No Fee Apartments Brooklyn

1br, Downtown Brooklyn, $3,030

$3,030, Downtown Brooklyn

No fee
Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Dishwasher, Garage, Gym, On-site super, Outdoor Space, Parking, Pool, Storage Room, Luxury Highrise
1br, 1BA
~ 1 Hour since update
3br, Crown Heights, $3,200

$3,200, Crown Heights

No fee
Approved Pets Only, On-site super
3br, 1BA
~ 1 Hour since update
2br, Downtown Brooklyn, $3,735

$3,735, Downtown Brooklyn

No fee
Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Gym, On-site super, Outdoor Space, Parking, Luxury Highrise
2br, 1BA
~ 1 Hour since update
3br, DUMBO, $3,760

$3,760, DUMBO

No feeConvertible From 2br
Pets Allowed, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Dishwasher, Gym, On-site super, Outdoor Space, Playroom/Nursery, Storage Room, Loft Building
3br, 1BA
~ 2 Hours since update
2br, 184 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn Heights, $4,100

$4,100, Brooklyn Heights

No feeExclusive
Pets Allowed, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Dishwasher, On-site super, Luxury Highrise
2br, 1BA
~ 3 Hours since update
3br, 558 Ocean Ave , Prospect Lefferts Gardens, $2,200
3br, 1BA
~ 3 Hours since update
2br, 712 Classon Ave, Crown Heights, $2,800

$2,800, Crown Heights

No fee2 month freeBy Owner
Pets Allowed, Laundry Room, Duplex, New Building
2br, 1.5BA
~ 3 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
6br, 348 Kosciuszko Street, Bedford - Stuyvesant, $7,000

$7,000, Bedford - Stuyvesant

No fee2 month freeBy OwnerConvertible From 5br
Pets Allowed, In-Unit Laundry, Backyard, Duplex, Outdoor Space, New Building
6br, 2BA
~ 3 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
1br, 127 Lefferts Place , Clinton Hill, $2,000

$2,000, Clinton Hill

No feeExclusive
Pets Allowed, Laundry Room, Backyard, Outdoor Space, Recently Converted Building
1br, 1BA
~ 4 Hours since update
Verified listing
2br, 127 Lefferts Place , Clinton Hill, $2,400

$2,400, Clinton Hill

No feeExclusive
Pets Allowed, Laundry Room, Backyard, Outdoor Space, New Building
2br, 1BA
~ 4 Hours since update
Verified listing
2br, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, $1,900

$1,900, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

No fee
Elevator, On-site super, Elevator Building
2br, 1BA
~ 4 Hours since update
3br, Bushwick, $3,200

$3,200, Bushwick

No fee
Dishwasher, Balcony, Duplex, Fireplace, Outdoor Space, Outdoor Space
3br, 2BA
~ 4 Hours since update
3br, Flatbush - Ditmas Park, $2,350
3br, 2BA
~ 5 Hours since update
Studio, Crown Heights, $1,350
Studio
~ 5 Hours since update
2br, Boerum Hill, $3,700

$3,700, Boerum Hill

No fee
Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Balcony, Fireplace, Furnished, Garage, Gym, Outdoor Space, Outdoor Space, Parking, Playroom/Nursery, Storage Room, Luxury Highrise
2br, 2BA
~ 6 Hours since update
2br, Boerum Hill, $3,720

$3,720, Boerum Hill

No fee
Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Balcony, Fireplace, Furnished, Garage, Gym, Outdoor Space, Outdoor Space, Parking, Playroom/Nursery, Storage Room, Luxury Highrise
2br, 2BA
~ 6 Hours since update
1br, Boerum Hill, $2,750

$2,750, Boerum Hill

No fee
720 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Balcony, Fireplace, Furnished, Garage, Gym, Outdoor Space, Outdoor Space, Parking, Playroom/Nursery, Storage Room
1br, 1BA
~ 6 Hours since update
Studio, Fort Greene, $2,500

$2,500, Fort Greene

No fee
Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Gym, Outdoor Space, Parking, Playroom/Nursery, Storage Room, Terrace, Luxury Highrise
Studio
~ 7 Hours since update
Verified listing
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First things first - the good news: you’re more likely to find no fee apartments for rent in Brooklyn than in that ‘other’ borough across the East River. What does no fee mean? It means you don’t pay the broker a commission for helping you find the apartment. If you’re checking out a no fee Brooklyn apt, is the broker helping out of the goodness of their heart? We wish. No, instead of you paying a fee, your new landlord pay’s the fee because the broker is helping the landlord fill her/his available apartments. Remember - every month an apartment is empty is lost money for the landlord. Because the landlord pays the fee, leasing the apartment becomes cheaper for you, which makes it more likely that you rent it. What you’re seeing with ‘no fee’ apartments is classic promotional marketing! No fee is like a coupon or a discount. The goal is to drive more interest, resulting in faster, easier sales.

Unfortunately, some of the best apartments can only be found by paying a fee for the reason described above. If a landlord knows they’ll easily find a new renter for their great apt, there’s no need to pay a broker for bringing them a new renter. Therefore, if the landlord isn’t paying the broker, they broker will in turn charge you. What’s a normal fee, or commission? Normally it’s a full month’s rent or 15% of a full year’s lease. The 15% will cost you more than one month’s rent. Let’s do the math. If your rent on your Brooklyn Brownstone apartment is $2,000/month, you’ll pay $24,000 over the course of a full year. 15% of $24,000 is $3,600, which is a lot more than a full month’s rent of $2,000.

What neighborhoods are least likely to have no fee rentals? DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg, Downtown Brooklyn and Park Slope. Yep – you guessed it: the more in demand a neighborhood, the less likely you’ll find a great no-fee apartment.

Now that you understand how no-fee works, check out our list of all Brooklyn apartments for rent no fee. The list on the left has 20+ apartments, but to find the right apt for you – refine your search by choosing your desired neighborhoods, your max rent, and your move-in date. Plus select the amenities you can’t live without: laundry, dishwasher, elevator, etc. Refine your search by using Naked Apartments’ search tool at the top of this page.
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