AP Smith from Ideal was wonderful to deal with. My partner and I had such a good experience working with him. We had been seeing apartments with other agents, but none had made us feel truly comfortable. AP was reliable, professional and honest, even when we didnât entirely appreciate the news. AP should be the first and possibly only Brooklyn broker you call.
Listen, folks, Andrew is great. I am moving from Chicago to New York and it took about one day of searching through listings and emailings brokers to determine that finding a good broker was a high priority for me. I didn't set out to find Andrew, but I'm glad I did. I first connected with Andrew through one of his listings and, from there, he asked if I would call him to tell me more about my apartment needs. He sent me several listings that could fit the bill and was very respectful of my budget. He even asked, "Over what price should I NOT send you listings?" There was no bait and switch. There was no pressure. I met Andrew in Brooklyn and we saw four units together. Andrew was chill, knowledgable, and a pleasure to hang with for a few hours. I really felt like he wanted to work with and for me and make the most of all of our time. All four units that I saw were in great shape and legitimate options for me. I decided on my top choice and we made a plan to submit an application. Because I was only in town for a couple days, Andrew was proactive in moving the process along quickly and was always in close communication and very organized. I applied, got approved, and signed a lease within 24 hours. I'd say it was a lovely, successful experience! I couldn't recommend Andrew more. Yes, broker fees are shitty. Yes, the system is skewed towards building owners. These things are just true. If you are looking for someone to work with you and be your advocate without being pushy, Andrew's your guy. Tip: Andrew bikes around the city so if you're local or if you rent a bike, you can zip through your showings together! Andrew, thanks for an experience that breaks the mold of the typical NYC horror stories!
Andrew was extremely responsive and VERY helpful and very understanding of our needs.
Idealâs manager Andrew worked extremely hard to get me into my and my fiancÃ© an apartment in Red Hook. Andrew's group are lovely, professional people who cared for our needs throughout the search, application, and beyond. Their work ethic was exemplary, as they made themselves available at very late hours. Amazing team with great work ethic, lots of excellent apartments, and an easygoing attitude. Thank you for your help!
I reached out to Andrew Smith after reading his reviews and am so happy I did. He showed me a ton of apartments in downtown Brooklyn, and was totally fun and professional. Within eight days of starting to look, I had a signed lease to show for the effort, all thanks to Andrew. Completely, utterly happy.
AP Smith is easily the most efficient, honest and responsive broker in Brooklyn.
The only reason I haven't rented from Andrew yet is because I'm picky. He is friendly, patient, and prompt. He is a pleasure to work with.
A good communicator! In moving to Brooklyn, my roommates and I spoke with many agents. Andrew Smith soared above the average. He is polite, responsive, and brings a human touch to the stresses of NY real estate. By chance, we ended up renting a place from a different agent, but I would recommend Andrew Smith highly.