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Samia Akodu
Oxford Property Group

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Very patient, attentive and a good listener. I am a charming 'British' New Yorker... Born In London UK but I have lived in Manhattan for several years and know the city and many Landlords/Management offices well.I will prepare you so that everything goes smoothly.I frequently close within 48hours.Your time is limited and you have work to do, so let me help you keep the process swift and simple. I also speak Conversational French and work frequently with Foreign Nationals as well...Looking forward to assisting you.

Renter Reviews of Samia

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Juliana ****

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09/09/2016
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While we are still searching, Samia has been absolutely accommodating and most importantly, honest and transparent about the market. DO believe her when she says that an apartment will be rented quickly because she means it. It happened to us and we did not listen, hence while the search continues.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Catherine ****

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01/25/2016
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Samia is by far the best agent I have ever worked with. Her patience and willingness to take the extra step helped me find the perfect apartment. I would definitely use her again in the future and would also refer her to all of my friends. Samia is the best!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Luke ****

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01/17/2016
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Best agent Ive ever worked with. She listened to my preferences and showed me multiple options. She made the process very easy and was available 24/7.

GREAT SERVICE!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Silvia ****

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12/23/2015
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Samia was very proactive. She worked very hard to match my preferences. She followed up the whole process until the apartment was signed. In addition to that she showed me the neighborhood, the places to buy, shops, restaurants, etc. She send me also very useful and complet list of addresses. I really reccommend her as agent.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Dylan ****

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10/07/2015
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I have learned that there are two types of agents in this world: those that work for commissions and those that work for their clients. Samia is undoubtedly the latter.

I had initially contacted her and we had a refreshingly transparent conversation about what I was looking for and what she could provide. I didn't end up pursuing anything with her at first due to a lack of options, but I was moved by her professionalism and decided to later contact her again to see what new alternatives she had. I'm glad I did.

In addition to negotiating our apartment's rent down several hundred dollars and additionally securing a free month's rent, she worked with us and the landlord to save a practically impossible deal and close on the place we wanted. Throughout the entire process, Samia was courteous, professional, communicative, and highly competent. It truly felt like she was tirelessly working on our behalf.

I strongly encourage you to reach out to Samia. You won't be disappointed. At the very worst, she will simply be honest in letting you know that she is unable to accommodate your needs and doesn't want to waste your time. At the very best, she'll help put you in a great apartment and leave you feeling a little more optimistic about the housing process and people here in New York.

You'll quickly see she's one of the best brokers in New York-- and not just because she's excellent at her job, but because you feel you can trust her. That's the markings of a truly good agent.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jeff ****

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09/13/2015
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My husband and I have bought, sold, or rented over 20 properties since we've been married and Samia is undoubtedly the best realtor we've ever experienced. From day one in searching for an apartment for our daughter, Samia was available 24x7 to meet every need. She listened to our criteria and immediately lined up appointments; showing us various options and alternatives. Samia established a relationship with our daughter so she was better able to understand her likes and dislikes. We had challenges with financing and Samia gave us solutions that allowed us to resolve all the issues. Samia provided emails and documents that guided us through the entire process and she updated us several times a day on the status of the rentals. She even went out of her way to provide our daughter with info like transportation schedules and routes to and from work, lists of local restaurants and shops (inclusive of locations and hours), and important phone numbers.

We are so fortunate to have found such a gem! You truly are the best realtor in NYC!!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Rodrigo ****

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08/28/2015
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Samia helped me a lot to find the place that I want. She could understand exactly what I did want and what I could pay for it. She is kind and someone that you can really trust. It was really an excellent experience.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kara ****

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08/27/2015
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It was a wonderful experience to work with Samia! I thankfully came across her number because otherwise I would have been in a very sticky situation. I only had 1 day to find an apartment, as I came to the city from out of town, and I needed to sign a lease immediately because of a new job. I first spoke to Samia the night before I was coming to the city, and then the next day she showed me a plethora of apartments! Samia is quick, reliable, and clearly has a ton of connections - she knows everyone! She is incredible! Everything she showed me was exactly within the apartment parameters I stated. I only had 1 day to find an apartment and with Samia, she made it look easy. By the end of the day, I was actually debating my options since I loved so many of the apartments she showed me. I have worked with other brokers and nobody compares to Samia. I would recommend her to anyone, and I will definitely work again with her in the future.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Rory ****

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06/25/2015
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If you must rent in NYC you must work with Samia.

Samia was incredible to work with. Calm, cool and collected Samia made the (normally) incredibly stressful NYC apartment hunt a breeze. A great communicator, extremely knowledgeable and very well connected, Samia truly worked on our behalf to put us in the best possible situation. If you are looking for a place in NYC I would recommend doing whatever you can to work with Samia.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Roger ****

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06/17/2015
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Samia had a real calming and pleasant demeanor from the get-go. She was unhurried and allowed us to take our time with each apartment. She spent several hours with us and many more communicating with us once we found one we liked. She was always approachable and responded to our emails quickly. My fiancée and I are extremely busy and she brought the lease to our job to make it easier for us to sign and to ask questions. You could tell that she truly cared and that the whole process was fulfilling for her as well, as she seemed genuinely happy that she was able to help us find the perfect place. She was absolutely THE most professional and trustworthy agent we came across during our search- and we met quite a few! One thing I liked a lot was that we never had to repeat ourselves; she remembered exactly what we wanted and what our feedback was and every apartment she showed us was well within our budget; she did not try to pressure us to go beyond our budget. We always felt like we were her only clients, even though she has a busy schedule herself, and on more than one occasion she would even postpone or find coverage for another client when we ran over our time. When everything wrapped up she continued to keep in touch. We have already recommended her to friends who shared our experience and will be working with her in the future!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Georgi ****

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10/17/2014
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Samia had a full day of apartments for me to look at that ticked my varied requirements. She was well researched and put together a plan of viewing times so that we could get through them all quickly and without too much walking! Samia was a pleasure to work with.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Roman ****

review date
03/25/2014
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She is wonderful professional. Earned every dollar. Highly recommended.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sellers ****

review date
02/03/2014
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Samia was extremely thorough, patient, and considerate. She spent ample time with me and walked through all the steps - including taking valuable time that she didn't have to take to help me and guide me through the process. She was the best broker I could've imagined and I am so lucky I met her!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lisa ****

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01/15/2013
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Very nice, incredibly accommodating, and knew right away what I wanted to see. I just started working with her, so I hope to be able to put a "yes" instead of a "no" regarding if I rented an apartment!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Melissa ****

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05/17/2012
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Samia is amazing! Her charming demeanor and calming nature was so comforting during a stressful process. She was supportive and also extremely knowledgable about the market and availability of units. I would absolutely recommend Samia and will definitely give her a call should I move again!
Cheers!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Eden ****

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12/10/2011
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Samia was dedicated, knowledgeable and genuine. We cannot say enough good things about our experience working with her.

My boyfriend and I had called at least 20 different brokers in search of an apartment within a very *specific* budget and area of Manhattan. As luck would have it, we found Samia by chance who got back to us in no time whatsoever and immediately began narrowing down our search by both taking down our conscious wants and needs and paying attention to us while we spoke to get a good gauge of what was a possibility.

Samia made an extremely engaging effort to make sure that our dream apartment became a possibility - and eventually a reality. "Eventually" is the wrong word to use considering it only took us FOUR DAYS while working with her to find, apply, and sign the lease for the perfect apartment.

Working with Samia was like having a good friend with you who has your best interest at heart, understands where you are coming from, and can help insightfully guide you to what you're looking for. We strongly recommend and plan to work with her again on future apartment searches.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Casey ****

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12/06/2011
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Recently, I had to move out of my apartment pretty quickly to move back to Virginia. I had to break my lease and my landlord said that if it was rented before I moved out he would give me back my security deposit. Samia was absolutely wonderful!! She quickly got the place rented and saved me a ton of money! Also, she was great to work with. She was very good about letting me know when they would be showing the place and helping me get in contact with the new tenants and even helped me sell some of my furniture! It's always refreshing to meet someone in New York City that is as sweet and professional as Samia was. I would definitely recommend her to anyone if you are looking to rent your place or looking for a new home!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Daniel ****

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11/20/2011
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Samia is a fantastic broker. She is very driven and definitely went the extra mile for us. After we had seen a few very nice apartments that weren't perfect fits she called us on a Friday evening, when she was off, to tell us that she'd found the one. We saw it on Saturday, and were working out a lease by the next week. We are in the middle of a two-year lease and couldn't be happier, we will probably renew.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jared ****

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09/14/2010
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Samia's Apartments

$2,9001BR, 5.5BA
East 3rd St East Village
No fee1 month free
Small Dogs & Cats, In-Unit Laundry, Dishwasher, Walk-Up
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$3,5002BR, 1BA
East 72nd St Upper East Side
Reduced fee: 10.0%
Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Garage, Gym, On-site super, Luxury Highrise
4 Days since update
$2,4501BR, 1BA
East 82nd St Upper East Side
No fee1 month free
Pets Allowed, Dishwasher, Walk-Up
3 Days since update
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Samia's Specialties

Manhattan

Chelsea, Clinton, East Village, Hell's Kitchen, Kips Bay, Midtown Center, Midtown East, SoHo, Theater District - Times Square, Upper East Side