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Re: Best way to find an apartment if out of state?

Posted by yes, Anastasia on September 06, 2001 at 12:52:33:

In Reply to: Re: Best way to find an apartment if out of state? posted by Bry on September 06, 2001 at 00:46:32:

: From my experience moving from out of state, it is a lot easier if you use a broker, a large one - obviously if you can afford it. I tried first without one, using ($169), coming up for a couple of weekends, which just didnt work. You may find even a week staying in NY to search is not long enough.

That's good to know, I have to thank you for the information, i was expecting someone to say that Broker's are probably best, but if there was a way to get out of it, I was looking for it. I'd rather have spent the money saved on other things.... Interesting that didn't work for you, the site ofcourse makes it seem like they're the only solution.. but I guess they kind of have to.

: Also, we got burned using a broker (Manhattan Apartments) - they found us a place, which turned out to have health problems, but once they have your considerable $$$, they do not want to know.
: So, we had to move again quickly, and used ($199) and (free). We found a place within 2 days of searching.
: I think we (finally) dropped lucky here though.

Have been to both those sites, which place actually helped you find the place? Mlx or nofeerentals? I was planning on going to jakobson properties when i got to the city, as they seemed to be pretty good, and I was hoping someone had tried them.

: Also note that these sites are not brokers, so will not show you around, they just list the apartments and contact details, you're on your own from there.
: Be prepare for lots of phone calls and lots of walking.

: Best of luck. :o)

Thank you so much for actually offering me help in the city I want to live in, i'll see how it goes. I'm not totally against brokers, but I'd just gotten the idea they weren't doing anything I couldn't do myself, and I thank you for the info!!

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