Find your new apartment with a dedicated, hard-working rental agent.
Jumpshell delivers this above-and-beyond search experience by curating and managing a network of the best rental agents.
Your Jumpshell agent will:
We'll be in touch throughout your search to get feedback on the level of service your agent is providing. If you're getting anything below a 5-star experience, we want to hear about it and we'll do whatever it takes to make sure you're getting the exceptional service you deserve.
We realize this isn't a shift from "business as usual" in the Boston rental market — but we can assure you that the feeling of paying an agent who's been responsive, professional, competent and respectful is much better than a typical agent who's slow, wastes your time showing apartments that don't match what you're looking for and pressures you. We're confident your Jumpshell agent will be deserving of his or her fee.
Did you know? The fee your agent collects is split 50/50 with his or her brokerage. In some cases, the agent only keeps 25% of the fee (when another agent is involved).
We also have some advice on finding a no fee apartment in Boston if you'd really like to avoid paying a fee (unfortuantely that would mean that we wouldn't be able to match you with an agent).
So you get exceptional service for no cost. Eureka!
Jumpshell will be a great partner in your apartment search if you are:
Jumpshell won't be the right partner in your apartment search if you are:
In addition to the broker's fee, there are a few additional upfront payments that are typical in Boston and Chicago.
NOTE: The Massachusetts Security Deposit Law prohibits landlords from charging any upfront fees except for first, last months rent, security deposit and a lost key fee. In a recent court case, a major apartment manager was ruled against for charging unlawful fees like application fees, amenity/move in fees, community fees and pet fees. Your Jumpshell Guide will absolutely be on the lookout and will challenge any landlord who requests any unlawful fees.
Your agent will send photos, do live video tours within the apartment via Skype or FaceTime...whatever it takes to help you feel confident in the apartment you eventually want to rent. Full disclosure, not all our agents accommodate this, so make sure to make a note of this in your questionnaire to let our agents know!
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