I am retired from international banking, investment banking, financial consulting and financial planning. I have owned Manhattan apartments and recently moved back into Manhattan.
I am writing this letter in recommendation of Robert Kravath as a real estate agent, consultant and expert adviser.
Robert had invaluable information and advice about the real estate market. He gave me detailed information about apartments we viewed. Even though I have an extensive background in finance, Manhattan real estate is a unique and opaque market. Having Robert as a guide and adviser was essential. I was able to get the apartment I wanted at a good price thanks to Robert.
If I were to look for another Manhattan apartment, Robert would be the first person I would contact and I highly recommend him.
I had the pleasure of discovering Robert Kravath while on a hunt for apartments via "Craigslist" in July 2011. I was a woman frequently traveling abroad to Europe, working wild hours, and looking to find a 2 bedroom to purchase before September 1st but with little knowledge about actually purchasing. When I saw Robert''s detailed, clear, "no-nonsense" ads on Craigslist, I knew I had to contact him. I emailed him immediately. In less than 24 hours Robert had gotten back to me; asking me questions that would narrow in on helping me find the perfect place. Not only within the first days did I get organized a list of my needs, I also received detailed emails from Robert on: The difference between Condo and Co-ops, choosing an apartment location, Mortgage Brokers, and a page with links to all his listings within my price range. Soon therein, he created a list of apartment viewings with dates and times around my schedule.
By July 12th, 2011, I was working with Robert to get a bid for an amazing apartment I saw, signing contracts, putting my 10% down for the place, wiring money, and in touch with a Real Estate Lawyer. Now, I am excited and thrilled to be in Escrow, awaiting closing on my first-time apartment purchase.
Robert Kravath is Efficient. He organized viewings catered to my price range, my desires, and my schedule. During the entire process, I always knew where we were going, what steps I needed to take to keep moving in the right direction, and the positive and negatives of each property we viewed. Our time spent was never wasted on idle conversations and every time we met we were a step ahead of where we were last meeting.
Robert Kravath is Experienced. In addition to being a Real Estate Broker, Robert is also a Real Estate Lawyer. He is a well of knowledge and has an eagle eye for details. He knows many people in the field of Real Estate and is open and eager to share his own experience and network with you. In sum, Robert is the most experienced, honest, and professional Broker I know in New York. I recommend highly his work and look forward to passing along his contact information to my friends and family in need. He has served as both an educator and Broker of Real Estate to me. I look forward to working alongside Robert long term with future successful, quick, and painless property purchases. He is the best!"
Russell Dinstein and Eric Kouassi from Red Sparrow Realty were a pleasure to work with. They were extremely professional and found exactly what I was looking for (even though I didn’t think it existed). They followed up and always made sure all my questions and concerns were addressed and answered. I would highly recommend working with them.
Russell was exceptionally helpful during the final stressful days of closing the deal. I was moving up from Washington, D.C. while my roommate was working full time with a jam-packed schedule. Russell was able to work around several scheduling conflicts to ensure I had the keys to my place the day that I moved into the city. I would recommend him for anyone having issues finding the perfect place.