Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Certified Negotiation Expert
Residential Property Manager
Ivan specializes in rentals and sales exclusively in Long Island City and is the only resource you would need in your apartment search in this neighborhood. He is a graduate of Adelphi University, holding a degree in International Relations and Business, and he also has an MBA from MCNY. Recently he has also completed a diploma program in Residential Property Management at NYU to further expand his skills and expertise in the real estate market. Ivan's vast knowledge and 10 years of experience in the business has contributed to his success, but it wasn't without his philosophy of "blatant honesty" with his clients that has lead him to ultimate achievement. Recognized as Long Island City expert, he has mastered all the luxury high-rise buildings in the area and has a direct relationship with owners, developers, and leasing offices alike. Ivan is a Certified Negotiation Expert and he makes sure that his clients get the best possible rate in any given transaction. His ability to find No Fee apartment options for his clients and his devotion has resulted in him being reviewed on many different platforms such as Yelp, Naked Apartments, Google, Zillow, and others. Sensitive to his clients' needs, he takes pride in his ability to solve "problems." Ivan has overseen over 1100 transactions in his RE career helping many different people in the process, including--students looking to rent their first apartment in New York to families looking to relocate to a luxury 3- bedroom penthouse.
I'd recommend Ivan to any friends/family looking for an apartment in LIC. He knows the area very well, he is super honest, and easily accessible. The turnaround time from me reaching out to him for a unit I was interested online to me signing a lease (on a different and BETTER unit) was about 4 days.
Ivan Palov is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to LIC apartments. He is well connected with the leasing offices in each building and if it wasn't for him, I would not have had my application approved. My case was somewhat difficult so I needed someone who knew how to present it properly to management so my application could get approved. Throughout the process, Ivan proved to be not only a real estate expert but also, a legal adviser, a psychologist, a friend.
I contacted Ivan only a few days ago, and have just signed my lease today. He was extremely helpful throughout the process, being bluntly honest, flexible, considerate, and timely in responding to all of my questions and texts/calls, regardless of the hour. You can tell how much he cares about his clients and truly wants to help you find the best option available given your needs/budget. It's clear that this is a full-time passion for him, not just some part-time job. I'd gladly work with Ivan again and he'd be my first choice if I wanted to look for another apartment in the future.
Ivan is an incredible agent. Extremely knowledgeable of the Long Island City area knows every nook and cranny of the area, and how to get you what you're looking for. Very hard working and honest. I can't recommend him enough.
This review is for Ivan Palov with Spire Group.
I have moved in the last 5 years 3 times and I really really hate brokers. From misleading ads, lack of manners, outright lies to enormous fees and shady business operations, there was nothing positive that I can remember from my experience with brokers so far.
However, finding an apartment without a broker in New York is almost impossible. I reached out to Ivan after I saw a listing he posted online and actually after checking him out on Yelp.
All his reviews were so good, that it even looked a little suspicious to me.
Anyway, after I wrote to him he LITERALLY responded in 20 seconds asking about my maximum budget, move-in date, and availability to see the place. I responded adequately and we arranged a viewing of a place with an agreement that he will show me other comparable units in the area as well.
So he did. He took me on a tour and showed me 6 buildings (with more than one apt in some of them) in about 1 and a half hour. I can't emphasize how blatantly honest he was about EVERY SINGLE thing I asked him, regardless dumb or valid. He answers straight away and his answers were not what I always wanted to hear but they were the absolute truth, and I highly appreciated that.
What impressed me the most is that everyone in the buildings we visited knew him and greeted him with a smile. He has excellent relations with management (at least at locations he showed me). Ivan is very friendly and easy to like, serious about his business, fast in responding, hard-working and has well-established connections with management (which is very important).
I am a hard reviewer but I will gladly and happily give him 5 stars. I would give 6 if I could.
Reach out to him, you will be happy.
We needed an apartment in literally (7) days--we only gave him 24-48 hours notice, and BOY, did Ivan Palov deliver! (I hate being this person, truly, it drives me insane when other people do this to me, but it was a family emergency and we needed to act FAST!!!)
Ivan was SUPER nice AND very detailed, professional, and amiable through the whole process and I'm one of those annoying people with high expectations of customer service as I work in the service industry as well (on the hospitality end).
He made the process quick, easy, and painless.
This is my first ever apartment with my new hubby, and suffice to say it won't be my last.
Thank you for everything Ivan--I had heard nightmare stories about renting an apartment in NYC.
I was prepared to come crying and fighting back tears and screams.
I was smiling through the whole process!
Ivan is a gentleman and a scholar.
We found an amazing apartment in LIC that we would not have been able to find without Ivan.
THANK YOU, IVAN!!!
All The Best,
Kelly & Derek The Happy Newlyweds :)
I had the pleasure of working with Ivan Palov recently and I must say he truly exceeded our expectations! Upon meeting us he was so positive, patient, and professional- he was genuinely enthusiastic about helping us find a home. He clearly explained to us what the rental requirements would be and gave us an honest opinion of what we're looking at.
As a side note I should add that we did speak with a few other brokers but even over the phone they didn't seem very knowledgeable or experienced in that particular area and we got a sense they may be a bit fishy. From the moment when we got Ivan on the phone we felt we could trust him - something tough to say for the majority of NYC brokers. He not only knows LIC, he lives and breathes it.
We saw 5 apartments with him and he was great about listening to us and getting our input in consideration. He only showed us apartments we were interested in and all of them were good matches. We found the "perfect" one in 2 days and because of Ivan's excellent follow-through we were prepared with our paperwork. We applied and luckily were approved quickly. All in all, I can't recommend him enough- he's so knowledgeable, funny, and professional: it doesn't get better than that!
Ivan knows the market inside out. Very easy to work with. Undoubtedly, one of the best out there!
Ivan Palov did a fantastic job! He found my sister and I the perfect apartment. Ivan's enthusiasm and passion as a broker went a long way. At times he appeared to be a financial adviser, designer and even a friend. Ivan is very responsive, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He showed us both no fee and broker fee apartments all within our budget range and desired location. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone else looking for a new place. THANK YOU, IVAN
Ivan is very knowledgeable with regards to Long Island City apartments and took our needs and budget seriously to find us a great place. He is very responsive and available via text and email and was able to set up viewings within minutes of my initial request. We appreciated his transparency and the units he showed us were not far off from his online listing in terms of quality and price. He followed up frequently and kept us updated if units we were interested in were sold or likely to go off the market soon. All and all Ivan can keep up with the rapid pace of NYC rentals, which was a great help! Thank you Ivan!
It was really a great pleasure working with Ivan Palov and his colleague AJ. They are true professionals. They help a lot not only during the searching but also contract process and after move-in. Their most significant difference than others is "they are following up even days after you sign the contract."
These guys are real deal! Their explanations and detail oriented approach to apartment search helps you find the right future home. Since Ivan's first email response, I understood that this guy knows what he is doing. AJ's talking skills and Ivan's frank approach will help you to save more money, besides finding you your dream home.
I definitely recommend them as your next apartment brokers!
Thanks for everything.
I highly recommend broker Ivan Palov from Spire Group and here is why...
I had just landed a new job in Manhattan and I was looking for housing in the Queens area. Though I was not in a super rush, I definitely did not want to commute for any extended period of time. Like most people, the thought of moving, much less to the NYC area, can be somewhat overwhelming, intimidating and head spinning... However, I am happy to say, that I was fortunate to find Ivan Palov to assist me in this effort.
Ivan is affable and kind, concerned and sincere, laid back but interested, and most importantly of all... honest. Without a doubt, Ivan was the sole reason I was able to find the perfect apartment so quickly, so easily, and with so little stress.
Ivan is / will...
1. Take you to as many or as few properties as you like, and work around YOUR schedule.
2. Show you the apartments that meet YOUR financial, spacial and locale requirements.
3. Tell you all the pros AND cons of each property and area.
4. Will answer any questions you may have.
5. Will tell you not only about the property but the surrounding area i.e.transportation, food, shopping etc.
6. Not pushy at all. After introducing the property, Ivan will let you explore, take pictures, and take your time thinking and considering. But he will remain available and attentive to any questions you may have for him.
7. Stay in contact with you and be responsive throughout the application and leasing process.
I cannot say enough about how good my experience was with Ivan Palov. I am not one to write a review on the internet, in fact this may be the first time I ever have, but the man should be recognized, and I wish him further success. I am now in a gorgeous one bedroom in Long Island City, and I couldn't be happier.
If you choose to go with Ivan Palov, and I truly believe you should...
Tell him Danny sent ya!
Ivan helped me find the apartment that I wanted. He quickly grasped what I was looking for and only showed me places that were exactly what I had described. My apartment was a great deal, much lower than the market rate. Overall, I saved time and a handsome amount of money by using Ivan's services.
It is with great pleasure that i write this recommendation for real estate agent Ivan Palov.
I met Ivan for a rental apartment in manhattan and was so impressed by his professionalism. I got everything i was asking for and much more.
Everything went smoothly and therefore i highly recommend Ivan Palov for any real estate need.
We met on a business level and developed a friendship that will last for many years.
Ivan is not only an exceptional professional but also a really honest person who is genuinely concerned with his Client's needs and preferences. He will go above and beyond to find you your dream apartment and will do so with a smile on his face. I have always dreaded the infamous NYC apartment search, but working with Ivan has been anything but dreadful. He would not let me lose hope that there is a place for me out there and it is just a matter of finding it, and found it he did. Don't waste time looking for the right ad, reach out to the right broker, Ivan Palov!