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Bob Brooks
Bond New York

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Robert "Bob" Brooks is a New York City real estate veteran of over 20 years, and licensed since 1996. Bob has been in every building in Manhattan more times than he can count. He has an intimate knowledge of the market from the good to the bad, and of the owners/management companies of most apartments and buildings. "Owners are very consistent whether they own one or 500 buildings. When they take care of one they take care of them all; and when they don't, they don't! This knowledge is vital in the fast-paced NYC real estate market where time is money, and the difference in getting or losing an ideal space can mean a matter of minutes." Bob's track record in the real estate industry has kept him and his clients on a winning streak; he has constantly been one of the city's top rental agents since he began his real estate career here in 1994. To date, Bob has rented and/or sold over 8,965 apartments, closed several retail and commercial deals and consulted on several commercial acquisitions. As a team leader, he has trained over 7,000 agents and managed up to 30 agents at any given time.
While Bob has access to the whole city, he specializes in residential and commercial real estate throughout Manhattan proper -- from uptown to downtown, east side to west. "Wherever my clients want to be, we can help!" Tell him what you're looking for and what's important to you, and he will find it. "Within reason of course," he says. "We are in Manhattan after all!" Because Bob knows that NYC real estate is fast and fierce, his clients need to be prepared. "At any given time there's less than a 1% vacancy rate in this city. With that slim margin of availability, it important that I instill in my clients the necessary sense of urgency so that we can strike when the right iron is hot. My job is to score them the right apartment by teaching them the rules of the game. By getting my clients to understand the need for fast footwork, the need to have a readiness of liquid funds and the necessary documentation, and to be willing to offer such landlord incentives as additional security, I can clinch the deal as soon as they choose an apartment.
When a client is truly prepared and ready to go, I'll really go to bat for them and fight for them until we make the deal they are looking for." Bob's secret for finding a great apartment in New York: Keeping in touch with your broker on a daily basis will ensure that you will be informed about the newest availabilities as soon as they come in. Call me every day if you have to. The market moves fast. Our listings are being updated all day long, every day. If you show me that you're serious, I'm going to keep a constant eye out for the apartment you're after. And if I know that you're there and ready to go the second the right listing comes in, I'll put everything I have into getting you a deal. Working together and getting your feedback on a constant basis is also how I come to understand you and what you're looking for, so that I can show you the right product at the right time.
Born into a military family in Texas Bob lived all over the world from Chicago to Miami, Tampa, Georgia, Japan and Germany. A NYC resident since 1994, he inhabits Hell's Kitchen plus owns investment property in Middle Village, Queens. Bob served one tour in the US Army during the first Gulf War as a Combat Medic. He also worked as a personal trainer, life coach and motivator, massage therapist, boat captain and day trader. This diverse experience affords him seasoned customer service and business skills. Bob's goal is to find you that special home, while making the daunting process as easy and enjoyable as possible!

Renter Reviews of Bob

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Brooke ****

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04/27/2017
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Bob Brooks has been fantastic to work with. He showed us three beautiful apartments, all in our preferred neighborhood and all in our price range, and was extremely accommodating - he even had his colleague, David, take us to see two of the places twice! I've seen a lot of terrible units during my apartment search, and every single place that Bob showed us was better than anything we saw elsewhere.

In the end we rented a huge one-bedroom in Hell's Kitchen. Bob got us a great deal and has continued to be helpful even as we prepare to move, since he is so knowledgeable about the area. We're lucky to have found him!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kandice ****

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03/26/2017
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We happened upon Bond New York when we met Ezra at a listing. Ezra introduced us to his boss Bob at the Bond New York office the following Sunday, and he was very great at explaining our options within our price range. He did not make us feel like we were being "cheap" like may New York Brokers do. He simply listened to our needs and produced a very thorough list of about 20 apartments that were available to see right away. Ezra spent an entire day showing us around the Upper East Side on a freezing cold day (go Ezra!) where we had our heart set to find the perfect apartment.

The one that was far nicer than any other was of course out of our price range. Bob negotiated with the landlord to get us a much better deal on several aspects ,and we are very excited to be moving in this weekend! For the neighborhood it's a beautiful space at a decent price. I feel if you trust his process and are patient you will find your dream apartment with Bond New York, Robert Brooks, and Ezra!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lia ****

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12/02/2016
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Bob was a pleasure to work with. Responded immediately to my initial inquiry. Was very trustworthy and knowledgable. The most important thing was he showed me the ACTUAL apartment featured on this site, and it was not a bait and switch, which unfortunately happened to me on other occasions. Bob responds within minutes, if you have any questions. You would be lucky to work with Bob, if you are looking for an apartment.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Charlie ****

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08/21/2016
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Great agent. Very helpful throughout the search process.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Joshua ****

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08/20/2016
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Professional and helpful

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Shari ****

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08/19/2016
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Bob is simply amazing! I had a unique financial situation that I knew would require an experienced agent who was familiar with the owners/landlords and could finesse a deal. I made the absolute best decision by choosing Bob as that agent. I came in from CT to look at apartments with Bob and within 24 hours I signed a lease! Bob had the ability to listen to what I was looking for and weed through the many listings available to get down to a few apartments he thought would work for me. Not only did I end up with exactly what I was looking for, but the rent is $800 less than my max budget - an absolute steal! I highly recommend Bob to anyone!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Eric ****

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08/01/2016
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An honest broker with good energy. He has really good listings; I rented a great apartment in Hell's Kitchen through him in a rent-controlled building! Easy to work with and responded promptly to questions. The fee was very reasonable and well worth it. I don't plan on moving any time soon, but I would work with this agent again.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Bonnie ****

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07/04/2016
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Bob was very responsive and always answered my questions and emails quickly. He was very helpful and I so appreciated the time he took with me. While we didn't end up renting from Bob because of a change in circumstances, I would definitely recommend him to anyone - especially people new to NYC.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Rodrigo ****

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06/05/2016
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Bob was a great broker! He went above and beyond helping even after we signed the lease. The apartment needed some work and he made sure everything was ready for us to move in. He also made everything possible to make the process as simple and easy as possible.

Great broker and excellent person!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Eleni ****

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04/25/2016
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Bob is Awesome! Being from out-of-state I was feeling terribly overwhelmed and lost by the process of renting in NYC, when I came across Bob’s profile… I immediately emailed him and heard back from him within a matter of minutes. From that point on, he diligently worked to find me an awesome apartment. He went out of his way to make the process less stressful and to make sure he understood exactly what I was looking for.
Bob was Great to work with. He was very accommodating, honest, knowledgeable, diligent, and enthusiastic. Bob always made sure I knew exactly what was going on and responded to my inquiries immediately no matter what time of day. I highly recommend Bob and believe he can help anyone find what they are looking for!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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A ****

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04/06/2016
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Bob was AMAZING!! He responded to my inquiry within minutes and he answered all of my many questions. He was attentive with what I was looking for and was able to get me into the perfect apartment almost immediately! He made the process easy. I have found my agent for life! :)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Bob Brooks Responded:
amazing!! i am so glad your happy!! yes, i am your agent for life!!
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Johanna ****

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03/07/2016
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Bob was fantastic! I was completely stressing out but Bob made it easy and was very straight forward and helpful with the my search. He gave great tips, was super honest, upfront, and he was looking out for my best interests. This was very refreshing after meeting with so many other brokers in the city.
Bob made the process easy by keeping things organized and keeping me in the loop. I'd highly recommend Bob for anyone who doesn't have time to waste and wants to work with a seasoned, knowledgeable, highly professional, and extremely understanding real estate agent!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lauren ****

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01/19/2016
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Bob was great to work with! He not only listened to our initial needs/budget/specifications, but he helped refine our search to help find the perfect apartment. Bob also found units very quickly, and was able to accomodate last-minute changes to our schedule and our search. Bob definitely knows his way around New York and its real estate market, and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an NYC apartment!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Bob Brooks Responded:
im so glad your happy Lauren!! it was a pleasure to meet and help you and your father!!
anything you need im at your service!!
peace,bob brooks
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Bertrand ****

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01/16/2016
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Bob responded within 5 minutes after I contacted him.
5 hours later, we had visited 9 apartments and I rented one of them.
He listened to all that I wanted in an apartment, did a research within my budget only, and all the apartments that he showed me had all I wanted.
The best part is that he got me my DREAM apartment: hardwood floors, control over the heating system, no noise, big closet spaces, elevator, washer/dryer in the building, big apartment, amazing location, and the best, crazy low price!!!!
Bob is probably the best realtor I had the privilege to work with.
This is the second time I rent an apartment from him.
I kept the first one for 5 years and it was very hard for me to leave (but I now need a bigger space). I know that my new apartment will be even better.
I would not work with another realtor... Ever!!!!
If you are working with someone else than Bob you will be doing a huge mistake.
Thank you for making my life in Manhattan the best it can be



I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lydia ****

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01/16/2016
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He is simply AMAZING!!! it is not the first time Bob helped us to find an apartment that is in line with our requirements and price range and every time he not just made it happen but exceeded our expectation. I always recommend him to my friends I care about and everyone was just super happy with his services. Believe me, don't waste your time shopping for an apartment on craiglist or streeteasy and etc, I have been there - very discouraging. They don't have the deals and choices that Bob has; after seeing apartments with him you get encouraged that you can live in NYC with the comfort and quality you want and can afford. He is amazing!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Bob's Apartments

$2,5001BR, 1BA
1st Ave Upper East Side
No fee1 month free
Pets Allowed
12 Days since update
$4,9001BR, 1BA
West 25th Flatiron District
870 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Balcony, Garage, Gym, On-site super, Outdoor Space, Parking, Playroom/Nursery, Pool, Sto...
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$2,150STUDIO
West 45th St Hell's Kitchen
Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, On-site super, Storage Room, Elevator Building
5 Days since update
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Bob's Specialties

Manhattan

Chelsea, Clinton, East Village, Gramercy Park, Hell's Kitchen, Midtown East, Murray Hill, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, West Village