Lawrence Hakimi’s success in real estate has most importantly been attributed to building trusting relationships and providing the highest level of customer service to his clients. Lawrence has specialized in the Long Island City, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Astoria neighborhoods for the past 10+ years and has since developed a deep understanding of the various market trends and opportunities available. He is highly professional and fully committed to helping his clients in every step of either buying, selling or renting in New York City. Always surpassing his client’s expectations, Lawrence goes above and beyond to understand and cater to exactly what each client is looking for, while also protecting their best interest. His attentiveness, dedication, sharp intellect and deep understanding of the competitive NYC real estate markets are some of the many reasons why he has built a wide / diverse client portfolio, largely comprised of repeat clients and referrals.
Lawrence is a proud resident of Long Island City. In his down time, Lawrence practices yoga and meditation, enjoys exploring new restaurants and is an avid traveler. Lawrence holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and is a registered member of the Real Estate Board of New York.
"Lawrence is beyond professional and patience in helping my husband and I in viewing properties as well as communicating back and forth with the mortgage banks. He's extremely detailed and knowledgeable in all the real estate questions we have, simply the best realtor/friend we've worked with especially as a first time buyer, he made the impossible to possible! We are truly grateful to have Lawrence help us in finding our first home and would definitely recommend him to all our friends and families!" - 5/5 review - Riley, May 2022 (Zillow/Trulia)
"As first-time buyers, the whole process was really stressful, but having Lawrence on our side was a game changer. Lawrence answered promptly to all our questions with extreme patience and was able to understand all our worries. He made us see the process less complicated. Lawrence went beyond expectations and helped us in every single step coordinating with all the people involved in the process. He is a very friendly person who cares about his clients. We are deeply thankful to him for all his help, and we can confidently recommend him if you are searching for a new home. Thanks again Lawrence, working with you was a pleasure." - 5/5 review - Daniel, April 2022 (Zillow/Trulia)
"Working with Lawrence was the best experience I could've asked for. As a first time buyer, the process went quickly and smoothly. I am grateful to have had Lawrence help me throughout the process, even post-closing to tie up loose ends. He is knowledgable and responds to emails/texts quickly. He handled much of the communication with other parties throughout the process so there was less for me to worry about and I could trust I had someone reliable, experienced, and thorough on my side." - 5/5 review - Raymond, March 2022 (Zillow/Trulia)
"Lawrence is without a doubt the best realtor we have ever worked with! His knowledge of Long Island City is extensive. He understood our needs to a tee and was able to show us places that lined up with all of our requirements. As first time home buyers, we had a ton of questions. Any questions we had were answered promptly and Lawrence made himself available whenever we needed him. He checked in with us frequently to ensure the purchasing process went smoothly. Lawrence also provided great recommendations for our lawyer and loan officer. Both of which were fantastic to work with. We could not be happier with the experience we had. He consistently went above and beyond in our buying process. We would highly recommend Lawrence to anyone looking to purchase or rent in NYC." - 5/5 review - Rob, September 2021 (Zillow/Trulia)
“Lawrence is very professional and knowledgeable about the job. Truly appreciate the efforts he put in for close the apartment purchase for us. We had challenges for getting the loan from the bank. Lawrence went above and beyond to help us. With his hard work and help that enabled us to close the purchase end of this year.” - 5/5 review - Mike, December 2017 (Zillow/Trulia)
“Lawrence helped me from beginning to end with my home purchase in Williamsburg and I felt 100% supported every step along the way. He was attentive, super responsive, and always went out of his way to offer his help even when I didn't expect him to. He was definitely a value add and made me feel since day 1 I was in good hands. His professionalism, experience, as well as pleasant, positive demeanor really made it an exceptional home buying experience for what would otherwise would've been a super stressful situation. He is down to earth, not pretentious, and easy to work with. He also helped me connect with experts along the way when my own attempts failed (i.e. getting a loan approved for the property I ended up falling in love with). I wouldn't have gotten my perfect condo without his help, he actually literally found it for me, none of my own self-selected properties panned out. Would highly recommend Lawrence to anyone who's looking to purchase or rent.” - 5/5 review - Jenny, October 2017 (Zillow/Trulia)
“Lawrence was a great agent. He always worked hard and was very punctual and helpful. For example, whenever there was a delay he would followup with the seller and whenever I needed help to see the new apartment he would make himself available. A complete professional; highly recommended. “ – 5/5 review – Andrei, June 2017 (Zillow/Trulia)
“Quick, professional, respectful and knowledgeable, great marketing and listing. knew the area and management process. handled everything well. leased apartment in two weeks.” – May 2017 (Zillow/Trulia) 5/5 review