Brian Blessinger

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (21)
Brokerage: aptsandlofts.com
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I was born and raised in New York, and bring a lifelong passion for the City's vibrant culture to my real estate practice.  As a ten year resident of Brooklyn, I have an insider's knowledge of the best neighborhoods for my diverse clientele. I focus on brownstone properties in Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill, and Fort Greene, where I have lived since 2008. 

Renter Reviews of Brian

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Paul ****

review date 09/17/2014 overall rating
Brian went out of his way to find an apartment for me, even when I told him I was in touch with another broker as well. Together we viewed more than 10, walking around in Brooklyn or even on Citibike. He was patient, cheerful, honest, friendly and helpful. I could not ask for a better broker and I will recommend him to anyone looking for a home in Brooklyn.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Mark ****

review date 09/09/2014 overall rating
First rate! I was looking for a decent, affordable Fort Green/Clinton Hill apartment in a hurry, and Brian showed me the pick of the crop and then helped negotiate a better deal with the renters. What's more, he did all this cheerfully, promptly and efficiently - very highly recommended indeed!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Travis ****

review date 09/09/2014 overall rating
My girlfriend and I were moving back to Brooklyn from Berlin and we were a bit worried about finding a place in such a short amount of time (less than 2 weeks!). Brian made those worries go away quickly. He immediately had places for us to see as soon as we landed, we truly hit the ground running. He showed us an array of places varying in price range, size and location so that we could get a good idea of what our options were.

We were a bit indecisive as Brian was showing us some amazing places. Brian was very patient with us and managed to show us some of the apartments multiple times. Brian seemed to know not only everything about the buildings and apartments he was showing us, but also everything about the area which shows that he truly has knowledge and love for Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill and Ft Greene (the areas we were looking in). Did I mention that Brian is funny? He kept us laughing and smiling when we were grumpy and lethargic from jet lag.

When we finally settled on our dream apartment (truly! a dream!) he was fast to recommend us to the owner and expedite our application process. Before we knew it we were signing the lease and in the apartment! Thank you Brian for making what seemed like a daunting task feel effortless and fun! Highly recommended.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sarah ****

review date 06/05/2014 overall rating
My boyfriend and I had two days to find an apartment in Brooklyn, and managed to do it one with Brian's help! Brian went out of his way to show us multiple listings and was a great wealth of knowledge when it came to the nuances of different neighborhoods. He was straightforward, honest, and a genuinely nice guy. We truly enjoyed working with him. I highly recommend his services and would absolutely contact him again for future house-hunting.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sharifah ****

review date 06/04/2014 overall rating
Brian was great, honest and responsive. We had to deal with a slightly shady landlord, and Brian helped us through it, finding us an even better apartment. He listened to what it is that we wanted and never showed us c**p. Once we said we wanted the place, he helped us make sure we got. I would not only recommend him to my friends, but I will call him if I am looking in the future.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Monia ****

review date 05/30/2014 overall rating
Brian is an amazing Broker. He worked diligently to assist me and my roomates in acquiring the apartment of our dreams!

He remained professional, punctional, friendly, and highly communicative throughout the entire process. Though we faced some personal difficulties in acquiring the rental space, Brian worked with us side-by-side to do everything in his power to help us.

He made me feel like I was a person, not simply a prospective client. I will refer anywho looking to rent in Brooklyn to BRIAN. He has changed my entire outlook on renting in NY - and utilizing Broker services.

A= all the way Brian. A+

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Cherise ****

review date 05/29/2014 overall rating
Brian was awesome! My friends and I are super picky and complicated but he was extremely patient and helped make the agonizing leasing process easy! Thank you so much Brian!

We went to him with an apartment in mind and he didnt hesitate to make time for us. He worked with our crazy schedule and answered all of our questions.

We like to stay in an apartment longer then the average person when we are deciding. We literally mapped out every piece of furniture which took about an hour :)

We're seriously crazy and difficult and I'm so glad we got him! Now the apartment is ours! Thanks so much for texting/emailing us back right away and helping us lock it down! You're the best.

- Cherise

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sol ****

review date 04/13/2014 overall rating
Being new to the NYC city area with a new job and a temporary living arrangement, I turned to naked apartments to assist in my hunt for an apartment. It was through this process that I was provided the opportunity to work with Brian. As I was working full time throughout my hunt, Brian was extremely accommodating to my schedule, as well as, good about having more than 1 place to show when we did meet. This gave me the ability to see a variety of different apartments at different price points and in different neighborhoods. I found this variety to be extremely helpful in making the most educated decision regarding which apartment in which area to rent. Brian even went out of his way on one particularly cold day to route me a bus from where I was, after I got off at the wrong subway stop, while he waited patiently for me to arrive (a bit later than expected).

Throughout the entire process Brian was helpful and always professional. After having a few broker experiences prior to him, he was a godsend and was extremely helpful during the whole process. He was very knowledgeable about the areas in which he showed me apartments, pointing out the surrounding restaurants, subway stops, and other points of interest within the neighborhoods that he brought me through.

It is for all of these reasons that I would recommend using Brian as a broker if you are new to the city and looking for a place of your own.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Christian ****

review date 04/03/2014 overall rating
We reached out to Brian immediately after seeing a listing online. He got back to us in minutes, and arranged a visit the following morning. Brian was prompt, courteous, and informative, and by the end of the afternoon had helped us to submit all of our documentation to hold the apartment until the everything was in order. I rarely hear of people wrapping up the whole apartment hunt in NYC with 48 hours that meets all of their wants, but we did! It couldn't have been easier thanks to Brian. I highly recommend Brian and will certainly reach out to him the next time we're in the market!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Katie ****

review date 03/11/2014 overall rating
Brian did a great job helping me and my roommates find a place in Williamsburg - he really knows the area well. He understood the importance of apartment size and location and really hit the nail on the head! We found out apartment with 20 days left before move-in to spare, and he helped move some last minute things along to assure that everything was good to go by our move-in date. It was a pleasure working with Brian!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Patrick ****

review date 01/20/2014 overall rating
I was lucky to find Brian in a moment of peril. My time was up in the house in which I lived and I was becoming frantic about finding the right place for me to call a new home. A coworker of mine referred me to Brian and in just a couple days, we were laughing and shaking hands at my lease signing. He's quick, professional and a real nice guy. Just give him a couple minutes, break it down to him about what you need - and he'll find you a great place here in Brooklyn. In my search for my first true New York apartment, I dealt with a couple shady brokers - and Brain was as far from that as you can get. Honest, upfront and easy to work with. What more could you want?

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ashley ****

review date 12/10/2013 overall rating
Brian is the BEST! I had been looking for an apartment in Brooklyn for about a year and a half on and off and he was by far the best broker. The reason is because he was so laid back. A real person, not just someone trying to sell sell sell. He was honest and also really listened to what I wanted. He also followed up with me. He called me even a month after we had met with another apt he had found that was in my range. I ended up getting an apartment through a friend of a friend that was a great deal, but had I decided to go with a broker it would have been him! Thanks Brian!!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Lindsey ****

review date 11/26/2013 overall rating
Working with Brian was such a positive experience and unlike any other apartment-hunting interaction I’ve had in my 8 years of living in NYC. He responded to my inquiry right away and showed me several apartments. He was friendly, honest, professional, knowledgeable and didn’t pressure me at all. Brian answered all my questions and was even helpful in recommending places to go in the neighborhood. I genuinely felt that he was serving my best interests throughout the entire process. I definitely recommend working with him- you will not be disappointed!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kyle ****

review date 11/07/2013 overall rating
Brian has been great. Looking forward to continuing our relationship.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Brian ****

review date 10/25/2013 overall rating
Truly my most pleasant rental experience to date. Brian responded to my inquiry right away, showed me a beautiful apartment, and got me approved inside a week. Both he and his partner, Chris, were super friendly, honest, and professional. I definitely recommend working with them!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Marek ****

review date 10/21/2013 overall rating
I have lived in NYC and Brooklyn for over 11 years. Within this time period I've rented 4 apartments in Manhattan, two in Brooklyn, and interacted with 30+ brokers (conservative estimate). Brian is one of the rare ones who manages to be knowledgeable and professional without being slick or pushy, is genuinely connected with the areas he specializes in, and seems to truly enjoy finding people a space they will enjoy despite the tough market. When I did find an apartment through him, he remained very helpful and responsive, and very sincerely offered to be a source of information should I have any questions about the neighborhood while settling in. Very good person to work with, highly recommended.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Caitlin ****

review date 09/19/2013 overall rating
I worked with Brian for a few weeks. He was totally on the ball and I ended up finding an amazing place with him. I liked him because has none of the typical "sell-y" lines that many brokers use. He is a genuinely friendly, transparent, down to earth guy. I felt he had access to really good apartments, and worked hard to get me to see them. His representation and love for Fort Greene and Clinton Hill was excellent! I'd trust him with my first-born!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Andrew ****

review date 09/11/2013 overall rating
Brian was a terrific asset to our search for the perfect home in Brooklyn. His courteous and prompt approach is only surpassed by his intuition, as he delivered exactly what we were ultimately looking for. Brian's authenticity is refreshing and he walks the line between familiar comfort and professionalism impeccably (he's still helping us out with scouting the finest local eats!) If you're looking for friendly, efficient, knowledgable help in your real estate quest, look no further than Brian Blessinger!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lynn ****

review date 09/11/2013 overall rating
Brian showed me a unit that was priced lower than the one I initially contacted him about. What a pleasant surprise.

He was friendly, upfront and responsive to all of my questions, even meeting me early in the morning and after the process was essentially done, to let me have one last look at the space before I officially signed the lease. He hustled to make sure I got the best deal and was in no way pushy about anything other than serving my best interests.

My NYC apartment hunting experience was smooth sailing compared to many others, all due to Brian. My friends are envious. A big thanks to him!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Diederik ****

review date 08/08/2013 overall rating
Knowledgeable, honest, prompt, professional, follows-through: what more can I say? It was a pleasure to work with Brian in renting our apartment in Brooklyn. We highly recommend his services.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Erin ****

review date 08/08/2013 overall rating
Brian was very nice and prompt in responding to requests.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Brian's Apartments

2br, Clinton Hill, $2,895

2br, Clinton Hill, $2,895

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1000 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, On-site super, Elevator Building
1 Day since update
1br, Fort Greene, $2,695

1br, Fort Greene, $2,695

Approved Pets Only, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, On-site super, Pre War
~ 19 Hours since update
1br, Fort Greene, $2,650

1br, Fort Greene, $2,650

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600 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, On-site super, Elevator/Laundry Building
~ 19 Hours since update
3br, Fort Greene, $4,900

3br, Fort Greene, $4,900

1100 Sq. Ft., Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Brownstone
~ 19 Hours since update
2br, Bedford - Stuyvesant, $2,275

2br, Bedford - Stuyvesant, $2,275

Approved Pets Only, Dishwasher, Loft Building
1 Day since update

Brian's Specialties

Brooklyn

Bedford - Stuyvesant, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Prospect Heights
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