Michael Sargent

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (7)
Brokerage: Citi Habitats
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"Home is such an important place, and I respect what each person views as important for them." Michael Sargent is committed to finding you the right home, and is straightforward in telling you what the market offers. "I like to share the knowledge I have gained and explain the facts of NYC real estate to my clients, keeping it simple and putting them in a language that sets their mind at ease." Michael's goal is to streamline the process to save you time and stress. He will take you to see as many apartments as necessary until you get it right, but because he listens so intently to your needs upfront, often hones in on the best options quickly. His extensive 20-year background in the restaurant business prepared Michael well to be patient, thorough, and committed to making people happy. His success has always been relationship driven, and revolved around providing the most attentive service. "With a good broker, the relationship doesn't end when we find an apartment; the relationship is just the beginning," is his philosophy. Michael has lived in New York City for nearly 20 years, and is a go-to resource for clients looking for homes as well as friends looking for great places to go out. He has resided on the Upper East Side as well as in Astoria, Queens. Michael graduated from American International College with a Bachelors degree in Political Science. He came to New York to pursue acting, and achieved a good amount of success. While waiting tables to support his acting career, he realized he really enjoyed working with people so transitioned into restaurant management, eventually becoming General Manager of a popular French restaurant on the Upper East Side. These expert skills were the makings of his becoming the fine real estate agent he is today. When not out matching people with perfect properties, Michael gives back to others through his participation in Zog Sports. He is the captain of his two-hand-touch co-ed football league that picks a charity to play for and donates funds to that cause.

Renter Reviews of Michael

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Laura ****

review date 09/25/2014 overall rating
I have no hesitations in recommending Michael Sargent. My husband and I had initially contacted other brokers that had more ratings on Naked Apartments. These left us disappointed, and really questioning why it was supposed to be a benefit to us to work with a broker. (We're from the west coast, and new to this system).

After working with Michael, we see why it is in everyone's best interest to work with an agent--especially if you're hoping to live in one place longer than a year. Michael has been doing this for years. He knows the landscape, can give insights into different neighborhoods, and will help you fairly weigh the pro's and con's. We weren't in a hurry to lock down a place, as we still had a month on our lease. Michael showed us over a dozen places, and in the end we found one bigger, brighter and less expensive than we were even hoping for.

Thank you Michael!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kate ****

review date 09/16/2014 overall rating
Michael is by far the best agent we have ever worked with. He is really knowledgable about his field and he is always 100% honest and very comforting. He broke everything down for us in terms of the process and we came away feeling like he would definitely go to bat for our application and really represent our interests. Maybe this should be the norm, but anyone who has spent time looking for apts in NYC knows that it's not. Michael was tireless and never snippy or self-interested. I am recommending him to all my friends and family going forward. Don't waste your time contacting 100 realtors if you are looking for an apt in Astoria. Just contact Michael. He has so many listings. He showed us more apartments in more areas than anyone was else able to.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Jamie ****

review date 06/09/2014 overall rating
Michael was the best realtor we worked with. He responded very quickly to my initial inquiry and we met almost immediately afterwards in Astoria (on a Sunday, no less). He was very professional, knowledgeable and easy to talk to, and he answered lots of our general questions since we were early on in our search. We really liked both of the apartments he showed us and planned to put in an application on one until he heard from the account manager that the landlord already had an application under consideration. We ended up finding another place, but we would definitely work with him again.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Phillip ****

review date 02/08/2014 overall rating
Michael was an excellent man to work with. He sought hard after the things that were really important to us and found us a good number of places that balanced our wants as well. He is very trustworthy, and very quick to respond to anything we needed from him. This was our first NY apartment after moving up from Texas, and Michael was very patient and helpful as we "adapted" to the demands of NYC landlords. But the best part of Michael's business personality is his drive to find us the perfect place. Even to the point of calling us one evening after he immediately caught word of an opening. We left right away to meet him, and even though we missed the apartment by just 10 min, I was very happy to know that he was on our side and was looking out for our best interest, even if it meant putting in the sometimes long, extra hours. I would highly recommend Michael every time.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kit ****

review date 01/30/2014 overall rating
The best part about working with Michael is his patience. He never rushed us to close on any apartment - we felt like he really wanted us to get what we were looking for instead of just pushing us into an apartment that didn't fit our needs. He is also nice. Really, really nice. A rare thing!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Elizabeth & David ****

review date 01/29/2014 overall rating
Michael was recommended to us through a friend who had worked with him last year, and we couldn’t be more pleased. He has been the most responsive agent we’ve worked with, always making time for us amongst his busy showing schedule. We’ve given him very specific requests and since he’s a long-time NYC resident he really knows where to look and has shown us a handful of apts. that we really like. We are hoping to put an application in on one in the next few days. Some agents just want to ‘close the deal.’ With Michael, we get the feeling he really wants the right fit for us and won’t just try to ‘sell us.’ We will definitely be recommending him in the future.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Mike ****

review date 01/28/2014 overall rating
Response time was a little slow after initial contact and I had to re-initiate with him. We could not come up with a time that worked for both of us, however after asking for another prospective viewing date I did not hear back from him for 5 day until I emailed to follow up. He stated that the apartment was already rented, yet the until still appeared as available on his inventory 2 days after the weekend. I will not work with this agent again.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Michael Sargent Responded:
I contacted him 30 minutes after his initial contact. I offered to show him the apartment the same day he contacted me (Wednesday). He wasn't available. He wanted to see the apartment at 12:45pm on Friday. I wasn't available so I offered to show him on Friday after 5pm, he wasn't available. Then, he wasn't available to see it the entire weekend. And the apartment he wanted was rented over the weekend.

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