I had the pleasure of working with Mike Mishkin to get my apartment on the UWS rented out under a short time frame and with ever changing conditions at the apartment (Visiting parents, different states of moving out, pending construction, etc.) This was my first time working with a broker and I admit to a healthy dose of skepticism.
However, Mike and his team were very active, polite, and professional and in the end were able to deliver a long term tenant in the time frame agreed. They handled everything and freed me up to deal with a plethora of other problems.
I think the best thing about Mike was his communication skills. I could rely on him to answer my texts very quickly or take a call almost any time. Furthermore, I could rely on him to communicate to prospective tenants exactly what I wanted. There was no over-promising or wild expectations. This was very reassuring since I was mired in other problems and knowing that I could get an update on the status of the apartment at any time from Mike was very comforting.
If you are looking for a broker who is personable, reliable, and with excellent communication skills. Look no further.