Ryan Olsen

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: 32 reviews
Brokerage: KELLER WILLIAMS NYC
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With over 5 years in the Service Industry, Ryan is a firm believer in the philosophy that the “Customer Comes First.” An extremely optimistic, direct and honest individual, Ryan loves working with people while helping them navigate their way through the intricate Manhattan real estate maze.

To put it in his words, Ryan, "lives and breathes real estate." He possesses an incredible working knowledge of the city, including its diverse neighborhoods and its many restaurants, museums and other attractions, and he's comfortable in every part of it. This well-rounded insight fuels Ryan’s effectiveness in helping others rent, buy or sell homes all across this city. Clients also appreciate the full-service capabilities that Ryan provides to aide them in their search, from start to finish, and they always enjoy his energy, dedication and personal attention to their particular needs.

Originally from Plattsburgh New York and currently living in Chelsea, Ryan always knew he wanted to live in New York City. His upbeat and infectiously positive attitude mesh well with the fast pace of Manhattan. He is a graduate from Hartwick College with a degree in Information Sciences.

Call Ryan today to help you find your dream home here in Manhattan!

Renter Reviews of Ryan

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David ****

review date 08/06/2013 overall rating
Ryan was a fantastic help. He never pressured me to go above my max price point and was always very honest with me on the pros and cons of each place.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Angela ****

review date 07/13/2013 overall rating
This entire process was overwhelming and scary especially as I had less than a week to find an apartment and I am picky. Ryan was there every step of the way. He is extremely fast at responding to all phone calls and emails, he was able to tell me exactly what I needed and made it completely stress free for me throughout my time in New York. He found me an amazing apartment and I would recommend Ryan to any person moving to New York City. He is friendly, professional and gets things done quickly!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Peter ****

review date 06/22/2013 overall rating
Moving cross country can be intimidating and I had only 2 days to find an apartment. In that time frame, Ryan was able to show multiple apartments in multiple different areas throughout the city. His knowledge of both neighborhoods and properties was especially helpful in decision making. All that said, I think Ryan's most valuable quality as a broker is his commitment to listening to his clients. I had several specific requests in looking for an apartment. Ryan paid attention to all of them and came prepared to show appropriate apartments. He was helpful in completing all the necessary paperwork and even worked with the leasing agent in negotiating an unrequested reduced rate.

Ryan helped to make the apartment finding process a little less intimidating and a lot more productive. I am happy to recommend him to anyone looking for help finding an apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Heather ****

review date 05/17/2013 overall rating
Ryan was very helpful. He made sure to only show me apartments within my budget and helped me get an apartment that met every one of my criterias while still being below my max price. Very helpful, easy to work with, and was there to guide me every step of the way! Even after getting the apartment, he helped make sure that my moving process went smoothly. Hel helped me find movers and gave me other helpful moving tips.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Mallory ****

review date 05/10/2013 overall rating
I can't express how awesome my experience with Ryan has been. As a student from outside of New York, I was pretty nervous getting into searching for an apartment, however, right from the beginning Ryan was enthusiastic, and reassuring. He made sure I had all of my paperwork in line before viewing any apartments so no one's time would be wasted. The apartments he had lined up were all within my price range and exactly what I had in mind, he was also a pleasure to spend the day with! With the horror stories I heard from friends dealing with brokers, I am beyond thankful that I found Ryan. Highly recommended!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Michele ****

review date 04/10/2013 overall rating
We contacted Neil to find a one bedroom rental on the UES.

The first time we spoke to Neil, he wanted a list of deal breakers to guide his search. My girlfriend and I work nights and sleep during the day, so we were looking for a one bedroom with a dark, quiet bedroom. We also wanted a dishwasher and an apartment on a low floor because I have a bike that I can't carry too far. In summary, a pretty tall order.

For our initial meeting, he arrived on time with a list of approx 6 apartments for viewing. Neil's approach to finding an apartment is all about efficiency and honesty. He told us out right that if we knew right away that we didn't like an apartment to just say so and we'd move on. And that's exactly what happened. He never tried to talk us into liking an apartment. He never encouraged us to settle for a place we weren't completely excited about. And most importantly, he was never impatient with us when we said no to beautiful apartments that would have been great for 99% of the population but not the best for two day sleepers (for example - too much sun, etc.)

We didn't find a perfect match the first day but Neil promised he'd keep working for us. The next morning, Neil called us to tell us about an apt in a Co-op building that had just been listed. Thanks to Neil, we were the first and last people to see the apartment. Neil helped us evey step of the way through a pretty tedious application. Thanks to him, we are now looking forward to moving into our beautiful one bedroom with it's dark and quiet bedroom, dishwasher and bike room (!) all next to our favorite park.

We highly recommend Neil for his hard work, honesty, and sense of humor. Thanks, Neil!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Christian ****

review date 02/12/2013 overall rating
Everybody knows some bad stories about brokers, especially in the big apple. This being said I was prepared for the worst when I realized I have to go through a broker to find a new apartment.
Contacting Neil was the best decision in the whole moving process. He is very responsive and gave me a call 5 minutes after I sent him the first email. We talked some time and he took my preferences, financial possibilities and framework. We met a couple of days later in his office to show me some places in his database to get a better idea what I like or not. One week later we met for the first “field trip” where he showed me some (7 or 8!!!) apartments (some of them were on purpose above or below my limit to get a feeling what’s possible…). I did not find anything which fitted my (high) expectations that day.
When we met a week later for the second trip he really hit it off! Out of the 5 apartments he showed me where 2 exactly what I was looking for…
Long story short: Very professional and friendly agent who takes all time in the world without getting pushy or impolite. As a matter of fact you feel more roaming around with a friend than with a broker!

I would recommend Neil to family and friends without any concerns!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Shaza ****

review date 12/05/2012 overall rating
I was anxious about and worried about finding the right apartment when I first moved into the city and was really short on time. Having no luck with other brokers, Neil and his partner Ryan turned out to be great help and exactly the kind of people who could help you find the perfect place you've been looking for. They kept all my preferences and needs in mind when it came to location, rent etc and were able to show me great apartments within my affordable range.

Regardless of having trouble with a few landlords and running into little leasing issues, they were committed to help me find me a good apartment and they did!! I highly recommend them.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jessica ****

review date 11/08/2012 overall rating
I really can't say enough about Neil's courtesy, enthusiasm, and good humor. Despite last minute notice, my limited budget, and a ridiculous hailstorm, Neil and his team managed to set up five viewings in a morning - all within my price range and location I wanted. Always reachable and reliable, Neil also had an associate who lives in the neighborhood telephone me to answer my questions about the area. I would strongly recommend Neil and his office to anyone moving to the city - before speaking to him I felt like I didn't know anything about renting in NY, and now I am much more confident that I have a handle on the market. This is the guy you want working for you...I don't think anyone else can match his energy and enthusiasm.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Grazyna ****

review date 10/17/2012 overall rating
As a compulsive planner I have checked and tried to contact a few agents found on the Naked Apartments web site. And while 2 of them never indulged me with any response, Neil was very prompt!

First I thought that he was too good to be true... Page after page of great reviews, is he really a NYC real estate agent? Well, YES! And what a great one!

I will recommend him to anyone and everyone who searches the NYC market. It does not even matter (to Neil) whether you have a studio budget, or can go for gold in some penthouse.
Neil took his time to understand our needs, the life style of our daughter, my (safety) concerns as a Mom, and promised to search for a place where he wouldn't hesitate to place his younger sister (if he had one).

AND HE DELIVERED! YAY!

If you need an agent who cares about you as a person, who will respond without a failure, who will show up at (usually Starbucks) meeting point AHEAD OF TIME, who is personable, amicable, professional and to the point - well, Neil Jordaan is your guy.

He will not waste your time pushing some places that do not correspond with your needs and he will educate you about the approval process ahead of time so that you will have all the paperwork ready to close the deal.

I wish that we could clone Neil and place him in other places! Life would be so much easier....

Neil, BAIE DANKIE!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Nicolette ****

review date 10/04/2012 overall rating
Professional, friendly, extremely efficient, humorous and diligent - these are all attributes that Neil Jordaan has. Working with Neil, you immediately sense he is looking out for your best interest in navigating NYC apartments. Not only does Neil search within the best, safest and convenient neighborhoods, he actively listens and asks you to describe your needs and lifestyle. Neil worked with my mom and I from afar, responding in a very timely manner to our fast-approaching deadline. We first met him in August when he showed us a few wonderful places in Harlem - it really showed how he took into consideration what I wanted. When I got a job offer, Neil was on the ball again and arranged to see places within a very short deadline. I was able to get a modern, spacious apartment in a secure building, with amenities included, and a friendly environment, to boot. All in all, when you work with Neil, you will find someone who is in your corner, who values your time and input, has a great, friendly personality, and eases any concerns you may have.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Bryan ****

review date 05/23/2012 overall rating
We chose to contact Neil based on the reviews that indicated this office had integrity and experience working on a tight timetable. We were faced with having to relocate our college student to an apartment in New York with less than two weeks from contacting Neil's office to securing an apartment. We were unable to travel from the West Coast and relied heavily on Ryan who answered our initial phone call. He found a safe, affordable apartment in a great neighborhood, and navigated the paperwork through the approval process swiftly. In addition to being a knowledgeable and very professional agent, Ryan was patient and compassionate, literally going the extra mile when some urgent family circumstances came up during the process. We highly recommend this team.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Carrie ****

review date 05/21/2012 overall rating
I had so much anxiety by the time I arrived in NYC to find an apartment in only 9 days. Even more so after I had spent two days with different broker, viewing 8 apartments with no winners.
Then I met Ryan Olsen (Neil's partner that he kindly referred me to though they work closely), and in an hour ~AN HOUR~ I had fallen in love with a place and was applying.
Neil responded very quickly, and both he and Ryan have been friendly, consummate professionals, asking me good questions so that when we began viewing places, we would not waste our time on places that would be poor fits. The first apartment Ryan took me too, I fell in love with, and then he still showed me others in the building that I loved even more.
Then, as soon as I was ready, he and his partner supported me through every step of the application process, delivering everything by hand to ensure the speediest approval possible, and Ryan just met me this morning for the lease signing.
Now, I'm not an easy customer. I'm moving back to NYC from abroad, and my partner was not with me, making me a tough sell for many landlords. I was also dead set on finding a great apartment without spending too much, which is tricky in this city. Ryan helped me though all of this, guiding me me, and keeping in constant touch with my partner (who was halfway around the world) to facilitate everything. I can't believe that I'm saying this, but Ryan even made the process fun. I will never use another realtor again, thank you Ryan & Neil!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Steve ****

review date 04/22/2012 overall rating
Neil was out of town but put me in touch with his fellow broker Ryan, who was great! He asked all the right questions (and answered mine). He totally understood what I was looking for and showed me some great places. In the end, I decided to stay at my current place, which Ryan was also totally cool about, no pressure or anything. I now consider him a friend and would recommend these guys. --Steve

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Gracemary ****

review date 04/10/2012 overall rating
Neil and his partner Ryan Olsen were courteous, knowledgeable and extremely helpful in my search. While I was not able to rent through them I would highly recommend them.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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James ****

review date 03/04/2012 overall rating
Neil and Ryan were great. Despite an impossibly short timeframe, they were able to come up with some great apartments, and showed real commitment to helping their clients. A+

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Abi ****

review date 03/04/2012 overall rating
Neil was awesome. We were moving on a deadline with only 1 day to really inspect apts. Neil set everything up and worked through a few paperwork hiccups we couldn't handle living out of the area. Neil is highly recommended!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Peter ****

review date 12/19/2011 overall rating
I have lived in New York for a number of years and to say that these guys (Neil & Ryan) were the best brokers I have worked with is a massive understatement!! Not only were they personal and informative but they handled my tough situation with professional excellence and got me my dream apartment in 1 day!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Edward ****

review date 12/12/2011 overall rating
Working with Neil and his partner Ryan Olsen was an enjoyable and very productive experience. While I was tramping the streets with Ryan, Neil was finding more and more apartments for us to look at, which was a pretty impressive setup.

Having just arrived from the UK and needing to find an apartment at fairly short notice, with limited knowledge of New York City, Ryan was patient, amusing and helpful. Above all, however, he listened completely to our requirements, took our more complicated than usual situation (no credit history etc) in his stride and was as good as his word in finding us an amazing apartment. It's one that I certainly wouldn't have found without Ryan and Neil's help. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them.

Cheers!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ashley ****

review date 10/21/2011 overall rating
It was a pleasure working with Neal and his associate Ryan Olsen in finding my apartment in Manhattan. They showed me apartments in a few areas and we ended up finding a great one in the UWS. I also had some issues with my credit and Neal & Ryan still worked with me and helped me to assure the landlord that I would indeed be able to pay the rent. Overall, a great experience and I would definitely recommend to a friend.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ryan ****

review date 10/12/2011 overall rating
Neil and his team are amazing. I flew in from out of state and only had 2 1/2 days to find an apartment. Given the horror stories I had heard about how hard it is to find a nice apartment in Manhattan, I was worried I wouldn't have enough time. Fortunately, I had Neil on my side. He took the time to get a good idea of what I wanted before showing me any apartments. Thanks to his help, I was able to land an apartment in a nice area that was within my budget and larger than I thought I could afford--in only 1 day! I highly recommend Neil and would gladly work with him again.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Archie ****

review date 07/25/2011 overall rating
After the break-up of a 10 year relationship, I was faced with finding a new apartment very quickly. Neil Jordaan was not only a broker, but a therapist, a shoulder to lean on, and is now a friend. He understood completely what I was looking for and found it for me - in 2 days. It was a whirlwind situation, but with Neil by my side, finding a new home became a breeze. I cannot recommend Neil highly enough.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Geoff ****

review date 06/09/2011 overall rating
First of all, beyond being an incredible broker, Neil is a genuine person. Within an hour of contacting Neil, he had called me to find out my moving situation. I was immediately impressed. He wanted to know who I was and why I was moving to the city. All of his questions focused on getting to know me better so that he could find the best apartment for me. Other brokers seemed much more interested in the quick sell rather than the right one. No other broker asked a single personal question while setting up our appointment. After hearing about my situation Neil wanted to meet as soon as possible. We set up a meeting for the next morning. When we arrived at an apartment, he had me rate it on a 1-10 scale and asked what about it I liked and disliked. After seeing a couple apartments, he knew my preferences almost as well as I did. After seeing around 10 apartments that day, we found the perfect one for me. It was all-around better than any similar apartment I had seen. To top it off, the apartment was no-fee. By the next day,we had all of the paperwork signed and by the end of the week I had moved in. The entire experience was a pleasure thanks to Neil. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an apartment in the city.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Michelle ****

review date 05/20/2011 overall rating
Neil was amazing to work with. I recently moved from California and needed to find an apartment within a few days before I started my new job. Neil was attentive to everything I wanted for my apartment and was a breeze to work with.

He took me around to several different neighborhoods and even had access to a few apartments that other brokers wouldn't have. I flew in on Wednesday, saw numerous apartments with Neil on Thursday and found an apartment that I loved by Friday. If that's not efficient, I don't know what else is!

If you're in need of a broker in NYC, I would say give Neil a try, I'm glad I did!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Andrea ****

review date 03/14/2011 overall rating
We are so lucky we found Neil on NakedApartments. We had 24 hours to find an apartment. He was professional, friendly, and very efficient. He understood what we were looking for right off the bat. He was honest about our options and we love the place we found. He also made us feel very comfortable about our decision since we knew nothing about the city. He didn't rush us or get impatient with our weird concerns. I would highly recommend working with Neil.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Will ****

review date 02/10/2011 overall rating
Neil's thoroughly knowledgeable about all parts of Manhattan. Really easy to work with and didn't waste my time bringing me to apartments he knew I wouldn't want. Very communicative (important when talking to brokers).

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ali ****

review date 02/03/2011 overall rating
Great broker, honest and has the best interests of his clients at all times. Showed me great apartments and found me one I love in 3 days. Use Neil if you want an easy renting process.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Mark ****

review date 01/11/2011 overall rating
Neil is one heck of a real estate broker. First off, he's a really good guy, honest and friendly. Secondly, he knows his stuff and has an excellent handle on what is available in the market and is able to communicate that information to you so you can make intelligent choices. Over the weeks that I was searching for apartments I met with many brokers out of necessity because they were on the listings but only allowed one broker to show me apartments that he thought would work for me and that was Neil. At the end of the day I ended up finding an apartment listing through a management company and didn't use Neil to broker it, but that doesn't mean I don't think he was the best broker I came across in my search because he was. Give Neil a shot, especially if your time is limited, he won't waste it and will show you what you need to see.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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A ****

review date 11/21/2010 overall rating
Neil showed me some great apartments all over Manhattan. I would highly recommend him. He's a no-b******t, professional guy and he'll actually listen to what you tell him and not waste your time. He didn't pressure me into anything and was genuinely interested in finding me a good place. I will definitely use him again.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Amanda ****

review date 11/16/2010 overall rating
Neil is absolutely fabulous as a broker!

My situation was particularly difficult because I was living in California while apartment hunting online, and only had three days in which to physically hunt, apply, and sign for an apartment for the following month.

This task felt overwhelming, but Neil's constant contact via email and phone during the long-distance search phase, his knowledge and experience about the New York rental market in general, and his strikingly near-intuitive understanding of my taste and style ensured that in a mere 49 hours from meeting him at Starbucks, I will be signing my lease tomorrow.

In addition to distance issues, Neil was able to help push my application through (in record time) even though I lacked previous "proof of employment" since I just graduated in May. Neil is exceptionally funny and polite, and yet tenacious in getting the best possible deals for his clients.

Thanks for everything, Neil!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Korri ****

review date 08/07/2010 overall rating
If you want a great broker, Neil is your guy. My husband and I never thought we would be able to find a great 2 bedroom in Manhattan for under $2500 during the end of the summer, and we found it in 2 days, and was accepted in less than 5 hours. He is on time, and really follows up with you on everything. Jackie, the other broker he works with is above and beyond what anyone could dream of! What an amazing woman, and such a hard worker! I could go on and on about these two wonderful people! Worth so much more than what we could ever pay them. Trust me, I am a jaded New Yorker!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Leslie ****

review date 03/24/2010 overall rating
Neil is professional, enthusiastic, and a pleasure to work with. He really paid attention to our "wish list" (read: demanding), and he was patient with our pickiness. But most importantly, he found us an apartment!

All tolled, we spent 4 weeks scouring CL, met with about 20 brokers, viewed about 40 apartments, and were feeling a bit discouraged. I found this site and contacted Neil, and he became our go-to guy ever since, and right up through lease signing last night! I would highly recommend this broker if you're looking for someone who really listens, won't waste your time, and won't stop searching for you until you've found the perfect place.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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