I am in a wheelchair and am looking for a rental that is handicapped accessible. How would I go about finding an apartment that fits my needs?

Asked by Monica J Rose, Brooklyn, NY Mon Mar 25, 2013

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Don Tepper, Agent, Burke, VA
Mon Mar 25, 2013
Many MLS services can screen or search by accessibility. I agree that it's far preferable to work with an agent who really knows the area you're interested in. But if you haven't narrowed that down yet, it still is possible (depending on the MLS) to search for rentals that would work for you.

Hope that helps.
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Martina Ryan, Agent, Bayside, NY
Sat Mar 30, 2013
Sign up with a local agent and have her look for apartments with elevators in a wheelchair friendly building
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Mon Mar 25, 2013
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.
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Kathryn Lilly, Agent, New York, NY
Mon Mar 25, 2013
I would suggest start your search working on line to find the neighborhood with the assets and ammenities that you want close at hand in combination to your budget requirements and then finding an agent that specializes in that neighborhood to help you find the right apartment.
An agent that specializes in a particular neighborhood, will know all the buildings and the landlords and will be able to locate that special needs apartment.
Good luck,
Kathryn Lilly, Broker
Realty on the Greene, LLC
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Thanks for your reply. I have one child living in Greenpoint and one in Carroll Gardens. I would like to be close to either.
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