Stephenae is an Illinois native, brought to NY two years ago by creative pursuits. Since then, Stephenae has studied fashion design at Parsons, while freelancing and building her own clientele. Over the years she has built a loyal customer-base in not only fashion design, but also Cosmetology and Makeup Artistry, with clients including a television news anchor, a reality tv star, and even a member of the Obama family. Before moving to NYC, Stephenae gained invaluable experience in Chicago in General Contracting, Real Estate Development, and Construction Consulting. She co-founded a company with her father, a commercial developer, and her older brother, a project manager. While taking a break from her studies at the University of Chicago, Stephenae obtained her real estate broker's license, and helped build the company along with her father and brother for three years before returning to finish her degree. Stephenae has touched every aspect of the business, from day-to-day office administration to physical demolition and everything in between, including financing and investor relations, property management, identification of new development opportunities, and presentation of proposals to local municipal governing body. Stephenae is accustomed to wearing many hats, and takes the attitude that no task (or home) is too big or too small. Her attention to detail, inclination for cost-efficiency, and hard work ethic bring great value to Bohemia's growing team.
My partner & I were looking for an apartment and my partner had been in contact with Stephenae Searles at Bohemia about a few of their properties. She sent us a list of properties and we figured out a time to meet with her the NEXT DAY and view a couple of them. At the end of the tour my partner had mentioned to her another listing he had seen that was for a very low price. It had been listed without any pictures online. She said that the agents didn't have access to view/show it yet because the tenant hadn't moved out. We asked her to let us know asap because of the likelihood of it being snatched up quickly. Literally, by the END OF THE NEXT DAY she had the info for that apartment for us and helped us with the application process. All-in-all, between emailing right down to the lease signing, we probably worked with Stephenae for a week. Even though she put all that effort into showing us so many properties she continued to work on our behalf regarding a property that we asked about on a whim. It must have been fate! She made our first major move together painless & we greatly appreciate how quickly she worked on our behalf to make this happen.
- Kyle S, Harlem
"I worked with Stephanae Searles and SHE WAS GREAT! She was able to find my roommates and I a number of really great places that fit all of our requests, even with tight budget constraints and a mountain of wants. She was always available if there were any questions and was very personable. Of all of the agents that I have interacted with over the the past few weeks, I can honestly say that putting my trust in her was one of the best decisions I ever made! I recommend her to any and everyone. Thank you, Stephanae! you are AWESOME!" ~ Xavier T., Harlem
"I worked with Stephenae to get my apartment and she was fantastic! I pretty much had my tail between my legs when I went to her as I look bad on paper due to being a new business owner... I did not think it would be easy to get accepted anywhere. She waved a wand and made it happen though! I looked for one day and found my apt on that day. She did the rest and within a few days I had been accepted!" ~Jennifer S., Harlem
"From the beginning she ACTUALLY LISTENED to my needs instead of just pushing for a sale. Her energy is positive, she followed up on commitments, and her knowledge of the New York area was impressive. Thank you so much Stephane Searles for all your help!" ~ Anthony N., Manhattan
"Professional and punctual! Stephenae Searles is the best agent in NYC! She found me the most spacious and affordable apartment in Manhattan in just one week! She made my apartment hunt an easy and fun process!" Staninslava N., Manhattan
"Shout-out to Stephanae Searles and Emily Ackerman for advocating for me in a really stressful situation. Much, much appreciated. Stephanae Searles has been patient and helpful in helping me and my partner find a reasonably priced nice apartment in NYC. And we are picky New Yorkers. It appears this agency has good rapport with a variety of landlords, which is important in finding an apartment. This process can be very stressful, but so far Bohemia's agents seem helpful and kind." - Vittoria B., Manhattan
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When I first moved to NYC almost three years ago, I was told that having unwanted house guests, ie. roaches and rats, was simply a part of living in the city. Being someone who cringes at the sight of a roach, I absolutely REFUSE to believe that New Yorkers simply have to accept these creatures as
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