nazmulruba, Renter in Brooklyn, NY

I'm looking for an 1br apartment in Bay Ridge and Fort Hamilton area. Please let me know if anyone finds any.

Asked by nazmulruba, Brooklyn, NY Sat Dec 22, 2012

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Good afternoon nazmulruba,

I’m no real estate agent, just a humble Mortgage Banker, but I can give you some guidance on your search for the right rental apartment.

In my experience in the real estate trade, I’ve discovered that the consumer is best served by adopting some simple strategies, whether you’re buying a home, selling one, or renting an apartment.

First: remember that real estate agents work on commission. The better quality agents---and those with the most experience---will be testing you from the initial contact to determine if you’re serious and will commit to using their services. Why? Because real estate is like any other business. You don’t get to stand in line at the fast food restaurant just to stare at the menu without actually buying some food at one point. It’s the same idea: the experienced real estate professional has to earn a living by renting apartments to serious and qualified prospective renters.

Therefore, the smart consumer should be well-prepared and committed to respecting the real estate professional’s time. That means: know your requirements for the apartment you wish to rent in terms of location, amenities (one bedroom versus three bedrooms; elevator building or private house), and location (proximity to public transportation or need for parking), and price. If you present yourself as well-prepared you’ll have a better chance of working with an experienced agent who will work hard to find you the right apartment.

Second, start with the internet---especially stay “local.” Don’t think at real estate agent in Brooklyn can find you an apartment in Queens, or vice versa. Here on you can easily find a local professional by clicking on “FIND a PRO” at the top of this page. There you can hone in on a seasoned professional in exactly the area where you wish to rent your apartment.

TRULIA provides exceptional tools to help you as a consumer understand the quality of the professional you’re working with. Read the agent’s profile; check out the recommendations from previous clients; get to know the level of experience of the agent and the areas that agent covers.

Third, real estate agents are prevented by Federal regulations from answering certain types of questions. They cannot discuss schools or school districts, crime statistics, and a variety of other issues prohibited by Fair Housing regulations. If your agent is vague when you ask certain types of questions, no you know why.

Finally, demonstrate your level of seriousness to your real estate agent. Show up on time for your appointments to view apartments. If you’re required to submit documents for the Landlord to review with your rental application, get them into your agent’s hands pronto. Not only does this help you potentially get one step up on a competing renter, but you’ll be viewed by the Landlord as a responsible renter. Landlords prefer responsible renters, don’t they?

I hope that helps you improve the results of your search for an apartment, and helps you with a better quality experience.

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
Mobile: 516-582-9181
Office: 516-829-2900
Fax: 516-829-2944
PowerHouse Solutions, Inc.
1010 Northern Blvd. Suite 234
Great Neck NY 11021
Licensed Mortgage Banker – NYS Dept. of Financial Services

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 18, 2013
I am a private owner of a beautiful co-op apartment in Brooklyn. I just completely renovated the apt and would be happy to show it to you, if you like. The apt is listed on Trulia, Craig's list and Zillow. If you send me your email address I can forward you pictures of the apartment or you can simply go to see it when you have time. Call me at 917-696-3678 or email me at if interested.
Simon Arrata, owner
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 18, 2013
I have a few properties which may be suitable. Please call me to discuss further. My number is 917 723 8950.


Mary Allison
HouseNKey Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 31, 2012
Hello, my name is Arthur Sikora. I think I found the perfect match! Heat, hot water included, live in super, new appliances and recently renovated.

If your interested, please call me at any time.

917 450 7969
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 27, 2012
My name is Milton Monserrate. I have apartments in those neighborhood's if your interested. Please call and let me help you find your new place.
Rapid Realty
958 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 22, 2012
Consider working with an agent; or check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money; word of mouth, etc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 22, 2012
I have a 1 BR available. Please contact me if you would like to see it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 22, 2012
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