I'm in the market for a 2BR apartment in either PS or WT, starting mid August or Sept. 1. I've done quite a bit of checking on Craigslist, and there seems to be a lot of apartments out there. Since I am out of town for the summer, however, I called a couple brokers, including Corcoran, for advice. I had lived in PS and WT in a few sublets last year, but obviously the apartment hunt is quite a bit different.
Both told me that there was more demand than supply for apartments. One only had maybe 3 listings, at least in my price range, and the other did not yet give me any listings but was going to email me later the few that she had.
This seems to contradict what I found in Craigslist. What's going on in reality?
Are more owners people posting to Craigslist or going to smaller brokers who then post on Craigslist, rather than hitting the bigger ones? I did see a lot of for-fee apartments, but quite a few no-fee ones as well.
What's the market really like out there?