Leeches. Seriously. Leeches. Vampires. Parasites. They do not care whatsoever about their clients, the landlords who contact them, the people whose apartments they show, or even their own coworkers. I know many brokers don't exactly have the best reputation already...but these people are the absolute despicable scum of the earth.
Also? They are COMPLETE MORONS. I tried using them to find an apartment but all the realtors in the office were out to get each other. MOST OF THEIR APARTMENTS DON'T EVEN EXIST. They expect people to pay a broker's fee and register with them, but the 'products' they show you are absolutely false. I know this from both perspectives: (1) from looking at potential apts with a Corcoran rep, and (2) when a Corcoran broker immensely doctored photos of our apartment to put on their website. (We've lived here for two years and they tampered with the photos so much that we, the current tenants, don't even recognize the apartment...!)
These a-holes will stop at nothing to make money OFF of you and take advantage of your finances and sanity. When they were showing the apartment I loved in, they hounded me 24-7 with phone calls, attempting to make my roommates and I rearrange our schedules to be at home every waking hour of the day, so that they could show our apartment to poor, unsuspecting potential clients.
These leeches came into our apartment and photographed all of our personal belongings to advertise on their website. In other words, the MORONS thought it'd be cute to advertise all of our stuff instead of the apartment itself - which they did, and which is illegal. They even posted the cross streets, if not the address.
Broker ERIC IANNUZZI, a slimy, skeezy fool was responsible for most of this during this end of the experience. He's pitiful. He lies to everyone (clients, apartment dwellers, landlords, his own coworkers) to attempt to get his 12%. Do not believe anything this snake says; he's not even a good liar, so it won't be tough to see right through him. HE EVEN ALLOWED POTENTIAL TENANTS TO ENTER OUR APARTMENT AND RIFLE THROUGH OUR THINGS (!!!!!!!!). My roommates and I are mortified by how Eric Iannuzzi lives with himself - how he sees his slimebag face in the mirror every morning before he goes into ""work"" to screw over people.
THEY ARE THE ABSOLUTE WORST - on both ends of the spectrum, which is really rather pathetic to be THIS horrid. Anyone I know who has used and/or considered using them has also had terrible experiences. They're unprofessional, unreliable, and quite frankly just flat-out stupid. I have never known any business operators to be just so....stupid. There's no other word for it. Their ideas of work, integrity and respect are appalling. Horrible, horrible, horrible people, all around.