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Finding College Grads

Their First Apartments

Finding College Grads
Their First Apartments in NYC

One Appointment. Every Apartment.

Meet with one trusted agent who will show you every option.

Most Efficient Apartment Search in NYC

Apartment tours last 3 hours, not 3 weeks. 1 Day & Done.

More Results. Lower Costs.

Automatic discount on broker fees, guaranteed up front.

Hang With A Friend

Enthusiastic, qualified agents, who work with graduates every day.

The Right Apartments

A portfolio tailored to recent grads and twenty-somethings.

Ride In Style

Hop in our branded SUVs to view apartments. It’s on us.

Localized Knowledge

Offices in the Upper East Side, West Village and East Village.

Parents Welcome

Bring the parents. Bring the roommates. We’ve got room.

Join The Club

Receive Invites to Our Exclusive Client Cocktail Parties

Introducing You To The Big Apple

Enjoy our VIP Access and Discounts With Our Partners

Repeat Renters

A commitment to long-term relationships, producing many repeat renters for their second, third, and fourth homes.

Next Step is a full-service, in-house brokerage

15 of the top up-and-coming rental agents, spread amongst our three offices

What We Do

Hang with a friend. The right agents for you!

The right apartment for college grads

Automatic discounts on broker fees

Ride in style

Most efficient apartment search in NYC

Receive invites to our exclusive client cocktail parties

Enjoy our VIP access and discounts with our partners

What We Do

We are the leading real estate brokerage for grads moving to NYC
  • Hang with a Friend. The Right Agents For You.

  • The Right Apartments for College Grads

  • Automatic Discounts on Broker Fees

  • Chauffeured Transportation

  • Most Efficient Apartment Search in NYC

  • Hang with a Friend. The Right Agents For You.

  • The Right Apartments for College Grads

  • Automatic Discounts on Broker Fees

  • Chauffeured Transportation

  • Most Efficient Apartment Search in NYC

Hang with a Friend. The Right Agents For You.

The Perfect Agents for Graduates

  • Agents who are Eager, Professional, and Excited to Help
  • Agents who Understand Your Needs and Know How to Get You There
  • Agents who Understand You
  • Like-minded Agents who Know How to Help You
  • Our Agents Strike the Perfect Balance of Enthusiasm and Qualification
  • Enthusiastic, qualified Agents, who work with Graduates Every Day
  • We work with Graduates Every Day
  • We Know How to Help
  • The Right Agents for Recent Graduates
  • Ethical and Accountable Agents, Focused Solely on Client Satisfaction
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The Right Apartments for College Grads

We Use our Database of Apartments to Meet Our Clients Needs and Preferences

Meet with one agent who will show you every option in the marketplace, not just their listings.

Receive a comprehensive apartment tour, including 8-12 apartments that match your search.

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Automatic Discounts on Brokers Fees

More results. Lower costs.

  • Better service. Lower costs.
  • By being efficient, Next Step saves you money.
  • By satisfying a high percentage of our customers, we can charge less.
  • By being efficient, we discount fees by 20%.
  • Automatic discounts on broker fees, guaranteed.
  • Know before you go - 100% upfront transparency on costs.
  • We think long-term, so we help you save money now.
  • Average broker fee discount of $1,100 per apartment.
  • Guaranteed 15% off traditional NYC broker fees.
  • We want to work with you again tomorrow, so we provide discounts today.
  • Providing discounts today. Earning your loyalty for tomorrow.
  • Providing discounts today. Earning your patronage tomorrow.
  • Affordability when you most need it. Guaranteed.
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Chauffeured Transportation

The Only Brokerage Firm in NYC that Gets You There in Luxury

  • On select tours, hop in our branded Suburbans to view apartments.
  • Skip the street, the subway, or a cab; roll with us.
  • Beat the Heat and Stay Cool, complimentary transport, on us.
  • This is a big moment for you; do it right.
  • It’s a group decision, so we’ve made room for your roomies and parents.
  • Time is of the essence, so we move quick.
  • We get you from apartment A to apartment B, on us.
  • Don’t stress about who’s paying for a cab; we’ve got you covered.
  • Our fleet of Suburbans. At your service. Convenient apartment tours.
  • No more stress during your apartment tour; ride in luxury on us.
  • Bring the room-mates and the parents. We’ve got room.
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Most Efficient Apartment Search in NYC

Your Time is of the Essence

  • Our average apartment tour last 4 hours, not 4 weeks.
  • 3 in 4 apartment tours find the right apartment.
  • Dedicated preparation produces real, day-of results.
  • You’ve got places to go and people to see. We get it done in a day.
  • Prepared thoroughly beforehand. Making the most of your time.
  • On average, clients find the right apartment for them in under 4 hours
  • Why spend days on a process that could take a few hours?
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As part of being a Next Step Realty client, you are not only connected with your peers through exclusive Next Step client parties but are also set up with an entire New York City lifestyle.

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Next Step made the strenuous process of finding an apartment in NYC very easy for me. Margit, our agent, was very organized and took us many different apartments until we found one we really liked. She made the process very easy and fun. I would definitely recommend using Next Step when trying to find an apartment in NYC.
Evan Barker
I can't imagine trying to find an apartment in NYC without using Next Step. Margit was amazing and very prepared, showing me what my budget would get me in various neighborhoods. Margit and The Next Step team made an otherwise stressful process completely painless and fun!
Helen Cousar
From Field Hucks’ opening statement of “Don’t worry, I know exactly what you’re looking for” I knew I was in good hands. The stress of leaving my home state to move to NYC was beyond daunting, but thanks to Next Step I quickly felt welcome and confident in my first New York venture: finding an apartment. Field listened to my concerns and drew from personal experience to introduce me to different neighborhoods and help me find the perfect place— it’s only been a few weeks and already feels like home!
Dinah Smithey
Next Step did a great job finding me my apartment. Margit did an amazing job and if it were not for her I wouldn't be living in my new place!
Alexandra Yanoff
I worked with Victoria Scott -- She was absolutely amazing and made my apartment search seamless. I had been working with two other brokers for 6 weeks and wasn't able to find anything I was happy with. Victoria found me the perfect apartment in 1 day. She was very easy to work with and is an incredible representative of what a great company Next Step is!
Allie Weinstien
Margit and Next Step Realty are amazing! She showed us a ton of great apartments in our price range in the exact neighborhoods we were interested in. We've been in our new apartment right now for about a month and couldn't be happier.
Cole Blum
Margit was great to work with. She made me feel comfortable and confident that I would find the perfect apartment, and I did! I love my new place in Murray Hill. I will definitely recommend Next Step to friends, use them for future moves, and maintain my relationship with the company!
McKenna Nokes
College of Charleston
David Ghysels and the Next Step team were absolutely amazing when it came to helping me find the perfect apartment in NYC. After graduating from FSU and knowing nearly nothing about the city, David led me in all the right directions and helped me find my perfect home!
Maggi Haigh
I had the pleasure of working with Suzie Romeo. Not only did she find me an amazing apartment, but one with a private outdoor space and under my budget! Next Step Realty truly made the typically stressful apartment hunting process seamless and a pleasure. I would highly recommend them and will be using NSR for any of my future needs.
Ashley Corwin
My roommate and I stumbled upon an apartment from The Next Step Realty on StreetEasy. Our broker Christian was friendly, efficient and very easy to reach. Our new apartment is beautiful, with brand new appliances and a great rooftop, and the moving-in process has gone so smoothly. we clearly made the right choice with Next Step. Looking so forward to the year ahead!
Olivia White
USC
Bri Coughlan was great! We had heard so many stories of people having difficulty finding apartments in New York but she made it easy. We found our perfect apartment the first day we were looking and moved in three weeks later. If you're looking to move to New York I would definitely recommend working with Next Step and specifically with Bri!
Matt Theberge
"Don found me a great place in the Upper Eastside. It was supachill."
Joey Rasmus
UNC Chapel Hill'14
"Next Step made it easy to find a great apartment even from out of town. When I flew in to see places I was picked up at the airport and quickly saw many places that matched my search criteria. The brokers I've met are really cool too!"
Roger Smith
University of Notre Dame'14
"The Next Step was amazing! We found Bri Coughlan through a mutual friend and she made the process of moving to New York City as easy as possible. We found the dream apartment right between Chelsea and West Village within the first few places Bri showed us and we were moving in a few weeks later. Not only was Bri a pleasure to work with, she took us out to drinks to celebrate following signing. Thanks for everything Next Step!!"
Alli Gurlitz
UVA'14
"Bri Coughlan was great!! We had heard so many stories of people having difficulty finding apartments in new york but she made it easy. We specified exactly what we were looking for and she gave us a bunch of options. We found our perfect apartment the first day we were looking and moved in three weeks later. If you're looking to move to New York I would definitely recommend working with Next Step and specifically with Bri!"
Matt Therberg
UVA'14
"Next Step made the daunting process of apartment hunting in NYC a stress-free, easy experience. Thanks for helping us find our perfect place in 1 day!"
Sara Langmuir
McGill University'14
“Next Step Realty helped my roommate and I find a gorgeous apartment quickly and easily. Christian Emanuel was very knowledgeable and helpful through the whole process. He was great to work with, even got us Sprinkles cupcakes to celebrate signing the lease! Thank you so much Next Step and Christian, you guys have made this move effortless!”
Lelia Ho
Michigan State University'14
“Our broker Suzie was awesome! We found an apartment in one day and saw at least 8. I feel like she really listened to what we wanted and needed. Using Next Step made finding an apartment in the city SO easy and there was virtually no stress. I would and have recommended Next Step to all my friends. They also have been super helpful since we moved in, giving us info about internet and cable..etc. AND we even went to an awesome party hosted by them in Greenwich Village. They have been GREAT! Thank you!”
Katherine Power
Gettysburg College'14
“After my roommate and I knew that we both wanted to move to the city after graduation from college, we contacted Next Step Realty immediately. Within a couple of hours I received a call from our broker Suzie. After just a day of looking at apartments, my roommate and I found the apartment we wanted. Within a week, we had signed the lease and moved in! I have had a great experience working with Next Step Realty and really recommend it to anyone looking for apartments in the city, particularly recent college graduates!”
Samantha Gagliano
Gettysburg College' 14
"The Next Step Realty is amazing! We worked with Justin Taylor who was great - helpful, responsive, knowledgeable and fun. In under a week we had our appointment, saw 6 amazing apartments, and signed our lease. Thank you Justin for answering our (many) questions, making the process extremely seamless, and for helping us find an apartment we absolutely love! Beyond happy with our experience!"
Alyssa Brady
University of Delaware'14
Next Step made the strenuous process of finding an apartment in NYC very easy for me. Margit, our agent, was very organized and took us many different apartments until we found one we really liked. She made the process very easy and fun. I would definitely recommend using Next Step when trying to find an apartment in NYC.
Evan Barker
I can't imagine trying to find an apartment in NYC without using Next Step. Margit was amazing and very prepared, showing me what my budget would get me in various neighborhoods. Margit and The Next Step team made an otherwise stressful process completely painless and fun!
Helen Cousar
From Field Hucks’ opening statement of “Don’t worry, I know exactly what you’re looking for” I knew I was in good hands. The stress of leaving my home state to move to NYC was beyond daunting, but thanks to Next Step I quickly felt welcome and confident in my first New York venture: finding an apartment. Field listened to my concerns and drew from personal experience to introduce me to different neighborhoods and help me find the perfect place— it’s only been a few weeks and already feels like home!
Dinah Smithey
Next Step did a great job finding me my apartment. Margit did an amazing job and if it were not for her I wouldn't be living in my new place!
Alexandra Yanoff
I worked with Victoria Scott -- She was absolutely amazing and made my apartment search seamless. I had been working with two other brokers for 6 weeks and wasn't able to find anything I was happy with. Victoria found me the perfect apartment in 1 day. She was very easy to work with and is an incredible representative of what a great company Next Step is!
Allie Weinstien
Margit and Next Step Realty are amazing! She showed us a ton of great apartments in our price range in the exact neighborhoods we were interested in. We've been in our new apartment right now for about a month and couldn't be happier.
Cole Blum
Margit was great to work with. She made me feel comfortable and confident that I would find the perfect apartment, and I did! I love my new place in Murray Hill. I will definitely recommend Next Step to friends, use them for future moves, and maintain my relationship with the company!
McKenna Nokes
College of Charleston
David Ghysels and the Next Step team were absolutely amazing when it came to helping me find the perfect apartment in NYC. After graduating from FSU and knowing nearly nothing about the city, David led me in all the right directions and helped me find my perfect home!
Maggi Haigh
I had the pleasure of working with Suzie Romeo. Not only did she find me an amazing apartment, but one with a private outdoor space and under my budget! Next Step Realty truly made the typically stressful apartment hunting process seamless and a pleasure. I would highly recommend them and will be using NSR for any of my future needs.
Ashley Corwin
My roommate and I stumbled upon an apartment from The Next Step Realty on StreetEasy. Our broker Christian was friendly, efficient and very easy to reach. Our new apartment is beautiful, with brand new appliances and a great rooftop, and the moving-in process has gone so smoothly. we clearly made the right choice with Next Step. Looking so forward to the year ahead!
Olivia White
USC
Bri Coughlan was great! We had heard so many stories of people having difficulty finding apartments in New York but she made it easy. We found our perfect apartment the first day we were looking and moved in three weeks later. If you're looking to move to New York I would definitely recommend working with Next Step and specifically with Bri!
Matt Theberge
"Don found me a great place in the Upper Eastside. It was supachill."
Joey Rasmus
UNC Chapel Hill'14
"Next Step made it easy to find a great apartment even from out of town. When I flew in to see places I was picked up at the airport and quickly saw many places that matched my search criteria. The brokers I've met are really cool too!"
Roger Smith
University of Notre Dame'14
"The Next Step was amazing! We found Bri Coughlan through a mutual friend and she made the process of moving to New York City as easy as possible. We found the dream apartment right between Chelsea and West Village within the first few places Bri showed us and we were moving in a few weeks later. Not only was Bri a pleasure to work with, she took us out to drinks to celebrate following signing. Thanks for everything Next Step!!"
Alli Gurlitz
UVA'14
"Bri Coughlan was great!! We had heard so many stories of people having difficulty finding apartments in new york but she made it easy. We specified exactly what we were looking for and she gave us a bunch of options. We found our perfect apartment the first day we were looking and moved in three weeks later. If you're looking to move to New York I would definitely recommend working with Next Step and specifically with Bri!"
Matt Therberg
UVA'14
"Next Step made the daunting process of apartment hunting in NYC a stress-free, easy experience. Thanks for helping us find our perfect place in 1 day!"
Sara Langmuir
McGill University'14
“Next Step Realty helped my roommate and I find a gorgeous apartment quickly and easily. Christian Emanuel was very knowledgeable and helpful through the whole process. He was great to work with, even got us Sprinkles cupcakes to celebrate signing the lease! Thank you so much Next Step and Christian, you guys have made this move effortless!”
Lelia Ho
Michigan State University'14
“Our broker Suzie was awesome! We found an apartment in one day and saw at least 8. I feel like she really listened to what we wanted and needed. Using Next Step made finding an apartment in the city SO easy and there was virtually no stress. I would and have recommended Next Step to all my friends. They also have been super helpful since we moved in, giving us info about internet and cable..etc. AND we even went to an awesome party hosted by them in Greenwich Village. They have been GREAT! Thank you!”
Katherine Power
Gettysburg College'14
“After my roommate and I knew that we both wanted to move to the city after graduation from college, we contacted Next Step Realty immediately. Within a couple of hours I received a call from our broker Suzie. After just a day of looking at apartments, my roommate and I found the apartment we wanted. Within a week, we had signed the lease and moved in! I have had a great experience working with Next Step Realty and really recommend it to anyone looking for apartments in the city, particularly recent college graduates!”
Samantha Gagliano
Gettysburg College' 14
"The Next Step Realty is amazing! We worked with Justin Taylor who was great - helpful, responsive, knowledgeable and fun. In under a week we had our appointment, saw 6 amazing apartments, and signed our lease. Thank you Justin for answering our (many) questions, making the process extremely seamless, and for helping us find an apartment we absolutely love! Beyond happy with our experience!"
Alyssa Brady
University of Delaware'14

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Thank you to everyone who attended this week's Client Holiday Party! A huge shoutout to OnePiece for hosting us at their Pop Up Store in Soho, and to Tablelist for generously sponsoring the event. Cocktails and beer were provided by our proud beverage sponsors: Cisco Brewers Nantucket, Captains Neck & Co., Hubert's & Red Bull.

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The Real Deal Magazine covers our new West Village location!

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We are excited to announce the opening of our newest Manhattan storefront, Next Step West Village, opening February 2015!

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Trick or Treat!

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Check out some of this week's featured clients to see why Next Step is one of the fastest growing real estate brokerages in New York City.

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"Moving to NYC after living in Boston, my two roommates and I were worried that we wouldn't find a single thing that we liked in our budget. Our agent Katie Cummings showed us 8 amazing apartments - all in the area/budget we wanted - in just a few hours. The hardest part of the day was having to pick which apartment we liked best. Katie even negotiated the rent lower for us and was there to help us get floor plans, explain the lease, contact our Super, etc., after we moved in. I honestly don't know how we could have done it without her. I will definitely recommend Next Step and Katie to any of my friends moving to the city.” - Amelia Burke (left), Boston College 2014

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See why our clients are the happiest renters in New York City. Sign up for Next Step at www.thenextsteprealty.com and learn firsthand how we've revolutionized the customer experience for recent college graduates, young professionals, and other sophisticated Manhattan renters.

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This September, Next Step partnered with SquadUP, The Boobypack, & FratMusic.com to visit Lehigh University, University of Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College, BucknellU, University of Maryland, Georgetown University, Syracuse Orange, and Colgate University! We had such a great time and sincerely thank our partners and the students for making our September College Tour a great one. Now onto our October visits to be announced shortly!

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Experience the Next Step standard by signing up at www.thenextsteprealty.com.

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Last Thursday night, we warmly welcomed our clients to the Mondrian Soho for a night on us! With the support of Casper, we had a fantastic evening with a great turnout! Use www.thenextsteprealty.com for your upcoming home search and join the guest list of our next client event!

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Next Step is a proud partner of the Magnises X Rick Ross Brooklyn Warehouse Takeover, featuring special guest St. Lucia! TOMORROW 09/5/2014. We invite our friends & fans to join us for this exclusive evening!

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Next Step makes the apartment search quick, fun, and easy. Bringing glamour and likability back to the real estate market, we spend one comprehensive day finding you the right home, while providing luxury amenities at a better price. We pride ourselves on the vast majority of clients who return to Next Step, a testament to our customer experience and unprecedented hospitality. Join the club and find your new home at www.thenextsteprealty.com.

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We're very excited to officially co-host #LastCallMTK alongside our friends at Uber. This Labor Day weekend, join us in Montauk as we finish the summer in style and enjoy a live performance by Yeasayer! https://last-call-mtk.goodsie.com

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Pioneering an innovative option in Manhattan real estate brokerage since 2010, Next Step makes your apartment search quick, easy, and fun. We believe in spending one comprehensive day finding you the right home, while providing luxury amenities & hospitality at the best price. Experience the Next Step standard at www.thenextsteprealty.com.

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See what our clients have to say about finding their first home in NYC. Experience the Next Step standard. www.thenextsteprealty.com.

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TGIF

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See what our clients have to say about their Next Step experience. Join Next Step today at www.thenextsteprealty.com.

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Thanks to Captains Neck & Co. & Grey Goose Vodka, we're proud to offer this special housewarming gift basket to our most loyal customers. It's good to be a Next Step client.

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Next Step Executive Assistant @vacebe & friends celebrating at the Next Step Holiday Party last night @OnePiece Soho http://t.co/5cbpcCZuAQ

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@gracemerck & crew in their festive Christmas attire at Next Step Holiday Party CC @OnePiece Soho @Tablelist http://t.co/6fKyR8GLkj

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@morganoconnor39 & @fieldhucks at the Next Step Holiday party hosted by @OnePiece Soho & @Tablelist http://t.co/gFIYohVYtb

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@OnePiece CEO @thomasadams85 & @CatHaave enjoying the Next Step Client Holiday Party at One Piece Soho in NYC! http://t.co/KWiEXqd07G

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Everyone wearing a @OnePiece, including DJ Wilki, at our Client Holiday party in Soho, sponsored by @Tablelist !! http://t.co/vD9YBuKyF7

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The girls of @NextStepRealty enjoying the Client Holiday Party @OnePiece Soho sponsored by @Tablelist ! http://t.co/OSlHKKm9oi

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Blowing up Soho tonight with @Tablelist at the @OnePiece Pop Up! http://t.co/czIxpt1n1t

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