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As a first time home-buyer, Apryl was the best part of the whole process (no seriously everything between making an offer and closing just sucks).
Apryl represented me across two deals while purchasing my Brookyn co-op. She is tough and tells you like how it is. I was nearly in contract on my first deal when we noticed some concerning issues in the meeting minutes (Monique did a very thorough job). I asked Apryl to add in some protection for me in the contract. Apryl worked hard to get some language that would work for both of us but in the end the other party wasn't willing to compromise. I could tell this was a bad sign and wisely chose to walk away. I appreciated how Apryl had my back and wasn't pushing me to be in-contract or close.
My second deal went much smoother. With each document she sent over (and there are many...), Apryl summarized the major points in each PARAGRAPH and boiled it down to language that the layperson can understand. She was very accessible via text or email and was willing to draft together a last-minute Power of Attorney in case I was called out-of-town when closing was scheduled. All-in-all, just an awesome human being.
I can't wait to save enough pennies for the next place so she could represent me again.
Posted by Donna
Apryl represented us for our Park Slope co-op sale and was fantastic. She expertly navigated us through all the complications of a co-op sale, and boiled the legalese down to language novices could understand -- which as first time sellers we greatly appreciated! She made a very difficult experience much easier through her knowledge and great good humor. We highly recommend her!
Posted by Julian
Apryl helped me throughout the whole process of buying my first apartment. She made sure I was on top of things very step of the way and I couldn't have been happier with her as a lawyer. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone. I am looking forward to working with her years to come.
Posted by Jennifer
Apryl handled a tricky real estate title search and closing for me and I could not be more pleased with her services. She is every bit the shrewd, knowledgeable professional that you want in your corner in a dicey negotiation - and as a bonus, her sense of humor and her ability to explain even the most complex legal situations in plain English made the whole process downright enjoyable.
Posted by Steve
Apryl Hand was our lawyer for a complicated and drawn-out New York City cooperative purchase. If not for her expertise, responsiveness and dedication to get us to closing the deal would have fallen through a number of times. Apryl got us through it all - explaining our options at each step, keeping us from making expensive concessions, and hand holding when we needed it - to the point of editing some of our communications. At the closing, several of the other parties noted that we were lucky to have her as well - it's got to be rare that a lawyer can be a tough negotiator but not burn bridges with your future neighbors. In a word, she's terrific. I'd absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to make a real estate deal in New York City.
Posted by Kiyoko
Apryl handled two of my purchases and a sale of my apartment. She was recommended by my broker and I was very happy the first time, so I used her again! She is very pleasant but professional and knowledgeable at the same time. She is a no non-sense, unpretentious lawyer with a sense of humor and it has always been a great experience for me.
When we recently purchased an apartment, my partner was not able to make it to the closing for a complicated reason. Everyone was ready to leave the room thinking this will be postponed. But Apryl made it happen by acting quickly and getting together necessary document so that we could close without him. I will be definitely recommending her service to anyone I know!
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I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Hand on numerous real estate transactions. On each occasion, she was knowledgable, accessible, and kept me informed of her progress and any delays. She is very friendly and has a gift for translating "legalese." I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her or work with her again.
Posted by Leo
Apryl helped me close on a Brooklyn condo. The entire process was not the smoothest but she answered all my questions and concerns. She was very responsive and explained everything. I felt like she was the only person I could trust.
Posted by Marc
Apryl was a knowledgeable and responsive advocate during my recent new condo purchase in Brooklyn. She helped me navigate this confusing process and ensured that we had a smooth closing. She provided sound advice, and is clearly familiar and respected by other parties (brokers, lawyers, and mortgage bankers) around the table. I would thoroughly recommend Apryl to anyone looking for representation for a new home purchase.
Posted by S. Robertson
We were extremely lucky to have Apryl on our side when our real estate purchase process took unexpected turns. Every time we thought we were done with paper work, required documents to be submitted or forms signed again another obstacle would show up. Apryl was always proactive pushing for matters to move forward. Just when we thought that we are going to lose our very low interest rate, Apryl saved us. She always found ways to get things done when we completely lost hope. She is incredible.