Testimonials

While some properties are in pristine condition, gorgeously decorated and camera ready, others need a little Pre-listing Prep. Our agents handle everything from cleaning and de-cluttering to furniture rental and staging. And unlike other brokers, we do so at no cost to the seller.

Victoria and Shyda were both fantastic to work with. They really took care of us through the whole process. We sold our Brooklyn apartment while living in Los Angeles so we really needed more help than the typical sell.  They went above and beyond for us.

 

October 2017
Amy and Scott -3 bedroom Coop in Carroll Gardens

The minute Jane and Tina arrived I knew they were the duo to sell my apartment. They were enthusiastic and so positive that my place would sell quickly.  They got the ball moving and my apt was listed in less than a week after their initial visit and it sold in about ten days for above asking!

May 2017
Lori DeVarso

As first-time homebuyers, the entire process was terrifying at first…but Shyda made it seem manageable. Being able to depend on her vast knowledge of the Brooklyn housing scene was a great relief, and helped keep us sane.

8/30/2017
Alex and Priya

Victoria helped me find a buyer for my property in no time. Efficient, savvy, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Gets the job done! Absolutely recommended.

4/21/17
Tone J.
We decided to sell in a slower market period over the holidays [RC] gladly partnered with us and helped us stage and manage the entire selling process and we were able sell above asking.  We would recommend Victoria, Jane and everyone at Realty Collective for anyone in the Brooklyn market looking to buy, sell, lease or rent out their home.
March 2017
Jonathan and Sarah Powell
Shyda and Maryam guided me every step of the way during the sale of my 2BR apartment in Kensington. Their insight into the NYC real estate market were invaluable.  From the first consultation to the apartment closing, [they] were knowledgeable, professional…and sold my apartment for a significant bump above the listing price.
2/7/2017
Jen Pinkowski

Throughout the whole process Victoria was very supportive and always easy to communicate with…was always willing to talk things through–and more than once talked me down from the ledge. She has continued to check in with me during the renovation process and has truly become a friend.

1/18/2011
Rachel B.

Realty Collective listened to what we were looking for and cut out a lot of the hoops other brokers make you jump through. If you want to work with someone who truly wants to make finding an apartment easy, then Realty Collective should be your first stop.

6/30/2009
Becca F.

I was looking to stay in the same neighborhood (Carroll Gardens / Cobble Hill) and found Victoria’s Realty Collective. She was very down to earth friendly and knowledgeable of her listing. Applying was very straightforward.

9/5/2009
Peter Y.

I have worked with several buyers’ brokers, and Tina stands out above the others by leagues. She is exceedingly knowledgeable about the market, and makes herself available at all times to respond to a buyer’s need to discuss properties and strategies.

5/8/2015
vnivola

Victoria and Mary set up a meet-and-greet with the landlords, negotiated a more than fair rent and were even flexible on their fee to fit our budget. They are also very nice, locally-minded and down to earth people.

4/18/2010
Cara G

[Realty Collective] worked tirelessly showing me several different units until we found the one that met all my requirements (the perfect street, the perfect size, the perfect light)

3/3/2015
Katriona M

There’s no substitute for local knowledge and Mary has plenty of it having worked in the area for many years.

9/27/2015
Chris W

I have worked with Mary Gaglio to find 2 out of my last 3 apartments and I would recommend her 100%. She’s very friendly, funny and absolutely no BS and NO PRESSURE.

9/25/2015
Sarah F

I appreciate everything they do. They obviously care about the relationships between all parties. When I went to go sign the lease, I had a horrible headache, and [an RC agent] went across the street to get me some advil. They are amazing people and care about you.

10/17/2015
Vicky M.

I had an unbelievably easy-breezy experience working with Maryam at Realty Collective. [She] guided me through the process of putting down a deposit, getting a credit check, signing the lease, and getting my keys as quickly/efficiently as possible. The entire “ordeal” took about 4 days!

3/30/2016
Amanda C

Its nice to find a place like this. Looking for an apt can be very stressful. It was all very professional and everything was laid out right in front of us. If you are looking for an awesome place in BK check them out!

Jenn S.
9/10/2009

Realty Collective helped us find our gorgeous apartment in Cobble Hill. It took just one visit and we loved it…[they were] helpful and clear about pricing and amenities, and great about following up–things you don’t often find with a broker.

3/3/2015
Ariel K

Very knowledgeable and responsive. Great insight to the area and attune to our needs. Good experience!

11/30/2015
Walker M.

After an amazing experience with Victoria, Realty Collective’s broker, when we bought our home, we didn’t think twice before hiring her to be our broker when we decided to rent the apartment on the top floors of our townhouse. She was able to find a new tenant in one week!

10/16/2013
Simone Tatsch

Chris Webb from the Grand Ave office was a pleasure to work with. I would have been happy with any of the places he showed me. The place I found is ideal for me and Chris made the whole process easy and enjoyable.

6/18/2015
Lisa M.

My husband and I just went thru the crazy NY apt search and just by chance ran into a sign for Realty Collective, we called and Mary showed us a few apts. She is hardworking, no nonsense and a real pleasure! 

8/4/2015
Opie T.

I just had a fantastic experience with Jane Herro from Realty Collective. She listened to what I wanted…and set up all the appointments without me lifting a finger. Working with a smart, capable, and fun to be with broker like Jane really makes the apartment searching Hell that is hunting in NYC a true pleasure.

8/27/201
Matt D.

Realty Collective is great! Jane was a fantastic agent, I was so happy to have found them! Not your usual scammy brokers – they actually care!

11/16/2015
Laura V.

Megan listened to what we were looking for in an apartment. Megan was honest. Megan was responsive. Megan didn’t make threats or try to bait-and-switch us.

10/7/2014
James Z

We decided to put our beloved Brooklyn Heights home on the market …because of Tina and her team, we sold it quickly and with such great success. I could not give a higher recommendation. They were easy to work with, did not stop making tweaks and adjustments until it sold!

October 2015
Webuser_878392

Tina, our Realty Collective broker, is endowed with a genius for taking impracticalities and making them imminently doable–easily accomplished, even–while remaining honest and realistic throughout. And there is no apparent limit to her resourcefulness.

11/24/2008
Greg & Kellie Wicker

Had the best experience with Realty Collective. My realtor, Victoria, really knew her locations and didn’t take me anywhere that I couldn’t afford, etc…I am now living in a fantastic apartment and will definitely use her the next time I decide to move.

2/18/2010
Devon Day

My husband and I moved January 2010. Broker/owner Victoria and agent Mary made the entire process a smooth one.  They are also very nice, locally-minded and down to earth people. If you are looking for a nice apartment in the vicinity with authentic real estate agents they are the ones to use.

4/18/2010
Cara & Ben

Victoria and Shyda were great! I contacted Victoria just a few days ago for help with leaving my present apartment which is overpriced to stay in the same neighborhood for less money. I did not think this was possible… These gals made it possible and at a about a thousand less.

10/1/2010
Jordana C.

This was my second time using Realty Collective and my second time getting an AMAZING apartment. My broker, Shyda, was extremely helpful and worked very hard to get my roommate and I our current apartment. The team at [RC] is always laid back but driven.

3/23/2011
Ramona P.

One of the few places thats actually willing to go the extra mile for their clients. In addition to this everyone who works there is always super friendly and visiting the office is like going to see a friend.  I most definitely recommend Realty Collective if you are looking for an apartment.

1/6/2014
Elizabeth Castaldo

Tina made the sale of our co-op smooth and easy. She has a keen sense of the market and where it is going, and a brilliant eye for staging a space to make it as appealing as possible. Tina happily guided us through the whole process and made selling our home fun.

1/30/2016
Jennifer Marik & Kurt Gardner

Tina and Victoria orchestrated the sale of our Brooklyn loft with a keen eye on timing, the market, the area, and presentation to the purchasing demographic. Our home sold after one showing. We could not have sold as quickly and as profitably without the Realty Collective team.

2/9/2014
Jason Horowitz & Anouche Mardirossian

My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with Tina Fallon at Realty Collective. The process of purchasing an apartment was a tough one…but Tina and her team treated us with respect and empathy every step of the way.

3/6/2014
Christine Cottrell

Victoria / Realty Collective were extremely helpful and flexible when it came time signing the lease on our apartment. She / they were able to fully work with us and meet us halfway on things if need be. Of the realtor experiences I have had, I would definitely say this was by far the best.

3/6/2014
Scotty Albrecht

My fiancé and I can not speak highly enough of the team at Realty Collective. In particular, we had a wonderful experience working with Susan Grossman.  Buying a home in [NYC] was big a investment, and I truly appreciate the effort that Realty Collective put into making it happen.

3/6/2014
Jacob Bonk

My wife and I recently purchased a two bedroom apartment in Windsor Terrace.  Victoria and Tina were both so patient and guided us through the process with expertise and ease until we found the perfect place for our family.

6/19/2014
Mike Singer

Victoria & Shyda helped me sell my condo in the Columbia Waterfront District in 2012. [They] sold my home for a price that was higher than I’d expected.  I will (and do) recommend Victoria Hagman and Shyda Hoque and the Realty Collective team to anyone looking to sell a home.

6/27/2014
Elisabeth Schreiber

My wife and I are very pleased to our chose to work with Chris as our real estate broker. He sold our 3 family home at 1034 Dekalb Avenue in Brooklyn. We were able to get above market price with a cash buyer! 

9/10/2014
David Pellot & Family

Best. Broker. Ever. Shyda literally went above and beyond what any other agencies claimed to do and found me a gorgeous apartment I’m proud to call home. If you’re reading this, Shyda, I’m so grateful for you!

3/6/2015
Jennifer E.

I have lived in Brooklyn in the same apartment for nine years so when the time came to move, it was a very daunting task. However, working with Shyda and Gino was the most seamless and easy experience one could ask for.

3/8/2015
Sonia A.

Thank you, Mary Gaglio! She knows the neighborhood, knows the landlords, and whenever a place popped up, she was available to show it at our convenience. She found us exactly what we needed on very short notice, and at less than we were expecting to have to pay.

6/18/2015
Rachel B.

Tina instantly perceived the right way to position our apartment in the market and collaborated with us and the rest of the team at Realty Collective to create excitement around the listing.  She is a delight and a font of knowledge about Brooklyn and NYC as a whole.

04/24/2015
nskjh64

While apartment searching in NYC is usually as fun as oral surgery…Shyda made my experience as quick and painless as can be!  I don’t see myself moving out of this new place for a while, but when I do I would definitely use Realty Collective again.

9/20/2017
Daryl C.

My husband and I worked with Tina on the purchase of our first co-op in Brooklyn. Tina represented the seller, but knew so much about the co-op that we were interested in that we were grateful she was there.  We felt so comfortable with her that, when we chose to sell our apartment, she was the agent we immediately thought of.

04/24/2015
Beccah Niesen

In a nearly super-human feat of experience, knowledge of the market, expertise, and masterful negating skills, Tina Fallon was able to find prospective buyers for our co-op and broker a sale during the devastating NYC housing market crash.

April 2015
kelliedownes

Victoria at Realty Collective helped my wife and I smoothly navigate the beast of real estate market that is Brooklyn in the Spring/Summer 2013. Not only did she help get the place we wanted within our targeted price point but she also recommended a great attorney and engineer.

11/2013
Jonathan Powell

Throughout the entire [home-buying] process Victoria was always available, approachable, honest and fun to work with.  As a result of working with Victoria I not only wound up with a great new apartment but I also gained an awesome new friend!

September 2011
RachelHilary

Victoria is extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhood and seems to have good relationships with local businesses and landlords. She really went to bat for me and I found her to be much more helpful than other agents I have dealt with in the past.

10/18/2011
user98969

We have dealt with Tina a number of time over the recent years and she has always proved to be a reliable, organised and a patient realtor…I  can highly recommend her.

April 2015
ptruelove

Victoria has been my realtor for many years. She always finds me the best places and always within my price range. She also continuously puts me first and gets me exactly what I want.

09/12/2011
User DMD2601

I LOVE my apartment.  Apartment hunting in NYC is a daunting task.  Shyda was there every step of the way and found me the perfect home. Keep up the good work.

3/6/2015
Jacqueline S.

They moved fast, but we never felt pressured, which is awesome. Maris also did an awesome job keeping in touch with us throughout the process, and was very helpful every step of the way.

6/3/2011
Julie S

I totally recommend Realty Collective! I’m so incredibly excited and thankful to Realty Collective for getting us into the place of our dreams.

9/28/2010
Casey M.
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