Use your RDNY.com account throughout the day.
The RDNY.com website is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for you to access your apartment updates. In addition, RDNY.com mails you instant and automatic email updates on every new apartment that matches your profile as they come in. Each email has an active link to the online detail page which will show you any building pictures, floorplans, interior photos and street view that we have for the apartment. By checking your listings frequently, you will ensure that you are one of the first to visit new vacancies.
Charm the landlord and make an appointment to see the apartment.
Treat everybody as politely as if you were calling for a job interview because you will be interviewed -- landlords want to know that they can entrust their housing to you. You might feel awkward the first two to three times you make a call, but if you use your business manners, you’ll be fine. Here’s a suggested script to start the conversation:
You: Hi, my name is [your name] and I’m calling about your apartment at [address]. Is it still available?
You: From the listing I got from RDNY.com, I know what your application requirements are and I’m able to meet them. Your apartment looks like something I’d be interested in. May I make an appointment to see it?
And you’re off.