Skyline Group - CLOSED

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    New York, NY 10038

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Right out of "central casting" for slimy real estate firm. I thought this guy was an actor in some pranked show. I was literally looking around for a hidden camera. It would have been hilarious if it wasn't sadly very real, this guy and his "company" (ha, ha) are over-the-top sleazoids.

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Right out of "central casting" for slimy real estate firm. I thought this guy was an actor in some pranked show. I was literally looking around for a hidden camera. It would have been hilarious if it wasn't sadly very real, this guy and his "company" (ha, ha) are over-the-top sleazoids.

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Small firm but I rather that then get the run around from the bigger ones, they found me what I needed, key word needed, it was refreshing.

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Small firm but I rather that then get the run around from the bigger ones, they found me what I needed, key word needed, it was refreshing.

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My boyfriend and I lost an apartment two days before we were supposed to move in because of someone "beating us to it' after we placed our application with another agent, so we ended up loving an upper east side one bedroom and found the

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My boyfriend and I lost an apartment two days before we were supposed to move in because of someone "beating us to it' after we placed our application with another agent, so we ended up loving an upper east side one bedroom and found the

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I'm always leery of working with realtors as I'm a little bit skeptical about what they do to earn their fees (which are very high - 12% of annual rent for Skyline).

My experience was in Brooklyn. The realtor I used (and others in the office that my fiance and I spoke to at various points) were either dumb or intentionally misleading . They never provided clear answers to our questions regarding the application process and requirements for a middle income apartment. (We would have qualified, after talking to someone else.) Not to even discuss that when we originally viewed the apartment, there was NO MENTION that it was a middle income apartment and that our combined income and assets would need to be reviewed and were subject to caps.

Instead, we were rushed along into a more expensive apartment in the same building (above our price point), with the promise that all utilities except cable were included in the price. Of course, that wasn't true, which we learned at lease-signing. Our realtor claimed that it was an "honest mistake." I don't believe that.

Luckily our apartment turned out to be no fee, so we didn't have to pay her anything out of pocket. BUT, I have noticed from searching on craigslist that Skyline charges a fee for apartments that other brokers list as no fee (Rapid Realty, in this case). So, if you see a listing for a fee apartment, I would recommend trying to call a couple of realtors to see it and ask them whether it is fee or not before you choose which realtor to view it with. Or, better yet, get the address and contact the management company directly if it is a building.

Also, my fiance and I were applying for our lease together, and would both be on the lease, so we had to fill out two separate applications, listing the other as a co-applicant on each in order to provide all of the required information for each of us (references, current rent as we had been living separately, etc.) Our brilliant realtor only submit 1 of the two applications to the company after giving us a LONG lecture about the importance of providing a complete package. The company had to call and ask for my information separately. She had originally told us that we would hear within 24 hours (again, in the hard sale phase where she also promised that all utilities were included). Then after the little debacle of not providing my information, she started back-pedaling. We had submit our information on Monday, expecting to hear on Tuesday (24 hours). By Monday evening, after she had not submit both applications, she was saying Wednesday morning probably, Wednesday evening for sure. Luckily we did hear within 24 hours - directly from the management company - who also complained that Skyline is very difficult to work with and tries to keep clients from contacting the management company directly, even though they can obviously provide clear, accurate information.

Long story short, I found them to be dishonest, not knowledgeable about things that should be very transparent to prospective renters and high on fees that others won't even charge you. Use someone else, or call the management company directly if you can figure out the specifics of the building that you are considering.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm always leery of working with realtors as I'm a little bit skeptical about what they do to earn their fees (which are very high - 12% of annual rent for Skyline).

My experience was in Brooklyn. The realtor I used (and others in the office that my fiance and I spoke to at various points) were either dumb or intentionally misleading . They never provided clear answers to our questions regarding the application process and requirements for a middle income apartment. (We would have qualified, after talking to someone else.) Not to even discuss that when we originally viewed the apartment, there was NO MENTION that it was a middle income apartment and that our combined income and assets would need to be reviewed and were subject to caps.

Instead, we were rushed along into a more expensive apartment in the same building (above our price point), with the promise that all utilities except cable were included in the price. Of course, that wasn't true, which we learned at lease-signing. Our realtor claimed that it was an "honest mistake." I don't believe that.

Luckily our apartment turned out to be no fee, so we didn't have to pay her anything out of pocket. BUT, I have noticed from searching on craigslist that Skyline charges a fee for apartments that other brokers list as no fee (Rapid Realty, in this case). So, if you see a listing for a fee apartment, I would recommend trying to call a couple of realtors to see it and ask them whether it is fee or not before you choose which realtor to view it with. Or, better yet, get the address and contact the management company directly if it is a building.

Also, my fiance and I were applying for our lease together, and would both be on the lease, so we had to fill out two separate applications, listing the other as a co-applicant on each in order to provide all of the required information for each of us (references, current rent as we had been living separately, etc.) Our brilliant realtor only submit 1 of the two applications to the company after giving us a LONG lecture about the importance of providing a complete package. The company had to call and ask for my information separately. She had originally told us that we would hear within 24 hours (again, in the hard sale phase where she also promised that all utilities were included). Then after the little debacle of not providing my information, she started back-pedaling. We had submit our information on Monday, expecting to hear on Tuesday (24 hours). By Monday evening, after she had not submit both applications, she was saying Wednesday morning probably, Wednesday evening for sure. Luckily we did hear within 24 hours - directly from the management company - who also complained that Skyline is very difficult to work with and tries to keep clients from contacting the management company directly, even though they can obviously provide clear, accurate information.

Long story short, I found them to be dishonest, not knowledgeable about things that should be very transparent to prospective renters and high on fees that others won't even charge you. Use someone else, or call the management company directly if you can figure out the specifics of the building that you are considering.

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Never use these people. Oh, my goodness. What a dishonesty! They are so good at lying on your face. Where their conscience? Whenever I asked direct questions, they were so good at playing dump. Especially I would never trust this agency to buy a biggest investment of your life, your home. You never know what types of garbege they will make you buy. I am a home owner myself in California. I would NEVER have them as my agent.

I am here in NY for business and have been looking for an apartment. I saw an add for an apartment for $1550 in Soho posted on the craigslist by an agent called Robin on Sep. 11. The picture looked so good for the price, and the description said that it is fully renovated; it had a door man and an in_ house Landry room. I have been looking for an apartment in Soho for a few months. I have seen some incredible deals on apartments. I checked them to make sure they were real deals. I thought this was the incredible deal which finally would be mine. When I called the agency, the receptionist told me, ??Yes, Robin is getting a lot of phone calls regarding this apartment. The picture you see on the web site is a real photo. This is a very good deal.? But, Robin never called me back. She must had not want to deal with angry apartment hunters once she showed the real apartment. Finally an agent Lisa showed me the apartment on Sep. 19. Our first appointment was 12:30pm then she changed to 3:00 pm. Since I wanted to see the apartment, I waited over 2 hours in Soho. Then Lisa showed me some dump. I told her that this was not the apartment I came to look for. She said, ??Oh, depending on angle photos look different.? What a BS!!! The picture was not even close to what she showed me. I said that the description said that there was in-house laundry. She just played dump and pretend like she was confused?. She also told me, ??Apartments are very expensive in Soho. These apartments are going price. What are you looking for?....? I would not have even contacted them if they have posted real pictures. I spoke to their Manager, Remi, on Sep. 20th. I asked him that maybe Lisa showed me a wrong apartment. He said something like, ??Oh, these apartments get rented really fast. Maybe the one on the picture got rented already? What do you want from me? ? They seemed to be very good at playing dump when they could not explain themselves. I am not sure what they are trying to get by laying to apartment hunters. They wasted my time and theirs. I hope they get out of business and stop wasting our time.

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Never use these people. Oh, my goodness. What a dishonesty! They are so good at lying on your face. Where their conscience? Whenever I asked direct questions, they were so good at playing dump. Especially I would never trust this agency to buy a biggest investment of your life, your home. You never know what types of garbege they will make you buy. I am a home owner myself in California. I would NEVER have them as my agent.

I am here in NY for business and have been looking for an apartment. I saw an add for an apartment for $1550 in Soho posted on the craigslist by an agent called Robin on Sep. 11. The picture looked so good for the price, and the description said that it is fully renovated; it had a door man and an in_ house Landry room. I have been looking for an apartment in Soho for a few months. I have seen some incredible deals on apartments. I checked them to make sure they were real deals. I thought this was the incredible deal which finally would be mine. When I called the agency, the receptionist told me, ??Yes, Robin is getting a lot of phone calls regarding this apartment. The picture you see on the web site is a real photo. This is a very good deal.? But, Robin never called me back. She must had not want to deal with angry apartment hunters once she showed the real apartment. Finally an agent Lisa showed me the apartment on Sep. 19. Our first appointment was 12:30pm then she changed to 3:00 pm. Since I wanted to see the apartment, I waited over 2 hours in Soho. Then Lisa showed me some dump. I told her that this was not the apartment I came to look for. She said, ??Oh, depending on angle photos look different.? What a BS!!! The picture was not even close to what she showed me. I said that the description said that there was in-house laundry. She just played dump and pretend like she was confused?. She also told me, ??Apartments are very expensive in Soho. These apartments are going price. What are you looking for?....? I would not have even contacted them if they have posted real pictures. I spoke to their Manager, Remi, on Sep. 20th. I asked him that maybe Lisa showed me a wrong apartment. He said something like, ??Oh, these apartments get rented really fast. Maybe the one on the picture got rented already? What do you want from me? ? They seemed to be very good at playing dump when they could not explain themselves. I am not sure what they are trying to get by laying to apartment hunters. They wasted my time and theirs. I hope they get out of business and stop wasting our time.

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