James Calizaire

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (8)
Brokerage: Citi Habitats
James Calizaire Photo

Being a real estate agent requires great interpersonal, organizational and time management skills, as well as knowing the inventory well. As a former technology manager, James developed an intimate knowledge of the technology behind the products he developed, and dedicated superior care in implementing solutions for complex demands. These same valuable skills serve him well in his real estate work, and benefit his clients who appreciate his detailed approach to their needs.

Working with James, you're assured honesty, loyalty, up-to-date market information, quick response and creative problem solving. "When the hunt for one's home is one the line, an agent should offer nothing less to ensure the best service, experience and results possible," he says. "NYC is a dynamic market. Facts that were true a few months ago are not necessarily valid today, which is why I always strive to stay informed and impart my knowledge to clients, so they can make smart decisions."

When it comes to properties, if James can't find it, then it doesn't exist. He believes that with the huge assortment of property in the city, there is something for everyone regardless of the price range.

Born in Haiti and raised in Brooklyn, James attended Stony Brook University as an undergraduate and Binghamton University for graduate school. He holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering. A lover of languages, James speaks fluent Kreyol (Haitian) and English, a little bit of Spanish, and plans on studying German. For fun he loves to dance, and has learned several dance styles including salsa, hip-hop, swing and ballroom. James also acts in various film projects in his free time.

Renter Reviews of James


Patrick ****

review date 11/03/2014 overall rating
James is a great agent and knows what he's doing. He is friendly and makes you feel like he is truly on *your* side during the apartment search process. He showed great apartments, all of which were within my price range. I highly recommend working with him to find an apartment!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.


Alexandra ****

review date 08/26/2014 overall rating
The first broker who answered my inquiry, very professional and very nice too. He takes the time to listen to you and your requirements and tries his best to find you the right apartment.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.


Scott ****

review date 08/10/2014 overall rating
We had basically given up looking for an apartment and decided to stay in our studio with a newborn when we met James. He was nice and seemed pretty on the level, showing us a couple of spots in our range in Sunset Park the first time we met him. None of the places we saw were right, but we told him our fantasy apartment and our preferred area. He called us a week later with exactly what we were looking for, in our budget, pretty much exactly where we wanted to live. He got us into the apartment for a showing on a Sunday evening, before the apartment was even listed. A lot of other agents wasted our time showing us places that were not at all what we were looking for, hoping we'd fall in love or at least grudging acceptance. James got us EXACTLY what we wanted, for EXACTLY what we wanted to pay (actually ($100 cheaper), he was super nice, he called to follow up. Overall, a very good experience and highly recommended!

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Marianne ****

review date 06/15/2014 overall rating
James was awesome. A lot of brokers throw you a couple of emails and disappear, or worse yet wait for you to do their job for them, James will really hustle for you. First time we went out he had lined up three places to see all in the same neighborhood. When the third building turned out to be in worse condition than either one of us expected he turned to me and said "No, you're not living here, let's go." I really appreciated how hard he worked to listen to my needs and hunt for potential matches. I ended up finding a place too good not to snatch up completely by accident and I was actually a little sad James wouldn't be getting a commission because he really deserves it. I highly recommend working with him!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.


Taylor ****

review date 06/11/2014 overall rating
James is a fantastic agent. He was able to find me a perfect apartment after only a couple showings and had the lease ready for me to sign 2 days later. He was also very responsive and helpful in answering all my questions along the way. He will absolutely find you a great apartment, and he will make the process easy for you.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.


Melanie ****

review date 04/21/2014 overall rating
Unlike most brokers who want you to work around their schedule for showings, James is incredibly accommodating to his clients busy schedules (big plus). He has immense knowledge of the Brooklyn area as well as Manhattan. He will hit the ground running for you to find the apartment that fits your needs. I haven't seen a broker work so hard before. James is very personable and you can tell he truly enjoys his job. I will definitely use James again!

As a disclaimer, the only reason I did not rent an apartment from James is because I decided to stay in my current apartment. If I begin the search again, he is the guy I will call.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.


Nastassia ****

review date 04/18/2014 overall rating
Freaking amazing guy. He will go above and beyond. even though i didn't find an apartment with him, i wish i could have. I have met a lot of d****e bag brokers and he, by far exceeds expectations. I can't give him enough praise. I've lived in NYC for 12 years and have not met a broker as upstanding and helpful and cheerful as him. Even if you see an apartment listed by another broker on here, contact James, chances are he has access to the apartment and will be much more pleasant to deal with than anyone you get paired with. - Nastassia

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.


William ****

review date 04/17/2014 overall rating
James responded to my initial inquiry immediately. He was able to quickly set up appointments for viewings in the LES and downtown Brooklyn. He was very professional and accommodating during the 2 days of apartment searching. He is a very personable guy and is a well informed broker. James knows the city well and will help you find the perfect apartment. Thanks James!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Share James's profile

View all »

James's Apartments

1br, Upper West Side, $3,390

1br, Upper West Side, $3,390

Pets Allowed, Outdoor Space, Terrace
5 Days since update
2br, Kensington and Parkville, $2,500

2br, Kensington and Parkville, $2,500

Pets Allowed, Elevator
7 Days since update
1br, East Village, $3,095

1br, East Village, $3,095

No fee
Pets Allowed, Elevator, Laundry Room, Gym, Outdoor Space
18 Days since update
4br, 795 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush - Ditmas Park, $3,200

4br, 795 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush - Ditmas Park, $3,200

No feeExclusive
Pets Allowed, Pre War
4 Days since update

James's Specialties


Chelsea, Clinton, Hell's Kitchen, Upper West Side


Carroll Gardens, Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Sunset Park, Williamsburg