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Re: How to bypass the bloodsucking realtors?

Posted by richard on January 18, 2000 at 00:21:31:

In Reply to: How to bypass the bloodsucking realtors? posted by Adam on January 17, 2000 at 22:44:41:

#1 most important thing you must do is NOT SLEEP!
You must everyday check the Village voice new york times, newsday classifieds...
Then when you see something call at 7am or 8am keep trying over and over and over,
If you actually get to speak to a landlord... rush, take a cab, do not even pee ok peeing is allowed
have lots of cash on hand have checking accct bank statements, pay stub in hand,
and when you get there at 9am there will be 20 others there...GOOD LUCK.

FYI: I saw this apt on the new york times saturday classifeds at 1 am fri night, called at 830 am Saturday Morning
BUSY kept trying must have redialed 40 or 50 times a hold of LL at 9 am we lived in Manhattan...this apt is in Sunnside Queens...he said phone is ringing off the hook...we got there at 9:45, had a signed lease and KEYS by 10:30 AM, One months rent one months security no brokers fee

He didnt realize he had put it in for 2 days.... Thats a true story......

: Hi everyone,
: I would like to look for a new apartment somewhere in Queens but I do not want to pay a realtor to get it for me. I'm wondering if any of you can direct
: me towards any resources where I would be able to negotiate these things with the actual source (landlords, owners, etc) instead of paying a month's
: rent to some looser that does nothing except pick up a phone and dial a number or two. These leeches seem to have a monopoly on the rent situation
: around here but that I doesn't mean that we renters have to settle for it. Any ideas from the crowd?

: Thanks :)

: Adam

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