or Login

Testimonials

Josh Rubin

Our experience w Josh and his team is off the charts PHENOMENAL - three reasons why we recommend him wo reservation: 1) transparent assessment of home value, how best to stage, and how to organize highly efficient sale process to maximize outcome - 2) excellent listener, very creative problem solver in addressing a number of inevitable issues which surface in any sale; 3) extraordinary market knowledge - we r using him for both selling existing home and buying new one- access to hidden homes not yet listed plus total recall of properties. It would be a mistake to use any one else! He's Top 100 for lots of reasons!

P. Lee

Josh helped me with my first home purchase in Manhattan in 2013 which took around 9 months before I found the right home for me. He was incredibly responsive to my questions / needs and was very knowledgeable about the market. He is so plugged in that he actually became aware of several listings before they hit the market and got me details so I could consider setting up viewings prior to official listing.

I found his advice helpful and his expertise excellent.

-N. Gupta

Josh Rubin is truly a great help when it comes to New York Real estate. Not only does his team have an extensive knowledge of the ins and outs but working with him is a great experience from the first visit to the closing time. He is a real Pro and would leave nothing to chance. He covers all aspect of the sale and was wonderful to work with.

I sold recently my condo in New York for a very reasonable price and he worked with me along the way to eliminate any hurdle which can appear when selling a property in NYC.

-Y. Assoun

Josh is truly outstanding in his field. He knows the market and has an eye for true value. He is responsive day or night. He has a real ability to understand each client's particular needs. He and his team make a co-op application seem easy. I have worked with other realtors and can honestly say I found him to be the best.

-N. Mahoney

Josh loves real estate and this shows up in a combination of being extremely responsive, an excellent listener and a lot of patience with both the buyer and seller. His negotiation skills are the best in the business and based upon his willingness to do lots of research on all aspects of the deal and his innate business intelligence. His goal is to forge a deal on his client's terms, at the pace of his client. Josh is the most consistent hard-worker I have encountered in real estate. He enjoys his work and shows a confidence that he will facilitate meeting his client's needs under any circumstances. I recommend Josh as an outstanding professional who brings excellence and passion to his work.

-M. Arnone

Josh is true pro and has extensive knowledge of the market. He's honest, objective and works hard to make sure his clients are happy and get exactly what they want. We were first time buyers and Josh led us through the entire process and went above and beyond.

-A. Sarti & A. Stockton

Josh was a dream to work with. Always pleasant and encouraging as well as supportive as the process went on. Although we had hoped to get our price Josh explained the market and other factors so we were able to arrive at a slightly lower sale price that satisfied both buyer and ourselves. Josh is intimately familiar with the downtown market and educated himself on all the buildings in our block so as to present a cohesive picture to our buyer. Another important thing: Josh was ALWAYS available no matter what the hour to discuss issues as they came up and all his associates that we met were equally as charming! You can't go wrong hiring Josh to sell your space, or to find you the perfect new space.

-V. Tcherevkoff

He was able to get my condo staged and listed in less than 2 weeks, and a great offer at over our asking price within 1 week. All his advice was spot on and the whole process went smoothly.

-W. Huang

I worked with Josh and Nate as a team, they exceeded my expectations as Realtors. Josh is a very experienced professional and able to handle sales and negotiations with a high level of skill.

We were very impressed by the speed and accuracy of their work. They really delivered.

Timeline - we met Josh and Nate on Friday, photos taken on Wednesday, listed with an open house on Saturday, 36 groups came, 5 offers made. You could see that they hustled to make that open house a success, and then they managed the offer process very professionally.

We sold at a considerable premium above our neighbors who had sold their apartment a few months prior with another agent.

-M. Hague

Josh and his team did an excellent job. Josh gave us great advice up front about pricing strategies and was very focused on moving things forward quickly. They had a professional photographer take amazing pictures of the apartment and had an aggressive marketing strategy. We had 4 above ask offers within a week! The team was very responsive and are highly recommended.

-R. Villella

Josh listed and sold our apartment. We had a good deal of market knowledge going into the process but Josh's insights were truly helpful. He advised on timing, staging, and pricing strategy including a designing a process which generated enormous visibility and bidding interest on the property in short order. Josh's efforts led to a bidding war, with over a dozen offers within a week. The ultimate sale, to a well-qualified purchaser, closed quickly. Josh also assisted with the board review process, allowing for a seamless sale. I would highly recommend Josh to prospective sellers.

-M. Stern

I was with another broker for 8 months while my apartment languished on the market, and we had to drop the price of the apt numerous times. I finally got Josh and he was able to get me multiple offers on my apartment the first open house! I was skeptical about his advice to stage the apartment, especially since my first broker had counseled against it. The expense was worth it. My apartment looked incredible and the new pictures were professional and impressive. He was very impressive, taking calls at all hours. He guided me through the process (especially someone so nervous and skeptical after my initial experience) so we could get the highest possible offer. We ended up $45K over the asking price! I truly think of Josh as a miracle worker.

-M. Pa Moye

I took my time researching brokers to handle the sale of my apartment and decided on Josh based on his knowledge, expertise and record. I could not have made a better choice. Josh came in and did exactly what he said he would do. His marketing generated traffic and sold my apartment in very short time, negotiating the best price and finding the most qualified buyer. Even with today's sellers market, my apartment needed a very specific type of buyer and Josh found him. Now that I'm looking for new place to buy, Josh and his team continue to give me the great service that I need to navigate through this process.

-D. Stern

Josh Rubin was a true professional from our first meeting through the closing process. I chose him because he is particularly knoweldgeable about the West Village and because he had extensive experience with apartments in my price range.

Mr. Rubin's team provided ample time to prepare the apartment for showings and was diligent in finding prospective buyers. While several offers were too low to be seriously considered, the final offer came well within the average time frame for sales in our vicinity.

I can recommend Josh and his team without qualification. They were trustworthy, helpful, and knowledgeable about all aspects of the selling process.

-J. McLean

Josh and his team did an amazing job selling our apartment. They helped us with all aspects of the process, including evaluating the right time to put the apartment on the market, suggesting easy things to do to best stage the apartment, assisting with evaluation of bids and negotiations with buyers and finally guiding us through to the closing. We definitely recommend Josh and his team to other sellers in Chelsea and elsewhere in Manhattan.

-J. Young

Josh did an outstanding job for us. He was extremely responsive and available. He was able to position two qualified buyers for our apartment and negotiate a price very close to our asking price. Very pleased with the experience and would recommend his services without reservation.

-B. Higby

I needed to sell my property quickly to relocate for work, and given I had only owned it for a year I wanted to minimize my loss. With home values barely increased since I bought and an unfavorable inventory of properties in my neighborhood, I was not hopeful until Josh Rubin sat down with my wife and me to explain how we would achieve our goals. The Rubin Team does more than market, they brand. Their pricing strategy was smart. The staging, photographs and floor plans were beautiful and magnetic. Their approach and attitude was always precise and professional. The confidence and seriousness of the Rubin Team imbued our offering, and we were in contract above asking (and our expectations) in less than four weeks. In the days leading up to contract and those that followed to close, I never lacked for an update nor waited long for a response to my inquiries. My wife and I are completely satisfied and grateful we chose the expertise of the Rubin Team.

-J. Perko

Josh was very professional and he clearly demonstrated how expertise and clear understanding of a specific market can produce quick and desired results.

-J. Veksler

Josh, Dan and their team are excellent residential brokers. They are subject matter experts on Manhattan condos, and know the Village cold (I have lived in the Village for 20 years, and immediately sensed they know the nuances of every building here, which is beyond helpful). They priced my 3-bed condo spot on (ie, deliberately a touch below to create an immediate bidding war), they suggested a staging company that made a striking difference, and seasonally timed the unit's sale very well. All of this led to a flooded first open house... my condo was in-contract in less than a month from the first showing. A very calm, no-nonsense demeanor as well.

Also, you will have your best experience with Josh and his team if you are the type that can delegate / trust your broker with key decisions (mainly, pricing) -- not to say it couldn't work if you micromanaged it, but am guessing you will then likely under-utilize this team's local market knowledge base. Perfect broker for the seller looking to transact quickly.

-H. Patel

Josh really hustles... he gets the job done and he goes beyond his role in the process to manage all aspects. Huge value add. Great guy too - great to work with. Responsive, smart, honest and practical. Have worked with twice now and Josh is my go-to realtor. Highly recommend!

-B. Perkins

Josh was knowledgeable, sensitive to our needs and a pleasure to work with. He also has a sense of humor which I consider essential to the process. We initially met with Josh more than 8 months before we were able to put our condo on the market, due to illness in the family. Josh did not pressure us and waited until we were able to move forward. At that point he was able to provide us with contacts and workers who helped us move our plan into reality with great speed. I would highly recommend him (and his staff) to anyone who wants a professional who knows the business and who has the relationships to ease what could be a very difficult process. His responsiveness and that of his staff rate an A+.

-J. Odes

If you are thinking of buying or selling in New York, you quite simply HAVE to talk to Josh Rubin.

He is an honest, genuine, straight-talking and responsive expert in this field.

Key to what sets Josh apart is that he has built an equally committed and reliable team around him who are awesome too. They are collectively, and individually, an absolute pleasure to deal with.

-J. Marques

Josh was exceptionally professional and detail oriented. He comes prepared and devotes himself fully to you. Rather than handing off work to others, he runs and manages the whole process.

-J. Braverman

Plain and simple, Josh and his team deliver what they promise. Josh didn’t waste any time in getting traffic to our co-op and within weeks got our asking price to a qualified buyer. He guided us through the process and referred a awesome attorney for a drama free close. I would not hesitate to refer Josh Rubin to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate.

-D. Quaglietta

I have conducted 3 real estate transactions using Josh as my broker in Manhattan. Josh is real-time with his communications which is essential when buying and selling in NYC because of how competitive the market is. I find his no nonsense approach the best way to get a deal done. I sold my apartment at full asking price faster than I expected. Josh is very dialed in to the downtown loft market.

-N. Tristan

Josh and his team did an amazing for the sale of our Greenwich Village apartment. The most important thing to us was the sales price (as opposed to speed, etc), and Josh was very strategic about the way he marketed the place and then led the negotiation. We got a sales price significantly higher than what other brokers had estimated, and Josh was instrumental throughout the process in making that happen. We would warmly recommend him for anyone listing an apartment in the Village.

-F. DeGantes

Josh and his team are terrific. Hired him after not having much success with another high profile broker. In just a few weeks Josh found the right buyer and oversaw a seamless close. He and his team are consummate professionals, give great advice, and are terrific communicators. I highly recommend Josh.

-G. Floro

We chose Josh to represent us on the sale of our Flatiron Loft in 2006 and again in 2012 for the sale of our West Chelsea penthouse. Both times it was his personal dedication to showing the apartment that I think was the key to success in getting us the price we wanted. Many of the successful realtors in Manhattan will list your apartment and then send an assistant to show it who doesn't know anything about it. I think we showed our apartment about 20 times and 18 were him personally showing it before we got our asking price. He even came at 9pm to show a buyer the view at night. We also recommended him to someone in our building whose apartment didn't sell after 3 or 4 months and he relisted with Josh and sold it right away for the price he wanted. So we definitely highly recommend Josh.

-A. Bartlett

We recently used Josh to sell our apartment in the Chelsea area of Manhattan (having used him to sell another apartment in Murray Hill about five years ago). Josh has very strong knowledge of the area and our building, and was very insightful in terms of pricing the property to sell - we received multiple offers within weeks of listing the apartment. He also possesses a very astute business sense, and was able to play the multiple bidder dynamic to our advantage in achieving an attractive outcome for us. He was responsive and very sensitive to our timing issues. I would recommend him without hesitation.

-D. Sagel

Josh has a positive outlook and a no-nonsense approach. At the same time his sense of humor keeps things in perspective. He was persistent, flexible, hard-working. He knew our neighborhood, West Village, like the back of his hand. We followed his advice from beginning to end and we think we got a great deal and fantastic representation.

-R. Schwenk

“ My partner and I recently completed the sale of our one bedroom co-operative apartment in the West Village with the expert assistance of Josh Rubin. He was the only broker to arrive at the interview on time, fully prepared with a binder containing a comprehensive listing of comps, divided into three categories. Josh did not overstate the potential, and while this unit was clearly not among his more valuable listings, he gave me the honest impression that I was a valued client. I followed my instincts and selected Josh, which turned out to be the right choice. An open house generated immediate competitive bidding and the unit sold promptly. I was the president of the co-op and when I informed my fellow board members of my decision to sell and the expected price (and later the actual sales price) They were quite happy and curious about who I used as a broker.

-Patrick J. Dellay

“ I just wanted to write a note to thank you so much for your work in selling my apartment in July. In times like these the highest praise I can come up with is that I didn’t resent paying the broker’s fee one bit. You earned every penny. You were enthusiastic and always available. You held so many open houses on so many Sundays that I knew everyone who might be a potential buyer had had the chance to come in and see the apartment. The result of this diligent work is that I know you got the best price for me and worked tirelessly to make sure that the buyers were approved by the Board and that any wrinkles-there are always wrinkles- got ironed out before closing day.

-Victoria Gerken

“ I have had the chance to work with Josh Rubin early this year on my apartment purchase in The Victoria at 7 East 14th Street. In my course of dealing with Josh, he has demonstrated himself to be one of the most responsible, diligent, conscientious and sincere person I have met in recent years. Josh’s integrity is beyond reproach and his work ethic is exemplary. I have long believed that hard work and hustle are paramount in determining one’s success in business. Having had the chance to work with Josh, I believe that he has demonstrated his ability as a successful real estate broker. Josh will no doubt be a great asset to anyone who works with him.”

-Connie Wen

“When Josh Rubin listed an apartment for us 2 weeks before Thanksgiving, who could imagine that the response would be so overwhelming for an apartment that required full renovation. Josh and his assistant had to endure lines out the door for the two open houses and an avalanche of showings to other interested parties. He had to manage the 40 offers over Thanksgiving from prospective buyers and he had to help the board by summarizing as best he could the potential pros and cons of each offer. Through the whole process he remained calm and helpful to the various buyers and supportive and objective in his advice to the board. While the process was intense, Josh always remained professional and the co-op received more than 20% over our asking price! We can whole-heartedly recommend Josh for the work he has done.”

-Laura Enos
13 Downing Street Owners Corporation

“My husband and I enjoyed working with Josh, particularly his market knowledge and commitment and his lightening-fast responsiveness. We were satisfied with the sale price received and relatively short period of time the unit was on the market. We would undoubtedly recommend Josh, to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the city.”

- Janna Manes

“Josh earned the listing hands down. He provided me with a detailed proposal that included real justifications for his pricing. I listed with Josh and sold the property at above listing price. Over the years I have worked with different brokers as I bought and sold properties. I can honestly say I was never as impressed with any broker as Josh. He is truly knowledgeable, and a delight to work with. He represented me with total professionalism.”

- Robert Cerchione

“This was our first time selling a home and we had mixed emotions about selling because we loved our apartment and our neighborhood. We were both so surprised at how easy Josh made the process. He was sensitive to communicating to both me and my husband separately so we were both always informed; he worked with us to determine an asking price we both felt comfortable with; and after we received numerous offers had the information we needed to make a confident decision on accepting an offer. We were very happy with the price we received and with the coordination that worked out perfectly with the purchase of our house.”

- Kimberly Hull

THE RUBIN  TEAM

THE RUBIN TEAM

At Douglas Elliman Real Estate


26 West 17th St

New York, NY 10011

Office: 212.321.7111

Mobile: 917.727.6321

 

 

CONTACT ME

Email us »

Download vCard »

 

or Login