Art Cantu

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (10)
Brokerage: Rapid Realty
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Renter Reviews of Art


Jessie ****

review date 04/10/2014 overall rating
Art replied to my first email within minutes!!

Great experience overall. We're actually recommending him to a good friend who needs to move right away. My partner and I decided to change our move date but will reach out to him when we're ready. (hopefully next month)

We love Sunset Park and this broker!!


I did not rent an apartment from this agent.


Carlye ****

review date 02/03/2014 overall rating
This broker broke our trust.

Art and his partner showed us an apartment we liked and wanted to rent in Sunset Park. When it came to putting down a deposit, we negotiated the broker fee down to where we felt comfortable (1 month rent). We needed more time to speak with our current landlord about move out dates, so we told Art and Edwin on a Sunday evening we'd have to wait until Monday morning to put down a deposit. Later that night, Art texted us and told us the apartment was off the market because someone else had put down a deposit. Defeated, we began looking again on Monday morning. We found an apartment that was in the same location, and it turned out to be the same apartment, listed with no broker fee. We spoke to the management company and the apartment had NOT been taken off the market, even though Art has told us it was, and told us he would let us know if it came back on the market.

Later that day, Art's partner Edwin found out we had contacted the management company, and texted us asking to apply for the apartment through them, with a fee, even though we had been told the apartment was off the market and we found it again, independent of the brokers. We never heard from Art again.

We did not end up with the apartment after all, but in the process learned that this broker was not at all working in our best interest, as he promised he was.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Art Cantu Responded:
Apartment was off the market with OUR OFFICE at the time.
(no relation to the company I am currently associated with)

Landlord has the right to continue advertising. I did not call about it being available again because, the landlord notified us that you contacted him to rent it without us to avoid a fee. He stated that you would probably be untrustworthy as tenants if you were willing to go behind us.

Marvin ****

review date 10/25/2013 overall rating
This review is long overdue. I'm sitting in my new apartment right now and I'm super happy about how everything worked out. Believe it or not, Art and I have been corresponding for a few months about apartments.

As soon as my girlfriend of 3 years told me she wanted to move in together I contacted a few brokers and they were all eager to close immediately. I hated that. Art wasn't pushy at all and we talked a lot before I ever saw a place.

I've never had my own place before and Art explained a lot of the requirements and helped me feel better about everything.

Art was always professional and his communication was fantastic. I'm happy to be writing this from our new place in Sunset Park. Definitely recommending Art to all my friends.

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Chloe ****

review date 10/12/2013 overall rating
Art was so wonderful to work with. He was very quick to responding. And really paid attention to detail and what I was looking for in a place. The first apartment he showed me was perfect. And I was able to get the apt with no problems. I have no complaints! Definitely recommend Art!

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Angie ****

review date 07/18/2013 overall rating
I completely disagree with the previous person, he must have rented from a different broker. My husband and I were completely satisfied with our entire transaction! We weren't too familiar with the area and Art took the time to walk around with us after viewing the apartment. He was very understanding and was also great at negotiating the terms of our lease. If you want to find an apartment in beautiful Sunset Park, Art is the agent for you!

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Jorgi ****

review date 07/17/2013 overall rating
DO NOT RENT FROM THIS BROKER. Do not waste your time. He lied about being able to have a pet, a question I asked him at lease 4 times. He lied about being able to use a common area. We had to contact them and make a special trip to get the keys to our new place when they were supposed to be dropped off. When we went to pick up the keys they were going to give us keys without question. They thought we were brokers. A VERY unprofessional operation. Save yourself and work with someone else.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Art Cantu Responded:
The super told me the building was pet friendly so I was also under the impression it was. He also told me in front of the tenant that there was a common outdoor space. The whole key situation was that particulars office doing as I was not present or involved.

Christine ****

review date 07/14/2013 overall rating
Responded to inquiry within the hour of first email. Made things easy for a first-time renter (which is a miracle in itself) and was extremely communicable and professional. Tailored showings to our needs and obviously had a great knowledge of the neighborhood (Sunset Park). Amazing person in general, wouldn't look anywhere else for an agent in this neighborhood.

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Susan ****

review date 05/07/2013 overall rating
Thank you for helping us find a beautiful place!

We love it and will definitely recommend you to our friends.

Susan :)

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Stephanie ****

review date 03/06/2013 overall rating
After apartment hunting for 2 weeks, my boyfriend and I finally found what we were looking for. Art was very friendly, NOT pushy like other agents we've dealt with in the past. Overall we're very happy with our new place. It was totally worth the broker fee.


I rented an apartment from this agent.


Tim ****

review date 03/05/2013 overall rating
Art responded to my emails in a timely manner. Although we haven't found an apartment yet, I'm very confident he will help us find what we're looking for.

Overall he's been a great, easy going person to deal with.

Kudos to Art!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Art's Apartments

2br, Boerum Hill, $3,200

2br, Boerum Hill, $3,200

Approved Pets Only, Elevator, Duplex, On-site super, Outdoor Space
2 Days since update
2br, Sunset Park, $2,100

2br, Sunset Park, $2,100

900 Sq. Ft., Approved Pets Only, Dishwasher, On-site super
9 Days since update

Art's Specialties


Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Clinton Hill, Gowanus, Greenwood, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Park South, Sunset Park