In the final stretch of summer, apartment hunters looking for their next rental in New York City can conveniently view, all in one night, prime availabilities through REBNY’s Open House Thursdays.
Our new, cross-firm initiative to jointly showcase rental listing open houses held by REBNY Residential Brokerage professionals during the August rental season will continue this week on August 17th and next week on August 24th, with listings viewable from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
As part of our commitment to maximizing and elevating lead generation and visibility for REBNY members, this free, public event makes it easier for our residential brokerage members to do business by joining forces with other firms to showcase the best rental listings across the boroughs and close great deals.
For REBNY residential brokerage firms looking to participate, the process is very simple.
First, designate a contact person at your agency, as only one designated person from each firm may submit listings. The next step is to communicate with your agents. We have drafted an email that you may send to your agents so they can submit their listings to your internal, designated staff member.
Next, your designated staff member will need to make your payment before they submit all listing information, photos, and your company logo to REBNY before the deadline. Each firm may submit up to eight listings.
Whether or not your firm submits listings to be showcased through promotional materials, we encourage firms to schedule as many rental open houses as possible on these dates to maximize visibility. In addition to the event’s promotional materials, information on each of the open house listings can be found through rebny.com/OpenHouseThursdays, which lists the websites for each Thursday’s participating firms.
I look forward to welcoming all REBNY members and apartment hunters to this event, which not only showcases the many high-quality, available rentals New York City has to offer, but also the expertise, experience, and professionalism of REBNY’s residential brokerage members.
Members can learn more about participating in Open House Thursdays at www.rebny.com, or by emailing [email protected]. We look forward to your participation in Open House Thursdays. Use the hashtags #REBNYOHT and #OpenHouseThursdays to join the conversation.
In other REBNY news:
The NYC Department of Veterans’ Services is working with private sector partners to leverage and expand the resources needed to provide subsidized housing to veterans. To support this effort through REBNY’s 9th Annual Summer Donation Drive, REBNY members are encouraged to donate new or like new kitchen items including silverware, cooking utensils, pots and pans, plates, cups, cleaning essentials, and more. Donations may be dropped off at the REBNY mailroom (570 Lexington Avenue, Lower Level) through Friday, September 8th. For more information and drop off times, visit REBNY.com. To make a monetary donation, please contact Jeanne Oliver-Taylor at [email protected].
On Tuesday, September 12 from 8:15 a.m.to 12:00 p.m., the New York Residential Specialists (NYRS) will host its Annual Symposium, a gathering of the NYRS and residential brokerage community at The SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street). The event will include three expert panel discussions featuring Leonard Steinberg, Bess Freedman, Doug Heddings, Stephen Kliegerman, Beth Fisher, Anna Zarro, and Lindsey Pollack, among more speakers to be announced. Register online at rebny.com and email Nicole Durosko at [email protected] with any questions.
Looking to jump start your real estate career? REBNY will be hosting a 75-hour Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Course on-site at REBNY this fall with courses on Saturdays and Sundays from September 16 to October 24th. Fee: $320 for the course and text book. Those interested in registering should email [email protected] and view the on-site course schedule.
Calling REBNY Residential Brokerage professionals! Submit your top transactions and nominate your outstanding colleagues for REBNY’s prestigious industry honors. The deadline for submissions and nominations is Friday, September 15th at 5:00 p.m. All awards will be presented at the 29th Annual Residential Brokerage Division Deal of the Year Charity & Awards Gala to be held on Thursday, October 26th from 6:00-10:30 p.m. at Metropolitan West. Visit rebny.com to download the contest rules, award application, and table/ticket reservation form. For event sponsorship opportunities, email Jeanne Oliver-Taylor at [email protected].