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Derek Lee, MBA

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Premier Agent

Managing Partner, MBA (13 years experience)

62 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Consulting,
Commercial R.E.

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08/01/2013 - alexander005
Showed home in 2013 in Financial District, Manhattan, New York, NY.

LG Fairmont has a very good team. Everyone I interacted with was responsive, which was good because a lack of responsiveness is my big pet peeve. Derek and Aaron answered emails at all hours. They also had good recommendations for lawyers and people to do our loan. We knew what building we wanted so we didn’t use them for help with that, but they definitely made the process run smoothly.

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07/08/2013 - Samantha Highland
Bought a home in 2013.

I was very impressed with Derek’s negotiating ability. I’m confident he negotiated a very good price for our 1 bedroom in the Financial District. He knows downtown Manhattan incredibly well. I would highly recommend him if you are searching in FIDI or Battery Park. He may be good at other areas but that’s the only two places that we were looking.

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07/01/2013 - user83240622
Bought a home in 2013.

Our search was focused on Brooklyn and Manhattan and the LG Fairmont team understood both markets very well, which is a rare thing. We wanted a townhouse in Brooklyn or a 3 bed in Manhattan and they provided us with real value during our search. We became friends during the search and still go out to dinner with them from time to time. I highly recommend them if you are a numbers person and like to see things explained and laid out in that way. The heads of the firm are fellow alumni so that doesn’t hurt!

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06/24/2013 - user2262744
Bought a home in 2013.

Derek and Aaron were incredibly responsive! Their team responded to our inquiry within a minute and they were very responsive for the rest of the process. I think our search process would have been much longer without their attention to detail. We found a great two bedroom apartment in Brooklyn and we are still happy with the decision. I would recommend them to anyone searching in Brooklyn.

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06/13/2013 - user79420528
Bought a home in 2011.

From the moment that I met them, I knew that these were the people who I wanted to deal with for all my transactions. Their responsiveness was just amazing. I would write an email to them and within minutes get a response. They also spent so much time with us both via email but also in person.

And during the process, they became our friends. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy / sell in NYC

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06/13/2013 - user80920265
Bought a home in 2012.

Derek and his team are incredibly responsive. They focus on buyer’s brokerage and it really shows. I think his business background gave him an advantage in our negotiation.

LG Fairmont was a pleasure to work with. They were very patient, which was good because I was a first time buyer so I was new to the process. They have a great team and they made me feel very comfortable in what could have been a very nerve racking time.

I think the best thing about Derek and Aaron is that they genuinely cared about our well being. Their market knowledge was very good but how they acted was actually more impressive. We highly recommend them.

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09/02/2012 - kmgrath212
Bought a home in 2012.

Derek's knowledge of Manhattan, especially Battery Park City, is unsurpassed! He found my dream home and negotiated an amazing deal!

Thank you Derek!!

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08/18/2011 - vojakapa
Showed home in 2011.

It was such a pleasure working with Derek and Aaron. From our first encounter with them, I knew that they had our best interest in mind. They were incredibly knowledgeable about the area we were looking in (BPC) and provided so many valuable insights to us because of that. As well, both of them are MBAs with previous experience in financing and /or real estate which can be invaluable in the buying / selling process as well in the overall negotiation process.

As well, their responsiveness was just amazing. I would write an email to them and within minutes get a response. They also spent so much time with us both via email but also in person.

From the moment that I met them, I knew that these were the people who I wanted to deal with for all my transactions. And during the process, they became our friends. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy / sell in NYC!

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08/18/2011 - user49051
Bought a home in 2011.

Derek's assistance and professionalism throughout the entire process far exceeded our expectations. His financial background and analytic skills saved us time and research as he prepared various spreadsheets for us at impressive speed. He provided great insight as we investigated several neighborhoods and looked at many apartments. We highly recommend Derek and would use him again should the need arise.

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06/20/2011 - rlefkowitz_11
Bought a home in 2011.

Derek and his team were incredible. I was originally working with another agent until I met Derek by responding to one of his ads. He was clearly absolutely brilliant and was far beyond anyone I've ever met in this industry. He was in total control of the process from beginning to end. Again, I've never seen anything like it. I would not want to compete against him.

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