I have used Jennifer as my broker for the past 2 apartments I’ve lived in in NYC, what a gem!
She listens to what you want and won’t stop showing apartments until you find the perfect place. At our first meeting, she showed me 5-6 apartments which is hard to come by with other brokers I’ve met with.
Her services don’t stop after you sign your lease either! She was there for me to give honest advice on utilities expenses, apartment location, building cleanliness and will help negotiate anything you need with the management company and/or landlord.
Super organized, very knowledgeable about the NYC real estate market, extremely down to earth, & a pleasure to work with!
I recommend her to anyone looking for a new apartment b/c I know she’ll deliver!
UES D., New York, NYC Yelp 7/05/11
Jennifer Chiongbian is some kind of fantastic agent .
Jennifer was an amazing help in finding us the perfect apartment. It’s not like the list of things we wanted was short or vague. We had specific amenity requirements, specific location requirements, and a very specific price range. Jennifer listened carefully to what we were looking for and those are the kinds of apartments she had for us when we went out to look. Nothing else – just what we wanted to see. When we found exactly the right spot and it was time to jump through hoops with the leasing agent and the management company, Jennifer took care of everything. It couldn’t have been easier. It wasn’t like having an agent at all. It was like having a good friend (who happens to be an expert in Manhattan real estate) help us find the perfect new home. I’ll never use another agent.”
Jay d., new york, ny yelp.com
Jennifer Chiongbian is a true professional. Knowledgeable, proactive, constant communication and flexible. We were looking for an apartment on the upper east side apt with a very short time frame. Jennifer was able to provide us with a number of choices and we obtained an apartment that met our needs from both price and location.”
john o., new york, ny 2/8/2011
Let me thank you for taking Rachel under your wing. This last week has been very traumatic for her and finding out at the last minute on her way back to New York that she did not have an apartment, was a tremendous blow. Now she faces starting a job on Monday with no place to live. She said you did a great job and were determined to find her something yesterday, and even loaned her money until Bank of America could get her account straight. That is above and beyond. Her sisters were here with her last week and I would be with her now, but I have been sick for over a week. Listening to her cry during the last 24 hours, I am tempted to hop a plane, sick or not, and come up there. She is ready to hop a bus and come back to Va. And quit this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Again, thank you for your kindness, your professionalism and willingness to work with Rachel. Our family of Realtors really appreciates it. If you ever want a job selling real estate in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia I have a job for you. You are just the kind of professional that I like working with.”
Judy S. Remax Franchise Owner Aug. 9, 2008
I created a Yelp account just to express my gratitude for Jennifer Chiongbian at Citi-Habitats.
I had to move to NYC quickly — and dealt with other rental brokers before I met Jennifer. Each one would show me two apartments in NYC, and then want to go back to the office to regroup and meet up the next day. I didn’t really have the time for this — they moved too slow.
After having a bad experience with another broker (maybe I’ll write about that next!), I emailed Jennifer. Within minutes, she she set up an all-day agenda of apartment showings that fit my budget, expectations, and Pug requirements. She not only showed up on time, but was professional, fun and tenacious. She knew what I wanted, and MADE IT HAPPEN.
I would have never been able to navigate the city the way I did with Jennifer’s assistance — and four other brokers in the city couldn’t compare! She held my hand all the way through the lease signing, hugs and all. She was quick, accessible, and told me exactly what to do to get things done quickly.
She was a total rockstar, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I would recommend her to anyone (especially out of towners)!”
Rachael S. New York, NY
I felt that need to thank you and let you know how much I admire, respect and appreciate your work ethic. From day one, you were nothing but honest with your feedback and high quality Manhattan apts you showed us. This experience has exposed me to many brokers; and I must say, you are exceptional! You always got back to me within 24 hours and treated me with the respect and grace, as if I was one of your wealthier clients. I thank you for that!”
Marissa M. Feb, 8, 2008
Jennifer Chiongbian was so wonderful to work with. We had less than 2 days to find an apartment in NYC and she made it happen. Not only that–she also hooked me up with a job interview! Talk about full service! She’s a pleasure to be around and a real asset. Thanks Jennifer!”
Roxie S. New York, NY yelp.com
After a good friend and her family had to relocate to NY and had become frustrated with their apartment search, I quickly put them in touch with Jennifer. Within two days, they had to make the difficult decision of choosing among a number of beautiful apartments within their chosen NYC school districts. My friend still raves about Jennifer’s professionalism – how she listened carefully to their needs, and quickly delivered – and personableness.”
Jennifer has great people skills and has an excellent referral business based on previous transactions. She’s a great team worker and she’s very passionate about the entire real estate industry. I strongly recommend her for any real estate needs you may have.”
Fabrizio U., Associated Broker, Citi Habitats worked directly with Jennifer at Citi Habitats linkedin.com