April 2017 by Nadia H.(Yelp) , Manhattan
I had been pulling out my hair for a few weeks trying to find an apartment in the city, made especially difficult by moving from Canada and being an out of country candidate. I had been hitting roadblocks and was becoming increasingly frustrated and pessimistic about my ability to both find a great apartment and get through all the hoops of approval.
Boris was immediate in his action plan to resolve my woes - within a day he had several apartments lined up and shared a confident, determined, and positive demeanor from the beginning that instilled a new encouragement and optimism in me. He was beyond professional and ensured that I had visibility to everything available in the market and the area I was looking for -- he shared all levels of apartments to expose me to choices even I had not considered previously but should be aware of. This made a huge difference as it widened the number of options I had and created new opportunities for me to find an apartment I could truly fall in love with. He made sure to understand my needs and budget and was not pushy whatsoever - he was always very up-front, honest, and transparent about the state of the apartment, the surrounding area, the feasibility of approval and the true costs associated. He has an uncanny knowledge and understanding of his area and the efficiency and efficacy with which he works is truly unbelievable -- from the moment I began working with him I was blown away at how focused, dedicated, professional and reliable he was.
He eventually ended up showing me an apartment I fell in love with and swiftly ensured my application was not only considered, but fought for me to be approved by defending my credentials and making sure the landlord understood who I was as a person and potential tenant, not just facts on a paper (ie. "out of country", "no american credit") -- within a day I had been approved and Boris made sure to handle all the paperwork and guide me along the signing process as this was all very new to me. He made sure I understood all the terms and even followed up afterwards to make sure I was settling in well and was enjoying the apartment!
I would HIGHLY recommend Boris and would encourage ANY person whether they are having trouble or not in looking for apartments or securing an apartment to reach out to him as he is not only a fantastic broker and agent, but an extremely personable and wonderful person all around. He turned the entire process around and made it fun and exciting -- and in the end successful! I can definitely say with 100% conviction that if you work with Boris you will be completely satisfied with a stress-free search that ends in you successfully securing an apartment you love :-)