Client Reviews

Nicole Garrett

March 22, 2017

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


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."


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."


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!"


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!"


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."


Danielle Frappolli

March 14, 2017

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


Becky Eldridge

March 14, 2017

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


Alexander Visbal

March 13, 2017

"My girlfriend 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, very accommodating. 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. We had a blast with Katie, she had everything under control for the whole day. 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 is extremely detail oriented and I would love to work with her again."


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."


Patrick Arnett

March 13, 2017

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


Mariana Vinhas

March 10, 2017

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


Bruno Pontes Soares Rocha

March 09, 2017

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


Leah Levitte

March 07, 2017

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


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!"


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!"


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."


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

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!"


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!"


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

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."


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."


Valerie Sias

January 17, 2017

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


Patrick Kelly

January 17, 2017

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


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."


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."


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."


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."


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!"


Lydia Brents

December 19, 2016

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


Claire Hogan

December 19, 2016

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


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

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

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!!"


Kimberly Kerekes

December 17, 2016

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


Sydney Ligget

December 02, 2016

"My roommate and I had a great experience using Next Step! Our realtor Mary was very helpful throughout the whole process and was able to negotiate our rent down to a more affordable price. We found our apartment on the first day of looking and love it. We would definitely recommend using Next Step for finding a first apartment in NYC."


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!!!"


Andrew Battaglini

December 01, 2016

"Had a fantastic experience with Next Step. Their staff was helpful and professional, helping me navigate the complicated and far too often tortuous world of Manhattan apartment hunting. They fully delivered on all promises and I would recommend them to anyone."


Louis Rittendale

November 10, 2016

"My roommate and I were looking for an apartment in the East Village and were having some serious trouble with other brokers. After calling Next Step Realty our experience was completely different. Our agent Matt took control of the situation and set us up to view a ton of apartments that were available in the area. After seeing so many apartments, we were able to make a decision that day and were able to move in within the week, which was our goal. Matt's expertise and hard work enabled us to reach our goals while maintaining our very busy schedules. We are finally getting settled into our new place and couldn't be happier. Thanks Matt!"


Mike Walling

November 10, 2016

"After having difficulty seeing a lot of apartments in the neighborhoods/price ranges we wanted we decided to work with Matt and Next Step Realty. Matt and the team over at Next Step really streamlined the process and accommodated our very busy schedules. We had a somewhat stringent deadline for when we wanted to move in and Matt was able to make that happen in exactly the neighborhood we wanted. Next Step is a useful service for both people who are familiar with the city and definitely a great idea for someone who is moving in from out of town since Next Step has a wealth of knowledge about the various neighborhoods and apartments. Thanks again for all the help Matt!"


Lauren Hall

November 09, 2016

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


Salena Hess

November 09, 2016

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


Dwane Ndiaye

November 08, 2016

"Bri Coughlan and Mary Kirby helped us sell the apartment I lived in for over 30 years. They made this process easy for my whole family. They are professionals and experts at what they do!!! I highly recommend them! Call Next Step Realty and ask for Bri and Mary!"


Elena Olken-Dann

November 07, 2016

"We had a great experience with Next Step. They were very professional and organized and we got to see a wide variety of apartments in a short amount of time. But most importantly we LOVE our new apartment. Couldn't be happier."


Claire Shriver

November 07, 2016

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


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

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."


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!"


Chris Dexheimer

November 04, 2016

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


Antoine & Faustine Rupp-Dahlem

November 03, 2016

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


Kelly O’Donnell

November 03, 2016

"Next Step Realty and Matt were amazing! I had recently relocated to NYC and my first experience apartment hunting was terrible. Engaging with Next Step was wonderful from the start. They were quick to understand my wants and needs & the day spent looking with Matt was thoughtfully planned. We were always forward moving (no back tracking across neighborhoods), all appointments were confirmed in advance, and I found a great place. Highly recommend Next Step and Matt!!!!"


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

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

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!"


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

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

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!"


Emily Edwards

October 20, 2016

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


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!"


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!"


David Pupkin

October 19, 2016

"Next Step was really good for me. They ended up taking me to a dozen apartments in NYC all generally within my criteria. I was happy with Matt, my broker, who knew what he was doing and did a good job. I'd use them again for broker things if need be, next time I need to use a broker."


Amanda Luna

October 19, 2016

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


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"


Ellen Deninger

October 19, 2016

"We had a great experience with Next Step Realty. We relocated to New York and only had two days to spend in the city to find an apartment. Mary showed us about 10 different places within our budget- we were able to find a great place and sign the lease the next day. It was easy and fun."


Shane Cote

October 19, 2016

"Working with next step was a seamless and simple process. Highly recommend."


Alex Burris

October 19, 2016

"My roommate and I had a great experience with Next step! Our broker Victoria was awesome and assured that we got everything we wanted. We can't thank her enough!"


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

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 !"


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!"


Brooke Tsu

October 16, 2016

"Matt Bauman was a pleasure to work with! He was very responsive and available via email, texting and calling. There were a few hiccups during the application process that Matt handled in a way that made our lives easier and happier. He also had some great stories and kept us well entertained throughout the day. "


Cassie Cheatle

October 15, 2016

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


Megan Behrman

October 15, 2016

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


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

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

October 14, 2016

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


Austine Model

October 14, 2016

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


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!"


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!"


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?"


Darcey O’Halloran

October 07, 2016

"Moving to New York was a daunting and stressful task made easier by help from Next Step and Matt Bauman. I had very little direction in terms of neighborhood or amenities and was completely unprepared for the pace and competitiveness of the NY rental market. Matt helped me narrow down my priorities and find a fantastic apartment while also keeping me sane throughout the process. Definitely would recommend Matt and Next Step for any new comers to the city. "


Michael Birk

October 06, 2016

"Matt was very helpful in finding the right apartment for me. He was flexible and accommodating throughout the day. Would definitely recommend Next Step!"


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."


Natalie Picot

October 06, 2016

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


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. "


Alice Marques

October 05, 2016

"Matt was so helpful for my apartment search, he understood very well the type of apartment I was interested in and helped me find the perfect match in only a few hours! Thanks to the whole team for the great help."


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."


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

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! "


Brooke Shafer

October 03, 2016

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


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. "


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!"


Ronnie Lim

October 01, 2016

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


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. "


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

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."


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 !"


Kelsey Craig

September 29, 2016

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


Nancy Velasquez

September 29, 2016

"I never expected apartment hunting in NYC to be easy, but Next Step Realty made it so. Matt Bauman was an especially amazing broker. From start to finish, Matt was so helpful and attentive. Apartment hunting was also extremely efficient, and we found the perfect place just a few apartments in. And by perfect, I mean it is far more than what we originally expected we could get with our budget. We have some friends in NYC who came to visit and couldn't believe how lucky we were to get this apartment. We really appreciate all of the time and thought Matt put into helping us -- he really went above and beyond. Thank you, Matt, and Next Step team!"


John Kendrick

September 28, 2016

"Cannot recommend Next Step (and particularly Matt) highly enough. The apartment he found us has more than what we ever expected we could get with our budget. We're extremely happy with the apartment, the building, the location. Matt really listened to us and we more than checked off all of our "want" check boxes. He was also extremely attentive and organized through the acceptance process. There was a lot of back and forth between different parties, but he told us exactly what we needed to do and kept us updated. If we didn't have a broker, we probably would've given up on this apartment a long time ago. But we're so glad it worked out, and we thank Matt for making it happen."


Matthew Geyer

September 28, 2016

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


Hannah McCulloch

September 28, 2016

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


Ryan Dewey

September 27, 2016

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


Anna Maggiorotto

September 27, 2016

"Mary was the best agent my roommates and I could have asked for. We are all new to the city and could not have found our amazing home without her help. She was great with communication prior to our arrival so we knew exactly where to meet and what to expect. While looking for apartments, she was great with answering our many questions and helping us to pick the right place for us. I honestly do not think that anyone else could have done a better job. I am so happy and thankful for all of Mary's help!"


Rebecca Abt

September 27, 2016

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


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. "


Will Ziesing

September 17, 2016

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


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! "


Kaitlyn Oliver

September 15, 2016

"My roommate and I had a great experience with Matt Bauman and Next Step. I was unfortunately unable to be in New York City for the apartment viewings, but Matt made me feel like I was right there with them. Matt sent me a list of the properties they were touring so I could look them up as they went along and, he made sure all the necessary paperwork was in order so we could sign for an apartment immediately. I don't know how we would have found our apartment without Matt and Next Step. I would highly recommend their services."


Chandler Guttersen

September 15, 2016

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


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!!"


Vanessa Skrumbis

September 14, 2016

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


Clifford Mpare

September 14, 2016

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


Amy Matson

September 14, 2016

"Finally home sweet home and settled in NYC! My roommate and I had a remarkable time working with Matt Bauman and Next Step. Matt made our apartment search quick and easy, and especially working with us as international clients and with a fairly unique situation. Conference calls and emails to cover our necessities and wants made the 'day-of' apartment search a smooth process - FaceTime, text messages, and extra guests in tow. The locations Matt selected were exactly what we were looking for and within our desired budget and location. On site, he was great and patient to recap apartment details and remained very unbiased but helpful and professional. Once finding our new place, having Matt facilitate applications, paperwork, and agent communication really made the house hunting process as low stress as possible and enjoyable. Follow-up paperwork and welcome notes have been a nice touch and we'd love to do work with Next Step, but specifically Matt again! Love our new apartment - even as a 5th floor walk-up!"


David Dworsky

September 14, 2016

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


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!"


Nancy Kartos

September 13, 2016

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


Catty Perrin

September 13, 2016

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


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

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!"


Chase Hughes

September 13, 2016

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


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!"


Riley O’Donnell

September 12, 2016

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


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!"


Matt Ratajczak

September 11, 2016

"The NYC Real Estate scene can be very slimy. If you want an expert that you can trust and that will find you a home that you really feel good about, then Next Step is your realty and Liz Levison is your broker. First class all the way."


Elise Rise

September 10, 2016

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


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

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!"


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."


Jack Ervasti

September 10, 2016

"Next Step was helpful Liz Levison was awesome Highly recommend"


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!"


Molly Weisntock

September 09, 2016

"My roommate and I had a great experience when we started searching for our apartment with Liz Levison. We were able to speak with her prior to meeting to go over all of our wants for the apartment. The day we met we looked at about 8 apartments that were varying in price and location, which was what we wanted to see. The whole process with Liz was very easy!"


Ali O’Donnell

September 09, 2016

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


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!"


Jesse Link

September 08, 2016

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


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!"


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!"


Tyler Kiehnle

August 26, 2016

"Next Step and Kaite were very helpful in navigating the entire process from apartment search to lease signing. I would definitely recommend them to anyone moving to NYC."


Enrique Espaillat

August 23, 2016

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


Katie Kennelly

August 22, 2016

"Next step made the NYC apartment search easy! We absolutely love the apartment we are moving into and wouldn't have found it without Mary. Would definitely recommend for young professionals moving to NYC for the first time."


Laura Baughman

August 22, 2016

"Alec Murphy did a great job helping my friend Hope and I find an awesome apartment. He listened to our many wishes and showed us a variety of apartments while taking the time to let us get a sense of each different neighborhood. Amazingly we did it in one day - which was key, as I was living in Boston at the time. Alec was understanding of my work and travel conflicts that made it impossible for me to come back to NYC for a follow up appointment with the apartment building manager and he managed to figure out a way to complete all the paperwork without requiring me to come back to the City! Everyone makes apartment-hunting in NYC sound like a nightmarish experience but Alec made it fun and easy. Thank you!!"


Dominic Akandwanaho

August 22, 2016

"Katie gave us excellent service and helped us find our new home in NYC!"


Malena de la Fuente

August 22, 2016

"Matt was our broker and he was great! He showed us a bunch of apartments that we liked but one that we loved, and then help us negotiate the lease as well. He was with us every step of the way and he took everything we wanted into account. We couldn't have found such a good apartment without him."


Tianne Nguyen

August 21, 2016

"Loved working with Mary to look for our apartment. She and Next Step made the apartment search so much easier, especially coming from someone who is not from the area! Thanks for helping us find our perfect apartment."


Kenneth Nanyumba

August 21, 2016

"Excellent Service from Next Step Realty. Katie -- the agent -- was extremely helpful and kind. She accommodated every one of our request -- and was very patient with us throughout the entire process. Really Great!"


Qasim Khan

August 21, 2016

"Although I was not in the country NextStep realty helped me and my roommates find the perfect apartment. They were helpful, patient, polite, and professional! I will definitely continue to work with them in the coming years and highly encourage any first timers to do the same!! Happy hunting �!"


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."


Blair Brice

August 19, 2016

"Before finding Next Step Realty (NSR), my friends and I felt overwhelmed by the infamous and daunting NYC apartment hunt. Coming from Chicago, San Diego, and Honolulu, we didn't know where to begin looking for a feasible, safe, and affordable living arrangement, nor how to effectively weed through the often illegitimate postings we had encountered on Craigslist and the like. But after connecting with our agent Mary Kirby at NSR, it was quickly clear we were in knowledgable, competent, and caring hands. After discussing our desired budget and neighborhoods, Mary worked to show us excellent listings. Our day of tours was made more comfortable with a provided car service, and the expected stresses of lease signing were eased with complimentary rosé! During the time-sensitive paperwork process, one of my housemates had to leave town on an unexpected business trip. Mary still made sure we had all of our ducks in a row, and was always easy to reach by phone and email with questions, providing us with clear, succinct answers. Next Step Realty exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend to all!"


Caroline Thomas

August 19, 2016

"Jessica helped my roommates and I find the apartment of our dreams! We would not have been able to do it without Jessica and Next Step. Jessica was with us every step of the way, from the apartment search to the tedious paperwork!"


Gabrielle Ordaz

August 19, 2016

"Katie was such a pleasure to work with considering all the variables that went into our apartment search. We had a really tight time table and certain specifications and she was able to address all of our concerns. I cannot thank her enough for her patience and dealing with her constant texts and calls, she was always so readily available! I was definitely hesitant about using a broker but her work and dedication to helping us secure an apartment made it worth while. And now I'm writing this from my new apartment she helped find, that I could not love more!! Next Step Realty is lucky to have her. I highly recommend Next Step and would gladly refer them to Katie any time."


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!!!"


Kimberly Klein

August 19, 2016

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


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

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."


Maggie Washington

August 18, 2016

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


Emily Taroli

August 18, 2016

"Mary and Jessica were great to work with! Found a wonderful apartment in just one day! When paperwork started to get confusing Mary was a helpful and patient which was so appreciated as first time NYC residents! We are so excited to make this apartment our home!"


Praatika Prasad

August 18, 2016

"After meeting with a different broker and being shown A LOT of places, I wasn't expecting to find a place I loved in just one afternoon- but with Katie's help, I managed to do just that! We were shown a great place, in our budget and with all the features we were looking for. Katie was very helpful, and has continued to follow up even after we signed the lease and moved into our new apartment. I will definitely be recommending her to my friends."


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."


Richard Zukowsky

August 18, 2016

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


Jessica McEwen

August 18, 2016

"I had a great experience with Next Step! Katie lined up a good mix of apartments for me to look at & was very accommodating when I requested to look at more apartments the following day."


Thomas O’Malley

August 18, 2016

"Liz Levison made the experience of finding an apartment in NYC both enjoyable and easy. I was very reluctant to use a broker at first, but Liz made my search much easier than it would have otherwise been. Both myself and my roommate were on a very tight timetable for finding an apartment and with Liz's help we were able to find the perfect apartment in just 1 day! Prior to our meeting, Liz had already mapped out approximately 10 different places for us to visit. All of them were located in fun neighborhoods that we were interested in, and they were also all close to a subway or main transportation system that made getting to and from work extremely easy. I was really surprised at that i was able to find a place in just a few hours of touring. If i had to do it again, I would without a doubt call Liz. I highly recommend using the Next Step service, and if you do I encourage you to ask for Liz. As I began the search for an apartment I was expecting it to be very stressful, but Liz made entire process seamless. She was on top of everything and has established great relationships with other realty agents that she was able to leverage to get us into our top choice. The platform and idea of Next Step Realty is great, but having Liz as our broker was the main reason as to why I had such a good experience. Next Step Realty is lucky to have an asset like her, and I highly recommend to anyone looking for an apartment in NYC to contact Next Step and ask for Liz."


Jacob Brown

August 16, 2016

"Matt Bauman and Next Step made finding an apartment a stress free experience. There were 9 listings lined up and it covered a vast array of options. We ended up finding a great place and I've been very pleased with everything so far. My previous experience with NYC brokers had not been very good and I felt that this experience was first class the whole way. Next Step handled all of the details with the building and found everything that I was looking for. I would absolutely use Next Step again for any future moves."


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!"


Jennifer Heiss

August 12, 2016

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


Victor & Kenza D’Agata

August 12, 2016

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


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! =)"


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."


Jeffrey He

August 09, 2016

"Next Step made finding an apartment a seamless and enjoyable process. Rather than combing through individual listings for weeks, we saw a bunch of places and decided on an apartment in a single Saturday morning. We did the paperwork that day and signed the lease just a couple days later. Would recommend Katie and Next Step for anybody who wants find a great place quickly and painlessly. Thanks Katie for your help!"


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 :)"


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."


Veronica Cadavid

August 07, 2016

"We loved our experience with next step and our new home! Great realtor for a first timer in NYC!"


Laura West

August 05, 2016

"I had a great experience working with Liz Levison and Next Step over the past month. Liz made the apartment search painless as she listened to exactly what I wanted and needed, helping me find the perfect apartment in under two hours. Liz and Next Step made the application process as simple as possible, quickly providing me with all of the information and documents that I needed so I could do everything out of state. I couldn't have asked for a better experience with Liz and the Next Step team!"


Grace Eleanor

August 05, 2016

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


Connor Bieling

August 05, 2016

"Bri helped us find a nice new UES apartment in a single day. Overall, it was a great experience and recommend using Next Step!"


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!"


Isabelle Alario

August 05, 2016

"Had some communication issues in the beginning but very very happy with the outcome! the Next Step approach kept us organized and made the paper work part of the process very simple and easy. I love my new apartment!"


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."


Max Goupit

August 05, 2016

"Liz Levison did an incredible job making our apartment search as seamless as possible. I recommend next step to anyone looking to move to NYC. Big props to her, and thanks for the help!"


Vince Renzi

August 04, 2016

"It really was a relatively easy experience when compared to the daunting task that is NYC apartment hunting. Matt was great - had ubers set up to take us across town, and felt more like a friend trying to help us than a salesman looking for commission; really just wanted to find a place that was going to fit us. Everyone was knowledgeable, and I'm confident We found the right place for the right price."


Nick Kuzmak

August 04, 2016

"Next Step Realty was quick and efficient it not only helping us find an apartment, but also in answering all of our questions throughout the whole process. Our agent, Matt Bauman, was insightful and gave us a lot of great information so that we could make the right decision for us. The process ended up being a lot easier than we all expected because of Next Step. I recommended Next Step Realty to my friends and will use them again in the future."


Kyle Espenshade

August 04, 2016

"Matt was incredibly helpful and attentive to our specific needs throughout our search. Communication was important to me and I always felt that I was in the loop, and could get in touch with Next Step when I had questions. Overall it was an awesome experience, highly recommended!"


Alexa Santis

August 04, 2016

"Very pleased with the end outcome and absolutely love my apartment. However, we experienced some miscommunication between our broker, my roommate and myself that limited the number of apartments we looked at the day of our appointment."


Marshall Weisiger

August 04, 2016

"I can't imagine moving to New York without Liz's help! We found an incredible apartment in one day and she has helped us with all of the logistics since then. It was all around a wonderful and easy experience. "


Kevin Donohue

August 04, 2016

"Our Broker Bri did a great job finding us an apartment in just one day!"


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

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!"


Claire Nolan

August 04, 2016

"Liz is an amazing realtor to work with. Not only is she incredibly professional, but she made the experience fun and enjoyable. She understood what we were looking for and brought us to view a wide variety of great apartments. Liz was very thorough in making sure we understood the renting process and were prepared to sign a lease. We are so thrilled that Liz was able to help us find an incredible apartment."


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."


Lela Feldmeier

August 01, 2016

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


Kirstin Balavender

August 01, 2016

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


Davide Pini

July 29, 2016

"Amazing service! I only had one day to find an apartment in NYC, and Next Step Realty broker Katie Thiele arranged 10 apartment visits within 5 hours. I successfully found my apartment, at a lower fee than any other real estate brokers in NYC. I fully recommend the company and Katie Thiele particularly"


Maura Lewis

July 28, 2016

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


Luke Smith

July 28, 2016

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


Audrey Beasore

July 25, 2016

"Next step realty helped my roommates find an apartment within our time frame and were able to show us places all over Manhattan including upper east side and east village. We were able to find a place the day of showings and the whole process was made easier due to Next Step! Most of the places we were shown were on the higher end of our budget constriction, but we were able to find one within our range."


Aaron Vigliotti

July 25, 2016

"I recently moved to New York with 2 other roommates each in different states. We only had two days together to look at apartments and absolutely needed to lock one down during those two days! Our realtor, Katie, worked tirelessly during those two days, to make sure that we found a place that fit our list of needs. Not only was this the best experience I've had with real estate hunting in New York, but also one of the best all around customer service experiences as well! "


Michele DeCarlo

July 25, 2016

"My roommate and I had a great experience working with Next Step. Matt was realistic about what to expect and made sure we were prepared in every way in order to get the apartment we wanted. His knowledge of the market is exactly what I needed as a newcomer to NYC rental experience! We only had one day to apartment hunt and Matt helped us get the job done. He also was so friendly and had us laughing all throughout the day, which helped make the process feel less stressful."


Irina Randrianarisoa

July 25, 2016

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


Rolf Arnold

July 25, 2016

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


Aashna Desai

July 22, 2016

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


Michelle Barna

July 22, 2016

"My roommates and I had an overall enjoyable experience working with Next Step Realty to find our dream apartment. Even with our limited budget, Katie Thiele was about to find us a place we are happy to call home. She was helpful every step of the way. We could not have found a place like this with out her. Maya, Meagan and I could not be happier with where we are living!"


Jordan Neman

July 21, 2016

"Next Step was great during our process to find an apartment. Matt went out of his way to make sure our lease and payments went through when we were having trouble getting them delivered on time. Would definitely recommend using him."


Devin Grossman

July 21, 2016

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


Greg Clunies

July 21, 2016

"I can not say enough good things about my experience with Katie Thiele and Next Step Realty! I was completely new to New York and had no idea how to navigate the rental market here, but Katie made it her mission to find us the perfect apartment in the exact area we wanted and well under budget. I couldn't be happier with how things turned out and would absolutely recommend Next Step and Katie to anyone looking to take the stress out of finding an apartment in NYC. "


Harrison Andros

July 20, 2016

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


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"


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

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!"


Rufaro Makanda

July 19, 2016

"Me and my roommate had a great experience with Matt Bauman. He was so funny and friendly and really wanted us to get the best apartment possible. When we found the apartment we loved, he helped negotiate with the management company a good deal that worked for us, given their stringent demands regarding upfront payment. He was wonderful and made what could have been a stressful experience and great one. I've recommended him to some of my co-workers, and would feel comfortable recommending him to anyone else. Thanks again Matt!"


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!!"


Jack Trimberger

July 19, 2016

"Matt was great, showed us a bunch of places in the areas we wanted and within our price range and did a great job getting it for us."


Ankita Naraparju

July 18, 2016

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


Melissa Giangrande

July 18, 2016

"I enjoyed working with Next Step - they were extremely professional, thoughtful, and attentive to our needs. They helped make the process exciting and fun rather than stressful and we were able to find a fantastic apartment within our budget in just a few short hours! We trusted their guidance and advice and were lucky to have worked with them!"


Sasha Frankel

July 18, 2016

"Two roommates and I had a great experience with Next Step - I was traveling out of the country at the time that they searched for the apartment and Jordan made it super easy to coordinate the entire process remotely (for me). Would recommend to make your apartment search quick and convenient!"


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!!"


Macy Manning

July 18, 2016

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


Murray Levinson

July 18, 2016

"My two roommates and I loved our experience with Next Step and Liz Levison. She had a wide variety of apartments for us and we were able to find the perfect spot that fit all of our requests. Liz had everything set up for us to seamlessly find an apartment. I recommend Next Step to anyone looking for an apartment in NYC. Well worth it! Thanks Liz!"


Connor Muth

July 18, 2016

"Had an great experience with Next Step Realty, especially with our agent Bri. My roommate and I needed to find a place in a very short amount of time and Bri was able to find us a great apartment at a great price and fit our search profile. I definitely would recommend Bri and Next Step to anyone new to NYC."


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. "


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!"


Katie Volker

July 15, 2016

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


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."


Abigail Richardson

July 12, 2016

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


Allison Ingram

July 12, 2016

"We have no complaints about working with Next Step or our broker, Alec! They were professional, organized and responsive with every request, and for first time NYC moving, it was a breeze and enjoyable - as much as apartment hunting can be, at least! Definitely a positive experience, and we will be return customers. "


Demi Fitzgerald

July 12, 2016

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


Beata Kazimierczak

July 12, 2016

"Great experience with Margit! Highly recommended!"


Kaler Zetzmann

July 12, 2016

"This is my second time using next step realty! We had such an easy time and had the best broker Jessica Bailey!!! I would recommend next step to anyone moving to NYC!!!"


Sarah Glose

July 12, 2016

"My roommates and I had a good experience with Next Step. We tried to go it alone at first, but the NYC apartment market for a July 1 move in is very tough. Jessica Bailey was great and helped up find something we loved on short notice. I definitely recommend starting to look at apartments early in the month to give yourself the most options. I had to handle the lease signing and other paperwork from 3 hours away, and Jessica was very accommodating and helpful, so if you're moving from out of town, know that they'll work with you to make the process as smooth as possible."


Shannon Librizzi

July 12, 2016

"Moving in NYC can be stressful. Next Step Realty and my broker, Jordan Glaser, made the moving process extremely easy! I was looking for a better commute to work with a limited budget, and Jordan was able to help me find a newly renovated apartment, in my target neighborhood and within budget the same day as my tour. I felt confident that I was seeing the best that was available/on the market at the time since Next Step Realty has access to so many different realtor listings. Jordan was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. I highly recommend Jordan and the team!"


Kelsey Adamson

July 12, 2016

"My roommate and I loved out next step experience! We used Bri, and would absolutely recommend her/next step. Bri was so kind and helpful, and we found the perfect apartment."


Felipe Palacios

July 12, 2016

"My roommate and I had an excellent experience with Next Step Realty and with our agent Katie. She was very helpful in getting us to have all the required documents previous to going apartment hunting, knew the areas and apartments we were looking at extremely well, and was very honest with her recommendations of whether the prices of any given apartment were fair. The helpful and young vibe of the experience really helps recent college grads feel comfortable and find a good apartment in NY right after college. Alexis and I thank Katie and everyone at Next Step for helping us"


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!"


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."


James Burgoyne

July 12, 2016

"Our Next Step broker, Katie, worked very well around our schedule and provided options that met all of our criteria. She was flexible and happy to help my roommates and I look at multiple options even before we were entirely sure on how many roommates we would have. Since initially signing the documents, she did a great job of keeping in touch, following up, and ensuring that the status of our lease (and in our case, a condo board approval process), was going according to plan. Definitely would not have been able to find a great 4-bedroom without her help"


Sophia Lange

July 12, 2016

"Next Step was such a great educator and responder to all of our questions about apartment searching. Alec, and the Next Step team really gave us their all in finding us the perfect apartment. They were also really honest and helpful with giving us their personal and professional advice! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. So happy with our new home!"


Lichi Dong

July 11, 2016

"My roommates and I had a great experience with Matt at Next Step! Matt helped us find a great apartment in our ideal location. Would highly recommend! "


Mike Hennel

July 11, 2016

"Matt Bauman helped us find an apartment for myself and two other tenants. He was quick to respond to emails/calls and was able to interact with the building management efficiently. One tenant was in NY and Europe while I was in IL - he was able to send over the necessary documents to sign and made sure we were able to move in quickly."


Amandine Roche

July 11, 2016

"I found Next Step to be very efficient in finding housing [even in a time crunch]. As first time residents in NYC, this was extremely helpful."


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."


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."


Matthew Chavez

July 11, 2016

"Mary Kirby did a great job finding us an apartment, showing me and my friends many great apartments. She was very responsive and answered any questions that we had in a timely manner. Would highly recommend."


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. "


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."


Kelsi Shevlin

July 08, 2016

"In moving to NYC from Atlanta and bringing my 55lb dog, I knew I was setting out looking for a unicorn of an apartment. Next Step and Alec were the perfect partners to help me and Ramona find our dream NYC apartment. We spent the day looking at apartment after apartment, almost all acceptable and within the criteria and budgetary constraints Alec and I had discussed at length, before we found the one! I couldn't be happier with the apartment we settled on and Ramona and I are happy new residences of Turtle Bay. Our apartment was being renovated when we looked at it and now that it's complete and we are all moved in, it's perfect. All new kitchen and bathroom and right at my budget. Alec and the Next Step team were so helpful, answering my myriad of questions along the journey and I cannot thank them enough!"


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!"


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!!"


Maya Hart

July 07, 2016

"Next Step Realty is great! Bri helped me and my roommate find an amazing apartment that would have been impossible to find on our own. We had done some research initially, but had no idea how difficult the process really is. We had a great time searching around Manhattan with Bri for the day and she was extremely knowledgeable. She knew every detail about each neighborhood, like the closest subway station, grocery store, and laundromat. I could not imagine having to go through this process without Bri and Next Step Realty!"


Hannah Jones

July 07, 2016

"I couldn't have had a better experience with Next Step, especially Liz Leviston!! From the very beginning when I showed up at the wrong office they made sure I still made it across town in time in the Next Step car in order to make my first appointment. I didn't have much knowledge about NYC real estate and Liz was able to talk to me before hand and easily adjust our tours along the way once I got a better sense of what I was looking for. Liz went above and beyond to accommodate me as I only had a couple of days in town and put together a great variety of apartments and was able to quickly pick up on what was important to me and what I was looking for. The entire process was extremely quick yet smooth given the situation. Liz helped tremendously ever step of the way! I highly recommend working with Liz!! She and the entire company continue to reach out to me to make sure everything is going well."


Morgan Hoit

July 07, 2016

"My roommates and I had a great experience with Whitney Hall at Next Step! Whitney helped us find a great apartment in the perfect neighborhood that met many of our requirements. As we were driven around on the day of our appointment in a Next Step car, we were able to see over ten apartments in a very short time! We saw apartments all over the city and in different price ranges, so we really understood what a great value the apartment that we chose was. Whitney helped us with everything from collecting our paperwork before the day of our appointment to signing our leases to arranging our key pickup. Finding an apartment in NYC is stressful and was made way easier with the help of Whitney and Next Step."


Elizabeth Cromie

July 07, 2016

"Jake was so helpful in finding the right apartment for my roommate and I! He listened to what we needed and found so many great options. I didn't think I would actually enjoy looking for apartments in the city, but it was great! It went as smoothly as it could, and Jake was great throughout the entire process!"


Jin Kang

July 07, 2016

"Matt was great and he was helpful as we were away. Great place that he helped us find and we are loving it. He is knowledgeable and very responsive and approachable. I recommend Next Step Realty!"


Mimi Ryan

July 07, 2016

"My roommate and I loved our experience with Victoria at Next Step. At first we looked on our own which was pretty difficult since we were coming from far away places. By using Next Step, we were able to see all the apts in one day and chose directly on that day! Would highly recommended!"


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."


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."


Rittik Rao

July 06, 2016

"Matt was extremely helpful with the move in process. He was very accommodating to our specific needs and showed us great properties."


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

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! "


Thomas Brewster

July 06, 2016

"Our driver was the man and we were shown a lot of nice apartments. Shout out to Katie Cummings."


Sidney Kanell

July 06, 2016

"My three roomates and I had an amazing experience with NextStep! Katie helped us through every step of the process from creating an initial wishlist to move-in. She went above and beyond to make the move to NY easy and enjoyable. We appreciated that she was personally invested in finding the best possible apartment for us. We are so happy in our new home! Also, special shoutout to her intern Sam!"


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."


Michael Knuth

July 06, 2016

"Next Step helped put my roommate and I into our dream apartment! Jordan was an absolute joy to work with, and his upbeat, positive attitude made the stress of apartment hunting melt away! Highly recommend the service!"


Luis Meija

July 06, 2016

"Mary Kirby at Next Step truly took the hassle out of finding an apartment. She showed us around to as many listings as we desired, and found us a great place (with a backyard!) in the East Village. This is a truly professional service."


Max Hoffman

July 06, 2016

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


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!!"


Jaclyn Brown

July 05, 2016

"My roommates and I had the best experience with Next Step & Matt Bauman! We learned 2 weeks before our lease was up that we needed to move and were feeling frantic. A friend reco-ed Matt to us and he instantly made us feel better about not only finding a place but also finding one with all our criteria in a short amount of time. His assistant Estelle was able to take us out just a few short days after we reached out and on a Saturday (most other brokers told us absolutely not could we see places over the weekend). This was great given our busy schedules we were able to carve out time over the weekend to look. They provided a great list of apartments for us to see and we decided immediately on the 3rd apartment we were sold! The application process was extremely smooth and they helped us every step of the way. They also were just as excited as we were about finding a place! They continue to reach out to us to make sure the move went well. I could not be happier with the experience and would reco Matt anyday to someone looking for places in NYC! Thanks Matt & Estelle :)"


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. "


Patrick Roeschel

July 05, 2016

"Matt Bauman helped us find a great apartment and we recommend Next Step Realty. Matt is very friendly and very responsive to emails."


Theo Gritz

July 04, 2016

"Next Step Realty was very organized and helpful in terms of helping us find an apartment. Accommodating in meeting our specific requests for what we wanted in an apartment. Quick turnaround time to sign the lease."


Corbin Barnds

June 30, 2016

"My roommates and I could not have been more fortunate to of used Next Step and been able to work with Meena Ziabari! Coming from Kansas to New York, Meena helped take, what should have been, an intimidating process and turn it into a setting where we felt like we had total control. From advising each of us with our respective paperwork, finding potential apartments within our criteria and price-range, and actually obtaining the lease - Meena could not have been a bigger help."


Megan Stout

June 30, 2016

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


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!"


Brendan O’Donell

June 28, 2016

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


Sarah Reilert

June 28, 2016

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


Maxwell Dender

June 27, 2016

"Great service. Great selection of listings. Next Step Realty made the process of moving from a different state incredibly easy. The process was not only productive but enjoyable. Thank you Alec and Blair for your helpful assistance."


William Dean

June 27, 2016

"Had a great experience with Matt finding a first apartment in NYC. He was helpful throughout the process, as we discussed a variety of factors we were looking for and how to optimize our living arrangements with cost. We saw apartments that fit into our criteria and we were able to close on our favorite one within 48 hours of seeing it. Thanks again to Next Step and Matt!"


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"


Adam Magnone

June 24, 2016

"We just moved into our new apartment in Chelsea and we couldn't be happier with the location and apartment that Next Step Realty was able to find for us. As recent college graduates and transitioning to New York City, Next Step Realty made the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Our agent, Katie Thiele, was extremely professional and took the time to develop a relationship with us throughout the whole apartment search experience. She was a great communicator and always replied promptly via email, text, and phone calls whenever we had questions. We would highly recommend Next Step Realty and Katie for anyone searching for an apartment in NYC!"


Paul Spetrini

June 23, 2016

"Great assistance from Meena! Found an awesome place thanks to her."


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!! "


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!"


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!"


Baleigh Euhus

June 22, 2016

"Searching for an apartment in New York City can be extremely hectic, especially when you are unfamiliar with the process. That being said, I am very happy that my roommates and I chose to work with Next Step Realty when apartment hunting in Manhattan. Victoria Scott, our broker, was great to work with-- she stayed within our budget when showing us apartments and helped us find the perfect place! If you're moving to NYC I highly recommend using Next Step-- everyone was very friendly, knowledgable, and committed to making the process go as smooth as possible."


Paige Weiser

June 22, 2016

"After attempting to search for apartments on our own and having zero luck, we turned to Next Step. Our broker, Meena Ziabari, was so incredibly thoughtful and caring in helping us find our new apartment. We immediately saw apartments that we had not seen listed online on websites like streeteasy, but rather we were taken to larger and clean apartments in great neighborhoods. As a New Yorker, I felt that I could do the apartment search on my own, but working with Meena ended up being the greatest experience! My roommate and I found the perfect brand new renovated 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of Chelsea, with a washer/dryer in the unit! I cannot recommend Next Step enough, they made both the apartment hunting and application process seamless."


Russell Sesler

June 22, 2016

"Victoria was extremely accommodating and has a great knowledge of the city. She was truly a pleasure to work with and streamlined the daunting process of finding an apartment."


Joe Pollicino

June 22, 2016

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


Joe Pollicini

June 21, 2016

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


Stephen Filocoma

June 21, 2016

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


Dustin Hatley

June 21, 2016

"I worked with Matt Bauman to help me find the perfect studio apartment in the East Village. Matt was great and made the process enjoyable and took the stress out of the process. I was able to find exactly what I wanted in my price point!!! Matt was a joy to work with and the entire process happened all within a week!! I highly recommend Matt Bauman and Next Step Realty."


Sampson Seraphim

June 20, 2016

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


Valerie Evans

June 20, 2016

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


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."


Gabby Ross

June 20, 2016

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


Rebecca Levin

June 20, 2016

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


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!"


Kerianne Doran

June 15, 2016

"Wonderful experience with Michelle at Next Step in NYC!"


Luis Johnston

June 15, 2016

"We heard about Next Step through several friends who had used them and we could not have been happier with our decision. We were very fortunate to have Bri. She not only showed us a wide variety of options, but she also gave us insight on what to look for as first time renters. When we had a change of direction midway through the process Next Step helped guide us, making the transition seamless. We are extremely happy with the apartment we found and for all of the help that we received."


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."


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! "


Christopher Jumin Lee

June 15, 2016

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


Taylor Bodemann

June 14, 2016

"Using Next Step reality was a proactive choice for us - Mary was excellent and very efficient. For moving to NYC, she made the transition seamless in finding an apartment. We went through about 9 apartment to choose the best one, and she was extremely optimistic and energetic the entire process.Thank you, Mary!!"


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 Nwanko

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

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."


Stasi Radloff

June 10, 2016

"My roommates and loved our experience with Matt Bauman and Next Step! At first we tried looking for apartments on our own which was pretty overwhelming and stressful. Matt was amazing in helping us find an apartment that fit all of our requirements. He was open with us in explaining which of our original criteria would be nearly impossible to find and he helped us prioritize which aspects of an apt were most important to us. He came up with a fantastic list of apartments that we were able to see all in just a few hours. Matt helped us out with every step of the process and even made himself available after we moved in. I felt like he was truly looking out for us and was almost as excited as we were when we signed our lease!"


Paige Rahe

June 09, 2016

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


Sophie Yan

June 08, 2016

"My two housemates and I were at a loss about how to find the perfect apartment in a notoriously cutthroat New York housing market, and we were referred to Next Step by one of our employers. It was a great experience! Whitney, our agent, made sure to touch base with us before the day of our viewings, and ran us through everything we would need as well as getting our preferences and requirements regarding the apartment. We ended up finding an awesome place thanks to her!"


Tess Ropp

June 08, 2016

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


Jake Lacks

June 07, 2016

"My roommate and I decided on using a broker, and we couldn't be happier with our decision to go with Next Step. Matt Bauman was very easy to work with. We saw 10 different apartments all within our price range and desired neighborhood within a few hours, and were able to lock down our favorite immediately after we finished the tour. I would highly recommend Matt Bauman and Next Step to anyone looking for an apartment in New York."


Annie Delano

June 07, 2016

"Our realtor Matt was amazing, he was always easily accessible and made us a top priority during our move and after to ensure that we were all set up in the best way possible."


Kristen Duarte

June 07, 2016

"We had Matt as our broker and he did such a great job finding an apartment that met our criteria. He helped us even after we signed our lease and made us a priority."


Fred Frank

June 07, 2016

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


Nick Piccone

June 07, 2016

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


Abbey Hamstra

June 07, 2016

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


Sam Waters

June 07, 2016

"Next Step was really helpful and made our apartment search very easy. Our broker, Matt, was attentive and extremely responsive"


Jeremy Nelle

June 07, 2016

"This was our first time looking at apartments in NYC and our agent Christie did a great job familiarizing us with a number of different neighborhoods and options within our price range. We ended up very satisfied with our options and would definitely use Next Step Realty again."


William Carter

June 07, 2016

"Next Step was great. We saw many apartments fitting our specifications and were quickly able to pick a new apartment. I would definitely recommend Next Step to anyone moving to NYC."


Kate Casey

June 06, 2016

"Matt was awesome and showed us 9 apartments, every single one which we could have lived in. We found the perfect place in such a short time! Could not have imagined a better experience!"


Lauren Haile

June 06, 2016

"Next Step Realty was so helpful and accommodating every step of the way in our apartment search! I would absolutely recommend them; they were a joy to work with!!"


Nick Cote

June 06, 2016

"My agent at Next Step, Christie LaRusso, did a great job of taking us around unfamiliar places and showing us a wide variety of apartments so that we got a sense of what would be best for us. We ended up getting a great place and Next Step really helped us out."


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!!"


Kelsey Fisher

June 06, 2016

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


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."


Hayley Purcell

June 06, 2016

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


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!"


Jack Penzi

June 06, 2016

"I heard about Next Step Realty from a few different people. I worked with Christie LaRusso who was helpful and informative in finding the perfect apartment. It was clear that she did her research and knew what I was looking for. Within hours of apartment viewing with Christie, I was able to find an apartment that I was happy with! I recommend Christie and Next Step Realty as a whole. Thanks NSR!"


Elizabeth Blasser

June 06, 2016

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


Juliet Anne

June 06, 2016

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


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!"


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."


Olivier Dardant

June 03, 2016

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


Aldyn Ringer

June 03, 2016

"My room mates and I had a wonderful experience using Next Step. Bri was so helpful and communicative--she made sure we were taken care of every step of the way. Definitely would recommend Bri to anyone in search of their dream apartment! "


Lindsay Gib

June 03, 2016

"My roommate and I only had one day in the city to look at apartments. Mary showed us apartments within our price range and location preference and within a few hours we were filling out applications for our favorite! It was a flawless experience. Anytime we had a question, we were able to contact Mary, who responded quickly. Moving to NYC can be stressful, but The Next Step made it easy."


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!"


Katie Hollett

June 03, 2016

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


Bailey Wilkie

June 02, 2016

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


Samantha Nadler

June 02, 2016

"I heard about Next Step about 5 years ago from a friend who was a brand ambassador down in DC. I knew if I ever needed a broker that Next Step would be it. After a few years living in NYC, I decided to move in with a friend relocating to the city. We contacted Next Step a month before we wanted to look at apartments and got put in touch with Matt Bauman. Matt was really great and straight forward about what we could get with our budget. We had several big asks, and wanted to see a variety of buildings - with limited time. Matt killed it. He got us to 12 (!) apartments in one day - mildly overwhelming, but he always reminding us to rank and mull everything over. By the last three apartments we really hit our stride, Matt helped us narrow it down, and when it came down to our #1 apartment, which someone had just put in a deposit for, he guided us to our second choice. All while helping us visualize the potential of each place. Matt answered each one of our (probably annoying) emails promptly, even after signing. To be honest, we were a bit skeptical of the process going into it, exhausted afterwards, but we know Matt went above and beyond with showing us all of our options and we could not have done this without him. What a gem! Thank you, Matt!!"


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!"


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

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

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."


Matthew Lu

May 24, 2016

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


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

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! "


Frank Neill

May 24, 2016

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


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!"


Andrew Luke

May 23, 2016

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


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!"


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!"


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!"


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."


Aaron Charnay

May 20, 2016

"We loved our experience with Matt Bauman and Next Step Realty! We moved to New York from Oklahoma City. From everything I had read online about finding a place in New York I basically expected our broker to take us to places that were either above our price range or only the top of it. To my surprise, everything we saw was well within our budget and near our requested location. We had a really fun day walking around to see each apartment and after we chose the one we wanted, Matt was extremely helpful in getting everything settled quickly and efficiently. After returning to Oklahoma City, we were in constant contact the next few days while the lease was getting figured out. It was a great experience and I was so happy that finding a place in New York was not only simple but actually a lot of fun!"


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."


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."


Kerry Long

May 18, 2016

"I heard about Next Step from a friend who had used them for her first apartment and loved them -- so after looking at a million places on Trulia and meeting with several brokers I decided to give them a try. I was immediately contacted and asked about what I was looking for/budget/ and preferences. The agency set me up with my broker, Mary, who was the absolute best! She scheduled a day of apartment viewing - even around my work schedule which is hard to find. She was extremely flexible whenever I wanted to see another place, or return at a different time. She completely listened to my criteria for my apartments and understood what I was looking for - she even gave me great tips about lease renewals. When my budget and criteria completely changed - she was so accommodating and luckily had the perfect place for me! She helped me through the whole process and would even meet me at work to pick up my checks and paperwork. Mary is amazing! And the Next Step Agency was so friendly and probably the only place you can get a 12% broker fee. I would recommend them to everyone and especially to someone looking for their first apartment in NYC. Thanks Mary!"


Alessandra LaRocca

May 18, 2016

"I had a great experience working with our broker Matt and Next Step Realty! He made the process of finding an NYC apartment simple, fun and easy. I felt less overwhelmed having him as our broker! Thanks for helping us!!!"


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!"


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!"


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"


Laura Perkinson

May 16, 2016

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


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"


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! "


Emma Werner

May 12, 2016

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


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

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."


Anna Otis

May 05, 2016

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


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!"


Laura Perkinson

May 03, 2016

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


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!"


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."


Meredith DeBlasio

April 26, 2016

"Next Step Realty made our moving experience super easy. Matt Bauman was our realtor and had us see 15 apartments in one day! He took the time to get to know us and understand all of our needs and we couldn’t be happier with our new home. Thank you!!"


Carolyn Kuzmin

April 21, 2016

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


Anthony Bronzo

April 21, 2016

"This is now the second time I have worked with Matt and the next step team and once again your experience and expertise are unparalleled. Me and my new roommates were able to find out “perfect apartment” due to there diligence and industry knowledge. Thanks next step!"


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!"


Emma Holland

April 21, 2016

"My roommate and I came to Next Step after doing a bit of apartment searching on our own. We couldn’t have been more pleased we did. Matt Bauman, Erin Wilson, and everyone at Next Step was so incredibly helpful, accommodating, and enjoyable to work with and be around. Matt found us numerous apartments while also working with our requests to see places we had found on our own. He was available at all hours for our absurd questions and worries, and worked tirelessly with us to actual secure our apartment and make sure everything went smoothly with the application process and beyond. He was our advocate and liaison at every step and we truly don’t think we would have survived the process without him. Everyone else at Next Step was amazingly helpful and accommodating too. We seriously felt like everyone had our best interests at heart the entire time–something that definitely can’t be said for all NYC real estate brokers and companies. Cannot recommend highly enough!!!!!!!!"


Joseph Paul

April 20, 2016

"Working with Matt Bauman was a very pleasant experience. He made viewings and our lease signing quite convenient. More importantly, he was always willing to answer questions; no matter what they might be. My two roommates and I would definitely work with Matt again in the future."


Lianna Purjes

April 20, 2016

"I had an amazing experience with Mary Kirby and Next Step Realty! The New York rental market is absolutely insane. Having someone like Mary by your side helping you navigate it makes the apartment hunt so much less stressful. Mary showed me apartments that met my needs and took me back to two of them for second viewings when I felt a little unsure. I’m really looking forward to moving into my new place next week! Thanks to everyone at Next Step Realty, and especially Mary Kirby for helping me find a beautiful apartment!"


Marissa Diaz

April 17, 2016

"Matt Bauman is a true pleasure to work with. He made the entire process enjoyable and seamless. Matt was a true partner in the search for my home. He showed me many options and was able to answer all of my questions. Matt was supportive and patient during my process. I highly recommend Matt and Next Step for any purchase or rental."


Mitchener Turnipseed

April 17, 2016

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


Tara Thomas

April 15, 2016

"Whitney took us to a great selection of apartments and ultimately found us a great place. She helped weigh the pros and cons and made the whole experience really enjoyable and stress free."


Emma Rosen

April 15, 2016

"Whitney made the whole process really easy and found us a great spot we love!"


Brian Cohen

April 14, 2016

"Got connected with Next Step Realty through a friend and was very impressed. They were helpful throughout the process. Would definitely recommend."


Amélie Keeble-Buckle

April 11, 2016

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


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."


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."


Carleigh Stiehm

April 08, 2016

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


Adrian Evans

April 06, 2016

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


Elizabeth Dooley

March 14, 2016

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


Katie Fuchs

March 14, 2016

"Mary Kirby at Next Step Realty showed us an apartment that fit all of our criteria and streamlined the rental process. We secured the apartment quickly and signed our lease within a week. Mary answered our many questions and well represented our best interests when negotiating our contract. Thanks, Mary for your professional help! We are excited to move this week."


Craig Gibson

March 14, 2016

"I am thrilled with my new apartment! Mary Kirby from Next Step Reality was unbelievably helpful. I was in a time crunch to find a new place. She showed me the apartment and I was moved in within a week. Knowing how stressful moving can be she made every step so easy and painless. And come to find out we have many many friends in common! I would highly reccomend Next Step Reality and Mary Kirby to all my friends!!!"


Jill Stadterman

March 10, 2016

"Worked with Mary Kirby — she was prompt and responsive throughout the process and worked with the landlord to get me a great deal!"


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."


Brian C

March 03, 2016

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


Shirley Zhe Chen

March 03, 2016

"It was a great experience working with the agent here! She is really helpful and super friendly!"


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!"


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

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!"


Katie Moore

January 01, 1970

"Going into the apartment hunting process, I didn't know anything about searching for an apartment. However, Michelle Calogero made the process simple and easy from start to finish. Using our criteria for an apartment she found great places to show us and answered all our questions along the way. It was truly a pleasant experience and I will be sure to contact Michelle in the future when I'm searching for my next apartment!"


Paul Waller

January 01, 1970

"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!"