I do not have enough good things to say about Isaiah. I came to NYC to find an apartment on an extremely tight timeline. Looking in both the Upper East Side, and Brooklyn, we had a lot of ground to cover. Isaiah was patient, understanding, communicative, and very easy to get along with. He was extremely quick to set up showings, and update me in the moment during the application process. I look forward to working with Isaiah in the future for future moves!
Isaiah provided an AMAZING broker experience (as someone who's heard horror stories of brokers). I appreciated his constant candor, transparency, and questions to help me find exactly what I was looking for. He knows the ins and outs of real-estate in NY, from knowing when a property is underpriced and having to bid over listing, to having amazing relationships with landlords to get his client approved over multiple applicants. The apartment I wanted had multiple applications, but it was through Isaiah's relationship and connections that he got me approved and had my lease signed within 24 hours. I'd definitely recommend working with him!
Isaiah changed the game when it came to the renters process. He was extremely responsive and was always honest and available to provide his expert opinion. If anyone is looking for help renting an apartment, I high recommend speaking with Isaiah!
Isaiah was so helpful in finding me an apartment! I was defeated and let down by the crazy NYC rental market but he showed me listings I had not seen. Isaiah helped me apply (and get) my new apartment! He shared his knowledge about the rental market and the building for the apartment I applied for. We compared listings based on my criteria and he gave honest feedback when asked. Isaiah really made the stressful process of finding a new apartment easier. He acted quickly and efficiently to help make sure I was ready to apply. He is committed to helping clients find apartments that suit them. I will definitely be using him for any future rental needs!
Isaiah is a confident, fair, and hardworking broker who gets deals done. He knows the market well, created a compelling listing and sale plan, and ultimately got me a 25% premium to competing brokers’ recommendations. He also took all the minutia off my plate - just had to sign the contract. Highly recommend
Isaiah was extremely helpful and helped us find a place in record time, even given the current NYC market. He answered our questions promptly and helped us throughout the entire process. Can't recommend him enough!
Working with Isaiah is awesome!
I've been living in NYC for 5 years when I worked with Isaiah to look for my next apartment. It has been a pet peeve of mine with past agents when they weren't transparent with me. But that's not Isaiah. He has been very honest with me, and answered all my questions.
I was only 3 weeks away from being homeless when I asked for his help, and miraculously, within a day, he found me a great apartment in a great location! I like that he also respected my decision and was patient with me on finding the right place.
So yeah, I'm super glad to have worked with Isaiah.
Isaiah not only helped me find a fantastic apartment in one appointment, but he also walked me through every step of the process so I wasn't completely at sea. Additionally, he understood my needs and preferences and worked with me to find an apartment that would work within those parameters.
He's professional, but he's also very friendly and made me feel comfortable. I HIGHLY recommend working with him, especially if you're looking for your first solo home!
Prior to Isaiah, we had tried to find a NYC apartment on our own using various websites. It was fruitless! Apartments were gone practically immediately. After a few months and lots of frustration, we tried a broker. Everything she showed was through open houses with lots of interest and competition. This meant she wanted us available all the time for showings and the apartments were going well above ask. It was exhausting. After 6 wasted weeks with her, I connected with Isaiah and the process was instantly EASY and FUN! It took ONE appointment, we viewed three apartments that met our conditions and were AVAILABLE, and moved into our beautiful Chelsea apartment three weeks later.
What made Isaiah so outstanding was that he; 1) took the time to understand exactly what we were looking for, 2) helped us understand what was possible and not possible within our price point, 3) helped us prioritize what we really needed vs wanted to be happy, 4) knew the neighborhoods and buildings, 5) helped us through the application process, 6) professional and friendly - we had fun touring the apartments and neighborhoods, and 7) GOT IT DONE!!!!
It took 24 hours to go from a click on a website to a meeting with Isaiah to submitting an application (and getting approved) for an apartment we LOVE in our desired neighborhood.
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Isaiah made the process so quick and easy! 10/10 recommend!
Isaiah was a fantastic help in helping me find my new home in NYC and would recommend him for anybody looking to find a home as well. Not only did he show great options but also made the closing process and smooth as possible. Thank you!!
Isaiah was extremely helpful in finding me the perfect apartment. He is extremely communicative and acts fast in the interests of his clients.
Isaiah was so helpful in our apartment search! We were so desperate and about to give up and he went above and beyond to find us exactly what we were looking for!!!
Isaiah was so helpful and very responsive throughout my entire process of renting a unit in midtown! So good at follow-through and getting the job done!
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.