Ben Willig

Team Leader - Anchor Knights - Senior Associate

Ben Willig
212.310.0352
609.709.9560
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"Ben Willig was the broker that worked with us in finding our first apa..."
Tim P. 5/31/12 Yelp.com
"Ben Willig was the broker that worked with us in finding our first apartment in New York and we could not have asked for a better, more devoted broker.  There were several circumstances which made our apartment search challenging, most challenging being the limited amount of time that we had to look at apartments (less than 24 hours). The first day of our experience was a Tuesday afternoon in which the weather also made our search more challenging.  It was down-pouring rain for the first few hours and Ben, along with his assistant Vu Tran, were still eager to continue the apartment search, even though there was only one umbrella for four people.  They insisted that we use the umbrella, while they were unprotected from the elements. That day we were shown multiple apartments that matched our search criteria.  We were not shown apartments that we could not afford or in areas that we were not interested in living; we were only shown apartments that were appropriate to our needs and means.  This was a welcome surprise having previously dealt with brokers that were more interested in their commission rather than what would be the best for us. We would HIGHLY recommend Ben Willig and Anchor Associates Group to anyone who is looking for any assistance with the search for an apartment in New York City.  His knowledge and expertise of the New York area and its fast-paced changing real estate market was a welcomed surprise and immense help which made the experience of searching for an apartment pleasurable and successful. "
Tim P. 5/31/12 Yelp.com
"Friendly, professional, efficient, effective. This was my second conse..."
Ellen L. 7/29/11 Yelp.com
"Friendly, professional, efficient, effective. This was my second consecutive year working with Ben Willig at Anchor Associates and both years I have ended up with my dream apartment. Ben is super friendly and goes the extra mile for his clients - whether it's pulling strings to get into apartments that haven't even been listed yet or staying after hours to help with lease-signing. For both apartment searches, Ben lined up a ton of places for us to see (typically 6-8 units per outing) which was not only time-effective but also gave us many options to choose from until we found a place we loved. He also stuck to apartments within our price range and didn't push us into anything, which I definitely appreciated and can be hard to find with other NYC realtors. After we found our apartment, he was literally calling the landlord from the cab on the way to his office to make sure we got it, and we were signed-sealed-delivered just 72 hours later! Ben is a pro and I would definitely work with him again."
Ellen L. 7/29/11 Yelp.com
"I worked with Ben Willig at Anchor and I have nothing but good things ..."
Benjamin W. 10/14/11 Yelp.com
"I worked with Ben Willig at Anchor and I have nothing but good things to say about him. I was referred to him by a mutual friend, and from day 1 he was nothing but patient and helpful. Every apartment we saw, he had all of the details and was extremely and honest and upfront about all fees and costs. We spent days running and cabbing around the city at all times of the day, and he never lost his upbeat attitude or energetic disposition. He was always professional and always responsive to my requests, questions, and opinions. The funny part is, I didn't even end up renting an apartment through him! When an opportunity for a great place fell into my lap, I called Ben to discuss it, and he was honest and helpful even though he wasn't going to be compensated. If and when I need to rent a different apartment in NYC, I will definitely work with Ben again."
Benjamin W. 10/14/11 Yelp.com
"My wife, daughter and I live in Ithaca, NY and just bought an apartmen..."
Mr. Mohanty via Trulia 12/14/14
"My wife, daughter and I live in Ithaca, NY and just bought an apartment in Manhattan. Ben Willig was our broker and I can recommend him without hesitation. Ben is a thorough professional and he leads a fine team of knowledgeable real estate agents. We had never bought property in NYC before and were anxious that it would be a very difficult and complicated process. It was indeed a rather involved process, but Ben’s knowledge of the market and his affable nature made it a pleasure. Ben listens very intelligently to what his clients want, and I found that he got to understand exactly what we were looking for. He asks good questions, gets to know your tastes, and works within the budget you give him. If you change your mind (and most people do), you will find Ben adapting very quickly to your new ideas. Since he knows Manhattan’s neighborhoods well, and since the qualities of a neighborhood make a huge difference to how you will respond to your new home, Ben will not waste your time showing you places that may look good in pictures but will not give you the kind of home you want. We looked at apartments in a number of neighborhoods and ended up purchasing one in Lincoln Square; both the neighborhood and the apartment are perfect for us! Ben’s team made the process of getting a mortgage, doing the paperwork for the coop, and other related things, extremely simple. That was especially helpful since we don’t live in the City and had to do some things from a distance. And when we knew we needed a good contractor, we again asked Ben and he made some excellent recommendations to us. We found all of his recommendations to be good and reliable, and it was so convenient to interview and choose one person from the list of names he gave us for every category. All in all, Ben is superbly professional -- amiable, intelligent, and sophisticated. You will enjoy working with him. He will make you feel comfortable and let you explore things at your own pace. (And while you are looking at apartments or houses in the City, don’t forget to ask him about his favorite restaurants. We found a couple of extremely good North Indian restaurants because of him – and so many Indian restaurants in NYC are underwhelming at best!)"
Mr. Mohanty via Trulia 12/14/14
"My wife and I could not have asked for a better experience finding our..."
Frank S. 10/01/12 Yelp.com
"My wife and I could not have asked for a better experience finding our first apartment together than our experience with Ben Willig and Andrew Vo at Anchor Associates. Ben's expertise came right into play during our initial telephone discussion when, after we discussed our budget and what we were looking for, Ben suggested looking at a neighborhood that we had not thought of. This turned out to be crucial, as the apartment we ended up renting was in this very neighborhood! Ben and Andrew put together a great itinerary that allowed us to easily compare and contrast apartments based on price, neighborhood, and building amenities. Although I had been warned beforehand from a friend not to rely on brokers (in general, not regarding Anchor specifically) for information on features of the surrounding neighborhood such as proximity to subway stops, the information Ben and Andrew provided on the neighborhoods I was familiar with beforehand was right on the money, which put me greatly at ease. Both gentlemen were quite easygoing and did not pressure us to choose any specific apartment. Andrew in particular is to be praised for tirelessly guiding us through a very long and geographically diverse journey around the city. Furthermore, he went above and beyond by making several efforts to contact us the next day when our first-choice apartment--which had been snatched up the first day (such is NYC apartment hunting)--became available again. Because my wife and I were so thrilled that we had secured our second-choice apartment, which was in the same building as our first choice, we were lax about checking our e-mail and phone that day, but Andrew finally reached us, and thus we are writing this review from our dream apartment! And we love our new neighborhood too. Be aware that since the firm in high demand, it may take some effort and time to get a hold of them initially. Anchor had to reschedule our first phone appointment, but it was well worth it! Overall, we can highly recommend Anchor in general and Ben and Andrew in particular for anyone, particularly novices, trying to find an outstanding New York apartment."
Frank S. 10/01/12 Yelp.com

About Ben

Agent of the Year 2010-2014 and #2 in 2009!

Ben graduated from Trinity College (Hartford) with a degree in Economics with Pi Gamma Nu Honor Society and 4 Straight years on the Dean’s List. His prior work experience includes working for Credit Suisse executing Global Corporate Real Estate transactions in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Dubai and Korea managing over $3 Billion of expenses and over 1300 employee’s for the international Bank. Ben has since come to Anchor Associates where he has been able to apply his problem solving experience by creating a clear approach to the apartment process for his consumers in the New York City Real Estate market.

At Credit Suisse Ben had directly attributed savings for the Bank in excess of $50 million. Long hours and attention to detail in the Corporate and Commercial Real Estate industry are...

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3 Bedroom Townhouse in Harlem

Harlem

$2,500,000

Type: Townhouse
Two-Unit Townhouse in Prime Central Harlem; 3 BR Triplex + 1Bedroom Apt
Size: 3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
 
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2 Bedroom Condo in Gramercy Park

Gramercy Park

$1,499,000

Type: Condo
Renovated Kitchen! __ WRAPAROUND DECK SPACE __ DUPLEX **Third Avenue**
Size: 2 Beds, 1 Bath
 
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3 Bedroom Apartment in Gramercy Park

Gramercy Park

$4,100

Type: Apartment
Spacious Corner Unit in Doorman/Elevator/Laundry Building - Walk-in Closets!
Size: 3 Beds, 1 Bath
Doorman, Elevator
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2 Bedroom Condo in Gramercy Park

Gramercy Park

$1,300,000

Type: Condo
Duplex__2 baths__~*Private Terrace*~ Elev+Lndry Bldg
Size: 2 Beds, 2 Baths
Elevator
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2 Bedroom Condo in Midtown

Midtown

$1,150,000

Type: Condo
__High Floor Views~~New Construction~~Pool__421A Tax_(Monthlies:$600)W/D in Unit
Size: 2 Beds, 1 Bath
No-Fee, Doorman, Elevator, Health Club
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2 Bedroom Condo in Midtown

Midtown

$1,100,000

Type: Condo
__High Floor Views~~New Construction~~Pool__W/D in Unit
Size: 2 Beds, 1 Bath
No-Fee, Doorman, Elevator, Health Club
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1 Bedroom Condo in Gramercy Park

Gramercy Park

$850,000

Type: Condo
~20s & Park~Gut Renovations!~~*500 Sq. Ft. Private Terrace* +Sponsor Unit+
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Elevator
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