Long Island Real Estate: 3 Companies You Can Trust

Retail store at Greybarn in Long IslandEvery company that offers a service centered around the happiness of its customers has a reputation to uphold. No company wants to get a bad review, so most will make every effort to accommodate the requests of the people they service.

This is especially true in the competitive real estate market that is New York. Let’s take a look at a few of the real estate companies in Long Island, and see what their customers are saying about them.


The Austad Team at Douglas Ellimen Real Estate, 47-37 Vernon Blvd, Long Island, NY

As with any large company, you will find positive and negative reviews about their agents. Douglas Ellimen Real Estate is the largest real estate company in the region with over 80 offices and 6000 agents in the New York City area. Christopher Austad has his office in Long Island City, and works the surrounding area. There are 11 reviews of the Austad Team on Yelp.com dating back to September of 2012. All of the reviews paint a picture of a courteous professional that puts the needs of the clients first. Most reviews use words like professional, hard working, helpful, knowledgeable, and trustworthy.


Citi Zone Realty, 33-08 30th Avenue, Astoria, NY

Owned by Louis Philippou and Mario Tsikis, Citi Zone Realty lists 11 associates on their website. According the reviews I read, it seems that have a wonderful associate in Ana Saljanin. Ana has 24 client reviews on Yelp.com. 23 of the 24 reviews were 5 stars, and the 24th review was a 4 star review. Clients describe Ana as personable, professional, honest, accommodating, flexible, and sincere. One review was even made by someone looking for a tenant describing Ana as “highly experienced yet down to earth”.


Rechler Equity Partners LLC, 85 S Service Rd, Plainview, NY

Rechler Equity Partners, LLC, in conjunction with their affiliate R Squared Real Estate Partners, is committed to the Long Island community. The company has developed a mixed-use community in Amityville called Greybarn. The Rechlers have established an excellent reputation in Long Island by working hand-in-hand with local officials, tenants, and various partners in Long Island community.


If you are looking for your own real estate professional to help you find an apartment or home in Long Island, try searching Yelp.com.  There was a list of the top 10 agents and brokers in Long Island.

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