I would definitely recommend working with Isaiah to anyone looking for a broker. He is professional, quick, and helped me find exactly what I was looking for in a crazy rental market! He is very knowledgable and experienced and utilizes it to get you a step-ahead while on your apartment hunt. He handled all of hard parts of applying for an apartment, kept me updated every step of the way, and ultimately accomplished everything I was looking for. Isaiah takes care of business!!
My fiancé and I worked with Isaiah to find our perfect first apartment together. He was wonderful from the start - was always on time and helped us work together to decide what our priorities were in an apartment. He worked within our budget to find us our perfect space! Would highly recommend him to anyone looking in the NYC area!
Isaiah could not have been more knowledgeable, helpful, or transparent during my apartment search. He really understood my budget and criteria and, despite a super difficult market, was able to find me the perfect apartment. I highly recommend Isaiah and his team at compass! I shared his name with all my friends!
Isaiah was absolutely wonderful! I contacted him one day and the next day he had 6 different buildings with multiple units each for us to view. And about 2 days after that I had a lease in my hands! It made my move so much easier. He was always available over text and email, and was very prompt with both for any questions and concerns. I would highly recommend him!
I will start by stating I had an abstract and nearly impossible list of must haves when I approached Isaiah to help my boyfriend and I in our apartment search. I had been trying to find that perfect place on my own and found it overwhelming. A friend recommended Isaiah to me to work with. Armed with Isaiah's knowledge and patience, we took on the city. With access to his database, it made the process so much easier to decide which places were worth short listing. Isaiah and I shared a list we could both add and view listings together. Over a few days, we viewed 30+ units in a dozen buildings in our desired neighborhood. Isaiah helped us break down the pros and cons of everything we saw to decide which unit was right for us. Within 1 week of our first tour, we were applying to the unit that is now our home. I cannot believe all that we accomplished in such a short time. Isaiah stayed in touch and followed up with us as we went through the leasing process to our move in. I am so grateful that I recruited him to help us with our process. I know for a fact we would not be in the unit we now have or as happy as we are with our home. I cannot recommend Isaiah enough. Do yourself a favor. New York City rental market is too much to take on your own without a professional, even if you are from here. You will miss out on the best deals and opportunities.
Thanks to Isaiah I have just signed a new lease on my dream apartment! To provide some background, I have lived in NYC for about 3 years now and this will be the 4th apartment I am moving into. You can imagine how many brokers I have been in contact with between then and now. Isaiah is hands down the best broker I have worked with in NYC. He is extremely dedicated, diligent, kind and professional. Prior to taking me on a tour of several apartments, he knew all of the right questions to ask to gauge exactly what I was looking for and to make the best use of our time. When I tell you Isaiah was spot on with every apartment he showed me I am not exaggerating! There was not one apartment we viewed that was not a serious contender based on the criteria I laid out for him. And with every unit we toured, he actively and intuitively took note on my likes and dislikes to inform our next move. Apartment hunting can be a very stressful task, but Isaiah helped take that element out of the process and made finding my new home an enjoyable experience. If you want someone you can trust, who is patient and resourceful and will go above and beyond to help you find your perfect fit then Isaiah is your guy! I look forward to working with him again in the future and recommending him to all of my friends and colleagues looking to make a move.
Isaiah was very professional in finding me a home. I can sometimes be difficult to work with because I need everything in writing and Isaiah was patient! He reached out regularly as the middle man to keep me updated.
Isaiah was recommended to me by a friend for help with a lease break. I was so impressed with him! He made the process of navigating my lease break and finding a new tenant during COVID-19 as painless as possible. Isaiah is a creative thinker, an expert about the NYC market, and provided excellent client service. What I appreciated most is his communication with me; I was a pretty neurotic client, always wanting follow-up and asking questions. Isaiah gave me the care that I needed and carried the load of managing tons of moving pieces on his end without me feeling any stress. I highly recommend Isaiah without reservation!
Isaiah worked very hard on our behalf to find us an apartment. Isaiah and Sean have a system of finding apartments that works great. Highly recommended!.
Great experience top to bottom, and made the whole process super easy
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Isaiah was so helpful in my apartment search! He was patient and knowledgeable. I was struggling to find an apartment, but Isaiah made the process much easier and provided me with all the information and resources I needed.
Isaiah was a fantastic broker that went well above what we expected. He took the time over 2 days to not only show us apartments tailored to our responses to other showings, but also helped us understand the market. He was always available for us and further would vet any other properties we had seen on our own to find any potential issues with them. If anyone needs a broker I highly recommend him.
Isaiah was so helpful and friendly. He worked hard to accommodate my specific needs on an extremely tight schedule. He was even able to get my rent lowered to accommodate my budget. The whole process was very smooth. I highly recommend Isaiah to help you find an apartment.
As a first-time renter and newcomer to NYC, I had such a positive experience with CitiHabitats. After trying and failing for days to find an apartment in my price range using StreetEasy, PadMapper, etc to connect with other brokers, this company was like a breath of fresh air. Extremely professional and organized - really made me feel like I was in good hands. Every step of the process felt transparent and un-scammy. They really worked with me patiently despite my own unique obstacles (paperwork issues, banking troubles, etc. - I was probably not the easiest client and yet they did not bat an eyelash).
My initial and primary contact at CitiHabitats was Isaiah Dunn, who was attentive, friendly, professional, and generally made me feel comfortable and taken care of. He expertly took us from place to place and was really consistent about teasing out my specific apartment needs, likes, dislikes etc. to give me the best possible experience.
During the whole process, Isaiah kept up a stream of contact with his colleagues back at the office - Louis Tsai and Sabra Nasri - communicating my needs in real time so that they could do research, make calls, etc on my behalf. Louis and Sabra were both incredibly friendly and efficient - they answered all the questions I had and really made me feel like they were on my side, not just trying to sell me the first apartment that came along.
If you can afford the brokers fee (~15% of a year’s rent, depending) I would highly recommend CitiHabitats to my friends and family who are apartment hunting in NYC.