Jerry and Jim were amazing to work with. Very professional, very knowledgable, and very persistent with following up with listings and making sure the listings that I saw every day were what I was looking for. Jerry is a very nice guy, easy to talk to, and will always make sure you find what you want. Unfortunately, I did not rent from them, but for anyone that is looking for a place, especially students, Jerry and Jim will definitely take great care of you. Jerry called me every morning to get feedback from the showings the previous day to see how to find me better apartments towards what I was looking for. Jim showed me around, even on rainy days to really find me what I was looking for. If i ever have any other needs, I will definitely come back to them.
Jerry and Diana were both wonderful to work with. Although I did not end up renting an apartment from them, they worked all weekend to set up appointments for me to view apartments. I was able to see multiple apartments in one day, and they even had car service to drive from place to place. Please give Jerry a call and he would be happy to help :)
Let me list the reasons I loved working with Gerry and his partner Jim, both from OPGNY.1. We had a weekend to find an apartment, and he took the time to get to know us and our needs (we have a husky, which are not allowed in many apartments). He then set up 6 showings in one day, and took us around (sometimes via cab, uber, etc) to the places. If we hadn't found one the first day, he was ready and able to do the second day. And this was Memorial Day Weekend! He was ready to work hard.2. He advocated for us in co-broke situations, and talked us up to other agents. He knows the NY scene and we could tell from his skillful negotiating. We were torn between two apartments, and he helped negotiate the rents down so that they were more similar in price which made our decision easier.3. He gave us space to discuss the places we'd seen, and we never felt pressured to make a decision quickly. He has a multitude of different experiences which make him an interesting guy to spend a whole day with, which made the whole experience even more enjoyable. I have since recommended Jerry to others who are in the same situation and would do so again.
I cannot adequately articulate how much I would like to recommend Jerry to all those who are looking for a new apartment in NYC. Jerry and his partner Diana are knowledgeable, courteous, and EXCEPTIONALLY talented at what they do. He took the time to really understand my needs, budget, and location preferences. This attention to detail resulted in him finding me the perfect apartment on the first try! I had the application submitted and in process on the same day as the viewing, and he called to keep me apprised of the progress until the approval was confirmed. In addition to being attentive, he is extraordinarily flexible. I work a crazy schedule and he was more than willing to arrange showings for evenings and weekend. Jerry knows this market, and wont rest until he finds you the perfect place. I do not plan on leaving my new place for quite some time, but when that time comes, I will definitely be giving Jerry a call!
Even though we did not have the chance to meet or work together. He was extremely attentive and friendly and genuinely wanted to help me find a place when I had such a short amount of time to find one. He had a whole plan to go see a bunch of places and I was able to find a place before we met, but honestly I was really looking forward to meeting with him and having him show us some places. I truly felt that he would have had no problem finding me a place.
My wife and I met Jerry almost 4 years ago and to sum up our experience with him, "Exceeded our Expectations" would be the best way to.Jerry went out of his way to accommodate our schedule, needs and is overall just an exceptional human being.Although we did not find what we were looking for the first time with him (that is out of his control due to the market availability), our experience with Jerry was so good that we are not going to reach back out to him as we are back in the market.We even invited Jerry over to dinner once we found our new place, and we have never done that before.Thank you Jerry!RegardsCraig & Frances!
I had so much fun with this guy, in addition, he found the PERFECT apartment for me. He even went all the way to my office to fix some paper work for me! Great guy.
Jerry called me right away after my apartment inquiry (one of only agents to do so - especially on a Friday night!).The agents had a car service that allowed us to see as many apartments in one day as possible. They were able to be contacted any day any time and helped prepare for the process. They were able to find me an apartment exactly what I was looking for and under budget in one day. I would highly recommend to any looking to move to NYC - especially when you are coming from out of town. Overall, great experience!
I had a very short time in which to find an apartment. The market here in New York is very intense and fast, and I knew I needed someone who was aggressive, quick and would hear me on my requirements. After a whirlwind of finding 10+ apartments for me to see on a Sunday, completing the application process that evening, and signing within another 24 hours, I was able to move from my sublease into my own space in an incredible amount of time. Jerry and Diana, his partner, were not only diligent in carrying out every request that both I and the landlord had, but they were wonderful in helping me achieve exactly what I needed. Jerry even helped me to move to my new space after the paperwork was signed. I already have, and will continue to recommend his services. Thank you again.
Jerry is a great guy, doesn't play games, is straightforward and honest. He even negotiated a discount in the rent for me. Way above and beyond the call of duty. Use him and trust him.
I spoke with several brokers before talking to Jerry. I decided to work with him because he was the most informative and also seemed very knowledgeable and experienced about the Manhattan rental market. After answering my questions he asked a lot of questions too, to learn about what my preferences were. Then, on the day of the appointment he and his partner Diana gave us car service and showed me a bunch of apartments in very little time. We saw 6 or 7 in just a couple of hours and found something that I really liked. Jerry and Diana helped me negotiate my move date and a few other minor details regarding the condition of the apartment and stayed on top of the application process, with timely updates on the status. Finally we got word that the management company approved the application. Jerry even offered to help with my move in, after his job was officially done . He and Diana are very hard working, and dedicated to making their customers happy. I would highly recommend working with them if you want to avoid a minefield and instead have a quick and easy process of finding an apartment that you like.
Jerry and Diana took the time to drive me to apartments throughout my area of interest. They were respectful and knowledgeable. I am very pleased with my apartment.
Jerry was a wonderful agent. He made sure to ask me a multitude of questions to weed out apartments that would not suit my needs. He was extremely helpful in answering my own questions about each apartment, as well as ones I had before our initial appointment. Overall a wonderful experience. I would recommend him to a friend in need of a great broker!
He found me not 1 but 4 nice apartments which fit my (clear, semi-extensive, albeit reasonable) criteria!In a city where many agents will easily waste your time, Jerry actually pays attention to your questions, and your search parameters. He's a good agent, a hard worker, and helpful -- even offered to help on moving day! I'll admit his style is more sales-y than my taste, but he's a good guy and a good agent. I love my new place and I'll be recommending him to friends.
Jerry was absolutely great! If it wasn't for my desire to keep my car and live in the suburbs I would have gone with him. He was quick to respond, helped find things that fit my budget and requirements which weren't always easy (2 dogs that can't climb lots of stairs), and was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great, great realtor to work with!
I've dealt with brokers for the last four years, and Jerry is the only one who provided me with a 5-star experience --from before we even met for our first appointment -- to after my lease was signed. It only took one day of showing for Jerry to find the apartment that I am currently now leasing and couldn't be happier with. He sent me links with listings ahead of time, and made appointments with only the units that were within my budget and location preferences. He's one of the few brokers who truly listens to what the client wants and doesn't show you units that are clearly out of budget or a waste of time. His negotiation skills helped get me the apartment that I wanted for the price I wanted, and he was professional in following up and assisting with a lot of the back and forth that comes when signing a lease. I highly recommend him to anyone serious about renting. Thanks, Jerry! -- Lisa
Jerry was extremely professional and proactive. He responded quickly to my inquiry, called to find out what I was really looking for, and set up an appointment to show me a bunch of listings in the same night by car. By far the most convenient way to search for apartments in the city. I came very close to applying for one of the apartments he showed me, but the price was just a little too high for me in my budget. I ended up finding something else but would definitely recommend him. Thanks for the hard work!
Jerry was very kind to set me up with various apartments. He was extremely considerate of time and was kind enough to work towards my schedule. He is very flexible and courteous!
Jerry and his team was incredible. Followed up in whatever communication format worked best for my super busy schedule and provided a great list of places in budget. They made sure to accomodate my schedule for viewings and were prepared with info ahead so that when we arrived we knew what to expect.
Jerry Trudell found the apartment that I ended up renting. He had done his research and listened to my unique situation to find something suitable for me. The overall experience was stressful but that was also cause I needed an apartment ASAP. I met Jerry one morning and saw 2 apartments that were nearly identical and same price but were a little more run down than I liked and didn't have laundry which I had said was important to me. I told Jerry at that point that these apartments we "OK" and I could possibly rent one of them. At that point Jerry seemed like he wanted to go to his office to get the paperwork started and rent me the apartment ASAP. I will say this is true of all brokers, not just Jerry, but MAKE them listen to you. I told Jerry at that point that this apartment was a backup. I told him I really wanted something cleaner and with laundry. I did NOT want to see any more apartments that were the same price or more expensive unless they were cleaner (renovated) and had laundry. Jerry had another apointment that was running into mine. THankfully he was able to pass that off to his partner so he could show me 2 more apartments. I am glad that I insisted on seeing them because if I had just gone with one of the others I would have missed out on my current apartment which is perfect for me and a great deal. Do NOT let a broker pressure you into or make you feel rushed. Make them listen to your needs and do the work. IF they have another appointment that is running into yours that is their problem. Thankfully Jerry dealt with it gracefully and in a manner that was satisfactory for me. Jerry knows the business and seems to be a very hard worker. Be clear and communicative about what you want and make your broker earn their commission (also I will not here Jerry was able to bring down the fee a little but for me but that was a special situation)
Jerry bent over backwards to spend a whole day showing me apartments. My roommate wound up having some credit problems that required extra paperwork and jeopardized us getting the apartment we wanted; but Jerry facilitated the process and went out of his way to help us get it completed on time. He is truly a great agent!
Being new to the market and not ready to spend all my money on an appartement in new York I decided to use a broker. And I made the right decision to chose jerry. I understood exactly what I was looking for! we visited only two appartement and both were perfect. Jerry helped me then for the move in, to find a place in between, to negotiate the rent an move in date, go set up appointment with time warner, electricity,...I must say that if you dont want to lose time on the nyc maze, jerry is your best asset!
Jerry was a fantastic broker and I would recommend him to anyone! He immediately made my husband and I feel comfortable with the process by outlining our day and explaining how things worked. Our plan was to visit a number of places in Astoria and Upper West Side in one day. Jerry and his partner Diana provided the luxury of a vehicle which made the transition between seeing different apartments in different neighbourhoods very quick and easy. Along the way, Jerry and Diana were good at getting us familiar with the neighbourhoods, staying in our budget and answering any questions we had. It was very obvious they knew their way around NYC. Although we didn't end up renting a place through Jerry, we sincerely believe Diana and Jerry make a great team and they go out of their way to help you find the perfect place!
Finding an apartment in NY is hard, working with brokers is harder. Jerry put in a lot of effort to make the process as painless as possible, ensuring us that we would *shop* until we found the apartment that met all our needs. While we did not end up renting an apartment through him, it wasn't due to a lack of options he presented us with. He was quick to follow up, really listened to what we were looking for, and only showed us apartments in our budget. On top of that, him and his partner Diana, provided us with a lot of laughs and even chauffeured us from building to building! I would recommend Jerry to anyone wanting to find a city apartment, but who isn't willing to settle for the first thing they see. And who wants to have a little fun along the way. Thanks, Jerry!
Jerry was very thorough in providing information on multiple viewings. He also provided background information on several listings that I had sent to him. Despite my employment situation (semi-retired), he was able to help us find a landlord willing to rent us an apartment by highlighting our personal qualities. In conclusion, he was willing to work with a client who appear to have a low probability of signing a lease instead of following the path taken by others - staying away. I highly recommend this agent!!