Israel Golowinski

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (47)
Brokerage: ABBA Realty Associates

Renter Reviews of Israel

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Teresa ****

review date 08/01/2014 overall rating
I really lucked out with Israel! He really cared about helping me and my roommates get this apartment. He was patient when I had to coordinate with my roommates who were moving into the city from different states. As a first time renter, he walked me through the process and calmed my nerves.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kiran ****

review date 06/20/2014 overall rating
Israel was extremely professional, patient, quick, and a pleasure to work with. I got to see the apartment within an hour of it being advertised, and it was even better than the pictures that were posted. He also sealed the deal within a few days! I would gladly work with him again.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Nicholas ****

review date 06/09/2014 overall rating
I originally contacted Israel about an apartment that was no longer available at the time. He asked me what I was in the market for and found me something even closer to where I wanted to be for a great price near Prospect Park that had not yet been placed on the market. The entire process was over in a matter of three days and couldn’t have been any easier. Israel took the time to meet with me on a Sunday night so I could put in an application and secure the apartment I just signed a lease for. Overall, it was an excellent experience.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Natanya ****

review date 06/08/2014 overall rating
Israel is absolutely amazing. I needed to find an apartment in Brooklyn, while I was living out of state. He listened to what I needed and found me exactly what I was looking for, in record time.

He always returned calls and emails promptly and helped me through a challenging process. I don't think I could say enough good things about Israel. He is simply the best. He made a potentially stressful process into an easy and super exciting move. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an apartment!!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Semeon ****

review date 05/25/2014 overall rating
Israel was very helpful and professional. He helped me secure an apartment that I wanted in the location that I wanted and he as very fair! He was patient with me in getting my affairs in order for the paperwork. I recommend everyone ask him for help in finding your next home!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Katherine ****

review date 04/18/2014 overall rating
Great experience!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Liz ****

review date 04/03/2014 overall rating
If anyone needs an apartment in Brooklyn, Israel can help you find your dream home. I reached out to Israel and he responded right away and was able to meet with me within the hour of me initially reaching out. I had seen roughly about 20-25 apartments in Crown Heights and was not happy with anything I had seen, until Israel showed me my dream apartment. It had everything I wanted. I didn't need to make any concessions. I am thrilled with the job Israel did for me and would recommend him highly!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Cebele ****

review date 04/01/2014 overall rating
I messaged Israel on a Friday afternoon to inquire about a listing, he got back to me almost immediately and we made an appointment to look at the apartment the same day. He was on time for our meeting, and the apartment was exactly like his photos. Even though I didn't have much credit history and US tax filings, Israel worked with the landlord to help me secure the apartment. He even followed up with me afterwards to make sure everything went smoothly at the lease signing. I would definitely recommend Israel to anyone looking for housing in Brooklyn.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Emily ****

review date 02/12/2014 overall rating
Israel really knows the neighborhoods, and he's a straight shooter. He returns phone calls, responds to emails, and shows up when he says he will. Would definitely work with him again.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Casey ****

review date 01/06/2014 overall rating
Responded but I had already secured a place. Thank you Israel.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Nicole ****

review date 12/26/2013 overall rating
Polite, communicative, helpful, and professional. Israel made this process both easy and fast. I would definitely suggest to others interested in renting an apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Annie ****

review date 12/13/2013 overall rating
A big thanks to Israel. He was very responsive and easy to coordinate with. He only brought me to apartments that were appropriate for me and met my requirements. I've met with a lot of agents over the past few weeks and appreciate how much Israel listened to me-it made the process smooth!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Hannah ****

review date 10/15/2013 overall rating
If I coud give Israel 10 stars, I would. This was my first time looking for an apartment in NYC and not only did Israel make it painless, it was enjoyable! He showed me 2 beautiful apartments, the second which was more in my price range and which I took immediately. Signing a lease 24 hours after begining the search and on the second try has to be some kind of record. But Israel obviously has access to great places and has a great sense of what you're looking for.

He was also incredibly helpful and friendly, going out of his way to help me understand the neighborhood, including driving me around the nearby streets to get a better sense of the area. Yet he was never pushy and genuinely cared that I find a place I like.

All in all, I couldn't recommend Israel more. I have a beautiful apartment that I love, with none of the usual pain of the NYC search. I don't think I'll be getting another apartment any time soon but when I do, I'll definitely be going back to Israel!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Anna-Belle ****

review date 08/31/2013 overall rating
very good experience over all

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Angela ****

review date 08/10/2013 overall rating
Israel IS REAL. A true gem. Very kind and friendly. Helped us with all our questions and our experience with him could not have been better!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Tim ****

review date 08/05/2013 overall rating
He responded immediately.

Showed me a terrific apartment - applied no pressure, even when my girlfriend required elaborate discussion prior to application.

If/when I rent again, he'll be the first person I'd call.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lauren ****

review date 05/22/2013 overall rating
Great, painless experience looking for an apartment!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Amanda ****

review date 04/24/2013 overall rating
Israel is helping me find an apartment for my boyfriend and thus far has been super helpful.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Amanda ****

review date 04/17/2013 overall rating
I am so glad I contacted Israel! I had sent him an email request for information and he was quick to get back to me and left his phone number. On a whim, I called him after viewing another apartment in the area and although the unit I originally was interested in was already rented, he mentioned some others that might work. Even though it was after 5pm, he offered to show me the other apartment that same night. He very kindly offered to pick me up on his way (I was on foot) and took me to the building. He was extremely informative, but not at all pushy, which I really liked. I fell in love with the building and the apartment and Israel drove me back to his office and helped me through the paperwork. Overall, I honestly don't think there was ANYTHING he could have done better. He was polite, courteous, honest, helpful, informative, and knowledgable. I would recommend him to anyone and feel confident that they will be just as happy as I was and am with him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Catherine ****

review date 04/15/2013 overall rating
Israel is the best! I found him through naked apt and he was going to show me a place that I inquired about but it went of the market within hours, so when another apartment became available for rent in that building I was the first person he contacted.

I was so happy he thought of me, and it turns out he knew very well what I wanted, I'll be moving into my new place in less than a week! He was even able to negotiate with the landlord so I could move in the day that I wanted to rather than what the landlord wanted. I'm so glad he kept me in mind, he refused to show it to anyone else before me and got me in to see before the apartment was listed anywhere! Without him, I wouldn't have gotten my hands on this beautiful gem of a place :)



I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Will ****

review date 03/19/2013 overall rating
Israel was great. He was honest, purposefully not pushy, and went above and beyond to help me out.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Anna ****

review date 03/09/2013 overall rating
Israel deserves the five stars!

Late in the evening I saw his listings and wrote him a message. He called me back next morning, we met, he showed me the one beautiful apartment I was interested in. And my application was approved a couple of hours later. I am so relieved and happy, it is the right place for me.
Israel was both effective and respectful. He listened to me to understand what exactly I was looking for; he also had in mind the landlord´s requirements for a prospective renter, so he made sure to give me accurate and honest information about my possibilities. I liked the way he worked: He obviously knows well the neighbourhood; he didn´t waste time, but he was also very patient in explaining and repeating everything I needed.
So, it is worth giving him a call!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jessica ****

review date 03/05/2013 overall rating
Israel was super quick and responsive whenever I messaged him inquiring about one of his listings, which is def. a good sign of a good broker.

In the end, I found out my application was approved for another place, so I never got to meet with Israel but based on the prompt messages we exchanged back and forth I would def. keep him in the back of my mind if I know of someone looking for a broker.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Caitlin ****

review date 03/04/2013 overall rating
It's pretty standard to have a broker not respond to an e-mail but Israel was quick, responsive and gave great details over the phone. He confirmed our appointment the night of the showing and reconfirmed the day of.

He had a good relationship with both the super and the landlord of my building which is always nice to hear. He also gave great details about the building itself (# of apartments, tenants, etc.); most brokers are pretty clueless when it comes to these sorts of things.

Israel called and texted me as soon as he heard that my application was accepted.

I definitely recommend working with him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jennifer ****

review date 03/01/2013 overall rating
Israel was extremely helpful and accommodating with my apartment search. He worked around my schedule, answered my calls, text messages and emails expeditiously and was very courteous. I would highly recommend him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jane ****

review date 02/26/2013 overall rating
I was very happy with my experience working with Isreal. He wasn’t pushy or aggressive like other brokers I have dealt with in the past. He is a respectful, attentive, punctual, and hard-working. It was snowing on the day I met him to look at apartments and he had a car waiting directly outside his office to drive to all of the appointments. I found a great apartment that day & he even offered to drive me out of the way to my bank and waiting outside to drive me back to the subway. I’ve had a very positive experience working with Israel and would highly recommend him to any family member or friend. He made the apartment hunt easy & stress free.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Leslie ****

review date 02/15/2013 overall rating
My experience was excellent. Israel was very helpful and efficient.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Erica ****

review date 01/17/2013 overall rating
Israel was extremely helpful and professional. The process was easy, fast and very convenient. I highly recommend him to find a lovely and affordable place to live.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Eric ****

review date 01/11/2013 overall rating
Israel is a great broker. He made the process quick and easy. Got our first NY apartment with his help.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Matthew ****

review date 01/10/2013 overall rating
Punctual and responsive. Also was upfront and honest about everything. Not always the case with some brokers. Highly recommended.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Adrienne ****

review date 11/28/2012 overall rating
Isral was very prompt, polite and extremely helpful.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Marie ****

review date 11/16/2012 overall rating
We met on Tuesday, and by Friday I had signed a lease for my very first apartment. Incredibly professional, courteous, and connected with amazing properties. Israel had apartments that fit my needs exactly, and was able to match me up in record time. Would absolutely work with him again, and recommend him to all my friends looking in Brooklyn!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Adam ****

review date 10/17/2012 overall rating
After a week or so of dealing with agents from Craigslist, I was very pleased to find Israel and Abba Realty through Naked Apartments.

I told him what I was looking for and he found it. It was that simple. He was always quick in his correspondance, and always professional.

He found a great place that suited my needs, and I was confident starting the paperwork with him immediately. A week later, I was all set to move in.

Definitely give Israel a call.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Louis ****

review date 10/12/2012 overall rating
Very efficient when responding to my inquiry, and hopefully will meet him shortly to show me his current listings.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Kylan ****

review date 08/02/2012 overall rating
When I started looking in Brooklyn, none of my friends could refer me to a good broker. In contrast, the next time one of my friends needs an apartment, I will be referring them to Israel.

I made contact with Israel on my first call about one of his listings. He quickly memorized the amenities I desired and kept me in mind when the perfect opportunity presented itself. Above all, he is accessible, honest, and always was looking for the right fit for his client. These are qualities that I did not find in other brokers I worked with during my search.

If you are looking for an apartment in Brooklyn, definitely start your search by calling Israel.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Morgan ****

review date 08/01/2012 overall rating
I had a very positive experience working with Israel. He is a respectful, attentive, punctual, hard-working broker who found apartments that fully met my needs. Israel works closely with the property managers whose properties he shows, which made me feel very confident in my ability to have a successful application. While we did not end up renting an apartment listed by Israel (we decided to rent in the UWS instead), I would heartily recommend him to anybody looking in Brooklyn. He goes above and beyond what is expected of a broker.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Carol ****

review date 07/31/2012 overall rating
I am still working with him, he's great. One of the best I have worked with so far.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Zulla ****

review date 07/12/2012 overall rating
Israel is amazing. He followed up with me which sadly enough is rare—apparently. He called/emailed me when he said he would. He was extremely knowledgeable about the market and about the units/buildings he was showing me (no surprises). I really appreciated that he was upfront & honest with me. Best of all—he found me an apt and then called me the day of and the day after I moved in to confirm that my move went smoothly. Great customer service!
I would definitely recommend working with him & his company.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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David ****

review date 07/03/2012 overall rating
Israel is a rare find in New York. Amongst a sea of not-as-terrific choices for brokers, Israel is Smart, courteous, attentive and an all-in-all great guy. Highly reccomended.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Amy ****

review date 06/30/2012 overall rating
Very responsive and willing to help

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Emily ****

review date 06/27/2012 overall rating
Great experience.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Hakim ****

review date 06/19/2012 overall rating
Working with Israel was by far the best experience i've had with any broker. it was a pleasure to work with someone that is always prepared and willing to go above and beyond to accomodate his clients. Israel is as good as it gets and you'll be doing yourself a disservice if he's not your first choice.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jan ****

review date 05/18/2012 overall rating
My opinion about this broker is that he is true professional and very experienced at what he does do.

Also he is a great guy, the two meetings we had and he was always on time and I was late for both meetings. He was nice enough not to give any signs of attitude but instead talked with well mannered. He takes care of his client(me)very well.
He showed me two beautiful apartments, which both apartments are with accuracy were what I was looking for. No unnecessary appointments or unnecessary show casing different apartments. Which a lot of broker does that and wastes everyone's time.

He knows the area well and have a long list of reasonable priced rentals. He is the one who you can communicate and doesn't feel like being cheated on the price or fees.

Definitely, I recommend Israel to anyone who seeks the perfect apartment with reasonable price in mind.

I'm looking forward to move in soon. Thanks again for the lovely apartment : )

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Danielle ****

review date 05/08/2012 overall rating
Israel is by far one of THE best brokers in NY. He was enthusiastic, confident, and showed a genuine interest in making sure I got the right apartment. I would absolutely recommend him and will certainly be contacting him for my next apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Marie ****

review date 05/06/2012 overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
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Jeremy ****

review date 04/29/2012 overall rating
Israel was great from start to finish. He answered the phone every time, if he said he would call back in 5 minutes, he did. Israel also took me back to the office to make the deposit with a debit card since i didnt have checks ). Overall, excellent agent, I would definitely recommend him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Helena ****

review date 04/28/2012 overall rating
Friendly, easy to work with, and very efficient. Seemed genuinely concerned about what was in my best interest. Highly recommended!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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1br, Prospect Heights, $2,200

1br, Prospect Heights, $2,200

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