One of my newest clients sent me about seven referrals and one of these people said to me:
Wow. That's soul satisfaction.
Another client confessed:
"It's so stressful because when you find out you have to move you have like 30 days. Within those 30 days you still have a full-time job. Then you have to deal with all the fake ads and all the brokers who waste your time. I couldn't sleep at night; it was that intense, until I stumbled upon you."
In 2005 I founded Katrina Home Drive (KHD), a completely volunteer driven community of people throughout the United States who wanted to help displaced evacuees. Through KHD I was able to help people and families to new homes and a new start.
I shut down my lucrative commercial real estate office on Park Avenue and dedicated myself to helping renters in my home town: New York City. I was the first person to remove the tag along broker from the real estate transaction. I did this because with only a phone and a computer I'd been successful in helping thousands of Katrina survivors. So I implemented this idea in helping renters save on broker fees.
This lead to a stunning response from the people I helped. I did no advertising, yet my phone didn't stop ringing. Without knowing it I'd stumbled upon a need.
The human connection.
I don't just help people bypass broker fees, I help people bypass bad apartments and bad landlords. I look after you. I want to make sure you're happy after you move in. Brokers don't do this. They never will.
For me, it's personal.
With so many of my clients who get transferred to other cities I expanded my AptStar service to help them. I can now help you, too.