Bad credit is never a lost cause. I would like to talk further with you to learn more about your financial situation. There are other alternatives we can explore.
Feel free to contact me when ready. You should give yourself 30 - 60 days to find your ideal NYC rental apartment. When you call me we can discuss the proper financial paperwork you must have on hand and the monies that you need to have ready before signing your new NYC rental lease.
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Agent reluctance springs from a knowledge that owners and landlords won't be eager to have you as a tenant. It's nothing personal.
But that's a legitimate concern for owners. Why SHOULD they consider someone with poor credit if there's someone out there who has better demonstrated an ability to manage money? Bad credit (like good credit) doesn't just happen.
If you have a good reason for poor credit (a messy divorce, for instance) and you're on your way to improving it, then make sure your agent knows the reason and ask your agent whether, and in what way, that information should be conveyed to potential landlords.
Hope that helps.
You may have a good chance (your income is great) renting in a situation that might require 6 months to a full years rent to be paid upfront. Forget no fee as you will certainly be paying one. You need to get with a broker to talk numbers and time frame. If you're looking for an October occupancy get moving and be prepared to take occupancy immediately if necessary. There will be no plethora of rental units out there. Good luck.
Credit is just one factor. There are multiple factors that are taken into account when an individual is looking to relocate including job stability, income, and so forth. You should consider contacting a few agents to see if they could assist you, or you could begin your search by asking around. You never know, you may find an apartment through someone you already know. You could also check out Craigslist, but beware of scams and always be sure to verify ownership before parting with your checkbook.
I hope this answered your question! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by the ways below.
Wishing you all the best,
De Vonte Williamson , LSA
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Believe it or not your problem is more common than you may think. Every situation is different but there is always a solution. Give me a call or email me so that we can go over your situation and some options you may have. I'm a licensed Real Estate Sales Person working and brokers fee apply but as a city employee myself I will do what it takes to help you find an apartment.
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While you're there, you should search their listings. You'll be able to save from a month to two month's of rent that you would otherwise pay as a broker's fee if you go through a broker.
Good luck with your search.