While it would certainly be silly to actively seek out an apartment with a broker’s fee—which can amount to as much as 15% of a year’s rent—limiting your search to no-fee apartments means that you might inadvertently miss out on a place that might otherwise be perfect for you. Low-fee rentals, with broker fees of no more than 9% of the annual rent, are a practical middle ground. Browse the ones listed here in our Low-Fee Rental Roundup or check off the “low-fee” search box at apartment rental site Naked Apartments.
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850-square-foot Greenpoint loft with open layout, high ceilings and wall of windows, $3,500/month+8.4% broker’s fee>>
No-fee alcove studio in luxury Midtown West building; amenities include 24-hour doorman and concierge, valet parking and available maid service, $2,995/month>>
Jamaica, Queens 2-bedroom with private terrace in Manhattan-style luxury building; amenities include fitness center, children’s playroom, billiards lounge and 24-hour concierge, $2,198/month+4.2% broker’s fee>>
Spacious no-fee 1-bedroom in Upper West Side luxury high-rise building featuring 24-hour doorman, gym, and lounge area, $3,480/month+1 month free>>
5-bedroom, 2-bathroom duplex in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with terrace, stainless steel kitchen and on-site super, $5,315/month+1 month free+4.0% broker’s fee>>
Gut-renovated 1-bedroom/convertible 2 in Kips Bay with 1 bathroom, open kitchen and ample closet space, $3,070/month+8.4% broker’s fee>>
No-fee 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, has hardwood floors, large windows and lots of natural light, $1,895/month>>