Hakeem Shahid
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Renter Reviews of Hakeem

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Lola ****

review date
08/29/2016
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Hakeem was absolutely fantastic to work with. He was extremely professional while still making me feel comfortable throughout the entire process; always communicating what was going on, answering practically immediately to text messages and phone calls, and always making sure I was getting the most accurate information as to what was going on. I could not have asked for a better broker, and I will go back to him for help in the search of future apartments.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jennifer ****

review date
05/07/2016
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After dealing with a lot of different brokers in the city, Hakeem was incredibly responsive and professional. He made the process of applying for an apartment easy and efficient and made us feel like he was looking out for our best interests as well as those of the landlord. I would absolutely recommend working with him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Severino ****

review date
05/06/2016
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Hakeem Shahid was of great help! He was considerate, friendly and most important serious in his job. I strongly recommend him for your home search.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Brian ****

review date
04/28/2016
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Hakeem was great to work with. Blazingly fast, super reliable. Took the initiative to send me photos and ads for a multitude of apartments, but I didn't even need them because the first one I saw was great and we took it. And nothing against the local conglomerates, but if I'm working with a realtor, I'd rather pay a local guy who knows the neighborhood, and who the landlords trust. Excited about the new place!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Katie ****

review date
01/21/2016
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Hakeem was very detail oriented and communicative throughout our entire experience with him. He responded to our emails promptly and alway explained everything that we needed to know throughout the process. We've just rented our apartment from him in Ft. Greene and were very pleased with our decision to work with him. I would highly recommend him to others.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Laura ****

review date
12/11/2015
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Hakeem is wonderful to work with! All of his glowing reviews online are accurate and well deserved. He is very professional, always responded to emails and texts promptly, arrived on time for the showing, very helpful and patient. Answered all of our questions and concerns. I highly recommend him, and would definitely work with him again in the future. Thank you Hakeem!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sara ****

review date
11/16/2015
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My experience with Hakeem was hands down the best experience I've had with a broker. He was very responsive in setting up times to meet and answered all of my questions (even the dumb ones).

He knew the area well and knew the landlord well and really didn't waste any time without being pushy. He let me know my options and the process upfront so nothing was surprising.

Hakeem is still helpful (with more dumb questions of mine) now that I've signed the lease and have moved in.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Gordon ****

review date
11/15/2015
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I was very fortunate to find Hakeem. He's incredibly responsive (responded to my texts/emails almost immediately) and very trustworthy. I appreciated that he didn't "sell" me any apartments and was very transparent throughout the entire process.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kirby ****

review date
09/05/2015
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After a long, painful apartment hunt in which we dealt with quite a few tactless, scheming, and dishonest brokers, finding Hakeem was absolutely a dream. He was courteous, honest, and made the entire experience of renting an apartment -- which is always full of so much anxiety -- so much more straightforward and easy. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone, and I am so thankful for his professionalism throughout our business with him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jacek ****

review date
07/28/2015
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Finding an apartment in the city was a pleasurable experience - is not something you hear often in the city. But working with Hakeem this was the case.

He was extremely professional, timely, well organized and most importantly honest, add to that a well sized 1 br in Fort Greene at a good price and you've struck gold.

I would highly urge anyone looking for a new flat in NYC or Bklyn to get in touch.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Scott ****

review date
07/18/2015
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It doesn't surprise me how many 5 Star and positive reviews Hakeem has received. If there were room for a 6th star, I'd check that box. Glad there's room for another review. Here's mine.

Get in touch with Hakeem now. Don't wait to read the end of this if you're looking for a place to live. Contact him this instant. Do you know how fast real estate moves in NYC? And in Brooklyn, forgedaboudit!

Hakeem's knowledge and many years-long relationships with tenants and building owners- who clearly love, trust, and rely on him to deliver "the perfect landlord-tenant match"- give him a serious advantage.

Hakeem had all the patience in the world with my fiancé and I as we told him what we were looking and hoping for. He paid attention to us. He listened. He showed us a few places and keep doing that. He didn't give up on us.

Here's a magical thing he told us while we were in an apartment which was nice, but the bedroom was a bit too small: "If you can hang in there, there's an apartment that's going to be available soon. If you're interested, I'll let you know about it. I think you'd like it."

We said, "You bet!"

He did contact us a few weeks later, just as promised.

He never even put that apartment on the market. From the meetings he'd had with us and his relationship with the landlord- and because he's Hakeem(!)- he knew we would all be a good fit.

On Aug. 1st 2015, we're moving into a garden-level rental apartment in a brownstone on a gorgeous street in Fort Greene- with a private garden at a price that was within our budget.

Hakeem more than came to bat for us, he hit a grand slam. We'll always be grateful.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Michelle ****

review date
07/13/2015
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Hakeem was AWESOME. We got our first apartment in New York with a different broker through Naked Apartments, and it was a terrible experience. With Hakeem, the process was completely transparent, communicative, fast, and friendly. Thanks so much Hakeem!! :)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Mary ****

review date
07/13/2015
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Hakeem helped us with our first experience apartment hunting in New York. He was polite, punctual, and always available via call or text. He is an honest and laid-back guy, and we really felt like he had our backs during the process. He drove us to the bank when we had a tight window for getting money together for our lease signing, and he drove to the city from his home in CT to give us our keys on the day we moved in. He made the entire process--from searching to signing to moving in--less stressful. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Nuri ****

review date
07/10/2015
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Hakeem was extremely clear, honest, straightforward, responsible, responsive, and made the whole process simple. Everything I hate about New York real estate, I did not find to be the case with Hakeem. A great broker to work with.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Vanessa ****

review date
05/29/2015
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Hakeem helped us secure our #1 choice apartment. He provided all the necessary information in advance of the viewing, was very responsive to all of our questions, and followed up with us and the landlords in a timely manner. From beginning to end, he was extremely professional, kind, knowledgeable, and approachable. Overall, we had a great experience - 5 stars all the way!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Julia ****

review date
05/17/2015
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It was a pleasure working with Mr. Shahid. He is very timely, professional, courteous, respectful and reliable. He responds to emails, texts and phone calls almost immediately. I appreciate that he goes above and beyond for serious clients. For example, he picked me up from my job (I'm a teacher), drove me to the management office to sign my lease, and then drove me back to work! I cannot begin to express my gratitude for Mr. Shahid's kindness and flexibility!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Brendan ****

review date
04/24/2015
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Hakeem put us in a lovely apartment after we'd just about given up on moving this year. He's very quick to respond, even over the weekend; he's no-nonsense over email but warm in person. He helped us put in the application immediately, and while there was some delay on the management side in reviewing it, Hakeem made sure to keep us appraised and reassured throughout the process right up until the ultimate signing. Definitely a good experience.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Alex ****

review date
03/02/2015
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Having just moved to NYC and being a first time renter, Hakeem couldn't have been more helpful to my wife and I. He made the time to show the apartment around our work hours and finalized the signing of the lease promptly and without any problems. He was knowledgeable about the area we moved into and gave us lots of confidence that we were making the right decision. Having now moved in, we couldn't be happier. Any small teething problems we've since had, Hakeem has made himself more than available to help out and responds to our enquiries straight away. We're more than happy to recommend Hakeem for finding your future apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Irene ****

review date
02/03/2015
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As a first time renter, Hakeem made the experience a total breeze - so friendly and easy to work with. He immediately responded to my inquiry and continually followed up with me via text and email throughout the entire application process. In less than 48 hours after viewing the space, I was signing a lease! Highly recommend! I found an amazing apartment in a location I did not think I would be able to afford.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Emma ****

review date
01/22/2015
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Hakeem is by far the best realtor I have worked with. He is very responsive and straightforward. He answered inquiries at all times of day and followed up on all my questions. Had great relationships with the management company and helped me make sure that the apartment I was renting met all of my requirements. I would recommend him to anyone looking in the area.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Chuma ****

review date
01/01/2015
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Hakeem was great to work with! By far the best broker i've worked with in NYC thus far. He had the best apartments and best prices also. Very trustworthy and responded to my calls promptly.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Alexis ****

review date
12/03/2014
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Hakeem was great to work with! Very prompt in responding to my questions and was able to see the apartment within the same day. Good experience all around.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Rachel ****

review date
10/25/2014
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Working with Hakeem was an absolute pleasure! He was prompt, responsive, and trustworthy. I've been living in New York/Brooklyn and this was my first broker experience that I actually enjoyed. I HIGHLY recommend!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ahmed ****

review date
10/19/2014
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Very calm and relaxed guy who was easy to work with, and spelled everything out for us neatly when we had questions & wanted to see places. I would highly recommend using him in all your future apartment hunts.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Steve ****

review date
08/16/2014
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My wife and I were very pleased with our experience with Hakeem. He was very courteous, professional and punctual for our meetings. He was very responsive to all of our emails and made the application process go very smoothly. He has a good relationship with the owner of the apartment we're moving into and they both made us feel very comfortable with the transition. I would highly recommend Hakeem to other prospective movers.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Paul ****

review date
06/12/2014
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Hakeem was quick about things, he was honest. And he knew the place well enough to answer questions. Recommended. There's a lot of shady brokers out there. He's not one of them. Great experience.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Christine ****

review date
06/05/2014
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Hakeem is by far the best broker I have ever come across in New York City. Having moved at least seven times, I have had my fair share of awful brokers who don't listen to a word you say and try to convince you to get a crappy apartment in a crappy neighborhood for way too much money. I have now found two apartments through Hakeem in the past three years and as long as he is around, I don't plan on using anyone else ever again! Hakeem clearly has a good relationship with all the owners he represents and this shows in the quality of apartments he offers. I have never been less stressed when apartment hunting than when I had Hakeem as my broker. I HIGHLY recommend him!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Devin ****

review date
06/04/2014
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This is the second apartment I've found through Hakeem. If and when I move again, I'll use him again. He always responded very quickly and he got me a great deal again. Work with him. You'll see.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Cia ****

review date
05/26/2014
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Hakeem was trustworthy, punctual, and helpful. We fought for one apartment with a particularly complicated application process, (a middle-income housing development) and Hakeem was up front about our chances, while also going above and beyond to make sure we were in the running. We took a risk entrusting him with a lot of very sensitive information for that application. We didn't get the apartment, but we got all of our paperwork back- it's been 6 months without any issues. I would absolutely recommend him to help find your next apartment.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Maggie ****

review date
03/23/2014
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Hakeem is a great broker. He is prepared, courteous, and professional. I'd recommend him again and again.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Aniket ****

review date
10/06/2013
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One of the best brokers ive had the pleasure to have worked with. Punctual, courteous, to the point, and very dedicated. He went beyond to get us our dream apartment. Very happy with my experience and I would recommend him to anyone.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Logan ****

review date
08/05/2013
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Hakeem is great! Knowledgeable, always quick to respond, and incredibly helpful in guiding me through the whole process. Definitely felt more comfortable working with an independent agent like Hakeem vs one from a large and sketchy company. Highly recommended.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Izzy ****

review date
08/02/2013
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Hakeem was very professional and patient with me despite all my apartment criteria. He responded very quickly to all of my emails at all hours of the day. He was early for meetings. He worked with the landlord to make sure I got the apartment I really wanted. I would definitely recommend him!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kristen ****

review date
07/30/2013
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Hakeem is by far the best broker I have ever interacted with! His listing was clear and thorough, upon sending him a message he immediately got back to me with even more information before scheduling a viewing. I was able to come prepared for the tour later that evening with all the paperwork necessary to fill out the application. I heard back from him two days later letting me know I got the apartment and we met again to sign the lease 3 days after that. It's clear he has a good relationship with the landlord and only brokers for people he trusts. If you are looking for a reliable broker who will not waste your time, this is your man!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Hakeem's Apartments

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Hakeem's Specialties

Brooklyn

Bedford - Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, East New York, Flatbush - Ditmas Park, Fort Greene, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens