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David Cenaffra
Douglas Elliman

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Known as “The Realty Rocker,” David Cenaffra is a passionate songwriter who also makes sweet music when buying, selling, and renting New York. His go-getter mentality, outgoing personality, tech savvy and out-of-the-box thinking enable him to work with the people of New York in any situation. He is the needed lifeline to “plug you in” with deals in your current or future neighborhood. Dave truly believes that ‘If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere,” and confirms the city’s endless opportunities at every corner. He thrives on the city’s fast pace and enjoys meeting new people every day. “People around the world come to or stay in New York for two reasons: for love or for the pursuit of a dream,” he says. “Sometimes they can be intertwined, but you have to be persistent and resourceful for both. My goal is to set people up properly to attack whatever they want to in their lives. It starts with home.”

Renter Reviews of David

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A** ****

review date
03/24/2016
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I give him zero star if possible. He is a worst agent I’ve ever met and I lost a lot of money. Here is what happened.

1. He canceled my appointment 20 minutes before appointment time. He ruined my schedule on the day. It had to be rescheduled.

2. He was 45 minutes late for my appointment which was rescheduled. He ruined my schedule on the day again.

3. I complained about his being late, but he got angry and said "You don't want to see the apartment?"

4. We entered the building, but He didn't remember the apartment number that he was going to show. So he tried to check all of room in the building. It took a lot of time.

5. I was concerned about the construction in front of the building. I asked him and he said "it will be over soon". After I rented the apartment and the construction didn’t over, so I researched it on internet. It said the construction will be finished in the middle of 2017 even though I’ve already been standing for a year... It's still so noisy now and I cannot sleep well every night, it’s a nightmare.

6. He didn't know the application process at all. It took a lot of time because he always asked the landlord every time I asked something or submitted the form and asked next action.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

David Cenaffra Responded:
I'm only allowed 500 characters to reply.

We had a language barrier. It was Saturday morning. I explained I was waiting unpredictable access to the unit. I showed it and the amenities.

I communicated w/ all sides at all hours and got you approved via international guarantor. I voluntarily discounted the broker fee.

There was no work in front of the bldg at the time, but I offered help to break the lease 9 months ago. You stayed.

Great apt and price. I'm sorry you're unhappy.

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Sallye ****

review date
07/09/2014
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I have not rented from David yet, but the fact that he responded to my call is wonderful. We have not been getting any response, so this was breathtaking.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

David Cenaffra Responded:
Wow, thank you for this. Maybe other brokers are afraid of sweating in the summer, but I'm ready to rock. Let's find your place!
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Rita ****

review date
07/08/2014
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David ROCKS! He was very fast to respond, eager and really went out of his way to help us find an apartment. Even though we found our place online we definitely will recommend him to our friends as he will get the job done quick and painless!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

David Cenaffra Responded:
Rita. It's a shame (for me) that your new landlord had inside brokers but I'm glad your app went through! This review is much appreciated. Thank you both.
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Aggrey ****

review date
07/01/2014
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Dave was very chordial and informative after my initial inquiry. Showed up at the location way ahead of time and was really knowledgeable of other listing around if the apartment was going to be off the market.

He was very involved in the lease signing process and understood we needed something immediate, was able to push and negotiate to fit our needs and made sure we could sign a lease as quickly as possible.

Dave overall is a very approachable person who is not caught up in the drama involved with looking for an apartment.

Goes above and beyond to execute on promises or expectations he has set.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Anita ****

review date
07/01/2014
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David was very helpful to my friend and I during our apartment search. We had worked with 2 other brokers and they were not as responsive and showed us apartments that didn't meet our criteria. We had a tight timeline and budget that David was able to meet. I will definitely work with David again for my next apartment!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Tom ****

review date
03/27/2014
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In inquired about a listing Dave had posted, which unfortunately was no longer available.

I sent across my specifications as requested, which included the fact I had two separate budgets for fee and no fee apartments.
Dave sent back a pretty rude email about the fact he makes his living off the fee's and I decided to leave it at that.

Not sure if you are aware Dave, but there are actually buildings which will pay you the fee for leasing the apartment, rather than the tenant. Not surprisingly, another broker found us a rather large list within 24 hours and we signed the next day.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

David Cenaffra Responded:
Thank you. I do make a living by charging a fee for my service. Professionally, I am up front about that with all clients before I begin as I work very hard and am invested into my work. My inventory of "OP" apartments at that moment wasn't up to par with your needs, as I explained. However, we've never met, so your interpretation of my email from Trulia, which was off-base regarding tone, shouldn't be grounds for such a review. I was happy to help and I'm glad you found a place to live.
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Cody ****

review date
03/10/2014
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As first time NYC renters, we were expecting the process to be long and painful. Luckily, we stumbled upon David early on and our apartment hunting story was a short, sweet success. David got us a great apartment in our neighborhood of choice BELOW our max budget. He's professional, relatable and always stays in contact to make sure you have everything you need.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Annie ****

review date
11/09/2013
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David. We are LOVING the loft. its going really well and we definitely don't plan on leaving anytime soon ha. I'm glad you are able to help some of our friends out so we will keep recommending! We appreciate what you did for us here.

Hope all is well with you and everyone else says hello!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Crystal ****

review date
06/05/2013
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Dave always replied and he had at least three back-up apartments on reserve, if needed. He also knew a lot about transportation. Other agents we worked with didn't know much, and Dave went the extra mile to even escort us so we knew. He seems to care about people not just his income, and that stands out.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Noah ****

review date
06/03/2013
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I'm usually against a broker fee, but he really helped me out! He sweat to show me apartments and earned it - His www.RealtyRocker.com website is also really professional and interesting to use... I've never seen anything like it! Check it out.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ginka ****

review date
06/02/2013
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I called Thursday and moved in Tuesday. I love him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jay ****

review date
05/19/2013
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Helpful Answers the phone and found me a deal for me and my fiancé.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Joanna ****

review date
05/19/2013
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His phone seems to be going off a lot. At first it bothered me, but then I saw he did his best not to be rude and answer. He's just really busy and seems to be on the go a lot. He was really helpful and genuine and found me the place that I need. Very informative about neighborhoods and transportation.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Nadia ****

review date
05/19/2013
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I saw the words "Realty Rocker" and I was interested but skeptical. It turns out that calling was the right decision. Dave is more laid back than most real estate professionals. He showed up in sunglasses and carrying a backpack! but it makes it a more personal and comfortable experience. Usually I find that agents are like car salesman, but he made it seem like I had an understanding, knowledgable and city savvy friend who tagged along. He worked tirelessly to find a place that made me happy and satisfied my requirements. He was responsive all hours of the day and even assisted in ways to make my adjustment a breeze. I recommend to anyone!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

David's Apartments

$3,125 600 West 52nd Street
3BR, 1BA Exclusive
25 Days since update
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David's Specialties

Manhattan

Chelsea, East Village, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Lower East Side, Midtown East, Murray Hill, Union Square, Upper East Side, West Village