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No-fee listings in Manhattan and Brooklyn are increasing, as the city sees an exodus of residents. (iStock)

No-fee rentals surge in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Brokers fumed over guidance earlier this year which temporarily put apartment fees in limbo, but now the share of...

No-fee rentals surge in Manhattan and Brooklyn
Matthew James (Credit: ABC)

First black “Bachelor” for ABC comes from real estate world

The newest “Bachelor” isn’t just the first black man to hold the role in ABC series history. He also...

First black “Bachelor” for ABC comes from real estate world
You know those other people that brokers always tell you want the same property you do? Turns out they all definitely exist.

Small Talk: I Am the Other Person Interested in Buying This Home

Hi there. It’s me, the other person the broker told you was interested in this property. Yes, that’s right:...

Small Talk: I Am the Other Person Interested in Buying This Home
NestApple head broker Nicole Fishman, Localize.city president Stephen Kalifowitz, RentHop founder Lee Lin and RoomZoom founder Elien Becque

Broker-fee ban could boost some startups, doom others

As rental agents descended into apoplexy after a state agency ruled that tenants need not pay their fees, one...

Broker-fee ban could boost some startups, doom others
New York Brokers React on Social Media to Rental Fee Change

Here’s what TRD’s Instagram followers are saying about the broker fee ban

The sudden reversal of New York’s tenant-pays-broker-fee system last week prompted fierce reaction from agents. In the hours and...

Here’s what TRD’s Instagram followers are saying about the broker fee ban
REBNY President Jim Whelan (Credit: iStock; Whelan by Anuja Shakya)

Rental commissions are back — for now

Rental commissions are back! A New York judge granted a temporary restraining order Monday afternoon, halting a Department of State guidance barring tenant-paid rental commissions from going into effect. The guidance, circulated Feb. 4,...

Rental commissions are back — for now
Watch The Real Deal's Erin Hudson explain the breaking broker fee news on CBSN

TRD on TV: Erin Hudson talks broker-fee shocker on CBS

TRD reporter Erin Hudson broke the news Wednesday that New York landlords, not tenants, would be obliged to pay...

TRD on TV: Erin Hudson talks broker-fee shocker on CBS
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh (Credit: Getty Images)

Boston takes a cue from New York, looks to reverse broker fee system

First New York, now Boston? Following New York’s example, Boston is considering eliminating its rental broker fees, the Boston...

Boston takes a cue from New York, looks to reverse broker fee system
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Tenant advocates celebrate landlords’ having to pay broker fees

Broker fees have long been onerous and annoying for New York City apartment hunters, who often find themselves paying...

Tenant advocates celebrate landlords’ having to pay broker fees
James Whelan and Julia Salazar (Credit: Getty Images, Facebook, iStock)

End of tenant-pays broker fees is “death knell” that will cost jobs and up rents, industry says

State regulators have turned New York City’s rental market on its head. New guidance unexpectedly issued by the Department of State reversed the tenant-pays...

End of tenant-pays broker fees is “death knell” that will cost jobs and up rents, industry says
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