My girlfriend and I were searching for a one-bedroom apartment, while my girlfriend''s sister was looking for a studio. We were hoping to be in the same building in the Long Island City area. We had visited several apartments and toured them with the leasing companies and were somewhat reluctant to use broker because of possible additional fees or dealing with untrustworthy people. We were looking at various listing on apartment sites and reached out for a tour, at which point we connected with Ivan and Vlad from Spire. It couldn''t have gone better. They went above and beyond our expectations. They met us on short notice, understood our budget, listened to what we were looking for, and did not apply any pressure at all. On top of that, they were both very knowledgeable about each of the properties and possessed a great deal of experience with the management companies. To be frank, we asked them a lot of questions, some of which you might typically ask the leasing agent. They were able to answer all of them correctly. It felt like we had a trusted adviser with us along the way and that they sincerely had our best interest in mind. They followed through on all their commitments and stayed with us to the end. The management company for the building we settled on covered the broker fee; however, these guys would be worth it even if they hadn''t. I will use these guys for all future broker needs.

Karsten Deuschle - 05/21/2018

Vlad worked with us for 4 long days to find the right apartment in the right location (for us, finally it was Hell''s Kitchen area). He focuses on your criteria, your rent range limitations, and really pays attention to what you say. He is a really nice, considerate, respectful, patient (it took us 4 days) and humble guy, very knowledgeable about the inventory, the neighborhoods, the surrounding features, and the relationship of the apartments to the Metro system since my job involves the subway daily. He prepared for each day, based on what we accomplished the previous day. As a result of our productive and pleasant experience with Vlad, the first day on the new job was a great success. Recommend Vlad highly!!!

John C. - 09/26/2017