Next Step Agents

Reviews for Meena Ziabari

Scott Weitzner

Scott Weitzner

July 16, 2018

Meena of NextStep helped us find and move into our new place within a really short timespan which was hugely helpful for our work schedules. They handled all the paperwork which helped things move really quickly and took a lot of stress out of moving. Meena was really cool and very knowledgable about the city which helped us in finding the perfect spot. She found us a place that had everything we asked for and more so we couldn't be happier. Thanks again!
Mallet Njonkem

Mallet Njonkem

July 14, 2018

We were referred to Next Step Realty through an employer. Both Meena (our broker) and Lauren (her assistant) left us with a professional and positive impression of the firm. Meena was flexible and accessible and really listened to and acted on our needs. I'd recommend Next Step Realty to anyone looking for an apartment who's either new to the city or unable to do the legwork on their own.
Sarah Furtek

Sarah Furtek

July 13, 2018

My roommate and I were referred to Next Step by our employers. We began with a phone call with Meena to discuss the process and our criteria. Meena was able to help us gather all of the necessary paperwork and kept is in the loop every step of the way. She was very easily accessible and answered any and all questions that we had. On the day of our apartment visits, our application and paperwork/checks were already prepared, making things very stress free for us, Meena, and the potential building management. After seeing a handful of apartments that were within our original criteria, we made drastic changes and on the scene, Meena was able to accommodate us and show us different apartments that we hadn't originally been considering. Meena was very flexible and committed to us. Within a week, we were able to be completely locked in with our dream apartment! I would highly recommend Next Step Realty if you are looking for an efficient, effective, hands-on team to help you find the perfect apartment!
Peter Markarian

Peter Markarian

July 13, 2018

Finding an apartment in NYC can seem like a difficult task at first, but this was not the case thanks to Next Step and our agent Meena! We saw over twelve properties and Meena made sure we had a great variety of options. Would highly recommend for anyone that is trying to search for an apartment in the NYC area!
Dylan Martin

Dylan Martin

July 13, 2018

Our experience with Next Step was great! We saw a variety of apartments and our agent, Meena, made the application process as quick and simple as possible.
Brooks Coe

Brooks Coe

July 12, 2018

Next Step provides excellent service that is perfect for anybody who wants efficient and professional guidance for navigating the hectic arena of NYC real estate. If you are lucky enough to get Meena - who I had my agent - you should know you will not find a more capable agent in the city. She did an excellent job at working through what I was looking for and finding a perfect place for me to live. She went over and above the amount of effort I would have expected from a typical agent. If you are balking at the idea of paying for an agent because you feel they do not add much value relative to how much they cost, I can assure you that Next Step (and Meena in particular!) will add significant value to your search experience and are worth every penny.
Hannah Thomas

Hannah Thomas

May 15, 2018

My roommate and I used nextstep to find our first apartment in nyc! We were a little limited with our specific location request and restricted budget, but the wonderful Meena made it happen effortlessly. We found a beautiful apartment within our budget and in our dream location. I would absolutely recommend using them, especially if it’s your first time looking in NYC!
Ashley Hight

Ashley Hight

May 08, 2018

My roommate and I were having trouble locking down a place on the UES with her pre-relocation and me just having moved to NYC with a dog. We were pretty clueless on where to start and what the process of apartment hunting in NYC actually entailed (hint, it's not ideal). Meena from Next Step made the process straightforward, fun and really found some great options that met our criteria. She walked us through every step of the search with knowledge and patience, answered questions and handled the paperwork for us. When viewing apartments, they provide all the information you need on each place as well as transportation - it makes viewing feel like a VIP experience. We're happy with our place and couldn't have asked for a better starter apartment in NYC!
Shaheen Namvary

Shaheen Namvary

May 04, 2018

When asked to relocate to New York City, the first concern I had was finding an apartment. I had heard stories of how difficult it can be, how quickly anything nice can disappear, and how daunting the whole process can be. But Next Step Realty made finding our NYC apartment a breeze. My girlfriend was stateside during the process while I was still abroad, so she was the the main point of contact. Our broker Meena was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She listened to all of our needs, and prioritized our criteria when showing us apartments. She guided us though the process, then organized our documents so we would be prepared to quickly submit an application when the day of the hunt came.
When viewing apartments, Meena showed us apartments below, above, and at our budget so we had a good idea of what was right for us. She helped us through a more challenging application process than we had encountered in any other city where we’ve lived. We had no idea how many challenges would arise with our situation, but Meena helped us through every one of them. Her positivity and experience were invaluable to us, and we would highly recommend Meena and Next Step for anyone looking for their first (or next) NYC apartment!
Julia Grant

Julia Grant

November 21, 2017

Transferring over from the UK, I had never worked with a broker before and did not know what to expect. Also being in a new city, I wanted to make sure I found the right place to settle down. Next Step couldn’t have been better. Over our initial phone call, Meena asked me numerous questions as to what I was looking for, location, what I wanted in a property and what I absolutely did not – I had a very clear idea of what I was looking for but was very flexible on location. With that in mind, Meena and the team drove me all over town and had really listened to my specifics. I was so impressed with the options they provided and the thoroughness with which Next Step researched the properties. The other issue I had was that as an international relocation, my US paperwork and credit rating were very weak but Meena worked incredibly hard to make sure my credentials weren’t a problem and was very diligent in making sure we had everything we needed for a prospective landlord. All their hard work paid off. I’m now settled in the perfect flat and perfect location. It was a great experience and if were I to move again, I would undoubtedly go back to Next Step. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough!!
Eric Saunders

Eric Saunders

October 21, 2017

"My girlfriend and I were making the move from DC to New York so I could start my new job at Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Navigating the complexities of the New York housing market was like nothing we had ever experienced, and we would have been totally lost without the amazing professionals at Next Step! We had some very specific accessibility requirements, and our agent Meena, really listened to what we needed. We only had one day to come look at apartments, and Meena showed us 10 places that were all within budget and met all of our needs. We ended up choosing a place on the Upper West Side (our desired neighborhood) that has a ton of character, space, and is perfect for my daily commute - something we didn’t think was possible on our budget in New York. Meena had coordinated our paperwork with us ahead of time, so when we went to the leasing agent, it was a smooth process that ended with us getting our dream apartment. We were incredibly impressed with the professionalism and efficiency of Meena and the Next Step team, and we will definitely be working with them in the future."
Abigail Bell

Abigail Bell

October 17, 2017

My boyfriend and I were making the move from DC to New York for work, and we couldn't be happier with our experience with Next Step. We had some very specific accessibility requirements, and our agent Meena, really listened to our needs. We had one day to come look at apartments, and Meena showed us 10 places that were all within budget and parameters. We ended up choosing a place on the Upper West Side (our desired neighborhood) that had a ton of character and storage - something we didn’t think was possible on our budget in New York. Meena had coordinated our paperwork with us ahead of time, so when we went to the leasing agent, it was a quick and smooth process to getting our dream apartment. We were incredibly impressed with the professionalism and efficiency of Meena and the Next Step team, and we will definitely be working with them in the future.
Austin Clarke

Austin Clarke

October 16, 2017

I recently relocated from Washington, DC to New York City, and I had a very positive experience working with Next Step Realty. My agent, Meena Ziabari, was painstaking in her effort to understand exactly the type of apartment I was looking for- we had an hour-long initial discussion and several subsequent chats during which Meena repeated my wish list back to me and offered further suggestions. Pursuant to our talks, Meena showed me a wide variety of apartments that fit my needs and were within my budget. When I changed my mind about the type of apartment I wanted midway through our tour, Meena and her team curated additional apartments that matched my new wish list and brought me to see those places within 24 hours. Throughout the process, Meena was kind and enjoyable to be around, and utilized her expert knowledge of the New York rental market on my behalf. It was my pleasure to work with Meena, and I highly recommend her and Next Step Realty.
Ram Varma

Ram Varma

September 27, 2017

I recently relocated to NYC for work. I didn't know the city well and had no idea how to go about shortlisting good apartments to actually view. My agent, Meena, had everything put together nicely in a list with apartments I would actually like based on the price, location, move in date and amenities. I was able to view all of the apartments in just a day and make a much more informed decision. She was efficient and able to point out the good and the bad about the apartments. She also helped with the lease application process to make it smooth as possible. It was one of my best experiences looking for apartments in such a big and crowded city.
Emma Barbraitis

Emma Barbraitis

August 07, 2017

Next Step Realty provided us with a great experience when we were relocating from Boston to NYC. My agent was Meena and she did a fantastic job lining up credible showings with fully vetted properties. I have heard many horror stories from my friends in NYC when it comes to dealing with dishonest realtors and fake listings. Next Step Realty prides itself on only showing credible listings with good property management companies and landlords, many of which they have done business with in the past. Meena was extremely responsive and responded outside of business hours to address any concerns I had throughout the process. We found our apartment in one day and we are loving NYC and our new home!
Wesam Hasnain

Wesam Hasnain

August 01, 2017

Meena was professional, patient, and extremely accommodating during my search for a sunny studio. I had quite a busy schedule during the transition from old home to new, and she made the process as seamless as possible. Much appreciated and did not go unnoticed. Thank you.
Drew McCormick

Drew McCormick

July 18, 2017

I moved here right before Fourth of July weekend, a super busy time in NYC. Meena and Kate were extremely helpful and assisted me and my roommate throughout the entire process. We started by getting a feel for what we wanted out of a room, then met up and did an entire day of apartment hunting with a driver. We found the exact place we wanted and closed within the week. The entire process was extremely professional and easy on us as we were still transitioning and dealing with our own moving problems. Great service.
Emily Wang

Emily Wang

July 17, 2017

My roommate and I loved our experience with Next Step Realty! Meena was very thorough about listening to our preferences and finding options we were excited about. Best of all, Meena was so warm and friendly as she led us through the apartment search process, and the daunting process was so straightforward and simple with her guidance. I couldn't recommend Meena/Next Step Realty more highly.
Erin Masatsugu

Erin Masatsugu

July 17, 2017

I had the best experience with Next Step Realty! Meena was organized and on top of her stuff, and also just so warm and friendly -- she was thorough in trying to understand our preferences/priorities and she was also really clear throughout the whole process about what to expect, what documents we needed to provide, etc. The process could not have run more smoothly!
Cassidy Burke

Cassidy Burke

July 08, 2017

Moving from Chicago, my boyfriend and I were having some trouble finding places in NYC on our own. When we found Next Step Realty, it was a huge weight lifted off our shoulders. Meena, our agent, was incredibly helpful in finding a ton of apartments that were in our price range and in the neighborhoods we wanted to live in. We got to see 9 apartments in one day and put in our application for our current place that very same day. We were even able to move in less than a week later. Without Meena, our apartment search would have been significantly more difficult and we would not be living in such a nice place today. If you're moving from out-of-state to NYC, I highly recommend Next Step Realty. They're with you every step of the way, they make sure the apartments fit your wants and needs, and overall the team is incredibly helpful. Meena especially was so nice and you could tell she's been doing this a long time. She kept us talking about what we liked and didn't like about the apartments we were seeing, and she never rushed us to make a decision about which apartment to pick. As I said earlier, the entire team over at Next Step Realty is fantastic, but I really recommend working with Meena if you have the opportunity to do so. Thank you so much Next Step Realty and Meena for helping us find our new home!
Bryan Wynn

Bryan Wynn

June 22, 2017

Meena, the broker my firm put me in contact with, made my move to NYC from out of state very easy and stress free. All I needed was a place that minimized my commute to work but they were able to go above and beyond that as the building I ended up in has more amenities than I expected! Made navigating the crazy rental market very manageable!
Michael Woods

Michael Woods

June 19, 2017

I recently moved to NYC and was completely overwhelmed with the NYC real estate market. My roommates and I knew we needed help. When you go to Next Step Realty, please request Meena. She was very helpful and had a keen awareness for our wants. She was patient and graciously took us to many apartments, and we found an amazing place to call home! Thanks Meena and Next Step Realty. It was a great experience!
Meghana Bhat

Meghana Bhat

June 15, 2017

My boyfriend and I recently moved to New York City, and Meena from Next Step helped us find an apartment. We talked to her about what our preferences were and what we were looking for, and the first place she showed us was perfect! She was helpful and friendly throughout our apartment search. I would definitely recommend Meena and Next Step to anyone looking for a new home.
Lauren Crisler

Lauren Crisler

June 12, 2017

I recently graduated college and moved from DC to NYC. Next Step Realty was recommended to me by some friends so I decided to give it a shot after hearing some of the horror stories of renting an apartment in NYC. My agent was Meena Ziabari. Meena was so friendly and helpful and really made the whole process simple. She was very knowledgeable and was willing to explain how everything worked. She was very transparent in the positives and negatives of each place we saw which gave me more confidence that she was really trying to find the best fit for me. We saw many different places and I had my first NYC apartment in a matter of days. The turnaround time was very short and Meena was there to help push things along. The part that impressed me the most was her continued advice and assistance after she had already been compensated. She continued to answer any random questions I had regarding move-in process formalities, what size air conditioner would fit, etc. I would definitely recommend Next Step, specifically Meena, to anyone moving to NYC.
Creston Willis

Creston Willis

June 01, 2017

Moving across the country right after college can be a daunting task, but Meena made it so easy! She spent hours figuring out my preferred budget and location and making sure I had all the necessary paper work. Since I couldn't be there to look at places, she made sure to FaceTime and call while she looked with my roommates. She found me the perfect apartment and I couldn't even be in NYC!
Robin Li

Robin Li

May 31, 2017

Meena was amazing!! She was very knowledgeable and experienced and completely on top of the whole apartment search process. She helped us figure out what kind of apartment we wanted and successfully helped us get approved for our dream apartment!!!
Lakshmi Punati

Lakshmi Punati

May 31, 2017

Meena and her team at Next Steps have helped us a lot in getting one of the best apartments we dreamed of. Meena considered all of our concerns and interests to really understand what all of us were looking for in an apartment. She was very careful on getting all the details from considerations. She was on top of getting all the paperwork necessary to secure the apartment we wanted. Thank you, Meena and the team:)
Samantha Gage

Samantha Gage

May 31, 2017

Next Step was such a lifesaver when searching for apartments in the city. Meena at Next Step is fantastic and helped us find a great apartment. She spent hours on the phone with us, taking careful notes on our preferences, budget, and answering all of the questions we had. She also gathered all of our necessary paperwork and helped us immensely with finding and securing an apartment. I cannot imagine an easier transition into the city. Thank you Next Step for helping us find our new home!
Lisa Setyon

Lisa Setyon

May 30, 2017

I had an amazing experience with Next Step and my brokers, Meena Ziabari and Sara Nardi. From the beginning of our search until the end, Meena and Sara were on top of things, arranging pre-searching discussions, visiting many apts in a day or even dealing with the paperwork in the end. On top of being super sweet, Meena was extremely helpful and definitely help me and my roommate keep calm through the whole process.The process was painless and worth it! I would highly recommend Next Step.
Samantha Wu

Samantha Wu

May 30, 2017

Working with Meena was great! She got us the exact apartment we wanted and was very professional and efficient. The apartment viewing process was very well planned and hassle free. It made moving to NYC for the first time a lot easier!
Benjamin Griffith

Benjamin Griffith

May 11, 2017

Great experience. Meena was patient, attentive, and very pleasant to deal with. I love my new place!
Todd Macklin

Todd Macklin

May 05, 2017

Thank you Meena for finding us a nice place in such a short timeframe. Now that we're here we look forward to working with you again. Best, Todd and Meredith.
Ricky Mann

Ricky Mann

April 19, 2017

Meena was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. She was able to find exactly what I was looking for in my price range and really took care of any stress in finding an apartment in NYC. This was my second time moving to NYC and I don't think I would look for an apartment any other way.
Ali Rigo

Ali Rigo

March 17, 2017

I am so pleased with my experience with Next Step. This was my first apartment search in NYC and it could not have been easier. Meena was welcoming, patient, and knew exactly what apartments and locations were right for us. Next Step's service and process makes a stressful process completely painless. I am so thrilled with my new apartment and I am very grateful for Meena's hard work and guidance throughout this process. I can't wait to recommend Next Step to my colleagues and friends!
Julia Nowell

Julia Nowell

March 17, 2017

Meena from Next Step made this process so much easier and stress free! My friend and I viewed 8 apartments in one day, which would seem like a stressful experience, but Meena made it pain free. We ended up with an amazing apartment, in the location we wanted, at our budget. I highly recommend anyone to use Next Step to find their next apartment, you will not regret it!
Celia Maclellan

Celia Maclellan

February 19, 2017

We're a family relocating from SF to New York, and used Next Step to find a new home quickly. Our agent, Meena, did a fantastic job lining up apartments for us to view with very specific requirements and within exact school attendance areas. Thanks to her we were able to view apartments, make an offer, and sign a lease all within a few days. She went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly, we would gladly recommend her and Next Step to our friends.
Joe Eichenbaum

Joe Eichenbaum

January 30, 2017

Relocating to New York City is never easy, but it can be fun. My agent Meena Ziabari and the rest of the team at Next Step made the process as seamless and satisfying as it could possibly be. They offered perspective on the market, showed me great apartments, and always prioritized my input and feedback. I found a great spot in little over a week, and Next Step pushed the paperwork through in hours. Two Thumbs Way Up!
Miles Witthaus

Miles Witthaus

January 22, 2017

I had a fantastic experience with Next Step. I was new to the area and needed to find an apartment on short notice. Meena was able to work around my schedule, and had tons of valuable information about all of the neighborhoods we visited. I didn't have a great idea about where I wanted to live, so it was extremely helpful to get to see a variety of different places. She ended up finding a great place that checked all of the boxes within my budget. Couldn't recommend Meena more.
Conor O'Keefe

Conor O'Keefe

January 11, 2017

My girlfriend and I recently moved from Ireland to NY and were very fortunate to have Meena from NextStep as our agent. From our very first phone call with Meena she has been amazing and always willing to answer all of our (many) questions. The NextStep viewing process is brilliant - we had a very short timeframe to find an apartment and Meena had arranged for us to view 9 places in one day, all of which were in areas we had expressed a desire to live in. We couldn't rate Meena and NextStep highly enough and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Russell Saladin

Russell Saladin

November 06, 2016

Meena Ziabari with Next Step helped us find an apartment that was perfectly suited to our needs. After having a very bad experience with another broker we were skeptical with the overall process, but Meena spent time to get to know us and address our concerns. Next Step is a Tenant Agency, rather than a Landlord or Dual Agency, and you can trust them to act in your best interest. Meena had a wealth of information about every neighborhood, and was able to make recommendations as if she had known us for a much longer time. We're very grateful that she was able to help us.
Rena Mangold

Rena Mangold

November 04, 2016

Meena helped my family find a place in Bay Ridge. We have two little boys and needed a place that was kid friendly and close to the park. We are very happy with the choices she found and am pleased with we here we settled. She was very friendly and honest with what we could get in our budget. I would recommend.
Chris Dexheimer

Chris Dexheimer

November 04, 2016

My girlfriend and I were looking for our first apartment together after years of living in the East Village and Lower East Side. We had both dealt with terrible brokers in the past, but were told by a friend Next Step is a completely different experience. They couldn't have been more right. Meena took the time to listen and understand what we wanted, educated us on pros/cons of the neighborhoods and apartments we viewed, and made it the most pleasant apartment hunt one can imagine. Both being on busy schedules, we weren't available to do the normal after-work-viewings, so she set up a full day of viewings and had a driver take us from place to place. Meena helped us with all of the paperwork, and the signing process went as smoothly as I've ever seen. We're one week into our new place and absolutely love it! Thanks Meena!
Melissa Rojo

Melissa Rojo

October 25, 2016

Meena was so great! This is my first apartment after college, and Meena made the process extremely easy! We were lucky enough to avoid all of the horrors of finding a place to rent in NYC. Within a week we had seen locales and signed. Thanks Meena!
Cameron Brocksen

Cameron Brocksen

October 22, 2016

Next Step made the process so easy for us. Meena especially made us feel warm and welcome right from the start. Couldn't appreciate your guys help more!
Liam Mawe

Liam Mawe

October 21, 2016

My partner and I were extremely busy in the lead up to our move and Next Step Realty accommodated our schedules and got rid of much of the hassle of moving. We only had one shot to look at apartments and Meena ensured that what we viewed was exactly what we wanted to see. There were also several complications with our move (me being a UK citizen / not having had the visa processed) but Meena ensured the process was smooth from finding -> viewing -> signing. Extremely happy with the service and with our new home! Thanks so much Meena!
Joanna Mangan

Joanna Mangan

October 19, 2016

Meena was so enjoyable to work with! Moving from out of state I didn't know what to expect from NYC apartment hunting, but Meena made it feel like a breeze. She's quick to respond to any communication and has such a warm personality - can not sing her praises enough! Thank you!
Samuel Ubinas

Samuel Ubinas

October 15, 2016

Finding our new apartment with Meena was just perfect. She was so helpful in finding us a new place. We drove around and saw a TON of amazing options, well within our price range, were shown a bunch of cool little shops/bars, and were even treated to coffee and doughnuts! All in all it was a great experience and one I would highly recommend for anyone looking for agents that are easy and fun to work with!
Alison Harbin

Alison Harbin

October 14, 2016

After a horrific experience of trying to go out and find an apt on our own, and then with an inexperienced realtor who lost us 2 apartments, we finally called Next Step Realty. We found out about them from a recommendation of a friend, who had an amazing experience with Meena. Within the first few minutes of my conversation with Meena, I knew I had finally found our realtor. Her calm demeanor was a breath of fresh air in the frantic world of NYC realty. Before we could even schedule a tour of apartments, she asked me if I would be interested in an apartment that would be a lease takeover. The apartment was set to be listed that night, so I met her at the apt thirty minutes later. I fell in love with it, and put down our application deposit that night. Despite the recalcitrant landlords who moved so slowly and the flakey tenant from whom we took over the lease, we are THRILLED with our amazing apartment, located in the neighborhood we wanted and a whooping $400 under our budget. I will absolutely use Meena and Next Step Realty again, her professionalism, commitment, and general friendliness is above and beyond! Thanks Meena and Next Step Realty for everything!
Micah Milner

Micah Milner

October 14, 2016

Next Step was amazing! We had used other agencies and agents before and had a completely different experience. I had a 5 minute conversation with my agent Meena Ziabari, to explain to her what was important to us in our new space and she went out and found an entire list of places that met all of our needs and were within our budget. They then drove us to each one and helped us get all the paperwork together that we needed to get the lease signed. Thanks Meena!
Austine Model

Austine Model

October 14, 2016

To echo my wife, we had an incredible experience with Next Step Reality. Our good friends recommended Meena, and she was awesome. I was unable to help my wife in the searching process, so knowing that Meena was there to help was invaluable!
Colin Tofel

Colin Tofel

October 08, 2016

My roommate and I had a great experience working with Meena and Next Step. She was extremely communicative and made the whole process as simple as possible. Would definitely recommend!
Katlin Drop

Katlin Drop

October 05, 2016

Meena made finding an apartment in NYC fun and stress free. From our very first phone call, she knew exactly what I wanted in an apartment in NYC. She found several perfect apartments in both Manhattan and Brooklyn that were in my price range and better than I ever imagined. It was an extremely long day and I looked at approximately 8 different apartments, but Meena was patient every step of the way. She was very knowledgable about every area of the city we visited. After my boyfriend and I found the apartment we wanted, Meena took care of everything. I could not believe how easy it was to locate an amazing apartment in NYC. I definitely could not have found this awesome apartment without Meena and Next Step. I am already recommending NSR to friends that want an apartment in NYC! Thank you so much Meena and Next Step!! My apartment is perfect.
Steve Adamowski

Steve Adamowski

October 05, 2016

Meena was extremely helpful in finding an apartment in NYC. As someone who knew nothing about finding an apartment in the city, I couldn't have done it without her. The process went extremely smooth and I felt as though my girlfriend and I didn't really have to do anything but pick the apartment that we wanted. Meena did all the rest. Thanks again Meena, we are very satisfied with our apartment.
Ross Klepetko

Ross Klepetko

September 30, 2016

I have worked with several brokers in the past and Meena (and Next Step) is the best experience I have had thus far. I felt like Meena communicated honestly and effectively, and in a business where shady practices are common, Meena's professionalism was refreshing. Although we went with the first apartment we saw, having a car to see apartments makes the process much easier. I would recommend to anyone looking for a place in NYC.
Stafford Enck

Stafford Enck

September 30, 2016

Next step was fantastic in helping my roommate and I find a new apartment! They found us a place that was an incredible deal, it was the first apartment we saw but too good to turn down. They have been extremely helpful every step of the way and I highly recommend this over the traditional broker! They let us take our time and did not try to force us into a new home that we were unsure of.
Rob Morrissey

Rob Morrissey

September 25, 2016

Meena couldn't have been better to work with. I had a very small window during which to find a place in New York and she lined up several great options, then followed up throughout the application and lease signing process to make sure everything went smoothly. I would definitely recommend Meena and Next Step if you are looking for an apartment in New York and want a smooth experience.
Erin Dolan

Erin Dolan

September 14, 2016

Meena was a rockstar from the beginning on our telephone calls. Once we were in NY, we were able to see a wide-span of apartments within Manhattan in one day. We were very lucky to have a driver, which allowed us to avoid NYC summer heat - major perk. My advice to people moving to the city for the first time: use a broker like NSR, be honest with your broker from the get-go, and plan a trip to find your living space a couple of weeks before you officially move. In the end, the broker fee is worth it--trust me. I don't think I'd want to tackle this task alone as a newbie in New York. Thanks again, Meena!!
Patricia Haynes

Patricia Haynes

September 12, 2016

Meena and Jordan did an amazing job helping my roommate and I find our dream apartment. We saw at least 15 apartments over the course of two days, all of which met our criteria completely. We would have been thrilled to live in any one of them. Jordan and Meena made the process as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. We are so happy in our Park Slope apartment and are glad that we used Next Step!
Hannah Auer

Hannah Auer

September 12, 2016

To be honest, I was a little nervous about how this apartment hunting process was going to go, especially since I moved from out of state. Meena was extremely helpful from the first day she got in contact with us. I really felt that she got to know what my roommate and I wanted in an apartment and location. On the day of the appointment, things couldn't have gone better. She did all the research necessary for each of the 8 apartments that we saw. By the end of the day, we had our new home. HIGHLY recommend to newcomers to the city!
Meredith Enzbigilis

Meredith Enzbigilis

September 09, 2016

Meena was very responsive and helpful in finding us apartments, and was really fun to travel around with for the day. She was able to line up 8 apartments to show, and we ended up renting the very first one she showed us. We really appreciated her communication throughout the process, and her boldness in securing the apartment that same day. She communicated effectively and quickly to help us find our current spot! Next Step Realty is a great service from start to finish for anyone coming in from out of town to find a rental on the spot. We were so grateful to have their help since we had no experience navigating NYC's rental chaos. They made it easy and fast, which was much appreciated for our cross country move. Thanks again, we would highly recommend Meena and Next Step!
Steven Ballew

Steven Ballew

September 02, 2016

Meena Ziabari did a fantastic job helping my roommate and I find the perfect apartment in Brooklyn Heights. Meena knows Brooklyn like the back of her hand, and was an incredible resource for us as we searched. We looked at 7 apartments in one day, all within specific criteria that we told Meena that we wanted. My roommate and I needed to make a pros and cons list to settle on an apartment because Meena showed us a number of great options. If all the brokers are like Meena I completely recommend Next Step!
Hannah Stringer

Hannah Stringer

August 30, 2016

We moved to NYC from across the country, and were connected with Next Step Realty through my employer. Meena Ziabari promptly reached out to us, set up a phone call to discuss our list of requirements and our ideal scenarios, as well as set expectations for our new home. As my SO was only in-town for a few days, Meena set up a tour for the next week, during which my SO saw roughly 10 places in one day. Meena sent me videos and images of each place, since I couldn't be there in-person. We ended up closing on the second apartment we saw. Meena made the communications with the landlord and super as smooth as possible, and was highly communicative with us. I can't imagine going through this process without Meena!
Jason Manrow

Jason Manrow

August 05, 2016

Using Next Step Realty as our means of finding a home in NYC was one of the best moves we have made in a while. My roommate and I were initially unsure how to go about the apartment search until our employers recommended Next Step. We were assigned Meena Ziabari as our broker and our experience was as smooth as butter from there on out. We told her what we wanted and where. On our appointment date, she had a handful of wonderful apartments picked out and we were able to secure our home by the end of the day. It was such a great experience and Meena is great!
Aashna Desai

Aashna Desai

July 22, 2016

I had an excellent experience with Next Step and Meena in finding my apartment. She gave us a great overview of the market and understood exactly what I was looking for! She was generous with her time and answered all my questions. Would definitely recommend to other college grads looking to move to the city.
Maddie Brown

Maddie Brown

July 20, 2016

Meena was so helpful! She showed us so many places and added new ones to the schedule until we found the perfect apartment!
Katie Gilkeson

Katie Gilkeson

July 20, 2016

Meena was so helpful! She found us the perfect place in one day and was very straight forward with us throughout the entire process. We loved using next step!
Caitlin Gardulescu

Caitlin Gardulescu

July 12, 2016

I had a great experience finding an apartment with Next Step! My broker Meena Ziabari was extremely helpful in my search - she clearly understood exactly what I was looking for. I was moving from out of state and only had one day in the city to search, so I was very worried about if this would work out in such a small timeframe. Since Meena had found places that clearly matched what I had asked for I only ended up needing to see a few places before picking an apartment that I'm very happy with! Meena's assistant Sara was also helpful as she helped coordinate most of my paperwork beforehand, and walked me through all of the steps during my lease signing. It was also great to drink a glass of wine while signing my lease! I would definitely recommend Next Step to anyone looking for an apartment in the city, and I plan to reach out to Meena & Next Step again if I'm looking for a new place in the future.
Fiyinfoluwa Adeyemo

Fiyinfoluwa Adeyemo

July 05, 2016

Next Step Realty was a great service to use. I am a recent college graduate, new to the city and was overwhelmed with the housing process. Meena Ziabari, our agent, made the process extremely easy, explaining the application process to my roommate and I, answering all of the questions that we had, and helping us find a beautiful apartment that we both love. Meena came up with a list of apartments and showed them to us, helped us fill out the necessary application paperwork, and advocated for us to get the apartment that we wanted. She also took care of the payment and most of the other transactions with the landlord. This was a huge help because it made the process a lot easier. She paid attention to all of our specifications of the apartment we wanted and kept our best interests at heart. I really enjoyed my experience and would definitely recommend Next Step and Meena to anyone looking for a great real estate service.
Jessie Henry

Jessie Henry

June 28, 2016

My husband and I had the best experience with Meena from Next Step. We only had one day to find a place and Meena got us to our dream apartment on our first stop. I have and will continue to recommend this service to anyone moving to NY that wants to find their perfect apartment in a stress free enjoyable way. It doesn't get any easier! 5++++ stars!
Lauren Magner

Lauren Magner

June 23, 2016

Next Step Realty really made the transition easy for moving out of state to NYC! Apartment hunting can be extremely stressful, but my agent Meena Ziabari made the whole process go smoothly. My two roommates and I found a wonderful apartment in Manhattan within a few hours!!
Bianca Echtler

Bianca Echtler

June 23, 2016

My roommates and I had a great and fun experience with Next Step Realty. We especially enjoyed working with Meena Ziabari who very friendly and easily available. We are very happy with our new apartment and thank Next Step Realty for all their help!
Savannah Mattox

Savannah Mattox

June 15, 2016

I feel extremely lucky to have worked with Next Step Realty during my transition to New York. Relocating from Florida to New York City for my new job seemed very daunting to me before working with this agency. I essentially had no real knowledge about the city itself, much less real estate or renting apartments. The client relations team was extremely patient with me and helped me understand the fast-paced world of apartment hunting in NYC. My broker, Meena Ziabari, called me a couple of days before my tour date, introduced herself and chatted with me for almost an hour to prepare me for the tour. It honestly felt like I was talking with an old friend who was explaining the city to me rather than a broker. Meena made me feel extremely comfortable and really excited throughout the process. Working with Next Step was such a positive experience and the amount of support I received from their whole team was incredible. I ended up finding a studio apartment in the upper east side that I'm completely in love with! I can't speak highly enough about my experience with the agency!
Jessica Richards

Jessica Richards

June 14, 2016

My employer referred me to Next Step, and it made our first New York apartment search a lot less intimidating! Meena worked to find an apartment for me and my two roommates that checked all of the boxes. She went above and beyond our expectations by showing us apartments in our budget that also were in line with our aesthetic taste. The first apartment we saw was better than anything we could have imaged, and now we can call it home! Meena worked with us through the craziness on the day we saw the apartment to make sure we secured it and submitted all of the necessary information. We could not have done it without her! Thanks again for a making it a fun and easy experience for us!
Nneoma Enyi

Nneoma Enyi

June 13, 2016

My roommate, Barbara, and I were treated with utmost respect by our agent, Meena. She was fantastic in getting back to us, helping us find a great space and replying to our million emails. I would certainly recommend Next Step to anyone looking to find a home in NYC!
Francesca Whitenead

Francesca Whitenead

June 13, 2016

My roommate and I had the best experience with Next Step Reality. We were incredibly lucky to have gotten Meena as our agent, she was very on top of the whole situation and even came up with countless solutions for us (we are international which made the whole process more tricky). She listened to our requests and found us a group of apartments that we would have been happy to live in any of them. I would definitely recommend next Step Reality to anyone that has a busy schedule and wants to just find a great apartment in an afternoon.
Paige Rahe

Paige Rahe

June 09, 2016

Meena was the most amazing agent. She spent so much time with me and my mom on the phone explaining how the New York real estate works, did not even think about showing me listings outside the areas I wanted to live and budget!
Bobby Jackson

Bobby Jackson

June 06, 2016

I heard about Next Step from a friend and they were the first realtor that I contacted when moving to NYC from Boston. I had dealt with other realty companies in Boston (many of which were a bit sketchy and disorganized), and I was pleasantly surprised during my great experience with Next Step. First off, the small start-up feel is really welcoming. All the agents were very helpful, but Meena Ziabari was our agent, and she assembled a great list of properties that checked all the boxes. The process went very smoothly, and within a few days we had closed on an apartment in Manhattan. I would highly recommend Next Step for anyone looking to make sense of what can be a hectic apartment hunt in NYC.
Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson

June 05, 2016

I heard about Next Step from a friend and they were the first realtor that I contacted when moving to NYC from Boston. I had dealt with other realty companies in Boston (many of which were a bit sketchy and disorganized), and I was pleasantly surprised during my great experience with Next Step. First off, the small start-up feel is really welcoming. All the agents were very helpful, but Meena Ziabari was our agent, and she assembled a great list of properties that checked all the boxes. The process went very smoothly, and within a few days we had closed on an apartment in Manhattan. I would highly recommend Next Step for anyone looking to make sense of what can be a hectic apartment hunt in NYC.
Parul Guliani

Parul Guliani

May 24, 2016

Next Step Realty was incredibly helpful! We told our representative what we were looking for in terms of layout, pricing, and area, and she picked out 5-6 apartments to show us during our scheduled apartment hunt. She helped us negotiate pricing and move-in date and was incredibly helpful through the payment/paperwork/lease-signing process as well. The best part was that we never felt pressured to take an apartment/pay a price that we weren't fully comfortable with (I've worked with brokers in the past who can be extremely pushy). Highly recommend working with Next Step!
Varshini Srinivasan

Varshini Srinivasan

May 24, 2016

Having our broker Meena with us was a great help. The apartment hunting process in New York can be very stressful so it was nice to have someone who knew the business showing us around. I doubt we'd have been able to find our place without her. She was great with at addressing out questions and concerns. My only complaint would be how rushed the whole process was - that put a little pressure on me but I suppose that's the nature of NYC real estate!
Maya Chandrasekaran

Maya Chandrasekaran

May 23, 2016

Meena at Next Step made our apartment hunt process incredibly smooth and quick. We found our apartment within 3 hours of meeting her! She was always willing to answer any and all of our questions. Had a great time working with her!
Tatjana Green

Tatjana Green

May 20, 2016

Using Next Step was a great decision based on how busy my schedule was while searching for a new home. Meena was phenomenal! She dealt with many schedule conflicts from my end and found exactly the taste and style that I was looking for. She took time to understand the wants and needs of this new home and presented only top notch options tailored to what she knew I was seeking. Meena was also extremely helpful and patient in the process that can be overbearing for an international tenant. I would highly recommend her service.
Saige Marie Maxine Bynum

Saige Marie Maxine Bynum

May 13, 2016

Choosing Next Step was the perfect choice for my roommate and I. Meena Ziabari matched us with our amazing apartment in Brooklyn and we couldn't be happier with it and with the experience we had! We looked at 8 different apartments and chose one within 3 hours on the same day. If you need someone to help you find an apartment, choose Meena and Next Step and you won't be disappointed!
Ann Devine

Ann Devine

May 11, 2016

As a young woman moving to New York City for the first time The Next Step Realty was the perfect place for me! My agent Meena and the company made it easy for both myself and my parents to find me a place that was safe, affordable, and comfortable for me to live. Meena took all of my thoughts and concerns into consideration and narrowly selected the perfect place for me. Meena made me feel so calm and comfortable during the crazy, stressful, and anxious process of moving. Im so grateful and glad that I found The Next Step Realty! I LOVE living in New York City!
Amith Arcot

Amith Arcot

May 07, 2016

Using Next Step for my move was a great choice. Meena made everything super simple and I was able to find the perfect place in my ideal neighborhood. Everything was handled super quickly and efficiently and made finding a new apartment extremely easy. I definitely recommend using Next Step for future apartment searches.
Katelyn Shreiner

Katelyn Shreiner

May 03, 2016

Choosing Next Step to help us find our apartment was the best way to go. Meena Ziabari was amazing to work with. She listened to our needs and catered to them. We looked at about 8 apartments during our appointment and found one within 3 hours. Meena knew exactly where we needed to be in Brooklyn. If you are thinking about using Next Step, do it!
Nathanael Paimanta

Nathanael Paimanta

April 28, 2016

As a fresh graduate moving to New York City from Richmond, Virginia, I was absolutely unfamiliar with how apartment hunting works in NYC. Richmond is a small town and apartment hunting is a straightforward process and fairly easy. I am working with a company that partners with Next Step Realty to assist its employees in finding housing in New York. I was paired with agent Meena Ziabari, who is absolutely amazing and helpful throughout the process. I set up an appointment and flew to NY for a day-long apartment tour. It was an extremely productive day and she showed a lot of units in different areas of NY with criteria that fit my description and budget. In addition, she also went above and beyond in giving recommendations and personal experience and story that provides credibility and a peace of mind for a foreigner like me. I absolutely recommend Next Step Realty to anyone looking for a place to live in NYC for the first time!
Larkin OO

Larkin OO

March 07, 2016

I moved from Paris back to New York on short notice and a tight schedule, and I am so glad that I used Next Step to facilitate my apartment hunt. I worked with Meena Ziabari, who is an absolute pleasure, and found my dream place in Brooklyn. Initially, we worked with the requirements of two different potential flatmates. When I realized that I really wanted something that fit my own requirements, Meena pivoted and we spent a second day searching for an apartment that fit my own criteria. Meena was able to deal with every single curve ball that I threw at her, and made the process fun and unstressful! I highly recommend her and the Next Step Team.
Katie Sola

Katie Sola

March 03, 2016

Taking a moment to recommend Next Step and the delightful broker Meena Ziabari. She did an amazing job of negotiating with the landlord to put all kinds of riders on the lease. She also followed up with the landlord afterwards to make sure he actually enacted them, which she was in no way obligated to do. Next Step also takes you around in a car to see the apartments (at no extra charge) which makes the process way less stressful.
James Mosier

James Mosier

January 05, 2016

Meena Ziabari was super helpful and friendly throughout the entire apartment hunting/getting process! It was my first time moving out of state and Meena made me feel really comfortable and gave me a great overview of the neighborhoods and places that were around each apartment. Although moving (and finding a place to live) can be stressful, Meena was there every step of the way to help and occasionally (when I need it) providing moral support from start to finish. It was a great intro to the city and I’m super happy to have been able to work with Meena and Next Step! I found a great place in Williamsburg and love it!
Meena Ziabari

Meena Ziabari

Managing Broker

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Meena is a native east coaster hailing from Philadelphia before moving to Ithaca College to pursue her B.A. in Global Politics. Ithaca’s serene locale is what inspired her love of nature and eventually lead her to Greenpeace USA where she ran the New York chapter for three years. She has a passion for traveling and has lived all over the world including Sarrbruken, Nashville, Boston and Beijing (where she became fluent in Mandarin and studied martial arts). None compare, however, to her (favorite) current residence: Brooklyn! On the weekends you’ll most likely find her at a DIY art show, the Smorgasburg, or hiking upstate. She is a connoisseur of urban culture, lover of music and self-proclaimed foodie. From butchers to bakers to coffee-makers, Meena loves to show off the best parts of Brooklyn. Her knowledge of the market and strong dedication to seeking the best interest of each, unique individual will guarantee a great outcome!


Reviews for Margit Brandt

Katie DuBois

Katie DuBois

July 14, 2018

Margit AMAZINGLY was able to accommodate my two roommates and I despite our different preferences as to budget, location, etc. In one day we found the perfect apartment for us and feel incredibly at home. Thank you, Margit & Next Step!
Emmy Hancock

Emmy Hancock

July 12, 2018

Margit was an excellent realtor! We LOVE our apartment and the whole process was SO FABULOUS!!! Thank you Margit!!! And Next Step!
Lauren Perry-Carrera

Lauren Perry-Carrera

July 11, 2018

My roomate and I used Next Step to find our first apartment in NYC and would definitely recommend! Margit was very helpful and answered so many of our questions and walked us through the process the whole time. She really listened to our criteria and showed up many options of different price points. We are both from out of state and across the county so we could not have done this process without her help. We are no in a beautiful apartment we absolutely love thanks to Margit and Next Steps help!
Morgan Locksley

Morgan Locksley

June 28, 2018

My sister and I loved working with Margit! She helped us find the perfect apartment for our first time living in New York. Thank you!
Jason Stupay

Jason Stupay

June 25, 2018

My experience with Next Step was great! They helped us find an apartment in the location we wanted, within our price point, and with many of the amenities that were most important to us. The team there moved quickly from the initial outreach to setting up a showing date. Our agent, Margit, was incredibly helpful and accommodating through every step of the process. Starting with the initial stages of understanding what we were looking for, she was able to use her great knowledge of the market to guide us to what was possible. Margit was there through all of the showings, the application process, lease signing, and even after everything was all set. One of the roommates was not in NYC during the showings and lease signing, so Margit was able to seamlessly arrange a second lease signing and showing. I would definitely recommend Next Step to anyone looking for an apartment in NYC, especially if you are tight on time.
Anna DeLucia

Anna DeLucia

June 22, 2018

Next step really made the NYC apartment hunting process easy and fun. Margit was knowledgable, helpful, and patient before, during, and after signing my lease. I didn't totally know what I wanted, so Margit showed me a variety of apartments in different neighborhoods and price ranges until I found one I absolutely LOVED. Plus, it was all done totally painlessly in a few hours. I'd recommend next step to everyone, whether you're new to the city or not!
Shelby Strattan

Shelby Strattan

June 07, 2018

I just finished moving into my first brand new apartment in NYC. Moving can be a little overwhelming especially since my roommate and I were on a time crunch. Margit was in communication with us for a few weeks before the day we looked around - she put our minds at ease and made everything so easy. On the day we actually looked, we found our new home in 3.5 hours - Margit was amazing, funny, never tried to hide anything about apartment amenities, etc, and meant business - she supported us the whole journey. Thank you Next Step for an incredible experience and new home!
Maddison Gee

Maddison Gee

June 05, 2018

Next Step was an excellent way for my roommate and me to find our very first apartment in New York! Special thanks to Margit, who was attentive to our specific needs and preferences and truly catered to us as clients. We are so happy with where we have landed! Thank you!
Alexandra Zen Ruffinen

Alexandra Zen Ruffinen

May 22, 2018

My roommate and I used Next Step for our first apartment out of college. Margit was very helpful throughout the entire process and took into account all our requests. Thank you for making the process easier!
Colby Schofield

Colby Schofield

May 20, 2018

My roommate and I graduated from college this month and were looking for an apartment in lower Manhattan. Our agent, Margit, helped us find a place within a number of hours and has helped us transition into the new building seamlessly. Next Step Realty has been very helpful securing the apartment, communicating with the management company, and providing discounts for electricity, mattress, and other companies. I'm thankful for all their help!
Serena Saari

Serena Saari

May 18, 2018

Margit is the best! This was my second time working with her and I cannot even begin to express how grateful I am for her help. We had a very short timeline for my move and she went above and beyond to get my new apartment. The most invaluable aspect of using Next Step is the time saved in finding/securing an apartment. The process can be so daunting and having Margit to handle everything while I was at work was so extremely helpful. Would highly recommend!!
Kyle Dion

Kyle Dion

May 11, 2018

I am writing to express gratitude for Next Step and my agent, Margit.

My fiancé and I are transitioning to Manhattan for the first time and the NYC rental market is unlike anything we have experienced. Margit was extremely professional and passionate about putting us in the right home. Throughout the process, it was clear that Margit’s in-depth knowledge about the market and relationships with local landlords was a competitive advantage for our apartment search. Ultimately, Margit not only found us our dream apartment but also made sure the application process went smoothly.

Based on our experience, I will be recommending Next Step Realty to any colleagues looking for a professional to help with their transition to NYC.

Cyrus Vesvikar

Cyrus Vesvikar

April 05, 2018

I recently used Next Step to find a new apartment in the city. Margit was my broker for the place and she was the best broker one could have by their side. She helped me cruise through all the difficulties that come with a new lease and made finding an apartment in NY possible in a day. I would recommend Margit and Next Step for all home seekers in NY.
Andrew Killeen

Andrew Killeen

April 01, 2018

I recently used Next Step for a second time finding a new apartment in the city. Margit was my broker for both apartments, and she exceeded all expectations both times! Margit had everything set up within a matter of days and made the process the second time seamless to find an apartment that exactly what I was looking for. Finding an apartment in the city is no easy feat, but with Next Step and specifically Margit the process both times has been very enjoyable and stress free. I would use Next Step anytime to find an apartment.
Stephanie Zeytoonian

Stephanie Zeytoonian

December 11, 2017

I had a great experience working with my Next Step broker Margit Brandt. She took the time to listen to exactly what I was looking for in a NYC studio. She was extremely transparent and kept me in the loop throughout the entire process. I really enjoyed the concierge style Apartment Tour (chauffeured luxury transportation) which was very unique to the apartment hunt in NYC. I most definitely recommend Next Step Realty and especially Margit!
Mateusz Berezecki

Mateusz Berezecki

November 28, 2017

Extremely helpful with the apartment search after my girlfriend and I relocated from the west coast. We didn't know the city at all and didn't know what to expect. Margit was our realtor and she represents the highest professional standard. She was always available for consultation and helping to solve problems throughout the entire process. Simply top notch service. If you value your time and peace of mind, treat yourself and go with Next Step. It's definitely worth it!
Melissa Pappas

Melissa Pappas

November 20, 2017

Margit was so helpful and amazing! My boyfriend Mateusz and I just moved from San Francisco to New York not knowing anything about the city. Margit was able to help us decided on a neighborhood by getting to know us and our priorities in a home. When we got to New York Margit showed us many great options. We ended up finding the New York apartment of our dreams and this would not have been possible without the help of Margit and Next Step. Thank you so much for your help!
Batoul Husain

Batoul Husain

November 17, 2017

The idea of jumping into the NYC rental market was originally daunting to me, but Next Step made the process seamless. Margit was my agent and I recommend her unconditionally. She really took my preferences to heart and only showed me apartments within my price range. I honestly would have been happy in any of the apartments we visited. She also went above and beyond to make sure I secured my chosen apartment that same day. I would not hesitate to turn to Next Step during my next apartment search.
Allison Markowitz

Allison Markowitz

September 27, 2017

After finishing law school and taking a 5 week trip out of the country, I needed to find a place in NYC in an extremely small window of time - specifically 6 days. Before leaving the country, I gave Next Step a call, told them generally what I was looking for, and then was immediately contacted by Margit. She spent a long time on the phone with me covering in-depth my desired apartment search, price range, etc., all the while trying to get to know me and my preferences. She understood that I had a very short time to find an apartment, and that my preference was to apply after only one day of looking at places. On my scheduled date to look at apartments, I met Margit at the Next Step office, who had prepared a lengthy and detailed list of all the places we would see, which spanned across the neighborhoods I asked for and were within the price range that I requested. From that point forward, Margit was knowledgeable, understanding, and made what is known to be a stressful experience quite manageable and fun. She was always able to sense when I wasn't thrilled with an apartment, and not once did she become pushy or impatient. She was also able to provide very helpful advice and tips about types of apartments and neighborhoods, particularly on matters that I hadn't even considered. By the end of the day I knew which apartment I wanted to apply for, and Margit went above and beyond in making sure that my application was as strong as possible. It took a couple of days before being approved by management, and every day up until that point Margit would text me to check in - something that she didn't need to do but was genuinely appreciated. Overall, I love my apartment and am beyond thankful that I had Margit and Next Step to guide me through the process. If you are interested in having a seamless apartment-hunting experience with the help of kind and knowledgeable brokers, Next Step is your bet.
Andrew Lohrfink

Andrew Lohrfink

September 11, 2017

Next Step Realty couldn't have made my apartment search / process more easy and efficient. My agent, Margit, took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for prior to touring, and used her depth of knowledge to also make recommendations and guide me in the right direction. From the initial stages t lease signing - she couldn't have been more helpful. A truly phenomenal experience. I'd recommend using the Next Step Realty to anyone looking for an apartment in NYC!
Fauzul Lakhani

Fauzul Lakhani

September 07, 2017

My wife and I recently moved to NYC. We truly believe that we could not have found our apartment without the help of Next Step Realty. After looking through an overwhelming list of apartments on Street Easy, we decided to get some help and reached out to Margit. She made the process extremely simple and easy. After a couple of conversations, we visited her in NYC. She had a long customized list of apartments for us - all apartments took into account our requests / preferences. Within a couple of hours after meeting Margit - we were in Next Step Realty's office signing our lease! We found an apartment that included everything we could have possibly wanted and, on top of that, it was within our budget! We really couldn't have done this without the help of Margit - she is extremely knowledgeable about apartments and neighborhoods in NYC!
Eli Heller

Eli Heller

August 23, 2017

Margit and the Next Step team made moving to NYC super easy and enjoyable! Margit was incredibly responsive to all of our needs and put together a series of apartments that were perfect for us. We found an apartment that day, and had a lease signed by the next morning. We could not have asked for an easier moving experience and Margit was the perfect person to help us out. We love our new apartment and recommend Next Step 100%.
Alyssa Indenbaum

Alyssa Indenbaum

August 22, 2017

We are so happy that we decided to use Next Step for our apartment search! Margit was extremely helpful in narrowing down our search and showing us apartments that were exactly what we had in mind! We would not have had such an easy and seamless search without her help!
Serena Saari

Serena Saari

August 21, 2017

Next Step was so incredibly helpful and spot-on in helping my roommate and I find our apartment! Margit was extremely attentive and totally understanding of our needs during the search which made the entire experience smooth and efficient. This was our second apartment in the city and I only wish that we had used Next Step the first time around! Would highly recommend to any young professionals with crazy work schedules as this made the apartment search quick and painless.
Kelly Jiang

Kelly Jiang

August 12, 2017

Working with Margit made the move to NYC so easy!! She made the process so much more manageable and I love our new place - I highly recommend Next Step Realty
Ryan Bone

Ryan Bone

August 11, 2017

I recently relocated from SF to NYC. I didn't know the city that well and didn't have a good sense for exactly what I was looking for. My agent, Margit, did an incredible job helping me find a place. I wasn't only able to come to New York for one day to search for an apartment and she made the most of it. She gathered all of things that mattered most to me and prepared a detailed itinerary with over a dozen great apartments in my price range in the neighborhoods I was most interested in. By the end of the day I felt that I had a very good sense of what was available and was able to make an informed decision. Once I made my choice she helped with every aspect of submitting the application and securing the apartment. I'm very happy with the apartment that I ultimately chose and am thankful to have had Margit help me through the process.
Paige Laycock

Paige Laycock

August 05, 2017

Margit at Next Step was awesome in helping us find our new home in NYC! The whole process was easy and she was able to find a place that was perfect for us. We loved working with Next Step and would highly recommend them to anyone! Thanks for everything!!
Sam Kramer

Sam Kramer

July 29, 2017

Working with Margit was phenomenal! I never stepped foot into NYC prior to the move, but Margit was more than happy to work with me to find what I really wanted. She was extremely easy to work with, friendly, and showed a large variety of different apartments which really helped in finding my dream apartment! Needless to say I'm very impressed and thrilled to have my current apartment.
Drew Reid

Drew Reid

July 17, 2017

Our experience with Next Step couldn't have gone smoother. Margit was great to work with and came up with a list of 8-10 great 4 bedroom apartments that fit our criteria. The paper signing and coordination went seamlessly, and Margit helped us work with the broker to negotiate our up front costs. Coming from Boston, I'm not sure what I would have done without Next Step.
Emily Waxman

Emily Waxman

July 15, 2017

When my college roommate and I were moving to NYC we were having trouble navigating apartment hunting and New York real estate on our own. On a recommendation from a friend, we turned to Margit and Next Step to help us find a place in a short time frame. With Margit's help, we were able to find a place that met all of our criteria within just a couple of hours! Even after signing our lease, Margit has continued to help and answer our questions. Margit and Next Step made the move to New York so easy and I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Mike Moriel

Mike Moriel

July 14, 2017

5 stars for Next Step. Great company and great people (Margit in particular). If you're looking for a new apartment, have full trust in Next Step in being able to find you an awesome place.
George Vojta

George Vojta

July 13, 2017

Margit was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable throughout the entire process making the nightmare of navigating the NYC renters market bearable. I cannot imagine having to try to find my first NYC apartment. Thank you for everything Next Step!
Sara O'Han

Sara O'Han

July 13, 2017

My roommates and I had the best experience with Next Step Realty. My sister and mom used Margit about two years ago looking for an apartment for my sister and had the best time. Because of their great experience I knew we had to use Margit and Next Step! We are confident we saw the best apartments in East Village and found the perfect one for us. Thanks for the fun day!!
Britt Willis

Britt Willis

July 12, 2017

Margit and the Next Step team in NYC were all so great to work with! My roommates and I were coming up from North Carolina and didn't know much about the apartment hunt. We told Margit our hopes for our apartment and she took the rest from there! Definitely recommend.
Anthony Bartucci

Anthony Bartucci

July 12, 2017

Would have never found a place without their help! Love the location and love everything about the apartment. Next Step makes things easy! Thanks Margit!
Matt Loomes

Matt Loomes

July 12, 2017

My two roommates and I recently graduated from college in Boston and used Next Step Realty to find our first full-time NYC apartment. From beginning to end, working with Next Step was a breeze. Our broker, Margit Weinberg, was both highly informative and accommodating to our needs throughout the process. She facilitated a thorough, tailored search process, which landed us our dream apartment!
Patrick Spoth

Patrick Spoth

July 07, 2017

Next Step was the perfect fit for us given our tight time constraints and the company was super helpful given that we did not live in close proximity. We were able to look at a variety of places in one single day and ended up finding an apartment to our liking. I would definitely recommend to any friends moving to the area or even relocating!
Hannah Blake

Hannah Blake

June 27, 2017

We couldn't be more thankful for Margit and the Next Step team for helping us find our new home in The Big Apple. She was so accommodating and helpful, as well as made sure we found exactly what we needed! We couldn't be happier!
Ben Belford

Ben Belford

June 22, 2017

Per recommendation from our employer, my roommates and I used Next Step to help us find a new apartment for our move from Chicago to New York. Margit was very friendly and helpful and made it her priority to find apartment options that exactly fit our needs. It was a quick, convenient, seamless process and we were able to lock down our ideal apartment after going out to New York for just one day of showings.
Dan Donofrio

Dan Donofrio

June 22, 2017

As a recent college graduate, I was very appreciative of the help that Next Step provided in the New York apartment search. Margit and her colleagues were extremely responsive whenever questions arose and were able to find my roommates and I a unit that included all of our desired qualities. As I was out of the country for most of the process, Next Step was flexible with my unique situation.
Shannon Toole

Shannon Toole

June 22, 2017

My college roommate and I just graduated with plans to move to NYC in the summer. We'd heard that it would be extremely difficult to find an apartment within budget that met our criteria, so we decided to search for a place through Next Step Realty at the suggestion of a family friend. With the help of Margit Weinberg, we were able to find the perfect apartment in as little as 3 hours! We couldn't be happier with our decision to choose Next Step Realty -- Margit made the process so easy and efficient and she really paid attention to details that mattered to us, and we realized there was no way we could've gotten the apartment we did on our own. Would highly recommend!
Jesse Huang

Jesse Huang

May 05, 2017

I recently used Next Step Realty to locate a new apartment in NYC. The process was very efficient, and our broker, Margit, was a pleasure to work with. She showed us multiple great places within a few hours, and we were able to decide on applying for one very quickly! Margit also guided us through the application process and worked with us to ensure we could secure the apartment. Great service!
Marie Burgin

Marie Burgin

May 02, 2017

I recently moved to NY from the UK and Next Step were able to line up a full afternoon of viewings for me at very short notice. Margit understood exactly what I was looking for and thanks to her advance preparation, the whole process only took 1 afternoon of my time; Margit negotiated on my behalf and made it as painless as possible for me. I would recommend Next Step to anyone looking for an apartment in NY, particularly if you are short on time or new to the US, it really was an excellent service.
Nicole Garrett

Nicole Garrett

March 22, 2017

I recently moved from Westchester into the city. Margit was very helpful; I wasn't exactly sure what I was looking for, so she took me to both studios and one bedrooms in a number of different neighborhoods. The process was quick and easy, and I highly recommend Margit and Next Step!
Danielle Frappolli

Danielle Frappolli

March 14, 2017

I recently moved into a studio apartment in NYC. This was my first move on my own and without roommates. My Next Step agent was Margit and she was AMAZING! She was so organized and prepared that I hardly had to think about my huge move. She really listened to everything I thought I was looking for, she went a step beyond that and used her knowledge of the city's options to show me the perfect space! She kept me constantly updated and answered all of my questions. She is ALWAYS available and responsive.This is my second time using Next Step to move in NYC and I would highly highly highly recommend it to everyone! I will never move in NYC again without Margit!!!
Becky E.

Becky E.

March 14, 2017

My fiance and I had such an awesome experience with Next Step Realty. From the get-go, Next Step gathered detailed information about the apartment we were looking for. Our broker, Margit, was amazing. Margit showed us several great apartments, and when we found "the one," she immediately set out to make it ours. From the viewing process to submitting the application to signing the lease, Margit was there every step of the way. She was available to answer questions, and went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable. Because of her we have found our perfect NYC home. We couldn't have done it without her. We definitely recommend Next Step Realty to anyone looking for a New York City apartment!
Patrick Arnett

Patrick Arnett

March 13, 2017

Next Step provided an excellent apartment search process. Margit and the rest of the team were professional, attentive, and friendly. In one day of tours they helped me find exactly what I was looking for in a home. I would definitely go through Next Step again if I were seeking a new home or apartment in New York.
Mariana Vinhas

Mariana Vinhas

March 10, 2017

Our experience with Next step couldn't be better. We had all the support we needed and they answered all of ours emails and phone calls right away. We felt secure and confident in spite of all the anxiety of relocating from another country and facing the NYC rental scene. Working with Margit Brandt was excellent, she really knows the business. And since she was born and raised in NYC, she was able to understand all of our requests and particularities and guide us to the right direction. In just one day we visited some beautiful apartments and chose the perfect one. I love the building and the neighborhood, and I'm in love with this new place. I thank Next Step and specially Margit. You guys were amazing! I have the feeling we'll be very happy here for the years to come.
Bruno Pontes Soares Rocha

Bruno Pontes Soares Rocha

March 09, 2017

I recently moved to NY, coming from abroad. Margit was our agent and she did an excellent job. At first we were afraid that what we were looking was a bit different from the average, and we were insecure about whether or not it would work out. But Margit did an excellent job in hearing us out and adapting the search to find what was important for us. She did what she promised: a high focus one day apartment hunt in which we saw several places and had chosen one of them by the end of the day. She was also great supporting us through the approval process and overall with all sorts of tips about moving to NY. She was not only quite efficient but also very pleasant to work and spend time with. Definitely recommend.
Leah Levitte

Leah Levitte

March 07, 2017

I just moved to NYC from Boston and had two days to find an apartment. Margit helped me navigate the NYC rental scene, which is more complex than the Boston process, and was extremely communicative. Another major plus was that we had a driver take us to the different apartments, which was way more efficient and enjoyable than trudging through the dirty slush (there was a huge storm the day before). I am so happy with my new apartment and would highly recommend Margit to anyone looking for a new home in the city.
Kimberly Kerekes

Kimberly Kerekes

December 17, 2016

Margit is the absolute best! I needed help finding a new apartment in the city and I'm so happy my friend recommended her to me. Definitely wasn't the easiest process with not only having to deal with me and my very particular requests but my over the top parents who live out of state as well - Margit was amazing with answering all their questions/concerns and kept me calm when things got stressful! She was available at any hour/day to take care of whatever was needed and from the very beginning, I knew I was in good hands and could tell she really only wanted the best for me. On top of it all - she was nine months pregnant!!!! I will definitely only use Margit any time I have to move in the city and highly recommend her and the Next Step team!
Claire Shriver

Claire Shriver

November 07, 2016

Margit was an amazing resource in helping me and my friend find a safe, comfortable, and clean apartment in the city. Easy to work with and she took care of all the heavy lifting. Highly recommend using Next Step if you want to act quickly on finding a place.
Antoine & Faustine Rupp-Dahlem

Antoine & Faustine Rupp-Dahlem

November 03, 2016

Margit was very professional, dedicated, helpful and found us a nice and cozy home. We recommend Next Step!
Megan Behrman

Megan Behrman

October 15, 2016

I had a great experience working with Margit! Margit was so helpful throughout the entire process, from narrowing my search to assisting with the application documents. Thank you!!
Natalie Picot

Natalie Picot

October 06, 2016

Margit made it extremely easy to find my dream apartment. She took me around in a car to see a variety of apartments so I could get a feel for what was available. I was able to select an apartment and sign my lease in a short period of time. She was really great to work with -- efficient and knew the market well. I would highly recommend Next Step to any young person looking for an apartment in New York.
Ronnie Lim

Ronnie Lim

October 01, 2016

Navigating NY housing market was a nightmare, so using a broker is really not a bad idea. Margit Brandt was great in trying to understand what my roommate and I were looking for in our new apartment and she was quick to reflect those in the apartments that she recommended us to take a look. She was very well-versed and knowledgeable about the buildings in the neighborhoods and their application and approval processes which made our decision-making much easier. She was also quick to adjust our tour route according to our reviews of first few places. I was really satisfied with her work. Highly recommend!
Matthew Geyer

Matthew Geyer

September 28, 2016

Margit Weinberg made my apartment search in New York City as seamless as possible. We had a few conversations early on about what exactly I was looking for, and she delivered. Every place she took me to was a place I could see myself living in, and I really did fall in love with the one I chose. She was incredibly informative and knowledgable the day of my search, laying out all of the pros and cons of each place. She was beyond helpful and really put my interests first, which does not happen all of the time in the real estate world. The process could not have been any smoother and stress-free, and I will definitely be recommending Margit and Next Step to all of my friends!
Chandler Guttersen

Chandler Guttersen

September 15, 2016

My roommate and I got the opportunity to work with Margit Weinberg. Since we are both new to NYC, my roommate and I, as well as our parents, were nervous about the apartment search and application process. Weeks prior to our visit, Margit was in constant contact with all of us and was very informative and understanding. When we arrived in NYC, we were picked up and driven to several places. Margit did an excellent job understanding what my roommate and I were looking for. Not only was she extremely professional, but also very friendly and personable. Next Step Realty has an excellent business with friendly agents and staff. My roommate and I are very lucky to have found our new home through them!
Clifford Mpare

Clifford Mpare

September 14, 2016

Margit Weinberg was such a joy to work with. She was very respectful of our wishes and was genuinely interested in making sure we had an amazing place to live. It was invaluable to have a helping hand in the, often harrowing, process of finding a new place to call home and I would not recommend a better person. Our new apartment has everything we were looking for and the view of the city is breathtaking. We were so pleased to work with Next Step and Margit, they made the search so easy, quick, and efficient and everything we received from them (including an amazing housewarming gift) was incredible.
Nancy Kartos

Nancy Kartos

September 13, 2016

My roommates and I were reluctant to use a broker since we're all three new to the city, but our broker Margit made it worth it 10 times over. We met at the office that morning and she gave us a list of 6-8 places that we were going to see, but once we got to the 4th apartment, we knew we were in love. I've been in the apartment for 2 weeks and it's completely exceeded any expectations that I had for NYC. Margit made the day so enjoyable--and most importantly calmed my parents nerves! It is 100% without a doubt that if I ever decide to move out of this apartment, Margit will be the first person that I call. Thank you again!!
Riley O'Donnell

Riley O'Donnell

September 12, 2016

My roommate and I needed to find an apartment in a time crunch and were recommended to Margit Weinberg by a family friend. She was absolutely amazing and I would recommend her to anyone looking to move to the city! I was a little nervous about finding an apartment at first, since both my roommate and I had a smaller budget to work with, but Margit completely settled those nerves and made the experience so much less stressful-- She really listened to our needs and never made us feel pushed to make a decision. She also was just so enjoyable to spend the day with as we travelled to the different apartments. Thank you Margit and Next Step for helping my roommate and me find an apartment! We couldn't be happier!!
Jesse Link

Jesse Link

September 08, 2016

Margit was an absolute pleasure to work with. In what could be a grueling process, Margit and Next Step made everything from apartment viewing, doc signing to move-in practically effortless. Great experience.
Enrique Espaillat

Enrique Espaillat

August 23, 2016

Next Step Realty made the apartment finding process effortless. Margit Weinberg was really helpful at making sure we found an apartment in neighborhoods we were interested in. We toured apartments for about a day and officially signed our leases the next day, so the whole process took less than a weekend.
Jennifer Heiss

Jennifer Heiss

August 12, 2016

Next Step made mine and my fiancé’s transition to NYC incredibly easy! We were fortunate to have Margit Weinberg as our Next Step Realty Agent. She was not only phenomenal to work with but she put together a wonderful selection of apartments for us to look at. The apartments were exactly within the criteria we had specified. Thank you Margit and Next Step for helping us find our first real home together.
Victor & Kenza D'Agata

Victor & Kenza D'Agata

August 12, 2016

Next Step helped us find the perfect apartment in just 2 days!! Having a broker is a must when moving to the city and Margit found us exactly what we were looking for!
Grace Eleanor

Grace Eleanor

August 05, 2016

I recently relocated from abroad to New York on rather short notice and was afraid of finding a great apartment in my preferred location. Margit was a dream- so helpful, kind and every apartment she showed me was one I could have been happy in! The process was so easy. I could not be more thrilled to have met and worked with her, and recommend Next Step to anyone!
Lela Feldmeier

Lela Feldmeier

August 01, 2016

I came to Next Step with a short timeline and what seemed to be an unachievable wish list. I didn't expect the search to be easy or to find exactly what I was looking for, but I was pleasantly surprised. Margit was able to set up 1 day of showings where I found not one, but several apartments that fit the bill. She was extremely helpful in all stages of the process from initial conversations to joining me at the lease signing and for questions afterwards. Next Step made what is usually a stressful and harrowing process completely seamless. I highly recommend Margit and the rest of the Next Step team.
Luke Smith

Luke Smith

July 28, 2016

Excellent experience with Margit and the Next Step team. After communicating what I was looking for in an apartment, I did nothing but show up for my tour. Margit put together a tour of several places, all of which met my key criteria. I ended up with a great place in a neighborhood that I had overlooked. Could not have been an easier process!
Irina Randrianarisoa

Irina Randrianarisoa

July 25, 2016

We recently moved from London to Manhattan and were a bit apprehensive about the apartment search but Margit made the whole process so pleasant and easy. No matter how specific our requests were, she made every effort to accommodate us. Her experience and knowledge have been extremely valuable and thanks to her we were able to find the perfect place in record time. Great customer service, thank you Margit and team!
Rolf Arnold

Rolf Arnold

July 25, 2016

We recently moved from London to Manhattan and were a bit apprehensive about the apartment search but Margit made the whole process so pleasant and easy. No matter how specific our requests were, she made every effort to accommodate us. Her experience and knowledge have been extremely valuable and thanks to her we were able to find the perfect place in record time. Great customer service, thank you Margit and team!
Devin Grossman

Devin Grossman

July 21, 2016

My roommate and I struggled to find an apartment until we used Next Step. We needed an apartment fast and Next Step was willing to accommodate us with a full list of available apartments to tour within 12 hours of speaking to us about our needs. Margit made the process seamless and it took only two days to move in from the first time we contacted Next Step until we moved in. We would enthusiastically recommend Next Step to anyone looking for a trustworthy, reliable, and efficient broker.
Ankita Naraparju

Ankita Naraparju

July 18, 2016

My roommates and I worked with Next Step Realty and Margit Weinberg! The entire process was extremely seamless and Margit took into consideration all of our preferences. NYC apartment hunting can be super overwhelming but working with Next Step made the entire process smooth and quick; we found a place we all liked during our first appointment with Margit. It was also great working with a team that was extremely familiar with the young professional/recent college graduate demographic -- definitely tailored the process to fit our needs!
Katie Volker

Katie Volker

July 15, 2016

My roommate and I had the best experience finding an apartment with Margit. She was not only able to coordinate the appointment in a short amount of time, but also showed us so many great options in a single day. Everything was fun and easy and exciting. We love our place and are very thankful for Margit's hard work and time!
Brendan O'Donell

Brendan O'Donell

June 28, 2016

I looked at 9 apartments in an afternoon and was not really sure what I wanted. Next Step and my agent Margit set me up with an amazing place and a very easy, stress free experience. I was blown away by not only how stress free the entire process was, but that I was able to find exactly what I was looking for. Thank you Next Step team and Margit, you have a client for life.
Joe Pollicini

Joe Pollicini

June 21, 2016

Next Step helped my roommates and I overcome the overwhelming nature of apartment-hunting in New York and help us find a place that fit all of our criteria. Our broker, Margit Weinberg, could not have been more helpful in this search. I hope that those who use Next Step in the future are lucky enough to have someone who was so accessible, patient, and professional.
Stephen Filocoma

Stephen Filocoma

June 21, 2016

Next Step Realty was able to pinpoint our preferences in a quick, effective way. Even the worst apartments they showed us were superior to anything we had found on our own. In my opinion, the defining aspect of Next Step is the company's ability to identify with college graduates entering the apartment-hunting phase of their lives for the first time. The industry knowledge and experience of Margit Weinberg, our broker, landed us an apartment we never would have obtained on our own. Next Step truly facilitated a great experience for us, and I would definitely use it again.
Sampson Seraphim

Sampson Seraphim

June 20, 2016

Margit was extremely helpful in finding us an apartment in the city. From beginning the search with Erin to being driven around to various apartments, the whole process was unbelievably smooth and well managed. Next Step made the apartment hunt so much easier, and I am confident we would not have found our current place without Margit.
Valerie Evans

Valerie Evans

June 20, 2016

I heard about Next Step Realty through my work. They were so great, especially Margit! When my boyfriend and I first contacted them, they responded in less than hour and had our appointment planned out, along with our living preferences, the same day. When we traveled to NY for our appointment, Margit showed us a little bit of everything we were hoping to see. We were torn between two amazing listings, and she was very helpful in deciding between the two. Overall, we were thrilled with the service, how easy it was to find an apartment in 1 day, and how they helped us with all the paperwork necessary.
Tess Ropp

Tess Ropp

June 08, 2016

I had no idea what to expect finding an apartment in New York City moving from the Midwest. My roommates and I had an idea of where we wanted to live and what we wanted out of a building but we were not sure what was realistic. We came to Next Step hoping to find a relator who could match us with our dream apartment while staying within our budget. We were placed with Margit Weinberg as our relator and we could not be happier with the outcome! Margit was extremely professional when dealing with us and our parents. She knew exactly what we could get for our budget and what neighborhoods would be ideal moving to fresh out of college. On the day of our appointment, she had almost 20 showings in many different neighborhoods lined for us to see within the 4 hour time frame. She knew which buildings we would actually be able to rent given that we are coming from outside the Tri-state area. Coming from out of state, I had no idea that this would be an issue, but she did and made the entire process go by flawlessly. She was always reachable via email or text and has continued to help us even after the lease was signed. She has gone above and beyond what I expected to get out of a realtor and I could not be happier. I would recommend Next Step and Margit to anyone looking to move to the city post-grad!
Fred Frank

Fred Frank

June 07, 2016

I had a great experience at Next Step with Margit Weinberg. She handled everything for us despite us being disorganized and conducting our search at the last minute. We found a great apartment and Margit made her self completely available to us even at late hours in order to quickly secure a lease. I would definitely recommend using next step to a friend because of the convenience and great service. Thanks next step and Margit especially!!
Nick Piccone

Nick Piccone

June 07, 2016

Working with Margit Weinberg and the Next Step team made the apartment hunting process incredibly easy and convenient. Margit was fantastic - she was prompt with her responses, even at off-hours, as well as ensured that my roommate and I had all of the required documentation and were well prepared to make a final decision. She was extremely accommodating with me especially, as I was trying to find a place remotely from hours outside of NYC. Thank you to Margit and the Next Step team and I would certainly recommend the service to any of my friends!
Olivier Dardant

Olivier Dardant

June 03, 2016

Due to my job offer, I have to move from Texas to NYC. I have never lived in New York nor did I know how to even start looking for an apartment. Next Step Realty was the best solution possible for me by doing all the heavy lifting. I called weeks in advance to let them know I needed to find somewhere to stay and Margit Weinberg, my agent, immediately followed up with me. She found 8 apartments for me to see within a span of 3 hours that gave me a great idea of what I could expect and what my options would be. I absolutely loved one apartment and we ended up doing the paperwork and locking it in the next day. The process was absolutely painless and I am thrilled with the result. For anyone who wants to get the right apartment but doesn't know how, or doesn't have the time for it, then Next Step Realty is seriously worth considering. I also cannot recommend Margit enough as both a professional and a wonderful person to help you find your next home.
Frank Neill

Frank Neill

May 24, 2016

Did not really know what to expect in the crazy real estate market of New York, but Margit Weinburg could not have been more helpful. She and the rest of the Next Step Realty staff made everything very concise and simple and easy to handle, even for a first time resident in New York. I would defintely recommend anyone to this amazing company.
Laura Perkinson

Laura Perkinson

May 03, 2016

I loved working with Next Step! Margit is an amazing realtor and made the process so easy, from setting up the viewings to applying for an apartment and signing the lease. I am so happy in my new place and can't imagine how I would have done it without her and the rest of the Next Step team!
Emma Werner

Emma Werner

May 12, 2016

This is the second time I've used Next Step Realty to help me find an apartment in NYC. Margit is simply amazing! She has successfully helped me find the "perfect" apartment for the second time now. Margit is not only skilled at her job in finding the perfect fit for what I wanted, but also super personable and fun, which makes what can often be a grueling and stressful process actually enjoyable! Thanks for all your help, Next Step! I'll be coming back to use you again when the time comes 🙂 xx
Anna Otis

Anna Otis

May 05, 2016

My roommate Emma and I came to Margit Weinberg and Next Step Realty in March 2016 to help us look for an apartment. Both Emma and I had worked with Next Step in the past (with Margit as Emma’s broker), so we knew that we, in spite of us having a semi-tight deadline, we could rely on Margit/Next Step to help us secure the perfect place. Margit worked tirelessly during the search, answering all of our emails and texts in a timely, professional manner and ensured that she understood exactly what we were looking for in terms of location, budget, layout, etc. Even after we had applied for an apartment in Chelsea and ultimately decided that it was not the right fit, Margit was not only patient/quick to reassure us that we would find something better, she cleared her schedule and took us to see apartments on the Upper West Side the very next day. The first apartment that we saw was in a great location, but the bedrooms were on the small side and the windows in one of them looked into another apartment in the same building. We were initially a little apprehensive as we knew this apartment would be one of the bigger/nicer units we would see that day, but Margit coaxed us to keep an open mind about the next apartment on the list and sure enough, when we walked in, we knew we had found our new home. It was bright and sunny with huge windows, high ceilings and an arched hallway with beautiful moldings typical of the Upper West Side. It was also perfectly located between two different subway lines with close proximity to both Riverside Park and Central Park, restaurants, bars, dry cleaners, etc. It was unanimous: this was it. Margit immediately took us back to the office to fill out/submit the application. She called the listing agent on the way back to see if he would come pick up the paperwork that same day once it had been completed (he came by within the hour after Emma and I had left the Next Step office). We then only had to wait a day and a half before Margit came back to us with the good news: we had been approved and she was able to negotiate the price down, as she has a great working relationship with the landlord. She then accompanied us to the lease signing and texted us the day of our move to make sure that everything was going smoothly and she was thinking of us. I think I have made it pretty clear that the level of dedication Margit shows to her clients is above and beyond. She was so friendly, helpful, professional and thorough. Needless to say, Emma and I were very pleased with the outcome of working with Margit and Next Step. I would recommend Next Step to anyone, regardless of how long they have lived in the city, their budget, their parameters. All of the agents are so personable and they truly make it their mission to ensure that the stressful, tedious and, for lack of a better word, pain-in-the-butt apartment search goes as seamlessly as possible. Thank you, Margit and Next Step Realty!
Laura Perkinson

Laura Perkinson

May 16, 2016

I loved working with Next Step! Margit is an amazing realtor and made the process so easy, from setting up the viewings to applying for an apartment and signing the lease. I am so happy in my new place and can't imagine how I would have done it without her and the rest of the Next Step team!
Amélie Keeble-Buckle

Amélie Keeble-Buckle

April 11, 2016

Moving is stressful enough, moving Country is another story altogether. Thanks to Margit, we secured our lovely apartment in a truly fabulous building in Meat Packing district. She listened to all our requirements, found a perfect home and treated us like friends not clients. Thank you SO much!
Adrian Evans

Adrian Evans

April 06, 2016

Huge thank you to Margit and the whole team for helping my room mate and I find a place! We could not have done it without them! They made a very complicated and stressful process as straightforward and simple as possible. Margit really went above and beyond and was always at the other end of the phone when we needed her. We’ve just moved in and are loving it. Thanks!
Elizabeth Dooley

Elizabeth Dooley

March 14, 2016

I am so beyond grateful for Next Step Realty but especially Margit for finding my NYC home! Margit is extremely professional and she made the apartment search very easy and enjoyable.If you are looking for your next home in NYC, be sure to use Next Step and request Margit if you can!
Margit Brandt

Margit Brandt

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Margit makes her client’s dream apartment into a reality, finding their perfect home in New York City. This native New Yorker joined Next Step Realty in April 2014 directly from one of the top sales teams at Corcoran where she worked with an elite clientele in Manhattan’s luxury market. Born and raised on the Upper East Side, Margit knows this market like the back of her hand and is a trusted expert. She is a top broker at Next Step with a loyal clientele built on referrals, repeat business, and word of mouth. Margit resides on the Upper East Side with her husband and son Louie Laurence born in December 2016. She is an avid animal rescue advocate and you can find her with her beloved Georgia and recent rescue Penn walking the streets of the Upper East Side or running the reservoir at Central Park. She is also a Soul Cycle and SLT enthusiast! Margit is an avid traveler, most recently to France, Italy and London with a special place in her heart for Lake Como, Italy. Margit specializes in relocating internationals to New York City helping them acclimate to the city she loves. Most importantly, Margit builds lifelong bonds and relationships with her clients, helping them through every step of the process, and growing with them as they take their “Next Step” in NYC. College: University of North Carolina Wilmington 2010 Instagram: @MargitBrandtNYC


Reviews for Victoria Scott

Sarah Husted

Sarah Husted

July 13, 2018

Next Step took the hassle out of our move to NYC. Victoria made sure she knew exactly what we were looking for ahead of our appointment so that we could spend the day touring as many options as possible. We were able to focus on the apartments while she handled all of the logistics. Once we made our decision, Victoria walked us through the application and deposit process; and even after move-in she is always happy to answer questions that come up.
John Mourad

John Mourad

July 13, 2018

Victoria really went above and beyond to help us find a two bedroom apartment in lower Manhattan. My roommate and I were able to tour several places until we found a great apartment in West Village! Victoria guided us through the paperwork and we were able to sign the lease the next day. I would strongly recommend Victoria and Next Step Realty!
Dagim Girma

Dagim Girma

July 13, 2018

Next Step Realty was incredibly helpful in the apartment hunting process. My agent was quick to find apartments that fit my credentials. Would definitely use Next Step Realty again.
Jonathan Drabek

Jonathan Drabek

July 12, 2018

Next Step and our agent Victoria were extremely accommodating and helpful throughout the moving process. We were shown about 8 apartments in just a few hours and secured our apartment within the following days. Even following the lease signing they continued to keep in touch with us to make sure the move in process went as smoothly as possible. Thanks Next Step!    
Hannah Donnelly

Hannah Donnelly

June 07, 2018

I had a great experience searching for apartments with Next Step! I was referred to them through my employer. My broker, Victoria and the Client Relations team were awesome and I had a very positive experience every time I interacted with them. They made the process smooth and efficient. Victoria was an amazing broker and was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. Without them my roommate and I definitely would not have been able to find and rent the apartment we have now! 

Lisa Zhou

Lisa Zhou

April 01, 2018

We were referred to Next Step via a corporate partnership. Victoria was really helpful and amazing to work with. Being new to NYC and its real estate rules, I was initially very confused about how the rental process works, but Victoria was really patient and explained everything as well as gave us some really good tips on living in the city. Would definitely work with them again.
Justin McKenzie

Justin McKenzie

March 13, 2018

Victoria was super accommodating the moment we reached to Next Step. The service, from being taken around in a luxury car during our tour and having Victoria walk us through all required steps and paperwork during the application process, was excellent. Would definitely recommend using Next Step for your realty needs.
TJ Thaler

TJ Thaler

March 13, 2018

Victoria & Next Step made finding my first apartment in New York quick, easy and enjoyable. The service is bar none and I plan to use them again in the future.
Alisa Hand

Alisa Hand

November 17, 2017

My roommate and I only had one day to view apartments and then make a decision. Victoria set up a viewing of a large amount of apartments all in one day after we had contacted Next Step last minute, and we were able to see a variety of apartments throughout our price range. Victoria also was able to help us out by coordinating with the landlord after we had some logistical issues. We really appreciate all her help!
Kylie McMahon

Kylie McMahon

September 19, 2017

We had such a great experience. Victoria was extremely accommodating and had our best interests at heart!
Nellie New

Nellie New

September 19, 2017

Victoria is so great!! She understood what we were looking for & found us tons of options. It's so worth it to have the details taken care of by someone who knows what they're doing. Loving our new apartment so far!!
Hayley Shaffer

Hayley Shaffer

August 23, 2017

Next Step was amazing for our move into the city! They took us around to so many apartments in only two hours. We got to see a little bit of everything - from neighborhoods to apartment styles. We found one we love and are so grateful to Next Step and Victoria. Would definitely recommend!
Samantha Weiss

Samantha Weiss

August 22, 2017

Victoria was amazing! She found us our dream apartment, and we had signed contracts within 24 hours. Highly recommend!
Gabe Kahn

Gabe Kahn

August 10, 2017

My girlfriend and I relocated from the DC area to NYC. Victoria Scott did a fantastic job in terms of listening to what we wanted and coming up with a great set of listings for us to visit. She was really friendly and knowledgeable about the whole process. We were on a tight schedule; however, in about half a day, we were able to see a variety of listings and find a really great apartment that met all our criteria. Thanks Victoria and Next Step!
Gabriella Delfino

Gabriella Delfino

August 09, 2017

I am so thankful that I found Next Step they made my apartment search so easy! I recently moved from Boston to NYC for work and had a short deadline to find a place. Victoria was amazing she called me in advance to talk about what I wanted and what were my deal breakers. I loved how we looked at 10 apartments all in one day so it was easy to compare what I liked and what I did not. She was super helpful and patient with me when I was trying to decide between two places and even showed me them again the next day. Once I decided on a place she helped me with all of the paperwork and getting bank checks since it was my first time renting and apartment. Any questions I had Victoria answered and was always there to help me. I am in love with my new apartment and wouldn't have found it without Victoria! i highly recommend the Next Step team and Victoria!
Stuart Humphrey

Stuart Humphrey

August 07, 2017

Victoria is the best! She was so up-beat and positive while she helped us find our new apartment. I loved that Victoria didn't pressure us to pick a place but instead let us come to our decision on our own. I would definitely use Next Step Realty again and recommend them and Victoria to everyone. Also, the car service they have that brings you from location to location is amazing! Wouldn't have been able to do it any other way! Thanks Victoria!
Emily Brown

Emily Brown

July 26, 2017

My roommate and I had a fantastic experience with Next Step, and found an amazing apartment in the city. Our broker Victoria was amazing and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a new place!!
Rebecca

Rebecca

July 26, 2017

Victoria was amazing! She showed us some great apartments within our budget and was very professional. I would highly recommend Next Step Realty!
Leon Zaruvinsky

Leon Zaruvinsky

July 19, 2017

Moving into NYC for the first time post-college, I didn't know what to expect from the housing market. Luckily, my employer connected me with Next Step. They were prompt to contact me, and immediately scheduled a chat to narrow down my desired apartment. Overall, we had an incredibly smooth experience working with Victoria Scott. Victoria was extremely attentive, making sure that the listings she showed us met all of our feature, budget, and location requirements. She handled the open house scheduling, multitude of application and guarantor forms, and accompanied us to the final lease signing. Thanks to her, my roommates and I have just moved into an incredible apartment in the heart of the East Village, at a price we didn't think was possible! Everyone at the office was incredibly friendly, including the drivers that took us around from listing to listing (a nice touch!). It was very pleasant to work with Next Step, and I have already recommended it to my friends and will continue to do so in the future.
Ericka Styles

Ericka Styles

December 11, 2017

Victoria was great. The first apartment she showed us was everything we wanted in the area we were looking for. I would recommend working with her. She tells you the pros and cons of every apartment and her arms are actually the length of a queen bed so she makes it easy to see what size bed will fit in the area!
Jessica Eckardt

Jessica Eckardt

July 12, 2017

I would highly recommend Next Step Realty to anyone looking for their new place in NYC! Victoria was a huge help leading up to and on the day of our apartment tour. She gave us the space we needed to look and decide while she was readily available to answer any questions we had and/or give her input. So thankful we were able to select our new place with just one tour!
Ellen Erpenbeck

Ellen Erpenbeck

July 10, 2017

Our agent, Victoria Scott, did an amazing job of finding us our perfect apartment. She showed us multiple places and really catered the showings to our needs.
Joann Wobby

Joann Wobby

June 22, 2017

My roommate and I both just graduated from college in South Carolina and were looking to move to NYC with very little direction. A friend of a friend recommended Next Step to us and I cannot rave about them enough. I called Next Step less than a week before I was coming to look at apartments and told our broker, Victoria, I wanted to have a lease signed ASAP to move into a place in 2 weeks. I gave her a very low price range and a small idea of what I was looking for and she said "No Problem!". By the end of one afternoon with her she had found the perfect place for us! Victoria is so enthusiastic, personable and helpful. She had an answer for every question I had (which was many coming from SC) and made the process as painless as possible for us. She was looking out for our best interest which is something stereotypical brokers may not do. Next Step sent us a guide for moving to the city and helped us every step of the way. I wholeheartedly recommend Next Step and Victoria to anyone looking to move to the city!
Peyton Billow

Peyton Billow

June 22, 2017

Alex and I recently moved to New York, both from North Carolina. My employer highly encouraged that we use Next Step Realty to assist in our apartment hunt and moving process. We both could not imagine finding an apartment in the City without the help of Next Step and our broker, Victoria. She coordinated a seamless 3 hour tour of apartments, all fitting the criteria we had previously specified. We were impressed with the apartments that she found within our budget and are extremely pleased with the apartment that we moved into. Thank you so much Victoria! You're the best!
Moni Owoade

Moni Owoade

June 15, 2017

My friend and I recently graduated from college, and our broker Victoria was highly capable and extremely accommodating during our apartment search. She was easy to talk to and showed us a variety of apartments within our budget. She made the whole process efficient and stress-free. I would definitely recommend Next Step to other recent college graduates working with tight schedules.
Lacey-Ann Wisdom

Lacey-Ann Wisdom

June 15, 2017

Victoria provided excellent service with a warm and reassuring attitude. She totally streamlined the entire search process for us, making it seem like far less of a daunting task. She was extremely adept at finding apartments that fulfilled all of our needs and helped us to find a beautiful place that was well-suited to us. She was also incredibly flexible, great at communicating and easy to work with. If you are looking for your first New York apartment, Next Step is definitely the best firm to use.
Elizabeth Sheprow

Elizabeth Sheprow

May 30, 2017

My roommate and I recently worked with Victoria to find an apartment in NYC. She scheduled a full tour for us, but we ended up finding an apartment that we loved and put a deposit down for within 2 hours! Victoria took our preferences and our budget seriously, and made the experience shockingly easy and enjoyable!
Jessica Baker

Jessica Baker

March 20, 2017

Victoria was amazing! I just relocated to NYC from LA and was told constantly about how horrible the NYC apartment hunt experience is - I'm so relieved that I got Victoria as my broker. The last thing I needed was added apartment stress when I was trying to acclimate to a new city and to get settled into work. Victoria made things as smooth as she could have for me and was super honest and transparent through the process. She's super personable and genuinely cared about finding me a home. I'll definitely send people to Victoria and Next Step in the future.
Hillary Le

Hillary Le

March 15, 2017

I moved to NYC from California and decided to try Next Step upon a friend's recommendation. From helping me understand the market, to sharing anecdotal experience during our super day of apartment viewings, to the moment I stepped into my new apartment, my broker Victoria was a fantastic partner in the process. I cannot imagine how the process could have been more efficient and suited to my needs.
Thomas Shaw

Thomas Shaw

January 22, 2017

Having recently graduated, I believed apartment shopping in NYC would be a stressful venture. I am relieved to say that thanks to Victoria with Next Step Realty, we were able to find a great apartment with minimal stress. Victoria with Next Step Realty was great! Would recommend anyone moving to the city to use Next Step Realty.
Joseph Wolf

Joseph Wolf

January 11, 2017

I would recommend Next Step to anyone moving to NYC. Victoria Scott was my agent and she could not have been more helpful! She really helped me understand the different parts of the city and why certain neighborhoods and building types were better than others. I moved to NY from the south, so I knew very little about places to live in Manhattan, and even less about the process of finding a lease in the city. Next Step handled all of this. Victoria told me all of the paperwork I would need to give to my landlord so we could be approved for our lease the day we visited the city. Further, Victoria asked my roommate and me various questions about what we wanted in an apartment--price, # of bedrooms, high rise/walk-up, doorman, etc. When we arrived in NY, she showed us about 8 eligible places in 3-4 hours. We signed a lease that day. The process was painless. Truly a great service.
Charlotte Suozzi

Charlotte Suozzi

October 31, 2016

Getting all the right paperwork together to actually be accepted as a tenant for an apartment in NYC is impossible. Next Step Realty works with you in advance to make sure you have all the right paperwork so you won't have any problems with getting the apartment you want! Victoria was a great broker. She took us to 10 apartments in one day, all of which had the details we wanted. Getting an apartment with the help of Next Step Realty was a great experience and I definitely recommend working with Victoria. Thank you!
Katherine Bowman

Katherine Bowman

October 31, 2016

Next Step and our broker Victoria were vital to our success in finding a NYC apartment. The process was seamless thanks to their help. I would highly recommend using Next Step for finding an apartment efficiently. We would have been lost without their help along the way. Thanks Next Step!
Caroline Davis

Caroline Davis

October 29, 2016

Victoria Scott made this process so easy! Within a week we had signed our lease and moved into our apartment. Easiest process ever. Thank you so much!
Gillian Mulhere

Gillian Mulhere

October 19, 2016

My roommates and I were all moving to New York from out of state and we were having a hard time coordinating our schedules to look at apartments, get our paperwork together, etc. We decided to look into using Next Step because one of our roommates was a Next Step Ambassador in college, and we thought it would be worth our while to check it out. We are so happy we did! Victoria was super organized and helpful with our search. We had a LOT of questions and she always responded to our emails within minutes. We especially loved how they use a car service to take you around and see as many as 12 apartments in one day! This was a great use of our time and we were able to find our apartment that same day. I definitely recommend using Next Step to save time with searching for apartments online and dealing with random brokers. Also, the usual broker fee is 15% in NYC and we only paid 13.5% with Next Step, which is awesome because it's actually worth the money to have someone help with the process. We are happy clients and would definitely recommend working with Victoria! Thank you Next Step!!
Gabrielle Homola

Gabrielle Homola

October 19, 2016

I loved working with Next Step! Our broker Victoria Scott was awesome she got us exactly what we wanted and was a pleasure to work with. I would recommend using Next Step when looking for an apartment it truly is the best way to do it! Thank you so much !
Ardelaine Gladstone

Ardelaine Gladstone

October 14, 2016

Victoria Scott was amazing!!! Really went above and beyond to ensure the whole process was organized, swift, and ended with me having the apartment I was in love with! Even after having a few hiccups on my end with my living situation, Victoria made it happen and worked with myself and the apartment broker to secure my apartment. Could not be happier and it made the whole process SO much less stressful! They really take care/think of everything!
Joanna Ghazali

Joanna Ghazali

October 07, 2016

I recently graduated international student who didn't have a credit history and was only just starting out at a new job and I was so apprehensive about moving to NY because of how expensive and complicated the process can be (not to mention competitive!) especially because NY landlords are notoriously strict and picky with who they let lease with them. I honestly believe I was so lucky to have Next Step to help me find my apartment. Am convinced these guys are one of NY's hidden secrets! If you guys are lucky enough to get Victoria Scott (like I did haha), rest assured that she is very meticulous and prepared and you will make the most out of your scheduled visit. She really worked hard to make sure the places we went to visit were all places that fit my needs, but that I would also more likely get approved for if I were to apply. I think the next worst thing than not finding an apartment you like at all, is to find one you love but then find out that you dont qualify to live in it. Because I was only able to be in NY for that weekend, Victoria took me to see about 12 apartments in a day! We went around in a car, which saved SO much time, and unlike other NY brokers that sometimes go to a unit and then surprise surprise dont even have a key to get in, every apt we went to was seamless visit. I really cannot understate the value of the prep work they did and the speed in which they secured me the apartment and facilitated my move in needs, really. I know people dont like paying the broker fee, but let me say these guys really earn their fee. They really do so much so that you can save SO much time, and it takes out so much of the guesswork, and you dont have to worry about getting scammed. You're signing a year long lease, isn't it worth getting a professional's help to land a place to live that you'll love coming home to?
Melissa Mueller

Melissa Mueller

September 13, 2016

When I reached out to Next Step Realty after hearing about them through my company, I was connected Victoria, who was extremely friendly and helpful! She was very understanding and answered all of my questions promptly, and she even spoke with my mom on the phone to help get rid of her skepticism. I was nervous about finding an apartment I liked in my budget and location preference, but on the day of our appointment, we were able to see seven apartments all within my preferences! We ended up finding a steal for our location here in East Village. The whole process could not have gone more smoothly.
Jason Berkenfeld

Jason Berkenfeld

September 13, 2016

Victoria Scott was an incredible agent. She was so helpful, and I totally felt like she had my back every step of the way. I recommend her - and Next Step generally - very, very highly!
Peter Dion

Peter Dion

August 29, 2016

Next step and Victoria did a great job having a showing for our needs and price range within a short amount of time we had in the city. I would highly recommend using Next Step when moving to the city!
Brandon Bailey

Brandon Bailey

August 19, 2016

Spoke with Victoria on the phone -- completely effortless process from the client point of view. She had questions ready and it was all very simple. A month later, showed up and everything was set and ready to go. We had some trouble deciding between apartments and Victoria was cool to talk us through it and didn't at all pressure us (which surprised me, since every broker I know outside of Next Step has usually been pressuring the prospective tenant to just sign a lease, cut a check, and get on with it). She was available basically 24/7 when we had some follow-up questions and she went out of her way to help us multiple times. All in all, Next Step made finding a place and signing a lease a simple 2-3 hour process from start (i.e., the moment you realize you need to start looking for a place) to finish (i.e., signing the lease). Surprisingly painless and an actually rather pleasant experience.
Alex Zuckerman

Alex Zuckerman

August 18, 2016

My apartment hunt could not have gone more smoothly than Next Step Realty. I spoke with Victoria over the phone a few days before we went to look at apartment and told her the most important factors in my search. On the day, she had ten places in a variety of price ranges and locations (still within my parameters) so i could easily compare and contrast my different options. We found two great places within 2 hours and I was able to sign a lease within three hours of showing up at the next step office. Victoria also helped a great deal in negotiating with the building manager to push back the move in date. I could not have possibly found such a great apartment with such low move-in costs without next step. They made what has been a very long and painful experience in the past into a fun afternoon.
Katherine Birenboim

Katherine Birenboim

August 05, 2016

I had a fantastic experience with Next Step, specifically with Victoria. my roommate and I had a very limited budget as well as very specific demands about neighborhood and timing and she really made it work. In fact I am writing this as I enjoy our fabulous new apartment! Can't thank Next Step enough...it made the first year out of college seem a lot less daunting.
Anna Haas

Anna Haas

August 04, 2016

Finding an apartment with Next Step was fantastic! They were extremely great to work with and helped my roommate and I find something in both the area and price range that we wanted. Apartment hunting in NYC is very overwhelming, and Next Step made the process smooth and easy. Our broker, Victoria Scott, was awesome and extremely helpful as well. She was a great source of information for both us and our parents during this confusing process.
Hannah Single

Hannah Single

August 04, 2016

Working with Victoria at Next Step was so easy! She helped us find an apartment within our budget in the area in which we wanted to live. The whole process has been relatively smooth, and Victoria kept everyone in the loop throughout the entire process!
Arlie Weigley

Arlie Weigley

July 19, 2016

We are new to New York and moved here with our 50 lb dog. Victoria did a great job dealing with the condo board in our building to get approval for us to move in. Victoria was also very responsive throughout the process. Thanks!!
Nick Jermer

Nick Jermer

May 19, 2016

We ended up with our dream apartment on the upper east side at an incredible bargain. Thanks to our Broker Victoria, who represented us well, that we landed the apartment we wanted, closing and getting the keys in under a week.
Meaghan Kwarcinski

Meaghan Kwarcinski

July 15, 2016

Working with Victoria Scott was such a pleasure. Going into the house hunting process, my roommate and I had some pretty specific parameters to work with, but Victoria really pulled through. Not only was she relatable, but she took all off our questions and concerns into full consideration, offering thoughtful responses throughout the entire process. Thank you Next Step!
Blair Bowers

Blair Bowers

July 11, 2016

Our broker, Victoria, was diligent and professional. She showed us a range of options, although our time limit may have limited our selection. We had some bad luck with an unethical apartment broker, but Victoria saw us into another nice apartment in the area we wanted and we were very happy with the ease of the process after that. If you are new to the area or looking last minute, we would highly recommend Next Step Realty.
Billy Krouse

Billy Krouse

July 11, 2016

My roommate and I had a wonderful experience with Next Step, the process was quick and easy and they made sure we were more than prepared for anything that could have happened. Our agent Victoria was extremely helpful and it felt like she was a friend rather than an agent during our time together.
Gabby Rui Cao

Gabby Rui Cao

July 07, 2016

We had an amazing experience with Next Step and Victoria Scott! Both my roommate and I are new to the city and had a hard time starting off the apartment hunting by ourselves. But Next Step and Victoria were extremely helpful in guiding us through every step of the hunting process and making the move-in easy and smooth for the both of us. Victoria showed us a list of apartments according to our preferences and we were able to find our dream apartment in a short period of time thanks to Next Step. On top of that, Next Step is also available for us after we moved in. Therefore, I would highly recommend Next Step and Victoria for people looking for apartments in the city!
Randall Moon

Randall Moon

July 07, 2016

My new employer referred me to Next Step and the experience has been outstanding from start to finish. Victoria Scott was my agent and was helpful throughout the entire process. She and the Next Step team thoroughly exceeded my expectations. While transitioning from the military to civilian life has offered several challenges, and having never lived in NYC has presented several more, working with Next Step has not been one of them. After presenting Victoria with my list of expectations and my restrictive budget she subsequently compiled a list of approximately 10 excellent options. As a testament to her attention to my requests, the first apartment she showed me turned out to be the one I chose. It fit all of my requirements perfectly. Remarkably, within the next two business days all of the paperwork was finalized and the apartment was mine. Victoria effectively negotiated on my behalf and has continued to offer assistance while answering questions since the lease was finalized. I would highly recommend Victoria and Next Step Realty without the slightest reservation.
Zaynab Malik

Zaynab Malik

July 05, 2016

I worked with Victoria and she was incredibly diligent and professional. Finding a first apartment in NYC is very stressful and Victoria made the process seamless. I had to be a bit flexible with pricing and my expectations though, especially because I was looking towards the end of the month of June for a July 1st move-in. I was not impressed with a lot of the apartments I viewed, but I think that was due to the time at which I was searching relative to when I wanted to move in - it was a very quick turnaround. Regardless, I absolutely love the place that Victoria helped me to find and she ensured that all of the paperwork was submitted quickly, which enabled me to secure the apartment before other applications came in later the same day. For that I cannot thank Victoria and Next Step enough! I would definitely recommend Victoria to others - she's the best!!
Farhan Mamun

Farhan Mamun

June 20, 2016

My experience with Next Step was nothing short of amazing. We were paired with Victoria and it was a pleasure working with someone so passionate about their clients. She was humble and professional, which really helped streamline our process in finding an apartment. Great knowledge of the real estate market and the tours were dealt with tact. Would recommend Next Step to anyone looking for a NYC apartment.
Rebecca Levin

Rebecca Levin

June 20, 2016

Victoria was extremely accommodating and helped us find a great apartment that fit all our needs!
Chris Cobham

Chris Cobham

June 16, 2016

As a native Texan, I felt somewhat overwhelmed at first by the prospect of moving to NYC post-graduation. I had never lived outside of my home state before, and the NYC experience is truly something that no other place can prepare you far. My Next Step broker, Victoria Scott, made the transition as easy and painless as can be. She was able to deliver several options fitting my budget and location criteria, and walked me through the process of gathering the necessary documentation to secure my apartment. Now, I'm happily situated in a studio apartment all my own on the Upper East Side!
Caroline Pedlow

Caroline Pedlow

May 20, 2016

My Roommate and I Used Next Step Realty, and it was one of the best decisions we made while looking for a new apartment. Victoria Scott was extremely helpful,, she answered all of our questions and was able to find us a great apartment. I would definitely recommend them for anyone looking to move!
Nick Jermer

Nick Jermer

July 16, 2016

We ended up with our dream apartment on the upper east side at an incredible bargain. Thanks to our Broker Victoria, who represented us well, that we landed the apartment we wanted, closing and getting the keys in under a week.
Meredith Baker

Meredith Baker

May 19, 2016

I could not have asked for a better experience with Next Step. Even in a tough market, Victoria was able to find exactly what I needed. My apartment has a perfect location and is comfortably within my budget. Victoria and the Next Step team have been kind, honest, prompt, and extremely helpful. My move has gone more smoothly than expected, and for that I am grateful! I would definitely recommend both Next Step and Victoria.
Tess Rafferty

Tess Rafferty

April 21, 2016

I had the BEST possible experience working with Victoria – both me and my mother (who’s lived in and around NYC her whole life and is a real-estate nerd) went in with what we considered realistic expectations, and were totally blown away! The apartments we saw made it clear that Victoria had really listened to my wants/needs and had zero agenda of her own (something I’ve unfortunately dealt with in the past). Really can’t recommend Victoria and Next Step enough – from start to finish, the process was smooth and even enjoyable. Victoria was super responsive whenever I had questions, and even checked in to see how the move went. I found my apartment on our first tour and moved in days later – I’m so happy in my new place, and will absolutely look to Next Step when it’s time to move again!
Anna Richwine

Anna Richwine

April 11, 2016

I heard about Next Step through a colleague at KPMG and decided to give them a try. I had fairly low expectations, as I have searched for apartments in NYC before and know what a difficult process it can be. I was blown away by the service. Within a matter of hours, Victoria Scott had shown me 7-8 apartments that met all the criteria we had discussed. It took all of the painful sifting and guess work out of the process and I found a great place in about half a day. She was extremely helpful and I felt i could trust her to help me make the right decision. I have already recommended her to several people, as the process could not have been easier.
Mary Christine

Mary Christine

March 03, 2016

I had a wonderful experience working with Victoria at Next Step to find my new apartment. She really listened to all the things that were important to me and thoughtfully considered these things when putting together the list of apartments we saw during our appointment. Her pre-appointment prep also helped to maximize the time we spent looking at apartments, which caused the search to feel incredibly efficient! She helped talk through various pros and cons, and all in all was truly my advocate throughout the whole process. Thank you and I love my new apartment!
Victoria Scott

Victoria Scott

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Victoria is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with her B.A in Psychology and her M.A in Rehabilitation Counseling. She joined Next Step Realty in 2014 after having worked in the NYC Real Estate Industry since 2012. Victoria is a top broker and the International Relocation Specialist at Next Step, using her multi-national background as well as her fluency in French and Mandarin Chinese to help virtually any individual ease into New York City Life. Her expertise in Real Estate and trustworthiness as a person will surpass any expectations you may have in the process of finding a home. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys staying active by playing sports, frequenting the local Equinox, and traveling to tropical destinations. She is also a music and art lover but most important in her life is her beloved Yorkie, Molly who can be found hanging out in the East and West Village offices. Victoria owns an apartment with her fiance in her favorite neighborhood, Nolita but currently resides in Union Square (which she considers a close second) while it’s undergoing renovations. Her love of New York City is something she can’t wait to share with you! College: USC Class of 2009 Instagram: @vica_scott


Reviews for Jordan Glaser

Kyle Williams

Kyle Williams

July 15, 2018

Overall really great service, our group of guys worked with Jordan who found us a great apartment in our price range in our preferred neighborhood. Our day of tours was on time, efficient, and well coordinated and we ended up finding an apartment in just one day - as was promised to us. Jordan was very helpful and communicated with us well throughout the entire process.
Bennett Moore

Bennett Moore

July 13, 2018

Myself and three roommates just used Next Step and found a great apartment on our first go around. Couldn't have asked for a better and more straight forward experience. Our realtor, Jordan, was there for every step along the way even when we needed to finalize documents and we were all traveling abroad. If you want simple, reliable, and convenient then Next Step is for you.
Mitch Schleyer

Mitch Schleyer

July 12, 2018

Great company! Jordan Glaser was fantastic. Strongly recommend.
CJ Johnson

CJ Johnson

April 15, 2018

Jordan helped me find the perfect place in Manhattan! I swim every morning before work and walk the highline to commute. It's exactly what I wanted!!
Ben Levison

Ben Levison

November 30, 2017

Our broker, Jordan, was extremely professional and efficient. We got a great place and were extremely happy with the entire experience. I would recommend him to any of my friends without reservation.
Greg Tabak

Greg Tabak

November 17, 2017

Jordan at Next Step Realty completely changed my perception of realtors in New York City. He showed us a bevy of well selected apartments, each of which we would have been happy to rent. Jordan was honest, transparent and completely professional - yet utterly approachable. It was a really fantastic, seamless experience that completely exceeded expectations. I will definitely be recommending him to friends/family.
Channing Lansdell

Channing Lansdell

January 01, 1970

My roommates and I had spent the previous three weeks searching fruitlessly for a 3 BDR apartment in the UES. After being dragged around to see apartments that in no way met our criteria, we finally heard about Next Step Realty from a co-worker. I called later on a Thursday evening, and Next Step was able to schedule us for ~10 viewings that very next Sunday, as we were in a slight hurry. Jordan, our assigned broker, came highly recommended, and he lived up to the hype. We found our ideal place, in the ideal location, and we could not be happier with Jordan and the serviced provided by Next Step. My only compliant is that I wish I would have known about them sooner!
Yutaka Ishida

Yutaka Ishida

October 21, 2017

My transition to NYC was extremely smooth because Jordan from Next Step Realty helped me find a nice, convenient place that meets all of my criteria. Thanks, Jordan!!
Magan Haycock

Magan Haycock

October 15, 2017

My roommate and I needed to find a place for a mid-month start date and we only had one day in New York to find it. Our agent, Jordan, managed to find us a place that was willing to have us start mid-month and that was more spacious than we had planned for. Jordan was understanding about our budget constraints and was always responsive, friendly, and helpful. We have had some issues with our building and apartment since we moved in (repairs and lack of heating), and Jordan has been communicating with the landlord's agency for us for one month now. He has gone above and beyond to make calls for us and send emails for us to get these issues resolved. We are really appreciate his effort with helping us deal with some of these difficulties and his advice - especially as he knows a lot more about renting in New York than we do. Meena has also been helpful while she was covering for Jordan while on vacation. I would recommend using Next Step for sure.
Michelle Butler

Michelle Butler

September 19, 2017

Jordan and Next Step Realty were great! I wasn't able to look at apartments until a few days before I hoped to move in and Jordan still helped me find a spacious apartment in a great spot in the city. Thank you!
Jimin He

Jimin He

August 15, 2017

Jordan was very helpful throughout the search process and helped my roommate and I find the perfect apartment in the UES. And thanks to Jordan, this was a much easier process than I anticipated, especially given my lack of experience with the NYC real estate market. Great experience overall!
Sherry Wu

Sherry Wu

August 15, 2017

Could not be happier with the service at Next Step Realty! We saw 10 apts in just a couple hours and found our apartment that day. Jordan Glaser is a dream to work with and will keep you updated every step of the way.
Robert Holowka

Robert Holowka

August 14, 2017

I had a great experience with my broker, Jordan, who was knowledgable and down-to-earth. I never felt like Jordan was trying to "sell" me on an apartment, and I felt comfortable asking him for his honest criticism of the different choices. He even clued me in to a great deli for lunch! The convenience of having a driver made the apartment search process as stress-free as it could have been.
Erin Galliher

Erin Galliher

August 02, 2017

I could not recommend Next Step more highly. The whole process was seamless, from requesting an appointment and getting matched with our broker, Jordan, to our morning of viewings. Jordan had a call with us a couple weeks before our appointment to figure out what we were looking for and he really nailed it. We saw half a dozen apartments in about two hours, and Jordan was really great about talking through the pros and cons of each. Once we picked our apartment, Jordan walked us through the application process and was super responsive and on top of any follow-ups. This was our first time using a broker and our easiest apartment hunt and move by far. We loved working with Next Step (and especially Jordan)!
Curtis Pierce

Curtis Pierce

July 27, 2017

Jordan with Next Step was incredibly helpful. I was skeptical about how my first broker experience would go because of all of the negative experiences I've heard other people have. My expectations were blown out of the water. Jordan found my roommate and I the perfect apartment in the exact area we wanted. I would recommend Jordan and Next Step to anyone!
Aya Assi

Aya Assi

July 10, 2017

I recently had to move from Chicago on a very tight deadline. Knowing how complicated the real estate industry is to navigate in NYC, I was very nervous about finding the right apartment in terms of space, location, and price. I had previously spent a full day with another broker looking at apartments, but did not find anything that was close to satisfying my requirements and/or expectations. My experience with Next Step was completely different. My agent, Jordan, showed me about 6 units that were all better than anything I had seen previously - quite frankly, I would have lived in any. I was able to put in an application the day of and move-in by the end of that week. The entire process, from gathering all necessary documentation to moving in was seamless. More importantly, Jordan managed to make what is for most a stressful day very pleasant for me and a couple of my friends who were tagging along. I will be recommending Next Step and Jordan to anyone I know looking for an apartment in NYC - thank you for helping me find my new home!
Perri Searles

Perri Searles

July 08, 2017

After an unsuccessful online apartment search my mom and I reached out to Jordan at Next Step. From start to finish he was incredibly helpful in guiding us through the process. Because Jordan was so diligent in his work, we were able to focus on the apartment search stress-free. In the end, he found me an apartment that far exceeded my expectations and I couldn't be happier with where I ended up. I can't thank him and his team enough for all their assistance.
Michael Mattei

Michael Mattei

June 30, 2017

My friends and I recently graduated from Indiana University and were referred to Next Step Realty. We told Jordan Glaser the criteria we wanted in our first apartment, and he found us the perfect place. I would absolutely recommend Next Step and Jordan if you want the best service possible.
Lauren Sweitzer

Lauren Sweitzer

June 09, 2017

My roommates and I had a great experience working with Jordan! He lined up 8 apartments for us to visit and after seeing the first two, he was really tuned in to what we were looking for. We ended up choosing between a few beautiful apartments that met our needs and felt like home. We were extremely happy with Jordan's selections and how knowledgeable and helpful he was guiding us through the entire process. Highly recommend Next Step and Jordan!
Kayla Nies

Kayla Nies

June 05, 2017

My roommate and I just moved to NYC and our employer recommended using Next Step to find an apartment. The whole process was really easy, we set up a day to come to the city and tour 6-12 apartments and our broker, Jordan, set up a couple phone calls with us beforehand so he knew exactly what we were looking for. We changed our minds a couple times on what we wanted and Jordan was great about calling us at whatever time worked best for us. The day we looked at apartments Jordan did a great job of showing us what different price points in different areas would get us, really allowing us to decide what was most important to us. After we chose the apartment Jordan was awesome in taking care of all the details for us and working with the management company to get all of the paperwork done. I would definitely work with them again in the future and recommend them!
Alice Shen

Alice Shen

May 30, 2017

My agent Jordan Glaser was absolutely wonderful, and made the apartment hunting experience stress-free and enjoyable. The car was a nice touch, especially in the NY summer heat, and Jordan was helpful in answering all my questions about the apartments, neighborhoods, and gave really good advice!
Daniel Mills

Daniel Mills

May 26, 2017

Jordan was excellent in helping us find an apartment that fit all of our requirements. Finding an apartment in NYC that accepts large dogs was a challenge but Jordan was able to show us a number of great options. I highly recommend using him and Next Step realty.
Kayla Leonardi

Kayla Leonardi

May 25, 2017

Our experience with Jordan and Next Step Realty was extremely positive. We are relocating to NYC for work and have a golden retriever, which makes finding an apartment very difficult. He went above and beyond to find a place that met all of our needs and was very supportive to us throughout the whole process! Highly recommend them for your housing search!!
Amanda Chow

Amanda Chow

April 25, 2017

I had a really great experience with Jordan from Next Step Realty! He was really open, informative, and patient when it came to all the questions/concerns I had as someone entirely new to New York, and he listened to and took into consideration the things that were important to me. The whole process was not only very professional, but also fun and exciting. Jordan also talked about fun things to see and do in NY. It was nice to have a friendly face when I'm new to the city. After looking at the properties, I got my housing application approved that same day for an amazing apartment. With NYC's lucrative housing market, I'm glad I had Next Step to take care of the process for me.
Chris Linkletter

Chris Linkletter

March 16, 2017

Had a great time searching for a place from Toronto to NYC with Jordan Glaser and Next Step. He was very well organized with a number of great places to see and we found our perfect spot. The transportation throughout the day in the Escalade was critical from a timing perspective and the whole day saved us a lot of time and worked out very well. Thank you!
Marlena Mason

Marlena Mason

March 05, 2017

When your job consumes most of your time, like mine does, looking for an apartment in Manhattan can feel completely impossible. Next Step made this usually dreaded process quick, easy and actually fun! I wanted to continue searching for apartments into the evening because the Saturday morning hunt was so exciting! Jordan, our broker, was so down to earth and personable, and he understood exactly what we wanted. He did all the paperwork, fought for us to get the place we chose, and really held our hands through the whole process, so we didn't have to think about all the annoying details. I've had numerous other experiences with brokers, and this is the first time that I felt that the broker fee was well-deserved. So many times brokers will just phone it in or it feels like they're pushing an apartment on you instead of helping you find a place to call home. Jordan really cared about what we wanted. He was open with us and we really felt like we connected with him. He had his own driver who chauffeured us to the apartments in a luxury SUV that doubled as a mobile office for discussions between viewings. This really made the experience carefree and enjoyable. We highly recommend Next Step Realty and will absolutely use them the next time we're looking for a place!
David Paulk

David Paulk

February 07, 2017

I had a great experience working with Jordan Glaser from Next Step Realty. Jordan showed me approximately ten apartments and we found a place that was only slightly above my original price range but that I was VERY happy with (good location, spacious, modern appliances, washer/dryer in-unit, wood floor, exposed brick, beautiful view, etc.). I highly recommend Jordan and Next Step Realty for your next apartment search, given how much an apartment's value-for-price can vary (at any price level) and how shady some brokers can be. If you're hesitant, just watch Next Step Realty's Official Trailer 2014 video on YouTube to see how great their process really is!
Camille Ramirez

Camille Ramirez

January 11, 2017

Jordan was so helpful with my search for a NYC apt. Not only did he find exactly what I was looking for but he helped to keep me calm through the process. I was quite happy and surprised to find my apt within hours of meeting with Jordan. I would highly recommend this service to anyone looking for a place in NYC.
Marisa Marks

Marisa Marks

December 17, 2016

Next Step was a great choice to help with my daughter's apartment search. Jake was our rep and he really knew the city--from restaurants to subways. He showed us so much in just one day we were able to make a decision during that time. He never pushed us allowing my daughter and her friend to determine what they wanted based on their priorities. Jake made an otherwise arduous task enjoyable and efficient.
Ron Thompson

Ron Thompson

December 17, 2016

Jessica did a fantastic job, really tailored the search to my needs and found me a number of places that I was happy with. She also was great with the application process, helping me to get the correct documents and quickly reacting to any and all hurdles. Really happy Next Step was recommended to me, definitely will look to use them again in the future.
Alexandre Adam

Alexandre Adam

December 17, 2016

I had the best experience with next step realty. Jordan, my agent, did a fantastic job helping me find an apartment in NYC. From the SUV that took me around town to his professionalism, Jordan made the whole process stress free and helped me find the perfect new home. I highly recommend next step realty for your home search in NYC!!
Mike O’Day

Mike O’Day

November 04, 2016

Highly recommend this agency. Prior to full day tour, I gave our agent Jordan some criteria on what me and my friends were looking for in an apartment. On tour day my friends and I along with Jordan rode around to various locations with a private driver(very well organized and convenient). Jordan was very knowledgeable of every area we visited. The selection of apartments we were shown was perfect, a few reaches and a few right in our criteria, making for a very productive tour. Worth every penny. -Another Satisfied Next Step Realty Customer!
Lisa Subbiondo

Lisa Subbiondo

October 20, 2016

I highly recommend Next Step Realty! They were so helpful throughout this process and made it fun. Our broker, Jordan Glaser, was very knowledgeable and professional. He really cared about finding us our new home and we are all so happy with the beautiful apartment he found for us! Thank you, Jordan and Next Step!
Liza Lebedev

Liza Lebedev

October 17, 2016

Jordan was a pleasure to work with. He was very communicative and helpful in finding us an apartment. He was also very efficient and professional in getting all of our documents ready in advance so that when we found the perfect place we quickly were able to submit our application. We visited many apartments and chose one and had our application approved all within 5 hours - it was easy and quick! Overall great experience. Thank next step realty!
Charlotte Blount

Charlotte Blount

October 04, 2016

Jordan Glaser was wonderful to work with! He made the process of finding an apartment in the city an enjoyable experience. We couldn't have done it without him! Next Step Realty makes it easy.
Andrew Kang

Andrew Kang

October 04, 2016

Finding an apartment working with Next Step Realty was a great decision. Our agent, Jordan Glaser, was helpful throughout the whole process and was responsive to any questions/concerns I had. Working with a specific budget, location, and time frame can be quite tough in the summer time of NYC, but Jordan managed to find us the perfect place. Thank you Next Step Realty and Jordan!
Adam Ellner

Adam Ellner

October 02, 2016

Next Step Realty helped us find an incredible apartment in the most efficient way possible. Thank you to the entire team and Jordan Glaser, specifically, who helped us find the perfect apartment. Jordan made the process fun, exciting, and easy. We are so grateful to have worked with such a great team. Thank you!
Coralie Cojot

Coralie Cojot

September 29, 2016

Jordan Glaser was great to work with ! He was very easy to talk to about our expectations/needs and he was able to find exactly what we wanted. He was extremely helpful in the application process and making sure we got the apartment we wanted. Further, he was very efficient in getting all of the necessary documents ready before our appointment. The entire process of visiting places and putting in our application only took a few hours and couldn't have gone easier. Amazing experience overall !
Jeff Killian

Jeff Killian

September 13, 2016

Jordan Glaser was a pleasure to work with! He communicated effectively and timely and really made me feel like he was on my team. As a young professional is was a bonus to work with another young professional because he could relate to exactly what I was looking for in terms of my New York City experience as a whole in and outside of my new apartment. Even with a few hiccups during the application process, Jordan and Next Step handled everything professionally and worked hard to resolve the issues to make me happy. After living in my new place for over 2 weeks now I am more than excited to be here and appreciative of the work Jordan and Next Step put in to make it happen! Thanks!
Kaitlyn Murray

Kaitlyn Murray

September 09, 2016

Jordan made the experience of finding an apartment stress free and enjoyable. While taking all our preferences into consideration, Jordan showed us a variety of apartments that matched our criteria and helped us visualize our lifestyle in each place. Jordan had mapped out 9 apartments for us to visit, and spent the entire day making sure we were comfortable and happy with the options he prepared. Jordan kept communication open between myself and my roommate as well as the leasing managers, but didn't pressure us into making a decision. His patience with our indecisiveness is beyond appreciated and we couldn't be happier in our new home!
David Rothschild

David Rothschild

August 15, 2016

I loved working with Jordan Glaser from Next Step. He made everything very easy and we found an apartment in one day. I would recommend their services to anybody looking for a new apartment anywhere in New York City!
Jade Ford

Jade Ford

July 20, 2016

Found a great apartment in our budget with Jordan at next step. Incredibly pleased it only took a day. Would recommend
Melissa Wattana

Melissa Wattana

July 18, 2016

Roommates and I had a terrific experience. Process was extremely efficient and we LOVE our apartment. Highly recommend Jordan Glaser!!
Keegan Ball

Keegan Ball

July 06, 2016

Next Step Realty made my move quick and easy. Moving from out-of-state, I didn't know what to expect with moving or how to make it all work. My broker, Jordan, answered all my questions promptly and did the legwork for my roommate ensuring a smooth transition. We were able to fly up in the morning, find an apartment, and fly back home that night.
Alanna Brahms

Alanna Brahms

June 15, 2016

After a couple of weeks of searching for apartments on my own, and stressing myself out about it beyond belief, I decided to call Next Step Realty. I had heard about it from a family friend, and ended up working with Jordan. Jordan was incredibly helpful and patient when helping my roommate and I find our new home. It was a great day that ended with us applying for the awesome apartment we now live in! I was definitely skeptical at first, because we had a lot of priorities/preferred aspects of apartments, with not the biggest budget, but would now 100% recommend Next Step Realty to any friends moving to New York or even just moving from one apartment to another. Thanks again guys!! You rock.
Sabrina Pines

Sabrina Pines

May 17, 2016

Jordan made the experience easy for me and really catered to what I needed and wanted. He took the time to understand my preferences and helped make the transition to NY exciting and enjoyable. Thanks Jordan!
Jonathan Scotto

Jonathan Scotto

June 26, 2017

My two friends and I recently graduated from IU and moved to NYC. We used Next Step to find our apartment in Lower East Side. Jordan was our agent and was incredibly helpful in our search. We gave him an idea of what we were looking for and he found us an awesome building within our price range. Great experience and highly recommend Jordan as an agent!
Jordan Glaser

Jordan Glaser

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Born in NYC and raised in Bergen County, NJ, Jordan attended The Peddie School and Gettysburg College pursuing a BA in Business Management. He is a real estate professional in NYC, having worked with the several top tier and most respected real estate brokers in the highest luxury market. His love of architecture and interior design is what prompted him study at the prestigious Parsons and The New York School of Interior Design which lead to his successful career as an Agent. In his free time, Jordan plays guitar, drums, and sings, regularly performing around NYC at local venues and attends many shows in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. He is also an avid skier, having grown up skiing at Stratton Mountain in Vermont. On Sundays you may find him enjoying a scotch on the rocks at The Harmonie Club on the Upper East Side.


Reviews for Michelle Calogero

Curtis Tate

Curtis Tate

October 21, 2017

I recently moved from the Midwest to NY to start a job at a law firm. I am not from a large city and was overwhelmed by the prospect of a search. Next Step, Michelle specifically, was amazing. I gave her a good idea of what I was looking for, and Michelle came up with great options. She respected my price range and the amenities/locations I was looking for. The driver was terrific as well and got us around quickly. The paperwork was also painless, and Michelle worked closely with my building to make sure everything went smoothly. Can't recommend Michelle and next step enough. I really enjoyed working with them and will do so again in the future!
Philip Titcomb

Philip Titcomb

July 07, 2017

My roommate and I just graduated from college in May and were referred to Next Step through my new employer in NYC. Our agent, Michelle, was able to fit us in despite our tight schedule and we were able to find an apartment that we both love, in a great neighborhood, and under our budget. Michelle made the process very easy and straightforward, and thus we are quite happy with how the entire process went.
Lu Xu

Lu Xu

June 22, 2017

Just graduated and moved to NYC for work. Next Step helped a lot in my apartment hunting and my broker Michelle is awesome. The initial communication is great. I especially like the one-day apartment hunting thing. Really efficient and super helpful to people like me who need to travel to NYC to check the apartments. After I decided the apartment, we had some problem regarding the starting date. But Michelle worked really hard to negotiate on my behalf with the building, and problem solved at the end. Definitely recommend this firm and Michelle.
Allison Kurlak

Allison Kurlak

June 12, 2017

Next Step Reality was professional and easy to work with. Michelle Calogero provided a variety of apartment options within our requirements which made the apartment hunting process more efficient and less overwhelming. We had an excellent experience with the company and Michelle. Would recommend using Next Step!
Kathleen Casey

Kathleen Casey

June 09, 2017

Next Step Realty made it extremely easy to find an apartment that was exactly within our parameters of wants and needs! Michelle Calogero helped us find somewhere to quickly and seamlessly become our new home! Great experience!
Salena Hess

Salena Hess

November 09, 2016

My roommate and I found our first apartment using Next Step and had a fantastic experience! Our broker, Michelle, took plenty of time to understand what we were looking for, set up great options for us to view, and helped us navigate the entire process. She provided amazing service from start to finish and helped make our apartment search efficient and stress-free.
Cassie Cheatle

Cassie Cheatle

October 15, 2016

We had an amazing experience with Next Step and our agent, Michelle Calogero. From our initial phone call to finding the apartment, Michelle was very understanding of our needs. We were concerned about finding an apartment in our budget, but she showed us many great apartments at or under or price range, and we couldn't be happier with our new home! She was extremely organized and made our day of finding apartments very easy and enjoyable. Highly recommend!!
Kelsey Craig

Kelsey Craig

September 29, 2016

Michelle and her team were a great help in our relocation to New York. She was accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable, and resourceful. She and the team made what is usually a headache of a process seamless and stress free. Thanks, Michelle!
Hannah McCulloch

Hannah McCulloch

September 28, 2016

Not my first move in Manhattan but certainly my easiest thanks to The Next Step and Michelle Calogero. In a matter of hours on a Friday, I looked at several apartments and completed the application - by Monday, I had been approved and was already planning the move. So grateful for the easy and pleasant process - thank you!
Ryan Dewey

Ryan Dewey

September 27, 2016

Michelle Calogero worked very hard to ensure that we found a great place in the location we wanted. She also went above and beyond by advocating for us when our move in process became challenging.
Rebecca Abt

Rebecca Abt

September 27, 2016

Michelle Calogero exceeded our expectations on our apartment hunt. I was nervous going into this process that there was nothing within my price range, but was relieved on the day of our tour to see that the listings we would be seeing were at or below our max budget! Although our search was limited to the Upper East Side, Michelle provided us with a wide variety of rentals that fit our basic criteria, making our decision that much harder! She answered all of our questions promptly and made this process as stress-free as possible for three girls who had just met. We were able to sign a lease on our selected apartment the day of our tour! I can't imagine moving to New York City without Next Step - HIGHLY recommended.
Elise Rise

Elise Rise

September 10, 2016

Michelle found me and my roomate an awesome place. We love our apartment and the process was so painless. I will definitely use Michelle the next time I look for a place in the city.
Kimberly Klein

Kimberly Klein

August 19, 2016

Had such a positive experience working with Michelle from Next Step. She quickly and thoughtfully answered all of our questions and worked with us to find a great place. I could not be happier with our new apartment and none of it would have been possible without the help of Michelle and Next Step!
Richard Zukowsky

Richard Zukowsky

August 18, 2016

I had to navigate a very quick turnaround for moving to a new apartment and then starting a new job, and Next Step helped make this process as smooth as possible. My broker, Michelle, was extremely helpful, positive, and responsive throughout the entire process; it would have been next to impossible to find an apartment meeting all of my requirements without her and the Next Step team. The application procedure for my landlord was quite extensive, and I am extremely grateful to Michelle for helping me manage that undertaking with as little headache as possible. Michelle and Next Step went above and beyond helping to get me into an apartment to my liking on such a short timeline, and I would highly recommend the company to anyone looking to go with a broker for their apartment search.
Abigail Richardson

Abigail Richardson

July 12, 2016

Michelle Calogero assisted @Hannah Buchan and me in finding our Chelsea apartment and navigating us through the NYC rental market. Michelle was extremely attentive and really took our needs and considerations seriously in helping us find a home. She worked with our budget and didn't push us towards any specific apartment we viewed, but was also extremely helpful in setting realistic expectations. We ended up finding an apartment in one day which we absolutely love and couldn't be happier with!! The whole process was seamless and stress free thanks to Michelle's expertise!
Max Hoffman

Max Hoffman

July 06, 2016

My roommates and I had a fantastic time finding an apartment with Next Step. Our realtor, Michelle, found us excellent potential units based on our desired criteria, and she answered all of our questions and kept us informed during every step of the apartment search and signing process. I would definitely recommend Michelle to anyone looking for an apartment in NYC, and I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again in the future!
Sarah Reilert

Sarah Reilert

June 28, 2016

Next Step Realty was the perfect company to use for my transition to New York City. I had heard great things about Next Step from both my employer and friends that had used Next Step, and they were definitely not wrong! With the help from Michelle Calogero, my roommate and I were able to find exactly what we were looking for in our first apartment. Michelle was very open to all of the requirements we had, and she did a great job of making sure we had all of the resources when completing our lease signing. I would definitely recommend Next Step Realty, and Michelle, for anyone looking for an apartment in NYC! Thank you to the Next Step Realty team!
Gabriella Ross

Gabriella Ross

June 27, 2016

Next Step Realty has been such a pleasure finding a new home with. The brokers are attentive, responsive, and generally care about the criteria you require for your perfect home. Michelle has made our transition into our new apartment gone so smoothly, we can not wait to start the next chapter of our lives as young professionals in NYC. Thanks, Next Step!!
Gabby Ross

Gabby Ross

June 20, 2016

Next Step Realty has been such a pleasure finding a new home with. The brokers are attentive, responsive, and generally care about the criteria you require for your perfect home. Michelle has made our transition into our new apartment gone so smoothly, we can not wait to start the next chapter of our lives as young professionals in NYC. Thanks, Next Step!!
Christopher Jumin Lee

Christopher Jumin Lee

June 15, 2016

I had an excellent experience with Next Step on my move to NYC. Michelle was extremely professional and worked very hard to accommodate all of my requests. Thanks to her, I was able to get through the process of finding an apartment, negotiating a lease, and signing all in one day. I wholeheartedly recommend Next Step for anyone who wants to take the headache out of finding an apartment in New York.
Abbey Hamstra

Abbey Hamstra

June 07, 2016

My roommate and I worked with Michelle from Next Step after hearing about the service from our company, and we are so glad we did! With Michelle's help we were able to find a wonderful, spacious apartment that we could not be more excited to call home. I would definitely recommend Michelle and Next Step to anyone looking for an apartment in New York City.
Kelsey Fisher

Kelsey Fisher

June 06, 2016

My roommate and I moved to NYC from DC and could not have found a place even half as amazing as our apartment without Michelle. She worked within our pretty strict budget to find us a place that absolutely blew us away, and made sure to carefully explain what was expected of us and what we should expect. As first-time apartment hunters, we were very overwhelmed but Michelle made it so easy on us!
Hayley Purcell

Hayley Purcell

June 06, 2016

After searching endlessly online and attempting to book back to back apartment viewings for our overnight trip from DC to NYC my roommate and I quickly felt overwhelmed and unable to pull it all together. After seeking out help through Next Step, the whole process seemed too good to be true. Michelle took us to more places than we thought possible and followed our tight budget and preferences exactly. We are absolutely in love with our new place and feel like we have a much better understanding of what's on the market and what else we can afford in the future.
Elizabeth Blasser

Elizabeth Blasser

June 06, 2016

I could not be happier with my experience using Next Step. My agent, Michelle Calogero was so informed about the Manhattan market and made the entire process of finding my new apartment so much more enjoyable and easy. Michelle made sure that we did everything in our power to secure the apartment and eased any concerns throughout the board application process as well. I am beyond happy with my new home and would recommend Next Step to anyone looking to make a move.
Juliet Anne

Juliet Anne

June 06, 2016

I had a fantastic experience with Next Step! Our agent, Michelle, was always available, incredibly helpful and organized, and enthusiastically found us the perfect spot! I have already recommended Next Step to my brother and would recommend it to anyone else looking for a place in NYC!
Andrew Luke

Andrew Luke

May 23, 2016

Michelle was terrific... We found an apartment on the first day, in fact it was the first apartment we looked at. She listened to our brief, gave feedback on expectations and found us a match. We were also 'international' movers, the process was harder but that didn't take away from any of Michelle's efforts. A great experience overall!! Thank you Michelle!!
Carolyn Kuzmin

Carolyn Kuzmin

April 21, 2016

Relocating from North Carolina, the New York apartment process seemed completely overwhelming. Once I found Next Step and connected with our agent, Michelle Calogero, a weight was lifted off my shoulders! I was still in North Carolina, but Michelle made the process so easy and made sure my roommate and I were completely prepared with all the necessary paperwork and documents to secure our new home in the city. She kept us updated during the entire process and was always available to answer any questions we had. My roommate took just one Saturday morning with Michelle to find our dream apartment on the Upper East Side in our budget and with everything we requested and more. I would recommend Next Step to anyone looking for an apartment in NYC.
Carleigh Stiehm

Carleigh Stiehm

April 08, 2016

In March 2016, I had the experience of using Michelle Calogero from The Next Step Realty to help me find an apartment to rent in Manhattan. The process was idyllic an extremely comforting as someone who didn’t know a lot about the city and needed a lot of guidance in the process. Michelle did a great job of helping us find a good selection of apartments in our price range so we could see a wide variety of what was available. She was helpful in allowing us to decide on our priorities and guiding us to feel empowered to make the best choice for ourselves. We could not be more pleased with our experience! Would highly recommend Michelle and Next Step!
Brian C

Brian C

March 03, 2016

After I had a terrible experience using a different company, a friend recommended I give Next Step a try saying that he had only heard great things. I listened, and I’m glad I did — I had a great experience with Next Step Realty. I worked with two realtors, Katie Thiele and Michelle Calogero. Unlike the other company, both Katie and Michelle actually listened to my apartment preferences and showed me apartments that matched these preferences. While viewing apartments, they pointed out the pros and cons of each space they showed me, they helped me think about how I could arrange furniture, and they weren’t pushy in trying to get me to settle for something I didn’t really want! I unfortunately didn’t get the apartment that I had applied for during our first time out, but Next Step was super helpful with continuing the search, sending me new listings when they popped up, and ultimately taking me on another whole day tour before I found another apartment that I loved. I also liked that they didn’t lose touch as soon as the lease was signed, they checked up to make sure everything was going smoothly a few days before key pick up, and checked in again after I moved into the apartment to make sure that there were no problems. I would definitely recommend Next Step to a friend, and am so happy with how nice they were and how smoothly they made looking for apartments
Michelle Calogero

Michelle Calogero

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Michelle was born and raised in Westchester, NY. She first moved to the city to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology and went on to work in planning for Theory & Helmut Lang. Michelle grew up in a family focused on real estate and development – her mother, a real estate broker, and her father, a contractor. This paired with a love of interior design and architecture drove her to start a career in real estate. Michelle has been in the NYC industry for several years providing first-class service to sales and rental clients alike. Michelle brings with her knowledge of the industry, market trends, and inventory, and a keen sense of value, making her a strong advocate for her clients. She currently resides in Chelsea with her dog, Kingsley. When not out touring with clients, Michelle can be found planning her next getaway, eating at one of her favorite restaurants, or unwinding at a pilates class.


Reviews for Katie Cummings

Duncan Harvey

Duncan Harvey

July 14, 2018

Awesome and convenient service. Found a great 2 bedroom at the bottom of our price range.
Jared Lee

Jared Lee

July 13, 2018

I was recommended to Next Step by my employer. I wasn't sure about using a broker, but in the end, I am absolutely glad that I did and glad that I picked Next Step. I only had one day available to look at apartments and they were able to organize all the showings I needed, then worked hard to get me my perfect place after we found one. I absolutely couldn't have done it alone. Katie was extremely helpful throughout the entire process: leading up to it, the day of, and even after. The entire process - which I'm sure was complicated behind the scenes - was made very easy for me.
Allie Maurillo

Allie Maurillo

July 13, 2018

It was great working with Katie from Next Step! She really made the apartment hunting process a breeze, always answering any questions myself and my two roommates had. She was also super accommodating, making it easy for us to find a place given our tight schedule and budget. She worked to sort out calls given a time difference, schedule viewings given other commitments, and generally was just all around very easy to work with. Katie also helped us to feel represented in the NYC real estate market, which was a huge plus! We’re super happy in our new apartment, and really thank Katie for putting in the extra hours to help us make it happen! She even took extra time to help figure out how best to lay everything out, an added bonus!
Marissa Wiegner

Marissa Wiegner

June 14, 2018

My boyfriend and I were referred to Next Step through his employer and we could not be happier with our choice to use their service. We were immediately connected to Katie Cummings who was extremely attentive and dedicated to finding us a place that we both loved. She listened to what we wanted and included these requirements in her search. While we had very specific neighborhoods and amenities that we wanted (in a tight budget I might add) Katie did an incredible job finding us an apartment that is beautiful, clean, and has one of the best supers ever!! I highly recommend Katie and Next Step to anyone beginning their NYC apartment search.
Leah Speanburg

Leah Speanburg

June 07, 2018

I was referred to Next Step Realty through my employer, and it was the best decision my roommate and I have ever made! Our agent (Katie C.) was very friendly and helpful, and paid close to attention to our needs and wants in an apartment. She found us an apartment that fit ALL of our criteria and even had more than what we had asked for. Overall great experience and would recommend them to anyone looking for an apartment in NY! They won't stop until they find you what you want.
Ramsha Kamal

Ramsha Kamal

April 30, 2018

Katie Cummings helped my roommate and I find a great apartment when we moved from Stamford to Manhattan. The process was made very easy, we fell in love with the first apartment she showed us! Katie was very responsive to all of our questions and helped a lot with the complicated process of moving into New York City.
Tatiana Mejia

Tatiana Mejia

October 16, 2017

Apartment hunting in NYC can be incredible stressful and fast moving. Katie, did an incredible job of making a stressful process seamless and painless. She found a wealth of apartments and was incredibly receptive to my preferences in location, size, and budget. Katie compiled a list of apartments to show me a range of how my preferences could be made reality. I was very impressed by the quality and size of apartments she found for me. I felt like she heard me and selected some truly thoughtful choices to show to me. After we saw the available apartments, it came down to two apartments and Katie helped me consider the pros and cons of each until I finally landed on one. She then made the application process fast and easy and before I knew it we were signing the lease and celebrating! I am thrilled with my new apartment - It meets my every requirement. Thank you Katie!
Amber Will

Amber Will

September 08, 2017

I moved to NYC from West Virginia, and I was extremely stressed out about finding an apartment. Katie made the process so simple and answered all of the silly questions I had. Instead of being super stressed the day of apartment searching, I had a lot of fun! I would definitely recommend Katie to anyone who needs a broker. I love my Midtown West apartment!
Radhika Kalra

Radhika Kalra

July 17, 2017

I moved to the New York area after graduation and Next Step was super helpful! Right from the webinar about housing in NYC to talking to Katie Cummings over the phone and then finally securing an apartment, everything was really smooth. Katie was a huge help and scheduled all the apartment viewings conveniently so the day was packed but very productive. She also helped represent me really well while talking to landlords and building management companies which I was grateful for. She was really fun to talk to and enjoyable to have as a broker while going through apartment hunting, which can sometimes be very stressful. Excellent follow-through on her end as well and she knew all the technicalities that came with being an international applicant for apartments in NYC. I would definitely recommend Next Step and Katie!
Joe Halpin

Joe Halpin

July 15, 2017

Finding an apartment in New York City on a tight timeline is no easy feat, but Katie (and everyone at Next Step, really) was incredibly helpful and accommodating. Everyone went above and beyond to make things work out and my roommate and I couldn’t be more excited for our new place!
Jack Murray

Jack Murray

July 13, 2017

I'm moving from SF back to NYC and was working on a complicated timeline. Katie was incredibly helpful and flexible, clearly communicating everything that needed to be done to secure the apartment! We couldn't be happier with where we landed. Thanks for everything, Next Step!
Melissa Luther

Melissa Luther

June 22, 2017

My boyfriend and I recently moved from Jersey City to NYC to make commuting every day much easier. We started looking on our own and realistically had no idea what we were doing. Upon reaching out to Next Step we were contacted by Katie, our agent, who asked us a few questions and got to know what we wanted. The following Saturday we set out and looked at 6 places. Each place was actually worth looking at and could be a very valid possibility for our future home. The second location we found was everything we asked for and within our budget. The day itself was very easy going and took the stress out of house hunting. Katie was outgoing and very personable.Overall, the experience we had with Next Step was amazing and I I already have and will continue to recommend them to any person who is looking for a place in the city!!
Sarah Court

Sarah Court

June 14, 2017

My roommate and I flew to the city for a day of apartment hunting with Next Step Realty, which we learned about from our employer. Initially, the housing process was daunting on our own, but once we began communicating with our agent, Katie, we felt much more at ease and less overwhelmed. The logistics for the day of apartment viewings were really smooth and Katie was so informative and supportive throughout the day, helping us weigh our different options. She took us to a number of apartments across the city all around our price range. Overall, Katie made the experience really manageable and was extremely helpful with answering all of our questions. I would highly recommend Katie to anyone who needs assistance or feels overwhelmed with finding housing in the city!
Charlotte Cuddy

Charlotte Cuddy

June 14, 2017

My roommate and I came to New York to meet our agent, Katie, for a day of apartment hunting. Over the course of the day, Katie showed us a wide variety of apartments that met our specifications, giving us a thorough understanding of potential apartments in our budget. Katie made what at first felt like such an overwhelming and stressful process so much more enjoyable and manageable. She was incredibly knowledgable regarding all of our questions and concerns and supportive along the way. We were so pleasantly surprised and excited by how efficient the whole process was and now we are very happy with our new apartment!
Greg Momjian

Greg Momjian

May 25, 2017

My roommate's brother had recommended Next Step to us for finding our first NYC apartment. Katie Cummings was absolutely delightful as our agent. She was extremely knowledgeable, efficient and patient as she showed us about ten different places in the course of a day. WE <3 U KATIE!!!!
Megan D'Arcangelo

Megan D'Arcangelo

May 25, 2017

My sister and I recently graduated from college and moved to NYC. Our employers put us in contact with Next Step Realty and our broker, Katie. A few weeks ago, we spent one day searching for an apartment within our price range. Katie showed us apartments at both the higher and lower ends of the spectrum. Looking back, we realize it was important to see less expensive apartments within our budget in order to justify spending more on an apartment we really liked. We are very happy with the apartment we chose at the end of the day, and owe it all to Katie! She also helped with other questions we had regarding the lease, moving in, etc. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend.
Eve Feinberg

Eve Feinberg

May 12, 2017

Having my second son land his first job in NYC, we knew exactly who to contact! As we did four years ago, we used Next Step Realty again and found another amazing broker. Katie learned wants and needs, set up a comprehensive group of listings, and by the end of the day an application was in. She was instrumental in seeing the process through in a smooth, efficient manner. Thank you Katie, and thank you Next Step!
Margaret Hancock

Margaret Hancock

April 06, 2017

Katie was incredible! My roommate and I just relocated to New York and Katie helped us find the perfect apartment. We started with a detailed conversation of our needs then set up a day of apartment searching. Katie set up a great number of showings for us all within our price range and ideal neighborhood. We ended up finding more than one apartment that we would love to live in! Katie made the process seamless for us. She was always available to answer any of our questions and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking at apartments in the city. Katie made the process easy and stress free.
Sarah-Jean Erwin

Sarah-Jean Erwin

March 17, 2017

My boyfriend and I moved from California to NYC and Next Step Realty took all of the stress out. We had a screening call so that our guide, Katie, could get together a list of apartments. Her selection was varied but very targeted around all of our requests. We met up one day at their location in West Village where we reviewed some paperwork and then headed off for the day. It's a long day to see 5 to 10 apartments but it really is the best way to do it because you'll find something you like. Sure enough, we found a place and she assisted us all the way through final lease signing, which lessened the communication burden, especially being in a different time zone. Katie was great and we would love to work with her again.
Hyland Murphy

Hyland Murphy

March 13, 2017

Recently moved to NY. Our agent, Katie, did an amazing job. She listened to all our needs and helped us find the perfect apartment very quickly. She was extremely accommodating as we attempted to gather all of the necessary documents and we could not be happier with how painless she made the process.
Mitchell Abergel

Mitchell Abergel

February 13, 2017

My roommate and I worked with Katie. She was absolutely awesome. She made everything so easy for us as we relocated from Los Angeles. I could not give a higher recommendation.
Austin Rios

Austin Rios

February 10, 2017

I absolutely had the best time searching for my apartment with my roommate and our rockstar agent Katie! She was the bomb.com. We are so happy about our new place and she did an awesome job fulfilling our needs. I would 100% use next step again and recommend it to anyone who need advice in apartment hunting in NYC!
Terrance Ng

Terrance Ng

January 11, 2017

I am relocating from California for work and a couple of my coworkers had used Next Step in their relocations as well. I worked with Katie who was absolutely great to work with. She asked me a few questions about what I was looking for and responded to all my questions really quickly, even when they were emailed over pretty late for Eastern time. I only had a day for viewings and Katie lined up some really great places that fit what I was looking for. In between viewings, Katie told me about the area, as well as helped me really figure out what I liked and didn't like about the various apartments. When I found a place I really liked, she helped me with all the necessary paperwork and helped me land the place when we found that someone else had also made an offer for the apartment. I had a great experience and would (and already have) recommended Next Step to other people moving to New York.
Natalie Khouri

Natalie Khouri

January 10, 2017

I am a recent graduate who was searching for my first real NYC apartment. I'd heard a lot about Next Step from brand ambassadors at my university, so I decided to give it a shot about two days before I was flying into the city to apartment search. I had seen that the broker fee was 13.5% instead of the typical 15%, which made it even more recent grad-friendly. From the beginning, Next Step really listened to what qualities I was looking for in an apartment. Both a client relations member and Katie, contacted me to get as much information as possible to ensure that the apartments they could get matched exactly what I wanted, and they put everything together really fast since I was only in town for a few days. Katie showed me a great variety of apartments that matched all of my criteria, and was very friendly and a pleasure to spend the day with! I ended up finding my apartment that same day, which I hadn't even thought was possible. She was also very helpful during the application process and addressed all of the many questions I had until the very end. She was also really great at following-up to keep me updated on the status of all my paperwork, and she was also able to get me a pro-rated first month since I didn't need to move in until the 2nd week into January. I'm just about to move into my new apartment, and I'm so happy with my decision to have used Next Step and would definitely recommend the agency, and Katie, to anyone searching for an apartment. Thank you Next Step and Katie for helping me find such an amazing first apartment!
Shannon Ryan

Shannon Ryan

October 06, 2016

Next Step was a great resource to use while looking for our first apartment in New York. They really streamlined the process and made it as stress free as possible. Our agent, Katie Cummings, was very accommodating and we really appreciate all her help.
Andrew Kabbes

Andrew Kabbes

October 03, 2016

Next Step, and Katie in particular, were great to work with in finding an apartment. I am new to the city and a very indecisive person so probably made her job very difficult, but she did an amazing job finding places I would be extremely happy with, and made the whole process of finding an apartment, signing a lease, etc. a breeze. 10/10 would use Next Step again.
Montana DelColle

Montana DelColle

September 30, 2016

Next Step Realty was a great service to use for our first apartment! They were very accommodating to our preferences and we were able to find an apartment in only one day! Katie Cummings was our agent and she gave us a great service.
Ryan Farley

Ryan Farley

September 16, 2016

Katie Cummings and the team at Next Step made finding our first apartment in the city so easy! Katie hopped on a conference call with my roommate and me a week before we went out to see places and asked tons of questions about what we were looking for in an apartment, a building, and a neighborhood so that each place she showed us was a realistic possibility for our new home. We saw 6 apartments in one afternoon (in the pouring rain, thank goodness for those Uber XLs!!) and ended up applying for and getting the fourth one we saw! Katie went above and beyond to make sure we got our first choice apartment and now we're happily settled in a great new place! Thanks Next Step!
Carina Zito

Carina Zito

September 10, 2016

My boyfriend and I were referred to NextStep through our friends at Boston College. We had spent the prior three years in Boston and were new to the NYC rental market. Knowing some of the horror stories we had heard, it was important we found someone we trusted and could show us the apartments that aligned with our interests. Next Step lined us up with fellow Boston College Alum Katie Cummings. Katie was extremely helpful. She found a long list of apartments that fit our criteria, moved us around via Uber (to avoid the 106 degree heat), and finalized the entire signing process for us. It was a seamless process we would recommend to anyone. 10/10.
Katie Hennig

Katie Hennig

August 11, 2016

Had an excellent experience with Katie Cummings at Next Step! She helped me find my dream apartment in the West Village after relocating from San Francisco to New York City. Highly recommend both Katie & Next Step! =)
Alexandra Dudziuk

Alexandra Dudziuk

August 09, 2016

Next Step Realty definitely made my apartment search much quicker and easier! I came in not knowing much about the real estate market in New York and a long list of questions. My broker Katie Cummings was very patient in answering all of them for me. After chatting about what exactly I was looking for, Katie set up several apartment showings around the city. I was really pleased with the variety of apartments she picked and that she stayed true to my budget. I ended up finding a great apartment with all the amenities I had specified 🙂
Kyle Snapp

Kyle Snapp

August 03, 2016

Katie Cummings made my apartment search as seamless as possible and I was able to look for and lock down an apartment in the same day. Being able to get through the whole process in a few hours was a huge advantage to someone needing an immediate move in date. I would absolutely recommend using Next Step.
Georgia Dean

Georgia Dean

July 07, 2016

I was lucky enough to have Katie Cummings as my broker...she went above and beyond. The combination of her professionalism, quick wit and over all kindness made the arduous process of finding an apartment in NYC fun!!
Zach Long

Zach Long

July 07, 2016

My roommate and I were incredibly pleased with the service from Next Step Realty, and specifically Katie Cummings. She showed us a variety of places throughout our price range, answered any and all questions and concerns we had, and continued to be a resource until even after we moved in. She was a great advocate for our needs and we would definitely recommend her and next step to anyone else.
Robert Nick

Robert Nick

July 06, 2016

Great service for kids graduating and moving into NYC. They provided us with a list of apartments that fit all of our needs. Special thanks to Katie Cummings.
Tim Grant

Tim Grant

July 06, 2016

Next Step helped my roommates and I find an apartment seamlessly. Katie Cummings gave us several options and we had a few coronas after to celebrate the new home. Thanks a lot!
Will Farley

Will Farley

June 27, 2016

Took care of our realty needs in under 1 day in one of the most complicated real estate markets in the world. Katie was awesome and I definitely recommend her especially to other BC alum... thanks again guys
AJ Fasulo

AJ Fasulo

June 23, 2016

All moved in to my new Manhattan studio thanks to Katie Cummings and the team at Next Step! Katie is an amazing agent. We saw several apartments in one afternoon, all with my requirements and within budget. Katie is very familiar with the neighborhoods here; at each viewing she was able highlight areas of interest around the apartment. Overall I'm incredibly pleased with my Next Step experience!
Stephen Vento

Stephen Vento

June 06, 2016

I heard about Next Step though my company's network, and I am so happy I decided to use their services to find my new apartment in NYC. They were very professional and knowledgeable about the entire city real estate market. I provided them with my new apartment criteria and guidelines and then they did all the work. I was lucky enough to have Katie Cummings as my agent. She was very knowledgeable about the whole renting / leasing process in NYC and came up with a list of ~10 apartments that all had something to show for on our list. She worked very hard for US and was committed to finding us the perfect apartment within our budget and guidelines. Again, I was very impressed and pleased with my Next Step experience and I highly recommend Katie if you are fortunate enough to have her as your agent! Thank you again Next Step!
Tom MacLean Jr.

Tom MacLean Jr.

June 03, 2016

As a recent college grad, looking for your first apartment is a stressful process. Next Step - particularly our agent Katie Cummings - did an excellent job of making it easy and getting us the right place. Before looking at any apartments, Katie made sure we had all the proper paperwork and our priorities set so we would not lose out in a competitive market. She took us to eight apartments, and we ended up applying to two with a clear top choice. Katie helped us get our top choice, and we can't thank her enough!
Matt Werner

Matt Werner

May 31, 2016

Had a great experience with Next Step. We were with Katie Cummings and she did a phenomenal job. She was very organized and made the whole process enjoyable. My roommates and I are all extremely happy with the place we found.
Noah Klag

Noah Klag

May 31, 2016

Next Step made a difficult process seem extremely easy. Our agent, Katie Cummings, was tremendously helpful and found the perfect apartment for our group.
Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson

May 31, 2016

Next Step Realty made the stressful process of finding an apartment in NYC simple and easy. Our agent Katie Cummings was kind and helpful during our day of apartment looking. The professionalism exhibited in the office and during our apartment visits helped ease the stress and made the experience enjoyable.
Laura Brown

Laura Brown

May 23, 2016

I had a very positive experience with Next Step. I worked with Katie after a recommendation from a friend, and she was great! At first I was concerned about the fact that there are no apartment listings on the website, but very quickly was reassured that this means Katie could search for and show me only the listings that were most relevant to my search, rather than misleading or unavailable postings that you might see on other websites. Katie definitely responded to the feedback I gave as we went to viewings, so that each time we met, we only saw apartments that fit my requirements and were improvements on the last. I would definitely recommend to anyone else trying to move in the most stress-free way possible!
Andy Ly

Andy Ly

May 20, 2016

Knowing that the real estate market in NYC moves extremely fast, my girlfriend and I decided that we needed to consider help from a broker in order to have the best shot at listings. We found Next Step Realty and the rest is history. It was a very convenient process overall. A representative from the office sets up time for a quick call to ask for all of your preferences, budget, etc. Then, the process is very simple: 1) you get paired with a broker; 2) go out on apartment showings; 3) decide on your apartment and that's it! Okay... it sounds really quick in the grand scheme, but that's because our agent played a crucial part in the process. We were paired with Katie Cummings and we can't thank Katie enough for her extensive knowledge of the market and advice/tips during our apartment search. She asked all the right questions, and set up multiple showings on a day that worked with our busy schedules. After the showings, Katie brought us back to the Next Step office to help us narrow down our apartment choices. She was extremely professional, but we have to mention that it felt more like a friend helping us with this big step in our lives than someone who you just hire to "get the job done". This really made us feel comfortable and solidified the idea that Next Step and all of its staff are doing something right! You also cannot beat the broker fee, which is much lower than the average rate. Again, Katie was amazing, and really pushed to get us the apartment we wanted for a price that was better for us by negotiating with the listing agent. She was even there on the lease signing day and organized everything. We really recommend Next Step Realty and Katie to anyone who is searching for an apartment in the city!
Liz Lillie

Liz Lillie

May 16, 2016

Our broker Katie Cummings was phenomenal throughout the entire apartment hunting process! She was patient and accommodating to our specific needs... She responded to emails/texts right away and got us into an apt by our deadline 🙂 Thanks for everything, Katie! xo Liz & Kelly
Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

April 27, 2016

I recently found my new apartment through Next Step Realty and had a great experience in all aspects. My realtor Katie showed me 10 places, all were great, and I would have lived in each one. I could tell that she really put hard work into setting up the showings and coordinating the day when she showed them to me. She knew the area I was searching in very well and acted not only as a realtor but a neighborhood tour guide. When finding apartments in New York City you will almost always have to pay a realtor fee, so why not pay someone who worked hard for you in finding your next home.
Christian McKean

Christian McKean

April 11, 2016

My agent, Katie, was immensely helpful and efficient and helped find me an amazing place. She has been similarly remarkable in answering all of my questions quickly and thoroughly.
Paul Waller

Paul Waller

November 02, 2016

Katie was awesome at helping my partner and I relocate to Manhattan from Wisconsin for a new job. Cross country moves are no easy thing, but Katie was very helpful. On the day of my appointment, we saw several apartments that Katie had selected based on our list of requirements that I had already provided her. After about a half day of visiting different apartments, I was able to make a decision and begin the application process. Thanks to Katie and Next Step Realty, we have a new home in Manhattan and are able to start this new adventure in our lives. Thanks!
Katie Cummings

Katie Cummings

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Katie is a proud graduate of The Lawrenceville School and Boston College, where she graduated in three years with Honors. While she majored in English and Creative Writing, she kept a close eye on New York City real estate after being introduced to it at a young age from her family business. She joined Next Step soon after graduating in 2013. In her free time, Katie enjoys going to off-Broadway plays, improv/sketch comedy shows, and trying every new restaurant the city has to offer. Although she grew up in Palm Beach, Florida, Katie has lived here since high school and has made the effort to move to a different Manhattan neighborhood every two years in order to get a better feel for each area. With Murray Hill, the Upper East Side, and SoHo under her belt, Katie currently calls the West Village Home. College: Boston College Class of 2013 Clubs: My Mother’s Fleabag Improv Comedy, Women in Business


Reviews for Jessica Bailey

Claire Getter

Claire Getter

July 12, 2018

This was my first experience with finding an apartment in NYC and my agent, Jessica, was extremely helpful, thoughtful, and honest throughout the entire process. My roommate and I are from out of state and were on a very tight timeline and she made sure that all of our needs were met. We were able to find a place we loved and sign the lease in under a week! I highly recommend Next Step and Jessica to anyone moving to the city.
Parsa Moayeri

Parsa Moayeri

July 10, 2018

Made the process super easy. Jessica was professional, timely, and effective in helping us find our new home. 10/10 would recommend!
Liam Bolster

Liam Bolster

June 23, 2018

Jessica was very helpful in giving us the inside scoop on how to get started in New York. She was also friendly and patient giving we had multiple members of our roommate group on vacation in other continents. Solid experience overall.
Kristen Knapp

Kristen Knapp

May 22, 2018

Working with NextStep removed so much of the stress that comes with finding a new apartment in New York.  Jessica was attentive and considerate of all of my needs and items on my wishlist. She did a great job of setting up a roster of apartments for us to see and at the end of the day I had a deposit down on a new place! Jessica was also a helpful resource at lease signing, walking me through what was standard and where I could make adjustments.  I have already recommended Next Step to friends as it’s a great service for people with busy schedules who simply don’t have the time to coordinate the appointments on their own and want an efficient search process." Kristen Knapp 5/22/2018
Max Grippo

Max Grippo

March 27, 2018

I had a wonderful experience with Next Step Realty. I knew very little about the process of finding an apartment and next step did a fantastic job guiding both my roommate and me throughout the process. I could not have found the apartment I’m living in today without them!
Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson

September 26, 2017

Next Step made our apartment search so easy and efficient. Our broker, Jessica, had a full day planned for us and we were able to see numerous options. She showed us options from both ends of our budget and in all of our preferred neighborhoods. Having the car to chauffeur us around made the day even easier. Couldn't have imagined our search going any smoother! Once we found the one for us, Jessica helped us navigate the application and lease signing process- extremely helpful for first time NYC apartment renters! Thank you, Next Step, for helping us find our new home in NYC!
Danielle Davidson

Danielle Davidson

September 25, 2017

I just moved in NYC and had an amazing experience with Next Step Realty. I worked with @jessicabailey and she was phenomenal. So helpful in helping my roommate and I find a place that met all of what we were looking for in an apartment (highly highly recommend working with her!!!). All in all, our moving experience was so seamless. Thank you guys again for all of the help!!!!
Virginia McColl

Virginia McColl

September 13, 2017

I recently moved to New York City after graduating and using Next Step Realty helped make the move a breeze. Moving to a new city can be challenging but Next Step helped with every step of the process. Jessica Bailey was able to show us eight apartments in the areas and price range we were interested. Yes, working with multiple roommates was hard, but we were all able to voice our ideas to Jessica to take into consideration when finding apartments before our meeting. We ended up signing a lease within a week of securing a 4 bedroom apartment and we all couldn't be happier with our decision. We can't thank Next Step enough for the time they spent with us ensuring that our move would be a success!
Olivia Hamel

Olivia Hamel

September 11, 2017

I had a great experience with Jessica when moving to New York. I only had one day to apartment hunt in the city and Next Step made it easy to see several apartments in one day (having a car drive us helped immensely!) and ensured I was prepared to apply and commit to an apartment at the end of the day. I highly recommend Next Step!
Jake Lockwood

Jake Lockwood

September 11, 2017

My friends and I moved to NYC from school and had a great experience with Jessica. She answered all our questions throughout the tour and application process and we found an amazing place. For what can be such a stressful experience, Jessica and the team at Next Step made it a cake walk.
Emma Seckel

Emma Seckel

September 11, 2017

I couldn’t imagine my apartment hunt without Next Step. As an international graduate student with only one day in New York City to find a house, the incredible customer service and expertise provided by my broker, Jessica, was invaluable. The day was easy, efficient, and stress-free, despite my limited time and jet lag! After choosing an apartment, Jessica also provided incredible help with the both the application and the lease-signing, ensuring that completing both of these remotely was just as smooth and easy as the search itself. I would highly recommend Next Step Realty, and Jessica specifically, to anyone in the midst of an apartment search.
Samuel Goihman

Samuel Goihman

June 29, 2017

Just moved to NYC with a roommate, Jessica made the experience seem so easy. She showed us a wide range of options in different neighborhoods and all prices. Next Step is definitely the place to go if you want to find the best apartment within your price range.
Alex Porter

Alex Porter

June 14, 2017

My two roommates and I recently used Next Step to help us find an apartment when we moved from Dallas to NYC. We knew very little about the city and how to navigate the real-estate market there. Next Step made it extremely easy for us! Our agent, Jessica, was very knowledgeable of the properties we saw and attentive of our needs. She was also extremely friendly and felt like she sincerely cared about helping us find the right place. Without her help, we would have been completely stuck and wouldn't have ended up in the great apartment that we live in now. I would highly recommend Next Step to anyone that needs help finding a place to live in the city!
Graham Bass

Graham Bass

June 14, 2017

My roommates and I recently graduated college and my employer set us up with Next Step. Our agent, Jessica, was extremely helpful and showed us a wide variety of apartments that fit our criteria. The process was extremely easy and we were able to move in just a couple of days later. Would highly recommend to someone moving to NYC.
Amelia Dietrich

Amelia Dietrich

June 12, 2017

Couldn't of been happier with Jessica and Next Step- they made this process so incredibly easy. I never thought that finding a NYC apartment for grad school would be so EASY and fun. I'm thrilled at the results and could not of imagined a better experience. Thank you!!
Andre Buscan

Andre Buscan

June 12, 2017

I had a great experience with Next Step and Jessica! I had quite a complicated process and Jessica was there every step of the way and showed attention and care with the whole process. I have heard from friends so many bad experiences with brokers in NYC, but with Jessica and Next Step my experience was really good. I would definitely recommend her and the firm to a friend
Zach Calhoun

Zach Calhoun

June 12, 2017

I had previously only spent 1-2 days in NYC when I met my realtor, Jessica. I told her what I wanted out of an apartment (e.g., commute times, price, neighborhood, etc.) and she showed me 6 spots that met my criteria. We met at 10:00am and I saw the spot I wanted by noon. Throughout the process, she represented my interests and made the lease signing arrangements run smoothly so that I could move into the apartment ASAP. I would recommend this to any of my friends that need help finding a spot and want to feel at ease throughout the whole experience. Thanks Jessica!
Darby Casey

Darby Casey

June 12, 2017

I heard of Next Step through my employer. When I contacted them my roommate and I received Jessica as our broker. She was extremely helpful throughout our entire apartment search. My roommate and I just graduated college and were preparing to start our careers in NYC. Throughout the whole process Jessica was transparent and honest with us making it easier for us to understand the market and what to expect. We would have not gotten our first apartment without her! I would highly recommend Next Step to anyone moving in NYC especially if you are new to the city.
Sarah Spellings

Sarah Spellings

April 19, 2017

I heard about Next Step through some mutual friends and my experience was better and smoother than I had imagined it! Our broker, Jessica, was really accommodating and helpful through the process -- from planning and budgeting to seeing the apartments to signing the lease. It made the transition much smoother than I was expecting. Even better, she was incredibly flexible with my odd working hours and quick turnaround.
Valerie Sias

Valerie Sias

January 17, 2017

Had a great experience with Next Step and our agent, Jessica. As new NYC residents, my boyfriend and I were overwhelmed with the huge one-bedroom apartment market. Jessica arranged pre-searching discussions to help us narrow down our priorities and options. She took us around Manhattan until we found the perfect spot and made sure we were able to move in as soon as we needed.
Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly

January 17, 2017

Had a great experience with Next Step! My girlfriend and I were on a tight schedule on a cross country move but our agent, Jessica, was able to guide us through the entire process. She arranged pre-search discussions and took us around Manhattan until we found the perfect spot. She also continued to work with us remotely on the lease while we moved, and we were able to get in the apartment right when needed.
Lydia Brents

Lydia Brents

December 19, 2016

Jessica was an amazing agent! She was clear, to the point, warm and friendly, and was able to answer any and all questions we had. Even when we saw an apartment we weren't too interested in, she remained positive and eager to help. My roommate and I were newbies to the realty world and felt right at home with Jessica and Next Step!
Claire Hogan

Claire Hogan

December 19, 2016

My roommate and I just rented our first apartment and we are so happy to have worked with Next Step!! Our agent Jessica made the process so easy - she was extremely friendly and informative when she showed us the apartment, and was always quick to respond to our MANY questions via email. There were absolutely no surprises and the entire process could not have been more hassle-free. I would absolutely recommend Next Step to anyone looking for apartments in NYC.​
Lauren Hall

Lauren Hall

November 09, 2016

Jessica was extremely helpful through this whole process. I really enjoyed touring the city with her because she was very informational which calmed my nerves about moving to a new place. If you need help finding a place in the city, Next Step Realty is what you’ve been waiting for! Thank you Next Step!
Emily Edwards

Emily Edwards

October 20, 2016

Jessica Bailey was absolutely fantastic to work with. She found me an apartment 6 days before I moved to New York to start my job, in a fantastic neighborhood and in an apartment larger than I thought I would be able to afford! The best part of the process is that they don't abandon you once you submit your lease. As someone moving from out of state, Jessica patiently answered all of my parents questions throughout my move and still touches base with me to ensure I am happy in my new home. I am so thankful for her help, and would recommend this company to any friend moving to the city!
Amanda Luna

Amanda Luna

October 19, 2016

I had a great experience with Next Step. I worked with Jessica Bailey and she did a great job of showing me apartments at all ends of my price range that included all of my needs/wants. This was a great way to tour apartments because it allowed me to be critical of if an extra amenity or space was worth the price. I would definitely work with Next Step again!
Brooke Shafer

Brooke Shafer

October 03, 2016

Given that we were new to NYC, we didn't know what to expect as far as prices/location. It was great being able to rely on Next Step to find us the perfect place within our budget. Both Jessica and Margit were knowledgeable and responsive. Jessica showed us multiple great places and it ended up being difficult deciding which one to pick. It's nice having the ability to sit back (in an air conditioned car) while they drive you around from place to place- It definitely took a lot of the stress away from moving in summer. We are super happy with the place we ended up with and am SO glad Jessica made sure we were the first appt to see the great spot when it opened up. Thanks again!!
Will Ziesing

Will Ziesing

September 17, 2016

Jessica was fantastic. She was really easy to work with and set up a broker day for us that could not have been any simpler. Using Jessica to find our place was totally worth it. We found an awesome apartment at a reasonable price. Broker Fees are always a hassle, but Next step does provide a discount on the NYC standard, and they are very upfront about what they charge.
Vanessa Skrumbis

Vanessa Skrumbis

September 14, 2016

Jessica was beyond a pleasure to work with. Not only was she helpful and professional, but also she was easy to talk/relate to. My roommate and I loved our Next Step experience and will definitely reach out to Jessica if we move again. We're loving our new apartment and are so grateful and appreciate of the work Jessica put in to make it all happen. Thanks!
David Dworsky

David Dworsky

September 14, 2016

Jessica did an amazing job and we found a great unit at the price we wanted. Very professional experience and would highly recommend using Next Step Realty!
Catty Perrin

Catty Perrin

September 13, 2016

Jessica was an amazing agent!! She made it so easy for us and helped us from start to finish! We never would have found our awesome apartment without her!
Chase Hughes

Chase Hughes

September 13, 2016

Jessica was such a wonderful agent. She showed us a variety of apartments all within our specifications and by the end of the day, my roommate and I found an apartment perfect for us. We loved the Next Step experience and would definitely recommend to any of our friends!
Ali O’Donnell

Ali O’Donnell

September 09, 2016

Next Step Reality was a pleasure working with. We found our perfect home within a day and were shown houses within our budget that were appealing and safe. All of us were new to the city and Next Step Reality made us feel welcomed and exceeded our expectations. Thanks to Jessica from Next Step Reality we are in a perfect apartment!
Maggie Washington

Maggie Washington

August 18, 2016

I don't know what my roommates would've done without Next Step and our amazing broker, Jessica!! She made our apartment search so fun, stress free, and efficient--we found our perfect NYC apartment in less than a day. She was super receptive to our wants and needs, and really was looking out for our best interest, answering every single one of our billion questions along the way. Next Step is without a doubt the way to go for recent college grads looking for an NYC apartment!! Thank you so much Jessica!
Kirstin Balavender

Kirstin Balavender

August 01, 2016

When moving from Tampa to Manhattan, Next Step made my apartment hunt a better experience than I ever could have hoped for. My broker, Jessica, contacted me before my showing to ensure that she fully understood all that I needed (and wanted) out of an apartment. After a very efficient day of back to back (to back to back to back) showings, Jessica helped me to submit a leading application for a newly renovated studio in Murray Hill - which is now my soon to be home! Jessica was so warm, patient, friendly, responsive, and knowledgable - I couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Maura Lewis

Maura Lewis

July 28, 2016

Next Step made the apartment hunting process 1000% times better! As an already working person, I couldn't dedicate the time it takes to look on my own and deal with all the nonsense of pricing and room availability. Jessica Bailey was welcoming and really knew her stuff. We were getting nervous by looking so late in a month's cycle, but we found the perfect place! Thank you Next Step!
Harrison Andros

Harrison Andros

July 20, 2016

Next Step truly was a lifesaver when I had a quick turnaround and was desperate to find housing. Jessica helped me find a studio that I love in the course of a few hours! Highly recommend Next Step for anyone searching for an apartment that needs knowledgable professionals to provide assistance.
Macy Manning

Macy Manning

July 18, 2016

Next Step Realty made our move to NYC absolutely seamless. After discussing our apartment needs, Jessica Bailey put together a list of great choices that we were able to see within a half day in the city. She was wonderful to work with, very knowledgable about the market, and directed us to a place that was perfect for us. We couldn't be happier with our new place! Next Step ensured that we had all of the proper paperwork and information available to secure a lease same-day, and even followed up with our building to set up electricity prior to our move-in. Navigating the NY real estate market alone is extremely difficult, and Next Step makes the process easy and enjoyable. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
Demi Fitzgerald

Demi Fitzgerald

July 12, 2016

We had an incredibly easy and stress free New York real estate experience with Next Step and Jessica Bailey! Everything was a breeze from signing the paperwork to opening the door to our new home. She was there every step of the way. I would highly recommend Jessica to anyone moving to New York, she is so pleasant and lovely to work with! Thank you next step!
Megan Stout

Megan Stout

June 30, 2016

My roommate and I had a wonderful experience working with Jesssica Bailey! She was on top of all aspects of the apartment search through a complicated rental process. We were lucky enough to find a place within our budget that exceeded our expections and couldn't be more grateful to Next Step!
Katie Hollett

Katie Hollett

June 03, 2016

Next Step Realty made the process of finding an apartment in NYC easy. Jessica was such a great help! She found several apartments in our price point and in the location we wanted. Each of the places were great options! By the end of the day, we had the perfect apartment picked out and an application in for it. I would highly recommend Jessica for anyone moving to NYC!!
Bailey Wilkie

Bailey Wilkie

June 02, 2016

My roommate and I were extremely stressed about finding an affordable apartment in the 36 hours we had in NYC to look for one! However, when we met with our agent, Jessica, our worries vanished. She had a list of 8 places ready to go, and we used our time extremely efficiently to see each one. She tailored the tour to us and made sure the apartments were in our desired areas/in our price range. We found the perfect apartment for us, and by the end of the day, we had our applications and deposit done so that the apartment was secured for us! It was such a flawless and quick process, and we definitely couldn't have done it on our own. Thanks Jessica!
Matthew Lu

Matthew Lu

May 24, 2016

Jessica Bailey helped Josh and I find our apartment. We couldn't be happier – we'd been talking about rooming together since we graduated college, and we were hoping for the neighborhood and style of apartment that Jessica found for us. Jessica was knowledgeable, savvy about dealing with other brokers, and very reassuring throughout our trip. I flew out from Chicago hoping to secure an apartment within 8 hours; we did so within an hour and a half. Kudos to Next Step and many thanks to Jessica.
Mitchener Turnipseed

Mitchener Turnipseed

April 17, 2016

Jessica did an amazing job helping me find the perfect apartment finding on a really tight timeline. Would recommend using Next Step and Jessica to anyone who asked. A fantastic experience all around.
Jessica Bailey

Jessica Bailey

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Jessica is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Terry Business School at the University of Georgia. She is an Atlanta native, however she loves New York and moved to the city immediately upon graduation from college in 2014. Jessica began her career in marketing, however she was inspired by her parents to get her Real Estate license. Jessica’s father is a successful real estate developer and her mother is an attorney and licensed realtor. Jessica is dedicated to building long-term relationships with her clients and finding their ideal apartments to fit both budgets and neighborhood preferences. Jessica calls the West Village home and when not touring property with clients, you can find her practicing her golf swing at Chelsea Piers, trying out new restaurants around the city or having a laugh at the Comedy Cellar.


Reviews for Jake Vitale

Grace Hahn

Grace Hahn

June 26, 2018

I had a phenomenal experience with Next Step Realty. After my apartment fell through, Jake was able to find me a place and I signed a lease in half a week. I highly recommend Next Step Realty.
Mackenzie Snyder

Mackenzie Snyder

June 25, 2018

We had a great experience with Next Step. Our agent, Jake, showed us six properties within 2 hours. Once we found our dream apartment, we really appreciated his expertise and guidance through submitting all the necessary paperwork and payments. He was professional, knowledgeable, and patient; and he was willing to work around the clock to make sure we could sign the lease as quickly as possible to lock in the apartment. Thanks again!
Bracken Woolley

Bracken Woolley

June 25, 2018

I was so thankful to have Next Step throughout the apartment search process! Our agent Jake showed us a wide variety of options and helped us talk through our choices and the logistics required to make it official. Next Step knows how the NYC housing market works and made it simple to get started here post-grad.
Cady Hoffman

Cady Hoffman

June 24, 2018

I cannot be happier with my experience with Next Step! As recent college graduates, the idea of moving to New York and navigating the tumultuous rental market appeared so daunting. Our agent Jake and the Next Step team made everything a breeze! He connected us with an amazing apartment and helped us work through all the paperwork and steps needed to secure our apartment. I will definitely recommend Next Step to others in the future!
Michael Kirchner

Michael Kirchner

August 21, 2017

My roommate and I had a great experience with Next Step and agent Jake Vitale! While my roommate was abroad, Jake was super cooperative in communicating the necessary details to both of us despite the time difference. We were able to see plenty of awesome apartments that fit our specifications and travel in style as a corporate client. The entire experience was a breeze because of Jake and next step! Thanks again
Alec Haber

Alec Haber

July 13, 2017

Had a wonderful experience with Next Step was a seamless process. Jake Vitale made sure all client needs would highly recommend
Shelby Saltus

Shelby Saltus

June 23, 2017

When the time came for my boyfriend and I to find an apartment in Manhattan, we were lucky enough to be connected with Next Step. On our one day apartment tours, we were able to see a variety of apartments that met our wish list and budget. Our broker, Jake, helped us in preparing documents ahead of time, which made our application submission a breeze! Jake provided great insight about the NYC apartment application requirements, as well as specifics about the landlords in the buildings we were considering. Having gone through the process, I highly recommend Next Step and Jake to anyone looking for their first place. We moved into our apartment last weekend, and we absolutely love it! Thanks Next Step!
Ronan McIntosh

Ronan McIntosh

June 22, 2017

My girlfriend and I recently moved to NYC from Denver, and at first we were conflicted about whether or not we should use a broker. Having gone through the process with Next Step and our broker Jake, we can definitely say that we would not have been able to see the quantity or quality of apartments we were shown. Jake was invaluable in providing insight into the process and giving us a seamless apartment hunting experience throughout the day. We ended up selecting an apartment that we absolutely love, and Jake made the experience really easy and enjoyable. We can definitely say that choosing Next Step was the right move for us, and we highly recommend their services to anyone else moving to the city.
Amelia Sechrest

Amelia Sechrest

June 12, 2017

My roommate and I recently graduated from college in NC and were relocating to NYC for work. We heard about Next Step Realty from a friend of a friend and were put in contact with our broker, Jake. Moving to NYC and finding a clean, safe, and affordable apartment would have been next to impossible without the help of Jake and Next Step. While apartment hunting with Next Step, we were provided a black car to take us throughout the city and view many apartments, ALL which would have been viable options in our price range. Through this process we were able to find our dream apartment in a great location, with all the amenities we wanted. We could not have asked for a more efficient or more professional experience. I would highly recommend Next Step Realty to anyone moving to Manhattan!
Mark Stansky

Mark Stansky

June 09, 2017

We had a great experience searching for an apartment with our agent, Jake. Our search took place on the rainiest day I have ever seen in NYC and the complimentary car was extremely nice to travel between destinations. I reserve one star because while we saw many apartments, I felt we only saw two true apartments that matched our specific location criteria. Regardless, we found an incredible apartment at a great price for which I am grateful we used a broker. My company recommended we use Next Step and after our search with Jake, I would recommend him and the firm as well.
Alec Ellis

Alec Ellis

June 08, 2017

Two friends and I hired Next Step through the recommendation of our employers to help find us an apartment in NYC. Our agent Jake took us around to apartments that were below and above our price range and helped us narrow our search down to the apartment we wanted. The company was thorough and professional, and so was Jake throughout the entire process. Jake answered all of our questions and continued to stay with us. We had a great experience and would highly recommend Next Step and Jake!
Erin Shattles

Erin Shattles

June 02, 2017

I recently relocated to New York City after graduating from UGA and accepting a job in the city. I was unsure how to even begin searching for the perfect apartment in the right location. My new roommate and I contacted Next Step Realty and found an apartment we loved! Jake from Next Step was so helpful upon making sure to find and show us places that fit exactly what we were looking for. We are all moved in and love it! We highly recommend Next Step, especially to anyone just moving to the city searching for their new home.
Hannah Thomas

Hannah Thomas

March 01, 2017

I recently relocated to NYC from Atlanta for work. A couple of my co-workers had worked with Next Step and had very positive feedback about their moves. Client relations and my broker, Jake, reached out immediately to find out my ideal living location, budget, and amenities were. Jake showed me a number of apartments all within my budget and that included my specific requests. We were able to see a number of places within a short amount of time and by 4 PM I had filled out an application on my top apartment! With Jake providing us with the list of requirements beforehand made the process a lot easier. I cannot imagine moving to NYC for the first time without going through a brokerage like Next Step. Within 2 weeks the apartment was officially mine! I am about to move into my apartment now and Jake made sure to relay all of my concerns/requests about my apartment to the leasing office and all of them were completed prior to my move in. I would definitely recommend Next Step to anyone first moving to NYC!
Mike Ciecierski

Mike Ciecierski

December 02, 2016

My girlfriend and I had found out about this company through a friend who had just used Jake to find her an apartment. We got in touch with them and from the get-go they were professional and on top of everything. After having looked for an apartment in the city for months, this was a huge relief. We set up an appointment with Jake and he said he was planning on showing us more than 10 apartments that day! Needless to say, we found our place the same day and he made the entire renting process extremely easy. He always responded promptly to any questions or concerns and even since moving in has checked up on us multiple times. Would recommend this company to anyone who is moving to the city for the first time!!!
Stephanie Mayeux

Stephanie Mayeux

October 19, 2016

Being new to the city, I really had no clue of where to start and what the important questions I needed answered before signing a lease. Jake Vitale made the process so incredibly easy with his professionalism and knowledge of the market. I couldn't be happier with my decision to use Next Step! -Stephanie
Kendrick Cline

Kendrick Cline

September 10, 2016

Next Step is a fantastic firm. As one of Jake Vitale's clients I not only felt prepared for my move, I was happy with the apartment I chose. While respecting my price range and finding apartments that met my criteria, working with Jake was both a professional and relaxing experience.
Anna Gildemeister

Anna Gildemeister

September 10, 2016

So I was pretty hesitant to think that I needed someone to help me find an apartment in NYC.....but I'm glad that I didn't listen to that hesitancy! Next step made my transition from the South to the city so much easier. There were no problems at all (which is a miracle, knowing me). Jake Vitale showed me all sorts of apartments in my price range (and never any outside). I fell in love with two of them, so he took the time to sit with me and do a pros and cons list until I finally decided on one. He made this whole process smooth and way less stressful! Now I know without a doubt that I wouldn't have found such an amazing apartment that fits me so well without Jake or next step. They both even reached out to me on my birthday!! Very solid young professionals who will do exactly what they say they will--find you a place that is what you want!
Kathryn Black

Kathryn Black

August 19, 2016

Our broker Jake was awesome! Not only did he show my roommate Sumner and I some great apartments, but he also told us where the closest grocery store, subway stop, laundry place, and restaurants were in each neighborhood! He answered all of our questions before we could even ask them! He also stayed in touch with us throughout the moving process to make sure we had everything we needed. We love Jake and Next Step!!!
Linley Benson

Linley Benson

August 18, 2016

We had such a great experience working with Next Step to find out apartment. We were nervous going in because we were unsure that we would be able to find a place that would meet all of our needs, however Jake Vitale was absolutely awesome and showed us a variety of places so we got a taste of everything. He communicated well with us before and during the search and application process, and followed up with us multiple times to make sure that everything was in line and checking in to see if we needed any help. He answered all of the questions we threw at him, and gave us great recommendations for movers and other services to use. Could not be more pleased with our experience overall, would definitely recommend using this firm especially if you are unfamiliar with the New York real estate market! Thank you for everything!
David Lee

David Lee

August 18, 2016

I want to personally thank Jake Vitale and Next Step Realty for helping me find an apartment that I wanted NYC. Prior to contacting NSR, I had a nightmare searching for an ideal studio that met my expectation and my budget. Thanks to Jake who provided 5-6 studios that fit my specification, I was able to pick one and sign the lease! Jake was very professional throughout the viewing and turned the whole stressful process into a comfortable experience with a great outcome.
Zachary Nusbaum

Zachary Nusbaum

August 11, 2016

Next Step Realty helped me achieve my goal of securing an apartment I loved within 2-3 days of arriving in New York. Jake was highly professional, thorough, and available at all hours! Highly recommened to any apartment seekers new to NYC.
Ada Huang

Ada Huang

August 08, 2016

Jake Vitale and Next Step Realty did an amazing job helping us find an apartment in NYC! Jake was able to line up showings at 10 different listings in the area that we desired. He showed us different styles of apartments at different price points so we could figure out what worked for us. In fact, knowing how quickly the market moves, Jake showed us apartments he knew we would like sooner on the tour rather than later, which saved us a lot of time. Jake was very prompt in responding to our questions throughout the whole process. It was very pleasant working with him, and I would recommend him anytime.
Erika Mercado

Erika Mercado

July 15, 2016

My employer informed me that I would be transferring from DC to NYC sooner than anticipated. I always knew that real estate in NY was a different kind of animal compared to renting in the suburbs so I had no clue where to begin. Luckily, a colleague of mine referred me to Next Step Realty: enter Jake Vitale. Jake was amazing to work with! Given the distance and time restraints he was attentive and worked diligently to ensure I found the right apartment in my one day visit from DC. The entire process was quick (finding an apartment, paperwork, lease signing, move) and Jake made sure everything went smoothly. He was very informative and helpful every step of the way. Even after moving in I feel appreciated as a client. Next Step Realty and Jake provided a warm welcome and continue to offer assistance if needed. With that in mind, if you're looking for someone to meet your real estate needs and wants and exceptional professionalism; Jake is the broker you want to work with.
Laura Edmonson

Laura Edmonson

July 12, 2016

Next Step was extremely helpful throughout our moving process! Jake was always available to answer questions and accommodate us. Overall great experience!
Chhavipreet Singh

Chhavipreet Singh

July 11, 2016

I had a wonderful experience working with Jake. With only a few weeks left between my graduation and my last day at the previous apartment, I needed to find something quickly. Jake understood my requirements and showed me exactly the sort of apartments I was looking for. The whole process took only a few hours, and within a week I was signing the lease agreement. I would highly recommend Next Step Realty to anyone looking for a convenient way to find their next home in NYC.
Christie Sanderson

Christie Sanderson

July 11, 2016

My roommate and I had a GREAT experience working with Next Step Realty. Our broker, Jake Vitale, was outstanding and incredibly helpful throughout the whole process. We were able to find our perfect apartment in one day. He was extremely professional, attentive and knew exactly what he was doing. He listened to our needs and requests and did his absolute best to satisfy them. He kept up on all documents and procedures and made the apartment hunting process very successful. I would definitely recommend this company and Jake to anyone currently searching for an apartment in NYC.
Jordan Goff

Jordan Goff

June 06, 2016

My two roommates and I are recent graduates from college. Having never lived in the city before, we were a little unsure on how we would find an apartment in NYC. Jake Vitale, our broker, was amazing! He helped us find a gorgeous 3BR on the Upper East Side that we wouldn't have found without him. Jake made the process quick and easy for us!!
Dana Jeffers

Dana Jeffers

June 06, 2016

At first looking for an apartment in New York appeared to be extremely overwhelming. After getting to Next Step's office, I immediately felt much better about the situation. Our realtor Jake was incredibly professional, and helped us find the perfect place. He listened to what we were interested in, and found a few great options. He guided us through every step and didn't let us miss a beat. Overall, my roommates and I had a great experience with Next Step and are enjoying our new place!
Michael Milbauer

Michael Milbauer

June 01, 2016

Once I knew I was moving to NYC after graduation, there was with no doubt I would use Next Step Reality. Knowing Jake Vitale, a good friend from the University of South Carolina and him being my realtor, I knew I could count on him and Next Step to help me with this overwhelming process. I knew I could trust everyone part of this process and it all worked out for the best! I was very upfront with Jake in what I wanted and where I wanted to live in NYC, and he was able to give me a plethora of options for me to choose from. Jake knew I had one weekend really to decide on a place, and he was able to close the deal with me. I can't thank Jake Vitale enough for making this process as smooth as possible. I highly recommend Jake Vitale to any friends, family, or colleagues that move to NYC. I appreciate all the support from Next Step Realty family!
Jake Vitale

Jake Vitale

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Jake Vitale hails from Charlotte, North Carolina, where he attended the Charlotte Country Day School. Growing up, Jake spent a lot of time in New York, between his grandparents’ apartment on the Upper East Side and his summer camp Upstate. He went to college at the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!), where he was actively involved in his fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi. While in school, Jake spent two summers in New York interning at Next Step, where he worked as a Brokerage Assistant and Agent. He is excited to be back at the company full-time and looks forward to building his career in New York City! Jake specializes in Next Step’s co-exclusive listings in Gramercy, Murray Hill, the Lower East and Upper East Sides.


Reviews for Sarah Minton

Karis Hawkins

Karis Hawkins

July 12, 2018

My roommate and I were very happy with the Next Step Realty experience. I am moving from North Carolina and needed to find a place quickly. Our broker, Sarah, was super friendly and helpful. She called me the day before our appointment to confirm what type of listings we were interested in and to see if we had any new criteria for our ideal apartment. I felt like she was upfront with us and had our best interests in mind throughout the whole process. We found our place within a few hours and signed our leases the next day. I had a great apartment hunt experience thanks to Sarah and Next Step.
Jane Hayes

Jane Hayes

July 09, 2018

Sarah M. was amazing throughout the process. She worked with us to help us find exactly what we wanted despite the fact we both weren't able to come to every showing she was really helpful and understanding of our concerns. She answered all of our questions patiently. I would highly recommend Sarah M. and Next Step to anyone moving!!
Kathy Lim

Kathy Lim

June 28, 2018

I just finished moving into my first apartment in NYC. My roommate and I were connected to Sarah when we first called NextStep, and Sarah has been amazing in keeping in touch with us, making sure we had many different apartments to see, and even answering all our questions after we signed the lease! My roommate and I didn't have to do much at all other than decide where we wanted to live. If you want to make the apartment hunting process easy- I defs recommend Sarah and NextStep!!
Claire Petrus

Claire Petrus

June 26, 2018

Although my apartment search was fairly last minute, the Next Step team did a great job of organizing everything and quickly getting me in contact with Sarah. She was extremely helpful and responsive over both the phone and email. When it came to actually looking at places, Sarah was persistent and didn’t stop until we found what I was looking for. I’m really excited about my first place! Thank you to Sarah and the Next Step Realty team!
Grace Muller

Grace Muller

June 26, 2018

Just moved in to our new apartment and couldn't be happier. Sarah Minton was excellent and stuck with us even through some unlucky situations and made sure we found our perfect apartment! Sarah made this process so easy for us and made sure that we found a great home. We are so glad we went with Next Step!
Erika Gavin

Erika Gavin

June 13, 2018

Next Step was absolutely fabulous in helping me find a place efficiently and relieving much stress for my big move to NYC! I got connected through Next Step because of a corporate partner. They hosted a webinar before the start of the summer which answered many questions that were burning in my head as I was about to start the process. After finding a roommate, I reached out to Next Step regarding setting up an appointment. They had much availability and were easily flexible to our schedules. Next we got to have early contact with our FABULOUS agent Sarah Minton. Sarah was amazing from the very beginning. Helping two recent college graduates finding an apartment in NYC is not an easy task. We had no idea what we were doing and Sarah was easily accessible, answered our numerous questions and was very patient. Her many phone calls before our appointment day helped us get set up and made our appointment day SO stress free. We saw many apartments all in one day and having a driver was so helpful. Sarah was understanding, committed and flexible as we went along. Since neither of us were from the city or close area Sarah pulled her strings and actually had us find and sign for an apartment all on the same day!!!!!!! This was nothing like what we were expecting. It was awesome to return home and have everything all sorted out. Even after getting us our apartment Sarah still remained in contact and helped us with move in questions! My parents were skeptical about having to go through a broker but after this experience.... they said we would NEVER have been able to do this without Sarah and the Next Step Team!!! We are very thankful for all the hard work, we are so happy with our new apartment! I would highly recommend!
Gaby Senderowicz

Gaby Senderowicz

June 06, 2018

Next Step was the best thing to every happen during my move to New York! I was referred to Next Step via my employer and was immediately connected to Jake. Unfortunately, he got sick a few days before our tour, but he told me he was replacing himself with Sarah and she was the best. That was an understatement!! Sarah was exactly what my roommate and I needed while looking for our first apartment. She constantly listened to what we wanted, adapted to our comments after each tour, and she was never pushy. Honestly I was dreading this process but we had such a fun time with her! In the end, we narrowed down our search to two apartments, but one was taken already. So Sarah quickly called the other one's agent, locked it down, and in a couple hours sent in our application paperwork! It was effortless! That was all in one day. I wasn't able to physically be here to sign the lease, which I was really worried about, but Sarah worked everything out with the landlord and had it sent overnight to my house in Boston. I also wasn't able to physically grab the keys from the landlord's office, but Sarah worked that out as well and arranged for me to pick them up later at the Next Step Office. If you have literally no idea what you're doing I highly recommend Next Step and Sarah Minton because I know for sure that I wouldn't have survived without them! They really went above and beyond. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, we are so happy with our beautiful apartment!
Nicholas Brino

Nicholas Brino

May 25, 2018

My roommate and I were referred to Next Step via our employer and from the beginning they worked quick and efficiently. We were connected with Sarah on the same day and she was a great help from the beginning. In one afternoon we were able to see ten different apartments, that all matched our criteria. We worked with Sarah to narrow it down to two places and she worked quickly to submit our application. After some unforeseen circumstances arose with our first choice, she was quick to work with the landlord to sort everything out and eliminate any confusion. She then worked tirelessly to secure our second choice and, again, worked with the landlord to make things effortless on our end. We could not thank Sarah and Next Step enough for all the work they did for us throughout this whole process, and we can confidently say that without their assistance we would be completely lost. We would highly highly recommend Next Step, especially Sarah to anyone who is looking to move into Manhattan. It is without a doubt a whole different ballgame apartment hunting in New York City, and with their help it was quick and painless!
Shrey Desai

Shrey Desai

May 08, 2018

Moving into the city is a stressful and overwhelming experience. Next Step and specifically Sarah Minto made this whole process very smooth and easy. To begin, my roommate and I would probably not have found our new apartment without her. Further, once she helped us find our apartment, she worked tiredlessly, even on Sundays, to make sure we had all the information and were on track with getting all the necessary documents. She acted as our communication channel with the apartment management company, taking a lot of pressure off of us. I would definitely go through Next Step and Sarah in the future.
Nishad Avari

Nishad Avari

October 16, 2017

Moving to New York from another country and diving head-first into work, I needed my apartment search to be quick and convenient. My experience with Sarah Minton at Next Step was all that and more! I am so thankful for her accommodation of my crazy work and travel schedule, and her dedication to finding me a place despite a challenging budget and changing move-in dates. Her patience and explanation of the search process made the whole experience a pleasure, and I am so happy with my apartment in Gowanus!
Jenna Watson

Jenna Watson

September 17, 2017

My roommate and I are so grateful for Next Step and our agent, Sarah. Without her, we definitely wouldn't have found our prefect apartment. It is both of our first times living in Manhattan and we were a bit nervous and overwhelmed, but Sarah made the whole process very easy for us and was always available to answer any of our questions! (and we had many) I would definitely recommend Next Step for anyone moving to NYC for the first time, especially recent graduates!
Margaret Smith

Margaret Smith

September 05, 2017

I just moved back to New York from San Francisco and had a fantastic experience with Next Step Realty finding a one bedroom apartment. I have lived in several New York apartments and was dreading the process of finding another one. My agent, Sarah Minton, redefined the New York rental search as I knew it. Sarah had a well researched itinerary of apartments and was very knowledgeable about the different neighborhoods and buildings. I felt incredibly confident that I had seen the best group of apartments available in my price range and found Sarah's advice invaluable. Sarah also followed up after the lease signing to make sure the landlord and super completed all outstanding needs to the apartment. I HIGHLY recommend Sarah Minton (and Next Step Realty) for your New York apartment search. I will certainly turn to Sarah on my next move - but with how great this place is, it won't be for a while!
Mike Richitelli

Mike Richitelli

September 05, 2017

For work, I relocated from the suburbs of Delaware to Manhattan with my first experience living in a big city! I searched for a place on my own for a few weeks but just wasn’t finding the right spot and didn’t feel like the standard search websites were giving me enough options. I spoke to Sarah at Next Step and gave her all the highlights of what I was looking for in an apartment. The next week we set off to look at all of them – about 10 places in just a few hours! Having the car was beyond helpful in this process. I could tell Sarah kept my interests in mind when looking for places. She kept me updated on details of the search, answered any questions I had, and helped me think through my final decision when it came time. Sarah even followed up on my move-in day to check that everything went well – it was truly a great experience! I highly recommend Sarah Minton and Next Step Realty when searching for your new home.
Sam Cohen

Sam Cohen

August 28, 2017

Easiest apartment search ever. Sarah Minton was our realtor, and showed us around 10 apartments in 3 hours. All were great, and we found a place and signed a lease extremely quickly and pain-free. I would recommend Sarah and Next Step to anyone and everyone!
Melissa Cunningham

Melissa Cunningham

August 08, 2017

My boyfriend and I were looking for an apartment together and we each had very specific requirements for our future home. Sarah Minton helped us find the most perfect apartment that filled all of our needs. She really took the time to listen to what each of us wanted and found us a great place that checked off all the boxes. I would highly recommend Next Step to anyone that is looking for an easy way to find a great home in NYC!
Connor Byrne

Connor Byrne

August 07, 2017

Would definitely recommend Next Step to anyone and everyone. Our broker Sarah Minton was courteous and professional, and the process was painless from start to finish. We ended up in a great apartment in our desired location within our price range. Good experience all around.
Li Xu

Li Xu

July 12, 2017

I would definitely recommend Next Step Realty for anyone who is moving into New York. The communication process has been really easy. Sarah, my agent, had a phone call before we actually met in person. Afterwards, she really took my requirements into considerations when putting together a list of apartments that I should be seeing during our appointment. The searching experience was fun, and I was lucky to find an apartment that was within in my budget and convenient for commuting to work. After we decided on the right apartment, she still spent a lot of efforts keeping up with me, making sure that I have completed all the necessary tasks. Moreover, she always responded to me very quickly, answering all kinds of questions that I had. I would absolutely recommend Sarah for anyone who wants to work with Next Step.
Sarah Gleason

Sarah Gleason

June 26, 2017

Thanks to Next Step my roommate and I have our dream apartment. Our agent Sarah Minton was absolutely incredible. She really took the time to get to know us and what our priorities were in regards to finding an apartment. The entire process was streamlined and efficient, and I would recommend it to anybody. Thanks Sarah!
Ellen Studer

Ellen Studer

June 26, 2017

My roommate and I were referred to Next Step Reality by our employers as we moved from New Jersey into the city for the first time. We had no previous experience with finding/renting an apartment before and Next Step made the process a breeze. From the start, Sarah Minton was so nice and helpful and was truly dedicated to finding our perfect apartment. We saw 11 apartments in one day (chauffeured around in a private car) and were able to secure the apartment of our dreams on the same day! Couldn't be happier with the experience - needless to say we will be using Next Step again for all of our future apartment searches!
Caroline Baker

Caroline Baker

June 13, 2017

Working with Sarah Minton at Next Step Realty was stress-free, enjoyable from start to finish, and a smashing success!
Yara Farahmand

Yara Farahmand

June 12, 2017

I cannot express how thankful I am that I found next step when looking for an apartment. Sarah made the whole process stress free (and fun!!) which is amazing because I didn't think that was possible when looking for an apartment in NYC. I had a great experience with Sarah before even meeting with her to see apartments, she explained all the stuff we needed over the phone so we could have all our papers in order in advance. The day of apartment hunting was super easy, a driver brought us from place to place which made the day a lot less tiring than it could have been. We saw probably 6 or 7 places before deciding on one we loved, and got our application in the very same day within hours! Sarah was so incredibly helpful throughout the day, she had a clear vision of what we wanted (and what our price range was) and was on our side when seeing apartments. We really felt comfortable the whole time, and never felt like we were being pushed around to pick a specific place. I am so happy with our final choice of apartment, and we definitely would not have found it without Sarah. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sarah to friends and family, in fact I would probably do my best to convince them to use next step!
Bailey Kircher

Bailey Kircher

June 12, 2017

My roommate and I were referred to Next Step Realty through a friend and right away they were so helpful with our questions. We absolutely loved working with our agent, Sarah. She took our concerns and preferences and set up a day full of great apartments and we found the perfect place. She answered all of our questions (even all the dumb ones!) and helped us step by step through all the paperwork up until we signed the lease. We had such a pleasant and fun experience spending the day with her as she was honest and knowledgeable about everything. We couldn't say nicer things about Sarah and would recommend her, and Next Step, to any recent grad or anyone looking for their first NYC apartment.
Bradley Glennon

Bradley Glennon

May 27, 2017

Finding an apartment is always overwhelming, but working with Sarah at Next Step streamlined the process. She showed me great places and I was able to rent an apartment that I feel like I would otherwise not have found. Sarah helped me find my second apartment in NYC - the difference working with Next Step as opposed to other realtors was noticeable. Sarah's schedule was accommodative, but, more importantly, she understood that I had an idea of what I was looking and she filled in the missing details that I would have overlooked.
Meredith Bentsen

Meredith Bentsen

May 24, 2017

My roommates and I had a great experience with Sarah Minton at Next Step. Our situation was a bit more complicated than usual (roommates switching halfway through and only one out of three being able to tour units) and she was patient and encouraging through the whole process. 10/10 would reccomend Sarah and Next Step- they get the job done and you end up with a great apartment!
Chandler Knight

Chandler Knight

April 17, 2017

For anyone moving to the Big Apple or just looking for a new home call Next Step! I worked with Sarah who was amazing went above and beyond to make sure I found the perfect apt! Couldn't have done it without her!
Sarah Minton

Sarah Minton

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Sarah joined Next Step Realty in March 2017 from Brown Harris Stevens, where she worked on a top producing team that completed over fifty transactions, totaling approximately $300,000,000 in sales, in her three and a half years there. She spent the majority of her time working with co-op buyers and sellers on the Upper East Side. While her professional life took her Uptown, Sarah has called Downtown Manhattan home for the past six years and has educated herself in that particular market. Whether you wish to rent, buy or sell, Sarah’s unparalleled experience, market and neighborhood savvy, follow through, and communication skills can help you in your Next Step. She is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York. Sarah currently resides in SoHo, having spent the previous five years on the Lower East Side. She spends her free time running on the West Side Highway (she ran the NYC Marathon in 2015), learning to cook, practicing yoga, and exploring the city. A native of Boston, Sarah graduated from Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart and from Hamilton College in 2010 with a B.A. in Comparative Literature.


Reviews for Samantha Brody

David Rosenthal

David Rosenthal

July 13, 2018

Having just graduated school and in the midst of prepping for the bar, my roommate and I weren't able to spend time scouring the New York rental market to find the perfect apartment. In came Next Step Realty. Samantha, our agent, was incredibly helpful and accommodating. We were able to see a series of six apartments that met all of our criteria in only a few short hours and had a deposit on our apartment the same day. I highly recommend Samantha and the whole Next Step team!
Edgardo Castro

Edgardo Castro

June 22, 2018

Next Step Realty made moving to New York easy and extremely quick! Samantha was absolutely superb and available for a quick response at any time of the day. She did everything she could to guarantee that the lease paperwork was completed in a way that was most convenient to my schedule. Thanks to her incredible service I am now able to relax in a location very similar to the one I had initially imagined. I cannot thank Samantha and Next Step Realty enough. If you're looking to move to NYC, don't think twice about using Next Step Realty!
Karen Meir

Karen Meir

June 12, 2018

My 24 year old son moved from South Carolina to NYC for work last month and had only a few weeks to find living arrangements. He and I spent a week looking on our own without any luck and finally scheduled a day with Next Step. Samantha was honest and responsive from the first phone call. She immediately spent quality time advising us and quickly scheduling a day to show us a list of apartments she devised based on his needs. We were driven in a comfy car following a logical schedule she arranged, all the while giving us her expert advice about the various places. By the and of our 3-4 hour tour we unanimously found the perfect apartment. Samantha then advocated tirelessly on our behalf through the myriad of details to secure it. She even went to the lease signing with him and obtained the keys earlier than the lease start thru her relationship with the landlord. We could have never navigated the search and transaction without Next Step and specifically Samantha. Highly recommend the process and wouldn’t hesitate use their valuable services again.
Georgia Flynn

Georgia Flynn

September 18, 2017

My boyfriend and I recently moved to the city and we had the absolute pleasure of working with Samantha Brody. Samantha was extremely organized and really listened to our wants and needs in an apartment. From our initial call to the lease signing, Samantha was with us every step of the way to make sure that our apartment search went smoothly. She had a great apartment tour for us and we really felt that we saw the best apartments during our time! She is on top of her game and a wonderful person. I high recommend her for all your apartment search needs (although you may miss out for now because she is currently planning her wedding)! Thank you so much Samantha for a wonderful experience!
Schuyler Kennedy

Schuyler Kennedy

September 13, 2017

My roommate and I were going to be gone for the majority of August and needed a Sept 1st lease. Samantha greeted us with honesty and transparency which created a relationship of trust and communication. She understood our standards, wants, and needs; we ended up with an awesome place in the best neighborhood for us. I highly recommend Next Step to any and all prospective clients!
Sarah White

Sarah White

August 15, 2017

Next Step made our transition to NY as easy as can be. Our broker, Samantha, was incredibly communicative and open throughout our entire decision-making process and truly went above and beyond to help us find the perfect space. Samantha's dedication and focus to our search was so appreciated- she made a daunting process fun and enjoyable.
Madeline Dion

Madeline Dion

August 14, 2017

We are so happy with our experience using Next Step! Samantha was super helpful throughout the entire process, and ensured that our transition was as smooth as possible. We found a perfect apartment in the greatest location, and we couldn't have done it without the help of Next Step Realty. I highly recommend anyone who is new to the NYC area utilize this agency!
Stephen DiGregoria

Stephen DiGregoria

August 05, 2017

Samantha was such a pleasure to work with! My boyfriend and I gave her a pretty comprehensive list of amenities we were looking for and the locations we'd like to live and Samantha took the time to talk to us and understand our priorities and find us our perfect home. The Next Step experience was a pleasure as well. Going from showing to showing in a luxury SUV meant we could just focus on the places we were seeing and not worry about transit over the course of the day. Finding real estate in New York City is a lot of work, but Samantha, through her hard work and experience, made the apartment search process fun and easy!
Austin Neri

Austin Neri

July 17, 2017

Samantha Brody was incredible in her untiring energy and quick reactivity to the roadblocks my roommate and I encountered during a stressful process made easy. I would recommend Next Step to anyone looking for an apartment in the NYC market. I love my new home.
Ryan Newell

Ryan Newell

July 15, 2017

While searching for our first apartment in NYC, my roommate and I were extremely happy with the assistance provided by Next Step Realty. They helped reduce stress throughout the search and move-in process by guiding us through each step carefully. We are now settled into our new apartment and look forward to potentially working with them again if we decide to move in the future. Samantha Brody was incredible helping us through the process and make the correct choice for our new apartment!
Molly Burns

Molly Burns

July 13, 2017

My company recommended that I go through Next Step when I was looking to move to NYC. Next Step went above and beyond with accommodating my roommate and I as we began the search out of state. Samantha Brody worked within our budget to find us a great apartment in a residential area of the city. She worked closely with us throughout the entire lease process as well. I honestly don't know how we would of found a place without her. Trust Next Step.
Anna Owens

Anna Owens

July 13, 2017

My roommate got Next Step recommended to her through her job. I moved to the city from out of state with a quick turn around and Next Step provided an easy one-day showing of multiple apartments until we found the one we chose. Our agent, Samantha Brody, was on our side the entire day!
Jeremy Liebman

Jeremy Liebman

June 18, 2017

My roommate and I moved into our place a week ago and could not be happier with our apartment. Moving to the city we both had no idea what we were doing and Next Step (and Samantha in particular) made it a painless process and found us a truly amazing place. All communication was easy and it was obvious they had our best interest the whole time. I could not have enough good things to say about this place!
Lindsay Barber

Lindsay Barber

June 15, 2017

Being a recent graduate, it can be difficult and stressful to find the perfect apartment in a city as large as New York. Luckily, Next Step gave my roommate and me a stress-free, even enjoyable apartment hunting experience. Our broker, Samantha, was absolutely fabulous and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone looking to find their dream apartment. She is knowledgable, professional, but most importantly genuine and fun. She understood exactly what we were looking for, and found us the very best option.
Avery Kelly

Avery Kelly

June 15, 2017

Moving to New York can be daunting and stressful, however, Samantha Brody made my apartment hunting experience simple and fun! Her bubbly personality and optimistic spirit helped my roommate and I find the perfect place. I would recommend Next Step Realty to any and all young people moving to the city for the first time!
Samantha Brody

Samantha Brody

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Samantha is a graduate of The Lawrenceville School and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where she majored in advertising. She is a North Carolina native and moved to New York City immediately after graduating UNC in 2011 to pursue her interest in fashion. Samantha spent the next five years working in public relations for two couture fashion designers, Donna Karan and Zac Posen. With family roots in the industry, Samantha became a licensed real estate salesperson in January 2016 and landed a job assisting a top luxury broker at Brown Harris Stevens. Within her first year, Samantha assisted with Manhattan sales transactions totaling over 5 million dollars worth of inventory and regularly rented apartments with monthly rents ranging from $2,000 – $21,000. Now seeking to welcome recent graduates, relocating professionals, newcomers, and residents alike with a seamless home search, Samantha joined Next Step Realty in April 2017 to provide the industry-leading services and brand guarantee that the firm has become known for. Having found an environment where she can truly apply her love for client relationships into her practice, she plans to create a tradition of excellence in customer service, knowledge of the market, and compassion for customers every day. Currently, Samantha lives in Chelsea with her fiancé and their adorable havanese puppy, Tiger. During her free time, Samantha enjoys working out, (Pilates and Barry’s Bootcamp are her latest obsessions) cooking, reading and traveling.


Reviews for Sara Nardi

Alex Schlechter

Alex Schlechter

June 12, 2018

Sara was incredibly helpful and encouraging during our tours. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking for a place to live in New York!
Vijaya Achan

Vijaya Achan

April 20, 2018

Sara Nardi did an excellent job getting a great apartment for me as I just arrived in New York. She really took the time to understand all my desires criteria and showcased a variety of units. It really felt that she cared about placing me in the perfect place and she even came to the lease signing just to ensure everything would go to plab. Her extensive preparation and knowledge along with her friendliness made this a great experience!
Anya Lin

Anya Lin

October 15, 2017

I recently graduated from university and am moving to NY from Canada for work and Next Step Realty allowed me to have a smooth and simple apartment hunting experience. As a new hire out of the country, my options was quite limited. I told Sara at Next Step about my situation and she helped me find places that would approve me with reasonable additional security within my budget. On the day of the appointment, she was able to line up 11 apartments for us to see in my target neighbourhoods. I was only in NYC for a few days so when I found a studio I loved early in the day, Sara helped me get approved and get the lease signed that evening! I was very glad to have everything sorted out by the time I left town. Throughout the process Sara kept me well informed and answered all my questions. She gave realistic and helpful advice when I had concerns and I'm very thankful to have had her as my broker. I would definitely recommend anyone moving to NYC to work with Next Step.
Debbie Davis

Debbie Davis

October 07, 2017

Sara Nardi is fantastic! She helped my daughter find an apartment in one day and was very professional. She made a stressful situation fun and exciting. Along with that, she picked out the most amazing units for us to chose from and she had a great sense of detail and listening skills. If we ever need an apartment again, we will definitely be using her and we highly suggest you do too!
Zack Wydysh

Zack Wydysh

September 06, 2017

Recently moved from Upstate NY down to NYC and was on a massive time crunch, like no place to live and started a new job within a week. Sara at Next Step made it such an easy process and there was no way I could have made the move without her. All I had to do was give her a rough idea of the kind of place I was looking for and whether or not I wanted to actually be within the city or in an outer borough, and she handled all the rest. She was able to take me on a tour in a private car, show me 8 places in one day (all that were pet friendly, which really limits apartment living), and have me into the apartment I chose within 2 days! She was able to accommodate me and my family during the whole process and I'm forever grateful for that.
Kevin Brant

Kevin Brant

August 29, 2017

My friend and I graduated this past spring knowing we would have to find an apartment in NYC before our jobs started in September. Most of the summer went by before we realized we hadn't come up with a real plan for how we were going to find a place to live in. A month before our start date, we decided to look into Next Step since it was the company our employer had recommended to us. We were both instantly surprised with how easy it was to schedule a date to view apartments that fit into both of our busy schedules. On that day, our agent Sara presented us with a variety of apartments in different areas of NYC we had been interested in and we eventually were able to choose an apartment we felt was best for our needs. Sara then made the process of securing that apartment quick and easy and we are excited to move in within the next few weeks. I would definitely recommend Next Step to anyone I knew looking for a place in NYC, especially recent college grads starting their careers.
Christine Cirabisi

Christine Cirabisi

August 13, 2017

I would recommend Next Step Realty our agent, Sara, to anyone looking to move to the NYC area! As a first-time renter I was overwhelmed by the whole process, but I was contacted quickly after submitting an online form and had an appointment set up within minutes. I saw around 8 apartments during my appointment and really got a feel for the different types of spaces that would best fit my needs. After finding a place I loved, Sara did everything she could to make sure I got the apartment that I really wanted. During the entire process Sara was so helpful and communicative, answering my endless questions day and night! It was great knowing there was someone on my side, and I couldn't have found my awesome apartment without Sara and NSR!
Jack LaPilusa

Jack LaPilusa

August 10, 2017

I was stressing about my move to my first apartment for MONTHS. I laid awake at night thinking about how stressful the house hunt would be, weeks and weeks before it even made sense to start looking. I was absolutely miserable thinking about it. My roommate and I decided to give a broker a try, and we were matched with Sara Nardi at Next Step. She absolutely KILLED it! She was friendly, fun, and super helpful throughout the entire process, even after we signed our lease. The entire process was so much less stressful than finding a place on your own, especially because you get it all done in one day! At the beginning of the process, Sara called my roommate and I, and took into account both of our needs and wants when it came to amenities, location, and price. In one afternoon, she took us to 7 properties, all of which I would’ve been happy living in. When we decided on the apartment we liked most, Sara was even able to negotiate a discount on the rent, and a move-in date that worked for us. She was absolutely worth every single penny. I’ve heard many stories of people having negative experiences with apartment brokers, but I’m happy to say I will always (and already have) recommend her and Next Step to any friends and family looking to move. Thank you Sara, we can’t wait to get into our new apartment!
Emily Erler

Emily Erler

August 04, 2017

Working with Sara at Next Step was phenomenal- she made sure that we saw a variety of apartments, heard a lil bit about the area/neighborhood, and was always available by text or email to make sure we had everything we needed, to check if we had any questions, or to simply update us on our application/move-in information. Moving to New York and finding an apartment we liked, at our price range, in a neighborhood we liked was daunting, but Sara made sure we were well-informed and assured every step of the way.
Dustin Saunders

Dustin Saunders

July 17, 2017

I had a great experience with Next Step Realty! Sara was very professional and thorough throughout the process. She coordinated all of the paperwork and appointments ahead of time which made my apartment search very smooth and simple. She was also incredibly responsive to all of my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend using these guys!
Carly Lonczak

Carly Lonczak

July 14, 2017

So happy my roommates and I chose next step. Being a recent college grad and looking for an apartment in Manhattan, next step helped us find the perfect apartment based on what we asked for. Our broker sara was extremely helpful and made the process very easy and organized. Definitely recommend her if your searching for an apartment in the NYC area!
Jevaughn Williams

Jevaughn Williams

July 14, 2017

I had a great time working with my broker Sara. She was very helpful and focused on making sure that my roommate and I were being treated fairly. She also had we great picks when it came to apartment viewing! I definitely would recommend her to others!
Emily Bushey

Emily Bushey

July 13, 2017

I would recommend Next Step to any recent graduate planning on moving to the city. Not only were my roommates and I able to find a great place, but Sara was great to work with and beyond helpful!!! Having already started my job, Sara helped us get everything finished in a quick and timely manner. Extremely happy we decided to use Next Step.
Frank Lengetti

Frank Lengetti

July 13, 2017

Sara was awesome! She understood our budget and showed us a ton of different places! She even added a place while we were out looking at everywhere else. Sara even got us a flexible move in day and I can honestly say she made this stressful experience of moving a heck of a lot easier.
Emily Harding

Emily Harding

June 29, 2017

My boyfriend and I are so thankful to Sara and the Next Step team for making our first New York apartment experience a breeze! She took care of everything for us, from the appointments to the transportation, asking any and all questions along the way. We are SO happy with our new home and I would definitely recommend Next Step to anyone wanting to take the stress out of apartment hunting.
Sara Nardi

Sara Nardi

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Sara is a graduate of Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business where she studied Marketing and Public Relations and was a member of the crew team. She was born and raised in NYC and wouldn’t have it any other way! A first generation American, Sara is very proud of her Italian heritage. Sara never gets tired of exploring New York’s many unique neighborhoods (especially the historic ones) and loves that there is always something new to encounter. In her spare time, you could find her at The Garden cheering on her favorite team, the NY Rangers, or at a Broadway show. Sara spent the summer of 2016 interning at Next Step where she worked as a Brokerage Assistant, and is excited about joining the company full-time!


Katie Sammis

Katie Sammis

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Katie grew up in Westchester, NY and lived there until attending The Hill School in Pottstown, PA. While enrolled at Trinity College she played on the Varsity squash team, but she ultimately graduated from Wheaton College, in MA, with a BA in Psychology. Starting her real estate career in Boston, Katie worked for a non-profit focused on finding affordable housing for the ill and underprivileged. She is excited to bring her compassion and attention to clients’ specific needs to her role at Next Step Realty. Katie lives on the Upper East Side with her tuxedo cat Sylvester. In her spare time you can find Katie exploring the city in pursuit of the most delicious macaroons or training in Central Park for her next race.


Reviews for Kate Bickley

Avia Hawkins

Avia Hawkins

June 27, 2018

Before walking into Next Step Realty, I thought that finding an apartment that is a decent size, in a good neighborhood, near a subway, and not insanely overpriced was the definition of impossible. But after telling Kate what I was looking for and sending through the necessary paperwork, she made it not only possible, but unbelievably easy and fast. We found my current apartment in one day and the process was seamless. Anyone that needs to find an apartment in NYC should call Next Step Realty!
Jeremiah Bill

Jeremiah Bill

June 22, 2018

I was referred to Next Step through my employer and they made moving to New York City exciting, fun and insightful to say the very least! From initially speaking with Kate (my agent) to finally signing the lease, all of my questions were answered and each step of the leasing process was clearly outlined. I felt extremely comfortable and prepared going into the daunting process of getting a studio apartment in New York City. Upon arriving at Next Step's East Village office, my girlfriend and I were greeted by Kate and taken to see seven apartments in an extremely comfortable car. The process was logical and we didn't waste anytime, with the help of Kate I was able to secure an apartment on the same day! Further, the apartment was everything I could have asked for, and more! All in all, I would highly recommend Next Step to anyone moving to New York City!
Bailey Smith

Bailey Smith

May 08, 2018

Kate went above and beyond to find my roommate and I the perfect new home in NYC that met all of our expectations while staying in our budget. I can not recommend Next Step enough! Thanks again!
Kate Bickley

Kate Bickley

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Kate hails from Macon, Georgia and is a graduate ​from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Public Relations and Communications. She attended Episcopal High School outside of Washington D.C. which inspired her to make the move to New York​! Her father and grandfather own their own real estate brokerage in Georgia, which sparked Kate’s interest in the industry and led her to getting her Salesperson's license. After spending a summer as a Broker’s Assistant at Next Step, Kate came on as a full time agent. She currently calls the East Village home, but you can often find trying different restaurants all over Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side. Her other favorite activities include going to concerts at Irving Plaza and attending shows at the Comedy Cellar. She is excited to help recent graduates find their dream apartments in Manhattan and Brooklyn!