My boyfriend and I were moving to New York from San Francisco and did not have much time to figure out our living situation.
All we knew is we had to relocate to Manhattan and wanted to check out places within our budget in a few areas.
I emailed Marlon and he got back to me within 10 minutes and was so helpful in explaining the process and listened to all of our top needs. The following week when we arrived in Manhattan for a two day business/housing search trip, he had lined up so many options within the time constrictions we gave him for both days. Despite our limited time, Marlon hustled for us big time and showed us so many places we would actually consider living in and being happy at. I was so utterly impressed with his attention to detail and hard efforts he put into making our lives easier. I had experienced another agent in NY that was really abrasive, and was clearly not looking out for our best interest so we were so fortunate to have met someone who was willing to bat for us and devoted so much time to our needs. We highly recommend Marlon because he found us what we needed and on top of all that is so knowledgable and professional.
We are hoping to do more business with Marlon in the future as well when we look to buy next!
Marlon Browar is a broker who will actually listens to his clients. He doesn't try to up your price point, he doesn't force exclusive listings on you, and he will pound the pavement to find the right place (even if it is a needle in a haystack). He is extremely responsive throughout the process.
Following my very positive experience with Mercer Real Estate and Marlon, I have recommended him to a number of other friends. They report similarly outstanding service. Would recommend without hesitation..
I am extremely grateful that i was able to find someone so effective and patient like Marlon. He helped find the perfect unit that met all my needs.
Not only did Marlon answered all my questions or met me whenever I was available; he understood exactly what I was looking for. He is very professional, responds to calls/emails quickly and has a great attitude about everything. I highly recommend Marlon and his team at Mercer Real Estate!
Marlon was so incredibly helpful and knowledgeable from start to finish. He was a true pleasure to work with and made our apartment search not only effortless, but enjoyable. After sub par experiences with other brokers, Marlon is on a different level. Once he took over, finding an apartment was a breeze. We knew we could trust him and ended up with our dream apartment. We were sad to say bye to him once his job was done! I would use Marlon and Mercer Real Estate again in a heartbeat and will be recommending him to anyone I know in need.
I've gone through several apartment searches in Manhattan, and 1) it's really difficult to find good apartments for a reasonable price, 2) it's not always pleasant to work with brokers. I'm leaving my first ever RentHop review for Marlon Browar because he not only helped me and my boyfriend find the PERFECT apartment for a great price (after we had researched hundreds of apartments on our own for the past few weeks and failed to find anything we both liked), but he was also by far the best broker I've worked with and absolutely deserves 5 stars.
Marlon stands out from other brokers due to his exceptional versatility, responsiveness, and ability to understand your needs. I have worked with other good brokers, but Marlon is the only one I would actively recommend to friends because he consistently goes above and beyond. I am someone who always has too many questions and I often hold back from asking everything, but Marlon immediately and thoroughly answered all of my many questions no matter what time of day it was. I felt comfortable enough to ask away, and he was often perceptive enough to give us extra information even when I didn't ask, if it was relevant to our search. He even proactively filmed a video of the apartment we liked during the day so we could see how much sunlight it got, since we couldn't make it to the apartment in person during weekday work hours and didn't want to risk waiting until the weekend to make a decision.
Marlon really cares about making all parties happy, and as a result, he felt more like a friend than a broker throughout the entire process. By the end of our apartment search, we were more than happy to pay the broker's fee, and Marlon has continued to stay in touch after we signed for the apartment to make sure we have everything we need. Thank you Marlon for a wonderful apartment and experience!
I worked with Marlon of Mercer Real Estate who did an amazing job showing me great 1 BR Apts that fit my needs and budget in NYC. I ended up selecting a great apartment with awesome amenities.
I'd definitely work with Marlon and Mercer Real Estate again!
Marlon is extremely kind, efficient and patient. I have been looking for months to what I envision to have as my next apartment in NYC with my boyfriend and I. Because of him I now have my DREAM new place and I could not be more grateful to have had him as my broker. He never gives up and his persistence will continue to bless him with endless success. He has the best units on the market and he will help you find exactly what you are seeking. I would highly recommend him to anyone :)
I wholeheartedly recommend Marlon Browar's services. He has helped us two years in a row find our rental apartment.
He is responsive, diligent and answers all our questions and concerns thoroughly. Joe also was a great communicator. Aside from the hard work he did for us, he is just a genuine good person who is also a pleasure to work with and be around.
It was a great pleasure working with Marlon. He was very professional and responsive, answering all our questions and facilitating communication with landlords. He set up last minute showings almost immediately and persisted to find us the best apartment. He was also able to help us negotiate the rent as well!
Overall, our experience working with Marlon couldn't have been better and we would definitely recommend him for anyone else looking for a broker!
Marlon is an exceptional broker in the New York City market. He is trustworthy, responsive, but perhaps most importantly adaptable to your preferences and desires as far as meeting times, communications and housing types.
Most of all, I give Marlon credit for being incredibly patient. We must've looked at over a dozen places before seeing the correct spot.
I recommend Marlon and his firm Mercer Real Estate with the utmost confidence - and urge you to consider him for your home buying/renting needs in New York City.
I can't say enough good things about Marlon and his brokerage Mercer Real Estate
Everything was thoroughly explained to me as we went along, and never once was I pressured into anything that was out of my budget, or didn't meet requirements. As a result I felt comfortable accepting some key recommendations during several offers. Many agents in NYC would have taken advantage of that amount of latitude; Marlon did not.
If you are looking for an upstanding, intelligent, and exceptionally reasonable broker to help you with your NY real estate transaction, look no further.
I can't say enough good things about Marlon and his team. I was very budget oriented during my search and hugely unfamiliar with the NY real estate pitfalls (aside from renting...buying is a whole different ballgame) - they did a tremendous job keeping me competitive in the market and walking me through the process. Everything was thoroughly explained to me as we went along, and never once was I pressured into anything that was out of my budget, or didn't meet requirements. As a result I felt comfortable accepting some key recommendations during several offers. Many brokers in NY would have taken advantage of that amount of latitude; Marlon did not.
If you are looking for an upstanding, intelligent, and exceptionally reasonable group to help you with your NY real estate transaction, look no further.
A fantastic, painless experience renting for the first time in New York through Marlon. I began the process with little idea of what I was looking for besides a short commute and a budget, and only had a weekend in the city to find a place. But Marlon helped me figure out the best neighborhoods to look in, then took care of all the legwork ahead of time to line up lots of great options for me to see while I was in town. While I was in the city, he made sure I got to know the neighborhoods I was considering, answered all my questions along the way, and was incredibly transparent, responsive, and patient in helping me find the ideal place to live.
In the end I found a perfect apartment, and I was amazed by how seamless the whole experience was, from initial communication through signing. Highly recommend the Mercer team!
Marlon and his team were incredible to collaborate with and we got an apartment on our first day of looking. We saw a great mix of places and decided on the last one, as it was perfect for what we were looking for.
Marlon was extremely helpful with the paperwork side of things and was very easy to communicate with before and after our search.
I met Marlon through a recommendation of a friend who was a past client of his.
Marlon was extremely helpful in my search for a 3 Bedroom in Chelsea. Start to finish, we only worked together for about a week, that is how fast we found our current apartment.
From the start, he was professional, responsive and understanding of what we were looking for. We went through the basics and discussed what was important to me - staying at/under maximum rent, neighborhood, subways, etc. When we went to look at apartments, Marlon had a number of apartments for us to see together. During each one, he helped me with questions and also gave me some ideas of how I could make each place my own. We found a winner that same day and Marlon helped me get the application started and kept in touch throughout the application/approval process. When it came time to sign the lease, Marlon assisted with answering all questions regarding the lease. He also stayed in touch until I received my keys to make sure the entire process was done seamlessly.
While the NYC real estate market may always be unpredictable, Marlon was reliable and pleasant to work with. Highly recommended!
Marlon Browar of Mercer Real Estate truly went above and beyond for us. He was extremely friendly and accommodating and was available by phone/text at all hours to answer our questions. His email replies were also very timely. He showed us multiple apartments at our request and even did measurements for us!
We couldn't be happier with Marlon's service and his brokerage Mercer Real Estate and would recommend him to anyone!
For the past 6 months, I planned to move to Seattle for a new career opportunity. But that plan abruptly changed and I was reassigned to New York in June. Having to find an apt immediately I wasn't sure what to do..
I created a RentHop account and browsed the listings in New York. Having only visited a few times, I wasn't familiar at all with the neighborhoods and quickly got confused. Then I contacted Marlon via email to gauge my interest in a 1 Bedroom in Midtown. I told him my budget, what my primary concerns were, and what my dream apartment would look like. He reassured me that him and his team of brokers could handle it.
Marlon connected with me with and gave me instructions on which documents I would need when I came up to look at apartments. I then talked to Marlon about what I value in a neighborhood and my budget (including broker fees). He told me that he will email me in the morning of my showing after confirming reservations. He made sure he knew where I would be staying so that I could have plenty of time to get to the location.
TWO DAYS IN NY:
Marlon told me the night before what time we would start at. He then confirmed with me four hours prior to our appointment the exact location to meet at. And you know what? That first apartment met all of my criteria (but slightly above my budget)! I instantly loved the neighborhood and the apartment. We then looked at a few other apartments after to confirm how much I loved the first one. Unfortunately, right after I submitted my application, I found out that another renter leased the unit.. After I received the bad news, Marlon buckled down and found a few more apartments for me to view on Sunday morning (goooo Marlon!) Unfortunately again, there were a few hiccups regarding some management companies needing a guarantor. So I left NY without an apartment. But I was still confident in Mercer +Marlon magic.
Marlon viewed a few other apartments, videotaping them to show me how they really look like... and TA DA! Marlon found one UNDER my budget, in the same neighborhood that I loveeee, and just 1 block to the subway. Yes, he achieved the mission in just one week!!
Throughout this entire process, Marlon always responded within the hour and patiently/happily to all of my inquiries (and believe me when I say I have a bit of Type-A lawyer personality mixed in with my Californian roots). Yes, you will have to be flexible. But if you place your faith in the Mercer Real Estate brokers, you will find a real life NY apartment that you love. Apartment hunting does not have to be a nightmare!
Icing on the cake: Mercer hooked me up with a free trial at Equinox! Plus, Marlon showed up to my lease signing today (I actually moved in today) with a bottle of cab. How did they even know that that's my favorite wine?? They must be really magical!
So I am eating dinner at a neighborhood taco place just two blocks from my apartment and dedicating this review to Marlon and his team at Mercer Real Estate! They helped me start my New Yorker life in a cozy home that I love, and I hope I will love New York just as much.
Using Mercer Real Estate was the least stressful part of our cross country move. Our broker, Marlon Browar, was phenomenal. He quickly responded to questions and requests from the time of our first phone meeting to weeks after we had moved in.
We arrived to look at apartments one week before our move in date. With only two days to lock down a place before leaving the city, my girlfriend and I were very stressed. Marlon did a great job easing that stress by having at least 4 visits scheduled each day. He was helpful in dealing with the building managements, signing our paperwork, and pushing the landlord to get a decision made quickly on our application. He definitely has close relationships with various landlords throughout Manhattan which helped tremendously.
I would never consider using a different broker or company for any future moves.
From our very first conversation, Marlon listened to my needs regarding what I was looking for in an apartment. I emphasized how I really wanted a place that had doorman and a gym in the building and he helped to find apartments meeting that criteria, all within our budget. He was super flexible since I was only able to look at apartments after work, and he was able to work with that despite how late it was. His search was very productive because after one night of looking at 3 apartments, my wife and I found one that we really liked!
He was extremely helpful in the application process by getting all of our documents ready and following up with any additional documents that were needed by the landlord, including why additional documents were needed. Being that it was our first time looking for an apartment, he was extremely helpful from the start to finish.
I would highly recommend Marlon and his team at Mercer Real Estate to anyone looking for a seamless process.
I had a great experience working with Marlon to secure a beautiful apartment in Soho. The entire process took less than a week and Marlon was very professional in terms of making sure that we had all the required documents ready in a timely manner. He's very responsive even during the weekend (we applied for the apartment during a long weekend).
He had a ton of recommendations and advice to help us make our move as seamless as possible. Would highly recommend him and his team!!
Marlon and his team at Mercer Real Estate did an exceptional job at locating my awesome new apartment. They are very detail oriented and extremely friendly. It was an absolute pleasure working with Mercer! I would 100% work with Marlon again he provided amazing service and got me an unbelievable deal on my apartment. Definitely reach out to Marlon and his team to find you your next home in Manhattan... Thanks again.
Marlon went above & beyond to help me secure my beautiful apartment in Midtown West. He's professional, kind and very honest. Also extremely knowledgable about the NYC rental market!
Marlon was exception in assisting me find my apartment in Midtown West. I highly recommend you use him and his firm Mercer Real Estate.