Lwane Keys Shivachi

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Overall Rating: 38 reviews
Brokerage: GUILBET ROBERTO A
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Searching for an apartment in Upper Manhattan? Look no further, cause Keys has the keys for YOU!

Please feel free to call me Keys, as this is the nickname I've maintained within this business due to the fact that I am FOCUSED on opening the right doors for you!

If Manhattan living is what you're in search for, I'd love to assist in making that search much easier! I work Specifically in Harlem and Upper Manhattan, dealing with all types of real estate, from doorman buildings to brownstones or walk-up small landlord apartment complexes. I have a book of landlords that I have built solid relationships with, and would love to be the KEY that easily opens that connection for you!

My main agenda is to cater to my client's needs, while maintaining a high level of honesty and integrity throughout our time together. Contact me now, and let me know what you're looking for, and let's go get your apartment!

If you're having a difficult time getting me by email, please don't hesitate to call/text me with any inquiry within the areas that I specialize in! Please note that not all listings I have are listed here, and I have access to all inventory available!! For more listings, and virtual walk-thrus all over the city, please like my facebook for this and more (facebook.com/keyzgotkeyzzz)!!

Keys got KEYZZZ!

Renter Reviews of Lwane Keys

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Jose ****

review date 07/20/2014 overall rating
Wow! All I have to say is that I am absolutely grateful for the services provided. Looking for the perfect apartment was a difficult process. I saw copious amounts of apartments and dealt with various agents. But when I met Lwane and Carolina everything just felt right. They were very attentive and took high measures to find exactly what I was searching for. The way they tenaciously reached out to me whenever they had updates regarding my search reassured me that I was in great hands. They were courteous and maintain a high level of professionalism while taking ownership. These ladies exceeded my expectations! I look forward to building a lasting relationship and highly recommend others to work with this team. Thank you very much for helping me find the perfect home. "The way they listen was more eloquent than speech"

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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C ****

review date 07/10/2014 overall rating
Originally, were not interested in the area we currently live in. Lawane and Christina told us about a gem and convinced us to at least check it out. Long story short, we love our apartment and we're glad we trusted them to explore outside of our comfort zone.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kate ****

review date 07/10/2014 overall rating
Lwane was friendly, easy to contact, and to work with. I loved that she didn't mind texting instead of calling because I work a lot and it would have been tricky to keep handling things through phone calls.

Though we were in a tight pinch, she came up with several apartments in our price range. My roommate and I love the apartment her and her partner helped us find.

Also another awesome thing...she drove us all around and we didn't have to keep navigating the subway. It was a huge time saver. I would definitely use her again!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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J ****

review date 07/02/2014 overall rating
Ms. Shivachi and her business partner, Ms. Carpio, were extremely professional and expedient in helping me find a new apartment. They were both careful listeners...acknowledging the amount of money I wanted to spend and where I wanted to live in the city. They then did something that few brokers with whom I've worked have done...they took me to places within my desired geographic area that were at or below the rental cap I'd indicated. For this, and the fact that they were energetic, friendly, and responsive to my feedback on each viewed apartment, working with Ms. Shivachi and Ms. Carpio was a wholly positive experience. I would recommend them to friends in a minute.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jarlin ****

review date 06/27/2014 overall rating
I am speechless about the professionalism and efficiency working with this brokerage firm. I've dealt with many brokers in the past. But this experience by far exceeds all others!! Thank you for you high caliber customer service!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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R ****

review date 06/25/2014 overall rating
Lwane was a pleasure to work with! We looked at 5 apartments in an afternoon, ALL of which were within my price, size, location, and quality parameters. That fact alone is worth a 5-star review.
In addition to listening and responding to my requirements, Lwane and her colleagues were genuinely interested in helping me find a great place. I would not hesitate to work with her again!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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K ****

review date 06/25/2014 overall rating
Most amazing agent ever. Went beyond and then some to help me make the transition and move to a new city as smooth as possible. Brokers fee was steep but honestly so worth it. Lwane is awesome, understanding and super personable.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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S ****

review date 06/25/2014 overall rating
I had been searching on my own for an apartment since June 1st for a studio/1 bedroom apartment with a July 1st move in date. I tried Craigslist and Streeteasy for the first week of June with no success. I then tried to find a broker to help me find a place. After 5 brokers and no success, I started reaching out to friends for recommendations. One of my friends told me about a broker named "Keys" that he worked with to get the apt he is in now. My friend gave me Keys' number and I called her right away. Lwane (Keys) called me back in 15 minutes with an apartment to see the same day. I left work and met up with Carolina (she works with Lwane) to see the apartment 2 hours later. I decided that I wanted the apartment so Carolina drove me to a FedEx to scan my paperwork and then to the bank to get money for the application fee. 3 days later, I was notified that I was approved for the apartment. Lwane and Carolina are THE BEST brokers you will ever work with. They were both professional, flexible, and very quick which is extremely important when you are looking for an apt with a full time job thats not easy to leave and you have a move-in date deadline. I mean, she found me a place to live in 15 minutes! How amazing it that?! Also, I had a strict budget that was low for a typical one bedroom AND the requirement that the bedroom had to fit a queen sized bed. Lwane met both of those needs with the apt she found me. Other brokers will try to sell you places outside of your price range or in areas you dont want to be. They will also take their time when finding you a place with no sense of urgency at all. If you need to move, call Lwane Shivachi and no one else. You will waste your time otherwise.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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T ****

review date 06/25/2014 overall rating
As is expected with NYC apt hunting, at first it was overwhelming hopping from apt to apt to find the right place. But Lwani's system of having us rank each apt from 0 to 10 was very effective and I believe it helped her narrow down what we'd actually want to see and what would be a waste of time. In the end, she recommended a beautiful apt slightly out of our desired location but well worth the extra two train stops! I'd recommend her for anyone looking to move to the west side of Harlem.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Mayra ****

review date 01/23/2014 overall rating
We have been planning a move for over a year, and we were very fortunate to find Keys. She was helpful from the start, honest about our prospects and got us into a great apartment very quickly. She worked with us over a couple of rough patches in our application and I know that she was lobbying for us with the landlord throughout the process. With her guidance, we are signing tomorrow on an apartment that we can't wait to get into.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jerimiah ****

review date 01/23/2014 overall rating
Keys was truly a fantastic find for my family. We met her through our financial planner, and she found us exactly what we were looking for at a good price. Our credit is not pristine, and she worked hard to get us approved for place we wanted as soon as saw it. I will be recommending her to friends looking for a place. She is professional, answers or returns calls and texts quickly, and was able to answer every question we had about the place.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jihaun ****

review date 09/17/2013 overall rating
*** HIRE KEYS!!AMAZING GODSEND PROFESSIONAL!!I consider my self to be very resourceful and diligent when pursuing homes or apartments I move into, however New York City apartment hunting is something unimaginable!! I called Keys after horrific experiences thru Craigslist and dealing with another ineffective broker whom side note..he asked me if he could move into one of the bedrooms as he was showing me an apartment :/ . I was down to the wire and needed to find an apartment within three days before I started my new job on Monday (moving from Ohio). I called her not wanting to sound desperate, but direct and very specific about what I needed, area, bedrooms and how much I was willing to pay. She listened to every detail and within 24hrs I arrived in NY from Ohio and met with her partner LJ whom was equally amazing! Every apartment I was shown was based upon the characteristics and preferences we spoke about. No time was wasted and I appreciated all the additional information about the neighborhood LJ provided including restaurants and transportation. If you are looking for someone who is honest and about their word please don't give yourself a headache by trying to pursue this yourself. Keys is a rare breed in the NY real estate market, give her the opportunity to make your move less stressful. She's amazing!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Steve ****

review date 08/13/2013 overall rating
Short version: VERY impressed, easy to work with, fun, and most importantly... effective!

I was extremely impressed with Keys. I looked at over 100 apartments online, and 10-11 in person and was getting very frustrated with 3 different brokers that I tried to deal with. Then I got shot over to Keys because she worked with a co-worker's husband, so I said... I will give it a try.

We sat and talked, and I told her exactly what I wanted, and she helped to clarify the types of things I had that were 'must-haves', 'like-to-haves', and 'don't cares'. So she looked around for a day or 2, and then at 10:30 on a Thursday sent me an email saying, hey there is a really good place that matches your specs, do you want to see it tomorrow at noon? I said ABsolutely (having been burned twice before by waiting)

When we got there the apartment wound up being perfect. It was a fully renovation (meaning all new stuff), perfectly situated, and just the right size. Throughout the process she was relaxed, but attentive, meaning she was fun to be around, not pushy, but on target with the building management to ensure that I got what I wanted, and that we found the apartment that worked for us.

I cannot recommend Keys enough. I would happily work with her again anytime!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Amber ****

review date 07/23/2013 overall rating
Keys was so prompt and was very attentive. Unfortunately, we weren't able to qualify for the apt we were hoping for, but she was honest and up front from the start. She worked very hard for us, and we would definitely work with her again when the time comes around.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Jennifer ****

review date 07/12/2013 overall rating
Keys was super helpful on the phone looking up apartments right away that were within my requirements. She responded promptly and was very friendly. Although I decided not to move I would recommend her to anyone else looking for apartments and would definitely consider her in the future.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Lorrie ****

review date 07/03/2013 overall rating
There are two ways you can work with Lwane.
The first way: You will receive the quickest response, the most professional service, and a very satisfying result, making the often daunting and difficult process of finding a new apartment easy and positive.
The second way of working with Lwane: the process will change your life.
The week I worked with Lwane changed my life.
How, you might ask?
Here is my story.
I was having trouble finding an apartment. It was the worst time of the year to be looking--stock was down, prices were up, the calendar was ticking away. I saw an ad for an apartment through Naked Apts, and sent her an email. This was Sunday morning. Before 10:00 am. I heard back within a few minutes and we made plans to see some places the next day. She called to confirm our appointment, took me around to see several places that fit my criteria, and one of them seemed just about right. I decided to put in an application for it.
She came to my office the next day, guided me through the application process, reassured me that good things were going to happen and that she would be back in touch in a few hours.
Good to her word, I received very encouraging emails that the apartment was available and that we should hear back later in the day.
However, later in the day we did not hear back good news: the apartment already had an application submitted, it was strong, and things were not going to work in my favor.
This is when Lwane got busy. She assured me that this was actually good news as it meant that a better apartment was to be found, and she was going to find it the very next day.
I thought to myself, "Hmm, I don't know what kind of naive baloney makes her think that something better is out there, if even this not so great place didn't come through, but let's see what happens." I tried very hard to adopt her positive outlook, for no other reason than I really needed her to be right.
The next day she called and reported to me that she had seen several places and to meet her as soon as I could after work and she would show them to me. She had a few good options and a back-up. She was ready.
Bottom line, Lwane was right. A better apartment was available, and since she already had all of the paperwork the approval process was very smooth, and by Saturday I signed the lease, and Sunday had the keys.

I realized through this process that you find what you are looking for.
If you think you will not find a very good place, chances are you are probably right. And if you think you will find a better place, you are also right.
I'd rather find better in my life. Lwane helped me find it, she helped me see that is was possible. It may sound corny, but working with her changed my life for the better. I am very grateful to have found her, to have worked with her, and for the good that has come into my life as a result.
Though I do not want to go through the process of moving again any time soon, I would welcome the chance to work with Lwane again in a heartbeat.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Twila ****

review date 04/14/2013 overall rating
She got right back to me and we exchanged several emails. She was very friendly.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Christopher ****

review date 04/08/2013 overall rating
Keys is a a great person to work with. She's honest, helpful, and reassuring. Most importantly, she does her job well. My roommate and I were looking for spaciousness and affordability, as well as safety and peace of mind in Harlem. It only took one outing to know that she found us a great apartment.

Keys is very efficient. I inquired on a Sunday night about a listing and she responded within minutes of me pressing SEND on my e-mail. On that following Tuesday, we went to see five apartments all in the same area. We handed in our deposit and paperwork on the following Wednesday/Thursday. By Monday/Tuesday, we signed the lease. Even though we moved fast, there was never a feeling that she was pressuring us at all. We moved at our pace and she respected that.

On our initial phone call, she didn't just try to get us "through the door" like some other brokers do. She asked me smart questions about what I was looking for, about what mattered to me, about budget, etc. She really took the time to understand what our practical needs and wants were. I could tell from my conversation that she would be working hard for me. (And she did until the very end.)

One of the most important things we talked about were the costs outside of rent. It was clear and upfront what we needed to account for. And she was fair when we needed to discuss further.

I was really impressed with her when we went into each apartment. With her experience, she understand what our reactions meant. She also got a feel for the relationship between my roommate and I, such as what was interesting to my roommate vs what was interesting to me. And she asked us directly how we felt about specific things.

Bottom line, she really listens and takes action. She has my high recommendation.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Christopher ****

review date 04/08/2013 overall rating
Keys is a a great person to work with. She's honest, helpful, and reassuring. Most importantly, she does her job well. My roommate and I were looking for spaciousness and affordability, as well as safety and peace of mind in Harlem. It only took one outing to know that she found us a great apartment.

Keys is very efficient. I inquired on a Sunday night about a listing and she responded within minutes of me pressing SEND on my e-mail. On that following Tuesday, we went to see five apartments all in the same area. We handed in our deposit and paperwork on the following Wednesday/Thursday. By Monday/Tuesday, we signed the lease. Even though we moved fast, there was never a feeling that she was pressuring us at all. We moved at our pace and she respected that.

On our initial phone call, she didn't just try to get us "through the door" like some other brokers do. She asked me smart questions about what I was looking for, about what mattered to me, about budget, etc. She really took the time to understand what our practical needs and wants were. I could tell from my conversation that she would be working hard for me. (And she did until the very end.)

One of the most important things we talked about were the costs outside of rent. It was clear and upfront what we needed to account for. And she was fair when we needed to discuss further.

I was really impressed with her when we went into each apartment. With her experience, she understand what our reactions meant. She also got a feel for the relationship between my roommate and I, such as what was interesting to my roommate vs what was interesting to me. And she asked us directly how we felt about specific things.

Bottom line, she really listens and takes action. She has my high recommendation.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Dalsie ****

review date 03/18/2013 overall rating
If you are looking for a professional, reliable broker who will get you what you are looking for in your budget range – I would highly recommend that you choose Lwane!

I was looking for a larger space and did not know where to turn so I got on nakedapartments.com and started looking at some listings in my price range. I contacted Lwane when I saw the apartment of my dreams and she replied back to my message in a matter of hours – a few days later, my roommate and I were off to see 3 different apartments. Lwane was attentive in listening to everything we wanted from budget, pet-friendly apartments and amenities so everything we saw coincided with what we were looking for.

Initially, our application was not accepted for one apartment but no need to fret – Lwane was ready with another set of apartments for viewing two days later!

She found us an apartment that fit our criteria including budget in an amazing location!

I was very pleased with the professionalism and work that Lwane put into finding us the right place. She was always available any time I called and was ready to answer any questions I had. I felt comfortable working with her and being completely honest with what I needed in a new living space.

If you are looking for a broker that will put in the work to find you what you need – then definitely contact Lwane!

~A happy customer with keys!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Natalia ****

review date 01/06/2013 overall rating
Just signed my lease this weekend thanks to Keys! She was a dream to work with. She made it feel like we were her only clients and was relentless in finding us our dream apartment. Every apartment we saw fit exactly what we were looking for, she responded quickly, and faught for us to get us the best place for the best price.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Christopher ****

review date 01/03/2013 overall rating
We had a great experience with Lwane, and would gladly recommend her to anyone. My girlfriend and I wanted something pretty specific, and Lwane listened to us and showed us apartments that met our description. We were looking in Harlem, and she was the only broker we talked to who really knew the neighborhood, and showed us a half dozen great choices. She was very patient with us, giving us all the time we needed and showing us a couple of places more than once, and even recommended a couple of great restaurants. Definitely recommended.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Charlotte ****

review date 12/17/2012 overall rating
What a joy to work with. Organized, Efficient and so calm and Pleasent.Lawane showed me a variety of apartments in my Price Range . They were all great. We knocked out 5 aprtments in just 2 1/2 hours truley fast and organized.
I highly recommend her to satisfey your needs. I will follow up with her.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Shellion ****

review date 08/08/2012 overall rating
Lwane is extemely prompt and dedicated. She follows up and follows through at all times. Very authentic, professional and patient. I feel so at peace and confident having her as my broker. She makes the journey of finding a "place" so effortless. I am so grateful to have met her. Thank you so much Lwane.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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William ****

review date 08/03/2012 overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
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Paul ****

review date 06/25/2012 overall rating
Lwane responded promptly and was very professional. She shared some helpful information on the rental process and ensured we were prepared. While we didn't rent from Lwane, I encourage other Naked Apartment folks looking in NY to reach out to her.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Megan ****

review date 05/17/2012 overall rating
Working with Lwane was a wonderful experience. She was extremely responsive to any questions I had and did a terrific job in working out the terms of my rental. She was always professional and friendly and I truly felt that she had my best interests in mind. I would highly recommend working with Lwane. Having been the first time I was searching for an apartment in Manhattan she made the experience smooth and enjoyable.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Taryn ****

review date 04/24/2012 overall rating
After receiving negative feedback from other brokers, I was sure that I couldnt find an afforable place in the city but after meeting Lwane, I was gladly proven wrong. Lwane was absolutely amazing, knowledgeable and listened to what my roommate and I wanted. She was honest and still maintained professionalism throughout the entire time and honestly a joy to be around. Thanks for making such a tedious process into a memorable experience. :-)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lacy ****

review date 04/20/2012 overall rating
Lwane was always quick to respond to any inquiries we had. She emailed us back within 24 hours of our first request for her help. She rented a car and drove us around the area of the apartment and pointed out various locations of interest. She was upfront and honest about everything. EXTREMELY professional but also very down-to-earth and easy to work with! We got our apartment in ONE WEEK because of her. She made it a stress-free process. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to ANYONE. She is fantastic!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ricky ****

review date 04/02/2012 overall rating
I travel so much for work that the thought of looking for a place kept me at my previous residence for years. I worked with Lwane to find the place that was right for me. She made my move seem effortless. I told her what I wanted (I am a pretty picky person) and after a full day of searching apartments I found a few that I liked. She helped narrow down my decision based on her extensive knowledge of the area. Within a week or so I was signing my lease. I would recommend Luane to anyone searching for an apartment because she cares about what she does and it shows.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ashley ****

review date 03/25/2012 overall rating
Lwane worked with us last year on 154th Street (not on Naked Apartments), and she was great! Very professionial but still friendly, realistic, and down to earth. I loved working her, and even enjoyed just making small talk and getting the opportunity to meet someone who treats their clients so well. She's someone you'd want as a friend, but trust as a broker. I totally recommend her!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Devin ****

review date 03/12/2012 overall rating
Lwane was helpful and diligent throughout this process. She contacted me periodically to let me know when new apartments were available and offered to show them to me. I'd worked with one previous broker and he was disinterested in providing the same level of direction and support as Lwane. Although I ended up not renting the apartment, she was a true professional to the end. Definitely someone to work with.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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David ****

review date 03/03/2012 overall rating
I couldn't have been happier with Lwane. She was the first broker to contact me after I searched for apartments on Naked Apartments. She promptly contacted me and asked what I was looking for. She was kind, courteous, and very attentive to what I was requiring in my apartment search. We met the next day to view many different apartments (all were very nice and decently priced). She was punctual and VERY informative about the apartments and the neighborhood around. She pointed out some great restaurants, laundry services, bars, grocery stores, and even gave a little history of the neighborhoods we were in.

After I found the apartment that I wanted, she made the paperwork process (which usually is a nightmare) easy and manageable. Lwane is funny, smart, and knows what she is talking about. She knows her stuff! I would recommend Lwane to ANYONE looking for a place in new york.

Thank you Lwane!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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AnkhKaRa ****

review date 01/23/2012 overall rating
Lwane responsed promptly to my initial request. She was always available when I called, always very professional and courteous and kept all of her commitments. She proved to be very knowledgeable about the harlem real estate market and meeting the needs of my family based on the information I gave her of what we were looking for. Lwane only showed us one apartment- there was no need to look at any others because it met our needs and it was below market value. We looked at other apartments and found them to be small and overpriced. She exceeded our expectations by matching us with the right apartment so quickly and facilitating the quick approval and lease transaction with the landlord.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sheena ****

review date 11/14/2011 overall rating
Lwane has a high level of familiarity with the area in which I was seeking an apartment (Harlem). I was shown good apartments that were within my budget and I felt that she had a good understanding of the kinds of apartments and neighborhoods that I would be interested in residing. She made time to see me at unusual hours in order to accommodate my schedule and was easily accessible by phone and e-mail to answer any questions that I had. I highly recommend her to those seeking a residence in Harlem.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Alvaro ****

review date 02/18/2011 overall rating
I can't recommend her enough. She took a fair amount of time listening to what we wanted, and did't try to confuse us by showing us places that didn't match our requirements, or (even worse) trying to convince us that we wanted something else.

Lwane is a really easy going broker, yet efficient and transparent. The more we dealt with her the more she sync'ed with what we wanted.

She helped us mediate the negotiation of a deal for an apartment we *loved* but was a tad higher than our budget, and although unfortunately it didn't go through, at every moment we felt we were in control of the situation.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Brandon ****

review date 10/06/2010 overall rating
Lwane is very nice and helpful. It felt like a friend showing me apartments. Unfortunately, I didn't choose one of the ones that she showed me, but it had nothing to do with our interaction. She's solution-oriented and genuinely listens to what you need in an apartment.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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David ****

review date 06/21/2010 overall rating

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