Joe Brikman

Real Estate License
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Brokerage: Lang Realty

Big City, Small Town Finding a home in Brooklyn can be overwhelming. Brooklyn-raised Joe Brikman started Working for Lang Realty to bring a personal touch to the big city rush. Each of our clients deals directly with a friendly agent who lives in Brooklyn and can share his or her knowledge of its neighborhoods and cultures. Our company thrives on its dedication to honesty, quality and personal attention. All of our fully-trained agents know the apartments we list and remember your preferences and particular requests. We've helped thousands of tenants find their dream apartments near Prospect Park and all around Brooklyn. We look forward to bringing an exceptional New York rental experience to you soon.

Renter Reviews of Joe

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Aldo ****

review date 03/26/2014 overall rating
Yup, ALL the reviews are true. All. Beware. Also beware of other agents affiliated with this company. Levi is just as bad. Everything is just bad. Bad. bad. bad.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Felicia ****

review date 02/19/2014 overall rating
Terrible. I can't believe i have to actually select a star to rate him. Called him to inquire a listing and he hung up on me because the listing was rented. maybe you would have a better chance emailing him.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Audrey ****

review date 01/20/2014 overall rating
good real estate locations, but bad communication and he ended up moving me into an apt. where he knew the windows don't lock (so i can be robbed or raped until my management company fixes them).

oh, and he overcharged me for the fee by about $200. i wouldn't go with him again.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lena ****

review date 01/15/2014 overall rating
First, very very rude over email. What is the point? If you hate people this isn't a good job for you. We never actually saw the guy, but instead were beckoned into an apartment building by a really sketchy guy who didn't identify himself as the super (dubious) until we were in the pee-perfumed lobby trying to decide to follow the stranger upstairs or just run out the door. Afterwards I got an email from the broker telling me to let him know if we have any questions. Terrible.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Dylan ****

review date 01/06/2014 overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
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Leah ****

review date 11/21/2013 overall rating
Joe Brikman is a waste of time. Do not even bother.

He clearly does not care about his job, or his reputation as an agent. Although he did respond to my initial inquiry (via text only), he did NOT show up to our scheduled appointment. I contacted him when I arrived at the location (3 phone calls, 2 texts and left a voice mail).

He did not even have the COURTESY to call or text me back to let me know he was not going to show up. I spoke to him the day before, the day of and 30 minutes before our scheduled appointment. I did not even receive an apology or an excuse as to why he did not make our scheduled appointment.

That was my experience with this agent.




I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Luz ****

review date 10/09/2013 overall rating
Joe is an amazing agent. He knows the business very well, he is attentive and always willing to help. Thanks Joe for all your help!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Vonetta ****

review date 10/01/2013 overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
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Lauren ****

review date 09/11/2013 overall rating
He responded to my initial inquire and then just stopped helping us. Weird...

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Dania ****

review date 08/28/2013 overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
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Steven ****

review date 08/21/2013 overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
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Gregory ****

review date 08/02/2013 overall rating
I called to set up an appointment with him, and he hung up on me!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Sarah ****

review date 07/23/2013 overall rating
If you consider going on an apartment tour without a broker, than this guy's your man. Nothing like a DIY apartment viewing to really solidify your distrust in the NYC housing market and search.

My worst experience with a broker ever. The place was not the photos as posted, I let myself into the building and was not notified I would be on a self-guided tour. THEN the place was still under construction with holes in all of the walls. So disgusting and incredibly unprofessional I'm still in shock.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Emily ****

review date 07/16/2013 overall rating
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME!!!!!! LEFT ME WAITING. This "broker" - if that's what you want to call him- set up a time to meet me on a Monday afternoon. THEN decided he wasn't going to show me the apartment- that I would just go "check it out myself" except for the fact that the building had a security code so I had no way of GETTING IN. Didn't respond to my phone calls, voicemails or text messages after I said I couldn't get in. MY parents drove 3 hours to get to NY to meet with Brokers--- not to be stood up by people like this. Don't waste your time with him- what a poor excuse for a realtor.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Cole ****

review date 06/25/2013 overall rating
Joe is getting me and my friend into a great apartment. So far, he has been professional and answered all of our questions.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Victor ****

review date 06/24/2013 overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
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Toi ****

review date 06/05/2013 overall rating
I am very lucky to be able to reach Mr Brikman. He got me a beautiful studio near prospect park in less than 24 hrs. I wish him well . He is intelligent, gracious, and with care. Best. Toi

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Yasmin ****

review date 05/09/2013 overall rating
Hung up on me and then had the audacity to email me about a property. Pssh.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Justin ****

review date 05/06/2013 overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
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Nicole ****

review date 05/01/2013 overall rating
Wow. This broker is kinda the worst I've ever "worked" with. He immediately contacted me to view an apartment I was interested in, and was very responsive initially. As soon as I asked him to tell me the exact location of the apartment so I could plan my trip there, he stopped responding.

After 3 email attempts with no response, he finally told me the address of the apartment 15 minutes after the set time we had planned to meet. He also told me the "right side of the building is open for you to check out". Huh? I'm just going to randomly wander into an apartment building in the hood and view this WITHOUT the broker or a super? Are you crazy? Sounds like a trap to lure women into getting raped or robbed.

It's very possible that Joe himself or a super would be there to show me the apartment, but his cryptic messages and inability to respond to simple emails left me disenchanted. Thanks for wasting my time, Joe! I was about 90% sure I wanted to rent that place, so you just lost a sale.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Ashley ****

review date 05/01/2013 overall rating
I asked Joe to meet me after 7, and he responded that he needed to meet me at 7. I left work early, waited outside the building for 15 minutes, called him twice, and he never showed up or responded. My time was completely wasted.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Megan ****

review date 03/18/2013 overall rating
I contacted him and we set up a time for me to view an apartment. That morning, I reached out to him to confirm our appointment, and after asking what building it was I wanted to see, he never showed up to the building.

So basically, he stood me up.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Mark ****

review date 03/13/2013 overall rating
BAIT AND SWITCH!! Bunch of scam artists. BEWARE!!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Lyndsey ****

review date 03/11/2013 overall rating
Joe responded immediately and showed us the unit we were inquiring about 2 hours later. Very professional. We hope to rent from him.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Eva ****

review date 02/27/2013 overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
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Daniel ****

review date 02/12/2013 overall rating
He hung up on me when I tried calling him back...enough said

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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LaTonya ****

review date 01/17/2013 overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
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Oliver ****

review date 12/28/2012 overall rating
Stars dont represent my experience since we didnt have anything but email contact. That however was prompt and clear so my guess would be that the whole process would have been the same. cheers

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Matt ****

review date 12/27/2012 overall rating
Joe is very curtious and timely and showed me the property quickly and efficiently. I'd highly recommend him!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Lindsay ****

review date 12/03/2012 overall rating
Responds quickly. Just started searching.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Sam ****

review date 11/06/2012 overall rating
His response to my initial inquiry was "nah." That was my communication with him in its entirety.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Naomi ****

review date 06/28/2012 overall rating
I sent Joe a text regarding an apartment and he responded in a timely manner by letting me know it was already rented. I asked him if he had any more like it and I never heard back. Ever.
I then saw the exact same apartment listed over the next several days every day. In the past week I have seen the exact photo's of the same apartment being used to advertise other apartments. In different areas.
What's the deal Joe?
I also contacted Lang realty and NONE of the apartments listed on their site were available for lease. The woman on the phone explained this by saying that it 'takes a while' for them to update their site. I smell a rat

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Jose ****

review date 06/27/2012 overall rating
Sent him a message and he responded in a timely manner. After seeing the apartment, I decided to apply. After two weeks had gone by, I hadn't heard from him AT ALL. He stopped responding to my phone calls, text messages, and e-mails. I had to go out of my way to the leasing office and request to work with someone else (who was very helpful, BTW) only to find out that they needed more paperwork from me. This broker made the experience much more frustrating than it needed to be.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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