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Robert Edward Franklin
Brick Real Estate

(23)

Licensed in New York & Connecticut:

Highly knowledgeable and a top sales producer with 15 years of Real Estate experience.
Robert Edward Franklin aka R E F t h e R E A L t o r  co-founded Brick Real Estate LLC
Brick 
grew from zero agents, into currently one of Brooklyn's finest residential and commercial firms.
He has built his career on depth of knowledge, keen negotiating skills and integrity.
He is respected and admired throughout the industry.
He has leased and sold multiple properties, from townhouses to penthouses to luxury apartments and has a truly admirable track record.

Nonetheless, his greatest reward is the satisfaction of his clients to whom he is utterly devoted.
He is adept and familiar with the Manhattan and Brooklyn markets. Hence he completely understands the impact of relocating to or from New York or Connecticut, and is completely dedicated to easing the transition for all of his clients, whether they're from out of town or across town.
He is particularly skilled at finding each of his clients their ideal home that best suits their lifestyle.


Renter Reviews of Robert Edward

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Jamila ****

review date
02/23/2017
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Robert is incredibly friendly, helpful, and professional. He let us take our time viewing the apartment (twice!) and followed up with us both times. He was amazingly helpful and knowledgeable without being pushy. He also helped us in our negotiations with the landlord, and kept the process moving swiftly once we decided to rent the apartment! He consistently communicated with us throughout the entire process. Working with Robert was absolutely worth the fee. He is very trustworthy and I would recommend him to anyone! We love our beautiful new apartment!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Wanda ****

review date
10/31/2016
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Fantastic service! I rented my first apartment thanks to Robert. After a few months of searching and disappointments he and his company Brick Real Estate made the renting process quick and simple. I was able to move in 4 days after the opening house. I totally recommend him!

Thanks Robert!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lara ****

review date
09/20/2016
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Robert is helpful, easy going yet assertive, and was a total pleasure to work with. Will definitely be contacting him again when I'm ready to find my next home. I saw the listing for what is now my new apartment on several sites, but chose to work with Robert after reading his reviews on Naked Apartments. Robert exceeded my expectations. I was in Florida during the apartment search process, and he was extremely accommodating. He quickly responded to my emails, calls, and texts, sent a thorough video of the apartment since I could not see it in person, and was readily available to help me and my roommate during the application process. We got our dream apartment in less than a week. Thanks, Robert!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Estefania ****

review date
09/13/2016
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Great very attentive agent, showed the apartment on the open house as promised. I did not rent this property due to very noisy background, but the agent did great. The only bad thing was that he did not arrive in a timely manner, everyone waited outside for him for at least half an hour... I didn't subtract a star from his rating because he was doing pro-bono work and I understand that it wasn't his usual area. But other than that, thumbs up!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Kurstie ****

review date
02/05/2016
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Robert was amazing! I was looking for a starter apartment with my boyfriend for the longest and Robert ended that search. He was kind and attentive, he really helped me feel comfortable by putting himself in my shoes and that was one of the main reasons I decided to choose an apartment with him. Now I can say I have great first apartment as a new home.

Thank you again Robert.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Robert Edward Franklin Responded:
Thank you Kurstie! I wish you both all the best in your new home.
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Saad ****

review date
08/15/2013
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Never responded to my inquiry.
Robert Edward Franklin Responded:
I did respond to several e-mails from this person. I informed him that I was unable to assist him. End of story.
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Sean Michael ****

review date
06/27/2013
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Robert proved to be a man of his word when he promised me he would find the right apartment for me.
He was fast and effective in helping me get through all the hassles and pains of getting an apartment in NYC.
I highly recommend him and I wish him all the best.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Robert Edward Franklin Responded:
This is long overdue.
Thank you Sean for your wonderful review.
I'm so glad I was able to make your search for an apartment a pleasurable experience.
I personally love your space and it's a great value.
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Emily ****

review date
06/18/2013
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After endless hours spent with a number of brokers, I thought finding the "right" apartment was never going to happen... until Robert responded to my email. I had seen his good reviews on this site and expected someone who was good, but didn't realize I was going to meet a future friend and miracle worker. Robert took as much time as I wanted to see places. Sunday's, Friday evenings, Monday mornings... it didn't matter. Robert took me to see any and every place that could work in our budget and specifications. We ended up finding our dream apartment in our dream location, thanks to the diligence shown by Robert. Yes, brokers fees are expensive, but my empty pockets were comforted knowing that the person on the receiving end actually deserved it, worked hard, and was successful. Robert promises he will find you a great apartment and means exactly that.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Robert Edward Franklin Responded:
Again long overdue.
Thank you so much Emily for taking the time to write such a nice review about me.
I really do appreciate it.
It was my pleasure working with you guys!
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Mandana ****

review date
06/14/2013
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I have say, apartment hunting in New York City is one of the most stressful experiences a person can endure. Between shuttling to locations- at times, the brokers we dealt with were trying to pawn off horrible apartments by convincing my roommate that it wouldn't get any better than this. We felt like we were doing most of the leg work in locating apartments and almost everyone did not "get" what we were looking for....that is, until we met Robert.

His timing in our search could not have been more serendipitous. He listened to what we were going for and did not waste our time showcasing apartments that did not fit the bill. He was punctual, professional, available, communicative and I'm happy to say - has become a friend throughout this process.

When it comes to finding an apartment - don't waste your time with other brokers. Consult with Robert and you will be relieved of the stress and annoyances that come with finding the apartment of your dreams.

Dreams do come true and Robert found my roommate and I a true gem just when we were on the brinks of giving up the search entirely.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

Robert Edward Franklin Responded:
Once more way overdue.
Mandana, I really appreciate your taking the time to write such a nice review.
Honestly, it was really fun showing you and Emily apartments.
You guys are great. Happy cooking in that great kitchen!
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Amanda ****

review date
06/12/2013
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Great experience. After spending 3 years at my old apartment, and unsure of how a proper search would go, Robert was very helpful and upfront about my options and possibility of obtaining my apartment with other applications. Very responsive during checkins and flexible with showings. My new apartment is a steal and I'm very excited to move in shortly.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jennifer ****

review date
05/29/2013
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Robert and his wonderful real estate firm were introduced to my brother and me through a family connection. From the moment we met him, he put us at ease and assuaged our fears and emotions during the daunting task of searching for an apartment under $2,000 in Brooklyn Heights.He showed us many possibilities and at the same time, we learned the neighborhood and were able to quickly find the right place.He also had a great rap ore with all the building staffs we encountered. Robert was there for us during the difficult application process, always readily accessible by phone and throughout showed exceptional sensitivity and genuine care...even buying us iced lattes on the hot day! While the original apartment did not work out, Robert was able to find us another gem. I highly recommend him in all and every way! Jennifer

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Justin ****

review date
05/20/2013
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I was referred to Robert through a friend who also had a great experience with his services and was definitely not disappointed.

Robert was very professional and friendly. 10am on the first day, he found me the perfect place. It was a home run. That's unheard of. He knew exactly what I was looking for and made sure the application process went as smoothly as possible.

Somehow he actually made the hunt for an apartment in NYC a pleasurable experience. I didn't think that was even possible! Thanks again Robert!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lindsay ****

review date
04/24/2013
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Robert helped my husband and I find our new apartment. We both really appreciated how prompt, responsive and helpful Robert was during the search. He was friendly, honest and made us feel confident in signing a lease with our new building. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to move!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Tom ****

review date
04/19/2013
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Like everyone else who has worked with Rob, we found him a great guy to work with. Honest and great attention to detail and especially understanding to what kind of place we were after. 3 of us are 26 and moved from Australia Rob matched us up with a great apartment for the right price and we are stoked especially after hearing a lot of stories about dodgy New York real estate agents. Thanks mate!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Stefanie ****

review date
04/15/2013
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Robert helped us find an amazing place in our price range in the narrow geographic perimeters we set. We rental was "snatched" out from under us, REF worked double time to make up for it and found us the place we still live in! We definitely recommend him to others.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Robert Edward's Apartments

$5,3052BR, 2BA
Livingston St Downtown Brooklyn
No fee
879 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Garage, Gym, Elevator/Laundry Building
10 Days since update
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Ashland Pl Fort Greene
No fee
601 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Dishwasher, Elevator Building
4 Days since update
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Robert Edward's Specialties

Manhattan

Chelsea, Clinton, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Tribeca

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Fort Greene, Williamsburg