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Client Testimonials for Milan Jovanovic

Milan helped me get my first apartment in New York City after I graduated from college. He was extremely helpful and did everything he could to find me the apartment of my dreams. He was very professional and well-prepared. I definitely recommend reaching out to him for your broker needs!
- Shriya Puri
Milan helped me get my first apartment in New York City after I graduated from college. He was extremely helpful and did everything he could to find me the apartment of my dreams. He was very professional and well-prepared. I definitely recommend reaching out to him for your broker needs!
- Shriya Puri
Milan helped me get my first apartment in New York City after I graduated from college. He was extremely helpful and did everything he could to find me the apartment of my dreams. He was very professional and well-prepared. I definitely recommend reaching out to him for your broker needs!
- Shriya Puri
My family and I recently purchased our first home and had an opportunity to work with Milan on it. He came highly recommended through a friend and we kind of expected he would live up to his reputation. Not only that he did, but even surpassed it. It was great to see that he knew the neighborhood very well and more importantly guided us through the actual process and timeline of it, including an incredible negotiation he pulled off. It did take a bit longer to close, than what we expected when we first started contemplating to buy, but because he explained everything when we first met, we knew what to expect now so it worked out just fine. He also recommended using the mortgage broker and an attorney who are on his team which turned out to be a right decision to make. Although we decided on staying with our own attorney, the mortgage broker got us a sweet deal and what is more important, kept it simple. So that was a no brainer. Definitely recommend working with Milan and surely will reach out if we ever need him again.

Client Testimonials for Shmuel (Sol) Biopcik

"Sol was extremely helpful in the entire process of viewing, applying for and signing the extensive lease for our new apartment. We would definitely recommend him and work with him again in the future."
- Meaghan M. & Edward C.

Client Testimonials for James Mercure

James Mercure is the best real estate agent that I ever worked with. He is amazing!!! I needed an apartment ASAP last year after parting ways with a roommate on bad terms. James was able to find me a place to reside within my price range, urgency and needs. He is very professional, pays attention to your needs and gets the job done without pressuring you like the others do. He does a great job pairing/matchmaking people and got me the best roommates ever. I was very happy to come home without having to worry about crazy roommates. This year I needed to find another roommate to continue to reside in the awesome apartment that he found me last year; and again he was able to work his magic. I do not know how he does it but he really takes the stress away from one when looking for an apartment and roommates. James is the best! He is very efficient. I will always go to him for all my renting/buying needs. James thank you for all your help, you are the best!
- Taina Pierre

Client Testimonials for Diana Pfaff

Diana is THE best real-estate agent I''ve worked with! She''s a master of all she surveys in the Midtown area and beyond, incredibly efficient and extremely affable too. When I first told her my apartment requirements, I was concerned I was being unrealistic. But I need not have been, because the very next day she set up 4 back-to-back appointments with the leasing offices of buildings that exceeded my expectations! She is punctual, patient, very responsive and was meticulous in telling me precisely what documents I''d need to bring. She is a consummate professional, and even stayed longer than planned just to help me apply for my preferred apartment in person. I only wish I''d reached out to her sooner! You simply cannot go wrong in picking Diana as your agent. I am confident she will prove to be a tremendous asset in your apartment hunt.
- Edwin F.

Client Testimonials for Shmuel (Sol) Biopcik

Sol was always responsible whenever I had any questions and tried to answer as fast as possible. He was very helpful and gave us as much as information he had. He informed me the timing and schedule, pros and cons, etc. and was very fair. I trusted him and I am very happy that I was able to start renting my current apartment. Thank you so much, I truly appreciate your hard work! Thank you! I love my Apartment very much!
- Hiroko Maeda

Client Testimonials for Steve Karlin

Before Steve contacted me through Naked Apartments, I had searched with several agents as well as on my own. I was seeking an unusual apartment size/layout and this made finding the right place very difficult. Previous brokers only showed me cookie-cutter apts that didn''t meet my criteria. However, Steve was the only one able to find the diamonds in the rough that I wanted to see. Virtually every apartment that Steve showed me was nicer and closer to what I was looking for than any that the other agents had shown me. It was clear that he was better both at looking for apartments and listening to my needs. In addition, due to my busy schedule, Steve patiently went out of his way to meet me during work hours, in the evenings as well as on weekends until we found the right place. Lastly, not only was Steve a great agent, but he was happy to share his knowledge of the city and the NYC real estate business. I definitely got an education in NY Real Estate just by listening to him. If you want help finding a great place that''s right for you, without wasting time or energy, give Steve a call. Steve went above and beyond to help me, and I would gladly recommend him to anyone searching for a new home.
- Ben ****
Steve knew what we wanted better than we did. He showed us all the apartments that we picked but in the end he suggested something else. We rented his choice. He did a wonderful job! C&C
- Cissy ****
Steve did a fantastic job of finding several apartments within our list of criteria. He showed us several, and knew exactly what we had in mind. He stays in constant communication to find just the right apartment. We are so thrilled with our new home.
- M ****
We moved from the UK to NYC and used Steve to help us find an apartment. Steve was happy to work with us for about 2 months before we moved. During this time Steve sent us numerous properties fitting our criteria so that we could see what kind of apartments were available. Then 2 weeks before we left the UK Steve arranged a comprehensive 2 days during which we viewed around 30 apartments, deciding on one on the second day. Steve was then very helpful in closing the process, having helped us in advance to prepare the documents we would require to have our application accepted. All in all an excellent and very professional service that fully justified the fee. Many thanks
- tom ****
Steve was a huge help. He was very professional and courteous. He was also enthusiastic during my search and was willing to go the extra mile to help me find a great apartment. Highly recommend.
- Kevin ****
Steve Karlin was extremely helpful in finding an apt for me. He''s thoughtful and listens to what your needs for an ideal apt is . I highly recommend him to assist you in finding that perfect fit.
- beverly ****
Steve was the BEST! He was attentive and quick to respond to our needs. He listened to our needs and wants, and then accurately matched us with possible new homes. He is amazing and I highly recommend him. If you need a new home and want to effectively and efficiently find one, Steve is your man! I am 100% satisfied!
- Dru Collins

Client Testimonials for Shmuel (Sol) Biopcik

Finding an apartment in New York City can be a nightmare, but not with Sol Biopcik as my Realtor. I was overwhelmed with finding an apartment and putting together all the documents and paperwork that landlords require here. However, Sol walked me through everything and made it very easy to submit all the necessary documents. Having just moved to New York City from Florida, I was in a time crunch to get moved into an apartment. Thanks to Sol’s relationship with the management company I was able to get approved right away and move in within three days of viewing the apartment. If it wasn’t for Sol I would still be without a home and banging my head on the pavement hoping someone would help me navigate the New York City rental process. Sol is truly Amazing!
- Amy Melvin
Fair and reliable, Sol was a joy to work with and helped me find a great apartment. Highly recommend working with him! Thank you Sol!
- Lauren Covello

Client Testimonials for Diana Pfaff

Diana Pfaff is a fantastic broker because she is a passionate professional who delivered to us everything on our ' must-haves' list! Because we were relocating from San Jose CA to NYC, I initiated contact via email. As our trip to NYC to find an apartment in ONE weekend approached, Diana called me to make sure she understood exactly what we needed to make our new location feel like home. As we visited possible apartments in person together, Diana was keen on listening to how we felt about the spaces we saw, and reconfigured the viewings so our time was never wasted by seeing something we wouldn't have wanted. Diana walked with us every step, literally, and when we found our place Sunday afternoon, paperwork was ready Monday morning. We knew what we wanted and Diana Pfaff stuck by us, tolerated my sarcasm and my husband's tall orders. My husband, our dog and I could not be more thrilled and thankful. We highly recommend Diana Pfaff.
- Diahanna D.
Diana was so helpful in coordinating our move from California. She was very responsive and had many options for us based on our requirements. She even helped us negotiate cost after we decided on a property. She is awesome.
- Tom G.
From the start of my apartment search to the end, working with Diana Pfaff was truly a pleasure. Diana was attentive and dedicated to helping us find the best apartment. Searching for apartments remotely (I was still living in Texas at the time can be extremely nerve-wracking, but Diana was very good about keeping communication open and updating me on the search. She was adamant about showing us all of the options to make sure my trips to the city were worthwhile. Diana graciously spent hours in appointments with us, often taking the time to show us over 5 apartments a day. Diana was very understanding and responsive as our preferences changed. She took the time to really understand what our “must haves” were, what our budget was, and where we could compromise. With each change, Diana narrowed her search to make sure she was only showing us apartments that we would really be interested in renting. Though the apartment application process is very time sensitive, we never felt any pressure from Diana to move forward. Diana is very genuine and her first concern was always if we were certain this apartment was “the one.” When we finally did find the apartment we loved, Diana was excellent at communicating with the landlords. She advocated on our behalf and was quick to update us with any news. Amazingly, Diana even negotiated for us to sign the lease the same day we were approved to rent. She has truly taken the realtor-client relationship above and beyond her duties. Even now that the lease has been signed, Diana has made herself available for any questions or help that we may need. I had a wonderful experience with Diana and would have no hesitations returning to her for business or recommending her services to family and friends.
- Mariah C.
Diana was such a pleasure to work with! Not only was she extremely responsive to our emails and calls, but she also took the time to really understand exactly what we were looking for in a new home. She is extremely good at what she does, and it was a pleasure working with her to find the perfect option for us. We could not have done this search without her! I would absolutely recommend her and look forward to working with her in the future.
- Molly H.

Client Testimonials for George Arnaudov

We just wanted to say thank you so much for helping us out. You’ve been tremendously receptive to our conversations and phone calls and we have learned so much by speaking with you. In our minds, we are truly appreciative of how you’ve been there for us from day one. When our friends graduate next year from Penn or are moving around NYC, I know both of us will have no hesitation in recommending you. You definitely know how the market works with recent graduates and young professionals and we’ve seen that time and again. Even when our one year apartment lease is up, I am going to be seeing if there are other availabilities and I know you will be the first person I reach out to. We trust you wholeheartedly, and I think that matters the most. Again, thank you for your time and patience. We hope all the best and will definitely keep in touch.
- Madhav & Aaseesh
It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you so much for your patience and help in this search process. Especially without my roommate here, it was a huge relief to have been able to work with you. I will be sure to reach out to you again next year when I being my apartment hunt again!
- Pallavi Y.
Getting an apartment in New York as a young entrepreneur can be a nightmare! George took all of my anxiety away and he helped me understand exactly what I needed to do in order to get the apartment of my dreams. He helped me find a roommate, lined up the guarantor, and was 300% committed to helping me get A GORGEOUS apartment. I couldn''t recommend him highly enough!
- Bonnie F.
Thank you so much for all of your kind help and support. Before Iris and Rahima had told me of you, I was working with other realtors who didn’t respond quickly or build my trust. You, on the other hand, are really a full-service broker and stayed with us, returned all our calls and met on your holidays to help us find an apartment. Your expertise and optimism is very much appreciated and never forgotten. Please let us know how we can write a good review for you. And do keep in touch!
- Pratima, Sarah and Hena
The purpose of writing to you is to say a very BIG thank you for your friendly, professional service. Prior to coming into contact with you both, we couldn’t get an agent to return an email or a call - and we even had one leave us on the corner and fail to turn up to an appointment. So it was a pleasure dealing with you both. In terms of being more specific: - you returned our emails within 24 hours (most of the time sooner) - you turned up to our appointments and showed us places that took into consideration what we were looking for - when we initially passed on the first building, you were happy to continue working with us (I’ve heard a lot of agents get quite cranky when you pass up a place) - you always followed up after appointments to see what we thought of the place In sum, you provided good old fashioned service, which seems hard to come by these days. We’ll certainly come back to you in the future, and recommend any friends of ours your way.
- Krystil & Jay
I want to thank you for being so helpful and friendly during our apartment search. Having gone through the moving process twice now in the NYC, I can safely say you have been the friendliest, honestly, and responsive broker we have worked with. I will absolutely refer your services to any/all friends & family members.
- Chris D.
George, I just want you to know that you are the best to work with – you are quick to respond to questions which helped move this to completion. I have told several others of your great attention to detail and that if they are looking or moving in the city they should reach out to you. Thank you again for all your help.
- Cynthia L
This review is for a broker named George Arnaudov at Hecht Group. I flew into town on a Sunday and started work the next day, so I had no time to look for a place. George stayed on my budget and found me a place in Astoria. But what really set him apart was that he kept in touch for the duration of my lease to check in and make sure everything was ok. When I had some problems with the landlord he helped straighten everything out. I can’t recommend George enough.
- Adam R.

Client Testimonials for Shmuel (Sol) Biopcik

I met Sol through an add on Craigslist. We went to look at an apartment I saw on the website. I didn't like the place in person but Sol had a few more places to show me in midtown. The apartments were fairly priced but they weren't my style. After that day, Sol knew exactly what I was looking for. In the next coming week, he found me a really cozy removed apartment in a walk up building in the upper east side. I love everything about this place: location, price, neighbors; it’s perfect! Working with Sol was easy and convenient. He met me at all apartments on time, didn't take long to respond to my texts/emails and got me approved at the very next day. Thanks Sol!
- Chandrika
Thanks you Sol for your help finding an apartment for my daughter and her roommate. May God bless you and your family!
- George Parish
Enormous ability, integrity, loyalty, warmly, understanding, insight and right on the target - this is Sol; heart and soul, knowledge and wisdom… before I met Sol, I wasn't sure if I need to buy, if I need to rent, I was very confused with the market and expanded the searching all over. since the day I met Sol, from that point, I felt secure, I knew that I was in good hands, this man will do everything to secure me and will find for me the right place that meets my needs. Amazingly, Sol knew it exactly!! one month later, I bought a beautiful apartment in the Upper East Side, in a great building, In a great price, the procedure went smoothly, I couldn't imagine it better…Sol was there for me all the way and guided me, supported me, quieted my fears… I just could not do it without him. Sol, professional and honest, rarely to find, you are an angel …God bless the day that I met you!!!
- Ofra Beigel, PHD candidate, Adjunct Instructor at the department of “Hebrew and Judaic Studies”, Yeshiva University NY, NY
Sol helped us find the perfect gem of an apt on the UWS. We were relocating from out of town and Sol was able to show us the apt twice during our short visit and get all the paperwork and leases executed within days! Sol was also very insightful as he told us we needed to move quickly on the apt as it would get taken quickly-and he was quite right as we found out later that there are rarely vacancies in our wonderful building. Finding a fantastic apartment in such a short period of time was so much easier with Sol helping us throughout the process!
- Alex Abrams
I recently worked with Sol to get an apartment on the Upper East Side. He was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He made sure to get my application in right away, so that I would be the first in line for my apartment. I was concerned when the management company had some trouble accessing my credit reports, but Sol calmed me down and eventually we got the management company everything that they needed to approve me. He held my hand through the whole process. He is extremely accessible - he will return a phone call within minutes!
- Ann Perry
I had such a positive experience using the Hecht Group to find my apartment last year. I worked with Sol Biopcik, an excellent Broker who really made the process so pleasant. He was punctual, helpful, relatable, and considerate. He really worked with me and got me in to my dream apartment! Every time I see him around he is so genuinely warm and friendly. I would recommend Sol and the Hecht Group to anyone, they really made me feel very comfortable and secure in making a big move! Thanks for everything!
- Seshie H.'s

Client Testimonials for Helvin Rymer

I worked with Helvin a few months ago when I was in the market for a new apartment. Helvin was extremely helpful and had a bunch of listings that fit my criteria. He even met with me on his day off to accommodate my schedule.
- Andrew
Helvin is incredibly hard working and has a true passion for real estate. My fiancé and found Helvin through an ad online. He showed us about ten apartments the first day we met with him and at the end of the day we found out it was his birthday! My fiancé and I are very picky but Helvin listened to us and found the exact apartment we were looking for in our dream neighborhood. We would have never discovered our apartment without Helvin. He knew this apartment was going to be available and pulled a favor with the super to show it to us before it went on the market. There was a bottle of champagne waiting for us from Helvin the day we moved in. He is professional and fun to work with. He has a vast knowledge of the West Village and Tribeca.
- Bridget Platten

Client Testimonials for Wonah ANNA Park

Just want to give major props to the broker I worked with on my apartment. Anna was completely and utterly committed to make this happen and really worked with me (really flexible) to come up with creative approaches to close the deal. It took her less than 2 weeks with lots of competition. She does rentals and sales and she has a great spirit as well. Trust me, you want her on your team:
- Leslie

Client Testimonials for Shmuel (Sol) Biopcik

Thanks to Sol at Hecht Group I was able to find a perfect apartment at the upper east side. He was helpful, clear and very kind. It is hard to find an apartment in New York, especially as an international student, however Sol made it easy after dealing with several real estate agents I was glad that I finally found one that listened my conditions. I highly recommend him!
- Alexandra P.

Client Testimonials for James Mercure

James did a great job of getting my roommates and I a place - exactly what we wanted. He was organized and patient and not pushy. I would definitely work with James again. Rebecca in October 2013
James was the most helpful, friendly, and professional broker I have worked with. He was not at all pushy like many other brokers I have come in contact with. Rather, he was very knowledgeable about the property and incredibly kind and respectful throughout the process. It would be a mistake to not get in touch with him! Rachel in April 2014
- Rachel
Where do I begin. Working with James was an absolute pleasure. From the moment we met to view the apartment he was friendly and personable, which set the tone perfectly for the rest of our time together. Though he had answers to all of our questions, he was not all about business and was happy to talk about our lives and shared connections/interests that we had. We were given bottles of water before sitting down to talk about the apartment details and he was very attentive, making sure we were comfortable in every way. If you are lucky, his associate (which is his lovely wife) will be there as well. She is the sweetest person on the Earth. And both her and James are truly the most genuinely kind and caring people you''ll ever meet. Between the two of them and the business as a whole, we were very satisfied. They knew exactly what we wanted and we immediately were shown an AMAZING apartment within minutes. We had an experienced lawyer-mom with us asking tricky questions, but James was ready with an answer to every curve ball she threw at him. He made us feel like we could trust him and the apartment in every way. We signed for the apartment within hours because we were completely satisfied with everything James had to show us. Not only did we get a new home, but we made a new friend who we will definitely keep in touch with. If you want an easy, trust worthy, and stress free process for finding an apartment, James Mercure is your guy.
- Cullen
James was absolutely wonderful. From the moment I met him, he was personable and informative. Not only did he have answers to any questions I had, but he seemed genuinely interested in learning more about me. After I signed the lease for my apartment, I was sad to say goodbye to James. He not only helped me find the perfect apartment, but made the experience easy, fun, and memorable. I would recommend James to anyone who is looking for a broker. He is absolutely perfect!
- Zach

Client Testimonials for Helvin Rymer

Helvin was highly responsive and immediately struck me as an honest and trustworthy agent. The only reason I ended up renting an apt through another agency is because they showed me a listing first, thus I was obligated to go through them. I would definitely recommend utilizing his services if you place a high premium on your time and don''t want to be jerked around.
- Kevin Collins

Client Testimonials for Shmuel (Sol) Biopcik

Dear Sol, My wife and I would like to express our sincere thanks for all that you have done for our daughter Monique and her friend Kim in getting the apartment at 159 East 92nd St. Every since she was little, Monique always dreamed of living in New York. After she got her Masters in Advertising, she was delighted to get a job offer in New York. The last couple of weeks were so stressful for both Monique and Kim in their apartment hunting, we were a little apprehensive for them but we are so thankful that they found you. Last night I meant to send the rest of the information ready for you to see in the morning. I was so surprised when I got your reply back right away, at midnight your time. We read your profile online, and you did mention that you can be reached 24/7. We are very impressed. We plan on visiting in the near future, we hope to stop by and meet you if we can. Monique already said she would refer you to anyone she knows who is looking for rentals, she wishes someone would do that for her before and save her a lot of headaches. With our deepest appreciation and best regards,
- Albert Lam

Client Testimonials for Helvin Rymer

We hired Helvin to help find an apartment in NYC. From the beginning he was very accommodating and responsive. Through it all, Helvin was professional, courteous, hardworking, and most of all effective.
- Kees Thompson

Client Testimonials for Shmuel (Sol) Biopcik

Relocating from Boston to NYC was very challenging. After 2 long months of searching and having a the 3rd broker cancel AFTER I traveled to NY to view his supposed '6' apartments (which turned out to be zero) I randomly called the Hecht Group and Sol Biopcik answered the phone and gave me an address to meet him immediately. I only expected to see the 1 property, which, Sol realized, was not what I was looking for. About 15 minutes later, as I was headed back to Penn Station (enjoying a bagel in the UES) Sol called me to meet him again...he showed me 4/5 more apartments that same day w/ the last one being the one I ultimately rented...He's genuinely kind, knows his client and wastes no time in expediting a rather daunting ordeal. (In addition, he has a great sense of humor, making the process all the more positive!!) #1 Agent in NYC!!
- Denise Richards

Client Testimonials for Helvin Rymer

Helvin is a tremendous broker! He came on a recommendation from a friends and he rocked. Smart, professional, and fashionable (identified him by his pink socks)! He filtered all the bull**** ads on Craigslist and saved me a LOT of time by taking me to the ones that actually fit my needs or by indicating which ones I shouldn't even bother with. Unfortunately, I found something in my own building and he wasn't allowed to actually show me it ... or else I would have closed one of the apartments he showed me. You can't go wrong with Helvin, he'll get you what you want! http://www.nakedapartments.com/me/Helvin
- Jaison Zachariah

Client Testimonials for Diana Pfaff

Diana made finding my dream apartment in NYC a complete breeze. Specifically she: -contacted me quickly after my inquiry and followed up often. -provided me with the documents I needed to collect for rental consideration. -listened and understood my needs and desires for an apartment. -suggested a meeting point that was easy to find and was on time, although I was not. -showed me an aggressive targeted list of high-end properties that fitted my needs. -worked with property managers to get me quickly approved for the apartment I wanted. -followed through with the entire lease agreement process, to the bitter end! Diana made this one of the easiest relocation experiences I have ever had with 17 years in the US Navy. She worked, researched and pursued tirelessly to make sure I was very well taken care of. I strongly recommend her to handle anyone''s move to NYC. I now have the perfect midtown apartment in only 1.5 days. Thorough-Prepared-Dedicated-Professional. Commander C. B. Barker United States Navy
- Corey

Client Testimonials for Shmuel (Sol) Biopcik

Moving to a new city is somehow exciting and overwhelming at the same time, and finding a place in New York can be harder than any other city. I visited more than 30 apartments with 2 different agents and some by myself, and they kept telling me that those awful apartments where the best I was going to find in Manhattan, but I was not going to give up. Adding up to the yet exhausting equation, I come from abroad and of course my credit history was non-existent, and some real state agencies asked me for 6 months security deposit!!!!. I finally ran into an apartment, a real apartment, where the pictures where awesome, Sol Biopcik answer immediately, everything was easy from that moment on, when I walked in the apartment I realize that the pictures were true to the actual place, once I saw it I loved it. I explained my non-existent credit history, he understood immediately and as he said, the property manager was good with my references, because Sol trusted. With my basic documents there, it just took us one hour to fill the paperwork and for Sol to take the apartment off the market. I was happy and felt so calmed that finally went to the park and enjoyed NY. Two days later, with the remaining documents we signed the lease. If I haven´t gone through all of the other apartments and somehow unfortunately met other agents, I would take for granted the Hecht Group way of doing things and Sol´s great work and kindness.
- Nubia Herrera

Client Testimonials for Diana Pfaff

Diana was extremely helpful throughout the entire process, from finding apartments to show through the final lease signing, and she was even available with additional questions after we signed the paperwork. She was knowledgeable about apartment locations and knew how to get around (which we found helpful as other brokers kept getting lost), and didn''t waste our time. She was also available to us at virtually all hours of the day and into the evening. She''s extremely nice and I would strongly recommend using her to find an apartment in NYC.
- Daniel

Client Testimonials for James Mercure

James did a great job of getting my roommates and I a place - exactly what we wanted. He was organized and patient and not pushy. I would definitely work with James again
- R. Metzloff
I had the pleasure of working with James a while back. He was assertive, knowledgeable, and prompt with his service. James was always on top of his game and ensured his clients were well prepared for the fast market. I would recommend him and service again." Service Category: Real Estate Agent Year first hired: 2012 Top Qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity
- Jung Sin

Client Testimonials for Shmuel (Sol) Biopcik

"Sol Biopcik made my apartment search painless and simple. After living in NYC over nine years in various different apartments, Sol was the most straightforward and honest broker I have dealt with. He will be the first person I call for my apartment needs!"
- Matthew Lotz
Sol, "I want to thank you for all of the help and support you extended to my daughter, Kate, and my wife Diane during their apartment-hunting adventure in New York. As I’m sure you could tell, it was a very emotional and exhausting experience for them, and you certainly helped them through it. For that I am most grateful."
- Mike
"I was very impressed with the speed and quality of service offered by Sol Biopcik and the Hecht Group. Having previously spent over 3 weeks searching for an apartment with no results, Sol was able to show us an apartment that we really enjoyed, and get the process completed in a couple days. Unlike with many brokers, I did not feel I was being Nickel-and-Dimed. Overall, my experience was very positive."
- Chris Janney and John Hutton
"I had been struggling for such a long time to find an apartment that was affordable, safe, and in an ideal location for where I work and go to school UNTIL my roommate and I discovered Hecht Group. Finding the perfect place in the city is hard enough. I never thought it would be possible to find an apartment in such a short span of time with everything and more than I could have imagined. Sol Biopcik went through extreme lengths to help my roommate and I find the perfect place. Looking for an apartment is never an easy task but working with Sol eased my nerves in the process as well as helped get my roommate and me an amazing apartment. I cannot thank Sol enough for his hard work and dedication. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a positive experience in finding an apartment! Thank you Sol and Hecht Group!"
- Charlotte Craven
My roommate and I used Sol (Shmuel Biopcik) from Hecht Group to find an apartment, and had an absolutely incredible experience. We are both college students, and we were looking for a decent-sized studio to share in a safe building. Sol found us the perfect place - a spacious, renovated studio that we are so proud to live in! Sol worked extremely hard to help us get the deal, and genuinely cared about our comfort in the place! I would ABSOLUTELY recommend using Sol to anybody looking for an apartment in Manhattan - he is friendly, hardworking, and concerned about the happiness of his clients above all! Thanks Sol and Hecht Group for getting us such a beautiful place - I never thought such a great studio would be my first apartment in the big city.
- Katie
"I have met so many brokers before working with you. What distinguished you is your honesty and reliability. You are true to your words - We appreciate your excellent follow up and communication, highly credible feedback, and lastly truly wonderful attitude. You made the process very simple and enjoyable and for that we are very grateful. Many thanks once again!"
- T.A

Client Testimonials for Vaselj "Vas" Ljekocevic

My Husband and I have been looking for an apartment in Midtown and met Vas Ljekocevic through his ad in The Times. Vas is one of the most professional brokers we've met in several years: he listens, he is punctual, straight-forward and very friendly. It's nice to know for sure that the person you're working with will not be wasting your time - Vas is that person. Highly Recommended!
- http://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=1zu4usxPPtSGIh9aDulhIQ

Client Testimonials for Tara McMahon

After reluctantly realizing I needed a broker''s help to assist me in finding a new apartment, I kept stumbling on Hecht Group with nearly every search I made. So i figured they must be good. The first broker I contacted was Tara McMohan. She was promt in replying to my email and seemed very professional and friendly. I automatically felt comfortable enough to set up an appointment with her. She guided me effortlessly through the Upper East Side, showing me the best of what she had in my budget. She was extremely curtious and charming throughout the entire process. After hearing many a nightmare story about brokers and renting in NY, she truly put me at ease. After finding out I had to relocate to Philly for 8 months for work, I didn''t go through with an apartment I fell in love with at a building called The Electra. I thought she would have been annoyed that I backed out, but she completely understood. Towards the end of our correspondence, she asked me if I could write a brief testimonial about my experience working with her, which I gladly agreed to. I''ve never used Yelp before but I''m starting to explore it now, and there is no better review I could think of as my first than to write about this fantastic agent. Tara was as nice as she could be and even spoke baseball with me when I mentioned I was heading to a Yankee game after our appointment - she really knows baseball too! She was an absolute joy to work with, and when I come back to the city and need a place, she definitely is the person I am going to call.
- J. Ardenhoff
I wish this sounded more unsolicited, but it is the unabashed truth. In a city where your average broker is some weird combination of sleazy, pushy and stupid, Tara from Hecht bucked the trend and made apartment hunting a joy. She only showed me the kinds of places I wanted to see. She was responsive (answering my emails at 1am) and always stayed on top of my apartment hunt. Tara understood my pickiness and even embraced. I can't speak to the rest of Hecht and how they fit into my general characterization above, but if you are looking for a rental on the Upper East Side, you probably can't do better than giving Tara a call.
- Alex Dombroff
After a long time spent looking for apartments and working with different brokers, Tara was a breath of fresh air. She was the first agent to actually work to understand my situation and limitations. As a result, her extensive knowledge of the market was put to good use as she showed me some of the best options I had seen after two weeks of searching. Ultimately, I decided to go another route; however, it had nothing to do with the effective, friendly, and good work on the part of Tara. I highly recommend.
- Manuel G.
I worked with Tara McMahon at Hecht Group. She did a wonderful job showing me places which actually met the description of what I was seeking (which unfortunately is not always the case in the broker community). Tara gave me a great amount of her time, and everything she did was in good faith. She treated me fairly and expressed a genuine interest in finding me the right place. I would recommend her to others - and if I am ever in the market for an apartment again I would certainly come back to her
- Jeffrey Gattney
Tara responded to my inquiry right away and was very knowledgeable and efficient. She answered all of my questions patiently and informatively. I ended up renting the apartment she showed me. She stayed with me while I went over the contract, pointing out little details I may have otherwise overlooked...I felt well-informed going into my lease term. Tara was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the entire process and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an apartment!
- Morgan G.

Client Testimonials for James Mercure

I have to admit that I was skeptical in dealing with brokers for my rental search in NYC. However, when I spoke with James Mercure from Hecht Group he quickly convinced me by answering all my questions not just to meet with me but to find out what exactly I was looking for. Although my demands were extreme partly because I was new and was a little confused about the market; his expertise and patience had quickly won me over. His honesty and direct answers to my needs were exceptional. James didn't tell me what I wanted to hear, he simply told me the truth. Give James Mercure a shot to find you an apartment. I promise you will be writing a testimonial about him in a short period of time. Gratitude to the # 1 Spartacus fan :)
- D. Taylor

Client Testimonials for Shmuel (Sol) Biopcik

When we asked to look at a no-fee apartment in a UES building we arrived and met Sol who was waiting for us in the lobby. Quiet, soft spoken and polite - he took us up to the apartment, let us wonder around and if he did not have an answer to a question he noted it down and got back to us later that day or the next. When we decided on the apartment he moved quickly to get our deposit in, helped with the paperwork and made sure the application process was on track. We had a question about storage space a few days later and Sol went by the building to not only ask about the space, but sent us several pictures, he could not have been more responsive. Throughout he was courteous, efficient and a pleasure to work with. Thanks Sol!
- Bruce and Leslie Goslin

Client Testimonials for Helvin Rymer

This review is for Helvin Rymer We heard finding an apartment in New York City was one of the most stressful things you could do, so after relocating here from Australia with two small children we were dreading the process. From the moment Helvin answered the phone we knew he was the broker for us. He was friendly yet professional and knew his market. He listened to our requirements and met our brief exactly. Helvin was more than happy each day to show us apartments in different areas, and even downloaded games on his ipad for our daughter who was getting bored and also took the initiative of finding potential schools for us in all the neighborhoods we visited. Thanks to Helvin we found our perfect apartment in three days and moved in a week later stress free. Helvin followed up with us by phone to make sure that our move was successful and to see if we needed any further assistance. We would highly recommend Helvin to anyone seeking a broker. Link: http://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=v0X4KDfXVfoXGhfmXh3EYw
- Anne & Matthew Boxx
This review is for Helvin Rymer. I never thought the process of finding my first New York City apartment would go so smoothly! After a brief Internet search, I was pleasantly surprised to get a hold of Helvin. He's truly a mover and a shaker. His responses to me were immediate. He came across as very passionate about helping me find a place that would match my needs. He has access to many great buildings, and I knew right away when he showed me the first one that he truly understood what I was looking for. Helvin is an extremely efficient worker and has a firm grasp on the sense of urgency that comes with New York real estate. I feel very fortunate to have found him. Thanks, Helvin!!! Link: http://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=7aVdUkdGhYCNd8HbcyxEdw
- Christina M.

Client Testimonials for Susumu Fujita

I worked with Susumu Fujita. I have read the other reviews and can''t say I know too much about the company I just now about this broker who was assisting me. Susumu first met me and laid down everything, we looked at the apartments I signed up to see and asked him to show me some more and told me my max of $2500 per month but I let him now that is the absolute max and I didn''t want to go any further. He took me to apartments between $2,000 to 2,400 so he didn''t go to or over my max. He was always avaliable and worked completley around my scheduele, never was he too busy. The fee I paid was lower than the average in New York. Anways after I found the place my credit rating wasn''t so great so I had to pay two months deposit instead of one. I had a certain amount in the bank account to pay the opening fees to take the apartment (depsoit, broker fee, first months rent). Because they made me pay two months deposit I didnt have enough to pay the broker fee. I told Susumu this and he let me hold off on his fee until later when I could get the money. I think he waited almost two months for his fee and never harassed me about it. Very kind guy and very understanding. Not only a great broker but a great friend. Intellegent guy good conversation while touring and good knowledge of NY history and building history, educated me a lot on the NYC area. Also a good friend, I remember we were still looking for an apartment and one night I texted him about a great place to go out in NY and he responded. Great fellow and I highly recommend him.
- Ahmad R.
Susumu is the best real estate professionals I've met in the city. Not only does he provide access to numerous different locations throughout the area (our search almost spanned the entire island of Manhattan), but he also helped us find the best property even at our limited price range. His intimate knowledge of the neighborhoods as well as that of construction were also very helpful during the search process. He helped us with patience to find the right property despite some of our most unusual requests, and I now have a balcony as well as a built-in washer in my unit, all thanks to Susumu. I plan to go to Susumu for all of my real estate needs in the city, and I look forward to working with him again in the future. I don't have a Yelp account, but I hope the format is okay. By the way, the website looks great; could we talk more? It must be busy with the moving season, so please let me know when would be a good time for you. Thank you,
- John Kim

Client Testimonials for Shmuel (Sol) Biopcik

We recently needed to find an apartment. We selected Mr. Biopcik because the company with which he was affiliated, Hecht Group, was highly rated. We had limited time to investigate and make a Selection in an extremely tight real estate market. Mr. Biopcik quickly understood our needs and preferences and worked quickly to find appropriate proprieties for us to view. With his dedicated help and efforts we were able to find a place that we feel will provide a comfortable home for some time to come. We would unhesitatingly recommend him.
- Dolores and Clifton Bullard - Former Dean of students at Bronx Community College of CUNY, an Associate Professor of HOSTOS of CUNY.
We got in touch Sol to help us find the apartment that we were looking for. He was very helpful and made the whole process of what we thought was going to be a big hassle so simple and seamless. He was very patient in helping us find exactly what we were looking for according with our price range. He was fast and great at communicating with us. We had the best experience with him since as he was very kind and helpful. He made sure that we were satisfied with our end result. I would definitely would recommend working with Sol because he was great with updating us frequently and helping us to the very end to find the perfect apartment.
- Esther Dweck
As two girls trying get an apartment in Manhattan and not wanting to get taken advantage of, Sol was very understanding with our situation and walked us through each step. After telling him what we were looking for, Sol found us the perfect apartment exactly in our price range. We would and already have given Sol's number to our other friends looking for a place in NYC.
- Carla Waage and Nicole Senoski
Working with Sol was a great experience! He was responsive to our needs and helped us secure an apartment we love at a price that fit out budget. We would work with him again but for the fact that we don't want to leave our apartment anytime soon.
- Zack & Cassidy
Sol was very helpful. We looked at several apartments. He was very patient and courteous. When I was stuck deciding between two apartments that I liked, we weighed the pros and cons until I came to a decision. Most importantly, he helped me negotiate the price lower than what the management company was asking!!!
- Andrew Strassell
What I can say about Sol will be less impressive than my experience with Sol. In short, he found me an apartment inside 35 minutes. That must be some kind of record. Sol showed me 3 apartments, all tailored to my needs, but the third time was the charm. In a fast and fluid market like Manhattan, you don't want to waste your time with someone trying to put you in an apartment that they are trying to get rid of. Sol will never do that to you. You tell him what you want, and he will make it happen, and quickly! The apartments he shows you are all top quality too! All three apartments I saw were phenomenal, clean, roomy, pristine, and fit for my needs. I dealt with so many brokers in my search, and they all failed me. They either skipped appointments with me or showed me stuff that was already taken! Sol did no such thing. He's an earnest person, and he cares about what he does. He's a straight talker; he's not trying to sell you a bag of goods. He's also willing to work with you. I am very satisfied with my experience with him and I will recommend him to all my friends looking for a place on the Upper East Side and Yorkville.
- Daniel E. Guzmán, Esq. - District of Columbia Court of Appeals
I needed to move quickly from one apartment to another on the UES, and Sol was the broker made it happen. I was very specific in what I wanted, and Sol listened and totally got it and didn't waste my time and show me places that were far off, which can frequently happen when looking for an apartment. During a very stressful time, Sol told me to be as patient as one could be and not to worry and that he'd find what I was looking for - I just had to trust him. Well, I trusted him and he was spot on with the apartment in which I now live. And, importantly, I like things to be done quickly and efficiency, and he was just that in dealing with the lease and associated paperwork. I highly recommend working with him.
- AG

Client Testimonials for Anis Attarwala

When we started looking for an apartment for our daughter, we happened upon Anis because he was the agent for an apartment we thought would be nice. I called him and asked about it, adding it was for our 20 year old daughter. He immediately said: "I don't think the location of this apartment is good and safe for a single 20 year old girl". Gotta love that input! So we gave him our wish list and started looking, all the while learning from Anis the vagaries of buying a coop in the City. We love Anis's laid back temperament, so different from the usual high-octane temperament of real estate guys. Always easy to reach through texting and ready to go the extra mile to get things done. And although he's laid back, he gets answers to questions and problems right away. All in all, if we'd be in for another buy (but buying a coop is like a delivery, you need time to forget how painful and disagreeable it is before you'd do it again), we'd turn to Anis again without hesitation.
- Corrine W.

Client Testimonials for James Mercure

I have recently had the pleasure of working with James to find my new 'home'. Not only was James extremely thoughtful and pleasant to work with, he was extremely responsive, honest and open with me about the rental market. I would recommend James to any of my friends or acquaintances if they were looking to rent an apartment in Manhattan. I am so happy I had the opportunity to meet and work with James. Thanks,
- Kristen
We just wanted to thank you for helping us to find an apartment fastly just before our wedding day. Finding an honest, patient, and a professional real estate agent in Manhattan was not easy. Thank you for informing us about the real price to rent an apartment in NYC. We are happy we did not meet with the brokers that kept on pressuring us to meet with them for apartments and prices that did not exist. you are truly making a difference. Keep up the good work!! P.S.We will make sure to send you some wedding pictures.
- Adam and Keshia XOXO
Hello,   If you're looking for a Realtor eager to rent out your apartment as much as you want to... If you're looking for enthusiasm, dedication, personal attention, expedience, a no nonsense efficient Realtor -- than look no more:  Call James Mercure at the Hecht Group. He promised to rent out my apartment and did so in 2 weeks, with a happy tenant with keys in hand in such a short time!  James aggressively marketed my Studio, keeping me up to date constantly by phone and email to assure that everything went smoothly, as I was not in New York to take care of my Studio.  I am detail oriented and he gladly and meticulously implemented my requests. I will definitely recommend James to anybody wanting to have a Realtor 'on their side' and both the tenant and I were very happy with his services.
- Mrs. Armand

Client Testimonials for Nirel Levi

You were honestly the kindest, most down to earth, and most helpful real estate agent Shi and I worked with in our apartment hunt, and I know you will accomplish a lot of great things! Thanks for everything again and congrats for opening your own group! Lena
- Shi and Lena
Dear Amnon, I emailed you a few weeks ago because I wanted to begin looking for an apartment. Nirel contacted me and helped me through this process. I wanted to let you know what a great job she did and how happy I am with the end result! The apartment she helped me find is exactly what I was looking for. My schedule is very difficult to work around and Nirel always found time to show me listings on the weekend and to keep me up-to-date on openings. She was very quick to respond to my emails and inquiries, and I really appreciate that. Nirel definitely went above and beyond. I thought you should know that I will definitely recommend using her services to friends who are looking to move. Thank you very much. Regards,
- G.B
Dear Nirel, I just wanted to thank you for all of your hard work and effort over the past couple of days. I''m so happy that you were our broker because you were patient and able to hold our hands through the process. Can you imagine if we were working with someone we didn''t like! Oi! I''m glad that everything worked out in the end. Thank you again! Take care. Regards, Audrey D.
- Audrey D.
Dear Nirel, After not so pleasant experiences with Brokers in the city, finally we met someone that showed us what we wanted and actually listened to what we needed! Thank you for guiding us throughout the purchase process, we are so excited for our new place! Stay in touch, Samantha and Jon
- S & J
Hello, I am writing to you to complement one of your employees, Ms Nirel Levi. Ms Levi helped me to find an apartment recently and I just wanted to let you know that she went above and beyond. I am living in New York since 2003 and changed apartments 3 times already. This time my apartment search was certainly the most successful and comfortable one thanks to Nirel Levi. She took an extensive amount of time to show me and my friend 3 different apartments. Since we could not decide, we had to go back and forth and Nirel was patiently waiting until we could finally decide. She was very supportive and gave us professional advice on the pros and cons of the apartment. She was in no way pushy or impatient to close the deal but advised us to decide fast in order to secure the apartment. This is a very rare attribute in real estate brokers.......... Furthermore I just received a phone call today from her again to follow up how the apartment feels. This type of service and care is very difficult to find these days in New York. Working myself in the luxury service industry, I can only highly recommend Ms Levi to any future clients of your company. Please pass my thanks on to her as well. All my best to you for a successful 2008. Sincerely, Marcel Thoma | Front Office Manager The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
- Marcel
Nirel, I just wanted to thank you for making this search such a pleasant and smooth process to go through. You are such a pleasure to work with and I will definitely send your contact information to friends that are in the process of looking for apartments going forward. I wish you all the best! Thanks again Marta :-)
- Marta

Client Testimonials for Eli Levi

Despite the unavoidable stress of moving, Eli was a guidance and support throughout our apartment search. He listened carefully to us, as he showed us apartment after apartment, and took in to consideration our thoughts on each place before showing us the next one in order to ensure our wants were being met and our time was not being wasted. When the "perfect" apartment came up, he did not hesitate, he acted to get it for us, and because of that, we really did end up with the perfect place to call our home. Good luck!
- Kathryn
"Besides being professional, knowledgeable & reliable, Eli made the apartment hunting experience extremely comfortable from start to finish."
- Jason
I appreciated that you were not pushy and did not put pressure on us. You were also very quick to respond to emails and phone calls, no matter what time it was.
- Ian
After dealing with a seemingly never-ending trail of unscrupulous brokers, working with Eli to find our new home was a much needed breath of fresh air. He was direct, helpful, and truly on our side. We will certainly be working with him again in the future. Take Care,
- Seth
I didn't think it was possible to actually trust a broker in NYC, but after meeting Eli, it became clear that he had our best interest in mind. He was able to find the perfect apartment for us and was completely flexible and understanding throughout the entire process. I will definitely be recommending him to friends who are apartment hunting! Hope this helps! I have a friend who will be apartment hunting for a June move-in that I will definitely be referring to you in the spring! Thanks,
- Bridgette
Eli really went the extra mile. He found us the perfect apartment and helped us through the application process. A great ally to have. Hope this helps and all is well with you and yours.
- Jacob
We were relocating from out of state so we were concerned that we wouldn't be able to find an apartment with all of the amenities we wanted. We worked with at least three other agents until we found Eli. He really listened to what we wanted and in the end found us a great, affordable apartment within the parameters we had set. NHB, Upper East Side Take care,
- Nicole
Eli helped me and my roommate find the perfect first apartment in NYC. Unlike most brokers, Eli truly listened to what we were looking for and didn't waste our time. He was flexible to meet at our convenience and was such a pleasure to work with. We really could not be happier! Thank you Eli!
- Erica
Client Testimonials: Working with you has been a pleasure and we are thrilled with our new home. You really are great at understanding what your clients are looking for and making the best use of time. It is exactly one week today that we started looking, and here we are with a signed lease and everything! You really went above and beyond for us in terms of changing your schedule to meet us in finding our first home, with the follow-up emails, calls to our building, answering all of our questions. You are a true professional and thank you so much... We'll make sure to send you any referrals and ultimately give you a holla when we are ready to purchase our new home...

Client Testimonials for Amnon Hecht

Amnon! we can only say thank you, and mean it! the apartment is great we are very happy.
- Jennifer & Tim

Client Testimonials for Agnes EVA Varga

Agnes your great and so is the apartment! i am sending a few people your way to work your magic. thanks for everything
- Jill Sierra

Client Testimonials for Yair Hecht

Thats "Thanks a million after taxes" Josh this card says it all
- Shanti & Minty
Dear Yair. Thank you so much for your help in the apartment hunt. even that we werent able to follow though, you were very helpful and fun to work with we will definitely keep you in mind next time we are on the seach for an apartment. thanks again regards Alison & Laura
Thank you for all your help in finding a pleasant home for me - I love the space. Also, thank you for making the apartment-hunt most enjoyable. Before you it was a real drag and a pain to deal with some of the other brokers out there. I liked working with you.
- Elisa Velez