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Samia Akodu
Oxford Property Group

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Very patient, attentive and a good listener. I am a charming 'British' New Yorker... Born In London UK but I have lived in Manhattan for several years and know the city and many Landlords/Management offices well.I will prepare you so that everything goes smoothly.I frequently close within 48hours.Your time is limited and you have work to do, so let me help you keep the process swift and simple. I also speak Conversational French and work frequently with Foreign Nationals as well...Looking forward to assisting you.

Renter Reviews of Samia

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Karri ****

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04/12/2017
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Samia was amazing! Always kind, professional, respectful and positive. My son is a student at NYU and we live out of state. He wanted to rent an apartment for the following year and we needed help. From the moment I contacted Samia she was on it! She spent an hour on the phone with me explaining how the rental market worked in New York and what we would need to do. After giving her the list of criteria she sorted it down to a nice handful of apartments to see. When the list of criteria changed, she was patient and rolled with it. On the second day of showings they found a great apartment meeting all of their needs and wants. She helped us navigate from long distance the lease signing and all the appropriate paperwork required. I feel confident that my son and his roommate are in a great spot for the right price!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Juliana ****

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09/09/2016
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While we are still searching, Samia has been absolutely accommodating and most importantly, honest and transparent about the market. DO believe her when she says that an apartment will be rented quickly because she means it. It happened to us and we did not listen, hence while the search continues.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Catherine ****

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01/25/2016
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Samia is by far the best agent I have ever worked with. Her patience and willingness to take the extra step helped me find the perfect apartment. I would definitely use her again in the future and would also refer her to all of my friends. Samia is the best!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Luke ****

review date
01/17/2016
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Best agent Ive ever worked with. She listened to my preferences and showed me multiple options. She made the process very easy and was available 24/7.

GREAT SERVICE!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Silvia ****

review date
12/23/2015
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Samia was very proactive. She worked very hard to match my preferences. She followed up the whole process until the apartment was signed. In addition to that she showed me the neighborhood, the places to buy, shops, restaurants, etc. She send me also very useful and complet list of addresses. I really reccommend her as agent.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Dylan ****

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10/07/2015
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I have learned that there are two types of agents in this world: those that work for commissions and those that work for their clients. Samia is undoubtedly the latter.

I had initially contacted her and we had a refreshingly transparent conversation about what I was looking for and what she could provide. I didn't end up pursuing anything with her at first due to a lack of options, but I was moved by her professionalism and decided to later contact her again to see what new alternatives she had. I'm glad I did.

In addition to negotiating our apartment's rent down several hundred dollars and additionally securing a free month's rent, she worked with us and the landlord to save a practically impossible deal and close on the place we wanted. Throughout the entire process, Samia was courteous, professional, communicative, and highly competent. It truly felt like she was tirelessly working on our behalf.

I strongly encourage you to reach out to Samia. You won't be disappointed. At the very worst, she will simply be honest in letting you know that she is unable to accommodate your needs and doesn't want to waste your time. At the very best, she'll help put you in a great apartment and leave you feeling a little more optimistic about the housing process and people here in New York.

You'll quickly see she's one of the best brokers in New York-- and not just because she's excellent at her job, but because you feel you can trust her. That's the markings of a truly good agent.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Jeff ****

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09/13/2015
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My husband and I have bought, sold, or rented over 20 properties since we've been married and Samia is undoubtedly the best realtor we've ever experienced. From day one in searching for an apartment for our daughter, Samia was available 24x7 to meet every need. She listened to our criteria and immediately lined up appointments; showing us various options and alternatives. Samia established a relationship with our daughter so she was better able to understand her likes and dislikes. We had challenges with financing and Samia gave us solutions that allowed us to resolve all the issues. Samia provided emails and documents that guided us through the entire process and she updated us several times a day on the status of the rentals. She even went out of her way to provide our daughter with info like transportation schedules and routes to and from work, lists of local restaurants and shops (inclusive of locations and hours), and important phone numbers.

We are so fortunate to have found such a gem! You truly are the best realtor in NYC!!!!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Rodrigo ****

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08/28/2015
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Samia helped me a lot to find the place that I want. She could understand exactly what I did want and what I could pay for it. She is kind and someone that you can really trust. It was really an excellent experience.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Kara ****

review date
08/27/2015
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It was a wonderful experience to work with Samia! I thankfully came across her number because otherwise I would have been in a very sticky situation. I only had 1 day to find an apartment, as I came to the city from out of town, and I needed to sign a lease immediately because of a new job. I first spoke to Samia the night before I was coming to the city, and then the next day she showed me a plethora of apartments! Samia is quick, reliable, and clearly has a ton of connections - she knows everyone! She is incredible! Everything she showed me was exactly within the apartment parameters I stated. I only had 1 day to find an apartment and with Samia, she made it look easy. By the end of the day, I was actually debating my options since I loved so many of the apartments she showed me. I have worked with other brokers and nobody compares to Samia. I would recommend her to anyone, and I will definitely work again with her in the future.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Rory ****

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06/25/2015
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If you must rent in NYC you must work with Samia.

Samia was incredible to work with. Calm, cool and collected Samia made the (normally) incredibly stressful NYC apartment hunt a breeze. A great communicator, extremely knowledgeable and very well connected, Samia truly worked on our behalf to put us in the best possible situation. If you are looking for a place in NYC I would recommend doing whatever you can to work with Samia.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Roger ****

review date
06/17/2015
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Samia had a real calming and pleasant demeanor from the get-go. She was unhurried and allowed us to take our time with each apartment. She spent several hours with us and many more communicating with us once we found one we liked. She was always approachable and responded to our emails quickly. My fiancée and I are extremely busy and she brought the lease to our job to make it easier for us to sign and to ask questions. You could tell that she truly cared and that the whole process was fulfilling for her as well, as she seemed genuinely happy that she was able to help us find the perfect place. She was absolutely THE most professional and trustworthy agent we came across during our search- and we met quite a few! One thing I liked a lot was that we never had to repeat ourselves; she remembered exactly what we wanted and what our feedback was and every apartment she showed us was well within our budget; she did not try to pressure us to go beyond our budget. We always felt like we were her only clients, even though she has a busy schedule herself, and on more than one occasion she would even postpone or find coverage for another client when we ran over our time. When everything wrapped up she continued to keep in touch. We have already recommended her to friends who shared our experience and will be working with her in the future!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Georgi ****

review date
10/17/2014
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Samia had a full day of apartments for me to look at that ticked my varied requirements. She was well researched and put together a plan of viewing times so that we could get through them all quickly and without too much walking! Samia was a pleasure to work with.

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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Roman ****

review date
03/25/2014
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She is wonderful professional. Earned every dollar. Highly recommended.

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Sellers ****

review date
02/03/2014
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Samia was extremely thorough, patient, and considerate. She spent ample time with me and walked through all the steps - including taking valuable time that she didn't have to take to help me and guide me through the process. She was the best broker I could've imagined and I am so lucky I met her!

I rented an apartment from this agent.

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Lisa ****

review date
01/15/2013
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Very nice, incredibly accommodating, and knew right away what I wanted to see. I just started working with her, so I hope to be able to put a "yes" instead of a "no" regarding if I rented an apartment!

I did not rent an apartment from this agent.

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