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Working with Barshay Brokerage was a complete joy in the apartment buying process. Michelle and her partner Benjamin had supreme knowledge not only of the real estate process but the neighborhoods. Buying a condo in NYC is unlike anywhere else. The market is aggressive and difficult to navigate. But the Barshay Team made it seem easy and flawless. After a number of months looking at property but never finding the perfect match, Michelle came across an apartment that wasn't in my list of neighborhoods but she felt it would give me what I wanted. She said be open minded and take a look. Well I did and bingo, it was the place. As soon as I walked in I felt at home. Through some tough negotiations and difficult building financing issues I was able to go into contract and purchase a great home for under a $1million. I highly recommend Michelle and Benjamin and when I’m ready to sell they will surely will be the brokers to market my apartment.
I purchased an apartment while I was living in California, and Michelle worked really hard to make the 3 time zone difference and the long distance communication work. She is very open to trying new online tools for document collaboration (such as Google Docs).
Barshay Brokerage was extremely helpful and highly professional in all of our interactions. We were out-of-state at the time of the sale, and Michelle was extremely thorough and complete in helping us complete the sale. her area of expertise is lower manhattan, but she handled our upper west side sale extremely well. We had had a more 'local' realtor at purchase 6 years ago, and this was a disaster. We highly recommend Barshay Brokerage.
Michelle Barshay sold my Greenwich Village apartment this year. She did an excellent job of preparing the apartment to be shown, marketing the apartment and communicating with me during the entire process. She is highly professional, very honest and has a delightful personal touch. I will continue to use Michelle’s services and recommend her emphatically!
MIchelle Barshay was awesome throughout the whole process of helping us buy an apartment in NYC. We were very happy and lucky to find her to complete the apartment purchase from start to finish. She was on top of of all issues that arose and most importantly she was very communicative in informing us of each step that was being taken in getting our offer in as well as the processing of our loan. We highly recommend Michelle for the excellent service and positive experience.
I started my search with Michelle and her partner Benjamin after reading their reviews on this site and visiting their web site. Michelle has a wealth of knowledge about the neighborhoods and the buying process. It's the years of experience that is a distinct advantage. One important thing was that she listen to me and that was big. I found other brokers didn't really hear my concerns and wishes. Finally, when dealing with the burden of a co-op package and financing, Michelle made it easier.
Michelle and her partner Benjamin were a great team. They responded very quickly to all appointments. Their marketing covered everything so there was very good traffic. We had a few different offers that didn't happen but finally one hit. I knew the asking $ was on target. The process with the buyers broker was smooth. Michelle was on top of everything and kept me in the loop all the way. If I didn't move out of state I would have had them find my next apartment.
Showed home in 2012 in East Village, Manhattan, New York, NY 10003.
I recently met Michelle at an open house in the village. The apartment was not right for me so she was very helpful for giving me guidance. This is my first purchase of a property. In addition it is so different buying apartment vs a house. Since the open house, Michelle has emailed over many listing's and we have been looking at apartments. I like having Michelle as my representative since she has so much knowledge. She also has this great service where I can access her database and we communicate very well.
I found this agent when I went to one of her open houses. She was very friendly and professional. She sent me a follow up email offering other listings. So we went searching for the perfect apartment. I wanted a condo and was pleased with her knowledge of the market. Also she knew a lot about issues with Fannie Mae financing and condo's. Michelle took me to a a great building in FiDi. I saw a great one bedroom and with her resources Michelle had great comps and guided me in making a spot on offer that the seller took. She is a real problem solver, not pushy and really listens to your needs. I just referred her to my friend.
I contacted Michelle and her partner Benjamin of Barshay Brokerage because of the strong reviews on this site. It seem to me that their experience and knowledge would be a great benefit. Once I gave Michelle my wish list she had about 20 apts for me to view. After a few weeks and lots of walking I had my short list. I knew I had to buy either in Chelsea or Greenwich Village. Michelle and Benjamin gave me great info and comps which allowed me to make an offer on a great apt off Greenwich Ave. I was able to buy a great apt.