Ready for this season’s rental incentives?

September 29, 2009

Benjamin James Rental Agent Suzanne Belmont talks about this season’s rental incentive (deals) and a renter’s readiness.

Everybody knows Landlord incentives like free rent and paying broker fees has kept the New York City rental market going during the market decline of the past 16 months.  As fall sets in on Manhattan this year, landlords are getting prepared for a slower season.  The good news is incentives will remain for now, and in some cases they will be increased, just to keep tenants signing new leases as the market once again builds steam.Carrot

Anyone looking to rent in the fourth quarter of 2009 can expect some fair price negotiability, landlord paid broker fees – especially on high rise rental units, flexibility on occupancy dates, and maybe even free time as a motivator to induce new tenants to sign up in the cooler season. 

paperworkA softer marketplace doesn’t mean applicants don’t have to be prepared!  Landlords are acutely aware of people’s credit problems and employment issues, and because of the financial squeeze citywide, it is more important than ever for prospective renters to be ready with employment verification letters, pay stubs, most current bank statements and even landlord references to verify their good tenant history. 

Whether it is doorman buildings, walk ups, elevator apartment buildings, townhouse, brownstone, coop or condo, I can create a stress free and enjoyable experience because I am on the front lines of the residential market each and every day.  I will find you your best deal and your dream home!

To view Suzanne’s inventory please visit or you can call her at 212-645-4477

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