Testimonials

Working with Celeste to rent my apartment was a dream! I was looking to rent my place ASAP and Celeste jumped right on it, asking all the right questions to find the perfect tenant. She was efficient in her work and also made suggestions on things that could be done to help speed up the process. Celeste was able to find a great tenant in no time and the process was seamless. Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to rent their apt in NYC!

Donya

Celeste is the consummate professional with a warm and engaging personality. The minute you meet her you instantly feel at ease in her presence. She is not the type of agent that will push you into a
property just to get a sale. Her patient manner, her ability to see the potential with a diamond in the rough helped make my dream to own an apartment come true. She has a keen eye for the dimensions
of a space and can help you visualize the endless possibilities to fit your needs.

Throughout my search – Celeste was gracious with her time, was always on time for our appointments, returned calls promptly and answered my endless barrage of questions. I never felt rushed or dismissed, when viewing a property, and I felt a great sense of comfort have her at my side guiding me through the process. Once I decided on my property and I received the packet of information that I needed to fill out I felt overwhelmed, but Celeste helped me navigate through the forms and made the process seem effortless.

Kim

Celeste was an awesome broker to engage in subletting my Hell’s Kitchen apartment. She was strategic, professional, and relentless in finding the right subletter for my home. Most important of all, she found someone great and shepherded that person through the application/board approval process in less time than I thought possible. I highly recommend her!

Sunil

Celeste was recommended by many and lives up to her expectations as she is clearly the best at what she does ! Celeste is very attentive and grasps exactly what you want. She is truly committed to take care of her clients and managed to find my current home on my second viewing. I am very happy with my apartment all thanks to Celeste!

Patrick

Working with Celeste to find the right apartment for me has been incredible. She is very reliable, professional, and committed. I found the apartment that best suits me and it’s all thanks to Celeste.

Mada

I have been a home owner and a real estate investor for the past 30 years. Celeste has been a wonderful, friendly agent who is also knowledgeable as well as receptive to all my needs. She helped me buy a coop, then rented it out for me 8 months later when the tenant moved out of NYC – it was all without a glitch. I would recommend her to my friends without any hesitation. I truly believe that any buyer or seller will find her service and dedication impeccable.

KC

Celeste was extremely helpful in putting the deal together to get me my apt. The whole process was quick and easy and she was a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend working with Celeste for all your real estate needs.

Barry

Celeste is an extremely capable broker. We met in connection with a property located in midtown east in Manhattan, and she quickly arranged for a lease. Because the lease was embedded in a homeowners’ association, there was quite a lot of paperwork to do, and Celeste stewarded me through the process with a keen eye for detail and a mind towards expediency. She even helped me waive some fees that I wouldn’t know I did not have to pay without her expertise. Celeste has an easy, friendly manner that sets her apart from the competition. Many brokers are overly pushy and come across as dishonest. Celeste could not be further from this stereotype. I felt that every decision made throughout the process was the product of my unalloyed free will, and Celeste felt like an old friend serving as a trusted guide and advisor. I am a young professional who has gone through the process of renting many different properties up and down the east coast. My experience with Celeste was above and beyond the best. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Matthew

Celeste was extremely professional and respectful of my time and urgency to find a tenant. It was at a time where there was competition in the market and stress on my end moving into my new home. She was very reliable and had great follow through. She found renters for my apartment that are respectful of our space and pay rent on time! I highly recommend to work with Celeste and I know you will always be in good hands.

Alana

Celeste goes above and beyond for her clients. She stayed in contact with me throughout the entire home buying process, and because of her all the puzzles fell into place perfectly. Responding within minutes to all my concerns, there was never a moment I had to worry. She made the process so simple. My first time buying a home in NYC will definitely be memorable. She is an absolute professional in her natural habitat, and she paid attention to detail unlike anyone I’ve ever seen. I can happily say I am no longer scared of buying or selling a home. Thank you Celeste, it truly was such a surprisingly easy and wonderful experience. I look forward to my new life in New York, it’s already off to a great start!

Edrelle

Celeste was able to accommodate my tough work schedule, to educate me on suitable neighborhoods, and very quickly get to an apartment that fits my criteria. Very efficient and quick process! The apartment I settled on was not even posted on any real estate sites, so I would never have known unless Celeste was involved. Plus, Celeste is a wonderfully pleasant person to deal with, and I enjoyed looking at apartments with her. Highly recommended!

Jim

Celeste has been a trusted advisor and friend. Her team helped me now to rent two of my apartments. They did this in a seamless manner and rather fast. Celeste knows how to build relationships and is a thorough professional. She is extremely hardworking and a go-getter. Now with twins at hand she is a role model working mom! Thanks for your help.

Ashu

Celeste Pandhi is the most expert realtor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Due to her demeanor, level headedness and diligence we were able to close the deal. She kept everything moving forward when there were bumps in the road. I highly recommend Celeste. She knows her business and gets the job done with a minimum of stress for the buyer and/or seller.

Peter

Celeste was my real estate agent during my relocation from London to New York. Having little knowledge of what I was initially looking for, Celeste worked tirelessly to ensure I could view a variety of properties around Manhattan. Celeste quickly focused the search and within a short period we found my ideal property. The search was not without its difficulties – owing to my international relocation, some landlords required additional security and commitments, particularly the property I wanted to rent. Without Celeste’s negotiation I would not have been able to secure the property I ultimately rented and I am grateful for her professionalism and high standard of service. I would whole heartedly recommend Celeste for your property search in New York.

Fred

My whole real estate experience was enhanced by using Celeste. She not only knew the ins and outs of the market but she was reliable, trustworthy and she took the time to understand me and my needs. I’ve bought and sold properties in the past but have never had such an easy and comfortable experience. She is top notch.

Mary

After 11 years of living in New York, I OFFICIALLY own a small slice of the Big Apple! We closed today on a new apartment in Williamsburg and Matt and I can’t wait to make it our new home! I want to thank my dear friend and broker, Celeste for showing me what must have been 35 apartments, dealing with my relentless attention to detail, and guiding us through a 9 month closing process (new development). It wasn’t easy, but you made it happen…all while cooking up two babies! You are incredible.

Jeff

I have built and remodeled eleven houses, and bought and sold many more properties over decades, and never have I been privy to the level of care, professionalism, and dedication as was provided by Celeste Pandhi. And here’s the remarkable thing — I live in Los Angeles and was referred to Celeste to rent my co-op in New York, so I never saw her. We did our business by text, phone, and e-mail, and I had no idea that Celeste was pregnant with twins! One morning I called her and learned that she had just given birth to her beautiful Maya and Carter. She never missed a beat. Now THAT’S a realtor! And an incredible person.

Kelly

Celeste and her husband, Jimmy, were great to deal with on the sale of our Co-op. They were constantly showing the unit, having open houses and advertising, advertising, advertising! We were very fortunate to have them as our broker. We were constantly kept up to date regarding showings and feedback and Celeste was always very responsive to any inquiry. They did a great job and we are very appreciative!

Joan

Meeting with realtors and trying to decide who I should list my upper east side pied de terre with was answered when I met Celeste. She was extremely knowledgeable without overwhelming self praise and unrealistic goals.

I am a former NYC business owner who no longer needed a pied de terre, retirement has given me the opportunity to enjoy my country home and travel. Therefore, I was not readily available to show the apartment and meet potential buyers. I put my complete trust in her judgement and it paid off. At closing some unusual obstacles arose, Celeste came to the rescue and helped solve the problem. The apartment was sold to a lovely couple who I’m sure will enjoy this lovely little corner of the sky as I did for so many years.

Jo Ann

Having had not-so-great experiences in the past, I don’t normally use brokers. I was in a bit of time crunch and didn’t have the bandwidth to manage the process of renting my apartment. Celeste was really on top of everything from the get-go. She was super professional and efficient and made sure the process was as smooth and seamless as possible. Believe me, you want someone who is this organized, knowledgeable and experienced on your side!

Linh

As first time apartment hunters, my boyfriend and I were overwhelmed trying to look for our dream apartment in the intimidating NYC market. We were fortunate enough to meet Celeste and Jimmy by chance, and they stuck with us through our almost yearlong endeavor to find the perfect apartment. They really took the time to educate and guide us through every step of the way.

Now, we couldn’t be any happier with our decision. The Pandhi Team goes above and beyond – we highly recommend them!

Meagan

If you need to rent or buy in New York City, please contact Celeste before going anywhere else. When I had a month to relocate to NYC for work, I challenged myself to finding a furnished rental, in a safe neighborhood, walking distance to work; at a reasonable NYC price. I naively thought it would be like House Hunters on TV. Boy, I was wrong – NYC real estate is tough and I needed the right agent to help me.

Thankfully I stumbled across Celeste. Celeste is smart, friendly and responsive. She listened to me, steered my in the right direction (both as a NYC real estate pro and longtime city resident); stayed on top of me with deadlines and was my cheerleader and advocate throughout the entire process. I not only gained a realtor, but I feel like a gained a friend. And yes, my personal House Hunters episode had a very happy ending! Thank you Celeste!

Darcy

Professional, efficient, and fun! These are all words that I would use when describing my experience with Celeste. The entire process exceeded my expectations and she truly cares about finding the best fit for her clients. Finding a new place to live, in a city that your unfamiliar with, on a short time frame, can be a daunting and stressful task.

However, with Celeste she makes the search enjoyable because she takes the time to understand her client’s vision for a new home and thoughtfully plans out each tour with that in mind. Without a doubt, her number will the be the first one I call when another move is on the horizon!

Lucas

I really enjoyed working with Celeste as I relocated from out of state for work. She provided numerous of places for me to view that were within my price range, in the neighborhoods I wanted, while working around my schedule. I’m grateful I was introduced to her as she thought of many helpful things I wouldn’t think of that were specific to New York City’s real estate environment. Highly recommend!

Chandler

We had rented in NY before and knew how difficult it can be to find a great place. After researching and reading reviews we had reached out to Celeste three months before we were even planning to move. She immediately responded and took the time to find out what our needs were. At the time we were living in Toronto and were not able to see apartments at a moments notice.

Along with us, she strategically planned a two day itinerary where we could tour several apartments that fit our specifications. That very weekend we fell in love with an apartment and are very grateful that we had Celeste by our side to help us find our dream place!

Amanda & George

Renting an apartment in NYC is not an easy process, especially if you are a foreigner new in town. But with Celeste’s support I was able to sign my lease contract in my first week in the city. Furthermore, Celeste considered all my needs and requirements and found the perfect place for me at very convenient price.

Celeste is very professional and responsive with her clients and put all the efforts and time to support them. I strongly recommend her if you are looking to close a real estate transaction.

Raluca

Having to relocate to NYC immediately was a daunting task. Luckily, I was connected with Celeste! Her and Jimmy really took my suggestions about what I was looking for, and were both extremely patient with my girlfriend and I as we looked at different options. She was extremely professional and helped with the entire process, from A-Z. What a true gem!

Corey

Celeste la Perla Pandhi made my second time purchasing an apartment go extremely smoothly, which is no small feat in New York City! She made herself available for questions and concerns which arose during the process. She listened attentively and answered knowledgeably. She ensured that things kept moving and if there were any lulls she was aware of and working to resolve them.

I would and will absolutely recommend Celeste as a Realtor. She exemplifies the very best of those in her profession.

Susan

Celeste was such a pleasure to work with. She walked me through the process, respected my time and made my selling process look effortless. She worked very hard and with everything going on, she made sure I was happy along the way.

Celeste and Jimmy are a great team!

Shatina

I was moving from Minnesota to New York city and needed to find an apartment. I was so fortunate to find Celeste and she was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and attentive to my apartment needs. I honestly don’t know what I would have done if she hadn’t helped me with my apartment hunt. She made the entire process so easy and I’m glad I worked with her on finding my apartment in the city.

Jenna

Having just moved to New York finding my first apartment felt a daunting task. With such a plethora of different locations, apartments, condos and coops it was almost impossible to find a starting point. It was great to have the support of Celeste, who was able to work with my initial broad requirements and with much patience and guidance, help me to find my ideal NYC home.

Adam

Relocating to a new city can be very daunting, especially when trying to find a new home from afar. I recently experienced this when I moved to NYC from the Midwest. Luckily, Celeste was the agent that helped with coordinating my apartment. She is knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile. She helped me to submit all appropriate paperwork for a coop building and then was there to welcome me to the city when I arrived. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a new real estate agent.

Jentry 

We worked with Celeste to help us find an apartment when we relocated to New York from abroad. She worked tirelessly to show us many suitable apartments, and found us a perfect spot in Chelsea. Her energy, professionalism and knowledge made her a pleasure to work with.

Brett

I worked with Celeste to rent out our two bedroom apt during renovations. She exceeded all of my expectations and rented our apt even before it was completed. The transaction went so quickly and smoothly thanks to Celeste!

Lisa

It was really a pleasure working with Celeste. She is a very knowledgeable agent, with ability to work with different clients and partners. She is a hardworking person, very attentive and kind. We were amazed how prompt she was with all the information and messages. We loved everything she did for us. I would highly recommend her service to everybody.

Liliya

Celeste did an amazing job with finding our new apt. She was prepared and efficient of our time, helping us to close quickly due to unfortunate circumstances in a previous apt. She made sure we were getting the best deal out on the market and we recommend her to my friends and family. We love our new apt!

Lisa & Brendan

Celeste was our first touch point when we moved to the USA and she was absolutely phenomenal. She continuously went above and beyond to find us a new home and still checks in to make sure we are settling in and if we need any help navigating our way around NYC. Celeste gets our highest endorsement and recommendation.

Grahame

I can’t speak highly enough of Celeste. She is attentive, knowledgeable, personable and professional. She really listened to what I was looking for and was persistent until she found my son and me a place we can really call home!

Kendra

Faced with the task of selling a relative’s apartment, I reached out to Celeste who quickly became a trusted and knowledgeable advisor. Because she did far more than what is expected of a broker, we sold the apartment rather quickly. All in all, it was a good, first time experience and I would recommend her services to anyone selling or buying an apartment.

Jane

I used Celeste Pandhi’s brokerage services when I was selling my apartment. At first, I thought I might rent it out. After talking with Celeste, she convinced me (rightly so) that I should sell it instead and use the money towards my next apartment. I am so glad I listened to her sage advice. She is extremely kind and more than willing to listen and answer all your questions. She was so knowledgeable about my building’s specs, and she was able to convey that to prospective buyers.

Celeste knows the Manhattan market so well. She will tell you if she thinks the price you are asking for your apartment is reasonable, overpriced, or you should raise it as the market has changed in your favor. I highly recommend Celeste.

Joyce

Celeste and Jimmy were very helpful in assisting my compañera and I, both out-of-towners, in finding and purchasing the kind of coop apartment for which we were looking. I think they went beyond what was required in meeting our needs, and we very much appreciate what they did for us.

Gene

Celeste recently guided my finance and I through our first home purchase – a two bed coop on the UES. She was incredibly professional, knowledgeable and friendly – giving us valuable insight and recommendations wherever possible. She even referred us to two colleagues (Real Estate Lawyer Jason George from Washington Law PLLC and Mortgage Broker Kenneth Fried from Loan Depot), who were true professionals and great to work with.

We are incredibly lucky to have worked with Celeste & her husband Jimmy – and we are very happy in our new home!

Brett

Celeste was my agent for selling my studio apartment that got sold in Jan 2018. I am quite impressed with the work, the knowledge, as well as the care she put into for selling my apartment. In the beginning, she spent a good amount of time explaining to me the current real estate market, strategized a sale price that attracted more people to view the apartment while being above par, and hired professionals for photoshoot and floorplan of the apartment. I got my first bidding for my studio within the first week after it was listed on the market and went into contract in less than 2 weeks with 3 competitive offers at the time.

Throughout the process, Celeste has been very easy to reach and responsive to all my questions and concerns without any sign of impatience and always made me feel that she did care about my apartment even though it was just one of the listings she managed. After the apartment went into contract, Celeste continued to help in terms of answering the buyer’s questions regarding the Coop application. I did not have to worry about the application package and only heard from Celeste when everything was done and submitted. Celeste is a great real estate agent who always shows care and passion for the clients she represents. It was a pleasure to work with her and I am definitely going back to her when I need to sell my next apartment.

Li Wei

Celeste handled every detail of my recent apartment search and rental flawlessly and I was consistently impressed by her commitment to making the process as seamless as possible on my end. At every step, from responding to my initial email to coordinating move-in logistics, Celeste provided comprehensive and near-instantaneous answers to every question and concern I was able to surmise. She even went so far as to suggest creative solutions to optimizing the layout of the new apartment.

Celeste is extremely knowledgeable about the NYC real estate market and an invaluable asset to have on your side. I recommend Celeste highly and will absolutely ask for her help again for any future moves or real estate transactions.

Jeff

Celeste and Jimmy were nothing short of fantastic! I came to them with a very short timeframe and little knowledge of NYC and it’s many living options. They surpassed my expectations immediately. With our initial call, we were able to get a good understanding of where and what would fit best. They provided many options and were able to deliver an organized schedule to view each location within a short time. Celeste was extremely attentive, communicative, and quick with her responses. It is obvious she is knowledgeable and dialed into the New York City market.

I found a lovely spot, and could not have done it without their services. I would absolutely recommend Celeste to anyone looking to rent, purchase, or sell property in the NYC area. You will be in great hands!

Ashley

Thank you for all your help. We look forward to working with The Pandhi Team again in the future.

Andrea & Carlos

I purchased a property in NY in December, 2017, working with Celeste.. I’d never purchased real estate in the City, and have never lived in a co-op, so naturally had a lot of questions and some uncertainties. Celeste was the consummate pro, and I count myself very fortunate to have found her in the process.

Firstly, she listened very closely to my very specific needs, finding an apartment that perfectly matched my requirements. She then took the time to explain the real estate purchase process in NYC, which is different to anything I’ve experienced before; and then helped connect me to an attorney to assist in the process. She then stayed very close to the process throughout, through to and including post-close.

From my first face-to-face meeting with Celeste, I felt instantly comfortable, and confident in her ability to navigate me through the co-op purchase process, beginning to end. She is knowledgeable, quick to follow-up on any questions or outstanding items; and very, very thorough. She was quick to re-engage when I encountered some challenges post-purchase and took ownership of issues that were no fault of her own, going above and beyond to bring a sense of accountability to others involved in the process that were less detail-oriented than herself.

If you are considering buying a property in New York, I would highly, highly recommend Celeste. I wish everyone that I interacted with in life was half as buttoned-down and service-oriented.

David

Celeste has a detailed and accurate knowledge of the real estate market and is highly regarded by her clients and colleagues alike.

Jason

We were extremely lucky to find Celeste and have her incredible help as I found my dream studio in just 3 short days! I was new to the city and a new Columbia University Grad Student in need of a place on the Upper West Side on a tight timeline. I had spent months on the internet with no luck but with Celeste’s help we had a wonderful time trotting up and down the UWS seeing various units in a short 2 days. She was fun, kind, professional and honest! I loved working with Celeste and would not only use her again but suggest her to anyone I care about.

Steph

Overall, Celeste is the consummate professional…knowledgeable in the NYC real estate market, a great resource for real estate comps in general, and provides patient direct guidance and consulting throughout the entire process. Celeste knows how to navigate real estate with sincerity, strategic analysis and creative marketing. Celeste also goes above and beyond to make everything seamless.

Joan

I was searching for a property on my own, and thought I was doing well until I realized I needed the support of a broker. I met many brokers, but I chose to contact Celeste who I’d met a couple of months earlier and I couldn’t be happier with my choice. Celeste struck me as extremely diligent, energetic and personable. She remained available at all times during the process, supported me all the way through the preparation of an extensive co-op package and kept my spirits up in challenging times.

I’d say she gave me faith back in real estate and was instrumental in helping me find a place to call home.

Sandrine

I worked with Celeste when I sold my apartment about 8 months ago. She did such an amazing job, I couldn’t be happier on how it all worked out! First of all my place sold for more then I ever would have thought, also the presentation of my place was beautiful. But honestly what stood out the most and really meant a lot to me was the way she handled the sale of my apartment with care and respect. I definitely recommend Celeste to anyone looking to sell or buy a home!

Elsa

We cannot thank Celeste enough for helping us navigate the intricate and daunting NYC apartment search. She was incredibly patient with our requests and dedicated to helping us find the perfect fit!

Camilla

I must say that we have been property owners for many years and I can say that Celeste Pandhi is everything that we wanted in a broker. We had vacant apartments in the dead of winter and on high floors which two other brokers had no success with renting. She gave it everything she had and succeeded where others had failed. She is professional and courteous. She kept us informed of all her efforts and we could not of been more pleased.

York Avenue Landlord

We cannot thank Celeste enough for helping us get our dream apartment! It was a pleasure to work with her. She was extremely respectful of our preferences and never tried to push us into getting anything we were not convinced on. She is the fastest person we know to reply to any request by e-mail, text or any other form of communication and she definitively knows how to keep things calm and “under control”.

Celeste helped us throughout the whole process from the very beginning until we got the keys in our hands (and we still go to her with “quick questions” as we are getting settle in our new home). She is truly amazing and, although we are too happy with our new place to think of ever moving, she would be our top choice if we ever needed look for a new home.

Ana Maria

Celeste was spot on with regards to comps and market, which resulted in us getting full ask. She is reliable and responsive, easy to work with, and energetic. She goes above and beyond.

Tom

Celeste was great every step of the way. We couldn’t have asked for a faster and smoother transaction.

Anne

Celeste helped us immensely in our apartment search. We only had a day to look for apartments. She shortlisted the ones which met our criteria and scheduled viewings within the short time window. She accompanied us to all the locations and also asked relevant questions to the building management which we missed. She gave us a good comparison of the options available by taking into account various rebates and other costs. It made the process extremely smooth for us and we highly recommend her to everyone!

Amit

We used Celeste as our agent when looking for an apartment in NYC for our son. We only needed a short-term rental which made our search in NYC more difficult. Celeste worked very hard to find a place in the neighborhood and price range we needed. She was always in touch with us with new listings. She was prompt and professional when viewing the units. We were pleasantly surprised to hear from Celeste after the lease was signed when she offered to inspect the apartment before we arrived to make sure there were no issues. She also has been in contact with us since moving in to see if we needed anything. We would use Celeste as our agent again and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an agent in NYC.

Karen

I know Celeste for a few years. She is extremely diligent, always on time, really loves what she does, and she is very knowledgeable. She would be a perfect fit for anyone who is serious about buying or renting a property in NYC. Highly, highly recommended!

Andre

Having recently relocated from London, finding a property abroad was always going to be difficult and stressful. Celeste is an extremely knowledgable and helped us navigate the crazy Manhattan rental market with our best interests in mind. She was like our personal advisor and went out of her way to research apartments that would fit our criteria and and gave us valuable advice. Celeste was always extremely responsive, thorough, and prepared various viewings for us in a short amount of time.

I would highly recommend her and I will definitely choose her again!

Jeet

Celeste was wonderful throughout the whole process. She was very respectful of our search criteria and did not try and push us into a higher price range or neighborhoods we weren’t interested in, but at the same time helped us understand what we could realistically afford. She was extremely responsive and went above and beyond to help us secure the apartment we selected. She answered many late-night and frantic texts promptly and was easy to work with throughout the process.

Andy

Celeste was a really great agent to work with. She was extremely thorough in presenting all options/scenarios to us and did so in a timely manner. Moving in NYC is a lot to deal with, but having Celeste’s help in managing our search made the experience much smoother and I always felt that she had our best interests top of mind.

Danny

Celeste was a really great agent to work with. She was extremely thorough in presenting all options/scenarios to us and did so in a timely manner. Moving in NYC is a lot to deal with, but having Celeste’s help in managing our search made the experience much smoother and I always felt that she had our best interests top of mind.

Justin

Celeste is a hard working lady, she will try her best to accomodate your wishes, and will help you with whatever you need in you search for a new home!

Elze