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2 Bedrooms, Little Italy Rental in NYC for $4,495 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, Little Italy Rental in NYC for $4,495 - Photo 2
Posted 2 hours ago
120 Mulberry Street, Apt 2
Little Italy, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,495 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Logan Padilla
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No Fee
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Studio, Greenpoint Rental in NYC for $2,495 - Photo 1 Studio, Greenpoint Rental in NYC for $2,495 - Photo 2
Posted 15 mins ago
India St & West St
Greenpoint, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$2,495 Studio 1 Bath
Michael Walter, Greenpoint Expert
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  Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit
Studio, Hell's Kitchen Rental in NYC for $3,897 - Photo 1 Studio, Hell's Kitchen Rental in NYC for $3,897 - Photo 2
Posted 2 hours ago
West 37th Street
Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,897 Studio / Flex 1 1 Bath
By Urvish Singh
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  Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit · Pre-War · Hardwood Floors
3 Bedrooms, Bedford-Stuyvesant Rental in NYC for $3,175 - Photo 1 3 Bedrooms, Bedford-Stuyvesant Rental in NYC for $3,175 - Photo 2
Posted 7 hours ago
442 Decatur St, Apt 5C
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$3,175 3 Bed 1 Bath
Daniel Boni, Bedford-Stuyvesant Expert
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2 Bedrooms, Midtown East Rental in NYC for $5,000 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, Midtown East Rental in NYC for $5,000 - Photo 2
Posted 1 hour ago
East 57th Street
Midtown East, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,000 2 Bed 2 Bath
By David Menashe
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2 Bedrooms, Clinton Hill Rental in NYC for $5,850 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, Clinton Hill Rental in NYC for $5,850 - Photo 2
Posted 1 hour ago
Fulton Street
Clinton Hill, Northwestern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$5,850 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Katya Nadirova
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5 Bedrooms, Yorkville Rental in NYC for $15,900 - Photo 1 5 Bedrooms, Yorkville Rental in NYC for $15,900 - Photo 2
Posted 2 hours ago
East 79th Street
Yorkville, Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$15,900 5 Bed 4 Bath
By Emil Jahic
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1 Bedroom, Financial District Rental in NYC for $5,246 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Financial District Rental in NYC for $5,246 - Photo 2
Posted 11 hours ago
19 Dutch Street, Apt 10I
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,246 1 Bed / Flex 2 1 Bath
By Bardia Fereidooni
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3 Bedrooms, Yorkville Rental in NYC for $4,300 - Photo 1 3 Bedrooms, Yorkville Rental in NYC for $4,300 - Photo 2
Posted 10 hours ago
234 East 87th Street, Apt 3B
Yorkville, Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,300 3 Bed 1 Bath
Charles Munroe, Upper East Side Expert
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  950 ft² · Hardwood Floors
1 Bedroom, Lincoln Square Rental in NYC for $5,135 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Lincoln Square Rental in NYC for $5,135 - Photo 2
Posted 11 hours ago
175 West 60th Street, Apt 14E
Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,135 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Jen
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2 Bedrooms, Manhattan Valley Rental in NYC for $7,470 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, Manhattan Valley Rental in NYC for $7,470 - Photo 2
Posted 7 hours ago
795 Columbus Avenue, Apt 10A
Manhattan Valley, Upper West Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$7,470 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Columbus Square Leasing Team
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Studio, Roosevelt Island Rental in NYC for $2,250 - Photo 1 Studio, Roosevelt Island Rental in NYC for $2,250 - Photo 2
Posted 1 hour ago
Main Street
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$2,250 Studio 1 Bath
By Smail Messaoudi
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  500 ft² · Doorman · Elevator · Pre-War · Hardwood Floors
Studio, Hell's Kitchen Rental in NYC for $3,495 - Photo 1 Studio, Hell's Kitchen Rental in NYC for $3,495 - Photo 2
Posted 2 hours ago
WEST 57 STREET
Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,495 Studio 1 Bath
Lana Tarashvili, Hell's Kitchen Expert
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Studio, Garment District Rental in NYC for $3,395 - Photo 1 Studio, Garment District Rental in NYC for $3,395 - Photo 2
Posted 11 hours ago
320 West 38th Street, Apt 406
Garment District, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,395 Studio 1 Bath
By David Gelfenbeyn
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1 Bedroom, Lincoln Square Rental in NYC for $4,060 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Lincoln Square Rental in NYC for $4,060 - Photo 2
Posted 10 hours ago
400 West 63rd Street, Apt 912
Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
Open House - Fri, Sep 20, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
$4,060 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Windsor Property Management
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3 Bedrooms, Battery Park City Rental in NYC for $6,773 - Photo 1 3 Bedrooms, Battery Park City Rental in NYC for $6,773 - Photo 2
Posted 8 hours ago
50 Battery Pl, Apt 9X
Battery Park City, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
Open House - Fri, Sep 20, 11:30am - 1:00pm
$6,773 3 Bed 2 Bath
By Robin Iselin
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2 Bedrooms, Theater District Rental in NYC for $6,995 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, Theater District Rental in NYC for $6,995 - Photo 2
Posted 10 hours ago
2 Columbus Place, Apt 31A
Theater District, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$6,995 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Benjamin Bassal
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1 Bedroom, Lincoln Square Rental in NYC for $4,295 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Lincoln Square Rental in NYC for $4,295 - Photo 2
Posted 12 hours ago
200 West 67th Street, Apt 14B
Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,295 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Becky Cooke
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Studio, Hell's Kitchen Rental in NYC for $2,950 - Photo 1 Studio, Hell's Kitchen Rental in NYC for $2,950 - Photo 2
Posted 3 hours ago
West 43rd Street
Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,950 Studio / Flex 1 1 Bath
By Joseph Bar
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  Doorman · Elevator · Hardwood Floors
3 Bedrooms, East Williamsburg Rental in NYC for $4,300 - Photo 1 3 Bedrooms, East Williamsburg Rental in NYC for $4,300 - Photo 2
Posted 11 hours ago
230 Bushwick Ave, Apt 3B
East Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$4,300 3 Bed 2 Bath
Tiffinie Kish, Williamsburg 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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