Frank is by far the most honest and responsive broker we have met so far. We told him what apartment we were looking for and what our budget was. He showed us different apartments (all within our price range) and took the time to show them twice. Frank follows your instructions precisely and will even try to lower the price if possible. He does not try to sell you something that is beyond your price range. This is quite rare among brokers.
Those folks rock! They fight for the price, they won't mind spending time with you and seeing the same place more than once. They keep you updated about new places and what's most important, they help you stay within the budget. In my case they have negotiated a lower price with a landlord once the original rent was above my price range. As for the fees, they are asking for one month, not as other Realties around who want 10%, 15% or more of your yearly rent. If you look for a nice place in Bay Ridge area, I highly recommend to talk to those guys.
i hope to god no one ever experiences the abomination i had to go through with these two derelicts. i answered an ad on craigslist about an apartment and they told me to come to their "office" when i walked into this place it was the size of a broom closet. the older one said let me show you the apartment. as we walk in to the vacant apartment it is very smokey in there and then when we reach the living room area his son is sitting on a folding chair smoking something that looked like crack cocaine out of a glass tube. (i wish i was joking.) please refrain from conducting any business with this junkie family run business.
When I purchased my co-op through this family owned realty they were very attentive and kept me in the loop throughout the entire process. I would recommend them highly to anybody.
New Spirit Realty was the best broker experiences I had in the Bay Ridge area. I would highly recommend them to anyone. They worked well within our budget, showed us three apartments as soon as we walked in and when we fell in love with one in particular, they helped us set up an interview with the management company that same afternoon. After getting the run around from other brokers in the area, it was so refreshing working with people who know how to get things done quick. It also felt great supporting a smaller family-run company. Next time I need to move, I'm going right back to them. They know how to treat their customers.