Agent Reviews

Client Testimonials for Julie Elizabeth Cohen

Brendan O'Dea
Julie is absolutely wonderful to work with. She not only helped me find the perfect rental in the fast-changing Brooklyn market, but she was also always available as an invaluable resource, going above and beyond in every instance. I highly recommend Julie to anyone for their real estate needs.
Brendan O'Dea
87 Hicks Street
Brooklyn Heights

Josh Goldwitz
My family and I could not be happier. We love our new loft. We purchased through Julie after months of searching. From the moment we met to the moment we closed she was always focused, available, possessed market insight, and had the needed negotiation skills necessary to navigate a complicated transaction. This sale would not have closed without Julie. She is a pro and her years of experience and confidence is what all buyers need in today's market.

Seller and Buyer Broker for
Converted Warehouse Condominium
260 18th Street, Loft 4
Greenwood Heights

Raymond Borno and J.M.
"I have worked with Julie Cohen two times in the past and will continue to work with her in the future.

Julie is well connected and through her personal and professional networks was able to find me the perfect rental apartment. She later worked her magic once again and found my partner and me the 2 bedroom plus terrace loft that we currently live in now. We could not have done it without her. Both of these transactions flowed seamlessly from start to finish.

If you're looking to rent or buy, Julie has the needed edge, enthusiasm, and experience you need. If we ever want to sell (which we don’t) we would not hesitate to have Julie act as our listing broker.

Seriously, if you need a diva broker with razor sharp brokering skills look no further. Contact her immediately! We are forever grateful."

-Raymond Borno and J.M.

Townhouse Rental
Columbia Waterfront District

The Borden Building Condominium
Dean Street
Boerum Hill

Shmuel and Baila Rolnick
Julie, we all thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We know how hard and devoted you worked, you were the most honest and devoted broker that we ever met. I even wanted to call the buyers to wish them “Mazel Tov”, so please tell them in our name that they should have “Mazel and Bracha” just like we had and even more Simchas. You should always be always successful serving the public. Wishing you the best always and forever. -Shmuel/Baila

Seller and Buyer Broker for
260 18th Street
Greenwood Heights
Condo Project Sponsor Sales

Neil and Elisha Gordon
Julie Elizabeth Cohen is a great broker – on time, responsive and focused and she was essential in helping us buy our brownstone in Brooklyn. It is difficult to actually find and close on a house in the current Brooklyn market, but Julie was fantastic. We looked at many properties through the winter in challenging conditions but Julie was very good at filtering out the noise and actually focusing on the strong leads. After a long journey we finally managed to close in the spring and are very happy with our property. If you want a strong broker who values your time and priorities, Julie comes highly recommended. I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a property.

-Neil and Elisha Gordon

Buyer Broker
852 Park Place, Brooklyn
Crown Heights
4 story 2 family Townhouse

Todd Hedgpeth
Julie Cohen is the Obi-Wan Kinobi of Brooklyn Real Estate - seriously. I lived in Brooklyn for fifteen years before heading west. I met Julie when I bought my condo and I just knew immediately that I could always trust her. She is still my broker - and as a property owner operating a rental property from a couple thousand miles away - there is simply no better person than Julie Cohen. I have absolute confidence and comfort with her - and that makes the entire endeavor so much more manageable. She doesn't wear a hooded robe or wield a light saber, but she's pretty amazing at helping her clients navigate through the Brooklyn real estate market.

Rental Agent, Managing Agent & Consultant
Warren Loft Condominium
Boerum Hill

Victoria and Alfred Pires
Julie knows the Brooklyn market, offers flexible terms and certainly does create effective marketing materials. She sold our apartment in one day. Need I say more?

Selling and Buying Agent
The Vue Condominium
162 16th Street

Sara Cross and Sean Hollenbach
"Julie is by far the most pleasant and forthright real estate agent we have dealt with in many years living in NYC. The apartment we found with her is amazing and has all the features we were looking for. She was a pleasure to work with and we have already recommended her to several friends."

44 Cheever Place
The Cobble Hill School Condo
Cobble Hill

Gail and David Fuchs
Purchasing a condominium for your daughters can be, if nothing else, extremely stressful, but Julie Cohen somehow found a way to relax us, reassure us and guide us through the process. Her patience, insight, and knowledge of the market were very comforting. She always found a way to ease our concerns without feeling as if we were being patronized, which was the feeling we often felt from other realtors. The funny thing is --- Julie was not our agent!!! We actually found the apartment on StreetEasy. Julie represented the seller but if you observed the way she spoke to us, dealt with us and laughed with us you never would have guessed that. We never felt like she was in it just for the sale. She became so helpful and concerned about our needs, that at times we even forgot that she did indeed actually represent the seller! Her honesty was real and refreshing. She allowed us all the time we needed to look around the apartment. She showed great patience. We never felt rushed. Julie insisted we take our time. “This is a big step. Don’t rush”, she said. “I don’t live far”. She was amazing.

With Julie, we never felt like any questions or concerns we had were stupid. When we first saw the apartment, we were apprehensive that the space was way too small for two girls, but Julie encouraged us to look at the possibilities. She walked us through many suggestions on how to we could make the space work. With excitement and enthusiasm, idea after another flowed from her mouth and before we knew it, we actually became excited at the prospect of having THIS apartment for our girls. Julie was wonderful. Truth be told, we don’t believe any other real estate agent could have kept us interested in this apartment. Julie, however, made it our reality. From visualizing the possibilities, to placing a formal bid to advising us about documents needed to close, Julie was always available and always on top of things. With her guidance, things ran so smoothly that before we knew it, the condominium was ours.

We are so glad we let our defenses down and put our trust in Julie. The apartment IS perfect; just like Julie said it would be. Our daughters love the neighborhood, the building, the apartment and their independence. Julie’s warmth, optimism, humor, expertise, friendliness and reassuring personality turned what started out as a stressful experience into a wonderful and exciting one. If you are looking for a realtor who truly cares, look no further.

Thank you Julie for being so approachable, so knowledgeable and so caring. We hope to see you again soon, and this time, you will represent us?

Gail and David Fuchs
463 DeGraw Street
Carroll Gardens

Isabel de Sebastian
"After a long search, just when I lost all hope in finding the right house for us in Brooklyn, I had the incredible good luck of meeting Julie through a friend of mine. She miraculously found the perfect place right away and worked with great energy and professionalism until the deal was closed. I am forever grateful!"

- Isabel de Sabastian

Selling and Buying Agent
Bedford Stuyvesant
Halsey Street
4 Family Townhouse with Condo Conversion Plans

Alexandra Bechara
"I had the pleasure of working with Julie Cohen for the sale of my apartment. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable of the market, she also worked tirelessly to promote the apartment through countless open houses and online marketing. We sold the apartment at asking price and the closing was a smooth and stress-less process. I highly recommend working with Julie!"

Studio Co-op Sale
Brooklyn Heights
Perfect pied-à-terre
70 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Jonathan Nigro
Fourth Street Carroll Gardens 3 Family
Sales Agent / Rental Agent / Consultant

"In 2004, I was looking to purchase in the Brooklyn Hts/Park Slope area when I met Julie at a showing. She immediately took initiative and found me a 3 family in Carroll Gardens. Since then, I have relied heavily on her broker knowledge to keep my building at 100% occupancy. Julie''s honesty and candor, along with the team at BHRE, brought in the best tenants of moral and economic fiber. Not once have I dealt with riff-raff. I have continually referred others to this group because of their character and reliability. Thank you Julie and the rest at BHRE."

Jonathan Nigro
n7 productions

Soo Lee and Marcus Ricci
Buyer Broker
Dikeman Street Condominium
1st offering
2 bed / 2 bath with exclusive roof deck

"As first time buyers, we could not have asked for a better broker. Not only was Julie knowledgeable and dedicated, but we really felt that she had our best interest in mind as well. Navigating a complicated sale, we had a lot of questions and concerns; and throughout the process, Julie was an indispensable resource and our tireless advocate. We could not be happier with the end result!"

Soo and Marcus
Red Hook

Michael Ventorino - Samson Management
“As a landlord with only one building in the Brooklyn Heights market I rely heavily on broker knowledge of what the going rents are in the area.

Julie Cohen & the rest of her team at BHRE have always given me helpful market advice, and over the last two years, they have helped to keep occupancy near 100%.

The applications presented by BHRE are ALWAYS complete, straightforward, and of the highest caliber, as are the tenants they bring us.

I only wish I had more brokers like Julie or buildings in Brooklyn Heights! -- Michael Ventorino”

Michael Ventorino
Director of Leasing
Samson Management

Juan Porral
"Julie has been our trusted real estate agent for 8 years. She has a balanced view of the market, knows her area of Brooklyn intimately and is very proactive."

Cobble Hill
Cobble Hill School Condo

Rebecca Sinn and Jon Kelly
Julie Cohen is an exceptional real estate agent. We have worked with Julie to rent an apartment and ultimately purchase the same apartment. She conducts her business with poise and always wears a smile. Julie is patient, understanding and prompt, plus she's simply a joy to be around during what can be a very stressful transaction. We'd recommend her to anyone!

Brooklyn Heights
Pierrepont Street Co-op

"I am extremely happy with my purchase and I am exceedingly happy that Julie was the broker on the sale. She is very knowledgeable and do not hesitate to help you with her professional connections. She was very helpful through the whole process, from the 1st visit to the closing. All negotiations were handled in a professional and proficient manner. Of course I would recommend Julie to any buyer/seller without any hesitation!"

Degraw Street
Carroll Gardens Condominium
Carroll Gardens

Stephen H.
"I not only bought my apartment in Brooklyn from Julie Cohen, but I also asked to have her be my seller agent when it came time to sell that same apartment nine years later. She is very proficient in her job and has a large network of professionals who were a great help during the whole process. She was excellent at bringing all parties involved to the table and getting the deal done in a timely fashion. She was quick to respond to my many questions and did so in a cheerful, engaging manner. I felt that she maximized the value of my apartment and I was very pleased with the outcome. All in all, she was a pleasure to work with and I recommend her very highly."

Degraw Street
Carroll Gardens Condominium
Carroll Gardens

Michael Dantonio
"Working with Julie was by far the best experience I have had with a broker. She quickly sold our Cobble Hill Mews home. That was our third transaction with her. We plan on moving back to New York, and when we are ready to, she will be the first to know."

Cobble Hill
Cobble Hill Mews Townhouse and Cobble Hill School Condo

Tamara Behar
"Julie helped me sell my apartment and, on two occasions, buy a new one. I keep coming back to her for a reason: I have never found a broker who knows the market as well as she does. I recommend her highly."

The Smith
Boerum Hill


John C. Horoschack
"When I was trying to sell my Boerum Hill apartment, I worked with both the big agencies and some supposed neighborhood "specialists". After months without a single offer, I switched courses and chose Julie to represent the property.

A few weeks later, I accepted an all-cash offer at full asking price. I would earnestly recommend Julie to anyone in brownstone Brooklyn and beyond."

Bergen Street
Boerum Hill

Michael Hansen
"Julie did a great job handling the sale of our condominium. We ended up selling for our asking price, and the closing went smoothly. Julie was courteous and responsive. I don''t think we could have done it without her."

The SkyTrack Condominium
Boerum Hill

Ernest A. Kueffner
"Julie was able to find the perfect neighborhood and apartment for my wife and me to start our family in. A few years later, we were looking to sell. Julie advised us on simple renovations to increase value, listed our apartment in a tough market, and sold it within eight days. We made a handsome profit, which helped pay for our next home.

Julie''s personal approach, on-demand availability, and portfolio of reliable mortgage and legal services were invaluable."

75 Livingston Street
(aka The Wedding Cake Building)
Brooklyn Heights

Sonja Boos
"We used Julie for two real estate transactions - both buying and selling. As buyer broker Julie encouraged us to purchase an apartment that needed work but had amazing potential. We are immensely grateful for her advice, since the apartment was a wonderful place to live and ended up being an excellent investment. When we asked Julie to sell the apartment (after living in it for eight years) she managed the transaction with skill and ease. The apartment was only on the market for two weeks before she obtained several very good offers from qualified buyers. Clearly Julie has excellent negotiation skills as well as the needed experience (and the indispensable network of industry professionals) to deal with issues as they arise with hands on solutions. Her warm, dynamic and friendly personality helped us feel more at ease and confident during this (for us rather intimidating) process. We highly recommend Julie as your broker in Brownstone Brooklyn."

The Cobble Hill School Condo
Cobble Hill

Marta Heilborn
"We were looking into buying an apartment for a while. We saw this apartment that we fell in love with. The ad described the real apartment which had a very different layout and we were amazed by Julie''s experience and professionalism. She encouraged us to purchase the apartment for its uniqueness, architectural details and also for its resale potential. We felt very comfortable asking her any questions we had and were very pleased with her promptness answering them. It was a pleasure working with Julie. She is very experienced and very professional. She is straight to the point and has a wonderful warm personality. I have and will continue to refer friends that want to rent or buy in the neighborhood to Julie."

Warren Loft Condos
Boerum Hill

Jason Jordan & Alexis Wiscomb
"Julie went above and beyond to help us buy our townhouse in Boerum Hill. We appreciated her tenacity, patience and guidance while we purchased a ''fixer-upper'' home. Working with Julie was wonderful."

State Street Townhouse
Boerum Hill

Jason Jordan & Alexis Wiscomb
"Julie found us a fantastic and well qualified tenant for our rental property in literally the first week we listed it with her. She took care of everything and it was an excellent experience for everyone involved."

Sublet at the St John's Condominium
Greenwood Heights