Citi Habitats Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Associate broker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Real Estate Agent in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Licensed Real Estate Agent in New York, NY

    I have been working at Citi Habitats

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    big company well known in the industry there are 700 agents in 7 office around New York City. Specializing in rentals as well as sales

    Cons

    business is way off The company a very big corporate relocation department however in the past several years corporate relocation department has steadily declined and other companies have taken over the

  2. agent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi Habitats full-time

    Pros

    great database, large well known company

    Cons

    6 deal minimum in 6 months, which is hard for first time real estate agents, especially for off season beginners.

    Advice to Management

    too much pressure for making a deal, doesn't often help with the agent making a deal.

  3. Licensed Real Estate Sales Person

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Citi Habitats full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    loved it, lots of freedom to do manage your own life. Thought everyone was super helpful when it came to helping you get better

    Cons

    honestly not very many cons. this isn't a profession for everyone since your success is entirely based on your own convinction

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing. i have no critiques. i really enjoyed myself there. just not the long-term profession for me.

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  5. Real Estate Salesperson

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citi Habitats full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy Access to Listings
    Company Exposure
    Great place to start
    Other agents willing to help beginners

    Cons

    Superstar agents
    Hard to get attention
    Competition in office
    Must close 6 rental deals within your first 6 months which is hard for those just starting out

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with the training. Company top producers get a lot of praise

  6. Helpful (1)

    The most professional image for a rental firm in Manhattan, but low moral values/ethics from a business stance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Licensed Real Estate Agent in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Licensed Real Estate Agent in New York, NY

    I worked at Citi Habitats as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ongoing training for free, modern & large office spaces, professional image, largest list of available rental listings in Manhattan, free stationary & printouts for clients and excellent database for accessing information about buildings & paperwork for deals & training.

    Cons

    Highly competitive environment, low business ethics from managers, fend for yourself environment, lying & backstabbing from agents about clients & monies is permitted, computer network goes down frequently, can be a hostile environment from agents to other agents.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management and Managers in each offices need to improve & restructure the morals and ethics of the firm. Agents should not be allowed to verbally assault, lie to clients & backstab other agents in the firm.. Managers need to do a better job of demonstrating this to the agents and express that it is not permitted. Rudeness, deceptive practices and other bad behavior should not be tolerated, period!!!

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great rentals access and lead generation ability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Real Estate Agent in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Licensed Real Estate Agent in New York, NY

    I have been working at Citi Habitats full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to start off in real estate. Good lead generation ability from website/other sources. Decent training.

    Cons

    Limited support unless you ask for it. High turnover. Opaque C level decisions that are not communicated to agents until they are decided.

  8. Great place to develop salespeople and brokers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi Habitats full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is the only company that trains salespeople out of licensing and has higher level coaching for experienced agents. The workshops and seminars on how to prospect for sellers and landlords in unique to this company.

    Cons

    The biggest struggle at Citi Habitats is the same found in every other real estate firm in the country: you need to figure out where to generate leads that want to work with you because of your talent and reputation. Advertising on the internet is a small piece of a brokers business but for many remains the only business they have.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that each opinion is heard from your staff. Sometimes the best ideas are from those who haven't been with the company the longest.

  9. Your New Way Home!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Real Estate Agent in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Licensed Real Estate Agent in New York, NY

    I have been working at Citi Habitats

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Citi-Habitats is a company you can call home! Staff is very friendly and help every way possible. This place is good for beginners and experts in the Real Estate Business. Offers variety of office in New York City. Through Excellent Technology and Structure this company fosters an environment for growth

    Cons

    Fast paced environment but nice staff to give push

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the g00d w0rk

  10. Great training, infastructure, management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Real Estate Agent in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Licensed Real Estate Agent in New York, NY

    I worked at Citi Habitats full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Thier proprietary database of listings is by far one of the best in city, and will set you apart from the competition.

    -Managers are always available to help and assist you with your business.

    - Great training programs, including access to Corcoran sales training.

    -Friendly environment, co-workers are helpful and willing to grab lunch with you or preview a property.

    -Brand recognition, customers literally know that this company is best company in rentals and will work with you based on their market presence.

    Cons

    - After renting an apartment you are not paid immediately. Sometimes you have to until the tenant moves in..even then it still takes a while to process your check.

    - working on commission only is definitely tough. You will not rent an apartment every week, which is the perception. Especially if you are new to the business..

    -difficult to develop into sales, being that the entire company is predominantly rentals

    Advice to Management

    Once someone is hired, part of their training should be to shadow or understudy an experienced agent for a few days or even a week.

  11. Too corporate for the real estate world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Real Estate Agent in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Licensed Real Estate Agent in New York, NY

    I worked at Citi Habitats (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This place is great in terms of educating new associates in dealing with the market, gaining clients, legal rights of clients and brokers, etc

    Cons

    It might have changed since then, but I really didn't like the micromanaging of the offices and the associates, it was very constraining and does not allow for them to be as independent as they should in their business dealings. Also, because of the high turnover of associates, there seems to be a disjointed and unprofessional environment. Also this place likes to make their money off their agents.

    Advice to Management

    More freedom would allow for more creativity and space for growth for agents.

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