Steve Irizarry

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (14)
Brokerage: Christie Property Group
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I can help you find your next great home in New York City. I was born and raised in New York City and have extensive knowledge of neighborhoods and apartments. I aim to provide the highest level of service and guide you through the process of buying, selling or renting. I understand the business, the work necessary to get results and can use my network of contacts to help find your dream home.

Renter Reviews of Steve

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Melissa ****

review date 03/12/2015 overall rating
DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS AGENT. I'm pretty certain all the 'positive', 5 star ratings on here are fake, I know for a fact Steve uses a 'reputation management' agency to manage his online reputation. I wasted many hours on Steve, which if you're looking for an apartment in NYC, you know is crucial time.

My story: He told me he would show me other 'nearby' apartments in the area, and after I made the trip down, we didn't end up seeing any others, only a couple in the one building. It only got worse from there. I decided to rent one of the apartments (luxury studio) that I saw on the first day. Suddenly, there was no more one month free, as was indicated in his listing description, and confirmed the day I went to see the apartment initially. That was apparently a 'mistake'. Keep reading. The day I went to see the apartment, I was asked my budget (as I was through my initial text conversation with Steve), and I was told that they didn't want to waste my time by showing me places above my budget. But the day I went to my application in, that very place I saw 2 days ago was somehow magically $200 more than the when they first showed it to me (after telling me they didn't want to waste my time by showing me apartments above my budget). The final straw was telling me they could reduce the price a little bit if I paid a broker fee (listing said no broker fee). So all in all, waste of time. Don't waste yours!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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DANIELLE ****

review date 03/09/2015 overall rating
Didn't show up to our appointment. Made me wait a half hour in front of the building before telling me to just go ahead and view the apartment by myself because he was "stuck in traffic." I would have believed that if he showed. But an hour and a half later nothing. And not even apology. Plus, he didn't lead me to the apartment I inquired about and lied about the size. Wish I had been one of the people who had a good experience with him. But SO unprofessional.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Angela ****

review date 03/08/2015 overall rating
Steve drove us around to look for apartments. He works within our price range and showed us a couple options, so we can see what we get for the money. He also seems to know everybody!! Since we are moving from California, he showed us the area around as well. He answered all our questions truthfully, and tried really hard to find a place that we will like. He's very friendly, and treated us with courtesy and respect. Thank you so much for your help!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kiran ****

review date 03/08/2015 overall rating
I’ve worked with agents in three states as a buyer, lessee, and lessor. This was the worst experience. Steve missed two of three meetings, wasting hours of my time to drive to Astoria for previously agreed upon appointments, and was unprepared. The first miss he said he had a car accident – completely reasonable, so I set a follow up appointment a week later. We viewed three builds and five apartments, all but one above my stated price point target, no floor plans were received, and simple costs such as parking fees, or any extras were not known. They were, however, all very nice buildings, apartments, however were a little small. For the next three weeks I was traveling, upon my return, I contacted Steve to make one last trip to view one previous building, and a new place. He walked into the lobby of our meeting location, with other clients 15 minutes after our appointment – I figured his previous appointment went long; again, completely reasonable. He however then left without acknowledging me. I called 15 minutes later and got multiple excuses, and direction to put the lobby front desk attendant on my phone – I guess they were going to let me go view a place by myself but it was a first floor apartment, and a studio, both of which I had already indicated I was not interested in viewing. Annoyed and extremely agitated I wasted a full vacation day to be out of the office, I contacted him via email later that day and indicated I would not be renting from him. Half a dozen emails back and forth, multiple threats by the agent indicating I cannot rent in any of these buildings without paying him (they were no fee listings – also didn’t know he had a lock down on entire buildings), and that I has agreed to pay his fees (no conversation to this fact ever took place, nor did he present me with the proper paperwork indicating who he represented as the agent (state law)). He only stopped emailing me, ironic since I couldn’t get him to keep an appointment, after I threatened to contact the BBB and licensing bureau in Albany if he did not cease and desist.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Veronica ****

review date 10/07/2014 overall rating
Maybe he was having an off day since the majority of his reviews are positive, but regardless, I would NOT recommend Steve. He failed to show up to our appointment. Then, when I called him 15 minutes after we were supposed to meet, he made up a lame excuse that he had gotten a flat tire and that "it's been a crazy morning." A courtesy call would've been nice considering this is your business and livelihood. I understand having a crazy morning/flat tire, but then, in a separate conversation 10 minutes after the first one, he expected me to meet one of his agents at a location 15 minutes (walking distance) away from where he initially told us to meet him while it was pouring rain. We called him out on how unprofessional he was, and he told us that he's the best agent at his firm. Maybe I'd believe that if he actually just showed up in the first place. For someone who is so highly rated and perceived as the "best agent" at his firm, you'd think his sales tactics would be much more refined.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Jin ****

review date 09/25/2014 overall rating
Steve's numerous great reviews are definitely warranted. Steve listened carefully to my search criteria and took the time to find just the right apartment for me (i.e. the right price, location, amenities, and quality). He's a straight shooter and won't BS you. He's also not pushy, unlike some brokers I've worked with. All in all, Steve is a great broker but more importantly, a good person who will put your needs at the forefront and work diligently to find you the right apartment for you. I highly recommend him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Brent ****

review date 09/19/2014 overall rating
Steve was great! I felt he was very honest and he worked hard to find us and negotiate for us on our new apartment. I would recommend working with Steve, he's very knowledgeable and took the time to show us around at great length. He wasn't pushy or very "salesy" let us take our time. We are in the application stage for the rental so we haven't secured it yet.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sophie ****

review date 08/18/2014 overall rating
Steve is a champion. The roommate I was moving into a place with had less than 72 hours to come to NYC, find an apartment with me, and then leave the country. I randomly found Steve on this site and asked him to take us some places. My roommate and I ended up spending the entire weekend with Steve who drove us all around New York City. He was dead set on finding us an apartment and kept a positive attitude the entire time, even when I myself was about to pull my hair out. He has so many connections it is like he works magic! We saw many great options, and on the last day, we found an apartment we love! Steve is thorough, courteous, and most important, HONEST! I would like to think we not only gained a great agent, but a great friend as well! Both of us would highly recommend him to anybody. There need to more people like him in this world!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Benjamin ****

review date 07/13/2014 overall rating
Steve was very knowledgeable in the areas we are looking for apartments in. He took his time and didn't try to rush any decisions from us or put pressure on our decision making process. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an apartment.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Bruno ****

review date 07/12/2014 overall rating
My apartment search turned out to be unbelievably short. I ended up finding my place before my appointment with him and still Steve gave me some good advice on the application process ($ saving advice.)

Will definitely recommend him to friends.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Adnan ****

review date 06/02/2014 overall rating
By far the best broker I have ever worked with. Even though our lease isn't up for another two months, he still went out of his way to set up appointment after appointment impromptu. Spending 5 minutes with Steve, you can tell he is definitely looking out for your best interests, even if he is sacrificing his own. I am and will continue to recommend him to anyone looking for an apartment.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Liz ****

review date 05/02/2014 overall rating
Steve is a consumate professional. Polite, courteous and prompt. So far he has shown us a variety of options and has been responsive and understanding of our needs. Steve has been patient and is the opposite of pushy. It really feels like he just wants to find us the right apartment for us and I cannot recommend Steve enough.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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tawny ****

review date 04/29/2014 overall rating
steve is the best. we have three dogs which makes finding a new apartment difficult. steve addressed that issue right from the start without making it seem like an impossible task. he's a dog-lover, too! not only did steve find us an incredible new apartment, he also negotiated the price down to something we can handle. i can't wait to move in to our new place :))) steve made a friend and client for life.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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June ****

review date 03/11/2014 overall rating
Satisfied!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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3br, Long Island City, $5,000

3br, Long Island City, $5,000

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1200 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Garage, Gym, Outdoor Space, Outdoor Space, Storage Room
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3br, Long Island City, $5,195

3br, Long Island City, $5,195

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3br, Long Island City, $5,200

3br, Long Island City, $5,200

No fee
1200 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Garage, Gym, Outdoor Space, Outdoor Space, Storage Room
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2br, Astoria, $3,100

2br, Astoria, $3,100

No fee
Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Balcony, Garage, Outdoor Space, Outdoor Space, Storage Room, Terrace
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