AptStar Reviews (...more)
"Hi, my name is Dan Zambrano, and today I signed my FIRST New York apartment lease, only ONE day after apartment hunting with Kirby Sommers' unconditional commitment via her AptStar Handholding Service. Kirby prepares you for the extremely competitive New York market, and was always one phone call away when uncertainty arose. Without Kirby, I am 100% sure I would not have the amazing place I can call HOME; (and her expertise got me UNDER budget)! I am forever grateful and will continue to rant and rave my review to anyone looking for a apartment." - Dan Zambrano, Owner/Operator of DZ Productions LLC
Working with the AptStar Handholding Service was a challenge because I am so used to doing things on my own and using my own methods to accomplish tasks. Kirby Sommers challenged my beliefs and intuitions as apartment listing and prospective landlords came to the surface. When I wanted to give up Kirby was there to push me forward. I feel I have gained a cherished family member in Kirby; she offered so much valuable information, gave me a voice, listened to me, and did not turn a blind eye especially when I was at critical points of my apartment search. If you think you've got New York's real estate system under your thumb, I can say you probably do not, and in this vast community of apartments and neighborhoods you should look to Kirby Sommers for guidance and support to get off on the right foot. Instead of making major compromises I have a great apartment in a prime up and coming location. I could not have positioned myself better and it is thanks to my partnership with Kirby while relocating. Thank you Kirby for helping me find an apartment and giving me hope through the process! Danielle Baudassi
Without the help of Kirby Sommers' AptStar Handholding Service I would be stuck in an apartment with no heat. I like the way Kirby never gave up on me. Her guidance made me reconsider a neighborhood that wasn't on my radar. But, where I now have an apartment which is great! What she shares is intellectual property and experience. I am a believer and happy to have come across her fantastic service." Rahul Khosla
" I'm a deadly combination of picky and stingy, but Kirby Sommers' AptStar Handholding Service was the antidote. I'm now looking to move in to my new place with a private roof deck just in time for summer festivities. Thanks, Kirby!" - Jessica Banks
"I'm a big fan of your service, Kirby. Thank you for finding my beautiful apartment and helping me get it for so much less!" -Melissa Barry
"For a person who has moved 20 or more times this is the best service I have ever received. Kirby, you found me a great apartment in one day, got me a great landlord, and saved me thousands of dollars in broker fees. Thank you." -Larry Zigerelli, Chairman and CEO Levitz Furniture
"I just signed the lease, and I am ecstatic! The tips and helpful information you provided and the assistance in locating apartments helped me focus my efforts so I could get through the difficult of process of renting in New York efficiently. Having you help me was great. Thanks again Kirby! Ryan ONeill, attorney at law.
"What can I say about Kirby Sommers service - I think the fact that the people at the apartment management company kept asking me how I found out about the rental when apparently it's availability had not been released to realty companies - says it all!" Nancy Maldonado
"I have rented apartments in Manhattan and moved at least 6 times. It was always stressful which is why I decided to give Kirby's AptStar handholding service a try. I received much more than apartment listings ---- although am happy to say I got information on apartments that were completely new and not advertised anywhere specific to my search. The guidance Kirby provided along with the reassurances I received just at the right time is where I feel I got the most value. A renter needs someone like Kirby who is 100% on my side." -Tim L.
The service Kirby Sommers offers is a great secret weapon for anyone to have when looking for a place to rent in New York City. She's a great ally to have in a market that can be very competitive and frustrating. Leroy Tellez
I am happy I found Kirby. She not only helped me find a Manhattan apartment within my strict budget, but also she made sure that it had a good history and a stellar landlord who respects their tenants. I have not met anyone else that provides such an honest and excellent service. I have lived in NYC for 4 years, moved 3 times, and I've used most options available for an apartment-search in NYC; I've searched craigslist.org, dealt with many inefficient and greedy brokers and paid fees, & I've even used the reputable apartment-listing service at my university (Columbia University). After many disappointments, I found Kirby. Although I was skeptical at first, I gave her a try. Boy, am I glad that I did! She is the real deal. My only regret is that I did not find her sooner when I first moved to NYC because it would have saved me from all of the anxiety, wasted time, and extra fees." -Erik Noble, Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Columbia University, PhD Candidate
"We had a really good experience with Kirby's hand-holding service. Our time frame was very tight, so Kirby did a lot of checking in a hurry to give us a list of apartments in the area we requested. In a single day of looking we saw a number of apartments and ended the day with a confirmed rental. She was really a life-saver and gave us valuable information and advice. This was our second time using Kirby and if we need another apartment she will be our first call. RECOMMENDED!" Carl Osborne