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Daniel C.

I worked with Daoud Heidami, who was the most comprehensive and detail oriented real estate agent I've ever met. We live in Los Angeles and bought in NYC so we needed some to go the extra mile. Whether it was remote iPhone tours of apartments or beating the streets and finding units that hadn't been listed yet (which is exactly how we bought), Daoud was on it. Highly recommend.

Ibrahim H.

Daoud is knowledgeable and experienced real estate agent; it was a pleasure working with him. He took care of all the details of sprucing up and staging my co-op. I signed the contract of sale within the first month of listing. Thank you Daoud for all your hard work!!

Lisa C.

Daoud provided the highest level of service and professionalism in every regard during an especially complicated purchase transaction. As out-of-state buyer's, we had rely on him to be our eyes and ears and our boots on the ground. He went far above and beyond the call of duty as a buyer's broker to make up for our absence. He truly had our best interest at heart and will be an extremely valuable asset to anyone looking for a true advocate and partner when making a real estate transaction.

Susan H.

Daoud and his team were fantastic to work with. They gave great advice throughout and sold my apartment in record time, at full asking price. Similar apartments listed with other companies did not sell as quickly. Daoud was understanding and helped me navigate every challenging part of the process. Catalyst is a fantastic team!

Juan Carlos G.

We hired The Catalyst Team and worked with Emily Ackerman and Beth Gittleman. Could not have made a better decision in my life to navigate real estate in New York for a sell-buy transaction. They helped sell my apartment at best price during the Covid pandemic. They were clear about expected expenses, comps, and help position my property for the best outcome. At the same time they helped us find a larger dream property at an amazing value during the pandemic when good opportunities were being grabbed at flash speeds. This all took 6 months all together. The best decision ever.

Benoit H.

We used the services of Emily and Beth to sell our 1-bedroom apartment to upgrade to a 2-3 bedroom. We met with a few brokers before and felt immediately comfortable with them, on our first meeting they came fully prepared with a full analysis of the market in our neighborhood, comparable listings, etc. We decided to work with them, and if I could give them more than 5 stars I definitely would. Everything was perfect: they were very always available, extremely responsive to our emails/texts. They also did not try to push us into buying something we were hesitant with (they were not trying to get the commission as fast as possible, but were genuinely looking for our forever home). They also pushed us outside of our comfort zone, showing us apartments which were outside of our criteria sometimes (but always checking with us first if we wanted to see those, so we don't lose time). They assi…

We used the services of Emily and Beth to sell our 1-bedroom apartment to upgrade to a 2-3 bedroom. We met with a few brokers before and felt immediately comfortable with them, on our first meeting they came fully prepared with a full analysis of the market in our neighborhood, comparable listings, etc. We decided to work with them, and if I could give them more than 5 stars I definitely would. Everything was perfect: they were very always available, extremely responsive to our emails/texts. They also did not try to push us into buying something we were hesitant with (they were not trying to get the commission as fast as possible, but were genuinely looking for our forever home). They also pushed us outside of our comfort zone, showing us apartments which were outside of our criteria sometimes (but always checking with us first if we wanted to see those, so we don't lose time). They assisted us in everything with the offers, the bank, etc. They were great advisors on all aspects, they were great negotiators. And we found a place we would have never dreamt of! And on a personal note, they are really fun to work with. I very very highly recommend them, there is nothing they could have done differently (and I'm usually the kind of person being very critical!)

Yumiko A.

Emily and her team did an outstanding job to help me sell my apartment at a much higher price than I originally expected. Emily and her team were very creative, sensitive to my needs and also super fun to work with. I highly recommend the Catalyst Team!

Mike M.

Deciding to sell my home mid-pandemic was a tough one, but Beth and the Catalyst team laid out all of my options with clear numbers so that I could make the best decision, and how to carry it out with ease. The financial analysis, status of the market, and short/long term goals all went into the decision making process, and the step-by-step hand holding to get through it all was above and beyond what I could have expected. Starting from the decision to sell, we worked together on prepping the apartment, staging it, taking photos, and getting all documentation needed for a smooth process. Getting through negotiations was a breeze with quick response times and great advice. I always felt like I was in good hands knowing what the pros and cons of each decision were. All of the business and paperwork side of things was completely taken care of, even with me being on the other side of the…

Deciding to sell my home mid-pandemic was a tough one, but Beth and the Catalyst team laid out all of my options with clear numbers so that I could make the best decision, and how to carry it out with ease. The financial analysis, status of the market, and short/long term goals all went into the decision making process, and the step-by-step hand holding to get through it all was above and beyond what I could have expected. Starting from the decision to sell, we worked together on prepping the apartment, staging it, taking photos, and getting all documentation needed for a smooth process. Getting through negotiations was a breeze with quick response times and great advice. I always felt like I was in good hands knowing what the pros and cons of each decision were. All of the business and paperwork side of things was completely taken care of, even with me being on the other side of the country. I'd trust Beth and the Catalyst team with any real estate need.

Olivia M.

Emily Ackerman was a delight to work with in my recent purchase of my first Co-op apartment on the Upper East Side in New York. She took time to get to know me and my preferences for an apartment. Given it was my first real estate purchase, Emily explained all the financial elements to me and kept me on track with all the documents required for the co-op board application. She was extremely responsive and available whenever I wished to view apartments. When we saw apartments together, Emily gave helpful suggestions about what would be possible with each space and was honest with me about what would and would not work. I came to quickly trust and value Emily's opinion. Emily is highly organized, motivated and solution-oriented. I would use Emily again without a doubt and will continue to refer her to my network.

Jason B

We worked with Emily to buy our new place. She was efficient, thorough, friendly, supportive, and responsive at every single step in the process. I am particularly grateful for how she always thought a step (or two) ahead and helped me prepare for it. I highly recommend her and the Catalyst Team.

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