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Mark Benson
Citi Habitats

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As a Lifelong New Yawka I've seen it all in this great City, as your agent I make it my Job to not only find you an Apartment but to Find you the BEST deal for your budget. I am Available to you 24/7 for questions,concerns or to see that Dream Apt.
Any apt I have listed is one i have been to personally and seen.What you see here is what you get.

Renter Reviews of Mark

reviewer

Julia ****

review date
08/27/2016
overall rating
Mark was amazing to work with from the start to the handshake after the lease signing. I’m moving to New York from out of state, and knew the process to secure an apartment would be quite different than what I’d experienced previously. Mark walked me through the process of what it’s like to find an apartment and rent in New York.

A few quick things about Mark as an “out-of-stater”:
- Mark is upfront and transparent from day one. He will not take you to a location with poor building management or try to make up fees.
- When Mark says he wants to find the right place for people so he can sleep at night, he’s not joking. He takes it seriously and is very professional in every way and will do whatever he can to make his clients happy.
- Unlike a lot of brokers, Mark did not try to find the highest fee apartment to make the most commission, or mislead me to extraneous fees. He is genuine and showed me apartments that were low fee, no-fee, etc.

We started our correspondence months before the planned move, and Mark always took the time to answer my emails promptly and have phone calls to stay in touch. Mark continually reassured me that we will find the apartment I’m looking for, in the area I want, within budget, and meet all my requests. To be honest, I was a little skeptical after hearing so many horror stories from friends in the city of their terrible experiences finding an apartment. However, he blew me away and delivered beyond expectations.

In the weeks prior to traveling to NY to find a place, he advised me on what dates would be best to target to avoid peak season, asked about my needs/wants, and kept in touch to make sure we hit the ground running when I arrived. We definitely hit the ground running first thing when I arrived. Mark had all the appointments pre-scheduled, and ready for showing. He showed me a variety options ranging the gamut.

The place he found for me is perfect (on the first day no less; like I said, he delivered). It was slightly out of my monthly budget, but he explained that the owner was offering concessions which made the upfront and annual cost cheaper than some of the less expensive monthly rents! I was astounded, within 7 hours of landing in New York we had a security deposit and application in for my dream apartment. Mark patiently walked me through the lease signing (which is definitely different than any other state) and answered any and all questions I had.

I could not have made this transition to New York from out of state without the help of an excellent agent like Mark.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Peter ****

review date
03/25/2015
overall rating
Mark Was very fast to Get back to me and set up a showing for me. Not only did he show me the apartment i asked about but 2 others as well. I liked the 2nd one best of all and he was very clear and patient with me putting in the application. I was approved in under 3 hours and am super happy to move in this week

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Peter ****

review date
11/13/2014
overall rating
Contacted Mr. Benson And another agent about an apartment I saw online and within 5 minutes got a reply back from Mr. Benson He assured me the pictures were real and after going over all my concerns we set a time to see the apartment and another in the area.
He was on time witch i like "it shows respect for my time" the apartment i called about was even better than I hoped but I still had to get my other room mates to see it. Mr. Benson was very accommodating in setting up another appointment in the evening for my 2 room mates to see it. They also loved it. We thought it over during the night and in the morning we decided to take it. Mr. Benson was VERY helpful in putting everything together and submitting our offer and totally kept us in the loop as to how the application was going between all the roomies.
We got approved and signed Leases later in the week.
Mr. Benson Made what could be a stressful and annoying process very clear and easy for us and will recommend him to all our friends.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Bill ****

review date
05/31/2012
overall rating
I haven't had alot of dealings with many Brokers but have Heard stories,all I can say is Mafter messaging him he called me back 2 hours later we arranged to meet that afternoon saw 3 apartments 1 i loved we went over the paperwork and after 1 day i was approved and am loving my new digs.
2 THUMBS UP

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Mark's Apartments

$2,349STUDIO
West 73rd St Upper West Side
Pets Allowed, Elevator, Laundry Room, Gym, Pre War
5 Days since update
$4,2952BR, 1BA
Prince St NoLita
Pets Allowed, Pre War
4 Days since update
$3,9001BR, 1BA
East 56th St Midtown Center
No fee
950 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Gym
~ 14 Hours since update
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Mark's Specialties

Manhattan

Chelsea, Clinton, East Village, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Hell's Kitchen, Kips Bay, Little Italy, Lower East Side, Midtown Center, Midtown East, Morningside Heights, Murray Hill, NoHo, NoLita, SoHo, Theater District - Times Square, Tribeca, Tudor City, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, West Village

Brooklyn

Bath Beach, Bay Ridge and Fort Hamilton, Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Coney Island, Flatbush - Ditmas Park, Gravesend, Kensington and Parkville, Midwood, Sheepshead Bay, Williamsburg, Windsor Terrace