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• After two separate searches for apartments, emails to countless fake craigslist apartments, and meetings with dozens of brokers who either don''t listen or don''t care, it is beyond refreshing to meet a broker like Jon.
In a span of four or five days, he was able to show us a bunch of apartments that fit the criteria we wanted, and were all so close to being the right one. Jon was honest, upfront, and always available during the whole process. He never over sold an apartment, and would consistently check in to make sure he wasn''t showing us things we weren''t interested in.
After just under week, Jon showed us the perfect place and we signed shortly after. He has access to great listings and really works hard to find the right fit. I highly recommend him for anyone looking for an apartment in the city.
• This review is based upon my experience with Jon Kestenbaum. Jon helped me find an apartment in August 2013.
I was moving from across the country, and renting in New York is fast and furious. I emailed Jon my preferences and budget, and he was able to find apartments that fit my criteria. Jon was there every step of the way to show me properties, and help close the lease. Jon was able to find the perfect apartment in a nice area with great transit options that was better than I could have expected. Jon was on the ground every day and kept me involved via text message and email. When it came time to sign the lease, Jon overnighted it (with Saturday service) via Fedex to me. Saturday service doesn''t come cheap, but that''s the level of dedicated Jon has. Above all, Jon was a great guy, and was easy going. I felt that Jon didn''t care about his commission, and was just out for my best interest. I had conversations with other brokers, and they just felt like uptight jerks. In my opinion Jon embodies what the "NYC Broker" experience should be, but so few achieve.
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Jonathan Kestenbaum is a happy guy who loves to help people. He provides clients with a relaxed, comfortable environment, and can answer anything that comes his way. This type of positive, productive service is why customers gravitate towards Jonathan for the best real estate experience possible.
Always open to listening and eager to help, Jonathan has a natural way of developing strong relationships built on trust and mutual respect. He thoroughly enjoys sharing his expert knowledge of the New York market with clients while helping them find new apartments that suit their unique needs.
Originally from Yonkers, NY, Jonathan has lived all over in New Jersey, Boston, Connecticut, Los Angeles, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Orlando, Florida and Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He currently resides in the East Village, and adores New York City. Prior to entering real estate, Jonathan spent 11 years in the music industry as a tour manager and merchandise manager. He was privileged to be awarded 3 RIAA certified gold records. Traveling the world enabled him to interact with all kinds of personalities, and develop a rapport with every one as he still does easily in his real estate work.