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In the process of relocating to NYC for career changes, I needed to find a rental apartment. Looking on the internet and contacting different agents it was becoming clear that it wasn't going to be easy. Many listing on the net didn't exist. A few agent I looked at apartments with wanted to steer me in a different direction. Then I came across Michelle in a real estate search. After speaking to her on the phone it was clear to me that her expertise, knowledge and approach was going to make the difference. Right away she started showing me apartments that were in my price range and style. She told me what I needed for the process to be approved for a rental. It wasn't very long until I found the right apartment. Michelle guided me through the application process and coming from out of town she made it easy for me. And when I am ready to buy I look forward in having Michelle help me with that process.
I have been working with Michelle and her team at Barshay Brokerage for many years. She just help me find another apartment to rent. This was the third rental she has found me in the past eight years. I like to explore different neighborhoods in NYC so staying about 2-3 years at one apartment seems best. Each time I needed to move Michelle knew how to find apartments that fit my needs. She always stayed within my budget. Michelle knows the Manhattan neighborhoods thoroughly. Renting an apartment in NYC is one of the most difficult processes but Michelle gives me the hand holding I need. In a few years I will be calling her again to have her find my next apartment.
Showed home in 2010 in Financial District, Manhattan, New York, NY 10006.
I am from out of NYC and have been searching for homes with Michelle for a while now. Since I am unable to come to NY often, she has been very helpful in providing all the information and details about the apartments via emails. I have been able to narrow my choices in advance, so when I do come in to view apartments, we have a complete schedule of the ones that we have selected. Her choices that she sends me have been on target with what I am looking for.She is very responsive to my needs and is an excellent communicator. I trust her judgment as she points out the pros and cons of certain buildings, streets or areas. I highly recommend Michelle's real estate services, she is excellent.
Showed home in 2010 in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York, NY 10014.
We are looking to buy a second home in Manhattan and Michelle Barshay, of Barshay Brokerage, filled me in on all kinds of details about properties and neighborhoods, and was extremely detail oriented and personable! Michelle got back to me quickly with the answers I needed, and was always prepared and on-time! Michelle obviously has loads of experience in this market, and shared so much information with me that we feel like we can make an informed decision. She is lovely and super smart, as well as responsive and reliable!
Showed home in 2010 in East Village, Manhattan, New York, NY 10003.
I recently used Michelle's services and had her expertise when I was searching for a new place in the city. She always would respond right away to my emails, texts and was able to answer all my questions. She was right on target with the properties. I also liked the way I would receive daily emails from her with new property that came on the market or other information such as price changes. She is very professional and kind, and very thorough. I recommend her highly.