While I was looking to exit my lease, Yakub took the initiative to offer his services. I will admit, at first I was reluctant, but at the end of the day Yakub really came through. I was having a difficult time with the management company but Yakub managed the situation himself without my need to be involved which I really appreciate given my own busy schedule and his respectful demeanor. He was extremely courteous in working around my schedule for all the appointments he made, and when I was around during some showing(eavesdropping of course) I could overhear him offering the prospective tenants straight forward and honest information.
At the end of the day, I was going to be on the hook for a few months rent, and Yakub did his absolute best to make sure that was not the case. Definitely not your typical real estate broker, solid dude and hands down if I ever need someone, Ill be giving Yakub a call.
My family had the pleasure of working with Yakub recently on an apartment search in Harlem. We found Yakub to be professional, experienced and responsive. We endorse him as a highly capable agent and would recommend his services to anyone looking to rent or buy property in the NYC area.
Yakub was wonderful to work with and extremely professional from the start. He was able to work with my limited schedule in showing me the apartment. He was incredibly informative about the property and his communication was clear. While in the application process, he worked efficiently to make the process seamlessly smooth, communicating with me each step of the way, and answering any questions I had. He is personable and takes his job seriously to ensure that both landlord & tenant are cared for completely. I couldn't have wished to be in better hands and would highly recommend Yakub to anyone who is looking for an amazing real estate professional to work with.
Yakub is knowledgeable, attentive and highly communicative. He answered my questions and concerns in a quick and reliable manner, seeing everything through until the end. With a friendly and positive attitude he took the stress out of the entire process - I'd highly recommend Yakub !
Yakub, thank you sooo much! You are a god-send! We was losing hope when we was applying to many apartments as they were rejecting us. I was about to give up until I bumped into Yakub's profile with open apartments. I gave it a try and i am so thankful and glad that i gave another chance. Yakub is such a generous, genuine , and hardworking man who is willing to give a full 100% of effort. I truly recommend him! He won't let you down. Our housing application process was unique and different since I am on government assistance. Even though my application process was different and stressful, Yakub have made us feel assured that we will get this process done successfully. Thank you Yakub! You have saved us. You have helped my kids and I into a great apartment.
Working with Yakub was my first time dealing with a realtor in NYC, and he will probably continue to be the only one I work with in the future. Not only did Yakub get me into a great apartment, he worked out terms that for the lease and move-in that typically just wouldn't fly. When things went south (quarantine times make things complicated), he was able to get me out of the lease and find a replacement within a week, no loss of security deposit or penalties. Communication was on point from day one, and empathy above all else differentiated my experience with Yakub from what I was expecting of a realtor in this city. 100% recommend working with him!
My boyfriend and I had a tricky apartment situation, and Yakub did such a great job finding us a solution and getting us an apartment we love. Super responsive. No bullshit. Reliable, and great taste. He's the real deal. Hit him up!
Yakub was a pleasure to work with. He reached out to me after seeing my listing in lower Manhattan and was able to get my apartment rented IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC. Due to restrictions with showings, everything was done virtually, adding another layer to the process, which went off seamlessly. Yakub was able to secure the RIGHT tenants and close the deal. Excellent job, will surely call upon him again in the future. Highly recommend for your RE needs.
I had a great experience with Mr. Laguda in renting a studio in Harlem. During the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic, He was able to safely and professionally show me a quality apartment and close the deal very quickly over the weekend in only 2 days. He was professional and timely with paperwork and communication, was open to negotiating his fee, He documented minor concerns about small fixes in the apartment and communicated with building management to make sure they would be completed. He was prepared with information to answer any questions and was very kind and personable. I would definitely recommend him to friends or family!
Yakub was professional, prompt, sharp, and courteous. Follow his instructions and you will get the listing that you want. He's able to gauge fit based on yours and the landlord's personalities. I wouldn't hesitate using him again for my next move.
Yakub was professional and thorough with all of our documentation. He helped us to sign a lease within a week and it was a very smooth process.
Yakub is professional, smart and friendly. As a landlord, he made my life so much easier and I am incredible thankful for that. He is knowledgeable and kind, which makes for a wonderful combination. Thank you again Yakub for all of your hard work!
Yakub was a tremendous help in our apartment search. We were living in Florida and were trying to rent an apartment without seeing it in-person. Yakub made it entirely possible and made us feel completely comfortable. He did a video tour with us on FaceTime and took videos for us. This was all around Thanksgiving as well so he helped us quickly get the lease signed so we could enjoy our holiday. Highly recommend working with him.
Actually, I planed to give up to rent my apartment out after serval agents gave me unfair conditions like: right now it is bad season to rent out the apartment, need a price which is a lot of lower than market rent or my apartment is too far from the place they live unless I agreed to pay for the agent fee. They didn't want to do anything for me .Then Yakub showed up. He didn't give me any ridiculous excuses but post my apartment ad. right the next day after we talked. And he was very sense with the market and gave me a lot of useful suggestions and he kept bringing the clients to show my apartment no matter rainy or sunny. I found out he lived far from my apartment after he found me a tenant in 10 days. wow. I am so appreciate it and Thank You for your hard-working, Yakub!!!
I had a very smooth, professional interaction with Yakub when he marketed my apartment to rent.
He was thorough, even tempered, transparent and offered suggestions to make the search for a qualified tenant more productive and efficient.
I recommend him highly.
November 15 2018
Yakub helped me find my dream apartment with a great landlord. I didn't even think that was possible in NYC! It's tough to find a qualified broker that works hard for both the tenant and the owner, and Yakub truly delivered. Would recommend him to anyone!
I recently moved to 134th street in Harlem. Yakub was my broker and I couldn't have been luckier to have him assist me. From day one, Yakub has been helpful, professional, and kind towards my family and I with all aspects of the moving process. Many brokers can be good, but Yakub stands out from the rest. He doesn't just assist you during the beginning process of move-in, he's there for you till the end. If you have a problem, no matter what time it is, Yakub is there to take the task at hand, no matter what. This man is reliable and stays true to his word. I'm very fortunate to have found him, and will be using him again for the next move and so on. I would recommend his services to anyone – he's a fantastic asset and contact to have.
I met many, many brokers during my search, and I can say without a doubt that Yakub brings top line professionalism to the everyday apartment hunter. I know I'm not the biggest fish when it comes to real estate, but I never once felt like I wasn't a priority.
His willingness to work with me on the lease terms and helping facilitate my rider requests was really going the extra mile. He even personally reviewed my paperwork and application to ensure I put my best foot forward. But most of all, I appreciated his honesty and transparency throughout this entire process.
Yakub contacted me to represent our apartment without any consequences. Since we were breaking our lease and decided to do it ourselves so i thought i guess it wouldn’t hurt. I was apprehensive at first but after speaking to him on the phone i knew we were in good hands. Once he showed the apartment and found someone who was interested, he would update me and help me figure things out on my end. Going above and beyond. I recommend Yakub, he is honest and seems to generally care.
Yakub is very professional, hard-worker and committed to satisfying all your requests. It has been great working with him.
Best experience I ever had with a broker. I would definitely recommend him.
Yakub is wonderful! SUPER helpful, kind, and PATIENT (something I find many NY brokers lack). He fought really hard to help me and my roommate get an AMAZING apartment and did everything he could to make sure we were taken care of. I know the dream is to find a no fee apartment but Yakub is worth every single penny and I’m so excited for my new apartment! Thank you!!
Yakub is professional and extremely helpful. His kindness and patience made the process of securing the perfect apt much less painless. I highly recommend him!
There are good agents, there are great agents, and then there is a best of the best agent like Yakub!! Trust me when I say choose Yakub for your apartment needs. Outstanding personal service, attention to detail, follow-up, fairness, diligence, and it's all wrapped up in a kind and caring personality. Working with Yakub takes so much of the frustration out of dealing with the Manhattan real estate world. I found his professionalism incredible and his communication with me was beyond perfect.
Truly a fantastic experience working with Yakub and I highly recommend him to all!
It was a very nice experience to work with Yakub! I am impressed by his professionalism and enthusiastic attitude in assisting us getting the apartment. He could be reached anytime literally. I appreciated he ALWAYS kept us posted on every step even though there was no respond from the landlord yet. This made us feel secure and comfortable. And with his help, we got the apartment in one week! I will highly recommend him to my friends.
Yakub is very friendly and responsive to our requests, we are glad to work with him as our rental process would not work smoothly without him. I would strongly recommend our friends to contact him for future rentals as well!
Yakub worked extremely hard to help me sow the seeds for a life in which I keep expanding my dreams in my first apartment. Always there with a speedy response and I appreciate his patience as I was in a time crunch.
I had to find a new tenant in about 10 days since I was moving out of the state. He was confident he would find a new tenant for me to take over the lease, and he DID find one before I move out! I was so worried that I may have to pay rent for another month after I move out, but thanks to Yakub, it all worked out. He updated and gave me heads up for potential apt viewing in timely manner, so it was easy for me to plan for other things I needed to do.
Yakub reached out to me as I was trying to find a new tenant to take over our rental - and I'm so glad that he did! From the initial conversation throughout the entire process, Yakub was professional, timely, organized, and transparent. He was great to work and he clearly puts in the time and work to deliver for his clients. From the first conversation I had with Yakub to having a new tenant signed was less than a week!
A true professional and highly recommend!
Yakub reached out to me to list my unit and I'm so glad that I agreed to work with him! My co-op is located in Manhattan and I now live more than four hours away so previously renting my place had been tedious as I did all of the work myself and thought that no other person would take the care that I do. But I was wrong. From the beginning Yakub was patient with me, respected my trepidation, and worked hard to build trust and rapport. He went above and beyond in working with the current tenant to get professional photos of the space. The tenant even mentioned to me how nice she thought he was during this process! He worked with me long distance to obtain access to the unit and when confronted, sought to ensure the building shareholders were comfortable with him as he held showings. He met my rental deadline and stayed on top of everything! Its sad to say but I never really thought of anyone in real estate as being honest or genuine but he truly is. You can tell he takes pride in his work and reputation. Unfortunately, the tenant he found for me will most likely be a long term renter so I will not have the opportunity to work with Yakub in the immediate future (happy/sad). But better believe I'll be looking for him when the time comes.
Yakub was very helpful with getting the apartment!! Best broker I have ever worked with in NYC!!
Working with Yakub was an absolute joy and after negative experiences with other brokers his expertise on the market and honesty came as a breath of fresh air. As someone moving to New York for the first time it can feel overwhelming and uncertain, but with Yakub I felt at ease and like I was truly being listened to. He showed me incredible options and I never felt pressured into making a decision.Yakub really went the extra mile to find a place that both my boyfriend and I would love and even though we had a short time frame to find an apartment he made the time to take us to several listings in both Brooklyn and Manhattan. He literally worked through the night to get us into viewings and made himself available when we had questions or concerns. If youâre looking for a broker that will have your best interest at heart, look no further. I truly can't say enough good things about my experience and I look forward to working with Yakub in the years to come.
Yakub was an absolute rock star when helping us try to find our place in NYC. He worked tirelessly to get us to as many high quality and varied listings as possible in Manhattan and Brooklyn. He was available at virtually every hour of the day (no joke he responded to an email I sent him at 1 AM!) and was extra communicative and patient with us. It requires a great deal of patience to deal with people navigating New York for the first time, and Yakub handled my crazy needs and decision timelines with the utmost professionalism. He did not constantly press me to give him an answer, which a lot of brokers will do, which was a huge relief. He also showed me apartments that I wanted to see, and was not just trying to shift inventory which a lot of other brokers will do.Yakub was a great guide to the craziness that is New York City apartment hunting, and I could not thank him enough for all of his help. I look forward to working with him in the future when searching for future spots in and around New York.