Are you looking for a no-fee apartment in Hell’s Kitchen? You’re not alone. Everyone that starts their search for a NYC apartment is always on the hunt for a low or no-broker fee rental. How do you find a no-fee apartment in Midtown? Is it possible? Here are a few tips to help with your search.
Tip 1: Start with online sources such as StreetEasy
This website is very powerful for renters in search of a no-fee rental. Whether you are a looking for a studio, one bedroom or two bedroom Hell’s Kitchen apartment, long or short term option, this site gives renters access to filter options. Since New York City does not have a mainstream MLS system, real estate brokers typically use StreetEasy to promote their listings.
Tip 2: Take a walk
I don’t mean give up; I mean get out there and check out buildings you want to live in! Let’s say you are in Hell’s Kitchen and you find a nice, well-kept building on 45th Street. Don’t want to pay a broker fee? Simply google search the apartment building address to see who the property manager or building owner is. If there is a phone number, give them a call to see if there are any vacancies. You would be surprised at how many great, no fee apartments you are able to find with this tool!
Tip 3: Hire a professional
While you may be able to locate many apartments, some even without a broker fee, meeting the qualifications can be tricky. Who do you know who you can trust? Is the building landlord or manager reputable? It may be worth the extra cost to with a licensed real estate salesperson. Spiro Vrouhas works with renters in all price points looking to make Manhattan their home.