SCAM ARTISTS IN EVERY WAY! THIS IS THE
WORST REAL ESTATE COMPANY! My friend and I met with them to look at an apartment and they lied to us. They charged us a $400 deposit to pocket money!Then they told us the apartment was rented and the money was not refundable!!!
The owners in this company are crooks!!!They call you non stop until you take an apartment with them and then they disappear with your money!!!Do not do business with them. There apartments are listed as No fee but they charge fees in top of deposits....I am certain some of these agents don't have a license. Stay away from the hecht group!
I worked with James Mercure. He's basically a professional scam artist. He listed an apartment as 15th st and 2nd avenue, when really he was just walking us over to Stuyvesant Town. I had seen Stuy Town already, and we had another viewing scheduled so we left. James preceded to berate us over text message and threatened us that if we rented behind his back he would send us an invoice for the brokers fee. He also accused us of lying that we had seen Stuy Town before. We had no interest in seeing Stuy Town and he was extremely unprofessional, even making derogatory remarks about our sexual orientation. I don't know about the other agents, but James Mercure was one of the worst brokers I have ever met. Do not work with him.
WHAT A SCAM!
We worked with Steven Owusu, who showed us an apartment Thursday night at 6PM. We had all of our documents ready and presented them to him back at their office. We told him we didn't want to let the apt. slip away, so to please submit our application immediately and let us know when it was submitted. Steven emailed us throughout the night until 1AM asking for last-minute things that should have been caught when we were in the office submitting the application (e.g., "your offer letter isn't signed", so I faxed it to them signed. "Could you actually email it?" asked Steven. What is one paying the broker's fee for if the agent is unable to scan something I faxed for his convenience?) My roommate asked Steven to confirm Friday morning that we were in fact first in line. Steven said "As far as I know" (...shouldn't you be able to call the landlord? All of our other agents were..) The application was submitted Friday after 12PM because Steven and his manager Dennis were completely apathetic about whether or not we got the apt. Needless to say, we did not get it. Nonetheless, our total of $200 application fee was taken (our credit reports were run [at a cost of $50 each] because Hecht did not check to see if we were first in line for the apt. So they threw away $100 of our money that they would not refund. The other $100 we are not getting back. Despite the fact that it was because of their laziness. You are better off working with essentially anyone else in the city.
WOOT WOOT - Keren you are the best.
I got the nicest apartment in the world!!!
from the moment we walked in no BS, we got all the details from paperwork we will need to the harsh reality that no broker decides if you get the apartment or you dont, its up to the landlord and managing agent. so we came prepared after we saw the hecht group video (was mailed to us as a link on youtube) we applyed and got the best apartment we could find. (according to our budget) the Broker called us every 3 houes updating us with every single thing that was happening our friends moved to new york a week after us and had to chase thier broker to findout they were 3rd in line and didnt get the apartment. we reffered them later to hecht!
they got a place within 72 hours. - so im here to tell the story.
I highly recomend the Hecht Group!!. Because of job reasons my wife and I moved from out of state with a very tight budget and absolutely no knowledge of the city or its Real Estate market. Our agent was extremely patient with all our questions and was able to find us the perfect apartment that exceeded our expectations! I highly recomend the Hecht Group!!
disappointed. Although they say "NO FEE", they charge you this weird "Management fee". Call you frequently until you decide to take one of the apartment, but no response after you decided. Friendly agent, but almost useless.
Simply the best!.
Ill make this short and sweet, thank you, its been pleasure to do business with your company
Lauren you are truly great and we appreciate your honesty and your knowledge of this crazy market.
Jim & Lily
the Apartment is Perfect
Thank You George - You are # 1.
We have moved from New Hampshire to Manhattan and oh boy what an experience this was, we could tell you the horrors of other brokerage companies, however we rather just give a good review to the one that deserved it most.
Thank you George for the great apartment hunting experience, this was overall a learning experience for us. We appreciate all your help and we recommend you to anyone who is reading this.
We are very glad you know the market and the fact that you did not waste our time.
We couldn’t be happier with the apartment we got its perfect.
Great Professional Service.
Thanks Dana we couldn't have done it without you
we want to write this little review so everyone can see
Dana Of hecht got us a great apartment Hassle free
and the apartments we called about was the apartments we were shown.
no bait and switch no silly advertisement of no fee and then it turns to fee.
she was honest and real from day one. so thank you and thanks Hecht
Vicky and Tom
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