Love Where You Live Realty Testimonials

Renter Testimonial

Mike did a great job at finding us a place to live that met all the needs of our family. He is responsive, friendly and makes you feel like you are his only client. A great partner for your real estate needs!

Clark Frogley March, 2012

Renter Testimonial

My wife and I recently hired Mike to find an apartment for us on the UWS. His deep knowledge about the area is INVALUABLE, he’s a resident there and knows everything about every street, good and bad, and will tell you about it. He found us an apartment BELOW our spend threshold, which had everything we had asked for and more.

There was no bait and switch, and BS. We really appreciate that, especially in a market full of “brokers” who just don’t “get it.” Mike gets it, and he will do a great job for you. I resumbitted this review because an issue came up where we were trying to get into our new apartment a few days early, and Mike went above and beyond to get us the information we needed and was able to get us in early. He put us directly in touch with the right people, and everything turned out great. Thanks Mike!

Jim Colangelo April, 2012

Renter Testimonial

Mike helped my family find a bigger apartment, which we needed after having our daughter. Finding a new apartment with a two-month old baby could have been a nightmare, but Mike found us the perfect apartment in only two days. It was the second apartment he showed us, and it had everything we needed within our price range–we didn’t have to compromise on anything. Mike was extremely responsive throughout the whole process, and has gone the extra mile to make our move as painless as possible. It’s been a pleasure to work with Mike.

Annie Greenspun Berger July, 2011
Karen Shapiro

Renter Testimonial

This is the second time we have used Love Where You Live Realty. In December, we worked with Richard Connell and had great success. He showed us several apartments in our price range in the neighborhood we liked with the features we needed. Before we met, he sent us a list of documents we would need as out-of-state guarantors; we were well prepared when we made the application. After approval, he met me at the apartment so I could take measurements (even brought a tape measure and helped) and accompanied my son to the lease signing. Since then, he’s kept in touch to make sure the move went smoothly and to offer his help. I appreciate his kind nature, his attention to detail and his efficient use of our time (showing us only apts that met our needs). We will definitely use Richard again.

Karen Shapiro December, 2013
Emily D Harris

Renter Testimonial

Mike has found me two apartments on the Upper West Side, both times very quickly and efficiently. He was able to find both places within a short period of time and was always very punctual and nice to talk to. He’s great to work with (very responsive and sincere), and since he lives on the Upper West Side himself, he’s very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and was always able to meet me at the last second, even on a Sunday.

Emily D Harris September, 2012

Renter Testimonial

I first met Mike Mishkin two years ago, when I hired him as a broker to help me find an apartment on the Upper West Side. Mike was very helpful, punctual and trustworthy. He spent a lot of time talking with me about the attributes that were important to me in an apartment (e.g. location, price, size, safety). He was able to show me a wide range of apartments that I would never have been able to find otherwise. Mike showed me apartments on three different days, but he never made me feel rushed or pressured. In the end, he found a great apartment for me and helped me negotiate the price/lease terms with the real estate company. I like Mike so much that I have recommended him to many of my friends, and I recently hired Mike again during an apartment search a few months ago.

Sarah Mense July, 2010
Renee Rauch

Renter Testimonial

Danny Castillo is in a league of his own and a true marvel! Other Realtors I met with did not even hold a candle to Danny. If you expect sincerity, integrity, passion and keen eye, Danny will not only meet but exceed your expectations. Dan is your main man!


Renee Rauch 6/5/2015
Glenn Hansen

Renter Testimonial

Daniel is the best real estate agent I have worked with in New York. He showed us numerous apartments that met our demanding criteria (pets included), he was fun to work with, and he was always on time. Apartment hunting isn’t much fun, but I’m glad Danny was there for us all the way. Be careful, though; he knows all of the best restaurants and bakeries, and he loves to show them off!

Glenn Hansen October, 2013
Leslie F.

Renter Testimonial

Love Where you live Realty is by far the best Brokerage Company I have ever used. I have had the pleasure of working with Mike Mishkin 3 times now in the past 8 years and I cant say more good things about him.   I  could not be more impressed with his abilities and highly recommend his services.

Leslie F. October, 2015
Eric F.

Renter Testimonial

Our experience with Danny at Love Where You Live realty was fantastic.  Danny Castillo and the team at Love Where You Live Realty made everything about the process easy, from the first showing to move-in.  He quickly understood what we were looking for and found great options for us to consider.  We particularly appreciated his attention to detail, his knowledge of the market, his open and straight-forward approach, and his world class professionalism.   Thanks to Danny we found a lovely apartment for my niece, just off of Central Park.

Eric F. June, 2016
Brian S.

Renter Testimonial

I worked with Alex Bar-av of Love Where You Live Realty, and I had a fantastic experience.. the whole process was very smooth and surprisingly fun. Alex was extremely knowledgeable about the UWS and its apartment scene.. these guys seem to one of the few who’ve mastered it..I had briefly interacted with a broker from Citi Habitats, and the experience doesn’t even compare.

Brian S. September, 2016

Renter Testimonial

Alex Bar-av is a dedicated, trustworthy broker who works hard to find you exactly what you’re looking for.  I found him professional and personable. He’s also incredibly patient and will help you fine-tune what you THINK you want to what you REALLY want.  Manhattan real estate can feel like a hailstorm of disappointment and frustration but Alex helps guide you through all that.  I had a very positive experience and totally recommend you contact Alex.

C.V. July, 2016

Renter Testimonial

The team at Love Where You Live Realty is the best in Manhattan. It makes such a difference to have experts who specialize specifically in the Upper West Side, and the agents are physically present right here in the neighborhood. An added bonus is the blog ILoveTheUpperWestSide, it shows just how committed they are to this neighborhood and their clientele. I’ve had a terrific experience working with Love Where You Live realty and I highly recommend them.

Rebecca Schweiger December, 2012

Renter Testimonial

Working with Mike was unlike my experiences with other brokers. Mike acted professionally during every step of the process and knew how to convey his sense of urgency without being pushy. He showed me one beautiful apartment and I signed the same day. I have already recommended Mike to my friends and will continue to do so.

Jackleen Morgan April, 2013
Brent S.

Renter Testimonial

I just signed a lease on a beautiful place Alex Bar-av found for me. What a positive experience… Alex really listened and understood what I was looking for. Then he researched the market and brought me far better options than any other broker.

I would easily recommend Alex to any of my friends.

Brent S. October, 2016

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