Simon Day

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (32)
Brokerage: Citi Habitats
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TRUST - EXPERIENCE - KNOWLEDGE - GUIDANCE

Simon Day, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Citi-Habitats

Simon Day respectfully imparts his knowledge and experience in property management, construction, and residential sales and rentals to his real estate clients, helping them to make informed decisions and avoid the pitfalls of NYC real estate. "Looking just a little outside the box, we may be able to unearth a gem missed by Tom, Dick and Harriett, and find you a place you’ll be proud to call home," he says with confidence as your creative partner and advocate. 

Originally from Australia, Simon lived in San Francisco for many years prior to moving to Brooklyn. He understands the intricacies of apartment hunting plus has a keen eye for quality and value. Known to his clients as an honest, hardworking real estate agent, Simon treats everyone with respect. He loves to find his clients dream homes and rewarding investments in prime and developing Brooklyn neighborhoods, where he specializes.

Prior to joining Citi Habitats, Simon handled rentals for private and corporate tenants, worked in property management, and was a general contractor for many years in San Francisco. He was also in the non-profit arena helping the disabled with employment services. Simon has a penchant for educating, assisting, and building caring long-term relationships. Whether you're looking to buy, sell or rent, he delivers advocacy and negotiating skills that ensure the best results. 

Simon has called Fort Greene, Prospect Heights and Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn home. He holds a Bachelor degree in Sociology/Politics, and a graduate degree in Aboriginal Studies. His personal interests include music and the arts, wilderness preservation, camping and hiking.

Renter Reviews of Simon

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David ****

review date 08/22/2014 overall rating
Working with Simon was such a pleasure! Made the miserable experience of moving much less terrible. He's very friendly, helpful, flexible and personable in general. Simon was great about having backup plans when things didn't seem to go our way and made sure to keep moving forward rather than sitting and waiting.

He introduced us to a number of apartments which were outside of our initial search zones/neighborhoods, which helped open our mind and find some nice places off the beaten path. Always seemed to know what he was doing and have a plan. Also had great knowledge of the neighborhoods and personality of any given area which was super helpful.

He didd seem to blank occasionally on specifics of a building (is there laundry? who is the ISP? etc) but was always willing to put us in touch with the people who could answer our questions. Simon took a big-picture approach which was very helpful to us in finding a spot that was right for us, and not just met the needs of a checklist.

I'd recommend working with him. We will sure be contacting him again for our next spot!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kendall ****

review date 07/03/2014 overall rating
Simon is a great broker! He was super prompt in answering my requests and questions and made the whole renting process simple and easy. Especially helpful for first time renters!

Simon actually helped me find the perfect apartment on the first try! I would highly recommend him and will definitely be using him for any future apartment hunting

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Simon Day Responded:
Thanks Kendall! It was a pleasure. I really appreciate you guys being so organized with paperwork and grabbing a great apartment without hesitation. Turns out it was just in the nick of time! Be sure and call me if you need anything or have any questions : )
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Amy ****

review date 11/21/2013 overall rating
We got the apartment we wanted because of Simon's experience and expertise.

Simon is very responsive (any time of the day or night). He worked hard for my husband and I to secure the apartment we wanted and acted fast so we could be the first to submit an application. He went above and beyond what other agents did (and I worked with 5+ others to try to find a place).

I highly recommend Simon, whether you're looking to rent or purchase.

**bonus** he has an Australian accent .. it's like a win-win-win situation.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Simon Day Responded:
Amy, you are FAR too kind! Thank you :)
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Hilde ****

review date 10/29/2013 overall rating
Simon is great broker.

Honest, helpfull and takes great pride in finding the best apartment possible for every client. He was really patient about my thousands of questions and takes took the time to explain everything about how a lease works. He has lots of knowledge about the different neighborhoods and is committed to finding the best place to suit you.

Highly recommended.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Maria ****

review date 10/17/2013 overall rating
Simon is a great broker - professional and empathic. I had a great experience with Simon - to thw point where I didn't feel annoyed for having to pay the broker fee ;) would recommend highly to any friend!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Blane ****

review date 08/22/2013 overall rating
he explained all that was needed was very helpful

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Jim ****

review date 06/15/2013 overall rating
Simon was professional and honest throughout the entire apartment hunting process. He was very knowledgeable about all the neighborhoods in Brooklyn that he showed us. After our original choice fell through, Simon was apologetic for things that weren't even his fault. He listened to our needs and was able to find an apartment for us that was even better than what we had originally picked out! Can't recommend him enough.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Liane ****

review date 05/09/2013 overall rating
Having never worked with a broker before, Simon dispelled many of the awful stereotypes I'd come to know. He worked diligently to get us our desired apartment, and his good advice and quick action paved the road to our approval. Highly recommend to be your advocate in this increasingly tough rental market!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Helia ****

review date 12/12/2012 overall rating
I thought Simon did a great job helping my roommate and I look for a great apartment in the price range and location we most desired. We are both new to the east coast and had never worked with brokers before. He asks a lot of questions up front but once that was out of the way he very quickly scheduled several appointments to see apartments all in one day. It took us a couple of weeks from start to lease signing. Other brokers often took days to get back to me with listings of apartments Simon had already shown me (and let's face it, we all know how quickly apartments go in the city). He worked hard to help us and it was much appreciated.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Tessa ****

review date 12/10/2012 overall rating
Simon found us an apartment right after the hurricane. He was relentless and always had new places for us to look at. He is awesome, laid back, and takes pride in his work. love him!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Fatimah ****

review date 10/13/2012 overall rating
SIMON WAS AMAZING!!! He worked with me continuously and efficiently even with my hectic schedule and was focused only on what I wanted in an apartment and how I could get it. He did an amazing job and was great to work with! I love the apartment her helped me find and if I ever need renting services again, I'm be sure to use him and will definitely recommend him in the future. FANTASTIC experience!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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anonymous

review date 08/11/2012 overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
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Jane ****

review date 07/26/2012 overall rating
Didn't rent from Simon, but he was responsive, and good about communication. He answered my phone calls and always got back to me.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Larry ****

review date 07/25/2012 overall rating
Hooray for Simon. Moving can be crazy; he was there every step of the way. He took all of my requests and preferences seriously, and helped me find a great apartment. I'm very happy -- and grateful!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Shon ****

review date 07/09/2012 overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
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Grace ****

review date 06/19/2012 overall rating
I am a hard woman to please. Simon worked quickly and efficiently to find an apartment that was to my exacting standards. On the first day of apartment hunting, the first apartment he showed us was the one. Within a few days he worked his magic keeping both the landlord and us happy. I would highly recommend using Simon if you're looking for a good quality apartment in various areas of Brooklyn. --- He also took the time to give us a sort of tour of the area on our way to the apartments he showed us, explaining what we were passing. Wonderful extra effort he made.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Rene ****

review date 05/23/2012 overall rating
Following a communication mishap Simon has presented himself to be a very thorough broker ensuring that we are well prepared for the apartment search.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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John ****

review date 05/05/2012 overall rating
Simon is fantastic. He was totally honest, and actually LISTENED to what I needed (an affordable one-bedroom in Bushwick, near my studio). I even had a deal fall through (my fault) only a day before I was going to sign the lease, and he was not only tolerant, but was determined to get my deposit back. If every broker was as courteous and attentive, I don't think anyone would complain about paying the fee.

P.S. I saw an apartment with Simon that I thought a friend would like, and he ended up taking it a couple days later.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lizzie ****

review date 04/29/2012 overall rating
Simon was incredibly helpful in not only contacting us and showing the apartment, but also in negotiating where needed with the landlord pre-lease signing. We wound up with a great apartment within our wants/needs. His humor and knowledge of the field made the process smooth and easy which is no easy feat. If you have the opportunity - definitely work with Simon!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Alexis ****

review date 03/08/2012 overall rating
Simon is very thorough and respectful. He listens and goes out of his way to find you exactly what you are looking for. What I liked most about Simon was how low pressure he was. I did not feel like I was dealing with a salesman and he made what is always a very stressful experience a quite pleasant one. He also was very prompt in his response to my initial inquiry, and found me a place that me and my family are very happy with. He does his homework and always stays informed. I did a lot of research on everything before moving forward and he was very patient. I have recommended him to everyone I know who is considering an apartment in New York.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Stacy ****

review date 02/17/2012 overall rating
My intitial interactions with simon have been great! He is very organized and has really listened to our needs and has made great suggestions.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Deborah ****

review date 02/11/2012 overall rating
Simon is a miracle worker. He not only talks through what apt-seekers want to make sure he doesn't waste their time, he also negotiates well bt different needs (in this case, my daughter's (the apt. renter), me (the mom), the boyfriend, and the landlord. He helps with the paperwork to ensure that the increasingly difficult rental process is successful. Bravo!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Gerald ****

review date 12/21/2011 overall rating
After going back and forth. Simon was very helpful and respondent in providing great detail about the property listings.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Terry ****

review date 12/20/2011 overall rating
Though I have not yet decided on an apartment, Simon has already spent 3+ hours with me chatting and gathering information on the kind of apartment that my family is looking for. He is open, honest, and very eager to help me get PRECISELY what we are looking for. Far too many brokers don't seem too interested in helping you get what you're looking for - rather, their concern is what they're looking for, a commission. Simon is a model for brokers working in the area - they should take his lead!

I am sure that soon my wife, 9-month old daughter, our dog, and I will have the apartment we are looking for.

Thanks, Simon, for resurrecting my faith in the brokerage industry! You should start your own school :)

Terry

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Michele ****

review date 11/29/2011 overall rating
He was very helpful and honest. He told it like it is. I'm still looking for apartments with Simon. I would recommend him.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Steve ****

review date 10/09/2011 overall rating
Simon is by far the most courteous and genuine broker I've ever met. He worked hard to get me the place I wanted and I'm grateful for the experience. He made the whole process easy and worry-free. I would recommend him to anyone.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Aaron ****

review date 09/05/2011 overall rating
Simon was professional, helpful, organized, and eager to help us find a place on short notice. Highly recommended

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Emily ****

review date 08/28/2011 overall rating
Simon was great! Don't forget to follow his advice on being prepared with all your paperwork; it's the reason we got our apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Karla ****

review date 07/15/2011 overall rating
Simon was great. He worked really hard and was very understanding when I changed my apartment preferences.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Lee ****

review date 05/12/2011 overall rating
Simon was excellent. We had very specific needs for our search and he found precisely what we were looking for. A feat for our needs and in a tough market. We lost our favorite choice, but will use Simon on our continued search. Thank you, Simon!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Bethany ****

review date 05/11/2011 overall rating
Simon is the best! He was organized and knowledgeable and SO patient with our search. We looked at several really great apartments until finding the PERFECT place. Definitely recommend!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Luke ****

review date 05/08/2011 overall rating
Simon actually nailed it with the first apartment he showed us. He listened very carefully to what we wanted and we were amazed at his selection. He recommended we take a look at a few others but the first was the best.

Simon was relaxed with us but aggressive in his search for our new home. Thanks Simon!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Simon's Apartments

3br, Crown Heights, $3,650

3br, Crown Heights, $3,650

Can Be Seen Now
Pets Allowed, Elevator, Laundry Room, Pre War
~ 17 Hours since update
3br, Bedford - Stuyvesant, $2,500

3br, Bedford - Stuyvesant, $2,500

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Townhouse
~ 15 Hours since update
3br, Prospect Heights, $3,400

3br, Prospect Heights, $3,400

Walk-Up
~ 17 Hours since update
1br, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, $2,075

1br, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, $2,075

Pets Allowed, Elevator, Pre War
1 Day since update

Simon's Specialties

Brooklyn

Bedford - Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Greenwood, Kensington and Parkville, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Park South, Sunset Park

Manhattan

Harlem
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