Darling, I am sorry, but I lost my key! (another NYC apartment hunting ?)
July 25, 2012 2:00 PM Subscribe
2 years ago while looking for NYC apartments I came across an Upper East Side Broker's office that allowed me to leave my license and in return get a list of apartment rentals and keys to check them out that afternoon, by myself with no agent. Now I need to actually make the NYC move. Help me find a place that will do this? please?
posted by twoforty5am to home & garden (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
To make a long story short I'm moving from Chicago to NYC.
I am on the hunt for an apartment.
I know the best way for me to do this is to get a broker.
I know what to expect. I know I will need Quaaludes to get through this. sigh.
My question is this:
2 years back I had been in New York on the upper east side when I stumbled into a broker's office. Unlike most that I had worked with, this particular office gave me a sheet of listings asked what I wanted to see and then gave me keys. In exchange for the keys I think I left, like, my license and maybe a credit card? Honestly I cannot remember. This sounds crazy but it actually happened… ha.
Anyways I ended up finding my dream apartment, thought about signing a lease but made a huge mistake and decided to move to Chicago instead.
Fast forward to 2 years later, it's now, and I cannot for the life of me remember what the hell the name of the Real Estate place was that I stumbled into that did the whole list and key thing.
I seriously have tried finding their name for days.
I know it's absolutely impossible for you to tell me which magical real estate company this is that I went into, BUT I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction… Do you know of any similar companies that show listings like this?
Every single one I find (and I've searched and searched) and gone into this time around when looking, is the whole typical broker thing. Most have been a waste of time.
Are there any more places that will simply give me some keys and let me look at apartments?
(looking for a 1bed or jr 1 bed. max rent 1750/mo. i have a cat because i'm ridiculous and think that my life will somehow magically be like breakfast at tiffany's etc.)
please help? please?