Melissa Dargis

Real Estate License
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Brokerage: Spire Group
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Top-producer Melissa Dargis is the real deal. Savvy, experienced and compassionate, Melissa delivers character-driven style and superior livability like few can in Manhattan, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, and beyond. 

A top sales award winner, Melissa handles luxury sales and rentals throughout the city, where her industry expertise and negotiation prowess have earned her the respect of clients and colleagues alike. One meeting with her is all you need to see why.

"I live for this business," explains Melissa. "What lights me up more than anything is being an advocate for my clients. I stay focused, prepared, and deliver solutions close to their heart, which in turn is close to mine."

True to form, Melissa also enjoys playing tennis, volunteer work, and spending time with her close family and friends. She is originally from a suburb of Detroit, MI, and is an alumna of Oakland College in Business Administration.

Melissa is also an active member of REBNY (Real Estate Board of NY), upholding these principles in every aspect of the real estate process.
 

Renter Reviews of Melissa

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Maggie ****

review date 02/20/2014 overall rating
Melissa was great to work with. She responded right away to my initial inquiry. After a quick phone call I felt like she "got" me/what I was looking for. She had a couple of appointments scheduled by the very next morning. Both were great. I signed on one by the end of the next week. Melissa was on call to advise and help with questions the whole time. Use her!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Tim ****

review date 08/21/2013 overall rating
I started off really skeptical of the whole "broker" thing, and tried my best to find a no-fee apartment. After I didn't have any luck, I contacted Melissa. She responded quickly (within about 15 minutes), and just two days later I was on my way to New York to see 4 apartments she'd lined up-- one of which I ended up taking! Melissa seems to know her stuff, and was always very cheerful and professional. I also really felt like she was really in my corner: she was able to convince my landlord to remodel the bathroom, per my request. She made renting in Brooklyn easy--hardly the norm.

I'm still skeptical about the system. If I were giving advice, I'd probably say try to find an apartment without a broker. But if that doesn't work out (more like WHEN that doesn't work out), I can't imagine anybody better than Melissa.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Alyssa ****

review date 08/14/2012 overall rating
Melissa was fantastic! The first apartment we saw on this website was already rented but Melissa contacted me right away and asked for all of our specifications.

Melissa found my roommate and I an apartment both in the area we were looking and in our price range. She is super amiable, straight forward and was totally honest with us from the start, making it easy for us to trust her opinions and suggestions.
My roommate and I loved the first apartment she showed us and filled out an application immediately. Because of our restrictions regarding cosigners and finances Melissa worked so hard to get us into that apartment, still meeting all of our specifications.
My roommate and I are extremely fortunate to have worked with her as first-time full-time residents in New York City and highly recommend her to anyone looking for an apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jackie ****

review date 08/03/2012 overall rating
I had the pleasure of working with Melissa during my apartment search in NYC. Brokers in the city get a pretty bad reputation and in part for good reason- my first broker never even showed up to my appointment to see an apartment. However Melissa proved otherwise. She was quick to respond to all my inquiries and really took the time to focus in on what I was looking for. Never once did I feel pressured or obligated to sign for an apartment. I never realized just how difficult the process of getting an apartment in NYC is and I was glad to have had Melissa on my side. The only reason I did not rent an apartment with Melissa was because I stumbled upon my dream place on my own- and that rarely happens in NYC. If that hadn't have happened I know Melissa would have been persistent and found me the perfect place. The real estate market is just awful in NYC and it's nice to know that people like Melissa help make it a little more bearable. If I need a place in the future I know who to contact. Thanks again for all your help Melissa!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Rachel ****

review date 08/02/2012 overall rating
Melissa is very hardworking and does a great job refining what you really want and need from an apartment. Great help for new to NYC apartment hunters! Tip: she's great about trying to keep your costs down.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Paul ****

review date 07/31/2012 overall rating
Melissa is an outstanding broker. If you tell her what you are looking for she will truly take the time to find you the perfect apartment. She is a professional, high quality broker and I would recommend her to anyone looking for their dream apartment in NYC!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Matt ****

review date 07/20/2012 overall rating
Melissa was a real pleasure to work with. She really took the time to listen to what I needed and didn't try to rush to get me into a place that didn't fit my needs. In a world of sleazy, dishonest brokers, she was a real breath of fresh air.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Nina ****

review date 07/10/2012 overall rating
My boyfriend and I sought an apartment with a few amenities which we were told were not only rare in this rental market but completely impossible to find in our budget. After being talked down to, pushed around, and dismissed by half a dozen brokers, we were so relieved to find Melissa. She was amiable, accommodating, and resourceful. She told us what the fee agreements were up front and made it a point to say that she acted as an agent who represented our best interests. Most importantly, Melissa actually listened to what we were saying. Everything she showed us was within range of what we were looking for and really exceeded our expectations. Remarkably, she never pressured us to take something we didn't feel completely right about and continued to look for the perfect place. She is a great person to have on your side and we would recommend her without hesitation.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Bridgette ****

review date 07/02/2012 overall rating
Melissa is awesome! - Very trusting - Good value for time/money :) - Takes time to understand your needs and met them.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Derek ****

review date 06/28/2012 overall rating
Great broker, very helpful in finding us our apartment. Responsive, even on weekends. I did wish she showed us more fee listings (she primarily showed us no-fee) and more options in general, but I guess that might have been limited by our specific budget/needs.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Melissa 's Apartments

Melissa has no active apartments right now.

Melissa 's Specialties

Manhattan

Battery Park City, Chelsea, Clinton, East Village, Financial District, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Hell's Kitchen, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Meatpacking District, Midtown Center, Midtown South Central, Murray Hill, NoHo, NoLita, SoHo, Theater District - Times Square, Tribeca, Union Square, West Village

Brooklyn

Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Park South
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