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Old 03-07-2011, 08:16 AM
 
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And the landlord is paying the fee so it's not costing you any money. They do not advertise because they have tons of brokers bringing them potential renters, and in many ways those brokers are pre-screening people for them.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:04 PM
 
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Does anyone recommend any particular Realty company/brokers?
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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As a reminder, please send DMs with recommendations of brokerages/agents to the poster who has requested them. Please do not post recommendations on the forum.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:50 PM
 
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I can't imagine why anyone would suggest a broker for someone with a low budget. The usual route is to scan Craigslist - very cautiously, because there are occasionally scams. Use common sense. You might look further north, like the East 90s, which would certainly be more affordable than Murray Hill.

You might consider getting a summer sublet which will give you a few months' leeway to scout around to look at neighborhoods, and maybe give you a chance to meet someone you'd like to room with. You also need to start thinking beyond just what will be your route for apartment hunting, to consider what elements will be important to you in choosing an apartment (light? quiet? good kitchen?). Because it's a cinch that you won't get everything you want.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:15 PM
 
Location: East Village
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I can't imagine why anyone would suggest a broker for someone with a low budget.
Brokers have fee-free listings to, you know. If you make it very clear to a broker that you only want to look at fee-free listings, many will gladly oblige.
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