My broker, can't speak for others, seemed really nice and friendly but was not a good broker. She did not know the property and the lease was all kinds of messed up. As a legal document, and one she said she got off an nyc property standard lease site, was 2 different leases put together, with repeated topics and numbers but stating different things... She also cost my roommates and I over $1,500 in heating when she told us several times on numerous occasions that heat was included in the rent (which she also misinformed us of when we agreed to make an offer. It was actually $100 more than what she told us intially....) I don't ever write reviews, but I am disappointed enough in how this broker conducted business that I am writing this one now.
This review is specifically for the broker, Jason Smircich of Apartments and Lofts. A few weeks ago my wife and I were looking for an apartment in the Williamsburg/Greenpoint area. After hearing lots of horror stories from friends we expected a long and painful experience ahead of us. For the first day of viewings I lined up 10 apartments that I found through Craigslist and rental agencies. All of them turned out to be extremely disappointing - one broker after the other showed us bottom of the barrel places that we couldn't believe even existed. After only one day we were already feeling discouraged and that our friends were proving to be right. BUT - then we ended up meeting Jason Smircich from Apartments and Lofts. He was the first out of all brokers that we met that was genuine and sincerely interested in finding us a decent apartment to live in, versus wasting our time showing us apartments he knew weren't worth seeing. He also took the time to listen to us and really find out what we were looking for. In total, Jason showed us 4 different properties and was extremely accommodating, honest and helpful. He was a great liaison between the landlord and we really felt like he had our best interest at heart. We'd recommend him to anyone that we know who is looking for an apartment and will be certainly sharing his info with new friends that move to the Brooklyn area. Thanks, Jason!
Wonderful help from Alan Wieder, absolutely in love with my new home. Received a great deal!