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Alyce Shomer-Westfall
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 - Highly likely to recommend 10/31/2013 - kyalcin Helped me rent a Single Family home on Saint James, Clinton Hill

Alyce is a true star. She's driven, tenacious, smart, and knowledgeable. She was honest, upfront, and trustworthy. I was so happy working with her and will definitely come to her again when I'm looking to move next (if I ever do. she did such a great job finding me my current home, I may never leave!!!)

She showed us place upon place, each time showing us ones that were better than the last. We were pretty picky because we wanted to find THE PERFECT place and she never gave up! She was as passionate about finding the one for us as we were. In the end, she succeeded in landing us our dream place. She listened to what we wanted and made sure to find it. We found an amazing apartment in Brooklyn and couldn't be happier. Thanks, Alyce!


- Highly likely to recommend 10/15/2013 - feldman olivia Helped me rent a Condo home in Lower East Side, New York, NY

Alyce was a true pleasure to work with. Not only is she extremely knowledgable about NYC apartments and the real estate market, she is personable and fun to be around.

I was brand new to NYC and Alyce was extremely helpful in terms of guiding me on the market, helping me understand the character of each neighborhood, and showed me as many apartments as I needed to see to feel comfortable in making this decision. After meeting with me just one time, she had a true understanding of the kind of apartment I was going to be interested in and because of this, we were able to zero in on my apartment quickly. She is responsive, receptive and always on time!

In the end, Alyce found me an amazing apartment in an amazing location with all the amenities I was looking for at the right price. I 100% recommend Alyce if you are looking for a great broker to help find you a great apartment.

Renter Reviews of Alyce

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Alana ****

review date
09/14/2015
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I am so happy with my new apartment thanks to amazing Alyce! My roommate and I were searching for apartments for weeks, and a lot of brokers we had worked with before were showing us horrible spaces. Our encounter with Alyce was completely different and enjoyable.

When we saw Alyce's listing, we immediately contacted her for a viewing. She was very responsive and she told us we had to view the apartment that day. We met with Alyce in a few hours and the apartment she showed us was completely accurate to the AD she posted. Heck, it even looked better than the AD in person!

The paperwork process was admittedly quite grueling, but Alyce remained with us every step of the way and answered any questions we had. She was very patient with us and worked tirelessly with us to help us get everything in order.She was even around for late night phone calls to calm us down when we were anxious about the approval process.

It was a complete joy to work with Alyce. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an apartment in New York. Alyce is a hard worker and knows the value of a great apartment. Stick with her and you will be gold!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sade ****

review date
08/31/2015
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I am so thankful for Alyce; she is truly incredible! My friend and I were down to our LAST DROP of hope in searching for an apartment. We viewed many apartments & dealt with so many realtors and they had all told us that what we were looking for didn't exist within the NY real estate market.
We were close to giving up and settling-when we met Alyce. Upon our FIRST VIEWING-she showed us an apartment that fit our criteria perfectly! We were so in love with the unit; and knew at that moment-our exhausting search was over. We put an application in immediately. But Alyce's professionalism and great effort in assisting us didn't end there; she accompanied us every step of the way-leading up until us signing the lease. The company responsible for the apartment unit and reviewing our application requested TONS of paperwork; I had never encountered a company that requested and required so much-we provided everything except a urine sample. Little did I know, this was the beginning of a new nightmare. However, thru the stress of searching thru files on my computer, papers from old folders-in hopes of attaining everything this company required and requested, Alyce was there. She responded to every text and phone call we made to her, no matter the hour or simplicity of such question. Even such questions on behalf of my parents and family (whom were involved being that we had to provide a guarantor) were always responded to with the same politeness and professionalism.
After submitting all that was required, all that was left to do was wait-as you could imagine, our anxiety level was insane. We were so in love with the unit that just the thought of something going wrong was torture enough. We called and texted Alyce frequently-enough where a reaction from her would have been rightfully justified. Alyce, however, always remained professional and polite. She even grouped called us (at the peak of our anxiety) just to ensure us that everything would be okay and she was right. We now live in Fort Greene in an incredibly beautiful and rent stabilized apartment!!!!! My family was so thankful and pleased with her efficiency that each of my parents, as well as my grandmother, (yes-Alyce got to speak to good ole granny) called to thank her personally. I usually encourage no fee apartment finds, but Alyce truly altered my perspective. As wise and selfish as I am with my money- I can honestly and whole heartedly say that Alyce was money well spent; I can't thank her enough and would recommend her to absolutely EVERYONE IN BROOKLYN!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Michelle ****

review date
07/17/2015
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Alyce is very knowledgeable of the Brooklyn area and only took us to apartments that were "worth it". She didn't waste our time with apartments that were not up to our standards or that didn't meet our requirements. Alyce always responded to calls, texts, or emails in a timely manner and set up different appointments for us with other agents. Unfortunately some of those agents did not hold up their end of the deal (did not show up, forgot the appointment time, etc.), but Alyce always held up her end of the deal. She is kind, friendly, and easy to work with. We found a great apartment with her help!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Mike ****

review date
11/19/2014
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I've now rented two apartments from Alyce and they've been the two best apartments I've ever lived in. I've recommended her to friends and they also have nothing but glowing reviews. She goes out of her way to help people and she's genuinely a sweet, cool person with a great sense of what I was looking for in an apartment. It was more like she was a friend helping me find a place rather than a broker and I can't recommend her highly enough.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Patrick ****

review date
11/14/2014
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In my twenty years living and renting in NYC, Alyce is by far the best broker I have ever worked with. Her work ethic and desire to find us what we needed was refreshing and frankly unusual compared to most. Having children and a limited budget as well as wanting to remain in our neighborhood to keep our children close to their schools made our search quite difficult. But she never gave up. Though in the end, we found something through a friend and did not end finding an apartment with Alyce, we highly recommend working with her.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Lauren ****

review date
05/31/2014
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Alyce was the key to finding our perfect apartment. After searching with other brokers for a good month, Alyce was a breath of fresh air. She gave her full attention to our needs and began by spending a whole day with us devoted to our apartment search. Because of her good connections in Brooklyn, we found an amazing apartment within that day. She was incredibly helpful with all aspects of the application as well, using her experience to give us tips to secure the apartment we wanted. She is highly professional but also very personable and caring. I definitely would recommend Alyce to anyone!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Maggie ****

review date
05/27/2014
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Great experience. Easy, honest, clear in communications. We ended up taking the apartment Alyce was showing as a result of being able to communicate with her clearly and honestly.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Katherine ****

review date
05/24/2014
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Alyce did a fantastic job helping my roommate and I find our apartment. She was very attentive, showed us a variety of places throughout Brooklyn (all better than any of the other places other brokers showed us) and made sure we had all of the information needed to get our current, and amazing, apartment. Alyce is incredibly friendly and willing to invest herself in her clients to ensure that they're getting the best place within their budget.

I would recommend her to anyone looking to find a great place in Brooklyn!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Michael ****

review date
05/24/2014
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I wrote a review on Zillow for Alyce in October, and I wanted to leave one here too, because Alyce is amazing. My fiancée and I were moving on a moment’s notice, and neither of us had a large amount of time to spend. We needed a pro who knew the market, knew the neighborhoods, and could find us places efficiently based upon our needs and aesthetic. We got in touch with Alyce on the weekend, and wow - we signed a lease the next Thursday! On the days in between, Alyce made magic! She sent us several beautiful choices to review, booked all of the showings around our frenetic schedule, advocated on our behalf to get painting and minor repairs handled before our move in, and managed the whole engagement from soup to nuts. I have never had such a smooth, easy real estate experience as I have with Alyce in my 15 years of living in NYC, and I cannot recommend her enough. After 6 months I still LOVE my new apartment!!!! THANK YOU ALYCE!!!I wrote a review on Zillow for Alyce in October, and I wanted to leave one here too, because Alyce is amazing. My fiancée and I were moving on a moment’s notice, and neither of us had a large amount of time to spend. We needed a pro who knew the market, knew the neighborhoods, and could find us places efficiently based upon our needs and aesthetic. We got in touch with Alyce on the weekend, and wow - we signed a lease the next Thursday! On the days in between, Alyce made magic! She sent us several beautiful choices to review, booked all of the showings around our frenetic schedule, advocated on our behalf to get painting and minor repairs handled before our move in, and managed the whole engagement from soup to nuts. I have never had such a smooth, easy real estate experience as I have with Alyce in my 15 years of living in NYC, and I cannot recommend her enough. After 6 months I still LOVE my new apartment!!!! THANK YOU ALYCE!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Maggie ****

review date
05/23/2014
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Working with Alyce was an incredibly pleasant experience--not something one can say often with a broker in NYC! She took time to truly understand our wants and needs (and sometimes seemed to understand them better than we did ourselves), and also to sit with us and look in detail at online listings so we could be sure not to waste time looking in person at places that didn't suit our needs. She was also incredibly knowledgeable about Brooklyn neighborhoods.

In the end we couldn't be happier with the apartment Alyce found for us. It has everything we were looking for and then some, all in our price range, which I didn't think was possible. I'd recommend Alyce to anyone looking for the perfect home!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kyle ****

review date
05/23/2014
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We rented a beautiful apartment thanks to Alyce's help. She was incredibly proactive and put together a fantastic list of options right away, all based on our needs and situation. She weeded out places that didn't fit and then took us around to a great range of places and neighborhoods. We'd highly recommend Alyce!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Alyce's Apartments

$4,500 95 97 Horatio Street
1BR, 1BA Exclusive
1000 Sq. Ft., Approved Pets Only, Elevator, Playroom/Nursery, Pre War
~ 19 Hours since update
$2,150 1508 Bedford Avenue
1BR, 1BA Exclusive
Pre War
9 Days since update Verified
$2,300 312 West 23rd Street
STUDIO Exclusive
Elevator, Furnished, Pre War
3 Days since update Verified
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Alyce's Specialties

Brooklyn

Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, DUMBO, Fort Greene, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Williamsburg