Jessica Escobar

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (12)
Brokerage: Citi Habitats
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From climbing the Great Wall in China to diving in Thailand and the Philippines, Jessica Escobar loves great adventures. While she's traveled the world and enjoyed many, her most meaningful one comes from the thrill she gets when finding her client the perfect NYC home. 

Born and raised in New York City, Jessica speaks fluent Spanish and English. She enjoys meeting and working with people from all across the globe, helping them to relocate to this unique and wonderful city. "I like to prepare and educate people so there are no surprises. Navigating the rental and sales market here can be difficult, but I can walk you through the process in an informed way so you are knowledgeable and confident in making decisions." 

Jessica wants you to have an amazing real estate experience all the way around, and to continue to rely on her for all your needs for many years to come. While closing a deal is extremely gratifying, to her, most important is the communication, follow up and dedication that leads to long-term relationships, which are truly the greatest reward. 

Jessica graduated from Binghamton University, and started her career at Merrill Lynch doing Human Resources and Training and Development. She then transitioned to campus recruiting, traveling around to present Investment Banking and Sales and Trading to recent college graduates. Jessica also headed up Campus Recruitment for Royal Bank of Scotland, recruiting recent graduates and running their training and development program, working with her counterparts in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. That's probably why she has a particular soft spot for helping to find recent grads, international expats and people from other countries find homes in NYC. 

Most recently, Jessica traveled throughout Asia for a year and got her TEFL certification in Phuket, Thailand, where she had the opportunity to teach English to children and adults. Her passion for people and penchant for customer service led her to the exciting profession of real estate, where she is comfortable helping everyone from the struggling student to the heads of corporations. Besides work and travel, Jessica enjoys scuba diving, and exploring the many wonders of New York, which she feels is like nowhere else on earth. 

Renter Reviews of Jessica


Nicole ****

review date 09/08/2014 overall rating
Jessica responded to my initial inquiry right away, I set an appointment with her to look at a few places and I found my apartment after looking at 5 places. I rented it and I'm loving it! Jessica works hard and helped me find a great place quickly!

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Adam ****

review date 08/18/2014 overall rating
Jessica was an absolute pleasure to work with. We were a tough case - very picky, 3br, dog, limited area - but Jessica was determined to find us an extraordinary apartment that we'd be happy with.

If I had to sum up my perception of Jessica after working with her I would say that she is organized, aggressive, and understanding. She took full control of the process by making sure we were always just as organized in our hunt as she was. Jessica aggressively pursued all avenues to help us land an apartment we've been extremely pleased with. Lastly, Jessica was understanding of our needs, our limits, and the inevitable anxiety an apartment search will bring.

I'd highly recommend Jessica in your pursuit of an apartment in NYC.

I rented an apartment from this agent.


David ****

review date 07/23/2014 overall rating
Jessica Rocks.

I worked with 10 different agents in my most recent apartment search. they were all pretty terrible except for one - Jessica. She is no nonsense and committed to finding you the apartment that you want that fits all of your needs. I looked at probably 20 places with her before finding the right one and she was as invested in finding me a place as i was. She is the best and i will never need another broker for future searches. highly recommend to anyone and everyone. id give 10 stars if i could :) .

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Jessica Escobar Responded:
I was so excited we were able to find the perfect place, hope Carlton is enjoying his new home. Thank you for the great review, really appreciate it.

Daniel ****

review date 06/25/2014 overall rating
Of all the agents and brokers I've ever worked with, Jessica is the best. She understood exactly what I was looking for, had lots of great apartments to show, and when we finally found my perfect home, she guided me through a complicated co-op board application with patience and understanding.

I'll definitely be calling on Jessica next time I have to move, and if you're looking to rent or buy in New York City, you probably should too.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Jessica Escobar Responded:
Daniel it was so much fun showing you and working with you on the application! Hope you are settling into your new home and new neighborhood.

Darin ****

review date 06/03/2014 overall rating
Jess is absolutely awesome. My friend who accompanied me on all of the apartment viewings and had also helped his girlfriend and another friend apartment hunt in the last year said that Jess by far was one of the best agents he's ever experienced and asked for her card for when he is ready to look for an apartment as well. She was so nice and attentive to my needs and really fought for what I wanted. I must have called and emailed and texted her a billion times over the course of the 2 weeks we were searching and she was always prompt and friendly in responding, even when my questions were silly or even ridiculous. We ran into some hurdles with the apartment I wanted but she handled it like a champ and made sure that I was not inconvenienced at all and eventually we got the apartment. When I have to look for my next apartment, she's definitely who I'm going to call.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Jessica Escobar Responded:
Darin, we had such a great time looking for your new home. Your sense of humor was great, keep in touch! Hope you are enjoying your walk in closet.

Belinda ****

review date 05/21/2014 overall rating
Jessica was fantastic. I was moving back to NYC after ~5 years on the west coast so finding a place was easier in some ways (I was familiar with the city and neighborhoods) but harder in others (I wasn't sure if I had time to go to NY before my actual move, so I was probably going to have to lease a place "sight unseen").

I enjoyed working with Jessica for several reasons:

1) Very accessible - She was reachable via email, text, and phone and was always responsive even well past regular business hours.

2) I felt that Jessica genuinely cared about helping me find a place that liked...not just any apartment. I even remember her saying, "I want you to be excited about a place". This was particularly helpful since I was leasing the place "sight unseen". She was wonderful enough to go to my top choices and take pictures and videos. She even talked to some of the building staff and current tenants to get their insight on the building/apartment!

3) She showed me all listings, not just hers, and would even do research on any listings I found on my own. During the whole process, she never even mentioned which listings were hers so I never knew or felt pressured.

4) She was a great resource during my entire apartment search and move. She listened to what I wanted and also gave suggestions/recommendations based on our conversations. For example, I initially thought I wanted a furnished apartment. She showed me furnished options, but she also suggested I look at unfurnished apartments and then just rent furniture. This not just increased the number of apartment options for me (since I wasn't limiting the search to only furnished options), but I ended up saving several hundred dollars a month by going with an unfurnished apartment and getting furniture from the place she recommended. She also put me in touch with her Time Warner contact. I hate dealing with phone/internet/TV companies to set-up service, but her Time Warner contact was fantastic.

5) Lastly, I've touched on it a little above, but she really put in a lot of time, effort, and dedication - she works hard! I would get emails from her at all times of the day/week. And once, even after leaving the office late, she still checked out a place for me and took video and pictures. And I'm pretty sure this apartment was in the exact opposite direction of her way home. I don't know when she sleeps!

Overall, I would highly recommend Jessica!

Jessica was great to work with - she found me a fantastic place, saved me money, and really went out of her way to help me - Thank you Jessica!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Jessica Escobar Responded:
Belinda it was great to be able to find you and Richard a great place sight unseen! Thank you for trusting my judgment and video skills.

Ravi ****

review date 05/15/2014 overall rating
I have lived in the city for 8 year now and Jessica is the only broker I have come to trust. We were searching for an apartment while extremely busy at work. She was extremely helpful in getting all my search criteria and parameters early on and filtering down to a list of apartments that would be appropriate. Given how tough the rental market in NYC is right now for renters, I was deeply appreciative of her help. People talk badly about real estate agents (perhaps understandable given that some are 100% garbage), BUT a broker like Jessica can be extremely helpful and perhaps downright necessary. I encourage anyone looking for an apartment to contact Jessica Escobar. Thank you Jess!

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Brittany ****

review date 05/14/2014 overall rating
I worked with Jessica on finding my very first apartment in NYC and I could not have been more thrilled! She was extremely attentive and responsive to all of our concerns and priorities while apartment hunting. Jessica was super helpful throughout the entire process and it's thanks to her that we have such an amazing apartment in such a great location. Me and my roommate had a great experience and I would definitely recommend!

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Mike ****

review date 04/28/2014 overall rating
Jessica was great! I had a short timeframe to move and replied to several postings online; Jessica and the entire Citi Habitats team were immediately responsive to my inquiry, and Jessica set up several viewings for me on such short notice. Jessica was so friendly and made me feel comfortable during a stressful time; she also included several nice touches, like sending me information about the rental market, electronic copies of all forms I needed to sign, and even a calendar invite to confirm our appointment! Though I ultimately ended up not renting with Jessica, I would definitely recommend Jessica and would choose to work with her in the future.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.


Stella ****

review date 04/16/2014 overall rating
Jessica did an amazing job. She furfilled all of my requiered specifications and was always reliable. I would recommand her to everyone. With alle her heart, she found me the perfect apartment in beautiful Chelsea.

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Ryan ****

review date 10/31/2013 overall rating
I recently moved to NYC from another state. Due to requirements of my job, time was of the essence to relocate. By complete luck, a friend recommended that I call Jessica. Before I called her, I had attempted to reach out to other brokers but I was unable to reach them. When I did call Jessica, she immediately answered my strange, out of town number (while she was on the train nonetheless!) and listened to my situation. She immediately got on the case and sent me information to help me get started. I visited NYC exactly one week later, and met with her. Long story short, I ended up with an apartment that weekend! She did a wonderful job getting a sense of who I am and what I was looking for, along with my tight time constraints. I was-and am-extremely happy. Jessica helped me out beyond belief. If anyone is relocating to NYC and really doesn't know where to start, I would without hesitation recommend Jessica to you. She could not have been more kind, sweet and helpful than she was! She did a great job finding me a place that I could be comfortable in, in such a short amount of time. I really appreciated her kindness to me and her dedication and willingness to help. I highly recommend her to all-especially if you are moving to NYC from out of town. You will not find a more dedicated, hardworking person to help you get here-I promise you that!

I rented an apartment from this agent.


James ****

review date 10/21/2013 overall rating
Jessica was great to work with! She responded to my initial enquiry straight away and showed me apartments the following day. She took the time to explain everything clearly and found me the perfect apartment. Would definitely recommend.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Jessica Escobar Responded:
It was a pleasure to work with you!! Thank you for the opportunity.

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Jessica's Apartments

2br, West Village, $3,750

2br, West Village, $3,750

Can Be Seen Now
Doorman, Pre War
4 Days since update
2br, Gramercy Park, $6,575

2br, Gramercy Park, $6,575

3 Days since update
3br, Tribeca, $7,600

3br, Tribeca, $7,600

1702 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator
10 Days since update

Jessica's Specialties


Chelsea, Clinton, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Midtown East, Murray Hill, Sutton Place, Union Square, Upper East Side, West Village