Finding an apartment in this city should not be the most stressful thing you do all year. My job is to alleviate that stress by addressing my clients' every question and concern, and being their strongest advocate at every step of the process.
Establishing a thorough understanding of my clients' specific needs is always step one. Helping my clients prioritize those needs (is living two blocks from the "L" train and having space for a home office more important than having a walk-in closet?) is a key component to this step.
My experience in real estate enables me to negotiate effectively (with landlords, property managers, etc) on my clients' behalf and advise them according to their best interests. My background in architecture and design gives me added insight into my clients' particular needs and enables me to see an apartment's 'full potential' more clearly (perhaps the tiny closet in that otherwise great apartment near the 'L' could be overcome if the home office doubled as a dressing room with plenty of clothes storage?). Offering creative suggestions where I can simply gives my clients more choices, and helps me achieve my ultimate goal: finding a space that meets my clients' specific needs and feels like a true home (and not just another 'rental' where they put their stuff and plug in their phone charger).
Education: University of Southern California (B.F.A., Minor in Architecture); Pratt Institute (post-graduate studies in Architecture)