I just finished moving to NYC from Minneapolis. The prospect of finding an apartment in a competitive rental market while living across the country was a little daunting, so I am glad I hired Next Step Realty to find my new home. Meena, my broker, spent over an hour on our first phone call to get a sense of why type of residence and neighborhood I was looking for. She was a great listener, and she made sure that I understood the next steps in the process and what paperwork was needed for NYC landlords. On the day of the viewing, we found my apartment in about 3 to 4 hours. Meena did a great job of staying within budget and finding a range of different apartments – each of which met my criteria. Even though thought the apartment I decided on was an “open listing”, hiring Next Step was worth it. I wouldn’t have had the time or talent to vet all of the apartments we saw, book viewings, and organize all the paperwork. Next Step and Meena were able to condense what could have taken weeks into a matter of hours. I am definitely glad I hired Next Step for my apartment search.