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