A Response To Brick Underground’s, An Ex-Rental Agent Spills The Truth Behind Broker’s Fees

Normally, I try to keep my blog light and positive, and stick to giving helpful real estate advice.  That said, I feel the need to comment on a recent blog post I read on Brick Underground last week.  The article, An ex-rental agent spills the truth behind broker’s fees, is a must-read – for all […]

Good Faith Deposits: A Part of the Process or a Despicable SCAM?

I am often asked by clients about “good faith deposits” and whether they should be skeptical about providing a deposit when submitting an application for an apartment. The answer is, it depends. If the deposit is going to the landlord, that is likely above board. However, if the deposit is being paid to the broker, your skepticism is well founded and you should be prepared to ask MANY questions. I will prepare you for both scenarios…