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Jeni ****

review date 10/02/2014 overall rating
I just recently moved to New York after 8 years of living abroad. Given the time spent away, I was not familiar with the market and in need of some help. Plus, I was in between jobs which I knew was going to make signing an apartment difficult.

A week before I came to New York, I worked with Bob's colleague Greg Boyd who helped me define what I was looking for in an apartment in regards to pricing, location and apartment preferences. Bob helped to pull in more possible places and filtered those landlords who he knew would be flexible with my working situation.

Literally, 5 hours after I landed into New York, I was able to find a true 1 br gem in midtown west before it was even listed. On top of that, its a rent stabilized apartment.

Working with these two great guys was able to open doors for me, that otherwise would have been closed, because of the great relationships they keep with their contacts. I really appreciated how they tried to work within my situation to find me what I was looking for.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Neda ****

review date 09/28/2014 overall rating
Just when I was starting to believe that all real-estate agents are unreliable scumbag liars, my faith in real estate ethics was restored thanks to Bob.

Bob was hard working and spent a lot of time researching places for me. I very much appreciated his honesty. He'd research every apartment he showed me and would explain every detail... including the negative aspects. Like if the building had a history of bed bugs, he'd tell me.. Most agents don't bother mentioning the negative details. But Bob never tried to sell me on a place that he truly didn't think was right.

The best part about Bob that one notices right away is his positive energy. I believe this helped keep me optimistic and ultimately thats what got me my dream apartment. Bob didn't give up on me. He didn't try to sell me on a place that wasn't what I wanted. He was communicative, but not annoying. He knows exactly how to deal with people. His experience and determination was evident. I'm very happy that my friend introduced me to Bob. He was by far the best agent I have ever dealt with. Thanks Bob!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Bob Brooks Responded:
IT WAS A PLEASURE MEETING AND HELPING YOU NEDA AND IM GLAD YOUR HAPPY!!
PEACE,BOB
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Ronald ****

review date 09/27/2014 overall rating
I never write reviews, but I just had to for this one.

After moving to the US from Europe recently, it's difficult finding an apartment. No rental history, no credit score and in addition to that, I'm self employed. Needless to say I needed help.

After searching for the best agent to help me, I found Bob on nakedapartments. He had a crazy amount of 5 star reviews, it almost looked too good to be true.

But everything that is said in the reviews is true. Bob got me an amazing deal in one of the hottest parts of the city and within a day!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Bob Brooks Responded:
GLAD YOUR HAPPY RONALD!!
YOU WERE A PLEASURE TO MEET AND HELP!!
PEACE,BB
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Hope ****

review date 06/25/2014 overall rating
Never responded to my inquiry.
Bob Brooks Responded:
i dont even see your inquiry!! what are you looking for? whats your budget and when are you looking to move??
call me if you like 9177496332 and i will do my best to help!!
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Lori ****

review date 03/05/2014 overall rating
When I decided to move to the city in the fall, I went through Bob. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable regarding the apartment search process in Manhattan. I put an application in for my apartment that evening and the next day I had been approved. He was with me every step of the way, making sure I got the best I could get in an apartment. I'm so happy with the apartment that he helped me find and would recommend him to anyone looking to move!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Bob Brooks Responded:
so glad your happy lori!!! you were a pleasure to help!!
peace,bb
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MJ ****

review date 03/03/2014 overall rating
Bob is the best agent I have worked with. I have been living in the city for over 10 years and seemed to always have a problem with the typical NYC broker trying to upsell me or simply tell me there is nothing to be found. Initially I was ready to be done with the broker experience and pound the pavement to find an apartment on my own. After meeting with Bob I knew that he was willing to do whatever it takes to find me my new home. I was almost shocked at the amount of time he and his team had put in to find me an apartment with a relatively small budget in the NYC market. I had a week to find a place and after 1 day of searching I had found the perfect place to call home on the Upper West Side. I would recommend Bob to anyone looking to live in Manhattan and will contact him first if I decide to move again. Thanks for everything Bob!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Bob Brooks Responded:
it was my pleasure MJ. GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING!!!
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John ****

review date 10/31/2013 overall rating
He email ask me to review and was OK

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

Bob Brooks Responded:
hi john, did you find a place??
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Andrew ****

review date 08/20/2013 overall rating
Got to Bob from a friend of mine at the office. My roommate and I were in a bit of a hurry to find the right place and move in ASAP.

Within one meeting short meeting he knew exactly what we were looking for and brought us out right away to view a whole list of apartments, none of which were "definite no's" and all of which were totally on the right track to what we were looking for.

In that first night, we saw a place and knew right away that it was perfect.

Bob stayed up late with us making sure that all of our application information was ready to go that night and met us early the next morning at the leasing office so that we would be the first ones in. 3 business days later we were approved and signed a lease.

Bob was incredibly kind, energetic and intent on making sure we got exactly what we wanted every step of the way. He was always available via call/text/email and was a great guide through the sometimes hectic process of renting a home in NYC.

I'll definitely be coming back to Bob when I choose to find a new place.

Thanks! :)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Peter ****

review date 08/20/2013 overall rating
We used Bob to find an apartment on the upper east side. He knows the market, understood what we were looking for, and was very straight and direct with us.

He went above what every broker I've used in the past has done. He kept in contact with the management, negotiated with them so that the lease fit our terms and gave me daily updates on the progress. I can say with confidence that we probably wouldn't have gotten the apartment had Bob not contacted the management directly.

I very strongly recommend him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Wenbo ****

review date 08/19/2013 overall rating
I am a first timer to New York City, so I believe that it needs a lot of homework to do to pick up a suitable apartment for me. Fortunately, during my first day of heavy searching, I saw a desirable one in a Craigslist post, which is represented by Bob Brooks, who works for AC Lawrence. Mr. Brooks is very professional and passionate about his work. He has rich information of available apartments around New York, and we quickly scaled down and got a list of apartments that has best value, some of which are exclusive choices. Thanks to the great work of Amer, who is the assistant of Bob, we took a look at all the apartments and finally picked up my desired future home at manhattan. I don't regret my choice because it is the perfect balance of security, floor size, location and rent. And it is Bob and Amer who helped me and made it much easier than I expected to make a deal. We've become friends now, and I appreciate their excellent work. I strongly recommend Bob to anyone that desperately in need of renting an apartment in beautiful New York!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kyle ****

review date 08/16/2013 overall rating
I came into the city with a pretty tight timeline. I had to find a place and get back down to DC to wrap up some things. Unfortunately I was in a bit of a fix because I don't have a guarantor, complicating things for me when I tried to get a place. Landlords were reluctant to grant me a lease because of that.

After speaking with a few other brokers on the phone and shopping around online I contacted Bob after seeing his listing here on Naked Apartments. I went in and saw him, told him the situation and he explained to me the challenges associated with my particular circumstances. Nevertheless, he was able to find some solid options for me in great neighborhoods in a very expedient time frame. Within two days I was already selecting a spot and without any hassles I've got my lease in hand and a place to live come September 1st.

Despite the fact that Bob is obviously busy with the concerns of other clients he never had me waiting and was very welcoming, friendly and quick to help. He was also very understanding of my situation and did an awesome job mitigating the problems I faced not having a guarantor. I would recommend Bob to my friends if they were moving to New York.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Victoria ****

review date 07/26/2013 overall rating
Bob and his assistant Ariana helped me find a great apartment in Manhattan and I was able to sign the lease the next day. Bob's energy/hugs/enthusiasm eased a lot of my parents' and my stress and made the whole process easy. Bob has been in the business a long time and knows the city and landlords inside and out. Kudos to both!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Doug ****

review date 07/19/2013 overall rating
Bob and his associate MJ were a real pleasure to work with. Highly knowledgeable, personable and straight forward. Had one day to find a suitable apartment (came in from out of town) and Bob and his team went right to work by explaining the current market, trends, statistics, opportunities and challenges. Developed a specific target, market tour and found just what I was looking for, and executed a lease for move in within 2 weeks. All to budget. A word to the wise....use a broker and have confidence in Bob and MJ. They are easy to work with, professional and produce results in a very challenging market. I highly recommend without reservation.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lara ****

review date 07/14/2013 overall rating
I originally contacted Bob after seeing an apartment listed online that looked ideal. Unlike several other brokers I have dealt with in New York, Bob arranged for me to view the apartment I had enquired about about rather than just using the ad as a fishing exercise and wasting my time by taking me to other non-suitable or expensive apartments. I was even more pleasantly surprised upon viewing the apartment to find that the pictures on the website were of the actual apartment and not stock photos. His assistant MJ who showed me around the apartment was really friendly and helpful.

I am new to the States arriving less than a month ago, so landlords were really reticent to deal with me, so Bob worked really hard to secure a lease on the apartment I wanted. Meanwhile he was also working on other suitable rentals in case it wasn't possible to strike up a deal on the original apartment.

In the end Bob was able to work out a deal with landlord, so I secured the apartment I wanted.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Alex ****

review date 07/01/2013 overall rating
In the matter of a few hours Bob was able to get viewings at two apartments and I signed a lease on the second one! He took me through the application process and let me know the second I was accepted.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Amer ****

review date 05/24/2013 overall rating
In late February I arrived to the US for the first time. I was looking for a place to live for 4 consecutive days, putting in more than 5 hours a day to look at apartments. I found nothing but misfortune until I was contacted by Bob. I met with him at his office, and he was direct, honest, helpful, and very informative! We left minutes after to look at apartments. He showed me studios and 1-bed apartments in UES, UWS and Midtown, and I ended up applying for the last apartment he showed me, an exclusive of his, and it is where I have been living comfortably for the past 3 months!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sarah ****

review date 04/11/2013 overall rating
I am not even in the NYC area yet and just had some questions for Bob since I've never lived there before. I'm currently looking for a job but am not in a position to move yet. Within 5 minutes of sending Bob a message, he called me on the phone and responded to my questions in an extremely courteous, kind, direct and thorough way. He was an enormous help even though I had no intention of setting up an appointment with him. His respect for me as a person was so evident. I am convinced this is just who he is and how he does business. I have great respect for his kindness and professionalism. I'll be calling him first when I land a job in the city!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Conor ****

review date 04/02/2013 overall rating
I must have seen a dozen brokers before I met Bob. Bob showed me ONE apartment and that apartment is where I live now. It was by far the best deal and I am very happy with it. Bob helped me through the whole process and was very accommodating.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jenny ****

review date 03/12/2013 overall rating
Bob and his team are wonderful. They really listened to my wish list and did their best to find options that were suitable. They worked seamlessly as a team and I was truly impressed by how professional, yet real, they all were. It just goes to show that everything trickles from the top - Bob you're a great leader! Best part, he is always smiling. Even though I didn't end up renting an apartment through Bob, I will highly recommend him to anyone who it. Thanks for being a ray of sunshine through the sometimes chaotic process of NYC apartment hunting!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Festa ****

review date 03/06/2013 overall rating
I just recently got relocated to NY for work, from Newport beach CA, and trying to find an apartment within my budget and criteria has been a nightmare. I work in Chelsea and everything I stumbled across was either to small, to expensive, no kitchen or to far up in the 100s. Everyone told me to get a roommate and look on craigslist which I refused to do, its creepy and i didn't want to live with someone I did't know. (I'm picky I know)I was about to give up and really considered moving back home if i didn't find anything within decent location from work. Then Bob came to the rescue, Thanks to him I now have a lovely studio in hell's kitchen and its perfect. I saw the unit Monday morning and had the lease written up and ready to go within 48 hours. His full of knowledge, positive attitude, knows what his talking about, outgoing and straight to the point :) I couldn't pass it up. Thanks Bob for finding me my new home in this crazy city.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Gino ****

review date 03/01/2013 overall rating
backstory: received a job promotion requiring me to move to NY from SF. was leaving for NY in 3 weeks and had 1 week to find a place once i landed (before leaving on a business trip)

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from living in SF, as soon as I needed to find an apt I turned to craigslist. Bad idea, scam after scam.

during the search my girlfriend stumbled across naked apartments. I did my research on the different neighborhoods and contacted the agents who the listings were under. I received numerous responses but when they found out I was 3 weeks away from moving, I either got the cold shoulder or "please contact me when you arrive and we'll see what we can find you". not Bob, he immediately explained the NY market and how fast properties move out there. we talked about what I wanted in the perfect place and that he would do whatever he could to find what I was looking for.

the few weeks blew by and I was fresh off my one way flight to NYc. I met with a different agent before I met with Bob and I was deeply disappointed. they talked me into blindly checking out listings in a part if town I didn't want to be in and tried to hard sell me on units when I hadn't even seen different parts of the town. after that experience I was ready to give up working with brokers altogether.

I'm glad I didn't. the next day I met with Bob and we went through all the available listings within my price range and criteria. he showed me the pros and cons of each unit (in NYC you can't have it all, got to sacrifice good things for other good things). he even mentioned things like "although this unit seems awesome it's a front facing unit with the trash cans next to the window, come summertime you're going to hate life" little details like that save you A LOT of time. Bob had his associate Matthew take me to the listings we agreed to check out. Matthew was very easy going and not once did i feel pressured to make a decision. he was very helpful and knowledgeable about why I would and wouldn't like about the different areas. we were able to find THE PERFECT place & have the lease signed in 2 days!

as long as you're up front with Bob, he'll be upfront with you. he can be a little intense at times but that's just his passion. I truly believes he loves and enjoys helping people find a place they'll treasure. meeting with him & his team was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

oh and get ready for the group hug... you'll see!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Tony ****

review date 02/20/2013 overall rating
I write a relatively small number of reviews on the internet. In many cases where I DID have an exceptional encounter with a business, I got distracted or just didn't have the motivation to sit down and put it in words; as I discovered AC Lawrence through online reviews, the evaluation step in the process felt compulsory from the beginning. Conversely, I had such an energy and genuine relief by the end that I couldn't wait to sit down and write about it.

Real estate is not food service and one much less often needs to compare/shop brokers than fine dining options, so this review constitutes more than the standard "staff was professional, location was clean and convenient" cookie-cutter review/anecdote. Suffice to say this may get a little lengthy for an online review, so here's my brief summation for those who don't want all of the specifics:

" ***** (five stars) based on variety, quality, and quantity of properties; friendly and knowledgable staff; Bob Brooks - the broker you want to bee-line to."

Now the full story:

When I found AC Lawrence, I must have depleted every classified ad listing to have been published online and in print, called every Broker in New York, posted homes wanted ads, and even did a little social investigation so to speak - Facebook/Twitter detective stuff. It seemed that anybody who had useful information was also in my position, and nobody wanted to share even a hint of hope to level the playing field; that there was not a single legitimate listing, that was made by a real person, and was about a real property; and that every legit listing I HAD found had already BEEN found by someone else. I'm not loaded, so there was no magical pass to the front-of-the-line for me. As it would turn out, I was about to get the next best thing.

I found Bob Brooks on the AC Lawrence website, after skimming through some of their Yelp/Naked reviews. Since I was already looking at his direct number I decided to leave him a message, but he personally answered the phone and set aside time for me to come in that day.

Travel to the office was direct and quick which is not generally a huge bone of contention for me, but since the office is on 48th/7th, hassle-free was nice.

Bob was waiting with a couple of listings when I walked in, and we just tweaked my terms a little bit before heading out. I'd say we spent (rough-estimate) ten minutes in the office between arrival and leaving to view the properties...not bad for an initial visit. Even better, I was signing my lease at the end of that visit four hours or so later (don't expect to have this experience unless you're over-over-prepared like me, I had more paperwork than they wanted).

If you need a broker who knows this city and has connections, I HIGHLY recommend Bob. He helped me evaluate my needs and prioritize what really matters in a property. But above all, he prevented me from losing out to someone else which is the most important quality I never knew I needed.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Ginna ****

review date 02/18/2013 overall rating
I was searching for a 2 bedroom and I got contacted by Bob who really helped me find what I was looking for. He showed me so many apartments and I loved all of them it was hard for me to pick one but he helped me make the best choice by telling me the ins and outs. The procedure was very easy and helped me with the paper works. I would recommend Bob to my friends and even use him again as a broker.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Stephen ****

review date 02/18/2013 overall rating
Bob found everything I was looking for seamlessly; a home in a nice neighborhood, with all of my must-haves, in my price range, and in record time.

Bob communicated with me and kept me up to date throught the entire process, he had listings matching my criteria every time we spoke, and seems to know everything about every area in New York City. I'd definitely consult Bob if I was ever in the market for another property, but I don't think I'll ever give my current place up.
5 stars, and one satisfied customer.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Xixi ****

review date 01/25/2013 overall rating
Finding an apartment in NYC in a short period of time can be so stressful. Thanks to Bob who has made the process so much easier for me. Bob is simply amazing. He is very earnest, caring, patient and extremely professional. He responded my inquiry quickly and was able to show me 8 apartments that fit my needs the first day we met. With his experience in the business, he surely knows what he does and what's best for his clients. He and his associate Alejandro made me feel very well taken care of. We found THE apt on Day 3. Highly recommend!! Let Bob help you!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Frank ****

review date 01/22/2013 overall rating
I am writing this review to express my honest opinion of Bob Brooks and his assistant at AC Lawrence Real Estate. Mr. Brooks' professionalism, knowledge and expertise is unsurpassed. His assistant was even more impressive. For a young gentleman he was highly educated and intelligent. He exhibited the utmost respect, courtesies, patience and really knew his real estate. It was truly a wonderful experience dealing with both of them. I am really lucky to have found them. Thanks for all of your help in finding that great apartment. I'm sure I will be very happy there and so will my son and family when they visit. Frank Sheehan

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Michael ****

review date 01/22/2013 overall rating
Bob made the apartment search process very easy and efficient. He sat down with me and listened to what I wanted and was able to deliver more than I expected. He is very knowledgable about anything you should know about a neighborhood, apartment building, landlord, etc. and made sure I did not waste my time. He was very responsive and took care of everything seamlessly. I was comfortable every step of the way and very happy with the end result.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Rob ****

review date 01/20/2013 overall rating
Bob Brooks is one of the best brokers in the NYC area. He is very knowledgeable. He understands overall market trends, neighborhoods, and rental conditions. He is able to find for you exactly what you are looking for based on the criteria you give him. Moreover, he knows a lot about the different management companies that run the apartments and will tell you which ones you would prefer to work with. He will not waste your time because he only will show you places that he thinks you would like and fit your budget.

Throughout the entire process, Bob responded to all my emails and phone calls right away which is very important since the leasing process is very fast paced. The apartment I ultimately rented was listed on the market for only a couple hours. We were able to see it and he then worked with the management company to make sure that my application was at the top of the list.

He found exactly what I was looking for. He even called up the owner and renegotiated the lease term for me. He is very passionate and enthusiastic and will not stop searching and working with you until you are happy. After you have leased a place, he will even put you in touch with both moving companies to assist with the move and companies to assist with any purchases you will need to make for your new place.

I highly recommend Bob Brooks to anyone looking for an apartment in NYC. I am thrilled that I worked with Bob. He made the entire process seamless.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kendall ****

review date 01/04/2013 overall rating
Bob Brooks is a fantastic person and a great realtor. He is truly worth every penny. He made my apartment search seamless and really understood what I was looking for. He was incredibly knowledgable about landlords, etc. and could not have been a bigger help. Safety was a priority for me and he made sure to take this into account. I will definitely be using Bob in the future. USE BOB!!!!! Best realtor in NYC.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Gracie ****

review date 12/15/2012 overall rating
Bob Brooks was amazing and found me an apartment the same day I came in! I had a lease fall through last minute prior to coming to Bob so I needed an apartment immediately. Bob and Alison Ostendorf worked so quickly and understood the urgency of my search and found me a beautiful studio within my budget immediately and I was able to move in the NEXT day! They are both extremely professional and you feel very well taken care of when working with them.
Alison took me around to view a lot of apartments, was able to pick up on my preferences quickly and helped me find the perfect neighborhood and apartment. I am so happy I worked with both Bob and Alison on this b/c every other broker I dealt with in New York was not as professional, trustworthy, and on top of it like they were. It takes others days to get you approved and moved-in but I was able to move in literally the NEXT day.

Thanks again! I am loving my new studio!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Louisa ****

review date 10/31/2012 overall rating
I just started working with Bob, but I am impressed by how he managed to respond to my inquiry immediately. I look forward to working with him.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Carine ****

review date 10/23/2012 overall rating
Bob set me up with an incredible apartment in a neighborhood I adore. Having recently moved to New York he was very thorough in answering my questions on how to rent in New York, where the things I needed where in the city all the way down to the better utilities options. (none of the given info was because he had a kick back, only because he was generous with his knowledge and time)
He showed me a wide variety of apartments all of which were very lovely in order to find the right one for me.
I will recommend Bob to my friends and co-workers and I will most certainly use him again myself if I choose to move... which I may not seeing as how I like my apartment so much!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Joanne ****

review date 10/04/2012 overall rating
I didn't end up renting through Bob but I definitely will when I move again in the future. He was very helpful in every way!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Riley ****

review date 09/04/2012 overall rating
I absolutely love Bob Brooks! If I could give him more stars on the rating I would! Do not waste your time going to any other broker or spend countless hours looking for apartments online on your own. I met with Bob today and within minutes he had the perfect listing for me. As soon as I walked into the apartment I knew it was going to be my new home, and because Bob has such a great relationship with the landlord he had my application approved within the hour. He found me the perfect apartment with even more amenities than I thought I could afford, and at the exact budget I wanted. I will absolutely tell everyone I know to use him and if I need another apartment again in the future I would never even consider using anyone else. Bob has such a positive attitude and energy, he was absolutely the best broker I could have hoped for during the process! I am so excited to move into my new apartment now that Bob made this whole process as easy as possible!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sam ****

review date 08/24/2012 overall rating
I had the pleasure of working with Bob Brooks at Bond NYC on a rental apartment search. Bob is professional, efficient, knowledgeable, well informed, patient, not pushy and open to explore every request. In a matter of 2 days I saw about 6 different apartments and on the second day I settled on a perfect apartment that met all of my requirements. In every way Bob was great and we highly recommend using his services.

Thank you again, Bob.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Julia ****

review date 08/21/2012 overall rating
Bob Brooks is by far one of the best brokers in the NYC area. My roommate and I are recent college grads on a very strict budget and after many months of searching for an apartment and getting the cold shoulder from countless brokers, Bob was more than willing to help us. Bob always answered our phone calls and emails in a timely manner. He not only found us an apartment within walking distance to work but, also within our extremely strict budget. Even after we signed our lease Bob helped made our move to Manhattan easy by giving us his extra dresser and armoire for our new apartment. If it wasn't for Bob there is no way my roommate and I would be living in NYC. I highly recommend Bob Brooks for anyone looking for an apartment in NYC.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Alyssa ****

review date 08/18/2012 overall rating
After a long and difficult apartment search in the greater NYC area, my roommate and I were so glad to stumble upon one of Bob's exclusive listings. He always answered my phone calls and emails right away and is one of the few brokers we met in NYC that took the time to help us even though we are two recent college grads on a budget. We definitely could not have found an apartment in the location we did for the budget we have if it weren't for Bob and his great connections. He met with us one night after work and we were done looking after seeing that first apartment. He couldn't have been more understanding or respectful and we would just like to thank him for the time he took with us and for finding us our first NYC apartment! Now we can stop commuting and walk to work.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Mike ****

review date 08/13/2012 overall rating
I recently moved to New York City from North Carolina after being honorably discharged from the Army. Everyone told me how hard it is to find an apartment in NYC and I was warned to be wary of brokers. I spoke to Bob a couple of times on the phone and decided to work with him. That was the best decision I made. Bob made finding an aprtment so easy. He gave me options and choices. He listened to what I wanted and gently educated me about the ways of the big apple. I took a place in a great neighborhood by the A train - the exact train that will take me to work. Bob made my exeprience of moving to NYC a great one. He knew where the gym was, he found me cheap parking for my car (which I'm going to sell because you don't need a car in nyc), and he even introduced me to the neighbors. He even cut me a break on the broker's fee because he knew I was short on cash. All in all Bob was absolutely fantastic and I would suggest anyone who needs an apartment contact him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Bridgette ****

review date 08/08/2012 overall rating
This is my second time working with Bob in the past few years and both times he's been AWESOME! He helped me find my first apartment and now that i'm ready to move up to a bigger place, he's helped me find tenants to replace my existing lease and find me my dream apartment for my next chapter in NYC. Coming from out of state (as most people here are) it's very comforting to feel like you have a broker actually working for you instead of just sticking you in the next available place. He's a true professional and he's got a TON of listings in the best neighborhoods in the city. When you need an apartment, you call Bob.
Thanks Bob!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jaci ****

review date 08/08/2012 overall rating
I am a first time renter and first timer to NYC, so all my natural instincts told me to be afraid. However, after I got in contact with Bob I began to feel much better. Bob responded to my first email within minutes and I told him what I wanted and where. We set up an appointment and off we went. As a young female in the city he took my safety as a high priority, which made my Dad and myself feel much better. After just a few short hours we found the perfect place (with the help of his associate) and Bob did a tremendous job getting all the necessary papers in order to assure that my application would be on top of the pile! I might still be a little bit terrified moving to NYC but I can now can be assured that I have a fantastic safe place to live, thanks to Bob!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Marshall ****

review date 07/27/2012 overall rating
While I ended up not looking with Bob, his attentiveness to what I was looking for was amazing. He definitely tries to take care of what you want and responds very quickly. I'd highly recommend him to a friend!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Rebecca ****

review date 07/15/2012 overall rating
I met with tons of brokers and Bob was by far the most helpful! He found exactly what I was looking for and was extremely easy to work with. He went above and beyond what most brokers would do to help me get the apartment I wanted. He was even able to negotiate with the landlord to push back the move in date. I can't recommend Bob enough. You will not be disappointed!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Anastasia ****

review date 07/12/2012 overall rating
If you are looking for a person who knows the real estate market and will respect your time, your budget and your needs for an apartment in the city, contact Bob. I found my next home through Bob and not only I feel happy about it, but also I liked the professionalism and the timely manner that he handled the whole process.
Definitely I would recommend him to my network.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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James ****

review date 07/11/2012 overall rating
Bob was great - he was very quick to respond and to set up an appointment for me to see the apartment I saw listed on Naked. He sent me to meet one of his agents, unfortunately to the wrong apartment, but honest mistake and his agent quickly got Bob on the phone and walked me over to the 2 bedroom I was meant to look at. I met Bob there and he took me right up to the place, answered all my questions, and made me feel like if this place wasn't going to work out (as there were 2 others looking at the same time) he would be able to help me find the right spot. Bob was the second broker I went to and his way of doing business was much more enjoyable than the first company I dealt with. He didn't insist that I meet at his office first and then didn't proceed to show me completely different apartments from what I saw online (as happened with another company). I'm in the process of closing on another apartment but if for any reason it doesn't work out I'll be giving Bob a call! Thanks for the viewing and your help!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Yihang ****

review date 07/10/2012 overall rating
Bob Brooks is the best broker I ever had. He is very enthusiastic, professional, patient, and experienced. Bob is very proficient in the rental business around NYC and knows exactly what is good for his clients. Recently, he helped me find out a brand new apartment at a very reasonable price. Moreover, Bob also offered helps to negotiate with the landlord to make the move-in process very easy! Based on my experience, I highly recommend Bob.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Katherine ****

review date 07/05/2012 overall rating
I have been stressing about finding a first time apartment in NYC. Bob actually took the time to explain what is happening in the market, rental conditions, and the best lease start dates to work with. Now that I have a full understanding, I can better gauge what is plausible for my situation. Looking forward to continue working with him in a few months!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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K ****

review date 07/03/2012 overall rating
I'm in a great apartment today solely because Bob Brooks was willing to go the "extra mile" for me. I came in from out of town with a limited amount of time to look around and almost zero knowledge about the NYC apartment market and how it worked. I had initially been referred to another broker, but after spending a morning with Bob and comparing the expertise and attention Bob provided vs. the other broker, it was immediately obvious that I should work exclusively with Bob. He took the time to understand my priorities, and then through his connections and effort, was able to identify and get me in to see apartments that were consistent with my priorities and price range...much better than I saw through anyone else. Once we identified an apartment that I wanted to commit to, his advice and counsel on what to bid, how to differentiate my offer, and how to work through all the paperwork was invaluable. I truly don't know what I would have ended up with if he hadn't been there to help. Bob provided me with personalized attention and was always available to answer my questions quickly, day or night, which was really important. At one point, the landlord required that certain forms be typed rather than handwritten (which I had no easy way to accomplish on short notice), so Bob made a special trip into his office over the weekend to get that done. When I look for my next apartment in NYC, I know Bob will be my first call. I'd recommend him to anyone.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Brianne ****

review date 06/30/2012 overall rating
Bob was beyond amazing! I've been looking for Ana apartment for about 3 months now and have gone through about 4 different brokers and he is by far the best one I've ever dealt with. Not only did he answer our inquiry at 7pm at night but he also showed us our dream apartment 20 minutes later and signed the lease the following day which couldn't have worked out better since we litterally had to move out that weekend. Probably couldn't have asked for a better person to deal with and so understanding of our situation and our time frame . Hands down, if I ever move out (hopefully I don't need to) I'll go straight back to bob. :)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Zhuo ****

review date 06/29/2012 overall rating
I write this review to thank my broker Mr. Bob Brooks for helping me find a fantastic apartment in Upper East Side Manhattan. One of my friends recommended Bob to me when I was trying to find an apartment in NYC. I tried, and I really impressed by Bob, who did a great job! Bob is very experienced, highly efficient and responsible for helping me find an amazing apartment in just 2 days! In addition, Bob also made the rental process and paper works very easy and smooth for me, a visitor scholar from other country. The studio apartment is reasonably big, very clean, located in a very convenient place and importantly at a very great price.
I am very satisfied with the service Bob provided, based on my experience and also my friends, I would highly recommend Bob Brooks!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Katherine ****

review date 06/28/2012 overall rating
I called Bob Brooks because of the great reviews he received on nakedapartments.com, and I can tell you that he lived up to the hype.

Bob was knowledgeable, courteous, and fun to work with. Most importantly, he listened to my wants and needs and found only the apartments that could work for me. I just graduated from college in the city and was on a tight budget with my roommate. He spent an hour and a half just listening to what we wanted and could afford before he showed us anything.

We saw over five apartments in one afternoon that all could have worked for us. He did not waste my time with apartments I couldn't afford, apartments in bad areas, or apartments that were falling apart or were owned by less than reputable management companies.

New York real estate moves incredibly fast and Bob worked quickly and efficiently to help us find our place. I met Bob, went out, found a beautiful apartment on the Upper East side, and put down a deposit on the place all in one day. My roommate and I were approved the next day and signed the lease a few days later.

Finding an apartment is stressful and can be overwhelming (I've done it twice in the past two years) but Bob made it fun and easy. I knew I was in good hands from the moment I sat down. He was professional and reassuring.

He was straight to the point about what we could expect with our budget and guided us to the area that would give us the most for our money. I felt like he respected us as people, as well as our time and our budget.

I highly recommend working with Bob, the best broker New York has to offer.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Erika ****

review date 06/28/2012 overall rating
Bob Brooks is amazing!!!! I have ben looking for an apartment for quite some time and every other relator i've dealt with is hard to keep in touch with, doesn't answer the phone or the apartment is nothing what it seems. i saw a post from Bob Brook's called him and he answered right away, showed the apartment immediately and signed the lease within a day! He went above and beyond to help me and my roommate out and accommodate our every need. He is friendly and honestly cares about what kind of place he will be putting you into. He was above and beyond my expectations. I cant wait to move into my beautiful new apartment! Thank-you Bob!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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R ****

review date 06/27/2012 overall rating
Bob is THE best broker I've ever worked with, and I've worked with a lot. I would highly recommend him for the following reasons
- we found a place on the first day
- he negotiated an earlier move in date (which we needed)
- he was very knowledgeable not only on apartments but the management companies who ran them, and even the landlords. He can tell you which building (even if they look nice on the outside) may be trouble or have bed bugs. The man is a database of knowledge it's incredible.
- he is super enthusiastic and fun, we instantly felt comfortable with him and he make us laught and relax through this process that is usually quite stressful, but not with him. After finding out apt he event came to my husbands music concert that night, he's a super nice guy, so easy to work with.
- he is timely (which is key with real estate in NYC) especially because things are in the market in the mornings and gone in the afternoon. He responded to me ASAP while other brokers on this website never did or took days to respond. Bob literally contact me right away and we got started. I knew immediately I wanted to work with him above anyone else at that point.

Bob is great, not only will he find you a place but you'll enjoy the journey!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Jennifer ****

review date 06/18/2012 overall rating
A fine experience.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Kevin ****

review date 06/13/2012 overall rating
Didn't live in NY during the apartment search. Worked with my limited schedule and made the process fairly painless, even for my budget. Extensive knowledge of Manhattan neighborhoods and transportation made sure I got a place I would be happy with. Also focused on setting me up with landlords he trusted, which I never would have been able to do without him.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Stephen ****

review date 03/27/2012 overall rating
I just signed today for an awesome apartment, and I have Bob to thank. Bob showed me many quality apartments in my desired location when another broker told me there weren't any available. He worked with me for almost 2 weeks until I found the perfect apartment.

I was extremely impressed with the quality of apartments Bob showed me, and with how helpful he was throughout the process. He made my life much easier throughout the search.

Thanks, Bob!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Mimi ****

review date 02/09/2012 overall rating
Bob has been a pleasure to work with. He showed me the best apartments I have seen in my search and was extremely responsive to all emails and phone calls. I wasted a lot of time dealing with other brokers, and once I was in touch with Bob, everything suddenly seemed easier in the arduous hunt for an NYC apt.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Where are these reviews from?

From renters on www.nakedapartments.com who've worked with Bob.