CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RESIDENCY
Let us help you find an apartment in Boston!
Welcome to Boston – Match Day 2021
Congratulations on your residency. Now, it’s time to find an apartment!
We are a team of real estate agents who specialize in relocating people. We are here to serve you.
If you are looking to save time, money, and stress, let us help you find the apartment that will match your needs.
***We are familiar with the Lease Guaranty Program and we work with all pre-approved landlords***
- RELOCATION EXPERTS in Boston
- Visit up to 10 apartments with us
- Sight unseen (Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, etc.)
- Photos and videos available for almost all buildings
- We are the One STOP SHOP for your apartment search
We work with ALL of the luxury rental buildings in EACH location.
Massachusetts General Hospital
MGH is situated in the West End. Easy access with the Red line. Walking distance to most apartments.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
BWH is located in the Longwood area, on the Green line. Many options for apartments and walking distance to Trader Joe’s.
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
BIDMC is also located in the Longwood area, on the Green line. Many options for apartments and walking distance to Trader Joe’s.
Tufts Medical Center
Tufts Medical is in the heart of Chinatown, walking distance to anywhere in downtown Boston. Easy access with the Orange line.
Boston Medical Center
BMC: Welcome to the South End! Literally hundreds of options in the brownstones, but also a few managed buildings.
Boston Children Hospital
BCH is located in the Longwood area as well. Access with the Green line. Many options for apartments and walking distance to Trader Joe’s.
As well as individually-owned condos for rent.
New England Baptist Hospital
NEBH is at the end of the Green line E, walking distance to Whole Foods and Centre Street. Luxury rentals and privately owned apartment options.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
Welcome to Brighton. The St. Elizabeth area is accessible with the Green line. Mostly older managed buildings are available in this area.
Shriner Children Hospital
MGH is also situated in the West End. Easy access with the Red line. Walking distance to most apartments.
Dana-Farber, another Longwood resident, is situated on the Green line. Many options for apartments and walking distance to Trader Joe’s.
Harvard Medical Center
Harvard Medical School is the last on the list in Longwood. Green line access and many options for apartments; walking distance to Trader Joe’s.
VA Hospital is also at the end of the Green line E. Walk to Whole Foods and Centre Street. Luxury rentals and privately owned apartment options.
**HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR RENTERS**
– Income requirements: Most landlords won’t accept working professionals if the rent exceeds 33% of their income, and you must have a FICO score above 675. If not, you will need a solid domestic in-state guarantor.
– Area: Narrow your search to your most desired neighborhoods prior to seeing apartments. If you are not sure about the areas that are best for you, ask us and we will help you. We know the city inside out.
– Pets: The majority of landlords will not allow dogs, and some won’t allow cats. Luxury rentals will allow them for an extra fee, but they have breed and weight restrictions. Be sure to let us know if you have, or plan on getting, pets.
– Price range: We will ask you your target rent and your maximum rent. The goal is to help you find something in your price range, but we will also need to know how flexible you are (e.g., if you find the dream place). The starting rent price that you should expect to spend in each neighborhood is shown below.
– The Boston housing market: All the good apartments around Boston rent quickly. Some get listed in the morning and are rented by the same night. The best strategy is to look at a bunch of apartments in one day and put down an application + holding deposit check to secure the ones you want. If we work sight unseen, we can show you up to 3 apartments and you can lock in a rental without ever leaving your home. If we work in person, we may show you 5 to 10 apartments at once. The holding deposit is one month’s rent.
– Application: When you apply for an apartment, you will be expected to provide a photo of your ID, any proof of income (offer letter, residency paperwork, bank statements, etc.), your credit report (we will run it for you), holding deposit (bank checks, personal checks, money order, etc.). Be prepared and work on those ahead of time. We have done a showing, application, and lease in as little as 2 hours. This is possible if you are prepared and if the landlord’s team is responsive. Usually it takes 1 or 2 days.
– Scheduling: The best time to call us is whenever you know you will be coming to Boston (up to 3 months before you arrive). We will put you in our system to send you listings daily. The best day to pick the apartments you want to visit is 2-4 days before the actual showing. It gives us enough time to schedule them with the listing agent or the landlord. It also helps to give 24 hours’ notice to the current tenant, if the apartment is not vacant. The inventory will change daily. Most people come for a 3-day weekend to find an apartment. It is more competitive on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Thus, if possible, we recommend you come on any of these days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
– Broker fee: 95% of the privately-owned condos are due a rental fee. It covers the scheduling, the showings, any agency involvement, the lease generation, etc. Some landlords may pay a portion of the fee if the apartment has been vacant, if it is unrenovated, or if you rent in a luxury rental building. Boston is one of many major metropolitan cities in the US where the tenant generally pays the fee.
– Our service: We specialize in relocation. We work with ALL of the luxury rental buildings and we have access to hundreds of individually owned condos. This represents over 50,000 apartments around Boston. We have helped thousands of tenants find their perfect home in Boston, in person and sight-unseen.
– Consider buying: If you will be in Boston for more than 2 years, you should consider buying. With 20% down, a $600,000 condo would require a $2,350 mortgage payment. After your residency you can either rent it out and make money every month or sell it. Boston’s market is very strong and even during recessions, prices go up. We can also help you with that.
– What we don’t do: Unfortunately, we will not be able to help you if you are looking for a weekly short-term furnished apartment. Most short-term rentals require a minimum of 3 months stay. Some of the corporate rentals will be furnished, but most apartments are not offered furnished. If you absolutely need furniture for your one-year rental, we can refer you to a furniture rental company.
Start receiving listings daily!
General starting rent price per neighborhood
If you decide to let us help you, we will need this information from you:
2. Move-in date
3. Target rent and max rent
4. Where you will do your residency?
5. Do have pets or a car?
6. In-person or sight unseen?
7. Important criteria for you: Washer and dryer? Walking distance to Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s? Sunlight?
WE CALL 100% OF OUR CLIENTS
Contact RON at +1 617-595-7650
Reach out to us and tell us how we can help you.
We are based in Boston!