Ric Salinas

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: 7 reviews
Brokerage: BOND NEW YORK PROPERTIES LLC
Ric Salinas Photo


The New York City market is often characterized as brutal, chaotic and ridiculously expensive. Besides the obvious challenges, players in the business often fail to understand the kind of emotional barriers that this presents to buyers, sellers and renters. Ric understands these as a chief challenge to navigating the New York market and brings an understanding and caring quality to his clients. 
Born and raised in Texas, Ric has lived here for a decade, and has established himself as a bona fide New Yorker with his savvy sense of the beat and pulse of the city. He understands his customer's needs for style, comfort, location, convenience, and knows that the clients home is the cornerstone of their happiness. His strong suit is guiding everyone involved in the deal to a happy, smooth and successful finish despite the financial, tactical and emotional challenges that present themselves along the way. 
He has mentored over 40 agents who were brand new to the businessmost of them still in the business succeeding -- which is no small feat. 
Ric has closed over 500 rental deals in every neighborhood in Manhattan over his 7 years. He has also received Top Producer awards and accolades every year that he has been with Bond. 
Ric cares and understands your needs and wants. These may not always be easy to put into words. This kind of understanding is an invaluable, organic quality that often seems scarce in the New York market.

Renter Reviews of Ric

reviewer

Maria ****

review date 07/30/2014 overall rating
Contacted him based on the reviews here. He helped us find a place that allowed two dogs, which I imagine wasn't easy, but also while we weren't even in NY to do the viewings. He showed my parents around over two days and explained everything to them about the neighborhoods and options we had. Ended up with a place in the middle of our budget, none of the "let me show you this one for 500 over your budget and in a totally different neighborhood" thing too many brokers do.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

reviewer

Alex ****

review date 01/19/2013 overall rating
I had a great experience with Ric! He was very friendly, and immediately understood the kind of apartment I was looking for. Most importantly, he was the only broker I met with that was never pushy, and never rushed me to make a decision. Ric made finding an apartment in New York as stress-free as possible, and I ended up very happy with the apartment I'm renting. I would gladly recommend him to my friends and family!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

reviewer

Sasha ****

review date 07/30/2012 overall rating
i worked with several brokers moving out from la and ric has hands down been the best broker ive worked with. he actually listened to what i wanted but also was realistic and honest with you regarding how much of your wants you can get with the budget you give him to work with. he showed me the best listing. he was proactive, responsive and professional. on top of that, hes a nice guy that isnt 'salesy' which is very refreshing. i have a co-worker who ive referred to ric and hes also been very happy with his services. i will continue to refer him and will be working with him again once my lease is up.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

reviewer

Shannon ****

review date 07/15/2012 overall rating
Ric was excellent at finding apartments for me that had a lot of difficult criteria. Although I did not rent an apartment from Ric, which was only a matter of timing as I had several brokers searching, he consistently showed me quality apartments that match what I was looking for. I lost several of the apartments due to dragging my feet, but would have gone with Ric if they didn't move of off the market so fast. He is also very relaxed and professional and doesn't have the used car salesman feel that many brokers do. They often try to pressure you and make the process dramatic. I highly recommend Ric if you are looking.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

reviewer

Catherine ****

review date 02/16/2012 overall rating
Ric is hand's down the best agent that I have ever dealt with in New York. He is honest, knows the market inside and out, professional, and no b*******t. I have been through many agents that have given me the run around and have steered me in the wrong direction to leave me homeless or paying hidden fees. I have recommended Ric to all my friends, family and client's and I highly recommend him to you.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

reviewer

Holly ****

review date 02/13/2012 overall rating
I had a great experience working with Ric. He helped me look for apartments twice in the last 3 years and I really appreciated his honesty and straight forward approach. Unlike a lot of other brokers that I've worked with, he listened to me and only showed me apartments that were within my budget and met my criteria. He also told me what to expect from the market straight away and that some of my expectations might be a bit unrealistic. One time we looked it was definitely a renter's market and I was able to find something that was no fee and didn't end up renting it through Ric but when I moved again a year later it was a much different market and Ric was really great it helping me understand how things had changed. He gave me a clear understanding of what was really out there. He was efficient and honest and didn't waste my time and helped me find a great place! Overall a great experience! I would definitely work with him again...although, I'm hoping I can stay put for a few years now. : )

I rented an apartment from this agent.

reviewer

L ****

review date 08/11/2010 overall rating
I wish I could give Ric zero stars. This was by far my worst broker experience. Dealing with Ric was a complete waste of time. He had me leave work early to view an apartment that he already knew couldn't be accessed that day. And the photos he posts are not of the apartment he's showing.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Share Ric's profile

View all »

Ric's Apartments

1br, East Village, $2,895

1br, East Village, $2,895

Can Be Seen Now
Pets Allowed, Elevator
4 Days since update
1br, East Village, $2,895

1br, East Village, $2,895

Can Be Seen Now
Pets Allowed, Elevator
4 Days since update
1br, Clinton, $2,200

1br, Clinton, $2,200

Can Be Seen Now
Cats Only
11 Days since update
1br, East Village, $2,895

1br, East Village, $2,895

Can Be Seen Now
Pets Allowed, Dishwasher
4 Days since update
1br, Midtown East, $2,200

1br, Midtown East, $2,200

8 Days since update

Ric's Specialties

Manhattan

Bowery, Chelsea, Chinatown, East Village, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, Lower East Side, NoHo, NoLita, SoHo, Tribeca, Union Square, West Village

Brooklyn

Williamsburg
Feedback