I just got back from signing the lease!!! Things move FAST I was not expecting to sign or find anything this weekend at all. If you like something, go for it right away. Our apartment had only been on the market for like three days.
Also negotiate- either the broker fee or the rent.
And I can't believe you've never been to New York City before sorence!! Definitely come as early as you can not only to sight see but to get a feel of the city. It's extremely diverse and quite a large city.
Ahhh that's awesome! Yeah, we've heard so much about how fast it moves that we are literally only giving ourselves 4 days to find a place
(and that's also the only realistic option coming from the Midwest)
ive never seen my boyfriend plan so much- he came up from VA for Memorial Day weekend. He had an excel sheet of all the places he was interested in and had viewings scheduled all day Friday and Saturday. He found the place we signed on Friday, showed it to me on Saturday, and we applied that day Bc it just made sense. Brokers are pretty flexible in meeting with you or showing it to you again if you're interested. Make sure you have a ton of liquid assets in your bank account and have proof of both your employment, pay statements, references (personal and to verify employment), bank statements, scan of your acceptance letter, lol...
Im lucky he had already done his research about red flags and what to ask and look for because I hadn't since I got in just like two weeks ago.