Make sure to exclude lofts.
Lic. Assoc. RE Broker
corcoran group real estate
Great question! This is why License Real Estate Salespersons and Brokers devote their free time to learn and earn their Real Estate Licenses. I would recommend that you find a Licensed Real Estate Representative to help you navigate the NYC rental market.
When I do rental property searches for rental customers, I always find listings that are incorrect. This is a common occurrence. The problem is that NYS Real Property Law allows owners of real property to act as their own real estate brokers. Most property owners are not familiar with the Real Property Laws and the how to properly list their property's number of rooms and square footage. So from time to time you will find incorrectly listed rental properties.
To avoid hassles, save time and energy I suggest to hire an agent to work for you. I am always available to work with new rental customers. This way, I can assure you that I've customized the search to one you're happy with.
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 had and the monies that you need to have ready before signing your new NYC rental lease.
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Your experience is a common occurrence when searching online for Manhattan rentals because most brokers advertise to get the call not to rent that specific apartment. It sounds a bit backwards but Id have to guess that 75% of brokers advertise this way because alot of times they are trying to get the call which leads to an appointment in which they can show you multiple apartments.
In order to view the listings a bit better, I would recommend going through the descriptions with a fine tooth comb because most brokers will/should disclose that the studio they have listed as a 1 bedroom is indeed a "Convertible 1 Bedroom" or "Alcove Studio with a wall" for example.
If you need any further assistance, feel free to message me personally.