Emily Ackerman Mencke

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (14)
Brokerage: Bohemia Realty Group
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Hello! I am an experienced agent that specializes in Upper Manhattan (Morningside, Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood). I am proud to be a senior agent and one of the original team members of Bohemia Realty Group, a new boutique agency in Morningside Heights.
I have great relationships with several landlords and rental managers, representing hundreds of buildings and apartments throughout Upper Manhattan. I have many exclusives or semi-exclusives, so when you are working with me you are much more likely to get the apartment you want. I don't work with landlords that collect application fees and then choose the application they like the best. I work hard to make sure you are treated fairly.

I pride myself in being friendly, HONEST, and communicative. I understand that moving can be very stressful, time consuming and expensive, and I endeavor to make the process as painless as possible for my clients. I will listen to you to find you what you are looking for, and I am very knowledgable about the neighborhoods I work in--not only can I find you your new home, I can give you lots of tips and advice the neighborhoods I work in. And finally, I won't abandon you after you sign the lease--I keep working with you until you move in, and even after. I have many clients that still call me for advice or assistance, and I have a strong track record with repeat clients and a very high level of recommendations. I look forward to working with you!

Renter Reviews of Emily

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Mary ****

review date 02/01/2014 overall rating
I never thought we'd say "We love our broker," but Emily is the absolute best. I've dealt with a lot of frankly shady brokers, and was beginning to think that that was just a fact of life in the NYC real estate market. Then we met Emily. She's honest, proactive, and a real pleasure to work with. She goes the extra step to make sure you're seeing everything that might work for you, that you have every detail you need, and that you're taken care of during the whole lease-signing process. We can't say enough nice things about her.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jessica ****

review date 08/31/2013 overall rating
Emily was an absolute pleasure to work with! She was constantly in communication with me via email/phone to update me on the status of the search/application/lease signing. She was available to answer questions every step of the way and was prompt in her response. Emily is a kind, organized, and fair broker who wants nothing but to make her clients happy, and she has absolutely done that! The process was fast, simple, and to be honest, there was not a ton of work for me to do on my part as Emily spelled out every detail for me every step of the way- easing the stress of moving! I would recommend this broker to any friends, family, or just anyone looking for an apartment in NYC! THANK YOU EMILY!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Emily Ackerman Mencke Responded:
Thank you! I really hope you guys are happy in your new place!
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Wilton ****

review date 08/03/2013 overall rating
Upon our first meeting I immediately felt I could trust Emily! She was extremely informative and knowledgeable without being patronizing. I truly felt like she was on my side and I am glad I rented the apartment she showed me.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Walter ****

review date 04/03/2013 overall rating
Emily is the consummate professional broker. She took the time to listen to our needs as renters moving from outside the country. She advised us of what would be required as documentation for rental and what type of costs would be involved. She listened attentively about our space needs and amenities we required. She didn't try to pressure us into making a fast decision and was honest and forthright. Plus she got back to us in a timely fashion and was really good about keeping in touch before we came to the city to look at apartments. She is a real gem in a city of sharks and is fantastic with places in Inwood, Hudson Heights and Washington Heights where we looked. In the end we did not find a place with her but everything we looked at was high quality and within our price range. Recommended.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Patrick ****

review date 03/18/2013 overall rating
Emily found me an amazing apartment... at an amazing rate.. in the exact area I wanted to look in. She has access to exclusive listings, which make all the difference, and was a great rep for me to the landlord following up on specific requests I had about the rental. You cannot do better.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sean ****

review date 03/14/2013 overall rating
Emily recently helped us find and sign on an apartment in Inwood, and was excellent with us from the first to the last. Our particular case was more complicated than most, but she always kept us up with where we were in the process. and went the extra mile on our behalf every time it was needed. She was very knowledgeable, accurate and completely professional in all she did for us.

It was also a real pleasure to deal with a broker who you feel you can trust, tells you the truth and actually listens to what you are saying. She is certainly the first (and likely the only) Manhattan broker I wouldn't sprint blindfolded across a busy road to avoid.

I can't recommend Emily highly enough, and would definitely contact her before speaking with anyone else. Finding an apartment is difficult enough without having to broker it though the usual cheap-suited mound of oily-unpleasantness, and Emily showed us that you really don't have to. Do yourself a favor and go with her first.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Toni ****

review date 01/29/2013 overall rating
Emily was on time and ready to take me to see a couple of apartments. She also showed me where in the neighborhood were good places to grab a bite to eat, the park that was nearby, etc. After working with 4 or 5 other brokers, it was a relief to find Emily. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Zulay ****

review date 01/14/2013 overall rating
Emily made the process of finding an apartment easier than any other broker I've worked with! She is honest and responsive -- she's flexible with communication whether via phone, email, or even text. After explaining my situation and applicant profile she was very realistic with what we could look for but still friendly and understanding. I'd definitely recommend her to others looking for apartments in upper Manhattan.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Seth ****

review date 01/06/2013 overall rating
Emily was absolutely amazing. Not only did she understand exactly what I wanted and how to accommodate my situation, but she also made things so simple and clear that doing work with her was so pleasant! Emily was great I would and will not go with another broker

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Michaela ****

review date 11/13/2012 overall rating
Emily responded promptly and with complete information to all of my requests and questions. She showed us the apartment we were interested in, and another one which she realized would fit our needs better, even though it added nearly an hour to our original appointment. She is friendly, attentive, and professional.

While we have yet to find the perfect place (we're pretty picky) it was a pleasure to work with her, and I will be checking in again regularly in the hopes of eventually finding apartment nirvana!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Joseph ****

review date 06/22/2012 overall rating
She try to help me find the perfect apartment for me at the price Im looking for she was unable to but overall I feel she did a good job trying. I believe she is a great agent.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Anne ****

review date 06/19/2012 overall rating
Emily is a rarity --an honest broker who actually listens to your requests & needs, and does not push anything on you. I would definitely recommend her.

Additionally, Bohemia actually seems to sell what they advertise: actual pictures, exclusive listings, etc.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Susannah ****

review date 06/18/2012 overall rating
I find apartment-searching to be very stressful, which is why I was so grateful to find Emily. She's so friendly and relaxed, and she knows her stuff- the buildings, the neighborhoods.... She's also really informed and clear about what you need (paperwork, financials) to get the apartment you want, taking the mystery and guesswork out of it. I'd recommend her to anyone!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Finnerty ****

review date 06/15/2012 overall rating
I put out calls to other brokers, and Emily was the most present with me on the phone. I had to find a living situation quickly, and she listened to my needs and showed me four great places in one day. I felt like she was she on my side, and I've already recommended her to two friends.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Emily's Apartments

2br, 518 W 204th Street, Inwood, $1,795

2br, 518 W 204th Street, Inwood, $1,795

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1br, 184 Nagle, Inwood, $1,500

1br, 184 Nagle, Inwood, $1,500

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Emily's Specialties

Manhattan

East Harlem, Fort George, Hamilton Heights, Harlem, Inwood, Morningside Heights, Washington Heights
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