Nick Rafter was born in Ozone Park, Queens to a father from Brooklyn and a mother from Manhattan. As a true native New Yorker, he has a deep passion for the city he grew up in, and likes nothing more than helping his clients find a home they love.
Nick specializes in North Brooklyn rentals and sales, and also in his home borough of Queens, especially the neighborhoods of Long Island City, Astoria, Ridgewood and Forest Hills. He has a strong knowledge of the communities and inventory, and is very attentive and responsive to his clients. "I make myself available whenever I am needed and am very helpful in walking a client through the search and application process, step by step. I'll be your partner until you move into the home you love, and will keep in touch long afterwards until you need me again."
Other characteristics that make Nick an effective real estate agent are his outgoing nature, open communication, and inquisitive, thorough approach which was honed in his prior career. Nick previously worked in journalism as a producer for PBS, and spent six years as a reporter and editor at local newspapers, with real estate being one of his major beats. He graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science.
Still residing in native borough of Queens, Nick is an Anglophile who loves to read historical novels in his free time, especially those about the history of European monarchies.
Nick was great in helping me upgrade from a small studio to the perfect one bedroom. Nick respected my budget and helped me find an apartment in my first choice neighborhood. Nick scheduled several showings in one evening, making it easy to find an apartment with my busy schedule. He was available to answer any questions at every stage through the process. Highly recommend Nick for anyone looking for a new home!