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The Pros and Cons of an Apartment Broker

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There are many ways of finding an apartment, and opting to go with an apartment broker can be the right choice for many people. Whether it’s the right choice for you depends on several important factors. Convenience An apartment broker is going to take a lot of the hustle and bustle of finding an apartment […] read more

The Pros and Cons of Apartment Brokers

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Apartment brokers are one-stop shopping for both landlords and their prospective tenants, marketing properties to people in need of a place to live. For landlords, leasing agents cast a wide net to all sorts of potential customers, and for tenants, they open the doors to homes in all shapes and sizes. Apartment management companies or […] read more

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Rental Scams, Part I: When You’re Tricked Into a Rent Lock-In by the Landlord or Broker

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When it comes to renting an apartment, there are more than a few landlords willing to do whatever it takes to get an apartment rented -- even to the point of attempting to scam unwary renters. Brittany Espy attempted to rent an apartment in New York City and wound up in a credit card dispute. As part of her paperwork with a broker, Espy was asked for her credit card information: "They told me nothing would be charged to me. They just needed the info to do my credit checks." The broker went ahead and charged her card, though, telling her that she had the apartment and had to take it. read more