Finding an Apartment in NYC without a broker?
June 23, 2014 11:01 AM Subscribe
I am moving to NYC for work (yay!) and need to find an apartment. My start date in my new position is between 8/15 and 9/1, depending on when I can get into a place.
Because I'm moving from a low-income area to a high-income one, my salary is basically doubling, which is fantastic, but not until 8/1. I'm trying to figure out a way to get around paying broker fees because my cash flow is not going to be great until the raise kicks in.
posted by elvissa to Home & Garden (19 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I feel a little lost on the whole apartment-hunting process, but I'm familiar enough with the city that I know where I want to live (general neighborhoods at least). I have a good idea of what I want (a studio with a clean-ish bathroom and as much of a kitchen as I can get), and how much I can pay (up to $1875/month).
I'll also be in the city once a week up until the move, so I have some time to search a bit.
Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas for how I can make this search as inexpensive as possible? I'm so excited about living in the city, but this part of the process is freaking me out.