Senior Next Step Agents

Reviews for Meena Ziabari

Alex M.

Alex M.

October 18, 2021

Our agent, Meena, was an allstar in helping us figure out our move to NYC. From getting on the phone to scope out neighborhoods, helping us create a list of must-haves, and making the day-of lease signing as smooth as possible, I couldn't recommend Next Step highly enough. We landed an apartment that we're absolutely in love with and would certainly use Next Step again for a move. 10/10!
Hector P.

Hector P.

September 27, 2021

Next Step was absolutely invaluable in helping me find an apartment. In just a few hours, Meena was able to help me find the apartment of my dreams. She was able to traverse the difficult renting environment and provide me with the guidance I needed throughout the process. Thank you Meena and thank you Next Step!
Charlie W.

Charlie W.

September 27, 2021

Meena and the Next Step Team were incredible! They made the apartment-search process both efficient and enjoyable—we not have been able to find such a perfect spot without them. Meena was incredibly attentive, friendly, and professional.
Michael C.

Michael C.

September 26, 2021

Meena was awesome! She found several places meeting our needs, helped us strategize in picking our place and took all of the stress out of the application process. Highly recommend!
Brandon P.

Brandon P.

September 23, 2021

Meena was fabulous! She took the time to really listen and understand our needs. She also made the experience very fun and personalized. Her knowledge and guidance allowed us to find an amazing place in a very short period of time. I highly recommend her and Next Step Realty.
Annie M.

Annie M.

August 24, 2021

I cannot recommend Meena at Next Step enough! I’ve never rented in NYC before and was worried about navigating the real estate market, especially during Covid-19 times. Meena made the whole process so much less stressful. She arranged all the tours of an amazing selection of apartments, and I ended up signing a lease for one of them the same day of the tour. Definitely consider Next Step if you’re looking to rent in NYC!
Aaron K.

Aaron K.

August 23, 2021

My roommate and I had a bit of a scramble to find an apartment. We reached out to nextstep, and we’re able to quickly connect with a realtor. Within a week we had detailed our specifications and toured apartments soon after. The entire process of finding a solid apartment took only 2-3 weeks. Solid deal. Attached is the view of my new apartment.
Alec M.

Alec M.

August 19, 2021

Worked with Meena to find a new apartment. I had never looked for a long-term rental in New York before, but Meena made it incredibly easy. She held regular check ups, took down all my requests, and told me exactly what was possible in my price/location preferences as my tour date approached. On the day of the tours, we drove around to a variety of apartments all within my specifications, and I ended up finding the perfect one. I would highly recommend!
Yulia Z.

Yulia Z.

July 14, 2021

We had a fantastic experience with Next Step Realty. Moving to NYC from out of state, especially during the pandemic, is not the easiest thing to do, so all the support and guidance we received from our agent Meena was truly invaluable. She was very attentive to details, responsive at any time of the day, and made 200% sure that we got the best deal possible. Truly cannot be happier with our apartment hunt experience and will definitely recommend Next Step and Meena in particular (seriously, she is amazing). Next time we move in NYC, we will go directly to these folks for help.
Julia Ross

Julia Ross

December 01, 2020

I had a great experience with Next Step. Meena really listened to all of my criteria and was very responsive over email/by phone during the entire process. The search was quick and efficient, and I love my new apartment!
Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

August 03, 2020

“Next Step Realty did an amazing and thorough job helping my friend and I move into an apartment in Manhattan. Our agent, Meena, was very kind, and she helped us feel comfortable while searching for options within our price range.”
Thomas Giordano

Thomas Giordano

July 30, 2020

"Great options were shown to me! I was glad to find out the apartment was as expected when moving in.."
Francesca Hickey

Francesca Hickey

July 07, 2020

"I was put in contact with Next Step through my employer, and they ended up being a huge help in the apartment search process. Since in person apartment tours were banned because of the pandemic, my roommate and I had to depend on virtual listings, and it was really reassuring to know we had professionals backing us up and verifying that listings were legitimate. On top of that, our agent, Meena, was beyond amazing. She was super responsive and her and her team really took our needs and wants to heart when compiling our virtual apartment tours. The process was about as painless as apartment tours can be, and now we’re settling in to our new home. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Meena and Next Step to others."
Brandon Popson

Brandon Popson

January 26, 2020

Next Step really helped me navigate the NYC rental market and find a fantastic apartment. My agent, Meena, was fantastic and answered all of my questions and showed me a ton of different apartments that I wasn't aware of in just a few hours.
Kevin Schaich

Kevin Schaich

December 02, 2019

Next Step was a great partner for finding a new home! My girlfriend and I moved from SF to NYC - as we weren't familiar with the area we didn't know exactly what we wanted.
Meena was excellent and took all our needs into account. She showed us a ton of options on our first day and was a wealth of knowledge about the housing process, New York neighborhoods, and the best spots to grab a bite to eat/drink. We didn't find we loved on the first day and Meena was patient and understanding. She took us out again the next day and we found a place we loved. Highly recommend.
Jenna Wilson

Jenna Wilson

November 18, 2019

I had a great experience with Next Step. Our agent, Meena, really took the time to understand my roommate's and my needs in an apartment and found us a place that met our top criteria. She was extremely thorough and very pleasant to work with. The process was super efficient and we ended up signing our lease two days after our apartment viewing. I would highly recommend Meena and Next Step for anyone looking to take the hassle out of apartment hunting.
Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson

November 06, 2019

I genuinely could not be more happy with my experience with NextStep and my agent, Meena. I am in the process from relocating from Utah to NYC and had a lot of stress around securing a new place in such a competitive and fast paced market. I decided to go with an agent instead of hunting on my own and I am beyond happy with my decision. Meena and I had several calls leading up to our apartment viewings. She was specific with her questions and I felt like she listened to my priorities and concerns. She was incredibly professional, friendly, kind and knowledgeable and make the whole experience fun, rather than stressful and daunting! Every step was seamless and I ended up with a great place! I really felt like she was my advocate and had my best interest at heart.
John Pribula

John Pribula

October 16, 2019

This was our second time looking for an apartment in NYC and Next Step made the entire process painless and quick. Our agent Meena was great to work with and found us the perfect location to suit our needs. Look no further than Next Step.
Michael Nester

Michael Nester

October 12, 2019

Meena, our Next Step agent, couldn't have made our apartment hunt any easier than it was. We were extremely pleased with how smoothly and efficiently Next Step's process was relative to our past experiences with the nightmare that is finding apartments in NYC. Meena turned that daunting hunt into a delight. We couldn't have made a better decision than using Next Step as opposed to fending for ourselves on Street Easy or going with other suggested brokers.
Antonia David

Antonia David

September 20, 2019

Next Step was fantastic! I worked with Meena who was incredible throughout the whole process. From the list of things I was looking for, Meena was able to schedule 7 viewings in one day. She was super knowledgable about each building/apartment we viewed as well as the neighborhoods and surrounding area. With Meena, I had the most stress free NYC apartment hunt I've ever had! Thank you!
Charlie Sim

Charlie Sim

September 19, 2019

I used Next Step Realty for a one-day professional relocation to New York City, and Meena could not possibly have been any better at her job.  She was constantly checking in prior to my appointment to ensure that she knew exactly what I was looking for.  I found a fantastic place, under market price, that was exactly what I wanted. I have already suggested Meena to several of my colleagues and I recommend her to you as well--you will be in good hands.
Jacob Wonn

Jacob Wonn

August 30, 2019

Meena Ziabari was our Next Step broker, and she did an exceptional job helping my wife and I find our first NYC apartment. Meena was always courteous and professional in our interactions; she listened to our needs and succeeded in finding us an apartment that we love in an ideal neighborhood. Relocating to NYC can be a highly intimidating venture, but thanks to Meena's wealth of experience and expertise in this market, the process of finding our new home went much more smoothly than we ever imagined!
DJ Singleton

DJ Singleton

August 07, 2019

I worked with Meena. She was able to find my roommates and I a very nice apartment for a great value. She was always very responsive to all emails or calls. She even went above and beyond by getting us in to see an apartment before our scheduled appointment because she knew it had an open house that day and she feared it wouldn’t still be available if we waited. Overall a good experience from my end.
Christopher Ong

Christopher Ong

August 07, 2019

I had a great experience with Next Step. Meena was very easy to work with. She explained to us the ins and outs of the New York housing market, and really helped us figure out what we could get for our price point.
Gena Colbentz

Gena Colbentz

August 06, 2019

Next Step Realty was absolutely fantastic to work with. As someone who is totally unfamiliar with New York real estate, Next Step Reality provided transparency in an otherwise confusing process! Meena, our agent, is just lovely. She was excellent at selecting units that fit our criteria, and was really fun to work with! She also just REALLY knows her stuff--it made me feel a lot less nervous about the process.
Hozefa Basrai

Hozefa Basrai

July 15, 2019

Meena was incredibly proactive throughout the process. She had multiple calls with us prior to the apartment hunt and we confirmed and signed the lease in one day. I would definitely recommend to anyone and would use them again if I ever need to find a place to stay in NY!
Andy Casamento

Andy Casamento

July 13, 2019

My roommate and I recently graduated college, and had the pleasure of working with Meena to find our first apartment. From the first phone call with Meena, it was evident to us that she was capable, professional, and friendly. Meena's guidance throughout the process was indispensable, and her enthusiasm and constant communication were greatly appreciated. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Meena, and the rest of the team at NextStep, to any friend looking for a new place to live.
Ian Rosenfeldt

Ian Rosenfeldt

July 11, 2019

This is my second time working with Meena at Next Step, and it was another great experience. I'm happily settled in my new place and appreciate the support from beginning to end!
Santiago Diaz

Santiago Diaz

July 09, 2019

Friendly and attentive staff. Our advisor Meena was super nice and well prepared. We scheduled a couple of calls in advance in order to set our parameters and budget prior to our visit. During our visit, we were able to decide on an apartment within 3 hours of our arrival. After the decision, Meena advised us on how to navigate the paperwork, answered questions, and was able to negotiate discounts and move-in dates for us. We were extremely satisfied with their service, and we recommend 100%
Marc Papandreadis

Marc Papandreadis

June 24, 2019

As a last minute decision, we decided to use a realtor and reached out to next step realty.  We were assigned Meena as an agent and she couldn't have been better.  Spent hours on the phone with us talking about what we did and didn't want in our apartment, and then personally drove us around the city to see everything.  We ended up in a great apartment and couldn't be happier.  Thanks Next Step!
Camila Bittencourt Costa

Camila Bittencourt Costa

June 11, 2019

I cannot describe how helpful Meena Ziabari was with my apartment hunting in NY! She was extremely efficient and showed me the options that included all the amenities that I requested! She made everything very easy for me!!! I would definitely recommend her!!!
Michael Hansen

Michael Hansen

June 09, 2019

We would absolutely recommend Next Step Realty when searching for housing in New York City. We had the privilege of working with Meena Ziabari and were extremely impressed with the process. She spent a lot of time on the phone with us walking us through the process, checking on our priorities, and managing our expectations. On the day of apartment searching she was so organized and prepared. We were very impressed that Meena found apartments within our budget and was very respectful about staying in the price range we had set. Additionally, we felt like we were able to be completely honest with her throughout the day about what we did/did not like which made it possible for us to spend more time finding our dream apartment rather than wasting time in places we did not feel were a good fit. We are excited to work with Next Step Realty and Meena in the future.
Jenny Ma

Jenny Ma

June 06, 2019

Next Step, and specifically Meena, made our home hunting journey stress free and secured us an apartment of our dreams! Meena regularly checked in with us and made the experience feel incredibly organized, professional, and fun. She took into consideration every detail that we laid out for her, and made this transition seamless. Thank you Next Step and Meena! Would definitely recommend!!
Peter Lee

Peter Lee

March 07, 2019

Meena was great to work with! Very communicative and receptive to input/feedback throughout the process. Lined up a full day of showings for me, placed an offer that evening, and signed a lease the next day! Next Step made my apartment search as easy as possible
Jonathan Lai

Jonathan Lai

February 06, 2019

My girlfriend and I needed to find a new apartment in NYC, and Meena was able to find us a wide range of options that fit both our needs and our budget. The process was quick, simple, and painless, and in the end we moved in to a beautiful 1BR in manhattan, within a very tight timeline. We would definitely work with Next Step again and we highly recommend them!
Nick DeBetta

Nick DeBetta

December 06, 2018

Meena and the team at Next Step Realty were incredible to work with. Meena was thorough, well organized and really paid attention to detail in order to find me the best options to consider. She was a pleasure to work with and really rolled out the red carpet for me. I would recommend them to anyone relocating to NYC."
Maggie Walsh

Maggie Walsh

December 06, 2018

My roommate and I had a wonderful experience with Meena at Next Step. She did a great job at learning and understanding our needs and showed us a number of good places. The apartment building we choose ended up being extremely difficult to work with upon signing a lease. They were trying to change terms on us such as rent and start dates, but luckily with Meena's help she was able to get us the best deal possible. As first time renters the experience really threw us for a loop at first but Meena didn't give up on getting us exactly what we wanted and what we deserved!
Tijmen Klein Bronsvoort

Tijmen Klein Bronsvoort

October 14, 2018

Very helpful throughout the process, and was able to find our family an apartment within a single day!
Joseph Valerio

Joseph Valerio

October 08, 2018

"Next Step was invaluable in helping me secure an apartment that met my criteria for comfort and enjoyment. The first day I contacted Next Step, Meena scheduled a phone call and went over each of my preferences for a rental, from my ideal move-in date, location, and transportation, to aesthetics and testaments.
On the day of our viewing, there was a slight mix-up with meeting location, but Meena and Next Step sent over a car and resolved it as soon as possible. During the viewings, Meena showed me about 6-7 units within my price range and encompassing my preferences. 
After I had settled on an apartment, Meena was great in securing favorable lease terms.
In all, I'm very satisfied with Next Step's services. Would highly recommend.
Canem Ozyildirim

Canem Ozyildirim

October 06, 2018

"I've looked for an apartment in New York City before and I was so grateful to work with NSR and Meena this time-it was so easy! Meena found a set of apartment that fit our criteria, look our price range and must-haves very seriously and was super flexible as we refined what we wanted throughout the day. We found an apartment we love that same day and really like it so far. Meena was also so much fund to spend time with, she is truly a gem
Chris Plante

Chris Plante

October 01, 2018

Next Step and Meena were both fantastic! Meena and I had several calls during the weeks leading up to my meeting during which I changed my goals several times. Meena was so thorough, patient and helpful throughout the entire process. By the time we actually met for showings, I felt very comfortable with Meena and I knew that she'd help me through the process. We saw 17 apartments in a single day and Meena again very patient and thorough. She and her team handled all of my paperwork and I secured my apartment in just about two days total. I can't recommend Next Step enough! Thanks, Meena!
Hussein Elbakri

Hussein Elbakri

September 16, 2018

Next Step made apartment hunting a pleasant experience. Meena was a pleasure to work with, I highly recommend her.
Ilaria Tedoldi

Ilaria Tedoldi

August 24, 2018

Moving from Ohio I was really worried about finding an apartment in NYC. My friend Stephanie was interning at Next Step and recommended them to me. My roommate and I were blown away by the professionalism and organization we were shown. Meena, our agent, called us before our appointment and we talked about our ideal apartment and she was great with guiding us through how the process worked. When we arrived to the office she had lined up a lot of apartments for us to view, and really helped us figure out which things did and didn’t work for us. Overall the experience felt very personalized for what the two of us needed. Meena went above and beyond for us and even came back to the office at 9pm because our landlord had sent the lease over and I had to go back to Ohio in the morning. I would 10/10 recommend Meena and Next Step to anyone moving to the city!
Nicole R.

Nicole R.

August 18, 2018

Very professional, full-service brokerage. Meena was given a tough task: we have a pit bull and a commuting constraint since one of us works in NJ. Nevertheless, she found several newer luxury apartments that satisfied our criteria and which, because they were newer, offered concessions that made them more affordable. Getting an apartment in NYC is really difficult due to the financial background checks and all that - Meena and Next Step more generally were very helpful with that. Definitely a great experience
Olivia Marrese

Olivia Marrese

August 14, 2018

I have found both of my NYC apartments through Next Step and I have an endless supply of good things to say. My first apt I found on my first outing. My second apartment was with my boyfriend, and we had a very difficult list of must haves. That being said, our amazing agent took us to MANY places, and after an unsuccessful day out she didn't give up on us (despite being difficult) ! She found us our unicorn apartment within a week after our outing, and we are so thankful! Thank you Next Step, and huge shout our to Meena Z for not only being an amazing agent but also a pretty awesome person to spend the day with!
Frank Sharo

Frank Sharo

August 09, 2018

After graduating college, me and my girlfriend needed to find a place in the city as we were both starting new careers. Our agent, Meena, was with us every step of the way. From a 90-minute introductory call to understand our preferences and give us advice, to the day of our tour, she was there to answer questions and provide guidance. The place we selected ended up being in-budget and gave us more than we were expecting. Would highly recommend this company for anyone unfamiliar with the New York renter’s market!
Whitley Cargile

Whitley Cargile

August 07, 2018

Had a great experience with Meena, who helped us find our first apartment in the City! She helped us navigating the rental market and we found a place we love!
Carter Snyder

Carter Snyder

July 29, 2018

Great working with Meena. Easy and seamless process securing a place
Olivia Gassner

Olivia Gassner

July 19, 2018

Just moved to nyc and Next Step was the group my employer reccomended. They were all great: early organization, clear understanding of what we wanted, showed us everything we asked for, didn’t go over budget, helped us make decision. Answered all our questions to close the deal. Very happy!
Lainie Noonan

Lainie Noonan

July 19, 2018

Working with Meena was amazing! Although finding an apartment in New York City is daunting, working with Next Step made the entire experience manageable and seamless. Throughout the entire process, Meena was incredibly communicative and helpful, which enabled us to relax and enjoy the apartment hunt. Not only was their team organized and professional, but they also were amazingly adaptable during the actual appointment. In the middle of the search we changed several criteria and the team was able to spontaneously adjust to our new idea of what we wanted in an apartment. We ultimately found an amazing new home and we couldn't have done it without working with this company!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 the Principal Broker of Next Step Realty and the firm’s top-performing agent. With over a decade of experience in the real estate industry, she has spent the majority of her career working in New York City helping clients rent and purchase their dream homes! Her assiduous work ethic and tremendous commitment to providing clients with an unparalleled service is what inspires clients to return as well as recommend her to their family and friends. She believes in building genuine, lifelong relationships with her clientele so that as their lives and needs evolve, she is there to provide insight and be of service. Meena is an exceptional negotiator and extraordinary advocate; a true insider in the industry, she brokers remarkable deals in a high-pressure and highly competitive marketplace. A native east coaster, she spent her formative years in Philadelphia before attending Ithaca College where she pursued her B.A. in Global Politics. She has a penchant for adventure and has backpacked through Europe, Southeast Asia and South America. Her passion for travel has also led her to live all over the world including Beijing where she became fluent in Manderin and studied martial arts.     She is a self-proclaimed foodie and a connoisseur of all things New York. On weekends you’ll find her frequenting NYC’s vibrant restaurant scene, catching a DIY art show or hiking upstate. From butchers to bakers to coffee-makers, Meena loves to show off the best parts of this great city! Her expertise and strong dedication to best representing each individual’s unique interests will deliver a great outcome! Instagram: @MeenaZiabari


Reviews for Victoria Scott

Taeler L.

Taeler L.

October 19, 2021

I used Next Step Realty to find my first apartment in NYC and it was a great experience! Victoria was very helpful throughout the entire process and I felt that she definitely considered everything we had discussed about my preferences for commute time, price, and features of the apartment itself. She was also incredibly flexible when I needed to reschedule my appointment last minute. As an added bonus, she is a lovely person as well as a top-notch broker. If I were to move I would most definitely hire Victoria and Next Step Realty again.
Jeremy A.

Jeremy A.

October 06, 2021

I had a great experience working with Victoria. She was responsive, put together a good selection of properties to view and advocated for me through the whole process. I recommend her highly.
Colin F.

Colin F.

September 21, 2021

Worked with Victoria to find my first post-college apartment for my new job. I was shown several options in my ideal neighborhood and in my price point that I would not have found on my own.
Jessica T.

Jessica T.

September 09, 2021

We really enjoyed our experience with our realtor Victoria. She streamlined the apartment hunt and found a perfect home for us. We would highly recommend working with her!
Claire S.

Claire S.

September 03, 2021

I moved to NYC for the first time and needed guidance in the search for my first apartment. Next Step paired me with Victoria for my search and she was great. I was able to find a great apartment at a good value in a great location on the first day. I didn't feel pressured to sign and found the entire process less stressful than I expected. For a first time move to NYC Next Step was really worth the cost. I highly recommend!
Grayson S.

Grayson S.

August 27, 2021

Starting a new job after graduation was daunting enough without the added challenge of finding an apartment in NYC during the post-pandemic rental frenzy. Luckily, my job offered me VIP status with Next Step. After a brief phone call going over my rental criteria and answering some basic questions, I was set up with my agent Victoria. From our first call, Victoria was extremely professional, honest, and capable navigating the NYC rental market. We set up a day to tour apartments within my budget and preferred neighborhoods. Victoria pre-approved my application materials to ensure that when I found a place, applying would be as seamless as possible. The tour was a whirlwind with some places rented before we had a chance to see them. Still, Victoria's expertise and confidence eased my stress, and it helped that we drove between apartments in Next Step's car service. By the end of the day, my partner and I felt like we had multiple options to choose from. With Victoria's help, we applied that day for our favorite place and were approved within four business days. We moved in this month and are so pleased with our home! Thank so much to Victoria and the rest of the team at Next Step for guiding us through this otherwise stressful process. They made what should have been an incredibly anxious time in our lives much more bearable, and dare I even say fun!
Laura B.

Laura B.

August 19, 2021

Helped me find housing quickly and efficiently! Victoria was a pleasure to work with and understood my needs and wants. Highly recommend working with Next Step
Cindy S.

Cindy S.

August 15, 2021

Victoria was a great realtor who was communicative and supportive throughout the process. The entire experience was a breeze (one day of looking at apartments), and the close was very quick. You pay for the convenience! Downside is it is pricey, but all in all my roommate and I are very happy. Thanks, Victoria!
Ryan E.

Ryan E.

August 09, 2021

Amazing!! My company put me on to help me make the move to the city and it was a life saver. Having never dealt with the rental market in NYC it would have been impossible without them. Extremely responsive and helpful, making sure I understood all the little rules and requirements that landlords want to see and made sure to find the perfect spot for me. Victoria was amazing! incredible at her job and amazing to talk to! Especially if you have no easy way of coming to the city to see the apartments it is a must and I highly recommend!
Amy W.

Amy W.

July 25, 2021

I had an amazing experience with Next Step. They showed me soooo many apartments in a flying market and i still got the perfect place! I would have never been able to find this gem on my own. Also, their office is so nice and in a fun location.
Wenyi Z.

Wenyi Z.

July 14, 2021

Victoria was so wonderful in that she communicated clearly and promptly, was always willing to help, efficient, not to mention suuuuper fun :). Loved my experience!
Jeanette D.

Jeanette D.

July 13, 2021

We loved working with Victoria. To be honest we were pretty difficult clients since this was our first time looking for housing in nyc, but Victoria was extremely patient and helped us out! She helped us find the perfect apartment.
Luis Simon

Luis Simon

August 10, 2020

"Victoria was great. We had only one day to see apartments and she did a great job finding a ton of options and organizing the tours to see each in person. After we found an apartment we liked, she was very helpful and efficient in filing the application, following up with the building, and helping us with anything that came up until we were ready to sign."
Emir Belgil

Emir Belgil

January 01, 1970

“My agent, Victoria Scott, was a delight to work with. She was very attentive to my specific needs and requests, and always available to help. Despite the in-person touring restrictions due to COVID-19, Victoria still managed to find me an apartment that I could get comfortable with applying for. As a first time renter in the NYC market, working with Victoria gave me a great deal of peace of mind. Highly recommend.”

James Goswell

James Goswell

July 06, 2020

Next Step Realty delivered great service and I am really pleased with my new apartment. It was very helpful to have a partner in my apartment search. My agent Victoria Scott did a fantastic job - thank you!

Jay Chung

Jay Chung

June 15, 2020

First time moving to NYC from CA during the middle of COVID, I relied on my Next Step Realty agent to really weigh in on the pros / cons of each neighborhood. My agent Victoria, was helpful in this regard and had great insights for each neighborhood, often down to the specific street. This helped refine my search criteria, given most of an out-of-towner’s research is done via the internet or relying on generalizations. In addition, she was responsive and collaborative and had all the qualities you’d expect from a great agent.

Daria Preston

Daria Preston

February 12, 2020

First time mover to NYC and I could not have imagined doing this without the exceptional help of Victoria and the Next Step Realty team. From the onset of the interactions, the emails and personal connections were genuine in putting our needs as clients and future tenants at the top of mind. Connecting with Victoria was fast, easy, and she was able to immediately pick up on our wants, needs, and nonnegotiables. Meeting with her day of the viewings was made simpler and more effective through the car service, and although we saw 9 units in one day, it felt like the time flew. As promised, we found THE ONE in a single day, and Victoria was available around the clock and in constant contact with the leasing manager to ensure that we were first in line and last to sign for our space. Throughout the move and beyond, Victoria was always in contact offering support and assistance, and made us feel like we had someone on our team helping us navigate the process. Will definitely be using Next Step in the future should we ever move, and thank you so much for welcoming us so warmly to the city!
Carrie Morgan

Carrie Morgan

February 10, 2020

My roommate and I recently secured our new home using the help of Victoria from Next Step Realty. Both of us were living abroad when we began the search process. In spite of this hurdle, Victoria listened closely to our wants/needs and assured us we would find a great place. Throughout the process, she was patient and thoughtful. I would recommend Victoria to anyone who is attempting to secure a new apartment. Thank you, Next Step!
Virginia Dreux

Virginia Dreux

November 04, 2019

I had to move because of water damage to my apartment and Next Step Realty was great. My realtor Victoria was so helpful. We saw a ton of apartments in just a few hours and were able to find a place I liked the first day. The whole process was so fast and easy; from seeing places to signing the lease. I would absolutely recommend using Next Step and you can't go wrong with Victoria's help!
Carlos Obando

Carlos Obando

October 02, 2019

Very knowledgeable and helpful staff who made the process easy and accessible - especially for a first-time renter in NY!
Paul Shuler

Paul Shuler

September 30, 2019

Next Step helped us find our first NYC apartment in one day and we could not be happier! Victoria showed us an array of apartments and was very helpful in answering our questions. The whole process only took one Saturday afternoon and she even helped us with a few issues after we signed the lease.
Vanessa Isler

Vanessa Isler

September 17, 2019

Victoria did a brilliant job of helping me to navigate NY real estate and find my dream apartment. At first I was apprehensive about getting a broker, but it’s definitely worth it if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands to find a place, and in particular if you’re not from the US.
Tyler McDonald

Tyler McDonald

September 12, 2019

Before I contacted Next Step Realty, I was scheduling apartment viewings by myself, and I didn't even know the NYC market too much at all. It was incredibly difficult to view more than three apartments a week due to my busy work schedule and cancellations on the part of the random agents I would be in contact with. I reached out to Next Step Realty, and within 24 hrs they got back to me. Victoria was my agent, and she was amazing! After we scheduled a call to talk about the apartments/locations I was interested in, we made an appointment to see apartments all over New York City for one day that weekend. To make transportation easy and efficient, Next Step booked a car service for us and we were dropped off in front of each apartment. We had around 10 apartments lined up to see that day, which was more than what I was able to see in 3 weeks by myself. All the places I saw met or exceeded my expectations for what I was looking for in an apartment. I was able to put a deposit down on an awesome apartment that same day, and signed the lease a few days later. There's no way I could have done this myself, Victoria was a life saver!
Elizabeth Ngo

Elizabeth Ngo

September 05, 2019

Finding an apartment for the first time in New York gave me a lot of stress but Victoria made the process easy and enjoyable. Not only did they provide a car to take me to see all the apartments in one day, which was a great perk in the sweltering summer heat, but Victoria was friendly and helpful with all my questions and concerns. Overall, had a great experience
Elizabeth Moore

Elizabeth Moore

September 04, 2019

I had the best experience with Next Step, and I am so happy with my apartment! My agent, Victoria, listened to all of my needs and concerns and made my first apartment search experience wonderful. She was very patient and explained everything, and she showed me amazing listings that I never could've imagined existed on my budget! Using next step took all of the stress out of the apartment hunt - I decided on my apartment the same day Victoria showed me all the listings. Thank you, Next Step!
Jimmy Johnston

Jimmy Johnston

September 03, 2019

We worked with Victoria and she was great. We were relatively high-maintenance clients (asking for a particular size apartment in a particular neighborhood that was pet friendly and within our budget) and Victoria didn't skip a beat in finding us all the apartments that fit our criteria. She also taught us about the area and explained what types of amenities we can expect to find in certain buildings, what an extra few hundred dollars can get you in terms of space, etc. We saw nine apartments, applied for one at the end of the day, and then got approved the next day. If we ever need to move apartments in the future, we would be happy to use Victoria again!
Clare McManaman

Clare McManaman

August 29, 2019

My roommate and I worked with Victoria and had a great experience! We were both moving to the city from out of state and Next Step Reality made the transition so much easier than we anticipated. We were able to find and apply for an apartment in half a day. Victoria was easy to work with and gave us several helpful pointers along the way. After applying, Victoria was always readily available if we had concerns or questions. We highly recommend Victoria and Next Step Reality.
Nicole Anes

Nicole Anes

August 27, 2019

Victoria was such a great help in our apartment hunt. She made the process so easy and gave us valuable advice on how to get the best place for our money in NYC. She truly catered the hunt to our needs. She even added showing on the fly during our hunt when we changed our mind on neighborhoods we were willing to see. With little to no effort on our end, we were able to find an apartment within one day of viewing apartments!
Stephanie Ready

Stephanie Ready

August 27, 2019

Victoria was so helpful— we were on a time crunch to find an apartment and she helped us find the perfect place in less than 24 hours!
Kate Marinkovich

Kate Marinkovich

August 16, 2019

My roommate and I had a great experience with Next Step Realty. Our realtor (Victoria) was super responsive, prompt, and helped us navigate our apartment hunt. Using Next Step significantly streamlined our process and allows us to find an apartment (that we LOVE) quickly!
Yael Goldstein

Yael Goldstein

August 15, 2019

Victoria was so helpful, making sure we had all the information we needed before the apartment hunting even began. She was thoughtful about our budget and location and preferences, and we were able to find a place we all loved within 2 hours! We're very grateful to Next Step Realty for their professionalism and for making a seemingly overwhelming task (like finding an apartment and signing a lease, especially as new college graduates) a piece of cake.
Alexia Michaelides

Alexia Michaelides

August 14, 2019

Victoria was incredibly helpful throughout the difficult process of finding an apartment as someone new to the US! She was super efficient and able to quickly and effectively adjust our apartment search based on feedback. She was great at negotiating on our behalf and helping us secure the apartment on fast as possible. She was also always just a text message or phone call away for any question we had. Would definitely use her services again - don't know what we would have done without her!
Camila Saravia Bazoberry

Camila Saravia Bazoberry

August 09, 2019

Couldn’t speak more highly of this agency! Within only a few hours Victoria Scott showed us many options that all fit the preferences we shared with her beforehand. Signed a lease by the end of the afternoon and couldn’t be happier with my new home...surpassed what I was hoping for!
Victoria Saravia Bazoberry

Victoria Saravia Bazoberry

August 09, 2019

"We worked with Victoria and had a fantastic experience! She was very prepared, flexible, and friendly. We were able to sign a lease after just a few hours looking at apartments and we found a place we are very happy with! Definitely recommend finding a place in New York with Next Step.
Elise Ferguson

Elise Ferguson

August 06, 2019

Next Step Realty was very friendly helpful throughout our apartment search! Would definitely recommend!
Matt Fields

Matt Fields

August 02, 2019

Next Step Realty was a great experience finding my first apartment in NYC with 2 other roommates! Victoria was amazing showing us around the area of our choosing and successfully locked in our favorite apartment! We are very happy with our new home and wouldn’t of been possible without Next Step and Victoria!!
Kristen Plate

Kristen Plate

August 02, 2019

We worked with Victoria, and our experience was fantastic! She was attentive to our wants, very knowledgeable, and willing to answer all of our questions (during the leasing process and even after we signed our lease and moved-in!). Overall, she and Next Step made our first renting experience in NYC enjoyable and easy. I highly recommend Victoria and Next Step!
Andrew Girard

Andrew Girard

July 18, 2019

Using Next Step was super efficient and they and my agent, Victoria, seemed to understand what I was looking for. In about 4-5 hours I was shown about 9 different apartments. Having just come off a 16 hour flight from the Philippines, it didn't feel like a drag at all. They definitely know their stuff, and Victoria was very communicative throughout the process and even after closing the apartment--would recommend.
Nick Moore

Nick Moore

July 15, 2019

Victoria Scott and Next Step were crucial in me and my roommates apartment search! They found us a fantastic curated list of places that were all within range of our budget and went further to contact places that we found on our own to set up open houses. Throughout the process they remained responsive and helpful, even going back to the apartment at a later time and grabbing more pictures and videos for us. Definitely would recommend Next Step!
Robert Matsuura

Robert Matsuura

July 12, 2019

Next Step Realty made finding an apartment in New York city an easy and hassle free experience. I worked with Victoria Scott who went above and beyond to ensure I found a suitable apartment within my parameters. I was moving from out of state, and she took the time to educate me on the housing practices of the city and helped with expectation management. She set up about 15 apartment viewings in one day and managed to find 8 additional listings after the initial set fell through. She was in constant communication with me throughout the entire process and promptly responded to all of my questions, which greatly reduced the apartment search stress. She worked with land lords and brokers on my behalf to ensure everything was set and ready to be finalized for the move in date I requested. Next Step Realty was fantastic and I will return to work with them and Victoria for my next move.
Jacy Urquhart

Jacy Urquhart

July 12, 2019

Next Step Realty was the best agency to go through when finding our home! I can't recommend them enough. Victoria went above and beyond to help find our first apartment in New York. Very professional and efficient. I recommend anyone to go through Next Step when finding their next home.
Hussam Al-Azzawi

Hussam Al-Azzawi

July 09, 2019

Would definitely recommend Next Step Realty! They accommodated our schedule and set up all our viewings on a Sunday. Victoria was an incredible resource for us when moving to NY. She was flexible with day-of preference switches and helped us find our dream apartment! She was quick to respond and answered all of our questions.
Winnie Tsao

Winnie Tsao

June 08, 2019

Victoria was super helpful and patient with us throughout the entire process. She’s made the process super easy and we were able to finish our search quickly. I recommend Next Step for people who don’t live close to the city looking for their first apartment.
Tiffany Liu

Tiffany Liu

June 09, 2019

Our broker Victoria went above and beyond with helping us find the perfect apartment! She is incredibly knowledgeable of the NYC housing market, and made the whole process as stress-free as possible. She even gave us a gift card to a super cute shop to furnish our apartment. We cannot recommend Victoria enough!
Megan Moser

Megan Moser

February 06, 2019

I recently moved to New York and knew very little about the market but Victoria was great! She put together a great group and listings and went above and beyond to meet my requirements and answer all of my questions. I quickly found a great apartment and I could not have done it without her!
Chloe McKenzie

Chloe McKenzie

December 06, 2018

I’ve worked with Next Step several times since moving to New York 5 years ago. It’s no surprise that I’ve had another great experience. Victoria is absolutely amazing! I’ll be back again.
Kelechi Ezeozue

Kelechi Ezeozue

August 10, 2018

Looking for an apartment in New York city can be a stressful experience, so we used Next Step Realty to ease some of that stress. NSR was very professional and friendly, they made sure we had a smooth experience from the start. Victoria did an amazing job as our broker and was really attentive to us in terms of what we were looking for. She made great recommendations on locations that would be ideal for our budget and we were able to find an apartment quickly. If you're looking for an apartment in the city, I definitely recommend Victoria!
Amanda Vocelka

Amanda Vocelka

July 17, 2018

My Next Step experience was great. Victoria took us to a number of apartments in order to show us a wide range of the market within our specifications. Within a few hours we found one that we loved, and Victoria handled all the logistics of getting our applications and paperwork turned in. I would definitely recommend Next Step to anyone looking for an apartment in New York!
Tara Gupta

Tara Gupta

July 17, 2018

My roommate and I used Next Step to find our new apartment. Next Step is super speedy with responses from everyone there and makes the hunting process super simple. We were able to find an apartment within our budget and location preference even at the last minute! Shouts to Victoria <3 Thank YOU.
Emma Duke

Emma Duke

July 16, 2018

My experience with Next Step could not have been better. Victoria made what could have been a stressful and overwhelming experience completely painless. We were able to find our new apartment in just a few hours and Victoria and her assistant made the paperwork an easy process. I have recommended all my friends that are searching for an apartment in the city to use Next Step and would do the same for anyone who doesn't know where to start. Thank you to Victoria and Christa for helping us find out apartment and making the search so easy!
Katie Cimini

Katie Cimini

July 16, 2018

My roommate and I had an awesome experience searching for apartments via Next Step! I was referred to them through a friend. My broker, Victoria and the whole team were incredibly accommodating and determined to find the perfect place we were looking for. We had a very positive experience every time we were in contact. They made the process much more easier than I ever thought it could’ve been for moving to NYC! Victoria was a great broker and was extremely attentive to our wants and needs throughout the entire process. If it wasn’t for Next Step and Victoria, we never would’ve found the perfect apartment for us. I highly recommend Victoria and Next Step for anyone looking to move to NYC!
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 multinational 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 Next Step offices. Victoria is an expert of all the neighborhoods in Manhattan but she is partial to the downtown life, where she also resides.  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

Jay H.

Jay H.

October 15, 2021

I would highly recommend Jordan who helped us out with apartment hunting! Very efficient and had a great experience overall.
Meher B.

Meher B.

September 24, 2021

Next Step (and our broker, Jordan) was so helpful in finding an apartment in NYC quickly! The rental market is tough to navigate on your own and help from a seasoned broker just made it so much easier. So glad I used Next Step!
Tyler S.

Tyler S.

September 20, 2021

Our agent Jordan was phenomenal. My brother and I moved in together and neither of us were familiar with how the process worked or how stressful it could be. Jordan was a pleasure with regard to easing our worries, helping us get all the necessary documents, and seeing the apartment. His recommendation also proved to be a home run as we love our new place and the surrounding area. We can't say enough nice things about Jordan and our experience with Next Step.
Alejandro M.

Alejandro M.

September 02, 2021

I just wanted to say that I thought the service was great. Jordan was very professional and managed to show me apartments that met my criteria. Having a car drive us around was very convenient and saved a lot of time. I would definitely recommend the services provided by Next Step, and would consider getting back in touch if I find myself searching for housing again in the future.
Natalie C.

Natalie C.

August 24, 2021

I worked with Jordan at Next Step, and he did a wonderful job finding me an apartment in NY! Jordan showed me a range of options in my desired neighborhood, all within my price range. When I ultimately decided on an apartment, he did a great job ensuring my application was submitted immediately to reserve the apartment, as it was the only one available in the building. Jordan made the process of finding an apartment as seamless as possible, and he listened and responded to all of my wishes and concerns.
Madeleine S.

Madeleine S.

August 09, 2021

My roommate and I recently used The Next Step Realty to find a 2 bedroom apartment in the city. We were paired with Jordan within 24 hours of our first contact with the company and within 48 hours he had found us a perfect place for our needs. It was an extremely quick and painless process! We truly owe so much to Jordan and the Next Step team. Would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for a place in NY!! 🙂
Andres M.

Andres M.

July 14, 2021

It was great working with Jordan. We had expected to spend all day looking at apartments, but the second apartment that he found for us was perfect. We ended up securing within the hour. As a recent graduate, a bunch of my friends struggling to find apartments or have had their applications denied. With Jordan's help, we didn't have that issue. Next step made the process so much easier.
Ashley Gherlone

Ashley Gherlone

September 24, 2019

Jordan found us an apartment originally outside our price range but that was offering 2 months free rent to bring it within our range. He was very receptive to our needs and made the experience as seamless as it could have been.
Ben Rump & Jen Giambrone

Ben Rump & Jen Giambrone

September 15, 2019

We had a wonderful experience with Jordan at Next Step Realty. As daunting as the prospect of moving to NYC and finding an apartment in just one day was, Jordan made it as painless and stress-free a process as we could have imagined. He showed us several great options, many of which could have worked for us. It made the decision a difficult one, but Jordan offered excellent advice and insight at each step of the way. We've been in our new apartment for just over two weeks and love it. A huge thanks to Jordan and Next Step Realty for making the move so much easier!
Brian Reid

Brian Reid

September 06, 2019

My broker, Jordan, showed us 7 places in one day. We were scheduled to see 5 more the same day, but decided to move on the 7th apartment we viewed. He was friendly and straight-forward, and I would recommend next-step to anyone looking for a hassle-free way to find a nice place quickly in NYC.
Tamar Kosowsky

Tamar Kosowsky

September 06, 2019

Great, relatively stress free experience. Jordan helped me find the perfect home at a great price and was helpful/responsive every step of the way.
Michelle Sloss

Michelle Sloss

September 05, 2019

Next Step was the perfect solution for my roommate and I who needed to find a place fast! Jordan made sure we would be approved for a place before we even started our search and he showed us a number of apartments meeting all of our criteria. We found our amazing place in Midtown East after only about three hours of showings and signed the lease that same day! Couldn’t have asked for a better apartment search experience and introduction to New York City. Thank you Jordan and Next Step!
Madison Mummey

Madison Mummey

August 27, 2019

Jordan was super helpful in the apartment hunt process! He took the time to make sure he understood what I wanted in an apartment and showed me 8 apartments in a timely manner that fit my criteria. He was very personable and professional. I definitely could not have made the transition without the help of Jordan and Next Step Realty!
Abigail Baron

Abigail Baron

August 09, 2019

Next Step Realty did a great job streamlining the apartment hunt process. Jordan truly had our best interest at heart and was there to answer questions every step of the way. Thank you Next Step for making the overwhelming apartment search process a lot easier!
Sara Fiedler

Sara Fiedler

August 05, 2019

Next Step made it so easy for my roommate and I to find our first apartment in NYC. Our agent, Jordan, was so friendly and very helpful. He took into consideration all of our wishes and put together a showing of about 8 apartments. We fell in love with the second place he showed us. The process was so easy. I'm so thankful for Next Step and Jordan's help. They took what would have been a headache of looking for apartments into something fun and simple. I definitely would recommend Next Step to anyone trying to find a place to live in NYC!
Emily Cohen

Emily Cohen

July 31, 2019

Next Step Realty was extremely helpful throughout the apartment searching process. Our agent, Jordan, was very friendly and dedicated to us finding the apartment that was right for us. The entire process was easy and extremely efficient. I would recommend Next Step and Jordan to anyone looking for a new apartment!
Grace Phillips

Grace Phillips

July 12, 2019

Jordan and Next Step made our apartment hunting process extremely easy and enjoyable. He was sure to take into account all of the specs and preferences we had told him that we were looking for and put together a great group of places for us to see. Once we found the one, he handled all of our application paperwork and communicated with the landlord on our behalf, which alleviated a lot of stress. Jordan (along with everyone else at Next Step) was very responsive throughout the process and made sure we ended up in a place that fit our budget and that we loved!
Justin Liu

Justin Liu

July 12, 2019

Jordan Glaser and Next Step were instrumental in my finding an apartment in NYC. Talking with them made me feel comfortable that I was in the right hands. Communication was quick and transparent especially regarding my preferences and budget. I really appreciated Jordan in providing a whole range of options for me to look at both below and above my budget so that I could get a sense of the market. While there was a setback in my particular case, Jordan was swift in responding and providing alternatives. I am incredibly happy with my current apartment and feel lucky to have worked with Next Step and Jordan to get here
Bailey Sullivan

Bailey Sullivan

July 12, 2019

Jordan Glaser and Next Step were wonderful to work with in finding and signing for an apartment! They were very easy to get in contact with, found listings that fit our preferences and answered all our questions throughout the process. We were so happy with the apartment we signed for and loved working with Jordan and team!
Katherine Hogan

Katherine Hogan

July 08, 2019

Next Step Realty made the search for an apartment in the city convenient and low stress. Would recommend Next Step to anyone looking to move to the city !
Hana Ferarri

Hana Ferarri

July 08, 2019

Next Step provided a very quick and easy apartment search experience. Jordan helped us find an apartment that met all that we were looking for, showing us every possible option on the market. Definitely a great way to find an apartment if you’re new to the city and transitioning to a new job.
Will Lentz

Will Lentz

June 26, 2019

I really enjoyed finding an apartment through Next Step Realty. Jordan showed us a broad array of apartments that met our needs and we were able to find the apartment we needed in just a couple hours. Would absolutely recommend going through Next Step Realty if you are looking for an apartment in NYC.
Cindy Jung

Cindy Jung

June 21, 2019

My roommates and I sought out Next Step to navigate our search for a 3-bedroom apartment in Manhattan, with several preferences for different aspects of housing but largely unsure of what we should look for or what options are out there. In our three-way phone calls leading up to our visit, our agent Jordan was very helpful with walking us through the basics of finding a place to rent in the city (ex: apartment types, estimate of the quality that our price range would correspond to, necessary steps in filing applications, etc.) Most importantly, we were generally satisfied with the apartments that we viewed on our tour (although I experienced it virtually via my roommates' FaceTime and calls due to personal reasons) and the application process after we decided on our 1st choice was pretty straightforward as well. We hope to continue our contact with Next Step and our agent for further questions about our new place and housing in general.
Monet Lee

Monet Lee

June 21, 2019

My 2 roommates and I are recent college graduates and had a wonderful experience with Jordan. He guided us throughout the entire process and was very informative, patient, and responsive (despite our bombarding him with questions). He definitely made the housing-search less stressful overall and offered us good advice on how to prepare a good application. We made a deposit on the same day, just after viewing a great set of apartments Jordan organized! We look forward to moving in and keeping in touch with the firm.
Stephen Kingston

Stephen Kingston

June 18, 2019

Jordan was super helpful through the whole process! Super easy and painless - had an apartment by the end of the day. Definitely the easiest housing search I've ever had!!
Drew Crichlow

Drew Crichlow

June 09, 2019

It was a great service to help streamline an unfamiliar process, and mitigate the stress of moving.
Abigail Sawyer

Abigail Sawyer

June 09, 2019

Next Step Realty made the process of relocating extremely easy and stress free for me! I would definitely recommend Jordan to any new college graduates who are busy and looking for an easy way to find a place in NYC.
Matthew Massicotte

Matthew Massicotte

June 07, 2019

Next step did a great job. Jordan made everything very easy for us. Would recommend.
Vineet Apte

Vineet Apte

June 07, 2019

Jordan did a great job finding an apartment close to our office and made the process very straightforward. I would recommend Next Step to a friend.
Brittany Panko

Brittany Panko

August 09, 2018

Next Step Realty surpassed my expectations of finding an apartment in NYC. I called them a week before moving to NYC and needing a place within a few days. Jordan took my mom and I all around the city in one day and showed me the best places, way better than I was expecting. He answered the millions of questions my mom had easily and happily. When it came down to choosing the one, he helped give helpful insight. It was a stressful process, but Jordan helped it go smoothly!
Dylan Howell

Dylan Howell

July 30, 2018

Next Step really helped me narrow down what I cared about and gave me piece of mind for my first NYC apartment. Housing moves really fast, so it’s difficult to coordinate seein a few options without losing on something. Next Step took all of that stress away. My agent, Jordan, was friendly and helpful every step of the way. He helped me narrow down the best neighborhoods for what I wanted, and showed me a variety of options so I had enough chances to find an exact fit. I had an overall great day, great experience, and came out the end with an awesome apartment.
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 Katie Cummings

Daniel S.

Daniel S.

January 13, 2021

Katie is an all-star! Very efficient and professional throughout the entire search process. Really appreciate her responsiveness and ability get things done in crunch time. Cheers!
Kellie Barnum

Kellie Barnum

August 05, 2020

I was put in touch with Next Step by a friend who had used them previously. I had a fantastic experience with Katie Cummings. She was extremely prompt in responding and coordinating a virtual showing of apartments during COVID. I highly recommend this service - it was a seamless process. Excited for my new apartment all that’s to Katie!

Hanna Mo

Hanna Mo

August 20, 2019

My roommate and I are so glad we worked alongside with Katie to find our first apartment in NYC. We didn't know what to expect and Katie made sure we were prepared in terms of documents as well as expectations when apartment  hunting. We signed within a couple weeks and couldn't be happier!
Grace Bricken

Grace Bricken

May 24, 2020

Next Step made finding an apartment during these uncertain times stress free! They were extremely friendly and had a rapid answer to every random question that popped into my head. I would greatly recommend using them to any NYC newcomers!
Amanda Payne

Amanda Payne

October 08, 2019

Had such a great experience with Next Step Realty! Katie selected apartments that exactly matched what I wanted and was super patient with me. Loving my new apartment. Highly recommend Next Step!
 
Megan Lee

Megan Lee

August 02, 2019

My roommate and I worked with Katie to get our apartment and we were able to sign our lease just within a couple of days. She was very quick to respond to us whenever we had any questions and explained everything to us very thoroughly, which made the process extremely easy. I will definitely be going back to Next Step when I have to move again next year because the experience was so great and I highly recommend their services to anyone who's moving into the city.
Sether Hanson

Sether Hanson

August 07, 2019

Next Step was very helpful in my apartment search and lease signing process. Katie is obviously very knowledgeable on the NYC housing market and was able to answer all of my and my roomate's questions about building/neighborhood reputations, management companies, and price ranges. She was instrumental in helping us find our current spot and continued to be a valuable resource even after we chose our spot. Thanks to Next Step for making it a painless process!
Jay Van Elslander

Jay Van Elslander

August 01, 2019

Fantastic service - was able to see a variety of apartments catered to the preferences we had previously established. Ended up signing an apartment with Next Step and they were great in assisting with the application process and supplemental items. Would use again!
Kierra McNally

Kierra McNally

July 31, 2019

Next Step was amazing. Moving to NY is an already stressful transition and I couldn't have done it with such ease without Next Step. Katie Cummings was a pro in curating all of my needs into the list of apartments we viewed. The day was packed with listings (we viewed around 10 different apartments all over the city) but I was able to find and secure the perfect apartment! So glad I used them.
Tom Glinski

Tom Glinski

July 19, 2019

Next Step made the search process extremely easy and seamless for our group. Katie did a great job collecting the preferences of the entire group and implementing that into the apartment search when we came down to the city. I couldn't recommend using a broker enough, especially for first time movers who haven't done all parts of the process before.
Myles Novick

Myles Novick

July 18, 2019

Next Step was a HUGE help in my move to NYC. Our agent, Katie, made the apartment hunting process fun and easy. She was able to show us almost a dozen properties in the course of an afternoon, all excellent spaces based on preferences we had given and all within our price range. When it came time to narrow down our choice, she was patient with us and provided crucial information and suggestions that helped us pick the best apartment. We are extremely happy in our new place, and we wouldn't have had nearly as much success if we attempted the process on our own. Thanks Katie!
Layla Hasan

Layla Hasan

July 10, 2019

Next Step makes finding an apartment way easier! Katie helped us tremendously with our apartment search! She made sure we found a place we loved and kept great communication with us. Highly recommend!!
Kristen Rivera

Kristen Rivera

July 10, 2019

Katie was extremely professional and helpful in finding us a great apartment. Only took us one day of searching to find the perfect place. I highly recommend Next Step!
Jeff Howard

Jeff Howard

July 02, 2019

Katie Cummings and Next Step were instrumental to finding an amazing apartment that checked all our boxes. Throughout the process, Katie constantly kept lines of communication open and quickly responded to any of our questions - no matter the time of the day or trivial the question. Traveling from out of town, the day-long process ended up netting us a perfect apartment. Professional, efficient, and personable. Highly recommend Katie and Next Step.
Peyton Caves

Peyton Caves

June 17, 2019

I had an absolutely fantastic experience with Katie. She was friendly, honest, and beyond helpful. We even had a few minutes between showings and she took us to a famous bagel shop in the neighborhood. We joked and shared stories the entire time and I really had fun during what I assumed would be the most stressful experience of my life. When I got approved for my apartment even though I was the second person to apply, she was just as thrilled as I was. I could not have asked for a better experience with a better realtor. Thank you Katie and thank you Next Step!!
Anna Dekle

Anna Dekle

May 24, 2019

Katie Cummings was and is the best if you are looking to find an apartment in NYC. Through two apartment moves, her knowledge about NYC apartments and her awesome personality, made it a stress-free process from start to finish for me!
Dana Brisbane

Dana Brisbane

April 25, 2019

Next Step makes what is typically a painful, drawn out experience stress-free and quick. Highly recommend Katie and Next Step!
Kellie Barnum

Kellie Barnum

March 19, 2019

Highly recommend Next Step Realty if you are relocating to NYC. It was extremely efficient (only was there for 2 days), and I could not have found my new place without Katie Cummings! She was very professional, knowledgeable and also helped with every step of the way. She took all of my calls and texts that I sent after hours/weekends just to make sure I was truly happy with my new spot. I would recommend using Next Step Realty and specifically working with Katie Cummings 10/10. Service was excellent. Thank you!!!
Simon Gu

Simon Gu

February 07, 2019

I am a transplant from SF moving to NYC and Katie Cummings was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive through the whole process and provided me a lot of insight on different neighborhoods and how the rental markets work in NYC. I had a list of requirements that I wasn't going to compromise on and she helped me work through them all within a tight timeline and we found a great spot in the UWS. She also wasn't afraid to go to bat for me when negotiating with the listing agents representing the landlords. I've recommended her to the rest of my colleagues also making the move.
Michael Giuliano

Michael Giuliano

November 01, 2018

Katie, along with the Next Step team, were awesome to work with! Moving up from DC was proving to be a headache, but the Next Step team worked tirelessly to help me find my new home quickly and instantly made me feel welcome in my new city. Appreciate all their hard work and highly recommend for newcomers to the area.
Matt Kohli

Matt Kohli

October 12, 2018

Great service! Helped me find my apartment with an easy to work with broker, and relevant advice about NYC
Lauren Delia

Lauren Delia

September 12, 2018

My roommates and I used Next Step through our employer. Katie was great! She was very knowledgable and set up appointment at great locations that fit what we were looking for!
Mark Homan

Mark Homan

September 12, 2018

Finding our first apartment in Manhattan was a breeze with Next Step. Katie was fantastic throughout the process - she was very prompt and cared about what we wanted in an apartment. She led us on a tour of apartments in Midtown and UES at various price ranges within our budget, and guided us through the paperwork and lease signing. The entire process took less than a week start to finish. Highly recommend Katie and Next Step if you're looking for an apartment!
Kristen Gould

Kristen Gould

September 11, 2018

Katie did a fantastic job of showing me places that fit my preferences and budget. She and the whole Next Step team made the process of finding an apartment in NYC completely painless! I'd absolutely recommend Next Step and Katie.
Gabrielle Lovero

Gabrielle Lovero

August 07, 2018

Next Step Realty is amazing! I had no experience with realty at all, but I was introduced to Catherine Cummings at Next Step Realty, and it was smooth sailing from there. She made the process so easy and found me a dream apartment. The process was not complicated, and she guided me through everything. I have already told friends about Next Step Realty and will continue to advertise it more because they are truly spectacular.
Jason MacLean

Jason MacLean

July 21, 2018

My partner and I were relocating to NYC for work and on the recommendation of my cousin, we reached out to Katie at Next Step to help us on our apartment search. We were both living in different cities at the time but Katie worked around our busy schedules. We hopped on a conference call and told her what we were looking for, and she handled the rest! We were only able to go to NYC for less than 24 hours, but Katie was able to show us 11 different apartments in just a few short hours. Based on our early feedback, she adjusted the plan as we went throughout the day to show us apartments she knew we'd like as to not waste our time. At the end of the day, we found the perfect place and Katie walked us through the application and next steps. We can confidently say that without her, this whole process would've been a stressful nightmare to navigate. We can't recommend Katie highly enough! 
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!
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
Sophia Parola

Sophia Parola

August 20, 2019

NSR was very helpful in our apartment search. Katie was very clear and very organized with what we should expect. Additionally, they worked with us to figure out what we were looking for in an apartment.
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!
Kristen Gould

Kristen Gould

August 15, 2019

Katie helped me find a *second* apartment, and I'm once again very happy with my experience. Katie did a great job selecting places that fit my criteria. I continue to recommend Next Step and Katie and wouldn't want to use any other broker in the city myself.
Katie Cummings

Katie Cummings

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As Next Step’s most veteran agent, Katie has successfully relocated hundreds of clients via both rental and sale transactions. Katie combines her unwavering cheeriness and respectful but aggressive negotiation tactics to guarantee an experience for her clients that is equal parts enjoyable and successful. Relying on honesty and communication, she built her client base up from first time renters to repeat buyers and has recently closed co-op, condo, and single family homes sales.  Making it a point to have personally lived in all of Next Step’s most requested neighborhoods, Katie prides herself on knowing the ins and outs of the city’s most popular blocks and buildings. Eager to continue expanding, Katie has recently closed sales and rental deals on Long Island.  Katie lives in Tribeca and has lots of great excuses for not running the West Side Highway. She attended The Lawrenceville School and Boston College, where she graduated in three years with Honors. She grew up in Palm Beach, Florida, likely near your grandparents. Instagram: @Katie_Cummings_Real_Estate


Reviews for Jake Vitale

Will S.

Will S.

October 05, 2021

The whole experience went very smoothly. Our realtor Jake was helpful and knowledgeable and especially helped expedite the closing process!
Brigid F.

Brigid F.

October 05, 2021

Jake was a great agent and took us to multiple apartments and buildings in our budget and my roommate and I found a great apartment that we love! Would highly recommend Next Step Realty.
Travis L.

Travis L.

September 28, 2021

Worked with Jake who was invaluable in helping me find a new apt
Sarah T.

Sarah T.

September 02, 2021

My roommate and I had a great experience working with Jake. He is very knowledgeable and made the process really easy for us. We are very happy with our apartment.
Olivia G.

Olivia G.

August 31, 2021

Highly recommend. Jake was helpful, patient and helped us find a great spot in the city & navigate the entire process.
Kira S.

Kira S.

August 17, 2021

Moving from California to NYC is no easy feat, yet Jake made this process very easy and enjoyable. He understood what I was looking for in an apartment and made sure to show me apartments within my budget. Additionally, he saw the process through to the end, ensuring my application approval process went smoothly along with setting up renters insurance. Would definitely recommend!
Megan D.

Megan D.

August 07, 2021

Next Step was phenomenal to work with and made the process of finding a place very simple. Our agent, Jake, was incredibly knowledgeable and professional. He had initial conversations with us and did incredibly well in choosing apartments that met our criteria. We love our new place!
Yoni Z.

Yoni Z.

July 26, 2021

Incredible incredible incredible experience. They are amazing
Federico S.

Federico S.

July 15, 2021

Our Next Step realtor, Jake Vitale, was very responsive and accommodating. We opted for the virtual tours of NYC apartments since we had not yet moved from Chicago and he was able to visit a lot of places and make us feel like we had seen them ourselves! I highly recommend Jake and Next Step Realty to anyone looking for an apartment in the city.
Ian C.

Ian C.

July 14, 2021

Jake was really informative and showed us multiple apartment options for my roommates and I. Definitely recommend their services.
Alyssa Jacke

Alyssa Jacke

March 28, 2021

I had a great experience working with Jake! He is very knowledgeable and provided me with great apartments to view. He also made the process of applying to my apartment seamless. Thank you Jake!
Christina McFelia

Christina McFelia

December 04, 2019

The experience that my roommate and I had with Next Step Realty and, in particular Jake, could not have been better. Jake was always very responsive and listened to our requirements. He was extremely knowledgeable about all of the areas that we looked in. His expertise regarding the various locations and proximity to subways, restaurants, etc. helped make our apartment hunt a success! I could not think of a better way to look for my first apartment.
Will Klein

Will Klein

September 22, 2019

Next Step Realty proved instrumental in helping me find my new apartment. I would absolutely recommend their services to, and my broker Jake, to friends and family and use them again myself.
Kit Albaugh

Kit Albaugh

September 09, 2019

Next Step took all of the annoying planning off of our plate and let us focus on finding a place we really liked. PS, Jake was our agent and was on top of it!
Jack Doran

Jack Doran

July 19, 2019

Next Step Realty provided us with a seamless transition into our new apartment. Jake Vitale was an unbelievable agent who lined us up to look at 8+ apartments in one day. You could tell he genuinely cared about placing us in an apartment we'd like. The private car service was a great touch as well, especially because you didn't have to hop on and off the subway or hunt down cabs. I would highly recommend this service and Jake Vitale to anybody looking!
Daniel Aidman

Daniel Aidman

July 18, 2019

Next Step Realty was fantastic. Jake made finding an apartment in a short amount of time hassle free and super easy. I've always heard horror stories about finding an apartment in New York but not with Jake and Next Step! We couldn't be happier with our new home and I'm unbelievably pleased of the thorough job Jake did.
Emma Holderread

Emma Holderread

July 12, 2019

Jake was great. He answered all of our questions and helped us to find the perfect apartment. We had a great experience through Next Step Realty. 10/10 would recommend if you're looking for an apartment in New York!
Brenna Slane

Brenna Slane

July 12, 2019

Our experience with Jake was seamless. After seeing a wide range of apartments in our budget, Jake was very helpful in guiding us through the process of submitting the application. We are very happy to be in our new apartment!
Madison Flotteron

Madison Flotteron

July 10, 2019

Next Step Realty made the process of finding an apartment so easy! Jake was so helpful and really understood what I was looking for in an apartment. Being able to tour so many places in one day was very efficient. I would definitely use Next Step Realty in the future because they are very professional and helpful. Thanks Jake and Next Step Realty!
Jarett Terner

Jarett Terner

June 11, 2019

Jake Vitale made the process extremely seamless for me. From the phone calls prior to my appointment all the way through picking up my keys, I cannot recommend his services enough.
Jarred Felix

Jarred Felix

June 06, 2019

Next Step Realty, and specifically our agent Jake Vitale, made the entire apartment search seamless and easy. When we were faced with unfortunate time constraints Jake was flexible, and we were lucky enough to find our first apartment in the city!
Erik Nesler

Erik Nesler

May 16, 2019

Jake Vitale made signing a lease in New York so easy. He was helpful and extremely accommodating. I would recommend him to anyone looking for apartments in the city!
Zachary Creta

Zachary Creta

March 14, 2019

Jake and the team over at Next Step couldn't have been better! They were professional and extremely responsive to all of my questions. Jake was very respectful of my budget and did a great job finding an awesome apartment! I would highly recommend him and the crew at Next Step!
Alex Probst

Alex Probst

September 07, 2018

Incredible experience with Jake and the Next Step team. Found the perfect apartment in a quick, seamless and anxiety-free experience. Thanks again to Jake and the Next Step Team!
Mina Berglund

Mina Berglund

September 06, 2018

Jake at Next Step was wonderful in helping me find a place quickly and affordably. I was thrilled to have found an apartment I loved within a few hours and am so thankful for his responsiveness after signing. I would highly recommend Jake and Next Step realty!
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.