by Patricia Perugini , My first experience , Manhattan
My first experience with Brooke was when I was searching for an apartment for myself. She showed such professionalism and class, never mind the one-on-one attention to ensure she met all of my apartment needs, that I had to employ her to rent out all the apartments I manage for Kalimian Equities. She always brings the most qualified tenants to the table. There is no other Broker that I would entrust for my personal and professional needs when it comes to getting my apartments rented.
by HEATHER MACKAY , Bravo , Manhattan
I do not live in NYC, but was tasked with finding an apartment in Manhattan for three young ladies, only one of whom is my own daughter. The others are her fellow NYU students. My husband was to be the sole guarantor for the apartment, not an easy task in NYC. Oh, and each of the young ladies wanted their own room. (Stop laughing. I know - Who gets their own room in Manhattan?) Brooke did an amazing job finding us an apartment within our budget and helping me get together all of the materials to prove my husband''s creditworthiness. She basically ''held my hand'' (and laughed at all my bad jokes) over the airwaves. Oh, and somehow, she found us a three bedroom, one bath apartment in Manhattan with a doorman, laundry IN THE UNIT, gym in the building and rooftop deck all within our price range. While the price may have seemed steep, for all those NYU students out there, it was no more expensive than the monthly room rate one would pay for a dorm single dorm room. I would recommend using a realtor to any parent looking for an apartment for their children/students, and most of all, I would strongly recommend that they use Brooke Baker. Bravo to Brooke!
by LAUREN STACK , Stress , Manhattan
Brooke Baker and Mike DeMaio did a terrific job listening to us talk about what we thought we wanted/needed. In one morning we were able to see a variety of rentals all of which could have worked and selected a favorite. The application and qualification process was super easy. The process was not the least bit stressful, and ended up being a lot of fun. I would highly recommend Brooke to any of my friends.
by ALEXA GORDON , Professionalism , Manhattan
I was very impressed with the professionalism and efficiency displayed by Brooke Baker. I will certainly be referring to her for future moves and recommending her to my friends.
by Amanda Hudson , Getting the job done! , Manhattan
Brooke did an amazing job with this apartment. They were sure to keep me informed of any updates and jumped on the opportunity once the apartment opened up. People were lining up to see the place, but they got the job done for me! Thank you guys!
by CAMILLA AURVIG , Listening , Manhattan
Suddenly facing being homeless, I got Brooke on the phone and within 2 days had 4 suitable apartments to choose from. I felt very safe and taken care of through the whole process. Brooke listened to all my stories about the crazy roommate I was fleeing from and made sure my application was accepted at the apartment of my choice.
I feel like I could not have survived this without them and I am thankfully picking up my keys today.
by KEVIN GATELY , Knowledge , Manhattan
Brooke Baker has been fantastic throughout the whole process. They were extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and communicative. It was a real pleasure to work with them.
by Zoe Moss , Great job , Manhattan
Brooke Baker was the broker I used to find a studio apartment near Greenwich village. She did a great job.
by JASMIN SINGER , After dissapointment , Manhattan
My partner and I had our apartment in Soho on the market earlier in the year with another company, and were so disappointed with how the process went. We were clearly not a priority for the other company, and they did not take an active role in selling our apt. After our contract with them ended, we hesitantly decided to try one more time, this time with Urbane Brokerage-- specifically, with Nelson M. Cabassa, who had been recommended to us by a friend. This was in December, and we had a lease starting on Feb. 1, so we told the guys that -- despite the fact that this was supposedly a terrible time of year to put an apartment on the market -- we needed something to happen quickly (there was no way we could afford to cover both apartments). We all agreed to put our apt on the market as both a rental and a sale listing (though we doubted very much that our ideal situation, a sale, would be feasible in the limited amount of time we had). Nelson began showing the apt that DAY. Within a very short amount of time, we got serious interest -- for both the rentals and the sales. Nelson was extremely thoughtful and respectful of both us and the possible buyers/renters throughout the process -- answering our questions right away, moderating interactions with the possible leads, and taking care of the whole process with professionalism and kindness. In January, we wound up with two full-priced offers (one in cash), and our buyer has just been approved by the board. All of this happened easily and quickly. After dealing with other real estate agents in the past, I can without question say that Nelson is the best out there -- they will work HARD for you, keeping in mind your interests and the interests of the possible buyers or renters. They are extremely responsible, courteous, and professional. Though I''m THRILLED that our apartment sold (for full price, cash!! we were turning down offers!!), I must admit that I will miss corresponding with these guys regularly. They are the tops! I am a huge fan of their company. Urbane Brokerage took great care of our sale and rental listing. The next time we move, we will absolutely be using their services.