Alan B., Wayne, NJ
This review concerns the services of Rick Hernandez and Matt Green.
So my girlfriend and I had decided to take the plunge and find an apartment to blend our families. We were looking for a true four bedroom really anywhere in Manhattan. Agent after agent kept showing us converted two and three bedrooms which, while suitable for a sharing situation did not meet our needs. Indeed one agent told us we were crazy and would never find a true four bedroom in our price range. Enter Rick who showed my girlfriend a beautiful four bedroom on 110th and Cathedral but was way outside of our price range. He then took her to see the apartment we ended up going with, a beautiful true four bedroom, completely renovated and everything he said it was. While it was a little further up than we wanted to go, on 151st and Broadway, the value proposition was too good to pass up.
Prior to signing the lease though we were a little taken aback by the amount of financial information so after a bit of research on my part, and some flexibility on their part, we were able to agree on what specifically they needed and made us both feel much more at ease.
Though I was a bit concerned after seeing some of the reviews on Yelp, the lease signing went very smoothly. Matt and Rick both helped us through the process. I found Matt to be polite, enthusiastic about his job and profession and indeed made the process as painless as possible. So my experience ran counter to what I had read in this space.
Rick could not have been nicer, friendlier or more respectful of our concerns. He was knowledgeable and set the appropriate expectations for us and as a result, there were no surprises at lease signing. He'll definitely be invited to the house warming.
At the end of the day I would definitely recommend Bohemia Realty Group. They are professional, accommodating and they really seem to like what they do. Sometimes, that can make all of the difference.