Agent Reviews

Client Testimonials for Yan Lee

Jen H. - Satisfied Brooklyn Heights Renter
I had a fantastic experience back in May working with Yan Lee. I can not recommend her and BHRE enough. After reading several promising reviews about Yan on Yelp, I shot her an email and she got back to me the same day. That weekend she showed me 3 great apartments in my price range in Brooklyn Heights and I wound up putting down my deposit on a charming studio on a beautiful tree-lined block then and there. Having been through two NYC moves with brokers in Manhattan, I was prepping myself for a long, discouraging and stressful process. Yan made my most recent apartment hunt as stress-free and painless as possible. Not to mention she was extremely honest, responsive and willing to work with me to find something I really loved within my price point - not something I''ve seen with very many brokers in NYC in my experience. Overall great experience and highly recommended!! Thanks Yan!

Pierre J. - Cobble Hill Landlord
Our broker Yan is the best. Over the last 6 years, she helped us find amazing tenants for our apartments. Making sure they were qualified, responsible and most importantly nice. Quick, efficient and thorough, she has always been able to come through for us.

Lawrence G Maglione - Cobble Hill Renter
Dear Ms Dowling,

I'm writing to recognize one of your agents, Ms. Yan Lee. My requirements for an apartment were very specific and somewhat unusual. Ms. Lee worked closely with the agent who represented me. Yan found and negotiated the lease for 139 Kane Street, which was precisely I was looking for.

Yan's professionalism, demeanor and knowledge were continually on display. Her competence is unquestionably of the highest order.

You are fortunate to have her represent your organization. Whenever asked to recommend a real estate agent, I will recommend Yan Lee and BHRE without reservation !

Very truly yours,
Lawrence G Maglione

Daniel Clarke - Satisfied Park Slope Buyer
I highly recommend this company, especially Yan Lee. As of 2017 she has 12 years experience. Yan Lee grew up in Brooklyn and is extremely familiar with the housing market here. She had answers to every question I asked and was extremely thorough during our search with a high attention to detail. Yan Lee is an excellent communicator she was always willing to answer any question that came to mind very quickly. Yan also communicated well with the other against and would often ask them questions they never thought of or had no answer to which was so helpful because then they would get that information which made things much easier to make the best decision. If you are looking to rent or buy Yan Lee is the agent I would highly recommend!!

Elisabeth Cordova - Satisfied Prospect Lefferts Garden Seller
I recommend BHRE's Yan Lee as a diligent, dedicated real estate broker in Brooklyn. She walked me through every step of my transaction and stayed on top of the long to-do list that comes with selling an apartment in Brooklyn. She was always cordial, even when the inevitable surprises popped up, and her response time was unparalleled.

Steven Z. - Satisfied Brooklyn Heights Seller
Ms. Yan sold our apartment recently and was wonderful to deal with! After owning the apartment for 15 years, it was a very difficult decision to sell. Yan made the whole experience very pleasurable. Yan was extremely knowledgeable and very responsive, as well as being kind and of course professional! Yan was courteous and patient during the entire process. We truly appreciate all of her hard work! We would definitely recommend Yan to anyone in the market, whether they are buying or selling their home in the area. Our hats go off to Ms. Yan and we highly recommend her as your next realtor. Thank you Yan!

Gil C. - Grateful Landlord
We selected Ms. Yan Lee and Brooklyn Heights Real Estate to list our rental property because of many excellent and positive reviews of her and BHRE in Yelp.

Ms. Lee is truly a very knowledgeable and diligent real estate professional. After our initial telephone conversation with her, she took an immediate interest in our rental property. She did an extensive research of the comparable rentals in our neighborhood and met with us to inspect and to take photos of the rental unit. She offered her constructive opinions and recommendations to improve the unit which we made.

Within days of the initial listing of the unit, we were at her office to sign the lease. She had the lease well prepared and reviewed with both parties.

We strongly believe that her patience and experience had made all parties very comfortable and enjoyable in this process from the very beginning. Thank you so much for your help!!

Matt D. - Brooklyn Heights Renter
Yan Lee was extremely helpful, a real great sport and just plain splendid company to have during my search for an apartment. She is positive and informative and though I'm not sure I've ever met someone who can talk quite as fast as this woman can, what comes out of her mouth is priceless information that I have taken to without doubt in mind.

With little to no credit history to my name it was looking to be quite the challenge to find a landlord who would take me seriously enough to trust taking me on as a tenant. I met Yan, along with a few other looks-loos, out the front of a single bedroom rental on Clinton Street. She was friendly and professional from the get-go, giving us a tour (one at a time) of the three-story walk-up, and supplying us with endless tit-bits of information about the place as well as the surrounding area. When Yan learned of my non-existent credit history (I'm an Australian Immigrant, truth be told) she didn't blink an eye. 'Great,' she said, leading us out the door and down the street, 'I've got just the place for you.' She walked us back past her office on Montague Street and we waited momentarily for her to collect a different set of keys. The place she showed us (my current place of residence) was far bigger and far cheaper than the previous apartment and a it turned out Yan's 'character' recommendation was enough for this particular landlord to give me some slack!

Thank you Yan for all your help. Couldn't have had an easier time finding an apartment in what is supposedly one of the hardest cities to bag a rental.

Mike G. - Satisfied Buyer & Repeat Customer
Being new to NYC, we needed an experienced broker to help us navigate the complex process here. My experience with Yan Lee and BHRE was excellent. Yan is knowledgable, a very hard worker and a fun person to talk with about real estate and many other things! Yan also has a strong team behind her at BHRE. With BHRE, you have a smaller firm that will give you the personal attention and focus that you need to get the right information and the right deal done in NYC. We are very happy with our results and I highly recommend Yan and team BHRE!

150 Myrtle
3 bedroom/3 bath

Chris G. - Brooklyn Heights Renter
Yan Lee of Brooklyn Heights Realty is excellent. Yan listened attentively to what I wanted and didn't want. I knew right away she "got it". Unlike other brokers who wasted my time. When she texted me about a new listing that was not yet on StreetEasy, I think she was even more excited than I was...and I was pretty excited! We viewed the apartment that same evening, per her advice as she knew it would go fast. Sure enough, she was right. Dozens of other applications came in the following morning, but since mine was the first, I got the apartment!!! Yan is the best. She's patient, has good instincts, knows the market and the neighborhood and has good relationships with the landlords. I trusted her completely. Her calm demeanor, and helpful advice got me through the process and I love my new place. THANK YOU YAN!

Amy Stein - Satisfied Renter and Repeat Customer
Everyone knows that trying to find an apartment in New York City is extremely difficult. Five years ago, being new to Brooklyn and living on my own for the first time in NYC, I came to Brooklyn Heights Real Estate knowing nothing about the area and hoping to find a decent space that I would feel comfortable with. I met my broker YAN LEE and I can honestly say that from the minute we sat down to discuss my needs until signing the lease and moving in, Yan helped me not only to find a great studio below my price range but also provided comfort to me knowing I was nervous to live on my own and educated me thoroughly about the area.

Now, five years later and after having terrible experiences with other North Brooklyn brokers and apartments, my boyfriend and I decided to return to Brooklyn Heights and for me there was no other choice but to contact Yan. Again, she helped me not only to find a great solution for what I was looking for but also made a very stressful process quick, easy, affordable and within 2 days of looking at spaces, we signed a lease and moved in with Yan overseeing every step of the process.

There is no other broker in NYC that I would ever consider working with again other than Yan. She is kind, professional, extremely responsive and is highly knowledgeable about the areas she works with and knows the details of her listings completely. Also, she is honest about her knowledge of buildings and landlords and most importantly, she treats her clients like real people.

If you are looking to move to the Brooklyn Heights area, go to Brooklyn Heights Real Estate and ask for Yan. Five stars, she's awesome!

Geoff H. - Satisfied Renter
My experience with Yan Lee at BHRE was amazing! She tirelessly searched for apartments in my desired area and even negotiated for lower prices on my behalf to suit my budget (and was successful). Her knowledge and professionalism were immediately apparent and she possessed a rapport with landlords only hard work and dedication can earn. Definitely recommended!

Tim R. - Satisfied Renter
Just found the most amazing place in Brooklyn with Yan from Brooklyn Heights Real Estate. And by "just found" I mean we looked at it three times and dithered for a month and yet Yan cheerfully showed it to us again and again and again. She totally helped out with brokering all of our questions with the owners. And the whole time I felt she was cheering for us to get it. Which is nice.

Peter C. - Satisfied Renter
Had a great experience working with Yan to find an apartment in Brooklyn Heights. I have had very unpleasant experiences working with brokers in the past and Yan made sure that process was painless and easy. She did a great job negotiating on my behalf with the owner of the apartment and we came to a very fair agreement in the end. I would strongly recommend working with her if you are looking for an apartment in Brooklyn Heights or the surrounding area.

Brownstone Brooklyn Landlord
Yan is the best. She is straightforward, trustworthy and a pleasure to work with. She has a special talent for knowing what space works for folks on both sides of the renting equation. Her advice is honest and on target. When Yan says, "I'm on it", you can be sure that it will be taken care of quickly and well.-- a Brownstone Brooklyn Owner

Q. Rose - Satisfied Renter
"Very happy I connected with Yan Lee & BHRE. They were extremely helpful and professional, and found me exactly what I was looking for within a very short time. I definitely recommend BHRE to anyone seeking an apartment in Brooklyn." - Q. Rose

C. McCallum - Satisfied Landlord
I would like you to know how pleased I am working with your agent Yan Lee. Over the past few years she has been a wonderful asset to me. Her smooth and confident approach is refreshing and always makes me feel assured that she will rent my apartments without difficulties. Ms. Lee is a hard worker and her courteous and refreshing approach makes it extra special.

Please extend my gratitude to Ms. Yan Lee directly and let her own how much I appreciate all her assistance. Thanks again for your company’s terrific work ethics these past few years. I will continue to look forward to our working relationship in the future. Thank you!


GM - Satisfied Buyer
We worked with Yan on our purchase of a $1.6m condo in Dumbo and can tell you that she will provide a highly personalized service which is a step above her peers. She is knowledgeable about the developments in Brooklyn to help us choose a great value for investment, and worked with our banker and the seller's agent to help expedite the purchase process. If you want to work with a realtor with professional integrity, Yan fits that description.

J Condo
100 Jay
2 bedroom/2 bath

Shannon Sara and Matthew Weiss
Yan helped us to find our very first New York City apartment! Not only is Yan’s knowledge of the Brooklyn Heights area extensive, but she is also a true pleasure to work with. Her guidance and responsiveness throughout the rental process put us at ease. We would absolutely work with her again and would highly recommend her to other apartment seekers. -Shannon Sara and Matthew Weiss

Elisabeth Davis - Satisfied Renter
"Thanks!!! I'm so thrilled with the apartment and working with you was such a pleasure! You are a true light and joy - thanks for all your hard work & for helping making this move happen for me!"