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"Marc is everything anyone could ever want in an agent. His knowledge and experience of the NYC market and is unparalleled, as is his professionalism. He has an instinct when it comes to buying / selling in the area that cannot be taught, and he is simply a joy to be around. He is extremely dedicated to his clients and always quick to respond. He is thoughtful when dealing with challenges or issues having to do with the process, and always makes an educated recommendation with how to deal with any that may arise. We trusted him completely with listing and selling our apartment and helping us buy in a new-to-us area. We cannot recommend him enough!" - Allison Koehler

"Marc breaks the mold of real estate agents in the absolute most refreshing way possible. New York is one of the most intimidating markets to buy and rent in and for a year, he helped my husband and I patiently, hand in hand, every step of the way to find our dream home. He always made himself available and went above and beyond for us. Our favorite quality about Marc is how genuine and authentic he was throughout this process. We never felt pressure from him, even with our long list of must haves and non negotiable points when looking for a home." - Jenny & Freddie Cipoletti

"Marc is a wonderful agent. He worked with us for months as we narrowed in on what kind of home we were looking for. We never felt pressured being around him. He guided us and flowed in the direction of our tastes. We are in love with our new home and are very thankful to have had Marc with us through this process. " - Leah Goudsmit

"Marc was responsive and level headed during a negotiation that could easily have gone sideways. I consider him a valuable asset and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy real estate." - Susanne & Molly Osberg

"I would absolutely recommend Marc. He is available and responsive without being pushy. It was a great experience working with him. When it came time to make an offer Marc was the key factor of having our offer accepted." - Rachael Laumann & Andrew Levinson

"Marc is an amazing agent. He helped us buy and sell a condo in Chelsea and was always available to help answer questions, assist with staging, advise with price etc. He walked us through the entire buying and selling process. He made the whole process much lower stress than it would have been. We would have been lost without him!! We will be thrilled to work with him again in the future should the need arise." - Lena & Dan Baram

"Marc is a phenomenal agent . He made a plan and executed on every part of it . He knew the market and what it would take to sell. We had an all cash offer after 1 open house and closed in record time for a NYC coop. He handled everything with a professional attitude. Highly recommend!" - Dana Bianco

"Smart/efficient/dependable/highly recommended.. Marc started off with a brief to assist me re: potential condo purchase during a one week trip to NYC. He was able to efficiently search and guide me towards successfully purchasing my condo in manhattan. He is not only well-versed in his trade; but i also found him accessible/ responsive/ and effective at meeting key objectives." - Michael Lee

"Marc was a huge help in finding my apartment in NYC. The market was a little overwhelming for an out-of-towner, but felt well informed and in good hands with Marc. I would highly recommend him to anybody looking for a new place in the city." - Sean Sturm

"Marc is the man. I spent 9 months looking for the perfect place with him. He took me through all the neighborhoods I was interested while always considering my needs and the many variables we aligned on (common charge prices, amenities, transportation). We never wasted time visiting places not worth my attention. He's a really smart agent who also can not only help you find the right home, but also the right investment if you're looking to buy. He also happens to be one of the most genuine and kind people I've ever met in this crazy city. I will continue to refer to him when looking for a place." - Tim Masek

"I cannot recommend Marc enough. He has worked with me both on finding a renter for my coop and then a few years later, selling my property. Through most of the process I was living 3000 miles away and he handled everything. Through both experiences we had many challenges - prospective tenants/buyers fall through, etc. but Marc worked tirelessly to list, show, and deal with every step in the process. (And my property was a 5th floor walkup so tirelessly took on a new meaning with Marc and his team!) He was extremely responsive, always positive (and helped me get positive when I wasn't!), he worked above and beyond with the property manager, the renter's/seller's broker and lawyer, etc. He made a stressful and difficult process enjoyable. Oh and I should mention that he got a record price for my coop apartment - higher than our original asking price and a high price for my property (I'm pretty sure it was a record.) Again, I can't say enough to recommend Marc. I hope to work with him again in the future. " - Laura Livant

"Alessandra walked me through the process of purchasing my very first home-- an apartment in NYC. She helped me analyze my options and made the process a whole lot less intimidating. She is personable, warm-hearted, intelligent and business-minded. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!" - Lindsay Adler, buyer

"My wife and I have lived in New York for a decade. In that time, we have dealt with a slew of real estate brokers and agencies, ranging from the abysmal to the excellent. Alessandra and Compass are by far the best. It is as if they are playing a different game altogether.

Alessandra is the exceptionally rare blend of serene support and vigorous perfectionist. Despite the fact that the parameters of our search fluctuated wildly for a few frantic weeks—from three bedrooms in Gowanus to two bedrooms in Soho/Noho/TriBeCa/Gramercy, before settling on Turtle Bay—Alessandra was not only patient but encouraging. We felt always as if we were with the best of friends, whose chief end was to see the world through our eyes. Alessandra’s calm demeanor and infectious good humor made the ordinarily arduous process of apartment-hunting fun. Just as important, though, was Alessandra’s extraordinary professionalism. We were particularly enamored of the diligence and care she put into curating apartment-visit itineraries and dossiers to make best use of our time. She was always up to speed on each apartment’s listing history, building, and neighborhood before every visit, so we were properly armed to assess the place and its price immediately.

Compass too must share much of the praise. The website and mobile app are phenomenal. Beyond the clear and simple search interface, the power of collaborating on collections—sharing thoughts about each apartment and honing our search in real time—is a game-changer. I remained addicted to it (possibly still) for long after the search was done for its elegance and ease of use. I’m left thinking thoughts I would before have considered ludicrous: I can’t wait to search for another apartment.

We have never before conducted such an expansive and oscillating apartment hunt. We have never before felt so in control of the whole process. And we have never before felt so happy to pay a broker’s fee—for Alessandra’s support and insight were worth every penny.
" - Yousuf & Marjolaine

"After many disappointments with too many real estate agents, we were lucky to meet Alessandra when we did. We immediately saw that this was a person who was not only knowledgeable, but passionate about her job. We trusted her guidance during many ups and downs. Through her honesty and perseverance, we were able to come to a satisfying conclusion. We highly recommend Alessandra as a trustworthy agent to friends and colleagues who are looking for someone hardworking and who really cares. " - Nicole & Lennt Bimbaum, sellers

"Alessandra was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her knowledge of New York is hard to come by. She is extremely attentive and found the perfect apartment for me very quickly. During the whole process from contract to closing, her communication and availability to answer any of my many questions far exceeded my expectations. When I unexpectedly had to move, I knew I could rely on Alessandra to sell my apartment. With her guidance, I was able to find the right buyer quickly as I was on an expedited timeline." - Dino Antonov, first time home buyer and seller

"Alessandra was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her knowledge of New York is hard to come by. She is extremely attentive and found the perfect apartment for me very quickly. During the whole process from contract to closing, her communication and availability to answer any of my many questions far exceeded my expectations. When I unexpectedly had to move, I knew I could rely on Alessandra to sell my apartment. With her guidance, I was able to find the right buyer quickly as I was on an expedited timeline." - Dino Antonov, first time home buyer and seller

"Alessandra was a reassuring presence throughout the purchase of our co-op. We were first-time buyers in the New York City market and her knowledge of the process and guidance was very valuable. She was extremely patient in navigating us through several bids and gave wonderful advice to help make our final decision. We trusted Alessandra and felt she always had our best interests at heart. " - Holly Bryan & Christian Dancer, buyers



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Equal parts joie de vivre and business acumen, Marc Solomon and Alessandra DeLaCruz obsess about their clients’ dreams and how to help make them come true. Offering a holistic and personalized approach, Alessandra and Marc dig deep to understand their clients’ lifestyle and individual goals. This combined with Compass’ innovative tools enables them to empower their clients to make the choice that’s best for them, whether entering the market for the first time, investing or selling. Though inevitably there will be some bumps along the road, The Solomon DeLaCruz team makes finding your dream home or selling your property a collaborative, energetic and overall positive experience with an emphasis on making sure their clients are heard and walk away with the best deal possible. With the destination in mind, they invite you to bring your sense of adventure on your own real estate journey!

Referred to as the “Apartment Shaman” by her clients, real estate combines Alessandra’s entrepreneurial drive (she started her first business when she was 8) with her devotion to taking genuine care of people. With a background in fine arts, her creative sensibility provides her clients with invaluable outside-of-the-lines techniques in negotiations, navigating financing and renovation/layout advice. Alessandra’s experience straddles both the commercial and residential markets after starting her career at Corcoran in 2013 and selling two buildings slated for condo development her second year in the industry. She lives in downtown Manhattan with her rescue dog, is passionate about a vegan lifestyle, actively participates on the board of the East African Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children in Kenya as well as is on the leadership team for Women of Compass.

Marc Solomon began his career at Mark David & Co. a decade ago, where he quickly became a top producing agent. This caught the eye of the CEO of Douglas Elliman where he was hired to mentor and train new agents. With his theater and writing background, Marc is well versed in how to position properties in their best light by telling their story. In joining Compass, he found their tools and culture best equipped to support the personalized attention he offers his clients. Consistently Marc’s clients express their gratitude for the space he creates to express their concerns and his capacity to translate their dreams and desires into the physical space they plan to call home. Marc lives in the heart of Park Slope with his wife, young daughter and another on the way.

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