Logan: How did you end up in your current apartment?
Mike: Well, my lease ended, and I decided I wanted to live alone for the first time in my life, and I had spent most of the year saving for the move—which cost thousands of dollars.
Logan: Because you were starting a new lease, and you used a broker, right? Getting your own apartment in NYC seems so complicated and expensive. I’ve already decided I’m never going to do it.
Mike: Right, so I spent a significant amount of time looking at apartments on my own, and it was awful. There were just so many misleading ads. That’s when I decided to use a broker. I actually had two. The first broker pushed too many apartments on me that I didn’t want. So I dumped her, and got another broker who only showed me apartments he thought I would like, and that’s how I found my current apartment, which I love.
Logan: And so, all in, what did it cost you, from the moment you decided to move out of your other place until all of your stuff was settled in this place?
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