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Client Testimonials for Elina Golovko

Elina Golovko, born and raised in Latvia, now a true New Yorker, has over 10 years of customer service experience and expertise in managing her every client's needs and expectations.

Her loyalty, professionalism and undivided attention to client's requests and concerns grant her frequent referrals and repeat clients. Elina prides herself in becoming her clients' broker for life. She listens and understands clients' wishes and works relentlessly until the deal is closed. Every day brings new challenges, and thinking sharp, acting fast and working under pressure fit the best to describe Elina's nature. She will find every available resource to make sure her client will see the best and get the best. She is a savvy negotiator and goal achiever, who will handle and overcome any obstacle in her way turning it into the asset to achieve the best result for her client. Elina is extremely loyal, reliable and dedicated when it comes to customer service and satisfaction. Her undivided attention during the appointment and genuine concern for her clients gives people confidence of finding the right place for them and trust in her market knowledge and experience. Once a client finds the match, Elina will go above and beyond to ensure everything is expedited correctly and in a timely manner. Being an expert in Upper West Side, Midtown, Lower Manhattan, and Brooklyn, her client has an advantage of working with an agent who knows every building and every apartment in the area. While executing both, residential and commercial transactions, Elina specializes in investor representation, new development sales and rentals, buyer and seller representation, high-end luxury residential rentals, and individual, corporate out-of-state and foreign relocation.

Alongside her native Latvian, she is fluent in Russian and has working knowledge of German language. She possesses natural ability to connect and accurately read her clients expectations from the initial contact. She prides herself for giving impeccable customer service and tailoring her showings to individual client's needs and wishes. Looking for a new home or selling current one is always a very personal experience, and having and agent that understands what a client wants, is accessible whenever needed and helps negotiate and achieve the best possible outcome, is crucial part of the search and transaction process. Being able to understand and execute, makes Elina a true industry professional and sets her apart in the New York City real estate world.

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Roman I.
A consummate professional and an expert in her field. I am a raving fan!
Julie F.
My husband Matt and I had a wonderful experience working with Elina Golovko. Elina was such a pleasure to work with, she was always fast to respond to our questions and worked very hard to find us our current apartment that we love! We were about to leave town for a vacation and our new apartment was not on the market yet but Elina had a hunch it would be a perfect fit for us, and she was able to work some magic and get us a viewing before we left town. We couldn''t be happier with our new place and are so thankful for all of Elina''s help and hard work!

Will K.
Bought a Cooperative home in 2015 in Upper East Side, New York, NY.
Local knowledge: 5 stars
Process expertise: 5 stars
Responsiveness: 5 stars
Negotiation skills: 5 stars
I am currently working with Elina and Stacey to purchase my first apartment. I find that they really took the time initially to learn what I was looking for. They have always been respectful of my time and budget and shown me apartments that truly meet my criteria. They are also always available by phone or email and are patient and courteous. I could not recommend them more!
Kelsey B.
REVIEWER: Kelsey Brown
REVIEW DATE: 06/10/2015

Elina is an amazing agent. Throughout the apartment search, I met with many agents and she outshined all the others. She was VERY organized and scheduled each of the appointments or obtained keys ahead of time - she could not have been for efficient! Also, she truely takes the time to research ALL of the possible options for you. She doesn''t just show you apartments at the top of your budget either.

If you want an agent who is working their hardest to find you the best apartment, go see Elina. With the stressful process of finding an apartment in NYC, you will be doing yourself a favor by searching with her.
Kari S.
I wanted to take a few minutes to let you know how pleased I was with Elina during my apartment search.

I came to your office through a street easy ad Allan Gerovitz had placed on streeteasy. When the space on Hicks street wasn't quite what I was looking for, Allan suggested I let he and Elina work on finding me a place together. I have bought and sold real estate in other areas, so the hop from one place to another on Craig's list, streeteasy, etc method most of my friends have said is the way to find a place in NYC made no sense to me. I found it hard to believe there wasn't a more straightforward way to see rental properties and ultimately find a home. Being introduced to the concept of a tenant's broker by Allan and Elina was exactly what I had been looking for.

Elina in particular really made the effort to understand what my priorities were and what I needed to make a space a home. She made the experience feel like I was apartment shopping with a friend with connections to show great spaces. Its obvious Elina is not only talented as a real estate professional, but passionate and gives it her all. I was in the process of moving states and she even helped me to connect with a seller's agent for my property in Maryland. Ultimately, my Brooklyn apartment search left me with less stress thanks to Elina.

I've been talking up tenant's agents to my friends and will send them to Elina and your group for their next apartment searches.
Kari S.
Its been a busy couple of weeks, so I'm still unpacking, but really enjoying the space.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and am beyond pleased!

Have a great weekend,
Brian M.
Hey Ladies,

I got the card you sent the other day. I can't thank you enough for all your hard work. This apartment is a godsend. I love it.
Amisha & Avi O.
I wanted to share some feedback on Elina Golovko, the real estate agent which we worked with in Brooklyn 4 weeks ago.

My husband and I, though not new to major cities, were absolutely daunted by the incredible size of NYC. We had only previously visited a handful of times, but only as passive tourists. We knew that apartment hunting in Brooklyn would be an impossible task on our own, as we were both unsure of the varying neighborhoods within Brooklyn itself. My husband did some research, and after a few days of reading reviews, decided upon Douglas Elliman based on the positive feedback surrounding their company.

Elina called us a day before our journey to Brooklyn to answer our questions and provide directions and guidance. My parents accompanied us and we spent the next 3 days with Elina scoring Brooklyn. From the moment she warmly greeted us, to the very last encounter during which we signed our lease, we felt that she was on our side. As she drove us from place to place, she provided insight and remained patient. She gave us tips on navigating Brooklyn's streets, and shared personal experiences about places she was fond of in the areas of our interest. We truly felt cared for by Elina, and decided not to view apartments through any other realtor for that reason. By the end of the experience, my husband, my parents, and I all felt a little more at home in Brooklyn, and comforted in our choice of residence.

We would also like to give a shoutout to Alan for ruthlessly negotiating our lease agreement and providing us with an offer we felt was fair and fitting.


Amisha and Avi Oza
Payson K. & Kristin H.
My wife and I would like to share with some of our thoughts regarding a our (relatively) recent experience at Douglas Elliman on Court St.
We contacted Elina Golovko through Naked Apartments and she immediately got back to us. She set-up appointments for us the day after Christmas and was happy to get started even though it was over the holidays. Elina was extremely professional while still managing to remain personable and fun. We meet with her two times and both times we really felt like she was part of our "team." We never felt pressured; at no time did we feel like she was working for herself, or the agency specifically. We absolutely felt as though she was working for us. It truly was a comforting and empowering felling.

We also worked closely with Allan Gerovitz, who treated us like close family friends. The two of them worked so well together in their own Ying and Yang sort of way. It really was, and I would never usually say this about finding an apartment in NYC, extremely fun.

And, on top of all that, they found us a great apartment with great landlords for a amazing price. We could not be more appreciative.


Payson and Kristin
Steve S.
I was very impressed by Elina's genuine desire to help me find an apartment. She was upfront, problem solved and went the extra mile. Ultimately I found a place but thought her professionalism was remarkable - you can tell she loves what she does!
Veronica C.
Thanks so much, Elina! I sincerely appreciate all of your hard work in helping me get into the apartment I wanted. I am still trying to get everything unpacked but I am very happy with it.

Thanks again for all your help!

All my best,
Ellen H.
Thank you!!! I am so happy! Thank you again for everything, you are seriously all angels! God bless!


Ellen H.
Patsy S.
Thank you so much for your excellent professionalism and help then and now. Mark is loving apartment/location.
Kayla M.
Hi Elina,
I'm all moved in and it is great.
Thank you again for all your help.
Enjoy your summer,
Claire Deming
She's been lovely...in every way.
Elina was really great for the beginning. When the first place did not work out she didn't give up. She kept trying and trying even when I almost gave up myself. She knew how much I wanted to move into this specific building and finally she found me another place in the same house as the first one but even better. I appreciate everything she has done for me and soon I can move into my dream apartment.
Ramona M.
Dear Elina, Thank you so much for your email I have moved in and am enjoying slowly making my home my own! I am only just now getting to the fun part of painting and decorating and nesting in the space. I am so very happy with it and I tell everyone of my friends how wonderful you are and how instrumental you were to helping me find the right place. I know that ultimately I would like to look into buying down the line. And when I am ready I will reach out to you for sure! Thank you again for all of your help and for following up. It has been such a roller coaster to get to this point and I am very happily settling in to the comfort of home as a new chapter in life unfolds. You truly are a special person and broker Elina, I still marvel at how much you supported and advocated on my behalf and for that I am very very grateful!!!
Dede L.
Officially have keys!!! Thank you SO much Elina!!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
Hi Elina, Thanks for checking in - all is going well in the new apartment, and again - appreciate all of your help! You made the search easy! Hope you have a great Holiday and take care - will certainly recommend you in future to friends! Best,
Sohroub Z.
Thanks again! You really did a great job helping me find this apt! Talked to the landlord he is a good guy!
Liddy K.
It was certainly a pleasure working with you- you made the experience easy and provided EXCELLENT options within my price range! Cannot Thank you enough for such a seamless rental process!
I hope this finds you well. My wife and I were extremely impressed by Elina, particularly her openness, honesty and her forthright manner. We were seeing some other brokers at the same time, however after meeting with Elina we only stayed on with her. She definitely has her clients best interests at heart when speaking to property owners/leasing agents and can be quite tough on them - which is fantastic for us as she helped us negotiate a good price. When showing us properties she very quickly tailored her showings to our preferences - only showing us great properties. Apartment hunting on a tight schedule can be a stressful experience, but Elina made it easy. I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking for a fantastic broker.
Rosanna S.
Hi Elina, You have been great and I really appreciate all you've done. I will def. recommend you in the future. Best,
I just moved into the apartment on Friday, and I absolutely love it. The management is very helpful and accommodating, and the apartment itself is beautiful. I want to thank you again for all of your help, especially in light of our experiences with our first broker. We really appreciate it.
Malin Y.
Elina worked hard and did everything in her power to help me get my dream apartment in midtown west. I am not a US citizen and therefor it is a lot harder for me to sign a contract here. I did not get the first or the second apartment in this building but Elina did not give up and I finally got a place here which was even better than the first one I looked at. Elina told me that she had been in a similar situation when she first came to USA and she said that she really wanted to help me out. She did a better job than I expected and I am so glad that I found her and not somebody else when I went "broker-hunting". You should be happy to have her as a coworker and I highly recommend her to other people and will definitely forward her contact info to my friends.
Jesse R.
I recently spent an excessive amount of time having Elina Golovko take me around NYC to try to find the perfect apartment for my wife and I. I'm writing you because I wanted to commend Elina for her work ethic, professionalism, and honesty. At the end of the day, my wife and I decided to pursue other means of finding an apartment due to our financial situation, but we could not have asked for a better broker to have been dealing with. We had spoken to and met with several other agents in several different boroughs, and Elina was the only one I found to be a responsible and diligent worker. She constantly was finding us new places and doing her best to get a feel for what we were looking for without making us feel any pressure or discomfort. In a short amount of time Elina was able to come up with and show us over 20 properties when most other brokers would come back with one or two or even empty handed. I continued to be impressed by her right up to the moment we parted ways as she left us with a kind and understanding e-mail. I am sure if all of your employees are as great as Elina, you won't miss our business too much! That being said, I would gladly recommend Elina to friends or family who are on the hunt. Thanks again!
You want someone who has confidence and knowledge and who you have a rapport with. This is Elina. Finding a broker and/or realtor adds to the stress of one of the most important, expensive and emotionally charged decisions of your life, so you need someone who knows the market, knows what your criteria is, and matches it. Further, you need someone who has been around the nyc realty area. If you get someone claiming they know it all or trying to fulfill empty promises you will be deeply disappointed. When you work with Elina, you find a girl who knows what shes talking about, gets what you need, has a team that supports her and all the resources to make what you need happen.

Client Testimonials for Stacey Spanedda

Prior to entering real estate, Stacey founded and ran EcoBabyBuys.com, the internet’s premier eco-friendly private sale site for children and moms. Her expert sales and client service skills helped to grow the company’s customer base to over 80,000 and to raise her company to the top of its niche market. Profitable since it’s inception, the company was acquired in September of 2013 by the internet’s leading social cause shopping site.

Stacey’s interest in real estate began with the purchase of her first home on the Upper East Side. Specializing in the Upper East Side, the area in which she grew up and continues to reside, Stacey combines her passion for delivering exceptional customer service with an unmatched work ethic and knowledge of the local home market. Whether you are looking to purchase, sell or rent a home in Manhattan, Stacey offers clients knowledge and the same dedication that brought her such success as an internet entrepreneur.

Stacey prides herself on adhering to the following motto: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” She immediately applied this thirst for learning when entering the real estate business, learning transactional business from top agents in order to enlarge her knowledge of the local market.

A true New Yorker, Stacey attended The Chapin School, received a BA in Political Science from Haverford College and a MS from Columbia University. She is fluent in Italian and in her spare time, loves to capture her world on film.

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Matthew N.
Stacey was extremely professional, responsive and helpful in locating and closing on an apartment in NYC. She listened to my housing needs and made sure all apartment's we viewed took them into account when finding potential locations. Once we found an apartment, Stacey was able to easily walk me through the entire application process and was very diligent in following up with the application status. This was a great relief, as the apartment involved a number of extra application steps due to needing condo board approval. Without Stacey's help in this process I definitely wouldn't have found the great apartment that I ended up with. I highly recommend Stacey as a real estate professional and would do business with her again.
Will K.
Bought a Cooperative home in 2015 in Upper East Side, New York, NY.
Local knowledge: 5 stars
Process expertise: 5 stars
Responsiveness: 5 stars
Negotiation skills: 5 stars
I am currently working with Elina and Stacey to purchase my first apartment. I find that they really took the time initially to learn what I was looking for. They have always been respectful of my time and budget and shown me apartments that truly meet my criteria. They are also always available by phone or email and are patient and courteous. I could not recommend them more!
Brian M.
Hey Ladies,

I got the card you sent the other day. I can't thank you enough for all your hard work. This apartment is a godsend. I love it.
Joseph B.
Stacey was a pleasure to work with. She contacted me by phone pretty soon after I sent her a message through naked apartments. She asked about budget, location, etc. Then at our first meeting she was very organized and had several viewings scheduled. **all within budget!** She was super accommodating to my busy schedule -which made it very easy to work with her. I also switched my location preferences on her a couple times but she was awesome about it -again, finding several rentals to visit.

As it turns out, by chance, I came across a deal I couldn't pass up and so didn't end up renting through Stacey. However in the future I would totally look her up to find my next place. Her office was great, very professional, and trust worthy. I wasn't the easiest client but they put up with me. It was clear that their main focus was finding me the right place. Had I rented through Stacey I would easily rate her at 5 stars.
Reshma P., DMD
I just wanted to thank you guys, especially Stacey, for all your assistance in helping me find my NYC apt. This was my first time apt hunting in this crazy but awesome city and, as you must know, I went from agent to agent trying to find the right person and place to live. I believe anyone of those agents could have shown me this apt. But Stacey was the only one who, I felt, showed it to me and let me make my decision based on my needs and preferences, not hers. She ran around the city with me to show me as many apartments as I wanted to see, and did not let me settle for any less than I wanted. I felt like a top priority client because I was never left in the dark about whether or not my agent is running late or even showing up for a scheduled appointment. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to help me though this process.

Thank you again for all your efforts!

Client Testimonials for Kaley Jacobs

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Yemisi B.
Hello Kaley.

Just wanted to let you know that I've been in the apartment for a week now, and I couldn't be happier. The candle is amazing too. Thank you so much for all you did for me.

Lisa C.
My roommate and I were moving to NYC on a shoestring budget. When we went in, Kaley warned us that it would be hard to find something. She asked if we would be willing to try a flex bedroom and I went in to the viewing with low expectations.

When we got to the apartment, I was blown away. It was perfect! Under budget, larger than expected, and in a safe area - these things do not happen in Manhattan very often!

I cannot recommend this team enough. Kaley was patient, helpful, and honest with us. Everyone I spoke to was polite and professional. If you're looking to move to Manhattan, check them out! You won't regret it.
Stef F.
Kaley has been very helpful. No false promises, balanced information, and if she wouldn't know the answer to a question she wouldn't make anything up and just tried to find out what needed to be found out. Although I ended up not renting one of her apartments, it surely wasn't due to the service she offered. Pleasant to work with, honest and straight forward. Great broker!

Client Testimonials for Eve Proust

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Mishal S.
Working with Eve was an absolute dream. As I quickly learned, finding an apartment in Manhattan can be a bit of a hellish experience. I tried looking for a place on my own, and other real estate agencies. There were a lot of "miscommunications" and hidden agendas with the other agencies but that was not my experience with the firm at all, particularly with the individual I worked with.

Eve took me to check out some locations even though it was the end of her work day and didn't rush me through a single apartment. She heard my concerns and gave me really useful feedback.

Eve found my roommate and I the perfect apartment we now call home!

I would DEFINITELY recommend working with Eve.

Client Testimonials for Sada Johnson

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Esther C.
Sada is the best agent that I've ever worked with. She answered my messages in a very prompt manner, was extremely courteous, came to our meeting extremely prepared. We ended up viewing 9 (!) apartments in one evening, just because I wanted to see my options.

We weren't able to rent an apartment from her because our lease situation changed, but I would work with Sada again in a heartbeat.