Using Data to Navigate the Changing Rental Market

Written By Jared Antin | May 29, 2020 | Published in Real Estate Market Trends, Elegran Insider
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Elegran hosted its latest in a series of webinars created to help clients through a historically challenging time and, specifically, the topic of how to navigate a very atypical rental market in New York City.

Our panel of industry experts, all with deep involvement, experience and data to draw from, offered their perspective on a number of timely topics surrounding the rental market and here are a few takeaways from the discussion.

- It is entirely possible to rent an apartment virtually from start to finish. The only thing you can’t accomplish virtually is to move into your new home.

- Moving companies are deemed ”Essential” and it is safe to move now as long as you take precautions and adhere to protocols.

- New Yorkers should expect to wear PPE and be pre-vetted for in person real estate showings when they are allowed to resume.

- Landlords are hesitant to adjust gross rents and are more apt to work with you on lease dates, fees and other concessions.

- Neighborhoods with more inventory and newer buildings are a good place to look for concessions.

- As New York City moves into Phase 2 in late June or July we can expect an uptick in activity from both renters and buyers due to the pent up demand.

- If you are thinking of breaking your lease the penalty can be 2-3 months rent.

- The demand for more light, air and space is high, leading many people to look to rent in Brooklyn and Queens.

- If you are worried about missing the historically low interest rates, you have time as these should remain low for some time.

- Many would-be buyers are choosing to rent in the short term due to financial and/or time constraints.

As always, thank you to our moderator and panelists below for their invaluable expertise and guidance on this topic.

Steven Lord - COO, Elegran & Strategic COO and CFO Consultant
Debra Derella-Cheren - Director of Leasing - One Sixty Madison
Adam Meshekow - Chief Growth Officer - LEAP
Joe Ben-Zvi - Founder and COO - VERO
Jared Antin - Director of Sales and Leasing - Elegran

You can watch the video of today’s session with these insights and more HERE.

We hope you enjoy, and if you have any questions, please contact us.

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