No Fee Apartments Brooklyn

1br, 1818 Ocean Ave, Midwood, $1,600
1br, 1BA
~ 2 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
1br, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn Heights, $3,745

$3,745, Brooklyn Heights

No feeBy Owner
740 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Garage, Gym
1br, 1BA
~ 2 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
2br, 309 Avenue C, Kensington and Parkville, $4,641
2br, 1BA
~ 2 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
2br, 321 Avenue C, Kensington and Parkville, $4,641
2br, 1BA
~ 2 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
3br, 730 746 East 103rd Street, Canarsie, $1,188
3br, 1BA
~ 2 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
2br, 996 Hegeman Avenue, East New York, $1,109
2br, 1BA
~ 2 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
Studio, 2245 Ocean Parkway, Sheepshead Bay, $1,200
Studio
~ 2 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
2br, 2245 Ocean Parkway, Sheepshead Bay, $2,300
2br, 2BA
~ 2 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
2br, 1411 Avenue V, Sheepshead Bay, $2,200
2br, 2BA
~ 2 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
1br, 123 Parkside Avenue, Flatbush - Ditmas Park, $2,838

$2,838, Flatbush - Ditmas Park

No feeBy Owner
Pets Allowed, Doorman, In-Unit Laundry, Duplex
1br, 1BA
~ 2 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
2br, 123 Parkside Avenue, Flatbush - Ditmas Park, $3,503

$3,503, Flatbush - Ditmas Park

No feeBy Owner
Pets Allowed, Doorman, In-Unit Laundry, Duplex
2br, 2BA
~ 2 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
Studio, 123 Parkside Avenue, Flatbush - Ditmas Park, $2,285

$2,285, Flatbush - Ditmas Park

No feeBy Owner
Pets Allowed, Doorman, In-Unit Laundry, Duplex
Studio
~ 2 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
1br, 123 Parkside Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, $3,135

$3,135, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

No feeBy Owner
Pets Allowed, Doorman, In-Unit Laundry, Duplex
1br, 1BA
~ 2 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
2br, 123 Parkside Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, $3,970

$3,970, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

No feeBy Owner
Pets Allowed, Doorman, In-Unit Laundry, Duplex
2br, 2BA
~ 2 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
1br, 123 Parkside Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, $2,631

$2,631, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

No feeBy Owner
Pets Allowed, Doorman, In-Unit Laundry, Duplex
1br, 1BA
~ 2 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
1br, 1209 Dekalb Avenue, Bushwick, $2,262

$2,262, Bushwick

No feeBy Owner
Pets Allowed, Doorman, Backyard, Terrace
1br, 1BA
~ 2 Hours since update
By owner
2br, 180 Montague St., Brooklyn Heights, $4,820
2br, 2BA
~ 2 Hours since update
Verified listing
By owner
3br, 184 Noll Street, Bushwick, $3,325

$3,325, Bushwick

No fee
Pets Allowed, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Backyard, Outdoor Space, Terrace, Elevator/Laundry Building
3br, 1BA
~ 5 Hours since update
2br, 147 Starr Street, Bushwick, $2,250

$2,250, Bushwick

No fee
900 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Walk-Up
2br, 1BA
~ 5 Hours since update
Studio, Downtown Brooklyn, $2,640

$2,640, Downtown Brooklyn

No fee
Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Garage, Gym, Pool, Storage Room
Studio
~ 6 Hours since update
1br, Greenpoint, $3,445

$3,445, Greenpoint

Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Garage, Gym, Storage Room
1br, 1BA
~ 6 Hours since update
2 agents listing apt.
1br, Greenpoint, $3,269

$3,269, Greenpoint

No fee
Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Gym, Storage Room
1br, 1BA
~ 6 Hours since update
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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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