Darren Levene

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (4)
Brokerage: Citi Habitats
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Darren Levene's vast experience in the rental and sales market makes him a great asset for his real estate clients. Real estate has been his passion and career for over five years for many reasons: "It's never boring; it keeps me on my feet; I get to interact with new people every day; and most importantly, it's the best feeling to find a client a home they love!" 

A native New Yorker, Darren started in the real estate industry in Los Angeles, doing marketing for a rental firm. He moved back to New York to serve clients and experience the unbeatable thrill of selling in the world's most unique and exciting market. 

Honest, trustworthy and forthcoming, Darren always gives his best professional advice to his clients. He knows a good deal when he sees one, and when an apartment is overpriced. "I will tell them exactly what they can get for their budget, educate them clearly and thoroughly, and prepare them well for the process so there are no surprises. This increases the chances of my clients being approved exponentially."

Whether representing a first-time buyer or serious investor, a budget studio or luxury exclusive, Darren goes above and beyond the call of duty for every client and listing. His stellar reputation is enhanced by his great sense of humor and calm demeanor that makes the real estate process enjoyable.

Darren enjoys servicing all of Manhattan, all the way up to 110th Street. In addition to real estate, he is also a professional singer/songwriter whose songs have been featured on many well-known television shows. Darren additionally teaches yoga classes for NYHRC.

Renter Reviews of Darren

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Patrina ****

review date 06/23/2014 overall rating
Darren was fabulous to work with - Initially, I was extremely nervous as this is the first apartment I'm renting on my own. Darren managed to put me at ease with his calm demeanour, and was very upfront and through about the entire process. He is always respectful and on time for all apartment viewings, and always goes the extra mile - he eventually was able to secure my dream apartment for me! I've already recommended him to several friends looking to relocate within Manhattan. Thank you Darren, you are the best.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Samantha ****

review date 06/15/2014 overall rating

Darren found me a lovely 1 BR rental in the EV.

Once he understood my guidelines, he did not take me to too many other apartments for rent that didn't meet my basic needs. (i.e.- room for a queen bed, office space, light, a bit of architectural charm and quality). This was a rare and much appreciated aspect of our short working relationship since other agents (from other agencies) wasted my time looking at spaces that, while in my budget range, were not even close to my stated requirements which I mentioned over and over again. With a couple other agents, I felt they were trying to off-load some extremely undesirable properties and had a quota of c**p they had to show a client. (No idea if this is true but was how it felt.)

At the end of the day, I ended up with a space that was a bit more per month over what I wished to pay (most likely due to the market) but it was by far the best property I looked at. Bonus is the building seems to have a good / reasonable landlord - also pretty rare.

After I set my sights on my space, Darren made a great effort to make sure I got the apartment I wanted and made the process as easy as possible. Given how hellish renting an apartment in NYC is, Darren made it a much kinder experience.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Stella ****

review date 06/03/2014 overall rating
Darren went beyond expectations in helping me find a new home given all my time constraints and requirements. He was helpful and diligent without ever being pushy. I'm now happily in a bigger and cheaper apartment than I was in before and would use him again for renting or purchasing.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kristen ****

review date 04/14/2014 overall rating
Darren was not your average broker. I felt like he actually listened to my needs and in the end, found the perfect apartment for me. I never thought it was possible, but he worked overtime to show me what was in my price range, and find something that met almost all of my needs (and some I didn't realize I had!). I'd vouch for Darren any day.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Darren's Apartments

2br, East Village, $3,200

2br, East Village, $3,200

Can Be Seen Now
Pets Allowed, In-Unit Laundry, Walk-Up
8 Days since update
2br, Hell's Kitchen, $2,995

2br, Hell's Kitchen, $2,995

Can Be Seen Now
Pets Allowed, Elevator, Laundry Room, Elevator/Laundry Building
11 Days since update
2br, Upper West Side, $3,025

2br, Upper West Side, $3,025

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Pets Allowed, Dishwasher, Balcony, Walk-Up
6 Days since update
1br, Upper East Side, $2,500

1br, Upper East Side, $2,500

Can Be Seen Now
Pets Allowed
6 Days since update

Darren's Specialties

Manhattan

Battery Park City, Chelsea, Chinatown, Clinton, East Village, Financial District, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Harlem, Hell's Kitchen, Inwood, Kips Bay, Little Italy, Lower East Side, Meatpacking District, Midtown Center, Midtown East, Midtown South Central, Morningside Heights, Murray Hill, NoHo, NoLita, Roosevelt Island, SoHo, Theater District - Times Square, Tribeca, Tudor City, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Washington Heights, West Village
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