LiveUptown.com is a Harlem real estate website that helps users search for the best Harlem Apartments For Rent: No Fee + Low Fee + Low Income.
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LiveUptown.com is a Harlem real estate and local media website.
LiveUptown.com helps users search for the best homes for sale and Harlem apartments for rent: No Fee and Low Fee.
In early 2012, Lopez-Pierre Realty, LLC expanded their brokerage business from Harlem to Manhattan Valley.
Although we are a relatively small company our size is by design not by default. This characteristic allows us to nimbly weave through the market to find the best possible marketing solutions for our landlords and prospective tenants.
In addition, our size permits us to develop specialized market strategies to meet the needs of our landlords and prospective tenants. For instance, we have developed media content that speaks to the lifestyles of renters and buyers considering Harlem as a possible place to live (Harlem Restaurant Book).
Real estate brokers earn revenue by charging renters a fee (15% of the annual apartment rent -- which translates into a fee of $2,700 on an apartment with a monthly rent of $1,500).
On LiveUptown.com, users will find real estate brokers that (1) charge the broker fee to the landlord as opposed to the renter or (2) charge only one months rent as a broker fee to the renter.
Landlords with apartments recognize that it is smarter to pay a fee to the broker than risk losing a renter. Experience has proven that people are more likely to rent apartments that do not include a broker fee. As a result, owners/property managers that pay the broker fee are more likely to rent their apartments faster and therefore reduce their vacancy rates thus increasing their rental income.
Owners/property managers that continue to operate under the traditional rental model of distributing their listings of vacant apartments to brokers and then having the broker charge a fee to the potential tenant is counterproductive in today's contracting economy.
Potential tenants with the best credit and income, tend to be very internet savvy and are less likely to accept rental terms that include paying a broker fee. Moreover tenants with marginally credit and income are left with less personal savings after paying a broker fee and thus are more susceptible to the perils of falling behind in paying their rent if they find themselves separated from employment.
Owners/property managers that fail to pay the broker fee will continue to find themselves at a completive disadvantage. LiveUptown.com is focused on helping owners/property managers market their Harlem real estate.
About Thomas Lopez-Pierre
Thomas Lopez-Pierre is a Licensed Real Estate Broker with Lopez-Pierre Realty, LLC operating in Harlem and Manhattan Valley on the Upper Westside.
Thomas serves as the Chairperson/Founder of the Harlem Public Housing Scholarship Fund, Inc. (hphsf.org).
Lopez-Pierre attended John Jay College/CUNY.
Thomas is a member of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.
SOCRATES once said that the more he learned, the more he became convinced of his own ignorance.
About Regine Lopez-Pierre
Regine Lopez-Pierre is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with Lopez-Pierre Realty, LLCoperating in Harlem and Manhattan Valley.
Prior to joining Lopez-Pierre Realty, LLC,Mrs. Lopez-Pierre worked for over 10 years as a credit officer with several mortgage banks.
Mrs. Lopez-Pierre graduated with a Bachelor Degree from SUNY College at Old Westbury. Regine Lopez-Pierre is fluent in French, Creole and Spanish.
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THE TENANT PROTECTION ACT
The Tenant Protection Act (passed by the NYC Council 2008) makes it illegal for landlords to discriminate againts prospective tenants based on their source of income, including Social Security, disability, public assistance or Federal Section 8 vouchers (a voucher permits a low income tenant to pay a specified portion of the contractual rent and guarantees the balance to the landlord).
THE FAIR HOUSING ACT
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of: race or color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18), or handicap (Disability).
State and local laws may also provide broader coverage and prohibit discrimination on additional classes not covered by federal law.
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