Testimonials

"Over the past 10 years, we have purchased 3 apartments and sold 1 – all with the expert knowledge and assistance of Nick Athanail.  All the processes went seamlessly, as Nick guided and advised us, and was consistently present during all deliberations and decisions.  Nick’s experience and understanding of the market are key in choosing a realtor – and we feel lucky to have found him and highly recommend him."
- Cookie and Mike W.
 
"Selling your first apartment and moving out of NYC after many, many years can be scary. Nick made it all so easy. He handled everything from listing the property and connecting me to the right people, to selling the apartment in less than one day! He was there with me and for me every step of the way. His expertise, guidance and patience made it possible for me to be out of state and sell my apartment in 90 days! I highly recommend Nick to everyone - you won't be disappointed!"
- Suzanne B.
 
"Nick has been a great advisor during the process to sell my family’s property. This ranged from choosing the right time to market the property, the right price and more importantly, his strong relationships enabled a quick and satisfactory process. His deep knowledge of the market was also instrumental for all of this and overall there was great peace of mind all along this process. Thanks once again!"
- Luigi T.
 
"I have worked with Nick for over 10 years on various rentals and sales. Nick is such a professional, we would not consider any other broker for any of our real estate transactions. He has been an excellent and thorough negotiator. He is a true partner."
- Lesley G.
 
"I listed my apartment with Nick after trying FSBO and he was able to perfectly close on the day my tenant's lease expired and bring in a 15.6% higher sales price after deducting his commission while I was away in several foreign countries! Other brokers wanted to list at ridiculously lower or higher prices, waste time or money with furniture stagings and unnecessary cosmetics, delays for better openings, or for the apartment to be vacated. Nick knew the market, correctly priced my unit, and closed the deal yielding a record price over a year later. How do I know he got the best fair market price for my unit: It was rapidly bid up to what buyers were willing to pay at that time and sold without spoiling on the market. Highly recommend Nick in a heartbeat. I have known Nick for about 10 years and was his neighbor for several. He is always in character: polite and professional. Nick leverages his extensive experience as broker, knowledge as a real estate attorney, as well as his professional contacts to bring deals together and guide you through the process. If you are a seller or leasing out your unit enough said; If you are a buyer or renter I would highly recommend interviewing Nick. He will listen to you and guide you to the units suitable for you without wasting your time and guide you on a fair price in that market."
- Christopher B.
 
"All we can say is WOW! We were very impressed with Nick's professionalism, personal attention, and marketing strategies. Nick is a first class, high caliber, real estate professional. We received his personal attention almost on a daily basis. He was always available for questions, and made us feel like we were his only client. He is gifted, talented and knows his market. Our Flatiron district penthouse sold within 7 days and for considerably more than our expectations which reflected the impressive use of his network of brokers. We were totally impressed and would recommend Nick to anyone who wants to sell their apartment."
- John and Anne R.
"Having purchased and sold real estate in several states, I knew exactly the kind of realtor I was looking for.  Our real estate experiences in New York, until we met Nick Athanail, were dismal. Nick epitomizes what a realtor should be. He is intelligent, has integrity, takes the time to listen to and understand his client, and has excellent rapport with other realtors and real estate lawyers. He did not waste a second of our time while showing us apartments (we purchased the second one he showed us; it was exactly what we wanted). The same is true during the purchase transaction, yet he was always available to troubleshoot and answer questions or walk us through procedures. We were so impressed with Nick that we asked him to list our apartment after we purchased the new one. He was efficient and skilled in the sale of our apartment and we received multiple offers, including one at and one above the asking price. I have already referred Nick to friends wishing to sell or purchase NY real estate and recommend him without reservation."
- Sharon S.
 
"After having a good telephone conversation with Nick, we met to discuss the type of apartment that I wanted. Nick explained that there were few on the market but he would get back to me once one materialized. About six months later, Nick called me. While it was similar to what I wanted, it did not “fulfill” everything I desired. About six months later, he called me with the “perfect” apartment. Nick provided excellent advice on how to stage our old apartment to sell and was able to negotiate a good selling price in a very timely manner. On the buying side, Nick also performed very well. While any buying and selling experience can be stressful and/or traumatic, in a very professional manner Nick minimized this. The upshot is that we are now moved and very much enjoy our new residence."
- Jerry Z.
 
"Nicholas Athanail provided us with excellent and professional service. He familiarized himself with our real estate needs and preferences; his advice and suggestions greatly facilitated the successful purchase of the property that we sought. We are confident that Nick’s participation in our transaction made it easier and less stressful."
- Joseph H
 
"Nick is truly a "family" name by now, as he helped me and my husband - as well as my parents - buy and sell several apartments. When we sold our last apartment, Nick helped us personally with every detail. Our apartment sold after just one open house, and for well above the asking price. We could not have been happier! Nick has the expertise, warmth and business know-how that make working with him a pleasure. He makes his clients feel listened to and cared for - a very rare quality in real estate brokers. I have recommended Nick to friends and will gladly do so again. When the time is right to sell our current apartment, we know who to call."
- Jennie and Ben F.
 
"As not only first-time buyers, but first-time buyers in New York(!) beginning our search from abroad, we were looking for a broker with deep experience, including detailed knowledge of Manhattan neighborhoods (and specific buildings), a strong industry network, quickly deployed resources and a responsive but patient attitude. All of these attributes describe Nick and then some. He held our hand from the start and had a bottle of champagne for us at the finish. Nick will be first on our list when we sell our current property and move onward (and upward!) to the next. We would recommend him to anyone looking for their next home in New York. Funny story--a close friend actually referred us to Nick. They worked with him to purchase two properties in Flatiron after finding Nick to be such a formidable (but respectful) negotiator on the other side of the table!"
- Andrew T and Raymond L
 
"We were extremely satisfied with Nick and Linda - their direction for staging our apartment for sale and the resulting photos and brochure were top notch. We had three above ask offers after one open house. Nick handled himself with the utmost professionalism during our negotiation with the buyers and guided us through the emotional process of selling our first home."
- Emily