Fatma Kara

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (23)
Brokerage: Citi Habitats
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In the search of a new apartment in NYC, it can be very stressful in managing everyday life and ensuring that apartment search goes as smoothly as possible. Fatma’s desire is not only making sure that her clients find their beautiful new home, but that they leave with a great sense of customer service.
Fatma understands that whether it be finding an apartment or completing a project at work, life in the city moves in a matter of milliseconds and the fewer things that a busy person has to think about the better they will perform in their respective craft. When working with Fatma, clients have found her to be diligent in her practice, committed to customer service, and affability as an individual has allowed her clients to work and wait for the great news.
Fatma graduated from Berkeley College in 2010 with a degree in Business Marketing and also has a degree in international business from the Newport International School. Throughout Fatma’s working life she has been in the position of helping those with the utmost in service. Prior to her career at Citihabitats, Fatma spent years managing a family owned food wholesale company as well in accounting for a technology sales company. Ms.Kara knows how to deliver by listening to her clients and acting in haste to help them achieve their goals.
Fatma is a health enthusiast, who enjoys exercise softball,bowling,golf, and running. Outside of the fitness realm she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, including her dog.
  Fatma is known as a hardworking, approachable, ambitious person. She knows it can be overwhelming to find an apartment in New York City! So she makes sure to put her clients at ease instantly and try to find the best deals out there. Fatma’s clients rely on her as a full resource to handle all the details.  Please contact Fatma today to discuss your particular Real Estate needs!

Renter Reviews of Fatma

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Jessica ****

review date 08/01/2014 overall rating
It's simple: Fatma made my and my roommate's UES dreams come true. We had few requests (equal-sized bedrooms, a small living room, decent budget). While two other agents failed us for nearly a month and could only talk the talk, Fatma delivered within a matter of days. Her honesty was refreshing, and I can't thank her enough for finding (and fighting for) our newly rented apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Riley ****

review date 07/30/2014 overall rating
We happened to end up renting from Fatma by coincidence, and I'm so glad we did! The guy we were looking with before was a sleazy liar. Fatma answered all of our questions and was very flexible. She ended up finding us a really cute apartment on the UES that is convenient and within our price range.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Samantha ****

review date 05/10/2014 overall rating
Although I didn't rent from Fatma, she was extremely nice, understood my needs, and truly seemed to have an upper hand in the market. She was always quick to respond and was never pushy.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Grace Xin ****

review date 05/01/2014 overall rating
Fatma is the best agent I've ever met. Actually my friend and I have a budget which makes us really difficult to find an apartment in Manhattan. Thanks to Fatma, we finally find an apartment in UES. Great location! Satisfy all our needs and Cheap!!! Fatma actually knows almost every layout of the apartments she has and according to our requirements, she provides professional advice. She is very considerate and saves us a lot of time. I'm so glad to find Fatma!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Eric ****

review date 02/14/2014 overall rating
Well I'm here to tell you, dreams do come true!

My search for a dream UES apartment came true in early 2014, and I'm convinced it wouldn't have happened if I didn't have the good sense to choose Fatma as my agent. Multiple salespeople responded to my initial look through the listings of naked apartments, and my criteria for choosing Fatma over the others was simple; she responded quickly (which told me she is very passionate about her profession), she agreed to meet me the only day and time I was available (it was after hours on a holiday weekend so she obviously is willing to go above and beyond for her clients), and she asked me, before we met, what I was looking for instead of telling me what was available (a personal connection with her clients, that other agents don't have).

She had a list of apartments ready to show when I arrived, she was organized and knowledgeable, with her finger on the pulse of the city. After only a few hours I felt like I knew the ups and downs of the NYC rental market, and it was obvious I was learning from an expert.

Like most dreamers, I had specific ideas of what I wanted, space and an outdoor area, with at $1,800 per month budget, in NYC, good luck! On top of that, I was willing to stay in the suburbs for those things, so needless to say Fatma had her work cut out for her with this difficult client.

We visited some listings with some of the things I was asking for, and like the picky person I am, I passed and pointed out the negatives. Fatma listened and didn't do the one thing that all renters and buyers have disliked about all their other agents, she didn't push, and she didn't give up. Because of that I felt like Fatma had my best interests in mind, not just looking for another sale, but helping me find my home.

Anyway, long story short, she did it, she found my dream home, under budget, walk in closet, high ceilings, large enough rooms, perfect neighborhood, and a large private outside area. Everything, everything I was looking for.

Some say I'm the luckiest guy in 2014, yes luck had something to do with my dream coming true, but I think it had more to do with my sage hiring of Fatma Kara as my real estate salesperson.

****** - 6 stars

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Fatma Kara Responded:
I am Glad that your so happy with your new home*And I hope you guys will invite me for BBQ Party in the summer :)

Cheers!
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Carly ****

review date 02/10/2014 overall rating
Didn't wind up renting an apartment through Fatma, but she was quick to respond and show us an apartment that fit our needs. I would definitely recommend her to anyone searching for something specific in an apartment.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Elizabeth ****

review date 01/09/2014 overall rating
Fatma was amazing to work with and I don’t think I would have been able to find an apartment without her! I knew what I wanted and somehow, she was able to find it! She mentioned an apartment outside of my ideal location but was invested enough to believe that if I visited the apartment, I would fall in love, which was true! I was being really picky when looking at apartments and instead of making me feel guilty for not liking a specific apartment, she took the time to really listen to what I wanted and try her hardest to find me an apartment.

Once I found a place I wanted, she worked tirelessly to make sure everything was set with my lease, deposits, etc. I don’t think I would have gotten the apartment if it weren’t for her great relationship with the landlord. Thank you so much Fatma, I’m so happy in my new home!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jackie ****

review date 10/27/2013 overall rating
Fatma is terrific - showed me just the sort of places I was looking for, very professional, organized and helpful. Rented a place in two days thanks to her!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Fatma Kara Responded:
It was my pleasure to working with you!
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Joyce ****

review date 09/04/2013 overall rating
Fatma was responsive and did excellent groundwork prior to showing me several apts. Highly recommend her.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Pamela ****

review date 07/30/2013 overall rating
Fatma is absolutely amazing. She is real and tells it like it is. She is honest with you from the start and doesn't want to waste your time. I was looking for an apartment I had a budget, and she worked hard to find me the perfect place that met my requirements. She was with me every step of the way and never made me feel pressured. She was there to listen to my concerns and took the time to talk things out with me. I highly recommend her if you are looking for an apartment in NYC. Thanks FATMA!! YOU ARE SIMPLY THE BEST!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Bryan ****

review date 07/26/2013 overall rating
Fatma was great to work with. We looked at 3 unique apartments but it was the first one that I knew was for me, specifically a clean apartment that my dog would be allowed in and outdoor space. It was a very simple procedure applying. I had many questions for her regarding the apartment, and she was very informative and knew what she was talking about. If I was trying to find an apartment again I would use her for sure, but then again she found me the perfect apartment for my needs so I don't think I will be moving anytime soon. I highly recommend her to anyone else looking for an apartment within budget.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Stephanie ****

review date 07/24/2013 overall rating
Fatma was a great broker to work with! My roommate and I had a very stressful experience searching for an apartment in the city prior to meeting Fatma, but as soon as we found her, the first place she showed us we fell in love with and decided to rent! She is very patient and understanding. She also was very good at communication. No complaints!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Melissa ****

review date 07/12/2013 overall rating
I had a great experience working with Fatma. She was very helpful and informative. It was my first time renting an apartment in NYC and I was a little nervous at the beginning. Fatma made me feel confident about my decision and was able to answer all my questions. She also made herself available to show the studio more than once and provided great tips about the neighborhood I was moving in. I highly recommend Fatma to help anyone find a great place to live!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Katherine ****

review date 07/09/2013 overall rating
Fatma is like the apartment whisperer, seriously. After meeting with a few other brokers and getting dragged to apartment after apartment that I hated, I called Fatma after reading other positive reviews, and every one of them is true! Fatma started by really listening to what I was looking for and asked that I send her a few listings from their website that I liked so she could get a better of the style, layout etc. that I liked. Before going out to see apartments, she went through the listings she had with me and we narrowed down based on anything I couldn't work with. This made the time we spent looking at places really purposeful, and I would have been happy with any of the apartments she showed me. I ended up finding an amazing place through Fatma that was exactly what I was hoping for. She was incredibly responsive throughout the rest of the process and the whole thing, from viewing to lease signing, took less than a week. Thank you Fatma!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Matty ****

review date 05/16/2013 overall rating
Fatma was great! She was upfront that the listings I had called about were already off the market, and then took me to options that were all within my price range and size needs. When I was not in love with the first few, she showed me pictures and then worked with a super to get me access to the perfect apartment that I later signed. Despite a few paperwork problems on my end, she was always flexible and patient and responded immediately to every text. Would absolutely recommend renting through her!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Angela ****

review date 05/14/2013 overall rating
Fatma is absolutely fantastic! I'm moving from Chicago to New York and had very limited time to find an apartment! After checking all of my credentials, Fatma showed me only the BEST apartments...didn't mess around in showing me other options that she knew I wouldn't like! I found an apartment in one day and had all of the paper work signed the same day as well! I definitely would not have been able to find an apartment in my time frame had I not worked with Fatma!

I 100% recommend anyone to work with her. Very professional, yet fun! Knows the area well and pointed out great places to workout, have lunch and points of interest in the neighborhood.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Donna ****

review date 05/12/2013 overall rating
Did not confirm our appointment, then would not reschedule.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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John ****

review date 04/27/2013 overall rating
I must admit, I was probably not the best client for Fatma - I started my search early and so had no sense of urgency in my apartment hunt. As a result, I was slow to respond to her numerous helpful suggestions of apartments and offers to set up viewings. Nevertheless, she took the initiative and supplied me with fresh listings as soon as they came in. I really felt that she had my best interest at heart and that she was constantly looking out for appropriate housing. The one piece of constructive criticism I have for her is that she could perhaps ask a few more questions to focus her search - in her enthusiasm she found a couple of places that were out of our price range...which was slightly depressing because they were all incredibly nice places that we couldn't afford. But overall, very impressed with her determination and responsiveness.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Marisa ****

review date 04/24/2013 overall rating

Fatma has very genuine, good character, which is rare among brokers. I felt she was definitely on target to my apartment search needs. She is also very reliable to be very responsive to calls and text messages. She has made my apt find a pleasant experience. She's more understanding and patient than many other brokers I have searched apartments with. I highly recommend her, especially to those who have had a bad broker experience as I had with Best Apartments agency. She will make sure that you will not be content with your future home.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Caleb ****

review date 04/18/2013 overall rating
I recently unexpectedly had to search for a new apartment, and had to get one quickly. I wasn't having much luck with what I hoped to find in my price range, and was getting pretty ticked off about it. Fatma listened to what I hoped to find, sent me listings to review first, then showed me several apartments in just one appointment, all which were in my price range and most of which I think I would've been comfortable enough in. She's a relief - not at all pushy, she listens, and she found me some great options, one of which I was lucky enough to get. Doesn't hurt that she can haul a*s up stairs, too! (Wear sneakers - she's quick)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sarah ****

review date 03/29/2013 overall rating
Fatma was a pleasure to work with. I was new to the Manhattan rental market and she walked me through it with ease, and the first apartment she showed me I ended up going with!!! I highly recommend working with Fatma and Citihabitats.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Venice ****

review date 01/19/2013 overall rating
Fatma is very responsive and helpful. Although in the end I decided to take a sublet from a friend, I still appreciate her help very much.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Jacques ****

review date 01/01/2013 overall rating
Fatma helped me find an apartment 3 months ago 2 days from my moving date. She was able to find me a great one bedroom in the area I wanted at my budget and I didnt have to worry about anything.

Ill definitely be renting/buying from her in the near future. Thx Fatma

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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