Joseph Branco

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Brokerage: Best Apartments
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Renter Reviews of Joseph

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Rubilanna ****

review date 01/18/2014 overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
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Amy ****

review date 07/24/2013 overall rating
If I could give this guy negative stars, I would. My room mate and I had an appointment to meet with him at 10am today, and he simply never showed up. Not only was no apology or explanation offered, but we were made to feel like we were being unreasonable for expecting this man to be around at the time when he had set the appointment. We were kind of handed off to another man in the office named Richard, who could only have been more unhelpful if he had also not shown up. He informed us that one apartment we were scheduled to see was no longer available, and the occupants of the other apartment we were supposed to see were not answering their phone. So, if we wanted to see it, we could wait around the office all morning until he was ready, but otherwise we were out of luck. Given that we had both already taken the morning off from work to be there, this wasn't appealing to either of us. It seemed that no effort had been made by Joseph or anyone else in his office to prepare for the appointment which we had made a week earlier after a long email exchange. I'm familiar with brokers' games, and all of the nonsense that can be played, but this was more just stunning incompetence. In the end, it was probably all for the best - the idea of paying a commission to these blockheads is too much to bear - but it's still always disappointing when someone is compltely satisfied to waste your time, effort, and cab fare without so much as an explanation.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Bas ****

review date 07/22/2013 overall rating
He posted an apartment which simply wasn't available at all! He copy-pasted some pictures from an older listing from another agent for a much lower price just to lure people in!. Although the information provided at the listing was a bit vague and seemingly too good to be true I could distinguish which building it was supposed to be and I contacted the exclusive leasing agent for the building confirming that the particular unit wasn't available at all (and hadn't been for MANY months).

Initially his junior assistant tried to persuade me to come to their office at the UWS to fill out docs and later once after I kept asking them to confirm we would visit the exact unit he mentions USD 4,250 while it went for 6,400 according to streeteasy. com) then finally a second junior colleague said the listing was suddenly "gone". BTW, its still on this site as we speak!

No; the listing NEVER has been there and you copied/pasted pretty pictures for a fake listing. This is called a scam and would recommend everybody NOT to deal with this company.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Valerie ****

review date 06/09/2013 overall rating
Joe really seemed on top of things. We met at his office which I was originally reluctant to do, since so many other brokers had wasted my time with office visits, but Joe went through listings with us and put together a customized itinerary of units to view immediately. We were then passed off to one of his junior agents, Ashley, who overall was nice and easy to work with. Ashley didn't really know the neighborhood that we were looking in very well, but her easygoing nature and great attitude made up for that. It was her first day on the job and we were so impressed that that early in her broker career she was very capable. When we finally chose a place with Ashley, Joe moved quickly with all of our paperwork ensuring that our application was perfect and submitted immediately. Joe was super transparent throughout the whole process. We couldn't be happier with the apartment they found for us and with working with Joe. Highly, highly recommend if you're looking for a pleasant high-end experience while looking for affordable housing in NYC.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Rita Soledad ****

review date 06/01/2013 overall rating
Cares about providing quality customer service

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Christina ****

review date 02/23/2013 overall rating
Incredibly unprofessional. Didn't even show up for the appointment.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Joseph's Apartments

3br, Washington Heights, $2,695

3br, Washington Heights, $2,695

Pets Allowed, Elevator, Laundry Room, On-site super, Storage Room, Elevator/Laundry Building
About 15 hours since update
2br, Chelsea, $4,200

2br, Chelsea, $4,200

No fee
Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Duplex, Fireplace, Gym, Outdoor Space, Storage Room, Terrace, Luxury Highrise
About 14 hours since update
Studio, Upper East Side, $1,750

Studio, Upper East Side, $1,750

Pets Allowed, Walk-Up
About 15 hours since update
4br, Hamilton Heights, $3,495

4br, Hamilton Heights, $3,495

Pets Allowed, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Fireplace, On-site super, Outdoor Space, Parking, Terrace, Elevator/Laundry Building
About 14 hours since update
1br, Upper West Side, $1,950

1br, Upper West Side, $1,950

Pets Allowed, Dishwasher, Duplex, Fireplace, Storage Room, Townhouse
About 15 hours since update

Joseph's Specialties

Manhattan

Battery Park City, Chelsea, Chinatown, Clinton, East Harlem, East Village, Financial District, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Hamilton Heights, Harlem, Hell's Kitchen, Inwood, Kips Bay, Little Italy, Lower East Side, Meatpacking District, Midtown Center, Midtown East, Midtown South Central, Morningside Heights, Murray Hill, NoHo, NoLita, Roosevelt Island, SoHo, Theater District - Times Square, Tribeca, Tudor City, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Washington Heights, West Village
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