Imagining how you’d set up your furniture in a new apartment is more fun than imagining how you’re going to scrape together the money for a broker’s commission, traditionally 12-15% of the annual rent.
Fortunately, you can narrow the gap between fantasy and homelessness by narrowing your search to no-fee or low-fee--the latter carrying a broker's fee of no more than 9% of a year's rent. Browse through the low-to-no-fee listings here or conduct your own search by clicking the “low-fee” search box on apartment-search site Naked Apartments.
If you want to take a look at one of these places right away, Naked Apartments will dispatch a broker to meet you there later today with its new Showings on Demand feature.
Greenpoint 1-bedroom in new elevator building, has balcony, gym and access to roof deck, $2,496/month+8.0% broker’s fee>>
DUMBO studio’s highlights include 14-foot ceilings, oversized windows and industrial details, $3,450/month+8.33% broker’s fee>>
No-fee Flatiron 2-bedroom with in-unit washer/dryer, large closets and access to roof deck, $6,000/month>>
No-fee Hell’s Kitchen 1-bedroom features floor-to-ceiling windows, in-unit laundry and fireplace, $3,750/month>>
2-bedroom in Upper East Side walk-up features oak floors and exposed brick living room, $2,650/month+8.0% broker’s fee>>
1,300-square-foot 3-bedroom in Forest Hills, Queens has large windowed kitchen with separate dining area, $3,250/month+5.0% broker’s fee>>
Financial District studio apartment in doorman building with gym and pool, $2,495/month+8.3% broker’s fee>>