Omar Baez

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (4)
Brokerage: Citi Habitats
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“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.  I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan

Searching for the right apartment in Manhattan can be equally enlightening and like Michael Jordan, Omar Baez understands that it takes persistence, hard work, mental toughness, preparation and a keen mind to get it done. Growing up in Brooklyn Omar was an ardent sports fan and is among the most devoted Mets and Giants fans you will ever meet--but one of the biggest lessons he learned from this passion was how he wanted to play the game. 

When Omar graduated from the University of Albany with a degree in Business he went to work on Wall Street. After several years in the trenches of working with investors day in and day out, Omar realized he wanted a world outside of his cubical. Real estate was the natural environment for a motivated and naturally outgoing person like Omar who loves to explore the city.

As someone who knows the daily grind of the New York finance world, Omar uses his experiences to help his clients who have demanding jobs. He understands that the right apartment is more than just four walls at a price point. Omar uses his knowledge of the neighborhoods to find apartments that meet the needs of his clients and have the amenities they need close by so they can maximize their time away from the office. From dry cleaners to parks, shopping and bistros, Omar points out the gems of your possible home.

The early success Omar had during his tenure on Wall Street was rooted in his responsiveness and attentiveness. Whether it’s the straight facts or plenty of hand holding you require, he customizes the experience for each client and educates you thoroughly so you make the best decisions. Being a “hybrid agent”, Omar is able to work with renters, buyers, and sellers. In some cases he can work with a client to sell one property, buy another and then rent it for the owner. He is always available, whether it’s late at night or on the weekends to make sure his clients’ needs are met.

“Finding the right apartment at that certain moment in your life here in New York is a numbers game,“ Baez says. “I just make sure those numbers are in your favor when you are my client.”

Renter Reviews of Omar


Beate ****

review date 12/04/2013 overall rating
Very responsive!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.


Sabrina Lee ****

review date 06/14/2013 overall rating
Highly recommended.

Omar was able to turn the stressful experience of finding an apartment in our preferred neighborhood, within a very short time frame, into an enjoyable, stress-free Sunday afternoon.

Omar showed us multiple listings which gave us a real sense of market availability and costs. He not only managed, but informed our expectations. Omar kept us well updated throughout the application process, and was sure to communicate any news with immediacy.

Most importantly, we did not feel pressured at any point to make a decision – a true sign of a professional.

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Angela ****

review date 01/23/2013 overall rating
If you are looking for an honest, knowledgeable and patient rental/sales agent, then Omar is your guy! No bait and switch, no runarounds, no phoning it in - just world class professionalism. Omar is a stellar agent who knows the industry backwards and forwards. This guy is ON THE BALL when it comes to researching and getting you the right apartment. And what separates Omar from the rest of the agents is his unwavering work ethic and honesty. You will not find a better agent out there!

I rented an apartment from this agent.


Ellen ****

review date 01/22/2013 overall rating
Omar is wonderful! Patient, attentive, great attitude! He is a pleasure to apartment hunt with - and that says A LOT in NYC!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Omar's Apartments

Studio, Upper East Side, $1,725

Studio, Upper East Side, $1,725

Dishwasher, Walk-Up
3 Days since update
Studio, Upper East Side, $2,250

Studio, Upper East Side, $2,250

511 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator
4 Days since update
1br, Upper East Side, $3,925

1br, Upper East Side, $3,925

3 Days since update

Omar's Specialties


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