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“Frank was recommended to us by a mutual friend to help us find a suitable apartment in New York. Frank spent almost three full days to show us the apartments he had selected based upon our wishes. We were very impressed by the way he prepared the program. Coming over from the Netherlands we had limited time. Everything was so well organized (including transportation) that we were able to view over twenty apartments in three days and Frank also gave us a very good insight in the various neighborhoods in Manhattan.

Frank is every inch a dynamic professional with a lot of charisma. Because of his pleasant character and good sense of humor the days with Frank were despite the “hard working” very relaxing.

Without any doubts we can recommend Frank as a top real estate professional especially for foreigners like us because he gave a lot of additional and valuable information that makes it much easier to take the decision to acquire a property in New York.”

Peter and Margreet van Graas The Netherlands

“Frank and Ava took all of the stress out of what is a naturally stressful process and for that I would recommend them who is considering buying or selling a home in Manhattan. In the 10 years that I’ve lived in New York and have gone through the real estate process, I have never encountered a team who was as professional, efficient, and knowledgeable. I will be relying on their expertise for every sale I am was involved in moving forward.”

John Campanella, Partner and Management Supervisor, Ogilvy & Mather

“I’ve bought and sold over a dozen homes but this was my first experience in the NYC market. Frank Arends and his team were dedicated, timely, persistent, thorough and ultimately successful in completing the sale of my condo. Of equal importance they were a pleasure to work with; smart, optimistic, responsive, funny, warm, and real. I wouldn’t hesistate to work with them again or to recommend them to my closest friends. Thank you Frank and the team!”

Les Brewer II

“The Arends group provided us with unparalleled advice and service. From negociating the bid to putting together our co-op board package, the Arends group held our hands through the entore home buying process. They made us feel comfortable during each step, and surpassed our expectations on the service that they provided. We truly could not have bought our apartment without the Arends group’s help, and we would strongly recommend the team to anyone looking to buy a home.”

Erin Browne, Equity Strategist, Moore Capital Management
Chris Bledsoe, Vice President, Barclays Capital

“I have to say if you want your place sold, fast, and above the asking price in this market today… you must go to the Arends group. This was what Frank, Jackie and Ava did for me in the Fall of 2008. It was amazing!”

Eric M. Ganz, MD
Roosevelt Hospital Doctors Offices

“The Arends group did what can only be called an outstanding job of selling our home in SoHo… they are intelligent, hard-working agents who know their field and this market very well.”

Michael B. Capilouto, Partner, Ernst & Young LLC

“Most of all I appreciated your low-key selling style. You were a tremendous help in finding me a home, and a lawyer in Manhattan. I will recommend you in the future; it was a pleasure working with you!”

Michelle Israel, Operating Vice President,
Divisional Merchandise Manager, Bloomingdale’s

“The sale of my apartment and purchase of the new one was a pleasant and effortless process as the Arends group went above and beyond their roles as real estate brokers. I am very happy with my sale and purchase and would recommend and use them for any and all my future real estate moves.”

Aegina Angeliades, President, Plaza Food Connection Corporation

“I am very pleased to report that we have received a signed contract to sell the Townhouse on 55 Jane Street. Frank did a masterful job of orchestrating a sort of bidding war without scaring off any of the prospective purchasers. Congratulations.”

Lanny Oppenheim, Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLC

“Thank you so very much for all your effort and hard work, I know this has been very personal for you and you have shown that from day one! Thank you for taking great care of Narine, he is very important to me, and you have helped him heal by making him part of the process.”

Eirik Osland

“My husband and I have usually not worked with brokers at all... but when we worked with you we were incredibly pleased with the level of service and value-add. Daniela and Frank really care and it shows. The experience was eye opening and although we are total cheapskates about fees, we felt that it was well worth every penny to work with the two of them!”

Steven List

“I consulted with Frank and his team to assist with selling my apartment in Chelsea. I was really blown away by the quality of their service. They were knowledgeable, reliable, honest, and a real pleasure to work with. I was impressed by how quickly they were able to respond to all my emails and phone calls, not to mention the knowledge they entail that put me at ease. From start to finish they managed my expectations and made the entire process smooth and painless. They were able to network efficiently and invited suitable buyers, so that my apartment was sold during the first open house!

Their service is beyond excellent, solid and consistent. I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in New York and I would never seek anyone else's services for any of my real estate needs.”

Inna Vartelsky

“Frank Arends and The Arends Team provide exceptional customer service --they are highly responsive, flexible and take the time to listen to and address your specific areas of interest or concern. Frank and the team excel at providing a highly customized service offering tailored to your unique needs. They are truly a joy to work with and I felt cared for throughout the entire home buying journey. Frank also has a strong extended network of high-quality partners that enables you to expedite many steps in the process. I highly recommend this team - they are second to none.”

Keri Smith

“With Frank's help I was able to quickly and easily rent out my apartment to a great reliable renter. Frank and Daniela were always available, and made the renting process smooth and seamless even for a novice landlord such as myself. Frank's dedication to his clients, and his vast knowledge of real estate in all areas of Manhattan greatly exceeded my expectations. I strongly recommend Frank's team for any and all real estate adventures for a fantastic overall experience.

Could not have done it without them!”

Olga Blik

“I am writing to give my strongest recommendation for Frank Arends and Daniela Zakaria, and the entire Arends Team as real estate brokers. Frank was recommended to us by a number of friends who live in New York and have purchased multiple apartments with his assistance. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, but also extremely friendly and accessible. Frank did not rush us, he was very patient and a very good listener. Having lived himself in Manhattan for over 40 years, Frank is literally a walking encyclopedia, only much more accessible! In our case, we were not very informed about the real estate rules and regulations in Manhattan, and we really needed to have someone explain every possible rule, regulation, pitfalls, hidden costs, closing procedures, fees, attorneys, as well as present and future planned changes to the specific buildings and neighborhoods. Frank made certain that he understood our preferences, and always respected our choices.

Teamwork is also critical. Daniela and Frank are an amazingly synchronized team. They were able to coordinate their schedules around our ability to come and visit the properties. I flew up on 2 Fridays, during both of which Frank drove me around for close to 6 hours from one property to the next, and was extremely well-organized, had prepared detailed reports on each property, including historical data, and information about future plans for each building and neighborhood. He has an amazing wealth of knowledge about both the past and the future trends of real estate in New York, and has a great understanding of how individuals with varying lifestyles would best match different neighborhoods. My 2 subsequent visits were also during holiday week-ends, and Frank cancelled his planned trips to accommodate our schedule, and spent 48 hours going around town showing us properties. He responded to emails and text messages instantly, and was always courteous.

In sum, I cannot recommend Frank Arends enough as a real estate broker, and now as a friend. We have personally recommended Frank Arends to multiple family members, who are also in the market currently, and plan to definitely work with them in our real estate purchase. Two thumbs enthusiastically up! “

Aysenil Belger, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Neuroimaging Research Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology

Testimonials:

 

March 25th 2009

 

Frank was recommended to us by a mutual friend to help us find a suitable apartment in New York. Frank spent almost three full days to show us the apartments he had selected based upon our wishes. We were very impressed by the way he prepared the program. Coming over from the Netherlands we had limited time. Everything was so well organized (including transportation) that we were able to view over twenty apartments in three days and Frank also gave us a very good insight in the various neighborhoods in Manhattan.

 

Frank is every inch a dynamic professional with a lot of charisma. Because of his pleasant character and good sense of humor the days with Frank were despite the “hard working” very relaxing.

 

Without any doubts we can recommend Frank as a top real estate professional especially for foreigners like us because he gave a lot of additional and valuable information that makes it much easier to take the decision to acquire a property in New York.

 

                       Peter and Margreet van Graas The Netherlands.

 

 

“Frank and Ava took all of the stress out of what is a naturally stressful process and for that I would recommend them who is considering buying or selling a home in Manhattan. In the 10 years that I’ve lived in New York and have gone through the real estate process, I have never encountered a team who was as professional, efficient, and knowledgeable. I will be relying on their expertise for every sale I am was involved in moving forward.”

 

    John Campanella, Partner and Management Supervisor, Ogilvy & Mather

                                                 20 Pine Street

 

 

“I’ve bought and sold over a dozen homes but this was my first experience in the NYC market. Frank Arends and his team were dedicated, timely, persistent, thorough and ultimately successful in completing the sale of my condo. Of equal importance they were a pleasure to work with; smart, optimistic, responsive, funny, warm, and real. I wouldn’t hesistate to work with them again or to recommend them to my closest friends.

                                              Thank you Frank and the team!”

 

Les Brewer II

          206 Front Street

 

 

 

 

The Arends group provided us with unparalleled advice and service. From negociating the bid to putting together our co-op board package, the Arends group held our hands through the entore home buying process. They made us feel comfortable during each step, and surpassed our expectations on the service that they provided. We truly could not have bought our apartment without the Arends group’s help, and we would strongly recommend the team to anyone looking to buy a home.

 

             Erin Browne, Equity Strategist, Moore Capital Management

                      Chris Bledsoe, Vice President, Barclays Capital

                                            231 West 16th Street

 

 

I have to say if you want your place sold, fast, and above the asking price in this market today… you must go to the Arends group. This was what Frank, Jackie and Ava did for me in the Fall of 2008. It was amazing!

 

                                             Eric M. Ganz, MD

                                Roosevelt Hospital Doctors Offices

 

 

“The Arends group did what can only be called an outstanding job of selling our home in SoHo… they are intelligent, hard-working agents who know their field and this market very well.”

 

                    Michael B. Capilouto, Partner, Ernst & Young LLC

                                           350 West 42nd Street

 

 

 

“Most of all I appreciated your low-key selling style. You were a tremendous help in finding me a home, and a lawyer in Manhattan. I will recommend you in the future; it was a pleasure working with you!”

 

                            Michelle Israel, Operating Vice President,

                     Divisional Merchandise Manager, Bloomingdale’s

                                            401 East 46th Street

 

“The sale of my apartment and purchase of the new one was a pleasant and effortless process as the Arends group went above and beyond their roles as real estate brokers. I am very happy with my sale and purchase and would recommend and use them for any and all my future real estate moves.”

 

        Aegina Angeliades, President, Plaza Food Connection Corporation

                                                 1 West Street

 

 

“I am very pleased to report that we have received a signed contract to sell the Townhouse on 55 Jane Street. Frank did a masterful job of orchestrating a sort of bidding war without scaring off any of the prospective purchasers. Congratulations.”

 

                     Lanny Oppenheim, Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLC

 

“Thank you so very much for all your effort and hard work, I know this has been very personal for you and you have shown that from day one! Thank you for taking great care of Narine, he is very important to me, and you have helped him heal by making him part of the process.”

 

                                                     Eirik Osland

 

 

 



2015
Rented a home with Frank Arends and Daniela Zakarya

My husband and I have usually not worked with brokers at all... but when we worked with you we were incredibly pleased with the level of service and value-add. Daniela and Frank really care and it shows. The experience was eye opening and although we are total cheapskates about fees, we felt that it was well worth every penny to work with the two of them!

Inna Vartelsky
2015-2016
Sold, rented and purchased a home

I consulted with Frank and his team to assist with selling my apartment in Chelsea. I was really blown away by the quality of their service. They were knowledgeable, reliable, honest, and a real pleasure to work with. I was impressed by how quickly they were able to respond to all my emails and phone calls, not to mention the knowledge they entail that put me at ease. From start to finish they managed my expectations and made the entire process smooth and painless. They were able to network efficiently and invited suitable buyers, so that my apartment was sold during the first open house!

Their service is beyond excellent, solid and consistent. I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in New York and I would never seek anyone else's services for any of my real estate needs.

Sincerely,
Inna Vartelsky

Keri Smith
2015
Purchased a home
Frank Arends and The Arends Team provide exceptional customer service --they are highly responsive, flexible and take the time to listen to and address your specific areas of interest or concern. Frank and the team excel at providing a highly customized service offering tailored to your unique needs. They are truly a joy to work with and I felt cared for throughout the entire home buying journey. Frank also has a strong extended network of high-quality partners that enables you to expedite many steps in the process. I highly recommend this team - they are second to none.

Olga Blik
Rented a home
2015

With Frank's help I was able to quickly and easily rent out my apartment to a great reliable renter. Frank and his assistant Daniela were always available, and made the renting process smooth and seamless even for a novice landlord such as myself. Frank's dedication to his clients, and his vast knowledge of real estate in all areas of Manhattan greatly exceeded my expectations. I strongly recommend Frank's team for any and all real estate adventures for a fantastic overall experience.

Could not have done it without them!

To whom it may concern,

I am writing to give my strongest recommendation for Frank Arends and Daniela Zakaria, and the entire Arends Team as real estate brokers. Frank was recommended to us by a number of friends who live in New York and have purchased multiple apartments with his assistance. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, but also extremely friendly and accessible. Frank did not rush us, he was very patient and a very good listener. Having lived himself in Manhattan for over 40 years, Frank is literally a walking encyclopedia, only much more accessible! In our case, we were not very informed about the real estate rules and regulations in Manhattan, and we really needed to have someone explain every possible rule, regulation, pitfalls, hidden costs, closing procedures, fees, attorneys, as well as present and future planned changes to the specific buildings and neighborhoods. Frank made certain that he understood our preferences, and always respected our choices.

Teamwork is also critical. Daniela and Frank are an amazingly synchronized team. They were able to coordinate their schedules around our ability to come and visit the properties. I flew up on 2 Fridays, during both of which Frank drove me around for close to 6 hours from one property to the next, and was extremely well-organized, had prepared detailed reports on each property, including historical data, and information about future plans for each building and neighborhood. He has an amazing wealth of knowledge about both the past and the future trends of real estate in New York, and has a great understanding of how individuals with varying lifestyles would best match different neighborhoods. My 2 subsequent visits were also during holiday week-ends, and Frank cancelled his planned trips to accommodate our schedule, and spent 48 hours going around town showing us properties. He responded to emails and text messages instantly, and was always courteous.

In sum, I cannot recommend Frank Arends enough as a real estate broker, and now as a friend. We have personally recommended Frank Arends to multiple family members, who are also in the market currently, and plan to definitely work with them in our real estate purchase. Two thumbs enthusiastically up!

Warmest regards,
Sincerely,
Aysenil Belger, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Neuroimaging Research Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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