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Frank Arends
Senior VP, Associate Broker
5 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Consulting, Rentals

 
- Highly likely to recommend
01/10/2013 - user4431106
Bought a Cooperative home in 2012 for approximately $725K in Chelsea, New York, NY.
As a first time buyer, I have to say Frank was just perfect. He guided me through every step of the process, and demystified it - which was critical as I had a great deal to learn.

He was particularly good at:

1) Zeroing in on what I could actually afford and helping to set my expectations. 2) At the same time, perservering and being patient with me as I held out for the best possible apartment (we saw a LOT of potentials). 3) Quickly educating me on market dynamics in NYC - which were rapidly changing as I began hunting in mid-2012, and are similar in 2013. 4) Being an excellent negotiator - when the right apartment came up, he ensured I was first to the punch, my bid was accepted immediately, and we were in contract in just 20 days. 5) Being honest if he thought an apt was not the right match for me, or if negotiations were spiraling into rip-off territory. 6) Not disappearing the moment the deal was done. He continues to be a great mentor as I embark on my renovation.

In addition to these core attributes, added pluses are that Frank is:

1) Really fun to work with - great sense of humor. 2) You get to ride around the city on the back of Frank's Vespa - speeds up apt viewing and is exhilarating! 3) Frank's assistant, Daniela, is also very efficient (and a sweetheart).

All in all, no reservations with Frank, and I fully intend to work with him again when I sell my new place in 5 years time!
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- Highly likely to recommend
01/05/2013 - user8244060
Bought a Cooperative home in 2011 in Chelsea, New York, NY.
Frank was a true pleasure to work with. My husband and I were first time buyers and from day one, we felt we were in capable hands with Frank. His industry knowledge and willingness to address any question or concern was much appreciated.

He showed us several listings in the area and price range that we requested. In fact, due to his precision, our decision to make an offer came much sooner in the search process than we anticipated.

Frank helped us navigate the process from start to end. I would highly recommend working with him!
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12/08/2012 - user28093187
Bought a home in 2012.
I live outside the US and know very little about the housing market or how to purchase an apartment in NY. A friend introduced me to Frank and had it not been his commitment and exceptional support, it would have been very difficult for me to find and buy my new condo in a country and city I know very little about! In addition to spending many hours helping me identify a suitable apartment, he also very patiently guided me through the very intricate (and for me very difficult to understand) processes. He has always been very responsive, diligent and hugely pleasant. I enjoyed working with him very much and strongly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a hardworking, dedicated and pleasant real estate agent.
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06/25/2012 - user233687
Sold a home in 2011.
Frank Arends is the most hardworking realtor we have ever met. He is knowledgeable, thorough and a pleasure to work with. He was able to get our commercial condo sold in a short period of time and we recommend him very very highly.
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06/25/2012 - user698272
Bought a home in 2011.
Frank is incredibly dedicated and knowledgeable and made the process of buying my first co-op go more smoothly than I could have ever imagined. I had very little time to be out of my old apartment and we were dealing with a strict co-op, but Frank was able to make a miracle happen and close the deal in less than 3 months. I am so happy that I found Frank and highly recommend him!!!
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06/25/2012 - user971037
Bought a home in 2010.
I met Frank Arends through a friend's recommendation. He helped me to buy my first and only apartment a few years ago. He is a true professional, and a very delightful person. He turned the arduous process of buying a NY coop into a fun experience. The whole process went without a glitch thanks to Frank's diligence and dedication at all stages of the process. I highly recommend Frank to anyone looking for a true real estate professional.
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06/25/2012 - user551530
Bought a home in 2007.
Frank is incredibly knowledgeable and hard working. He made my first experience of buying a New York apartment go seamlessly and he held my hand throughout the process. When my first lender pulled out due to change in underwriting rules, he referred me to a new mortgage broker that got my loan approved in no time. I will definitely go to Frank again if I sell and/or buy my next home.
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04/02/2012 - user045550
Bought a home in 2010.
Mr. Frank Arends is a great agent Reliable , professional and friendly He understood immediately what i was looking for, never wasted my time by showing wrong places and he helped me find my 1 BR apt. exactly as I wanted with the right price for my budget
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04/02/2012 - user790322
Sold a home in 2007.
Frank Arends has helped us with the purchase of our condo in Dumbo. Frank is conscientious and always there to help you with whatever may happen. He always goes the extra mile and at the same time, he is honest and knows how to be work within your expectations.

We only refer our clients to Frank for high-end property search.
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03/27/2012 - user8674468
Sold a home in 2010.
Frank is by far the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. He's professional, friendly, incredibly knowledgeable, and doesn't waste your time.

Thanks to his pricing strategy, we sold our 1-BR coop in just 9 days -- for just a few thousand dollars below asking price (above what we thought we'd get).

We were so impressed, we worked with him again on the purchase of a new 2-BR coop... he led us to all the right places. Decent, affordable 2 BR's are not easy to come by in Manhattan, so it took a few months to find the right place -- but we were very happy with the end result. Throughout the process, Frank was patient and always gave an honest assessment of the pros/cons of each property we saw.

Can't recommend him enough!
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