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Russell Dinstein
RED SPARROW REALTY GROUP LLC

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At Red Sparrow, we have our finger on the pulse of the ever fluctuating New York real estate market. Our innovative team of experienced agents has the knowledge and resources to act as your guide, as you navigate the challenging process of selling or renting your property. Our agents, working in conjunction with our management team, will aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for every deal. Their access to the most timely and accurate information and their attentiveness to your needs and desires will help you to make informed decisions. Our extensive resources and knowledge of every aspect of the real estate industry enables us to leverage our professional network, consult legal experts and market analysts to ensure smooth transactions as well as your peace of mind.

Renter Reviews of Russell

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Brad ****

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02/06/2016
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Worked with Russell to find a short term lease in Manhattan with a quick move in date. He had several apartments to show us working with our budget and as our styles in apartments changed in mid stream Russell was able to get us more apartments to see. He took the time to get to know us and we had some pretty honest communication about whether we liked an apartment/ neighborhood or not and he was patient. He worked for us every step of the way and even though we moved in and have the keys, Russell has followed up on how things are going and addressed any move in concerns professionally. 5 star service for being prompt to our showings and showing us each apartment and answering all of our questions.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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P ****

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01/23/2016
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Extremely flexible with my busy work schedule. Was able to quickly find listings that met my criteria and budget. Took a lot of the stress out of apartment hunting.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Theresa ****

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11/08/2015
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Russell and Karen were great. Responsive, accommodating, and helpful. They walked me through every step of the process and I definitely recommend them.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Hannah ****

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10/03/2015
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I LOVED working with Red Sparrow! Russel and his team (especially Karen Willner-Schatz) are rock stars! They really took care of us and went above and beyond the call of duty! Karen was very sweet and caring. My roommate and I were tentative to work with a broker, and it was also our first time looking to sign a lease. Fortunately, we found Red Sparrow! We were looking for a place within our price range and in a safe area. Also worth mentioning, we were under a time constraint, and it was August, a.k.a. when apartments in NYC are in high demand! They made it happen within two weeks! Needless to say, I would 110% recommend working with Red Sparrow.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Chet ****

review date
09/08/2015
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Russell was great to work with. After seeing a ton of not so desirable "3 bedrooms" with other brokers we found Russell through a friend. He responded quickly and we saw a lovely apartment later that week that we ended up renting. Overall a great experience.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Klsy ****

review date
09/07/2015
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Russell was exceptionally helpful during the final stressful days of closing the deal. I was moving up from Washington, D.C. while my roommate was working full time with a jam-packed schedule. Russell was able to work around several scheduling conflicts to ensure I had the keys to my place the day that I moved into the city. I would recommend him for anyone having issues finding the perfect place.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lee ****

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09/03/2015
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Russell was instrumental in finding a great apartment for my roommates and I. Looking for a place in New York City can be an incredibly taxing process, but Russell did everything he could not only to ensure that we found the right place, but that every step went smoothly. Russell was willing to go to bat for us in any situation, and we very much appreciate it!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Cate ****

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07/04/2015
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Russell was incredibly helpful person to have in my corner while I was trying to find a place and coordinate a move across the city — while working 60+ hour weeks. He did the heavy lifting for me, and ensured that even house hunting in NYC did’t take a toll on the time I was putting in at the office. He was cheerful, smart, and I couldn’t recommend him more.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Yan ****

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02/28/2015
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Russel is dedicated, professional, and easy-going (a welcome change of pace in the industry). Russell was keen on listening to exactly what we want and finding places that suited our needs. He was also great at working with management to get us to both the price and move-in date we wanted.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ryan ****

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12/31/2014
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Russell is a great agent to work with. I unfortunately got involved with a less-than-reputable management company while apartment hunting and was left without an apartment with less than a week to find a new place and move. As soon as I called Russell, he scheduled a time to meet me and show places within 2 days. He showed apartments in the neighborhood I was looking and within my price range. He supported me through the application process and happily I was able to get a new place and move in within the short deadline. Russell is professional, works well with time crunches, and is supportive through the end. I highly recommend Russell for anyone who is in the market for a new place. He will not disappoint!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Zack ****

review date
09/17/2014
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Russ responded to my first e-mail within minutes, and from that point forward he continued to stay on top of my search and application process with the same attentiveness and sense of purpose. Russ made it a point to show me the best apartments first, even if it meant less of a commission for him. He found me the apartment I have always wanted, and I am extremely grateful for his services and the way he handled the entire process, with care and efficiency.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Dan ****

review date
01/30/2014
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Bottom line: Working with Russ finding my first apartment was a pleasure and I would recommend him to anybody and everybody looking for an apartment in NYC.

Finding an apartment in Manhattan can be a daunting task, made even worse by agents who are dishonest about their listings and what they could do for me. Russ was plain and simple an honest agent and an overall great guy to work with. He put in many hours of hard work to help me find the apartment that was right for me. He wasn't pushy, respected my price range, and he was always honest about listings. He truly went above and beyond in helping me find the right apartment with a landlord that wouldn't pull any funny business. I HIGHLY recommend working with Russ and have already referred him to family and friends looking for apartments in New York.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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JP ****

review date
10/22/2013
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I highly recommend Russell as a broker. He was extremely helpful in my search for an apartment in Manhattan - I did not know exactly what I wanted, but Russell asked the right questions, listened to my perspective and used my answers to formulate a search. He was very honest about pricing of comparative units, which instilled a lot of trust. He showed me places that were a really good fit for me.

Other brokers do not give this level of service.

I will definitely look to utilize Russell in any future searches.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Justin ****

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10/17/2013
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Russell was a great agent to work with. Most importantly, he was completely honest and transparent, which from my experience with brokers, isn't always the case. He listened to our needs and what was important to us in finding a great apartment and didn't stop looking until he found it. Friendly, mild-mannered and professional. It seemed like he actually cared about finding us what we wanted versus making a quick commission.

I would recommend Russell to anyone in the market for an apartment who doesn't want to deal with typical broker/agent c**p. He's a people pleaser and wants you to be happy and made the whole process easy for us.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Suzan ****

review date
10/13/2013
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Russell has taken the time to understand my criteria and locate an apartment spot-on my criteria. He is always considerate, asks me relevant questions and answers my questions directly and honestly. I trust Russell's knowledge of the market and his honesty.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Suzan ****

review date
10/13/2013
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Russell has taken the time to understand my criteria and locate an apartment spot-on my criteria. He is always considerate, asks me relevant questions and answers my questions directly and honestly. I trust Russell's knowledge of the market and his honesty.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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D ****

review date
10/09/2013
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Russell was extraordinarily helpful with my apartment search. He spent a good deal of time discussing what I wanted and what the market was like for those needs. He did not try any of the normal scams brokers in the city are known for, but was almost too honest. I would suggest anyone looking for an apartment to work with Russell.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Russell's Apartments

$4,595 Upper East Side
3BR, 1BA No fee
Brownstone
8 Days since update Verified
$3,600 Theater Dist. - Times Sq.
2BR, 1BA
Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Gym, Elevator/Laundry Building
13 Days since update Verified
$2,250 Theater Dist. - Times Sq.
STUDIO
Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Gym, Elevator/Laundry Building
13 Days since update Verified
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Russell's Specialties

Manhattan

Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen, Midtown East, Morningside Heights, Murray Hill, SoHo, Tribeca, Upper East Side, Upper West Side

Queens

Astoria