We received a letter recently from an incoming TC Graduate Student:
Three of the TC alumnae - Kim (2014), Tara (2012) and Samantha (2010) all highly recommended that I connect directly with you and they provided me with your name and contact details.
All three alumnae each shared with me their individual experience of working with you during their apartment hunt search and how you were extremely helpful during their apartment hunt and search. They also shared with me that you have listings that are international student friendly
She not only helped me find the perfect apartment, but she made the application and approval process a breeze.
Greg was a great help to me and went above and beyond what your average NYC broker will do. He negotiated pre-move-in repairs with the management company and followed up to ensure the projects were completed and satisfactory. I hate having to use a broker in NYC, but sometimes you just have to. If you have to, I recommend Greg Healy. The review on Zillow can be seen at this link http://u.zillow.com/w5LgX/
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Gregory Healy is really helpful in finding house. I am foreigner in New York, his great hospitality is beyond appreciation. He also continues to help after I rent the apartment
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951 Amsterdam Ave APT 4D, New York, NY 10025
I was hoping to write a quick reference for Jordan. Joe and I could not be more thankful for all the work Jordan did to help us get this apartment. He was extremely flexible with hours which, as you know, was a huge help to Joe with his busy season. Any text or call received an answer right away and we felt really comfortable with him.
He's really a great tribute to your company and we're very appreciative.
From: Lee, Jay
Date: December 31, 2014 at 2:10:18 AM EST
We had a great experience working with Annie Hawkins, who helped us to secure a studio in a tranquil, sought-after location in Inwood. We have been looking for studios around this location for about 3 weeks, and as soon as the opportunity comes up, we contacted Annie immediately. Annie responded within minutes of receiving our message and we arranged a time to view the studio the very next day. The rest of the process was smooth and Annie was extremely communicative, reliable and dependable.
What differentiates Annie from other brokers in the area:
1. The quality of her listing: we checked out over 20 places in the Inwood / Washington Heights area. Let’s be honest, here. Some of the apartments / studios we saw are simply decrepit. We only saw one listing by Annie and it’s much better than everything else we have seen. Not only was the rent reasonable, there was elevator in the building and laundry on site, both of which were very important for us.
2. Annie is an articulate, honest and reliable professional: Throughout the process of working with Annie, she did not once try to peddle items / services that were not necessary. We have come across an obscene amount of unscrupulous brokers in the area. Annie is a woman of character who delivered everything that we agreed on.
3. Annie’s knowledge in the Inwood / Marble Hill area: since she has been living here for many years, she helped us out with recommendations for window blinds, coffee shops, as well as other useful things. The “intangibles” of having someone who is intimately familiar with the area have been tremendously helpful.
If you are looking to rent a place around the Inwood / Marble Hill area, Annie Hawkins is unequivocally the go-to person that you need to get in touch with.
From: Carole Ibata
Date: June 18, 2014 at 10:44:12 AM EDT
My husband and I were lucky enough to connect with Annie Hawkins when we were looking for an apartment in Manhattan. We wanted an apt. we could afford in a nice neighborhood, hard enough in NY generally, nearly impossible in Manhattan! But Annie found us an even better apt. than the one we had first inquired about and right across from a beautiful park! Annie introduced us to the neighborhood, showing us the best restaurants, stores and spots to enjoy the beauty of the parks in the area. She helped us with a locksmith, a mover, and just went so far beyond just showing us an apartment to make us feel welcome in our new neighborhood and settle in. (I know we are not the only ones she has done this for because walking through the neighborhood she was greeted by other tenants she had found apts. for, and everyone from the super to the locksmith speaks of her as the special person she is.) If you want an apt. you will love, call Annie! You won''t be disappointed.
Carole & Jesus Ibata, Happy new tenants
If you’re thinking of living in Inwood, Marble Hill, Ft. George or Hudson Heights chances are that sooner or later you’ll meet real estate broker Annie Hawkins. Now that you know.....make it sooner.
Annie is everywhere up here, she knows everyone and every place in these great neighborhoods. She is a good listener and will not show you an apartment that does not fit your criteria. In other words, she won’t waste your time. But spending time with her is a blast, so look forward to exploring the neighborhood and having a lot of laughs along the way. I had a pressure-filled two week window to find a rental in Inwood before I sold my apartment and with Annie''s guidance I got a wonderful place that I hope to live in for many years. She has a great rapport with her landlords and that leads to a pleasant lease signing experience. In the end, you’ll probably have an apartment and you’ll definitely have a new friend in the neighborhood.
WOAH WOAH WOAH. Stop everything and make sure you brace yourself because this is about to get real. Real GOOD.
This is my second round with Sovereign. And let's just say until Greg Healy and Sovereign came into my life, I legitimately thought I would have to live in a box on a street corner before finding a three bedroom apartment under $3k. Not joking, I lost hundreds (MULTIPLES of hundreds) of dollars with shitty brokers and craigs list scams (all of the horror stories about rentals in the city are True with a huge giant capital T).
But you know what? Sovereign found one for me, and you know what else? IT WAS UNDER MY EXPECTED BUDGET. WAYYY under. Oh and what else? I didn't get fluff and rose colored glasses, and got exactly what I was looking for with exactly what I could afford! AND there was no fee!!!! But did that make Greg care less? Of course not. He kept it real, and real is fine by me when in renting, because a miscommunication can lead to a $1500 mistake.
OH I'm not done- fast forward 2 years and Greg finds me another apartment, again UNDER budget and PERFECT. Fee this time, but the deal I got was so friggen fantastic I won't ruin your life by sharing it. So simple, and no secrets. He worked with my schedule and was honest with me the whole time, and able to make sure I was in the best situation possible to get what I wanted.
I love my building, I love my apartment, and I love Sovereign. Yeah I said it. I hope I never have to use another realtor until the day I die (or move out of New York).
Thank you for all of your help in finding my new apartment. I am
absolutely in love with it and am so excited to move in! I have
worked with several brokers in my eight years in New York, and by far,
you have been the most professional and knowledgeable. I really
appreciated how upfront you were about everything and all of the time
you took to educate me on the apartment and the neighborhood. While I
hope that I won''t have to move again for a long time, if I do, I will
definitely be coming back to you. I look forward to referring my
friends to you so that they can have the same wonderful experience
with you that I did. Apartment hunting is not always a fun process,
but you made it very enjoyable!