by Cori R , Renting my new studio through Donald. , Upper East Side
Renting my new studio through Donald has been the most stress-free, seamless apartment rental experience I have ever had in Manhattan. When Donald initially showed me the apartment, he said he would wait 2 days for me to decide if I wanted the apartment or not before showing it to anyone else. In 8 years and 5 apartment searches in Manhattan, that is the first time EVER that a real estate agent showed me such consideration. It allowed me to think the decision over before committing. If I had been rushed, I probably would have passed on the apartment and missed out on a great opportunity. Every meeting we had - apartment viewing, second viewing, lease signing, lease drop off, Donald was on time and communicative via text and call. Donald offered great information regarding the management company and superintendent, and was able to arrange a meeting with my new super before the move-in so I could ask further questions about the building. I was incredibly touched when Donald personally dropped off a housewarming gift along with the copy of my new lease. Finding your next home is an incredibly personal experience, and Donald''s hospitality and extra effort made the whole process stress-free. I was lucky to have him as my broker!
by Jennifer M. , If your looking for someone who cares about you. , Upper East Side
At first I wasn''t looking for a broker to help me, however being an out of state resident I really didn''t know much about NY apartments. Luckily I got into contact with Donald and he helped me prepare everything. he let know what I needed in paperwork and what my guarantor needed as well. He basically let us know everything we needed before we flew out looking for a place. I was on a really tight time constraint (3 days before I started me job) and Donald hit the nail right on the head. The apartment was perfect, price was in range, location is great, everything I asked for and more.
If your looking for someone who cares about you, and keeps in great contact (we still keep in contact til this day and its almost been a month) Donald is the right man for you!
by Laura L. , I will contact him again next time I move. , Upper East Side
I never write reviews. Never. The fact that I''m writing one now shows how much I respect Donald Sheffey. I''ve lived in Manhattan on and off for 15 years without consulting an agent. I was going through the listings on Naked.com, saw Donald''s profile, and contacted him immediately. What you see is what you get. He is charming, personable, knowledgeable, and caring. Yes, caring. He asked me questions to find out what I was really looking for. I have pets. I needed a pet friendly building, which is getting rarer these days. He had wonderful suggestions, and found me just the right place, one I never would have found on my own. I''m sold. I will contact him again next time I move. He''s that good.
by Sergiy S. , From the first moment I met Donald I felt comfortable and confident in his professionalism. , Upper East Side
From the first moment I met Donald I felt comfortable and confident in his professionalism. All appointments were accommodating according to my schedule and kept on time. Showing apartment is an art to present it, show all positive and negative sides and be opened franc and outspoken with client. Donald is that agent that you can trust and believe. He is aware about your concerns and requirements, able to offer exactly what you are looking for. Next complicated and boring process-paperwork went smooth and easy with big his help. He showed again his ability to understand you , communicate effective and make this process as easy as possible.
I highly recommend Donald in any case you looking for new apartment or just if making first steps on the market without any idea what you want. In any case he is great to help you with that.
by Arty S. , I always felt Donald had my back. , Upper West Side
I rented an apartment from Donald about two years ago and he was so great I''ve come back to him. He is efficient, doesn''t waste my time on apartments that won''t work, is responsive to my questions, and was an incredible negotiator for me the last time. I always felt Donald had my back.
by Ioulia K. , Patient and attentive and got me exactly what I was looking for. , Upper East Side
Mr Sheffey (ok, now I call him Donald because I feel like we know each other so well) was fantastic.
I had been having so much trouble finding an apartment that met my needs. It''s like he read my mind....or could see the vision of what I could make of the perfect place (even though others couldn''t). He was patient and attentive and got me exactly what I was looking for.
I have now recommended him to 3 other friends and 1 family member who are looking in NYC and he''s doing a great job for them as well.
I highly recommend Donald!!!
by Holland B. , Donald. He's your guy! , Upper East Side
I can not say enough kind words about Donald. He returned my initial call immediately and asked tons of questions, so he could get an idea of exactly what I was looking for. Unlike almost every other broker I contacted, Donald only showed me places I would like and could afford. Other brokers were more interested in just finding tenants for whatever yukky places they still had open at the end of the month, and some were very manipulative, either trying to talk me into a yukky apt or by scaring me by saying I would not be able to qualify for a better place! The NYC apt hunt is scary to begin with, and Donald is a rare broker, one who actually cares! He nice and funny to boot. He knows the Upper East Side apt market really well, which was very helpful.
Donald kept in constant touch by phone, text and email, unlike most other brokers who only get back to me once (if at all) and then disappear.
One more thing to mention. I was looking for a lower priced studio, and my income is mid-range, and my credit so-so, which caused many of the other brokers to blow me off. Donald did not, thank god. He found me a sunny real 1 bedroom (not a studio!) that I can afford! I''d suggest to anyone looking for a Manhattan apt to contact Donald. He''s your guy!
by Mario & Michael , Fantastic! , Financial District
Fantastic! Thank you so much Donald! We love our new home!
If you want to work with a true professional, Michael and I highly recommend Donald Sheffey.
He is prompt, courteous and upfront. He responded promptly to every inquiry and made every aspect of the process simple. Donald is definitely knowledgeable and listens thoroughly to his clients' needs and desires.
My husband and I are quite particular and busy. Donald was very flexible with our time constraints and did not waste any time. He only showed us potential apartments we would like, with the amenities we required and in the areas we requested. He understood exactly want we wanted.
Donald explained every detail of the process and was quite helpful with all of the paperwork, formalities and documentation.
Donald not only met our expectations, but exceeded them!
Again, thank you Donald for your amazing service. Michael and I sincerely appreciate everything!
by Valerie L , Donald Sheffey, was the best!!! , Upper East Side
My agent, Donald Sheffey, was the best!!! He was very informative & helpful in every way possible. This move was very "bittersweet" to me and my fiance, however, Donald made this transition as smooth as possible. The area that I was interested in just happened to be the area of town that Donald actually lives in. His knowledge and experience was valuable beyond words. I would recommend Donald Sheffey to anyone moving to New York, he answered so many of my questions and was very patient with me. This is a very exciting time in my life, and Donald made the move a pleasure!
by Feh G. , My experience with Don was fantastic! , Upper East Side
My experience with Don was fantastic! He was quite patient, communicative and efficient! I had to travel abroad after looking at apartments. While abroad, Don kept me updated. Once I found my apartment, my move was delayed because FedEx misplaced leasing documents sent to the leasing company. Don went the extra mile during the leasing process; following up with the leasing company, picking up my keys so I could attend orientation at my new job. Don has checked up on me to ensure I am settled and has made several useful recommendations re designing my apt, restaurants etc. I would recommend Don for everyday of the week and twice on Sunday!