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I had been working with someone for 2 years before Eric. When I called about the place, which I had previously seen on my own, he offered to show me others which might be of interest. Within 24 hrs (honestly, it was more like 4 hrs) of us speaking, he sent me a list of about 30 apts which were all on target with what I described as my wants and needs. The other person couldn't do that after 2 years! I ultimate night a place with Eric as my broker within the month. I did spend more than I intended, but he was able to negotiate the price down and prevent a bidding war which would have proved me out. He also had provided me excellent recs for lawyers, architects, contractors, etc to help me with the process and was just genuinely supportive and helpful. As I first time buyer, he made this very easy. When I can afford to upgrade, I will 100% call Eric again.
Eric Hantman of Prime New York, is by far the best real estate broker I have ever dealt with. Eric assisted me in the rental and eventual sale of my midtown condo, and it was truly impressed his approach to what can traditionally be a very stressful process. The one thing you that you get with Eric that is really unique is his transparency and work ethic. Eric and his staff are available 24/7 and I found that I was never chasing him for information or updates throughout the process. He did a great job of explaining options, setting expectations, marketing the property, negotiating sale prices, vetting all potential buyers, keeping me informed, and moving open items through the process. After working with him for a while, I eventually felt complete trust and confidence in his recommendations, and found myself repeatedly deferring to his judgement on all major decisions. Eric is a true professional, I can't say enough good things about my experience working with him. I want to thank him and all the people at Prime New York for their hard work in the sale of my property.
Eric founded and owns his own brokerage Prime Real Estate and his ownership translates to him providing the highest level of care and professionalism. I had gone through 3-4 brokers on Zillow before, and he was the one who was most prompt, most precise with property recommendations, and most patient as he guided me through the different neighborhoods.
If you are new to the Manhattan market or grew up in the area, Eric is the person you want to go with. He has great access to Coop / Condo properties before they hit StreetEasy and has a good view on prices and timing. I highly recommend and look forward to working with him again.
Eric and Michael from PrimeNYC were absolutely phenomenal in helping us not only find a fabulous apartment, but also one if the perfect neighborhood. We started the hunt to purchase an apartment with limited time and both Michael and Eric worked tirelessly to find potential fits. For someone who is detailed oriented, Eric and Michael could anticipate our questions, responded lightening quick, and were extremely thorough. When it came down to getting an offer, they looked out for us and were great in negotiating. Finally, they helped us to get organized for the coop approval process and as a result had one of the quickest approval process in our building. We highly recommend PrimeNYC.
Eric was a real pro from start to finish. Could not have found such an incredible apartment without him. The right building, the right neighborhood, the right unit, the right price. His NYC real estate market expertise, patience, hard work and communication skills are second to none. I would highly recommend Eric.
Eric was an extremely helpful partner throughout my entire apartment search in manhattan. He spent countless hours with me visiting apartments and negotiating prices with sellers until i was able to find the right place. After I received an accepted offer, Eric was still very much involved with the co- op application and board interviews. His insight to the manahattan real estate market is exceptional. I would recomend him and his company to anyone who is a serious buyer or seller in NYC.
Hands down, if you are buying or selling an apartment in Manhattan Eric is the right person. He extremely responsive and highly accessible at all times. At no point did it feel like he was trying to push a transaction like every other broker I spoke to. Every step of the way he worked for me, his client, and not for the commission. His knowledge of the market and ability to negotiate made for a near flawless execution of my purchase. He has a large network of equally able professionals to help with every step of the closing. In addition, he is very personable and you feel like you are working with a friend. Having searched for over a year to find the right space, Eric patiently kept me up to update on the market and availabilities until we found the right one. The thing that shocked me and continues to shock me, is even months after the apartment closed, he is still equally as accessible as before. The relationship and experience carries on far beyond just a transaction. Plain and simple he gets the business and is the only option to handle your real estate transaction.
I found Eric to be very knowledgeable about the NoLita, SoHo, Chinatown, NoHo, Lower East Side areas where he helped us sell our apt as well as search for and purchase a new one. I appreciate Eric's honesty and straight forwardness and I always felt he was dedicated to working in our best interests and not simply for a commission. One of the qualities I liked most about Eric is that he is very responsive and communicative via e-mail and phone. As we live in CT, Eric went above and beyond the call of duty on a number of occasions and was a great help to us from start to end. Eric is one of the smartest real estate brokers we've met. He is genuine and is truly committed to delivering his very best to his clients. I highly recommend Eric's real estate services without hesitation.
Eric has done a fantastic job helping me find a condo in the Financial District since I first reached out to him about 6 months ago. Not only was Eric the only agent to get back to me immediately after I inquired, but he has also been quick in his responses throughout the entire process. As someone coming into the process knowing very little about how it works, Eric held my hand and made sure myself and the people involved in the transaction with me knew exactly what was going on the entire time. We explored a number of different areas in the beginning, and Eric's knowledge of the pros and cons of each area and buildings was spot-on. On top of this, he did a fantastic job negotiating our deal in a timely manner. I am absolutely thrilled with Eric's performance as an agent. He is highly knowledgeable, professional, and trustworthy. I would recommend him without any reservations, and will be using him as my agent in NYC for good.