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Michelle Shields
Citi Habitats

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Customer satisfaction is Michelle Shields Hynes' greatest reward…
Michelle understands that finding a home is a stressful experience, and knows the importance of finding that balance between investment value and emotional fulfillment.
Having managed properties for years in Florida and the UK, Michelle has a keen sense of what makes a home a good investment.
She is knowledgeable, patient and personable, and willing to work as long and hard as it takes to find her clients' dream homes.
"Renting, buying and selling should not be a painful process; rather, an exhilarating one. With my help, it will be all that and more!"  
A New York City resident for almost 21 years.
Michelle, her husband and son Sean Seamus also own a home in Ireland, as well as property in Orlando and the Catskill Mountains. 

Renter Reviews of Michelle

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Ricki ****

review date
03/31/2015
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Michelle is a great agent. She is courteous and kind. She has a laidback personality, yet she is highly professional and intuitive to your needs along with finding the right match home for you.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Alice ****

review date
02/22/2015
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My roommate and I worked with Michelle from Citi Habitats and were positively surprised by the level of professionalism and customer focus she and her company exhibited. Dealing with an agent in the NYC real estate market can be daunting prospect, but Michelle and her colleagues made the process easy. Michelle was always prompt in her replies to our inquiries, went out of her way to accommodate our busy schedules - even going so far as arranging for an off duty colleague to cover a second apartment showing when she herself wasn't able to make it - and seemed to have our best interest at heart at all times. You can't go wrong with Michelle, she has earned my full hearted endorsement.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sherry ****

review date
02/10/2015
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This review is for Real Estate Agent Michelle Shields. She has been extremely instrumental and helping me and my roommate find the best place despite it being the toughest time to find an apartment. She's absolutely no-nonsense when it comes to telling you the hard truth of finding a place in the city, but is very helpful in showing you what your budget can attain.

Through her we found an apartment in less than 3 hours and got approved the next business day. We're excited to get our keys, move in and transfer to the coolest island in the best city in the world!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Claire ****

review date
12/30/2014
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I worked with Michelle from Citihabitats and she was so great! I've worked with a few other real estate brokers before and Michelle, by far, has been the best. She really listens to what I'm looking for tries to find a place that I will be happy to call home.

Michelle was patient and kind and honest about pricing. We spent a lot of days and hours searching for my perfect apartment - Michelle always came with a smile and never pushed me to search more when I was tired or accept any apartment. She also does her research and makes suggestions, too.

I can't speak for all Citi habitats associates but if you're looking to move to Manhattan, I would highly recommend working with Michelle Shields!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Simon ****

review date
12/30/2014
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Michelle is a pleasure to work with. She's very professional and gets back to your emails and calls almost immediately. She's very knowledgeable of the current market and found us an apartment right away. The entire process was rather easy due to her thoroughness and expertise. I highly recommend working with Michelle Shiels!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Dennis Cheung ****

review date
12/21/2014
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Michelle Shields worked with me; she was terrific.

I really can't say enough about the work she put into the search and her level of professionalism and knowledge. Setting aside that she's incredibly personable (not a bad thing when you're stuck with someone for hours), I've seen my friends work with a number of agents, and she's one of the (very) few who never seems as if he's just working to push you into something she happened to have seen that morning--she legitimately is looking to find the apartment that is perfect for what you want.

She's also candid (without being condescending) about what is and isn't possible at a particular price point, which is an incredibly valuable thing to have.

Bottom line is that if you need to find an apartment, I very strongly recommend you give Michelle a call, you really can't go wrong.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Nina ****

review date
12/16/2014
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I first contacted Michelle, along with many others as I was in the process of emailing/calling everyone that had a semi decent apartment listing that fit my criteria. Most responded with a few quick words, showing little effort or interest in my business. Michelle called and asked me a bunch of questions about what I was looking for. She was really personable, but also very eager to help me. However, what surprised me the most is when I finally met up with her she remembered every single thing I told her on the phone. She did her research, making sure to only show me apartments that were viable options.

Michelle showed me apartments at the bottom and top of my price range to ensure I understood what my money was getting me and to allow me to make an educated decision. Many of the brokers I met with only showed me apartments at the top of my budget to optimize their return. Some tried to con me into run down apartments with terrible management. Working with Michelle was such a different experience then all the rest. Not only was she great at her job, she was genuinely looking out for my interests. When I finally found an apartment, she didn't disappear. Michelle was very willing to contact the management with any questions I had, she even helped me negotiate the lease. I was really busy with work, so it was nice to have some help. I would never have found the apartment I am in now without her. I would recommend her services to anyone.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Rosanne ****

review date
11/19/2014
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We appreciated Michelle's professionalism, kindness and focus. She is far above and beyond any real estate professional we have ever worked with, and will tell our friends/relatives that are in the hunt to seek her out. Thank you again for all of your help.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Levi Rosenbaum ****

review date
11/18/2014
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Michelle was the third broker we worked with, and what can I say, only 'THIRD TIME LUCKY!'
Our previous brokers wasted so many hours of our time, showing us apartments that didn't match our already established criteria. I believe they didn't run a search and just showed us whatever they had keys for, therefore wasting everyone's day!
However, Michelle met with us early Saturday morning, and had set up 5/6 great options (a couple were appointments with other brokers)
She definitely did her research, and weaned out all the crummy ones.
We decided to sleep on it, and only because we couldn't decide between two.
Met Michelle early Sunday at her office, paperwork and money orders in hand, filled out application, and left the rest to Michelle.
Boom approved on Monday afternoon, moved in three days later.
Michelle made everything seamless!
Great personality and totally trustworthy, plus she won't waste your precious time!
I'll definitely be calling her when it's time to buy!!
Thank's Michelle, you rock!!
Lee & Sara

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Matthew Goldman ****

review date
11/15/2014
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I recently found a great apt using Citi habitats NY. My broker Michelle Shiels was helpful and friendly and made everything happen quickly.

She was familiar with the neighborhoods, buildings, history of the unit and also rental procedure. Finding an apt in NYC is challenging but Michelle made it pretty painless and swift. No one likes paying a broker fee but with knowledgeable staff and great apartments, you will actually save time.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Mark ****

review date
11/10/2014
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We had the *tremendous* good fortune to work with Michelle on my recent NYC rental in the West Village. I had (quite literally) one afternoon to locate and close on a place. Michelle was nothing short of fantastic-she listened to our requirements, located a number of properties, booked the walk-throughs and ultimately transacted the deal---all in under 24 hours. On top of that, she's a total joy to be around as a person. Contact her. She's amazing!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Matt ****

review date
10/19/2014
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Michelle was an absolute pleasure to work with-- extremely personable, down to earth and understanding. She is very hard working, not at all pushy, and was super accommodating to my busy and often fluctuating schedule. Contact Michelle, if it's out there she will find it!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Rebecca ****

review date
10/16/2014
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Michelle worked with me; she was terrific.

I really can't say enough about the work she put into the search and her level of professionalism and knowledge. Setting aside that she's incredibly personable (not a bad thing when you're stuck with someone for hours), I've seen my friends work with a number of agents, and she's one of the (very) few who never seems as if she's just working to push you into something she happened to have seen that morning-she legitimately is looking to find the apartment that is perfect for what you want.

She's also candid (without being condescending) about what is and isn't possible at a particular price point, which is an incredibly valuable thing to have.

Bottom line is that if you need to find an apartment, I very strongly recommend you contact Michelle, you really can't go wrong, if it's out there, she'll find it!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Hailey ****

review date
10/11/2014
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I just wanted to express how happy I was with Michelle's services and the apartment she provided for us. Michelle not only showed it to me earlier than planned, but also went the extra step afterwards to come again and show the place to me & my mother. Beyond any doubt Michelle was the nicest and most helpful agent I've ever dealt with. I have shared her name and email address (mshields@citihabitats.com.) with several of my friends who have been looking around New York City because they spent so much time telling me how unhelpful every agent has been they've worked with. I explained that if they wanted someone who not only was friendly but also helpful, they should not hesitate to call Michelle.

I appreciate all the help she provided and if I ever move again, I will be searching her out first.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Carly ****

review date
10/06/2014
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Moving to NYC from California was no easy task. Navigating the city and trying to figure out where to live could have been a nightmare. And then I was introduced to Michelle and she immediately went to work for me and my family. She asked all the right questions. Her easy going personality put us at ease right away.

On a Saturday morning a few weeks ago we were all set to look at apartments in a certain neighborhood that we asked Michelle to target for us. At the last minute I called Michelle and told her that we changed our mind and that we wanted to look in another neighborhood. NO PROBLEM. Michelle went to work looking for suitable places in the new neighborhood. And the first place we looked at was it!!! The place we were looking for. And Michelle found it for us!!!

You can try to "go it alone" finding a place to live in NYC. Good luck. Better yet, call Michelle Hynes at Citi Habitats. She will treat you with kindness and respect. And you will have a friend in the city long after the lease is signed. Thanks Michelle, your an angel! :)

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Michelle's Apartments

$1,9251BR, 1BA
East 88th Upper East Side
Pets Allowed, Dishwasher, On-site super, Pre War
~ 5 Hours since update
$5,5953BR, 2BA
West 19th Chelsea
No fee
Pets Allowed, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Balcony, Fireplace, On-site super, Outdoor Space, Terrace, New Building
~ 4 Hours since update
$3,6502BR, 1BA
King St SoHo
Dishwasher, On-site super, Pre War
1 Day since update
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Michelle's Specialties

Manhattan

Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Meatpacking District, Midtown East, Murray Hill, Union Square, Upper East Side, West Village