David was very precise with our search and found definitely the best option for us.
David was referred by a friend who also got extremely satisfied with his work. He is very reliable, professional and always responds prompt. David went out of his way to find an apartment for me. He even Face Time with me and my wife to show an apartment since we currently do not live in New York. In addition he helped me work all the details with the management of the building. I definitely recommend him for anyone who is trying to find a place in New York.
I had several disappointing experiences with Agents in New York and I came across David on this site. Hands down one of the nicest agents I ever worked with. He takes the time to understand your needs and shows you properties that suit your criteria. Very genuine person who is not at all commercial. He wants to help find you a "home" not just some apartment that will pay him a commission and I am very impressed.
5+. David was extremely responsive and pleasant. He found excellent options that fit my needs and helped to get a fair deal with zero stress.
I have not rented an apartment yet, but working with David has been OUTSTANDING! He blew me away with his attention to detail, how knowledgable he is and how much he cares about finding the perfect fit for me. He's charming and so hard working. I highly recommend him! (Full disclosure, I am moving from the Midwest and did not know David prior to looking for a broker).
David is a God sent in a city like NYC, where brokers are slimy and only care about their bottom line. He is one of the best people we have met and are so happy that we met him. David is available at all hours of the day or night, has not only helped us with our apartment search but also has given us a lot of great insights on the city's neighborhoods, etc. He has educated us!
David is the perfect broker. He listened to my expectations and worked diligently to find my wife and I our new home and we just love it - all of it. Below are a few things that David did that make me forever appreciative of who he is as a broker and a person:
David was extremely helpful with all of my queries. I didn't have to use a real estate agent as luxury buildings were no-fee anyway. However, I chose to use David based on the reviews he got on this website, and I do not regret a single second of doing it. The decision came down to two apartment buildings right across from each other and I got David's honest opinion about both buildings. He provided me with an objective view of the two properties, without pushing me to go for a particular one. At the end, I made a decision and we're extremely happy with it. David also went above and beyond by helping us with our move and with any other miscellaneous tasks we needed to do.
David has been extremely helpful throughout the entire process. He did an awesome job in understanding my needs and expectations, and made every effort to show me as many options as possible, and provided great advice. He made the hunting much more enjoyable, and I was able to secure my new home just within two weeks. Top of the class experience, highly recommended!!!
David was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was able to work with our schedule and really listened to our needs and wants for our new apartment. At every apartment he showed us, he asked the right questions to ensure that it would be a good match for us. He worked diligently in our favor and ensured that the process went smoothly at all points. I highly recommend David and will absolutely reach out to him the next time I need to move!
I cannot recommend David enough. He turned what should have been a stressful, confusing process into a really fun couple of days seeing several dream homes. I thought we'd be lucky to find one place we could afford that met our needs, but David listened carefully to what we were looking for and set up appointments across the city in varying beautiful places.
David was very helpful from the very beginning. I reached out to him about a listing I had found online, and he responded immediately to set up a time to view the apartment. He was very flexible with working around our schedule, and my boyfriend and I were able to view the apartment with David the very same day that we initially contacted him. With David's help, we actually saw several different apartments that day. David even took us out to lunch after we had seen the apartments and helped us sort through the floor plans we had been shown before going back and helping us make a deal with the leasing office. David helped make this a seamless process--we essentially signed a lease the same day we started hunting!
Very responsive and knowledgeable.
We've just begun our apartment search in NYC and David has already made the process easier than I could have imagined. We're relcoating from out of town and were struggling to find places to look at over the one weekend we'd be in the area. David not only sent us listing that matched our price and criteria perfectly but he organized a full day of viewings that was efficient and educational. We haven't rented an apartment yet, but are continuing to work with David and would recommend him 100% to anyone looking to rent in NYC.
David's level of service is exceptional. I emailed him and had an almost immediate response after the initial contact. I then told him via email what I was looking for and just a few short back and forth exchanges had a list of desirable options in my price range. We decided on a time to see a few apartments in one building that was in the location I was interested. I not only found the perfect apartment, but with his assistance was able to secure the apartment the same day. David is a true professional and his dedication to his profession, again is remarkable. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a "no fee" or any apartment.
we have just started our conversation. however, thus far he has been extremely responsive!
Within 12 hours of me signing up for an account on Naked Apartments, David reached out and offered to help in our search. The other reviews that were left confirmed that we wanted to work with him.
This is actually the first and only review I have ever written about anyone online! David has been extremely helpful in my search for an apartment.
If you are looking for no fee luxury apartments in NYC, David should be your one stop and only stop. You will see the value to work with David on every aspect of your apartment searching.
David helped me a lot on my apartment hunting and moving in NYC! He is very generous and essentially a nice sweet guy. He had years of experiences in the past in his expertise and he came up with the perfect solution very efficiently for me. As a college grad who looking for a new life in the city, I say David is the person you can trust and seek out help from.
Although I have not yet rented an apartment from David, he has been incredibly helpful in my search. His willingness to share his knowledge and expertise of the NY rental market is greatly appreciated and I look forward to working with him in the future.
responded to my e-mail immediately! request permission to contact me by phone! very professional!!! flying to new York to seek the professional services of mr gelfenbeyn. Monday, may 12, 2014 I will lease an apartment and yes, mr. gelfenbeyn has assured me that he will meet my expectations. thank you for your inquiry!
Go with Davidâhe is exceptional. During my lifetime, I have moved eighteen times and owned five separate pieces of property. David clearly ranks in the top two real estate brokers with whom I have worked. David works for you, the client! David represents your interest to the letter! David works after hours, weekends, and anywhere in the city that the client wishes to live. What more can you ask forâ¦oh, David does not charge a fee. He has established relationships with luxury property management, which equates to excellent negotiation leverage in terms of price, amenities, and locations. He offers realistic advice with no agenda and no hidden fees. David is passionate about finding the perfect place for his clientsâ wants and needs. We had to move suddenly as my partner started a new job and had to arrive at corporate headquarters quickly. David literally worked with us for 48 hours straight. He met us at our hotel after 8:00 p.m. on a Sunday night and scheduled viewing for 10:00 a.m. the next morning. We saw over a dozen places on day number one. On the second day, he negotiated a lease with a luxury, modern apartment building with a great view of the city as well as a free gym memberships. He charged no fee. My partner and I could not be happierâit was a stress-free, enjoyable experience. He found us the perfect first home in NYC, and he will be our future broker as well as for our family and friends.
I don't normally even bother with reviews, but when the service, person, or event is so far beyond the norm sometimes it is necessary. This is the case with David (whom I affectionately call Dima). I cannot say enough good things about him. He was professional, knowledgeable, courteous, punctual, honest, and in no way "selling" me anything. He allowed me to make my own decisions, no matter how long or arduous the process became. In the end, I ended up with a perfect apartment and a wonderful experience. And considering Manhattan, this was a blessing.
I would, without hesitation, highly recommend David for your next apartment search. I dealt with a variety of brokers who claimed to have had some secret listings and unique approach, which not surprising, was not the case at all. By contrast, David is very unassuming, is not pushy and does not waste your time with listings that do not align with your goals. He listens and understands you, is very courteous, punctual and knowledgeable. He is really intimately knowledgeable about what he is showing, including the building and the neighborhood. His pre-descriptions are very accurate and he portrays the listing honestly thus eliminating the awkward surprises that other subjected me to. He is obviously in this for the long-haul and focuses on the quality apartments and his reputation
It has been such a pleasure to deal with David during our apartment search. It is obvious that David loves what he does. Not only is he dedicated, responsive, and professional, but he is also patient and does whatever he can to make the apartment search a pleasant experience. David knows how to get the job done-by accurately assessing his clients' needs and only presenting them with valuable options that are within budget.
David was one the the nicest people i have ever met. And then ontop of being a wonderful person, he is a great broker. He went out of his way personally to help me (and i'm a fussy customer), and really went above and beyond to make sure all of my requirements were met - even at times to his own detirment. I felt he took a personal interest in making sure that i was happy. An honest person in a city like NYC is hard to find, but david works with honesty, intergrity and commitment. I could not recommend him more highly!!! Thank you david!
David is easily the best broker I worked with during my stressful time searching for an apartment in Manhattan. Not only is he 100% upfront and honest, he is accomodating of the client and really does put your needs in front of his own. He listens to what you want and comes back with several options matching your criteria. After two stressful months of having no luck finding an apartment, David was a refreshing change and worked with me and my schedule until I found the most amazing apartment in East Village.
Great broker! Always available, found us exactly what we asked for and stayed on it to get the deal done. Very honest and doesn't waste your time. I would use David again and highly recommend him.
We needed an apartment, we called David, who was recommended by a friend. He immediately called us back with some great options in mind. He was working with us, always on time, reliable, responsible, he listened and we got the apartment that we absolutely adore!