Bought a Multi Family home in 2014 in Upper East Side, New York, NY.
Michael always provides more services than just representing buyers. I came from a foreign country and was not very familiar with the local market and a lot of issues regarding real estate. Michael not only told me about the real estate market but also the school district, selecting contractors, and how to deal with the management company and the super. Incredibly patient and resourceful! Moreover, Michael has a car service, which made the showing process very efficient! I saw several apartments at a time, and I think this service will benefit people who are very busy with their work. Michael is always willing to help me out when it comes to a variety of problems related to my new apartment. Not only Michael helped me rent out my new apartment in about two months but also he helped me deal with all kinds of unexpected problems! After buying my first apartment in Manhattan, Michael and I became very good friends. With Michael, buying the apartment not only was a great experience but also brought me a good relationship. Thanks Michael!
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $725K in Financial District, New York, NY.
This is my first time buying a condo in New York City. Let me tell you, I have absolutely no experience and probably once of the clients that ask tons of questions. Michael is always there for me anytime, any day when I have any questions. He responded very fast even though he is busy.
I am interested in buying a place as a primary residence and then eventually turn it into an investment property. Michael has great knowledge about every neighborhood in Manhattan and explain to me which building will be the best suits my needs. He is direct and straightforward on telling me the pros and cons of each and every building that we saw.
He is always on time and he has a car service that brings me around when we are looking at different properties. I have regular working hours and I don't have a lot of time during the weekdays to walk around so the car service is perfect.
Other than that, as I am a first time buyer, I have absolutely no connection to any attorney and mortgage officer. Michael has a lot of contacts and I can always count on him. The attorney and the mortgage officer that he refers are all really helpful to me. Michael doesn't stop the relationship as only showing me apartments but also helping me dealing with my move in, some questions with my loan and some other issues in this whole process. Buying a property is stressful especially a first time buyer. I am very thankful and glad that I have Michael to help me with this process.
I will definitely recommend Michael to anyone of you who is looking for an apartment in Manhattan. Good luck in your process!
Bought a Condo home in 2013 in Tudor City, New York, NY.
Michael is always on it.....you can depend on him 100% to get the job done.....In our case there were mountains of paperwork demanded by the Board of Directors, Approval process and countless exchanges between the Buyers and Sellers. Michael handled everything adroitly, on time and we look forward to working with Michael again on new endeavors.
Bought a Multi Family home in 2013 for approximately $825K in Financial District, New York, NY.
Michael was extremely helpful in helping find the right apartment for the right price. He displayed his knowledge of the Manhattan real estate market and always went about the process with the upmost patience and attention to detail. I felt that I was in good hands from start to finish and would definitely recommend Michael.
Mr. Pakula was firstly very responsive unlike the other 3 realtors that I had been recommended through friends. He was very easy to call and get in touch with. Secondly, he took me around in a chauffered car which made it very easy to view properties on my limited time frame since I am very busy in my professional career and only have certain weekends to view properties. He spent time with me on each property we looked at, and advised me against the ones that in his opinion were overpriced and had no resale value in the future. I felt very comfortable with him as a first-time home buyer and my mother had a high opinion of him given the fact that she is in the real estate business carried a lot of weight. He is an excellent agent and you can't go wrong with him. There is no pressure on his part to sell a property to you and he is always looking out for his clients first and foremost. He is a rarity among agents in NY and I highly recommend him.
Mr. Michael Pakula help'ed us found our first home in Mahattan. In a big city like new york, it may not be very easy to have a concrete idea about what you really want in the first place. Michael is very patient and professional. He help'ed us get our ideal apartment within a very short amount of time. Finally, Michael used his professional network to secure our deal at a very competitive price.
In summary, I am very appreciated of Mr.Pakula's excellent work. I would highly recommend Mr. Pakula as a responsible real estate broker to any of my friends who are still in house hunting.
Mr. Michael Pakula is a professional and knowledgeable real estate agent who uses a personal and professional style when assisting customers who wish to buy properties. Mr. Pakula' years of experience enables him to give the best advice on property that will appreciate over time. He is a fine real estate agent who cares for his clients and helps them locate the perfect home. Mr. Pakula is able to identify various opportunities as well as obstacles that can benefit or impede a buyer with purchasing their property. He gives professional advice and assists his buyers on what is the most beneficial direction in purchasing their home. Mr. Pakula also has a good working relationship and a excellent understanding of the attorney and mortgage process. Mr. Pakula will also encourage people not to purchase a home that is above their financial resources. As his bio says I trust Mr. Pakula as a Trusted Advisor.
In early 2010 we started thinking of buying an apartment in New York City as a part time residence. The whole process seemed very difficult to us, however, as we don’t live in NYC and we could spend only a limited time here searching for an apartment. It was our good fortune then to meet Michael. He is a true real estate professional with a great knowledge of the various neighborhoods of NYC, of their advantages and disadvantages. We worked with him for more than a year in searching for the “right place” for us. He never pressured us to make a decision; he was genuinely more interested in helping us to find a place than making a sale. Various times we were able to come to NYC only for a few days on a very short notice. Still, each time Michael was able to arrange for us to see many places, even the places that are difficult to visit on a short notice. He always gave us excellent advice on the apartment itself, on the building, and on its location.
Finally, after for more than a year of searching, we decided on an apartment that was going to sale quickly in a premium building. Michael was able to negotiate a good price for this place. After our offer was accepted Michael and his team were also of great help to us in filling out the many forms the Condominium Board required.
In conclusion we recommend Michael very highly to find your apartment. You will be working not only with an excellent real estate agent but also with a very good friend.
Sold a Cooperative home in 2012 in Upper West Side, New York, NY.
Michael listened to what I wanted and we covered six apartments in record time because he had a driver. No waiting for taxis in Manhattan. Michael answered every question right away. Ge would call whomever was needed to get the answer right away. His skill at processing is impressive. Everything went bsmoothy and quickly. I was complimented on the co-op package he put together with his team. I would vertainly recommend him.--Barbara Love