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Cc.confess, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Cc.confess asked:
Filled out application for apt with one broker; broker said apt's been rented. Was showed same apt by a second broker. What's the deal? At the beginning of June a broker (broker 1) showed me an apt. I filled out an application but broker 1 said the apt has been rented. I started contacting multiple brokers as move is time-sensitive.…
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Propertymana…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Propertymanagerdarren asked:
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I was just browsing and I came across your blog post, http://www.trulia.com/blog/renter-rip-off-10-ways-to-fight-hidden-apartment-fees/.

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Queensapartm…, Renter in Forest Hills, NY
Queensapartmentrents answered:
I'm moving to Manhattan the begining of Sept and will be renting inititally. When is the best time to come out and secure an apt? Mid July or
Anytime is a good time to find your next apartment. Unlike many other cities around the US, the NYC market is very different. Demand for apartments is very high.

During winter, the ... more
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Jonathan Lah…, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Jonathan Lahey of The Lahey Group answered:
Does the landlord/broker have to disclose to a prospective RENTER if there was a death in the property in NYC?
Hi Kimy44,

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Jonathan Lah…, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Jonathan Lahey of The Lahey Group answered:
Is a broker entitled to a commission if I first saw a rental space from his Craigslist post, even if he did not have the listing or show it to me?
Hi,

I think you need to discuss it withe owner, because the owner of the property has an agreement with the agent,, so possible the agent can still get a commission because youve se ... more
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Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Does the landlord/broker have to disclose to a prospective RENTER if there was a death in the property in NYC?
No they do not. A death in the home is not a material fact about the property because it does not affect value. If you are concerned you can check local newspaper obituaries.

Examp ... more
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Dalejtrejord…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Dalejtrejordoddy answered:
Is there anyway I can get rid of my contract without having to pay the termination fee?
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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hello, my husband and I are looking to rent a 2 or 3 bedroom private house for our student daughter.
Find a local agent who will help you.

Be prepared to co-sign the lease, and ready to show your financial qualifications.

best wishes............
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Dwain Cuffy, Home Buyer in Hastings on Hudson, NY
Dwain Cuffy answered:
What is the average management fee of appointing a letting agent to manage the rental affairs of property in New York City?
what is property management percentage fee for newark new jersey
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Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Advice needed - how do I complain to my landlord for renting me an apartment with two windowless, basement bedrooms? (New York City)
Don't complain to your landlord. The easier solution is 1. Do you have a written and signed lease. I bet you don't because the landlord knew it was illegal. Therefore, your landlord ... more
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Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Best to move to NYC in July, August or September? How significant is the difference?
I would contact several rental agencies or realtors to get an idea of their take on the market situation. The rental agencies, would know what tenants are giving notice, so they would b ... more
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Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Best places to rent and commute to Downtown NYC
Well, I agree with Kathy! You don't want to drive. I grew up in Westchester County north of the city in Yonkers and Bronxville, and the commute on the NY Central was about 30 min. to ... more
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Michelangelo…, Real Estate Pro in New york, NY
Michelangelo Vasco answered:
Should a rental broker be paid the commission in her personal name or to the broker's brokerage firm? Please adviseThanks.
New York State real estate law states a commission can only be paid to the brokerage who will of course pay the agent according to their contract with the company.
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Beckypaz, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Beckypaz asked:
Hello, I'm currently looking into renting a 1bdroom apt by April 1st no later then May1st, it's going to be for 2 ppl. Both credit is fair My price range is preferably 1300 with at least gas included. If not my MAX rent is 1500 considering all utilities. If anyone has any insight it's greatly appreciated.
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
If a broker made an appointment at an open listing, but did not show up in person to show it, am I legally obligated to pay him 15% if I take it?
If you have no signed agreement you owe no commission. Since the agent did show you other apartments perhaps have a discussion and ask him/her the question....
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Steve Riddle, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Steve Riddle answered:
Brokers fees - landlord side
Id say refer to your words and any contract that you have in place with that agent.
Also remember, Agency is a relationship.
I'd also ask, did the agent's advertisement cause or crea ... more
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Max Galka, Other/Just Looking in New York, NY
Max Galka answered:
When is the best time to look for an apartment in NYC?
Here is what the data shows:

- Apartments stay on the market for longer during the winter
- The number of available listings is higher in the summer
- The rental pricing can be as ... more
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Max Galka, Other/Just Looking in New York, NY
Max Galka answered:
Brokers via Apartment Search Websites
I would think that working with a different agent for each viewing (rather than with a single agent you trust), would increase the chance of having a bad experience. As long as you do ... more
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Phil Banks, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Phil Banks answered:
Rentals in NYC and commissions
The listing agent determines the fee. The split is 50/50. However, the renter's agent is permitted to offer the renter a rebate on part of the fee, in which case the listing agent wil ... more
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