Mike Black

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: 24 reviews
Brokerage: WEISSMAN REALTY
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Renter Reviews of Mike

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Carmel ****

review date 07/15/2014 overall rating
Apartment searching with Mike was such a pleasant experience. He was extremely personable and patient. He demonstrated knowledge of each building he was showing, was familiar with the superintendent and the area giving him much more credibility. He made a true effort to find an apartment that met our needs and requests, and all in good spirit and with a smile. This stressful process became much more enjoyable with Mike by our side.

I recommend Mike to anybody in the middle of this somewhat tiresome process. You will not regret it! He is the best!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Cristie ****

review date 07/14/2014 overall rating
Mike immediately got back to me and my room mates for a viewing of the apartment that we are now currently renting. We are college students, so affordability is a must for us, which this apartment was. He was very professional and helpful. He answered every question we had and is very easy to get in contact with.

Thanks again for our beautiful apartment, Michael!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kailey ****

review date 07/02/2014 overall rating
Mike was absolutely wonderful to work with. I was on a tight schedule as I was looking for an apartment in a two-day window due to living out of state. Within 24 hours I met with him twice and signed a lease. He answered all messages promptly, was very friendly, and flexible. A potentially stressful process was made easy with Mike's help. I would not hesitate to recommend Mike to anyone looking for an apartment in NYC!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Aaron ****

review date 06/27/2014 overall rating
Ask him several questions, and he has responded promptly every time. Mike has been the fastest and most efficient agent up to date. I'm hoping to be able to meet with him to view an apartment this weekend.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Nina ****

review date 06/23/2014 overall rating
Mike was a really welcome and refreshing presence a midst a very daunting and stressful process. He was incredibly kind and personable. He went out of his way to make the process as painless as possible. He went above and beyond to help us find an apartment that was right for us. I hope I will not have to look for an apartment for a long, long, long time (read: never) but I would absolutely use Mike as a broker again. I highly recommend Mike and strongly believe that you will have the same experience I had!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Amber ****

review date 06/08/2014 overall rating
I recently rented a 1bdrm in Brooklyn from Mike. Mike is not only a great broker, but is also an amazing person. He helped me through the daunting paperwork process with extreme patience and professionalism. Every single time I called him with questions or concerns, he immediately called back and quickly resolved everything. He literally went above and beyond for me--including visiting the apartment during renovations to make sure everything was done properly and that when my moving date came around, the apartment would be in perfect shape. His integrity, kindness, and down-to-earth manner is a rarity for NYC brokers and I feel extremely lucky to have met him. My new apartment is beautiful and I would have never been able to find it without Mike. I HIGHLY recommend him!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Vickeidy ****

review date 05/31/2014 overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
Mike Black Responded:
I never got an inquiry from you!
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Chelsea ****

review date 05/29/2014 overall rating
Never followed up on communication. Kind of disappointed because I really liked the apartment.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Wade ****

review date 05/19/2014 overall rating
Mike is a wonderful broker. He was on time, extremely communicative, and willing to go the extra mile to make my life easier. I'm even going to connect him to a few of my friends who are searching as well because I know that if he does have what they're looking for, that they'll have a great experience. Thank you, Mike!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Myriam ****

review date 05/16/2014 overall rating
Apartment hunting can be a daunting task, especially if your credit is not great and if your job situation is not the best one...yet going apartment hunting with Mike on your side can make you go from subletting to signing your own lease within 3 days...and thats exactly what happened to my husband and me. Mike has been always available, via email, via text, in person. He put in a good word for us with the building management and they agreed to give us a great place for a good price, and that's only because of his recommendation. He is the best broker in all of NYC no doubt about that :-)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Angela ****

review date 05/13/2014 overall rating
Being new to Manhattan I feel so fortunate that Mike was the broker with a listing that fit my needs. I texted him very late in the night and he got back with me early the next day to set up an appointment. He took his time showing the apartment, explained the history, told me about the building super/owner and all the extra things I might need to customize the apartment. He even introduced me to other tenants so I could ask them questions, he showed me the neighborhood, and was open to chatting with my parents about the rental process. I never felt rushed or pressured. I was approved that night and signed the lease the next morning. At the lease signing Mike was extremely thorough with the management company and advocated for some of my requests to be put on an addendum. The next day he even spent time taking me back to the apartment so I could take measurements. He offered moving advice and insisted that if I needed him I could contact him in the future. He's not your typical broker -very honest and fair. I'm sure I wasn't the easiest tenant because I knew nothing about renting in NYC but he remained kind, patient and professional-I couldn't have asked for a better broker in my transition to NYC!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Pamela ****

review date 05/02/2014 overall rating
I emailed Mike late into the night after I found what could have been my dream apartment. He responded before I woke up and set up an appointment for me to see the space that day after I was done with work. Not only was he very knowledgeable about the building, he took the time to give me a full introduction of my potential new home, from the architectural details of the space to details on the super, which my new leasing company soon confirmed. He showed me two options and I immediately fell in love with option #2. Not 3 days later, I had officially signed the lease and am ready to move into my new apartment. Mike was attentive, responsive, and kept me in the loop with every step of the way. One of my best experiences with a broker!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kathryn ****

review date 05/01/2014 overall rating
Mike was wonderful to work with. He was upfront, trustworthy, honest, and very responsive to all of my inquiries. He walked me through the process of renting a low income apartment in Harlem with patience and professionalism. I've recommended him to a number of friends because he is one of the best brokers I've ever worked with.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Melanie ****

review date 04/15/2014 overall rating
Mike Black defies every negative connotation you may associate with “broker” and if you’re going to pay one, it should be him. Beyond his years of experience and solid connections in the industry, Mike has a clear and inherent devotion to his craft.

Part of what sets Mike apart is his commitment to all parties; he strives for a placement that is as sound for the tenant as it is the super, the building manager, and the owner. He commits to you at first point of contact and beyond the lease signing to ensure that you’ve settled in and everything is as it should be and more importantly, as you want it. He follows up, and he follows through.

I reached out to Mike about one apartment and within 10 minutes he’d deduced among his inventory the one I should be looking at, took me there and against absolutely all odds negotiated a lease for me within a week. I didn't have the credit or credentials to rent this apartment but Mike worked for, and with me tirelessly to make it happen for no other reason than he is the best at what he does, and takes tremendous joy and pride in his work.

You’re very lucky if you have this person helping you find your next home, and going to bat for you on the apartment you want.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lilly ****

review date 04/10/2014 overall rating
Mike is phenomenal. My apartment rental process was as seamless and easy as anyone would hope, all thanks to him! I only physically went to see one apartment and fell in LOVE. Mike immediately responded to my requests and gave me a detailed rundown of the place upon my visit. I signed up and was approved all within 24 hours! Couldn't have asked to have worked with a better broker. Easy, stress-free and ended up with everything I was looking for in an apt. Thanks, Mike!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Courtney ****

review date 03/26/2014 overall rating
My boyfriend and I reached out to Mike regarding a low income apartment that we saw posted here. He responded immediately and we saw the apartment the next day. After Mike assured us that the construction would be finished and explained the set up of the apartment, we decided that we loved it, and started the application process that same day. He was knowledgable about the process, making sure that we met all the qualifications and had all of the proper documentation. Mike kept us informed every step of the way, and quickly responded to our calls and texts. We are now in our apartment and are very happy that we worked with Mike through what is usually a stressful process. He made sure that we were able to get into a great, affordable apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ryan ****

review date 03/13/2014 overall rating
Mike was very helpful in answering my questions!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Anita ****

review date 03/03/2014 overall rating
He responded immediately. Although I didn't rent the particular apartment listed, he emailed me other suggestions based on my criteria

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Alison ****

review date 01/30/2014 overall rating
Looking for an apartment in NYC can be difficult and brokers can be shady but neither was the case with Michael. He was fair and straight forward throughout the entire process and in the end landed me an apartment in an awesome building and in a prime location; I could not be happier! I would gladly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a broker they can trust.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Deon ****

review date 01/15/2014 overall rating
Was helpful.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Mike Black Responded:
Thank you
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Yolanda ****

review date 01/12/2014 overall rating
Looking for an apartment caused me much anxiety. But after I came in contact with Mike, he made it so much easier. He really helped me and walked me through the entire rental process. He is very efficient and highly recommend his services. I was approved for an apartment in the Bronx within one day.Thank you Mike !

From: Yolanda Romero in the Bronx

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Amy ****

review date 01/08/2014 overall rating
Mike responded quickly and was very flexible. After seeing one apartment, which was very true to listing, he chatted with us a bit and showed us another that day that he thought we would like better. And we took it! Three thumbs up, great guy, highly recommended.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Mariella ****

review date 12/09/2013 overall rating
Mike is great!! The apartment he showed me had not been renovated yet(the old tenant had just moved out) but he assured me it would be fixed and look great upon moving in and guess what...it was =) He also made sure to check in with me on and after moving day to make sure all was well. He is the best!! If you need a trustworthy broker, use him!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Serenity ****

review date 11/27/2013 overall rating
Clearly uses bait and switch tactics. The photos posted for the listing show a beautiful and spacious apartment. The apartment he showed me was a complete nightmare. It was completely delipidated and falling apart.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Manhattan

East Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Harlem, Inwood, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, Washington Heights

Brooklyn

Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Park South
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