Send Us Your Apartment Hunting/Negotiating Tips

It’s that time of year: With the budding trees comes a feeling of optimism coupled with intense cabin fever. The result? Apartment hunting.

We’re looking for all sorts of apartment hunting tips, and in particular, tips for dealing with rental brokers. What are some negotiating tips? Is it worthwhile to try to avoid brokers? Are there any free apartment locating services that don’t suck? How do you negotiate with a broker? A landlord?

Like always, we’re most interested to hear from those who have worked as rental brokers, particularly in New York City where the rental market is the most intimidating. Tell us everything you know about getting the best deal on an apartment! Email your tips to: tips [at] consumerist [dot] com —MEGHANN MARCO
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