Great guy. Very response and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
At the time that I met Edwin Ega, I was frustrated with the unprofessionalism of some of the agents who refused to respond to my e-mails and calls and who did not listen to any of the concerns or wishes which I had.Edwin Ega, on the other hand was very patient and attentive, he responded to all my e-mails and texts and he made an effort to listen to and fulfill all the concerns and wishes which I had.It was a pleasure working with Mr. Ega. I would highly recommended him as a personable, professional and efficient agent who exceeded my expectations.
Lesley - Ann Maloney,
Edwin was incredibly helpful and responsive. I couldn't have had a better experience renting an apartment.
Very attentive and nice guy ! Saved me and my girlfriend through a rough struggle and landed us inside a beautiful home ! Absolutely recommend him as a agent ! And again , thank you so much Edwin ! :)
Responded right away, always answered calls and texts. Extremely helpful and courteous, takes his time during viewings and wants to help in any way he can. Would recommend 110%
I contacted this agent 9 mins after the ad was posted and he requested my phone that night. In the morning, I sent my phone (which was already apart of my signature in every email) and I never heard back. I canât say this was a good experience.
My husband and I had a great experience working with Edwin. He was extremely easy to communicate with, very professional and courteous and made the process of renting a new apartment very easy and stress free. Would highly recommend working with Edwin and hope to do so again in the future!
Edwin was great to work with - really responsive and helpful throughout the whole process of renting the apartment.
Edwin!!!This was the best moving experience I've ever had and I've moved almost every one of the past 8 years I've been in New York. I was in the middle of a terrible moving situation with incredibly dishonest brokering and management firms, and Edwin absolutely came to my rescue and found me my perfect home!You couldn't ask for a better, kinder, more reliable, or more knowledgable person to work with-----he's just a genuinely good guy who's there to help you. What a gentleman! HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend!!!Thank you again so much Edwin!Lauren Sher
Edwin was amazing to work with. He was quick, efficient, honest and did his best to get my paperwork approved so I could seal the deal. As a foreigner in New York, I was always insecure about how easy this part of the process was going to be, but Edwin provided guidance and support throughout and now I have a great apartment to live in.
Edwin has been absolutely amazing to work with! He helped us through the entire process, working to help us get approved for the apartment. He is very easy to reach and responsive through both text and call, and he answered all our questions right away. Working with Edwin has definitely made it a nice and simple to move into a new apartment.
Edwin helped us with the process in a timely and professional manner.
This is the second apartment that Edwin had helped us find! He's very helpful and matched us very quickly with an apartment that suited our needs! Thanks Edwin!
Edwin is great! He responded to our inquiries right away, and within three days we had seen a great apartment and signed the lease. He was really communicative and helped us get approved by the landlord. He was really accommodating to our schedule. Our apartment hunt couldn't have gone any smoother. Thanks Edwin!
Edwin was extremely helpful from the start. He got back to me right away about the apartment I was inquiring about. When we went to view the apartment, he answered all of our questions and was with us every step of the way through the lease signing. My roommates and I move in the middle of December and we have a lot of confidence in our choice and very excited to move into our new place.
Edwin was extremely helpful and responsive. He was respectful of our budget and timeline and was patient as we figured out what we wanted and could afford. We would definitely recommend him to others!
Edwin was fantastic. He showed us the apartment as quickly as he could and helped us communicate with the landlord. I would definitely work with him again and recommend him to others.
I'm a student who just moved here from Canada. A lot of realtors were unwilling to help me since I did not have an American guarantor, and therefore the credit my guarantor had was Canadian. Edwin made the job easy and helped me find an apartment I love in a great area! He was also always quick to respond, even when I first reached out to him.I would recommend him to anyone needing a new place in NYC.
Edwin is by far the best agent I have dealt with. From showing me several listings to making sure I got the keys to the apartment, Edwin made the process easy and enjoyable.
Edwin was very helpful and accommodating. With his help, I was able to find a place in a very timely fashion. 10/10 would recommend.
Edwin was professional and fast to execute all necessary paperwork. I liked his approach to viewing apartments, he was not pushy whatsoever. He was a pleasure to work with and certainly was worth the brokers fee, would recommend him to anyone searching for an apartment. :)
Edwin has found us two apartments. We've had an easy search with him both times. We highly recommend working with him.
Edwin and his colleague JT were fantastic and made sure to find me a place when the first one fell through. Couldn't be happier, thanks guys!
Our experience working with Edwin was very positive. Not only was he respectful and friendly, but he also was very knowledgable about the area and took into account specific preferences that my boyfriend and I had in mind. Once we had found the apartment we wanted, he was very quick and communicative about the next steps and ensured that our application was submitted quickly and correctly. Thank you, Edwin, for helping us find the perfect home!
Working with Edwin was a great and refreshing experience. He was extremely friendly and professional, and was very responsive to all of our questions and requests. He kept his eyes open for us and helped us find an apartment that met all of our criteria. Then he went the extra mile and was able to negotiable a more affordable rent. We loved working with Edwin and will definitely recommend this trustworthy broker to all of our friends.
My communication with Mr. Ega went well until I had to cancel our scheduled appointment about 2.5 hours prior because the rent did not include heat and hot water. His response via text was ,"Its fine. I didn't think you could afford it anyway." Considering this individual had so many good reviews, I didn't think this would be the response I would receive for simply cancelling an appointment.If Mr. Ega felt this way after I informed him of our total income, then I am not sure why he did not communicate that to me from the beginning. If he did not believe we could afford apartment, he should not have scheduled an appointment with me. I would have been okay being told we did not meet requirements for the apartment.I am glad I did not waste my time to go view the apartment.
We started looking for our dream apartment and *BAM* -- Edwin was there to answer my texts and emails. I've lived in NYC for over 8 years and this was by far the best broker experience I've had. Edwin was courteous, responsive -- and HONEST. Some agents say what they need to say to get you to sign, but he was genuinely interested in making sure that we were happy in our space. Thank you, Edwin!
This review is overdue. Edwin responded quickly and professionally. Being new to NYC and not knowing anyone, he made it easy to trust him, in fact, we decided to apply to our current apartment on the pictures alone. When we finally did see it we were not at all disappointed. He made the application process easy, and not once did it feel like all he was after was our money. Will definitely recommend him to others.
Edwin was great. Looked at a studio I wasn't thrilled with. Told him what I was looking for and he delivered. He goes above and beyond to make sure everything is squared away. Super easy to work with. On time. He definitely put in the effort to make the brokers fee worth it.
One and only agent you would need to find a perfect home in Brooklyn! Edwin is the first broker I've worked with and I'm lucky to have his experience and guidance for the past month. He's well versed with Sunset Park area and landlords, quick in response, always accommodating to my schedule and very attentive to what I was looking for. On top of everything, he is genuine and kind. I'm sure he has dozens of other clients to work with at the same time. But he always made me feel that I was the priority at the moment. It took me a bit of time to find a place I truly like. And I can't say enough about the support from him. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a home in this area.
Edwin responded to my inquiry about an apartment immediately, and though that space was no longer available he recommended another that was larger and in the area I was interested in. I met with him to see the apartment the next day and fell in love with it, and he took the time to meet with the landlord and bargained the price down. I ended up getting an amazing deal on an apartment that I could only have dreamed of before I worked with Edwin! He was quick and courteous, and made the renting process so much easier than I've experienced with brokers before. I would recommend him to my friends and family, and would absolutely use him again if I ever move. He has made the daunting process of moving in New York infinitely easier, and I am so happy that I found him on Naked Apartments!
Normally I try really hard to find no fee listings, but Edwin has really shown the value of having a broker. He was able to put me in an apartment over the course of about 3 days from when I first viewed it. He showed me one apartment which had everything I wanted in the neighborhood that I wanted. He also connected me with a concierge at Time Warner who can save me money on cable hookup. I was happy to pay his fee and I will look for him if I'm ever renting in this neighborhood again!
Edwin was very professional and I instantly felt good vibes when meeting him (unlike most other brokers). He found me a great place based on my needs and went above and beyond by providing a lot of great resources that will help in my transition to my new apartment. Edwin was very helpful and responsive throughout the entire process as was the rest of the Urban Realty team. I highly recommend.
What's there to say about this gentleman that hasn't been said by all of these reviews. Edwin Ega is a class act, through and through. He first showed us some of the initial properties we selected to view but they didn't turn out to be good fits once we visited. On the spot after hearing our specifications, he mentioned a new place that was just renovated and very close to where we wanted to be. It blew us away and he negotiated a monthly rent that met our budget range. Edwin always answered texts quickly, took phone calls during the application process, checked up on us at the lease signing, and put us in touch with a lot of great local resources to help make the move easier. We were originally trying to find a "no fee" place but were willing to pay a fee if the agent and place was right. This guy is worth every dime. Thanks Edwin, you are a rockstar.
What a pleasure it was working with Edwin (and his office manager, the immensely helpful Gillian McKenzie). I had the sense that Edwin took special interest -- and certainly worked very hard to understand my needs and then match me with the right apartment.In just a few days he showed me what he had, called other agents and building managers, drove me here and there, offered excellent, honest advice and found me a place I liked and rented. He was good company as well.I recommend Edwin and Urban Realty very highly. I will certainly call him again when I am next looking for an apartment.
Edwin has been such a great help during the entire apartment search project. When my roommate and I initially reached out to him about the apartment listing he responded to us immediately. We were able to set up two separate viewing appointments since my roommate and I have such different schedules, and once we applied for the apartment we were approved the same day. He was even able to give us a small discount on the brokers fee. Once we moved in he checked in with each of us to make sure we were happy, and followed up with the landlord about small fixes that needed to be done. Overall I would highly recommend Edwin. He is charismatic, genuine, upfront, and a real pleasure to work with
Prompt & Clear. Minimal amount of hassle.
Edwin is great! He helped us find a beautiful apartment really fast. He was very helpful and was able to answer all our questions about the apartment, he was there for us after signing the lease too.He is very kind and helped us finding a place in a good neighborhood with a good landlord! :)
Edwin was great. I contacted him and he answered my call right away and set up a viewing for the apartment within a couple hours. He was very accommodating to my availability. Being from Canada, I do not have a social (aka no credit). He was very upfront about what the landlord would expect from me so I felt comfortable applying for the apartment without the fear of rejection and losing my application fees. Ultimately, I was approved just as he said I would be with the required information within 1 business day. I signed the lease the same day and was able to move in the next day. All-in-all it was a very quick, hassle-free, and convenient transaction and Edwin is excellent to work with!
Edwin called me within minutes of my request for more information about an apartment and we met at an open house that night. Edwin was easy to get in touch with and extremely helpful, even checking in with me while he was away on vacation.
Edwin recently helped me and my partner find our new place and we couldnât be happier! We initially made an appointment with him to see a different listing and we were a little disappointed with its size and layout. Upon listening to our apartment requirements, he told us he had something close by and offered to drive us up the street to check it out immediately.After looking at places for several weeks and being discouraged we were shocked that this place truly had it all. He let us really take our time looking around the apartment, and answered all of our questions knowledgable. His demeanor was casual yet professional, and he made us feel like we were in good hands when we took the leap and but down a hefty deposit. He was even generous as to lower his brokerâs fee to monthâs rent which is shocking in todayâs NYC renting world. Even after we signed our lease he continued his great service. He reached out and gave us a Time Warner contact to get us a good deal!This will be my 4th time moving in NYC and I can say that this experience was defiantly the best. It was seamless and stress free and we are so grateful we found Edwin who is solely responsible.
I reached out to Edwin via text and he responded within the hour. I had a crazy schedule and he took the time to back and forth with me to find a slot that would work to view my desired apartment. He was upfront about the number of people interested, but he never put the pressure on with any "this place won't last" language--he was always very nice and relaxed. I was 5 minutes late to the viewing and he was outside chatting with the owner, whom he had worked with for years, and they clearly have a good working relationship. He gave me space to see the apartment for myself, while providing plenty of great info. Always nice and easy, never tried to sell me something I didn't ask for...like "another apartment close by but for a little more money". Very classy. I wanted the apartment so he drove me back to the office and we took care of the prelims. Two days later we signed the paperwork and it was done. Quick and comfortable and Edwin was very classy and cool.
I had the pleasure of being able to work with Edwin. Edwin was very thorough in finding the best apartments available in the Brooklyn area. He took his time in driving us around to see the various apartments and I never felt rushed. He was a wealth of information and was easily available anytime I had a question. I ended up signing a lease with Edwin and was able to do so while out of New York. Thanks Edwin!
We could not be happier with the service provided to us by Edwin. He truly went well above and beyond for us. Moving from out of state we really didn't know what to expect and Edwin exceeded all of our expectations. He and his team (Gillian was great as well!) made this experience hassle free with minimal stress. Even after our lease signing Edwin continued to send us information regarding dog friendly areas of the city along with utility info, etc. Thank you Edwin, Gillian and the Urban Realty team. We sincerely appreciate all of your hard work!
Edwin helped my boyfriend and i out of a bind. We had had a heck of a time finding an apartment with my boyfriends poor credit and had a couple of apartments slip through our fingers. The apartment Edwin showed us was by far the best that we had seen and we were able to reach a deal with the landlord concerning my boyfriends credit. We are beyond happy with our new place!
I have worked with Edwin twice in the past. He has been professional and really takes finding the RIGHT apartment for his clients seriously. The first time he helped me find an apartment, I was living on my own, and for the first time. I had no idea where I was going to look or what I could really afford. He actually DROVE me around all day finding a place, and alas we found a great 1br apartment under budget in one day!Second time, now with a roommate was the same situation. In one day we found the place we now call home, and I can't be more grateful for his help. He knows Brooklyn very well and knows MANY landlords and building managements. He is out to help his clients find the RIGHT place, not out for your pocket. I would definitely and HAVE recommended Edwin to friends and will continue to work with him.
Edwin was great. When I originally contacted him to view an apartment, he responded right away, AND found 3 other apartments for us to look at. When we decided to apply for a place, he was incredibly helpful and got us approved for our apartment overnight for $100 less than the original listing! Definitely recommend!
Working with Edwin was great. He was quick to respond to my inquiry and any questions I had during the lease approval and signing process. He is great, it was a pleasure having him as an agent. I've already recommended him to my friend. Thanks again Edwin
Most realtors are really scummy - it's an unfortunate fact. Edwin is the opposite. He worked hard to introduce me to the area and find a safe, affordable home that met my and my girlfriend's restrictions. Not only was he willing to go to bat for me with my current landlord, but he made sure we had a good landlord and a good neighborhood. I absolutely recommend! He lives in and loves the area, he'll take care of you
Edwin responded to all of our questions/inquiries quickly and clearly. He was also super patient and showed us a ton of units - some more than once. Most agents in NY will rush you along and pressure you to move as quickly as possible, but we really felt like Edwin was on our team. Can't wait to get into our new place.
Edwin was amazing. Probably the best, most attentive, honest, broker I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Unfortunately I couldn't rent the apartment I wanted but he did everything in his power to make it happen, and when it didn't work out he was so nice.
My girlfriend and I didn't end up renting an apartment from Edwin because we settled on a different neighborhood in Brooklyn but we were both so impressed by his professionalism and courtesy I felt the least I could do was write a positive review.Edwin was a big relief from other brokers I've dealt with in NYC. He was straightforward and honest about the rentals and he drove us to our next appointment. He lives in the neighborhood and knows the business cold. I'd highly recommend him.
Edwin was amazing in our search for an apartment. He showed my roommate and myself numerous places over the course of two weeks until we found one that suited us and fit in our exact price range. We ended up in a 2 bedroom in Sunset Park right next to the park, it is lovely and we are enjoying new neighborhood.
Edwin listened to what I wanted and didn't show me the apartments that were not suitable saving me time. He came up trumps and I got a fantastic apartment within days of making contact with him. He knows a lot of people in the neighbourhood and he has good contacts to find you the right place.
It's really hard to find a good apartment without a broker. I quickly realized that I need one. I had been using other sites (as well as craigslist) but just discovered nakedapartments and quickly found Edwin. I'm very happy with both discoveries.The entire experience with him and his team was quick and professional. What had taken me weeks to find a place, was done in three days! Edwin didn't do the pressure tactics that other broker use; he let the apartment "speak" for itself and I was very happy with what I saw. For anyone looking, if you come across an apartment that you like, run don't walk to put that deposit down and start the application.Edwin is good guy and I appreciate his help as well as his team, Urban Realty.
After seeing his reviews, I called him up and scheduled to meet him 2 hours later. He showed me six apartments (far more than I expected, given how hard it was for me to find apartments within my price range). He seemed to really know the area I was looking in (Greenwood/Sunset). He answered all my questions, and was honest and not-at-all pushy. My fiance and I are so happy to have gone through him!
Edwin is literally the best broker, I have worked with since moving to NY from Chicago 2 years ago. If you want a broker that is knowledgable (drove me around the neighborhood, showed me hot spots) about the area and I know the area well but Edwin did too, even better than me. I saw some places with other brokers and I knew more than they did. He treats you with respect, isn't going to push you into a place that you aren't feeling. He is a broker that is looking out for YOU. First one, I met in NY.I felt that Edwin was there to help me and get me the best deal at the best price and the best, most amazing apartment in the area I wanted. I don't write reviews but I am HAPPY to write this and recommend Edwin to anyone. Five stars.
Edwin helped my family and I find an apartment less than one week before our old lease ended and was there for us even after signing the lease. He's a soft spoken, kind, and curteous gentleman, which is very rare with many other brokers whom I've dealt with. He paid attention to what we needed in the apartment and respected the budget that we'd set up for ourselves. Judging from our little chats, he's also a family man which made him very sympathetic to my wanting a safe and comfortable place for my loved ones. I could not have asked for a better realtor. He definitely came through for us.
Run don't walk to work with Edwin Ega. Edwin and his team are hands down the absolute best people I've ever worked with in NY apartment hunting. Not only did we score an amazingly beautiful apartment but everyone was incredibly courteous and understanding of our scheduling problems (we had a very tight window with which we were trying to move). We were even those jerks that had put money down with them and then asked them to wait while we pursued another option and when our other option fell through Edwin and his team didn't hesitate to pick the search back up with us with their full weight and positive, friendly, human approach. They found us something that was ultimately perfect. I don't know why we ever thought to work with anyone else- If we ever have to go searching again (which I doubt we will since we are in our dream apartment) I've got Edwin on speed dial.
My boyfriend and I were moving in together and had a variety of neighborhoods that we could work with....ergo we talked to a lot of brokers. Edwin probably ranked in the top 10% of brokers that we worked with! He got back to us promptly and after initial contact, was constantly showing us just-available apartments. Best of all was Edwin's attitude and demeanor. Utterly knowledgeable and easygoing, Edwin was a breath of fresh air in the stressful NYC rental market. He gave his honest opinion of services available, landlords, and pros/cons of various apartments in the Sunset Park area. We hit it off with Edwin right away and would recommend him highly to anyone, especially if you're looking in Sunset Park!
Edwin responded very quickly to my request to see an apartment. it was a "right place right time" situation, so it all worked out very quickly. I also got the sense that Edwin knows his landlords well, which made me feel more at ease. I can't speak for the rest of Rapid Realty, but Edwin is definitely worth working with!
After a month-long nightmare of an apartment search, it was a pleasure working with Edwin. He's very popular in Brooklyn (for good reason) and is incredibly busy, but you wouldn't know it because his response time is lightning-fast and he never appears to be in a rush. He set me up with a great place, then went out of his way to offer additional assistance, even after I had signed the lease. Highest recommendation. (P.S. Top-notch team at his office, as well.)
Edwin is great! He showed us only one apartment, but it was the absolute perfect apartment for our needs. No wasted time showing us properties that didn't measure up. Edwin really knows the area. He listens to his client - and that's number one. He's also a very ethical and honest broker - hard to find in today's business environment. Work with this guy - you'll be glad you did.
From the first phone call Edwin was MORE than helpful. He answered all my questions, showed up promptly at the appointment time, and helped make my apartment search the EASIEST it has ever been (I've moved 6 times). I am reccomending Edwin to all my friends.
Edwin was great. He was one of the few brokers who actually responded quickly to an email about any of the apartments I reached out about. He was quick to answer any and all question we had about the apartment and made sure that since we emailed him first that we were the first to see the apartment. I had heard mixed things about Rapid but after using Edwin my mind has been changed.
Edwin responded very quickly to me inquiry and showed me an apartment I was asking about the same day. He was very knowledgable on the area and offered a lot of insight in to the neighborhood as well.
**this is an amended review, as I posted a review yesterday, 08/05/2013**Edwin did not respond to my initial inquiry, however I couldn't leave a text review without checking that box. Though Edwin did not respond to my initial inquiry, upon seeing my negative review, he reached out to me and sent me an email apologizing and offering to help me with any needs. I have to say, that's worth something.
Edwin was quick to respond to phone calls and texts. As that is how he responded to me upon initial inquiry to a beautiful two bedroom apartment in Bay Ridge.Edwin knows the BK area very well and is mindful of hi client's needs. He does his best to find out the information that you ask of him, and will deliver.I highly recommend Edwin for being a great professional throughout the entire course from initial showings to signing. He is honest truly wants for his clients to be happy where they end up choosing to live.I've seen former clients come back into the office, to once again get his help. Give him some of your time and he will certainly get you the apartment you want.Best of luck on your apartment hunts!
After about 3 weeks of looking for a place that was big enough and accepted 2 dogs, we finally came across Edwin who showed us a great apartment that we ended up renting. Although it was a bit over our budget, it had tons of space and allowed us to keep our two dogs. Now we have a great place in a brown stone near the park and it is all thanks to Edwin!
After living in Brooklyn for ten years and undergoing a three week long discouraging apartment search, I found Edwin. He was extremely responsive and helpful and completely put me at ease throughout the process. He had great listings and showed me very nice apartments. He had great relationships with the landlords and went to great lengths to give me information about the new neighborhood I was moving in to. Professional, courteous and patient, he answered every single question that I had. It's easy to see why he gets such good reviews! Do yourself a favor and work with him.
Responded to initial inquiry by asking for my number and then had some communication issues. His other reviews are great though so maybe it was a chance thing.
Edwin is great!I didn't take the first place that he showed me, but he called me back the next day and said he found a studio 2 blocks away from my old one. It was amazing!Edwin and everyone at their office made everything they could so I would get this apartment, and I'm really grateful to all of them, because I think there are no other place that will fit me and my needs better.Don't even think twice - he's the best one :)
After a crazy long apt search, it was very refreshing to meet Edwin. He stuck by his word, was very honest, negotiated a great deal and quickly answered the million questions I had (over a period of a few weeks!).Great experience-would absolutely recommend him to my family and friends!
Edwin knows what's going on, has a heart for people who getting started and might not meet requirements demanded by landlords. He seems to have great relationships with landlords he has been working with over the years. He knows the neighbourhoods he is dealing with very well!! He is quick, he puts his money where his mouth is!! Great Great Great experience!!!! Highly recommend him!!
Edwin was quick, friendly, and very helpful. He did his best to accomodate our schedules and answered all of our questions efficiently and honestly.