Minas Styponias
Licensed Associate R.E. Broker

About

ABOUT MINAS
Born and raised in Astoria, Queens, Minas began his real estate career in 2004 with a passion for the neighborhood and a desire to share that passion with clients who were new to the area. He also wants to provide his unmatched expertise to the current community of residents, homeowners and property managers.
Minas’s vast experience includes serving as Property Manager for some of Manhattan’s best luxury rental properties such as BLDG Management, ATA Properties and ALMA Realty Corp. As a result, Minas is extremely well versed in matters of renovation, construction, layouts and appliances. He leverages this unparalleled work experience to help his clients get the highest value out of their rentals & sales.
Minas has developed a reputation for honesty, fairness & untiring effort. His methods continually evolve as he stays apprised of best practices, current market data, and he customizes his process to suit each client and their specific needs and desired outcomes. Whether marketing a $2000 apartment for rent, or a $20 million dollar development for sale, Minas creates a personalized and effective checklist to ensure that all the clients needs are met in a satisfactory and timely manner.
For your own unmatched Real Estate Professional experience, contact Minas for a consultation.

  • Property Manager

    Worked as an on-site and field Property Manager for some of NYC & NJ's largest property owner's and developers from 2007 - 2015 specializing in high end luxury rental properties.
Testimonials
Minas is an exceptionally effective professional and I cannot recommend him highly enough. I listed my home on short notice in May 2018 and he worked extremely well on all aspects of preparation, showing, pursuit of potential buyers, and the final sale. Due to his extraordinary diligence and targeted outreach to viable buyers, he was able to secure an offer for list price within a few days. A truly extraordinary accomplishment, brought about by his hard work and deep knowledge of his profession, the market, and his clients. He is also incredibly personable and gracious, and made the entire experience extremely positive. Thank you Minas for making my home sale a tremendous success! - YELP 10/8/2018
Chehr M. - Astoria, NY
Great Real Estate Broker. Knowledgeable and diligent. Closed a sale for me where there were three different sellers all with divergent interests, and got top dollar. One of the most difficult RE deals I have had in my 30 years of law practice. I highly recommend Minas. - FaceBook 9/5/2018
Paul DeCarlo - Commack, NY
Minas is a great agent and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy or rent a place and want to be treated with respect and professionalism. Minas goes above and beyond for his clients. One of the good agents in the increasingly frustrating RE market these days. - YELP 8/19/2018
Ivan P. - NYC, NY
We came to Minas in hopes of finding our new home and he was beyond more than helpful even with all questions and concerns we had he made it happen for us. I would most definitely recommend this great place of realty. If you want to find exactly what you want go talk to Minas. - YELP 6/2/2018
Jonathan L. - Queens, NY
Minas was extremely professional as well as prompt and fast moving. He took my interests and concerns seriously and we were seeing apartments within 90 minutes. He handled all steps of the lease completion, told me exactly what I needed to do and expedited every aspect. Highest recommendation. - YELP 5/3/2018
Ken S. - Bronx, NY
Minas is one of the most professional real estate agents we have ever worked with. My husband and I had a pretty devastating experience with our previous apartment, and needed a place quickly. Minas was able to exceed our expectations! After a brief conversation, he not only found our dream place, but a place that allowed our dog! He was the amazing voice of reason and calm, in our crazy NYC apartment hunting storm. Minas is so knowledgable of the Queens area, he found the exact area we wanted to live in! We have recommended him to all our friends! Thanks Minas! - YELP 1/2/2018
Danielle F. - Piermont, NY
We had about 1 week left to find and apartment, and had very specific requirements about what we wanted. I had a quick phone conversation with Minas (he had been recommended) where I explained the situation and what exactly we wanted for our new place. Within an hour he had sent me three options, with one marked as his favorite (he thought it was the best fit for us). I met him in person later that day, and not only was he a very nice person, he was 100% spot on with his recommendation. He then negotiated a price drop with the landlord without us even pushing for it. We couldn't be happier with the overall experience and our new place. Minas is an excellent realtor and a first rate human being. Couldn't recommend him more. - ZILLOW 10/20/2017
Alex E. - Queens, NY
Very down to earth and affable guy. He is great at empathizing with how stressful apartment hunting can be and really wants to help you find the best place for what you’re looking for. FACEBOOK - 10/19/2017
Teo R.O. -Queens, NY
Minas was very helpful and showed me multiple listings on short notice. I ended up liking one of them and was in his office signing the lease 72 hours later. He worked with my schedule and was very professional. Thanks Minas! - YELP 10/18/2017
Pat M. - Arlington, VA
Our first real estate transaction was made significantly easier due to Minas' professionalism and local knowledge. He actually represented the seller on the home we purchased, but he had such a good understanding of the neighborhood and what we were looking for with regard to the rental market that we hired him to rent out the units after we closed on the house. <br /> Minas went above and beyond what was asked of him, and as a result of his hard-work and thorough rental-application process, he hooked us up with the most amazing tenants. From the closing, to showing the apartments, to the applicant screening, to the eventual signing of leases, he held everyone's hand the entire way through. What could be a very troublesome and expensive experience was made painless by Minas at Modern Spaces in Astoria. Highly recommended! - YELP 5/27/2017
Andrew M. - Queens, NY
Apartment hunting is a pain in the butt and working with brokers can always be difficult BUT Minas made looking for an apartment painless. He is genuine, kind, helpful, and knows a lot a about Queens. I will recommend him to anyone I know of that is in the process of home hunting and look forward to working with him again in the future. - YELP 5/15/2017
Danielle H. - Medford, NJ
I had the pleasure of working with Minas when searching for a new apartment in Astoria and with his help, secured a lease on a fantastic one bedroom for a great price! I'd highly recommend him to anyone and will definitely be referring him to my friends. As many will know, searching for an apartment in New York city is quite the task. Using websites such as Street Easy, I quickly learned you never know if what you see is actually what you'll get. After weeks of searching and having no luck, by chance I met Minas when reaching out on a listing. The first thing I appreciated about Minas is how quickly he emailed a response to my request to schedule a time for a viewing. Using Street Easy, I began to get annoyed at the amount of brokers who would lazily respond with one liners such as "Call me at XXX-XXX-XXXX". Minas on the other hand went above an beyond the crowd. He promptly emailed back to schedule a viewing as well asked additional questions so he could tailor to my needs. When we met for are scheduled viewing, Minas not only showed me the unit that I originally contacted him about but also additional units that fit my budget and needs. The one I ended up signing the lease on I actually never saw online! As far as New York Real Estate Brokers go, I have nothing but great things to say about Minas. When viewing the units, he wasn't pushy as other brokers had been. He sat back and allowed myself and my girlfriend to look at the units and explore freely. He was easy to talk to and happily answered all of our questions and listened to our concerns. My highest praise of Minas was his honesty and integrity. When asking questions that most brokers would dart around or try to avoid, Minas answered with transparency and honesty. He really has your best interests in mind. He even made the application process a breeze and got me on a lease in less than a few days. If you're in the market looking for a new apartment, forego the stress and team up with a broker that puts your best interests first. Minas is the broker to call! Five stars across the board.<br /> YELP 3/12/2017
Steven N. - NYC, NY
Minas helped my boyfriend and I rent an apartment in Astoria. He was incredibly accommodating and kind throughout the whole process, and if you've ever apartment hunted in NYC, you know how rare that is.<br /> He also went above and beyond to share his knowledge of the neighborhood with us, even providing recommendations to nearby establishments like restaurants, coffee shops, and gyms.<br /> If you have the opportunity to work with him, you really should. - YELP 1/4/2017
Toni B. -Queens, NY
Minas nailed it! He found me the perfect apartment. It hit everything on my want list and in the most hassle free way. After spending a couple of months looking at underwhelming apartments with unreasonable demands for moving in, I met Minas who quickly and easily got me in to the best apartment I've had in 10 years of living in NYC. Would recommend him everytime. Thanks Minas! - YELP 12/19/2016
Nicolas L. - NYC, NY
Minas was a great help In finding me & my family an apt. After looking at so many apts and dealing with so many different brokers Minas showed us an apartment that was just what we were looking for! - FACEBOOK 10/21/2016
Liz Z. - Queens, NY
Minas was wonderful to work with! We found an apartment on the very first day we met with him. He worked to show us only apartments that made sense for us and we fell in love with one immediately. He made sure to follow up with us and get our application in first in line. Happy to say we just signed the lease and are moving in to Astoria soon! Minas was patient, kind, funny, and never made us feel pressured for anything we didn't want. He's from Astoria so he knows the neighborhood well. The entire process from start to finish was smooth. I would not hesitate recommending him for anyone looking in the area! - ZILLOW 10/10/2016
Christine M. - Queens, NY
Where do I start in my review of Minas? There are not enough superlatives, and I wish there was a way to give him TEN stars! We own(ed) a 2 family home in Astoria and when our tenant moved out, we found Minas through a neighborhood friend, to help us find a new tenant. After long, patient discussions of what our needs and expectations were, Minas suggested we consider selling instead. Minas spent a great deal of time with us, giving us detailed explanations of the market, the neighborhood, trends, and felt strongly that he could sell the house at $xx and could have it sold within days, weeks at most.In 2 days (TWO!) we had our first of several offers, and a couple of months later, we closed. Through those months, Minas was with us every single step of the way from contracts, home inspections, title search, appraisal, closing, etc., etc. It was all by his own initiative, we never had to call him for updates, he was always one step ahead of us. What you get from Minas as a *realtor* is (among so many things) a consummate professional, one who is very knowledge about the industry, has a strong sense of the neighborhood(s) in which he rents/sells, someone who actually listens to your needs, and is exemplary in his patience throughout the process. Truly, your best interest is his best interest. What you get from Minas as a *human* is someone who is polite, respectful, has good principals, a strong moral compass, is highly ethical, has a good sense of humility, and a good sense of humor too! From Minas you will not get "service like it used to be". No; Instead you'll get "service like it never was". Truly. Amazing.<br /> YELP - 10/5/2016
Roger & Nelli C. - Windham, NY
Minas is great! After working with several horrible brokers, I met Minas who responded immediately, was very up front and communacative, and flexible with my work schedule from showing to signing. I typically don't write reviews but I am here and on other sites because Minas is top notch. - ZILLOW 9/21/2016
Joe V. - USMC
Minas was, by far, the most professional and responsive agent that I dealt with in the Astoria area. The man flat out knows the area and understands his clients needs. He found my roommates and I a gorgeous 3 bedroom on very short notice (about 1 1/2 weeks) and also placed a friend of mine with great punctuality. Highly recommend! - ZILLOW 12/1/2015
Kristoff B. - Queens, NY
From beginning to end Minas was as helpful as could be. He was highly responsive and punctual setting up the first showing and was in constant communication during the lease signing process. Upon the completed lease signing process, Minas provided us with a "welcome to the neighborhood" package - which included a number of great recommendations and suggestions for the new area. I would highly recommend Minas' professional services to anybody in the market to find a new place in the area! - ZILLOW 11/30/2015
Nicholas C. - Queens, NY
Excellent Realtor. Really knows the area so well and only shows you what you're looking for. So personable and easy to work with. I will be referring my friends to him undoubtedly! - YELP 7/27/2015
Kerstin D. - NYC, NY
Minas was diamond in the rough for sure! We found an AMAZING apartment with him. I love how well he knows the neighborhood and the people who live there. When I wanted to go see a place for the first time (without ever meeting him) my schedule kept changing and he was very accommodating. His demeanor is calm and he was so nice. My husband and I love him so much we have passed his info along to our friends also looking in the neighborhood. They love him now as well. If you want to rent in Astoria, rent with Minas. You won't be sorry. YELP - 7/8/2015
Hillary B. - NYC, NY

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