We are asked this question all the time – and the answer is that we usually have the same listings brokers have, and often, we have more!
RDNY.com works with over 3,000 landlords, managing agents, and owners. In fact, we work with so many landlords and managing agents, that real estate brokerage firms have asked if we would share our listings with them! In 2011, we formed a new division, Acmelistings.com, to syndicate our 100% no fee listings to over 700 brokers and agents in NYC.
So when the question is asked of us, “do you have the same listings as brokers”, we can honestly say, that we are the guys who provide many of NY’s brokers with their listings!
But let’s be specific about this; every broker has their own source of listings of apartment for rent in NYC in addition to whatever listings they may get from RDNY.com. Every broker cultivates their relationships with owners in their prime neighborhoods.
Very often, brokers have listings that we don’t have, particularly in coop and condo buildings, as we usually do not place a priority on renting those kinds of properties. When it comes to apartments in NYC, we generally like to stick to straight rental buildings, where the application process is far more simple and quick.
The important concept to keep in mind is that there is no difference between a “no fee” listing and a broker listing. The only thing that’s different is that, if you view an apartment with a broker, it’s a broker listing and you will owe the broker a commission if you rent that apartment. If you had viewed the very same apartment without a broker, it would not be a broker listing, and you would not owe a broker’s fee to anyone if you rented that apartment.
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