I can't say enough good things about Ed and the team at Citi-Habitats. As an incoming international student in New York without a US-based guarantor on a tight timeline, my situation was especially complicated. While nothing could have prepared me for the challenges of Manhattan's housing market, Ed made me feel at ease, comfortable, and well taken care of.
In our first meeting, Ed and his colleagues took the time to discuss my preferences and budget with me. They clearly outlined my options going forward and were transparent about costs. Ed then walked me to many potential apartments all over the city to ensure that I found one that I liked. After miles of walking and many flights of stairs, Ed was just as patient, jovial and good-humored as when we had commenced. This process spanned almost a week; Ed never hesitated to meet me day after day to show me potential apartments and help me find a place I really loved. It was evident from the start that Ed was focused on my needs and wants, and never pushed more expensive apartments.
Finally, once I had settled on a flat I absolutely adored, Ed helped me fill out the application and even attended the lease signing to ensure everything went smoothly. Throughout the process Ed shared fun stories about his extensive travels and his own experiences moving to New York when he was younger. These conversations, and his extensive knowledge of the city, made the experience that much more special.
If you're looking for a place to live in NYC, particularly under challenging circumstances, I wholeheartedly recommend Ed and Citi-Habitats. I was immensely happy with the service I received, and more importantly with the unit I ultimately leased.
Working with Ed was a total non stress, pleasant and a very educational experience. He is a very consummate professional.
An expert in his field with skill sets and knowledge that makes the whole process seamless from beginning to end. The criteria that I set were all achieved. I truly admire him taking the time to show me few options (saving me tons of time!) that pertain to the neighborhood, amenities, transportation, budgets and other requirements. He was transparent throughout the whole process, and I can safely say that he is a very ethical agent. I highly recommend him if you’re looking for your next home or renting in New York City. Thank you Ed.
Ed was wonderful to work with - especially during a stressful time looking for an apartment in NYC. He really listened to our interests and preferences, accommodated our schedule, and showed great apartments that fit our needs. He is very personable and I enjoyed spending time looking for our new place with him! We ended up finding the perfect apartment and I can thank Ed for helping us get it!
Very professional and extremely helpful and sensitive to our needs and preferences. Highly recommended!