Testimonials

Our philosophy has always been to go above and beyond for our clients. And to us, that means rolling out the welcome mat and making sure you feel happy and confident in your purchase. Whatever we can assist you with, let us know. We’re here for you for the long haul.

Hear what our past clients have to say about working with us by reading below.

I would recommend Marie and Jeff to anyone buying a home, especially a first time home buyer in New York City. They showed us so many houses in our budget and waited patiently as we slowly came to a decision, without any pressure. They answered every question, no matter how small. And, even on the  day of closing, continued to negotiate with the sellers until a broken stove situation was resolved.

 

Hannah & Michael Krause

 

It is with great pleasure that we recommend the Espinal Adler team. As out-of-state buyers unfamiliar with the NYC market and with a complex financial situation, we would not have been able to successfully find and purchase a co-op that met all of our requirements without the expertise and  experience of the Espinal Adler team.

 

Rick & Anita Nunez

 

The Espinal Adler Team is very solid, professional and reliable. From the initial introduction and showing of a lot of potential choices of Manhattan apartments, to the guidance of picking ideal ones, the team has been very helpful. And their great negotiation result to get ideal price of  purchase and the help in going through the procedures and completing the purchase are very impressive. Their follow through service in help renovation and lease of the apartment and many details after the purchase complete is very reliable. We highly recommend Marie Espinal and Jeff Adler to help in your potential purchase in Manhattan.

 

The Wu’s

 

Marie and Jeff were a delight to work with. Their focus on making us comfortable with every decision, bringing a balanced and holistic perspective (financing, contracting, negotiating, closing etc.) made our lives much easier and confident of the decision we were making. We felt they were vested  with us in getting us to the right outcome. We had quite a few hurdles to address in closing and contracting and they took complete ownership to resolve. Marie and Jeff bring complementary skill sets that makes their teaming effective.

 

Deepali Bagati

 

We recently purchased a pied-de -terre condo on the UWS and had an incredibly good experience with the Espinal-Adler team. We are from New Hampshire and really didn’t know much about the New York City real estate market or even where we wanted to be in New York, just that we were eager to start a  new chapter in our lives. It took about 6 months of visits and phone conversations to narrow the down the areas of New York, and we always felt that they really took the time to get to know us and what we wanted and where we would feel most “at home”. There was no pressure whatsoever and I can’t stress how important this phase of the relationship is with your realtors, no matter how long it takes. We eventually decided on the UWS and then “the hunt” began in earnest. Marie and Jeff showed us numerous properties and not only gave us they’re honest assessment of value, they also continued to listen to us, watching closely how we reacted to these properties, and again continued to hone in on what we really wanted. Finally a property did come on the market, and although we couldn’t get down immediately to see it, had enough trust in their expertise by this point to allow them to put an offer in. And believe me, they are one set of tough negotiators! I knew Marie by this point would no doubt get our best deal, and let her take care of all the negotiations, and we are are now moving forward. I could not have imagined a better experience. If you want the knowledge, the attention, and the ability to negotiate , go with these guys. They are the BEST!!

 

Peggy & Steve Lamb

 

I couldn’t and wouldn’t have done it without them! I am a purchaser from abroad and Jeff and Marie have been brilliant from beginning to end. From listening to me, understanding my needs, giving me a great choice of options, guiding me through the process, finding great third parties (mortgagor, insurer, accessory provider), closing the deal and finding a tenant they could not have been more accessible, easy to use and effective. I am a senior services professional and I know what excellent service looks like and this is it.

 

Daniel Naftalin

 

We had an incredible experience working with Marie and Jeff! They helped us sell our first home and at the time we had just had our second baby. It was definitely a challenging time to sell an apartment and they made the process seamless for us. They were completely on point with what to price our apartment at and we ended up getting an incredible return on our investment because of them.  They are also working hard to help us on the buy side, and we are so grateful for them! They have wonderful communication and treat you as they would their own family off the bat. Couldn’t recommend Marie and Jeff higher!

 

Jamie & Shaun Kolnick

 

Marie, Jeff and their team have been extremely helpful in assisting my wife and I in purchasing a home in Brooklyn. They held our hands throughout the process and were particularly helpful in the final negotiation. Even after our purchase was closed, the Espinal Adler Team continued to be responsive and helpful with our questions and document requests.

 

James Ritter

 

Marie Espinal and Jeff Adler were our brokers for the purchase of our apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This was my first-ever real estate purchase and was one that would involve a significant financial investment. Marie and Jeff were amazing in their ability to calm any fears and concerns with calm, evidence-based, advice based on deep experience and knowledge of the real estate market in New York and the purchase process. They were responsive to our early desire to see apartments in a wide variety of New York neighborhoods ranging from Washington Heights to Brooklyn. They quickly picked up on our preferences and needs and helped us find properties that met our needs. In terms of process and negotiation, they were clear, responsive, efficient, and we were pleased with their advice and guidance. Finally, Marie and Jeff went beyond the call of duty as our brokers to introduce us to an excellent designer who helped manage minor renovations and design and a contractor. As a first-time buyer the value of this kind of network cannot be underestimated.

 

Elizabeth Knup & Arthur Kroeber

 

I had a fantastic experience working with the Espinal Adler Team and have frequently recommended them to friends and colleagues. Communicative, professional and prompt—my questions were always answered and my confidence in them remained high throughout the entire process. It makes such a difference to have a top notch team in your corner for such an important purchase!

 

Felix Batcup

Design Director at Scholastic

 

Selling our co-op apartment in NYC after 40 years of living in it, was a big decision. We were very lucky to have the  Espinal Adler Team alongside us every step of the way. The entire process was not only painless but enjoyable. They set the stage, targeted the appropriate audience, directed the entire presentation, and found the best buyer at a smart price. We owe it all to the Espinal Adler Team for giving us the best transition to our new life. Thank you.

 

Lois Whitman-Hess and Eliot Hess

 

I had an incredibly positive experience working with the Espinal Adler Team. During the sale of my New York condo, they went out of their way to get to know me and my needs personally. I always felt listened to and respected, as the team spent as much time as I needed to discuss the process and analyze data. Ultimately, they more than delivered with one of the highest prices per square foot in FiDi.

 

Sam McConnell

Independent Film & Documentary Director

 

 

Selling Larry, my late husband’s apartment at the Kenilworth on CPW was a complex sale. The timing of his passing (leading up to the Holiday season) and the pending change in tax laws were all converging to complicate things. Jeff, Howard and Marie navigated this terrain seamlessly and completed the transfer with complete success. The Espinal Adler Team are consummate professionals.

 

Sue Pidgeon-Mandel

Philanthropist

 

The Espinal Adler Team has a gentle, but effective, manner in encouraging buyer and seller to reach agreement on price. It is, perhaps, the key characteristic of a successful team who deals with trophy properties.

 

Richard Rudder

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

 

I feel very fortunate to have met the Espinal Adler Team and have had their help with my first co-op purchase. Their dedication and passion to their jobs made everything flawless and easy for me to just follow their steps. They made the whole process so simple for a first-time home buyer to understand and they were always there to answer any of my questions along the way. They really are genuine to what they do and the overall quality of the service they provide is supreme.

 

Joon Yong Park

Chief Creative Officer, Firstborn Multimedia Corporation

 

I have to say that the Espinal Adler Team was the most professional, competent and overall outstanding real estate agents I’ve ever worked with – and my family has been in the business for over 40 years, has executed numerous transactions, and we have seen our fair share of agents come and go.

 

Omri S. Dahan

Chief Revenue Officer at Marqeta

 

Work with the  Espinal Adler Team and they will become your friends.

 

Jeffrey and Janine Yass

Founder, Susquehanna International Group