Mr. Pakula was firstly very responsive unlike the other 3 realtors that I had been recommended through friends. He was very easy to call and get in touch with. Secondly, he took me around in a chauffered car which made it very easy to view properties on my limited time frame since I am very busy in my professional career and only have certain weekends to view properties. He spent time with me on each property we looked at, and advised me against the ones that in his opinion were overpriced and had no resale value in the future. I felt very comfortable with him as a first-time home buyer and my mother had a high opinion of him given the fact that she is in the real estate business carried a lot of weight. He is an excellent agent and you can''t go wrong with him. There is no pressure on his part to sell a property to you and he is always looking out for his clients first and foremost. He is a rarity among agents in NY and I highly recommend him.
This is my first time buying a condo in New York City. Let me tell you, I have absolutely no experience and probably once of the clients that ask tons of questions. Michael is always there for me anytime, any day when I have any questions. He responded very fast even though he is busy.
I am interested in buying a place as a primary residence and then eventually turn it into an investment property. Michael has great knowledge about every neighborhood in Manhattan and explain to me which building will be the best suits my needs. He is direct and straightforward on telling me the pros and cons of each and every building that we saw.
He is always on time and he has a car service that brings me around when we are looking at different properties. I have regular working hours and I don''t have a lot of time during the weekdays to walk around so the car service is perfect.
Other than that, as I am a first time buyer, I have absolutely no connection to any attorney and mortgage officer. Michael has a lot of contacts and I can always count on him. The attorney and the mortgage officer that he refers are all really helpful to me. Michael doesn''t stop the relationship as only showing me apartments but also helping me dealing with my move in, some questions with my loan and some other issues in this whole process. Buying a property is stressful especially a first time buyer. I am very thankful and glad that I have Michael to help me with this process.
I will definitely recommend Michael to anyone of you who is looking for an apartment in Manhattan. Good luck in your process!
I really had a great experience with those guys. My agent, Jelena Koprivica, was amazing. She found me what I was looking for within a day and really helped me through all the steps. The team is friendly, professional and always there for you. They really want for you to find what you want and be satisfied. I highly recommend them!
Tony Messiena: seals the deal
Tony found a great apartment for us, negotiated improvements with the landlord and made the deal happen on time. We couldn''t be happier!