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Adelya Terranova
Citi Habitats

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Rookie of the Year 2014
Silver Award 2014

A top producer since joining Citi Habitats, Adelya is well known for her specializing in Upper Manhattan, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Harlem, and Washington Heights. She has been recognized as a Rookie of the Year, 2014 Silver Award Winner and is a member of one of the top teams in the company. Dedicated to every client, she excels at finding the most value for her clients and enjoys helping people find the best deal in the current market. She believes everyone should be able to call this city home, and she's here to help make it happen.

With more than several years of experience in the New York real estate market and a Harlem resident, Adelya knows these neighborhoods on a personal level. After earning a Master’s degree in Political Science with a Minor in Communication and Management, she fell in love with New York City in 2006. With the help of a diverse background in customer service, sales and teaching, she is very knowledgeable about the entire process whether you are leasing, buying, or selling a home.

Her straight-forward personality and work-ethic combined with landlord/owner relationships and vast knowledge of Upper Manhattan, make Adelya the perfect choice to help you competently and confidently buy, sell or rent! She is fluent in Russian and has traveled extensively through Europe and Central Asia. This experience has given her an extra edge in the marketplace because of the unique insights into the needs of foreign relocation clients, as well as investors.

Some of Adelya’s interests include Yoga, Pilates, ballroom dance (she has over five years of experience teaching), Argentine Tango and more.

Being a determined agent armed with incredible energy, she doesn’t give up until you find the perfect home together. Since entering the business, Adelya has helped hundreds of apartment seekers per year find their ideal Uptown homes. She says, “The most important goal for me is to find for my clients exactly what they are looking for and to build a relationship of trust that will last throughout the years.”

Renter Reviews of Adelya

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Jon ****

review date
10/14/2015
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Adelya is fantastic! I called her late in the afternoon last Thursday after seeing an apartment I wanted to check out in one of the iphone apps. She answered and we had a great initial conversation. She also came to meet me and show me the apartment within an hour. I was very rushed and needed to find a place asap and she was so great to meet me with such short notice. She contacted the super of the apartment and got him to stay long enough for us to get in and see the units. She was also very professional and exactly what I would hope for in an agent. While there we also saw one of her former clients who gave her a big hug. It's obvious I'm not the only client of hers who thinks she is great. When I think of working with real estate agents, i don't often think it will be pleasant (not sure why), But Adelya made seeing the units and working with an agent so easy. I would definitely suggest working with her. She is seriously great!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Joan ****

review date
10/12/2015
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In July 2014, I came to New York to look for an apartment for myself and my daughter, a graduate student in the city. I answered dozens of craigslist ads but got only one response right way from an actual agent. She was a wonderful young lady with a slight Russian accent named Adelya Terranova. I was looking in Morningside Heights, and Adelya marched me up one hill and down another, up to the fifth floor of one building and back down, always a spring in her step while I was gasping for breath. (Where I’m from, we drive everywhere.) As it turned out, I found an unadvertised apartment through a private party, so all that marching didn't get Adelya her fee. But within six months, our wonderful building was sold, our lease was not renewed, so in August 2015, I had to start the whole process all over again. Back I went to craigslist, and this time, again only one person contacted me right away. I was getting off an airplane when she called, and the reception was terrible in the airport, but this person was patient and persistent and kept calling me back as we struggled to hear each other, and finally we made an appointment via text message. When she told me her name, I thought, "Could it be the same agent who was so helpful last year?" What was the chance of that in the Big Apple? When I saw her, yes, it was indeed my "Russian agent" from last year! Little did she know that she had become a legendary part of my "Coming to New York" saga, in which I was marched up one hill and down another by a tireless young woman who was half my age. But this time, we didn't march at all. Adelya said that she'd studied the listings and had decided that a particular apartment was the one for us. Instead of walking up and down endless flights of stairs, we took an elevator, and we found a nicer apartment than our previous one, and it was larger, in better condition, and even a bit cheaper. Within hours after getting off that plane, we had found a new apartment, and less than two days later, we signed our lease, thanks to the fact that Adelya was a true agent for us and kept the process going with the landlord. Adelya is phenomenal with tireless energy and persistence. I hope I personally never have to use her services again, but I would highly recommend Adelya Terranova, the “Russian agent,” to anyone, especially newcomers to New York who are overwhelmed by the whole process of finding a decent, affordable place to live amid of sea of places that are neither.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Leah ****

review date
05/05/2015
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Adelya was very nice and met up with us at the place we were viewing. She went out of her way to meet us even though it was late. She's really nice!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Austin ****

review date
04/27/2015
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Adelya is simply the best! My roommate and I were looking for a place for weeks, meeting some terrible agents until we stumbled on Adelya. Literally in a week she found an apartment we loved then helped handled everything for the signing. I would recommend her to anyone serious about finding a place. Her personality made the process much more enjoyable. She also works 24/7!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Brittany ****

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01/21/2015
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Adelya was extremely helpful and enthusiastic. She provided us many wonderful options within our budget. She made herself very accessible to us 24/7 and is knows a lot about the various neighborhoods on the west side of Manhattan. She is truly a pleasure to work with.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Evan ****

review date
01/06/2015
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In December 2014 we met Adelya Terranova of CitiHabitat while on our own apartment search. Adelya met us at one of the apartments we were viewing as it was her listing. Although that particular apartment ended up not meeting our needs, we immediately connected with Adelya and ended up spending most of the rest of that Sunday with her on a comprehensive apartment tour of the Upper West Side. We were so impressed with Adelya's commitment to help us that day and later that night we ended up putting an application in on one of the units she showed us. We never would have even found this apartment if it weren't for her. Adelya provided outstanding guidance in assisting us with gathering all our essential documentation and she quickly expedited the application approval process with the landlord. Adelya is a hard worker and she will be committed to getting you in a home suited perfectly for you or your family. We definitely recommend using her as a broker when looking for your next apartment!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Monisha ****

review date
01/04/2015
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Adelya was very helpful - she helped me take a look at the apartments I wanted to see and although she always tried to show me extra places than the ones I reached out about, it was never pushy or annoying like other brokers in the city. I felt like she really wanted to figure out what I liked and didn't like about each place so she could tailor future showings accordingly.
She brought along a more seasoned broker on some of our showings who seemingly had a more thorough knowledge of the area so he helped a lot and this reflected very positively on Adelya. She was not afraid to seek help from a colleague, which in the end helped her client a lot (me!). I really enjoyed working with her and would definitely turn to her again.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Brett ****

review date
05/15/2014
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An absolute delight to work with. As students, finding an apartment in NYC can be tough with a strict budget. Adelya responded to my initial call, showed us the apartment we wanted to see, was perfectly honest about its specifications and price & showed us others in our budget. She moves fast and is super friendly. Could not ask for a better broker.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Lydia ****

review date
02/09/2014
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This review is for Adelya Terranova who has won me over with her persistence in helping me secure my dream studio. I was leaving NY in 2 weeks and needed to find a place by then, so she brought me to view 5 places that day. The first one was everything I wanted (laundry, doorman, good size, great kitchen, safe location, new reno) but the rent was 2150, over my budget of 1900. I never imagined that it be the house that I am typing this review from today.

I thought about all the houses that we saw, all of which had their own charm, but the first one was still the most ideal. There's a policy that the tenant has to sign the contract in person, but this was not possible as I was out of town. In the meantime, Adelya continued to keep me updated on the status of the studio via email, and me praying and hoping that it would still be available when i got back after a month. She helped me to negotiate the rent down to 1950 with one year upfront, which was a little compromise on my part but I figured I could cut back on some shopping (which I have).

A week before I was to return, I emailed Adelya again. We couldn't believe it was still available! Over a period of 4 days of paperwork, she dealt with my documents and it was finalized when I arrived and signed the lease. She made what seemed to be impossible a reality for me! She worked real hard and deserves all the credit for fighting my case for me. Thank you!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Josh ****

review date
02/06/2014
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Me and my roomies had already worked with several agents before stumbling upon Adelya Terranova, and once we did, it was clear there would be only one agent in our lives from then on. This girl is a hustler! From the moment we contacted Adelya, she was working for us around the clock. She was easy to reach via phone, text and email, and always answering in a timely and informative fashion. When touring the Upper West Side, her spunk and energy, made for a pleasurable apartment hunting experience. In the end, Adelya found us exactly what we were looking for and the price was right. All in all, Adelya definitely delivers!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Adelya's Apartments

2br, 2647 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Harlem, $1,795

2br, 2647 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Harlem, $1,795

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1br, 316 West 139th Street, Harlem, $2,000

1br, 316 West 139th Street, Harlem, $2,000

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2br, 1838 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, Harlem, $2,600

2br, 1838 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, Harlem, $2,600

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Manhattan

East Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Harlem, Hell's Kitchen, Inwood, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Washington Heights