I had been looking for over a month for an apartment in NYC. I was going the Craigslist no-fee route and was frustrated with constantly getting brokers who had “mistakenly” listed an apartment as “by owner” or where the apartment was overpriced because the broker fee was baked into the monthly rent.
I was reluctant to pay the membership fee for RDNY, but when I did, I immediately found a dozen apartments in the location I was looking for that hadn’t been listed on Craigslist. The representative, Jeff, was very helpful (not pushy at all), and did a good job of following up and making sure I got what I needed. Within a week I’d found an ideal apartment and signed the lease – problem solved.
I am recommending RDNY to several of my friends who are moving into the city or switching apartments in the near term. The small membership fee is nothing compared to a broker fee. Furthermore, I felt way more in control of the process than when I was dealing with brokers who were pushing apartments on me that didn’t fit my needs/budget.
Eric S. of New York, NY found a terrific apartment in NYC and is thrilled with our service. Here’s what he had to say to us. Fortunately, he was willing to share it with the world, via Yelp.