Tom Dawson

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: 12 reviews
Brokerage: AREA NEW YORK LLC
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I look forward to helping you find your next new home in Manhattan. I work with a small number of clients at any one time in order to provide you with the best, personalized service. That way, we can find the best new home in the shortest possible time.
I specialize in NO FEE and LOW FEE apartments. You don't need to pay that 15% fee that so many firms will tell you is necessary.
So if you're just moving to the city for a new job or to start at one of the many great schools or if you've been here awhile and want to look at a new place, give me a call at
I have more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the telecommunications industry and apply much of what I learned there to help you find your new home. Because no matter what the industry is, understanding the needs of clients is the path to success.


Renter Reviews of Tom

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Michael ****

review date 08/10/2013 overall rating
SF Bay Area to NYC

My wife and I are relocating from SF Bay to NYC, and although my wife had lived in NYC before, she wasn't able to join me to find an apartment. Needless to say, a lot of pressure on me.

Although we live in Silicon Valley, one of the most expensive/competitive in the US, NYC is an altogether different animal, and there seems to be a predator around every corner. Don't be surprised if an ad turn out to be just a hook with an unethical Broker or "owner representative" at the other end. Be warned: this is a very complex and competitive market.

Tom was able to help me navigate all the bogus ads, "shark" Brokers and ultimately find a wonderful apartment in only 3 days. Tom was a voice of reason, and his candid approach made the process incredibly smooth. Tom is punctual, friendly, professional, and responsive to phone, email and text messages. He's not going to drag you around the city all day on an endless search, his approach is more methodical. It might take a day or two to really refine your criteria once you start looking.

My advice in working with Tom is: 1) know how much you want to spend, 2) have clear boundary of where you want to live, 3) a solid must have list and 4) speak up/ask questions/keep him informed of any changing variables. Finally, go with your gut and have fun!

NYC is an amazing city, and Tom has made our cross-continental transition so much easier. Good luck and don't be discouraged, you're in very good hands. I'm giving Tom 4.5/5 because I feel everyone has room for improvement, but you can be certain you'll be working with an exceptional, no nonsense and ethical Broker.

Thanks, Tom!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jennifer ****

review date 06/09/2013 overall rating
Finding an apartment in NYC is no easy task. I reached out to many brokers and talked with them over the phone. I even had my roommate meet with a few other brokers to look at apartments, prior to meeting with Tom. Collectively, my roommates and I looked at over 6 apartments. We found the perfect apartment upon the first meeting with Tom.

I can honestly say that Tom was extremely professional and efficient in communicating with me. He also understood and took into account our budget to help us find no-fee/ low-fee apartments- it is difficult to find a broker who will actually do that. I highly recommend Tom if you are looking for an apartment!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Malia ****

review date 04/09/2013 overall rating
Tom did a great job finding me the perfect apartment. He's a hard worker who listens to your needs, responds quickly to your questions, does his homework to prepare a list of great options and guides you through the rental process. I highly recommend him!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Dana ****

review date 01/28/2013 overall rating
Tom helped me find an amazing apartment that I couldn't be happier with. I hadn't rented on my own before in the city and Tom was very helpful in guiding me through the process. He listened to what criteria I needed in an apartment, and took it into consideration when showing me various listings. Tom was punctual, personable, and really knew his stuff. I would definitely recommend him to other apartment seekers.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Rachel ****

review date 10/19/2012 overall rating
Tom was responsive over several weeks of email during my pending move. He listened and was patient. He HEARD what I really wanted and took me to the exact apartment that was perfect for me. I love my new place and I would not have found it without Tom. Can't recommend him enough.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Conz ****

review date 10/08/2012 overall rating
Tom has been more than helpful.
We don't have a move in date yet so we haven't taken a look at all his offers but he has sent us several links that fulfill our criteria. He cares a lot about the moving process being as smooth as possible.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Tiffany ****

review date 08/28/2012 overall rating
Tom was really great about keeping me updated on his apartment search, and he gave me options. However, I just ended up finding a better apartment with another broker. I would recommend someone going to him though-- I met a lot of brokers, and he definitely seems like the one of the better of the bunch.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Robin ****

review date 08/25/2012 overall rating
I never met Tom but we chatted online. Even though I had seen the apt he was going to show me by another broker he was still willing to talk with me and seemed genuinely concerned that I find the right apt that would suite my needs. He rates high on my list. If I am ever in need of finding another apt I would contact him! Thanks Tom !

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Julie ****

review date 08/22/2012 overall rating
Tom was very helpful! We moved to NYC from another state and ran into a lot of issues that we weren't familiar with, as renting in NYC is very different from other places. He helped us to know what steps to take and the options that we had. He was very efficient in getting all of our information to and from the landlord and always in touch via email and by phone. Tom was very personable and patient! We had a lot of questions and he took the time to always answer them. He definitely made the process of trying to find and rent an apartment in NYC much easier. We were very impressed!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jeremi ****

review date 07/31/2012 overall rating
Great service!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Fern ****

review date 07/27/2012 overall rating
Tom went above and beyond for me. He was fast, knowledgeable, and honest. Great guy I highly recommend working with him!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Madeleine ****

review date 07/17/2012 overall rating
Really nice and helpful. Meet us to view an apartment twice and was understanding and up front. Low fee was a huge plus.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Manhattan

Clinton, Harlem, Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Center, Midtown South Central, Morningside Heights, Theater District - Times Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side

Queens

Long Island City
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