Sean Copello

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: 15 reviews
Brokerage: MNS
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Sean Copello is a lifelong New Yorker who spent the better part of his life wandering the streets and back alleys of the greatest city in the world. His in-depth knowledge, coupled with his penchant for service and well-rounded understanding of the latest technologies, gives him a distinct advantage in helping clients maximize their real estate experience.   As any true New Yorker knows, time here is of the essence; which is why Sean strives to make your search as efficient as possible. 'Clients don't have time to look at homes they have no interest in living in. I'm dedicated to getting as much information as possible about their needs as well as about the current inventory before I show any apartment.'   An obsessive consumer of information, Sean continually educates himself on market trends and other facets of a city that is in a constant state of change. Thanks to his hyper-vigilance and dedication to staying on top of inventory, you will definitely leave an appointment with him with a better understanding of the city, and what your options are. When handling his own listings, Sean further capitalizes on this strength with a personal website that offers lots of information, HD photos and video tours of his listings, viewable via computer and mobile phone. 'You can look at 10 apartments in 10 minutes on your phone and see just how far your money will go in NYC.'   Sean is the kind of agent who eats, drinks and sleeps with real estate on his mind. He not only has a strong command of the market, but is masterful at maintaining relationships, thinking creatively to find new solutions, and searching for ways to get an edge on the competition. Born in the Bronx and raised in  Queens, Sean has also lived in Brooklyn and all over Manhattan. He holds a Bachelor degree in TV/Film Production from St. John's University, and previously worked in television production for many major network programs (MSG Network, NFL Network, ABC News, soap operas 'One Life to Live' and 'All My Children,' Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1), as well as on several feature films.    'If you want someone who will work tirelessly on your behalf, who's willing to leverage every strength, skill and relationship in his arsenal to get you the best deal possible, I'm your guy!'  

Renter Reviews of Sean

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Anny ****

review date 06/17/2014 overall rating
I've been living in NYC for two years and generally-speaking, I do not like to have a broker due to the extra fees. However, Sean was completely worth it. He is very dedicated and responds almost instantaneously. We went to see an apartment and he was very sensitive to what I was looking for. That said, I signed my lease on the spot when we visited a second apartment.

All in all, as someone who usually doesn't trust/like brokers, Sean made my apartment search so much easier and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to get a nice place in NYC.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Sean Copello Responded:
Thanks so much for the kind words! Good luck with your new place!!
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Cameron ****

review date 06/07/2014 overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
Sean Copello Responded:
On May 26th Cameron emailed me about an apartment. I either missed his message or forgot to reply. As this is the busiest time of the year for me I am inundated with emails & occasionally one will fall through the cracks. Upon seeing Cameron's review I emailed him to apologize, explain & sent him my renter's guide, he read my email & didn't reply.

Basically Cameron is that guy on yelp who goes to your favorite restaurant on a busy day & gives it a bad review. I wish him luck in his search.
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Rob ****

review date 06/03/2014 overall rating
There's unlimited great things to be said about Sean...I'll try to focus on his real estate skills.

Sean is the most dedicated, attentive, friendly, punctual, professional, and client-specific guy in the market. With no promise or confirmed timeline of renting an apartment, Sean made time for my roommate and I every weekend for 6+ weeks. He showed us 15+ apartments, each time narrowing the search to cater our specific needs learning along the way what would work and what wouldn't, making each trip seem valuable.

Outside of the showings, Sean made himself available to us 7 days a week via phone/email. Whether it was us sending links to Sean that interested us or Sean putting together a few links to send us to peruse, we were seriously impressed with how much time, effort, and research Sean put into helping us find the perfect home - which we ultimately did!

We dealt with a handful of random brokers that turned us off right away and we even turned down an offer on a great apartment because it was not shown to us by Sean and we felt he had absolutely earned his commission and then some.

Following our move on 6/1/14, Sean reached out to my roommate and I to see how everything went, if we were happy, and if there was anything he could do to help - his firm had already received payment, but Sean is the kind of guy who is in this game to help people and profit from their happiness versus throwing people into a crappy situation so he can collect and move on.

I can't sing his praises enough - Sean is hands down the best broker in the greater NY area and I look forward to referring him to my friends and family with confidence he will be energetic, helpful, professional, and successful.

10 STARS!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Sean Copello Responded:
Thanks so much for the kind words Rob. I genuinely enjoyed working with you and feel like I came out of the whole experience with a new friend. Good luck with the new place!
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Tai ****

review date 06/03/2014 overall rating
Sean was far and wide the best broker I have worked with. Since moving to New York 3 years ago and after living in 5 apartments, I have had my fair share of brokers. Sean was attentive to my needs and was always available to send me listings and show me apartments all over the city. He was patient with me when I was indecisive and made sure that I was happy with the decision I made. He worked with me on finding the right place and was prepared to go the extra mile for my happiness.

I would recommend Sean to anybody who is looking, great guy and great broker!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Sean Copello Responded:
loved working with you guys. Glad you appreciated my work. Thanks you so much!
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Freddie ****

review date 04/21/2014 overall rating
I wasn't the most ideal candidate for Sean considering my credit rating is not so great.

Sean made it work. He was professional, punctual every time and made it happen. He wasn't overly friendly
trying to make unnecessary small talk. As a New Yorkers, we tend to be straight shooters efficient. He was quick paced while not making me feel rushed.

He showed me several places just through video and photos. We ended up seeing 3 together and all were undervalued.

We finally found a huge spot that was below my initial budget and 2 blocks away from my office in midtown!

As a bonus he let me borrow his Aero Bed for the week until my mattress is delivered. Talk about full service!

I recommended a friend to him today and I'm confident he will also be happy working with him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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A ****

review date 04/20/2014 overall rating
Sean was responsive to me immediately, and continued to be professional and courteous throughout the entire process. Beyond that, he possesses that human element which some brokers seem to lack. He talked with me about my likes and dislikes in an apartment and listened to them, making sure to find things that would be in my best interest and not wasting my time. He was great to work with and a breath of fresh air.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Andrée ****

review date 04/18/2014 overall rating
Sean is the best broker we could have asked for. He is friendly and helpful and made the apartment hunting experience a breeze. A native New Yorker, he is knowledgeable about the city. You will not be disappointed with Sean!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Michelle ****

review date 03/12/2014 overall rating
Sean Copello was easily the best broker I had contact with. He was incredibly fast and responsive, direct, organized, efficient, and professional. All while somehow being non-aggressive--a rare combination. His video tours are hugely helpful: you get a clear view of what the apartments look like in advance, which saves a *lot* of time in scheduling appointments. This was especially helpful for me as I'm relocating and not based in NY. I didn't end up renting an apartment from Sean, but I wanted to review him here because he was really head and shoulders above every single other agent I dealt with. I would wish anyone the pleasure of working with him.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Livia ****

review date 01/22/2014 overall rating
Sean is an excellent client-centered broker. honest, smart, diligent, fair, straight forward. He has excellent knowledge of the city and wastes no time. he takes into account what your needs are and really tailors the search based on your priorities.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Christopher ****

review date 01/05/2014 overall rating
From the start, I thought that relocating to New York would be tough. Craigslist is full of fake ads, large brokerage firms use the same ad multiple times, and it is difficult to know what is real. However, I reached out to Sean Copello through nakedapartments and he made the process so easy.
After talking through neighborhood, price range, and move dates, Sean started looking for places immediately. I was still in San Francisco, so it was great that Sean was able to work with me remotely.
Sean has a lot of great strengths that set him apart from other brokers. Number one is his excellent communication. Sean was always available to talk or text and made me feel like he was very invested in finding me my next home. Once Sean had gone out to see apartments, we would short videos of each apartment and a great description. It was so great to actually see a place and not just rely on one or two bad photos (like other brokers). Additionally, Sean was very forthright and honest throughout the process and is very trustworthy. He didn’t tell me my price range was unrealistic and try to push me to a higher rent, in fact it almost seemed like he saw it as a challenge that he could beat.
I would recommend working with Sean for any of my friends moving to NYC. I also looked at brokers at Bond and Suitey.com and was not as impressed with their desire to work with me. Sean is so incredibly hard working and communicative for his clients. I also think that for younger people like me who expect a little bit more tech savvy in their brokers, Sean is a great choice. He is a stand out in a tough field and will work hard to find you your next home.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Joan ****

review date 11/07/2013 overall rating
Sean Copello is by far the most helpful and thorough broker I've ever worked with. So many brokers show you the first apartment you inquire about, and when you don't rent it, they say they'll continue to search and will follow up, but they rarely do. That's not the case with Sean. He searches diligently for the right apartment based on your needs and budget, and he comes up with lots of options. Plus the photos and videos he provides give you a really good idea of what an apartment looks like so you don't waste time looking at units that sound good, but just don't meet your needs. The fact that I ended up not renting through Sean had nothing to do with him. I even hated to tell him I had found something on my own that I had to jump on, because he had been doing such a great job. As I told Sean, if anyone asks me if I know a good broker, I will tell them I know a GREAT broker.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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J.C. ****

review date 08/01/2013 overall rating
We found Sean to be incredibly courteous, intelligent, personable, responsive, and dedicated to his work. He's a genuinely friendly guy, and he worked hard on our behalf. All of the apartments he showed us were close to what we were looking for, and even though we didn't rent from him in the end, we can't recommend him highly enough. He's a great guy, and you won't do better than him in your search for a good broker.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Anthoula ****

review date 06/27/2013 overall rating
Sean is really energetic and friendly. He was one of the few brokers to get back to me w/in an hour after making the inquiry. Others take days and/or are rude. He called, not emailed/texted. To me that is paramount and highly professional.

I was working with many brokers, desperately trying to find the right apt. (my specs were very particular) and ended up renting another apt because time was of essence.

Either way Sean was super - I see him selling mega-million dollar buildings some day.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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David ****

review date 06/27/2013 overall rating
Sean was awesome. Super responsive and direct, no bait-and-switch or pressure tactics so common here, and super focused on not wasting time. If you are picky and care about not wasting time seeing places that don't fit what you want, Sean makes super helpful mobile video tours of his apartments.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Alex ****

review date 06/13/2013 overall rating
Great guy, very responsive, no hassles. Made renting an apartment in the city seem easy.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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