Jake stands out because he genuinely cares about helping people. He loves meeting someone, finding out what they're looking for in a home, and guiding them through the process to find and secure it. This deep desire to assist others manifests itself in his quick response times, flexible schedule, and ability to facilitate an overall enjoyable renting or buying process.
Clients also appreciate Jake's knowledge of the market. He lives in the city and is constantly on the pulse of the latest availabilities and price trends. "My clients are happy to tap into that knowledge. They also enjoy how simple I make the process for them. New York City real estate can be stressful. I try to absorb as much of that stress as I can and filter the process down to just a few simple steps." To Jake, it's all about the client, whose needs are his priority. Working with him, you'll see what you want, and get what you need!
Jake specializes in apartments on the Upper East Side of Manhattan where he currently resides. The neighborhood has special meaning for him, because his grandparents moved there from Ireland and still live in the same apartment where they started their family. Growing up, Jake lived in many places: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Syracuse, NY, Detroit, MI and Long Island. He understands the importance of finding a place you can call home, for the time being, or for years to come.
A graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor's in Accounting and Finance, Jake previously worked as an accountant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. He loves following the markets, from stocks to NYC real estate. In free time, you can find him at various basketball courts on the Upper East Side trying to dribble with his left hand, at home listening to music or a new audio book, or mingling with other members of ZogSports, a community of New Yorkers who meet for sports leagues and donate to local charities.
Jake is an outstanding broker. He is very friendly, easy to work with, has great knowledge of the market and NYC region, and has strong connections with building management firms.
He’s upfront and honest.
My fiancé and I had a great experience with Jake. He was transparent through entire process and very responsive. I recommend working with him if you're searching for apartments. Jason
I can't recommend Jake enough. His service and communication is personable and thorough. Jake is generous with his time and someone I would trust even in the difficult rental market that is NYC. Thanks for all your help Jake.
Jake is so helpful! The apartment-hunting process can be confusing (not to mention stressful!) but Jake's knowledge and expertise made looking at apartments easy. I would definitely recommend working with Jake.
Jake made finding an apartment in NYC painless. He knew my parameters and only showed me things based on my prefeeences. Highly recommended.
I would definitely recommend Jake for anyone looking for an apartment in the city. He knows his stuff, is really nice and straight forward, and works quickly which is key in the NYC housing market. Jake has access to some great units and will take your budget and requests seriously - i.e. is going to waste your time or money! He was very helpful during the application process and kept us informed every step of the way. We got a fantastic apartment and will recommend Jake to all of our friends.
Jake was so helpful in finding our new apartment! I would recommend him to all on their future apartment searches. Thanks so much for helping us find such the perfect apartment!
I really lucked out with Jake! He worked with me to understand my priorities in an apartment and my budget, came prepared with several options that I might be interested in, and was very knowledgeable about the area! Once I found an apartment I liked, he was very helpful in walking me through how the application process worked, and then streamlining my app. He's a great guy, replied to every one of my many emails extremely promptly, and was super flexible meeting me as my schedule demanded.
I went into our apartment hunt figuring we were going to get screwed, and this was after living in the city for 5 years. Finding Jake was such game changer in terms of our overall experience. He genuinely cared about us finding an apartment that would work for us, not just what he could get us to sign on quickly. He took us to multiple locations, across several days, and didn't even flinch when we totally switched what our requirements were mid way through. Along the way he was incredibly up front with different aspects of the apartments I might have missed (the fridge is smaller than normal, the bathroom is railroaded, this is right down the block from a big school, this will require $X of fees). I really felt like we benefited from all his experience renting/leasing apartments, and he was in our corner every step of the way. I went into lease signing feeling like I actually knew what I was signing up for. We've been in our new place for about two weeks, and it's been great. I can't recommend Jake enough if you're looking to rent in the city!
Jake was great in helping me find an apartment - he was very knowledgeable of the areas we visited, shared tips, provided honest feedback. He was very communicative, keeping me updated of the process and guiding me through it. Very nice and helpful.
Jake was super helpful, honest, and responsive. He showed me apartments in my budget and areas I outlined beforehand. I didn’t end up renting through Jake but would in the future.
Jake was a solid dude who knew his stuff about the upper east side. He lives in the area and basically grew up there too. It’s always great to have a local on your side. Thanks Jake!
Jake is a great broker, he was very patient and attentive to what we were looking for during the process. He is really looking to help you’d find the right place, not just make a quick buck like most brokers.
Jake was accommodating and responsive. He worked tirelessly to get us the apt we were looking for. From multiple viewings to signing, and even providing local recommendations he was very helpful.
Jake truly went above and beyond for me and my roommates. From walking us through a tour of his own apartment (he lives in the building!), to sitting with us and answering any final questions at our lease signing, he never once stopped working for us. He kept our best interests at heart in every step of the process and it definitely showed. If you're looking for the perfect place to call home and want to ensure that you have a broker that is mindful of your needs and will work tirelessly for you, then I absolutely recommend working with Jake!
Jake was a pleasure to work with! It was wonderful to user a broker who actually lived in the building we were looking at and therefore who knew how living there would actually be. He was very professional and prompt with responding to my roommates and I, especially when we asked many of the same questions. He was a great liaison between us the building management and really advocated for us. I highly recommend working with Jake if you have the opportunity!
Jake was such a wonder!! Unlike other brokers we've dealt with before, Jake was completely different, in that it really felt like he was working FOR us. He definitely gave the impression that he was genuinely working in our best interest. Jake guided us through the whole process and stuck his neck out for us when it came time deal with the leasing office of our building. We had some difficulty due to new building representatives and unresponsive tenants, but he stayed on top of them the whole time to make sure he got answers for us. He made himself available to us whenever we needed and was always responsive to any questions we had. He approached our apartment situation with a sense of urgency as if he was looking for himself, which showed how invested he was in helping us. If you're lucky enough to work with Jake, trust that you are in EXCELLENT hands!
Jake did a great job, helping us find no fee apartments. He was also not pushy at all and showed us a ton of apartments in a short period of time.
Jake was excellent. There were four of us moving into the apartment we found, which meant a lot of people fussing over details, and Jake took the time to answer all of our questions, give us some helpful unsolicited advice to point us in the right direction, and ease our minds about anything we were unsure about. He stayed on top of everything from showing the space through to putting in an application and signing a lease- and everything in between. He truly went above and beyond to make sure that we felt truly comfortable with the space we had found and happy/excited that it was going to be ours.
I recommend highly! Super nice, friendly/personable guy with utmost professionalism, and will be great for helping you find your next space!
Jake was a great resource throughout our apartment search. He was hyper-responsive, transparent thorough, and a really good guy to work with. He worked tirelessly to get my roommates and I a spot that exceeded our expectations. Jake also continued to be a great resource post having our lease signed when he had no fiduciary responsibility or monetary incentive to do so. Just a really great guy all around.
Jake found us an awesome apartment and truly took all the stress away. I highly recommend using him when looking for a NYC apartment. Thanks Jake!!
Very helpful and extremely effective at finding a place. Seemed to know general logistics for most places we looked, and helped us get in touch with the right people to get everything squared away for a quick move-in. Very personable and would highly recommend.
Jake was a fantastic broker! He took the time to truly understand what my roommates and I were searching for. He went above and beyond and found the perfect apartment. I would highly recommend Jake to friends and family and look forward to partnering with him in the future.
My roommate and I would not have been able to navigate the Manhattan apartment search without Jake's help. He was so professional and he found us the perfect apartment in our budget.
Thanks so much, Jake!
Jake was awesome to work with. We had looked at so many places with so many brokers before finding Jake. He helped us find a place within 2 days. It was perfect.. everything we wanted. I highly recommend using Jake to find your perfect apartment.
Jake was super helpful, patient and professional in the search for our latest apartment. He ensured that it was his mission to find the right place for us - and he nailed it. You’d be lucky to have Jake help you search for home. Thanks Jake!
Jake Kerrigan was super helpful with our apartment search and application in Manhattan! We were working on a tight deadline and he found us something quickly and efficiently within our budget and specifications, with no hidden costs. We were moved in within a week!
As a college student I've been scammed by so many other unprofessional brokers and even the most well known companies who try to use their market-speak to intimidate you into taking something that isn't what you want.
Jake is 100% professional and easy to work with. He's the only real estate agent I would recommend to anyone renting an apartment in NYC.
Apartment hunting in NYC can be a nightmare. I've dealt with more than one agent who clearly did not have my best interest in mind. Jake is different - intelligent, competent and refreshingly honest. Unlike other agents who just want to close you and move on, Jake will go out of his way to help you make the best possible decision. He won't just throw a pile of paperwork at you and tell you to sign - he will take the time to explain things thoroughly so you always understand exactly what's going on. Plus, he is a very nice guy and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.
I’d highly recommend Jake when searching for your next apartment. He was beyond helpful and attentive to finding myself and my roommates our next home.
Jake was great. After being let down by some slimy brokers, Jake was able to find us an apartment quickly. I’ve dealt with brokers for years and they’re transparently greedy. I generalize, but yes, the majority have been full of bullshit. Jake didn’t seem greedy. He seemed like he wanted to help. He was also gracious, friendly, and efficient. We got the keys to the place in a couple days without any surprise hurdles to jump. I appreciated his efforts in securing our apartment for us. I’m glad I got an apartment through Jake instead of on of the other brokers. I’m glad my broker’s fee went to someone I liked.
Jake was great to work with right from the start. We had been working with two other brokers at the time and were struggling to have them understand what we we're looking for. My roommates and I hated cutting out of work to see apartments that no where near hit the mark for us. When we stumbled upon Jake, he immediately hit the nail on the head for us. He cross-checked listings we were currently looking at, sent us new listings he had and was incredibly flexible with our schedules. Remarkably, Jake found our current apartment on his second attempt with us. We found Jake on a Tuesday and we're sold on our apartment by Thursday! Highly recommend!
As a recent college graduate moving into New York City for his first job, Jake helped me search for apartments that meet my commute requirement and budget. What could've been overwhelming and stressful experience became a smooth process. When I decided to pass on properties that I wasn't fully satisfied with, Jake continued to tirelessly search for new listings until he could find an apartment that meet my need the most. Jake was genuine, friendly, and professional during all of our interactions, both in person and over text. It was a pleasure working with him, and he will be the first connection point whenever I am back out in the market for apartment hunting in the coming years.
Jake Kerrigan is an excellent broker and fantastic person. He only showed us places in our price range that met our requirements, and never engaged in deceiving practices like the bait-and-switch you see with other brokers. Jake is smart, driven and trustworthy; and he follows through on his promises. I would definitely work with Jake again and I highly recommend him to others.
Jake is an awesome broker. I'm moving from New Jersey and renting in NYC for the first time and Jake thoroughly answered all my questions. When we saw apartments he asked the leasing agents questions on my behalf that I did not even think to ask. The whole time working with Jake everything was transparent and I not feel any pressure to make a decision before I was ready.
It was a pleasure having Jake act as a broker on our behalf. He was friendly, communicative, very patient and knowledgeable on NYC renting. He also had access to great listings and was never shy about asking management questions I hadn't even thought to ask. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for an apartment in the city.
Really happy I found Jake. This guy knew his stuff when it came to the Upper East Side. Not only did he find us a great spot, but he also told us everything we needed to know about the neighborhood, like what bars and restaurants to check out. It’s great having an agent that lives in the area. On top of it all, he was truthful throughout the entire process. That was really hard to come by. I would absolutely recommend Jake if you’re looking for a place on the Upper East Side.
Jake was extremely helpful throughout the apartment search. He was dedicated to find us something great within our budget and work around all of our needs (i.e. Doorman, Full Flex Wall). He showed us around a few buildings and also sent through listings each day to ensure we found something.
He was honest throughout the process and I would definitely recommend him to family and friends!
Jake was extremely helpful in my roommate and my search for a new apartment. He was very responsive and sent us a lot of different options. Additionally, he was very transparent and truthful regarding fees - which is hard to find in a broker these days!
I had a great experience working with Jake. Relocating from the West Coast, I needed to find an apartment on a short notice, and he was able to help me rent an exceptional place in just a few days. Jake was very knowledgeable, thoughtful and extremely responsive. He considered all my needs and was helpful during each step of the process. Would highly recommend him to anyone.
After a bad experience with another company, we were hesitant to go through any others. We decided to give it another shot, and when we met with Jake to view apartments, he was able to answer our questions and never pressured us to apply or put a deposit down. He made the experience pleasant and was very straightforward. I would be more than willing to work with him in the future.
Jake was amazing!!! I was relocating from Miami to NYC so I wasn’t physically there yet, but working with Jake made me feel as if I was. He made sure that I know every single detail no matter how little it was. He made sure the process moved quickly and smoothly. I had one week to find an apartment before moving, seems like an impossible task right? but nope he pulled through for my roommates and I, I owe him everything! I’m so obsessed with my apartment building and my apartment. I hope Jake and I are still in contact when and if I decide to move. He would be the first and only person I would call. If you’re reading this and you need a respectful broker look no further! I highly recommend Jake!! Goodluck!
Jake was extremely helpful in finding my roommates and I our new wonderful apartment. Jake answered all of our questions immediately and made himself accessible at all times to view apartments. Finding a new home can be difficult, but he carefully took the time to show us our ideal apartment. My roommates and I are very lucky to have found someone who truly put our best interests before his. Jake was patient and honest with our apartment search.
Working with Jake Kerrigan during my apartment search was a very pleasant experience. He was very professional and helpful when it came to answering my questions. He was extremely knowledgeable of the property I was interested in and now call "home." I am very happy in my new apartment and grateful for Jake's assistance!
My roommates and I worked with Jake who helped us with the process of getting an amazing apartment on the UES! Jake is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with his time (including mornings, evenings, and weekends). He answered every question and explained every form and every part of the process clearly and thoroughly. I will highly recommend Jake for anyone looking for find an apartment in NYC!
I was starting my new job out of college and I needed to find a place in NYC. After a few weeks of working with some sketchy agents that seemed to constantly be pressuring me into renting something the same day, bait and switching me, and showing me limited options, I finally found Jake. Thank god! I could tell right away that he was an honest guy who had my needs at the front of his mind. He knew every doorman building in the neighborhood that I wanted to live in, and he took me to all of them that met my requirements. Now, I’m happy to say that I’m living in NYC, loving every minute of it, and will definitely be working with Jake again if I ever upgrade in the future.
Working with Jake was great experience! I had a really tight timeline to make the move to New York , and I did not know anything about the process of finding an apartment in NYC. It can be quite overwhelming.
Jake is very knowledgeable, and answered all my questions. I only had a few days to look at places and Jake was very prepared with the short notice with a number of places lined up to look at. He was super up front and realistic. Can't say enough good things about him!!