For long-time Queens resident Minas Styponias, helping people find their dream home in the borough he loves is a privilege. He knows every nook and cranny of Queens and is adept at guiding clients to stunning LIC luxury apartments and premiere condos in Astoria.
The warm, familial culture at Modern Spaces is right in line with how Minas approaches his work with clients. Searching for a home can be a stressful enterprise, and Styponias recognizes that it’s his job to mitigate that stress through composure and dedication.
Read on to learn more about Minas and his personable approach to real estate at Modern Spaces.
Why did you become a real estate agent?
I got into real estate initially, like most people, to make money. But it didn’t take long for me to realize I loved the work. I truly enjoy guiding people through the big decisions to find their dream home.
What neighborhood do you specialize in, and what makes that neighborhood a great place to live?
I was born, and spent 40 years of my life, in Astoria, Queens. Astoria has always been a hidden gem with old-school neighborhood charm and instant access to Manhattan.
What makes Modern Spaces unique as a brokerage, as far as culture, service, and approach to real estate?
Modern Spaces really fosters a family environment. Any questions I had in that regard were answered when the owners and numerous agents attended the wake for my father. It showed me that people here at Modern Spaces truly care.
If you were to give one piece of advice to someone looking to rent or buy an apartment, what would it be?
If you need to ask more than three questions about a property, then it probably isn’t the one for you. Apartments should speak to you as soon as you walk in the door — they should grab your heart. If you need to ask more than what the rent is, what utilities are included, and if pets are OK, then you probably need to keep looking.
What is your favorite part of the job?
I love engaging people and having a genuine dialogue with them. Looking for a place to live is stressful enough. If I can make someone feel good along the way and maybe share a laugh, that makes it all worthwhile.
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