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Jerry Trudell
Oxford Property Group

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I am an experienced rental agent who knows the rental market well, and a relocation specialist, with an extensive knowledge of the city, I also have a background in world history, so I am familiar with your culture, and able to help you get oriented and off to a good start., no matter which corner of the globe that you are from. I am friendly and informative , and dedicated to helping you find the apartment that makes you happy, as this is my goal,as well as your goal. That is how I run my business, with the goal of making you happy, and providing the best service possible I am also very willing to answer any general questions that you have about New York City or anything else, so I encourage you to call me if you have any questions, as this is a free service that I provide.

Renter Reviews of Jerry

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Kathrynne ****

review date
09/09/2016
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I had a very short time in which to find an apartment. The market here in New York is very intense and fast, and I knew I needed someone who was aggressive, quick and would hear me on my requirements. After a whirlwind of finding 10+ apartments for me to see on a Sunday, completing the application process that evening, and signing within another 24 hours, I was able to move from my sublease into my own space in an incredible amount of time. Jerry and Diana, his partner, were not only diligent in carrying out every request that both I and the landlord had, but they were wonderful in helping me achieve exactly what I needed. Jerry even helped me to move to my new space after the paperwork was signed. I already have, and will continue to recommend his services. Thank you again.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Steve ****

review date
09/08/2016
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Jerry is a great guy, doesn't play games, is straightforward and honest. He even negotiated a discount in the rent for me. Way above and beyond the call of duty. Use him and trust him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sergey ****

review date
08/27/2016
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I spoke with several brokers before talking to Jerry. I decided to work with him because he was the most informative and also seemed very knowledgeable and experienced about the Manhattan rental market. After answering my questions he asked a lot of questions too, to learn about what my preferences were. Then, on the day of the appointment he and his partner Diana gave us car service and showed me a bunch of apartments in very little time. We saw 6 or 7 in just a couple of hours and found something that I really liked. Jerry and Diana helped me negotiate my move date and a few other minor details regarding the condition of the apartment and stayed on top of the application process, with timely updates on the status. Finally we got word that the management company approved the application. Jerry even offered to help with my move in, after his job was officially done . He and Diana are very hard working, and dedicated to making their customers happy. I would highly recommend working with them if you want to avoid a minefield and instead have a quick and easy process of finding an apartment that you like.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Renee ****

review date
08/23/2016
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Jerry and Diana took the time to drive me to apartments throughout my area of interest. They were respectful and knowledgeable. I am very pleased with my apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Makena ****

review date
08/23/2016
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Rude and posts fake listings.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Jerry Trudell Responded:
Every apartment I advertize is from listings sent to me from over 400 management companies in Manhattan in regular "Broker Blasts" I try to answer questions but without sending me a link it is hard. Sometimes when I try to explain this I am accused of being "rude", However, I never trick someone into seeing an apartment when they call me . I never showed this person a single apartment .That is because I do not bait and switch, Read the reviews of people who have actually worked with me.
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Allaire ****

review date
08/15/2016
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Just gave Jerry a call. I didn't get past "I saw an apartment, is it still available" before I got an unbroken 2 minute lecture- spanning everything from how there's no way he would know without a link to the listing, to it being the busiest month of the year for renters, to the low vacancy rate, to asserting that "he's not the bad guy" in defense to his bad reviews. If the p***k had let me get a word in edgewise (or if an address had been provided in the listing for me to reference), I would have happily provided him with more information. Unbelievably rude.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Jerry Trudell Responded:
I didnt trick this person into seeing an apartment ! , I said that I did not know which apartment they called about., and explained why. This unit was not my exclusive therefore it is impossible to know which it was! That is why I asked them to send a link and offered to see if it was available. I was being informative regarding the facts cited in this review . I never worked with this person Read the rest of my reviews Everyone who actually worked with me gave me 5 stars.
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Jessica ****

review date
07/23/2016
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Jerry was a wonderful agent. He made sure to ask me a multitude of questions to weed out apartments that would not suit my needs. He was extremely helpful in answering my own questions about each apartment, as well as ones I had before our initial appointment. Overall a wonderful experience. I would recommend him to a friend in need of a great broker!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Teddy ****

review date
07/21/2016
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i contacted Jerry about a LES apartment last week. i asked him if it was available and he evaded my question, saying he did not know if it was, even though he said he knew i was one of the first people to ask about it. he told me to call him later, which i did. no answer but he told me to contact him in the morning about the apartment. called in the morning, another reschedule via text. after finally getting a hold of him in the afternoon, Jerry proceeded to criticize me and speak to me in a condescending tone after i asked him again about the LES apartment. he told me his secretary would email me a list of his apartments, which of course never happened. i gave Jerry one more chance and called him up this week. even though the apartments had gone live on the market that day, Jerry told me that, again, he knows nothing about the apartments that he is linked to and again condescendingly told me that it's a "tough" market and that he "wants to work with me", even though a number of realtors i have called were much more enthusiastic and provided me the information i requested on the apartments they are selling. he told me to email him the links and he would provide me with the information i have requested, which i did promptly after we ended our conversation. he responded to my links and told me he would look into it but it has been a full 24 hours and there has been no word from Jerry. between his shady tactics and poor attitude, i award Jerry one star.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Jerry Trudell Responded:
I never showed a single apartment to this person precisely because I did not "bait and switch" . I did not know which apartment they were inquiring about because i have many apartments listed, as a full time rental agent . What I did was called being honest. not being "evasive. " This is Manhattan and the busiest part of the rental season, so being too busy is my only offense . All of the renters who actually worked with me gave me great reviews. Read for yourself and give me a call.......
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Rachel ****

review date
04/13/2016
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He found me not 1 but 4 nice apartments which fit my (clear, semi-extensive, albeit reasonable) criteria!
In a city where many agents will easily waste your time, Jerry actually pays attention to your questions, and your search parameters. He's a good agent, a hard worker, and helpful -- even offered to help on moving day! I'll admit his style is more sales-y than my taste, but he's a good guy and a good agent. I love my new place and I'll be recommending him to friends.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jordan ****

review date
04/11/2016
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Jerry was absolutely great! If it wasn't for my desire to keep my car and live in the suburbs I would have gone with him. He was quick to respond, helped find things that fit my budget and requirements which weren't always easy (2 dogs that can't climb lots of stairs), and was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great, great realtor to work with!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Lisa ****

review date
04/10/2016
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I've dealt with brokers for the last four years, and Jerry is the only one who provided me with a 5-star experience --from before we even met for our first appointment -- to after my lease was signed. It only took one day of showing for Jerry to find the apartment that I am currently now leasing and couldn't be happier with. He sent me links with listings ahead of time, and made appointments with only the units that were within my budget and location preferences. He's one of the few brokers who truly listens to what the client wants and doesn't show you units that are clearly out of budget or a waste of time. His negotiation skills helped get me the apartment that I wanted for the price I wanted, and he was professional in following up and assisting with a lot of the back and forth that comes when signing a lease. I highly recommend him to anyone serious about renting. Thanks, Jerry! -- Lisa

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Susan ****

review date
03/03/2016
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Jerry was extremely professional and proactive. He responded quickly to my inquiry, called to find out what I was really looking for, and set up an appointment to show me a bunch of listings in the same night by car. By far the most convenient way to search for apartments in the city. I came very close to applying for one of the apartments he showed me, but the price was just a little too high for me in my budget. I ended up finding something else but would definitely recommend him. Thanks for the hard work!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Alan ****

review date
02/21/2016
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Jerry was very kind to set me up with various apartments. He was extremely considerate of time and was kind enough to work towards my schedule. He is very flexible and courteous!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Tracy ****

review date
02/16/2016
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Jerry and his team was incredible. Followed up in whatever communication format worked best for my super busy schedule and provided a great list of places in budget. They made sure to accomodate my schedule for viewings and were prepared with info ahead so that when we arrived we knew what to expect.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Carolyn ****

review date
02/07/2016
overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
Jerry Trudell Responded:
I am so busy with customers I do not have time to reply to all of my inquiries! I am just like a good mechanic, too busy because I have built up a referral business from the quality of my work. Please read my reviews of those who have worked with me to see what I mean . If you still need an apartment please call me again and I will discount my fee as a way of apologizing . However, you do have the right to find another agent that is not so busy,and maybe they can help you . Thanks
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Christina ****

review date
11/12/2015
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Jerry Trudell found the apartment that I ended up renting. He had done his research and listened to my unique situation to find something suitable for me. The overall experience was stressful but that was also cause I needed an apartment ASAP. I met Jerry one morning and saw 2 apartments that were nearly identical and same price but were a little more run down than I liked and didn't have laundry which I had said was important to me. I told Jerry at that point that these apartments we "OK" and I could possibly rent one of them. At that point Jerry seemed like he wanted to go to his office to get the paperwork started and rent me the apartment ASAP. I will say this is true of all brokers, not just Jerry, but MAKE them listen to you. I told Jerry at that point that this apartment was a backup. I told him I really wanted something cleaner and with laundry. I did NOT want to see any more apartments that were the same price or more expensive unless they were cleaner (renovated) and had laundry. Jerry had another apointment that was running into mine. THankfully he was able to pass that off to his partner so he could show me 2 more apartments. I am glad that I insisted on seeing them because if I had just gone with one of the others I would have missed out on my current apartment which is perfect for me and a great deal. Do NOT let a broker pressure you into or make you feel rushed. Make them listen to your needs and do the work. IF they have another appointment that is running into yours that is their problem. Thankfully Jerry dealt with it gracefully and in a manner that was satisfactory for me. Jerry knows the business and seems to be a very hard worker. Be clear and communicative about what you want and make your broker earn their commission (also I will not here Jerry was able to bring down the fee a little but for me but that was a special situation)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Christina ****

review date
11/03/2015
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Jerry bent over backwards to spend a whole day showing me apartments. My roommate wound up having some credit problems that required extra paperwork and jeopardized us getting the apartment we wanted; but Jerry facilitated the process and went out of his way to help us get it completed on time. He is truly a great agent!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Laure ****

review date
09/30/2015
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Being new to the market and not ready to spend all my money on an appartement in new York I decided to use a broker. And I made the right decision to chose jerry. I understood exactly what I was looking for! we visited only two appartement and both were perfect. Jerry helped me then for the move in, to find a place in between, to negotiate the rent an move in date, go set up appointment with time warner, electricity,...
I must say that if you dont want to lose time on the nyc maze, jerry is your best asset!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Alecia ****

review date
09/24/2015
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I called Jerry and spoke to him on the phone about a 1br I needed. We had a great discussion and I felt comfortable in working with him and felt as though he could very much help me. Jerry told me to text him and email him my contact information since he had apts I could potentially be interested in. That was 3 weeks ago. Never heard from him since.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Jerry Trudell Responded:
Alecia never worked with me .! All Those who did gave me 5 stars. Read these reviews to see what I do . . Alecias only "complaint" is that I was too busy to reply to her inquiry.. If she was urgently in need of an apartment she would have made more effort to follow through, and would have found someone to rent an apartment by now, if not myself ,She would have also understood how busy the Manhattan rental market is!! She would not have time to write bad reviews of good agents!!
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Yohanna ****

review date
08/05/2015
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Jerry was a fantastic broker and I would recommend him to anyone! He immediately made my husband and I feel comfortable with the process by outlining our day and explaining how things worked. Our plan was to visit a number of places in Astoria and Upper West Side in one day. Jerry and his partner Diana provided the luxury of a vehicle which made the transition between seeing different apartments in different neighbourhoods very quick and easy. Along the way, Jerry and Diana were good at getting us familiar with the neighbourhoods, staying in our budget and answering any questions we had. It was very obvious they knew their way around NYC. Although we didn't end up renting a place through Jerry, we sincerely believe Diana and Jerry make a great team and they go out of their way to help you find the perfect place!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Anirban ****

review date
07/25/2015
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Spoke with Jerry on the phone about a listing he had, and as someone new to the market with no experience, he gave me a condescending and rude speech on the phone about he did not know what listing I was referring to off the top of his head, and how it was stupid of me to ask him about apartments in a certain rent range. I get it, you're an agent that wants to sit down and have a chat, but being rude and impatient to potential clients is not the way to do business. STAY AWAY.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Jerry Trudell Responded:
I never made an appointment with this renter because I was honest, Therefore I did not waste his time!!!
He admits he is "new to market" but when I told him that it was impossible in , to find a decent sized 2 bedroom apartment in the Upper East Side in his price range he apparently did not like the truth. I never called him stupid" . Most people appreciate honesty!!! Read the rest of my reviews to see what I actually DO!!
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Santos ****

review date
07/03/2015
overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
Jerry Trudell Responded:
I am so busy during the summer rental season that I do not have time to answer all inquiries. That is true of every rental agent in Manhattan during the summer . Serious shoppers know this and find an agent , even if it is not me! All of my reviews from customers who worked with me gave me 5 stars. Read these to see what I do. If you NEED an apartment read the reviews from those who worked with me, and give me a call. I will do for you what I did for them.
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Melissa ****

review date
06/04/2015
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Finding an apartment in NY is hard, working with brokers is harder. Jerry put in a lot of effort to make the process as painless as possible, ensuring us that we would *shop* until we found the apartment that met all our needs. While we did not end up renting an apartment through him, it wasn't due to a lack of options he presented us with. He was quick to follow up, really listened to what we were looking for, and only showed us apartments in our budget. On top of that, him and his partner Diana, provided us with a lot of laughs and even chauffeured us from building to building! I would recommend Jerry to anyone wanting to find a city apartment, but who isn't willing to settle for the first thing they see. And who wants to have a little fun along the way. Thanks, Jerry!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Rafael ****

review date
01/17/2015
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Jerry was very thorough in providing information on multiple viewings. He also provided background information on several listings that I had sent to him. Despite my employment situation (semi-retired), he was able to help us find a landlord willing to rent us an apartment by highlighting our personal qualities. In conclusion, he was willing to work with a client who appear to have a low probability of signing a lease instead of following the path taken by others - staying away. I highly recommend this agent!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Jerry's Apartments

$5,8953BR, 2BA
West 16th Chelsea
No fee
Pets Allowed, In-Unit Laundry, Dishwasher, Balcony, Outdoor Space, Parking
~ 3 Hours since update
$4,3954BR, 1.5BA
East 100th St Upper East Side
No fee
Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Dishwasher, Backyard, On-site super, Outdoor Space, Elevator Building
~ 3 Hours since update
$4,2954.5BR, 2BA
East 100th St Upper East Side
No fee
Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Dishwasher, Backyard, Outdoor Space, Elevator Building
~ 3 Hours since update
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Jerry's Specialties

Manhattan

East Village, Harlem, Inwood, Lower East Side, Midtown East, NoLita, Theater District - Times Square, Union Square, Upper East Side, Washington Heights