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Orit Aviv helped us finding an apartment in a day! She was spot on and found us the exact apartment we were looking for. It was quick, efficient and very pleasant experience thanks to her. She was also great in communicating with the owner and adjusting our requests.
I never actually used a realty agent before because of misconceptions I had about them. However, I've got to say, I could never have been more wrong in my life.
I've never had such a professional, pleasant, quick and dependable experience as I had with Orit Aviv from Harvard Ave Realty.
As a new comer to the Boston area which was a complete stranger to me, I never thought I could find a place that fits exactly my taste and needs in such a short time.
Orit was exceptionally knowledgeable, dependable, quick and pleasant to work with, that I knew I was in good hands from the first moment and will find exactly what I want.
I strongly recommend using Orit Aviv's and Harvard Realty services for all your Boston area housing needs.
I had a great experience working with David. He was on time for my appointment and even stayed a little later than he normally does to show me a place and accommodate my schedule. He was honest about both apartments that he showed me, both the positive and potential downside, but I loved one and ended up signing a lease that night. I was lucky because the building works exclusively with him. He wasn't pushy like most other realtors that I've dealt with. It was a really pleasant process, and I will be recommending him to anyone that needs a realtor.
I cannot praise Orit Aviv highly enough--she was exactly the type of broker I didn't know I needed to secure the housing I wanted. I'd contacted Orit regarding a listing that had already been rented, but she was incredible in helping me find other options. She was transparent and honest about the apartments we saw, incredibly easy to communicate with, and proactively sent me listings that fit what I was looking for that weren't available online. I can't say enough good things about Orit: she knows what she's doing and she's good at it. Because of her I found exactly what I was looking for: she helped me navigate an ever-changing, fast-moving housing market swiftly and successfully. A process that would have been stressful and headache-inducing was made easy and painless thanks to Orit. Best broker I've ever had, hands down.
I see some negative reviews with Harvard Ave Realty, but my experience was with one agent in particular, Dan Patzelt. Dan showed us a place we unfortunately weren't too happy with once we saw the size, but we went back to his office after at 8PM and he sat with us for over an hour going through listing by listing to find something for us. He was candid regarding location, landlords, price points, etc. In the end, we found something in Brookline that was a great deal though another agency, but Dan was still in contact with us.
He sent us an email asking how the search was going and once we mentioned finding a place, not only did he wish us well but he actually gave us a contact to reach out for to rent parking!
If you're looking for a place in Brighton/Allston, reach out to him, I swear he knows everyone in the area.