Rashida from Ideal is amazing. She helped us get a dream apartment in a beautiful well-maintained building exactly in the neighborhood we wanted to live in, and the entire process of working with her was simply wonderful. When we walked around Brooklyn with Rashida looking for an apartment, a number of people stopped her to say hello and to thank her for her work, and right then and there we knew that we had somehow managed to find the right realtor.Rashida went through great pains to understand EXACTLY what we were looking for in, and only showed us places that were an EXACT fit. AND they were all within our budget. She is honest, helpful, and all around a pleasure to work with. Hiring her to help you find your home in Brooklyn will be one of those decisions you pat yourself on the back for, for years to come.
We had some problems in the past in finding a good apartment since my husband is self-employed and I am a stay-at-home mom. Not until a friend introduced me to Ideal Properties Group back in 2009 have we managed to find a really great space. This is our second time renting through Ideal (2013), and Ideal, this time around through the work of their agent Andrew, has helped us find the finest apartment in Cobble Hill! Ideal's agents are very friendly, and the most dedicated agents we have worked with. The apartment we rented is so fantastic. I personally would highly recommend Andrew and David of Ideal Properties because they are most likely the best, the most capable, and the most efficient brokers that Brooklyn has ever had! Plus, they're incredibly nice people. Best of luck, Ideal! Samra
My husband and I feel spoiled after working with Maria Vitagliano on our first home purchase. We had a difficult time finding an agent who would make our interests their number one priority. Maria was honest, incredibly knowledgable, friendly, efficient and completely understood where we were coming from and what we were trying to find. Maria was always on point and she never once showed disinterest in our schedules or desires. What really stood out is that Maria went the extra mile over and over again throughout us buying our home in Brooklyn. Maria referred us to an excellent home inspector, termite inspector, and a fantastic mortgage broker, and she expertly handled all of the logistics. Maria really helped minimize our stress, and we are extremely grateful.
I can't express how awesome my experience with Ari has been. As a student from outside of New York, I was pretty nervous getting into searching for an apartment, however, right from the beginning Ari was enthusiastic, and reassuring. He made sure I had all of my paperwork in line before viewing any apartments so no one's time would be wasted. The apartments he had lined up were all within my price range and exactly what I had in mind, he was also a pleasure to spend the day with! With the horror stories I heard from friends dealing with brokers, I am beyond thankful that I found Ari. We live in the apt already for several weeks and we love the place. Highly recommend Brookliv!
I feel like I’m in good company with quite a few satisfied customers I see Ideal has. After reading a number of reviews about James Guimaraes from Ideal, I reached out, and was happy to find the reviews were true, possibly even under-estimating the value he brings to the real estate process. James has always been promptly available for questions, and always happy to volunteer lots of good resources. James provided extremely helpful advice and offered some great ideas from beginning of my search to contract signing, and especially at the stage of evaluating and placing offers. James is a rare find, and a true asset to the real estate brokerage industry.
Hauling to NYC from California, my girlfriend and I knew little about apartment hunting in NYC outside of hearsay from our friends (we have heard some horror stories from our friends), but when we ended up working with Luther from Ideal, we knew right away that we were in for a great experience. Luther was great, and although in the end we rented through another broker, I wanted to leave this review for Luther, in hopes his future clients have an opportunity at a similar experience. Luther went above and beyond. We could not recommend him more highly, especially now that we have worked with a number of other real estate brokers in Brooklyn.
I recently purchased my first home with Maria Vitaliano’s help. I knew nothing about the process. Maria was incredibly patient, knowledgeable and honest throughout. A true professional, and obviously a broker with years of experience in her field, Maria worked hard on making sure to understand my taste and desires. She was extremely helpful with all stages, and she was always available for a chat or another property visit. Maria came highly recommended from someone who also had an amazing experience working with her, and I have not regretted my decision at any point. Thank you for all your hard work, Maria!
Lance from Ideal deserves all the stars because he is an excellent broker. He was happily showing me apartments after work to fit my long-workday schedule. He was efficient, and a great negotiator. He found me exactly the apartment I was looking for, and structured a great deal. Unfortunately for me, I let doubt set in and I didn’t sign the lease on time. By the time I got to my senses, the apartment had already been rented by another Ideal broker. As for Lance, I am happy to recommend his services, as he didn’t let that hiccup deter my search, and now I’m happily moved in. Thanks, Lance!
When my mom died, Arlene was recommended by a friend of hers. Arlene had sold her $MM home. I know a number of Park Slope realtors and was going to use one of them. Arlene made an excellent and competitive presentation and was selected. She remained professional, committed and dedicated. In the post-2009 market crash, she did numerous open houses, advertising, follow ups, negotiations, etc. She returned phone calls and emails almost 24/7. Even if I wanted to, which I don't, I can't say a bad word about Arlene. Rather, let me say three good words: excellent, dedicated, and successful