Melissa was excellent! She went above and beyond to find places within my budget, and desired neighborhood! She was always straight forward with me, and truly did her best to accommodate me with my crazy schedule. I also enjoyed her personality, and shared a few laughs together throughout the apartment hunt. I would recommend Melissa hands down as she was very knowledgeable.

Crystal S.

Ebony was very courteous, timely, and professional. She was without a doubt the most personable broker I have ever worked with. She consistently sent us listings for and showed us multiple options. I wish her all the best moving forward.

Michael L.

My name is Rocco Malozzi. Recently I rented an apartment using the services of Ideal Properties. My broker was Joshua Gallo. Joshua was very professional and competent during the process. He communicated my thoughts and concerns to the owner and reported back to me in a timely manner. He was considerate of my needs and was supportive throughout the process. I would highly recommend Joshua and appreciated his guidance and support.

Rocco M.

One random evening in early February, my girlfriend and I were just out and about exploring Brooklyn and stumbled upon a bar/lounge that was having a realtor's networking event. I met one of the realtors and linked up with him the following weekend. When we went to see the first apartment, we met Michael- who was showing that particular unit. After viewing that one, Michael had two more that he ended up showing us that day. We met up with him about a week later and submitted an application for one of the apartments we had viewed. Things seemed to be at a standstill but he kept in constant communication with us throughout the process and was clear with everything we needed to do on our end to facilitate closing the deal on the apartment. In the meantime, he met up with us and took us in his car to view three more apartments as a backup in case the deal fell through on the one we had initially applied for. We felt that was super nice of him to drive us to the other spots since we both use public transportation. After all was said and done, we ended up getting OK'd for the original apartment we had applied for. We turned in the final paperwork and received the keys less than a month after the process began. Very thankful for Michael and all of his assistance in helping us get started on our new life together. He treated us as a friend and not just a client. As such, we felt it only right to invite him over to our housewarming party. Thanks, a million!!!


Schjanna sold our apartment and we did very, VERY little work on our end. She was an expert at marketing, at pricing and market value, at open-houses and buyer evaluation. She taught us a lot about the process, but completely left us alone while she did her magic. She kept us informed when we needed to be. She worked through the countless unexpected issues that always arise. She saw everything through to the end. We could not have asked for anything more. Above & beyond.


My husband and I recently worked with Ebony and had such a wonderful experience! Ebony worked effortlessly to find something that met our needs and wants in our budget. It's evident in the way she works that Ebony wants the best for her clients. We appreciated her professionalism and humanism that she exudes. I would recommend Ebony to anyone looking for a great apartment and a wonderful agent to help get the job done!

Nadja B.

I recently had the pleasure of working with Ebony to find an apartment in Brooklyn. Ebony was extremely helpful and made sure the process was streamlined and catered to the wants of my husband and I. The process had been extremely stressful until we started working with Ebony, but she did a wonderful job of picking great listings for showings and really made herself available to us during the process. You can tell that Ebony really cares about her clients and wants to find them the place that works best for them. That's exactly what she did for us! I would recommend Ebony, hands-down! There are such things as nice New Yorker's and Ebony is definitely one of them.

Nadja B.

Nabil was very informative, helpful, and professional in helping us obtain our apartment in Park Slope. Unlike other real estate agents from other agencies I've dealt with during the last couple of years, he was always honest but never pushy. The entire thing was done quite quickly and with no headaches, and we love our new place!

Adam S.

Kelly helped me find a great apartment in a beautiful Brooklyn neighborhood (in one evening.) From the search to the lease signing, Kelly made the process feel effortless; He was super responsive & informative via text or email whenever I had a question about the building or application process. He always accommodated my schedule, and he moved next steps along in a way that was both efficient and personable. His demeanor was laid back, so I didn't feel pressured to make any quick decisions - but as soon as I decided, he was completely organized and ready to get things done. Overall, my experience with Kelly was a pleasure, and I hope to work with him again in the future (if I ever move out of my lovely new place!)


I had the pleasure of working with Ken on a very long drawn-out stressful sale. He always presented himself calm, cool and collected throughout and was always forthright. He presents himself in a very professional and pleasant manner. I look forward to working with him again.

robert b.

Gil found us a great place to live and helped ensure everything went smoothly. He was very responsive to messages, even ones sent late at night. We would recommend him to others and would definitely use him again! Thanks, Gil!

Caroline W.

Ivana is super friendly, punctual, and professional. She was upfront about her listings, and only showed us properties we'd actually be interested in. She showed us 2 great apartments, and had us signing the lease for our lovely new home in less than 24 hours. I've never had the process go so quickly or smoothly. Thanks, Ivana!

Patricia L.

I have recently had the opportunity to work with Alex in renting a commercial space. His constant communication, positive energy and an easygoing approach were tantamount to the success of a potentially stressful and demanding situation. You will not find another honest and considerate broker like Alex. I would highly recommend him.


My experience with Kelly was excellent and I highly recommend him as a real estate agent. What I appreciated in my experience with Kelly most is that he did not offer one-size-fits-all solutions but that instead, he took due time for assessing my needs and carefully listened. When arranging showings, Kelly duly pre-selected only those apartments that truly fitted my needs, which made the process of the flat search very efficient. Also, Kelly has an excellent knowledge of the real estate market in the different neighborhoods of Brooklyn and access to exclusive listings, which not only helped putting the different offers into perspective but also added substantial value during the negotiations. \nIn summary, my experience with Kelly was great and I look forward to working with him anytime again.

Johannes K.

Though I learned if the Gowanus listing through a friend, Alex was always readily available and helpful in the process of completing the lease application and answering any and all of my questions. He made it a pleasant and quick experience! I'm so happy with my new acupuncture office! Warmly, Supriya.

Supriya D.

I had a great time working with Bryan, even if things didn't work out I wanted to give my recommendation as a professional. Bryan met with me after work and walked me through all of the paperwork for the apartment. In competition with another application for that specific apartment, we unfortunately didn't get it, but Bryan pulled out all the stops for finding us other listings that fit our requirements and meeting up with odd scheduling to view the places. Always respectful, I appreciated how great he was about the whole process and will happily recommend him to anyone looking for a place.


Last week I had to move to Brooklyn fast. I had just got a new job and needed to find a nice apartment in park slope to make my commute manageable. Luckily Calvin was the first person I reached out to. Through his hard work and constant communication (Calvin was super responsive to my needs and kept me updated on the listings we were looking at) I was able to get an awesome place close to work in a great area in a single weekend. Thanks again Calvin for making the experience fast and memorable!

Jim M.

I have had a lot of bad experiences with brokers in the past so I was definitely reluctant to use one again. But Lorraine was very professional and she responded to my many questions and helped me through the process to get my new home very quick. I would highly recommend Lorraine to be the one to get the job done. I rented an apartment from this agent.


Nabil went above and beyond to help me get an amazing apartment. He personally drove me to the leasing office of the apartment I was applying to in order to make sure my application was submitted first. He was friendly, helpful, and extremely effective.

Kendall S.

Bryan really showed up for us. We walked into an apartment and fell in love with it. It was a rare apartment and we had a quick chance to get it if we moved fast. We're thrilled that Bryan was able to advocate for us and fight for our application. He was there, replying to texts and guiding us through the process quickly and professionally. We'll use Bryan again if we need to find our next apartment. Thanks for the help, professionalism and advocacy during this process!


Ivana is a true professional and did an amazing job at helping me find the right apartment for me. She also guided me through the entiee process which was very helpful

Jonathan K.

Alex was wonderful to work with on the process of renting our commercial space. We needed to get the deal done in a timely manner and Alex was super helpful. He was responsive, friendly, honest, and a big part of making the rental process go smoothly. I would definitely work with him again and recommend him to anyone in the market for new commercial space.


I am glad I had the opportunity to meet Calvin as I searched for an apartment in Brooklyn. Calvin was the most personable realtor I dealt with in my search and always put forth great amounts of effort to suggest places which would be a good fit. I was impressed by his knowledge of the industry and his ambitions. If I decide to move again, I will surely seek Calvin's services.

Tony F.

Michael was awesome, I cant say it enough. He made the stressful transaction of a move smooth and as much as I hope not to have to move again for a while, his number is in my phone and will be the 1st person I look up when that day comes. If you get the chance to deal with him, you'll quickly find he is very personable and a member of the community with a deep knowledge of old NYC, as I found out over lunch after my lease signing with my landlord G. Vitale. Thank you again Michael and I hope to bump into you out and about. Bless.

Devon P.

Alex Robayo. There has never been a better name for an agent. Alex is the consummate professional. But more then that, he is a good spirit, who is enthusiastic, earnest and knowledgable about the work he does. I've had some crappy New York broker experiences, and if there are others out there like me, or if you are in the market for a space, business or residential, I cannot recommend Alex enough.*****10 STARS*****

Chanelle E.

Burdie is THE realtor you want to work with. She understood right away what my husband and I were looking for and made it happen fast. She is very sweet and easy to communicate with. Burdie is very hardworking and I would definitely recommend her!

Vanessa C.

Burdie is extremely attentive and will make sure she finds you what you are looking for. My wife and I found her at the office as we walked in and she was ready to show us a place that very day! She went above and beyond making sure we were happy and did everything she could to help us close a deal on a great apartment. Thank you Burdie!

Michael C.

Gil is great. He treats you more like a friend he is trying to help out versus a client. He went above and beyond multiple times to help ensure I found the best place to live. When we were working on the place I ended up renting, he did everything he could to make sure the landlord and I were more than happy with the arrangement. He is absolutely courteous, fast and you can tell he really wants to help you find a place that makes sense for what you want. I would recommend him to anyone looking to find a great place to live.

Jeff R.

Gilbert is a true gentleman. He worked with me to find a lovely studio on the Upper East Side. Very professional and easy to work with.

Barbara S.

My experience with Mr. Rosenberg was pleasant. He responded 2 every voicemail/text and email immediately. He was informative and inspiring the whole time. He also knows his landlords well which is a really big Blessing. I will definitely refer him to friends, family and co-workers. I look forward to working with him again in the very near future. Sonia...

Sonia B.

Bryan has been awesome. He gave no pressure, showed apartments appropriate to my taste and budget, and he provided good company and good humor along the way. It's been a pleasure working with him.

John M.

Sully is an excellent resource for anyone looking to rent in Brooklyn. Professional, friendly, and knowledgeable -- he worked with our very tight time frame of 24 hours from looking at an apartment to picking up the keys to our awesome new place in Williamsburg. He made himself available and made us a priority at all times -- it was a relief to work with him after a long, somewhat stressful cross-country move. Also, he was able to explain all aspects of NY tenant law and its relationship to our lease and custom building contract in a way that was very understandable.

Amro N.

Amazing guy, very helpful! a pleasure to work with.

Megan K.

My experience with Mr. Rosenberg was pleasant. He responded 2 every voicemail/text and email immediately. He was informative and inspiring the whole time. He also knows his landlords well which is a really big Blessing. I will definitely refer him to friends , family and co-workers. I look forward to working with him again in the very near future

Sonia B.

Valerie Gambino was the most professional, hard working agent we found during the process of finding an apartment. She updated us frequently with apartments that she sought out for our liking. She grieved with us when an apartment we loved was signed by another family/broker. She is just an all around wonderful person and is so dedicated to making her clients happy. We will always keep her in mind for future apartment searches. She is the best in her field and is so knowledgable about the areas she represents!!!!! I just love her and appreciate all she has done!!!!


Geneva is beyond an informative agent, instructor, and work colleague. She provides tools necessary to exceed and her knowledge of the real estate field is impressive as well as motivational for any new agent! Thank you Geneva!

Evangelina C.

We were referred to Bryan through a friend, and we were thrilled to find him! Above all, Bryan really listened to what we wanted to see in an apartment from the desired neighborhoods and, most importantly, the price. He is incredibly professional and accessible. We never felt badgered into looking at something out of our price range. We would not hesitate to recommend or work with Bryan again.

Sara &.

It was truly a pleasure working with Dominga. My roommate and I met her by chance when we found one of her listings online. She quickly responded to our inquiry and set up a viewing. Though we were unable to get our application in to her before that listing was taken, she worked very hard to find our current home. She went with us to every viewing and found multiple apartments that she felt would fit what we were looking for. I would recommend working with her to anyone!

Chelsea C.

Valerie went above and beyond expectations in helping me find a new apartment. She was very diligent and prompt throughout the whole process and was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her!


Referring someone means my reputation is on the line. With Geneva, my reputation will be enhanced because of her dedication to her role and her customers.

Kathy M.

When I say that Justin changed my life with the apartment that he found me, that would be understating it. He was professional, patient, funny and extremely knowledgable. Any question I had he would always be ready to answer and if he didn't know, he would go find the answer.


Calvin was a real breath of fresh air for us in the exhausting Brooklyn apartment search. We looked forward to all our viewings with him, partly because he understood exactly what we were looking for and found us great apartments, and partly because he was so pleasant to be around. Fantastic guy to work with, endlessly genuine and industrious.

Sophie H.

My class just finished a training session with Geneva. She was full of knowledge, tips, and has our class excited to get started. It was a pleasure to be a part of her training program.

Corey L.

Geneva provided awesome training for my first week of being an agent. She was professional, down to earth, and very informative. She's a mentor I'll definitely being looking to for insight. Thank You!

Michael B.

Geneva is an exceptional instructor, mentor with a dynamic personality. Listen and the question will be answered before you ask. A pleasurable learning experience. She is an absolute motivator and team player. Thank you

tony A.

We moved to NYC from overseas, and Richard was the first agent that we saw. I wish all agents were as professional, friendly, and helpful as Richard! We inquired about one place and Richard showed us three others in the same area within our budget. I could tell he sincerely cared about helping us find a place and making it as easy and stress-free as possible.

Chandler G.

Burdie was by far the best agent I have ever worked with in NYC, or anywhere for that matter. She was extremely attentive, optimistic, took the time to really find out what we were looking for, which was very, very specific and unique in our case. I don't know if I would have gotten through this apartment search with out her help, she really went above and beyond I would definitely recommend her.

Gretchen A.

I've dealt with many brokers during my time in NYC, and Richard definitely stands out as the one of the most professional and honest agents I've encountered. He drove me to each apartment viewing, on the way gauging what I wanted in a home, and at no point did I ever feel pressured about applying. Although I didn't end up renting through Richard, I wanted to leave this testimonial as a way to repay him for carving out time in his schedule to help me out. I owe him at least that much! The next time I plan on moving, Richard will definitely be the first broker I contact.

Tyler W.

From Naked Apartments -- Listen, folks, Andrew is great. I am moving from Chicago to New York and it took about one day of searching through listings and emailings brokers to determine that finding a good broker was a high priority for me. I didn't set out to find Andrew, but I'm glad I did. I first connected with Andrew through one of his listings and, from there, he asked if I would call him to tell me more about my apartment needs. He sent me several listings that could fit the bill and was very respectful of my budget. He even asked, "Over what price should I NOT send you listings?" There was no bait and switch. There was no pressure. I met Andrew in Brooklyn and we saw four units together. Andrew was chill, knowledgable, and a pleasure to hang with for a few hours. I really felt like he wanted to work with and for me and make the most of all of our time. All four units that I saw were in great shape and legitimate options for me. I decided on my top choice and we made a plan to submit an application. Because I was only in town for a couple days, Andrew was proactive in moving the process along quickly and was always in close communication and very organized. I applied, got approved, and signed a lease within 24 hours. I\'d say it was a lovely, successful experience! I couldn't recommend Andrew more. Yes, broker fees are shitty. Yes, the system is skewed towards building owners. These things are just true. If you are looking for someone to work with you and be your advocate without being pushy, Andrew's your guy. Tip: Andrew bikes around the city so if you're local or if you rent a bike, you can zip through your showings together! Andrew, thanks for an experience that breaks the mold of the typical NYC horror stories!


Just wanted to give a shout out to Victor, he\'s been fabulous to work with! I'm moving from out of state, and trying to make all kinds of stressful decisions remotely. Victor has been going the extra mile for me, visiting properties to take extra photos, videos, whatever I need. He's honest with me when he thinks I won't like a place... If the stairs are too narrow to fit furniture on the Brooklyn Heights junior I love etc. Overall he's just kind and very nice to work with. He's also readily available, day or night! (In my experience at least.). I ended up applying for something that didn't have a broker, and when I told him, he just wished me luck and said that was fabulous! No hard feelings, and he still sent me several places he saw as being great matches for me, the next day, In case anything fell through. Great guy!

Nicole D.

Geneva conducted the training seminars as I began my new venture into real estate. She was professional, insightful, informative, engaging, supportive, motivational, and essentially invaluable. She is a wonderful asset and it has been a true pleasure to have had the opportunity to encounter such an enthusiastic and knowledgeable agent who is willing to share her knowledge.

Victor L.

Geneva led my real estate agent training at Ideal Properties. In addition to leading a comprehensive training to get our group started in real estate, her personality came through in her stories, sense of humor, and knowledge about the industry. Having missed the first part of the training, I had plenty of questions as I caught up to the rest of the group, and she was able to answer them completely and efficiently while keeping the lessons on track.

Bryan B.

Mateo was excellent, truthfully answering questions/concerns that we had and going out of his way to preview apartments that had just come on the market after we had told him our likes/dislikes. At the beginning of our showings there was a mishap with a listing that had been rented but he more than made up for it with staying on top what was on the market and eventually found us a perfect no-fee apartment that met all of our needs. I would definitely recommend him to future clients.

Spencer E.

We spent a lot of time apartment-hunting in Brooklyn. Alison was by far the most accessible, honest, accommodating, and friendly real estate broker we met. She made the application process smooth and easy. Unlike most of the brokers we dealt with, it was a pleasure working with her. Very highly recommended.

Lisa K.

Birdie was very understanding and helpful with my situation, she found the best listings and neighborhoods based on my preferences. I would recommend her to anyone searching for a place to live.

Alison k.

I have been in contact with a lot of agents, and Richard was by far the nicest and more efficient one!! Thanks a lot!

Alexia C.

Mateo went above and beyond to help me find a new home in NY. He took time to understand what I wanted by taking time to talk with me about what I was looking for and didn't try to upsell me. Additionally, he was extremely accommodating in meeting with me and working with me to find a price range and neighborhood that I felt comfortable with in NY. He set the bar high for what brokers should do in NY and would love to work with him again in the future.


Burdie was terrific: super-fast at following up, always true to her word, and very sympathetic working with me. As a single mom who is perenially over-worked and stressed out, Burdie made the search really easy and hassle-free. Even better--she found me the rent-stabilized apartment of my dreams! There is a special place in heaven reserved for honest, hardworking NYC realtors, and Burdie will wind up there!


Geneva came into my life as my real estate mentor over 1 1/2 years ago. She has selflessly continued to mentor me beyond our mentorship. Every day, I witness Geneva helping every agent she can with dedication and sincere desire for others to be as successful as she is. Geneva is the "real deal" regarding real estate expertise, experience, efficiency and most importantly, compassion, a trait that is rare in this industry. I look forward to seeing Geneva in higher levels of leadership in the real estate industry. Whether you are looking for an apartment to rent, buy, sell, or you want to work for our company and have the best mentor you could imagine, request Geneva Farrow!


We were a little nervous about selling our apartment during the slow winter months, but Anthony and Wendy provided us sage advice, a sound strategy, beautiful marketing materials, and honest, forthright guidance. They are diligent, professional, friendly and above board. We could not have been more satisfied with their handling of our sale, and cannot recommend them highly enough.

Peter D.

Ivana Fields worked with us almost immediately after we landed in NYC from Portland, OR. She helped us navigate the Brooklyn rental market and really put us at ease. Her energy, enthusiasm and work ethic was infectious. We would highly recommend Ivana for other people moving from out of state, or just seeking a friendly face when looking for a rental in one of the most intimidating rental markets in the US.

Raul M.

I've worked with Dari to rent two apartments in Brooklyn over the years. She is responsive, reliable, and immediately understood what I was looking for, as well as what I needed and what would work for me. She not only showed me apartments that lined up with what I wanted, but suggested things a little bit outside the box, bringing up possibilities I hadn't thought of. When an apartment became available that was perfect for me, she called me right away and made sure I was the first to see it. She is thorough, professional, warm, and fun to work with. Her patience and warmth made the stressful process of apartment-hunting infinitely easier, and she went above and beyond to help me secure the place I loved most. I highly recommend working with Dari to find your next home!

Elizabeth N.

Geneva is a great Broker, mentor and friend. She has been a fountain of knowledge and expertise ever since I met her. Always very honest and focused on her goals whether it be selling a home for a landlord or finding the best apartment for a client. She does her job and she does it well!

Calvin T.

Geneva was a pleasure to work with on our recent co-broke transaction. She was professional, personable and always responded asap to any issues that arose. I'd work with her again anytime.

Howie G.

I looked at several apartments with Dara. She showed me properties that were in line with my family's budget and specifications. She has an insider's view of Brooklyn. If you are determined to find an apartment in Brooklyn, using a great agent, I would recommend her to anyone.

Amy T.

Geneva was my trainer (and is currently my mentor, and I was thoroughly impressed with her knowledge of the NYC real estate business, and her positive energy. Having worked for another NYC real estate broker prior to my time here at Ideal, I can state that I learned more in 5 days of training with Geneva than in the 3 months I spent trying to navigate my new career with another broker. Thank you, Geneva!

Mateo C.

Lesley helped me with apartment searching. She was patient, very flexible and super quick to respond to my question. I felt comfortable and reliable which was very important with me. I'd highly recommend her! 5 Starts!!!!!

Kyoko N.

Monica went above and beyond to line up showings with my narrow window of time. She did a fantastic job listening to my requirements, like a pet-friendly apartment. Unlike many agents, Monica felt like a real person. She never acted like a salesperson, was never pushy, or fake. This is a rarity in her industry. Monica also kept every person involved on our case (tenants, guarantors) thoroughly updated at all times via email, calls, and texting. She explained every step of our process in a level of detail that I did not find in many other agents. Although we did not end up renting an apartment from her (we looked outside of her locations of specialty), I would recommend Monica to anyone in a heartbeat. I know she would make any renting experience as smooth as it possibly can be.


We had a wonderful experience working with Valerie to secure a new apartment in Brooklyn. Valerie was a pleasure to work with, was always accessible and on-time, and did everything she could with the property owner to ensure our asks were met. Though searching for an apartment can be a daunting and stressful task in NYC, I felt Valerie did everything she could to relate to our needs as renters, track down all relevant information we would want before making a decision, and then ensure we were set up to love our new apartment. I would highly recommend Valerie!

Kaila R.

I can surely recommend Ms. Geneva Farrow to anyone who is looking to sell their property. Geneva worked relentlessly with us until our property was sold. She is very aggressive and honest and her dealings with us was professional. Geneva we thank you once again from the bottom of our heart.

Iola W.

Geneva Farrow was my mentor and has grown to be my very good friend. With her dedication and persistence, Geneva helped me become the agent I am today. While I was first starting out, she provided me with the tools as well as the guidance to succeed in real estate. If you\'re thinking of getting into real estate, then make sure that Geneva Farrow is your mentor. Thank you Geneva, I wish you all the best. You deserve it!

Sam F.

Geneva was my trainer as I started my real estate career. Her professionalism, energy, and knowledge blew me away. She is extremely well spoken and organized. It amazes me how she is able to juggle work and family and still always look happy and energetic. Geneva has what it takes to be your agent!

Valerie G.

Anthony was extremely helpful in the selling of our coop apartment. He made the process as stress free as possible. I commend Anthony for his professionalism from the initial listing through the closing. He ensured all the paperwork was in order and communicated with all parties involved keeping us informed at every step. It was a pleasure working with him.

Josephine U.

Finding an apartment in New York can be difficult and frustrating. However, Valerie has made the whole process feel smoother and safer thanks to her professionalism and courtesy. My first choice apartment already had an application on it, so I had settled for my second choice. At that point Valerie's job was done, and her fee secured. Nevertheless, she went out of her way to try and get me my first choice apartment, until she succeeded. She did all this for no advantage for herself since the two apartments had the same exact fee. I think this is the proof that she truly puts her client's interest first. It is also the indicator of her dedication and goodwill. It literally never took her longer that half an hour to reply to my emails and she always did it with kindness and cheerfulness. I seldom write review online, but Valerie certainly earned a very very positive one.

Greg B.

Burdie was wonderful. She was extremely attentive and responded to my phone calls, texts, and emails immediately. I would 100 percent recommend her to anyone looking for an apartment in Brooklyn!


Eradzh was very helpful & friendly. With his help, I was able to get my new Brooklyn apartment which I'm very happy with!


Sully is amazing to work with. He helped me find an apartment that I love and made the process so quick and easy. He was also super accommodating and always accessible - which I very much appreciated. Real estate in NY can be such a pain, but this was the best and most seamless experience by far. Highly recommend. Thanks, Sully!

Suzy K.

There is no length that Team Anthony and Wendy will go to on your behalf. Hard working, diligent and (dare I say it) HONEST NYC real estate agents. A very rare winning trifecta in the comical real estate market of this city. I was able to sell my apartment in five days and secure a commercial lease within a few weeks thanks to their integrity and dedicated gumption to offering me the best deal available. I love them for their honesty and commitment to me. I highly recommend them and will use their services a few more times in my lifetime.


Burdie was great to work with. She was very fast with returning my calls and emails and found me a great apartment in Park Slope for an affordable rent. She has good connections with the landlords in the area and was very nice. I would recommend her.

Katya L.

Valerie put my needs first in every aspect of my search for an apartment. Helpful and honest, she made my experience seamless. She worked diligently on my side to work with the property owner, and her responses were always prompt. I recommend her highly.


My husband and I needed to make a cross country move from San Francisco to NYC. James made the entire process painless from start to finish. We were able to find an apartment we love, meet the landlords, and get all paperwork completed - virtually. I could not have asked for a better agent to work with. Thanks James!

Michael M.

James is amazing. Got everything figured out really quickly. He's very present and patient, helping with all the doubts and making a perfect bridge between the landlord and who's renting the place. it was almost like i wasn't doing a bureaucratic process. Perfect.

bruna b.

Monica was great to work with. She's friendly, honest and responsive. She kept in touch with us and worked with us to find something that would fit our requirements and was happy to show us a bunch of places. Definitely one of the best brokers I've ever worked with and I wouldn't hesitate to come back to her again next time we're looking for an apartment!


Bekhruz is the best real estate salesperson when it comes to helping search properties for his clients and assisting them in getting the deal done!


I had the best apartment search that I have had to yet with Monica! She went above and beyond what was asked of her in showing apartments to myself and my roommates. She stuck to her word and was prompt and thorough throughout the entire process. On top of all of this, she was kind and considerate during the entire process!


Carine was extremely professional and dedicated during the entire process of finding our apartment. She took the time to understand our needs and constraints, and I highly recommend her for anyone looking to move to the Brooklyn area.

Dan D.

Roger helped us find our apartment in Greenwood Heights. He is a great agent, dedicated, hard working and with an emphasis on understanding what we were looking for. We're very happy with our new home, and grateful to Roger for all his help.

Paul M.

We were in desperate need of rental apartment and needed it quickly, Ivana did a wonderful job of finding us the right apartment in the right neighborhood, she expedited the whole process in matter of just few days. She was very knowledgable, responsible and always answered texts, calls right away. It was a great pleasure dealing with her, and we thank her for making the whole process a breeze

Adnan S.

Wendy Jones was a pleasure to work with! Despite being the seller's agent, and we as new and inexperienced buyers (with no agent), she was helpful with explaining the entire process and took the time to meet with us. She took our complete lack of real estate knowledge in stride and answered every question we had, helping us make an informed decision. With Wendy's help, we were able to purchase our first home, and we couldn't be happier with the result! Thank you, Wendy!

Kenneth L.

Working with Calvin Thomas was great he made what had the potential to be an overwhelming experience seem almost effortless Calvin was committed to the task from the beginning to the end. I got a great apartment in the price range I wanted I could not have asked a better agent he is the BEST!!!

Jo A.

Got in touch via Zillow with Karen. Very helpful and responded immediatly. Felt in good hands and taken care of.

Tobias W.

Valerie went above and beyond to help us secure our new apartment. We would highly recommend her for your next move!

Adam F.

Calvin is an exceptional young man who tried his best to help me as much as he could for me and my family to find a suitable place.. I would greatly recommend him to anyone who is willing to work with a person of such as great magnitude as he is.

Graciamaria R.

Joshua is fantastic. We could trust him: his suggestions were always in our best interest. He knows Brooklyn and the rental market, and he loves showing people around. He helped us fall in love with our neighborhood.

Adam H.

Very helpful and always working, Shaya knows his work well and was very helpful in getting our place even though me and my cousin approached him last second. Job well done. Will recommend Shaya to all friends.


I will echo another client's testimonial when saying that Alison is not like other "stereotypical NYC brokers." Friendly, accommodating, patient--Alison seems to enjoy her job for its ability to foster social interaction with a variety people as much as anything else and this fact elicits a feeling that she is earnest in her efforts to find you your next home. Highly recommended.

Patrick H.

The sale of my home was made seamless thank to James’ professionalism, responsiveness, and fearlessness in representing my interests. I could not be more satisfied with how he managed the multiple complications presented by my house’s history. I was relieved of all real estate stress because I was able to trust James to make good on his word and to honor my personal preferences for showings, advertisings, and other conditions of sale. After several failed real estate relationships, James rejuvenated my trust in real estate agents. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy he made the process from start to finish. I got more than what I asked for, as a cash deal, in record time. Truly top notch!

Desiree B.

Wendy Jones was my neighbor at Concord Village for many years. We would run into each other and I would always enjoy and compliment her style of dress. When the time came for me to sell my co-op, my instincts were to list with Wendy. I had the confidence that she would handle the details and relationships with a calm demeanor, good business acumen and a sense of finesse. After all the details were complete, my instincts proved correct. I highly recommend Wendy Jones for your real estate brokerage needs.

Teresa G.

I am delighted to have had the honor of having Calvin as my realtor agent. I was amazed at his knowledge of the industry and his commitment to finding exactly what I was looking for in an apartment. Calvin facilitated all the details going from apartment hunting to lease signing, all while keeping me to update every step of the way. A process that has the potential to be overwhelming was easy, almost effortless on my part solely due to Calvin's tenacious approach to finding an apartment that satisfied all of my needs. So glad I found him. Thanks for everything Calvin!!

Jo A.

I don't know where to begin about Melissa! Such a lovely, wonderful, and warm personality to join me in my search for an IDEAL 2 bedroom in Brooklyn, NY. Melissa was very professional always kept honest and open communication. In the end I was unable to get an apartment through all her hard work however she was very happy for me and my family that we found something. I am truly appreciative for her assistance. I would most definitely recommend Melissa! Thank you Melissa!!

Nicolette P.

Maria Vitagliano is one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. I am looking for a place now and I thought Maria may be able to help given her expertise. Rafael Villarreal

Rafael V.

Sully is a really great agent. He has his finger on the pulse of lots of great listings, and maintains strong relationships with the property owners and managers so he can help out clients in a real way. My boyfriend and I were able to get a huge apartment in a rent-stabilized building thanks to Sully's insider knowledge. He took care of us from search, to lease signing, to move in day. I couldn't have been happier with his service and would definitely work with him again in the future, or recommend him to a friend.


Louna suberro is by far the best! I had a short amount of time to search for an apartment and during my search all the realtors I contacted from other agencies simply ignored me, told me a listing was no longer available and was never heard from again. \nI searched some more, then Louna replied to me and stuck with me! I was lucky! She was patient, friendly, and was very informative about each apartment/building/neighborhood she showed me. Once I liked a place, she sent me the application right away so I could fill it out so that I had a greater chance of getting it. Louna took me on like I was her only client and worked with me (and I could be very picky) until we found me my place in a great building and neighborhood. I know I was pressed for time looking for a place but Louna made it easy and less stressful for me.\nI recommend her services to anyone and I will be looking forward to working with her again in the future!\nI love my new place! Thank you Louna!!!


Charles was great to work with. He was prompt with answers to all of our questions and worked diligently to secure our current apartment in the time that we needed it. We would definitely recommend Charles for all your broker needs.


If I could give Kenneth another star I would. I started to work with Kennth a few weeks ago and I am surprised at how he was able to work with me. I was given a job offer several weeks ago and I needed to find a nice place in Brooklyn. I contacted Kenneth and he was able to respond within minutes. He then called me and I was able to schedule for a viewing in the next day at my convenience. Due to circumstances that were beyond my control, I had to delay applying for several weeks. Thanks to luck and Kenneth's patience, we were able to finally submit an application and got the apartment that I really wanted. He really does earn his pay. I would really recommend him to anyone who needs a broker.

Tony W.

Kenneth was great to work with. He's kind, down to earth and not out to get ya. He has great relationships with the landlords which makes him ideal. He made the whole process which can be quite daunting ..very easy. Mad cool, family man. He gets it and he will help you find the right place to call home.

Brook N.

Louna was amazing!! I definitely recommend working with her. She works according to your needs and makes you feel super comfortable. She also gives you all the information you need to know so you don't have to pretend like you know what you're doing which was really important if you're a newbie like me.

Michelle d.

If there is anybody who knows Brooklyn and all it has to offer, it is Sophia. After relocating here from Miami, Sophia is outstanding. She was not only helpful in finding a place that I love, but she was exceptional in teaching me how to navigate and enjoy Brooklyn. Sophia went far beyond the duties and requirements of simply finding me a unit to rent. Sophia is honest, genuine, supportive and she works extremely hard. I would not hesitate to work with Sophia again, and still find myself contacting her with many of my every day questions. Her availability and dedication to this craft is unmatched.

Jenerra A.

I couldn't have had a better experience working with Anthony as we searched for the perfect new home for me. He worked so hard and held my hand every step of the way through this stressful process. I've already recommended him to others and will continue to do so. He knew exactly what I wanted and found the perfect place for me. I couldn't have done this without him and I'm forever grateful!

Deborah R.

Michael met my fiance and I at his office, and was welcoming and friendly right from the start. Over the course of a few weeks, Michael was thorough and treated the two of us as though we were his only clients. He worked diligently to find us something that would hopefully meet our needs, and though we weren't succesful in finding just the right place through Ideal Properties' listings, Michael made an exhausting and overwhelming process that much tolerable. He would pick us up in his car if we needed, sit and have a coffee to chit chat while learning about our lives and what we saw for our future in Brooklyn, and helped to educate us about the beautiful neighborhoods. He's a knowledgable and proud New Yorker, and brings that love for the city and its history to his job. I wish we could have fallen in love with one of the listings, so that we could have given him the business, but things in life don't always go that way. Michael is the kind of guy that if I see walking around Brooklyn, (and I hope I do) I'd gladly stop and take a moment to say hello.

Dan K.

Lorraine Trotman was a spectacular agent. I would recommend her to anyone (and I have with my friends). The things that I think make an exceptional agent is someone who is smart, who listens, who is responsive and when you are walking around looking at listings, is nice. Lorraine is all this and more. I recently worked with her to find a new apartment with my partner. She and I communicated constantly and she would respond and provide listings around the clock! With her experience, she pointed out things in apartments that I may have missed and helped talk through what I liked and disliked. She is a 5 star out of 5 start agent!

Alexander C.

Alison helped my fiancee and I greatly through a very complex rental process. She made herself easily available and was quickly responsive to any and all questions we had. Unlike many other stereotypical NYC brokers who will pressure clients or only seem to care about securing their fee, Alison was friendly, honest, and kept our interests in mind. I highly recommend Alison to anyone looking for an apartment!

Keegan P.

Since I have become a landlord nearly 3 years ago, Geneva has become a trusted adviser for all of my real estate needs. In the process of buying the building and renting the units it to tenants I have interacted/worked with over 20-30 brokers, and her professionalism, expertise, promptness are top notch. Geneva ultimately saved me a lot of money by helping me get quality tenants back to back. I would recommend Geneva to anybody and I hope to continue doing business with her for many years to come.

pawel w.

Yango Williams was extremely helpful during my apartment hunt. Moving from across the country could have made this a very difficult process. After my first apartment choice was taken before I could see it, he recommended several alternatives that met my criteria. He was honest and straightforward about the process from the initial apartment viewing through the lease signature. I could not have done all of this without his help.


James is a pleasure to work with. He is knowledgeable, courteous, and above else else, honest. No matter the obstacle, he always goes above and beyond to find you the perfect living space.

Dustin R.

James was very kind and easy to work with. He was very honest, and went out of his way to make sure we found what we were looking for. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to live in Brooklyn!


I met with a few real estate agents while looking for apartments in New York, and James was hands down the sweetest, trustworthy, most helpful of any we met with. As someone who had just graduated, NY apartment hunting was daunting and overwhelming, and James really helped us every step of the way. He listened to all of our needs, and never pushed or rushed us into anything. I completely trusted him. He really went the extra mile for us and I couldn\'t recommend him more.

Ryan D.

My husband and I we\'re shown some apartments by Sully and we were so impressed with the service we received and his knowledge and professionalism. He knows the Brooklyn area so well and being new to the city, we were really grateful for all his tips and help. I would definitely recommend Sully to anyone looking for an apartment in the Brooklyn area.


I am happy I came across Sully, he is an outstanding broker who is is really knowledgable about the Brooklyn market. I would recommend him to all my friends & family.


Ken was extremely patient, hard working and resourceful in helping me find the perfect apartment and subsequently helping me rent it. I was immediately comfortable with him when I met him. He is extremely knowledgeable about the areas in which he works and very easy to work with. Highly recommended!

Don R.

I worked with Susan McHugh from Ideal Properties Group. She was very cooperative, considerate and professional in general. Susan helped me a lot with lining up several apartments together and even giving me a ride, so we didn't spend much time viewing several properties this way. Susan was polite and reliable. I highly recommend.

Sergey T.

I found Ideal Properties while searching online for a house I could call home in Brooklyn. On my first day house hunting in the city, OnYango greeted myself and my parents and we began the hunt. It took just two viewings to narrow down an ideal neighborhood as well as my must haves in a home. OnYango was absolutely wonderful. Taking note of my likes and dislikes and never pushing us to spend extra time in a place I wasn't sure about, he found me a unit I never dreamed I could have had in the city and still came in under my budget! I am thrilled to call my new place home and so thankful for all of his help along the way.

N. S.

Alexandra is wonderful and is a great agent! She knows Park Slope area very well to make an honest recommendation based on your goal of finding your future apartment. She helped us a lot and was professional, sincere, patient, pleasant and always available, by email, on the phone or in person… I highly recommend her!

Emmanuel S.

Liz Galvin professionally and successfully assisted my daughter and her two roommates in locating and renting an apartment in Brooklyn. For 3 recent college grads, guarantors were required and each guarantor came from far-flung areas of the country. Liz was instrumental in keeping all six participants on task through to completion of the transaction within a week! As a seasoned apartment and real estate investor, I sensed that Liz really cared about a successful outcome for all involved. I would highly recommend using Liz.

E G.

Melissa helped us to look for apartment when we arrived in NYC. She was always helpfull and professional. She has lot of emphaty that is crucial in such a stressfull period when one is looking for apartment in this city. She is a nice person, I highly recommend her!

Tamas N.

Yango and Geneva helped me and my roommate out immensely. We found the perfect apartment on Franklin Avenue, but were dismayed to find there was a broker\'s fee. Yango worked with us to get the fee and other apartment fees down to a manageable cost. We successfully moved in just a week later. Thanks!

A. J.

Yango and Geneva helped me and my roommate out immensely. We found the perfect apartment on Franklin Avenue, but were dismayed to find there was a broker\'s fee. Yango worked with us to get the fee and other apartment fees down to a manageable cost. We successfully moved in just a week later. Thanks!

A. J.

Laz was great and definitely someone I\'ll look to work with the next time I find myself moving to the area. He listened when we talked about what we were trying to achieve, showed us what we were actually looking for (which is less common with realtors than you think) and never pressured us. Laz took the hassle out of shopping for a home... Highly recommended.


Liz Galvin is one of the most incredible agents that I have ever met. She was always willing to go the extra mile for us while we were looking for our first Brooklyn apartment. She drove us EVERYWHERE which was just one of the amazing perks of Liz as a realtor. Liz as a person on the other hand, is beautiful and super pumped when you just feel like there is no hope in finding a perfect place. But she did it. Really, really quickly.

Ashley K.

Win was very friendly, helpful, and fair in dealing with us and he found us a great apartment!


I worked with Win for over a month looking for our apartment. It was tough for us to make the trip to Brooklyn to apartment hunt, but when we did, Win was the only agent who understood what we were looking for and didnt waste our time. He sent me great listings and responded to my emails and calls quickly. \nHe is honest and most importantly, genuinely cared about our satisfaction. Thanks so much Win, love the new apartment, literally couldnt have done it without you.


I had the pleasure of working with Liz and she was truly amazing. I had to move very quickly and she was on it! She showed me several places and when we found one that I really liked she helped to expedite the process. Because I was sleeping on a couch, she worked her magic and was able to even get me into the apartment early. I\'m so grateful that she actually cared about my wellbeing, a quality I haven\'t seen in many realtors. She kind, dedicated to her clients, and moves so fast. I would recommend her to anyone looking in this tough NY market, and I\'ll definitely use her if I ever have to move again!

Adam S.

I was pressed to find the right place. James\ntook all my needs and wants into consideration so as not to waste my time. I believed him to be sincere right from the onset of meeting him so I was patient. Low and behold he delivered the perfect apartment for me at the right price. I am happy I found him in a business of unknowns.\nI wouldn\'t hesitate to send him any of my friends and associates. ( He is also pretty Hot)\nSorry But, He was the utmost professional.\n\nThanks James, Veronica Gagliardo

Veronica G.

Melissa recently helped me and my roommate find an amazing 2br in Park Slope. She went above and beyond to find us the apartment, and was extremely accommodating throughout the entire process, completely working the viewing schedules around when we were available. She was particularly helpful in dealing with the management company and handled all communication with them and even hand delivered our signed lease so that we could move in on time!\n\nI highly recommend Melissa for anyone looking to move to Brooklyn effortlessly.\n

Paul C.

Melissa is a phenomenal real estate agent. She was instantly responsive to my requests and did a large amount of research to find places that fit my requirements. Her combination of intelligence, good spirits and straightforwardness is rare in the field. She was always generous with her leads, time, and humor. My one regret about finding an apartment is that I won\'t have an occasion to walk the streets with her for a while!

Jascha H.

My wife and I were in the process of relocating to New York from California in January/February of this year. We were lucky that we came across Russell. He is, genuinely, a good person and does what\'s right for his clients. He was a breath of fresh air compared to the other real estate agents we dealt with. He was patient, kind, nice, prompt in his replies - and knew when to push and when not to. He really took into consideration our personal situation, listened to our needs and wants, and delivered. I can\'t recommend him enough if you are looking to buy sell or lease in Brooklyn.\n\nBest,\nKevin Boryk

Kevin B.

Ken did a great job in helping me find my first home. He kept me calm and optimistic when it seemed that I would never find a home since everything was going for all cash and over asking! I also truly appreciated his negotiating style and skills. We bought a two family and Ken helped us lease the rental unit. When the current tenants leave I will definitely engage Ken again to help me rent the place! I would recommend Ken to friends and family without hesitation.


Kenneth has been very helpful in finding a rental for me, my girlfriend and our 10 month old baby boy. Heavy snow couldn\'t stop him from spending a full Sunday morning showing me apartments in Park Slope. He found us a great place; brownstone, renovated and (as a big bonus) a garden. Kenneth was very patient in the application process. And very helpful after we got the apartment. A friendly guy with in depth knowledge of Brooklyn. I can strongly recommend him.

Erwin G.

We loved working with Win. He is extremely patient and very helpful. Understood our needs and could relate to us. Everything what he showed was really nice, never a bad place. Even our daughter loved him :) Highly recommended to anyone and we're sure we'll contact him next time.


Maria King was one of the better agents/brokers that I\'ve dealt with in my apartment searching endeavors. She was very dependable and seemed to truly care about her clients needs. Thanks for your follow up throughout the entire process.

Jason X.

I don't think I'm allowed to use obscenities in these reviews, so I won't. BUT, if I did, I would have to say that Liz is a fan-f'in-tastic agent. Liz was pretty much amazing in every single way--personable, punctual, and quite knowledgeable. We saw 3 properties, absolutely loved one of them, and got the paperwork started. She kept us informed of the application process every step of the way and was THRILLED to tell us that we were approved for the apartment!! She was there to welcome us (with a bottle of wine) on moving day. I mean, everything was simply awesome. If/when I eventually move, I know who I'm turning to first!

Dylan .

Liz helped my boyfriend and me find a true gem in Park Slope last spring. She was incredibly responsive over email and phone, showed us places that really fit our criteria, and even helped us negotiate improvements to the space after we had signed the lease and paid the fee. Liz is the absolute best!


Mike is a true gentleman to deal with. After listening to and dealing with so many shady agents in this town it was a relief to finally deal with someone that isnt just pushing for their 1 month fee.\n\nHe genuinely cared about finding the right place for my wife, son and I that fit both our lifestyle and budget. \nIf looking in the Brooklyn area are highly recommend contacting Mike!

Rory M.

Maria is fantastic. She dedicated hours to helping us find our perfect apartment—on a pretty tight budget. She was very knowledgable about each of the properties we looked at, and went above and beyond to getting us viewings. She was incredibly accommodating of our schedule; she met us at apartments at all hours of the night, and when a super wasn't answering his phone, she marched right over to his building, knocked on his door, and scheduled a viewing in person. Can't recommend Maria enough, she will take great care of you!

Madeleine O.

Win is awesome. Super nice, super helpful and most importantly, HONEST. Looking for a place to live with a family is hard enough and Win made the process simple, easy and painless. Couldn\'t find a better guy to help you. I would recommend him to anyone and if the time comes to look for a place again, Win will be the first person I call.

Jerico C.

Steve Halama was a pleasure to work with. He dug deep into his listings to accommodate my preferences & budget. Steve was helpful, professional, informative & didn't overly push apartments onto me like how some agents do. From the first listing on, he was responsive in answering my questions/concerns, and took the time to understand what I was looking for; great customer service. Most of all, I appreciated his patience while my group & I weighed our options. Steve's listings were a wide array of Brooklyn. Highly recommended.

Zeke M.

I worked with Laz Rivero in the Cobble Hill office. Laz went above and beyond in terms of communication, feedback, and effort. He was flexible when our schedule changed, and provided honest insights into all the units and neighborhoods we saw. I strongly recommend him for anyone looking for an apartment in Brooklyn.


Justin Dower was an essential partner in assisting me in marketing and leasing four commercial spaces I own in Brooklyn. His intimate knowledge of the commercial real estate market in Williamsburg in particular was essential in securing maximum potential rental income for my spaces. His commitment to excellence and follow through made potentially complicated transactions a breeze. Once the applications were collected and submitted, and attorneys involved, Justin kept me well informed of the progress of events… every step of the way. I would highly recommend working with Justin for your real estate needs and will be consulting him exclusively in future transactions.


Lance has time and time again proven himself as the consummate real estate professional. He assisted my roommates and I secure the best apartment in Crown Heights. Hands down. We all know that many agents can show you apartments in Brooklyn, but Lance has been at his best with the negotiation of the best possible terms for us. I mean, granted, we applied for our apartment hoping for a $200 monthly reduction, but if there wasn’t for Lance this would have never actually happened. Thanks, man


Lisa is awesome! She was, by far, the most responsive Broker I have dealt with during my search for a place in Brooklyn. I emailed her on a Holiday weekend, and BAM, she set up a bunch of places to see within 24 hours! She worked very hard to show me amazing places that fit my budget, and my lifestyle. I highly recommend her!


Melissa helped me and my boyfriend at the early stages of our apt search. She was extremely accommodating when I asked to see the apt multiple times and always promptly answered my frequent emails. I appreciated her honest and kind approach to helping during what can be a stressful time.


Audrey from Ideal was highly attentive, patient and went the extra mile for my roommates and I. I know that real estate agents get paid to rent apartments, but in my case Audrey delivered a dream. I have longed for years to live in a pretty, well-kept and affordable apartment in Carroll Gardens with a good landlord and little headache – and Audrey delivered. Audrey hand selected great listings for us to view. More importantly, with Audrey there were no smoke and mirrors. What I enjoyed most about working with her was Audrey ’s vast knowledge of the area, and in addition she was completely on top of the current trends, and offered great insight and a credible and very informative forecast of the rental market ahead. Great job, thank you Audrey!


Lisa helped us find a great apartment in Park Slope for our growing family. Now, as our family gets even bigger, she is helping us find an apartment to meet our changing needs. She is very patient with my pickiness - which is not a common trait with brokers!


Konstantin was a pleasure to work with from the first contact I had with him. He answered my e-mail within minutes! Better yet, an hour later I was already looking for apartments with him in Park Slope! He was very knowledgeable of the neighborhood and had access to all the apartments he promised to show me that day. We saw 5 apartments in under an hour. He did not pressure me to make any decision right away, instead he gave me time to compare and contrast all of the places we saw. After considering all of my options, I made a decision to put in an application for a 1 Bedroom apartment for $1,900. By the end of the next day, I was already reviewing the lease and getting ready to move in! I highly recommend using Konstantin as your agent because he made my renting process fun and simple. Thank You Konstantin, cant wait to work with you again!

Kyle T.

Ideal Properties helped us find the perfect apartment! They were quick, organized, helpful, and (most importantly) very kind to us. Our broker, Maria King, went above and beyond to ensure that we got our place even though we had a tough time proving our financial ability. She didn\'t stop till everyone (landlord included) was happy. I can\'t recommend her highly enough. If you\'re new to the city or just looking for a new place trust Ideal, they\'ll get you there.

Paul W.

Lisa Kanouse secured the best apartment for me with by far the least amount of stress.

Andrew D.

Maria was a dream to work with! I have met tons of agents while being in NYC and Maria was the nicest, most diligent agent by far. I hope that when I do decide to move again, she is available to help!


Taking the guess work/ hassel/ fustration out of finding the right tenant. Maria is a \"Connoisseur\" in realestate. My mom had an available 2bdrm apartment which we struggled to find the right tenant for. Maria saw our self placed advertisement and contacted us. From the first meeting with Maria my mom and I both knew we meet or realestate \"angle\". She was very detailed and professional. She was very genuine when she asked what we were looking for in a tenant. That alone spoke volumes, finally an agent who actually cares about the homeowner and not just a comission.\n\nFinding the perfect tenant to owner was a breeze for Maria. In just a short week Maria introduced 3 friends who were interested in the apartment we had available. Wow is all my mom and I could say because Maria not only picked the perfect tenants but she matched my mom\'s personality as a homeowner perfectly with the individuals.\n\nIt has now been a few months with the new tenants and my mom and I could not be happier. And to our joy we have exclusively choosen to have Maria as our go to agents in our current search for a new investment property. Maria is in my book \"The realestate whisperer\". She is truly amazing and my mom and I look forward to a fruitful relationship with her.\n\nSincerely amazed,\nKowsilia & Tanoopa

Kowsilia &.

Looking for the right apartment is such a long and tedious process, but Konstantin made it as pleasureable as possible. He went out of his way to find me what I was looking for. Really appreciate all the hard work! HIGHLY recommended.

Ashley A.

Marion is one of the best realtors we have ever met. The process of her selling our condo was incredibly efficient and fast, plus she was really particular with the buyers’ attorney’s timely responses to all of our requests so that the transaction would move smoothly and close expeditiously (we needed to move to Florida within a month of listing.) Marion sold our condo for almost $40,000 more than we hoped when we listed with her. My family couldn’t be happier, and our Fort Lauderdale home, fully paid off with the proceeds of our Brooklyn sale, is just magnificent. Our retirement is looking mighty well now, only a year after we have decided to sell and move. Thank you Marion, you will always be our superstar and we are very grateful. We hope this review helps your business and we also hope it helps others down the road see in you what we saw and meet their retirement goals in the process.


Konstantin turned a rather difficult process into a simple one. Very knowledgeable and professional; understood what me and my fiance were looking for and provided us with viable options. He even made himself available after business hours which was great given our schedules. Definitely recommend.

Andrey P.

The description of Lexington says it all. He went way above and beyond to turn our stressful apartment search into an experience of finding a new home. He was always checking in, making sure we had everything we needed, and made sure we found an ideal property. Lexington is somebody I would refer to anybody and everybody looking for an apartment. If I move again Lexington will be my first and only call. Thank you for all your hard work, dedication, and sharing your passion of Brooklyn with me.

Keaton G.

Ken from Ideal did a fantastic job helping us with the purchase of our fist home. Without his superior negotiating skills we would not have been able to purchase this spectacular condo in Carroll Gardens. Our mortgage broker has introduced us to Ken, and we will most certainly use him in the future, and have already recommended him to two of our friends. Thanks, Ken!


If you’re reading this, chances are you are considering working with Ideal Properties. I just wanted to take the time to let everyone know that this is an awesome group of young, enthusiastic and honest people. They rent my apartments (some in Cobble Hill, others in Park Slope) within days of listing, consistently. On occasion, they rent some of my apartments in a few hours. I’ve been giving my listings to Ideal since they opened in 2007, and my apartments and I have always received a royal treatment. It’s as if Ideal and their management do nothing but make sure my apartments are rented!? Keep up the good work, guys! And thank you Erik, in particular :)


Moving is undoubtedly one of the most stressful life experiences, particularly when you are doing so within the chaotic confines of New York City's five boroughs. That is inevitably compounded by the merciless nature and often aggressive attitude of the real estate market and its clergy: the brokers. In an age when the internet has dramatically eased their burden and considerably altered their function, they fanatically cling to clients like priests to their congregations. \n\nDavid Marchman was a breath of fresh air. He did not preach or deliver a didactic sermon on real estate. Instead, he was open and honest, direct and forthright. Over a period of about a month, he was exceptionally diligent and rigorous in his search on our behalf. His agenda felt like ours not his, an approach that felt shared and compassionate. I honestly believe that he cared about finding us a home that was appropriate. In that way, he never pressured us, just indicated with an insightful word or two if he thought an apartment would go quickly and fast action was required. We did take a good deal of his time, and he was flexible with it, fairly prompt to respond and thorough in his answers to our questions. \n\nOurs was a difficult task, but he handled our needs/requests/whims with aplomb and charm. His easygoing manner made the process more enjoyable, and, barring one unfortunate moment of mutual misunderstanding, rather painless. \n\nIn the end, we achieved our objective. Whether it was \"ideal\" or not, only time will tell, but we will concede that it would have been impossible without the generous and helping hand of David Marchman. We would recommend him with alacrity.

Jonathan .

Russell was a breath of fresh air in our apartment search. He was not only unbelievably professional and conscientious of our time, but he was super nice. Unlike many of our experiences with other brokers, he took the time to listen to our unique needs, did not waste our time with non-relevant homes and did such a thorough filter & review of each home before sending us links to look at that it truly personalized the service. We look forward to continuing our work with Russell when we move from renting to buying a home in the future. Very pleased!

Melissa L.

Schjanna has truly gone above and beyond to assist in finding me the perfect home. She even accommodated my busy schedule by meeting me at my office in SoHo to insure the paperwork was processed in a timely manner. She is truly a gem. Dedicated, hardworking and caring; she works the time it takes to finish the job. I would most definitely recommend her to those searching for their perfect real estate match.

Melissa M.

Erik is an incredibly determined and extremely competent broker who’s always informed of market trends in his hometown Brooklyn. He had a buyer for my warehouse three weeks after I had agreed to sell it. During our discussions about my asking price Erik was very honest about what he thought my property was worth based upon his extensive study of comparable sales and competing listings in the neighborhood. He was specific, sometimes painfully specific, about my property's pluses and minuses. He exuded contagious confidence in his judgments while never being supercilious in rendering them. Erik gave me a clear schedule of projected milestones surrounding the progress of the sale, including all buyer and lender inspections and walk-through’s (yes, environmental too ☹). Erik expertly handled the vast amount of legwork, phone-work and paperwork involved in the sale, he established tentative timetables prior to closing and made sure all parties stick to them. He even had excellent contacts to assist with minor site work and cleanup that the contract called for. Erik saved us from chaos, and brought an almost impossible transaction to a successful close that we all walked away from content. I am positive that I won’t be the only one to walk away from the closing table happy to refer Erik to everyone I know. Mr. J.

Mr. J.

My roommate and I had been through the usual apartment gauntlet: tons of random viewings, brokers who were too busy to give us the time of day (and constantly answered their phone while we were talking to them, which is just plain rude), and lots of sitting in coffee shops doing online searches every day. We found Ideal online and thank goodness we did. Tony not only got us a viewing for a seemingly locked apartment, but went above and beyond to accommodate our needs while filling out the application. Everything about Ideal was professional and friendly, from the viewing to the office. Tony is absolutely awesome. I would happily refer them to anyone looking for an apartment in Brooklyn.

Dani B.

Wooah! I walked into Ideal Properties Group’s Williamsburg office because it’s so beautiful and they had a ton of listings in the windows that looked very interesting. Jake, one of the agents in the office, found us possibly the best apartment in Greenpoint. Lovely family home, well-kept, plus friendly landlord, and all at the right price. I don’t foresee my roommates or I leaving for years, not even after school is done and over with. Thanks, man!

D. J.

My husband and I were recommended to Ms. Jennifer Rhodes by our mortgage broker. From the very beginning Ms. Rhodes was very upfront, incredibly honest and she worked hard to get us the best offers and the most money for our home. We had six offers over asking price within two weeks. After settling on a specific deal, the transaction fell through at the last minute due to the other agent's (from a LARGE real estate brokerage in Park Slope!) more than evident lack of experience. Still, Ms. Rhodes' personal investment in our family was touching and inspiring. She kept all her promises, and over-delivered. Jennifer sells a lot of homes and her dedication to our family and our sales goal far exceeded what we expected and what we feel we could have asked for. Despite being busy with streams of customers, Ms. Rhodes made my husband and I feel like we were her only clients and I have to say that's why we love and tremendously respect her. We will never use another broker.

Mary a.

My fiancé and I were on a search for a great apartment in Park Slope, on a relatively limited budget. We found this amazing agent, Alena from Ideal. Alena showed us a slew of apartments and helped us make the best deal happen. Ideal Properties is very lucky to have an agent like Alena, since she put an incredible amount of effort into assisting us. It was an excellent experience, giving our business to Alena and Ideal.


My husband and I have spoken with dozens of agents in Brooklyn, and we can say with absolute certainty that you will not find an agent who knows the brownstone market better than PJ Landers. PJ is also extremely helpful and just a great guy.


I thought I would write to you and tell you about a very positive experience I had with one of you agents, James Williams. My boyfriend and I are moving to New York for the first time from Michigan. I talked to James before we left and he was kind enough to tell me all the different types of documentation that I would need to close on an apartment (very helpful for a new-comer like myself). James went out of his way to make sure we were able to see some great listings in our price range. Even though we ended up closing on an apartment with a different company, I was impressed with James's attitude throughout the whole process. He worked hard to make sure that we were happy and well informed. We look forward to working with Ideal Properties Group the next time we move! Thanks, Katie H.

Katie H.

I am planning to have a house warming extravaganza this weekend and I would like to invite the agents from Ideal who helped me find probably the best apartment in the whole of Brooklyn. Thank you guys for all your hard work, particularly Melissa and Russell. See you all this weekend!

Marc G.

Ken from Ideal Properties was a blessing for us. My boyfriend and I were planning to buy a condo in Park Slope, and Ken got us the best in the city where deals seem impossible to find lately. We have seen two dozen condos before a friend of ours introduced us to Ken. Two were relatively nice, but what Ken showed us in a few weeks after our first contact was nothing short of… one apartment better than the next! Buying in Brooklyn was an incredible experience for us, and we are convinced that without Ken it would have been much more nerve-wrecking. Ken made everything seem easy and effortless. His demeanor was amazing, yet his negotiation skills superior to the seller’s broker. Thanks so much for helping us find a great first home, Ken! We really owe you one, especially for the $180K you saved us in the process. ☺

Juanita &.

Lisa was great -- even though the first apartment we looked at didn't work out, she kept looking and found a terrific location that I ended up taking!


Mr. Serras and Ms. Rhodes were the voice of balance and reason throughout the sale of our townhouse in Prospect Heights. We had a very difficult lead up to our closing, fraught with complications up until the last minute… and Ideal’s brokers handled every single obstacle with complete composure, and excellent sense of timing! Throughout the process, Mr. Serras and Ms. Rhodes shared a wonderful quality of initiating difficult conversations rather than reacting to events. Leaving nothing to chance, whenever a development would threaten to jeopardize the sale, Mr. Serras and Ms. Rhodes’s negotiation skills would come into effect, radiating a positive and soothing effect on all parties involved. Ms. Rhodes was always responsive and followed up thoroughly on every change and detail possible. Hers and Mr. Serras’ resources as well as Ideal’s local assets were excellent, and all of the contractors recommended by Ideal delivered, and were a real pleasure to work with. We owe Ms. Rhodes and Mr. Serras a lot, and have vowed to never use a broker other than Ideal Properties Group.

The H.

I was pretty overwhelmed with the task of finding an apartment in New York (especially coming from overseas) but Matthew made the search so much easier. He worked so heard finding places which matched what I was looking for, and was always friendly, relaxed and kept in close contact. After having some bad experiences with other agents I was so glad when Matt was looking after us. Highly recommend!

Sam H.

My fiancé and I have had a lion's share of flakey real estate brokers in Park Slope over the course of the last few months. Add to the lot the arrogant ones (you know, the broker who thinks that just because they show someone apartments they are somehow better than you!?), the ones who are chronically late, and the ones who tell you they have something it turns out they don't... you get the picture. Finding a place in Brooklyn is really hard if you happen not to have a boss who can afford to give you a week or two off. Running to appointments during lunch breaks, after work... never fun, and always frustrating! All that said, I had an excellent experience with this company! Ideal's two agents we contacted, Sully and Dave, were simply the right fit. Always on time, prompt, responsive, armed with information and knowledge... We couldn't have found a better agency or people. They were not only apparently trained well, they know the business and the areas they cover to the T. Well done, guys!

Logan T.

Lorraine Trotman was incredible to work with. She is friendly, well organized, listened to what I was looking for and always had a smile on her face. I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone looking for an agent in this current crazy New York market.

Christina N.

Working with Lorraine was wonderful, and I would recommend her to any close friends or family looking for an apartment in Brooklyn. She works extremely hard, and would often email us listings before or within minutes of them being posted. She knew exactly what we wanted and was dedicated to finding our dream home. She was extremely flexible with viewing times, and was never overly pushy. She was extremely patient going through our complicated application, and made sure every detail was worked out.

Dever T.

My girlfriend and I had the absolute pleasure of having Justin help us search for an apartment. Justin was respectful, insightful, and most importantly, honest. I would highly recommend him!


Andrei showed us some very good places in Cobble Hill, all of which were accurately described in advance so as not to waste our time. Very professional, incredibly quick to understand your needs. Thanks, Andrei!


I've had a fantastic experience with Ken Simmons. I was under a lot of stress over the past year both with finding a new studio apartment ASAP last Fall because of personal circumstances and then again this Spring for a sudden relocation across the country. Ken kept his cool under my stress, was patient and understanding of my needs. He reassured me that I would find a new tenant by my deadline and because I had worked with him before I was able to trust and rely on him. Everything worked out as planned. I would recommend him highly to anyone looking for a broker that's on your side during the whole stressful New York apartment searching process.


I just wanted to thank Brad who works @ Ideal. He found us a great place in Park Slope for My Family & I. Brad & Andrew make it possible for regular people to get great apartments in Brooklyn. Thanks Again


Ideal was wonderful, and Sully is an excellent broker!


Working with Audrey was a complete joy. I have worked with many brokers in the past and really appreciate Audrey's compassion and hard work. She was easily reachable any time of the day and has a great knowledge of the area. I couldn't speak more highly of her and strongly recommend using her.

Eliza G.

Ilia worked with my girlfriend and I on finding the perfect apartment for us and what we needed and wanted. He guided us through every step of the approval process, and fiercely negotiated on our behalf. I highly recommend his services as a broker. Thank you, Ilia!


Barbara was the most proactive realtor we worked with in our long apartment search! She knows the Brooklyn neighborhoods, she had a lot to show us and made us feel relaxed and that we were in good hands. She checked in with US every few days - not a lot of brokers do that. Even notified us when something was reduced in price! We never felt like she was just trying to "make a deal". She was really working for us.

Rachel B.

Lance Lowe is absolutely fabulous and I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a place in Brooklyn. He isn't pushing and is extremely knowledge, and honest, about the area, apartments, rents and more. Plus, he is on top of his stuff. There wasn't a moment Lance wasn't reaching out to me when he needed to, and he learned quickly how my roommate and I best responded, either via text or call. He makes the process easy, quick and as stress free as possible.

Tracey W.

Audrey is uniquely attentive, personable, and remarkably easy to work with! She made our entire experience of seeking the right apartment and eventually signing the lease for it a pleasant, stress-free experience. Both my wife Melanie and I wholeheartedly recommend Audrey to anyone looking for their rental home in the area. Timothy

Cobble H.

After searching for a condo in Windsor Terrace with another broker for over a year and getting nowhere fast, I found Maria on New York Times. She called me within fifteen minutes of receiving my email (!!!!), and by the next afternoon we were in her car looking at condos. Some three weeks later I put an offer in on a coop in Brooklyn Heights, and after a four-day back and forth, I had a signed contract. The closing took almost two months due to the involvement of a lender, and I moved in a few days following. Maria made the entire process seamless and took most of the stress away from me, due to her extensive knowledge, pleasant personality, and a tight network of managers and professionals in the brokerage, mortgage, and related fields. Maria is a superstar. Grazie mille, Maria!

Tony C.

This is just a quick note to thank Bob personally for assisting me and my partner in our search for our new apartment in Park Slope. We are both impressed in how dedicated and thorough Bob was throughout, and how great of a space he found for us! Bob's approach to showing places and making sure you get what you apply for is refreshing, and extremely candid. His passion for what he does is evident in every meeting, every call, and every email. Your work made all the difference in our search, Bob, and we are happy to say that we have found our broker for good!

Laura T.

This review is for Melissa Dehncke McGill. My husband and I literally had one week to find an apartment and Melissa was wonderful at setting up multiple appointments, listening to our needs, and schlepping us around in her car, while simultaneously giving us the low down on Brooklyn. Unfortunately, we didn't end up getting an apartment through Melissa but I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for the "non broker" type of broker. She made what is a highly stressful experience into a game. She is completely up front, honest, funny, and just a lovely human being.

Dina N.

Erik is by far one of the best real estate brokers in the field. He is progressive in his marketing tools and consistent in his follow-up. He is responsive, and there is no obstacle that we discovered could stop him. Erik truly cares about your interests, and his work shows it. Mr. Serras is the professional's professional and has great deal of knowledge of the real estate business in Brooklyn. He will work diligently to protect your interests - from making an offer, to negotiating the best possible price, to the final day at the closing table. We met Erik when he helped my father sell his home. He has since not only become our family's trusted broker, but he has become a friend and a person we can trust with the biggest purchases and sales of our lives. God Bless, Erik, and good luck with your business! You have created a wonderful real estate family for all of us here in Brooklyn to benefit from.

Marc J.

Julie from Ideal is a rare find. We enjoyed our time with her looking at apartments in Park Slope. One apartment was more beautiful than the next. She really listened to what we needed, and delivered. Always reachable by email and returning our phone calls, Julie is the only one of the Park Slope brokers we really trust after our month-long and quite frustrating search. We only wished we found her right away.


David has been nothing but pleasure throughout our rental search. He has shown us probably close to a million apartments. Of the lot about 85% were really close to what we were looking for, and the place we went with is a very good deal on a great Cobble Hill block. Thanks for making our quest a great one!


Lisa Kanouse is simply awesome. She takes the time to understand exactly what you're after, and then she takes the time to find it. I will never use another broker again, Lisa is my broker for life. John

John M.

My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Marion. Marion was friendly, professional, and never too pushy. I would definitely work with her again and recommend her to friends.

Anita S.

Jake is very cool, relaxed and even-keeled. When my roommate and I needed some serious help finding a good place, Jake came to the rescue and found us a stunner in Bushwick. Thanks, Jake! We'll send all our friends your way.

Sarah L.

Ideal's Laura has been very responsive and helpful, and we're very appreciative! Allison


I just wanted to thank Jen for helping me in my apartment search last month. She was very attentive and followed up with me on all questions and concerns I had. It can be hard to find a good broker in Brooklyn and Jen proved that there are good ones out there.


We have purchased one of Erik's exclusive townhouses through another brokerage and we were so impressed with his professionalism and his negotiation skills that we enlisted his help in selling our own home. He was amazing every step of the way and we never regretted our decision. Our home sold through a war of competitive bids for almost $450,000 more than we originally hoped it would fetch. Great job, Erik!!! Thank you.

Aaron a.

Working with Joseph has been nothing but a pleasure. He is always available, and keeps you updated every step of the way. I would refer him to anyone looking for a broker in a heartbeat.

Jessica N.

We came to Dave looking for a two bedroom rental home in Carroll Gardens. From the moment we first had contact with him, Dave was a true pleasure to work with. He never hesitated with the process, he followed up with us and stayed in touch to make sure all our needs were met. He showed us a beautiful brownstone apartment that had just hit the market, which we`re now happily living in...


Dave from Ideal is hands down the best broker in Cobble Hill! He helped us find one of the most affordable and most beautiful apartments in the area. Dave is a true treasure to this little respected profession. I've been through near-hell with a few other brokers in Cobble Hill and Park Slope, and we would always chose Dave over anyone else, local or global. Thank you, Dave!

Marco a.

Dave from Ideal Properties Group's Court Street location showed us a number of fantastic apartments in Cobble Hill. One was better than the other. He really listened to our requirements. Dave is remarkably nice! Very friendly, and he knows lots of local property owners which translates into some great inventory. We signed a lease last week and moved in today. My roomie and I couldn't be happier. Dave, we owe you at least one drink for pulling this one off!

Martine K.

Dave put a lot of attention and care into helping me to find an apartment. He listened carefully to all of the things I was looking for in an apartment and I felt he really `got it`. Then he did searches for me frequently, zeroing in on the places that matched my criteria. The fact that he was searching for me relieved me of so much of the burden of looking. He didn`t waste my time and only showed me things he thought I would like, and was extremely diligent about following up with me and staying in touch. Simply put, he was just incredibly helpful and supportive. I felt that he genuinely wanted to help, took an interest in my search, and was completely sincere in his efforts to helping me find something I would love.


As a first-time landlady, I was nervous and unsure how to go about finding a good tenant. I was lucky to find Justin, who quickly found me an excellent tenant with great credentials who was ready to go with a security deposit and everything! Justin is patient, kind, a great listener, and just a straight up cool dude. THANK YOU JUSTIN!!! I can't imagine a better broker- no joke!


Thanks so much to Jen Emetarom for all of her hard leg work in finding us an apartment. Although we found another apartment outside of Ideal Properties, she was so helpful and professional and I would gladly recommend her to anyone I know looking.


i never expected to be so thoroughly impressed with a real estate broker. i've been renting in brooklyn for over a decade now, after all. shinichi from ideal's court street location was really amazing. he helped me find EXACTLY what i needed to make my rental days in cobble hill fun and easy. during my 5-week search for a new apartment, and from the moment i applied for a place to the happy moment i received my keys, shinichi couldn't have been more focused, more sympathetic, more pleasant to work with. you don't need any other brokers, ever, if you know shinichi. thank you, shinichi-san!

nadiapetros, r.

In a real estate universe where my previous experiences normally used descriptors such as "nightmare," "migraine," and "stressful," Jennifer Rhodes flipped the script. Her ability to provide a fun, easy and ideal (pun intended!) experience was tremendously appreciated. We plan on working with Jennifer in the future and will keep her business card handy for referrals.

Linda &.

Dear Ideal, I wanted to let you know of the incredibly positive experience that my fiancee and I had while working with one of your realtors, Myles Stiffler, over the past few weeks. I first reached out to Myles regarding an apartment that was listed on the Ideal Properties website, and he responded with a phone call within minutes. We quickly developed a rapport over e-mail, and Myles spent two days over two weekends showing us apartments in Park Slope. While we ended up finding an apartment with another realtor, it was only the location of the building that resulted in our lease application, as our experience was not nearly as pleasant. Myles is responsive, pleasant and incredibly knowledgeable about Park Slope. When one of our desired apartments rented late in the evening (on Friday) the day before we were to see it, Myles spent considerable time researching alternative apartments to ensure that our morning together was as productive as possible. During the week, Myles regularly reached out with new listings and encouraged us to remain positive during a stressful search: my fiancee and I will be married on April 14th, and we only had three weekends to find our first apartment together. In the future, we will be sharing Myles` contact information with friends looking for apartments in Brooklyn. He is an asset to your team, and we greatly appreciated the time and attention that he provided during our apartment search. Thank you. Dan & Ann

Dan &.

We walked into the Ideal office afer a stressful apartment hunting experience. Immediately the agents began looking up properties for us to view. By the end of the day, we had found the perfect place. Thank you Ideal Properties Group, and most specifically - Richard!


Joseph is a rock star! I searched a ton of apartments and dealt with several brokers and Joe is far and away the best broker I`ve ever dealt with. He`s knowledgeable, polite and a true professional.

Milona V.

I am writing to let you know how absolutely thrilled we were to have found Chris, thanks to whom we now have our great Windsor Terrace apartment. I'll be posting a review on yelp as well, but I understand you are Chris's supervisor, and it was important to me that you know what an absolutely stellar job Chris did. Our situation was a bit complicated, because we needed to find an apartment with a 6 month lease. Of all the brokers with whom I worked (and there were several), Chris was the only one who actually took our constraint seriously, and made a real and successful effort to talk to landlords in advance, and only show me apartments where this uncommon request could be accommodated. I know he even spoke to some landlords (including our current landlord) multiple times, to convince them to agree to this constraint. In addition, he was extremely and uncommonly helpful throughout, making every interaction with him a pleasure. When we signed our lease, he even gave us a beautiful card, as well as a gift to what is the very nicest cafe in our new neighborhood - his thoughtfulness was really incredible. We'll be leaving New York at the end of the summer, otherwise I would never again use another broker other than Chris. I will make an effort to spread the word about him whenever I can. very best, Danna A.

Donna A.

I would highly recommend Laura Scariano to anyone who is looking for a broker. She diligently worked on my behalf and listened to my needs, which resulted in one of the most pleasant new home seeking experience I`ve had. Her desire to understand neighborhoods and my specific needs are what will make me pass on her information the next time a friend is looking for a new place. Thanks!

Katie F.

Looking for an apartment was leaving me with an enormous sense of dread, until I met with Ilia. He got an immediate sense of what I was looking for and narrowed what would normally be an overwhelming search down to just a few days of top choices. I had plenty of time to look, but didn`t need it - he found the place I wanted that quickly. His down-to-earth style mixed with professionalism made my experience feel like just a great time hanging around the neighborhood. Thanks so much!


Michael McGullam is a fantastic agent! When we started our search, we tried to work with several different agencies but found the agents to be uninterested in really getting to know us and what our needs were, uninvested in finding the "perfect" place and happy to sit and wait for us to pick up the phone and call them before they would reach out to us with opportunities. Working with Michael was a totally different experience! Most of all, we appreciated his patience, proactive approach, timely responses to our many questions, honest opinions and hard work scouring for places that would be great for us. From the very beginning he asked the right questions to understand what we were looking for - feeling like we had someone who "got us" took a lot of the pressure off. When we finally found the "just right" apartment, he was as excited as we were and, even through the final negotiation and lease-signing phase of the process, always seemed to be on "our side." He was really good at explaining why the landlord was doing or saying certain things and never made us feel bad about asking questions or pushing back. We highly recommend Ideal Properties Group, too, for being better than most at keeping their site updated with available listings - lots of other agencies in the area have sites that feature old (already taken) properties and don`t update with listings frequently. All in all, a great operation and a great agent. We highly recommend Michael and Ideal Properties Group!

Alex a.

Matt was extremely professional and effective in listening to our needs while searching for an apartment. He is very helpful and also very kind. We were very fortunate to work with him.

Joanne a.

I just wanted to take a minute to thank Mike for fantastic service. He was very professional, personable, and made the process very non-stressful. The truth is my fiance and I had been looking for a place to live for 3 days and I was at my breaking down point until I meet Mike. He answered all our questions, was very understanding of our stress and even anxious attitudes. He took us around from spot to spot making the search very relaxing on our end. We felt very at ease with everything. My Fiance and I recommend using Mike at Ideal properties for your next housing need.


Ryan's uncanny ability to handle complex transactions and recognize the less obvious, his work ethic that won't allow him to quit are the rare qualities that first come to mind when I think of Ryan and the role he played in finding us our new retail location. On a personal level, we feel that Ryan is made of the highest ethical fiber, a true rarity in his challenging business. Ryan and Ideal helped us effect a great lease, and for that and for months and months of their work we are very thankful.


What a great experience! I started looking for my new place about a month ago. Ilia showed me a lot of great apartments; so many that it was almost difficult to decide which one to pick as my new BBQ haven. He helped me throughout the process, and made the decision a more informed one, and easier. I love my new place, and can`t wait to throw a party in my garden! Ideal Properties is invited!

Sonya K.

Especially in a neighborhood known for its high-pressure brokers, "above and beyond" barely does justice to the incredible service I got from Lisa when I was looking for a one-bedroom in Park Slope. Her honesty and low-key style. Sensing that I was uncertain about this first apartment I considered applying for, she suggested I sleep on it before applying and lost the easy commission. Ultimately, I found the perfect apartment in a building whose management company required more ID, proof of income, proof of good credit, and so forth than anything she`d heard of before, and she guided me patiently and with good humor through a vetting process that took 8 hours in the office plus numerous faxes, phone calls and emails afterwards. I can`t say enough about her patience, professionalism, and kindness. Thank you!

Leah N.

"Apartment hunting" is hands down my least favorite thing to do, ever - it is so stressful, and the majority of rental agents with whom I`ve dealt have been slimy and obnoxiously "sales-y," the type that clearly doesn`t really care about what you`re actually looking for, pushing you towards less than IDEAL (look at that!) spaces for their commission. I didn`t encounter this attitude at all with Evan. While my boyfriend and I ended up finding an apartment elsewhere (got lucky and were able to work directly with an owner), Evan certainly did his job - he was patient, communicated with us actively, listened to our requests/needs, and worked to find a space that would work for us (even though I was panicky and relentlessly texting and changing plans). He was a pleasure to work with, and I would recommend him (and this company) to anyone looking for apartments in Brooklyn.

Jessie .

Ilia did an awesome job of finding us a great apartment in a very short time. No pressure at all and was willing to show as many places as we had time to see. Very smooth transaction and GREAT customer service. Thanks again!

Keith .

I had just returned from a 2 month trip to asia. 1 month before my family was to arrive at our new, yet to be obtained apartment. I explained to Evan at Ideal Properties that I was under tremendous time pressure to find a suitable dwelling fro my family, Even understood my urgency, and immediately went to work. I think we saw 7 apartments the first day we met. Over the following 2 weeks of my search, Evan was in constant contact we me. Keeping me updated as to new apartments that had just become available. I worked with several other agents from different agencies over the course of my search, And none of them worked nearly as hard as Evan did to find us a home. Highly Recommended.

Andy O.

Ideal Properties helped me and my family relocate from San Diego to Brooklyn. The process was smooth and efficient, from Ideal's agent Matt setting up appointments for us to his manager helping us get quickly approved. Very much appreciated. Thank you!

miya224, r.

Amazing, well-synched crew! I worked with two different agents (I never realized they all share their listings!), and both were incredibly professional and knowledgeable. Thanks Ilia for helping us find just the right space. And thanks for not wasting our time, we really appreciate it!


Matt Meyer was a real pleasure to work with. He was relaxed, easy-going and really made an effort to show us places that suited our needs. He kept us in the loop of his progress at all times which meant we weren`t left to fret and wonder. Matt took the stress away in apartment hunting and we wouldn`t hesitate to engage his services again. Thank you Matt!

Tina &.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Matthew Meyer. He was friendly, knowledgeable about Brooklyn, responsive to my frequent questions, and genuinely interested in finding me the right place to live. I had always heard the NY real estate market was fierce and cutthroat, but Matthew made the experience pleasant and painless. I am confident that had I gone elsewhere, I would not have been as happy with the result.

Jon W.

Jen - My wife and I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for all the work and time you spent with us to get us settled into a place that met our individual needs. We noticed you went above and beyond the regular responsibilities before and during our transition to Brooklyn. Additionally we had a great experience with Eric during the time you were absent. We wanted to thank you and those involved in making our move to Brooklyn occur in the smoothest way possible. Thanks again Jen and Ideal!

Shayna a.

We worked with Maria for a few weeks and she was instrumental in finding us an amazing apartment in Carroll Gardens. Highly recommended! Ideal was also very helpful throughout the process. Truly a job well done.

GraceToday2, r.

My roommate and I met with Rich (Richard Liegey, rliegey@idealpropertiesgroup.com) towards the beginning of our apartment search, before meeting with any brokers. After hearing horror stories, we were bracing ourselves for a miserable time. Rich was extremely patient, did not try to sell us an apartment if he did not think it was a good deal, and also drove us around from place to place and spent two full days with us, on a holiday weekend, to accommodate our difficult schedules. He gave us straightforward advice even when it was not to his advantage. He took our criteria (price range/ neighborhoods/ proximity to subway) very strictly, and continuously contacted us as soon as new places came up on the market. We both enthusiastically recommend Rich.

Diala S.

After meeting with a number of realtors who all seemed to be in a hurry to go somewhere, I found Lance Lowe at Ideal Properties. He never rushed or pressured me. Lance was very friendly, yet focused and attentive, and had a very upbeat and positive attitude. He was very willing to show me several great apartments which fit my needs and pocketbook. Communication was great. He always answered the phone and he was quick to return my calls. I would definitely work with him again. A real straight-shooter who is a careful listener and has a good handle on the facts.


My first experience looking for a place to live in Brooklyn was not only painless but downright enjoyable, thanks to Matthew Meyer. He showed me a diverse set of properties to suit my needs and give me a sense of the marketplace. Matthew is professional, knowledgable, accommodating, and easy to be around. He has a relaxed non-salesy approach that is refreshing to see in the real estate business. Highly recommend working with him!


Euvin showed us so many beautiful apartments in Fort Greene that I forgot their count. I finally went with a loft on S.Oxford that looks like dreams are made out of. Euvin came highly recommended... and he delivered without a glitch!

Juanita S.

Cricket at Ideal Properties Group has been simply exceptional in helping me find an apartment! I had a lot of (some difficult!) requirements and Cricket has listened to them all patiently. She understood my needs flawlessly and has come up with some great apartments for me to view. Cricket's thoughtfulness and wonderful, down-to-earth demeanor has made my apartment search a very pleasant experience.

Juliette G.

This will be one of those unusual testimonies. I am not a renter. I am a landlord of 12 unit rental bldg in Prospect Heights. I initially worked with the largest & most known brokerage firm in Brooklyn for our rentals as exclusive listing. However, looking at the situation with this brogerage, I switched exclusing listing to open listing and called Ideal Properties. Less than I week I have received an application. My pleasant surprise is not with this application. However, it was all agents prompt follow-up, the ability to bring clients, cordial manner, and yes execution that they were actually able to rent our units. Ideal is rather a new firm. But , with this experience, I learned how much all of the agents are dedicated & communicative. Hats off to all Ideal agents. Lan P, 08/09/2011

Lan P.

My girlfriend and I looked at several apartments with Jen in the Fort Greene area. She knows the neighborhood and it shows. She was extremely sensitive to our wants and needs and was a pleasure to work with - her sense of humour and wit actually made this arduous process fun. After dealing with unscrupulous agents who did absolutely nothing for us and were completely unreliable (and barely literate), Jen was the only person that we trusted and would work with again. I would wholeheartedly recommend Jen and Ideal Properties to anyone looking in Brooklyn. We adore her and look forward to running into her around the `hood.

Paul J.

My husband and I spent literally four hours with Mr. Morisawa, and he had the most amazing apartments to show us. After days of searching, it was so refreshing to see that nice apartments actually exist in Fort Greene! We`re signing our lease on Saturday; no more hydrating every weekend and going through crummy apartments with a host of brokers! Thanks, Shinichi!


After dealing with every possible variety of real estate sleaze over the past 9 years living in New York, stumbling upon Ideal Properties was like a light at the end of the tunnel. Not only are they totally professional and follow-up in a timely and comprehensible fashion, they have a few locations, where the agents can actually be found during work hours and even are open in the evenings and on weekends! Their documentation is immaculate, receipts for everything, no corners cut, and never any bullshit or hidden agendas. Their name perfectly represents their ethics - something that is rarely synonymous with real estate in the first place. I recommend working with Evan or Lance as I dealt with both of them. Justin, the guy in charge, was super attentive and honest, unlike most firms where the guy in charge is used as an excuse to inflate fees. (Sound familiar?!) Basically if you want to move in Brooklyn, you NEED to go with these guys.

A D.

It has been a pleasure working with Dave Bunting during my apartment search in Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens. As soon as new places came on the market he contacted me immediately and worked super hard getting us in to see apartments that weren`t quite ready yet in hopes to be the first to see the place. He also knew lots about the neighborhood and was honest, open and not pushy or flakey as other brokers can me. I recommend Dave.


I was looking to move into my first place. After spending weeks trying to get brokers to return my calls I found out about IPG. I was able to get into contact with Nick immediately and he even rearranged his schedule to show me the place that same evening. He was friendly, attentive and seems to genuinely love his job. If you can afford to get a broker, I definitely recommend going to Nick at Ideal Properties Group.

Monika R.

This was my first time looking for an apt and I met with 4 agents before I met with Evan. I didn`t know what to expect with realtors but they all seemed so disingenuous. They showed me apts that clearly were not what I was looking for and practically told me I was crazy for passing it up. When I finally met Evan I was extremely relieved to meet someone who seemed so genuine and honest. I didn`t have a deadline so I wanted to take the time to find the perfect place so I was really particular about it. He worked his butt off for two months actively showing me apts and learning exactly what I was looking for. He patiently stuck through it and ended up showing me the perfect apartment! Thank you Evan! I would recommend you to anyone who is looking for an apt!


PARIS SMITH at `Ideal Properties` was the seventh agent I met from the strip of agents on Park Slope`s 7th avenue. I had to find an apartment in the area to relocate from the UK within a week! My girlfriend and I were immediately impressed with her PROFESSIONALISM. Despite arriving shortly before closing we were politely welcomed with her ABUNDANT ENERGY. She quickly revealed her INTELLIGENCE, GOOD HUMOUR, and most importantly a speedy EFFICIENCY that proved decisive in me wanting to give her my business although I was seeing properties with other agents the whole time. Paris EXCELLED and found my perfect home. Discerning house hunters will be delighted with Paris, this young lady is going to go far!

Martin L.

Alan Canovic is an absolutely wonderful agent to work with. My girlfriend, dog, and I were struggling to find the perfect place in Williamsburg when Alan came to the rescue. He was friendly, motivated, attentive and actually listened to us when we described our ideal home. Then he went out and found it for us! I will be recommending Alan and Ideal Properties to all my friends looking to relocate in the area. Good luck with the baby Alan! Thanks again!

Adam K.

Shinichi Morisawa is AMAZING! He was ALWAYS responsive, prompt, and helpful. He never pressured us and was happy to listen to our desires, which is rare in the broker world. He was upright and honest with us and did not ask us to settle for less than our "ideal property" or waste our time. As you may know good properties are rented very quickly and he stayed one step ahead to ensure our application was processed quickly so we would have a fair chance. We joked that we were checking our "Shini-mail" because he emailed us often with updates.... Ask for Shinichi! Smorisawa@idealpropertiesgroup.com

Joely a.

Maria was great to work with. I picked her out of the many others because of how efficient she was even from the first time she responded to my email. She was very patient and really worked hard to find us the perfect place. She was a pleasure to work with and we will be recommending her to any friend looking for a home in Brooklyn.

Maria H.

Ideal made the sale of my condo in Carroll Gardens a great experience. Based on my previous experience with brokers in the area, I was expecting lack of communication and a broker slow to provide updates. Ideal's team was something else altogether. They did an outstanding job selling my condo. In this curious economy, they only needed two open houses to have my place in contract, and sold it a month and a half thereafter. Jennifer from Ideal always got back to me if I had any questions and was always on top of the paperwork that needed to be filled out. She always gave adequate notice about showings and open houses, and coordinated all visits, inspectors, lender, buyers, other brokers. I've never worked with a broker who was so open and willing to work with others just to make sure my condo sells!!!! You can't go wrong with Jennifer and Ideal as your broker!

SonyaD28, r.

My wife and I had very little time to look for an apartment in Brooklyn when we were planning our move from Alabama. Before we came up to look at places, we scoured Craigslist and set up appointments with several brokers and landlords. In the end, only Ideal Properties' Justin Dower came through for us (but we expected him to, he came highly recommended by a friend). Justin showed my wife several places, and eventually helped find the perfect place for us in South Slope.

David G.

Ryan Lanning helped me and my boyfriend find the perfect apartment. We just moved in four days ago and could not be happier. Ryan was thorough, knew what we were looking for and only showed us apartments that fit our neighborhood, budget and other requirements. He was very easy to get a hold of and stayed in constant contact with us throughout the application process. His manager was willing to negotiate the broker fee with us and took a percentage off. After a miscommunication and paying two credit checks (one to Ideal and one to the building's management company) Ideal immediately refunded their credit check no questions asked. Both my boyfriend and I went through brokers before and found this office to be working hard for their fee. They seem to understanding how taxing it can be to find a great place in the city and were excited to help. It's also a small office with young, hungry agents who talk to you on your level. I would give five stars but we found the apartment on the first day of looking so our relationship with the office was very short compared to other posts. Also, I felt they could have gathered more information on the property before we started the application process: avoiding the fronting of two credit check fees, as well as understanding the property's online application process a little better.

Tricia O.

Barbara Louka at Ideal is great. She works the Brooklyn / Park Slope area for the most part. Barbara got a good idea of what we were looking for quickly and didn't waste our time with things we didn't really want to see. She also was very goood at dispensing advice about potential negotiation tactics. So many brokers don't bother to do this and just tell you to accept things at face value. She also never gave us the line of "Well, this is New York. That [whatever reasonable thing you are looking for] doesn't exist." She worked the ol' mainframe to crank out some things that could work. Barbara will work hard for you and be your advocate, and if you're going to pay a fee, you should accept no less.

Adam E.

Nothing but good to report. I went out with Justin Dower over there on two separate days. He was around to meet me after work and in between holiday nonsense. I was kind of wondering if he ever took days off. I saw 6 or 7 apartments each time we went out. There were all at least close if not totally fitting what I was looking for and I picked a looker from the second lot. The lease process was devoid of trickery and overwith in two days. Very different from other broker bull I've delt with in NYC. I would not hesitate to recommend anyone to try them.

Kno O.

Rob helped us find a great apartment in the neighborhood we wanted to live in. He was extremely helpful and kind, and made us laugh in the car. I`d highly recommend working with Rob.


I met up with a broker from another company in Cobble Hill and he was awful. I basically decided even if I loved the apartments I did not want to work with this man. Then, I left there and met up with Ryan Lanning from Ideal Properties in Park Slope. Ryan was great. Enthusiastic, helpful, supportive... He showed us a great property and when we decided it wasn't quite the right fit was incredibly attentive about following up with us and finding us more. I'd recommend working with Ryan from Ideal!

Julie K.

I suppose my husband, our two children and I are spoiled after having Erik as our broker for our first home purchase. Naturally, all of our family and friends warned us that finding a realtor who would make our interests their number one priority would be difficult. But Erik shattered all those well-intended warnings to pieces. Where do I begin? Erik is honest, incredibly knowledgeable, diligent, patient, and above all efficient. It would hardly be an exaggeration to say his availability is 24/7, not to mention his incredible respect for your schedule and your time. What really stood out is that Erik went the extra mile, over and over again, through our buying ordeal. He referred us to an excellent home inspector, an even better mortgage broker, and he handled virtually all of the logistics and the tedious communication and back-and-forth. Even with he was doing his best to minimize our stress, buying our home was an emotional rollercoaster, especially now that Brooklyn property is in such high demand. We have grown so desperate during our search for the right property, and having seen how little our budget could get us, we felt ourselves shrinking in the face of this raging market. I really don’t know what we would have done without Erik and his ability to impose deadlines and make sure they’re met, or without his ability to expertly navigate everyone to a close. I’m happy we’re done, and Erik – please accept my personal thanks and my family’s gratitude for all your hard work.


Bob was absolutely the best find I`ve ever made in NYC real estate. The apartment we found together is a close second and exactly what I wanted and needed. He listened, worked extremely hard, ran around with me looking at places in order to narrow down what I really needed - without wasting my time at all - and in less than a week we found what I was looking for in a neighborhood that was above and beyond what I had hoped for with what I could afford. Such a solid guy, and a fantastic resource - he couldn`t have done it better.

Jason B.

My partner David and I have been working Rob on finding an apartment in Brooklyn. Rob was incredible to work with. He was professional, listened well, and really went beyond what was asked of him to show us apartments. In the end we we went with another unit, but I wanted to make sure I did something for Rob because he was so good to work with. Your company us fortunate to have him on board. I would recommend him to friends in a minute. Please make sure that Rob knows how much we enjoyed working with him. Sincerely, Ed P.

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Luther, Yesterday the unexpected happened. A friend of mine, who thought she was going to stay in her apartment even though her roommate was moving out, called me to say that she had decided to move into a 1BR and offered to let me see if I was interested in the place (she knew I was looking). After a long evening at work talking to families of our incoming students as a last minute favor to my principal, I stopped by - the place was a steal for the rent they were paying. We called her landlord and he agreed to meet me today. Long story short, I decided to put a deposit down before anyone else could steal the place away. I`m writing this with a slightly heavy heart because you were so amazing. Honestly. I know it was all business at the end of the day, but you were just so positive, patient, kind, and attentive to our needs - it felt like we were seeing places with a good friend. My only regret in taking this other place is that you weren`t a part of the deal. You are a great guy and both Alejandro and myself really want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you did for us. I`d love to return your generosity some day. In the meantime, best of luck during this busy rental season! Warmly, Jesse (and Alejandro)

Jesse a.

Shinichi was incredible to work with! He was incredibly honest and patient with all my questions (not to mention I was late to all of our meetings). Not only did he show me a whole lot of apartments, but he showed me a bit around Brooklyn and this guy knows Brooklyn. He answered all of my phone calls and emails. I highly recommend him! Deserved every penny of the commission!

Joanna K.

Iman Inde, you`re amazing! We only had a month to find an ideal place; one that we wanted to stay in for a good few years. Our last place was found last-minute with an *other* realty group and we settled for not-so great (bug infestations, slumlords, the works). Originally I`d called another agent from Ideal one morning after being frustrated with other realty groups and dishonest people. In no more than an hour, Ideal Properties had Iman call me - on his lunch hour - letting me know that he`d be able to show me places that afternoon. Kind, honest and interested, he discussed with me what mine and my husband`s ideal place would look like, the price, the location, etc. Iman showed me apartments only within our price range and all beyond our expectations. That day we filled out an application. After a week we were approved! Iman never stopped making sure everything was OK- he even called me on the day of our move-in to make sure that we had our keys! The experience changed our whole outlook on the realty business. Thank you so much Iman for helping us find the apartment of our dreams!


Mike was a real breath of fresh air in the real estate business in Brooklyn. He respected our limited budget and our time; he communicated clearly and effectively; and he worked hard to find us an apartment in our price range. Yet Mike is not just a good broker, he's a really nice person. He sincerely cared about finding us a space we were comfortable in, and never put pressure on us to make a commitment. Although we ultimately decided to rent in Queens, instead of Brooklyn, we will definitely contact him when we're looking in the future. Nicole and Nick

Nicole a.

Super big thanks to Rob for helping find a great apartment in Park Slope. He is a very personable, trustworthy, and extremely patient broker. Having lived in Brooklyn for a few years, I appreciated that he was very honest about the neighborhoods and always was quick to respond to my inquiries. I had never used a broker before using Ideal and I believe it was worth every penny! From the first email to the lease signing, we were able to sign in under a week. Thanks again!


Two days after Ideal opened their new office on Court Street, I walked in and gave them my rental apartment listing. Me and my family have lived in the area for over 60 years now, and it's refreshing to see such friendliness and prompt expertise in a broker!!!! They showed my apartment over a dozen times and did not stop until they found me a great tenant. Thank you, I really appreciate this, and I'll be back soon with my other rentals. Donna

DDiNapoli, r.

This letter is to document the outstanding broker services provided by Maria Vitagliano of Ideal Properties in Brooklyn, NY. My mother and I arrived in Brooklyn on Thursday, July 15 to apartment hunt with only a narrow window of time in which to find a place to rent. As neither of us were familiar with Brooklyn, I called a listing posted by Maria on Craig`s List and from that point on she became an invaluable source of listings as well as information about Brooklyn. Maria apartment hunted with us tirelessly over the course of the next three days, taking us to several properties in the July heat. She was very patient and kind as well as very knowledgeable about specific neighborhoods and properties. She went above and beyond the call of duty during her time with us, by far outshining all other brokers we worked with during our trip. We can`t thank her enough for her services and would definitely recommend her to any Brooklyn newcomer in need of a trusted broker.

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Ideal's agent Robert helped me find my new home!!!! He was a pleasure to work with despite the brutal heat in Brooklyn. We took our time, and he guided us every step of the way. Excellent service. Thank you Rob!! I will make sure my friends know about you and Ideal!!!!

JonesMart, r.

Honesty does make the difference, and Ideal's realtors are at the forefront of it in Brooklyn, otherwise home to a variety of rental scammers. I am gladto have found Ideal & Robert and through his and his company's efforts, my amazing apartment on Polhemus Place. Just a quick note of how much I appreciate your help and hard work, Robert, I remember you telling me how rarely good work in your industry gets acknowledged. Thanks again! P.

peterinBKLYNfinally ,.

My fiance and I were looking to move to the Park Slope/ Fort Greene area and we were very lucky to have worked with Iman. From the start he was very organized and efficient, perfectly scheduling out our viewings. Iman is one of the nicest brokers I have ever dealt with - unlike most brokers he treats you like a real person, not just another sale. I would highly recommend Iman to anyone looking for a Brooklyn apartment.


My husband and I had the real pleasure of having our tenant apartment rented this month by Rob, salesperson from Ideal Properties. The entire process took maybe a week, not only because the customer loved the apartment, but because Rob kept on top of the entire process, which even included a second visit at the customer`s request. We were surprised to find that the final paperwork was done by Rob at nine in the night (on a very rainy evening), which encompassed for him a trip to the client in DUMBO and then to Park Slope to deliver us the lease. We didn`t ask for this extra attention-we could have waited until morning-but he gave it anyway. Of all the agencies we listed with, as well as listing on Craigslist, Ideal Properties brought more people to look at the apartment more than any other venue-by far! I think you must be doing something right. Rob certainly is. Please thank everybody at Ideal for their assistance renting this apartment.

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My New Yorker boyfriend and I needed a new place fast! After relocating here from Chicago with my 70 lb mutt, his one bedroom was a disastrous situation. After searching through craigslist and meeting with random agents without any success, a friend recommended Ideal Properties, which to say the least was, well, ideal. They were not only easy to work with, but also trustworthy - something that I find to be unfortunately rare with apartment hunting in any big city. Mike, the broker we worked with was great and made everything about a typically painful process practically fun! I would recommend Ideal to anyone, new or old to the city!

Leslie &.

Apartment searching is never fun, but there is nothing worse than spending time looking at apartments with brokers that don`t want to be there, and are very uninspired. We looked at an apartment with Iman Inde, who was great. He didn`t seem to mind when we had to wait 20 mins for my wife to arrive, he was patient, interested and even (at least appeared) to be happy to show us around the same apartment the next day in a snow storm. We took the apartment, and where happy to have found such a genuine and patient broker. Thanks Iman

Andrew W.

My agent, Iman Inde, did a wonderful job showing me a number of apartments suited to my budget and specifications, and ultimately I landed on a 1BR right off the park that is delightful. Unlike other brokerages I've dealt with in the past, Ideal was honest, laid back, and genuinely helpful for an apartment search conducted on very short notice. There was no pressure to jump on an apartment except when (real) competing offers existed, and Iman took the extra step of ferrying me back and forth in the Slope for viewings and also to get things done. Rents, neighborhoods, and apartments are all actually as described, which is not always the case with some of the more fly-by-night brokerage operations. Communications back and forth with Iman were consistent and solid, which was essential since I am constantly on the road for work and had to do parts of the lease-signing process from DC. Ideal takes the standard (painful) New York commission of 12-15%, but they run a legitimate operation, offering a transparent experience and some real value if you're looking to get your search done in a hurry, with cost a more secondary concern. I do wish there was some more leverage / bargaining power with the management companies they work with, since there were some annoying hoops to jump through in my lease process. However, these hoops are all too typical for the New York market, so for what it's worth, Iman / Ideal Properties helped me navigate that market very comfortably and conveniently.

Jules S.

Working with Rob has been a great experience. He has been extremely helpful in finding us the perfect apartment. My wife and I relocated here from out of town and didn`t really know the area but Rob was right there to answer all of our questions. Rob`s professionalism and good sense of humor made the experience of finding a new home a nonstressful event - even though it was pouring rain and freezing cold outside! I highly recommend Rob to anyone who is looking for an apartment - you won`t be disappointed.

Jeff P.

Rob enabled us to find the perfect apartment in Park Slope after only a few days of searching. It is not only due to the fact that he was efficient and organized, he was also very patient - especially with french newcomers like us - and took a lot of time to explain all the details, which made us very comfortable. He was friendly, honest, full of advice and did not hesitate to negotiate with landlords to get us the best deal. Rob is definitely an experienced and reliable professional I would recommend to anyone. We also thank the other agents and their manager for the excellent service they provided.

Erwan F.

It was a pleasure to work with Bob - he helped me find a new place in just a week! He was prompt, organized and courteous and took the time to walk through all the details. Great with follow up and follow through. Would definitely recommend him!

Jennifer C.

Mr. Fishman took us step by step through the entire commercial leasing process with astonishing ease. Even in this tough market, he had our storefront rented within three weeks! We had it listed with another broker for ALMOST A YEAR, with little activity! I would send anyone to Mike without even batting an eyelash. A true professional, and a fantastic negotiator!


Ideal Properties' agent Iman displayed an enormous amount of energy in showing us apartments in Park Slope and Gowanus - never once pressuring us, or showing us spaces outside our target price range or desired neighborhoods. Iman was instrumental in helping us determine how much we should offer (realistically) to the landlord whose apartment we were considering renting. His knowledge of the market is profound, and he navigated us smoothly through the application process, all the way to the lease signing. We felt confident that our decision was the right one… every step of the way! I just realized I posted our praise of Mr. Inde at Ideal Properties' other office - but he's more than worth both... With Iman, you're in the right hands.

jonalmarion ,.

I am writing this email to comment on the professionalism and excellent service that I recieved from Mr. Inde as well as other agents (unfortunately I do not remember their names) regarding 1** 12th. Street.  Mr. Inde`s prompt responses, professionalism and availability to market my apartment prompted me to give him the listing. Unfortunately, the apartment rented through Craigslist before Mr. Inde or other Ideal agents could even see it.  However, I received numerous calls from Ideal agents requesting information and attempting to match the apartment with prospective clients. I received more requests from Ideal agents in three days than I did from other large realtors in two weeks! I would like to inform you that I own homes on a number of different streets in Park Slope (in the low teens). Because of the excellent service that I received regarding this particular apartment, Ideal will be my first choice for future rentals or sales listings. Thank you.  Sincerely, Rosemarie F.

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My five star review has less to do with Ideal Properties and more to do with Jennifer Rhodes: http://idealproperties... a fantastic agent with Ideal. Jennifer happened to be the listed agent on a property I was interested in seeing to rent. After dealing with many other New York/Brooklyn agents I wasn't expecting much...I'm sure most of you know what I mean. Jennifer was more than a pleasant surprise. Jennifer came prepared, was not pushy and though she knew I was interested in a particular property she came with other choices for me. I really got the feeling she cared about what she did and about what would best meet my needs. She's intelligent with an eye for space and an immediate understanding of her client's needs. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Maria C.

I worked with Iman Inde and am now happily installed in a truly "ideal" apartment. Iman was friendly, easy-going, and extremely patient. But most importantly, he listened carefully, making sense of my wishlist even when I contradicted myself many times. When I found what I was looking for, Iman acted quickly, making all the right calls on my behalf. I would recommend Iman to anyone frustrated by the New York apartment-hunting scene!

Caitlin M.

Mr. Burke placed Myself, My Fiance, and her daughter in the perfect apartment and neighborhood. I was moving from Manhattan, and my Fiance was moving from Massachusetts with her daughter; I had very little knowledge of the Brooklyn neighborhoods and was also suspicious of apartment brokers in general. We met Richard to take a look at the first apartment on the list. after a brief conversation he knew the first place wasn`t fitting for us and knew exactly where we should live. We met Richard the following day and he introduced us to Windsor Terrace, showed us an apartment across the street from a great Elementary school and a block from Prospect park. The apartment is perfect, the owner of the apartment is great, and we are hoping to never leave the neighborhood. Richard is an expert matchmaker and can be credited with giving me and my family a great start to a happy life in Brooklyn!

Rick M.

Barbara was an excellent agent. I was told by other firms that it was too soon to look for an apartment, but she showed us great places in areas we wanted and in our price range. Being new to New York, she was able to walk us through the leasing process and put us at ease. There were no issues, and I would definitely return to her if we move or refer her to any of my friends looking for an apartment. Thanks Barbara, for finding our new home!

James D.

Ideal ended my year-long search for the right space for my new bar! Thanks to Maria my architect can finally put in motion our long-discussed plan. Maria was relentless - working with the landlord's attorney, and mine. Whenever the negotiations stalled, Maria put fire under all of us. Ideal's support personnel was always available and prompt. Thank you! My search is finally over. I'd use Ideal's services any time.

JakeSan, r.

It took me and my partner a while to find a new space for our commercial venture. We worked with Ideal's two top commercial leasing agents, and it was a pleasure. They were brimming with ideas and helped us negotiate a difficult lease. If there wasn't for the leader of the team, we would have never had the meeting of minds with our new landlord (who by the way is a great guy!) Brooklyn, here we come! Bakeries will not be the same in this borough after we implement our business plan......................

Roman G.

Maria listened carefully to what I was looking for. She was involved and went out of her way to help me find an apartment. She was a pleasure to work with and I`d recommend her to anyone looking for an apartment.

Linda B.

My agent treated me like a human being! Over and over again, over a month-long search for a perfectly appointed duplex apartment, Dave showed me that I was much more than a pile of dollar bills to him. I truly appreciate all your efforts, Dave, and look forward to referring my friends to you!


We just rented an incredible apartment in Cobble Hill with Maria`s help and expert guidance. A fierce negotiator, she was great to have on our side. Maria, we can`t wait to see you at our home-sweet-home warming party!

Warren D.

My daughter and I simply loved working with Ideal`s Mike Colombo. He went out of her way showing us lots and lots of apartments - and we`re grateful for his expertise and his patience. True professional!


I worked with Mike Colombo to find our new place in North Slope. We rented the 2nd apartment we saw w/ Ideal because the caliber of their listings is so much better than other w/ other brokers. Mike was great to work with - he listened to what we needed and always followed up very quickly. Thank you!


Maria was charming and professional, showing me places according to my availability in a moment`s notice. Thanks again Maria!


My roomie and I just rented the most fantastic apartment in the whole of Brooklyn! 150 Clermont rocks!!!!!! Richard, thanks for making this happen.

David Z.

Barbara`s expertise in helping us find our new apartment was invaluable! Thank you - we love our new place! Clermont is truly a great building and we can`t wait to move in Nov 1.

Joan M.

Best agents in Brooklyn! No more vacancies... We can`t stop being amazed at this firm`s professionalism and dedication to keeping the three units of our Park Slope brownstone filled with great tenants! Working with Ideal is a true pleasure!

RoaxTon, R.

Fantastic service! My boyfriend and I just signed our lease earlier today. It was an entirely pleasurable process, and we highly recommend Justin Dower from Ideal. He seemed to know pretty much every single little thing we needed to know, and we hope to get to find a place to call our own through Justin once we`re ready to buy. Good luck, Justin, and thank you!!!

sanhati, R.

I have been working with Ideal for a few years now. Every time I have an apartment for rent, they bring me qualified tenants. Just last week they rented my last unit on President Street (Park Slope). It took them TWO!!! days from the moment my secretary informed them of the availability. They perform so consistently that I don`t think I`ll ever consider another agency. Thanks for all your hard work, guys!

John P.

Mike Columbo was extremely honest and helpful! He answered all of our questions, and made himself available to us at all times. Once we signed, Mike helped ensure that our apartment was painted, clean, and ready for us. I would highly recommend using Mike and this group! Thanks again!!


My wife and I had a great time looking for a new apartment with Maria. We needed to make a decision quickly, and thanks to Maria we were able to see several quality places mere hours after our first call in. We wrapped up the deal shortly after and always felt we had the help and support needed to make our decision. Thank you for your finely tuned listening skills and hard work!

Ryan H.

My experience with Richard Burke and Ideal Properties was excellent. Richard was expedient, efficient and thorough. He showed me everything I wanted to see, answered all of my questions and was genuinely interested in helping me find the right property. The office staff was professional and courteous. I was looking for a very specific type of property which many other Realtors had told me would take "a very long time to find." We found that property within hours of our first outing. Thank you Richard and Ideal Properties.

Rev D.

It`s really refreshing to work with an honest, scrupulous agent- especially one that`s truly knowledgeable in their business. We are still looking for that ideal apartment, but we`re sure we`ll find one through this firm! Especially since they showed us other firms` listings too!

Jonathan G.

Dear Mr. Serras: I wanted to take a moment to express my total satisfaction with your firm. My daughter graduated from college this spring and wanted to reside in Brooklyn. She had been having a difficult time trying to locate something that matched her needs when she learned about Ideal Properties Group. Martine Shandles worked with her closely and throughout the process was encouraging, helpful and went out of her way in every instance to ensure that the process went smoothly. Every phone call or email was answered promptly and professionally. Martine was timely and unwaveringly pleasant from the first contact right through the final lease signing with the landlord. I am certain you already know what an exemplary employee you have in Martine, but I wanted to be certain to express our gratitude. We will recommend you to others, and if my daughter embarks upon another apartment search in Brooklyn, she will most certainly contact Martine. Thank you for having made this experience such a pleasant one.

Ann H.

Working with Jennifer was like working with a good friend that truly had our best interest at heart. Jen was very responsive, listened closely to what we wanted in a new home, and followed through to the very end, though endless counter-offers, inspections, reports, re-schedules of the closing date. We would highly recommend Ms. Rhodes to anyone that is looking for property in Carroll Gardens!

Anna C.

We worked with Jennifer from Ideal Properties and our faith in real estate agents is now restored! She was great every step of the way! We highly recommend this agent`s services; Jen made tough decisions easy.

Shawna; R.

Mike worked with my girlfriend and I on finding the perfect apartment for us and what we needed and wanted. He did find it right in awesome Park Slope! Mike guided us through every step of the approval process. I highly recommend Mike.

Denis J.

Awesome agents! I contacted a few different Ideal Properties agents, and they all responded promptly. I needed to move by June 15, and they were able to find just the right place for me within TWO DAYS!? Their inventory is great, so it wasn`t that difficult to begin with. Thanks for all the help!


Justin Dower flipped the script on a real estate world where most of experiences use descriptors such as headache, nightmare, stressful. His ability to provide a worry-free, and really ideal experience, all with a great outcome to show for his hard work, was tremendously appreciated by my partners and myself. We plan on working with Justin in the future and will keep his business card handy for referrals. Thanks Justin, our business, my partner and I owe you.

Dr. T.

EXPERTISE GALORE--THESE PEOPLE KNOW ... what they`re doing! We just rented a two bedroom in Brooklyn Heights! Having gone through a number of irrelevant searches with other firms, we stumbled upon Ideal Properties on Craigslist. Their agent, Mike, was helpful, always on time, and returned our calls promptly. He guided us through the process FLAWLESSLY. Expensive, but worth it! It is true that you get what you pay for.

Erin; R.

Kelli saved us from Rapid Realty! We walked into the Ideal office afer a nightmarish experience. Immediately the agents began looking up properties for us to view. By the end of the day, we had found the perfect place. Thank you Ideal Properties Group!

Kim; R.

Our experience in renting an apartment in Cobble Hill with Ideal was nearly perfect. They are so professional! Thanks, Mike, and we`ll call you back when we`re ready to buy!

John; R.

I am endlessly thankful to the Gods of Backpage for having found Ideal Properties. This firm is amazing! I love their website, I loved their approach to my appointments, and they fiercely represented my interests in front of our current - AND PAST! - landlady. It was a tough deal to be made, but with their help... it happened! Ideal really know their business! Irene, brand new Carroll Gardener

Irene; R.

I worked with Mike in my North Park Slope move. Mike ensured he was available at every step of the process; I could always reach him via phone and he showed apartments around my schedule. Further, he ensured I was comfortable and knowledgable about every part of the process from viewing to move-in. The entire apartment hunt with Mike was an extremely pleasurable experience, unlike the headaches and annoyances that it often causes! I highly recommend Ideal and Mike......


I am yet to meet a more professional, more helpful, and more personable agent. Mike is a true asset to his profession! We rented a gorgeous two bedroom apt in Park Slope--and the process was even enjoyable! Our building manager rocks, too.


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