Rent-Direct.com is a service that makes thousands of no-fee apartment listings available to renters in the greater New York metropolitan area, and it's just increased the number of rental opportunities available in response to the rental market.
Its website is a top destination for New York apartment hunters, and it's managed to up its available listings even as the overall market is contracting. This real estate service has recently grown the number of landlords and managing agents it works with two more than 3,000, and as a result has dramatically increased its selection of active New York City rentals to more than 4,600.
Rent-Direct.com's success is based on its ability to maintain solid relationships with landlords and agents within the city, helping to keep dealings efficient and simple. This has enabled the firm to continue to provide a huge array of rental opportunities to city residents at a time when finding an apartment is becoming increasingly challenging. The number of available apartments to rent in Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island is currently less than 1%.
Larry Rosenberg, CEO of the Manhattan rental site says "We're a no-fee agency, meaning renters don't have to worry about paying a hefty brokers fee. Brokers fees usually work out to just under two months of rent in most of Manhattan and the more affluent neighborhoods throughout the city, which, on top of a security deposit, can be difficult for people to afford out-of-pocket all at once. We boast a huge variety of apartments for rent in New York City, and that number just keeps on growing, giving renters full potential to find their dream apartments."
The process of finding an apartment is simple, as first lessees can search listings online and narrow down their searches according to size, price, neighborhood and other factors. Once they've reviewed the results, they’re asked to subscribe in order to receive full information, which includes the address, landlord contact information, and financial/paperwork requirements. Armed with this essential information, renters can then decide which rental apartments they want to view.
According to Rosenberg many landlords and managing agents list their properties exclusively with Rent-Direct.com as they know most lessees will usually opt for a no-fee apartment. Another advantage is the three-step process allows for better screening, so landlords don't waste time on applicants who aren't properly qualified.