Flat-Fee and No-Fee Rentals
There are a number of "no fee" or "flat fee" agencies in New York. Many of their listings will be for apartments you can find on your own in owner-managed buildings, but it may be worth it to pay the flat fee to have someone else provide you with the listings if you don’t have the time to look yourself.
|The Apartment Store
Free apartment search
No fee listings
Metro List Xpress
No fee and Broker listings
No fee listings
Provides listings for Westchester, Connecticut, New Jersey, Queens and Long Island
|Rockrose Development Corp.
Jack Resnick & Sons, Inc.
Owner-managed buildings usually handle their own rentals; they will not charge a broker’s fee to rent apartments in their buildings if you contact them directly and don’t go through brokers they sometimes use. You can locate some yourself by looking for "managed by" plaques on buildings and by talking to doormen. Also, some newspaper ads that say "no fee" are for apartments in owner-managed buildings. Many local bookstores carry apartment rental guides on no-fee apartments. Be advised that there may be an application fee for some of these buildings; it could be anywhere from $50 to $250, still far lower than a broker’s fee.
UES=Upper East Side EV=East Village UWS=Upper West Side WV=West Village
Algin Management Company Gramercy, UES, UWS
300 Mercer Street
Call Barbara Barkley at (212)979-6297.
Bettina Equities Company KipsBay, UES, UWS
230 E. 85 Street
Call rental office at (212)744-3330.
Bldg Management Corporation, UES, UWS, WV, Chelsea, Gramercy
52 Vanderbilt Avenue
Call rental agent at (212)557-6700.
City and Suburban, UES
511 East 78 Street
Eberhart Brothers, UES
312 E. 82 Street
Call Rochelle Kremins at (212)570-2400.
Fannie Klein, UES
1641 First Avenue
Advertises in NYTimes.
William Gottlieb, WV
558 Hudson Street
Lists ads weekly in Village Voice.
Joseph Jackson, Esq., WV
West Village building owner with apartments occasionally available.
Jakobson Properties, Inc., EV, WV
11 Waverly Place (NE corner Waverly Place and Mercer Street)
Pine Management Company, UWS
78 Manhattan Avenue
Advertise in Village Voice. Ads say no fee but are not identifiable as Pine Mgmt.
R&R Management Company Chelsea, Tribeca, UWS, Bronx, Inwood
PO Box 20720
Electronic voice system with listings on tape.
Steinberg & Pokoik, UES
160 E. 91 Street
Time Equities Incorporated, WV, UWS, Wall Street, Riverdale
55 Fifth Avenue
Call Martin Rowan at (212) 206-6044
Says Manhattan is very tight but he has good listings in Riverdale.
Donald Zucker Company, UWS, Midtown
101 W. 55 Street
Rental agent at The Rivergate, 401 E. 34 Street, handles their rentals.
This is a small sampling of Management Companies/Managing Agents. More are listed in the phone book under real estate, management companies, property management, etc., as well as under apartment buildings which are listed by address. And, you can find others just by walking around; if you see a building that looks interesting, check for a "managed by" plaque and write down the name and number so you can call the company.