Brett Michaels, Agent in NYC - Compass

Brett Michaels

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"Moving from Connecticut, we expected the worst when we started planning our move to NYC. Then we came across one of Brett's listings. From the initial e-mail until well after the lease was signed, Brett was incredibly responsive to our questions and requests, highly knowledgeable, organized, and cheerful throughout the whole process. He is as rare a find in the city as the apartment he found us. Highly recommend and plan on working with him in the future" - Scott W.

"I worked with Brett with the purchase of my apt at UES. He guided me through the process from start to finish. He provided me information about how the NYC market works, what co-ops look for, and kept me updated on the new units that pop up. My questions were never ignored and responded in a timely manner. He also helped me with the tasked related to my mortgage banker and attorney. I would recommend working with him if you are looking to buy." - Y. A.

"Brett has changed our perception of NYC brokers for the better (much better). He is genuinely attentive to our apartment needs and never wasted our time. He efficiently scheduled multiple viewings on the weekends and evenings for us, clearly and thoughtfully answered all our questions (i.e. how the approval process worked, the difference between a condo and rental building, etc.), helped us negotiate a more affordable all-in rent, was impressively very well-prepared during the closing meeting with our lessor’s broker, and has been very responsive to emails (I email him often, and he is always accommodating and friendly). Furthermore, he provided us with a moving company to work with (along with a referral discount), which again helped us save time, money, and undue stress. Throughout our apartment search process, he did not pressure us to sign anything prematurely, and he respected our budget by showing us a variety of apartment locations, styles, and amenities (both fee and non-fee apartments). We certainly will work with Brett going forward, as he is an extremely amiable individual who worked diligently to find the most suitable apartment for us" - Joyce and David.

"Brett is an absolute pleasure to work with - professional, knowledgable, and friendly. My fiance and I needed to find a new apartment in Brooklyn on a very short deadline. Not only did we sign the lease and move into our new place in less than a week, but the apartment Brett found us is absolutely beautiful, within our budget, and in our ideal neighborhood. We couldn't be happier! Brett made a daunting process much easier, and went out of his way to work with our schedule. Thank you Brett!." - Melanie and Liam A..

"I discovered Brett while searching for an apartment during my first move to the big city. Being a non-NYer for 45 years one can imagine the emotions during this process...scared and overwhelmed to say the least. I reached out to Brett with my first inquiry on a Saturday evening, pleasantly surprised to be met with an immediate response. My questions—all 50 of them—were answered thoroughly and helped me feel a bit more at ease about the entire process. Next step...actual showings, led by Brett himself. We continued to work together for the next couple of months. Like most busy professionals, time is precious and he always found a way to make showings happen. Always punctual, after business hours, during lunch, and as needed working around my schedule. Brett appeared to have a great rapport with at least one person at every place we visited, from the door men to the leasing office. I found his enthusiasm for his job to be infectious. He was always responsive, professional and articulate. He made me feel comfortable when I started the process a bit unsure, took the time to listen to what was important to me, always remained honest and transparent, and never held back on the pros and cons of each rental. Most importantly he helped me find the best value for my budget without ever being too salesman like or overly aggressive. He knows the market. I would absolutely recommend Brett to anyone looking for their next home/business space and will continue to use him personally for any of my real estate needs. He definitely lives up to his Rock Star name... Brett Michaels, Thank you!" - Jennifer

About Brett

Brett services a growing client base of home buyers, sellers, investors, developers, and landlords with over 200 rental apartments in his portfolio. He’s achieved a wide range of clients by always ensuring they are well informed and providing advice that fits their individual needs. He believes no two clients are alike and offers tailored advice, thorough data-driven analyses, diverse negotiating tactics, and 24-hour accessibility.

After working for a top architect in Westchester, NY, Brett ran a construction company before turning his focus towards his passion for wine. He began the process of becoming a certified Sommelier which led him to The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges where he facilitated the successful opening of another Jean Georges restaurant. Today he combines his construction knowledge and hospitality background to better serve his clients.

It is Brett’s matured ability to empathize with his client’s goals and creatively reach them that led one client to say that Brett changed their perception of New York brokers for the better.

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