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Negotiating Tactics for a Better Lease The Second Time Around
Updated 5 months ago
It can be such a good and rewarding feeling when you find the perfect apartment, home, or condo to rent. With how many bad landlords, bad neighbors, and bad units are out there, it is always a big relief to find somewhere that you love to live. Unfortunately, once your lease is about to end…
Cyber Monday Apartment Wishlist for 2017
Updated 16 months ago
Whether you have just newly moved into your own place or if you have lived alone for a while, there are always new things to purchase. Shopping lists are seemingly never-ending and there are always areas in your apartment that could be improved. One of the best times of the years to stock up on…
Brokers Fee – An Investment or Just Another Expense?
Updated 19 months ago
When it comes to seeking out your next apartment, the search can often be incredibly overwhelming. There are a ton of considerations to make and a ton of properties you could potentially look at. Every property has a different price, different amenities, and is located in a different…
5 Tips for Taking Stellar Photos of Your Apartment
Updated 19 months ago
We all have experiences like this: as we browse through apartments on the Internet, we notice that some listings have bad photos, like REALLY AWFUL photos. While we may say to ourselves "oh my god, I will never rent this apartment," when it's our turn to advertise our apartments, somehow our…
5 Tips for Taking Stellar Photos of Your Apartment
What Makes Your Listings Stand Out?
Updated 19 months ago
Online marketing and advertising are now the standard ways for engaging with consumers. Especially in real estate, what you present to your potential clients often dictate how successful you are. But when there are millions of listings, landlords and agents out there, how do you and your…
Is Your Apartment Kid Proof?
Updated 24 months ago
Some of us might consider ourselves as grownups and therefore feel that getting a kid is the natural next step. Others not so much. Hey, no matter your future plans we don't judge. But if you feel adult enough to bring a little person into your life (forever), you got to make sure that not only…
5 Benefits of Living in an Apartment Versus a Dorm
Updated 24 months ago
Ah, the freedom that comes with living on your own for the first time. Nothing in the world is quite like it. You'll feel a wide range of mixed emotions. From freedom and independence to new responsibilities and stresses, moving out of your parent's house and attending college is an exciting…
Nothing wrong with paying a fee
Updated 24 months ago
Over the past month, we've had a lot of users come to us looking for only "no-fee" apartments. However, after speaking with them, we realized there was a misconception of the whole fee/no-fee concept. Today, I'm going to write about the different apartment/listing types you'll encounter, what…
Undercover Broker: Farming for Customers and Commissions
Updated 24 months ago
This is the second edition of Undercover Broker, where we share interesting insights into the mysterious life and career track of a Manhattan apartment broker. The first edition discussed the myths and truths of broker bait and switch tactics, how it happens, and why declaring your loyalty to…
Where do they get the apartment prices from?
Updated 24 months ago
How do most landlords end up pricing their units? While we don't come from the property management side, we've noticed a couple of trends in how apartments are priced. Generally, landlords seem to fall into four types (though realistically, there is always some overlap). 1) Meticulous Market…
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