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• Sep 19, 2023

Definitely Try!
I just moved to NYC for work and couldn't find a decent place within my budget. And I definitely couldn't afford the insane broker fees for just to open a door. On top of that, there are so many scams and fake listings that you become jaded and highly skeptical pretty quickly. So, after googling cheap, no-broker-fee apartments in Cobble Hill, I came across Padspin. They had a really nice modern 1-bedroom apartment priced literally $600 below what other similar apartments in the neighborhood were going for, and there was no broker fee. When I showed up to tour, the place matched the photos and video on their site. I applied and was approved in 24 hours. While researching Padspin, I found out they've been around for over 6 years and have been featured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. They saved me a ton of money, and quite simply, I would not have my home without them. What Padspin advertises is legit. If you want to lock in affordable rent and avoid a hefty broker fee, Padspin is the way to go.

• Sep 05, 2023

Save Money & Time
I can't recommend Padspin enough to anyone who's fed up with paying outrageous broker fees. Padspin team was informative, responsive, kind, and made the entire experience easy. Thanks to Padspin, I'm now happily settled in my new place, and my wallet is a little happier too!

• Sep 04, 2023

Best Rental App I've Used
Having lived in New York City for eight years, I can't emphasize enough how invaluable Padspin has been in simplifying the apartment-hunting process. In a city where broker fees are notorious for being exorbitant, Padspin is a necessary tool and surprised something like this hasn't existed sooner.

The platform connects you directly with landlords, eliminating the need for traditional brokers and their hefty fees. It's user-friendly and efficient, making it easy to browse listings, schedule viewings, and submit applications seamlessly.

In a city where every dollar counts, Padspin has saved me both time and money. It's a reliable resource for finding affordable apartments without the stress and financial burden of broker fees. If you're considering a move to NYC, Padspin is a must-have tool to navigate the rental market efficiently and cost-effectively.

• Sep 04, 2023

I saved thousands!
This past spring I accepted a job in NYC. After my immediate jubilation was quickly curbed by the harsh reality of finding an affordable place in the most expensive city in the world right now.

My apartment hunt began like many others – endless scrolling through rental listings on various websites, making countless calls to real estate agents, and attending open houses. But the more I searched, the more disheartened I became. Broker fees in New York City were notorious for being exorbitant, often amounting to 15% of the annual rent, and I couldn't justify spending such a significant chunk of my savings on fees alone.

That's when a friend of mine, who had recently moved to the city, told me about Padspin. They spoke highly of the platform, emphasizing how it had revolutionized their apartment search by eliminating the need for brokers and their hefty fees. Intrigued, I decided to give it a try.

The Padspin website was user-friendly and had a wide range of listings. What truly set it apart, though, was its unique approach to renting apartments. Padspin acted as an intermediary between landlords and tenants, cutting out the need for traditional brokers. This meant that I could browse apartments, schedule viewings, and even apply for rentals all through the Padspin and without a broker. No more dodging aggressive sales pitches or worrying about hidden fees and competition – it was a breath of fresh air.

One sunny Saturday morning, I found an apartment listing that caught my eye. It was a charming one-bedroom in a lovely neighborhood with a reasonable rent that was within my budget. With Padspin, scheduling a viewing was a breeze. Within minutes, I had secured an appointment tour with the landlord.

When I arrived at the apartment, I was greeted by the friendly landlord, who was more than happy to show me around. The space was exactly as described in the listing, and I instantly fell in love with it. The best part? No broker fee! I knew I had to act fast in New York's competitive rental market, so I submitted my application through Padspin that very evening.

The application process on Padspin was straightforward, and I received updates on the status of my application in real-time. Within a day, I received the good news – I had been approved to rent the apartment! I couldn't believe how smooth and stress-free the process had been, all thanks to Padspin.

Moving day finally arrived, and I settled into my new apartment with a sense of accomplishment and relief. I had successfully avoided the crazy broker fees and found my dream home in the heart of the city, all thanks to Padspin.

My experience with Padspin had been nothing short of a game-changer. It not only saved me a significant amount of money but also spared me from the stress and uncertainty that often accompanies apartment hunting in New York City. Thanks to Padspin, I was able to start a new chapter of my life in the city I had always dreamed of, with a beautiful apartment to call home.

• Sep 01, 2023

Great Experience
I've had a smooth experience with Padspin, and the absence of broker fee saved me a ton of money. I'm genuinely thankful and I can't recommend it enough to anyone in the midst of an apartment hunt. Padspin is the way to go if you want a hassle-free and cost-effective rental experience.

• Sep 01, 2023

Thanks Padspin
Padspin deserves all the praise it gets for making apartment hunting a breeze. When I was searching for a new place, I stumbled upon their platform, and it has been a true lifesaver. The website's user interface is straightforward and intuitive. I had no trouble navigating through the extensive list of available apartments. With filters that allowed me to customize my search based on location, price, and amenities, I quickly found options that matched my preferences. But the best part about Padspin is undoubtedly the fact that you can avoid paying those expensive broker fees. It's like a breath of fresh air in the often frustrating world of apartment hunting. I appreciated that Padspin puts the power back in the hands of renters, allowing you to connect directly with landlords and property owners.Throughout my experience, I also had a positive interaction with their customer support team. They were responsive and helpful, making the process even smoother. Overall, Padspin has become my go-to resource for apartment hunting, and I've recommended it to all my friends.

• Sep 01, 2023

Game Changer!
Padspin has been an absolute game-changer for me in my recent apartment search. As someone who's moved a few times, I've always been frustrated with the exorbitant broker fees that seem to be an unavoidable part of the process. But with Padspin, I found a way to avoid those fees and save a significant amount of money.

The platform itself is incredibly user-friendly. I was able to easily filter through a wide range of listings that matched my criteria. The search options are robust, allowing you to narrow down your choices by location, price range, and amenities. This made it so much easier to find the perfect apartment that suited my needs.

What truly sets Padspin apart is the absence of broker fees. This was a huge relief for my wallet, as those fees can add up to a substantial amount. I felt like I was finally in control of my apartment search and finances. Plus, it's such a relief not to have to deal with pushy brokers.

I can't recommend Padspin enough to anyone who's tired of paying those hefty broker fees. It's a money-saving gem that has made apartment hunting not only stress-free but also budget-friendly. Thanks to Padspin, I found a fantastic apartment that I can now call home without breaking the bank!

• Aug 08, 2023

Padspin Is Just a Weird Guy Named Jeff
If you are looking at this review, it is because you talked to Jeff with Padspin and expressed a bit of doubt - maybe about his business model, maybe about how quickly he's pressing you to put money down on a place, whatever's got him impatient in the moment. The first thing he'll tell you is that Padspin is an absolutely legitimate company that's accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and if you do a quick Google search, you'll see Padspin's BBB page as a top result and maybe scroll through some glowing reviews and think alright cool, I guess I'm being overly cautious.

But you'll notice upon further inspection that while that page exists and has some reviews on it, Padspin is not, in fact, accredited by the Better Business Bureau. And if you do a bit more digging, you'll find that Padspin isn't so much a company as it is our friend Jeff, alone, scrambling as fast as he can to fill apartments for whoever has been confused into working with him. And his reviews are just awful. So awful he's hidden his Yelp page so you can't find it. Is that necessarily going to be a bad thing for you? No. He might get you a place, and he might do it really quickly. He asks for way too much information, expects you not to ask questions when he tells you to put a large amount of money down just to apply for a place, gets irritable when you ask him to provide receipts, and is generally unclear about what his relationship is to the landlord he's trying to hook you up with. But! If you use a patient customer service voice and are good at saying no and asking questions in a way that doesn't upset him, he will in fact produce a cheap apartment for you very quickly. I do not know how nor do I wish to know how, because if I had to guess, I'd say he took my application info and just absolutely fudged it to make it look better. Which y'know. That's on him, not me. Thanks Jeff.

• May 11, 2023

Best apartment rental experience I ever had!
Apartment hunting in NYC is so cut-throat, but Padspin takes all the stress out of the process. They were so helpful in setting up viewings, and when I said I was interested in an apartment, they delisted the unit right away so I didn't have to rush to get my application in first. They also helped me afford a great apartment that would have been out of my budget if I had to pay outrageous broker fees as well. But the thing that completely sold me on Padspin is the people who worked with me- they were so lovely and felt like a breath of fresh air in the usually brutal apartment hunting process. I'm so glad I found out about this company-I'm definitely calling them first for my next move! Can't recommend Padspin enough!

• May 11, 2023

Life Saver!!
I was very lucky to discover Padspin. New York City is notorious for being one of the most overpriced cities in the world, especially when it comes to finding a new home. I was paying way more than I wanted to and so I began looking for a more affordable home to rent. I soon stumbled across a listing that seemed too good to be true. Under $2,000 for a one-bedroom in midtown Manhattan?!? No way! But I sent a message to learn more anyway. I was promptly met with a text response from Padspin asking if I wanted to see the apartment that afternoon. I said yes and soon found myself standing in the apartment that would soon be my new home. Padspin was incredibly helpful and impressively thorough throughout the entire application process. The Padspin Team took the time to answer all of my questions and went above and beyond to make the process as seamless as possible. They even have a service that gets top local moving companies to bid against each other so I could get the best possible price, which was great. I can not recommend them enough. Not only does Padspin save renters thousands of dollars but they do it in a way that makes you feel special and cared for. You can tell their mission truly matters to them and I wish more companies were like them. I cannot recommend Padspin enough. If you are looking to rent look no further than Padspin. They make this city a little brighter from start to finish. Thanks guys!

• Feb 08, 2023

The best apartment search experience I ever had.
Padspin got me much more affordable apartment with the same level of security as pricier options, saving me thousands of dollars. The website's "matching" system sent me apartment that met my criteria and automatically scheduled me to tour. The most impressive aspect of Padspin is how they get the landlords to offer such competitive rent prices. It truly is the best of both worlds - saving money and making the apartment search much easier.

• Feb 08, 2023

Try Padspin. You wont regret it!
Padspin Team really came through and helped me get my apartment. They made the process very easy and in short amount of time I was able to sign the lease and move in. This was a 3 month journey of mine looking for apartments and Padspin Team made it very easy. They also gave me a $1600 bonus, their own commission to help me get the apartment. Thank you Team

• Jan 22, 2023

Best Service
I got laid off from my job and could no longer afford to live in NYC. The owner of my building informed me that if I could find a qualified renter I could transfer the remaining 9 months of my lease to the new person. I struggled for over a month and finally a friend recommended Padspin. In one day they had a qualified renter apply and approved by the owner. I was shocked out how easy and quick it was. I highly highly recommend!

• Jan 04, 2023

Best rental experience I ever had.
Recently I had to move from from Atlanta to LA for work and needed an apartment lined up before I arrived. I was working with multiple real estate agents and property managers who gave me the run around and weren't transparent. Padspin connected me directly with the tenant moving out of a space in Culver City. I was able to ask her about the owner, neighbors, street noise, pets, issues with the apartment, rent increases she experienced, etc. By far the most comprehensive and transparent apartment rental experience I have ever had. I highly highly recommend.

• Nov 15, 2022

Strange. Very strange.
I get a text Sunday morning from JL of Padspin, following up on an apartment rental I was interested in. I responded that it was one of my top 3 choices and that I was ready to tour. JF from Padspin then calls me, and engages in a lively conversation about what their company is all about (which is very ideal sounding about helping people and cancelling pointless brokers' fees where 'why should you pay them thousands just to open a door for you?', while at the same time, asking unnecessarily personal questions such as, How often do you drive? Where do you drive to? Who do you see? Which I did not respond to. He did also helpfully brainstorm ways to avoid using a parking garage, by saying that since we only use the car two times a month, we could use street parking since it is very safe and we can check data on car robberies and crime by neighborhood'. (Hmm.. car robberies? They have data on that by neighborhood?) Anyways, he asks me if I can visit the same day. I'm like, it's like a 2 hour drive! What about tomorrow. So he says he will call on Monday morning to confirm for Monday afternoon. Okay. Cool. Monday morning, after texting to see if 3pm would work, MG from Padspin calls me and we confirm the details of the meeting. She texts me the details, emphasizing "The owner is going out of their way to show you. Must be punctual. When you arrive buzz Apt. #101 and you'll be let in." Also, in a rushy tone, writing, "We are sending other renters directly after you. If interested, call me right away to take the apartment off the market so no one else but you can apply. Please confirm you have read ALL above and will be there on time at 3:00 pm. " I think, oh yeah, sounds good, I am usually aka ALWAYS on time. Fine, almost always. We get there at 2:26. I text her. She tells me to call her, and on the phone call, proceeds to tell me in a rushed way that no one will be there to meet me and she wants to make sure I get in the building - the door to the unit will be unlocked and we can just let ourselves in. A resident comes by and enters so we slip in after her and I let MG know we are inside. She says she will text me all the units we can see and texts me a list of ... TEN apartments to go see, spanning from the 1st floor to the 6th floor. First though, we go to #101. It's not that great; kinda messy with paint on the floors. So we start to try the others... and ALL THE DOORS ARE LOCKED. What the . . . I tell her all the doors are locked (texted) and she calls and basically has no solution. Asks if we want to see #302 on the list, but then clarifies we want a 2 bedroom, not a studio, so there's no point in seeing the studio (more confusion)... then in similar rushed tone of voice, but also very chipper and professional sounding, reminds me to let her know right away, possibly NOW, if I want the apartment, due to OTHER RENTERS. um, I need some time. She then asks me to take a video of the place to see the conditions of it, and I'm like, I'd love to take a leisurely video for you, but we couldn't find a street parking spot (as JF was praising as so easy to find, in Flushing, Queens), and are illegally parked. I do not want to get an expensive parking ticket on top of all this current disappointment. Ha. She's like, ok, and just reminds me to let her know a *decision* as soon as possible. So we drive back, have some food, rest up, and at 6:04, I text her 'so we didn't like #101, but another 2-bedroom, at a higher level, that is cleaned, would be good'. And she responds right away, with the link and tells me to go there and search. Very helpful. Especially since, previously when I searched the area, only 1 other listing came up, in the same building. So many strange behaviors. Why send a list of 10 empty apartments at all different floors then, just to tell me to do a search myself...? So yeah, not a good experience. It was a long and tiring drive, with the puppy . . . driving in Queens is very difficult because there are a lot of people and a lot of drivers there... and a lot of inaccurate instructions and directions from her. We rushed to find a parking spot to not make the owner have to wait, only to find, the owner would actually not be meeting us. We only saw one unit instead of all the other ones she texted me. And then she basically ended the interaction when I responded with my opinion/feedback to our one viewing. Lol . . . so yeah . . I don't know about their idealistic business plan. Overall, I'd say, very disrespectful and/or incompetent behavior, which contrasts with what was expressed on initial phone calls which made their work sound very well thought out and well-designed. And this all happened over the course of 2 days (Sunday and Monday). My head is spinning and I am tired. -_______-

• Nov 21, 2022

THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME! I posted a listing and hadn't heard back in a few days so sent an email... there is NO PHONE NUMBER listed ANYWHERE! Finally someone calls me back. No introductions, just some guy named "Jeff" calling from PadSpin and BAM! Personal questions about me and my lease and when I interrupted to inquire if this was part of a formal process and why I should be answering all these questions, he responded with "you think I am just calling you on a Saturday because I am bored?!" I was shocked, but continued and then still very caught off guard, I questioned who he was and his position at the company... then he started literally screaming at me and hung up on me. I immediately sent an email to have a customer service manager contact me, that was 2 days ago and still no reply. So I echo the above and would agree that the behaviors received are very disrespectful and incompetent. I am still left very confused and my listing is still "under review".

• Nov 09, 2022

So happy with Padspin!
I was so happy when I found Padspin while searching Facebook for a place. The rents were so much lower than anywhere else. The whole process was simple and fully online. Padspin will definitely be the first place I look the next time I am looking to move. Give them a try!

• Oct 31, 2022

I highly recommend Padspin.
I highly recommend Padspin. When my wife and I were looking for a new place, we came across Padspin after browsing some other sites. The prices were amazing and the service itself is so simple and professional. There’s no need to go anywhere else. Padspin should be your first stop!

• Oct 21, 2022

Padspin is a great service!
Padspin is a great service! Using their matching system, I was able to find a reasonably priced apartment in a great neighborhood and I couldn't be happier. They're professionalism and desire to help renters is truly amazing!

• Oct 19, 2022

Check out Padspin!
You should definitely give Padspin a try. I was so happy with the whole experience from start to finish. I am saving so much money and the process was very easy. If you're in the market for a new place, head to Padspin!

• Oct 18, 2022

Padspin will save you money!
When my landlord jacked up my rent, I was very worried I would not be able to afford a new place on my own. Luckily, I found Padspin. Using their matching system, I was able to find a great new place with very little effort, and it is definitely cheaper than all the other places I was seeing. I recommend Padspin to everyone who is looking for a new place!

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