Issayas Tesfai

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (4)
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Issayas believes New York City offers so much value, variety and energy. When it comes to finding the right home here, he feels that the first and most important step in working with a client is to establish a common understanding, and form a trusting relationship. Formerly in banking, Issayas has a proven history of reinforcing the fundamentals of quality customer service, open communication, and the importance of meeting clients' unique needs. Having earned status as one of the youngest bank managers of a leading financial institution, he was able to achieve a consistent level of success exceeding goals. Issayas applies this same drive and determination to excel in real estate, providing clients with honest guidance, caring service and tireless dedication to help them succeed. His entrepreneurial spirit and penchant for service also led him to found a boutique concierge business in Las Vegas. A graduate of the University of Washington, Issayas holds a BA degree in Economics with a focus on Investment Finance. Whether you are renting, buying or selling a property, he draws on his financial expertise and accurate market analysis to present a realistic picture of the market as it relates to your requirements. Issayas' goal is to educate you thoroughly, work tireless on your behalf, and be your real estate consultant for life. Issayas is an alumnus of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, Mu chapter, and has worked on special projects with Habitat for Humanity such as rebuilding homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Renter Reviews of Issayas


Scott ****

review date 03/28/2015 overall rating
He asked politely for a review so here it is: I contacted him regarding a duplex in the West Village. He got me approved, then my gf decided to bring her dog from CT. The L/L wouldn't accept this new arrangement and rejected our application. Issayas never complained, took us out and showed us 5 units, we chose one and signed leases a day later. I liked that he didnt run back to his office to check listings or anything, he either had keys or super was waiting for us. It made the search very easy. Great agent. There was also a nice move-in gift waiting for us. Appreciated!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Issayas Tesfai Responded:
My pleasure, enjoy :)

Robert ****

review date 01/30/2013 overall rating
I'm ashamed to say I was not the best client to work with when I first started working with Issayas. I'd just had a horrible experience with another agent from the nightmare that is Craigslist. However, he was extremely patient and kind to me despite my eye rolling, growling and nasty behavior.. Dare I say it, he was a true professional and a person rather than a robot. He took the time to educate me on the market and answer all my questions. I ended up with an amazing apartment that ended up being cheaper than the no-fee I thought I was renting from the Sleezeball from craigslist even with the broker fee that Turd surprised me with at the lease signing. I owe this great experience to both Naked Apartments but most of all, Issayas, who I would not have found elsewhere. Although it was difficult to part with any sum of money, let alone a 15 percent broker fee - he showed me no-fee apartments as well as low fee ones and let me decide which one I wanted. I've never written a review before except on yelp to complain about restaurants so this is a first for me but his effort and work is worth it. This is the guy I want to buy my first apt with next year and who I would refer to all my friends.

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Hanan ****

review date 01/28/2013 overall rating
Excellent broker! Truly felt like he was on our side versus the other brokers we worked with who kept pushing us to apply and apply. Did his research very well, my bf and I had large dog which made it impossible to rent in the city. He found us a wonderful townhouse on the UWS with a friendly landlord. You know you have a good broker when he visits after you've moved in. Overall experience was wonderful. Keep at it IT!! H & Z

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Ralph ****

review date 01/16/2013 overall rating
I contacted Issayas in the summer and he found my dream apartment on Grove Street. Unfortunately, I took too long to submit paperwork and we lost the apartment. After all of the time he spent with me, I thought he wouldn't return my calls but he worked with me. A month letter, he called me to let me know an apartment he previewed had everything I was looking for. "just bring your paperwork, trust me" and I did. We applied and signed leases that day. If you're looking for a downtown broker, honest, and knowledgeable, then Issayas is the man. Cant' wait until I buy a condo or co-op to use him again.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Issayas's Apartments

2br, West Village, $5,875

2br, West Village, $5,875

Pets Allowed, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, On-site super, Elevator/Laundry Building
26 Days since update
3br, Greenwich Village, $5,995

3br, Greenwich Village, $5,995

Pets Allowed, Dishwasher, Duplex, Loft Building
19 Days since update
3br, East Village, $4,650

3br, East Village, $4,650

Pets Allowed, On-site super
28 Days since update

Issayas's Specialties


Chelsea, East Village, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Meatpacking District, NoHo, SoHo, Tribeca, West Village