Having enjoyed careers in the arts and higher education spanning more than 20 years, Jesse Berger brings to his real estate practice knowledge of finance as well as experience in overcoming obstacles and does both with innovation and intelligence. "Jesse was our realtor in two sets of transactions in Manhattan over the last three years. He was unerringly professional, helpful, attentive, capable and generally wonderful in helping us navigate the very complicated real estate world that is New York co-ops." E.S.
"Jesse was a terrific broker to work with! He's very knowledgeable and knows how to help with his clients' needs. The whole selling process can be extremely stressful and Jesse made the whole process smooth for me. I never had to worry about not getting things done on time because Jesse was very responsive and resourceful. When I worked with Jesse I felt like I was his only client but I definitely wasn't! That describes how attentive Jesse is to all his clients. He's the best!" A.C.
"I cannot thank you enough for all your help. I really appreciate all your patience. It did take some time to find the right one but was worth it and I had fun too. . . . Again, thank you so much. It was a pleasure to get to know you and work together to find the perfect apartment." M.L.
"I just want to express my gratitude again for everything you had done. It was my pleasure working with you, and you made the selling process smooth for me which I really appreciate. Thank you again for all your work. If I have friends/boss in the future who want to purchase real estate in NYC , I will definitely let them know I've worked with the best broker :)" A.C.
"Thank you for all your help and guidance in finding . . . our awesome home!" K.R>
"Jesse is, simply put, as good as it gets. He bills himself as the "Lower Stress Broker" and that's exactly what he is. We were first-time buyers of any home, let alone the craziness of the New York City co-op world, and Jesse was incredibly patient and helpful throughout all of our seemingly endless questions and concerns. He's terrific in his responsiveness Jesse prides himself on listening to his clients and exceeding their expectations, both of the process and the outcome." J.S.
As one of his other clients put it, "thanks so much for all of your expert help in finding me a new apartment home. You were right on the money in identifying places that would suit my needs and very sensitive to my budget. You get high marks from me! Much appreciation." (L.G.) "I want my clients to feel comfortable and even enjoy the process of their search," says Jesse. "I am particularly proud of being able to listen to what my clients want, and translate their wishes into helping them both find and secure the home they dream of." "And," he adds, "I can help them do that in a way that is more affordable than they might expect." He has a talent for being able to help his clients determine at a glance if a property is within the range they are aiming for. And if they fall in love with a property that is outside of what they thought they could pay, Jesse can advise them on ways to structure the financing to help them achieve their dream. His clients have been elated with the outcomes: "After searching with other brokers [for three months] . . . you pulled off what anyone looking for an apartment in Manhattan would recognize as a miracle. You found what wanted at my price and in my favorite neighborhood.. . If only I'd gone to you in the first place. I will send any apartment hunters I know straight to you." (M.H.) "At the end of the transaction, a buyer or seller should feel confident that he or she has received outstanding service, including being treated with respect," says Jesse. "And they should feel that they have gained a more sophisticated understanding of the real estate market in New York, to be able to take that new knowledge to their next transaction," he adds. "Working with Jesse Berger was a pleasure and a blessing for me. Jesse was able to find me a great apartment . . . the first time we went out. He made the purchase process seamless for me, and paid attention to every possible detail. Diligent to the end, Jesse even saved me $300 during my closing. I can't recommend him highly enough." (W.F.) Having earned an M.B.A., Jesse has not only served as Director of Financial Management for the Columbia Graduate School of Business for seven years, but he also served as Director of Operations for The Aspen Music Festival, among his many professional positions. An Upper West Side resident for some 20-plus years, he knows the area intimately, yet he is also well versed in the other neighborhoods around the City, having lived in and sold properties in almost every section of Manhattan.
As another client said, "Jesse is, simply put, as good as it gets. He bills himself as the "Lower Stress Broker" and that's exactly what he is. We were first-time buyers of any home, let alone the craziness of the New York City co-op world, and Jesse was incredibly patient and helpful throughout all of our seemingly endless questions and concerns. He's terrific in his responsiveness Jesse prides himself on listening to his clients and exceeding their expectations, both of the process and the outcome." J.S.