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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.

Full-service, in-house brokerage

20 of The Top Up-And-Coming Rental Agents in NYC

What We Do

Hang with a friend. The right agents for you!

The right apartments 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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At the beginning of our apartment search, my roommate and I were worried that we would not be able to find a spot that would not only be affordable but also satisfy our needs and feel like home. Choosing to work with Next Step made this seemingly long, drawn out process quick and easy! Our broker, Margit Weinberg, was absolutely wonderful to work with- I'm still in shock that she was able to find us an amazing place in the West Village! I would definitely use Next Step again in the future!
Charlotte Deavers
Next Step made my transition to New York City and the "real" world less stressful and more manageable! My roommate and I were overwhelmed by the apartment search but Margit Weinberg came to the rescue. She was so enjoyable to work with, and really listened to everything we had to say. She also was available at any time of the day to answer our questions. In the end, we could not have done it with out her and the rest of the Next Step team! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Abigail Goethals
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
I had a great experience with Next Step Realty. Katie Cummings was helpful, responsive, and made the process easy/ headache-free. My roommate and I were pressed for time, but the group's expertise helped us meet a tight deadline. I will recommend Next Step to friends.
Rob Harwood
We had an awesome experience working with Katie Cummings. Not only did she find us the perfect apartment in a single day but she even hooked us up with her old tv! I would definitely recommend using Next Step Realty and more specifically Katie if you want to make apartment hunting that much easier. Thanks again!
Megan Fitzgerald
My experience with Next Step was fantastic. After attempting the NYC apartment hunt on my own and nearly getting swindled by a few less-than-trustworthy brokers, Next Step paired me with someone I felt I could really trust to represent me. At no point did I feel rushed or pressured into a decision. Within a few hours, I'd found a fantastic apartment that met my needs and was just within my price range.
Noah Gordon
Matt Bauman is the best I ever had. Realtor, that is. He listened to what we wanted and answered all of my questions - and random 1am texts on a weekend. Even when Matt had other commitments, Mary stepped in to help in my apartment search. The whole Next Step team is wonderful, dedicated, and actually care about their clients. 100% recommended.
Jenn Ficarra
My roommate and I worked with Katie Cummings and she was absolutely fantastic. As I am still a full-time student, I did not have time to go on apartment visits with them but she was able to Facetime with me and make me feel like I was there. This was my third time finding a place in NYC but my first time with Next Step and I have every intention of using Next Step from now on. They made what can be a stressful and tedious process an absolute breeze. Katie is a pro and found us an amazing place at an absurdly good price. So glad we used them!
Pippa Biddle
Next Step is worth it, really worth it. And Katie made an experience that is often stressful fun, easy and highly successful. Thank you so much Katie and Next Step for everything.
Scout MacEachron
Margit and the Next Step team brought my Manhattan studio vision to real life. They helped me find my perfect little space. Would not have had such an easy transition from surf town to city life without them!
Amanda Durham
Next Step made our apartment search really easy and efficient. After looking for apartments without a broker my roommate and I chose Next Step because of their great reviews. Our Broker Mary showed us great apartments and was there every step of the way to help us and answer all of our questions no matter the time of day (or night!) We are so happy with our new apartment and our Next Step experience. I would recommend them to anyone moving to New York City!
Romy Kushnick
I had a wonderful experience finding the right apartment in New York City, thanks to the help of Next Step and Katie Cummings. From initial outreach to signing the lease, both took extremely good care of me and made the process stress-free. I had a tight timeframe to work with, so Katie went above and beyond to make sure I could see as many apartments as possible. I LOVE where I now live and cannot express enough thanks to Katie and her team. Thanks guys!!!
Ripley Hartmeyer
At the beginning of our apartment search, my roommate and I were worried that we would not be able to find a spot that would not only be affordable but also satisfy our needs and feel like home. Choosing to work with Next Step made this seemingly long, drawn out process quick and easy! Our broker, Margit Weinberg, was absolutely wonderful to work with- I'm still in shock that she was able to find us an amazing place in the West Village! I would definitely use Next Step again in the future!
Charlotte Deavers
Next Step made my transition to New York City and the "real" world less stressful and more manageable! My roommate and I were overwhelmed by the apartment search but Margit Weinberg came to the rescue. She was so enjoyable to work with, and really listened to everything we had to say. She also was available at any time of the day to answer our questions. In the end, we could not have done it with out her and the rest of the Next Step team! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Abigail Goethals
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
I had a great experience with Next Step Realty. Katie Cummings was helpful, responsive, and made the process easy/ headache-free. My roommate and I were pressed for time, but the group's expertise helped us meet a tight deadline. I will recommend Next Step to friends.
Rob Harwood
We had an awesome experience working with Katie Cummings. Not only did she find us the perfect apartment in a single day but she even hooked us up with her old tv! I would definitely recommend using Next Step Realty and more specifically Katie if you want to make apartment hunting that much easier. Thanks again!
Megan Fitzgerald
My experience with Next Step was fantastic. After attempting the NYC apartment hunt on my own and nearly getting swindled by a few less-than-trustworthy brokers, Next Step paired me with someone I felt I could really trust to represent me. At no point did I feel rushed or pressured into a decision. Within a few hours, I'd found a fantastic apartment that met my needs and was just within my price range.
Noah Gordon
Matt Bauman is the best I ever had. Realtor, that is. He listened to what we wanted and answered all of my questions - and random 1am texts on a weekend. Even when Matt had other commitments, Mary stepped in to help in my apartment search. The whole Next Step team is wonderful, dedicated, and actually care about their clients. 100% recommended.
Jenn Ficarra
My roommate and I worked with Katie Cummings and she was absolutely fantastic. As I am still a full-time student, I did not have time to go on apartment visits with them but she was able to Facetime with me and make me feel like I was there. This was my third time finding a place in NYC but my first time with Next Step and I have every intention of using Next Step from now on. They made what can be a stressful and tedious process an absolute breeze. Katie is a pro and found us an amazing place at an absurdly good price. So glad we used them!
Pippa Biddle
Next Step is worth it, really worth it. And Katie made an experience that is often stressful fun, easy and highly successful. Thank you so much Katie and Next Step for everything.
Scout MacEachron
Margit and the Next Step team brought my Manhattan studio vision to real life. They helped me find my perfect little space. Would not have had such an easy transition from surf town to city life without them!
Amanda Durham
Next Step made our apartment search really easy and efficient. After looking for apartments without a broker my roommate and I chose Next Step because of their great reviews. Our Broker Mary showed us great apartments and was there every step of the way to help us and answer all of our questions no matter the time of day (or night!) We are so happy with our new apartment and our Next Step experience. I would recommend them to anyone moving to New York City!
Romy Kushnick
I had a wonderful experience finding the right apartment in New York City, thanks to the help of Next Step and Katie Cummings. From initial outreach to signing the lease, both took extremely good care of me and made the process stress-free. I had a tight timeframe to work with, so Katie went above and beyond to make sure I could see as many apartments as possible. I LOVE where I now live and cannot express enough thanks to Katie and her team. Thanks guys!!!
Ripley Hartmeyer

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Our newest storefront, Next Step West Village, is now OFFICIALLY OPEN!

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We had a great time visiting Lehigh & Villanova, where we had a chance to enjoy the company of many prospective clients and friends. Thank you to our fantastic April college tour partner, OnePiece, the original OnePiece jumpsuit, for their support and presence on the road this month! Check them out for the most comfortable clothing in the world. For seniors ready to find their first apartment in NYC the right way, head on over to www.thenextsteprealty.com and get started with the easiest, fastest rental search in NYC. Find an apartment in 3 hours, not 3 weeks, with the experts in college graduate relocation.

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Office #4, Next Step Midtown, re-opens TODAY! The new corporate HQ joins our 3 NYC storefront locations, Upper East Side, East Village, & West Village. #TGIF

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It's official! We can now confirm and are thrilled to announce "Next Step Realty: NYC", a new TV series premiering on ABC Family this Summer!

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Our hearts go out to everyone effected by the 2nd Avenue fire in NYC yesterday. As a local neighborhood business around the corner on 9th Street, Next Step is proud to offer complimentary, 100% no-fee relocation services to any residents permanently impacted. Stop by our offices or call in with proof of residency and we will get you back on your feet within 1 day. Watch this video of one of our Brokerage Managers, Christian Emanuel, being interviewed on FOX 5 / MyFoxNY.com at the scene last night.

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We had a great time visiting Trinity, Harvard, & Colgate, where we had a chance to enjoy the company of many prospective clients and friends. Thank you to our fantastic college tour partner, Host Committee, for their support and presence on the road this month! Check them out for all the best in NYC nightlife & events. For seniors ready to find their first apartment in NYC the right way, head on over to www.thenextsteprealty.com and get started with the easiest, fastest rental search in NYC. Find an apartment in 3 hours, not 3 weeks, with the experts in college graduate relocation.

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Find an apartment in 3 hours, not 3 weeks. See what these clients have to say about their experience, and take your Next Step at www.thenextsteprealty.com.

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Make your New Year's resolution for 2015 to find your next home the right way. Check out our 8 Tips for Finding Your Perfect NYC Apartment, on Guest Of A Guest!

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Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year, from our family to yours!

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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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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 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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The Next Step X @OnePiece College Tour continues TOMORROW at University of Delaware, Gettysburg, & Maryland! http://t.co/I5uKTjQvNJ

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RT @BlairBrandt: Just in time for season, @NextStepRealty West Village opens TODAY! http://t.co/FsdCLflTKh

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Next Step West Village opens TODAY! http://t.co/IvmoIUIv0d

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RT @OnePiece: Making rounds & having fun on our #OnePieceTour with @nextsteprealty. Nxt stops: #Delaware #Maryland & #Gettysburg! https://t…

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Great times at Lehigh yesterday! Check out the @OnePiece X Next Step double decker tour bus shipped over from London! http://t.co/LVUd2rUvHb

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RT @RobynRossTVG: Already obsessed with #nextsteprealtynyc from @ABCFamily

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