I got to work with Raina Rosa and she was AWESOME. I was moving from a crappy UES apartment that I HATED and was specific about which areas I wanted to move in. I also work crazy hours and wasn''t able to always view things right away--making it key I had a good broker to help me.
First off, she was extremely easy to talk to. I explained certain restrictions and requirements the apartment *absolutely* needed to have (i.e. pet-friendly, etc.). During the entire process, she was there to answer every question I had (and trust me--i get insanely stressed out about anything to do with relocating). The end result? I now live in an apartment that i love, in an area I was looking for! I couldn''t have been happier with the entire process. She even helped me find reliable movers and the move turned out be as low-stress as possible.
I totally recommend using her as a broker. I too, was skeptical at first, but I was VERY nicely surprised when I was able to do business with a broker that doesn''t believe in renting out an apartment to just make commission and rent it out, but she always made sure I was really happy about the apartments. I found it easy to be honest and tell her my real opinion about things, there was no pressure, she worked with my budget perfectly (as I found a GEM that was *under* budget), and I couldn''t be any happier about my living situation in Manhattan.
- K S.