New York, NY, June 21, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Rent-Direct.com, a service that makes thousands of no-fee apartment listings available to renters in the greater New York metropolitan area, has dramatically increased the number of rental opportunities available on its site in response to the tight rental market. The service, located online at http://www.Rent-Direct.com, has made itself a top destination for New York apartment hunters by upping its available listings even as the overall market contracts. The real estate service has lately grown the number of landlords and managing agents it works with to over 3,000; its selection of active New York City rentals has also been increased to 4,600.
Both recent upsurges are especially impressive considering the current period of deep recession in the New York rental market, as the number of available apartments for rent in Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island together hover at below 1%. Aiding Rent-Direct.com’s success is its ability to maintain solid relationships with the landlords and agents of the city by keeping dealings simple and efficient; this strategy helps the trusted firm continue to provide a huge array of rental opportunities to city residents at a time when securing an apartment lease is increasingly challenging.
“We’re a no-fee agency, meaning renters don’t have to worry about paying a hefty broker’s fee. Brokers’ fees usually work out to just under two months of rent in most of Manhattan and the more affluent neighborhoods throughout the city, which, on top of a security deposit, can be difficult for people to afford out-of-pocket all at once. We boast a huge variety of apartments for rent in New York City, and that number just keeps growing, giving renters full potential to find their dream apartments,” said Larry Rosenberg, CEO of the Manhattan rentals site.
Rent-Direct.com makes life easier on renters with its simple apartment finding process. First, lessees search the listings online and narrow down their searches by price, size, neighborhood, and other factors to help pare down the results. Once they’ve viewed the results, and see that Rent-Direct.com has multiple apartments that match their needs, the renter is asked to subscribe to receive full information, which includes the listing’s address, landlord contact information, and financial/paperwork requirements. Armed with this complete information, renters decide which NYC rental apartments they want to view. Renters can then make appointments to view the apartments and apply when they find the building that is right for them.
“Many landlords and managing agents list exclusively with us when they have a Manhattan apartment for rent -- they know that renters will usually opt for a no-fee apartment over one with a broker’s fee, and our three-step process allows for better screening, so they don’t waste their time on applicants who aren’t qualified,” said Rosenberg.
Both renters and landlords have raved about the services at Rent-Direct.com as well. A number of testimonials its website from both groups mention how easily and efficiently the company makes lease-signings; many clients were especially pleased to get a leg up over other apartment hunters with Rent-Direct.com’s exclusive NY apartment rentals listings.
To find out more about Rent-Direct.com or to browse its NYC apartment rentals, visit http://www.Rent-Direct.com or call (888) 278-7111. The company regularly updates its Facebook and Twitter accounts at http://www.facebook.com/RDNYcom and http://twitter.com/RDNYcom, respectively, and offers apartment-hunting tips and advice about finding the perfect New York City rentals at its blog, http://www.Rent-Direct.com/blog.