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1 Bedroom, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $3,900 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $3,900 - Photo 2
2 hours ago
448 West 19th Street, Apt 1D
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,900 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Samantha S bhatty
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  Elevator · Laundry in Unit
2 Bedrooms, Upper West Side Rental in NYC for $5,400 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, Upper West Side Rental in NYC for $5,400 - Photo 2
6 hours ago
321 West 105th Street, Apt 2AB...
Upper West Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,400 2 Bed 2 Bath
David MARCIANO, Upper West Side Expert
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2 Bedrooms, Gramercy Park Rental in NYC for $7,300 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, Gramercy Park Rental in NYC for $7,300 - Photo 2
10 hours ago
145 East 16th Street, Apt 4C
Gramercy Park, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$7,300 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Charles Munroe
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  1,700 ft² · Doorman · Elevator
2 Bedrooms, West Village Rental in NYC for $4,350 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, West Village Rental in NYC for $4,350 - Photo 2
10 hours ago
231 East 12th Street, Apt 35K
West Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,350 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Charles Munroe
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  750 ft² · Elevator
1 Bedroom, Bedford-Stuyvesant Rental in NYC for $3,146 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Bedford-Stuyvesant Rental in NYC for $3,146 - Photo 2
8 hours ago
410 Lexington Ave, Apt 1I
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$3,146 1 Bed 1 Bath
David Quigua, Bedford-Stuyvesant Expert
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  1,069 ft²
2 Bedrooms, Crown Heights Rental in NYC for $2,699 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, Crown Heights Rental in NYC for $2,699 - Photo 2
8 hours ago
1513 Dean St, Apt 1
Crown Heights, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$2,699 2 Bed 1 Bath
By David Quigua
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  800 ft²
3 Bedrooms, Flushing Rental in NYC for $2,150 - Photo 1 3 Bedrooms, Flushing Rental in NYC for $2,150 - Photo 2
8 hours ago
42-70 156th Street, Apt 4BL
Flushing, Northeastern Queens, Queens
$2,150 3 Bed 1 Bath
By Giulio Ferrante
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2 Bedrooms, East Harlem Rental in NYC for $3,650 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, East Harlem Rental in NYC for $3,650 - Photo 2
8 hours ago
71 East 110th Street, Apt 6A
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,650 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Giulio Ferrante
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2 Bedrooms, Battery Park City Rental in NYC for $4,769 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, Battery Park City Rental in NYC for $4,769 - Photo 2
7 hours ago
50 Battery Pl, Apt 6B
Battery Park City, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
Open House - Fri, Jan 24, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
$4,769 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Robin Iselin
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2 Bedrooms, Hell's Kitchen Rental in NYC for $6,662 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, Hell's Kitchen Rental in NYC for $6,662 - Photo 2
3 hours ago
West 41st Street
Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$6,662 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Marc Sterling
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Loft, Financial District Rental in NYC for $2,900 - Photo 1 Loft, Financial District Rental in NYC for $2,900 - Photo 2
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west street
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,900 Loft 1 Bath
Jason Hernandez, Financial District Expert
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3 Bedrooms, Bedford-Stuyvesant Rental in NYC for $4,000 - Photo 1 3 Bedrooms, Bedford-Stuyvesant Rental in NYC for $4,000 - Photo 2
4 hours ago
35 Claver Place, Apt 1K
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$4,000 3 Bed 1.5 Bath
By Yossi Elgarten
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1 Bedroom, North Slope Rental in NYC for $4,300 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, North Slope Rental in NYC for $4,300 - Photo 2
2 hours ago
934 President Street, Apt 11
North Slope, Park Slope, South Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$4,300 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Sam Hellinger
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2 Bedrooms, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $7,154 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $7,154 - Photo 2
13 hours ago
125 West 31st Street, Apt 55B
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$7,154 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Jules Hamilton
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1 Bedroom, Jamaica Rental in NYC for $2,150 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Jamaica Rental in NYC for $2,150 - Photo 2
12 hours ago
178-02 Hillside Avenue, Apt 40...
Jamaica, Southeastern Queens, Queens
$2,150 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Jose Cisneros
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3 Bedrooms, Yorkville Rental in NYC for $7,695 - Photo 1 3 Bedrooms, Yorkville Rental in NYC for $7,695 - Photo 2
1 hour ago
E 87th st
Yorkville, Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$7,695 3 Bed 2 Bath
By Bruna Naspolini
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  1,362 ft² · Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit
Studio, Jamaica Rental in NYC for $1,995 - Photo 1 Studio, Jamaica Rental in NYC for $1,995 - Photo 2
12 hours ago
178-02 Hillside Avenue, Apt 61...
Jamaica, Southeastern Queens, Queens
$1,995 Studio 1 Bath
By Jose Cisneros
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Studio, Long Island City Rental in NYC for $2,525 - Photo 1 Studio, Long Island City Rental in NYC for $2,525 - Photo 2
6 hours ago
Jackson Ave
Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$2,525 Studio 1 Bath
Jason Kim, Long Island City Expert
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1 Bedroom, Long Island City Rental in NYC for $3,193 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Long Island City Rental in NYC for $3,193 - Photo 2
6 hours ago
Jackson Ave
Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$3,193 1 Bed / Flex 2 1 Bath
Jason Kim, Long Island City Expert
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2 Bedrooms, Downtown Brooklyn Rental in NYC for $4,304 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, Downtown Brooklyn Rental in NYC for $4,304 - Photo 2
8 hours ago
Gold St.
Downtown Brooklyn, Northwestern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$4,304 2 Bed 2 Bath
Cherish Dawn, Downtown Brooklyn Expert
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No Fee

The term "No-Fee apartments" is extremely confusing to most renters, even veterans who have lived in NYC most of their lives. A big source of the misunderstanding stems from two different types of apartments that one might advertise as having no broker fee. In the first case, a listing posted directly by the landlord generally has no fee, but ONLY if the renter finds the apartment and contacts the landlord without any assistance from a licensed real estate broker. In the second case, a…

No Fee Apartments for Rent

The term "No-Fee apartments" is extremely confusing to most renters, even veterans who have lived in NYC most of their lives. A big source of the misunderstanding stems from two different types of apartments that one might advertise as having no broker fee. In the first case, a listing posted directly by the landlord generally has no fee, but ONLY if the renter finds the apartment and contacts the landlord without any assistance from a licensed real estate broker. In the second case, a landlord or property manager can offer to pay broker fees on behalf of the renter, which allows any real estate broker or salesperson to advertise the listing as no fee.

How can the same apartment be both no fee and fee depending on the person advertising or showing me the apartment?

Consumers who don't understand the nyc rental market find this paradox to be one of the most frustrating aspects of the apartment search. It is actually very possible for the same exact apartment to be no fee or fee on the same day, and the difference is who is showing you the apartment. If you are able to see the apartment directly from the landlord, usually through the leasing office, then you probably will not need to pay any additional broker fee. However, if you have a professional, licensed real estate salesperson assisting you in your search, and this agent shows you the same apartment, you are likely obligated to pay a broker fee. You will normally have signed documents agreeing to pay a fee if you rent any of the apartment that agent shows you.

Does that mean I am always better off going directly to the landlord instead of using a broker?

Absolutely not! If the landlord is paying the broker fee, many renters reason they can show up without the broker and instantly negotiate a lower rent. The thinking is, by doing a direct deal, the landlord is saving a few thousand dollars by not paying the fee, and therefore some of that savings should be passed on to the renter. In practice, landlords have more loyalty to their broker partners than to any individual renter. Real estate agents bring the landlords new clients all year long, week after week. Intelligent landlords understand they need to keep the brokers happy, and certainly not allow special deals that would alientate the industry. If a building was known to quote lower prices to direct renters than to brokers, then that same building would very quickly not receive much traffic from agents.

What does 1 Month OP mean for an apartment listing or advertisement?

One month OP means that the landlord is paynig the broker one month of rent after the renter has signed a lease and moved into the apartment. Usually, once an agent shows the apartment to a customer, submits an application, and then confirms lease signing, the agent will send an invoice to the management company with the details of the deal, asking for payment. Most landlords will remit the payment within 30-60 day to the brokerage firm, and the firm will pay the appropriate, agreed-upon commission split to the agent.

Why use brokers at all when no fee apartments exist in NYC?

The founders of RentHop originally pondered this question in 2009, which led to the creation of this website! The original plan, as reported in the NY Times article Getting the Agent Without the Fee, by Michael Grynbaum, was to eliminate the need for apartment brokers entirely. The entire story is best told by Lee Lin, quoted below, in a talk he gave to Startup Institute about his experience at Y Combinator.

When we first started RentHop, we assumed all real estate agents were these evil slimeballs that charged huge fees and barely did anything. We thought we could disrupt the entire industry by creating a website and directly connecting renters with landlords. However, one of the best pieces of advice we received during the summer at Y Combinator came from Paul Graham. He told us that if we really thought brokers were useless, then we should try being brokers for a while. So we did! Lawrence and I both flew back to New York, received our real estate licenses, and spent months meeting clients and showing apartments all day long. I lost a lot of weight, climbing all those walkups and roaming around the streets of Manhattan. That was when we realized being a broker is really hard, and that a great agent adds a ton of value. They save everyone a lot of time, visiting dozens of apartments a week only showing the top ten percent or so to customers. By the end of that year, we completely pivoted the focus of our company to matching qualified renters with the best apartment listings, whether they are posted by a landlord, management company, or broker.

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