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Alba Nunez, Renter in Brooklyn, NY

WHAT QUESTIONS ASK TO A BROKER WHEN VIEWING AN APARTMENT FOR RENT AND % OF DISCOUNT ON THE MONTHLY RENT TO ASK?

Asked by Alba Nunez, Brooklyn, NY Thu Dec 12, 2013

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Kathryn Lilly’s answer
Most landlords list apartments for the rent that they know the market will bare.
Also many landlords consider a tenant that wants to negotiate right from the get go is going to want to be negotiating everything all the way through their tenancy / lease and do not want negotiators as tenants. They also want tenants that can comfortably afford to pay the rent, so would question why are you looking at apartments that you cannot afford? Or do not want to pay for?
When "negotiating" you must always keep in mind the other side of the equation and how it is perceived.
Landlords like a tenant to appreciate the appreciate the apartment and the value of the apartment. Look at everything in the same neighborhood and if you still want to negotiate because you think it is honestly over priced, the agent will probably be able to do something, but not likely in this market. Although that said December/January are the slowest months for rentals, but still landlords will be reluctant to tie themselves to a long lease at a reduced rent. They are more likely to offer something like if the rent is received before the 1st of the month they will accept a reduced rent of say $100.00 off.
Yours,
Kathryn Lilly, Broker
Realty on the Greene, LLC
718-858-7600
KLilly@RealtyontheGreene.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 13, 2013
As to discount on monthly rent--much depends on the area(s) of interest its rental supply and demand, therefore always make your best offer within your means; some landlords may consider a discount, others not. As for the questions to ask your agent--inquire about commission, which generally is paid by the tenant; ask about security deposit; are utilities included; lease lenght; any application fees; what about parking, etc.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 12, 2013
Hi Alba,

Well a discount on Rent will depend on the owners options at the time of viewing and not the broker, but depending on what your looking for and in what neighborhood. First ask what the best neighborhood is for your price point and preference. Then see what square footage is available within your budget and neighborhood preference.

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