Probably more like 6,000... StreetEasy, Naked Apartments, the list goes on. But the problem was, we couldn't find a central repository of apartments you can rent without going through a broker. We didn't want to deal with the sketchiness and the fees.
When filtering by "no fee" on other apartment sites, you still typically have to go through a broker, who is then compensated by the owners. Brokers get paid regardless. It's either by the tenant or by the landlord. When tenants attempt to avoid fees by going "no fee", they typically don't realize that the broker fee paid by the landlord is built into the price of the rental. So if you aren't going directly to the landlord (or management company), a fee is being paid.
We only list apartment buildings that have an onsite leasing office, or one nearby. When you find a place that fits what you are looking for, easily setup a showing through our site. Skip the middleman.
If you aren't going directly to the landlord, a fee is being paid.