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BrickUnderground's Renter Referral Program Update: "Find me a place a broker would live in"

By Teri Karush Rogers | June 13, 2011 - 7:25AM

BrickUnderground's Renter Referral Program is one week old today, and so far dozens of renters from in and outside NYC have requested a match with a good Manhattan rental agent in what the Wall Street Journal reported last week is the tightest rental market in 5 years.

Some renters have been quite descriptive about their apartment requirements. Our favorite: "Looking for a place a broker would be happy living in."

Others have some questions, ranging from how to find an apartment to accommodate a piano (answer: quietly, as landlords take a dim view of pianos and the noise complaints they typically produce) to finding a "no-fee" rental agent, to whether BrickUnderground is paying the broker's fee (no--we just make the match and stand by to offer further help if need be).

The more referrals we make, the more leverage we have to improve the renter-broker relationship, so please help us spread the word about the renter referral program by telling your friends and by clicking the Facebook Like button at the top of this page

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Introducing BrickUnderground's Renter Referral Program

NY Times names BrickUnderground a top resource for renters

BrickUnderground's Renter's Survival Guide

Guerrilla Guide to Finding a No-Fee Apartment in NYC

Confessions of an on-site leasing agent

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Teri Karush Rogers

Founder & Publisher

Founder and publisher Teri Karush Rogers launched Brick Underground in 2009. As a freelance journalist, she covered New York City real estate for the The New York Times. Teri has been featured as an expert on New York City residential real estate by The New York Times, New York Daily News, amNew York, NBC Nightly News, The Real Deal, Business Insider, the Huffington Post, and NY1 News, among others. Teri holds a BA in journalism and a law degree from New York University. 

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