My first experience with a broker and absolutely no complaints. After years of living in Bushwick dorm apartments found on Craigslist with absentee landlords and roaches, I decided that it was time to move on. Working in entertainment means having a social life that straddles both Brooklyn and Manhattan, and Greenpoint straddles that line fairly well. I've been in love with the neighborhood since I first moved here in 2005, but could never afford the rent.
After weeks of disappointment and forcing myself into thinking I'd never find a place in the neighborhood, I called a broker. Victor found me a place that fit my budget, which was an incredible feat considering the rent was 400 dollars less than what an average apartment here goes for! He showed me a few places and gave me a good idea of what to expect with each. I fell in love with the final one on our tour (it was like he planned it that way!), despite it being in the middle of renovation. During the signing process, he was very accommodating to my insane work schedule (80 hrs a week) and agreed to meet with my landlord and I pretty late, well after the office was closed, to sign.
Now I have been here almost a month and I find myself settling into my first real "home." I even have those beautiful tin ceilings I've coveted from friends' historic apartments in Brooklyn. Thank you so much to Victor and Diane at Greenpoint Properties for finding me a great place!
Highly recommend locally based, Greenpoint Properties. I was looking to rent, and Victor showed some wonderful apartments, having listened to what we were looking for. He knows the neighborhood amazingly well and knows his landlords too, so won't waste your time if he thinks the landlord has strict income requirements etc.
Greenpoint Properties was knowledgeable and helpful. They showed me places in my budget and never pressured us to look any anything higher than we wanted to pay. They were very flexible with their time and pleasant to deal with. They even helped us negotiate lower rent with the landlord! Highly recommended.
Victor and Diane at Greenpoint Properties are leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of the Greenpoint broker options in terms of professionalism, availability, friendliness, etc. We looked at several apartments with other brokers, and if you're going to fork over a month's rent, it might as well be to courteous and knowledgeable brokers such as these guys. They were responsive throughout the whole process and I really appreciated the follow-up email after we moved in.
Call them up if you're looking for a gorgeous, affordable apartment in the neighborhood!
Victor was really helpful, and my first experience dealing with a Manhattan/Brooklyn realtor that wasn't a complete skeez--not pushy, totally upfront and helpful about everything. He knows a lot about the neighborhood, and all the properties we viewed made for a welcomed tough choice. Anytime I have friends trying to move into Greenpoint I send them here.
My experience working with Victor was the absolute best. He made the process of securing an apartment quick, stress-free and throughout all of my communication with him he was courteous, responsive, and genuine. This is all a testament to his professionalism and extensive knowledge and expertise of all things real estate. Highly recommended if you value your time and peace of mind. Thank you Victor!
My experience working with Victor and the Greenpoint properties team was amazing! He helped me find the perfect apartment, and was a pleasure to work with. The team is so responsive, efficient, and extremely helpful in answering questions and communicating with landlords. I strongly recommend them.
Victor was great to work with. Made the process so easy and was very accommodating & kind.
My parents were very satisfied with the selling transactions performed by Diana and Victor. Elderly parents had lived in house 50+ years and were not up to date on selling process. Diana and Victor's attention, suggestions and kindness led to the sale. Greenpoint Properties provided valuable time to parents, buyers, inspectors and lender staff. Thank you Diana and Victor for a job well done.
Having dealt with a number of realtors through the years here in NYC, working with Victor was a true pleasure. Honest, friendly, and professional. Very thankful to have had his help in my apartment search!
Victor was extremely helpful and extraordinarily professional. I would recommend him and Greenpoint Properties to anyone who is looking to rent in this neighborhood. He was entirely clear about everything, and very knowledgeable about the area. I was able to see an apartment twice, without being pressured into renting immediately. It felt as if he was actually interested in my finding a real place -- and in finding the landlord a good tenant. I could not speak more highly.
Over the summer my boyfriend and I decided to move into a new apartment, and quickly realized that it's pretty much necessary to sign a new lease in the area through an agent. Victor was great--he showed us an apartment we liked, took us through the whole process without making any false promises or jerking us around, like a previous broker that we had a bad experience with (don't use Lester B. realty). He even went above and beyond when the landlord suddenly requested a higher deposit. I really recommend him and Greenpoint Properties.
My boyfriend and I moved out of our apartment because the plumbing broke in our building post-Sandy, and no one in the building had bathroom or shower facilities for a week. Our landlord refused to respond to calls or texts about the situation, other than to say, "Stop harassing me." We had to call the city to get the situation fixed, and when the 311 inspector came he found a gazillion violations: heat under 58 degrees in the winter, lots of mold, lack of carbon monoxide detector, lack of fire detector, hazardous tiles in the bathroom, in addition to the obvious, that no one could use the bathroom or shower because sewage would come up in the 1st and 3rd floor bathtubs.
Our landlord hired Greenpoint Properties to re-rent the apartment after we moved out, and they accepted his business! We informed Mr. and Mrs. Wolski of our landlord's negligence. They could have just thought we were disgruntled tenants, but they had to know for sure that we were telling the truth upon visiting the apartment building. There is a city violation docket on the front door of our old building that is required by law to stay there.
Just so you know, this business works with negligent landlords. Make sure to check the 311 complaint history of any apartment they try to show you. Or try to find a broker with more integrity.
Or better yet, go for an entirely different neighborhood. if you are hellbent on living on Greenpoint, you should know that there is an unusually high concentration of negligent (and we later found out, racist) landlords here.
If you're looking for an apt in Greenpoint, go here! I got my apartment from Victor, it's in a great location & renovated building. He negotiated my rent with the landlord and got them to bring it down. The lease signing process was stress-free and easy!
I highly recommend using Greenpoint Properites if you are searching for an apartment in Greenpoint. Our broker Victor Wolski showed my boyfriend and I an immaculately renovated, affordable apartment on the first shot. This was a refreshing change to the dumpy, poorly located places we had been seeing in the same price range.
It was the least painful apartment search I have experienced in NY.
Working with Victor was a breeze! We inquired about an apartment as soon as we saw it on the website and he was able to take us there that day. The process was super fast and Victor was not pushy at all. We love our apartment and feel really lucky that everything went so smoothly with Greenpoint Properties.
Victor from Greenpoint Properties could not have been more helpful! Not only did he make the daunting process of moving as smooth as can be, he gave us recommendations of the authentic spots in our neighborhood. They have amazing customer service and even continued to check in after the move-in date. He was recommended to me by two different friends and I've already pass his name along to others. 5 stars!
I moved to NYC and began my search on my own and had what appeared to be some success, but things never seemed to pan out. After a couple of months of not being able to find a space in the Greenpoint area, I hit the streets to find a broker to work with.
I met with several different companies until I finally stubbled upon Greenpoint Properies. I'm so glad I did! I decided to walk Manhattan Ave and just walk into a few places. I was welcomed warmly by the staff and Victor took me to see a nice apartment right then and there. We also spoke about seeing another apartment the following day. I returned and was shown a great apartment and put in my application. Victor kept in constant contact (granted I was a little frazzled, so I kept contacting him too!). He reassured me through the process, which did involve some negotiations, but it went really smoothly.
We were down to the wire and I needed a space within a week and Victor made it happen. I was a little overwhelmed, but Victor sent me all the information I needed and worked around my schedule to meet to sign the lease and get keys.
We are just now settling into our new space and so happy to have found a conveniently located apartment will all the space we need for a reasonable cost. The landlord is friendly and attentive and we love our new home.
Finding an apartment in an area of NYC that you want (for us it was Greenpoint) can be really exhausting and draining, but it was all made easier by Greenpoint Properties. I highly recommend connecting with them for an apartment search. It was such a positive experience for us.
Victor at Greenpoint Realty was not only a pleasure to work with, but found us a fantastic apartment in our budget. Throughout the process the dialogue was grounded and honest. The interaction is less of a pushy sales transaction than a frank discussion of the pros and cons of a given property. I would highly recommend Greenpoint Realty to anyone looking for a place in the neighborhood.
Victor helped my BF and I find a lovely apartment on one of Greenpoint's prettiest streets. He was very professional, friendly, available and accommodating. Everything was easy and very smooth and we have even heard from him a few times since the fee was cashed! Highly recommended if you are moving in Greenpoint. (ps. this is the BF writing...didn't realize I was logged in under her account)
My boyfriend and I were moving from out-of-state, so the NYC housing market was scary to say the least. We arranged an appointment with Victor and flew up for a weekend and worked with Greenpoint Properties and a number of other brokers. Greenpoint Properties was the best by far. Victor grew up in Greenpoint, so he knows the neighborhood very well. He speaks Polish, too -- very helpful in negotiating with landlords! The whole experience was easy from beginning to end, and I'm now sitting in a great new Greenpoint apartment that Victor found at a very reasonable price.
I had a fantastic experience finding an apartment through Greenpoint Properties. Victor showed us several great apartments within our budget. The only difficult part was deciding which apartment to choose! When it came time to apply and sign the lease, Victor was extremely professional and accommodating. Victor communicated with the landlord on our behalf to ensure everything was ready for our move-in day. He even followed up a week later to see if we were enjoying our new place. I have never experienced such a smooth, pressure-free apartment search. I have already recommended Greenpoint Properties to all my friends looking for clean, spacious, and affordable apartments in Greenpoint.
After searching for an apartment for a few months we were at the end of our rope. It seemed that no matter what we told our brokers they would show us the same things and try to force us into a place. That was not the case with Greenpoint Properties. They were polite and showed us a place that was exactly what we were looking for. In addition they were always available to answer any questions we had regarding the logistics of moving etc. I would highly recommend using them if you are looking for a place in Greenpoint.
I had a really great experience with Victor and Diane. I walked in in the morning and they'd found me somewhere by that evening! They listened to what I wanted and were very helpful, for example meeting me to see the apartment a second time in daylight.
Had a great experience working with Victor at Greenpoint Properties. He's friendly, honest, and does not waste any time. After a tiresome apt search, he was a breath of fresh air, and offered to show only the apartments that truly suited my roommate and I. He's born and raised Greenpoint and really familiar and active in the area which is obviously a great help when getting to know a neighborhood.
I highly recommend Greenpoint Properties! I walked in on a Tuesday and had an apartment on Thursday of the same week! It was not only in the exact price range, and exactly what my partner and I were looking for but it was on our favorite street in the neighborhood. It was the first apartment they showed us and it was perfect! Once we had locked in the apartment, Victor and Diane took such good care of us. They guided us through the lease signing with such ease and even checked up on us once we moved in!!
After a grueling apartment search, my husband and I were so glad to have gotten a recommendation from a friend for Greenpoint Properties. We worked with Victor and he was great! He showed us great places and didn't pressure us to make a decision on the spot like many other real estate agents at other companies did. We highly recommend them!
Super accommodating and flexible, Greenpoint Properties has the best and easiest people to work with in the ever dreaded and stressful rental process in NY. I highly recommend this place for your next apartment in a fantastic area.
after an exhaustive two months of searching for a new apartment i was at my wits end and thought i was never going to get out of queens. everything that i was being shown as new and renovated was dilapidated messes with showers installed inside closets or i had to deal with pushy brokers who were just trying to close a deal without any regards to my wants and needs. miraculously, i some how came across victor and greenpoint properties and was shown a brand new fully renovated apt that was also rent stabilized that was perfect for me. i am not sure if this was just a fluke, but i would like to think it has something in part to do with victor and greenpoint properties and their ability to listen to what you looking for and be honest about what is available out there. he was also helpful throughout the entire process responding to all my emails and questions throughout and even following my actual move in. i highly recommend working with them if you are searching for an apt in the greenpoint area.
Greenpoint Properties did me a huge solid! Not only did Victor quickly and painlessly find me an amazing apartment that will keep me in New York for another 5 years, but on top of that he successfully negotiated my rent with the landlord. Victor was attentive, pleasant and effective. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone moving to the neighborhood. Don't waste your time with another broker - call Victor!
I would recommend using Greenpoint properties. Victor was very helpful from the start and showed us a number of places within our price range. We were not pressured at all into our decision and once we chose, the whole experience was stress-free. Victor is very professional and easy to work with which and I recommend him wholeheartedly.
My girlfriend and I just found our apartment through Greenpoint Properties. Working with Diane and Victor was by far the best experience I've had with a broker. They are friendly, accommodated to our tight schedules, and were not pushy at all. They made the entire process a pleasure and we are incredibly excited about our new place. If you're looking for a place in GP you should definitely give them a call and see what they have.
We had been searching for weeks with no luck when we found Victor and Greenpoint Properties. In 1 day he showed us 3-4 places we loved, all right in our price range! Everyone in the office is very friendly and the paperwork was a breeze.
Brokers fee was lower than most and Victor was a non-pressuring well-informed and curteous person to work with! Greenpoint properties has a pretty nice selection of apartments and at very good rates. Victor even helped us negotiate a break on the first month's rent!
We were hesitant to use a broker because we were working within a pretty limited budget, but after a number of frustrating and competitive Craigslist open-houses, we figured we needed to give it a shot. We found Greenpoint Properties on Yelp, and Victor was completely wonderful. He found us a perfect apartment at a great price, and the broker fee was lower than most - we would have paid more for a worse apartment if we'd kept doing the Craigslist thing. If you're trying to move to Greenpoint, definitely call Victor!
If you are looking to rent or buy in Greenpoint do yourself a favor and start with Greenpoint Properties. The brokers at this locally owned and independent agency were a pleasure to work with and know all the best deals in the neighborhood. Highly recommended!
Our Realtor at Greenpoint Properties was absolutely wonderful. We spent a few days doing the networking/craigslist/random Realtor-thing. Then, out of the woodwork, 3 people suggested Greenpoint Realty to me. We called and met Victor and spent one day looking and felt like we found a great place. We hesitated and looked with another realty company the following day. It was an absolute nightmare of dodgy places in bad neighborhoods at astronomically high prices. I couldn't wait to get out of the guy's car to call back Victor! Our beautiful apartment was still available and now it's ours.
He found us a truly awesome place at a low price and stayed in close touch during the credit check/approval/lease-signing process, which can be stressful. I really can't recommend Greenpoint Realty enough.
Definitely the place to go! My fiancé and I had the greatest experience here. Thanks to Victor Wolski we are loving living in our beautiful apartment in Greenpoint. Can't say enough good things about this place. If you're looking for an easy, honest, and helpful company this place is it!
Victor at Greenpoint Properties is as good as a broker can get. He consistently showed me fantastic apartments and worked closely with me to find the right apartment within my budget. Within just a few days I went from stressed about finding a new place to live, to signing a lease on the perfect apartment for me. I highly recommend Greenpoint Properties to anyone looking for a place in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg areas.
Greenpoint Properties makes looking for property an absolute joy. I called them about an on-line posting, and within the hour i was putting down a security deposit for my dream apartment. They have been in Greenpoint for decades and know all the gems...they showed me 3 BEAUTIFUL apartments that were exactly in my price range, neighborhood selection, bedroom specification, and architectural style. They also negotiated with my now landlord for a much lower rent than what was listed. Greenpoint Properties is the place to go, especially if you are looking to move to the best neighborhood in Brooklyn! Highly recommended!
Greenpoint Properties helped make my transition to NYC quite simple. Not only was the Broker's Fee less than most, but we ended up with an apartment that can't be beat for the price, with great landlords to boot. They were professional and friendly, I highly recommend them.
I'm a local who has worked with Greenpoint Properties in a few different capacities over the years: buying a property, leasing out my rental unit, and recommending to friends for both commercial and residential leases. They sell and rent lovely properties, and they find great tenants! They're hands-down the best brokers in the area, and are not only very professional and knowledgeable but also extremely nice and personable. Every experience I've had with them has been pleasant and easy. Highly recommend!
I had been looking for apartments in New York for over a month before I went to Greenpoint properties. These guys were far and away better than anyone I had spoken to previously. They not only had great apartments but they acted like your business mattered to them. I ended up staying 2 years at the apartment and my great experience continued. They were always accomodating and made sure that everything in the building was kept in great working order. I would highly recommend Greenpoint Properties to anyone.