Tosh Marks

Real Estate License
Overall Rating: (9)
Brokerage: TOSH MARKS PROPERTY GROUP
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Hi,
I am very lucky. I only have exclusive listings. My exclusives are clean and very fairly priced. My listings will always be the best apartments you see for the price and will never have bugs or other pests. All of my listings have live in supers and are very well maintained. Like I said, I am lucky. I hope you enjoy this process as much as I do. My blackberry is attached to my person 24/7 and I am a classic workaholic. Please call, text, or email. I will always respond.

Renter Reviews of Tosh

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Alex ****

review date 04/26/2015 overall rating
Tosh was clear, quick to respond and honest with us at every stage. His apartment photos tell no lies. We are thrilled to be moving in.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ying ****

review date 04/19/2015 overall rating
I have to preface this review by saying that I had a pretty horrible renting experience 2 years ago, where numerous brokers strung me along, and I ended up having my apartment double rented. I lost the apartment a day before I was to move in and AFTER signing the lease. Needless to say, I went into the apartment hunting experience this time around much more skeptical and mistrusting.

I initially contacted Tosh after seeing a listing online for a 1 bedroom apartment on the UES. Tosh responded very promptly but said that apartment is in the process of being rented and would not be available. I immediately thought to myself that it was a typical bait and switch tactic from another unreliable broker....

I could not have been more wrong! Tosh instead offers the same unit, 1 floor below, at a LOWER cost. I couldn't believe it. I thought it was too good to be true and had to go see for myself. I walked in expecting a much worse unit that was inhabitable given the low cost. However, I walked in and it was exactly like the unit I had initially emailed him about but marked 100 dollars cheaper. I was elated and put in an application the very next day. Tosh could sense my anxiety and apprehension given my horrible experience last time around and he did everything to alleviate my worries. He assured me he wouldn't take other applications and that the apartment would be mine. Tosh was kind, supportive, honest, and very helpful every step along the way. He was flexible with my hectic work schedule and made the experience 100x less stressful this time around. Tosh is an anomaly when it comes to manhattan brokers and I am so grateful to have worked with him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Chelsea ****

review date 01/07/2015 overall rating
He showed me a great apartment and was very honest.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Lauren ****

review date 06/11/2014 overall rating
Tosh is wonderful. My roommate and I were very discouraged by renting an apartment in NYC until we met Tosh. He showed us a couple apartments and never pressured us to make a decision before we were ready (unlike many other brokers in the city). He was honest and straight forward with us throughout the whole process. He was quick to respond and made the process much less stressful. He also helped us find the perfect apartment! Definitely a cut above other brokers in the city!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Tosh Marks Responded:
Lauren, It was my pleasure. I hope you stay in your apartment for years and years and years! It will be so nice to run into you on a regular basis when I am in the building! :) Tosh
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Stephanie ****

review date 06/08/2014 overall rating
As we all know, searching for apartments in Manhattan (especially during summer) is terribly stressful. After searching unsuccessfully on my own through Craigslist and other websites and contacting property managers, I finally reached out to brokers on Naked Apartments. As a grad student, the broker's fee made me reluctant, but I really could not emphasize more how grateful I am to have contacted Tosh. I had initial contact with several brokers and Tosh immediately stood out to me because of his quick replies and his willingness to get the process started (in terms of seeing the apartment I was interested and answer all of my questions about it) as soon as possible. He was the only broker I contacted who did NOT tell me it would be impossible to find a studio on the Upper East Side within my price range.

The apartment I contacted Tosh about was the first I had seen and I decided to apply that very night - that's how good it was! It was perfectly sized and actually below my price point. Tosh walked me through the apartment and reassured me that he and the super would do a walk-through after the current tenant moved out and would give me a detailed list of everything that would be touched up and/or repaired. Throughout the application process, Tosh kept me very much in the loop and answered every single one of my questions very promptly (and I asked a lot!). You can really tell that he loves what he does and is dedicated to finding a tenant who will fit well with the apartment building (instead of just filling in anyone who can pay the rent).

Tosh helped me take measurements, showed me the bug traps in the basement of the building (all clean!), and seemed very invested in actually getting to know me throughout the whole process. I could not have asked for an easier process because of how well-informed I felt along the way and how quickly everything came together (a month ahead of my move-in date, which is honestly unheard of amongst many of my friends who also live in Manhattan). I have officially moved in to my new place now for a week and it's really everything that I wanted and more - I could not emphasize more how grateful I am to Tosh and how thrilled I am to have found such a wonderful home at such a great price. Tosh is amazing!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Tosh Marks Responded:
Steph! What a lovely review! It was my pleasure to assist you on your journey! I have no doubt that you will be one of the best tenants for my amazing landlord as you are truly an amazing person! Be well and congrats again! Tosh
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Ash ****

review date 02/09/2014 overall rating
As reluctant as I was to use a broker, Tosh allayed all my fears. He's great about communicating, really understands what your needs are, and is completely honest and above board. Plus, he has access to buildings you'd never otherwise have the chance to see. I met him on Sunday and signed the lease for a building I LOVE on Wednesday. Tosh is, in a word, fantastic!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Maya ****

review date 01/30/2014 overall rating
What a great experience for my mom and I. I knew my lease was expiring at the end of January, so I started my search in October just to get a feel for the market. I saw a bunch of Tosh Marks' listings and his reviews were all very positive, but sadly I did not contact him initially. I wish I had, because it would have saved me so much time, money, and energy. Instead I contacted "Mr. Shady broker #1" who took $200 from myself and my mother for an application on an apartment that actually was rented 2 DAYS BEFORE we even saw it. We found this out by looking it up on-line after the fact. However, the broker claimed that we were just a little late in applying and "could not refund us our money" (but that is another story).
In the beginning of January I started my search full time. I contacted "shady broker #2" off of an ad on Craigslist. He proceeded to make me go to his office, fill out all of the paperwork for the apartment, and commit to a 15% fee before I even stepped foot into the actual apartment. He then took me around to 4 apartments (all over my budget) but never actually into the unit I had originally contacted him about. Thankfully, I decided to go onto Naked Apartments, where I found Tosh again. This time I contacted him. His attitude was stellar and just what we were looking for. He seems to be the listing or exclusive broker for a good amount of property all over the city. At the time, he had just listed an all brand new studio that was actually a little below the budget I had intended on spending. I set up an appointment with him to see it at 1pm the next day. He met me at the building and not at his office. My mom happened to be in town as it was MLK's bday and she had the day off. He was such a gentleman. He opened the door for my mom and even helped her with her shopping bag up and down the stairs. The apartment was great. It was everything I wanted and the photos on his ad were identical to the real apartment (something I had not seen before in any of my other travels with Mr. Shadys #1 and #2).
Because he was the exclusive agent, he knew everything about the unit, the building, the neighbors, and the management. He also was even accommodating with his fee which was already lower than the other 2 brokers I had worked with. He seemed to be much more interested in putting a good person into the apartment and into the building instead of what was going into his wallet(which makes sense since he has the exclusive on the building). My mom and I immediately submitted an application and within 20 minutes I was approved and had a lease in front of us. But, what really took the cake is that he refunded us his application fee of $200 to make up for the $200 I had lost on the original application with Mr. Shady #1! It was so generous and thoughtful and I know for a fact that no other broker in this city would have ever done that!
I am moving into my awesome studio tomorrow and I am so excited. I usually do not write reviews for services and restaurants and such, but this experience was so pleasant and almost "life changing," that I felt the need to do so. If you are looking for a great no hassle experience in New York give Tosh Marks a try! I am so glad that I did!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Tosh Marks Responded:
Maya, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!! It was such a pleasure working with you. Please tell you mom I say hello. See you around the HOOD! Tosh
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Ryan ****

review date 10/28/2013 overall rating
Searching for apartments in Manhattan can be a stressful experience, but Tosh Marks made it a breeze. I found Tosh through http://www.nakedapartments.com, and within a few days he helped me locate an awesome apartment and sign a lease. The are a few key points that really make Tosh stand out from other brokers:

* He's extremely quick and responsive.

* He's consistently efficient and flexible.

* He doesn't put pressure on you during the apartment hunt; he seemed genuinely interested in finding the perfect spot for me.

If you're apartment hunting in the New York City area, I would highly recommend getting in touch with Tosh. He's one of the best.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Oliver ****

review date 07/08/2013 overall rating
Tosh had a great listing that none of the other large firms I was searching with had access to. Be sure to check out what he's got!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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