January 2019

“It really didn''t feel like I was with a real estate agent, but like I was with a friend”
I am writing to express my gratitude and appreciation for the work Barclay Smyly did in finding me an apartment in NYC. I moved to NY in February from Virginia. Even though I wasn''t in the state yet, Barclay found out my needs and wants in an apartment and sent me a number of options that met the criteria. When I had narrowed them down and actually came to the city, Barclay was extremely organized and had the day all planned for going to see the apartments. At each apartment Barclay explained its proximity to my job and school and a little about the area. It really didn''t feel like I was with a real estate agent, but like I was with a friend. Barclay''s caring attitude and commitment to his clients was made even more evident when an apartment I really liked was no longer available. Barclay seemed to be more sad about it then I was. But that just made him work harder. We finally found a place that I love and am glad to call home. The best part, in addition to Barclay''s professionalism and commitment to doing the best job for his clients, was the first piece of mail I received at my new address was well wishes on my new place from Barclay.
Arielle M.
"...went above and beyond anyone''s expectations..."
I am writing to express our sincere appreciation for the dedicated service you provided our family searching for an apartment in Manhattan. I agree, you can feel that Barclay Smyly truly cares about finding the perfect apartment for you and you are not JUST another client. He went above and beyond anyone''s expectations, with patience, determination, and skills he did it during the busiest time of year. In addition to having excellent work ethics, and an enviable talent, you became a loyal friend to all of us. Your attention to detail and relentless determination made this possible. You deserve the recognition not only as a licensed Real Estate Sales Person but you have a real passion for your profession. It has been such a pleasure working with you and we would recommend you highly. Keep up the good work!
Rick and Paula
"Perfect match for my apartment search"
I am really happy that I found in Barclay a trusted broker and adviser for the real estate market in New York. I really esteem that he listened to my needs and requirements and showed me exactly the apartments I was looking for. Moreover, he did not stop working after the signature of the contract and continue to be a very helpful contact for the relocation time. I really thank Barclay in finding my new home in New York City.
“You can tell that he genuinely cares about his clientele”
I am writing to say that Barclay is the best! He helped me find the perfect apartment without A. Showing me listings that didn''t match the criteria I was looking for or B. Being pushy in the least. You can tell that he genuinely cares about his clientele and treats you more like family than just a dollar sign. He was wonderful to work with, and I would recommend Barclay without any hesitation!
“He was friendly, patient, diligent, and professional”
We moved to New York City from California and Barclay did a wonderful job in finding us an apartment that not only suited us, but was pet friendly. As one can imagine, finding an apartment in New York is tough, but finding an apartment that would take a dog is even tougher. Barclay worked very hard in identifying a very nice apartment for us here in New York City. He was friendly, patient, diligent, and professional. He truly showed he cared and we really appreciated this!
“Barclay is truly amazing” I really want to take this time out to express how thankful my family and I are with the assistance of Barclay in finding an apartment for me. I took a job in the city and started without even having an apartment squared away, thankfully Barclay was referred by my HR director. He was so attentive with me and understood the urgency in finding an apartment. During our first search he was so prepared, with information on the nearest subways, shopping areas, and how long my commute would be to work. he showed several places and all of them fit my criteria and thanks to him I was able to find a place that same day. Even weeks after contracts were signed and the deal was closed I had an issue with my building, and he stepped up made phone calls and got me in touch with all the contacts I needed to make sure I was satisfied and happy with my apartment. My mother and I were so relieved, and put at ease with his help. Barclay is truly amazing!!!! Jamila
"the next time I need to move Barclay will be the first call I make"
Recently I was offered a new job in lower Manhattan and had to move quickly from the upper east side after only living in Manhattan for 6 months. As a novice I tried looking at apartments on my own with no luck. I decided to try to work with an agent and luckily Barclay responded almost instantly. We spent the entire day around my schedule to see apartments that I would never have come across on my own and were my exact specifications. I could tell that he did a lot of research before our time together and it really paid off! He answered all of my questions and made me feel like I was his only customer. Although I ended up going with another apartment; the next time I need to move Barclay will be the first call I make!
"I haven''t felt this satisfied with service about any other realtor so far"
My apartment got flooded during Sandy. I needed a place in urgency because of family and work. I want to make it clear, that nobody came close to the openness and sincerity that I felt with Barclay. Of course he got us the apartment in 48 hours. Yes! partly luck has to do with it, but he was savvy to ask the right questions, and narrow down our need and budget. Never did I feel with him, that he is pushy, or want to move on to the next job. I did ask him to show apartments, beyond my range, and he complied. I haven''t felt this satisfied with service about any other realtor so far in my life. Actually have been bitten and falsely advised by few. I wouldn''t bother to write this review, let alone create a login Id and do it. But I believe, Barclay delivers a sophisticated service, a combination of care, smartness, keen knowledge of real estate, a subtleness of approach with his customers which makes the experience human and warm. When I move again I will contact him, but I am pretty sure, he will beat me to it.
"...never felt pressured or doubted his genuine honesty"
In Manhattan, where it costs at least $60/day to simply shrivel into fetal position on your bed, you''ll need a grounded broker to find your own piece of the island. Barclay''s approachable demeanor encourages you to better express the sort of shelter you seek. When working with Barclay, I''ve never felt pressured or doubted his genuine honesty. He''ll design you a well-orchestrated schedule of listings, so that you can educate yourself on the relevant NYC housing market. Thus, when you finally find a place, you''ll know that you''ve made an informed decision.
"Barclay genuinely cares about clients..."
I had a great experience with Barclay Smyly. He genuinely cares about his clients and finding them the best apartment possible. He is very knowledgeable about the NYC apartment landscape. I highly recommend him!
"Barclay was a very responsive and knowledgeable salesperson..."
Barclay was a very responsive and knowledgeable sales person. I told him what I wanted, where I wanted to be and how much I was willing to pay. He immediately got it and showed me places that fit the bill. He definitely knows what he is doing and I will recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great place to call their home.
"[Barclay] makes you feel more like a friend, not just another client..."
Barclay went above and beyond in helping me find my apartment. You can tell that he really cares about you finding the right place, and he makes you feel more like a friend, not just another client. I would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone looking to rent in manhattan, he really is dedicated to what he does and that dedication shows through in his service. He also showed me where you really do get the best sandwiches in New York.. thanks again Barclay
“I would definitely work with Barclay again and have already recommended him to friends”
I recently had to move within a very short time frame. I really appreciated that Barclay showed me only apartments which fit my criteria. By day 2, I had put an application in on an apartment. Barclay was so helpful and did everything to expedite the process. After the move-in he followed up to make sure all went well. He was highly professional throughout. I would definitely work with Barclay again and have already recommended him to friends!
“Barclay Smyly stepped in to exceed our expectations”
We needed to find an apartment fast to accommodate a family of three moving from another city and Barclay Smyly stepped in to exceed our expectations. Warm, friendly, dedicated and extremely well-versed in New York City real estate, he rose to the challenge of finding an apartment just days before the holidays, even canceling some of his own plans to give us an opportunity to take a second look at a property. He negotiated fiercely on our behalf, reducing some of our costs and sparing us the heartbreak of having to find new homes for our pets and kept total cool throughout. We could not be happier with Barclay''s service and wish him the best of success in all of his pursuits.
“I would highly recommend working with Barclay”
Barclay is a professional. He was very thorough in his searches for apartments that matched my criteria, scheduled the viewings efficiently, and had the patience and flexibility to address changes in locations and styles of living quarters as I learned about the different neighborhoods and housing options. I would highly recommend working with Barclay.