Any brokers / brokerages folks have worked with that charge only 1 months rent vs 2 months rent? Looking for an updated 1BR for $4000-$4500 in UES. The selection on StreetEasy isn’t that expansive, but I don’t really want to pay 2 months rent to find a place

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Just look for no fee apartments

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No fee updated apts on the UES are in your price range. I just signed for a 1BR on the UES - in my search I found most fee apartments were cheaper and after the 15% fee, broke even with the no-fee apts in the first year. If you stay longer than a year you come out ahead even after paying 15%

Yes some do. Negotiate down. I just got mine down to 11%. Still not great but might be able to get a decent chunk off. Broker fees in NYC is such a damn scam.

Loftey! $0 fee. I got my UES apartment through them.

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