Gabriel Owens

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: 12 reviews
Brokerage: Coldwell Banker A C Lawrence
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Being a native New Yorker, I have a master knowledge of the every changing metropolis. With this understanding I guide my clients through the nuance of the city and it's every evolving real estate market.  

Renter Reviews of Gabriel

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Bob ****

review date 04/08/2014 overall rating
Finding an apartment in NYC is no easy task. I reached out to many brokers and
talked with them over the phone. I even had my roommate meet with a few other
brokers to look at apartments, prior to meeting with Gabriel. Collectively, my
roommates and I looked at over 6 apartments. We found the perfect apartment upon
the first meeting with Gabriel.

I can honestly say that Gabriel was extremely professional and efficient in
communicating with me. He also understood and took into account our budget to
help us find the perfect fit. I highly recommend Gabriel if you are looking for
an apartment!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Thiago ****

review date 03/17/2014 overall rating
The broker didn't want to show me the apartment unless I signed a contract with his company. He also stated this was New York's law to protect myself. I imagine every other firm in the city is breaking the law then...

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Gabriel Owens Responded:
The form I requested he sign is a disclosure form given by the department of state. It states on the front in bold letters THIS IS NOT A CONTRACT!!
It is a form that states that I work for you not the landlord, hence it is in your best interest that I present it to you. THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE MAKES IT MANDATORY THAT WE PRESENT IT TO YOU AND GET IT SIGNED.
IT PROTECTS YOU, ALL THE OTHER AGENTS YOU DEALT WITH SHOULD HAVE PRESENTED IT TO YOU!! It is the law.
Form dos-1735-a
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Kendra ****

review date 03/03/2014 overall rating
Gabriel was extremely prompt, courteous and helpful throughout our entire rental process. He was always available and happy to schedule appointments around my busy work schedule. A very knowledgeable and personable agent. We would highly recommend him for your next move!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Delphi ****

review date 03/03/2014 overall rating
I really enjoyed working with Gabriel. After having gone out looking for apartments with a couple of different brokers, neither of whom were able to show me apartments that fit my parameters, Gabriel immediately found me an apartment in Soho that was exactly what I was looking for. He responded promptly to my initial inquiry, was flexible in accommodating my schedule in terms of viewing the apartment, and once I had agreed to take it he was extremely responsive in helping me prepare the paperwork (this was my first time renting an apartment in New York City). Plus, Gabriel is genuinely a nice guy who's easy to work with. I've already recommended Gabriel to a friend who's looking for an apartment in downtown Manhattan in April and I would encourage anyone else looking for a place to reach out to him as well.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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EJ ****

review date 02/08/2014 overall rating
Although Gabriel was very courteous in correspondence, finding out the availability of the apartment listed was a bit like pulling teeth and I was up front about how my time was very limited due to travel.

He required that I meet in his office first--something that some agents require and others don't--and I implored him to be up front about the availability, as the idea of going all the way to his office just to find out the unit I wanted most was not available would have been very upsetting. Of course, after I said this, the place was no longer available. I'd like to think he was being honest the entire time, but prior experience leaves me skeptical.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Christina ****

review date 09/06/2013 overall rating
Gabriel is the first broker I've worked with that I felt actually earned his broker's fee. He's incredibly prompt, friendly, genuine, flexible, and not pushy in the least. He hooked us up with a perfect apartment in the neighborhood we wanted at a price we knew we couldn't beat anywhere else. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Mark ****

review date 09/06/2013 overall rating
I cannot rave about Gabriel enough. The process from my initial inquiry through the day I signed a lease was 6 days total. I sent dozens of emails to broker's, and Gabriel was the only person who called me immediately instead of just sending a form email asking me my income and credit information. He made me feel like a person. Not only was he warm and personable, but Gabriel was also professional--he didn't waste my time by showing me just the apartment that I asked for. He showed me things below my price point and above so that I had a thorough comparison.

I will definitely recommend him to all of my friends for their rental searches. He went above and beyond throughout the course of this week to meet me near my home to retrieve papers, calling or texting me to keep me informed about the process, and helping me obtain my dream apartment.

I highly, and unequivocally, recommend Gabriel.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Elizabeth ****

review date 08/29/2013 overall rating
horrible service.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Naomi ****

review date 07/25/2013 overall rating
My fiance and I were looking for a 1BR and had specific ideas in mind for what we wanted. I contacted Gabriel after seeing one of his listings. His emails have always been polite, courteous and professional. He is also pleasant and nice to work with in person, too. We found our new apartment on our first day viewing places with him. It was a positive and efficient process overall. We recommend working with him!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Vera ****

review date 07/17/2013 overall rating
I’m a busy executive level professional who recently moved into an amazing apartment in central Manhattan with Gabriel’s help. I had very high expectations and had seen quite a few agencies already without being able to come up with anything even close.
Gabriel on the other hand worked round the clock to find me the perfect place, ensuring that my time was not wasted in the looking process (he did the work) and then also ensured the application went through smoothly. I could not be happier with my new home! I found him to be extremely efficient, personable and trustworthy, listening carefully to my needs and coming up with a few great tips. Recommended! This is my fifth apartment in Manhattan but I hope to stay in this one for a very long time!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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HaChi ****

review date 06/09/2013 overall rating
I was very disappointed in this interaction (or lack thereof) I too am a native New Yorker, and as such expect people to be conscious of other people's time in such a fast paced city.
I went to go meet with Gabriel after inquiring about a rental, he asked me to come meet at the office (all the way in midtown) then did not even meet me in person but sent his very curt associate in a classic bait and switch. They stated the apartment was not worth seeing but I should give them all my info and see what they could find. I had asked specifically whether the apartment I saw listed here was stlll available for viewing. They could have told me it wasn't over the phone and saved my precious 2 hours I took off work. Awful business practice!!! Don't waste your time.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Bruno ****

review date 01/24/2013 overall rating
I've met with many brokers but I have yet to come across one that's as good as Gabriel Owens, he's on top of the his game and has great listings. Since, he's a native New Yorker, he knows the city very well and has a lot of connections. Gabriel is very easy to get along with, has a great sense of humor and I'm looking forward to using him again in my future real estate needs.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Gabriel's Apartments

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Studio, Morningside Heights, $1,650

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Gabriel's Specialties

Manhattan

Chelsea, Chinatown, Clinton, East Village, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Hell's Kitchen, Little Italy, Lower East Side, Meatpacking District, Morningside Heights, NoHo, NoLita, SoHo, Union Square, Upper West Side, West Village
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