Looking for an apartment is going to drive me crazy; dealing with brokers, listings, craigslist, citycribs, fees, no fees, nofees but some sort of fee; sifting through all the crap to find a decent listing, to find out that it's already rented and they just don't update their website; running into a dead end because everything is available immediately (whereas I have a March 1st move date).
Maybe I'm starting to look too early? That's what I've been told. But it never hurts to be prepared, right?
Now, since you're so kind enough to help me, I'll share some fun facts about my hunting so far:
Interesting note 1: I came across the website, Nycnofeebuildings.com, where Matt has some valuable Manhattan real estate facts. You can also buy a directory of no fee buildings. However, two attempts to contact him have been unanswered, and his license number (listed at the bottom) can't be found through the NYS Division of Licensing Services website. Hmm.
Creepy phone call 1: This guy literally had me on the phone for a good 10 minutes after I told him that his advertised apartment didn't sound like a good fit for me. Creepy quote #1: "You have a really sexy voice. Really sexy."