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Narina Grigoryan
Oxford Property Partners

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Outstanding customer service and educating people well have always been a part of Narina Grigoryan's professional life. As a university professor, she earned the trust and loyalty of her students. Now as a real estate agent she's done the very same, forging lasting relationships with satisfied clients who rely on her expertise. Patient, committed, helpful and polite, Narina is not only a pleasure to deal with; she is also a valuable advocate for buyers and renters who want the most from their real estate experience. When searching for a home in Manhattan, having an expert at your side who is knowledgeable and truly cares about your needs is more than half the battle. Narina delivers all the support you require in your journey and more, so you can make those important decisions you'll inevitably face in your search for the right home. Originally from Armenia, Narina holds two degrees and speaks fluent Armenian, Russian and English. She fell in love with New York City at first sight, and continues to enjoy all that it has to offer, especially Broadway shows, movies and fine dining. In her work and personal lives, Narina enjoys interacting with people of all different cultures. Plus she always tries TO find time to help those who are in need.

Renter Reviews of Narina

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Lauren ****

review date
08/04/2016
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Narina was a great agent. She understood my needs with an apartment and made sure I felt comfortable at all times. She knows how to relate and work with people and is a caring and kind agent.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Diego ****

review date
08/03/2016
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Narina was great in assisting me to find an apartment. After three days of intensive search and visits to apartments I was beginning to feel desperate, especially since most agents pressure you into taking terrible places arguing you won't find any better, until I met Narina. She showed me three apartments, all of them great, which I rented. I would not hesitate to have her assistance, even if her posts are missing pictures, her rating is well-deserved!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Anna ****

review date
06/28/2016
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I've worked with Narina twice now. Last year, she found my perfect first apartment in the city, and made the first-time renting experience incredibly seamless even though 3 of my 4 roommates were signing the lease remotely.

When I needed to re-enter the NYC real estate market this year, I initially made the mistake of trying to do it without Narina's help. $200 in application fees later, I learned my lesson and got in touch with Narina right away. She found us a beautiful East Village apartment that was initially a little bit out of our price range, but because it's Narina she worked her magic and landed us an unbelievable deal on a one of a kind 3 bedroom apartment with only 2 weeks notice. For the second time in 2 years, she found us an apartment the FIRST day we looked with her. With her help, I'll be moving into a place (and neighborhood) I never thought I could afford to live in.

On top of all that, she is a wonderfully kind and accommodating person to work with. Would recommend to absolutely anyone - thanks Narina!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Brooks ****

review date
05/22/2016
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Narina is truly one of the greatest real estate agents in NYC. Narina will go above and beyond to make sure she finds you the best apartment that meets your desires.

She found a beautiful apartment in our dream location and in our budget. We were shocked. Not only that, but she got us approved and negotiated our move in date and has since checked in on us and helped whenever there has been any apartment issue or concern.

As a former real estate agent myself, I have met few agents who care as much as Narina or who know the market as well. She's a wizard--And she's funny, kind, and beautiful to boot!

I recommend Narina to all of my friends who are looking for apartments. She's simply the best and we are grateful to have met her.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Amanda ****

review date
05/11/2016
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I rarely write reviews, but my experience with Narina of Oxford Property Group was so exceptional I had to share my experience. I called on a Monday to schedule showings on Wednesday and explained our needs and our desired location of the Upper West Side. Narina showed us three beautiful apartments that beat our expectations given our tight budget. She has such great connections and works so hard to get her clients the best apartments. We fell in love with the 2nd apartment we saw and submitted an application that day. The next day she negotiated our rent down and we were approved for the apartment. This all happened in less than 24 hours! After we signed the lease she continued to work so hard for us to ensure all fees were appropriately paid and ensured we had the smoothest possible move-in. I am so happy we worked with Narina. She was an absolute pleasure and turned our apartment search into a truly enjoyable experience. If you are looking for your dream apartment I would highly recommend Narina! She is the absolute best in the business!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Steve ****

review date
04/21/2016
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Narina is professional, courteous and knows all the angles. I wound up renting the first apartment she showed me in a location I thought I wouldn't be able to get an apartment in. Not only does she work quickly, she also works with passion. I truly feel that I would not have been as happy with my apartment if I had tried to find an apartment by myself or via another agent. Will definitely be looking to her for future apartments should I decide to move.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jefferson ****

review date
03/24/2016
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Buttoned up, professional and has more connects than if the Grand Central Terminal was built out of Legos. I first stumbled upon Narina on NakedApartments.com and gave her a call to make sure she was a real person - I've been on the apartment hunt for quite a while and have dealt with a bunch of reps that do not respond. Narina was prompt and asked all of the right questions. She told me with confidence she could close a deal for me within 24 hours - I signed a lease in 22 hours of meeting Narina in-person.

Due to a miscommunication on our schedules, I did not show up at the right time for us to go apartment searching together - however, Narina sent her counter-part to show me the eventual apartment I signed for and was standing close by the whole time, via texting and calling, to ensure I was getting everything I needed. She was in constant communication with myself and her partner, making sure we could accommodate each others' meet up time & spot when it was well passed the typical "end of day" work hours. The service that was provided was truly comforting, especially for such a stressful process in finding an apartment (and one that I actually love!). That goes a long way when someone goes above and beyond for her client, which tells a lot about Narina's character - truly a professional indeed!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Madeleine ****

review date
03/07/2016
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Narina was extremely helpful in the apartment search and very easy to contact. I ended up renting elsewhere but the apartments she showed were high quality and met my search criteria.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Tim ****

review date
02/15/2016
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Narina has been very helpful in finding us the right apartment during a time when finding an apartment is hard(yes peak winter).She understood all the needs correctly and was able to quickly find us a great set of apartments to look at.She is a fun and easy person to work with and I will recommend using her services if you are looking for a great apartment in NYC

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Branden ****

review date
12/03/2015
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Narina was a real joy to work with. She responded immediately to my first inquiry and was very helpful in guiding me with my first time renting. She listened to everything I was looking for and from the start showed me great listings that were in my criteria. We were able to find a fantastic place very quickly and she walked me through the entire process. I never had any concerns and always felt in good hands. She goes above and beyond for her clients. I would highly recommend working with her as she will not waste anyone's time and works very hard to get you everything you are looking for.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Christina ****

review date
10/30/2015
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Narina was a rare find from the moment she contacted me back immediately after I reached out to her! I had posted on an apartment and she got right back to me with enthusiasm and willingness to meet all of my needs. She asked me all of the essential questions in order to locate vacant apartments that were just right for ME and suited all of my needs and desires. When we met she was incredibly pleasant to work with and showed me as many apartments as I wanted in just one day!!! I was absolutely sold and would not have wanted to work with anyone else to find my first apartment alone in the big city!
After I chose the apartment I wanted to proceed on with she did everything she could for me as soon as possible to make the process easy, quick, and enjoyable!
In the end I was unable to sign the lease due to a relative having an opening in their apartment and my need to have a roommate. However, I will always refer anyone in need to Narina following my experience working with her. She is genuine, trustworthy, and extremely knowledgeable on all areas of NYC! I look forward to going to her in the future for my apartment searches!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Amber ****

review date
10/19/2015
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Narina has so many good reviews for a reason; she was very courteous, attentive, and fast to respond to my emails and texts. I'm a student and had harder parameters to work with, but Narina still tried to find me my ideal apartment despite it being more work for her. Unfortunately or fortunately, I actually ended up renting another apartment within my current management company to avoid the brokers fee, but if that lucky event did not happy, then I would've happily paid the brokers fee for her services. Narina only works with worthy apartments and fair landlords, so rest assured that she will land you a great deal. I will definitely call her again when it's time for me to move once more!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Crystan ****

review date
10/07/2015
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Never responded to my inquiry.
Narina Grigoryan Responded:
Crystan Brodsky,
Sorry you feel that way, although I searched your name in messages and I do not have any inquiries from you, did I miss something?
As you see from my reviews, I always do my best to give best customer service, and although I was on vacation overseas for more than a week, I kept in touch with all clients, and , I am giving my full attention to everyone.
I would appreciate if you delete the review, as I didn't see any email from you, and feel free to contact me!
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Ciara ****

review date
09/17/2015
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Narina is a rare gem among the harsh realities of NYC real estate. She helped my roommate and I find an incredible apartment, below our budget, in one of top choice neighborhoods. She works quickly, and was supportive every step of the way, sitting down with us and reviewing the pros and cons of each apartment she showed us. Narina really does care about her clients, and understands the apartment renting process better than anyone I've ever worked with. She no doubt has a great reputation, because landlords and management companies seemed excited to show her their apartments. Narina is beyond deserving of all the postitive reviews here, and I feel lucky to have found my apartment through her!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Arne ****

review date
09/16/2015
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All of these positive reviews for Narina are 100% true. I was amazed at how thorough and dedicated she is to her craft. It felt amazing to know that Narina was as committed to finding an apartment as I was. She was so sincere and honest about the entire process. I knew I could trust her with finding the exact apartment I was looking for. I would not hesitate giving her a call and meeting her before anyone else. Rest-assured you will be in good hands and she will find the apartment you are looking for no matter what. I can't help but recommend her to anyone interested in finding an apartment in NYC.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Felicia ****

review date
08/31/2015
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Again, I give Narina Grigoryan and Oxford Property Group 5 stars and beyond. If I could give 10 I would. I was in the market for my second NYC apartment and of course needed to contact Narina because she finds only the best places no matter what budget she has to work with. It took one listing for her to show me and it was beyond perfect. An incredible apartment with all the amenities in the world, in the best location, all for less than I could have ever imagined paying. I just moved in and am beyond happy with my new home. Narina makes the apartment hunting process so effortless and fun. Every time I've worked with her she pulls off what can only be described as pure NYC real estate magic.

Thank you, Narina!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Stephanie ****

review date
08/28/2015
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It was extremely pleasant working with Narina. She was efficient and not only answered my email inquiry lightning fast, but was also extremely responsive to all of my texts and phone calls no matter what time it was. Above all, Narina listened carefully to what I was looking for in an apartment and found the perfect apartment for me on the very first day we met (told me later that 80% of her clients sign on the first day...that's a mind boggling statistic!). If you have the chance, use Narina!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jonathan ****

review date
08/25/2015
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It’s no secret that the New York City rental market is a jungle. It can be one of the most intimidating experiences you’ve ever gone through, attempting to find something that matches your criteria without paying an arm and a leg. Narina eliminated all of the fear and anxiety that goes into finding a place, and made my girlfriend and I feel extremely at ease in our search. She took all of our requirements into account and showed us a few places that exactly matched what we were looking for. Nothing she showed us was out of our budget, and in fact we ended up falling in love with the first place we saw. We’ve been living here for a little over a week and we couldn’t be happier. If you’re looking to rent in NYC and need to go with a broker, you can’t go wrong with Narina. Simply put, she is the best.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Brennan ****

review date
08/07/2015
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We reached out to Narina at the last minute, on the Sunday just before we arrived in NYC to begin our apartment search. She responded by phone within just a few minutes, and immediately had a place in mind to show us. We ultimately signed a lease for that very same apartment -- the first one that we viewed with her! Narina was a pleasure to work with and was very responsive throughout the whole process. Highly recommended.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Thomas ****

review date
07/29/2015
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5 stars! Narina is one of the greatest brokers I have ever worked with. She takes the time to sit down with you and go over all the criteria you want, as well as stay within your budget. She does not waste time, and only shows you apartments that are worthy of your time. I found my apartment in less than a day and I am beyond satisfied with my overall experience. I would highly recommend her to my friends and family in New York, don't waste your time with other brokers, Narina is the best!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ashley ****

review date
06/18/2015
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Narina is the best agent in NYC. She has found me my last two apartments and always comes through with the best listings and exclusive access to the market before the apartments even hit it. She will take all the time needed to make sure you find the exact place that you need and she will do it with a sincere smile on her face. She would rather find you the right place than one that will make her a higher commission. She is committed to her clients' satisfaction and always goes the extra mile.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Stephen ****

review date
06/08/2015
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Narina is, quite simply, the best. All of these glowing reviews are completely deserved. She was unbelievably helpful through my entire apartment search. I am moving from across the country and only had one free weekend with which to find an apartment. I contacted Narina about 3-4 weeks ahead of my apartment hunt weekend. She responded promptly and provided me with all the information I needed to put together my "packet" of information. The day prior to viewing apartments we reviewed what I wanted and by the time we met she had an itinerary lined up and ready to go. Throughout the day, she was constantly making phone calls to line up potentially new apartments to view. Ultimately, we were able to get in to view the apartment I rented one day before the full open house so I was able to rent it before many others had the chance to view it. She found me the PERFECT place. I have already referred her to colleagues who are also moving to the city. You can't do better than Narina!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Rachel ****

review date
04/28/2015
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Narina is a god-send. My friends and I contacted her after seeing her amazing reviews, and I must say the praise is definitely worth it. It was our first time ever renting an apartment so needless to say we were a bit lost throughout the whole process. But Narina came to the rescue! She chooses the apartments to show you very carefully and listens to what you're looking for. We saw beautiful places, and ultimately found the perfect place for us! She walked us through the entire process and helped us with any bumps on the road with a positive attitude and ready smiles to ease the stress. The whole process took less than 4 days to complete. She's patient and lovely! Would definitely recommend her 100%.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Rachel ****

review date
04/06/2015
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It was a pleasure working with Narina; after just one afternoon of looking we found a great apartment. Everything she showed me was what I was looking for and the process was much simpler than I anticipated because she had already eliminated the less than desirable apartments from our search. Narina is also extremely personable and patient. She was kind enough to see apartments with me on her day off and sat with me as I corresponded with the person I am living with who was out of town at the time. She handled everything swiftly; within the week all of the paperwork was finished. Would highly recommend Narina!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Shawn ****

review date
03/17/2015
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Narina was a pleasure to work with from the beginning when she responded to my inquiry within a few hours! We had a very specific street to live on in the UWS with a very tight budget (I'm also extremely particular). She was very up front and honest with our expectations but up for the challenge and determined to get us what we wanted. She landed us the perfect apartment through her insider connections. I highly recommend Narina!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kristofer ****

review date
03/16/2015
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Our criteria for an UWS apartment wasn't exactly easy to fulfill but Narina was dedicated to finding the best options for us. She took the time to really understand what we were looking for - the whole experience felt personal. Narina was easy to work with and, most importantly, didn't waste our time. We would definitely recommend Narina to a friend.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Caroline ****

review date
03/03/2015
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Narina was great! She contacted me within a few days of reaching out to her through naked apartments and within a couple of days she found me a great place. Narina is very nice, trustworthy, and knows her clients. I will definitely recommend her to anyone I know!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Parth ****

review date
01/16/2015
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After getting exhausted with my apartment search, I got in touch with Narina through one of the listings. I literally saw a ton of apartments with other brokers and wasn't happy with what i saw and most of the times all the brokers kept showing me the same apartments. But Narina made it all easy for me. She told me to trust her and that's what i did. After having seen just 3 apartments (which were all very beautiful), I chose the apartment i liked. Narina has some exclusive listings which very few brokers in the city have so trust her and let her help you find your new home. You won't be disappointed. One more thing i noticed about her is that she on top of things. In spite of being away from the city, she coordinated some viewings for me with one of her colleagues and once i chose the apartments, the application and the lease was all done within 2 days.
You need people like her in this business. She will not waste your time and will only show you quality apartments. Thanks to Narina, I found a great apartment
TL;DR If you are looking for your new apartment, go with Narina. You won't be disappointed

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Patrick ****

review date
01/03/2015
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Narina was an absolute joy to work with. I have had some really bad experiences with realtors in the past and was very wary of them. Just when I was about to give up on Manhattan and just focus completely on Brooklyn Narina found it the apartment of my dreams. I was out with her no less than 20 minutes and had only seen one apartment with her before she found it. Now I am so excited to move in to my own little corner of New York on a quiet street in an awesome safe neighborhood! Narina listens to her clients unlike many realtors I have met and honestly just through intuition can get a sense of exactly what her client is picturing in their head and present the closest version possible (most of the time at least in my experience exactly what your picturing). I would not waste your time with anyone else she will find just what your looking for and do it with grace, attention to detail, and make you feel as if your with a friend that will protect you. After this experience Narina restored my faith in realtors as a profession and left me with great admiration for her. I hope to have many encounters with her again in the future.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jan ****

review date
12/31/2014
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Narina is the best. She really knows the NYC real estate market and takes the time to listen to what you want. She found me an apartment that was better than I ever expected and so fast. Definitely contact Narina. She will find you exactly what you're looking for and you will not be disappointed.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Maria ****

review date
10/25/2014
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Narina closes deals! She is very attentive and pays attention to detail not only on the apartment, but most importantly to the lifestyle her client is seeking for. She showed me a variety of apartments in such a short turnaround and was able to find me my new home within the hour. Narina goes above and beyond, and is one of those brokers who are not pushing to get a commission. I definitely recommend her for those who are looking for a home!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Dehlia ****

review date
10/22/2014
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Working with Narina was a delight! She immediately called me after an email inquiry I sent for one of her listings. Two days later we spent a good part of the afternoon visiting apartments. She clearly understood my needs and budget and showed me apartments suited to my search. I found something that same day! I definitely recommend Narina because she made the entire process from A to Z easy and even fun!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Harry ****

review date
10/15/2014
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Narina did an outstanding job .
She learned what I was looking for in a short time .
She presented apartments that were both close to what I was looking for in space , area and price point .
She found me a great place in less than a weeks time .
I would highly recommend her .

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Leslie ****

review date
10/14/2014
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Narina listened to my deal breakers & regarded them when we went looking for apts in my preferred area.
She was kind & considerate and always polite. Never was she pushy or obtuse. She was willing to work with my time frame on showing me the listings and she was forthright about what is realistic for the market today.
Overall an excellent experience and I highly reccomend her as a honest & genuine realtor which is a lost art in the business today. Thank you Narina!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Brooke ****

review date
10/06/2014
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I highly recommend Narina. She was amazing to work with and she is such a nice person. I told her what I was looking for and she knocked it out of the park. I fell in love with the very first apartment she showed me. Unfortunately, I ended up changing my mind from wanting to live alone to wanting a roommate. The friend I decided to live with was already using a different agent who showed her the place we ended up signing a lease at. However, I will definitely be contacting Narina when I decide to move again! She really knows what she's doing.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Eliana ****

review date
07/24/2014
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Narina was amazing to work with. She was the only agent (and I talked to a lot) who was responsive and positive, and told me she could find me what I was looking for. And she did! She called back five minutes after our first conversation with an apartment for me to check out and I had filled out an application by the end of the day. Narina made the process so smooth and easy, she was always available to help and answer my questions. Best of all she has great personal relationships and connections which allow her to find out about great apartments first. I definitely recommend working with Narina!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Tenaya ****

review date
06/17/2014
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Narina is the best! I messaged her on here initially letting her know that I was looking for a studio under $2000 in Manhattan. We set up a phone call and she listened to exactly what I was looking for and set up 3 apartment viewings for the next day. I saw all three apartments and ended up loving the third! She helped me through the whole application process and even set up a meeting with the current tenants so that I could see if I wanted to buy any of their furniture since they are moving overseas. She was so reliable and helpful throughout the entire process. Highly recommended!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Uta ****

review date
04/15/2014
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It is like going on your apartment hunt with your girl friend, she understands what you want and what you are looking for, where you would be happy at, and has your interest in mind but she is a pro, prepared and ready to show you what you are looking for in one short afternoon! She does not pressure you to make a decision, is patient, comes up with more choices, only at the end when you found the right one for you she tells you that's the one you should take and then she helps you with everything that comes afterwards.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Susana ****

review date
04/07/2014
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What you'll read in the other reviews of Narina is true--the first or second apartment she shows you can turn out to be the one. Amazing. It happened for me. Narina took me to three buildings, and I chose an apartment in the second one--but all three of them were viable options. So in terms of fast results for your apartment hunt, Narina is phenomenal.

Narina is also highly responsive. She was extremely swift to respond to my initial inquiry, and always available (even late, even on the weekend) from that first contact through the lease signing, not just answering my messages but also proactively reaching out to see if I had questions or to update me on the application status, etc.

Plus, Narina is great at getting to know you very fast so she can show you only the most appropriate apartments. When I made my first inquiry, Narina jumped on the phone to discuss what I was looking for; then she checked back in the day before we went hunting to talk a bit more about my options. She not only asked all the right questions, but actually became a consultant for me. She is very perceptive, which helps her advise you on where you will be happiest. This was really important for me because I was not set on one particular neighborhood; I don't have a specific commute I have to accommodate (since I'm a consultant whose clients can be anywhere); and I am moving to Manhattan from out of state. Frankly, I needed someone who would not just "take my order" and then find matches, but someone who would help me refine criteria and zero in on the right area.

But wait there's more: Narina will help negotiate lease terms, help you evaluate the deal, and give you an honest opinion even if it means a lower fee for her.

And one last thing--she's not only professional and detail-oriented, she's also got a terrific, warm personality so that the whole process is almost fun. Another reviewer said you start out with an agent, and you end up with a friend--that's true for me as well. She really connects with you on a human level.

Next time I'm in the market for a new place, I will ask Narina to help me again. And I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to rent or buy. She's great.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ashley ****

review date
04/02/2014
overall rating
Narina has done it again! Actually, she did it twice! One for me and one for my sister in the past 3 months. She goes above and beyond to make sure her clients not only find the right place but also to get it at the right price. She's not your average broker by any means and will spend the entire day looking with you to make sure you are totally satisfied with your new home. You can count on her to find you the place you want and she will do it all with a sincere smile on her face the whole way :)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Farah ****

review date
02/18/2014
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Working with Narina was an absolute pleasure. I relocated to the city from Chicago and had a deadline of finding and moving into a new apartment within the week. She met with me on her day off and managed to line up multiple apartment showings that were completely tailored to my personal tastes, never pushing me to see something I wasn't excited about. I was in my new place within days. Thank you, Narina!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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C ****

review date
02/03/2014
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Initially I was against having to pay a broker's fee, but the level of service that Narina provided to my roommate and I completely changed my mind and made me very happy to pay it! She graciously stepped in and covered for one of her colleagues when they were unable to make our appointment and so she showed us the apartment instead. From that point on they worked as a team and actually both walked around with us for a day seeing apartments - and that one day is all it took for us to find an amazing place. She gave advice when appropriate and I would highly recommend her services!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Emily ****

review date
12/04/2013
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Narina made the process of renting a NY apartment much less stressful than I'd feared it would be. I was only in the city for a weekend (a holiday weekend) from out of town. Not only did Narina take me out to see apartments on Black Friday, but she helped me find a great place within 3 hours of looking. Not an easy feat on a holiday, for someone with a modest budget and a 50lb dog to accommodate.

She was responsive, and very encouraging about my move. She made sure I found a place to stay within the time frame I had to look, and even made sure the lease got signed before I had to go leave.

I would be happy to work with her again.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jennifer ****

review date
10/17/2013
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Narina is THE BEST!!! She promptly responded to my initial inquiry ( in less than minutes) and immediately set up an appointment to view available listings. She patiently waited it out with me until I found the home I was looking for. She listened to what I wanted, not once wasted a second of my time, and went to bat for me in a big way to get me the perfect apartment. She is an honest, kind, hard working, trust-worthy person. Work with her, and you won't be disappointed!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Thom ****

review date
10/06/2013
overall rating
Narina is incredible. She listened to my requirements, it wasn't easy but she only brought me to places I was interested. 3 apartments later, I now have a home in the area I wanted, in my budget and with all the criteria we defined together. She even negociated the rent without me asking !

Probably the best broker in town !

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Antoine ****

review date
10/05/2013
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Narina is an excellent broker. When we first met Narina she told us that she would find an apartment for us on the first day of visits. And this is exactly what happened! We visited 2 apartments on the first day and the second one was exactly what we were looking for.
Narina has been very helpful. She is a real professional, really paying attention to the customer requirements.The process to finalise the rental agreement was very smoothly.
We definitely recommend Narina as a broker and we would use her services again in the future with no hesitation.
Antoine & Erica

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Joan ****

review date
09/23/2013
overall rating
Narina is not only a total pro but also managed to make the process of finding a new apartment fun. She knows her job and does it well.
I also felt like she really lobbied for me and supported my through the whole credit/application approval process.
I will recomend her to my friends.
Joan

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Patricia ****

review date
09/19/2013
overall rating
Narina was the most professinal and most understanding broker i have met she listened to everything i needed and showed me the best appartments for my budget i only met with her to see two appartments and the second one i took she got me just what i wanted wish i would have went on naked appartments 5 weeks ago it would have saved me a lot of stress

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Maria ****

review date
09/19/2013
overall rating
I had a great experience with Narina. After a few weeks of disappointing searches with unresponsive agents, I found Narina. She immediatley responded to my email and we had a conversation on the phone (so much easier than email) where I told her what I was looking for, my budget, etc. She did not show me anything outside of my budget, and gave me excellent advice on the area. After showing me a great apartment at a great price, I applied for the apartment but was a little nervous about it. she took time out of her busy schedule to show me more places to ease my worries and I ended up taking the first apartment she showed me. She treats her clients professionally while still making you feel like a friend. She always answers when you call or text. A great experience, I would highly recommend having an agent like Narina on your side, renting in NYC is not a fun experience but she makes it easier!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Matthew ****

review date
08/27/2013
overall rating
After going from broker to broker, Narina was my last go to. She responded to me very efficiently and we met the very next day. She was on time and ready to work. After almost losing all hope of finding a decent price for studio/one bedroom in the chaotic month for real estate in August she found me the perfect place. She did not BS anything, she was very straightforward with the market and my potential possibilities. She had a few listings in my price range to go look at and after the second apartment we were already submitting an application. She found me a perfect one bedroom on the Upper East Side at an extremely reasonable price close to the subway in order for me to get to school quickly. She was an absolutely ideal broker to work with, making it extremely easy on me. Narina is an amazing broker and I recommend her to anybody who is serious about finding the perfect place for them because that is just what she does. Her knowledge of NYC and the different districts is vast and she does not stop until she finds you the perfect place that suits you best. I will definitely work with her again in 12 months when my lease is finished. THANK YOU AGAIN NARINA, YOU ARE GREAT!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ruth ****

review date
08/07/2013
overall rating
Narina is great! She knows the market better than anyone and gives you all the information she can. Narina showed me the best of what was available in my price range and gave me the lowest rates she could. She became a family friend during the apartment search process and I never hesitated to call her up with the slightest query. I whole-heartedly recommend her services to anyone feeling uncertain or overwhelmed when it comes to finding a great place to rent in New York!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Yvette ****

review date
08/02/2013
overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
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Rebecca ****

review date
06/14/2013
overall rating
Narina was super nice, confident and reassuring. She was a pleasure to work with.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Stephanie ****

review date
06/03/2013
overall rating
Narina is an excellent broker to work with. Not only does she have access to the *best* apartments in Manhattan, she spent the whole day with me in the rain looking at one apartment after another. She showed me multiple apartments in my price range and was understanding to my list of needs/must haves. She is incredibly honest and straight forward, which are two qualities I appreciate in a real estate broker. I ended up not renting an apartment with her and her brokerage, but it had nothing to do with Narina or her services at all (I found a place through a family friend in a different borough). I highly recommend her and would work with her again in the future. Accolades of praise for Narina!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Stevie ****

review date
05/23/2013
overall rating
Narina is great, just be very honest with her and she will find you what you want, most likely in one day. She is a great negotiator and very fast walker, I would recommend her to anyone looking for an apartment in Manhattan.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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John ****

review date
05/15/2013
overall rating
The thing that truly sets Narina apart from other people in this business is that she LISTENS. Narina's not interested in merely trying to sell you on whatever available apartments are left over on the market. She actually listens to your requests and finds options that fit what you're looking for in ways you didn't even express.

Narina was the first person out of several agents to get in touch with me during my initial search. And when we started looking at different options, she went out of her way to make sure I was the first person to see an apartment that suited me perfectly on the first day it was on the market.

Narina cares about her clients and is out there to make sure you're happy, not just to make a buck. Have used her twice now and would use her again.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lizz ****

review date
05/03/2013
overall rating
Narina was an excellent broker. She took all of my needs into consideration and only showed me apartments that were great fits. We found an apartment that I loved on the first day of looking and she made the process seamless. I would highly recommend Narina!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Mich ****

review date
04/14/2013
overall rating
This was my first time using a broker in New York and I have to say that she was a shark, in a very good way. I was looking online all day to set up appointments with brokers and when I called her when it was already 4 in the afternoon, she managed to have an assistant show me an apartment that I ended up renting.
She works very quick and she will let you know to feel a sense of urgency, because others can apply.
I'm very pleased how she handled my application and her patience with me being new at this.
She was also reachable trough text and emails all hours of the day. Not that I would contact her to late.
Overal i'm satisfied with her service and I would recommend her to anyone!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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S. ****

review date
03/09/2013
overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
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Natalia ****

review date
02/24/2013
overall rating
Narina was very helpful not only in finding me a good apartment, but also in assisting me with the paperwork I needed to sign the lease. It was a pleasure to work with her, she is very dedicated to her clients.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Adrienne ****

review date
02/23/2013
overall rating
Narina was very rude over the phone...She asked me to "hold on" multiple times while she gabbed on with someone in a different language. RUDE.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Erica ****

review date
01/28/2013
overall rating
I had the pleasure of working with Narina in my apartment search. I found myself looking for an apartment, with a time crunch and a limited budget, both of which felt like impossibilities when searching for an apartment in NYC. But my big issues were not a problem for Narina. She lined up multiple quality apartments for me to see, was timely in all of her communications with me, and remained calm and patient while explaining the complicated NYC real estate market. Narina found me the apartment of my dreams, roomy and rent stabilized. I can't give enough positive praise for her assistance, work ethic, and dedication to her clients.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Rebekah ****

review date
01/14/2013
overall rating
Narina Grigoryan is the Fairy Godmother of NYC real estate. After less than prompt responses by a number of realtors I found online, I stumbled upon Narina on Naked Apartments. She was listed on one of the apartments I liked, so I decided to check her out. Googling her name led to many positive reviews--and I knew right away she was MY agent. I called her, and we talked for about 10 minutes. My budget wasn't very big, but she said we could work with it. I let her know that I was not agent shopping, and gave her my loyalty from our first call. Within 24 hours, she had 5 or 6 apartments lined up. We wandered the city--and she was a trooper. Nothing was right. I did't like the lighting, the space was too small or the rent too high. This went on for two days, until she led me to my new home on Orchard street--on the border of Chinatown and the LES.

Her patience was endless--and her work ethic extended way after her office hours. She called me every night and let me know what was available. She texted to say hi. Two months after the deal and she stays in touch. She even mailed me a Christmas card!

At the lease signing--there were some issues--which led me out of the office. However, Narina knew how much I loved the apartment--and renegotiated terms. I had the keys to my new home 24 hours later.

Narina is an awesome agent who will (literally) go the extra mile to find your next new home. She is hilarious, and easy to spend apartment hunting hours with. She starts as your agent and ends as your friend. I highly recommend her!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Steve ****

review date
01/01/2013
overall rating
I just wanted to write about the excellent service Narina provided me in my search for an apartment. I had just moved to New York from California and tried for weeks on my own to find an apartment with no luck. I called Narina and after showing me a couple apartments I was signing a lease by the end of the first day. She is extremely profession and willing to go the distance to help out her clients. She walked me through all the necessary steps and told me exactly what I needed to provide in order to get my application approved. She is very knowledge and very good at her job. I would totally recommend her to anyone who is considering looking for a broker. She is extremely courteous and listens to exactly what you need. I had a great experience overall.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Justin ****

review date
11/21/2012
overall rating
Hurricane Sandy left me and my wife homeless..... We are so lucky to have used NakedApartments to find Narina.  We were initially against fees but SOMETIMES THE FEE IS WORTH IT.  We contacted her because she had so many good reviews and they were correct... Narina is THE BEST!

3 reasons to work with her (quick version): 
1. She is extremely PROFESSIONAL (as defined by the three A's: availability, affability, ability")
2. She works FAST.
3. She will ONLY SHOW APARTMENTS THAT YOU ARE LIKELY TO RENT.

Expanded points above: 

Point #1: Narina = professional

Available: 
She communicated via text at all hours of the day.  The night before the viewings I sent Narina a few buildings we were interested in. She got on the phone first thing in the morning and set up appointments with these buildings. Other agents I contacted were unable to accomplish this.... I am surprised that she can make things happen on such short notice, but it is reflective and representative of the experience.  She has ACCESS!

Affable: 
When I met with Narina I was immediately impressed with her personality.  She comes across as very serious about her work but caring or jovial at the right moments.  She explained every article of paperwork and gave explicit details of what is expected of me and my wife and what she is expected to deliver.  As a doctor I have to explain consent forms so I know it can be challenging to get the point across without seeming condescending or worse, dismissive.  Everyone in her office and out with landlords and rental offices seems to know and like her......

Able: 
.....and they probably like her because she gets results.  She is also multilingual and was speaking Russian with the renter.  She was able to negotiate a very satisfying deal, probably because she can be genial and approachable in someone's own language.  She is also aware of the several points of negotiation (monthly rent, fee, amenities, length of contract, etc) and identifies ways to make the renter feel comfortable. She is very fair and accomodating and willing to negotiate whatever it takes to make you feel comfortable. 

Point #2: As mentioned, we were homeless after the Hurricane, but not completely desperate as we had accommodations provided by FEMA.  However, we had a previously planned vacation and were leaving in 48 hours so we preferred a quick deal.  She called to let us know we were approved (and no longer homeless) right before our international flight!!  That means she accomplished all of this WITHIN 24 HOURS!!!!!!

Point #3: I had probably seen 20 to 30 apartments over the week after Sandy.  Luckily, we were able to stay in a FEMA sponsored hotel.  I had been unimpressed and disappointed up to then and I thought she would show us typical places in our price range and likely some places we had already seen.  I was shocked at the first viewing of a gorgeous apartment that we would definitely consider.  Still I remained skeptical that she could keep it up. By the third or fourth, I was a believer.  Narina only shows apartments that you will consider a JOY to live in. Maybe she applies the philosophy of gift giving that you should feel a slight bit of envy of the receiver after giving.  This is the mark of a very unselfish person and someone with a good heart.  Narina cares about her reputation, which is why I know she is reading this. Thanks again, Narina!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kasi ****

review date
11/09/2012
overall rating
Narina made the process of finding a new home not only simple, but fun! She is a true professional and listens to your needs. She found me the perfect place on not only on the first day, but on the first apartment!! Her courteous nature didn't stop there as she accompanied me to sign the lease, found reasonably priced movers for me and continues to check in. There is no need to look at another broker as Narina goes out of her way to work around your schedule and find exactly what you're looking for and where you are looking! I will definiteky recommend her to my friends, coworkers and anyone looking to move. She will all be the person I trust to help negotiate my buying an apartment in a couple of years. Thank you for everything Narina!!!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Corneliu ****

review date
11/07/2012
overall rating
.......

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Susan ****

review date
10/10/2012
overall rating
not a good phone conversation - did not feel she was listening to me.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Stephanie ****

review date
10/06/2012
overall rating
Narina is GREAT! Before meeting her I had seen a couple of horrible apartments but as soon as I got in contact with Narina (only a couple of hours after I first spoke to her over the phone) she had something great to show me. We met and the place was perfect! She took the time to listen to what I actually needed and found me an appropriate place in no time. She is a pleasure to work with, very caring and sweet to her customers. Narina made my experience of renting an apartment in NYC as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Love her and I definitely recommend working with her!!! Thanks Narina!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Carlie ****

review date
09/30/2012
overall rating
I looked at a lot of apartments in downtown, and Narina helped me find exactly what I wanted. I was hesitant throughout the process because of all the bad experiences I have had with brokers in the past, but she reassured me on numerous occasions and really followed through. My experience with her was very pleasant, professional, and efficient. Thank you, Narina, for helping me find my new home.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Christian ****

review date
08/23/2012
overall rating
My wife and I moved to New York and had only had 3 days to find an apartment. Narina took us hunting the first day, we saw several great apartments and eventually settled on one that we really liked. Narina helped us with the applications and after two days we were able to move in. The whole process was so quick and painless. We are really grateful we found Narina and highly recommend her. She knows her stuff. And just know that she is willing to bend over backwards to help her clients out.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Marcelo ****

review date
08/22/2012
overall rating
Narina is amazing! I was reluctant to use a broker in my apartment search due to the reputations that real estate brokers tend to have especially in NYC. I had a difficult time finding a broker and had reached out to several ones but their approach and general attitude was not great. All this changed when I reached out to Narina. She immediately called me regarding my inquiry and wanted to show me apartments which no other broker had done or offered. She was open and honest throughout the entire process and was fantastic at providing me with updates and reassuring me we would find a good apartment. I was not the easiest client to deal with but Narina stuck with me and showed me great places. I told her which neighborhoods and my price range and she ran with it with tremendous professionalism which was unmatched. We ended up getting a great apartment in a gorgeous neighborhood in the UWS near Central Park which I cannot thank Narina enough for finding. I will absolutely be telling everyone I know about Narina and the service she provides. A++ for Narina, I will definitely be using her services again for my next move!! Do yourself a favor and call Narina for your apartment search.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Abeed ****

review date
07/16/2012
overall rating
I did a fair bit of research before I signed up with Narina. I was looking for someone patient, understanding and who would be able to fully grasp what I needed and not desired. New York is an urban jungle and aaprtment hunting can be time consuming and hectic. With Narina, I found an ideal place on the 4th try and believe me people spend a lot more time looking and face a lot of rejections before they land a place suitable for them. I would recommend Narina to anyone looking for an apartment in New York as I have been completely satisfied with her services. Here is a link to an NY times page about Narina that made me signh up with her in the first place.
http://realestate.nytimes.com/agent-directory/detail/87-2972/Narina-Grigoryan

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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John ****

review date
06/11/2012
overall rating
Narina was great. Very knowledgeable about the NYC apartment scene. As a newbie to apartment hunting in the city I was unfamiliar with the realities of landing a place and wasn't even sure which neighborhood was right for me. Narina has a very no-nonsense personality and will tell you everything you need to know to find a place as soon as you'd like. With a limited amount of time to find somewhere, Narina was able to show me an impressive number of high-quality selections, all within my price range. I was truly impressed with the extent to which she was willing to work hard for me.

I was definitely tempted by the promises of the no-fee apartment hunting services, and, frankly, a broker's fee is no small expense. But you're missing out on a lot of cheaper, quality apartments if you dismiss the broker agencies entirely. Everything I was shown was top-quality and very livable, and the fact that I'm paying $200 per month below the market average for my area means I make up the cost of the fee. I would highly recommend going with Citi Habitats and requesting help from Narina in particular.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jason ****

review date
05/14/2012
overall rating
Narina is there to help. She has access to A LOT OF, if not all, apartments in NYC. I am relocating from California. She definitely brings me invaluable information on transition to our new life in Manhattan. Although I did not rent an apartment from her this time, I would definitely turn to her for future housing needs and also recommend her to anyone who is in need of an apartment in NYC area.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Anna ****

review date
05/02/2012
overall rating
Great response. Thanks!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Nene ****

review date
04/15/2012
overall rating
Excellent broker and very compassionate. Although I did not use Narina, due to not moving, I highly recommend her to anyone looking to move. I promise, she will find you your perfect home!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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