Merit Group & Associates Real Estate Brokerage Firm

category: Real estate agency, Apartment rental agency, Commercial agent, Property management company, Real estate agent
address: Sunnyside, NY 11104, United States
Phone: +1 718-786-6700
Monday10 AM–7 PM
Tuesday10 AM–7 PM
Wednesday10 AM–7 PM
Thursday10 AM–7 PM
Friday10 AM–7 PM
Saturday11 AM–3 PM

rayting: 4.8
services: From the business: Identifies as Latino-owned, Identifies as women-owned,
Service options: Online appointments,
Amenities: Gender-neutral toilets,
Planning: Appointment required,

Name: H****** K***
Date: 2023-07-24 13:53:02
Rating: 5
Comment: Linda and Rene are Amazing! I reached out and they responded within the hour and I was able to see the unit same day and apply. They were incredibly friendly and Rene knew so much about the building and the neighborhood. You can tell they care a lot about not only the buildings they handle but also the tenants. I also didn’t feel pressured which is nice. I would highly recommend going through them for your next place. Thank you Rene and Linda!

Name: G**** M*******
Date: 2023-05-23 00:48:08
Rating: 5
Comment: Merit Group is a gem: Linda and Rene were professional, thorough, extremely helpful and easy to work with. They helped us with our move back to nyc, and when a new job called, found a tenant to take over our lease—under just a few days’ notice. They make this job look easy. I’m still speechless and cannot recommend them enough. Thank you Linda, you are amazing.

Name: V***** S******
Date: 2023-02-24 19:21:58
Rating: 5
Comment: Linda is simply amazing! She is professional, resourceful, determined, smart, motivated...I can go on and on and it still would not accurately reflect her excellence! I cannot say enough great things about Linda! Again, she is simply amazing! I strongly and without reservation recommend Linda and Rene at Merit Group & Associates!! They are excellent!
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Name: X*** L*
Date: 2022-03-05 19:19:36
Rating: 5
Comment: Highly recommended! Merit Group just helped us to sell our apartment. Both Linda and Rene are very responsible and helpful. They gave us a lot of useful information and recommendations since this is the first time we are selling. They are very experienced and have a great understanding of the market in Sunnyside. You cannot go wrong with them.

Name: L**** B******** A**
Date: 2022-02-22 17:37:47
Rating: 5
Comment: René Rivas was amazing! We found a wonderful apartment in Sunnyside. The location is incredible and the place is lovely! René was very helpful, nice and took care of my wife and I when we had to rent the apartment. Highly recommended agency!

Name: P**** L**
Date: 2022-02-02 18:18:27
Rating: 5
Comment: Working with Linda and Rene has been a fantastic experience. They go above and beyond to make sure you find exactly what you are looking for!

Name: S******* G*******
Date: 2021-11-22 01:03:18
Rating: 5
Comment: Very nice and polite customer service

Name: E**** C***
Date: 2020-12-30 04:24:00
Rating: 5
Comment: I cannot compliment Linda and Merit Group & Associates enough.Start to finish, Linda went above and beyond with her helpfulness and kindness.Linda was so quick to respond to questions, easy to communicate with and understanding of our concerns.Apartment rentals can be daunting and confusing - Linda was clear, helpful and so easy to work with. She was always one step ahead, anticipated our concerns and questions and has an incredible work ethic.Linda is informative and patient and will make sure you are taken care of every step of the way and makes sure arrangements are done professionally, thoroughly and efficiently!Linda and Merit Group are the ABSOLUTE BEST! Cannot compliment enough and it is rare to find such kindness.

Name: S**** H*******
Date: 2020-03-08 14:36:12
Rating: 5
Comment: Jamie was fantastic. She found me an apartment that hadnt even been put on the market, I viewed it the same day the previous tenants moved out. She even struck up a conversation with a tenant to ask about what it was like living in the building.Got a great price, great apt. Jamie went above and beyond through the whole process. Highly recommend.

Name: A*********
Date: 2020-01-23 00:51:40
Rating: 5
Comment: Even with the challenges of the current housing market, finding a tennant with Linda and her team was possible. They are super, responsive, flexible and will work with you on everything you need. Plus, working with Linda was truly a wonderful experience. The journey from websearch of best realtors in Sunnyside, to our first phone call, email, meeting to listing and finally to finding the right applicants to sublet my coop was wonderful. You will not find better than Merit Group!!!!!!

Name: A***** K***
Date: 2020-01-09 00:32:40
Rating: 5
Comment: Over the summer I decided to move - I typically stick with no fee and finding an apartment on my own. Through street easy, I found a nice apartment and contacted the agent (it was the agents exclusive so no choice!). I met Linda at her office and she jumped us in her car to the apartment and saw how quickly I didnt like it. Rather than (as most do) saying good luck, Linda took me to a handful of other apartments and helped me to navigate the area as I moved from Harlem to Sunnyside (and I knew nothing about Sunnyside!).Linda even showed me an apartment she knew would be available and I really liked the place. She made the paperwork super easy, is always available, and is still a great contact for neighborhood needs. She made sure the apartment was cleaned and painted and helped walk me through all the ins and outs of the place.I cant say enough that I really dislike using a broker and paying the fee. Linda was very reasonable with the fee, and I actually felt that she worked for the fee (again, big firm brokers just want and get the fee using exclusive listings, but Linda took the time (as a very local broker firm) to make sure i was taken care of. I would recommend her to anyone looking in the queens area - she even showed me some co-ops, but didn’t feel ready to do that (she was helpful in starting to help me think about it though) and if I choose to go that route I will use her!

Name: E****
Date: 2019-10-03 23:54:50
Rating: 5
Comment: Rene, Jamie, and Linda were the most honest and helpful realty group I experienced when looking to move to NY. I had less than a week to find place and they made it happen in 2 days! They were clear about all the recent laws passed to protect tenants and gave me the best deal I could find in my most favorable unit. Upon our way out Rene gave all the precautions I needed to know, Jamie recommended the best spots in town, all while Linda made sure I had everything set for my new lease. Im so grateful for this group and would recommend them to anyone looking to live in Sunnyside/Queens!

Name: L**** T******
Date: 2018-09-17 15:02:20
Rating: 5
Comment: I was looking for an apartment that i can move in the soonest possible time. I found an apartment at Streeteasy listed by Paul of Merit Group. Same day he showed me the apartment and 2 days later i am signing the lease. Paul and Linda processed my application fast and without any hiccups and went through all that needs to be done . They are very helpful and professional. Paul even followed up after i moved in to make sure that it went flawlessly. Next time i need a rental or when i start looking to buy, i will surely get the assistance of Merit. Highly recommend these guys.

Name: m******* w**
Date: 2018-09-01 01:19:10
Rating: 5
Comment: Linda and Paul break the mold. They are the best. I walked into their office a day after I moved into an apartment that turned out to be completely roach infested. Linda was so kind and compassionate. They showed me an apartment that day and in a very short amount of time, thanks to their diligence and good advice, I was able to move into a much better place. I am so grateful and will wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking for an apartment in Queens.

Name: S**** F**
Date: 2018-07-18 18:56:17
Rating: 5
Comment: Paul and Linda just helped me get my deposit back from a hell landlord. I am really in relief after this and appreciate all their effort in helping me out of trouble.

Name: T***
Date: 2018-07-13 19:48:05
Rating: 5
Comment: Paul helped me find the perfect tenants. Hes very experienced and knows the area very well. He strictly runs background checks and used his own people judgement to find the perfect tenants. Paul truly cares and not just trying to make a quick sale. He wont accept anyone if he finds any red flags, just to prevent possible issues in the future. Pleasure to work with him.

Name: F******** R****
Date: 2018-06-30 12:52:13
Rating: 5
Comment: Paul and Kareline were very friendly and helpful to me and my wife. They helped us find a very nice place to live.

Name: D**** B******
Date: 2018-06-29 17:21:43
Rating: 5
Comment: Super satisfied with my entire year cooperation with Paul. He’ve been helpful for me to settle in New York City, which is really different from the other cities I lived. And today he got my deposit back from the landlord who’s such a xx guy that I never believe I can handle! Very happy now.

Name: A****** B*****
Date: 2018-04-11 19:32:17
Rating: 5
Comment: Paul helped my wife and I find our dream apartment in the perfect place at the perfect price. We also appreciate how he took us in last minute and alleviated the headache we received earlier from looking at other apartments with another agent. Come to this place if youre in need of not an apartment, but the apartment.

Name: T****** R***
Date: 2015-09-07 14:20:13
Rating: 5
Comment: I was so fortunate to find Paul and Linda after dealing with the typical slimy NYC firms. You know the ones-- the places that look more like the floor of the NYSE than a room of people who want to help you find your home. The places that make you sign an agreement pledging 15% commission before ever stepping foot in an apartment. The places that blatantly show you the wrong apartment, or that pull the Sorry, that was just rented, let me show you some similar places [that are further away and dirtier and shittier]. And of course, all of this is when those firms bother getting back to you at all.That is NOT what I found at Merit. From the moment you walk in, the atmosphere is warm and familial. Throughout the search and application process (including when the first place I applied to fell through, and I wasnt charged the application fee), Paul and Linda really listened to my concerns. They took their time with me; for example, I wanted to see a place that already had an application pending, just in case, and Paul took me. We both knew it was a waste of time, but it was still helpful for me to go. They were honest and upfront with me, knowledgeable about the neighborhoods in which I looked, and--perhaps most importantly--Paul convinced me to expand my search. If I hadnt, I wouldnt be writing this from the new apartment I love in Jackson Heights.Like many non-native Manhattan dwellers, my experience with Queens was limited to a few basic landmarks (a bar or two in Astoria, Citifield, LGA.... yeah thats it). So when Paul first suggested Jackson Heights, I told him it was too far. Case closed. Look at a map. Still, the pickings in Sunnyside at my budget were slim, so eventually I relented and agreed to just look at a couple of places in Jackson Heights. As we drove over, Paul pointed out restaurants I might like and told me about the neighborhood.I ended up in a studio with a brand new kitchen and bathroom, courtyard space, a few blocks from the trains. Its not too far; my commute to Midtown is exactly the same as it was when I lived in the East Village.And to boot, my brokers fee was less than those aforementioned sleazy Manhattan firms.Paul and Linda were great to work with and I am very grateful to have found them![Also posted on Yelp]

Name: o** g**** E*** H***
Date: 2015-03-07 21:57:27
Rating: 4
Comment: A real Neighborhood Professional, Very Helpful and Friendly. Paul and Linda were most concerned that the Sunnyside Area was right for my needs, they wanted to make sure that I would be happy there. Sunnyside is defineitly an area that you need a Local Professional to find the best deal. I will recommend Paul and Linda at Merit friends and family.

Name: T****** W****
Date: 2013-11-23 18:25:03
Rating: 5
Comment: Apartment hunting has been a nightmare for me. Aisha was eager to help me find a new place in Brooklyn. She was great at communicating and flexible with scheduling as my work hours are odd. She asked me questions to better understand what I was looking for which I appreciated because she saved me time in the long run. I felt compelled to write a review after seeing someone complain about her as she was very informative about the neighborhood and took me to go see multiple buildings. I agreed to meet Aisha at a coffee shop near the apartment so we could go over paperwork because realtors are not allowed to give out addresses until a disclosure form from the Department of State has been signed. My experience with Aisha was extremely pleasant and I would recommend her to anyone looking for an apartment because unlike other realtors, she was honest and compassionate.