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
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
My experience with Ideal was amazing. Joshua is an incredibly helpful, professional broker who made my rental process smooth and free of glitches. I was very nervous, as I am a young professional, moving to Brooklyn for the first time with very little knowledge of the area, the neighborhoods, the rental process. Josh found me a great place on a quiet block in Park Slope, with and access to everything I had specified I needed. Josh was always just a phone call away, and made himself available for showings and consultation whenever I needed him. Thank you, Josh!