- Full-service marketing across 125+ consumer-facing websites
- Listing into fully-licensed MLS systems
- Advertising through global network partners
- Professional photography and floor plan production
- Full cooperation with brokerage community in NYC and throughout the U.S
- Employment verification, credit and criminal background checks
- Lease documents provided by The Real Estate Board of New York
- Professional quarterly market reports
- Insight and knowledge of upcoming developments & economic drivers
We guarantee to find you the most qualified tenant for the highest possible price in the fastest possible time
Why choose Harlem Properties?
We are your local experts
As expert Harlem real estate professionals, we offer an unmatched ability to know the intricacies of our market, giving you an edge when it comes to leasing your property. Our office attracts many people from around the world who are interested in buying Harlem real estate, and people like to work with us because we offer great service.
When it comes to showing properties to prospective tenants, they need to know about upcoming developments in the surrounding area, as well as places to go, things to see, and knowledge of what makes your neighborhood great. We know that location expertise plays a crucial role during the course of a real estate transaction, and no one can do that better than agents that live and work in the neighborhood exclusively.
Additionally, when it comes to pricing your property, no one has more up-to-date knowledge of your current market than Harlem Properties. We are involved in many deals at any given time and we know up to the minute market trends giving you the edge at striking the iron when its hot. We will help you get right the first time.
Top-tier exclusive marketing
Our exclusive marketing services are the same as the "large corporate firms." We belong to the same associations as all of the major players in New York City and our listings go all over the world through the same networks. In addition, all of our listings are completely shared with the brokerage community at no additional fee to our clients. We cooperate with all agents, firms, and associations. When you list with us, you list with the entire brokerage world.
You can rest assure that all exclusive properties for sale will receive the highest level of professional service including professional photography, floor plan production, and in some instances, video production.
We are proud to say that we have the highest customer satisfaction than any other agency in Harlem. That's because we are honest, sincere, hard-working professionals.
From the beginning, our business has been built on referrals and repeat clients.
We find qualified tenants
Once we locate a suitable tenant for your property, they undergo a full application process. Our requirements are strict and thorough giving you the information you need to make an informed decision. We require all applicants to provide copies of their most recent tax return, employment letter(s), pay stub(s), and banking account histories. In additional to this documentation, we run a complete background check which includes a consumer credit check, landlord-tenant court history, and a criminal background check including Global Homeland Security lists and national sex offender lookup. Once all application materials are completed, we give you an organized file so you may decide whether or not you would like to interview the candidate.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much can I rent my property for?
The Harlem real estate market is intricate when it comes to rentals, and pricing can vary substantially block-to-block. To add to the complexity, the rental market moves faster than the sales market, changing every 30-45 days. It is best to work with a real estate agent who knows the marketplace very well in order to give you a sense of what rentals are going for in your neighborhood.
How long does it take to find a tenant?
The answer really depends on how much you are asking in rent and the time of year. In general, most apartments can rent anywhere between 15 to 45 days, although it is better to rent you apartments in the spring or early summer, giving you plenty of time to cushion against major market shifters like Labor Day. Call us to talk about your case.
How should I screen my applicants?
Your rental building is a major investment and you should protect its finances as much as you can buy renting to only financially qualified tenants that will be able to comfortably afford for rental payment each month. At Harlem Properties, our rental applications consist of:
After the application is approved, what happens next?
If the application is approved, we schedule a lease signing date in which the tenant will sign the leases and provide the funds due including, but not limited to, the first month's rent payment, the security deposit (usually 1 month), and the broker fee.
My tenants lease term is ending, can I charge more rent?
If the apartment is a non-stabilized apartment, you are free to charge whatever the market will bear. If it is a stabilized apartment, then you would be subject to the NYC rent stabilization laws. Keep in mind, if it is a great tenant that pays the rent on time and calls infrequently with complaints/requests, they are worth more than their weight in gold. You want to give these tenants incentive to stay by offering some breaks on the rent. If you try exceed market rents and your apartment goes vacant for a month or more, consider the effect on your net rental income for the year and decide whether or not it is worth it.
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