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Managing Partner, MBA (13 years experience)

Specialties:
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I have buying buying and selling homes for a long time. Naturally I run into a lot of brokers, most have ever been able to add any value or insight into the process. That all changed when I met the Co-Founder of LG Fairmont, Derek Lee. His background in finance and mathematics was similar to mine, so I was immediately comfortable with him. He has the entire search process streamlined. He negotiated the heck out of the other broker and got me a great deal! He has my recommendation for life!

  

09/30/2013 - user01578199
Bought a home in 2013.

I have buying buying and selling homes for a long time. Naturally I run into a lot of brokers, most have ever been able to add any value or insight into the process. That all changed when I met the Co-Founder of LG Fairmont, Derek Lee. His background in finance and mathematics was similar to mine, so I was immediately comfortable with him. He has the entire search process streamlined. He negotiated the heck out of the other broker and got me a great deal! He has my recommendation for life!

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09/24/2013 - user8422968
Helped me rent a home.

When I finished college, my job sent me straight to the big apple! I was very excited, but had heard horror stories of the "apartment hunt" and of slimy real estate agents. By luck I came across a property listed by LG Fairmont. It was a bit out of my price range, but the agent offered to help me find what I needed. After that, they took over the entire process. All I had to do was show up where and when they told me! We saw 15 places in 2 days and made an offer on the third! I will be recommending them to anyone who asks moving forward, and when I buy in the city I'll use them again!

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11/04/2012 - BenSchultz
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Fairfield, CT.

OK, I can't tell you anything at all about his real estate abilities; I have never used him (the "services provided" option below is filled in so this review could be submitted), but this is what happened today, the Sunday after Superstorm Sandy. I got an email from a very old friend in Iowa (that's west of New Jersey, btw) this morning, asking for help for someone who was coming to visit him. She is a 78 year old Italian lady, who got into NYC and was ensconced in a friend's apartment on Wall Street on Saturday night, B.S.(before Sandy...) As we all know, the city shut power down to that area on Sunday. She is on the 30th floor, and has been without power or heat since then. She is supposed to get on a train (doesn't like to fly, and really, who can blame her?) tomorrow, but the question was, How?

I googled the address, in order to find the owner of record; I wanted to contact him to see if he knew anything about her. Couldn't find the information I needed. So I looked at the ads Google puts on the right column of the page, and called the first realtor, figuring he may know how to find the owner. He called me back, said he had a different database available and started looking for the owner. He found him, but then said he was nearby, also on Wall St. He said he'd be glad to go and see if she was there (without electricity, her cell died yesterday), and all right. I reminded him that it was 30 flights up, and at present, a walk-up. He was fine with that, and after about an hour, called me to say he was there, Gisella was fine, and they were trying to figure out someway to get her out. After calls and texts back and forth, I got a call from my friend in Iowa, who said the city was sending fire and rescue to help her down the stairs, with her luggage, and the realtor, one Derek Lee, was taking her to a friend's home where she can shower and get ready to leave for Fairfield, IA, on Monday. Long story short, all is working out as hoped, and if you are ever in need of property in lower Manhattan, Please Use Derek Lee. I don't know him from Adam, but anyone who will put himself out like this is a person you can count on, and one you want on your side. And as an unsolicited testimonial, You Can't Make This Stuff Up.

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09/27/2013 - user706932574
Bought a Condo home in 2013 in Financial District, New York, NY.

When I decided to buy an investment property this year, I took the advice from a banker friend of mine and contacted LG Fairmont. He had used them when he bought his last year, and really applauded their depth of knowledge and understanding of the New York real estate market. These guys could be on Wall Street in any number of senior analyst positions! Before we even began to tour units, they sent me a excel breakdown of all the properties that fit within my search criteria. Numbers don't lie! We settled on one that had a great cap rate, and also the biggest opportunity for growth.

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09/23/2013 - user9831833
Bought a home in 2013.

I found LG Fairmont through a friend that used them for the purchase of their home in 2012. I contacted them at 1:30 on a Sunday, and was stunned when I got a call within 5 minutes! Their punctuality and professionalism never wavered throughout the entire process. I always have friends that ask if I know a good real estate company, I always say yes, LG Fairmont!

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09/22/2013 - user41820254
Bought a home in 2013.

I inquired about a home on Zillow in early August. The team at LG Fairmont was quick to respond and set up a showing right away. Although we decided against that neighborhood, after a few weeks of searching we ended up find our dream home. Derek was an expert negotiator and got us a great price. Thanks for all your help, we couldn't be happier.

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09/20/2013 - user03453405
Bought a home in 2013.

I am new in real estate, and was looking for my first investment property. The amount of knowledge that LG Fairmont had was amazing. They knew all the ins and outs of the Financial District and found me a great studio with an incredible return

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09/19/2013 - user0645273
Bought a home in 2013.

First of all, I usually never write reviews. After dealing with LG Fairmont in the purchase of my Co-op in Midtown, I felt it was my duty. They were on top of their game from the get-go, and never disappointed me. Within two days of contacting them, we were out looking at units and I found mine within 2 weeks! Bravo LG!

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09/19/2013 - user5341059
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $3.625M in Little Italy, New York, NY.

"I tried to find an apartment on my own when I first began looking for a 2 Bed condo to buy. I got incredibly frustrated and decided to contact an agent. Needless to say, I'm so glad I did. I found out about LG Fairmont from a friend that had used them in the past. As soon as I spoke with them, they took over the entire search process for me. I just sat back and relaxed from start to finish!"

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09/06/2013 - user87916303
Bought a home in 2013 in Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York, NY 10007.

Derek Lee and Aaron Graf are great real estate brokers. They have access to all the listings in the city and know a lot of the other brokers, which seemed to make scheduling and negotiating easier. They are also very good at financial analysis. They used spreadsheets and showed us comps in a clear format so we could understand what a fair price would be. I recommend them for your search!

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