Arlene Otero

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (2)
Brokerage: Douglas Elliman
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Arlene Otero believes that integrity is demonstrated, not necessarily spoken. She puts her client's needs above her own, and speaks honestly to protect their best interests. "I understand how emotional a transaction can be. I am always personable, upfront, and transparent with clients so there are no unexpected surprises. Informing and preparing someone for what's ahead in the real estate process is also key in making them feel comfortable, and confident in their decisions." 

Arlene was raised around real estate with her mother, a veteran in the business. Intrigued by the intricacies of Real Estate, she eventually gravitated to the field herself as a mortgage broker and loan processor helping people finance homes. Upon relocating to New York, Arlene's experience allowed her to transition easily within the real estate business to becoming a residential real estate sales and rentals agent. 

Whether working with buyers, sellers, or renters, Arlene eschews the “one size fits all” approach and understands the importance of personalized customer service, thus giving your important business the care and attention to detail it justly deserves. Taking her cue early on, she understood the successful concept of “a satisfied customer is a happy customer”, and applied this credo successfully in her years of office management and administration in the areas of insurance, software development, finance, and real estate. 

Originally from Orlando, Arlene considers living in NYC “a dream”. She spends a fair amount of time savoring New York's tremendous restaurant offerings, enjoying her riverside view facing the Hudson, and exploring Manhattan's various parks with her little Yorkie, Minnie. When she finds the need to relax, this water sports lover can be found boating or jet skiing. 

Notwithstanding her zest for life, her passion extends to you – in helping you to sell your current residence, or search to find the perfect property for call home. "I'm a big advocate that your home should be your sanctuary. My life changed for the better when I found the home I loved, and I want the very same for each and every one of my clients."

Renter Reviews of Arlene


Suzanne ****

review date 09/14/2013 overall rating
Arlene was such a pleasure to work with! She had a great sense of what I was looking for before we even stepped foot in an apartment. So much so that I only had to look at ONE apartment before I fell in love! I literally found my dream apartment, and Arlene made sure my application would be the landlord’s top priority. For me, the process was fun & easy. It honestly felt more like I was hanging out with a friend then looking for an apartment. I would highly recommend working with her!

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Jessica ****

review date 09/09/2013 overall rating
I truly enjoyed working with Arlene. She has a lot of patience, and truly understood my concerns seeing this was my first time renting in NYC. She was never rushed, the other agents I worked with had overlapping appointments. Even though my budget was a little under $2000, she treated me like if I was renting a super expensive pad! Building trust with her clients seems to be very important for her, because it worked I felt no need to reach out to other brokers.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Battery Park City, Chelsea, Clinton, East Village, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Kips Bay, Midtown East, Midtown South Central, Morningside Heights, Murray Hill, Tudor City, Upper East Side, Upper West Side