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Theo Franz Froschl
Capri Jet Realty

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Theo Eastwind
Capri Jet Realty
  Theo Eastwind is a true New York success story who came to the city knowing no one, and made quite a name for himself both in music and in real estate because of his exceptional drive, diligence and determination. Now a highly successful real estate agent specializing in the purchase and sale of multi-family properties in the Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick sections of Brooklyn, he draws on his natural focus and tenacity to make great things happen for his clients.

Originally from Vienna, Austria where he went to culinary school, Theo moved to NYC over 20 years ago to run a Viennese bakeshop, Lipizaner, which went out of business in three months. Left on his own in a strange city with his life savings and guitar, he was inspired by the singers and musicians he encountered while strolling through the subway, and decided to do the same. After singing cover songs by popular artists, then writing his own music and lyrics with no formal training, Theo became one of the city's most famous buskers, known as "The King of the Underground" with five highly popular albums.

As time went on, Theo began renting out other apartments in the building where he lived to some friends, and caught the real estate bug. He got licensed in 2006, and has excelled in the business since. Now a Senior Agent with Capri Jet Realty, Theo has again distinguished himself from the crowd as an honest, relatable and trustworthy professional with a strong track record of rentals and sales. Because he knows the North Brooklyn market inside and out, and can clearly explain the real estate process to his clients, he makes the entire experience enlightening, stress free, and of course, entertaining!

Theo's exceptional customer service and work ethic have earned him five-star reviews, as well as loyal repeat business and referrals from satisfied clients. "When I work with someone, I am not short sighted and just focused on the commission. I am in it for the long haul and committed to building a long-term relationship. My clients' best interests always come first."

When not busy working, which is most of the time, Theo is actively involved in supporting public performers in NYC. He runs the Busker Ball, scouring the community to find some of the best musicians to perform at Spike Hill every three months; plus he still enjoys playing his own music.  




Renter Reviews of Theo Franz

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Brian ****

review date
08/21/2016
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I have never met an agent who goes above and beyond for their clients the way Theo did. He worked tirelessly for me and my roommates during what could only be described as the application process from hell. The landlord made us jump through so many hoops in order to get approved, and when we finally met him, he wouldn't even rent to us without charging three months security, despite Theo constantly vouching for us and insisting that we were great applicants. In the end, we decided to look elsewhere, and without skipping a beat, Theo showed us a new apartment within the hour. He was a pleasure to work with, quick and professional, and genuinely seemed to care about finding us a place. I can't recommend him enough!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Theo Franz Froschl Responded:
Hey Brian, thank you so much. I'm so sorry about this landlord and the time we've wasted on his apartment. You guys are great tenants and it effected me personally how they treated you.
Super appreciate the review. Hopefully we can do business again in the future.
All my best.
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Panagiota ****

review date
03/28/2016
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Theo is a amazing person and the BEST agent I have came across ever . He is very reliable , honest and caring . He is 100% on point and plays no games , he is truly a great person and I'm thankful for all his hard work . Thank you again Theo !!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Theo Franz Froschl Responded:
Hi Pana!
Thank you so much. It was a pleasure doing business with you. I will treat all you referrals well and let me know of you need anything. Hope the move went well.
All my best,
Theo
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Candice ****

review date
02/12/2016
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Theo was incredible! He is refreshingly genuine and I truly feel he has the best interest of his clients at heart. I feel that many times searching for a place to call home can be so challenging due to the numerous factors one must take into consideration, Neighborhood, budget, applications, viewings etc. Not to mention a number of possible scams. Theo made everything feel so simple and the process was very quick and painless. = ). Just be mindful- it's a two way street- you can't expect quick results if you're not filling out applications and providing documentation just as promptly! =) I think that perhaps what stood out to me the most is how he considers every aspect when pairing tenants, landlords, and neighbors. He really looks for what will be the best fit for all parties involved with the property while still delivering on requirements of all parties. All in all I just wanted to say Thanks Theo! If you're looking for an agent to really get things done- Theo is the one!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Theo Franz Froschl Responded:
Awe.. thanks Candice. I do enjoy making things fit just right.
I'll be in contact next year. The long term goal is buying a place so Ill be sure to check in about that in the future.
All my best,
Theo
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Caleb ****

review date
01/15/2016
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Theo helped us find an incredible 1.5 bedroom in Ridgewood. He worked quickly and was very upfront and honest with us. I think he is a trustworthy agent who has good relationships with landlords.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Thomas ****

review date
09/02/2015
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Theo was the only broker (out of many) that my partner and I saw that treated us with respect & honesty.

He was more than willing to find an apartment that suited our budget, did not try any 'bait-and-switch' techniques and even made a fantastic negotiation with our new landlord for the monthly rent cost.

His relaxed and easy-going attitude is refreshing and got the result that we wanted! Thanks! We are very comfortable in our new apartment!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Badrul ****

review date
10/08/2014
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Very positive interaction.
Friendly, was considerate of my stated requirements, didn't waste my time showing me apartments I would not like.

Highly recommend.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Theo Franz Froschl Responded:
Thank you Badrul! It was a pleasure working with you. I'll be in touch next year:)
Enjoy the amazing apartment you've rented.

All my best,
Theo
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Ben ****

review date
10/07/2014
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Theo was great! We found him after a terrible experience with Isaac Kafarov (do not rent from him!) and Theo was a breath of fresh air. He helped us find a great apartment, in our ideal neighborhood and very well priced. I would recommend him to anyone!

-Ben

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Theo Franz Froschl Responded:
Thank you Ben! You guys were great and a joy to work with. I will give you 5 stars for being responsive, flexible with the move in date, quick on the paperwork and just a pleasure to be around. Truly you deserve all the credit.

I'll be in touch next year.

Humbly yours,
Theo
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Maya ****

review date
07/01/2014
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Theo was simply the best. My boyfriend and I had almost given hope on finding a reasonable Williamsburg apartment near the train, when we met Theo! He was super friendly and responsive, he answered all our questions and more.

Theo allowed us to visit the apartment multiple times to measure and bother him with questions without any issues ever. It was a smooth and seamless situation and we couldn't be happier!

Thanks Theo!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Theo Franz Froschl Responded:
Thank you Maya! Enjoy your awesome place!! I'll check back with you next year:)

You know where to find me if you need anything.

All my best,
Theo
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Cameron ****

review date
06/07/2014
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Never responded to my inquiry.
Theo Franz Froschl Responded:
Thank you Cameron for changing your rating, I am so sorry that I couldn't provide you with the service you'd needed.

Please know that I will always be ready to help you if you choose to buy one day:)

Sincerely,
Theo
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Kristina ****

review date
05/21/2014
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Theo has a great sense of humor and is open, honest, and funny. Those are rare things in a broker! He showed us a few places and was always willing to work with us to find a good time to meet. He was very responsive to our inquiries and out thoughts, which we appreciated very much. Ultimately, we found a place in a different neighborhood that is closer to family, but we will definitely give Theo a call next time we're looking.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Theo Franz Froschl Responded:
Thanks Kristina! You were great to work with and I truly appreciate your business present and future.

Hope to connect again and please don't hesitate to refer my services, I will make certain to treat your referrals with the utmost care.

Sincerely,
Theo Eastwind
Busker/ Broker:)
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Dylan ****

review date
04/27/2014
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Theo is great; warm, friendly, funny and informative. Would highly recommend him.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Theo Franz Froschl Responded:
You're an awesome guy Dylan! You are warm, friendly and just a pleasure to be around.

I am grateful to have met you!

Take care and check back in with any real estate needs at any time, your referrals will also receive special attention.

Much success and happiness to you my friend!

Sincerely
Theo Eastwind
Busker/ Broker
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Jackie ****

review date
04/21/2014
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Theo was great! He responded almost immediately to my inquiries and was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. He was very honest with places he didn't think would be a good fit for us (not for monetary reasons as well) and helped us get the place he knew we'd be a great fit for. He answered all questions (whether crazy or incredibly specific) honestly and swiftly. I recommend using Theo, he made the whole process fun and less stressful.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Theo Franz Froschl Responded:
Awe! Thanks Jackie! It was a pleasure to work with you! I'll be in touch next year:)
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Squire ****

review date
10/19/2013
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Theo was great about getting back to me asap and he went out of his way to show me the apartment I inquired about that same day. When I told him what I was looking for he even had an additional two apartments he showed me. Theo's super easy to talk to and an all around nice guy. We didn't end up renting an apartment from him because we found another place through a realtor that had an exclusive listing but I definitely recommend contacting Theo if you're looking for a place.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Theo Franz Froschl Responded:
Thank you Squire! It was a pleasure to meet. See you around the neighborhood.
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Dana ****

review date
08/12/2013
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Quick to respond and very helpful. He has been great so far!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Erica ****

review date
07/30/2013
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Theo has been great so far! Extremely fair and easy to work with.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Chris ****

review date
05/06/2013
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Theo is a pleasure to work with. He has found me two great apartments in Williamsburg in the past four years. I wouldn't contact anyone else.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Brianna ****

review date
04/03/2013
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Theo was very responsive and generally helpful and pleasant for me and my roommate. He showed us a place that we were in love with, but there were some problems. When we viewed the apartment, Theo told us we could meet the landlord. Apparently the landlord was willing to knock off some rent if we paid in cash every month--a nice offer, but somewhat dodgy. We just wanted to check that he wasn't too suspicious of a character. When we asked to schedule that meeting later, Theo then told us it could not happen until we were sitting down to sign the lease. I know this isn't crazy, since landlords can't meet every prospective tenant, but that should have been said upfront.

Worse, it turns out that he was trying to rent us an apartment in a building with no Certificate of Occupancy. When we asked why this was, he never responded. The property is still listed.

I do not know if the majority of these problems were beyond Theo's control, but to me, a broker is supposed to help you find the best apartment possible for your needs. A broker's job is NOT to rent you any available apartment, even if the city of New York hasn't licensed it to be inhabited.

P.S. Why is it that the only reviews naked apartment has of brokers seem to be positive? Not to say that many of these brokers aren't actually fantastic, but people are pissy so there will almost always be some less giddy reviews. Makes me slightly suspicious.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Theo Franz Froschl Responded:
Most buildings in NYC were built before the certificate for occupancy program started. In such a case a building is considered "grandfathered in" and does not require the CFO.

I'm sorry you had a bad experience.

Thank you for the review and feedback.
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Alyson ****

review date
02/13/2013
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Never responded to my inquiry.
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Maddie ****

review date
11/07/2012
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Theo helped my roommates and I find a great apartment in Greenpoint/Williamsburg. He was very responsive and friendly and helped us lock in the lease quickly. It was a pleasure to work with Theo and his colleagues at Capri Jet. He's really upbeat and wears cool shirts!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Hugh ****

review date
08/20/2012
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Theo was enthusiastic and helpful throughout our entire process. Among many terrible or disinterested brokers we worked with, he stood out as being completely up front and transparent about the process and actually caring about us finding a good place to live. If you're looking for a place in North Brooklyn, go to him and his great coworkers at Capri Jet first.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Alicia ****

review date
08/20/2012
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Theo is terrific!

My boyfriend and I spent 8 weeks dealing with unscrupulous and dishonest brokers during our search for a 1-bedroom apartment in Williamsburg/Greenpoint.

Then we met Theo. He was willing to work with us and discuss several options within our budget. He was prompt, courteous and determined to help us find our dream apartment. Eventually he helped us find a great place in Williamsburg and quickly processed all the paperwork so we could sign a lease within a day.

I definitely recommend that people looking for places in North Brooklyn contact Theo for a good selection of reasonable priced apartments and a fair and enjoyable experience.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Naomi ****

review date
06/28/2012
overall rating
Theo was great.
Got back to my enquiry straight away in a friendly manner. I hope to run into him again.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Theo Franz's Apartments

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Theo Franz's Specialties

Brooklyn

Bedford - Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Greenpoint, Williamsburg

Queens

Glendale, Maspeth, Ridgewood, Woodside