DSA's help we were able to get the ball rolling very quickly. The lease was completed by Christine Carter, and DSA was truly incredible at staying in touch and letting us know that our getting the apartment we wanted was their priority. We were able to successfully lease the place, and we couldn't be happier, not only with our new apartment but with DSA who helped us find it and made the whole experience incredibly enjoyable. Everyone that we met and worked with from the organization was friendly helpful and just overall there to make the rental process not a terrifying experience. I would highly recommend and definitely use them again!

My boyfriend and I had spent a few weeks looking for apartments in the East Village and in Brooklyn. Of all the brokers/agents we met with Alex was great! It didn't put any pressure on us, was professional and easy to work with. We looked at one place which was too small and once we described what we were looking for he showed us another listing which was perfect but out of our price range.


He kept in touch and eventually lowered the price within our range. We met Christine in the office, she had a similar vibe, very professional and easy to work with. We got all of our documents and were approved within 24hours.
 

Overall- we got a great place in the east village for an affordable price.

Alex & Christine -- Thank you so much for everything you did to get me the apt! I'm so excited to move and w/out you I probably would've ended up in some kind of crack den with a roommate named Slippery Pete. Instead I've got a great apt in a great location with an awesome backyard. Many thanks! -A

We thought that finding a place in New York would be a never-ending nightmare but we were proven wrong. Alex Mecum and Christine Carter from DSA realty found THE apartment for us in next to no time. All in all our experience with DSA Realty was perfect. It took us just four days to find an apartment beyond our expectations and below our budget maximum. They managed to find a beautiful place for us in a lovely neighborhood although we are foreigners with two dogs, a short credit history and no guarantors.  Alex and Christine are extremely friendly, helpful and professional - a "mix" one does not find very often. We would definitely work with them again and we already recommended them to our friends.  Alex and Christine, thanks again for your help!

 
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