Please give me a call to discuss this further. I am a longtime resident of Riverdale, and I also have an office on Riverdale Avenue. I might also already have 2 potential sets of tenant for you. I would be happy to come see your home later today to advise you on how best to get the home occupied, prep it for tenancy, and help you determine the right rent to ask for, and timing. However, I will not bad-mouth any of my colleagues (online or in person). And anyone who does is perhaps, wellâ€¦ someone you should "avoid", as it is ethically in violation of our licenses to do so.
To answer your question in a broad generality, the agent you hire should have a current real estate license, specialize in residential as opposed to commercial, be with a strong firm so that there is accountability, and preferrably be a member of a local Realtor Board and the Multiple Listing System so the listing can be disseminated to the brokerage community at large to expand the market for this apartment to its fullest potential.
Thanks, and I await you call.
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
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