Etie Khan

Real Estate License
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Brokerage: Citi Habitats My web site
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I have an extensive background working with people, catering to their unique personalities, and providing them with top-notch service. The real estate business is much more than just showing properties and closing deals. It's about building relationships, treating people with attention and respect as you help facilitate one of the major decisions of their lives. I am dedicated to understanding my clients and their investment goals. Born in Belgium to Russian parents, and raised in Germany and the Czech Republic, I speak fluent German, English, Russian and Czech. I hold a BA degree in Language, Culture & World Trace from Pace University in New York, where I graduated Magna Cum laude. As a New York City resident for 15 years, I reside on the Upper West Side. My knowledge of Manhattan stretches from uptown to downtown, as does my appreciation of each neighborhood's personality and history. In my personal life as well, I strongly believe in caring for people, the environment and animal rights. I spent two months helping Hurricane Sandy victims providing supplies, raising significant funds and rebuilding their homes. I have also coordinated translators for FEMA in Russian-speaking neighborhoods. For a health balance, I enjoy yoga and meditation. I am excited at the prospect of working with you and finding you your perfect home. Contact me today!

Renter Reviews of Etie

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Carolyn ****

review date 04/01/2014 overall rating
Etie is a straight up professional and a person of integrity. I had to find an apartment in a short period of time. I wanted to see a particular neighborhood that I'd heard about but never visited. Etie intuitively understood my concerns and what my needs were. She was very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and showed me my dream apartment at the very first viewing! I'm very happy in my new space!
-C

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kara ****

review date 03/06/2014 overall rating
I was looking for an apartment in the city for my brother who was moving to NYC from out of town. Etie was quick to respond, prompt with finding different options and even met me to go re-look at places and see additional units for comparison. She was very knowledgeable about the area, clear and concise about all the paperwork that was needed and just made a situation that could have difficult very easy. I would definitely use Etie in the future and recommend her for anyone looking for a broker/apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Adam ****

review date 02/16/2014 overall rating
Etie is wonderful! She totally shattered my perception of brokers in the city. My experience renting an apartment through her FAR surpassed my expectations for my first-time NYC apartment search. I called Etie one November morning, and from our first conversation to my lease signing she was extremely kind, informative, and honest. She was able to meet with me the same day, and ended up showing me 8 different apartments, all within the budget I gave her and with different features that I wanted. She gave me all the information I needed to make the most informed decision possible, and enabled me to find and lease a fantastic apartment (one I quite seriously never thought I'd be able to find or afford). Throughout the leasing process, Etie was fast to respond to any and all questions I had; I'd definitely go through her again should I decide to rent another apartment in the city through a broker. I highly recommend Etie; she truly deserves 5+ stars!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Alex ****

review date 01/01/2014 overall rating
Etie went above and beyond to help me find and rent a great apartment in record time. She filled a tall order in record time: finding me a low-fee studio apartment while I am currently located in Chicago and have no background knowledge of the NYC rental process...and I needed to come in town to see apartments and sign a lease within 24 hours. She did it, and made the process as easy and painless as possible.

More about working with Etie:
- Clear, thorough communication (even on nights, weekends and holidays!)
- Super quick to respond
- Very friendly and honest
- Negotiated better rent than published rate
- Lined up a bunch of apartments to see so I could fly in for a day to see them, then signed the lease the next day!
- Provided excellent guidance about the New York rental process
- Only showed me apartments in my price range (under budget even!)

The only hiccup was that we had a miscommunication about wanting to only see no-to-low fee apartments. So, just be very clear about what you need- she was more than happy to work within whatever parameters I gave her.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Megan ****

review date 12/16/2013 overall rating
Etie was extremely prompt, courteous and helpful throughout our entire rental process. She made it very easy to contact her and scheduled appointments around my busy work schedule. Very knowledgeable and personable agent. We highly recommend her for your next move!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Andrew ****

review date 11/05/2013 overall rating
Etie was referred to me by a close friend. I am so glad my friend did. Etie is a fantastic broker. She knows New York City neighborhoods and all they have to offer. I worked with Etie for 2 weeks. She was very patient with me and I found a place I very much enjoy. Etie does not pressure you to make a decision. She is very honest and gives you her advice, but leaves the decision entirely up to you. This creates a great working relationship between Etie and her clients. I will definitely be referring Etie to anyone I know who is looking for a place in New York City. Not only is she a fantastic broker, but I also consider her to be a friend.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ann ****

review date 10/31/2013 overall rating
Not only was Etie direct and honest about inventory and availability, she was quite the expert on letting you know what is or isn’t a good deal in different areas. Her no nonsense and professional yet considerate approach is precisely what I needed. Etie exceeded my expectations and within 24 hours found me the PERFECT apartment (I was leaving NYC the next day and would have had to come back for a third time!)– I had lowered my standards so much that to actually find something that ticked all my boxes and more was entirely shocking. She also assisted with all the crazy paperwork and overall was a great support mechanism for what is otherwise an overwhelming experience. All my friends that have lived / live in NYC, including the native New Yorkers, told me that unscrupulous brokers are the norm and that it would be rare to find an honest broker who truly served their client. But I finally found one and her name is Etie Khan! (seriously though - you too will be shouting it from the roof tops once you give her a call). I have since recommended Etie to a relative and with great success – so please don’t waste your time with other brokers like I did (see my experience below). I love my apartment and can’t thank Etie enough. I only wish I had found her sooner! THANK YOU Etie!!!

Just some background on my experience :
I’m from London and recently moved to NYC. I had heard that it was a particularly painful experience so I knew I would have to be thick skinned to find precisely what I wanted.

However, I was not prepared for what I encountered: unscrupulous brokers who wasted my time and did not show me apartments within my price range or criteria. Initially I worked with a girl from a very reputable firm who lied about her inventory over the phone so I would meet her (happened on several occasions until I figured her out)– then upon arrival failed to show me anything within my price range (perhaps hoping I would change my mind?!). I left NYC the first time with no apartment as I refused to be pushed into accepting something I did not want (bear in mind I had done plenty of research on the market and desired area beforehand so I came informed).

I returned to NYC for a second time and decided to switch brokers to another reputable firm only to experience the same thing – I even paid the application fee for one apartment then apparently the apartment was no longer available and they would not refund me my money. The broker did nothing to assist me with obtaining my money from the management company of the building (which I never got back) – simply unbelievable and I since discovered that this happens with bad brokers.

Just when I was almost through with NYC brokers (I also used a couple of others too) and had unsuccessfully tried to hunt myself (nevermind the fact that I had come to NYC twice and was running out of time to find an apartment) a friend of a friend recommended Etie.. and the rest, they say, is history :-)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Brendan ****

review date 10/15/2013 overall rating
Etie did a fantastic job in locating and securing an apartment for me. She very patient and flexible with the curveballs that were sent her way. She was very helpful with other general information about the city which was nice since I am not from New York. I am very grateful for having her as my broker, I really enjoyed working with her efficency and professionalism that also had the personal touch. I strongly reccomend her as a broker.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Tal ****

review date 09/09/2013 overall rating
I emailed A LOT of brokers on a Wednesday evening. Thursday morning Etie called (the only broker to call me back that day) and was ready to show me apartments right away. Friday afternoon Etie came prepared with six different places meeting my criteria, but one far exceeded every expectation of what I might be able to find within my price range. Saturday, the next day, Etie submitted my application (working holiday weekends and evenings) and on Tuesday (it was a long weekend) I was approved, notwithstaning my inability to timely submit all the application documents. A week after Etie reached out, I was signing a lease. Needless to say, Etie is efficient, but i also found her knowledgeable, up front and a pleasure to converse with over the course of an afternoon walking around town looking at apartments.Etie is easy to recommend.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Julie ****

review date 08/29/2013 overall rating
Etie was absolutely amazing to work with. She showed up nearly 20 apartments in one day! She was very organized, polite, and patient. She made the entire process of getting into the new gorgeous apartment very easy. She even made herself available afterwards to help find moving help. I cannot express in words how wonderful she has been to work with. I plan on recommending her to every person I know looking for a place in NYC. Thank you, Etie!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Erika ****

review date 08/23/2013 overall rating
Etie is amazing! I highly recommend using her to find your next home in NYC. She is sweet, honest, smart, and diligent. I’ve used brokers in the past and Etie has been the best. Sometimes brokers can be soley sales-oriented, but not Etie! She gives you her opinion, but doesn’t push you one way or another. She is an incredibly hard-worker, available day or night, and gets back to you timely. She knows NY neighborhoods well, and will not stop searching until she finds you exactly what you are looking for – in the area you want and in the price-range you want. She doesn’t rush you and is encouraging and positive along the way. Etie helped me find the perfect apartment, and I’m so grateful to her for all of her help. You will not be disappointed if you choose to work with Etie!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Aki ****

review date 08/16/2013 overall rating
Etie is by far the most helpful and considerate agent I've worked with. Searching for an apartment in the world's busiest city was not an easy task, especially for a young person like me. But Etie explained to me step by step how the whole process works, as well as the strategies to win the apartment among other competitors who want the same apartment. Etie is not one of those agents who are only interested in your money and throw whatever apartment they find at you then try to tell you what you want. She respects your needs and preference, however unique they are, and provide you with plenty of options, as well as her personal opinions. I highly recommend Etie to anyone who is eager to find an ideal apartment in New York City.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Brian ****

review date 08/13/2013 overall rating
Etie is the best broker I've ever rented from. She actually cares about making sure you get a great home, and a great home that fits your life. Other brokers I've worked with before have pushed their agendas, and with others I've felt like I was being schemed into something I didn't want. But not with Etie, she will find you exactly what you are looking for. My father is a salesman and I grew up recognizing the sales tricks from him. So I can tell when someone is full of c**p. Etie continuously surprised me with her patience, hard work, and dedication to finding my wife and I the best one bedroom possible for our budget. She ended up finding an AMAZING 1br on the upper west side that was in our budget. And not only that, she talked down the landlord and got the apartment for $150 cheaper a month! We ended up taking her out to dinner to thank her cause we were so impressed. Simply: she's the best, work with her!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Maria ****

review date 08/05/2013 overall rating
Working with Etie was a blessing and I am sure I wouldn't have found an apartment I love so much without her. The first day we met up, Etie had booked over ten apartments for us to see, all of which were within my budget and located in the area I'd told her I was looking to move to. She clearly put in time and effort to find apartments that she knew would fit my specific parameters. She went out of her way to walk around the city with me all day long and view as many apartments as I wanted - I never felt rushed or pushed to make a decision. Etie gave me her honest and experienced opinion about all the apartments we viewed and it was easy for me to trust her opinion. Not only am I confident I saw the best options in the area, but I was very comfortable and at ease in her company. Searching for apartments in NYC is notoriously difficult but with Etie I found and signed for the perfect apartment in under two days. I've already recommended Etie to my friends and will continue to do so in the future!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Juliana ****

review date 07/27/2013 overall rating
Etie was awesome. We worked with over 15 different people and although we didnt end up renting one of her listings she was by far the best agent. She showed us a variety of apartments with the parameters we gave her and after an initial showing she narrowed the search based on what we found we liked. We highly recommend Etie!!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Sandy ****

review date 07/26/2013 overall rating
Etie has been extremely helpful in helping me find an apartment. While I haven't found an apartment to rent yet, she has gone above and beyond and help find the living space that I need. Encouraging, empathetic, and patience come naturally to her and are assets that are difficult to find in a broker. She works for the tenants, and fights to get what her clients want. Etie is a gem, and anyone that she helps is sure to find exactly what they're looking for. I look forward to working with her in the future, and highly recommend her!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Lauren ****

review date 07/14/2013 overall rating
Etie was extremely helpful to my fiance and I as we searched for our apartment. She stuck with us for weeks on the hunt, and she knew when to tell us if we were nit-picking or if we should hold out for something better. Even when we were busy with other things, Etie would keep us in mind and email us about new listings she thought fit our criteria. Thank you so much for all of your help!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Etie's Apartments

Studio, Theater District - Times Square, $2,195

Studio, Theater District - Times Square, $2,195

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Pets Allowed
13 days since update
1br, Inwood, $1,450

1br, Inwood, $1,450

Pets Allowed, Elevator, Pre War
9 days since update
Studio, Upper West Side, $2,500

Studio, Upper West Side, $2,500

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Pets Allowed, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Gym, Pre War
1 day since update
Studio, Chelsea, $2,500

Studio, Chelsea, $2,500

440 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Pre War
8 days since update

Etie's Specialties

Manhattan

Clinton, Financial District, Gramercy Park, Hamilton Heights, Hell's Kitchen, Midtown East, Morningside Heights, NoLita, Theater District - Times Square, Tribeca, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Washington Heights, West Village
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