Shai Egison

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Brokerage: Citi Habitats My web site
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"A house is built of walls and beams; a home is made with love and dreams." A perfectionist dedicated to his job, Shai Egison's mission is to find his customers this perfect place to call home, and to help owners sell their prized properties for the greatest return. As a Manhattan real estate industry leader, and one of the finest agents in Manhattan, Shai is the partner you want by your side to represent you whether you are buying, selling or renting. He is an intensely goal-oriented individual who gets exhilarated by the pursuit of client satisfaction, and will not give up until your expectations are exceeded. "If I need to show you an apartment at six in the morning or eleven at night because of your work schedule, I'll always be there with a smile. If you need to move ASAP on a home, I'll prepare you well and go through all documents needed, so we can wrap things up quickly and make sure we're ready to secure the apartment you want to call home." Originally from Israel, Shai was drawn to real estate since he was six years old. He ultimately managed to fulfill his dream, moving to the greatest city of the world and doing what he knew was his calling. Now with years of real estate experience, the factors that keep him motivated and successful remain: hard work, honesty, trust and sensitive care to the needs of his customers and clients. Prior to joining Citi Habitats, Shai was a leading real estate salesperson at a smaller boutique brokerage. He specializes downtown, but works all over Manhattan to serve his clients' needs. Shai is a true people person with an ability to touch the lives of others, and a deep appreciation for the luxury NYC lifestyle. He understands that the process of acquiring or selling real estate is a complex emotional and financial decision, so strives to make each client's experience as seamless as possible. Shai enjoys sharing his extensive knowledge of Manhattan, and the unique qualities each neighborhood has to offer. He holds a degree from the Tel-Aviv Institute of Business. His favorite pastimes include writing, camping, hiking, and exploring new places and cultures through worldwide travel.

Renter Reviews of Shai

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Kara ****

review date 04/08/2014 overall rating
Shai was very respectful and paid close attention to the apartment details that were important to us. He did not waste our time and we loved (and signed for) the first apartment we showed him. He made the process very seamless and is also a very lovely person. We would recommend Shai to any of our friends and plan to work with him again in the future!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ahmed ****

review date 03/18/2014 overall rating
I was breaking my lease and had to find someone to take over the remainder. Shai handled the listing. I have lived in NYC for 15 years and worked with many agents. Shai was the best! Professional, thorough, honest, and hardworking. Plus, he cares. He kept me updated every step of the way and kept me reassured throughout what was already a stressful situation. I highly recommend him.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Joao ****

review date 03/12/2014 overall rating
It was great to work with Shai and find our new apartment. Shai is very dedicated. He was very responsive and attentive to our specific needs. He was available after hours, took the time to understand what we were looking for by visiting our previous apartment and he was very patient when showing the apartments.
PLUS: After we moved into the new apartment Shai followed up with us and even mediated a request to the landlord. That shows dedication!
I greatly recommend Shai to everyone.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Liz ****

review date 02/05/2014 overall rating
Shai is one of those Manhattan gems you only read about.. He is anything but the typical agent. My parents and I worked with him in December 2013 to find my next apartment, and we could not be happier!! Throughout the process, Shai always knew just what to say to give us the reassurance we needed. He is responsive, punctual, enthusiastic, eager without being overbearing, and always respectful. Thank you from all of us. Your professionalism is unmatched and we wish you much success! xoxo

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lesley ****

review date 01/27/2014 overall rating
Shai helped us find our first apartment in Manhattan in under one week. He was very patient and personable. He was also always reachable, returning my phone calls, emails, or text messages any time I had a question. I would recommend him to all renters who are looking for their next apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Newsha ****

review date 11/20/2013 overall rating
Being new to the city, I couldn't have been happier to meet such a nice broker. Shai responded to my request within minutes of emailing him and had 5 apartments lined up for me to view on the first day. He was always honest about the pros and cons of the apartments we viewed and was never pushy. Shai took time to understand my partner and I to ensure he was finding the right apartment for us. I would recommend him to anyone new to the city, he will definitely find you your perfect home!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Benjy ****

review date 11/20/2013 overall rating
Shai made my transition over from the UK so smooth and easy. I could tell he wasn't your "typical" broker as he seemed to genuinely be interested in finding me the right home.

He has a deep knowledge of the New York market and combines that with a huge work ethic; He accommodated viewings at night (after I left work) and on weekends too.

He's basically all about providing the best service possible. I can't recommend the guy enough!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ian ****

review date 10/21/2013 overall rating
We went into the apartment search averse to working with a broker because we felt the fee structure to be ridiculous and most to be unfriendly. However, Shai had access to our apartment (and posted current and actual pictures), so we decided to give him a chance. Having seen many apartments through brokers, I generally disliked the experience with most brokers making me feel rushed and pressured to sign on the spot. Shai broke this stigma for us. He let us into the apartment, and answered our questions. There was no force feeding of details, real estate buzzwords, or pressure. We spent well over 45 minutes at the apartment with Shai while we decided. Shai was very helpful and had a frank conversation with us to help determine whether or not this place would work given our situation.

We decided to sign the lease with Shai for the apartment. The whole process seemed very well organized, and we were able to work with him on our tight budget to a point where both parties benefited. I will certainly recommend Shai others as he brought great experience and honest insight into our search process. Shai's kindness and professionalism broke the negative perception I had of real estate brokers, and made our experience a good one. Thanks Shai, look forward to working with you in the future!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Nadav ****

review date 09/26/2013 overall rating
Shai is the first broker I have ever worked with who actually seemed motivated to find me the right apartment, rather than just one that I would pay for. When I had some concerns about how much noise there would be in the apartment at night, Shai met me there at 10:30pm. When I couldn't submit a deposit right away, Shai respected my constraints without pressuring me. Working with Shai was a great experience.

I would not hesitate to recommend Shai.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Kevin ****

review date 05/26/2013 overall rating
Shai was very nice and not too pushy. I ended up finding a different apartment but I definitely recommend him.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Shai's Apartments

1br, Greenwich Village, $4,200

1br, Greenwich Village, $4,200

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717 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Elevator, Laundry Room, Pre War
9 days since update
2br, West Village, $4,795

2br, West Village, $4,795

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In-Unit Laundry, Dishwasher, Duplex, Pre War
9 days since update
3br, West Village, $5,200

3br, West Village, $5,200

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Dishwasher, Pre War
9 days since update
3br, Greenwich Village, $12,000

3br, Greenwich Village, $12,000

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1800 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Fireplace, Gym, Pre War
4 days since update
Studio, West Village, $2,450

Studio, West Village, $2,450

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Pets Allowed, Elevator, Laundry Room, Pre War
2 days since update

Shai's Specialties

Manhattan

Chelsea, East Village, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, Lower East Side, Meatpacking District, NoHo, NoLita, SoHo, Union Square, West Village
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