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Agency: Bond New York, Greenwich Village office (bondnewyork.com)
Why she's good: Charlotte exuded warmth. Honest with her instincts and witty in her delivery, she asked the landlord as many questions as we did—always a sure sign you're in good hands.
Agency: Ideal Properties Group, Park Slope, Brooklyn, office (idealpropertiesgroup.com)
Why he's good: Dave responded to e-mails quickly and paid attention to the characteristics of our ideal apartment. He's familiar with Brooklyn real estate and showed us a variety of appealing pads while entertaining us with stories of brokering hilarity.
Lijing (Eva) Goldblatt
Agency: Halstead Property, Greenwich Village office (halstead.com)
Why she's good: Described by other clients as "thorough," she was well-prepared for us: She showcased each listing carefully, pointing out particulars after we entered.
Agency: Manzione Real Estate (realtycollective.com)
Why she's good: Mary has been a broker for more than 25 years—and a Brooklynite all her life. She was honest, straightforward and helpful. And after we met her at her Red Hook office, she kindly drove us to each listing, showing off her neighborhood knowledge.
Thomas Blaze Lattanzio and Mary Beth McGill
Agency: Modern Spaces (modernspacesnyc.com)
Why they're good: Thomas and Mary Beth are a team. Both residents and lovers of Long Island City, they offer double the wisdom of the area. They were patient as we snapped pictures of kitchen appliances and bathroom tiles.
482 Driggs Ave at North 10th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-384-5304, aptsandlofts.com)
Brownstone Real Estate
372 Seventh Ave between 11th and 12th Sts, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-499-1410, brownstonelistings.com)
Citi-Habitats--Upper West Side
222 W 72nd St between Broadway and West End Ave (212-712-2722, citi-habitats.com)
The Corcoran Group--Union Square
36 E 12th St between Broadway and University Pl (212-500-7000, corcoran.com)
729 Seventh Ave at 49th St, fourth floor (212-378-2666, manhattanapts.com)