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babydl102959, Renter in Carteret, NJ

Is there any clean very nice apartments 2 bedrooms for a working family of 3? Myself , my daughter [23] my son [19] Please help !

Asked by babydl102959, Carteret, NJ Tue Feb 26, 2013

we have always had 3 bedrooms but just cannot afford $1800 We just want to be comfortable live normally, pay our rent every month with no problems and just need a place to call our home we are very clean responsible adults, we would love to be in a place praying this weekend!!! We are all packed and ready to go just trying to find the right place can someone please help us! Thank You in Advance

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Rosemarie Rivicci’s answer
Hi,
I have a three bedroom apartment in Bulls Head available for $1,450. If you are interested please give me a call. See below.
http://sellmyhomeinstatenisland.com/2013/02/09/bulls-head-ap…
Thanks,
Rosemarie Rivicci
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Appleseed Homes
917-946-5795
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
Good evening,

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 sit at a table in a restaurant to read the menu without actually buying food at some point. It’s the same concept: 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. Prepare yourself with three fundamentals: amenities, location, and price.

Know your requirements for the apartment you wish to rent in terms of amenities (one bedroom versus three bedrooms; elevator building or private house), 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 TRULIA.com---but stay “local.” Don’t think a real estate agent in Brooklyn can find you an apartment in Queens, or vice versa. Here on TRULIA.com you can easily find a local professional by clicking on “FIND an AGENT” 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, now 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 ahead of 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
NMLS#3528

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 23, 2013
I agree with Tom Crimmins. Call our office. There are many agents there that do a lot of rentals and could prrobably find you what you are looking for.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 10, 2013
In the event you are still looking for an apartment I would like you to know that we recently listed a few very nice units that sound like it fits your needs.Please call 718-370 -3200 and ask for our Apartment Rental Agent. Thanks
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 22, 2013
I have a great 2 bedroom apartment in pleasant plains for 1200 month, all utilities included. Call me with any questions
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 27, 2013
IRENE I Thank You in advance fo answering me I am hoping all works out well!!!! Thanks
Flag Wed Feb 27, 2013
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