When working with his clients to find them the perfect home, Jules Garcia makes it his priority to thoroughly communicate with them to understand their exact motivation, needs, concerns, expectations, and budget in the process. Attentive, committed to resolution, and adaptive to different situations, Jules takes into account his clients’ diverse needs in order to find the best options for them, and strives to make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible. Jules’ entrepreneurial spirit and hobby investing in real estate inspired him to pursue a career in the industry. As an agent, he enjoys having the opportunity to help people in the homebuying process, and likes that this career allows him to be closer to home.
Prior to his career in real estate, Jules has worked in the investment management consulting space with financial advisors for close to 20 years. He is seasoned in investment advisory, securities retirement planning, strategic planning, practice building, and brand marketing. He has raised over $3 billion in investable assets with his team throughout his career, and has managed territories within the industry in Greater NYC, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and most recently New England and the greater northeast. Jules also has a background in public speaking to large audiences of 500+ people, including both industry professionals and individual investors.
Jules was raised on the Upper West Side and attended Hofstra University. He now lives in Downtown Brooklyn, and travels extensively with his significant other in his free time. Jules is also an avid student of haute horology, and has a passion for fitness.
I was lucky to meet Jules while I was hunting for a place in Brooklyn. I was looking for a replacement property in a 1031 exchange transaction and time was of the essence. From our very first phone conversation to the day of closing, Jules was absolutely indispensable in what ended up being a difficult and frustrating experience for various reasons. He won the bidding war against a competing offer and proceeded to see the purchase through with steadfast focus and dedication. In the process of dealing with a very difficult seller, where, among other things, no meaningful information about the history of property taxes could be obtained, Jules showed resourcefulness by researching similar properties and extrapolating the findings. He advocated on my behalf at every step, while the seller's attorney kept creating stressful situations of having to sign the contract multiple times, as well as not committing to the closing date. Everything worked out for the best in the end in no small part due to Jules's involvement. He has a deep knowledge of the market, understands the nuance of successful negotiations, and navigates the intricacies of researching a place when information is not readily available. He also knows exactly what to look for and pay attention to when assessing a place for comfort and value. I would absolutely work with him again and highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in NYC.dashajak
Jules sourced great options for me and moved the process forward quickly and efficiently. He found me a great real estate lawyer and property inspection professional. I would highly recommend Jules and would work with him again. His follow up is impeccable and professional.user0554
Jules is incredibly helpful, organized, and has a great gauge of the best listings given your criteria! I would definitely recommend you go through him to find your next dream home!Jack Nelson
Jules helped me find a tenant for my investment property last year. I was impressed by his professionalism so I decided to partner with him again for the sale of my co-op in Brooklyn and purchase of a new home. During the pandemic the market was so volatile I wasn't sure if I should list or wait but Jules did extensive research and presented a solid plan. He thought it was important to list at the right price to get interested buyers and for me to capitalize on my investment. He suggested a list price that I was happy with. My home was listed for 4 days before the 1st open house. During the pandemic my building had restrictions for open houses but Jules worked around them to schedule appointments. He vetted all interested parties beforehand because I didn't want random curious people in my home (especially important with COVID but generally appreciated). We received an offer at full asking price from that very first open house! I attribute it to the setting the right list price and knowledge of the area and market. Jules' worked didn't stop there. He worked with my management company, attorneys and the buyer's agent to nudge the process along. He even negotiated an ideal extension of my occupancy with the buyer because my new apartment wasn't ready yet. Jules also represented me on the purchase of my new home and again showed his expertise in negotiations and navigating the difficult process of purchasing a co-op in NYC. After working with Jules in 3 transactions where he represented me as a listing agent, buyer's agent and rental agent, I highly recommend Jules. He is a true professional that will guide you through the process and provide "white-glove" service. My experience with agents in the past have been disappointing. Jules sets the bar high and will deliver. Thank you Jules!!Holliston moving
He was professional and excellent in keeping in contact. Always kept me up to date on new listings based on my criteria. Helped me navigate the coop-versus-condo situation in the NYC area. He knew I had a chaotic work schedule and always worked around it.pownders
Jules supported me both with the purchase of a new home and the sale of my coop. I can only recommend him - he never misses a beat and was proactively driving both processes (I have worked with other brokers before and with the many many parties involved on both ends there are many failure points along the way which can become a headache when not managed). He definitely has the needed experience to help you navigate through the difficult New York real estate market.zuser20140323020547399
Jules is extremely knowledgeable about the NYC real estate market and all its intricacies. He is hard-working, tenacious and enthusiastic, and does what he says he’s going to do. It was great to work with him - we felt like we were his only clients!cdehnekiley
Jules is the best. Total professional, extremely responsive and very knowledgeable. He makes the process stress-free and seamless. Highly recommend. Jules is who you want as your broker.cbbxfg4m5x
Jules helped me navigate the NYC's complicated, fast-faced, and stressful rental world. He gave me honest advice after I told him my criteria and my thoughts, even though it mean that it wouldn't result in a sale/commission for him. It's amazing that you can still find someone like Jules in this industry (and this competitive city) with that level of honesty who's really looking to help you find the right home.derrill87
Jules Garcia is by far the best broker I have worked with to find a rental home in NYC! He is not only personal and a pleasure to spend the day trekking all over NYC with, but also clearly very knowledgable and informed on the rental process and market in NYC. He was invaluable in guiding us through an already stressful process, only made worse in a post COVID world. He helped with all communication with the buildings and made everything simple and easy for us. Even as apartments we were hoping to see were being rented before we even got the chance too see them, Jules seamlessly added new options on the fly for us to view, one of which ended up being the incredible home we were approved for. Definitely contact him for your next home search, you won't regret it!Benjamin Cobb
Jules was awesome to work with. He was very personable and easy to contact at all hours. He and his team made leasing our dream apartment feel like a breeze.mramani00
Jules and Nikita are two of the finest realtors we’ve ever worked with! They helped us find a perfect place and then helped us navigate the sometimes complicated buying and closing process. They are truly the very best!zuser20151214165456804
My wife and I met Jules and his partner Nikita through a random matching on Zillow when we requested to view an apartment in NYC. We have lived/rented in NYC for 10 years and were finally ready to seriously look at buying a place we could be proud of (and call home to our family of 5). We did not have any real expectations and never imagined finding a broker so "randomly" on the internet but after meeting Jules in person he immediately gained our trust and confidence. Fast forward four months and we now own our dream apartment in Brooklyn, and owe a massive amount of credit to the talent, dedication, patience and drive of Jules. Jules brings everything to the table you could possible ask for in an agent: he is a go-getter who does everything possible to please his clients, is available 24/7 for the inevitable ups and down of the process, he educates you on the complex nature of homebuying in NYC, and he balances it all with humility and respect. We looked at 20+ places and lost one in a bidding war -- but in the end landed exactly where we needed to be. It was not an easy process but Jules made it the very best it could be. I will 100% be calling Jules when it's time for the next move, and you should too.Will Gridley
Jules is very professional and efficient! As first-time buyers, we had a ton of questions throughout the process; Jules was extremely communicative and knowledgeable, and provided us with thoughtful guidance every step of the way. Jules goes beyond what is expected of a broker and has been helping out after the purchase was finalized.zuser20200611101456503
I had a great experiences with Jules - he took the time to share his thoughts on what upgrades/renovations he would do with each apartment that we saw and gave an estimate on how much each would cost, seemed to enjoy teaching about the process.hearthplacehomesllc