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Ric Salinas
Bond New York

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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

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Mahmoud ****

review date
04/08/2016
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Pictures and description of apartment don't match listing. When I called him out on it, showed no remorse and continued to leave the post up. Totally unprofessional and wastes your time.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Rina ****

review date
03/27/2016
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didn't show up to viewing appt. unprofessional

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Tomas ****

review date
01/05/2016
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Out of all of the agents I dealt with over such a stressful period after moving to New York, Ric's approach to helping me find a place was refreshing. He was always happy to meet me at short notice a few times - even though I failed to show up on some occasions. He always showed me the apartments I wanted to see and never wasted my time with places I had no interest in. Only reason I didn't get an apartment through him was because I found a one in million property elsewhere.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Carolina ****

review date
11/12/2015
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Never responded to my inquiry.
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Keyla ****

review date
09/17/2015
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This agent is great. He's being responding to my inquiries in a timely matter.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Courtenay ****

review date
02/03/2015
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I've dealt with some very obnoxious agents, and Ric was truly the exception. He was quick to respond to my inquiry, quick to show me exactly what I asked for, and then to suggest options that really were on the ball, even if I hadn't thought of them. He then spent a considerable amount of time scouring listings for exactly what I was looking for and sent me a list via email in the evening. I feel that is effort above and beyond for most agents. I'd work with Ric again in a heartbeat and I feel sad that I didn't rent from him, because he deserves my business, but I ended up choosing an apt in Brooklyn rather than Manhattan.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Maria ****

review date
07/30/2014
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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.

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Alex ****

review date
01/19/2013
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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.

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Sasha ****

review date
07/30/2012
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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.

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Shannon ****

review date
07/15/2012
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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.

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Catherine ****

review date
02/16/2012
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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.

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Holly ****

review date
02/13/2012
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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.

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L ****

review date
08/11/2010
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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.

Ric's Apartments

$6,795 Gramercy Park
4BR, 1BA
Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Elevator Building
~ 9 Hours since update Verified
$2,895 East Village
1BR, 1BA
Pets Allowed, Dishwasher
7 Days since update Verified
$2,850 West Village
1BR, 1BA
Pets Allowed, Dishwasher
~ 19 Hours since update
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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