Michael "Mike" Hern is one of the finest real estate agents I have had the pleasure of working with. I have worked with several real estate agents in competitive markets on both coasts and Mike's level of service, attention to detail and honesty is beyond compare. Mike helped me find a very nice rental in the Jersey City/Hoboken area (Cast Iron Lofts) at very short notice. His selection fit all of my demanding needs and it has worked out so well that I am currently in my second year of lease at that same apartment he found for me. He was also very helpful in negotiating rent price and giving me a good sense of what was or was not reasonable. He also did a fantastic job taking me around Jersey City and Hoboken to give me a good sense of the various and very diverse neighbourhoods of these two cities - this helped me a lot in getting proper perspective of the surroundings of the apartment I finally decided to rent. The amount of work and effort he put into helping me find my apartment was disproportionate to the fee Mike earned for his services - but he did not look at it from such a narrow perspective; instead, he chose to wisely view me as a long-term investment. I will be buying my first home in the next year or so and cannot imagine working with anyone but Mike on that very important first purchase.