David Clark Smith

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: 7 reviews
Brokerage: MNS
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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)

Languages: English

Renter Reviews of David Clark

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Ted ****

review date 08/01/2014 overall rating
This agent spent hours and hours showing me apartments and was very courteous as well as clear about the pros and cons of every unit.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Nikki ****

review date 05/29/2014 overall rating
David is AMAZING! We had particular needs - a backyard - we have 2 dogs, certain neighborhoods, and we needed larger SF. Coupled with less than perfect credit, we were hoping for the best. David found us the PERFECT apartment - it exceeded our expectations and was within our planned budget. And he did this within a week! David made the whole process as stress-free as possible and answered all of our questions. He was available whenever we called.

If you are looking for an agent that will go the extra mile, look no further - David is it. We highly recommend David for any real estate need.

Sincerely,
Nikki Marenbach & JD Closser
Brooklyn, NY

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Mimi ****

review date 04/23/2014 overall rating
David is very professional, honest and courteous. From the start he always made himself available to answer any question I had. He was accommodating and extremely helpful ! There were no surprises when I visited the apt as it matched the pictures and description.
I would recommend David to anybody who is looking for an apt.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Steve ****

review date 02/12/2014 overall rating
David was extremely helpful during our search. Very responsive, straightforward, and honest, which is much harder to find in a broker than you'd hope. He was also very happy (and patient) to show us the same apartment on 3 different occasions with pretty short notice as we struggled with our indecision. We ultimately decided on a completely different neighborhood but the apartment was legit and David's description of it was completely accurate—not inflated at all.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Elliot ****

review date 12/09/2013 overall rating
David went above and beyond in securing me an affordable and incredible space in the neighborhood I was principally interested in. He was able to be flexible around my difficult schedule and was consistent in following up and collating my information to make the application process as smooth as possible. I would definitely recommend him!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Chloe ****

review date 10/10/2013 overall rating
David helped me negotiate my lease and get me a really good deal on an apartment that I love. He was a great listener and very professional. Thank you David!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sam ****

review date 09/28/2013 overall rating
Working with David was a joy… he’s thorough, detail-oriented and made the entire process a pleasant one. My long list of criteria and tight budget didn’t deter him a bit. Not only did he help me find a great apartment within my price-range, he suggested ways that I could maximize the apartment’s existing space and really make it work for me (storage solutions, how to arrange my existing furniture, etc)… some really great ideas that hadn’t even occurred to me. I highly recommend David!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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David Clark's Apartments

2br, Williamsburg, $3,650

2br, Williamsburg, $3,650

Pets Allowed, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Gym, Loft Building
~ 3 Hours since update
3br, 153 Lexington Avenue, Clinton Hill, $3,100

3br, 153 Lexington Avenue, Clinton Hill, $3,100

Exclusive
1200 Sq. Ft., Cats Only, Duplex, Fireplace, Brownstone
~ 3 Hours since update
Studio, Williamsburg, $2,490

Studio, Williamsburg, $2,490

470 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Dishwasher, Garage, Gym, On-site super, Outdoor Space, Parking, Storage Room, Terrace, Elevator Building
~ 3 Hours since update
1br, Bushwick, $2,750

1br, Bushwick, $2,750

Can Be Seen Now
Approved Pets Only, Elevator, Laundry Room, Elevator/Laundry Building
3 Days since update
1br, Bushwick, $2,750

1br, Bushwick, $2,750

Can Be Seen Now
Elevator
3 Days since update

David Clark's Specialties

Brooklyn

Bedford - Stuyvesant, Boerum Hill, Bushwick, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Greenpoint, Williamsburg

Queens

Long Island City
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