My roommate and I found Next Step through my employer. Next Step set us up with Sarah Minton as our agent and we had nothing but a positive experience. While other firms told us what we wanted given our timeline was not possible, Sarah showed us many good options within our price and time constraints. She was also very knowledgable, professional, and transparent, which was not something we experienced previously. Having a van drive us from place to place on a hot summer day was also invaluable for two professionals looking to start their first jobs.
We ended up finding a place that suited our needs almost perfectly but then the process of approval came around. Sarah was on the phone with us and our building every day to make sure our paperwork was in and accepted. She made sure we were not going to lose the right place for us!
Overall, I will be recommending Sarah and Next Step to my friends moving into NYC. It was worth the money and we are very satisfied with our place.